Tuesday, 8 August 2017

# Saints

Pope Saint Sixtus II


The 7th of August is the feast day of Pope Saint Sixtus II.

Pope St. Sixtus II died in 6 August 258. He started his papacy on 31 August 257. Though nothing is mentioned of his early life, he is mentioned in the Roman Canon of the Mass. He helped the relationship between Rome and the Eastern and African churches to mend, which was threatened to schism due to the controversy over rebaptism of converted heretics that was raised by the heretic Novatianism.  He believed that baptism was a once in a life time event, though he tolerated those who were rebaptised. He was the pontiff for only one year die to the persecution of the Roman Emperor Valerian on Christians. Pope St. Sixtus II was forbidden to celebrate mass, though he continued to do so in secret. During Mass in a cemetery chapel, Roman soldiers ambushed them and beheaded him as well as four of his eight attendants. Four days later, Saint Lawrence was also martyred.

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

July 2, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, I am the mother of all of you and, therefore, do not be afraid because I hear your prayers. I know that you seek me and that is why I am praying to my Son for you, my Son, who is united with the Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit - the Paraclete - my Son who leads souls to the Kingdom from where He came, the Kingdom of peace and light. My children, you are given the freedom to choose, but, as a mother, I implore you to choose the freedom for the good. You, with pure and simple souls comprehend - even if sometimes you do not understand the words - and within yourselves you feel what the truth is. My children, do not lose the truth and true life so as to follow the false one. By life in truth, the Kingdom of Heaven enters into your hearts, and that is the Kingdom of peace, love and harmony. Then, my children, there will not be the selfishness which distances you from my Son. There will be love and understanding for your neighbors. Because, remember, again I repeat to you, to pray also means to love others, your neighbors, and to give yourself to them. Love and give in my Son, and then He will work in you and for you. My children, ceaselessly think of my Son and love Him immeasurably and you will have true life, and that will be for eternity. Thank you, apostles of my love.

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