9/2/14

Our Lady's Message to Mirjana of September 2, 2014


“Dear children, I, your Mother, am coming anew among you out of love which has no end, from endless love of the endless Heavenly Father. And as I am looking into your hearts I see that many of you accept me as a Mother and, with sincere and pure hearts, you desire to be my apostles. But, I am also the Mother of those of you who do not accept me and who, in the hardness of your hearts, do not desire to come to know the love of my Son. And you do not know how much my heart suffers and how much I pray to my Son for you. I pray to Him to heal your souls because He can do so. I pray to Him to illuminate you with the miracle of the Holy Spirit so that you may stop, always anew, betraying, cursing and wounding Him. With all my heart I pray for you to understand that only my Son is the salvation and the light of the world. And you, my children, my dear apostles, always carry my Son in your hearts and thoughts. In this way you are carrying love. All those who do not know Him will recognize Him in your love. I am always beside you. In a special way I am beside your shepherds because my Son has called them to lead you on the way to eternity. Thank you, my apostles, for your sacrifice and love.”

9/1/14

"RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT" (Jn 20:22)


"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me; therefore He has anointed Me." -Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord is upon Jesus, and He wants to lavish the Spirit on us (Ti 3:6) in an unrationed way (Jn 3:34). However, to receive the Spirit and grow in the Spirit, we must repent. At the first Christian Pentecost, Peter proclaimed: "You must repent and be baptized, each one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, that your sins may be forgiven; then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38).

The people of Jesus' home town, Nazareth, missed the opportunity to receive the Spirit by refusing to repent of not accepting Him (see Lk 4:24ff). The Corinthians had received every gift of the Spirit (1 Cor 1:7), but they did not grow in the Spirit because they refused to continue to repent more and more deeply. They remained infants in Christ (1 Cor 3:1). Life in the Spirit, and continued, deeper life in the Spirit are based on deeper repentance.

When preparing for the Great Jubilee of the year 2000, Pope John Paul II proclaimed: "The Church cannot prepare for the new millennium 'in any other way than in the Holy Spirit' " (Towards The New Millennium, 44, emphasis his). Repent and receive the Holy Spirit in a life-changing and world-renewing way. Then let the Holy Spirit convict you of sin (Jn 16:8), lead you to deeper repentance, and fill you as never before.

 Father, make me a disciple of the Holy Spirit.

8/29/14

Medjugorje Parish Priest - We Are Called To Holiness



Published on Aug 27, 2014

We are called to holiness.

Fr Jozo Zovko presents these five messages, the core messages, of what Medjugorje is all about, in a deeper and most profound way:

1 faith
2 prayer
3 fast
4 conversion
5 peace

Fr. Jozo Zovko Reflection

Fr. Jozo Zovko, OFM
May 2, 2006

Message of April 25, 2006

"Dear children! Also today I call you to have more trust in me and my Son. He has conquered by His death and resurrection and, through me,
calls you to be a part of His joy. You do not see God, little children,
but if you pray you will feel His nearness. I am with you and intercede
before God for each of you. Thank you for having responded to my call."

Trust is such an important dimension in our human and Christian life. A
child must have trust in his parents and those around him. They speak the truth to him and he accepts everything with trust. This has an
essential influence on him and his formation. A student must have trust
in his teacher and his knowledge. He leans on the teacher's knowledge,
accepting it as his own. A believer must have trust in his priest and
Catechist, in his spiritual director, that they are telling him the truth and are transmitting the faith to him from their experience and the experience of their Church. A person who is sick must have trust in his doctor and his diagnosis and therapy. A guest in a restaurant must have trust in the kitchen and in the food that he is served. Our entire life is permeated with, and leans on, trust. When trust in someone or something is lost, then the entire relationship with that person or movement sinks.

Unfortunately, this happens very often. The sick lose trust in the medicine and the doctors because they do not give them the desired results. Everyone can break the trust which needs to be built and invested in. For this reason every educator, parent, priest and doctor must daily grow and invest maximally in their education and knowledge.

