Monday, 11 February 2019

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Blessed Bartholomew of Olmedo


The 11th of February is the feast day of Blessed Bartholomew of Olmedo (1485-1524).

At the age of 31, he arrived in Mexico from Spain becoming its first priest. He worked as a chaplain for the Spanish Conquistador Fernando Cortes’ expedition, which was responsible for the colonisation of the Americas by Spain and the decline of the Aztec empire. Blessed Bartholomew was liked by the natives of Mexico and he taught them the Christian faith, encouraging them to end their human sacrifice rituals. He also tried to restrain Cortes from acts of violence against the natives and defended them against injustice. He taught them the devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, under Her title of Our Lady of Mercy. Many natives were converted and he baptised more than 2500 people before he passed away at the age of 39. He is buried in Santiago de Tlateloco.

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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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