32 Years Anniversary-Talk with Marija Pavlovic Lunetti

I am the Queen of Peace

I am the Queen of Peace

copy of this transcript is from Marytv.com.

Marija Pavlovic Lunetti June 24, 2013, St. James:

The talk began with the 7-7-7 prayer. Marija said:

We definitely need it, these 7 Our Fathers, Hail Marys and Glory bes!! We all know that in the Church of St. James in Medjugorje, every evening after Mass, we pray the Creed, 7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Marys and 7 Glory Bes. Why do we do it?? We do it in thanksgiving to the Queen of Peace. Today in a special way we can say with all our hearts, we can really say to Our Lady, “Thank you!” And what we do every evening here after Holy Mass, all the people who know about this prayer, they stay and straight away they kneel down, and they gladly stay for a few extra minutes to say this prayer in order to give thanksgiving to Our Lady. However some people do not know about this prayer, after Mass is over they simply get up and they leave the church or the church grounds. We have our habit here.

When we kneel in the sacristy, we do kind of a favor for each other. Especially when it is cold or when it is hot in the summer time, we always kneel on a small pad, a kind of little carpet that we can use to kneel. Sometimes it is just a little towel. In the shops here you can get a little pad to kneel on. In the Sacristy with the parish priest…I have to say that the parish priest is an amazing grace for us because he is a Medjugorje vocation, he is a fruit of Medjugorje. Not only him, but also his sister who is a nun! In a special way there is a great joy in our heart to see them, because they are both fruits of Our Lady’s apparitions. And when the prayer to Our Lady begins they always come to me to give me something to kneel on. I then say, “Sister, maybe you can give it to someone else!!” Or maybe I take it and then give it to someone else who has difficulty kneeling down. And then in my heart I say, maybe this is a little sacrifice that I can do. To kneel down without knee pads. Maybe someone next to me needs it more than me. Then I always see a beautiful smile on the face of that person. And that smile shows so much love, and that smile is full of love.

And this is something that I like here in Medjugorje! When pilgrims come for the first time, they are a bit confused and they don’t have experience. And what we have learned, that Our Lady is here, and she loves us and she wishes us well. She is here to hug us and embrace us, and at the end we all feel good, and above all we feel privileged. We even feel more and more [that we are] Our Lady’s children. The heart of Our Lady is a heart that beats in our own bodies because we can feel her love, we can feel her joy to be here present with her children. She is here to love us, to teach us, to change us.

But Our Lady says to us,”Living the way you are living you will not have a future or eternal life.” Then we respond, “We are sinners but we are your children.” And this is something Our Lady knows, and that is why she says to us, “Go to Confession. Choose a priest who will become your spiritual guide. Leave sin. Renounce sin and start walking on the pathway of holiness.”

She, at the beginning, began guiding the parish of Medjugorje in this way. And so many people were saying at that time, “But what can she tell us??” She speaks a lot, they say. And those who oppose Medjugorje say that she speaks too much. But we can say she wants to guide us on a beautiful way, and that sooner or later we will be on that pathway in her Immaculate Heart, because she wants us to be inside her Immaculate Heart. She invites us, she loves us and she says to us, “Dear children.” She says to us, exactly as she did at the foot of the Cross with the Apostle John, when the other apostles were lost, when they were helpless, she says there is still hope for them, for us, because Jesus, their Master is dying for them on the Cross. And Jesus said to Our Lady,”Mother, behold your son.” And what did He say to John? He said to John, “Behold your Mother.” And we are those who through John receive this call from the Mother. We also have become the children of God and the children of Our Lady. We have become what Our Lady invites us to be.

Today, with her extended hands in today’s world, Our Lady comes to us. She comes not to 1000, or 30,000, or 100,000…no she comes to all of us. Each one of us is important to her. We are poor. We are poor souls in everything, but especially in a spiritual way….

We can’t say we began a movement. All we can say is that Our Lady appeared and she told us to place God in the first place in our life. Maybe you are sick; maybe you do not have health. You do not have faith. Maybe you are searching for something supernatural, so that you can feel something in your heart. I am saying to you, you are at the right place. Our Lady says, “Pray, pray, pray.” You are not here because of beautiful hotels. There is no luxury here. There is not air conditioning everywhere here. You are not at the coast, because there is no sea here! But we are here before the heavenly sunshine, before the sea of Love with Our Lady, in the school of prayer that Our Lady started here.

Our Lady wanted this parish and she started giving messages. So many times she was saying, “My dear children, I am your mother.” And she said to us so many times, so that we would not forget this, “You need God. Without God you do not have a future.” Even if we have everything in this world, all the material things, we will leave everything behind, clothes, cars, houses. You will leave it all behind. And those who have more will leave more behind.

But there is one thing to know, that if you have everything, but you do not have God, what do you have? Nothing! God created us in His image, and without Him we have nothing. I believe we all know a person. Suppose that person’s name is “Stanko”. We can say that I knew that person, that person laughed with me. I knew his hair style, etc. But that person is dead. Then we say that that person yesterday was driving a car, was walking, was working, was talking, and now that person is gone. That person has a body, but the spirit is gone. We also know many people who are alive, who work and walk and live, but who are spiritually dead. They are dead spiritually, even though they are walking around.

There is a friend of mine who shares that there are volunteers who go to Africa to help. Those volunteers are often very rich people. They come from rich families. However they are not happy, they are not pleased, they don’t see a future for themselves. And yet they have everything. Those people are from families which have provided everything that they needed and yet those young people are not happy. And they say that they come to Africa to help, and after their experience in Africa they go home completely changed. One day I spoke to one of those young men, and I said to him, “What did Africa give you??” And that young man said to me, “Africa gave me the joy of life.” Why, because that young man could see children who did not have anything but the shirt on them, but they were happy. They had an improvised ball and that ball was a piece of plastic. And that was the way that they learned to play football. And he said, “I played football with them, and I ate with them, and I ate very little. And I would try to get some sleep, but I would go to bed hungry. I had pains in my stomach, because we couldn’t eat more. There was not enough. Then I would remember the times I would go to my kitchen and open the refrigerator, and it was full of food, and I would still complain that there was nothing in this house for me to eat!! And yet the refrigerator was full!! Then I understood what it meant to have nothing to eat. That person came back from Africa and started studying and working for missions with a group of people who pray. And he works and whatever he earns, in the afternoon he puts it aside for the missions in Africa.