Our Lady, the Queen of Peace, asks for more trust in her and in her risen Son Jesus. Why? At this time, the enemy has moved the hearts of many to write false articles, to confuse the hearts of the faithful and sadden the souls of the uninformed. Every day Satan finds a way and a means to sow his weeds. While pilgrims come to Medjugorje with full trust in the Queen of Peace, to meet her and to enthusiastically accept and live her messages, the enemy speaks ill, attacks in print and at various occasions and presentations. Our Lady desires for us not to be shaken by any gossip or misinterpretation. Our Lady desires for us to have trust in her and in her messages so that the graces that flow through her into millions of hearts do not become blocked by a barrier of mistrust.

How much anguish and pain did Thomas the Apostle, cause his community. He did not believe their experience. He rejected their witness.
Although Jesus continued to contact him, it was as an unbeliever. For this reason, Jesus comes through the closed door before everyone to console them. He calls Thomas, who is present, to look at Him, to touch Him and to place his hands into His wounds. All of this helped Thomas but it also helped the Apostles. In fact, they were all healed. Trust was born and
renewed and Thomas confessed, "You are my God and my Lord." Jesus,
however, did not praise this declaration as a virtue. To the contrary, he
taught his followers for all times that "blessed are those who do not see
but believe" - who believe Jesus, their community and the Church.

For 25 years certain individuals have rejected the experience of the Church. They do not accept the fruit nor value it. They have the courage to stand up against the messages which are fundamental references of Christianity and faith: The call to daily prayer together, the call to live the Eucharist and to celebrate Sunday as the "Lord's Day", the call to daily living of the Word of God and the call to sacrifice, confession and penance as the way of conversion. Where does the audacity come to devalue conversions that we are witnesses of? These are wondrous changes of life at the level experienced by the apostle Paul, before and in Damascus.

People, have lost trust because of gossip and casting of shadows on the
visionaries by proclaiming them as manipulators. We are all witnesses
of these six visionaries and their difficult and responsible journey before God, the Church and millions of pilgrims. They are not deceivers who run away from the place of events, from the battle-field with such powerful godlessness of our time. Instead, with fasting, vigils, prayers, sacrifices and their personal witness, they always show the way to new pilgrims.

We are grateful for the perseverance of so many priests who accompany
their pilgrims and gather their precious experiences of immeasurable
graces and gifts which Our Lady gives to them. We are grateful to, and in awe of, the priests in Medjugorje who in humility serve the millions of needy hearts which desire to remove 'the old person' in the Sacrament of Confession. We are grateful to them for making the daily Mass and Liturgy solemn - a real Feast.

The Queen of Peace desires to tell us not to give in to gossip and lies and not to be disturbed by the propaganda of the enemy. Instead, she desires for us to have a simple trust in her graces and plans, in her messages and fruit that, until now, she has given to her people. Those who have converted do not permit us to place the messages and the Queen of Peace in discussion. All those who were healed from incurable illnesses, do not permit us to doubt in the apparitions and the Queen of Peace. All of the graces that changed millions of hearts do not permit us to debate about the writings of the unbelievers.

How are we to stop the spreading of mistrust? Only with fasting and prayer. The enemy shakes before a Christian who fasts and prays and the
dust that he raises is blown away by the wind. Fear not. All of that is a sign that we are on the right way - Jesus' way, Our Lady's way.

My Dear chosen brothers and sisters, do not only have more trust but a
complete trust in the Mother and Jesus. As always, let us enthusiastically respond to the call. Let us cling to the messages that through the Mother, we may be a part of His joy and peace. We pray and that is why we feel God. We pray and that is why we meet our God who guarantees to us "Wherever there are two or more of you gathered in my name, there I will be." Dear Jesus, each time we have felt your Divine nearness and love.
Thank you.

This month we will pray for the following intentions:

1.For all the millions of pilgrims who are preparing to come to Medjugorje to meet the Mother and find peace and conversion.

2.For all the Croatian Bishops and priests whom our Pope calls to be
"Bridge builders" Builders of peace, love and unity.

3.For the success of our annual meeting on May 27th and 28th 2006, that
they will be the days of our Pentecost.

My dear brothers and sisters, I am so happy because I sent home a group
of Koreans from the seminar who are preparing for their Baptism. I met
the greatest surgeons and musicians of todaywho converted in Medjugorje. I am grateful for you and your prayers and fasting. I warmly greet you, I pray for all of you and I wait for you at the annual meeting.

