12/5/16

Hollywood puts the kibosh on Gosnell movie

The following comes from a November 30 Pregnancy Help News article by  Jay Hobbs: Hollywood may be too afraid to tell the truth about abortion, but the same doesn’t go for AlphaCare, a pro-life medical clinic set to relocate its services just a wall away from Gosnell’s former office this … [Read More..

12/4/16

THE ADVENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT


"The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him." -Isaiah 11:2
Imagine a world without violence, injustice, tragedy, "harm or ruin" (Is 11:9). Imagine a world where everyone knows the Lord deeply and lives and loves accordingly (see Is 11:9). This is the kind of world that the Holy Spirit is re-creating at this very moment (Ps 104:30).

Get out of the "culture of death" (Pope St. John Paul II). Be a part of the "new civilization of love" (Blessed Pope Paul VI). Renew your Baptism and Confirmation. Be immersed in the Holy Spirit and fire (Mt 3:11). May the Spirit of the Lord rest upon you:  "a Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, a Spirit of counsel and of strength, a Spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord" (Is 11:2).

Therefore, receive the Holy Spirit as never before. Receive a new and greatest Pentecost. Receive the only true Christmas Spirit:  the Holy Spirit. This Advent, go into the upper room and remain there until you are immersed in the Holy Spirit and in fire (see Acts 1:13). Come, Holy Spirit!

 "May God, the Source of all patience and encouragement, enable you to live in perfect harmony with one another according to the Spirit of Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and voice you may glorify God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Rm 15:5-6).

 "Justice shall flower in His days, and profound peace." -Ps 72:7

 Alleluia! Praise the risen Jesus, Who baptizes us in the Holy Spirit!

12/2/16

Medjugorje, Our Lady's message to Mirjana of December 2, 2016

   


Mirjana Soldo encounters Our Lady on December 2, 2016
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.
December 2, 2016

Dear Family of Mary!

Here is Our Lady's message to Mirjana Soldo of December 2nd, 2016:

Dear children, my motherly heart is crying as I am looking at what my children are doing. Sins are multiplying, the purity of soul is all the less important; my Son is being forgotten - honored all the less; and my children are being persecuted. That is why, you my children, apostles of my love, with soul and heart invoke the name of my Son. He will have the words of light for you. He manifests Himself to you, He breaks the bread with you and gives you the words of love so that you may transform them into merciful acts and, thus, be witnesses of truth. That is why, my children, do not be afraid. Permit my Son to be in you. He will make use of you to care for the wounded and to convert lost souls. Therefore, my children, return to the prayer of the Rosary. Pray it with feelings of goodness, sacrifice and mercy. Pray, not only with words, but with merciful acts. Pray with love for all people. My Son, by His sacrifice, exalted love. Therefore, live with Him so that you may have strength and hope; that you may have the love which is life and which leads to eternal life. Through God's love, I am also with you, and will lead you with motherly love. Thank you.


Mirjana said that Our Lady was very sad.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV

11/25/16

Medjugorje: Our Lady's message of November 25, 2016

November 25, 2016 Message through Marija:
 

"Dear children! Also today, I am calling you to return to prayer. In this time of grace, God has permitted me to lead you towards holiness and a simple life - that in little things you discover God the Creator; that you fall in love with Him; and that your life be a thanksgiving to the Most High for everything He is giving you. Little children, in love, may your life be a gift for others and God will bless you; but you, witness without interest - out of love for God. I am with you and intercede before my Son for all of you. Thank you for having responded to my call."

11/21/16

Medjugorje, 16th death anniversary of Fr. Slavko Barbaric

date: 20.11.2016.
On Thursday, November 24, 2016, parishioners of Medjugorje parish and all pilgrims will commemorate Fr. Slavko’s 16th death anniversary by climbing Cross Mountain at 2 pm, and by celebration of the Holy Mass at 6 pm in the parish church. Fr. Slavko died on Cross Mountain on Friday, November 24, 2000, at 3.30 pm, after having completed the Way of the Cross for the parish.
Fr. Slavko Barbaric was born on March 11, 1946. When he was 19, he entered into the Franciscan Order and he was ordained as a priest in 1971. He had Ph.D. thesis in the field of religious pedagogy and gained the title of psychotherapist. Fr. Slavko tirelessly worked with pilgrims in Medjugorje, ever since he finished his studying in 1982. His books were translated in more than twenty languages and printed all over the world. He had true passion when he gave talks to the pilgrims, he led many Eucharistic Adorations of the Blessed Sacrament, prayers before the Cross, led prayers of Rosary on Apparition Hill as well as the Way of the Cross on Cross Mountain.
He organised and led annual international meetings for priests and youth, initiated seminar for married couples and led seminars of fasting and prayer in “Domus pacis”. He founded “Mother’s Village”, institution for care and education of children who were left orphans after the homeland war in our country. His psychotherapeutic education enabled him to work with addicts in the community Cenacolo, established by sister Elvira. He also founded similar community called “Merciful Father” for all young people with difficulties of addiction. Help of many benefactors from all over the world was directed towards foundations for young talents and war orphans.
 Fr. Slavko Barbaric travelled all over the world spreading Our Lady’s messages of peace and reconciliation. He was known for excellent virtues of speaking many languages, having great communication skills, education, simplicity, care for those in need, inexhaustible energy, hard work, and above all that he had devotion, humility and love. He prayed and fasted unceasingly, and loved Our Lady with childlike love. The purpose of his life was to bring souls to God through Mary, the Queen of Peace, by fasting and prayer.