How often are we indifferent? How often do we see those who have nothing, who have no clothes to put on and we do not think of them? Our Lady has been saying to us, that prayer and fasting can even stop wars, even the wars in your hearts…those moments when you don’t think about God. When there is not God in your heart, when we do not think about God’s commandments, and when we do not live them. That is why Our Lady says, “Wake up, wake up from the sleep of lack of faith.” I am thoroughly convinced that the person who starts praying becomes a better person. That person is ready to serve other people and more and more that person becomes more sensitive and a person of feelings.

We see that Our Lady calls us to return to God, renounce sin, convert. We need to know how to do this work. Place the Sacred Scripture in the first place in your family homes. Read from the Bible, open the Bible every day. And Our Lady says to us, “Choose a priest to be your spiritual guide, a spiritual guide who will help you, who will teach you, and who will give you absolution in the name of God.” And in the name of God he will help you, so that the name of God will be there for us in the moment when we need it. And Our Lady says, “Place the Holy Mass in the center of your life. There you will meet God. There you will receive God. And with the help of God you will find your pathway on this earth, in the world, he will give it to you.”

We were children when the apparitions started, and I remember we were saying that there were so many young people who were lost, and we could see so many young people who were lost in drugs and lost in alcohol. That was a time of Communism, and the Communist’s wanted to make everyone believe that God does not exist. I was a student, and at school we had to learn about Marx and about Communism, and they used to say faith is the opium for the masses. And imagine me; I had to study all about this, me, who was able to see Our Lady! So who was right, Our Lady or that poor man with his ideology? Thanks are to God, Communism is gone, but unfortunately now there is consumerism and materialism around us, but Our Lady comes and says to us that our life is temporary, that it will pass. As the Sacred Scripture says, for those who are strong maybe they will live for 70 years. And today science says we may live longer, that people will live to 150 years…But yet, what is all that compared with eternity?? Is it worth insisting on being here?? Why don’t we do our best to deserve and merit heaven??

I have to say that all of you are courageous to be here in this sunshine. I can say that maybe you can say “I will give this as a gift to the Lord. And I offer this for the conversion of so many other people or for the healing of so many people who are here in our midst, for the healing of so many children who have commended themselves to my prayers who have Leukemia.

I remember the time when we were young, in 1989, when we wanted to convert everyone. We wanted to be perfect as Our Lady is. I remember we wore long skirts because we didn’t want to scandalize anyone. And we were telling people who were not properly dressed to put something on their shoulders, so they wouldn’t scandalize anyone. We could also see many young people who were far from faith. There were young people who didn’t have faith. So we decided we would found a prayer group, and every Friday night we would pray for those young people who are far from God. And that is exactly what we did. We asked our parish priest if we could do it, and we just asked for the church to be given to us, nothing else, nothing more, but just the church to go to and pray. But he asked who wants to come. We told him, all the young people in our prayer group. And he said yes. We were so happy and content because we were given permission from the parish priest. And we started singing and praying before the Lord. And then I remember we would soon see that it was 3:00 in the morning! We didn’t even go to bed at all. Imagine! We were young people full of enthusiasm. But we were not really ready for this. But slowly, slowly, we were down on our knees, and our heads were bowed, and we looked like Muslims, who are praying. And then you could see and hear nothing, but silence, because everyone was in silence. You couldn’t even hear the birds chirping. As we say here, it was the silence of the tomb. Then we were all asleep, and we could hear someone snoring. Then we would tease that person. Then after a while Our Lady said to us,”Bring the Sacred Scripture. Have the Bible with you.” And then we would joke, when someone fell asleep and snored that that person was profoundly meditating, when that person was actually asleep! And I remember one person, a man there with his wife, and when he would snore, his wife would kick him, and then he would wake up and just continue, “Holy Mary, Mother of God…”

I always say that the family that has a future is the family that prays, the family that exists. And as Our Lady said to us, “We are now going to pray a rosary a day.” Often we would be tired at work, but we would still be able to pray at the end of the day the Rosary. And the wife of that young man would say, “Ok I will say the first part of the Hail Mary, and then I will kick my husband and tell him to pray the second part, Holy Mary…!!” She loved her husband, and she wanted to pray together with her husband, because in marriage man and woman become one.

And on the bus that goes from Medjugorje to Mostar, it stops at least 15 times. And everyone knew that this husband was from Medjugorje because everyone knew that if someone bumped him on the bus and woke him up, he would simply start to pray!! He was not a fanatic, just a person of good will, someone who worked hard himself, and who loved his family. And that is what Our Lady asks of us. Our Lady doesn’t want us to become fanatics. And she doesn’t want all of us to become missionaries and to go to Africa. But she says, “Go to your families!” From the Mount of Tabor, go back to your family. And do what you can do, through God’s blessing and Our Lady’s intercession, that your family, that your parish community can become worthy of the presence of God. So that we who are able to say we want God and we want the Blessed Mother in our families and at every single level of our family life.