Yours most Sincerely,
Fr. Jozo Zovko, OFM

CRUSH-PROOF


"Be not crushed on their account, as though I would leave you crushed before them." -Jeremiah 1:17

Often we cannot help being persecuted or even killed, but we can refuse to be crushed. The government might put us in jail, but it cannot crush our spirits unless we let it. We cannot always prevent our enemies from attacking us, but we can always refuse to be manipulated by intimidation into compromise (see Mt 10:26).

If we accept God's grace to be uncrushable, we will stand up and publicly announce what God has commanded us (Jer 1:17). Like John the Baptizer, we will call sin sin, adultery adultery, and lies lies (Mk 6:18). We will stand up for the truth, for Jesus is the Truth (Jn 14:6).

The uncrushed, unintimidated, unmanipulated, and uncompromised are "a fortified city, a pillar of iron, a wall of brass, against the whole land" (Jer 1:18). They are made this way not by their human strength but by God's grace (Jer 1:18). The uncrushed are invincible (Jer 1:19). Even if they die, they will rise in victory. Don't be crushed; be free, true, pure, holy, victorious, and glorious.

 Father, may I not fear those who can only destroy my body (Mt 10:28).

 "My mouth shall declare Your justice, day by day Your salvation." -Ps 71:15

8/28/14

Dear children! Pray for my intentions...




 
Our Lady's plan in Medjugorje is real!
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J.M.J
August 27, 2014
St. Monica

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Pray for my intentions, because Satan wants to destroy my plan which I have here and to steal your peace. Therefore, little children, pray, pray, pray that God can act through each of you. May your hearts be open to God's will. I love you and bless you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call." (August 25, 2014)

Our Lady came to Medjugorje in 1981 with a plan from God. She came to the six visionaries to initiate that plan through them, through their personal response to her call and through the messages she would give to all of us through them. She has never really spelled out the plan to us. I like to think she keeps her cards close! She has told us lots of way in which we can be part of her plan. Her main messages map out our way to join in the plan. And we certainly can see some of the evidence of this plan, in the conversions and healings, the joy and the peace, the hope and the love for God that has developed in her children over the years. But we are still awaiting the revelation of the full plan.

I decided to look back at Our Lady's messages and gather a few of them that mention Our Lady's plan. There are a lot of them. I find it helpful to just read them, and let her words over the years give me a perspective on what she is doing. I think you will find that there are at least three main points that she brings up about this plan. 1. She has a plan for Medjugorje that has been given to her by God and it has something to do with peace and salvation. 2. Satan hates this plan and is doing everything he can to destroy it. 3. Our part in the plan depends on our prayer and our commitment to do whatever God tells each of us to do in our own lives, and that we withstand the enemy's temptations.

Take a look at a few messages and see what you think:

July 12, 1984 "Dear children! These days satan wants to frustrate my plans. Pray that His plan not be realized. I will pray my Son Jesus to give you the grace to experience the victory of Jesus in the temptations of satan. Thank you for having responded to my call."

August 11, 1984 (Saturday) "Dear children! Pray, because satan wishes to complicate my plans still further. Pray with the heart and surrender yourselves to Jesus in prayer."

December 27, 1984 "Dear children! This Christmas satan wanted in a special way to spoil God's plans. You, dear children, have discerned satan even on Christmas day itself. But God is winning in all your hearts. So let your hearts keep on being happy. Thank you for having responded to my call."

January 14, 1985 (Monday) "My dear children! Satan is so strong and with all his might wants to disturb my plans which I have begun with you. You pray, just pray and don't stop for a minute! I will pray to my Son for the realization of all the plans I have begun. Be patient and constant in your prayers. And don't let satan discourage you. He is working hard in the world. Be on your guard!" (Message conveyed by Vicka from Our Lady.)

February 7, 1985 "Dear children! These days satan is manifesting himself in a special way in this parish. Pray, dear children, that God's plan is brought into effect and that every work of satan ends up for the glory of God. I have stayed with you this long so I might help you along in your trials. Thank you for having responded to my call."

September 5, 1985 "Dear children! Today I thank you for all the prayers. Keep on praying all the more so that satan will be far away from this place. Dear children, satan's plan has failed. Pray for fulfillment of what God plans in this parish. I especially thank the young people for the sacrifices they have offered up. Thank you for having responded to my call."