11/17/16

St. Gertrude’s Love for the Sacred Heart Overflows Into Purgatory
St. Gertrude the Great, whose feast day is Nov. 16, was especially devoted to the holy souls in purgatory.
I recently came across the prayer for souls in purgatory that is attributed to St. Gertrude, and I became curious about her life. I discovered that she is a fascinating thirteenth-century mystic who experienced visions of Christ that transformed her life.
Born in Germany in 1256, Gertrude was educated in a monastery in Helfta. By the age of 24 Gertrude was convinced she had built a “tower of vanity and curiosity” rather than seeking to love God above all things. During Advent of 1281, she received her first vision of Christ, with the words: “I have come to comfort you and bring you salvation.” This brought about a focus on the study of Scripture and theology. She spent hours in prayer and meditation, and began writing spiritual treatises for the benefit of her monastic sisters. Many of Gertrude's prayers were miraculously answered, including the healings of serious diseases of other sisters. Along with her friend and teacher St. Mechtild, she practiced a spirituality known as "nuptial mysticism," seeing herself as the bride of Christ.
Only a few of St. Gertrude's writings survive today, but what we have is beautiful and profound. Her Spiritual Exercises were written in Latin around 1289. This arrangement of prayers, hymns, and reflections was intended for the nuns of her community and was used by Gertrude herself for her own yearly spiritual renewal. With themes of baptism, conversion, commitment, discipleship, union with God, and preparation for death, these Spiritual Exercises are still useful today for anyone seeking to deepen their spirituality through prayer and meditation. In 1289, Gertrude heard Christ ask her to write an account of the many graces she had received. She wrote a short spiritual autobiography, The Herald of God's Loving Kindness, to which the Helfta community later added what they had experienced with her. In it Gertrude describes her transformation as so real she was able to overcome all resistance within herself and surrender unconditionally to God's love.
Gertrude had a special devotion to the holy souls in purgatory. At every Communion she asked God for mercy upon them. He once showed her a table of gold on which were many pearls representing prayers for the holy souls. At the same time Gertrude saw souls freed from purgatory and ascending to heaven. In another vision, our Lord told her that he longs for someone to simply ask Him to release souls from purgatory. "I accept with highest pleasure what is offered to Me for the poor souls, for I long inexpressibly to have near Me those for whom I paid so great a price. By the prayers of thy loving soul, I am induced to free a prisoner from purgatory as often as thou dost move thy tongue to utter a word of prayer."
In another vision she was said to be given the following well-known prayer: “Eternal Father, I offer You the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus Christ, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, those in the Universal Church, in my home, and in my family.”
On his own feast day, St. John appeared to Gertrude and placed her by the wounded side of Jesus, where she could hear His beating Sacred Heart. "Why is it, O beloved of God", she asked him, "that you who rested on His bosom at the Last Supper have said nothing of what you experienced then?" St John told her "It was my task to present to the first age of the Church the doctrine of the Word made flesh which no human intellect can ever fully comprehend. The eloquence of that sweet beating of His Heart is reserved for the last age in order that the world grown cold and torpid may be set on fire with the love of God."
Our Lord then showed her His Divine Heart, saying:
"Behold, I manifest to the gaze of thy soul My deified Heart, the harmonious instrument whose sweet tones ravish the Most Adorable Trinity. I give It to thee, and like a faithful, zealous servant, this Heart will be ready, at any moment, to repair thy defects and negligences . . . Make use of It and thy works will charm the eye and ear of the Divinity."
Gertrude was stunned by this gift of Our Lord because she thought it too great a condescension. Jesus encouraged her:
If thou hast a beautiful and melodious voice, and takest much pleasure in chanting, wilt thou not feel displeased if another person whose voice is harsh, wishes to sing in thy stead, and insists on doing so? Thus My Divine Heart, understanding human inconstancy, desires with incredible ardor to be continually invited, either by words or signs, to operate and accomplish in thee what thou art unable to accomplish thyself. Its omnipotence enables My Heart to act without trouble. Its impenetrable wisdom enables It to act in the most perfect manner. And Its joyous and loving charity makes It ardently desire to accomplish this end.
St. Gertrude encouraged others to pray to the Sacred Heart for graces. Jesus told her: "They may draw forth all they need from My Divine Heart." 
These visions continued until the end of her life. As she was dying, Jesus said to her: "Come, my chosen one, and I will place in you My throne."
The Feast of St. Gertrude was extended to the universal Church by Clement XII in 1738 and today is celebrated on Nov. 16, the date of her death in 1301 or 1302. Pope Benedict XIV gave her the title “The Great” to distinguish her from another St. Gertrude, Abbess Gertrude of Hackeborn, and to recognize her spiritual and theological insight.
source  National Catholic Register

11/14/16

Let us prepare our hearts!

