Wednesday, 28 March 2018

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Saint Conon of Naso


The 28th of March is the feast day of Saint Conon of Naso (3 June 1139 – 28 March 1236). He is the patron saint of Naso, Italy.

Saint Conon of Naso was the son of a Count in Naso, Italy and was a devout rich nobleman. He became a monk at the age of 15 and lived as a hermit. Later he was called to work in the local monastery as its abbot. When his parents died, he gave his inheritance to the poor. While he was on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, he had a vision of a priest he knew being choked by a snake. He then warned the priest of his vision, and the priest confessed he was hoarding money, neglecting the poor. Conan gave the direction to the priest to give his savings to the poor and recommit his life to serve others.When Conon died, he was known as a miracle worker. Once, the city of Naso had a series of storms which destroyed crops and stopped the shipping trade, and the city ran out of food. The famine became severe, however, Saint Conon appeared in a vision to a ship’s captain who was transporting a load of grain. In the vision, Conon told the captain to bring the grain to Naso. The captain obeyed and went to Naso with the food, relieving the famine.

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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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