Thursday, 13 April 2017

# Saints

Saint Teresa of the Andes

Oil painting commemorating her beatification
The 12th of April is the feast day of Saint Teresa of the Andes. She is the patron saint against disease Against illness Ill people Young people Santiago Los Andes.

Saint Teresa of Jesus lived between 1900 to 1920 and was also known as Teresa of the Andes. She was born in Chile to an upper class family. A pious child, she developed a deep devotion to Jesus and Mary. At the age of 10 she prepared for her First Holy Communion. She decided to become a Carmelite nun, inspired by the story of Saint Therese of Lisieux and her autobiography. At the age of 19, in May of 1919, she entered the Carmelite monastery of Los Andes. She accepted the revelation she will die young through prayer, and a few months after she entered the monastery, she contracted typhoid fever and died on April 1920 during Holy Wee. She was permitted to profess her vows before her death. She was canonised in 1993 by Pope Saint John Paul II and is the first Chilean and first Discalced Carmelite nun outside of Europe to be declared a saint.

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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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