Appeal to the Lord in Mercy

While praying for our country recently, the Holy Spirit led me in this way.

As I entered into Holy Mass, I saw myself as a peasant woman, dressed in rags, sitting at the feet of Jesus who is the King. Jesus was not dressed however in royal garments, but in a white garment sitting on a large Rock. I felt his kingship and authority and I could sense there was something that He wanted to show me or say.

O Lord Mighty God we have no one but you!

At the foot of Jesus, I have been pleading to Him as my King asking Him to awaken the faith of His people, especially here in the United States. I felt the people of this nation were giving up on prayer to their God for change and conversion of this country, as if it is futile, as if to concede to the works of the enemy like its hopeless.

I do not believe this Lord! I believe in your goodness. You are the God of mercy! Jesus I believe in you!

The world powers are moving in and taking over. They are robbing and stealing, overriding the laws of the land, your governing laws you have established for your people, and have become a lawless people. Our Lady just said, ‘SATAN IS CUNNING AND LEADING MANY HEARTS TO PERDITION” (10/25/12). satan is at work here!

But your law has a foundation in the Eternal Word, the Eternal law, the universal covenant which you have established in the blood of Jesus your Son.

We need a miracle Lord! We need a miracle to awaken the faith of “WE THE PEOPLE”. WE THE PEOPLE ARE HELPLESS and have no other God but you. Only You Lord can deliver this people, only you.

It seems that even your soldiers are giving up the battle. Where are they Lord. Who will unite in prayer and sacrifice with you?

You said that you would reign until you have put all your enemies under your feet and the last enemy is death. Look at death now creeping over the globe, appearing to seduce the nations, and your people. It wants to devour and destroy your people and rousing war and destruction in the hearts of men. It is an abyss of darkness creeping over the entire earth, filling the lands, the homes, the governments, as if it has gained more power, as if it it thinks it has the victory and has defeated You O Lord Mighty God.

O Lord God of Mercy, crush the oppressor! Tighten the belt of truth and bring the light of the new days dawn upon the earth! Hear our prayers and the cries and supplications of your faithful ones, that we may be your people and you will be our God. Jesus I believe in you! Jesus I believe in you! Jesus I believe in you! Come Lord Jesus…Come.

The Lord has taken me back to the image He began while I am still at His feet, humbled before him with my face to his feet. Jesus put his hands on my head as to console me in my tears, and then He stands up looking out over the horizon from the inner cave we were in. I feel He is praying, but I do not know what He is saying in Spirit, but I sense He is praying to the Father. I cannot see the Father, but I sense His presence with Jesus in this hour.

Jesus I appeal to your mercy

I feel strongly again the Prayer of Esther (see below) that keeps coming to my heart again, who has interceded to the King when Haman wanted to destroy a nation of God’s people.

Dear friends, appeal to the Lord int his way through the prayer of Esther, with fasting, supplication and penance. I feel the hour has come when the Lord will manifest himself over the earth as the crucified, who will redeem this fallen humanity.

“She lay prostrate upon the ground, together with her handmaids, from morning until evening, and said: “God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, blessed are you. Help me, who am alone and have no help but you, for I am taking my life in my hand. As a child I used to hear from the books of my forefathers that you, O LORD, always free those who are pleasing to you. Now help me, who am alone and have no one but you, O LORD, my God.

“And now, come to help me, an orphan. Put in my mouth persuasive words in the presence of the lion
and turn his heart to hatred for our enemy, so that he and those who are in league with him may perish. Save us from the hand of our enemies; turn our mourning into gladness and our sorrows into wholeness.” (Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25)

Advertisements

I Stand Before Many Hearts, They Do Not Open…

I stand before Many Hearts they do not open...

Dear friends and children of Our Lady, I want to share with you a moment of time that I was able to have with Blessed Mother in my private prayer today.

I asked Blessed Mother to guide me in prayer this morning before the most Blessed Sacrament to adore her Son, and that she would speak to my heart through her message of Medjugorje, and to teach me how to pray with her. The following message she gave I believe was in answer to my request.

This is a plea for prayer from the Mother of God. This is what she said:

” If you knew how much I love you, your heart would cry. If there is someone there who asks you for something, give it to him.

I also stand in front of many hearts and they do not open up. Pray that the world may welcome my love! Dear children, I would like for the whole world to be my child, but it does not want it. I wish to give everything for the world. For that, pray!” (March 1982)

I have been to Medjugorje on several occasions to just pray with Our Lady. I do not go there to look for signs and wonders, but to just pray with her and offer sacrifice in way of penance. On these occasions she has called me to “pray for the world” as she is in this message again.

If we listen to her message, and just for a moment hear this message with her tender love, and let it rest in our heart, we can hear her plea for our help. She needs our prayers.

She is still waiting for open hearts. She said she is standing in front of many people, and they still are not open to her Motherly love.

Our Lady is showing me that this is not just in the world, but especially in the Church which often is where the greatest persecutions come.

Our Lady is asking that we pray for the world to welcome her and her love. She wants to give everything to the world.

“Everything” is a very broad word coming from heaven. When I hear this word spoken from the Blessed Mother she takes me back to another message about praying for the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit. When we have the Holy Spirit, we have EVERYTHING.

Our Lady wants to bring to the world the Holy Spirit in its fullness. If we understand who she is, then we understand fully that she is the vessel and spouse of the Holy Spirit. Where she is, there He is with her. And whenever the Holy Spirit comes with Our Lady, Jesus is born. They are inseparable.

“THE WORLD” Our Lady said on many occasions is in darkness, and is steeped into great sin. She said that “the World” cannot pull it self out of the abyss of sin without the help of God. We are speaking of a global and universal plea.

This is not about praying for our own intentions, this is a global and universal call for prayer.

The world needs a Mother to love it. She wants the whole world to be her child she said. The whole world! This excludes NO ONE. This is universal desire of the Queen of Heaven – her desire is to be loved by the world, and that she can give her love to the world.

The love of the Mother of God comes from the depth of the Heart of God. Her love is a perfect and profound love, and carries the tender love of Jesus. If you have been blessed to experience this Motherly love then you know what I am speaking of.

Blessed Mother, the Queen of Heaven wants her child (THE WORLD) to welcome her embrace. She began this message by saying…

“If you knew how much I love you, your heart would cry…”

IF YOU KNEW! Can anyone imagine their heart crying?

To know is to experience. If you experienced her love, your heart would cry. Can you imagine this? I can and I have experienced it. To be in her presence, to be in her embrace nothing else exists on this earth. There is only you and your Mother, and the love that she radiates just pours out of her existence and floods the soul.

When I experienced the Love of God through Blessed Mothers embrace, I fell to the floor on my knees and my heart was filled with tears of joy that just kept pouring forth with such awe of her beauty and embrace, that to this day I will never forget it, and it is sealed in my soul.

