June 25, 2013 – 32 Years of Medjugorje – Happy Anniversary

WITH JOY IN THE HEART I LOVE YOU

WITH JOY IN THE HEART I LOVE YOU

Today, June 25, 2013, as the parish of Medjugorje celebrates the 32nd anniversary of the apparitions, Our Lady appeared to the visionary Marija and delivered the following message for the world:

“Dear children! With joy in the heart I love you all and call you to draw closer to my Immaculate Heart so I can draw you still closer to my Son Jesus, and that He can give you His peace and love, which are nourishment for each one of you. Open yourselves, little children, to prayer – open yourselves to my love. I am your mother and cannot leave you alone in wandering and sin. You are called, little children, to be my children, my beloved children, so I can present you all to my Son. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Today, Our Lady also appeared to the visionary Ivanka, as she has been doing every year on this date since Ivanka received the 10th secret. The apparition today took place at Ivanka’s home, but Our Lady did not give a message.

Last night, June 24, which is the anniversary of the day that the children first saw Our Lady (but did not talk to her), the visionary Ivan experienced an apparition. It took place on Apparition Hill, the same place where Mary first appeared 32 years ago.

Appearing last night at around 10 pm, Our Lady delivered the following message:

“Dear children, I come to you with joy and with a joyful desire I call you today: Accept my messages and live my messages. Dear children, with you I wish to realize my plans with the world, with the Church. In a special way today I call you: renew my messages, live my messages. In the beginning I presented myself as the Queen of Peace. Also today in a special way I call you to pray for peace, for peace in the human heart, peace in your hearts, for peace comes from your heart. Dear children, the Mother prays for all of you, the Mother loves you with all her motherly love and presents you all to her Son. Dear children, today I want to say thank you: thank you for welcoming me, and because you will continue to accept my messages and live them.”

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31st Medjugorje Anniversary Novena

Reminder for the 31st Medjugorje Anniversary Novena begins 6/15/12. Unite with the world in offering prayer, sacrifice and reparation in thanksgiving for the great gift from God in sending Our Lady to the world.

Thank you Blessed Mother for coming to us for 31 years, and for your constant love and protection.

(click on the left of the screen to follow along with each day’s meditations)

Dear children, I rejoice with you. A part of my plan has been realized…pray, pray, pray!


Ave Maria!

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!

Climb the Mountain and Win say Blessed Mother

Our Lady, Queen of Peace, Pray for Us!

“Dear children! In the great love of God, I come to you today to lead you on the way of humility and meekness. The first station on that way my children is Confession. Reject your arrogance and kneel down before my Son. Comprehend, my children that you have nothing and you can do nothing. The only thing that is yours and what you possess is sin. Be cleansed and accept meekness and humility. My Son could have won with strength, but He chose meekness, humility and love. Follow my Son and give me your hand so that together we may climb the mountain and win. Thank you!”

This message was given on 7/2/07 to the world. And because it is a 2nd of the month message it is addressed to unbelievers. But as I have said many time, we are all unbelievers in truth, so this message speaks to you and to me.

Very strong language from such a loving Mother. But take this message in just that way. The Mother of God who loves her Son, and who is the perfect image of humility speaks truth. We are a very prideful and arrogant people.

Our Lady begins with telling us that she is here because of God’s great love for us. Hearing this we can refer to the scripture in John 3:16-18. God so loves the world, that He sent His Son, not to condemn the world but to save it. Well it is the same for us now. God so loves the world, and His creation that now He sends His Mother to lead us to her Son to bring it to salvation.

Great is the love of God. Now we can hear this word “great” and down play it and say, well that’s nice, or we can take this word “great” and put a heavenly emphasis on it in a universal aspect and say WOW the LOVE OF GOD IS ENDLESS TO PUT UP WITH PEOPLE LIKE US.

Our Lady wants to lead us on a new path. It is a path toward holiness. There is no room for pride or arrogance as she is calling us on the path to holiness. Very simply put, Our Lady says the first step is to go to confession. Examine your conscience and see where pride and arrogance is operating inside of your heart. It could be in areas of selfishness, success, intellectual pride, spiritual pride (which is the worst of all pride – for one who operates in this state easily condemns another one in sin, and does not see the wooden beam in their own eye). We boast in our acheivements, we boast in the God given gifts we have received, and forget where these gifts come from.

How many of us are confessing the sins against the first commandment? That is idolatry? Do you know that there is no one on this earth that is free from this sin? And it is one of the most greatest abominations against God?

And here is Heaven saying to the world, the people of this world, that is every human being on this earth, that you are arrogant and prideful. Does this put things in perspective my friends? Do we hear the seriousness of the message from heaven now?

The Mother makes is clear…she said “comprehend my children…” (these are those children who say that they are hers); “that you have nothing and you can do nothing. The only thing that is yours and what you possess is sin.” OUCH!

We own nothing on this earth. When we leave this earth everything we have in our possession stays. The only thing you take to eternity with you is SIN. That is what you own my friends. Your sin and its marking on your souls.

We should all be crawling on our knees to the Father begging and pleading for mercy. Not only on ourselves, but for the whole world. We should all be fasting, making reparation for the sins, the sacrileges, for the indifferences where God is so offended by arrogant mankind.

