Sunday, 7 October 2018

# Saints

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

December 2, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, when you come to me, as to a mother, with a pure and open heart, know that I am listening to you, encouraging you, consoling you, and above all, interceding for you with my Son. I know that you desire to have a strong faith and to express it in the right way. What my Son asks of you is to have a sincere, strong and deep faith - then every way in which you express it is proper. Faith is a most wonderful mystery which is kept in the heart. It is between the Heavenly Father and all of His children; it is recognized by the fruits and by the love which one has towards all of God's creatures. Apostles of my love, my children, have trust in my Son. Help all of my children to come to know His love. You are my hope - you who strive to sincerely love my Son. In the name of love, for your salvation, according to the will of the Heavenly Father and through my Son, I am here among you. Apostles of my love, along with prayer and sacrifice, may your hearts be illuminated with the love and the light of my Son. May that light and love illuminate all those whom you meet and bring them back to my Son. I am with you. In a special way, I am alongside your shepherds. With my motherly love I illuminate and encourage them, that with the hands blessed by my Son, they may bless the entire world. Thank you.



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