Saturday, 10 March 2018

# Saints

Saint Macarius of Jerusalem

The proving of the True Cross, Jean Colombe in the Très Riches Heures

The 10th of March is the feast day of Saint Macarius of Jerusalem.

Saint Macarius of Jerusalem lived in the 4th century and was the Bishop of Jerusalem between 312 to 335 A.D. He participated in the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. and was opposed to the Arian heresy. He possibly helped draft the Nicene Creed. Saint Athanasius describe him as an example of “the honest and simple style of apostolical men.” When the council ended, Saint Macarius searched for the True Cross with Saint Helena, the queen mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine. He suggested that to identify the real Cross which Jesus was crucified on, that the cross touch it to a seriously ill woman and see if it healed her. The True Cross was found using this technique. Constantine requested that Bishop Macarius oversee the construction of a church in Jerusalem, the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre to commemorate the sites of the Crucifixion and the Burial of Jesus. This church still stands today and is an important site for Christian pilgrimages.

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

September 02, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear cchildren, my words are simple but are filled with motherly love and care. My children, all the more the shadows of darkness and deception are being cast over you, and I am calling you to the light and truth - I am calling you to my Son. Only He can transform despair and suffering into peace and clarity; only He can give hope in the deepest pain. My Son is the life of the world. The more that you come to know Him - the more that you come close to Him - all the more you will love Him, because my Son is love. Love changes everything; it makes most beautiful also that which, without love, seems insignificant to you. That is why, anew, I am saying to you that you must love a lot if you desire to grow spiritually. I know, apostles of my love, that it is not always easy, but, my children, also the painful paths are paths which lead to spiritual growth, to faith, and to my Son. My children, pray - think of my Son. In all the moments of the day, raise your soul to Him, and I will gather your prayers as flowers from the most beautiful garden and give them as a gift to my Son. Be true apostles of my love; spread the love of my Son to everyone. Be gardens of the most beautiful flowers. With your prayers help your shepherds that they may be spiritual fathers filled with love for all people. Thank you.

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