Friday, 22 December 2017

# Saints

Saint Zeno of Nicomedia

20 000 martyrs from Nicomedia (985, Constantinople, miniature from the Vatican Museum)

The 22nd of December is the feast day of Saint Zeno of Nicomedia.

Saint Zeno of Nicomedia died in 303 A.D. He was a Roman soldier and commander who lived in Nicomedia which is today’s Turkey. He lived during the reign of the Roman Emperors Diocletian and Maximian. They fiercely persecuted the Church and sent many Christians to their death. In Nicomedia 20,000 Christians were burnt to death on Christmas Day as they gathered in a Cathedral. Saint Zeno was put to death when he mocked the Emperor’s devotion to a soulless god when he offered a sacrifice to a Roman deity.

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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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