Saturday, 23 June 2018

# Saints

Saint Joseph Cafasso

Image: Saint Joseph Cafasso (1895)

The 23rd of June is the feast day of Saint Joseph Cafasso (15 January 1811 – 23 June 1860). In Italian his name is Giuseppe Cafasso. He is the patron saint of Italian prisons, prison chaplain, prisoners and those condemned to death.

Saint Joseph Cafasso lived between 1811 to 1860 and was born in Castelnuovo d’Asti, Italy to a family of peasants. He had a physical deformity of the spine which meant he was stunted and crippled. He entered the seminary in Turin where he met Saint John Bosco. Saint Joseph taught Saint John Bosco and encouraged his mission to minister to the town’s street youth. Saint Joseph became a professor of moral theology and was a famed preacher and confessor. He did his job well and was known as the “Priest’s Priest.” Entire days were spent preaching in prisons, hearing the prisoner’s confessions and he advocated for improvement to the poor conditions of the prisons. He then earned the name of “Priest of the Gallows.”

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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.

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