Thursday, 21 December 2017

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Saint Peter Canisius

Priest, Religious and Doctor of the Church

The 21st of December is the feast day of Saint Peter Canisius. He is the patron saint of the Catholic press, and Germany.

In 1565 Peter Canisius was chosen as a secret agent to get the decrees of the Council to all the European bishops. It was a dangerous assignment in the sixteenth century as the first envoy who tried to carry the decrees through the territory of hostile protestants and thieves were robbed of the documents. Saint Peter Canisius was a well known Jesuit and the Protestants respected him. Peter successfully traveled from Rome and Germany with the Tridentine tomes and three sacks of books he took for his own university. He was born in 1521 in Holland. Peter edited and wrote several volumes on Church history and theology was a delegate to the Council of Trent and reformed the Germany universities from heresy. Peter died in December 21, 1597 and was known as the Second Apostle of Germany and is a Doctor of the Church.

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

December 2, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, when you come to me, as to a mother, with a pure and open heart, know that I am listening to you, encouraging you, consoling you, and above all, interceding for you with my Son. I know that you desire to have a strong faith and to express it in the right way. What my Son asks of you is to have a sincere, strong and deep faith - then every way in which you express it is proper. Faith is a most wonderful mystery which is kept in the heart. It is between the Heavenly Father and all of His children; it is recognized by the fruits and by the love which one has towards all of God's creatures. Apostles of my love, my children, have trust in my Son. Help all of my children to come to know His love. You are my hope - you who strive to sincerely love my Son. In the name of love, for your salvation, according to the will of the Heavenly Father and through my Son, I am here among you. Apostles of my love, along with prayer and sacrifice, may your hearts be illuminated with the love and the light of my Son. May that light and love illuminate all those whom you meet and bring them back to my Son. I am with you. In a special way, I am alongside your shepherds. With my motherly love I illuminate and encourage them, that with the hands blessed by my Son, they may bless the entire world. Thank you.

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