September 26, 1985 "Dear children! I thank you for all the prayers. Thank you for all the sacrifices. I wish to tell you, dear children, to renew the messages which I am giving you. Especially live the fast, because by fasting you will achieve and cause me the joy of the whole plan, which God is planning here in Medjugorje, being fulfilled. Thank you for having responded to my call."

January 25, 1987 The first apparition of the 25th of the month, given to Marija, for the parish: "Today I want to appeal to all of you to start living a new life from this day on. Dear children, I wish that you would understand that God has chosen each one of you to have a part in the great plan for the salvation of mankind. You cannot fully understand how great your role is in God's design. For that reason, pray, dear children, so that through prayer, you may be able to know your role in God's plan. I am with you, so that you may be able to realize it fully."

August 25, 1991 "Dear Children! Today also I invite you to prayer, now as never before when my plan has begun to be realized. Satan is strong and wants to sweep away my plans of peace and joy and make you think that my Son is not strong in His decisions. Therefore, I call all of you, dear children, to pray and fast still more firmly. I invite you to self-renunciation for nine days so that, with your help, everything that I desire to realize through the secrets I began in Fatima, may be fulfilled. I call you, dear children, to now grasp the importance of my coming and the seriousness of the situation. I want to save all souls and present them to God. Therefore, let us pray that everything I have begun be fully realized. Thank you for having responded to my call."

May 25, 1993 "Dear children! Today I invite you to open yourselves to God by means of prayer so the Holy Spirit may begin to work miracles in you and through you. I am with you and I intercede before God for each one of you because, dear children, each one of you is important in my plan of salvation. I invite you to be carriers of good and peace. God can give you peace only if you convert and pray. Therefore, my dear little children, pray, pray, pray and do that which the Holy Spirit inspires you. Thank you for having responded to my call."

June 25, 2004 "Dear children! Also today, joy is in my heart. I desire to thank you for making my plan realizable. Each of you is important, therefore, little children, pray and rejoice with me for every heart that has converted and become an instrument of peace in the world. Prayer groups are powerful, and through them I can see, little children, that the Holy Spirit is at work in the world. Thank you for having responded to my call."

June 25, 2007 "Dear children! Also today, with great joy in my heart, I call you to conversion. Little children, do not forget that you are all important in this great plan, which God leads through Medjugorje. God desires to convert the entire world and to call it to salvation and to the way towards Himself, who is the beginning and the end of every being. In a special way, little children, from the depth of my heart, I call you all to open yourselves to this great grace that God gives you through my presence here. I desire to thank each of you for the sacrifices and prayers. I am with you and I bless you all. Thank you for having responded to my call."

October 25, 2008 "Dear children! In a special way I call you all to pray for my intentions so that, through your prayers, you may stop satan's plan over this world, which is further from God every day, and which puts itself in the place of God and is destroying everything that is beautiful and good in the souls of each of you. Therefore, little children, arm yourselves with prayer and fasting so that you may be conscious of how much God loves you and may carry out God's will. Thank you for having responded to my call."

August 25, 2011 "Dear children! Today I call you to pray and fast for my intentions, because satan wants to destroy my plan. Here I began with this parish and invited the entire world. Many have responded, but there is an enormous number of those who do not want to hear or accept my call. Therefore, you who have said 'yes', be strong and resolute. Thank you for having responded to my call."

Sorry for this long reflection, but I feel that our response to Our Lady's call in this day, now, is vital. The better we understand her presence and plan in Medjugorje, the better we will be able to help her. Let's do what she tells us to do. We won't regret it!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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8/26/14

A Reflection on Our Ladys Message




Dear children! Pray for my intentions, because Satan wants to destroy my plan which I have here and to steal your peace. Therefore, little children, pray, pray, pray that God can act through each of you. May your hearts be open to God’s will. I love you and bless you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.

A Little Reflection (by Sr. Isabel)
Periodically Our Lady requests that we pray for her intentions. Here she gives us the reason for her request -- Satan wants to destroy my plan here! Even Our Lady experiences the wiles of Satan who seeks to destroy anything that is of God and anything that draws people closer to the Heart of Jesus, through Mary. If we look around the world at events taking place we can see that Satan is hard at work. There is only one recourse that we can have. Prayer. You may think that your prayers do not contribute to defeating Satan. In reality, it may be just your prayer that added to those of everyone else that accomplishes the defeat. Our prayer should be that God's will may happen according to Our Lady's plan. "Thy will be done, O Lord, not my will."

