Friday, 3 August 2018

# Saints

Saint Lydia of Thyatira

The 3rd of August is the feast day of Saint Lydia of Thyatira (1st. Century, Greek: Λυδία). She is also known as Lydia Purpuraria and “of Philippi.”

She was a wealthy and pious woman who traded in textiles in Philippi, Macedonia. They mainly sold purple dyes and fabrics which was a luxury item to the elite. Lydia was a worshipper of the true God and her family became converts to Christianity when Saint Paul’s came to Philippi in 50 A.D. Lydia served the Lord by her hospitality especially to Saint Paul and Saint Timothy who stayed at her home which also became a meeting place for the early Christians. When Paul and Silas were released from prison they came to Saint Lydia’s home to encourage the Christians who gathered there.

Image: Baptism of Lydia by Marie Ellenrieder (1861)

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

September 25, 2018 Message to Marija

Dear children! Also nature extends signs of its love to you through the fruits which it gives you. Also, you, by my coming, have received an abundance of gifts and fruits. Little children, how much you have answered to my call, God knows. I am calling you - it is not late - decide for holiness and a life with God, in grace and in peace. God will bless you and give to you a hundred-fold, if you trust in Him. Thank you for having responded to my call.

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