Saturday, 8 December 2018

# Saints

Saint Patapios


The 8th of December is the feast day of Saint Patapios of Thebes (4th c.). He is the patron saint of dropsy.

Saint Patapios was born in Egypt, Thebes. Both of his parents were Christians, his father a governor. Patapios was educated by the best tutors, and he desired to leave the life of materialism and the world to become an ascetic. He lived as a desert hermit when his father died, as he was inspired by the Church Fathers’ lives. He then moved into a cave near Corinth and later sailed to Constantinople to live as a monk in a Monastery of Blachernae. He fasted, prayed and even performed miracles until he died at the age of 83. In the early 20th century, Saint Patapios appeared to a local priest in a dream letting him know of where to find his relics. It was found the next day with a large wooden cross on his chest and a parchment with Saint Patapios name.


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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