Saturday, 9 September 2017

# Saints

Saint Ciarán of Clonmacnoise

A stained glass of St. Ciarán from St. Brendan's Church, BirrCounty Offaly, Ireland.
The 9th of September is the feast day of Saint Ciaran of Clonmacnoise, he is also known as Ciarán the Younger, or Ceran, Kieran and Queran. He is the patron saint of Connacht.

Saint Ciaran lived between 512 to 546 A.D. His father was a carpenter and he was born in Connacht Ireland. He was educated by a holy deacon who also baptised him. He would tend to the cattle but after this, he entered the Saint Finnian's monastery school to further his education, where he also became a monk. There he gained a reputation for performing miracles and learning aptitude. He mentored and tutored many of Ireland's Catholic Church founders.  Saint Ciaran left Clonard and founded Clonmacnoise Abbey that is in West Meath Ireland. The Abbey attracted thousands of students across Europe. Saint Ciaran is one of the first twelve bishops in Ireland consecrated by Saint Patrick and is also the first Irish-born saint.

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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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