To know who you are in truth before the living God, your Creator who gave you life, and to pretend He does not see or hear what or how we are living day to day in sin, is ignorance and absolute blindness of your existence of a human being. This my friends is pride at its best, for one to say they do not need God, or that there is no God, so that they can go on living habitual sinful lives without conscience. And here we are today with a world that is being sucked into a vortex of vileness and its unable to pull itself out.

Our Lady said, “…follow My Son and give me your hand so that together, we may climb the mountain and win.”

Climb the mountain…those who have been to Medjugorje know the meaning of this true and true. To climb the mountains in Medjugorje is not an easy task, and begrudging to say the least. What Our Lady is saying dear friends, this walk with God is not an easy walk, but it is required. Jesus and His Mother however are here now, to hold our hands, and help us make the climb, especially when the climb gets too steep.

She is with us now today. Now is the time of decision. We do not know how much longer the dear Father will let her remain with us. By the sound of her voice, and the tone of her messages recently, many of us do not think this grace will last much longer, because my friends we are ignoring her and not living her messages as a whole people. Some are, but most are not. Just look around you and you will know that what I say is truth.

Today is the 30th Anniversary of her first apparition in Medjugorje, the Feast of St. John the Baptist whose message was “prepare the way of the Lord, make straight His path…” Prepare for Jesus to come into your heart and root out sin. The Mother of God said, “Do not think dear children that Jesus will come again in the manger. No, that is not correct. He will be born in your hearts.” Now this puts it all in perspective. If our hearts are filled with pride and arrogance there is no room for Jesus who is meek and humble of heart.

Just something to reflect for 30 years with the Queen of Peace. Ave Maria!

“…take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves…” (Mt. 11:29)

The Queen of Peace says, “My heart waits impatiently…”

Take courage, I have conquered the world

“Dear children! Today I am happy to see you in such great numbers, that you have responded and have come to live my messages. I invite you little children, to be my joyful carriers of peace in the troubled world. Pray for peace so that as soon as possible a time of peace which my heart waits impatiently for, may reign. I am near to you, little children, and intercede for every one of you before the Most High. I bless you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (Medjugorje Message of 6/25/95)

I came upon this message today while reflecting in the novena for the upcoming 30th anniversary of the Apparitions of the Mother of God in Medjugorje.

I kept reading over and over this message with the Queen of Peace in prayer today. What struck me in the message were her words that said…“Pray for peace so that as soon as possible a time of peace which my heart waits impatiently for may reign…”

If there is any question to why the Queen of Peace has come to the world, I think it says why here. She has a mission to accomplish. And look at us. We are making it very difficult for her to accomplish the task, because we lack peace in our hearts.

Our Lady made no bones about the fact that we are living in a “troubled world.” But those who call themselves her children, she is asking us to be her witness to her presence in the world, of that vessel of peace.

This means when trials come, the floods come, the storm comes all the things that happen in our daily life, we should never be at unrest within, and accept everything as coming from God, and live in peace through it. This takes great courage, great strength to be able to accomplish this.

Those who go to Medjugorje obtain this grace from the dear Mother and pass through her womb which is the vessel of peace. Our Lady does not want war or strife among her children. A mother never wants her children to be restless and fighting. A mother wants her children to be united and get along.

Jesus said in his final discourse to His apostles “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid…”

By the words of the Lord, and through the messages of Our Lady we have an understanding that their is another level of peace that God wants to bring us into. This is a peace that is not known in the world but can only come from God. The Queen of Peace is the vessel of this gift of peace. If we have this peace from Heaven that only comes from God, we are able to stand firm in faith against the trials that come to us.

Think about this unshakable faith that is being offered to those who desire it. Look at Jesus who endured to the end. He was unshakable in every aspect of his suffering, and persevered with great love, to accomplish the mission that had been given to him. If we have the living Word of God enfleshed in us, we become this living Word, to withstand the hour of trial.

The Lord said in His agony in the Garden, “pray that you do not undergo the test.” We are in a time when the Church is undergoing a great test; that is a test of her fidelity to God.

Are we the faithful bride of Christ? Or are we the adulterous?

We are seeing many of her members falling from grace, and many notables in scandal. Those who we have put up on high pedestals are falling fast before our eyes. We have made them idols, forgetting it is only by the grace of God these human beings have been given, that they can be a witness to the Love and Mercy of God.

What is God saying in all of this. Our Lady recently said, “now is a time of decision…we can choose God or not…”

When we put human beings in high esteem in this way, are we looking above to heaven, or are we following the prophet and clinging to the prophet? This is a question that needs to be asked. It would appear that the Lord is removing the prophet from the public eye, as a way of saying, “keep the eyes of your heart on Him.”

Our Lady has come with a purpose. She has come with a mission, and she is determined to accomplish this task that has been assigned to her by the Father. And as she said above, she is impatiently waiting ON US to cooperate with her plans to achieve what she has set out to do. Heaven is on a schedule.

If we cannot get to the point of conversion that is asked of us, the Lord will bring us along in His way to drop us to our knees.

Remember, God wants your soul, but so too does satan. Who is going to win in the end?

Do not be distracted my friends by things of the world. The time of grace is running short. There is nothing more important now than to be ready for what is to come in the time of fulfillment. Ave Maria.

“I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.” (Jn. 16:33)