That is what Our Lady asks of us. She desires to say to us,”Convert. Change your life! Without God there is no future, no eternal life, because without God we do not have a future.” That is why Our Lady says to us, and she is tirelessly inviting us, “Pray!” She has been appearing here for a long time, and she has been saying”Return to God.” So often she repeats, “Pray, pray, pray!” There is time for you when you get back home to play, to shop, to rest. But the hill where Our Lady appeared is here. The Cross Mountain is here. And Our Lady chose this country to wake us up again, and to say to us “I am your mother. Go back to your family and take me with you.” If we start to think with the heart of Our Lady, then we will feel the urgency to convert and to give witness to all those who live close to us. We will be worried for our children who are far from God. We will be worried about our husbands or wives and we will desire to pray for them and to be an example to them with our lives. Then for them we will be willing to make sacrifices. We will go even to Apparition Hill.

I remember a friend of mine who came to Medjugorje just for one day. At that time she wasn’t a friend of mine, but now she is a friend of mine. She is a very modern person. She really takes care of her body and she is very much into sports. She works in a pharmaceutical company and she has a pharmacy herself. And people would come to her and say, “Can you give us advice. What should we do?” And then on the day of their wedding anniversary, her husband came to her and said, “I am going to bring you to Medjugorje.” And she said, “OK, but just one day please.” But Our Lady waited for her here. And Our Lady really loved her and changed her. And she really fell in love with Our Lady. She has three children. And she even has a dog. Every morning she doesn’t go up Apparition Hill, but she wakes up at 5:00 in the morning and she is an exemplary mother, very modern, very into sports. But every morning she goes jogging with her dog and she prays the Rosary. Our Lady didn’t say what way, because you can pray a rosary while you are preparing your meal, while you are driving, while you are ironing. No one said in what way we should pray. But Our Lady simply says, pray the rosary. Maybe in the beginning it will be a rosary, but we will pray without thinking about it. But as we say, eating you learn how to eat, and we say, praying you learn how to pray. And we are here to learn how to pray and how to have peace with God and Our Lady.

And Our Lady gives us messages. She says, “Put my messages into practice. Live my messages.” And I say to you – Live the messages. The messages of Our Lady are nothing new. They are already written in the Sacred Scripture. Maybe those of us here will never meet again, will never see each other. But what you have met here and what you have experienced in your heart here will remain an amazing treasure. That is why I say do not waste time; make good use of your time in Medjugorje. Use this time in Medjugorje and pray.

I remember my own personal experience when I asked Fr. Slavko to become my spiritual guide. I said to him, “Can you be my spiritual guide?” Then he said yes. Then I said, “Can we meet? When, where, how?” And then he looked at me in a really profound way and he said to me, “Ok tomorrow morning at 5:00 in the morning at your house.” I was 16 years old. And you know what young people do at that time in the morning? What do they prefer at that age, what do they like more? At five o’clock they are back from the disco, and they just want to sleep. But I never went to the disco, but I loved sleeping, and when he said 5:00 am, it was amazing for me. And I said, “Ok…I have this plan…at night when I go to bed I will put clothes on, and put even my shoes on, and sleep with my shoes off the bed, a when Fr. Slavko would pass by, I would be ready with clothes and shoes on! But I have a strong will, and I said to myself, I have to do it. Not really that I have to do it, but I wanted to do it. And I can say that when I have that desire in my heart to be better, more holy, in reality to try to live more and better the messages of Our Lady, I have lived some of the most beautiful moments of my life.

When Fr. Slavko would come, he would begin, “In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.” He wouldn’t say, “Dear one, did you get any sleep? Did you get enough sleep, did you sleep well?’ He wasn’t just talking, as many Italians are doing when they are up on the hill! They talk, talk, and talk! But I believe in a special way Our Lady loves Italy, because she sent me to Italy to convert you! No, I am just kidding. I believe that God in his mercy will convert all of us!

That is why I desire to say with my heart, “Use this time. This is a time of great grace for us.” When it happened to Jakov, the visionary, that Our Lady said the time has come when you won’t have any more daily apparitions, Jakov remembers those times and he would love to see her now every day. And now when he meets me he will say, “How was it yesterday – how was it. What was it like?” And I often will see a tear in his eye. And I ask myself, why did they stop for him, and I still have them? Why is it not the other way around? Why was it us, and not somebody else? We have many questions. I am not perfect, I am not a saint. I am a sinner. But I have a desire in my heart to be better and to convert, to really become a child of Our Lady.

Start thinking in this way: I believe that Our Lady’s children will become better. Maybe we will make a decision and start a prayer group. Maybe we will be able to help each other. Maybe we will learn how to pray properly the mysteries of the Holy Rosary of Our Lady, and every day we will become richer and more content, happier, because God won’t be up there in the clouds in heaven far away, but in our midst. Because we live as Jesus said, “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am present there.” And we, in the name of Jesus, will be able to start living a brand new life for ourselves, for the world, and for our future, for our own children.

Our Lady said once when we consecrated ourselves to her Immaculate Heart, and it was during the time of one of the apparitions, and all of the people were there, and I was in Sicily and one of the officials of the government in Sicily, when he read the consecration prayer to Our Lady, Our Lady answered and said,”You won’t regret this, neither your children nor your children’s children.” I wish that in your act of coming to Medjugorje for your personal conversion, that through your personal conversion to her Immaculate Heart, I hope and pray that Our Lady will act and work in your heart and will be able to say to you, “You won’t regret doing this, neither you, nor your children, nor your children’s children.” This is something that I wish for all of you from the bottom of my heart.

And this evening when I am together with Our Lady I am going to pray for all of you. I can’t remember all of you by name, but I am sure that all of you are already in the heart of Our Lady. And I am going to pray for all of you and for all of your intentions. And I am going to pray for all that you carry in your heart, for all the members of your family that you left at home. We will also pray for all those people who do not have the faith or courage to come to Medjugorje. Maybe they are sick, confined to bed, and they cannot come to Medjugorje. I am going to pray for all of you and present all of you to Our Lady. I will pray for all of you. Thanks be to God we have so many priests here. We will ask one of them to do what they do, to bless us all. It is a grace that they can do it because we receive Jesus from their hands. And we really have to pray a lot for our priests. And we have to love all priests. We ask all our priests to pray over us and for us that they may give us God’s blessing, so that we can live in our hearts, act in our hearts and our lives with God’s heart and God’s eyes. (All the priests came and blessed us!)