Our Lady once said, “my heart burns for love of you.” Imagine her flaming Immaculate Heart that is on fire for you. This same heart is flaming and burning for the World to welcome her love, which she is holding on to so much love that her heart is bursting so she can pour it out.

But the world does not want it, and human hearts are closed to it.

If the world only knew Who they were rejecting….

Our Lady was sent by God as our last hope of salvation. Our Lady said, that she has come to call the world for the LAST TIME TO CONVERSION.

I hear the cry of Jesus crucified as I think of this, crying out to the Father from the cross saying:

“Father forgive them, they know not what they are doing…”

If we only knew the love of the Mother of God; where would the world be today if it embraced her Motherly love?

We only need to turn on the news to see what a difference it would be to embrace her Motherly love.

How few are listening to her. She is standing right in front of you and me with hands open, filled with many graces that she wants to give, and we are not even aware of her presences among us. She wants to give them freely to you without expectations, no attachments; she just wants you to experience perfect love and welcome her embrace.

Can our human hearts bear this love?

Why are we running from her?

Why do we hide or ignore her?

Why is the world rejecting the most precious in the eyes of God?

In reality it is the desire of every human being to be loved. We look for love in many places and never find it in things, or in other human beings. Human beings let us down because of sin and brokenness.

So why can we not embrace perfect love; unconditional love? A great mystery and a very sad state we are.

The Mother is waiting for you. Open your heart. Pour out everything that is in it to her. Give her all your problems and difficulties, as a child would do as he enters the home to talk about his day. She is listening.

Please my friends, pray with me as the Mother of God requested, “pray for the world to welcome her love, and that hearts will open to her love, so that she can introduce Jesus her Son to them; and He will be better known and loved…”

“Now therefore put away the strange gods that are among you and turn your hearts to the LORD the God of Israel. The people promised Joshua, ‘we will serve the LORD our God and obey his voice.'” (Joshua 24)

Wake Up Unbelivers!

If only they would be converted, I will heal them...

“Dear children, Give thanks with me to the Most High for my presence with you. My heart is joyful watching the love and joy in the living of my messages. Many of you have responded, but I wait for, and seek, all the hearts that have fallen asleep to awaken from the sleep of unbelief. Little children, draw even closer to my Immaculate Heart so that I can lead all of you toward eternity. Thank you for having responded to my call.” June 25, 2011 (30th Anniversary Message)

Dear friends in this joyful message from the Mother of God on the 30th Anniversary of Apparitions and messages from the Queen of Peace in heaven, I found it odd that the Lord would lead me to this scripture for reflection. But after pondering the Word of God for a while, I have a deeper understanding. The Lord dropped Matthew 13 into my heart this morning while I was in prayer and adoration. Many of us know this scripture, it is the parable of the Sower.

He has really been speaking lately in my private life about a pending move for our family. We are being sent to Texas, and I use the word ‘sent’.

My first visit to Texas was on Pentecost Sunday, as we went down to go look for houses.

The scripture this day for Pentecost was “as the Father has sent me, so I send you to go and bear fruit that will remain…”

Well this move is quite a surprise for us as a family. But we knew that we were being sent even before this word came from God on Pentecost. It was only confirmation for us on that day.

The south has been experiencing a drought which I learned going down there. Hard to believe with so much rain we have been getting here in Omaha, with the rivers over flowing and flooding. The Lord speaks often through his creation about his people.

I felt I was in a whole different country though in Texas, in total desolation and desert, with 100 + degree weather. All the more I was not able to get to holy mass for 5 days, which was most unusual for me as I’ve attended daily mass faithfully for over 15 years now.

The Lord really wanted me to experience this desert. I asked him why is this happening. He gave this message. (Keep in mind dear friends, this is private revelation, therefore, take what is good for your own discernment. When the Lord speaks this way, He wants to do something, and is calling for prayer, or fasting, reparation or penance of some sort).

This was His Word to my heart:

” I first had an image of the land in Texas in the coming days plush and green with gardens of flowing water, and the rivers full.” I asked the Lord, how did He want to begin his work here?

He said, “My people must pass through the waters. For now I have closed the heavens until an appointed time, but soon the day is coming when I will pour forth my blessing upon the land. For thus it is so with my people; for their hearts are far from Me, dry without life, as the parched dried up land. Their words of praise come from their lips, but no life remains in them. They are like sheep without a shepherd; yet I desire to lead them to green pastures…Behold I am the one Who is called Faithful and True. Abide in my love…fix your gaze upon your eternal spouse for I desire to unite myself with you…”

In this I understood the Lord is waiting on His people to turn to Him, and return to prayer and fasting.

Shortly after, the message of the Queen of Peace is sent from Heaven. And again Our Lady is waiting on those to WAKE UP FROM THEIR SLEEP OF UNBELIEF.

On another occasion, Our Lady said the world is in a “spiritual coma” and that “faith has become extinguished in the world” and that she has come to awaken the faith.

Here we are speaking of all the baptized Christians, who have fallen into a deep sleep of unbelief and do not live their Christian vocation. Remember for the one who has been baptized in the Lord Jesus Christ, has received the gift of FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE. This is an indelible mark or a seal upon the soul, where one has been born into the life of Christ.

But guess what? If we do not live the Christian vocation, these Baptismal gifts go dormant in us, as though of a hibernation…ah a deep spiritual sleep.

Jesus warned his apostles to “stay awake and pray that you may not undergo the test!” But they often found themselves sluggish and were caught by surprise when the hour came and Jesus was arrested and taken from them.

Today however as I was led to, Matthew 13 in the parable of the sower, the Lord makes it very clear that he is speaking in a parable that the crowds did not understand, as if he did not want to waste time. Because He quoted from the prophet Isaiah in this parable, “you shall hear but not understand, look but never see. Gross is the heart of this people, they will hardly hear with their ears; they have closed their eyes…”

The Lord is saying there are people who are choosing to ignore him, choosing to not believe but pretend to believe.

But then, you feel the pain of his heart when He says, “if only they see with their eyes, or hear with their ears, and understand with their heart and be converted, and I will heal them.”

My friends, this is the cry and the pain of Jesus and His Mother of this 30th Anniversary message.

If only unbelievers would open their eyes and see, open their ears and choose to hear, and decide for conversion, then Jesus will heal. But as it was in this story, the Lord was put off by this people, and shook the dust from His sandals. And He said, to those who have more, more will be given, to those who have little, little will be given.

In other word if you seek first the Kingdom of God the treasures of heaven will be poured out upon you and you will have knowledge of what many longed to see and know. But many turn their hearts from this and follow the way of the world.

Our Lady has been preparing us for a great event that is to come upon the world. Where everyone on this earth will experience the Lord of God. 30 years of Nazareth years we have had with her being formed by the Mother as Jesus had with her as preparation for his public mission. Those who have been living and following her messages, Our Lady is filled with joy and gratitude, for our hearts are made ready to face our God.

