Saturday, 22 September 2018

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Saint Ignatius of Santhià


The 22nd of September is the feast day of Saint Ignatius of Santhià (5 June 1686 – 22 September 1770). He was born as Lorenzo Maurizio Belvisotti, and is the patron saint of chaplains and Santhià.

Saint Ignatius of Santhia belonged to an Italian upper-class family. His education came from a priest, a relative of his mother who inspired him to become a priest. For six years he was a diocesan priest and had a good reputation as a preacher in retreats and missions. However, he decided to join the Capuchin Franciscans in Turin as a friar, which disappointed and surprised his parishioners. There, he became known for his wisdom and sanctity, and many people would come to him for confessions and gain spiritual direction. He was devoted to Our Lady and prayed the rosary. His last years were spent on his sick bed where he continued to hear confessions and give spiritual direction.

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

November 2, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, My motherly heart suffers as I am looking at my children who do not love the truth, those who are hiding it - as I look at my children who do not pray with their feelings and actions. I am sad as I am saying to my Son that many of my children no longer have faith, that they do not know Him - my Son. That is why I call you, apostles of my love: you strive to look to the very depth in human hearts and there you are certain to find the little hidden treasure. To look in this way is mercy from the Heavenly Father. To seek the good even where there is the greatest evil - to strive to comprehend each other and not to judge - that is what my Son is asking of you. And I, as a mother, am calling you to listen to Him. My children, the spirit is mightier than the flesh, and, carried by love and actions, it overcomes all obstacles. Do not forget: my Son has loved you and loves you. His love is with you and in you when you are one with Him. He is the light of the world and no one and nothing will be able to stop Him in the final glory. Therefore, apostles of my love, do not be afraid to witness the truth. Witness it with enthusiasm, with works, with love, with your sacrifice, and, above all, in humility. Witness the truth to all those who have not come to know my Son. I will be alongside you. I will encourage you. Witness the love which never ends because it comes from the Heavenly Father who is eternal and who offers eternity to all of my children. The spirit of my Son will be alongside you. Anew I am calling you, my children: pray for your shepherds, pray that the love of my Son may lead them. Thank you.

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