Sunday, 25 February 2018

# Saints

Saint Walburga


The 25th of February is the feast of Saint Walpurga. She is also known as Walburga, Valderburg or Guibor. She is the patron saint of Eichstätt, Antwerp, sailors, mariners, and farmers, and against hydrophobia, famine, coughs, rabies, plague, and storms.

Saint Walpurga lived between 710 and 777. She born near Devonshire, England and was the daughter of Saint Richard the Pilgrim (a Saxon king) and the sister of Saints Willibald and Winebald. She was sent to a convent famed for its holiness when she was eleven, while her father and brothers went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. She became a nun and lived there for twenty-six years. Saint Boniface was her uncle and he brought her to what is now Germany to assist him in evangelising the country and to establish the Church in the area. Her brothers also worked in the area as an abbot and the other a bishop. She became the first female author of England and Germany, documenting the travels of her brother and the work she did. She was a miracle worker and healer, both alive and after her death. Her relics exude oil which has healing properties.

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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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