But for you unbeliever her heart is sad, because when the day comes and all is made known in truth, you will hide in your shame, as you will see yourself as God sees you in your sinful pitiful state. Do not wait, says the Mother of God for your conversion…for the unbelievers is will be too late. What a waste of life spent on earth for the one who chooses to ignore such a great grace from God.

Dear Jesus, you are the most High God, the one who is called faithful and true. Reclaim what belongs to you, and claim the victory in human hearts. Convert sinners! Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us!

“Once committed to conversion the heart learns to pray in faith. Faith is a filial adherence to God beyond what we feel and understand. It is possible because the beloved Son gives us access to the Father. He can ask us to “seek” and to “knock” since he himself is the door and the way.” (CCC 2609, Mt. 7:7-11, 13-14)

Please increase your prayer and fasting for the conversion of sinners!

Do you want God or not? June 2, 2011 Message to Mirjana

Message to Mirjana – June 2, 2011

Look into your hearts dear children....

Dear children,

As I call you to prayer for those who have not come to know the love of God, if you were to look into your hearts you would comprehend that I am speaking about many of you. With an open heart, sincerely ask yourselves if you want the Living God or do you want to eliminate Him and live as you want.

Look around you, my children, and see where the world is going, the world that thinks of doing everything without the Father, and which wanders in the darkness of temptation. I am offering to you the light of the Truth and the Holy Spirit. According to God’s plan I am with you to help you to have my Son, His Cross and Resurrection, triumph in your hearts. As a mother, I desire and pray for your unity with my Son and His works. I am with you; you decide. Thank you.

This is a serious message my friends. I have written on many occasions explaining that everybody is an unbeliever in one way or another. When we lack faith, we are an unbeliever. Today Our Lady is affirming these words. It boils down to do you want God in your life or not. Plain and simple.

We do not comprehend the great grace that has been given to us in this time. Our lady has been with us for 30 years this month. Many of us grew up with her and nothing different that being with her in the world. it is almost a whole lifetime for most.

But Our Lady made it very clear at one time when she said, “when I am gone, you will lament for the message…”

What little importance do we give to her in this time.

How many realize that the sin in this world is so severe that we as a human race are unworthy of the goodness of God in our life. Jesus told St. Faustina that we could not even accept His grace if it weren’t for His love for His creatures, and special help from Him. And here again, the Lord in His goodness has sent His Mother to the earth to warn the people for the LAST TIME.

God keeps bringing to my heart the days of Noah. I do not like to be what many call a dooms dayer, but truth must be spoken here. The day of Justice is near. And by the tone of the Mother of God in this message, and the signs that are being given in the world, there is no doubt there is something looming for the world. What we are experiencing in natural disasters today is nothing and but a small taste of what is to come.

Our Lady said above…“Look around you and see where the world is going…”

Isn’t it obvious? The world is spiraling down into a cesspool of slimy filth. But remember, just like in the days of Noah, the people we still making merry and mocking those who believed until the day Noah entered the Ark, and the doors were closed. And they all perished in the flood.

God is offering a New Ark to His people for this time and for this generation. She is a refuge of Hope with the Ark of the New Covenant; the Mother of God. She once said in my prayer, that “all good things pass through her hands“. It takes wisdom to understand these words.

To keep it simple however, just look at the picture of Our Lady of Grace, and the rays that pour forth from her hands. She is the vessel and worthy spouse of the Holy Spirit. Every grace, every treasure from Heaven, every gift from God passes through her as if she were the bridge to heaven. Jesus once described the abyss that separates God and the Creatures. In this abyss His mercy fills the chasm, but we forget who was there at the cross with him praying.

I once prayed about this, and I saw in the abyss the crucified Christ who was suffering in great agony, and blood was pouring from His wounds upon the earth as the Father was above Him looking only at His Son. But beneath the Lord was Our Lady off to the side. As the Lord agonized all the more in His suffering rays of light burst forth from His wounds and poured out as if filling up the Mother of God, and through Her hands the rays were filled with color that fell upon the earth, and the world lit up like the sun.

He explains the difference here, as through His blood we have been saved, but we forget the cost and the price He paid for our sins, as atonement to the Father in the perfect sacrifice. This justice will have to be addressed in the final day to the Father, if we have not taken the cost of our salvation with seriousness. St. Paul said one must discern the body and his sins before receiving the perfect sacrifice of the altar in the Eucharist. And it is a fact that men receive the Eucharist who never confess their sins, or habitual sinners and taking the Lord for granted.

But with Our Lady in this image with Jesus Crucified, the sacrifice of Jesus united with her suffering softens the just anger of God. For the mother loves her children, her people, and has accepted her vocation in its fullness, and desires to bring the blessing of her Son no matter how bad or disobedient her children are. She wants to clothe them in her grace, redress them, clean them up, to make them presentable to the loving Father.

But my friends, guess what we are doing, when we do not accept this grace from Heaven and do not put to life her messages, or as the Blessed Mother just said “do not choose God’s way in this time”?

We are shoving the holy Mother aside as if to say she is not important enough, and boldly approach His Majesty, the King, the Almighty God alone without an advocate to come to our aide. And the ancient custom for this was death! WOE TO THE ONE WHO IGNORES HIS MOTHER!

This is a gift from heaven dear people of God, and those who claim to be God’s people. How would it be for you if you handed a gift to someone and they looked at you in the eyes, and threw the gift aside and said, “Oh, that’s nice…” and then just put it on the shelf or throw it away, ignoring the giver of the gift, and what was in the box!

Do we realize what we are doing? Stupid, stupid people! Wake up!

Why can’t we see this my friends. Why do we choose to ignore the abomination of sin and do nothing about it and remain silent? What is wrong with us?

Many may say that they go to confession, and are living out their faith in the best way. I see and hear this all the time. And I see at the same time the same people boasting in themselves because they are in their “own eyes” proudly living their faith. And I see the same people judging others because they are not like them.

But to hear these words of the Mother of God, it is not enough to talk about the faith or study the faith, it must be lived. There is a level of conversion she wants to bring us to, and she is very FIRM IN HER WORDS, THIS GENERATION OF PEOPLE ARE NOT THERE YET, as much as we like to think we are. And this generation is not speaking out boldly against sin.

We need to hear our priests preach the gospel. Not just tell stories that have nothing to do with the gospel. Jesus said PREACH THE GOSPEL dear apostles. We the lay need to be fed the living Word of God. Preach it boldly! And call sin what it is, SIN! Sin is an abomination to God. God hates sin…loves the sinner but hates sin. Jesus was kind, but when sin was committed He called it out, and shut it down! Then families can take what is preached into the home, and teach these children to be children of God. There is no more room for error. We all have a part in this plan. It’s time to buck up and walk the talk!

