Thursday, 5 July 2018

# Saints

Saint Zoe of Rome


The 5th of July is the feast day of #Saint Zoe of Rome (d. ca. 286 AD).

Saint Zoe of Rome was a noblewoman who was married to a Roman court official. She lived during the reign of Emperor Diocletian. She had a condition that left her unable to speak for six years, however, when she met St Sebastian she fell at his feet begging him to heal her. Saint Sebastian made a sign of the cross over her head and she was miraculously cured. She had a vision during that moment, of an angel holding a book inside of which was inscribed all the preachings of Saint Sebastian. Her first words were those of thanking and praising God. Many witnesses of this miracle brought faith in Christ. Saint Polycarp became to believe in Christ through Saint Sebastian’s miracles. She had a great devotion to Saint Peter the Apostle and while she was praying at his tomb, was arrested. They hung her by her hair on a tree and placed a fire under her feet. She died and her body was thrown into the Tiber River. She then appeared in a vision to Saint Sebastian, who was in prison awaiting his execution, to inform him of her martyrdom.

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

September 02, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear cchildren, my words are simple but are filled with motherly love and care. My children, all the more the shadows of darkness and deception are being cast over you, and I am calling you to the light and truth - I am calling you to my Son. Only He can transform despair and suffering into peace and clarity; only He can give hope in the deepest pain. My Son is the life of the world. The more that you come to know Him - the more that you come close to Him - all the more you will love Him, because my Son is love. Love changes everything; it makes most beautiful also that which, without love, seems insignificant to you. That is why, anew, I am saying to you that you must love a lot if you desire to grow spiritually. I know, apostles of my love, that it is not always easy, but, my children, also the painful paths are paths which lead to spiritual growth, to faith, and to my Son. My children, pray - think of my Son. In all the moments of the day, raise your soul to Him, and I will gather your prayers as flowers from the most beautiful garden and give them as a gift to my Son. Be true apostles of my love; spread the love of my Son to everyone. Be gardens of the most beautiful flowers. With your prayers help your shepherds that they may be spiritual fathers filled with love for all people. Thank you.

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