Tuesday, 7 August 2018

# Saints

Pope Saint Sixtus II


The 7th of August is the feast day of Pope Saint Sixtus II (died 6 August 258). He was martyred with Saint Lawrence of Rome and 6 other deacons when the Catholic Church was persecuted by Emperor Valerian.

Pope Saint Sixtus II became the Pontiff in 257 A. D. He mended the relationship between the churches of Rome, the East and Africa due to the controversy of rebaptism and converted heretics. He served as the Pope for one year and was forbidden to celebrate Mass. He, however, continued to worship and it was while he was offering mass in a cemetery chapel that he was caught and beheaded by Roman soldiers.

Image: Pope Sixtus II by Sandro Botticelli (1480s)

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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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