Monday, 9 April 2018

# Saints

Blessed Katarzyna Celestyna Faron


The 9th of April is the feast day of Blessed Katarzyna Celestyna Faron (1913-1944). She is also known as Catherine Celestine Faron.

She was born in Zabrzez, Poland, was an orphan at the age of 5 and was raised by pious relatives who had no children of their own. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate in 1930 and served as a kindergarten teacher and catechist. After World War II started, she led the religious house, ran an orphanage and helped the poor. In 1943 on the feast of the Epiphany, she was arrested by the Gestapo, charged with conspiracy against the Nazis and was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. There she was assigned to dig ditches, though she praised God in her suffering. There she developed typhoid fever and tuberculosis. Since she had completed the First Fridays devotion of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, she believed she would not die without Holy Communion, promised by Our Lord. On the feast of the Immaculate Conception, on the 8th of December 1943, a priest brought secretly the Holy Communion and she received it as viaticum. She prayed on a rosary made of bread and offered her sufferings for the conversion of a priest who had fallen away from the Church. He later returned to the Faith. On Easter morning, she died and is recognised as one of the 108 beatified Polish Catholic Martyrs martyred during World War II by the Nazi Germans.

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

April 02, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, Through the great love of the Heavenly Father I am beside you as your mother and you are beside me as my children, as apostles of my love whom I ceaselessly gather around me. My children, you are those who, along with prayer, need to completely surrender to my Son so that you may no longer live but my Son may live in you - so that all those who do not know my Son may see Him in you and come to desire to know Him. Pray that in you they may see resolute humility and goodness, a readiness to serve others; that in you they may see that you live your vocation in the world with the heart, in communion with my Son; that in you they may see meekness, tenderness and love for my Son as well as for all brothers and sisters. Apostles of my love, you must pray much and cleanse your hearts so that you may be the first to walk on the way of my Son, that you may be the just who are united with the justice of my Son. My children, as apostles of my love, you must be united in the communion which emanates from my Son, so that my children who do not know my Son may recognize the communion of love and may come to desire to walk on the way of life, the way of unity with my Son. Thank you.

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