Sunday, 13 May 2018

# Saints

Saint Julian of Norwich

Statue of Julian of Norwich by David Holgate, west front, Norwich Cathedral

The 13th of May is the feast day of Saint Julian of Norwich (c. 8 November 1342 – c. 1416). She is also known as Saint Juliana of Norwich. She was an English anchoress, mystic and theologian. She is known for writing the book Revelations of Divine Love in around 1395, which is the first book in the English language known to have been written by a woman.

She was a Benedictine nun living in recluse in Norwich, England. She was struck with an illness when she was 30 that nearly took her life. During the illness, she had visions of Jesus in sixteen separate revelations. The visions stopped when she recovered. Jesus made known the meaning of the revelations fifteen years later, she then wrote about the visions in the book Revelations of Divine Love. She became an anchoress living a solitary life in a cell built into the wall of the church of Saint Julian in Norwich which is not far from London. The Church was in schism during her life, and England was in a war with France. The book brought hope and optimism that God loves and protects with His Providence. Visitors were received in her cell and she gave them guidance in their spiritual life.

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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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