Mirjana’s Annual Apparition March 18, 2012

I desire to take you by the hand and to walk with you in the battle against the impure spirit.

“Dear children! I am coming among you because I desire to be your mother – your intercessor. I desire to be the bond between you and the Heavenly Father – your mediatrix. I desire to take you by the hand and to walk with you in the battle against the impure spirit. My children, consecrate yourselves to me completely. I will take your lives into my motherly hands and I will teach them peace and love, and then I will give them over to my Son. I am asking of you to pray and fast because only in this way will you know how to witness my Son in the right way through my motherly heart. Pray for your shepherds that, united in my Son, they can always joyfully proclaim the Word of God. Thank you.”

Our Lady reminds us of who she is. She is our intercessor, your mediatrix our bridge to the Father. She wants to walk with us in this hour of darkness to help us in this battle against the impure spirit that is trying to overcome the world. She is here my friends. Jesus sent His Mother to help us. Please, take her hand and walk with her. She will show us the way to fight against this Goliath.

The first step is prayer and fasting. Pray to be sensitive to her words so that you can understand your part in this plan of salvation for souls.

Blessed Mother take my hand, I desire to walk with you. I take you into my heart as my Mother.

Be the Light of My Son, Part I

I am in the Father and the Father is in Me...

Dear friends, I want to remind you before reflecting on the recent message given by our Lady on 11/2/11 and also on 10/25/11. From the beginning of this year, the Blessed Mother has been reminding us of our familial bond as God’s family. But what comes to mind for me in all of this as I reflect upon her words of how we are the prodigal children of God. We’ve strayed far from the Father and squandered the inheritance.

I sat with the Lord before the Most Blessed Sacrament as I always do with the message, seeking light on how this message speaks to me and how I must put it to live personally. God in His graciousness gave a beautiful teaching.

This section will be a reflection on the first part of 11/2/11 Message, and the rest will be in part II and III. To remind you what she said…

“Dear children! The Father has not left you to yourselves. Immeasurable is His love, the love that is bringing me to you, to help you to come to know Him, so that through my Son, all of you can call him ‘Father’ with the fullness of heart, that you can be one people in God’s family…”

From the beginning she affirms to us….“The Father has not left you to yourselves…” God the Father has not abandoned you as many so often think that there is no God. He has not left us orphans!

Look at the love the Father has for us! He has sent Blessed Mother to us — not just for a short time but for almost a full generation; that is 30 years to date!

Our Lady reminds us so often, that we do not comprehend the greatness of this gift.

Our Lady used the word “immeasurable” to describe the love of the Father. IMMEASURABLE is His love!

Mirjana asked the pilgrims and to the world last month, “Do we deserve this?” Look around and see the sin that surrounds us and then ask again, “do we deserve this love?” Clearly NOT.

Think about this for a moment….

Over 2000 years ago God sent His only begotten Son to the world, not to condemn the world but to bring it to salvation; John 3:16.

Jesus says in the gospel that NO ONE can come to the Father except through HIM. Jesus is the way to the Father. We need to passover if you will through Jesus to get to the Father.

Jesus is the only perfect sacrifice, pleasing to the Father. That is; where ever the Father sees Jesus it brings Him great delight and great joy.

What does this mean for us?

If we want to please the Father we need to look like Jesus. That is, the Father needs to see Jesus in us this way. The Word incarnate must be; so to say ‘enfleshed’ in us in such a way that we are transformed into empty vessels void of sin for Jesus to dwell and possess our hearts. Then Jesus in us will lead us to the Father, which is the way to the promise land.

We have to live, breath, and eat the Word made flesh and die to ourselves. We have to live through Jesus, with Jesus and in Jesus, by way of carrying our daily cross to be worthy of Him, by way of His suffering, death and resurrection. If we die to our self with Him in this way, then He promises that we rise with him.

Now with this in mind; let’s look at Our Lady. In her life, she was consecrated from birth through her whole life, from beginning to end to the service of God. This is who she is, not what she did.

She was so immersed into God she dwelt in perfect union with Him always of one mind and heart. She grew up in the temple and lived a life of prayer and sacrifice, with holy devotion. She was found to be ‘highly favored’ by the Lord, so much so an angel of God Hailed her as one of royalty.

Through this the Holy Spirit consumed her, and overshadowed her, and then the Word which comes from the Spirit began to grow in her in living Flesh.