  Recently I experienced the cumulative effect of people's prayers. Less than two weeks ago, I had total hip replacement. I came home the day after surgery, have been almost completely pain free and am just waiting clearance to drive again. I attribute my quick recovery not just to the procedure the doctor used, which is new, but to all the prayers of my family and friends that have been and are being offered for my recovery." Pray" is the answer to all our ills. As Our Lady says, may our hearts be open to God's will. With her motherly blessing and intercession, we will see Satan will be defeated.

8/25/14

Our Lady's Medjugorje Message of August 25, 2014

“Dear children! Pray for my intentions, because Satan wants to destroy my plan which I have here and to steal your peace. Therefore, little children, pray, pray, pray that God can act through each of you. May your hearts be open to God’s will. I love you and bless you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

8/23/14

An Answer to Fr. John Randall's Prayer

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Fr. Randall

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Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration: 


by Leo Grossi

Fr. John Randall encourages every parish to develop a Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration program.

In his usual exhilaration when speaking about the “Host exposed,”Fr. Randall exhorts “How I wish our Church were more obedient to Pope John Paul II! Did you know that he, at the Eucharistic Congress in Seville, Spain in 1993, requested that every parish in the world inaugurate perpetual adoration? He started it himself at that time in St. Peter’s in Rome. What fantastic graces await us if we only step out and do this! I believe that if it can bedone in an inner city parish, it can be done everywhere. Don’t be afraid. ‘Ducin altum,’ (‘set out into the deep’) as John Paul urges us at the beginning of this new millennium. The Eucharistic reign of Christ will do the rest!”

Fr. John Randall, Pastor of Saint.Charles Parish on Dexter Street in Providence, spoke of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration as an answer to a pastor’s prayer, when he was keynote speaker at a Corpus Christi vigil observance at St. Bartholomew Parish in Providence in 1999. Since Fr. Randall started adoration in a converted sacristy which now serves as the adoration chapel, he has more time to devote to his priesthood ministry rather than counseling his parishioners. He lovingly says “… people are finding peace and answers before Jesus while in adoration.”

In 1984, St. Charles’ parishioners first brought their pains and worries before Our Eucharistic Lord Jesus Christ in adoration. Fr. Randall recalls “I had always dreamed of being in a parish where there was easy and constant access to the Blessed Sacrament. When I was assigned pastor of St. Charles Parish in the inner city of Providence in 1978, one of my disappointments was the realization that this would never happen here. The insurance companies would insist on keeping the Church locked for security reasons. I more or less tried to live with that.

”After six years of obedience, Fr. Randall received a ‘messenger from God.’ He reminisces “in 1984, a priest preaching perpetual adoration came knocking at my door asking if I were interested in having not only access to the Blessed Sacrament, but perpetual adoration before the Host exposed. I told him I would love that, but it was not possible, given our dangerous inner-city position.” Encouragingly, “he replied, ‘Let’s go see your church and take a look.’Within a very short time, he drew up a practical plan to solve our security problems and have adoration.” This priest sent by God described how “we could transform our very large sacristy into an adoration chapel with beautiful, multicolored stained glass windows.”He proposed that the chapel be “self-enclosed, locked off from the rest of the Church, with a separate and secure entrance and a bell. People could be trained to come on the hour, ring the bell and the person finishing that hour of adoration would let the next adorers in. I was ecstatic over this dream come true.

As a follow-up, this wonderful priest
came to St. Charles “on the following week-end, explaining the project at all the Masses. Enough people were moved to sign up and we were able
to start with three days and one night of adoration,” Fr. Randall recalls.
“It was wonderful and began to bring instant blessings to the parish. As time went on, we added more and more hours of adoration until finally at Pentecost, 1996, we bravely launched out into perpetual adoration in the lovely chapel at St. Charles which accommodates about 35 people. It continues with incredible blessings until this day,” exclaims Fr. Randall.

