Saturday, 28 April 2018

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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

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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