Tuesday, 20 March 2018

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Saint Cuthbert

Cuthbert meets Ælfflæd of Whitby on Coquet Island, Bede’s Life of Cuthbert, 12th century

The 20th of March is the feast day of Saint Cuthbert (c. 634 – 20 March 687). He is the patron saint of Northumbria.

Saint Cuthbert was born in what is today’s Scotland to a lowly family. He worked as a shepherd near Melrose Abbey monastery. A fellow child playmate prophesied he will become a bishop. He had a vision of the soul of Saint Aidan, the Bishop of Lindisfarne being carried into heaven by angels, while he was out tending his sheep. This inspired him to become a monk. He became a soldier to defend his home region of Northumbria, and after some time, he sought entrance at the monastery. He became a monk in the Celtic Christian tradition and served as a prior. He withdrew from the community to become a hermit and after several years of quiet life, he was persuaded to become a Bishop of Lindisfarne. After one year, he became sick and died. Many miracles happen at his grave, so much so, that Saint Cuthbert was known as the “Wonder-worker of England.” His shrine was one of the most popular place for pilgrims in northern England in the Middle Ages.

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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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