Monday, 17 July 2017

# Saints

Saint Marie-Madeleine Postel

Statue of Marie-Madeleine Postel, Basilique de la Trinité de Cherbourg
The 16th of July is the feast day of Saint Marie-Madeleine Postel.

The following is from Wikipedia:
Marie-Madeleine Postel, born Julie Françoise-Catherine Postel (28 November 1756 in Barfleur, France – 16 July 1846 in Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte, France) is a Roman Catholic saint who founded the Sisters of Christian Schools of Mercy (French: la Congrégation des sœurs des Écoles chrétiennes de la Miséricorde) in 1807. Her feast is 16 July. She was beatified in 1908 and canonised on 24 May 1925.
In 1774 Julie Postel opened a school for girls in Barfleur which during the revolution was a centre for the underground religious activities of those unwilling to recognise the "constitutional" clergy. In quieter times she continued her teaching and other good works. At the age of 51 she took vows as Sister Mary-Magdalen and began to found the Sisters of the Christian Schools of Mercy. There was little success in the early years but in 1830 she was able to acquire a derelict monastery at St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte to use as the headquarters of the congregation. The congregation was officially recognised in 1837 and it remained under the direction of the foundress until her final yea 


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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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