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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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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