The human race is at emnity with its Creator, and is choosing to be its own God. You heard it above from the Mother herself, who of course does not speak on her own, but is sent from God to convey the Word.

It is sickening to me to see how people react when I bring up Medjugorje. Some say they want to wait until the Church approves it. For you dear friends who think this way…I will say to you boldly – it will be too late! The Blessed Mother has made that very clear. She said, “DO NOT WAIT, FOR THE UNBELIEVERS IT WILL BE TOO LATE.” If you choose to wait, and not to believe, you are counted among this number that she speaks of as “unbeliever.” There is no gray here. It will be too late.

Do we know that the apparitions of Rue de Bac have never been approved by the Church to this day, but we all still wear the miraculous medals? Are you still waiting for the approval of this? But the visionary St. Catherine was made a saint, the medal was struck in her time, and it was worn, and miracles occurred.

A Cardinal just recently said, that the pastoral plan of the Mother of God is not always the same as the Theological plan of the Church; (Lourdes for example). But the Church did adapt the plan, and still today people still come to Lourdes France right?

Today the pastoral service of the Church is to serve the people of God and help support pilgrims coming to Medjugorje. He said that Blessed Mother is giving practical guidelines to living out the Christian vocation. And that the Mother of God is THE PERFECT THEOLOGIAN. He affirmed that the Church cannot exclude Medjugorje but provide the pastoral support that it needs. These apparitions will not be approved until the apparitions cease or a visionary dies. Neither of these have happened yet. Cardinal Schonborn advised that God’s people need to be patient as God has been patient with us for these 30 years.

Parishes and diocese should help give pastoral support to those called to go to Medjugorje. This is declared from the Church.

Well, is God’s patience running thin? I think we only need to hear this message and practically think, YES IS THE APPROPRIATE WORD! I can see my self in this parental role telling my own child, when I have had enough of the antics boldly saying to them. Here it is. This is your choice right now. You either decide to do such and such or not. If you do not, I cannot help you and you are on your own. If you do what I suggest, then I can help you this way. From there, the child needs to decide.

This is where the Mother of God has left it for you. Not for the one next door, not for the one in the other city. It is for you dear reader. You decide.

The apostles taught about what Jesus was going to do to the Lawless one. This is the one who does not live the Law “the Commandments of God.” But is one who puts himself above the law, declaring he is a god, who in truth comes from satan. If we are seeing in truth, I think we can recognize many lawless ones in our midst who are declaring their own laws for the people. But the Lord will kill them with His breath. This same scripture says, that those who in alliance with this lawless one, the Lord has sent upon them a deceiving spirit that they would believe the lie. (2 Thes. 2)

Do we see what is happening here? The Blessed Mother says she is bringing with her the Spirit of Truth, that is the Holy Spirit that Jesus spoke of in John 14 and 15. She wants us to have the truth and to see the truth. Jesus said the world does not know the truth, but when the Holy Spirit comes He will convict the world in truth and remind us of all that He taught us.

Today is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord. Today marks the beginning of the novena to the Holy Spirit, for the Day of Pentecost. My dear friends. beg the Father to send the Holy Spirit of Truth. We need it more than ever! And offer a Fast and renunciation that He may come to your spirit house in your body, that you may be a fit sacrifice to God. Ave Maria!

Come Holy Spirit, come!

“Christ’s call to conversion continues to resound in the lives of Christians. The “second conversion” is an uninterrupted task for the whole Church who ‘clasping sinners to her bosom is at once holy and always in need of purification, and follows constantly the path of penance and renewal. This endeavor of conversion is not just a human work. It is the movement of a ‘contrite heart’ drawn and moved by grace to respond to the merciful love of God who loved us first.” (CCC 1428, Ps. 51:17, Jn.6:44, 12:32, 1 Jn. 4:10)

Posted in Adoration, apparitions, awaken, be prepared, Birth of Christ, Blessed Mother, Blessed Virgin Mary, Catechism, Catechism of the Catholic Church, Catholic, Catholic Spirituality, Catholicism, children of medjugorje, Church, Commandments, confession, conversion, Creation, Cross, crosses, crucified, crucifix, crucifixion, dear children, death, desert, Devotion, divine love, Divine Mercy, Divine Mercy Novena, Divine Mercy Novena begins, Divine Mercy Sunday, domestic church, Eternal, Eternal Father, eternal life, Eternal Word, Eucharist, Faith, family consecration, family conversion, family formation, family healing, family life, Family Novena, family prayer, family rosary, family traditions, Family Values, Fasting and prayer, Fasting prayer, fathers and mothers, Feast of the Annunciation, Fount of mercy, God, God the Father, God's love, grace and mercy, grace of conversion, Healing, Holy, Holy Family, Holy Family Workshop, holy Father, Holy Mass, Holy Matrimony, Holy Mother, Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit Novena, Hope, human spirit, humble devotion, husbands and wives, intercession, intercessors, Jesus Christ, Jesus I trust in you, Lamb of God, latter times, Love, love of God, Marriage Sacrament, married love, Medjugorje, Medjugorje Healing, medjugorje message, Medjugorje pilgrimage, Medjugorje visionaries, message, Nine Day Novena, Novena, novena for parents, novena for youth, Novena to Divine Mercy, open your hearts, Our Lady, Parents, parish, parishes, personal conversion, Poor souls, Pope, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope John Paul II, pray for the poor soul, pray for unbelievers, Pray with the Heart, Prayer, prayer for deceased, prayer for families, prayer for priests, prayer for unbelievers, prayer for youth, Prayer with the heart, priest, Priests, private revelation, prophecy, purification, purity, Queen of Peace, reconcile, reconciliation, Religion, Religious, resurrection, Rosary, Rosary Novena, Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Sacramental Grace, Sacraments, Sacred Scripture, Saints, Santifying Grace, Sign of God, sign of the times, Spirit of Truth, spouses, St. Catherine of Sienna, St. Faustina, St. Joseph, St. Louis deMonfort, Ten Commandments, time of grace, time of mercy, tools, traditions, trinity, unbelievers, Vatican, Visitation, wake up, Way of the Cross, Word made flesh, Word of God, world. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Leave a Comment »

Medjugorje Monthly Message – Seek the Grace of Conversion

My children, seek the grace of conversion

“Dear children! My prayer today is for all of you who seek the grace of conversion. You knock on the door of my heart, but without hope and prayer, in sin, and without the Sacrament of Reconciliation with God. Leave sin and decide, little children, for holiness. Only in this way can I help you, hear your prayers and seek intercession before the Most High. Thank you for having responded to my call.” May 25, 2011

Listen my friends to the heart cry of the Mother of God and how she is praying for us, especially those who seek conversion of heart.

