Tuesday, 31 October 2017

# Saints

Saint Wolfgang of Regensburg

Saint Wolfgang, stained glass, Parish Church in Leising

The 31st of October is the feast day of Saint Wolfgang of Regensburg. He is the patron saint of apoplexy; carpenters and wood carvers; paralysis; Regensburg, Germany; stomach diseases; and strokes.

Saint Wolfgang lived between 934 till 994 A.D. He is also known as the Great Almoner and was the Bishop of Regensburg, Bavaria. He reformed the monasteries and convents in his diocese, and was known for his teaching abilities, oratory skill and charity towards the poor. He also helped evangelise the Magyars in today's Hungary. Near the end of his life, he retreated to what is now called Saint Wolfgang's Lake in Austria and built a church and hermitage there. He chose the spot to build his cell by praying and throwing his axe into the wilderness and building it where it landed. A town gradually grew around the saint's hermitage.

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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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