Monday, 1 May 2017

# Saints

Saint Joseph the Worker

Joseph the Carpenter, by Georges de La Tour, 1640s.
The 1st of May is the feast day of Saint Joseph the Worker. Saint Joseph was born in Bethlehem in Judea and later lived in Nazareth. He then became the husband of Our Lady and the adoptive father of Jesus. Saint Joseph had a reputation for being virtuous and was a carpenter by trade. Saint Joseph was thus entrusted with the mission to guard, protect and provide for the temporal needs of Jesus and Our Lady In heaven he continues this mission by being the patron saint of the Catholic Church as well as other causes including fathers, labourers and families. He has two feast days; Saint Joseph the Husband of Mary on March 19th, and the 1st of May for Saint Joseph the Worker. The feast day for May 1st was instituted by Pope Pius XII in 1955 to help emphasise the value of human work in the eyes of God and give labourers a model and intercessor and protector.

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

January 2, 2019 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, sadly, among you, my children, there is so much battle, hatred, personal interests and selfishness. My children, so easily you forget my Son, His words, His love. Faith is being extinguished in many souls, and hearts are being grasped by material things of the world. But my motherly heart knows that there are still those who believe and love, who are seeking how to draw all the closer to my Son, who are tirelessly seeking my Son - then, in this way, they are also seeking me. These are the humble and the meek with their pain and suffering which they carry in silence with their hopes and, above all, with their faith. These are the apostles of my love. My children, apostles of my love, I am teaching you that my Son is not only asking for continuous prayers, but also for works and feelings - that you believe, that you pray, that with your personal prayers you grow in faith, that you grow in love. To love each other is what He asks for - that is the way to eternal life. My children, do not forget that my Son brought the light to this world, and He brought it to those who wanted to see it and receive it. You be those, because this is the light of truth, peace and love. I am leading you in a motherly way to adore my Son; that you love my Son with me; that your thoughts, words and actions may be directed to My Son - that they may be in His name. Then my heart will be fulfilled. Thank you.

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