Monday, 17 April 2017

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Saint Donnán of Eigg

The 17th of April is the feast day of Saint Donnán of Eigg, also known as Saint Donan. He is the patron saint of Eigg.

Little is known about Saint Donan, except that he was probably from Ireland and travelled in his missionary life through Galloway to Scotland. He may have been the contemporary of Saint Columba. In the island of Eigg in Scotland, Saint Donan formed a religious community which grew to fifty-two men and was attacked by either pirates or Viking raiders. After they had celebrated Easter Vigil Mass the men were all martyred. According to tradition the community had gathered together and was killed in the refectory in the night in 17th of April 617 either from fire or by beheading. However, during this time martyrdom of Christian missionaries were rare and it was thought that a malicious local queen who viewed Saint Donan and his community as a threat was the person who set up the attack.

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

December 2, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, when you come to me, as to a mother, with a pure and open heart, know that I am listening to you, encouraging you, consoling you, and above all, interceding for you with my Son. I know that you desire to have a strong faith and to express it in the right way. What my Son asks of you is to have a sincere, strong and deep faith - then every way in which you express it is proper. Faith is a most wonderful mystery which is kept in the heart. It is between the Heavenly Father and all of His children; it is recognized by the fruits and by the love which one has towards all of God's creatures. Apostles of my love, my children, have trust in my Son. Help all of my children to come to know His love. You are my hope - you who strive to sincerely love my Son. In the name of love, for your salvation, according to the will of the Heavenly Father and through my Son, I am here among you. Apostles of my love, along with prayer and sacrifice, may your hearts be illuminated with the love and the light of my Son. May that light and love illuminate all those whom you meet and bring them back to my Son. I am with you. In a special way, I am alongside your shepherds. With my motherly love I illuminate and encourage them, that with the hands blessed by my Son, they may bless the entire world. Thank you.

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