Reflection on the Message of November 25, 2001 
LET US PREPARE OUR HEARTS
"Dear children! In this time of grace, I call you anew to prayer. Little children, pray and prepare your hearts for the coming of the King of Peace, that with His blessing He may give peace to the whole world. Peacelessness has begun to reign in hearts and hatred reigns in the world. That is why, you who live my messages be the light and extended hands to this faithless world that all may come to know the God of Love. Do not forget, little children, I am with you and bless you all. Thank you for having responded to my call." Message of November 25, 2001

In the message of the last month, Our Lady told us: “Little children, you are chosen to witness peace and joy”, and today she tells us about restlessness in hearts and hatred in the world.
Everyone seeks joy. Everybody wants to be happy and seeks joy. We all want to be happy. The good and the bad are equal in their desire to be happy. The good ones are good to be happy, and the bad ones would not be bad if they would not hope to become happy in such a way. In his Confessions, the great St. Augustin told us: If we all love joy, it is because we have already known it in a mysterious way. If we had not come to know it – if we were not created for it - we would not love it. The one who knocks at the door of a church – even it he does it with violence and anger – does so because he seeks joy. However, we see that the world around us is mostly sad. Sadness and restlessness strangle our throats and almost suffocate us. There are less and less joyful people and joyful Christians. Nietsche has already criticised Christians because their faces were too gloomy frowning.
Sadness and restlessness walk on our streets, in our villages and in our cities. Sadness has even sneaked into our families. Sadness and restlessness infect even our children to whom, instead of joy, we give things to eat, bigger and bigger and more and more ugly toys to destroy. Joy does not come from things, from toys, from food, from cars, motors, techniques, money or pleasure. Our heart and our soul seek the real food. You cannot cheat your soul while giving it things. If you don’t feed it with God and His Word, it will rebel and seek vengeance. Your soul gives you signs like emptiness, lack of meaning, nervousness, aggressiveness, anger against everything and everybody. You have to recognize these signs, you have to learn again to enjoy in little things and to recognize so many things around us - that everything is given, and that we hove not earned or merited anything.
Gospa, our Mother, walks with us for more than twenty years now. By this message, she prepares us for the time of Advent, which is approaching, and she puts in front of our eyes the King of Peace. Restlessness and hatred govern the world, our Mother tells us in this message, and we know and see that very well. And not only in the world, but they sneaked also into human relationships, families, amongst nations. Our Lady shows us the way, she puts into our hands a powerful means with which we can reach peace, if only we want it and seek it. It is not enough to see and to understand the state of your heart and your soul, of your family. It is not enough to know it, as it is of no use to a hungry man to know that bread is good. It is of no use for us to know that God is love, of no use to know that Our Lady is here out for love for us. We have to follow her words, to make the decision, to start today. We need the encounter and the experience of the God of Love. It is useless to curse darkness; let us light a lamp instead, and darkness is already gone. Sometimes it is enough to lift our eyes just a bit above the mud of this world, above our heads, to pronounce a good and positive word, and darkness is already gone. We have to heal our negative, black, tragic thoughts and pronounce pure words, so that God’s health and peace may reach us. It is not enough to say that there is no prayer in my family, that we can never get together, that every one goes his own way and after his own business. If nobody wants, then you start, have the courage to say to God a word of prayer and a cry, so that through you the light may come down, little by little, on those who are with you.
There are many hearts that follow Our Lady’s messages, which she gives to us still today. Our Lady counts on us, who want to hear her messages; she counts on our perseverance, even when we do not see immediately the fruits and successes. Our security is her presence, her words that she is with us in spite of everything. Let us be and let us remain with Her. Peace and good to you.
Medjugorje, November 26th, 2001
Fr. Ljubo Kurtovic

11/13/16

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin celebrates a Mass for Peace and Reconciliation in our Nation

Bishop at Election Mass: ‘Without God, a nation has no soul’

