Friday, 11 May 2018

# Saints

Saint Francis de Geronimo


The 11th of May is the feast day of Saint Francis de Geronimo (17 December 1642 – 11 May 1716). He is also known as Francesco de Geronimo or Saint Francis of Girolamo.

Born in Naples, Italy, he was the eldest of eleven children and was drawn to God and a life of prayer as a child. At the age of 28, he was ordained a Jesuit priest. He was known for his loud voice and eloquence, and was described as “a lamb when he talks and a lion when he preaches.” He wanted to go for missions to distant lands like his patron Saint Francis Xavier but accepted Naples as his India. He went to country towns and villages to preach in the streets. He converted prisoners of war who were Muslim to Christianity, rescued children who were in dangerous situations, and started a pawn shop for charity. He converted many sinners and was known for his holiness, zeal and as a miracle worker before and after his death. He spent 40 years in apostolic labour in Naples and died from an illness which he suffered greatly from but without complaint.

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

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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