She says we keep coming to her asking for her help in prayer, but we are marked with sin, and desperate and without hope. We cannot ask anything without faith. Remember, Jesus never performed a miracle without faith. It takes great faith to accomplish miracles.

Our Lady has been with us for so long, isn’t it about time we got it? We need to experience conversion of the heart. We need to change our lives, and our godless ways, and frequent the sacrament of reconciliation. Whose listening to her?

She is praying for us; YES THE MOTHER OF GOD IS PRAYING FOR US … that we leave the way of sin, and seek toward holiness in our vocations and in our present state in life. Return to God with all our hearts is her hearts desire for us. There is nothing and I mean NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT!

I don’t think men realize how offensive sin is to God, and how little we try to omit it from our lives, but go on as if we never once sin. Do we not know that the greatest sin of this century is the LOSS OF THE SENSE OF SIN? It is playing Russian Rulet my friends, a very dangerous way of life.

Holiness is a conscious decision that someone makes to do something, and then we have to act on it, and stay the course, no matter how difficult it may be.

God wants our salvation, nothing less. And He will permit crosses to come to us in order to obtain that salvation for us. Embrace your crosses my friends with great love.

When we embrace our cross, we are living the Christian way, just the way Jesus did. Not only until then is Our Lady able to help us. Remember the FIAT she gave to the world. She was not afraid to suffer for the sake of sinners. She embraced her suffering with great care, with a profound love for God. Even in her darkest hour she remained at the cross with her Son, never leaving her side.

This is what she does for us. This is where the power of grace comes. It is through our yes in our trials and tribulations. And through these daily crosses, grace is being won for us so that we have the strength the amend our lives, and change our hearts.

Everything in this time passes through her hands. Our Lady once said, “Give me all your problems and difficulties and pray for my intentions…” When we do this, she in turn will take what we offer to her, and give it to her Son, where she is unceasingly praying for the world.

Imagine her in this time standing at the foot of the cross, begging her Son to forgive the sins of the world. This is intercession. This is the most powerful ministry and gift given to mankind, and she is giving us an opportunity to share in it.

Let us all take these words to heart of the dear Mother, and ask her boldly what must change in your life for her to win your conversion of heart. We are coming into a time of Pentecost and Our Lady wants us to experience a new Pentecost. She wants us emptied of our self love and selfish desires, so we have room for the Holy Spirit to come. Remove sin and prepare the way of the Lord in your heart. Ave Maria.

“It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships to enter the Kingdom of God…” (Acts 19)

REMINDER, GET YOUR RESERVATION IN FOR OUR UPCOMING PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE FOR THE 22ND ANNUAL YOUTH PRAYER FESTIVAL, AUGUST 4TH -AUGUST 16. AN AWESOME PRAYER EXPERIENCE AND RETREAT WITH THE MOTHER OF GOD.

Posted in apparitions, authentic human love, awaken, Blessed Mother, Blessed Virgin Mary, Catechism, Catechism of the Catholic Church, Catholic, Catholic Spirituality, Catholicism, children, children of fatima, children of medjugorje, Church, Commandments, confession, contemplation, contemplative prayer, conversion, Creation, Cross, crosses, crucified, crucifix, crucifixion, dear children, divine love, Divine Mercy, Eternal, Eternal Father, eternal life, Eternal Word, Eucharist, Faith, Family, family consecration, family conversion, family formation, family healing, family life, Family Novena, family prayer, family rosary, family traditions, Family Values, Fasting and prayer, Fasting prayer, forgiveness, God, God the Father, God's love, grace and mercy, grace of conversion, Holy, Holy Family, Holy Family Workshop, Holy Matrimony, Holy Spirit, Hope, human spirit, Humanity, humble, humble devotion, humility, intercession, intercessors, Jesus Christ, Jesus I trust in you, Lamb of God, Love, love of God, Madonna, Medjugorje, Medjugorje Healing, medjugorje message, Medjugorje pilgrimage, Medjugorje visionaries, mortal sin, Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, motherhood, mothers, New Springtime, Nine Day Novena, Novena, novena for parents, novena for youth, Novena to Divine Mercy, open your hearts, Our Lady, Passion of the Lord, peace, peaceless world, personal conversion, Pope John Paul II, poverty, prayer for families, prayer for priests, prayer for unbelievers, prayer for youth, Prayer with the heart, priest, Priests, private revelation, prophecy, purification, purity, Queen of Peace, reconcile, reconciliation, Rosary, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Sacramental Grace, St. Catherine of Sienna, St. Faustina, St. John the Baptist, St. Joseph, Ten Commandments, the human heart, time of grace, time of mercy, tools, traditions, unbelievers, universal, universe, Visitation, wake up, Way of the Cross, Word made flesh, Word of God, workshop, world. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . 1 Comment »

Coming out of the Desert-Passion Week Reflections

Unless I wash you, you will have no inheritance with me

Our Lady once said in Medjugorje, “Great is the love of God. I repeat Great is His love…” This coming week we will walk with the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary as we enter into Holy Week, mindful of the Passion of the Lord.

Take time this week to go into solitude and silence, and reflect in deep contemplation the mystery of man’s redemption.

These reflections are the beginning of the way of the Cross, and through the week, I will post the remaining reflections to complete the Passion of the Lord. Let us never forget all that the Lord has done for us. For we have been purchased at the price of His blood.

Remember also, Our Lady never left his side on the way of the Cross. She is always with us as well in our times of trial and stuggles.

At the cross her station keeping,
stood the mournful mother weeping,
close to Jesus to the last…

Opening reflection:
“Dear children! Rejoice with me in this time of spring when all nature is awakening and your hearts long for change. Open yourselves, little children and pray. Do not forget that I am with you and I desire to take you all to my Son and He may give you the gift of sincere love towards God and everything that is from Him. Open yourselves to prayer and seek a conversion of your hearts from God; everything else He sees and provides. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (4/25/02)

Day 1 – “The chief priests and the entire Sanhedrin kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus in order to put Him to death, but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward.” (Mt. 26:59-60)

Jesus: “Do not be surprised that you are sometimes unjustly accused. I myself first drank this cup of undeserved suffering for love of you (289). When I was before Herod, I obtained a grace for you; namely that you would be able to rise above human scorn and follow faithfully in my footsteps.”

Blessed Mother: “I am teaching you love and I am showing you that the dear Father has loved you…He sacrificed His Son for your salvation, my children. I am leading you children towards love, towards the dear Father. I am leading you toward eternal life. Eternal life is my Son. Accept him and you will have accepted love.”

St. Faustina: We are sensitive to words and quickly want to answer back without taking any regard as to whether it is God’s will that we should speak. A slient soul is strong; no adversities will harm it if it perseveres in silence. The silent soul is capable of attaining the closest union with God.

