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Sunday 15th October 2017

Pope Francis canonised the following 35 new saints :

Andre de Soveral

Ambrosio Francisco Ferro

Mateo Moreira and 27 companions

Cristobal, Angonio and Juan Faustino

Migues and Angelo of Acri.

 

To read a page with extracts from Pope Francis' homily, please click HERE.

 

 

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Blessed Jacinta and Francisco were canonized at Fatima on May 13th. There will be great graces associated with this canonization, combined with the Centenary of Mary's apparitions to the 3 little shepherds. They were very innocent and enthusiastically willing to do everything the Virgin asked. Here is an example:

 

The Blessed Virgin told them to pray for "La Russia". She insisted to such a degree that the children believed that "La Russia" was a very great person who was a sinner doing many evil things. And so they prayed and made sacrifices for her.

 

Only well after the apparitions did they find out that La Russia was a big country and not a woman! Let us pray to Francisco and Jacinta to protect the innocence of children who are being so severely abused in our day!

In order to welcome the graces of this Centenary and not let them go to waste, take some time to read and meditate on the beautiful messages that Mary gave at Fatima, and reaffirmed in Medjugorje.

 

 

If they had been followed, it would have saved millions of lives in World War II, (not to mention many other disasters)! She said:

"Pray the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war."

"Jesus wishes to use you to make me known and loved. He wants to establish devotion to my Immaculate Heart in the world."

"Pray, pray very much and make sacrifices for sinners. Many souls are going to hell because there is no one to sacrifice themselves or pray for them."

"When the time comes to say it, do not hide. Tell everyone -

That God grants us His graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary;

That we should ask her for them;

That the Heart of Jesus wants us to venerate with Him the Immaculate Heart of Mary;

And that we should ask the Immaculate Heart of Mary for peace because God entrusted it to her.

"Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He might send you? For this would be an act of reparation for the sins that offend Him and also a plea for the conversion of sinners. "

 

"Oh," said one of the visionaries. "If only I could spread in everyone's heart the fire burning within me that makes me love the Heart of Jesus and the Heart of Mary so much!"