Happy Anniversary, one and all!!

Cathy Nolan
(c)Mary TV 2013

Freedom comes under the Law

Freedom comes under the Law

Freedom comes under the Law

Praise be Jesus Christ! I’ve often said I do not write unless I feel called to write. Today the Lord was clear that He wanted this teaching that He gave me to be shared, especially in this Nation where the Constitutional Law is always threatened and under attack. It makes sense now why freedom and liberty are at stake. Here is why as I understood it….

The Lord led me to the scripture of Galatians 3. I reviewed the whole chapter, trying to understand what was being said to me in this whole reading where St. Paul admonishes the Galatian people for their lack of understanding and returning to their former way of life. He reminds them that they are Christs’ body and that the error of the Jews was following the letter of the law” and not the “heart of the law”. Sounds like a form of religiosity which many of us fall into.

The Law of God, has been established to show His people, what sin is. It is a separation of the wheat from the chaff so to say, God’s children vs. satan’s children.

However even Law abiding sinners; even though we commit sin against the Law, the Lord has established his covenant with the forefathers and prophets before us. The promise of God, ie the covenant will never be broken as in this scripture as St. Paul declares. St. Paul speaks of the forefathers of his time with Abraham; but the covenant continues in Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David all the way to the fulfillment of the Law in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son.

The Lord told Abraham to take his “only son” Isaac with him for a sacrifice. The only son of Abraham I thought. Wait a minute, there is Ishmael. He is a son of Abraham also but the Lord seems to be saying, “not so”. But the word clearly said, “your only son” Isaac.

Isaac is the son of the promise or the covenant and legitimate son under the marriage law which ultimately is the line of the chosen people to Jesus Christ. The son of the covenant is not through a concubine. Even though Abraham sinned against the Lord by having relations with Hagar this did not stop the Lord from fulfilling his covenant conceiving his son Isaac.

I have learned that once God speaks, it is finished. Once God begins something Our Lady has said in Medjugorje, nothing can stop it. When the Lord speaks, something is done. No man on earth can stop what the Lord begins no matter how hard he tries. Man may get in the way and the spoken word may be delayed or have its time, but if it is spoken, its already done in eternity. In this light then we can see how the bible is a living Word spoken Word of God. Its eternal and is the same from the beginning when the words were first spoken and then written down.

May God thy gold refine

May God thy gold refine

Now a greater light came in this understanding to explain further the truth. I thank the Lord for His goodness, and I leave the rest to you for your own prayer and discernment.

It has been touted on many occasions that the illegitimate children of Abraham say that their law is above the law of God and the law of this land. The Constitution of the United States of America (and I am not one who is well versed in history by no means); written by the forefathers of this great nation has her foundation established in the union of the ‘United States’ – that is states united. The Laws of this Nation are founded on the laws and principals of the Commandments of God, rooted in Christian principals.

one Nation under God

one Nation under God

The Commandments of God are written in stone from the biblical text; meaning they are firm, NEVER to be changed or amended. No man has the power to change the commandments of God, nor will they ever have the power to change or delete the commandments of God as many man made institutions are still trying to omit in this time. These commandments are the Eternal Law, bound up and sealed in heaven, and God’s Almighty Justice is governed by them.

The forefathers of this nation bound to the Laws of God as Christian men, formed the Constitution in this principal.

The Lord continued in prayer to show an image of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence as a document of gold and covered in light as if it is itself a covenant between God and man, with the forefathers of this nation.

(Why was the Lord showing me this, I am asking). I then began to understand, that the enemy through the people who oppose the Lord and His laws is making a statement that the Constitution is an obstacle to them in what they want to accomplish with their agenda and their anti-Christ policies. Praise God it is so! May the Lord remember His promise He made to our forefathers which He established in this land and which is also consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Establish justice and unity

Establish justice and unity

Let our prayer be of such that Jesus Christ the universal and eternal covenant between God and man who poured out His precious blood for all generations may continue to bless and sanctify through His most precious blood the world and this great nation, that we may be a people as it was declared at the first day of independence, “one Nation UNDER GOD indivisible, with liberty and justice for all…may God thy gold refine”…through her purification (justification) to be a light once more to the nations.

Gal. 3:23-29, 4:6-7 “Before faith came, we were held in custody under, confined for faith that was to be revealed. Consequently the law was our disciplinary for Christ that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come we are no longer under a disciplinarian . For through faith you are all children of God in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourself with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free person, there is not male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendents, heirs according to the promise…As proof that you are children, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts crying out, ‘Abba Father!’. So you are no longer a slave, but a child and if a child then also an heir, through God…”

Freedom comes under the Law; freedom comes in Truth.

“Dear children, today I invite you to pray for peace. At this time, peace is threatened in a special way and I am seeking from you to renew fasting and prayer in your families. Dear children, I desire you to grasp the seriousness of the situation and that much of what will happen depends on your prayers, and you are praying a little bit! Dear children, I am with you and I am inviting you to begin to pray and fast seriously as in the first days of my coming. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (7/25/91)

Are we taking the message serious yet? Our future depends on our response to God’s call to conversion and our prayer. Live the message!

Pray and Fast America unceasingly

Pray and Fast America unceasingly

Forgive us Our Debts; AS WE FORGIVE OTHERS

As I have done for you, so you must do for others

As I have done for you, so you must do for others

Reflection on May 2, 2013 Medjugorje Message

Dear Friends:

Like many who are voicing their thoughts about Our Lady’s recent message given to Mirjana on May 2, 2013, I also have been doing a full examination of conscience. Especially after her message of 4/25/13 when she also said that we are still far away from her.