Praising God for gracing St. Charles, Fr. Randall says “Let me point out just a couple of the innumerable blessings that have happened. Our first 3:00 AM night adorer entered the seminary and will soon be ordained. Since then, seven other young men and women have entered the seminary or religious life, and our people are constantly praying for vocations.”

Fr. Randall strongly encourages every pastor to consider Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration as he witnesses: “The other blessing is that I have less requests for counseling because people are finding peace and answers before Jesus while in adoration. They don’t need to come to the rectory so often!”

8/20/14

MASTERS MERCY


"When the first group appeared they supposed they would get more." -Matthew 20:10

In the parable of the workers in the vineyard, the Master pays the last group first (Mt 20:8). His purpose in paying them first, as it is so often, is to teach the earliest group, His long-time disciples, more about His mercy. Their responses showed that, although they worked obediently and sacrificially for the Master, they still hadn't grasped and embraced the depth and richness of the Master's mercy. They failed the mercy quiz. They were watching the Master's money rather than the Master's mercy. "Thereupon they complained" rather than rejoiced (Mt 20:11).
Here's another mercy quiz:

   * You struggle unsuccessfully for years to bring Eucharistic adoration to your parish. Then a new convert, a former criminal, succeeds. Do you rejoice in this success or inwardly complain since he gets the credit?

   * You are a faithful pastor who prayed, fasted, and preached in an effort to persuade your parishioners to attend regular Confession. A young priest succeeds you and in a few months has long Confession lines. Rejoice or complain?

   * Your husband divorces you and leaves you with four young children. You sacrifice for decades to bring them up in the faith. He comes back into their lives when they are grown. When your faithful adult children praise and thank their father, what do you do? Rejoice or complain?

What difficult circumstance is the Lord using to teach you mercy? We modern disciples can also miss the lesson and fail the mercy quiz. Fix your eyes on the mercy of Jesus.

 Father, may I be like You: "rich in mercy" (Eph 2:4).

 "Thus says the Lord God: I Myself will look after and tend My sheep." -Ez 34:11

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Mary Prays For Francis, Mission of Peace


by Jakob Marschner
The day before Pope Francis told he is ready to go to Iraq, the Virgin Mary told Medjugorje visionary Ivan Dragicevic that she prays for his mission of peace. On August 18, the day of Francis’ announcement, she warned that Satan wants to destroy her plans and asked for perseverance in prayer.
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Pope Francis touching the statue of Our Lady of Fatima on October 12th 2013, the day before he consecrated the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Unbeknownst to Pope Francis when, on August 18, he declared himself ready to go to Iraq, the Virgin Mary had expressed her support of his mission of peace on the day before, in a message given to Medjugorje visionary Ivan Dragicevic during his public apparition in Vicenza, Italy:
“Dear children, also today I call you in a particular way: Pray for peace. Open yourselves to the Holy Spirit, dear children. May the Holy Spirit guide you. Especially, dear children, during this time pray for my beloved Holy Father. For his mission, the mission of peace. The Mother prays for all of you and intercedes before her Son for each of you. Thank you, dear children, for also today having responded to my call” the Virgin Mary said on August 17, according to Ivan.
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Medjugorje visionary Ivan Dragicevic in Vicenza, Italy, on August 17, passing on the message of support of Pope Francis’ peace endeavors that the Virgin Mary had spoken to him minutes before
During his press conference aboard the papal airplane on August 18, in Chinese airspace while returning from Korea, the Pope told reporters that he is ready to go to Iraq and – more specifically – to Kurdistan, to sustain the Christian refugees who have fled from the current aggression from the islamic group ISIS:
“If it were necessary when we return from Korea we can go there. (…) In this moment, I am ready and right now it is not the most, the best thing to do but I am disposed for this” Pope Francis said, having first stressed the Iraq initiatives already undertaken by the Vatican.
Part of the audience that gathered for Ivan's public apparition on August 18 in Salvaterra, Italy
Part of the audience that gathered for Ivan’s public apparition on August 18 in Salvaterra, Italy
Later on August 18, visionary Ivan Dragicevic passed on another message from the Virgin Mary, given during his public apparition in Salvaterra, Italy. With a gravity rarely found in the messages reported by Ivan, the Virgin Mary called to perserverance in prayer by a time when Satan wants to destroy her plans:
“My dear children, also today I rejoice with all of you. I see your joyful hearts. I also see that these fields are plowed, they are well cultivated, so dear children, just as you work on your hearts, open your hearts to the action of the Holy Spirit because I want to pray and ask for divine graces for you. Persevere in prayer especially at this time when Satan wants to destroy my plans. Be assured, dear children, that the Mother is always so close to you. I pray together with you and intercede before my Son for all of you. Thank you, dear children, because also today you have responded to my call.”
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8/19/14

