Wednesday, 31 October 2018

# Saints

Saint Wolfgang of Regensburg


The 31st of October is the feast day of Saint Wolfgang of Regensburg. He is the patron saint of apoplexy; carpenters and wood carvers; paralysis; Regensburg, Germany; stomach diseases; and strokes.

Saint Wolfgang lived between 934 till 994 A.D. He is also known as the Great Almoner and was the Bishop of Regensburg, Bavaria. He reformed the monasteries and convents in his diocese and was known for his teaching abilities, oratory skill and charity towards the poor. He also helped evangelise the Magyars in today’s Hungary. Near the end of his life, he retreated to what is now called Saint Wolfgang’s Lake in Austria and built a church and hermitage there. He chose the spot to build his cell by praying and throwing his axe into the wilderness and building it where it landed. A town gradually grew around the saint’s hermitage.

Image: Saint Wolfgang, stained glass, Parish Church in Leising

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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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