Then I begin to wonder myself, how am I offending the Lord? Where am I judging? Where am I gossiping? How am I not loving? Am I heading down the path to perdition as she said many of her own children are doing?

Earlier this year, the Mother of God declared that ‘satan was cunning and leading many souls into perdition.” All we have to do is look around us and see all the meyhem and chaos that is going on with government, politics, world leaders, uprisings, hatreds, wars, persecutions, and all the wars in the family, family tree and more. Well now that puts it more into perspective doesn’t it?

But what about me personally? All war begets in the heart before it is manifested into the world, and around us. Something stirs inside of us when we just don’t like something, and then it begins to fester and grow, until we begin to get angry and more bent out of shape, which then causes divisions, distractions, then we accuse and start the battles. I’m sure you all know what I mean.

So now we have to see it from this view. The Mother of God, sent from heaven is coming to the earth to convey a message from God. God is looking upon the earth and what does He see and hear on this earth?

This is what God said through her in this message that comes from Heaven and how the world is offending the Lord in the present time.

“Dear children; Anew, I am calling you to love and not to judge. My Son, according to the will of the Heavenly Father, was among you to show you the way of salvation, to save you and not to judge you. If you desire to follow my Son, you will not judge but love like your Heavenly Father loves you. And when it is the most difficult for you, when you are falling under the weight of the cross do not despair, do not judge, instead remember that you are loved and praise the Heavenly Father because of His love. My children, do not deviate from the way on which I am leading you. Do not recklessly walk into perdition. May prayer and fasting strengthen you so that you can live as the Heavenly Father would desire; that you may be my apostles of faith and love; that your life may bless those whom you meet; that you may be one with the Heavenly Father and my Son. My children, that is the only truth, the truth that leads to your conversion, and then to the conversion of all those whom you meet – those who have not come to know my Son – all those who do not know what it means to love. My children, my Son gave you a gift of the shepherds. Take good care of them. Pray for them. Thank you.” ( May 2, 2013 )

When I prayed about this message in my own examination of conscience I was given a simple remedy. That remedy was the:

Prayer of St. Faustina for the Grace to Be Merciful to Others.

If one prays this prayer, then he/she will be conscious of how they in themselves are committing sin.

Friends, Our Lady is directing this to everyone. There is no one excluded. But she emphasized very clearly who she is speaking to; ‘those who desire to follow Jesus her Son’.

…If you desire to follow my Son, you will not judge but love like your Heavenly Father loves you. And when it is most difficult for you, when you are falling under the weight of the cross do not despair, do not judge, instead remember that you are loved, and praise the Heavenly Father because of His love….

We have much to be angry about. Sin is ugly and it has an ugly face. And we easily direct our hatred to those who commit such ugly offenses against us because we see their face, and not what is behind the face. We forget however, we also offend others, by our own self righteousness, boasting in ourselves thinking that we are all doing what we should be doing living out our faith and so on, while we get angry at those who are not. I encounter and have had many conversations about all the sinners in the Church, he/she does or does not like this person, this priest, this or that.

We forget that we are just these ones we complain about if it were not for the grace of God! What High expectations we put on others without them knowing we have placed them on them!

Let us not forget friends, the burden of responsibility falls on those who are in His grace. Those who have the light, and walk in truth to be good examples, of Christian love. Jesus loved us in our mess and in our sin. He came to us right where we were in our ugliness and raised us up, and taught us about His mercy and gave us a gift of conversion of heart to love him. We have to pray for the same grace for those who do not know Him.

Forgive me Lord!

Forgive me Lord!

We are called to love and forgive just as He has done for us, if you are walking with Jesus. Believe me I am preaching to myself here. But the time is urgent now. Just look around you and see how many unbelievers you encounter every day, beginning in the home. How are they going to know the love of God, if they are not experiencing it through the ones who say they love them.

I say this beginning with me. Dying to self, and conquering and overcoming all the pains and the wounds, and the hurts caused to us, to love another, is a heroic act.

But Our Lady made it clear, prayer and fasting and acts of penance is where the strength comes to do this.

We pray every day the Lord’s prayer to forgive us AS WE FORGIVE OTHERS. Here is a condition on the mercy of God. If we are not forgiving, neither will we be forgiven ourselves. We really need to check our hearts. I have posted not to long ago also Healing Prayer of Forgiveness that can be found in this sight. We really need to be working on our hearts in this time.

Pray for the grace to fast. On a separate post I will post St. Fuastina’s prayer to be merciful so all can refer when they find it difficult to exercise mercy. And let us all hold each other up in prayer in this difficult time.

To God be glory for His mercy and patience with us! Ave Maria!

Calling You Apostles of the Latter Times, part I

Today I thought I would share my personal prayer experience with this most recent message of Our Lady via Mirjana. I only write and post on this blog when I feel called to write.

Come Holy Spirit and bring a new baptism of your grace over us

Come Holy Spirit and bring a new baptism of your grace over us

Heaven was speaking loud this holy season of Christmas, with messages from four of the visionaries; all of whom were in different places. I have been praying my little heart out asking which message applies to my heart and family life, and how do we live it. Here we are now, several days at the close of the Christmas season and many things are coming to light in these message.

I encourage all to take these message to heart through deep contemplation. You cannot comprehend Our Lady’s words without prayer in the Holy Spirit, simply because Her words are authored by the Divine Author Himself. Let your hearts soak in the words, so that you are able to experience the Words from Heaven, and allow the little child Jesus Who was planted in your hearts to continue to grow anew in you.

For review below is the message of Our Lady given on 1/2/13 at the beginning of this new year. Keep in mind the extraordinary Word the Lord spoke as the infant child on Christmas day. “I am your peace, live my commandments.”