Songs 4:11, Songs 1:1-2, Songs 2:8, Songs 4:16

Day 2 – “Pilate took Jesus and had Him scourged. And the soldiers wove a crown out of thorns and placed it on His head, and clothed Him in a purple cloak, and they came to him and said, “Hail King of the Jews!” So Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple cloak. Pilate said to them, ‘behold the man!’ When the chief priests and the guards saw Him, they cried out, ‘crucify Him!’” (John 19:1-6)

Jesus – “Do not be afraid of sufferings, I am with you. The more you will come to love suffering the purer your love for me will be.”

Blessed Mother: “I am always with you, and do not be afraid of temptations because God is always watching over us. Also I have given myself to you and I sympathize with you even in the smallest temptation.”

St. Faustina: Jesus, I thank you for the little daily crosses, for opposition to my endeavors, for the hardships of communal life, for the misinterpretation of my intentions, for humiliations at the hands of others, for the harsh way in which we are treated, for false suspicions, for poor health and loss of strength, for self denial, for dying to myself, for lack of recognition in everything, for the upsetting of all my plans…

Songs 5:1, Rev. 21:2, Gen. 3:1-5, Rev. 12:13-17

Day 3 – “We had all gone astray like sheep, each following his own way; but the Lord laid upon Him the guilt of us all…” (Is. 53:6, 12)

Jesus: “Involuntary offenses of souls do not hinder my love for them or prevent me from uniting myself with them. But voluntary offenses, even the smallest obstruct my graces and I cannot lavish my gifts on such souls.” (1641).

Blessed Mother: “I call all of you to decide for holiness. May for you little children, always in your thoughts and in such situations holiness be in the first place, in work and in speech. In this way you will also put it into practice; little by little, step by step prayer and a decision for holiness will enter your family. Be sure with yourselves and do not bind yourselves to material things but to God.”

St. Faustina: My Jesus, despite your graces, I see and feel all my misery O my Jesus how prone I am to evil, and this forces me to be constantly vigilant. But I do not lose heart. I trust God’s grace, which abounds in the worst misery.

Lk. 1:30, Ps. 19:5-6, Songs 8:6

Day 4 – “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. And you yourself a sword will pierce…” (Lk. 2:34-35)

Jesus: “Although all the works that come into being by My will are exposed to great sufferings, consider whether any of them has been subject to greater difficulties than that work which is directly mine – the work of redemption. You should not worry too much about adversities.” (1643)

Blessed Mother: “I thank you for every sacrifice you have offered. And now I urge you to offer every sacrifice with love. I wish you, the helpless ones to begin helping with confidence and the Lord will keep on giving to you in confidence…(Queen of Peace)

“I am Mother to you all, thanks to the unfathomable mercy of God. Most pleasing to me is that soul which faithfully carries out the will of God. Be courageous. Do not fear apparent obstacles, but fix your gaze upon the passion of my Son, and in this way you will be victorious…” (1643)

St. Faustina; Mary, Mother of Mercy be near me always, especially in suffering as you were on your Son’s way of the cross.

Eph. 3:17-19, Eph. 5:21, Hos. 2:21-22

Day 5 – “As they led Him away they took hold of a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country; and after laying the cross on him, they made him carry it behind Jesus…” (Lk. 23:26)
Jesus: “Write that by day and by night My gaze is fixed upon him, and I permit these adversities in order to increase your merit. I do not reward for good results but for the patience and hardships undergone for my sake.” (86)

Blessed Mother: “I wish to tell you to open your hearts to the Master of all hearts. Give me all your feelings and all your problems! I wish to comfort you in all your trials. I wish to fill you with peace, joy and love of God.”

St. Faustina: “Jesus, you do not give a reward for the successful performance of a work, but for the good will and the labor undertaken. Therefore, I am completely at peace, even if all my undertakings and efforts should be thwarted or should come to naught. If I do all that is in my power, the rest is not my business.”

Hos. 2:16, Songs 2:13-14, Luke 1:46-55, John 19:26-27

Day 6 – “He grew up like a sapling before him, like a shoot from the parched earth there was in him no stately bearing to make us look at him, no appearance that would attract us to him. He was spurned and avoided by men, a man of suffering, accustomed to infirmity. One of those from whom men hide their faces spurned, and we held him in no esteem.” (Is. 53:2-3)

Jesus: “Know that whatever good you do to any soul, I accept it as if you had done it to me.” (1768)

Blessed Mother: “I see that you are tired. I wish to support you in your effort, to take you in my arms so that you may be close to me. I give you my heart; accept it. I wish to be constantly with you, with the heart.”

St. Faustina: I am learning how to be good from Jesus, from Him who is goodness itself, so that I may be called a child of the Heavenly Father (669). Great love can change small things into great ones, and it is only love which lends value to our actions. (303)

2 Cor. 12:9, Gal. 5:22-23, Rev. 22:17, Is. 55:1

Day 7 Review

Posted in Adoration, Blessed Mother, Blessed Virgin Mary, blood and water, Catechism, Catechism of the Catholic Church, Catholic, Catholic Spirituality, Catholicism, children of medjugorje, contemplation, contemplative prayer, conversion, couples, Cross, crosses, crucified, crucifix, crucifixion, dear children, death, desert, Devotion, divine love, Divine Mercy, Divine Mercy Novena, Divine Mercy Novena begins, Divine Mercy Sunday, Eternal Father, eternal life, Eternal Word, Eucharist, Faith, Family, family consecration, family conversion, family formation, family healing, family life, Family Novena, family prayer, family rosary, family traditions, Family Values, Fasting and prayer, Fasting prayer, Feast of Divine Mercy, forgiveness, Fount of mercy, God, God the Father, God's love, Good Friday, grace and mercy, Healing, Holy, Holy Family, Holy Family Workshop, Holy Mass, Holy Matrimony, holy souls, Holy Spirit, Holy Trinity, holy week meditation, Hope, human spirit, humble devotion, humility, intercession, intercessors, Jesus Christ, Jesus I trust in you, Lamb of God, latter times, Lent, Lenten Exercise, Lenten prayer, Lenten Preparation, Lenten Reflection, Love, love of God, Mediatrix, Medjugorje, Medjugorje Healing, medjugorje message, Medjugorje pilgrimage, Medjugorje visionaries, Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, New Springtime, Novena, Novena to Divine Mercy, open your hearts, Our Lady, parish, parishes, Passion of the Lord, peace, peaceless world, personal conversion, Pope John Paul II, pray for unbelievers, Pray with the Heart, prayer for families, prayer for priests, prayer for unbelievers, prayer for youth, Prayer with the heart, precious blood, priest, Priests, private revelation, prophecy, purification, Queen of Peace, reconcile, reconciliation, Religion, Religious, Rosary, Rosary Novena, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Sacramental Grace, Sacraments, Sacred Scripture, Santifying Grace, Sign of God, sign of the times, Son of Man, St. Faustina, St. Joseph, stations of the cross, the human heart, time of grace, time of mercy, traditions, unbelievers, universal, universe, Visitation, Way of the Cross, Word made flesh, Word of God, workshop, world. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Leave a Comment »

Pope John Paul II, – Medjugorje, Its The Spiritual Heart of the World

Pope John Paul II “Medjugorje – The Spiritual Heart of the World
by admin on March 16, 2010
By Daniel Klimek, March 13, 2010

Pope John Paul II once powerfully observed, “Today’s world has lost its sense of the supernatural, but many are searching for it –and find it in Medjugorje, through prayer, penance, and fasting.” The late pontiff and future saint, his holiness, spoke these words on August 1, 1989,while addressing a group of Italian physicians studying the apparitions in Medjugorje with medical and scientific investigations.