What does the Father see when He looks at the Blessed Virgin Mary? He sees the living tabernacle that carried His most beloved Son; as one who is spotless and without blemish, having no sin in her.

Consider the Ark of the Covenant in the old Testament, the dwelling place of God where the people worshiped. No ordinary man could come into the presence of the Ark, only the high priest dedicated to the Lord could come into the presence of the Ark.

If the Lord sees Our Lady as this sacred vessel as it was for the Ark of the Covenant, the most holy dwelling place of God, then how much more should we give honor to the Mother of God in her bodily form. The beauty and the grace in this, as Our Lady comes to us today as one of us. She comes as the handmaid of the Lord. That is, her Majesty the Queen of Heaven is lowering herself to we peasants, who are most undeserving of her presence among us.

She comes as Mother, the Queen of Peace in a most tender and loving way. She is looking at us beyond the sin in our hearts with great compassion as one who has been lost forever and desires us to just come home and be in heaven with her.

I had an experience with Our Lady just last week after Mass. I made a visit to her at the Lourdes grotto in our parish, to just pray with her. As I sat with her, I felt her in a special way just gazing at my heart. Then I realized that I had the presence of Jesus within me, from Holy Mass. I felt her adoring her Son in my heart, and as she was adoring Him, I felt a warmth of love burning in my heart, and interiorly saw the light of God glowing all the more, as if He wanted to shine from within to the outside. It was a most incredible experience, but the message I received from this was greater.

Jesus wants to be born into the world from our hearts. Our Lady desires that we adore Him the way she adored Him. If we want to love Him the way He should be loved, then we need to ask her to love Him in us. We have imperfect love, but the Mother’s love for Her Son is most perfect.

So what do we take from this? As the Lord once said to me in my heart, “Let your light shine!” Let the One Who is in you shine forth, and repeat the words in your heart, “I must decrease, so that He may increase in me.

“Jesus said to them, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, then you will know the Father.” (John 14:6-7)

No Joy in Your Heart? 10/25/11 Monthly Message

I don't see joy in you

Message of October 25, 2011

“Dear children! I am looking at you and in your hearts I do not see joy. Today I desire to give you the joy of the Risen One, that He may lead you and embrace you with His love and tenderness. I love you and I am praying for your conversion without ceasing before my Son Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

A Miracle in the Heart – Part II

He humbled Himself...taking the form of a slave...

Below is the message given on 10/2/11 for review. I am sharing my personal experience with this message that has been brought to light for me as a Mother….

“Dear children; Also today my motherly heart calls you to prayer, to your personal relationship with God the Father, to the joy of prayer in Him. God the Father is not far away from you and He is not unknown to you. He revealed Himself to you through my Son and gave you Life that is my Son. Therefore, my children, do not give in to temptations that want to separate you from God the Father. Pray! Do not attempt to have families and societies without Him. Pray! Pray that your hearts may be flooded by the goodness which comes only from my Son, Who is sincere goodness. Only hearts filled with goodness can comprehend and accept God the Father. I will continue to lead you. In a special way I implore you not to judge your shepherds. My children, are you forgetting that God the Father called them? Pray! Thank you.”

Our Lady begins her please as a Mother speaking from her heart. Mothers I appeal to you in this right from the get go. Can you identify with the sound of this word? I know I can.

Only recently did I have to address a concern I had with one of my children who was toying with something that I knew was detrimental to compromising her salvation, her purity of heart, and her well being. I was sick to my stomach knowing my child was falling into a trap that many teens fall for, and that which we have worked with so many years to reject.

Now she is on her own away at college, and has to make sounds choices on her own. The peer pressure, the college way of life, all became very overwhelming for her. My friends this is a Catholic College, and one that is supposed to be known as a solid Catholic College.

The teens are having sex, jumping from one partner to the next. Parties non-stop with drinking alcohol and drugs, and the kids saying “our parents can do nothing about it.”

It is a playground for satan to work. Where is the authority and the college officials who were so eager to draw the student to their school for their money, feeding parents what they want to hear, and that they want to keep their Catholic identity, while they turn their backs and ignore the infestation of sin occurring under their own noses.

The Mother is calling us into relationship with not only her Son, but God the Father. She specifically said a personal relationship “in the goodness of her Son Jesus.”

I was taken into this message in a different light now again in my own motherhood and parental role for the sake of my child who is away at college. I have been hearing her say that she and her peers have this opinion that now that they are in college they don’t have to listen to their parents tell them what to do.

