Friday, 11 May 2018

# Saints

Saint Francis de Geronimo


The 11th of May is the feast day of Saint Francis de Geronimo (17 December 1642 – 11 May 1716). He is also known as Francesco de Geronimo or Saint Francis of Girolamo.

Born in Naples, Italy, he was the eldest of eleven children and was drawn to God and a life of prayer as a child. At the age of 28, he was ordained a Jesuit priest. He was known for his loud voice and eloquence, and was described as “a lamb when he talks and a lion when he preaches.” He wanted to go for missions to distant lands like his patron Saint Francis Xavier but accepted Naples as his India. He went to country towns and villages to preach in the streets. He converted prisoners of war who were Muslim to Christianity, rescued children who were in dangerous situations, and started a pawn shop for charity. He converted many sinners and was known for his holiness, zeal and as a miracle worker before and after his death. He spent 40 years in apostolic labour in Naples and died from an illness which he suffered greatly from but without complaint.

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

May 02, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, all that my Son, who is the light of love, has done and does, He has done out of love. Also you, my children, when you live in love and love your neighbors, you are doing the will of my Son. Apostles of my love, make yourselves little; open your pure hearts to my Son so that He can work through you. With the help of faith, be filled with love. But, my children, do not forget that the Eucharist is the heart of faith. This is my Son who feeds you with His Body and strengthens you with His Blood. This is a miracle of love: my Son who always comes anew, alive, to bring life back to souls. My children, by living in love you are doing the will of my Son and He lives in you. My children, my motherly desire is for you to always love Him more, because He is calling you with His love. He is giving you love so that you may spread it to all those around you. As a mother, through His love, I am with you to speak the words of love and hope to you - to speak to you the eternal words that are victorious over time and death - so as to call you to be my apostles of love. Thank you.

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