Monday, 6 August 2018

# Saints

Blessed Anna Maria Rubatto


The 6th of August is the feast day of Blessed Anna Maria Rubatto (14 February 1844 – 6 August 1904). She was an Italian nun who took the name of Francesca Maria. She is the patron saint of the Capuchin Sisters of Mother Rubatto.

Blessed Maria Francesca of Jesus Rubatto came from an Italian family of 8 children. At the age of four, her father died. She received an offer of marriage when she was a teenager, but she had taken a vow of virginity when she was younger and decline. Her mother died and when she was nineteen years old, Maria moved to Turin. She taught catechism to a noblewoman’s children as well as other children in the city and visited the sick and the poor. A construction worker who was building a convent had an accident and Maria happened to be walking nearby. She gave him money to aid his recovery and helped him. Her act of charity caught the attention of the sisters of the convent and they asked if she will join their community which she accepted. She later became the superior of the Capuchin Franciscan sisters. She then became interested in overseas missions and in 1892 left Italy to South America. She founded the Catholic missions in Uruguay and Argentina, crossing the Atlantic Ocean seven times in the process.

Image: Blessed Anna Maria Rubatto

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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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