This statement was just eating me up inside. I kept asking in prayer “what is this?” I know this is wrong. Then I hear parents casually saying, “Oh, this is just them spreading their wings, or this is the way it is, or this and that is okay, she’ll be okay…bla, bla, bla…” Unacceptable!

Then the Lord lead me to the following scriptures…

Lk. 2:51-52 “He went down with them and came to Nazareth and he was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart. Jesus advanced in wisdom and in age before God and men.”

“Honor Father and Mother that it may go well for you…” (4th Commandment and 38 References in the bible about respect for those in authority – and to the parents who gave life)

“… Though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality to God something to be grasped. Rather he emptied himself taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness, and found in human appearance, He humbled himself, becoming obedient to death even death on a cross. Because of this God greatly exalted him…” (Phil. 2:6-8)

As I reflected further the Holy Spirit brought to light that Jesus by his choice humbled himself to be obedient to Joseph and Mary. But even more, he lived with them for 30 years of his life before He began his public mission. When St. Joseph died, he took on the male role in the home.

He chose this way of life for a purpose, and that is to give example of honor in proper authority, out of reverence to God His Father.

To have this way of thinking; that is “youths do not have to listen to parents any more because they are away from the home is absolute rebellion against the Father’s authority entrusted to them, and it is the sin that was there from the beginning with Adam and Eve who in cooperation with the serpent said ”I will not serve … I will not obey…”

Seeing it all in this light gives a whole new seriousness to the situation. College campuses all over this country perpetuate this environment, and yes this includes the best Catholic Universities. And When teens rebel against their parents, they are also rebelling against God who gave them their parents as gifts.

Arrogance and pride say “you cannot tell me what to do, or I don’t need you, and so on…”

On the contrary Jesus who is God, did not make himself equal to God in human form. He humbled himself, taking the lowest form of the human state in poverty, and allowed himself to be needed for the sake of the other for well over 30+ years of his life.

Teens believe the lie of the enemy who says you can be your own God. He lied to Adam and Eve this way, placing the seed of doubt in their minds to trick them into committing sin.

As parents, God ordained us to follow and live by His Laws, and that we teach them to our children, and children’s children for generation after generation. This is the Divine Order and absolute mandate from God Himself under the Commandments. Not because it is the job of the parent to control the life of the child, but to follow the Divine Order.

Yes, by “CIVIL LAW” as students at the age of 18 and above away from home say you are adults, and you have a certain freedom given to you, which is gift. But Divine Law always supercedes any civil law, and does not give anyone the permission to forget everything they have been taught from the beginning.

There is no one else but the parent or one who is in authority who is following the laws of God going to give sound counsel and be forth right and upfront with their teen, except the ones who know them best, who have lived with them for those 18 + years during their formation years.

It takes great courage and the supernatural gift of humility to humble ones self in this way.

As parents, God holds us accountable to give sound advice, good counsel and right judgment in all things, for what is best for the welfare of the child, and above all for salvation of the soul even at the sake of not being popular with them.

Parents are not trying to oppress their teenagers as some of them think. We are trying to be open to them for better or worst as in the vows of our marriage, but can never condone misconduct or sinful behavior. Its not about making mistakes or bad choices. On the contrary, this is about not putting their soul in jeopardy for their salvation.

Parents will never be perfect, but God is perfect and we are called to uphold perfection with the knowledge and understanding that has been given to us.

Love never condones sin. Love desires heaven for the other at whatever cost for their salvation.

There are two vocations to choose from, married life or celibacy. In which ever is chosen a teen at this age must have the mindset first to prepare for their vocation, then their career.

In vocations, either married life or celibacy, that is in the divine order, there will always be someone in authority over the other, either spouse or superior.

It is the same in the work place, there will be always someone as manager, or owner of companies that will make you accountable. It is for the good of the person and common good of those around you. It is the same with civil authority, and Church authority. When someone rejects authority, then nothing but disorder and unrest will come with it.

So back to the statement about “being in college now, there are no parents to tell me what to do” concept…

God never said, “Ok teenage you are 18 now, go off and be accountable to no one but yourself.” That is the lie and great deception!

Everything has to have an order in the Divine Law first.

With the freedom that is given, God is entrusting them with GREAT RESPONSIBILITY to be a good stewards over what He is entrusting them to. And where He has placed you, He will hold you accountable for how you gave witness to him or not.

