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Today Christians Honor Blessed Raymond Lull, Missionary To Muslims

Blessed Raymond LullBecause of Catholics Like Raymond Lull (1235-1315) –Patheos.com

(Franciscan Media) Born in Spain Palma Majorca, Raymond earned a position in the King’s Court there–One day a Homily inspired him to dedicate his life to working for the conversions of Muslims in North Africa to Christianity.

Raymond became a ‘Secular Franciscan’ founded a college in Majorca in 1276 where Missionaries could learn Arabic and its culture, he traveled extensively through Tunis to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with Muslims–Raymond wrote more than 300 works in Latin, Arabic and Catalan on Theology, Logic and Philosophy, he was also fond of writing both fiction and poetry.

As the years passed, Brother Raymond retired in solitude spending 9 years in a Hermitage and during this time, he continued his writings in which he earned the title: Enlightened Doctor.

At the age of 79, Raymond went to North Africa continuing his ministry as a Missionary to the Muslims, there an angry crowd of Islamists stoned him (but did not kill him) in Algeria Bougie — Genoese Merchants took Raymond back to Spain Mallorca where he subsequently died.

Raymond Lull was Beatified in 1750 by Pope Benedict XIV

More here from American Catholic and here by Samuel M. Zwemer, FRGS

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Today Christians Honor Blessed Jutta of Thuringia

Blessed Jutta...

Blessed Jutta of Thuringia
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(Franciscan Media) Born in Thuringia Sangrhausen (modern day Germany) Jutta was born into nobility living in luxury and power.

Truth, virtue and devotion to their Christian faith was always of prime importance to Jutta and her husband. — On their way to make a pilgrimage together to the Holy places in Jerusalem, Jutta’s husband died while on their journey, the newly widowed Jutta, after taking care to make financial provisions for her children, resolved to live the remainder of her life completely devoted to serve Jesus Christ.

After selling all of her expensive clothes, jewelry and furniture, Jutta became a Secular Franciscan, taking on the simple garment of the Order. — For the rest of Jutta’s life, she was completely devoted to others, caring for the sick (particularly of Lepers) tending to the needs of the poor who she visited in their places of abode, together with helping the crippled and blind who she shared a home with.

Many of the people of Thuringia laughed at how this once distinguished Woman born into nobility now spent her time but Jutta saw the ‘Face of God’ in the poor and felt honored to render whatever assistance she could provide.

About in the year 1260 shortly before Jutta’s death, she built a small a small dwelling (hermitage) and prayed unceasingly for the conversion of the non-Christians in Germany. — Jutta has been Venerated for centuries as the Patron of Prussia today known as Germany.

More here from American Catholic

Today Christians Celebrate the Feast of the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Feast of the Nativity of John the BaptistFeast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist –Image: Salt+Light Blog

(Franciscan Media) Jesus called John the greatest of all those who had preceded Him:

“I tell you, among those born of Women none is greater than John; Yet he who is least in the Kingdom of God is greater than he.” —Luke  7:28

St. John spent his time in the desert, a man of self-discipline, he began to announce the coming of the Kingdom and to call everyone to a fundamental reformation of life.

His purpose was to prepare the way for Jesus Christ — His baptism he said, was for repentance but one would come who would Baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire. John is not worthy to even carry his sandals, his attitude towards Jesus was:

“He must increase but I must decrease.” —John 3:30

St. John the Baptist was humbled to find among the crowd of transgressors who came to be baptized the one whom he already knew to be the Messiah. “…I need to be baptized by you and do you come to me?” –Matthew 3:14 – ‘Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented.’ – Matthew 3:15 Jesus, true and humble human as well as Eternal God, was eager to do what was required of any good Jew. John therefore publicly entered the community of those awaiting the Messiah but making himself part of that community, he made it truly Messianic.

The greatness of St. John, his pivotal place in the history of Salvation is seen in the great emphasis that Luke gives to the announcement of his birth and the event itself–both made prominently parallel to the same occurrences in the life of Jesus. — St. John attracted countless people (‘all Judea’) to the banks of the Jordan river and it occurred to some people that he might be the Messiah but he constantly deferred to Jesus, even to sending away some of his followers to become the first Disciples of Jesus.

Perhaps St. John’s idea of the coming of the Kingdom of God was not being perfectly fulfilled in the public ministry of Jesus. For whatever reason, he sent his disciples (when he was in prison) to ask Jesus if He was the Messiah? Jesus’ answer showed that the Messiah was to be a figure like that of the ‘Suffering Servant’ in Isaiah 49-53 — St. John himself would share in the pattern of Messianic suffering, losing his life/being martyred to the revenge of Herod at Machaerus

More here from American Catholic and here from EWTN

Related: Pope Francis — St. John the Baptist a Model for Christians Today

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