Posted: 
PROVIDENCE — On Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin celebrated a Mass for Peace and Reconciliation in our Nation, at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul. More than 150 gathered at the noon Mass to turn to prayer, asking God to grant to the nation moral virtue as well as gifts of peace, harmony and reconciliation.
Wearing her “I voted” sticker, Diane Cardillo felt called to attend the Mass to pray for the country, regardless of the outcome of the election.
“We need to pray for our government no matter who wins today,” she said. “We need to pray that there will be peace, dignity and respect for our nation. I thought that the Mass was beautiful.”
After more than a year-and-a-half, the often tense and divisive presidential campaign between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has come to a close. As of press time Tuesday, the election results had not been announced.
Regardless of the winner of the election, Bishop Tobin shared that his concern will still be the great deal of division, anxiety and fear in the country and in the state. He explained that concern was the impetus of the Election Day Mass.
“We can come together to pray for healing, peace and harmony, gifts that ultimately only God can give us,” he said.
During his homily, the bishop asked how the nation became filled with so much anger and division and confusion.
“It’s because, as a nation we have lost our bearings and that is because we removed God from our public life,” he shared. “More often than not, in our society and in our culture, God is seen as a distraction, as a nuisance. It strikes me that removing God from public life and society, that we have lost our North Star. As a nation we are wandering about without any moral virtue. The heart of our nation is restless and indeed it will not rest until it rests in God.”
History has affirmed the relevance and importance of God in the life of the nation, the bishop said, adding that the country’s founding fathers certainly spoke about their reliance of God.
“They recognized how important God would be in the life and growth of the nation,” explained Bishop Tobin. “Throughout our history, from the founding of our country, religious faith has placed a major role in our culture and in our society. The truth is, without God, a nation has no soul and I think that is what we are experiencing today and what has especially manifested during this campaign.”
Along with her daughter, and grandson who served at the Mass, Patricia McWilliams came to the service to offer a prayer for the country.
“I prayed for the protection and safety of our country and that people will vote with their conscience today,” she said.
Bishop Tobin asked God for his blessing upon the nation and for the gifts of healing, harmony and peace.
“We come to pray for our leaders, whoever we have chosen, that all of our leaders be inspired by God and promote the common good with concern and respect for human life and human dignity above all,” he said. “Regardless of the outcome of the election, as people of faith, and as Christians and as Catholics we should live in hope and confidence. That is the gift that our faith gives us.”

11/12/16

The Medjugorje Message: New website... The Medjugorje Witness

The Medjugorje Message: New website... The Medjugorje Witness: I set up a new website recently: THE MEDJUGORJE WITNESS Its purpose is threefold: (1) To publish Our Lady’s monthly messages to the wor...

11/8/16

Dear Children of Medjugorje

From the Desk of Sr. Emmanuel Maillard
November 8, 2016 

Dear Children of Medjugorje, Praised be Jesus and Mary!
1. On 2 November, All Souls Day, Mirjana received her monthly apparition at the Blue Cross in the presence of a large crowd that had also come to Medjugorje for All Saints' Day. After the apparition, she delivered Our Lady's message:
"Dear children, to come to you and to make myself known to you is a great joy for my motherly heart. It is a gift from my Son for you and for others who are coming. As a mother I am calling you: love my Son above everything. In order to love Him with all your heart, you need to come to know Him. You will come to know Him through prayer. Pray with the heart and with your feelings. To pray means to think of His love and sacrifice. To pray means to love, to give, to suffer and to offer. I am calling you, my children, to be apostles of prayer and love. My children, it is a time of vigilance. In this vigil I am calling you to prayer, love and trust. As my Son will be looking in your hearts, my motherly heart desires for Him to see unconditional trust and love in them. The united love of my apostles will live, will conquer and will expose evil. My children, I was a chalice of the God-man; I was God's instrument. That is why I am calling you, my apostles, to be a chalice of the true and pure love of my Son. I am calling you to be an instrument through which all those who have not come to know the love of God - who have never loved - may comprehend, accept and be saved. Thank you, my children."

While the Gospa was leaving, Mirjana saw a chalice.

2.  "I was a chalice of the God-man"
 

For the first time in 35 years of apparitions, the Blessed Mother told us that she is "the chalice of the God-man," and today, she invites us also to become chalices. Many wonder what she means by this! We need to pray very deeply to understand this invitation because it must be considered as a revelation on the part of our Heavenly Mother. She clearly wants to lead us on a path which we do not expect.  
There is no Mass without a chalice. During the Offertory the wine is poured into the chalice. At the consecration and therefore the transubstantiation, the wine is changed into blood through the words of the priest who, at that moment, is another Christ (persona Christi). "This is my Blood", he says, "shed for you and for all for the forgiveness of sins."  The chalice becomes the receptacle of the Blood of Jesus which will be offered to the Father.A chalice is therefore a sacred vessel that is strictly reserved for the celebration of the Mass, and it is sacred specifically because of its divine content.
From the moment of the Anunciation, Mary became the living tabernacle of the God-man during the 9 months she was carrying Jesus in her womb. But not only in her womb; she bore Him in her entire being! The special union of hearts and soul between the God-Child and His Mother was such that Mary resonated with everything her Son was going through inside her womb, in particular His mad love for humanity which already poured from His Divine Heart like a river. And after the birth of her Child, she continued to bear Him with increasing intensity.
The chalice is the place of overflowing love. In fact, when the Jews perform the Kiddush, in other words the blessing of bread and wine during the Shabbat meal, they pour the wine into the cup until it's overflowing, as a sign of the superabundance of God's gifts to man.
In the Gospel, Luke 22: 42, the chalice is also what Jesus sees coming to Him when He prays for us in the Garden of Gethsemane. That chalice is a chalice of great suffering. Jesus even says, "Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me!" Always adding, however, "Yet not as I will, but as You will." 
3. We're looking for watchmen!
In this message, let us not forget the above: "My children", Mary told us. "This is a time of vigilance. In this vigil, I call you to pray, to love and to trust." 

