Saturday, 8 September 2018

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Saint Adrian of Nicomedia


The 8th of September is the feast day of Saint Adrian of Nicomedia (d. 306 A.D.). He is the patron saint of plague, epilepsy, arms dealers, butchers, guards, and soldiers.

The Roman Emperor Galerius Maximian was persecuting Christian during the time of Saint Adrian. Thirty-three Christians were arrested in Nicomedia and were tortured. They stayed steadfast to their faith and told the judge that with each increasing form of torture, their heavenly glory would increase while his damnation into Hell was being guaranteed. Adrian was 28 years old when he witnessed the faith of the Christians, and was the head of the praetorium. He exclaimed that he would reject paganism and was willing to die a martyr with the other Christians. A servant of Adrian heard this and ran to tell his wife, Natalie, who was a secret Christian. She went to the prison full of joy at the news of her husband’s faith and encouraged him to stay steadfast in it. Adrian refused to recant his profession of faith and was then thrown into prison and tortured where he died as a martyr.

Image: Saint Adrian and his wife, Saint Natalia

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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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