January 02, 2013 Message to Mirjana

“Dear children, with much love and patience I strive to make your hearts like unto mine. I strive, by my example, to teach you humility, wisdom and love because I need you; I cannot do without you my children.

According to God’s will I am choosing you, by His strength I am strengthening you. Therefore, my children, do not be afraid to open your hearts to me. I will give them to my Son and in return, He will give you the gift of Divine peace. You will carry it to all those whom you meet, you will witness God’s love with your life and you will give the gift of my Son through yourselves.

Through reconciliation, fasting and prayer, I will lead you. Immeasurable is my love. Do not be afraid. My children, pray for the shepherds. May your lips be shut to every judgment, because do not forget that my Son has chosen them and only He has the right to judge. Thank you.”

Our Lady began to remind us of her role as Mother. She is perfect Mother. A Mother with great love and patience for her child. A Mother who is teaching us how to be good. Wow! I thought, she wants my heart to be like hers. She wants me to have her humility, her wisdom, her Motherly love for those that God places in my life and those whom I meet.

Think about this for just a moment. We are talking about an Immaculate spotless heart, that flames and is burning out of love. A heart that is pierced, time and time again, by those who reject her, pay no regard to her, those who blaspheme against her Son and God, those who reject Truth, those who murder, commit sin and I can go on and on.

Her Immaculate heart feels pain for every bit of sin that opposes God and His Commandments, and all abuses to Her Son Jesus Christ and His Church.

Many of us don’t even realize it but we share in this pain with her already. But how are we expressing our pain is another story. Remember, this Woman the New Eve bared all in the silence of her heart, with the words ‘Amen, so be it‘ with great love and patience. This is exactly how she is speaking to us today, with great love and patience, putting up with us miserable sinful creatures whose hearts are cold, indifferent, slothful, critical, judgmental, boastful, puffed up, and well I think you can get the message here.

My heart burns and flames for love of you

My heart burns and flames for love of you

Is our likeness unto hers? I know I absolutely fall short of her goodness, her holiness, and her obedience. But this is what SHE DESIRES, and wants to teach us how to do live this way. Friends, we have to give her our ear, so we know how. We do not know how. Don’t think that you do, because you are human, you are a broken creature, and filled with wounds of the heart and sin.

The Mother said it is God who wills this to be so. God has chosen you. God has given you as a gift to her to cooperate with her in this plan, to walk with her, and learn from her so that we can be a visible witness to her and her presence in the world. Friends, if you are chosen by God, then should be not ought to strive to live the call worthy of what we receive. We have to work all the more harder, for to be chosen by God is a great, great (and I use this word in universal terms, not in human terms) GREAT gift, but comes with GREAT responsibility.

Our Lady gives a remedy however. If we do walk with her, if we do in the little ways she is asking us then she said very clearly…

“…by His strength I am strengthening you. Therefore, my children, do not be afraid to open your hearts to me. I will give them to my Son and in return, He will give you the gift of Divine peace. You will carry it to all those whom you meet, you will witness God’s love with your life and you will give the gift of my Son through yourselves…”

(continued in part II)

Ave Maria!

“Jesus summoned the crowd with his disciples and said to them, ‘Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it…” (Mark 8:34-37)

You are God’s Children

Dear children!  Listen to me.  I am your Mother...

You know dear friends, as a mother, I often feel like I sound like a broken record to my kids. I have to repeat to them over and over and say the same thing in different ways with the hope that it just might sink in.

And today I feel like I share the heart in this way of the Mother of God; who tirelessly, and repeatedly is saying the same thing to her children.

And boy, its just not sinking in is it as it would appear in this message given on 7/25/12? (see below)

“Dear children! Today I call you to the ‘good’. Be carriers of peace and goodness in this world. Pray that God may give you the strength so that hope and pride may always reign in your heart and life because you are God’s children and carriers of His hope to this world that is without joy in the heart, and is without a future, because it does not have its heart open to God who is your salvation. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

I was able to take some time today and rest on these words before the Most Blessed Sacrament as I often do after Holy Mass. Following is how the prayer went as I reflected on her words from heaven, as the Holy Spirit was giving counsel. And then the Lord spoke in my heart very profound. So take notice of the movement of Spirit as I prayed:

You are God’s children!
– Children reflect the face of their parents – you are to reflect the face of God to a world that does not know God and rejects God
– You are to be a reflection of HOPE and JOY to a world that is falling into despair and does not know joy.
– The children of God have the sword of the Spirit; the Word of God in them that will cut through the most hardened heart; and yes the truth hurts!

YOU ARE GOD’S CHILDREN

Do you embrace your identity in these words?
Can you say I am son/daughter of the living God with my whole heart?

I have spoken of this before my friends. Family honor is the word here. Take pride in your Family honor! Our Lady is not talking about sinful pride. No! She is talking about taking to heart the fact that you are God’s children, church!

Jesus the Son of God lived what a child of God looks like, and brings light into the world and to this day Jesus the Son of God is still rejected by sinners.

If you are truly God’s children; you will reflect the light and the love of Jesus as a way of life. If you have received grace and mercy poured into your heart, it is because He wants you to pour grace and mercy out into the world! Live it!

Our Lady has said on many occasions that this is a time of great graces, but also great is the responsibility on those who are receiving this grace. Be a witness, be a carrier, be a vessel be an apostle, a disciple. How many ways can our dear Mother repeat herself to get the message across?

Pour out what you have received you who call yourselves Children of God!

Our Lady does not mince words. The world is in a state of hopelessness. The hearts of men are hardened to God and do not want to receive God. It this is the direction we choose there is no hope for a future, plan and simple. The world cannot exist without God. It will self destruct.

Why is this so? What’s gone wrong here?