Now, a vigil is a period of waiting, where we are poised for what comes next. We prepare ourselves. It is a time where we increase our vigilance, because something very important is going to follow soon. It is also a way of not being surprised by the enemy, should he attack us. So we are like the watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem (IS 62:6-7) that Our Lady saw repeatedly at their stations during her pilgrimages in the Holy City.
The Gospa is preparing us through her messages, without saying clearly what awaits us. She does not need to tell us, because if we are prepared through her care, that is enough. But she specifies that, when her Son will look into our hearts, "her motherly heart would like Him to see in them an unconditional trust and love." 

"Will look" 

Why did she suddenly use the future tense when in fact Jesus is constantly looking into our hearts? It is because she sees the future! She wants to reassure us: Jesus will be there, He will look at us, He will not abandon us, we have nothing to fear.That is why, more than ever, we are invited to give ourselves over to unconditional trust and love.  I believe that we must learn this message by heart.
Let us ask for the grace to become, as Mary did, a living chalice in which Jesus can pour out his love until it is overflowing! A purified chalice containing the divine Blood and enabling this Blood to be lifted up to the Father for the Eucharistic offering. This chalice is offered to some who may be called to martyrdom, enabling them to participate in a special way in the offering of Jesus to the Father for the forgiveness of sins and the salvation of humanity.
James and John asked Jesus to sit with Him at His right and His left side in His glory. They actually dared to do that! But Jesus answered them by saying, "You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?" (MT 20:22)

http://davidcharlton.blogspot.com/2013/02/february-24-2013-walking-in-way-of.html

It was the most effective way to answer their request, but not at all as they themselves would have wanted or expected. You do not obtain a seat in the glory of God by a wave of a magic wand, but rather by identifying with Christ in his death and resurrection. 

Sharing the chalice of Jesus and becoming a chalice ourselves, like Mary, enables us to extend salvation much further, especially to those who do not yet know the love of God or to those who refuse it. Then, as disciples intimately united with Jesus, following Mary's example, we see our Christian life becoming a continual mass celebrated with joy in this world that is struggling in great darkness. 

4. November is the month where we think of those who have left this world before us. 

Since we live 10 minutes away from Komarica cemetery (where Fr. Slavko is buried), near the church, I often go there to pray for 9 days in a row, asking the poor souls for a few specific favors. I always find that they intercede in a very powerful way! Besides, Our Lady told Vicka and Jakov, when they visited Purgatory with her: "When you pray for the souls in purgatory, you are enabling them to become intercessors who, in turn, will help you in your life, especially to not get attached to earthly things..."

In her Diary, Saint Faustina tells the following: "Before All Souls' Day, I went to the cemetery at dusk. Although it was locked, I managed to open the gate a bit and said, 'If you need something, my dear little souls, I will be glad to help you, to the extent that the rule permits me.' I then heard these words, 'Do the will of God; we are happy in the measure that we have fulfilled God's will.'

Later on, these souls came and asked me to pray for them, and I did pray very much for them.  In the evening, when the procession was returning from the cemetery, I saw a great multitude of souls walking with us into the chapel and praying with us. "(Diary §518-519)
5. Here is a good prayer for obtaining from Jesus the grace of a good death: 

O divine Heart of Jesus, grant me the grace to always live according to your will, both in the most beautiful, joyous and important hours in my life, and in difficult times. Grant me to be always ready for the last hour. Give me the courage to give everything for your love, including my life if necessary.O Jesus, by your holy and painful Passion, please grant that the hour of my death will find me awake as a loyal servant, a true penitent after a good confession and graced with the last rites.O Lord, do not forsake me in my last struggle on earth, when I have to fight against Satan who may be in a fury. May your holy Mother and Mother of Mercy, St. Michael and the angels assist me and protect me against any temptation at the moment when I will have to let go of this world. May they then comfort me and fortify me in the midst of torments.Grant me, Lord, in that hour, a living faith, a firm trust, an ardent love and much patience. Grant that I may be fully aware and give myself over into your hands and abandon myself like a small child in your holy peace.In your infinite goodness and your great mercy, O Jesus, remember me! Amen.

