Tuesday, 28 November 2017

# Saints

Saint Catherine Labouré

Portrait of Sister Catherine at the time of the apparitions.


The 28th of November is the feast day of Saint Catherine Laboure. She is the patron saint of the Miraculous Medal, infirmed people, and the elderly.


Saint Catherine Laboure lived between 1806 till 1876 and was born in Burgundy, France. She was the ninth child of a large family of seventeen children, their parents were pious and prosperous farmers. However, her mother died when she was only nine years old. After the funeral, Catherine kissed a statue of Our Lady in her home, and said: “Now You will be my mother.” After caring for her family at the age of 22, she entered the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul in Paris. On the eve of the feast of Saint Vincent de Paul in 1830, she experienced her first apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary entrusted the mission of spreading devotion to the Miraculous Medal to Catherine and revealed in a vision how it should look like. She appeared to Saint Catherine another two times and the Miraculous Medal was eventually mass-produced and was approved by the Church. Saint Catherine preferred to be anonymous and she was unknown as the visionary even to the sisters in her own convent. She took care of the sick and led a quiet life. After her death, many miracles were ascribed to her relics. Saint Catherine Laboure’s body remains incorrupt and her body is in a glass casket in the chapel where she served and had the visions of Our Lady.

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

February 2, 2019 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, the love and goodness of the Heavenly Father give revelations, which make faith grow, for it to be interpreted, that it may bring peace, certainty and hope. In this way, I, too, my children, through the merciful love of the Heavenly Father, always, anew, am showing you the way to my Son, to eternal salvation. But, unfortunately, many of my children do not want to hear me; many of my children are of two minds. And I always, in time and beyond time, magnified the Lord for all that He has done in me and through me. My Son gives Himself to you and breaks the bread with you. He speaks the words of eternal life to you so that you may carry them to everyone. And you, my children, apostles of my love, what are you afraid of when my Son is with you? Offer your souls to Him so that He can be in them and that He can make you instruments of faith, instruments of love. My children, live the Gospel, live merciful love for your neighbors, and, above all, live love for the Heavenly Father. My children, you are not united by chance. The Heavenly Father does not unite anyone by chance. My Son speaks to your souls. I speak to your heart. As a mother I am saying to you: set out with me, love one another, and give witness. Do not be afraid, with your example, to defend the truth - the Word of God, which is eternal and never changes. My children, whoever acts in the light of merciful love and truth is always helped by Heaven and is not alone. Apostles of my love, may you always be recognized among all others by your hiddenness, love and radiance. I am with you. Thank you.

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