It is because God’s children have squandered the inheritance. God’s children are wasting the graces they are receiving and not spending his talents wisely, but burying the treasure they have received in the ground as if they can keep it for themselves. God’s children are spending the inheritance on a life of dissipation and those who do not know God see His children who live this way, who call themselves Catholic and follow in their footsteps along the path to perdition as condoning the sin.

This child has been dead, but has come to life again!

And then I heard the Lord in the depth of my Heart say:

“Blind guides! Be forewarned – shall you who have received without cost possess what is not yours? Do you fore sake the Divine Giver of gifts and posses the gift as if it belonged to you? From Whom does the treasures of the earth come forth? From Whom do all blessings come? And see how now, right before your very eyes how I begin to strip away O wicked and perverse generation.

Where are you my children? I look down upon the earth and the light is dim. Where are my chosen ones; those who say they are mine? Where are you hiding? Come forth that I may see you and let your light shine, that I may see the beauty and the colors of my creation once more.

Come forth my children; step out of darkness. Fix your gaze upon what is above. Behold! My hand extends out to reach you and uphold you in this hour. Draw from me, Jesus Christ; all that you need to sustain you. Be a light; a ray of hope…”

As this word came in prayer, I saw an image before my eyes.

‘Jesus crucified on the cross hovering over the earth with the darkness of space behind him. From His wounds rays of light burst forth and with His right hand He extended towards the earth as if He is summoning His people to come out of their houses into the streets to look up to Him in the heavens. Extending his hands as if it were an invitation from Him to join Him on the cross.

The rays burst forth from His wounds in His bloodied body and shoot out into the universe and to all parts of the earth, filling up the small little houses in what I hear Him say are called; “spiritual houses.”

I understand He is filling up our spiritual houses to be the carriers of peace and goodness to take the light into a darkened world that does not know Him or His love; and this grace that comes is won by uniting with Him on the cross all of our suffering and daily crosses.

Unite with me my spouse

For those who will say YES to Him, He will empower with strength as Our Lady said in this message, to be that sign of hope for those who do not know hope.’

Step out of yourselves children of God! Step out in faith! Fix your gaze upon Him Whom they have crucified and draw from him all that you need.

Lord empower us to be your children, the visible sign of hope and joy in the midst of this dark world that does not know you and soften the hearts of even the most hardened sinner and set ablaze the cold and lukewarm hearts and all who have rejected you and the gift of salvation.

There is still more to this message, yet for today this is the way the Lord has called me to write. For your own discernment, pray to comprehend the message. Do not just read it and put it aside. Pray to comprehend the message!

Convert and Pray in Your Families

Which path do you choose?

Early Friday morning during my morning prayer I pulled this message from Our Lady at random to reflect upon. Only minutes later would I get a message from a friend about the news of the shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

“…Be converted…pray more, pray with the Holy rosary, pray amongst yourselves in the cenacles,(prayer groups) pray above all in your families. I want Christian families to return to the practice of praying with me and by means of me so that they will be saved from the great evils threatening them. Mortify yourselves with penance and corporal fasting. It is fasting from evil and from sin that I prefer, of renunciation of tobacco, alcohol, motion pictures and television. Do not watch motion pictures or television shows which corrupt your interior chastity and bring so much dissipation into your souls, sowing the germs of evil in your hearts … consecrate yourselves continually to my Immaculate Heart and live in daily communion of life and love with me. I am the Mother of faith; I am the faithful virgin and today you should ask me for help to remain in the true faith. If you do everything I ask you, you will be walking each day with me toward your conversion. Live well this space of time which the merciful love of Jesus still gives you. You will live with trust and with joy the impending movement of the triumph of my Immaculate Heart.” (Mother of God, May 13, 1984-MMP)

I have many issues about the new Batman movies that has been developed by Hollywood and how much evil and darkness is portrayed in these series. So much I forbid my children from participating in watching them. It is not the old Batman and Robin that we once grew up with any more, and it keeps getting darker as each series comes out, as its name almost gives it away.

However this message from Our Lady seems to bring a different light into the situation. It is as if the Mother of God is convicting in these words about such movies that plants the seeds of evil in the hearts of men for one to commit such a murderous crime, as if he were living in the fantasy of the movie itself.

I’ve had many requests from friends close to the victims to pray. Of course we are keeping them all close to heart in prayer.

But today I sat with the Lord before the most Blessed Sacrament, and I felt Our Lady say to me again, pray for families in a special way. I was praying for families in general.

Go to Jesus - surrender your past to Him

I started to dive into the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary and reflected on the hidden mysteries of the foundation of holy family life which began in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

As the Lord led me in the prayer I came to the culmination at the 5th Mystery, “the Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple”. The Holy Spirit was moving me toward praying for parents who have lost their child in one way or another, and for those who grieve at the loss of a child; whose children who have gone astray and/or are missing, and I asked Our Lady to point them all to her Son Who is present in the Holy Tabernacle in the Church, where God can be found again.

Then I began to see the families of the victims of this crime in Aurora Colorado, and their pain pierced my heart. So I asked the Lord, what happened? What drives someone to commit such a murderous act? As I have the vision of this shooter in my mind from all the news flashes of him with his red hair, and empty look on his face who seems to be out of his mind literally.

Here is man who seemed to have it all together, one his way for making a life for himself, gone dark. And he seemed to be caught in the fantasy of a violent video game, thinking he’s the villan in the game, and Wow! Look how he cooperated in the trap of satan.

I then began to see how many young men, boys and girls alike who are participating in these video games that are deadly, bloody and gross to say the least, who day in and day out play these games.
Mush minds! It is a playground for satan and its cohorts.

Do these young people know the difference between reality and fantasy I ask? How many hours do parents permit their children to be seduced by such evil that they call entertainment? And this is just one venue in the way the youth are being exposed.

Our Lady says to fast from these as a way of breaking the habit or the addiction. Why? Because they are compromising the purity of heart by what the eye sees, for the eye is the window to the soul. And what we put before our eyes in this way is planting the seeds of evil in the heart. This young man in Colorado is a perfect example of how far this can go.

