Tuesday, 12 February 2019

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Saint Julian the Hospitaller


The 12th of February is the feast day of Saint Julian the Hospitaller (4th c.). He is the patron saint of boatmen, carnival workers, childless people, circus workers, clowns, ferrymen, fiddlers, fiddle players, hospitallers, hotel-keepers, hunters, innkeepers, jugglers, knights, murderers, pilgrims, shepherds, to obtain lodging while traveling, travelers, wandering musicians, St. Julian’s; and Macerata.

Saint Julian the Hospitaller lived in the 4th century and was born in a wealthy noble European family. Though little is known about his life for certain, there is a legend that he married a noble widow but was put under a curse. The curse was that he would kill his parents one day. Julian and his wife moved very far away hoping to avoid this curse. However, Julian’s parents discovered where he was and decided to visit him unannounced while Julian was away. His wife gave them their bed to sleep overnight. Julian returned and found the couple in the bed, assuming his wife was with another man, he slew them both. When he learned of the truth, he spent his life in penance. Both he and his wife went to Rome as pilgrims and returned to create a hospital as part of their penance, dedicating the rest of their lives in caring for the sick and the poor. A leper came to stay in the hospital and later revealed himself to be an angel, telling Julian that God had granted him absolution for his sins. The river that the hospital was built next to, was crossed often by the crusaders.

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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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