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

August 02, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, with a motherly love I am calling you to open hearts to peace; to open hearts to my Son, so that in your hearts love for my Son may sing, because only out of that love peace comes in the soul. My children, I know that you have goodness, I know that you have love - a merciful love, but many of my children still have a closed heart. They think that they can do it without directing their thoughts towards the Heavenly Father who illuminates-towards my Son who is always with you anew in the Eucharist and who desires to listen to you. My children, why do you not speak to Him? The life of each of you is important and precious, because it is a gift from the Heavenly Father for eternity. Therefore, do not ever forget to keep on thanking Him: speak to Him. I know, my children, that what is to come afterwards is unknown to you, but when your hereafter comes you will receive all the answers. My motherly love desires that you be ready. My children, by your life keep putting good feelings in the hearts of the people whom you meet, feelings of peace, goodness, love and forgiveness. Through prayer, hearken to what My Son is saying and act accordingly. Anew, I am calling you to prayer for your shepherds, for those whom my Son has called. Remember that they need prayers and love. Thank you.

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