6. Please note! The next Live Broadcast will be held on December 3rd, at 9 PM (BiH Time). I will talk about the message of the 2nd in French. 

The Live program of November 3rd as well as the older broadcasts can be seen at http://www.enfantsdemedjugorje.fr/index.php/le-direct-du-3.html

Dearest Gospa, with you as a Mother we are safe, and your messages are excellent signposts for us in this chaotic world. 
Sister Emmanuel +
(Translated from French

11/4/16

My heart always stays in Medjugorje

Testimony of Healing in Medjugorje

date: 26.10.2016.
Linda Christy, a pilgrim from Canada, came recently to Medjugorje for another pilgrimage and on that occasion she spoke on radio Mir Medjugorje about her healing that took place here. She told us that she was in a wheelchair for a while and for 18 years she could only walk with crutches. She was healed in June 2010, on Apparition Hill, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She said how her only mission is to give testimony on risen Jesus, to talk about her healing, love and hope. She brought all medical documents, diagnosis and all papers regarding her healing to Medjugorje parish office for the second anniversary of the healing she had.  
Mrs. Linda said: I did not know much about Medjugorje. I came her accidently, in a wheelchair. I was in the constant pain. The journey took 24 hours and it was not easy. It was very hard to go to Apparition Hill and people tried to put me off. I climbed the hill for few hours, but I knew I had to go up”, said Linda, who told us that her miracle took place on the hill.
“I was in such a state that my husband had to dress me up for 18 years, as I was not able to do anything by myself. I owe my life to Medjugorje and to the Queen of Peace, as my life is completely different now. Since I know what it means to suffer great pain, I decided to devote my time and my mission is to help people who suffer pain. You are so blessed to be able to live here in Medjugorje. Once I return to Canada, my heart always stays in Medjugorje”, said Linda Christy.

11/2/16

Today is All Souls Day, Our Lady Tells us

November 6, 1986 "Dear children! Today I wish to call you to pray daily for souls in purgatory. For every soul prayer and grace is necessary to reach God and the love of God. By doing this, dear children, you obtain new intercessors who will help you in life to realize that all the earthly things are not important for you, that only Heaven is that for which it is necessary to strive. Therefore, dear children, pray without ceasing that you may be able to help yourselves and the others to whom your prayers will bring joy. Thank you for having responded to my call."

Medjugorje Our Lady's message to Mirjana

  
   Mirjana encounters Our Lady, Nov. 2, 2016
    (c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016



November 2, 2016
All Soul's Day
Our Lady's message through Mirjana Soldo of November 2nd, 2016:

Dear children, to come to you and to make myself known to you is a great joy for my motherly heart. It is a gift from my Son for you and for others who are coming. As a mother I am calling you: love my Son above everything. In order to love Him with all your heart, you need to come to know Him. You will come to know Him through prayer. Pray with the heart and with your feelings. To pray means to think of His love and sacrifice. To pray means to love, to give, to suffer and to offer. I am calling you, my children, to be apostles of prayer and love. My children, it is a time of vigilance. In this vigil I am calling you to prayer, love and trust. As my Son will be looking in your hearts, my motherly heart desires for Him to see unconditional trust and love in them. The united love of my apostles will live, will conquer and will expose evil. My children, I was a chalice of the God-man; I was God's instrument. That is why I am calling you, my apostles, to be a chalice of the true and pure love of my Son. I am calling you to be an instrument through which all those who have not come to know the love of God-who have never loved-may comprehend, accept and be saved. Thank you, my children.
While Our Lady was leaving, Mirjana saw a chalice.  

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV

10/31/16

The Medjugorje Message: Halloween... NO MASKS IN HEAVEN

The Medjugorje Message: Halloween... NO MASKS IN HEAVEN: God created man in the image of himself, in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them. Genesis 1 : 27 I am your M...

Dear Family of Mary


     Ivan's apparition, 06/17/13  
    
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J.M.J.
October 31, 2016

Dear Family of Mary!

On October 28, 2016 Ivan Dragicevic met with his prayer group on Apparition Hill. Here is the translation of his comments after the apparition that night.  

Message through Ivan, October 28, 2016

After the meeting with Our Lady, i would like to draw closer to you and  describe to you tonight's meeting.  Also today she came to us joyful and happy.  At the beginning she greeted all of us with the motherly greeting
"Praised be Jesus, my dear children."  

Then Our Lady especially prayed here over all of you present who are sick.  Then with her arms extended she prayed over all of us.  

Afterward Our Lady said,

 "Dear children, also today in a special way I desire to call you to open your hearts to my messages that I am giving you.  And I call you to pray for peace.  Peace dear children.  May it be. The mother prays for all of you. And intercedes for all of you before her Son.  Thank you dear children, also today for having responded to my call."  

Afterwards Our lady blessed all of us with her motherly blessing, and she blessed all of your religious articles that you brought to be blessed.  I recommended all of you, your needs and your intentions. your families, and in a special way the sick.  

