Thursday, 7 June 2018

# Saints

Saint Anne of Saint Bartholomew

Image: Portrait c. 1600

The 7th of June is the feast day of Saint Anne of Saint Bartholomew (1 October 1550 – 7 June 1626). She was born as Ana García Manzanas. She is the patron saint of Antwerp.

She was born in Spain, to a family of seven children. At the age of ten, she became an orphan due to the plaque which killed her parents. She became a shepherdess to her brother’s sheep. She had many visions since a young child, one of which was that of Our Lady who told her she would become a nun. She tried to enter a monastery but was turned away due to her young age. Her family tried to arrange a marriage for her years later, but she finally entered the Carmelite monastery at the age of 21. It was the same monastery which Saint Teresa of Avila lived. Saint Teresa taught her how to write and she became Saint Teresa’s personal secretary and assistant. She travelled with Saint Teresa of Avila for five years, helping her to establish new foundations. Saint Teresa died in 1582 in Anne’s arms. After Saint Teresa died, Anne helped to found several other monasteries in France and became prioress to three of them. She also found a monastery in the Netherlands where she remained until she died. There has been over 150 approved miracles with many more that haven’t been officially approved that were attributed to her intercession.

Our Lady of Medjugorje

March 25, 2020 Message to Marija

Dear children! I am with you all these years to lead you to the way of salvation. Return to my Son; return to prayer and fasting. Little children, permit God to speak to your heart, because Satan is reigning and wants to destroy your lives and the earth on which you walk. Be courageous and decide for holiness. You will see conversion in your hearts and families; prayer will be heard; God will hear your cries and give you peace. I am with you and am blessing you all with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.

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