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

March 18, 2019 Message to Mirjana

My children, as a mother, as the Queen of Peace, I am calling you to accept my Son so that He can grant you peace of soul - that He can grant you that which is just, which is good for you. My children, my Son knows you. He lived the life of man, and at the same time of God: a wondrous life-human flesh, divine Spirit. Therefore, my children, while my Son is looking at you with His eyes of God, He penetrates into your hearts. His tender, warm eyes are looking for Himself in your heart. My children, can He find Himself [there]? Accept Him, and then the moments of pain and suffering will become moments of tenderness. Accept Him, and you will have peace in [your] soul - you will spread it to all those around you - and this is what you now need the most. Heed me, my children. Pray for the shepherds, for those whose hands my Son has blessed. Thank you.

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