Sunday, 7 October 2018

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Saint Justina of Padua

The 7th of October is the feast day of Saint Justina of Padua (Italian: Santa Giustina di Padova). She is the patron saint of Padua; and Palmanova.

Saint Justina of Padua died in 304 A.D. She dedicated her virginity to Christ and was baptised by Saint Prosdocimus, the first Bishop of Padua, Italy. The Roman Emperor Maximinian persecuted Christians during that time and she was arrested when she was 16 years old. She refused to offer sacrifices to the pagan gods, and was stabbed with a sword and left to die. A basilica was built overlooking where she was martyred which holds her relics as well as Saints Luke the Evangelist, Matthias the Apostle, Saint Prosdocimus and other patron saints of Padua.

Image: Saint Justina by Bartolomeo Montagna

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

February 2, 2019 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, the love and goodness of the Heavenly Father give revelations, which make faith grow, for it to be interpreted, that it may bring peace, certainty and hope. In this way, I, too, my children, through the merciful love of the Heavenly Father, always, anew, am showing you the way to my Son, to eternal salvation. But, unfortunately, many of my children do not want to hear me; many of my children are of two minds. And I always, in time and beyond time, magnified the Lord for all that He has done in me and through me. My Son gives Himself to you and breaks the bread with you. He speaks the words of eternal life to you so that you may carry them to everyone. And you, my children, apostles of my love, what are you afraid of when my Son is with you? Offer your souls to Him so that He can be in them and that He can make you instruments of faith, instruments of love. My children, live the Gospel, live merciful love for your neighbors, and, above all, live love for the Heavenly Father. My children, you are not united by chance. The Heavenly Father does not unite anyone by chance. My Son speaks to your souls. I speak to your heart. As a mother I am saying to you: set out with me, love one another, and give witness. Do not be afraid, with your example, to defend the truth - the Word of God, which is eternal and never changes. My children, whoever acts in the light of merciful love and truth is always helped by Heaven and is not alone. Apostles of my love, may you always be recognized among all others by your hiddenness, love and radiance. I am with you. Thank you.



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