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

September 02, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear cchildren, my words are simple but are filled with motherly love and care. My children, all the more the shadows of darkness and deception are being cast over you, and I am calling you to the light and truth - I am calling you to my Son. Only He can transform despair and suffering into peace and clarity; only He can give hope in the deepest pain. My Son is the life of the world. The more that you come to know Him - the more that you come close to Him - all the more you will love Him, because my Son is love. Love changes everything; it makes most beautiful also that which, without love, seems insignificant to you. That is why, anew, I am saying to you that you must love a lot if you desire to grow spiritually. I know, apostles of my love, that it is not always easy, but, my children, also the painful paths are paths which lead to spiritual growth, to faith, and to my Son. My children, pray - think of my Son. In all the moments of the day, raise your soul to Him, and I will gather your prayers as flowers from the most beautiful garden and give them as a gift to my Son. Be true apostles of my love; spread the love of my Son to everyone. Be gardens of the most beautiful flowers. With your prayers help your shepherds that they may be spiritual fathers filled with love for all people. Thank you.

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