Then Our Lady continued to pray and in that prayer she left in an illuminated sign of the cross, saying
"Go in peace, my dear children."

This is an approximate translation.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016

10/29/16

Novena for the Election


Most Holy Trinity: Our Father in Heaven, who chose Mary as the fairest of your daughters; Holy Spirit, who chose Mary as your Spouse; God the Son, who chose Mary as your Mother, in union with Mary we adore your majesty and acknowledge your supreme, eternal dominion and authority.
Most Holy Trinity, we put the United States of America into the hands of Mary Immaculate in order that she may present the country to you. Through her we wish to thank you for the great resources of this land and for the freedom which has been its heritage.
Through the intercession of Mary, have mercy on the Catholic Church in America. Grant us peace. Have mercy on our president and on all the officers of our government. Grant us a fruitful economy, born of justice and charity. Have mercy on capital and industry and labor. Protect the family life of the nation. Guard the precious gift of many religious vocations. Through the intercession of our Mother, have mercy on the sick, the tempted, sinners — on all who are in need.
Mary, Immaculate Virgin, our Mother, Patroness of our land, we praise you and honor you and give ourselves to you. Protect us from every harm. Pray for us, that acting always according to your will and the will of your divine Son, we may live and die pleasing to God. Amen.

10/28/16

Trump is the Better Moral Choice

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Uplifting Catholic Recording Artist

Feel a sense of peace and devotion through the music of Catholic recording artist, Joanna Fish, as she shares the gift of faith woven into the mysteries of the rosary set to original music. Each song tells a story, inspiring prayer and a spiritual connection with Jesus. When you listen to her music, your heart will be uplifted by her message and her original folk/country style. 

10/25/16

Medjugorje: Our Lady's Message of October 25, 2016

Dear children! Today I am calling you: pray for peace. Leave selfishness and live the messages which I am giving you. Without them, you cannot change your life. By living prayer, you will have peace. By living in peace, you will feel the need to witness, because you will discover God whom you now feel to be far away. Therefore, little children, pray, pray, pray and permit God to enter into your hearts. Return to fasting and confession so as to overcome the evil in you and around you. Thank you for having responded to my call.

10/21/16

The Medjugorje Message: I want you to believe that Our Lady loves you...

The Medjugorje Message: I want you to believe that Our Lady loves you...: • This is the testimony of Fr Leon Pereira OP, given at Medjugorje, August 29, 2016. I first heard about Medjugorje in 1983, it was in ...

10/19/16

Dear Apostles of the Gospa

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October 19, 2016
Dear Apostles of the Gospa,
 
Scripture tells us to "stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness." (Eph. 6:12)
 
*Witches, pagans and Satanists have made public they will be "praying" tonight during the last American presidential debate to protect their sacrament, Satan's sacrament in America:  abortion.   Apostles of the Gospa of Medjugorje, pray your rosary tonight while the debate is taking place (October 19, 8:30pm EDT).  
 
Our Lady has told us: "... I want you to obey me and not permit Satan to seduce you. Dear children, Satan is very strong and, therefore, I ask you to dedicate your prayers to me so that those who are under his influence can be saved. Give witness by your life. Sacrifice your lives for the salvation of the world. I am with you, and I am grateful to you, but in heaven you shall receive the Father's reward which He has promised to you. Therefore, dear children, do not be afraid. If you pray, Satan cannot injure you even a little bit because you are God's children and He is watching over you. Pray and let the rosary always be in your hand as a sign to Satan that you belong to me!" (February 25, 1988)
 
God bless you
Denis
 
PS. I remember in the latter 80's when I was on a Medjugorje speaking tour on the West Coast.... a story Mary Lyle told me as she was driving me through Oregon up to Seattle.   Her friend Linda had children in the first grade.   New Age books promoting witchcraft were being introduced into the curriculum at their school.  Mary and Linda decided to sit in the front row at the PTA meeting, and just quietly pray their rosary.  And the speakers promoting the witchcraft books would, one by one, start to babble at the microphone and have to sit down....  The children were protected!
  
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"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world." 
Saint John Paul II 
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10/17/16

Marija in Lebanon!

Sr. Emmanuel+

 

From October 8th to 13th, the  visionary Marija Pavlovic went to Lebanon on a private visit, but also on a mission. Her Lebanese friends acquired a piece of land to build the City "To You, Mary". Through Marija they wanted the Blessed Mother to bless and consecrate the place that is intended for Her, in Ghazir, the village of Blessed Father Jacques Haddad. Before and after each apparition, the people present took advantage of the occasion to consecrate themselves to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, as well as their families, their country, and especially the project of the future City of Mary. Many graces were received. Our Blessed Mother visited, touched and consoled many hearts, according to witnesses. Marija prayed for the City, that will be a place of prayer, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, consecration, listening and continuing formation open to all, for Lebanon and Syria. Marija said 
that she felt an urgent need to go to this region that has been suffering for years. She listened to the sufferings of the Syrians from the local prayer group and the Lebanese. She is happy to have fulfilled that mission and she hopes to go back.  

