Friday, 29 June 2018

# Saints

Saints Peter and Paul

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Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Oil on canvas by El Greco. circa 16th-century. Hermitage Museum, Russia.

The 29th of June is the feast day of Saints Peter and Paul. It is also known as the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. See this list for Saint Peter’s patronage. He is invoked against foot problems, fever and longevity. Saint Paul is the patron saint of missions; theologians; and Gentile Christians. Saints Peter and Paul were Apostles of Jesus, Saint Peter being the leader of the twelve, whereas Saint Paul followed Christ after the Lord’s ascension. The two saints are the founders of the Church in Rome. Both were martyred in close location, Peter was first martyred by being crucified upside down and Saint Paul was beheaded. Some traditions have them martyred on the same day. Saint Peter was crucified and buried on where Saint Peter’s Basilica is now located. Saint Paul was beheaded on the via Ostia and buried where the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls is. They are both the patron saints of Rome.

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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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