• Militia Christi
  • Militia Christi
  • Militia Christi



Luke 6:44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.

A Few well known Christians are: Louis Braille, Samuel Morse, J.R.R. Tolkien, Galileo Galilei, Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Peter Paul Rubens, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Nicolaus Copernicus, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Mother Theresa, Jacques Cousteau, Isaac Newton, Desiderius Erasmus, Kahlil Gibran, Bob Ross, Salvador Dali, Edgar Degas, Rene Descartes, Thomas Aquinas, William Shakespeare, Nikola Tesla, Albert Schweitzer, Wright brothers, Georges Lemaitre, Johnny Cash, Louis Pasteur, Joseph Leonardo, Joseph Haydn, King Richard the Lionheart, Leif Erikson, Augustine, Pablo Picasso



 

assisi.jpg picture by fotkevirgSaint Francis of Assisi, born in Italy, patron saint of animals and environment.
God loves animals  - Isaiah 65:25, Psalm 145:9, Romans 8:19, Romans 8:21-22, Genesis 1:25-26, 1:20, Genesis 6:19-21
Animal messengers - In 1 Kings 17:2-6, Numbers 22:27-32, Matthew 12:40
In Revelations 4:4-11 angels are described with having animal features
Everything God does is a natural process that is created with a godly spark. The human was made out of dirt (Genesis), manna was created from nature and instructed by God to eat.

"He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist."

 


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Saint Wilhelm Finnemann, a priest born in Germany, patron saint of endurance, focused on his works of charity during the war (1942, Japan invaded the Philippines) in Manila. The war took its toll in Mindoro especially on women and children. Women especially young girls were being abused, raped and turned into “comfort women." Bishop Finnemann strongly stood against these abuses and a number of times interceded and denounced the soldiers to free young girls who were forced to become sex slaves. Along the way in the waters between Verde Island and Batangas, the Japanese soldiers bound his hands and feet, tied his body on a huge rock and dropped him overboard into the depths of the sea.” With hands and feet tied and dragged down by a large rock, the bishop had no way of surviving.

 

 

St. Joan of Arc, born in France, is the patroness of soldiers and of France. At a very early age, she heard voices: those of St. Michael, St. Catherine and St. Margaret. At first the messages were personal and general. Then at last came the crowning order. In May, 1428, her voices "of St. Michael, St. Catherine, and St. Margaret" told Joan to go to the King of France and help him reconquer his kingdom. In May 1430, after months of imprisonment, she was tried at Rouen by a tribunal presided over by the infamous Peter Cauchon, Bishop of Beauvais, who hoped that the English would help him to become archbishop. Through her unfamiliarity with the technicalities of theology, Joan was trapped into making a few damaging statements. When she refused to retract the assertion that it was the saints of God who had commanded her to do what she had done, she was condemned to death as a heretic, sorceress, and adulteress, and burned at the stake on May 30, 1431. She was nineteen years old.



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Florence Nightingale, born in 1820 (- 1910) in Florence, Italy. She was the second daughter of a well-off English family. Florence did not like the social scene that she and her family were involved in. When Florence was sixteen years old her life was changed. God spoke to her and told her that she had a task that He wanted her to do. Whatever anyone would think of such an event, it was real to Florence. She now knew that her life had a purpose, and that whatever would happen would be in God's will and timing. Florence wanted to serve as a nurse in a local hospital. She set up the Nightingale school of Nursing in 1860 and produced a number of books on nursing, advised on the treatment of injured soldiers. In 1910 at the age of ninety she died, having completed all that God had requested from her in this world and was present with Him in the next.

 

gregorynin.jpg picture by fotkevirgGregory of Nin (Grgur Ninski), born in Croatia, was a 10th-century bishop who strongly opposed the Pope and official circles of the Roman Catholic Church and introduced the Croatian language in the religious services after the Great Assembly in 926. Until that time, services were held only in Latin, not being understandable to the majority of the population. Not only was this important for Croatian language and culture but it also made the religion stronger within the Kingdom of Croatia.




 

 

 

 

st_patrick.jpg picture by fotkevirgSt. Patrick of Ireland, born in Scotland, in the year 387; died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, 17 March, 461. Patrick was born around 385 in Scotland, probably Kilpatrick. His parents were Calpurnius and Conchessa, who were Romans living in Britian in charge of the colonies. As a boy of fourteen or so, he was captured during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. Ireland at this time was a land of Druids and pagans. He learned the language and practices of the people who held him. During his captivity, he turned to God in prayer. He wrote "The love of God and his fear grew in me more and more, as did the faith, and my soul was rosed, so that, in a single day, I have said as many as a hundred prayers and in the night, nearly the same." "I prayed in the woods and on the mountain, even before dawn. I felt no hurt from the snow or ice or rain." Patrick's captivity lasted until he was twenty, when he escaped after having a dream from God in which he was told to leave Ireland by going to the coast.

 

 

 

 

This almost 100-year old man, Dobri Dobrev, has spent decades traveling 25 kilometers from his village to the city of Sofia, Bulgaria, on foot every day to beg for money. Dressed in home-made clothes and leather shoes, the humble World War veteran spends his day asking for change to donate to churches. Dobri does not keep one cent of the money he receives; instead, he channels the kind-heartedness of people into centers caring for those in need of rest and spiritual nourishment.

 

 

Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints (see also 1 Samuel 2:9, 2 Chronicles 6:41, Psalm 16:3, 30:4, 31:23, 34:9, 52:9, 79:2, 85:8).