Thursday, 22 February 2018

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Saint Margaret of Cortona


The 22nd of February is the feast day of Saint Margaret of Cortona. She is the patron saint against temptations; falsely accused people; homeless people; insanity; loss of parents; mental illness; mentally ill people; midwives; penitent women; single mothers; people ridiculed for their piety; reformed prostitutes; sexual temptation; single laywomen; and third children.

Saint Margaret of Cortona lived between 1247 and 1297 and was the only child of a working-class family in Tuscany, Italy. Her mother died when she was seven years old and she did not get along well with her stepmother. Margaret was a spoilt child and was reckless but beautiful. She left home at the age of seventeen to become a mistress of a young nobleman. She lived with him in his castle for nine years and had a son with him but did not marry because of her lower social class One day he did not return home but his hound came back alone. The dog led Margaret to her lover’s body where he was murdered in the woods. She became deeply repentant and left his castle with her son and went to seek the Franciscan friars for spiritual direction. She eventually joined the Third Order of Saint Francis and led a life of prayer, penance, poverty and charity towards the poor.

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

January 2, 2019 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, sadly, among you, my children, there is so much battle, hatred, personal interests and selfishness. My children, so easily you forget my Son, His words, His love. Faith is being extinguished in many souls, and hearts are being grasped by material things of the world. But my motherly heart knows that there are still those who believe and love, who are seeking how to draw all the closer to my Son, who are tirelessly seeking my Son - then, in this way, they are also seeking me. These are the humble and the meek with their pain and suffering which they carry in silence with their hopes and, above all, with their faith. These are the apostles of my love. My children, apostles of my love, I am teaching you that my Son is not only asking for continuous prayers, but also for works and feelings - that you believe, that you pray, that with your personal prayers you grow in faith, that you grow in love. To love each other is what He asks for - that is the way to eternal life. My children, do not forget that my Son brought the light to this world, and He brought it to those who wanted to see it and receive it. You be those, because this is the light of truth, peace and love. I am leading you in a motherly way to adore my Son; that you love my Son with me; that your thoughts, words and actions may be directed to My Son - that they may be in His name. Then my heart will be fulfilled. Thank you.

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