Saturday, 28 April 2018

# Saints

Saint Louis de Montfort

Image: St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort

The 28th of April is the feast day of Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort (31 January 1673 – 28 April 1716). He was a French Roman Catholic Priest and confessor, known in his time as a preacher and was sent as a missionary apostolic by Pope Clement XI.

He was born in Britanny, France, his family were farmers. When he was a child, he spent a lot of time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. He travelled by foot to Paris to study theology at a prestigious school when he was 19 years old. On his way there, he gave his possession away to the poor, and made a vow of poverty and to support himself on alms. He became a priest at 27 years old and at 32 years old, after his bishop tried to silence him, received the title of “Apostolic Missionary” from the Pope. For the next 17 years, he preached in many towns and villages in France, converting many with his devotion and his skill in speech. The Jansenists tried to poison him and banished him from preaching in their dioceses, and attempted to assassinate him. He wrote many books and was devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary. His most famous book is the True Devotion to Mary.

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

August 02, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, with a motherly love I am calling you to open hearts to peace; to open hearts to my Son, so that in your hearts love for my Son may sing, because only out of that love peace comes in the soul. My children, I know that you have goodness, I know that you have love - a merciful love, but many of my children still have a closed heart. They think that they can do it without directing their thoughts towards the Heavenly Father who illuminates-towards my Son who is always with you anew in the Eucharist and who desires to listen to you. My children, why do you not speak to Him? The life of each of you is important and precious, because it is a gift from the Heavenly Father for eternity. Therefore, do not ever forget to keep on thanking Him: speak to Him. I know, my children, that what is to come afterwards is unknown to you, but when your hereafter comes you will receive all the answers. My motherly love desires that you be ready. My children, by your life keep putting good feelings in the hearts of the people whom you meet, feelings of peace, goodness, love and forgiveness. Through prayer, hearken to what My Son is saying and act accordingly. Anew, I am calling you to prayer for your shepherds, for those whom my Son has called. Remember that they need prayers and love. Thank you.