It is no secret within Rome that John Paul II absolutely loved Medjugorje, once even acquiring the nickname “Protector of Medjugorje” within the Vatican. Even eminent American intellectuals were no strangers to this reality. The great Franciscan intellectual, Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, himself an investigator of supernatural phenomena, once admitted about John Paul II in a revealing interview: “I can tell you for a fact that the pope loves Medjugorje from afar and would go there in a minute if the theologians would let him.”

While it is known that the late Polish pope never personally visited Medjugorje, what is less known is that throughout the last two decades of his life Pope John Paul II held personal meetings and correspondences with Medjugorje visionaries, Medjugorje priests, even Medjugorje inner locutionaries, and numerous pro-Medjugorje bishops. His enthusiasm and love for Medjugorje’s mystics was overwhelming and filled with abundant respect and a joyful beauty overcome with hope. One such example is when Medjugorje visionary, Mirjana Dragicevic Soldo, met with John Paul II. She once shared the details behind this poignant, and somewhat humorous, encounter while addressing a group of pilgrims:

“I personally had a such a great honor to be able to speak with late Pope John Paul II. That was so beautiful. I was in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome with all other pilgrims. Pope as he was walking by, he was blessing everybody. He blessed me and just walked away. And then this Italian priest I was with said ‘Holy Father, this is Mirjana from Medjugorje.’ He came back, blessed me again and he left. And I said to this priest, ‘Father, you see he just thinks that I need a double blessing’ [laughter]. However, in the afternoon we received an invitation tomorrow morning to come to Castelgondolfo, close to Rome in order to talk to Holy Father. I don’t have to tell you that I couldn’t sleep all night. Tomorrow when I reached the place, he saw that I was so excited. We were alone and then he started talking to me in Polish. He thought I would understand because both are Slavic languages. He wanted to make me feel comfortable but I didn’t understand a word because it’s not even close to our language. However, I was crying and I couldn’t catch a breath to say a word. So when I finally succeeded to say a word, I said ‘Holy Father, can we try in Italian ?’ [laughter].

*Then we talked and among other things he said to me, ‘If I were not Pope, I would be in Medjugorje a long time ago. I know everything, I have been following everything. Ask pilgrims to pray for my intentions. And take good care of Medjugorje because Medjugorje is the hope for the entire world………….’ ”

Beyond such personal words of encouragement and trust for the visionaries and the fruits of faith at Medjugorje, Pope John Paul II frequently displayed his appreciation in officially signed papal blessings as well. Two such official blessings were given by John Paul II to Fr. Jozo Zovko, O.F.M., the pastor in St. James Church at Medjugorje when the apparitions began, and to Vicka Ivankovic, one of the Medjugorje visionaries who still receives daily apparitions. Vicka, like Mirjana, has also personally met with the Holy Father in Rome, exchanging gifts and warm sentiments of faith. The official blessing she received from the late pope hangs on her wall, beautifully framed, in her home.

Fr. Jozo met with Pope John Paul II in 1992, in the midst of the wars in the former Yugoslavia. John Paul II’s words to Fr. Jozo were striking: “I am with you, protect Medjugorje! Protect Our Lady’s messages!” The passion and urgency of the Holy Father’s words for the protection of Medjugorje make clear how much the holy site, as to millions of Catholics, meant to him.

That Our Lady is appearing in Medjugorje, the Holy Father had little doubt about. The papal blessing he signed and gave to Fr. Jozo read:“I grant from the heart a particular blessing to Father Jozo Zovko, O.F.M. and I invoke a new outpouring of graces and heavenly favors, and the continuous protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Joannes Paulus II.”

The Holy Father’s own knowledge of Medjugorje and the major figures surrounding the events there was very impressive. Often his knowledge extended beyond the facts that many Medjugorje devotees may even know. For instance, most Medjugorje followers know that there are six visionaries. However, fewer may know that, in addition to the original six children who reported experiencing apparitions of Our Lady in 1981, two also reported experiencing interior locutions (locution cordis), the mystical grace of seeing and hearing Our Lady in an interior way – through the heart, especially when in prayer. Jelena and Marijana Vasilj, distant cousins, were the two youngsters who reported experiencing this grace. At Medjugorje, they acquired the nickname of “the seers of the second generation,” being ten year-old girls (compared to the older visionaries) during the beginning periods of the apparitions.

Of course, such idiosyncratic distinctions, between young mystics who received apparitions and those who received inner locutions—while perhaps a bit perplexing to many observers—were no problem for John Paul II to discern. He didn’t miss a beat. In 1988, John Paul II received a group of Croatian Catholics into his private chapel in Rome. He instantly recognized two members of the group from photographs he had witnessed. Approaching the two young girls, he said, “Ah yes, Jelena and Marijana, who have the interior locutions.” John Paul II greeted the girls warmly and stared into their eyes for some time with much amusement.

Today, both Jelena and Marijana are, of course, mature women. Jelena’s path has especially been interesting. Traveling to the United States for her undergraduate studies, she completed her B.A. at the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. Shortly thereafter, Jelena returned to Rome where she pursued a doctorate in theology at the Gregorian University, always displaying a sophisticated mind with a deep appreciation for the Catholic faith.

Only two years after the pope met with “the seers of the second generation,” John Paul II sent his friend and confidant, Bishop Paul Hnilica, S.J., then Auxiliary Bishop of Rome, to accompany Marija Pavlovic, another Medjugorje visionary, on a visit to Russia. Bishop Hnilica continually told Marija how much the pope wished to visit Medjugorje. Similarly to the words John Paul II gave to visionary Mirjana Soldo during their meeting, the Bishop emphasized how the Holy Father explained to him: “If I wasn’t the Pope, I’d be in Medjugorje already!

Many bishops from around the world have had similar encounters with John Paul II on the topic of Medjugorje. In June 1986, in response to a group of twelve Italian bishops seeking advice on pilgrims traveling to Medjugorje, the pope recognized the indisputable fruits of faith present in the village: “Let the people go to Medjugorje,” he said, “if they convert, pray, confess, do penance and fast.”

