Tuesday, 1 January 2019

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Saint Giuseppe Maria Tomasi


The 1st of January is the feast day of Saint Giuseppe Maria Tomasi C.R. (12 September 1649 – 1 January 1713), also known as Saint Joseph Mary Tomasi. He is the patron saint of the Catholic liturgy.

Saint Joseph Mary Tomasi lived between 1649 till 1713 and was born in Sicily to noble parents. He was drawn to God at an early age and was given a good Christian education. He entered the religious life in the Order of the Cleric Regular Treatine which was founded by Saint Cajetan, renouncing his inheritance and titles giving them to his brother. His parents also entered the religious life after their children grew up. Saint Joseph Tomasi was well known for his sanctity and became widely sought after. He was also well versed in multiple languages including Hebrew and converted his teacher, who was a Jewish Rabbi, to Christianity. He wrote on theology and his love for the Roman liturgy gained him the title of “Liturgical Doctor.” Some of his liturgical reforms he sought after were adopted in the 20th century. He taught catechisms to the children of his church and the congregants Gregorian chant. He died soon after being appointed a cardinal from pneumonia.


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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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