Once the door is open as one cooperates with sin, satan has his way to manipulate anyway he pleases. In this case a massacre has occurred leaving many wounded and innocent victims killed.

Parents! Be forewarned! You bear the grave responsibility before God for what you expose your children to. It is your job to guard and protect, and preserve the dignity and purity of your children. Jesus said it would be better for one to tie a millstone around his neck and be tossed into the sea before they cause anyone of his little ones to sin. It is time to clean house and be rid of such filth in the home, and begin working with your children in the interior of heart for the sake of their souls.

There is much, much more to say about such evil as Our Lady often warns about satan’s activity in the world. But that is not the focus here. The focus is putting to life the message of the Mother of God, and being a witness.

Our Lady is sent to the world by God, to call the world to conversion with heaven’s help. She said the world cannot do it on its own. Our Lady is pointing us in the direction towards salvation, to her Son. Now is the time of decision. Dear friends, make good use of this time!

May the Mercy of God cover us all! Ave Maria!

Note: what is shared in this post comes from private prayer and is shared in faith. For your own discernment.

Build Your House on Rock

Fasting and renunciation strengthens your faith

Dear friends, today in my morning prayer I was led to this message from Our Lady given on 3/25/2007. And its not even Lent, but fasting must be a lifestyle. Read on…

“Dear children! I desire to thank you from my heart for your Lenten renunciation. I desire to inspire you to continue to live fasting with an open heart. By fasting and renunciation, little children, you will be stronger in faith. In God you will find true peace through daily prayer. I am with you and I am not tired. I desire to take you all with me to Heaven, therefore, decide for holiness. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

I kept going back to this message at each decade of the rosary as I prayed fixed on her words at first that said,

“…by fasting and renunciation, little children you will be stronger in faith. In God you will find true peace through daily prayer…”

And what came to my heart were a couple of scriptures regarding the true peace of God. Jesus said to His apostles when He taught about the coming of the Holy Spirit,

“…Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled or afraid…” (Jn. 14:27)

AND also the scripture with Peter who declares that Jesus is the Christ:

“…Who do you say that I am? Simon Peter replied, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ And Jesus Answered him, ‘Blessed are you Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it, I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven ….” (Mt. 16:15-19)

And finally from (Mt. 7:24-27), “…Every one then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock; and the rain fell and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon sand; and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it…”

I understood through her message that with prayer, fasting and renunciation in this sense Our Lady desires to strengthen and fortify us as solid spiritual houses. When the storms of life come crashing in our spiritual house will be able to withstand.

My peace I give to you

By fasting and renouncing things already before the storms of life take over us, we are already built up as solid foundations on rock, and the faith is reproved and tested to see if we are able to uphold what we believe. We are conditioned like athletes to be fit to exercise the faith when we are met with the challenge. Even hell cannot have its way with us, through its provoking to sin, because we have already renounced what the world promises in false hope and false peace.

Those who do not live the message of Our Lady or of the gospel find themselves wavering and weak of faith, and cry out, grow angry at God because they don’t get what they want, or fall into despair.

Our Lady says, God is there to help, but she waits for our yes to accept the cross. Then she can give us to Jesus so that He can give us the graces we NEED. Not what we want, but what we NEED for our sanctification.

The Holy Spirit is the key, from the beginning. It is the gift of the Holy Spirit that Jesus gave to His apostles to endure, to persevere, to accomplish the mission which was entrusted to them.

Remember on 6/2/2012 Our Lady just spoke about leading us to the door of heaven. We need the keys to open the door. She said it is the goodness, mercy, love and peace of Jesus that opens heaven. These are the keys given to Peter. He was empowered with supernatural grace of the Holy Spirit to be the gate keeper of these divine fruits and bring them to the world. Our Lady desires to give us the same spirit, the same gift, the same keys to bring heaven on earth. But we must choose to use the key to unlock the door and decide for holiness.

Our family has lived with Our Lady for over these past 20 years. She has taught this to us. We in the present time are going through another stripping as a family in our finances. We have been through this many times with her. But it is if we are being tested in our faith in God. Because we literally have nothing left from check to check except exactly what we need to have to buy gas for our vehicles and groceries for the home on a minimum level. Talk about trust and total dependency on God! But we also knew as a family that God was going to lead the world in this same direction. When that time comes we will be empowered to endure as we have been living this way for several years now. We practice it and live it.

We have to renounce all the extras that we want to do, and focus only on what we need. We have been learning to do this for many years now, and here we are again. We have to make use of what we have, and boy its tough sometimes to be creative with meals with so little. We’ve had a garden to grow our own food, and I taught myself how to can.

God gave us a beautiful home as a gift, and then moved us out of it a year later. While we still have the home, we are renting another home at another place/state, unable to enjoy the gift He gave to us. Why? Only He knows, but we know it is still for our sanctification and purification. We know He will call us back to the home He gave to us, but in the mean time we focus on conversion. I ask often, “who lives this way?” Well we do if we want to follow God. Just call us Abraham and Sarah!

But the bottom line is to simplify and learn to live simply not to be attached to anything of this world. When we are able to go on trips, and make purchases, we then have learned to see that it is a gift from God, because we know it is not something that we can freely get or do on our own. We have to pray to the Lord and seek His will for us, before we make purchases or go any where.

The Lord surprises us on many occasions especially when we are making a trip in His will and we don’t have the funds to do so. Out of no where will monies come, and we find it is exactly what was needed for us as a family. God is sooo good!

We are learning through all of this that this is how God is strengthening us in faith. We are a praying domestic church (family) and living as a house of prayer. We are building our house on a solid foundation, and it is fasting and renouncing the things of the world to is helping us see the error of our ways.

Ave Maria

Take up the keys and unlock the door