Similarly, in April 15, 1990, the National Catholic Reporter quoted Bishop Michael D. Pfeifer of San Angelo, Texas. Bishop Pfeifer explained:“During my Ad Lumina visit to Rome with the Bishops of Texas in April 1988, I asked our Holy Father his opinion about Medjugorje during the private conversation I had with him. He spoke very favorably about the happenings there, pointing out the good which had been done for people. During the lunch which the Texas Bishops later had with the Holy Father, Medjugorje came up for further discussion. Again His Holiness spoke of how it has changed the lives of people who visit it, and said that so far the messages are not contrary to the Gospel.”

Likewise, during his Mass Homily at the Notre Dame Conference on Medjugorje delivered on May 14, 1989, Bishop S. Treinen, Bishop of Boise, Idaho, related a conversation he once had with John Paul II:

“In the course of it [our conversation] I said: ‘Holy Father, I have just come from Medjugorje. There are wonderful things going on there.’ The Pope replied: ‘Yes, it’s good for pilgrims to go to Medjugorje and pray and do penance. It’s good.’ That’s first hand, I heard him say it myself.”In February 1990, Bishop Murilo Krieger, then Auxiliary Bishop of Florianopolis, Brazil, reported a conversation with John Paul II about the apparitions, wherein the pope enthusiastically told him: “Medjugorje is a great center of spirituality!” Not only that but the Holy Father also happily assented to Bishop Krieger’s request, giving his papal blessings to the visionaries. Bishop Krieger explained:

“In 1988, I was with eight other bishops and thirty three priests on spiritual retreat in the Vatican. The Holy Father knew that many of us were going to Medjugorje afterwards. After a private mass with the Pope, before leaving Rome, he said, without having been asked anything, ‘Pray for me in Medjugorje.’ On another occasion, I told the Pope ‘I am going to Medjugorje for the fourth time.

* ’He concentrated his thoughts and said, “Medjugorje, Medjugorje, it’s the spiritual heart of the world’. On the same day I spoke with other Brazilian bishops and the Pope at lunch time and I asked him: ‘Your holiness, can I tell the visionaries that you send your blessing?’ He answered: ‘Yes yes,’ and embraced me.”

In addition to Pope John Paul II’s overwhelming support, in recent years Medjugorje has acquired some very influential supporters in Roman Catholic circles. Critics of Medjugorje, from the bishop of Mostar to German theologian Manfred Hauke, are given a lot of media attention. But what is noteworthy is how many cardinals have voiced their affection for the shrine, including Cardinals Tonini Ersilio, Emmanuel Wamala, Jean Margeot, Frantisek Tomasek and, most recently, his eminence Christoph Cardinal Schonborn, the Archbishop of Vienna who visited Medjugorje as a pilgrim for Christmas 2009. Even theologians have shown their appreciation. The French theologian Fr. Rene Laurentin and the Swiss theologian and cardinal Hansursvon Balthasar have been open Medjugorje supporters. Balthasar, in addition to being arguably the most eminent theologian of the twentieth century, is also known for co-founding—with his friend Joseph Ratzinger (the current Pope), and with others—the Catholic journal Communio. He frequently referred to the events happening at Medjugorje as “a theater of holiness.

*”Most recently, the popular American priest, Fr. Donald Calloway of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, published his autobiography, No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy. Fr. Calloway is the vocation director for the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, the author of numerous books, and a leading proponent of the Divine Mercy devotions of St. Faustina Kowalska. It was a book about Medjugorje, The Queen of Peace Visits Medjugorje, which led to Calloway’s famous conversion, going from an agnostic and destructive youth wrestling with addiction, promiscuous sex, and illegal crime to someone who found hope, peace, and meaning in Medjugorje, leading to the priesthood and to his current life of spiritual maturity and personal unity with Christ and Our Lady.

The messages and fruits of Medjugorje have reached an innumerable amount of people. From the faithful millions who have visited the village to the millions who have read about it, to some of the most influential members of the Catholic Church. Pope John Paul II, who many Catholics believe was a mystic himself, had a special relationship (in his immense spirituality and in his devotion to Our Lady) with Medjugorje. He asked others to protect Medjugorje and he believed that Medjugorje was the fulfillment of Fatima.

Monsignor Angelo Kim, President of the Korean Bishops’ Conference, once wrote about his encounter with John Paul II in the Korean national weekly newspaper, Catholic News, in 1990. Prior to the conclusion of the last Bishops’ Synod in Rome, the Korean bishops were invited to a lunch with John Paul II. Msgr. Kim addressed the Holy Father directly and said, “Father, thanks to you, Poland was able to liberate itself from Communism.” To this, the Holy Father responded, “No, this is not my merit. This is the work of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as She had predicted in Fatima and in Medjugorje.”

As mentioned, in the Vatican he was known as the “Protector of Medjugorje.” In reality, this relationship was mutual. According to the testimony of the Medjugorje visionaries, on May 13, 1982, on the anniversary of the Fatima apparitions and on the occasion of an assassination attempt on John Paul II’s life, Our Lady said, “His enemies tried to kill him, but I have protected him.”
Source-Medjugorje Org. Medjugorje Web

this article has been posted for informational purposes only….”Dear children, I invite you!
=

Posted in Blessed Mother, Blessed Virgin Mary, Catechism, Catechism of the Catholic Church, Catholic, Catholic Spirituality, Catholicism, children of medjugorje, dear children, Devotion, Divine Mercy, Faith, Family, family consecration, family conversion, family formation, family healing, family life, Family Novena, family prayer, family rosary, family traditions, Family Values, Fatima, Fount of mercy, grace and mercy, holy Father, holy souls, Holy Spirit, Holy Trinity, holy week meditation, intercession, intercessors, Jesus Christ, Jesus I trust in you, Lent, Lenten Exercise, Lenten prayer, Lenten Preparation, Lenten Reflection, Love, love of God, Medjugorje, Medjugorje Healing, medjugorje message, Medjugorje pilgrimage, Medjugorje visionaries, message, New Jerusalem, New Springtime, Nine Day Novena, Novena, novena for parents, novena for youth, Novena to Divine Mercy, open your hearts, Our Lady, peace, peaceless world, personal conversion, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope John Paul II, pray for unbelievers, Pray with the Heart, Prayer, prayer for families, prayer for priests, prayer for unbelievers, Prayer with the heart, priest, Priests, private revelation, prophecy, Purgatory, purification, Queen of Peace, reconcile, reconciliation, Religion, Rosary, Rosary Novena, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Sacramental Grace, Sacraments, Sacred Scripture, Santifying Grace, stations of the cross, the human heart, time of grace, time of mercy, traditions, trinity, unbelievers, universal, universe, Vatican, Visitation, vocation, wake up, Word made flesh, Word of God, world. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Leave a Comment »