Wednesday, 21 November 2018

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Blessed Maria Franciszka Siedliska


The 21st of November is the feast day of Blessed Maria Franciszka Siedliska (12 November 1842 – 21 November 1902). She is the patron saint of Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth and Polish missionaries.

Blessed Maria Franciszka Siedliska lived between 12 November 1842 – 21 November 1902. Her parents were wealthy and they lived in Warsaw, Poland. As she was being prepared for her First Holy Communion by a Capuchin friar, she began to desire the religious life and consecrated herself to God privately. However, her father was opposed to her joining the cloister but she was not deterred. She founded the Congregation of Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth in 1875, an active apostolic Order modelled on the hidden virtues of the Holy Family. She took the name of Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd and in 1885 the Nazareth Sisters went to New York and settled near Chicago where they made their first foundation in the USA. In 1989 she was beatified by Pope Saint John Paul II.

Image: Blessed Maria Franciszka Siedliska


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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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