Tuesday, 14 November 2017

# Saints

Saint Giovanni Liccio

Painting from 1787 - Francesco Manno.

The 14th of November is the feast day of Saint Giovanni Liccio, he is also known as John Licci. He is the patron saint of Caccamo and against head injuries.

Saint Giovanni Liccio lived between 1400 till 1511 and was born to a poor peasant farmer near Palermo, Sicily. His mother died during childbirth, and his father had no choice but to leave the child alone at home while he worked in the fields. A neighbour heard the cries of the baby and brought him home to care for him. Her husband was paralysed, but when she brought the child next to her husband while he was on the bed, he was miraculously cured. Giovanni's father brought the baby back home, but the neighbour's husband paralyses returned. Giovanni's father thought this was a sign from God that He wanted the neighbour to take care for his son. Giovanni would work many miracles throughout his life. In 1415, he joined the Dominican Order and was a friar for 96 years which was the longest period known for any religious to wear the habit. During his life, he would miraculously multiply building materials used for a convent he founded, miraculously fed a poor widow and her six children, raised a dead boy to life, and cure three people whose heads were crushed in accidents. He is the longest living saint,  dying at the age of 111.

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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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