Therefore, referring back to the message of 10/2/11 in this light the Mother of God is the one who is calling her children into personal relationship with the Father through Jesus her Son, who was humble and obedient to the Father, and did not make himself equal to the Father in human form, but humbled himself to be led.

This is all about family relationship! Not about friendly relationship, or party time, but family relationship with God! First and foremost as being members of God’s family, then in the natural human family.

If teens could see their friends as brothers and sisters in Christ, then they would all see each other differently, and act towards another differently with great respect and dignity for the person out of reverence for Christ and the dignity of the human person.

Many are seeking miracles and special favors from God. But what about the miracle of the heart? To have the courage to fight for truth and be witness to that God exists. This is one one witness of living this message.

“Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother. This is a first commandment with a promise, “that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life on earth…” (Eph. 6:1-3)

October 2, 2011 Message to Mirjana

God the Father is not far from you...

Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s October 2, 2011 Message
Given to Mirjana on the Day for Non-Believers

“Dear children; Also today my motherly heart calls you to prayer, to your personal relationship with God the Father, to the joy of prayer in Him. God the Father is not far away from you and He is not unknown to you. He revealed Himself to you through my Son and gave you Life that is my Son. Therefore, my children, do not give in to temptations that want to separate you from God the Father. Pray! Do not attempt to have families and societies without Him. Pray! Pray that your hearts may be flooded by the goodness which comes only from my Son, Who is sincere goodness. Only hearts filled with goodness can comprehend and accept God the Father. I will continue to lead you. In a special way I implore you not to judge your shepherds. My children, are you forgetting that God the Father called them? Pray! Thank you.”

Mirjana said: “I have never said anything before, but are you aware, brothers, that the Mother of God was with us? Each of us should ask himself: ‘Are you worthy of this?’ I am saying this because it is difficult for me to see Her (Our Lady) in pain, because each of us is seeking a miracle, but does not want to work a miracle in himself.”

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)

All Youth Called to Evangelize and Prayer

The August 5, 2011 apparition of Our Lady took place during Ivan’s Prayer Group on Apparition Mountain in Medjugorje. It was a clear night, ending the feast day of Our Lady’s birthday. (Note: Our Lady revealed to the visionaries in Medjugorje that August 5th is her real birthday, even thought the Church celebrates her nativity on September 8th. When the events come to its conclusion, this will be made known).

Ivan began the Rosary a little after 10:00 PM, praying the Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries.

Thousand were present on the mountain with Our Lady. It was a clear evening, with thousands of stars visible in the night sky. Our Lady came around 10:52 P.M., and the apparition lasted 12 minutes. During Our Lady’s apparition it was noticed that not a single camera flash was seen, and the thousands were in a deep and peaceful silence as Our Lady came.

Ivan began to describe the apparition tonight, several large shooting stars went across the sky. Following is Ivan’s description of Our Lady’s apparition in Medjugorje of August 5, 2011:

Today, as every day, after every meeting with Our Lady, I desire to describe to you what is the most important from this meeting with Our Lady. Also tonight, Our Lady came to us, really very, very, very joyful and happy. She came with three angels. At the beginning, She greeted us all with Her Motherly greeting, “Praised be Jesus, my dear children.” Then Our Lady said:

“Dear children, also today, in this my great joy, when I see you in such a large number, I desire to call you, and to call all the youth, to participate in the evangelization today of the world; to participate in the evangelization of families. Dear children, pray, pray, pray, and the Mother prays together with you and intercedes before Her Son. Pray, dear children. Thank you, dear children, also today, for having responded to my call.”

Our Lady then for a longer while, with Her arms extended, prayed over all of you here. She then blessed us all with Her Motherly blessing and blessed everything you brought for blessing. Then Our Lady extended Her arms and for a long time especially prayed over all of you here and particularly over all of you youth present here. She prayed for your families. I then recommended all of you, your needs, your intentions, your families and especially all of you who are sick. Our Lady then continued to pray over all of you the youth. She left in that prayer, in an illuminated Sign of the Cross with a greeting, “Go in peace, my dear children.”

We must make it known that the youth are the future of the Church, and they play an important role for the future of the Church. Our Lady is calling them now to become active and evangelizing in the world, and in their families. It is important for the young people to be a visible sign of their Christian faith, and never be ashamed of it, especially among their peers and in their families.