Sunday, 18 February 2018

# Saints

Blessed Fra Angelico


The 18th of February is the Feast day of Blessed Fra Angelico. He is the patron saint of Catholic artists.

Blessed Fra Angelico lived between 1387 and 1455, and was born Guido di Pietro in Tuscany, Italy. He later became a famous Renaissance painter. Blessed Fra Angelico would pray before he painted, his belief was that he needed to be Christlike in order to paint Christ perfectly. In 1407 he joined the Dominican Order and received the name of Brother John, or Angelic Brother John, or Fra Angelico (Angelic Friar) due to his holiness. He moved to the Friary in San Marco, Florence where there was an artistic community and gained the patronage of the Medici family thanks to his artistic talents. He worked on Saint Peter’s Basilica in various chapels in 1445 and was a prior to the convent in Fiesole from 1449 till shortly before he died. He is buried in the Dominican church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

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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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