Tuesday, 13 November 2018

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Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini


The 13th of November is the feast day of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (July 15, 1850 – December 22, 1917). She is the patron saint of Immigrants, hospital administrators, and Lincoln.

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini lived between 1850 and 1917 and was the 13th child. Her farming family lived near Milan, Italy and her father would read them stories on the lives of the saints from a book. Saint Frances became inspired by the stories of missionaries working in the Orient and wanted to become a missionary herself, though during at that time, the role was only for men. She was rejected from becoming a nun because of her bad health, so she turned to her patron saint Francis Xavier, praying at his tomb. The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart was approved by Pope Leo XIII and she was sent to America to serve the growing European immigrant population. There, she became an American citizen, living in New York and founded 67 institutions which included schools, orphanages, and hospitals throughout the Western Hemisphere. In 1946 she became the first United States citizen to be canonised as a saint.

Image: Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini

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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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