Wednesday, 3 October 2018

# Saints

Saint Théodore Guérin


The 3rd of October is the feast day of Saint Théodore Guérin (October 2, 1798 – May 14, 1856). She was born as Anne-Thérèse Guérin.

Saint Théodore Guérin lived between 1798 till 1856 and is also known as Saint Theodora. She was born in Etables, France near the end of the French revolution. From her youth, she knew she wanted to be a nun, but delayed her entry into the vocation due to the depression her mother suffered after the murder of her father when she was 15 and the death of her two siblings. Saint Theodore took over the household tasks and also cared for her mother and her remaining sister. At the age of 25, she gained her mother’s consent to enter the religious life and she joined the Sisters of Providence. The Sisters of Providence took care of the poor, sick, the dying and educated children. She was asked to head a group of missionary sisters to establish her order in the United States of America in 1840. This was to serve the pioneers in Indiana. She reached the Saint Mary of the Woods and stayed in a tiny log chapel with five other sisters. Less than a year after, she started Saint Mary of the Woods College, the first women’s Liberal Arts college in the United States which is still active today. She founded many other schools, pharmacies, and orphanages in Indiana. In 1998 she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and in 2006 canonised by Pope Benedict XVI.

Image: Saint Théodore Guérin

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

January 2, 2019 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, sadly, among you, my children, there is so much battle, hatred, personal interests and selfishness. My children, so easily you forget my Son, His words, His love. Faith is being extinguished in many souls, and hearts are being grasped by material things of the world. But my motherly heart knows that there are still those who believe and love, who are seeking how to draw all the closer to my Son, who are tirelessly seeking my Son - then, in this way, they are also seeking me. These are the humble and the meek with their pain and suffering which they carry in silence with their hopes and, above all, with their faith. These are the apostles of my love. My children, apostles of my love, I am teaching you that my Son is not only asking for continuous prayers, but also for works and feelings - that you believe, that you pray, that with your personal prayers you grow in faith, that you grow in love. To love each other is what He asks for - that is the way to eternal life. My children, do not forget that my Son brought the light to this world, and He brought it to those who wanted to see it and receive it. You be those, because this is the light of truth, peace and love. I am leading you in a motherly way to adore my Son; that you love my Son with me; that your thoughts, words and actions may be directed to My Son - that they may be in His name. Then my heart will be fulfilled. Thank you.

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