10/15/16

The three white doves

Medjugorje Minute by Wayne Weible 10/14/16

10/7/16

Actor Jim Caviezl,Međugorje is a place of hope for me

Jim Caviezel: „I am sure that movie Passion would have never been released if it wasn't for Medjugorje“

date: 01.10.2016.
Jim Caviezel, actor from Holllywood, spent some time in Medjugorje this summer and also paid a visit to radio Mir Medjugorje. He became a world wide famous person after he played leading role in Mel Gibson's movie Passion. He said that if he had not received Medjugorje experiences prior to the movie, he would have never accepted that role, since it was in a Medjugorje that he experienced completely new dimension of the faith. He also announced filming of movie Resurrection and invited faithful and priests to pray for that intention.

Međugorje is a place of hope for me. Everyone who comes here can have that profound encounter with Heaven. I found out about Medjugorje while I was in Ireland during making of movie „The Count of Monte Cristo“. We had major problems with the script and I could feel something bad was going to happen. When you are a part of movie world, the whole career can go downhill if you happen to have only one bad movie. At the same time, my wife was in Medjugorje on her first pilgrimage there. When we spoke on the phone, I could hear a change in her voice. She told me that visionary Ivan Dragićević was going to come to Ireland. I had a free day and I was able to come for one apparition. I stood at the very back of the packed church and I did not really understand what was happening. I was in the section where disabled persons were. When the moment of apparitions began, I was sitting while people who were in wheelchairs were trying to kneel down. I was moved by that, as I did not feel like doing something similar.
The apparition was finished and Ivan looked at me, came close to me and in poor English said that he wished to see me on following Sunday for the apparition. I really did not know if that would be possible or not, as my schedule was really full. However, I went to the home of one man who was bringing groups from Ireland to Medjugorje.
We became friends and Ivan was there also. I believed in the apparitions in Lourdes and Fatima, but as if I did not believe in the apparitions in Medjugorje. Everything was strange to me. In the moment when the apparition began, I looked at Ivan's face. I could see smile and gaze of ecstasy.  I looked at him as actor and I thought myself that he really needed to be great actor to play out those impressions. I started to question that and to question Gospa too. I said - You need to tell me what is this, is this the truth or not, is he faking this or not! I prayed, I prayed that She would do a miracle in the movie we were making. I need your help, I said. Suddenly, it was as if I could feel a smile on my soul. It was as if the part of Heaven touched me. Tears were falling down my face. I became aware how many times I threw God out of my life.
Ivan  said how Gospa was there to bring me to Her Son. That is how I continued to film movie and we went to Malta. Movie director was agnostic and he had his personal doubts about the faith. We were filming in one huge castle full of paintings and art work and none of those images did not have any connection to religion. My character in the movie was to decide whether he would follow the love of his life. Then, among many such paintings they needed to decide which paining is going to be on the ceiling during shooting of that scene. Somehow we continued filming in a room that used to be room for a child and Our Lady's image was on the ceiling. Director, who knew that was Our Lady, but did not know meaning of Her, brought that painting on the set. The painting was put up and the scene with it was miraculously filmed at that time.
For me, that was a sign that Our Lady was there and that She was watching over this project. At the end of filming, I told my wife that I wanted to go to Medjugorje straight afterwards. I felt that something huge was going to happen. Soon, I had a phone call from Mel Gibson. He told me that he wanted me to play Jesus in his new movie, and that most likely, if I accept, I would not have any more business in this movie city. He also told me that he did not want to be responsible for the breakdown of my movie career, said Jim and added that movie Passion even after 15 years is one of the most popular movies ever.
When asked about messages of Gospa, this American actor said: „When I read one Gospa's message, I immediately recognise the voice of my Shepherd and my Mother who speak to me. The gift we have when we read Our Lady's messages is more than anything else we can perceive or imagine in this world. We have a gift that God speaks to us now, but many people reject that. I am sure that movie Passion would have never been filmed if it wasn't for Medjugorje. This world would have been a wrack without Gospa and Her apparitions. This is a blessed time, we live in the time of many graces and hope. Prior to my meeting with Ivan and Medjugorje, I did not have anything I could give. Now, I have something thanks to Medjugorje. Huge responsibility lies on each one of us, however you who live here have much bigger responsibility since you can receive so many spiritual blessings and joys.
It is not difficult for me to live my faith. I know now well in which direction the future is heading. I do not place my beliefs or trust on material things, as I know soon all will be taken away from me. Indeed, it was much harder while I was spiritually empty. Back then, my life was completely turned to meaninglessness.“      http://www.medjugorje.hr/en/