The Holy Father offers to go to Iraq



From Catholic News Agency: 
Speaking to journalists aboard the Aug. 18 plane flight back to Italy from South Korea, the Pope noted the Holy See's diplomatic efforts to end the violence in Iraq, especially against Iraqi minorities.
In response to the question on Iraq posed by CNA and EWTN News Rome bureau chief Alan Holdren, Pope Francis said that a papal visit to Iraq was “one of the possibilities.”
“And in this moment, I am ready.” He added: “and right now it isn't the most, the best thing to do but I am disposed to this.” - CNA

This reminds me of Mother Teresa in war-torn Lebanon around this same time in 1982, when she arrived there amid fighting to bring St. John Paul II's message of peace.  Once there, and against all advice, she helped to evacuate retarded and handicapped children from a hospital.

Going out to the peripheries.  It is what saints do.

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8/18/14

Pray for Peace


   
Pray for Peace!!
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J.M.J
August 19, 2014
St. John Eudes

Dear Family of Mary!

The live streaming of Marija's August 15, 2014 apparition was a beautiful event. Mary TV began streaming at Marija's house as the pilgrims were gathering. The Rosary was prayed very reverently, in several languages. And a message from Our Lady was read between the decades. It was a beautiful gift to give Our Lady, all that prayer and holy singing.

After the apparition, Marija shared a little about her encounter with Our Lady. Here is what she said;

"At the moment of the apparition Our Lady came and I recommended all of your intentions, and Our Lady prayed over us.  I recommended especially those people who had asked our prayer in a special way, all the sick people and the people who are suffering in our prayer.   And Our Lady prayed over us and she blessed us.  Our Lady came, like always on a feast because today is a big feast, in a golden dress, very rich and very beautiful."

Our Lady always prays for our intentions, according to the visionaries. She is solicitous of all our needs and sufferings. She is a mother!

I also want to share a message that the visionary Ivan received at an evening of prayer at the Church of the Holy Crown in Vicenza, Italy on August 17, 2014, just two days ago:

"Dear children, today in a special way I invite you to pray for peace. Open yourself to the Holy Spirit, dear children, so that the Holy Spirit may guide you. Particularly at this time, dear children, pray for my beloved Holy Father; pray for his mission of peace. I pray with you; interceding with my Son for each of you.  Thank you dear children, because even today you have responded to my call."  

(Message to Ivan Dragicevic, August 17, 2014 as reported at  http://crownofstars.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/our-lady-speaks-of-popes-peace-mission.html )  

It is said that after Ivan shared this message he said that Our Lady particularly wanted to emphasize the peace mission of Pope Francis.

This message speaks loudly to all of us. The entire world seems to be engulfed in violence and hatred. We all feel quite helpless in the face of it all. But Our Lady does not want us to be helpless. She is showing us the way to help! She says, "Pray for peace." And she goes further. She asks us to open ourselves to the Holy Spirit so that He can guide us. The Holy Spirit knows what we can do. He knows exactly what is possible for each one of us to do in the face of evil. If we pray and open our hearts to His guidance, He will show us exactly what to do in our own sphere of influence. We will not be helpless!!

And so, Our Queen who came in gold, wants to encourage us. She wants us to become her agents of peace, supporting our Holy Father, Pope Francis, in his mission of peace. We each have a role to play. We are not helpless, but helpers for peace! Come Holy Spirit!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2014

PS.  "Fruit of Medjugorje" Episode 127, which aired last night at Mary TV, is a talk by Fr. Petar Ljubicic.  He addresses the need to pray for peace with Our Lady.  This talk will help us to respond to Our Lady's message through Ivan on August 17.  See how the Holy Spirit is ready to lead us!!!  Wow!!  You can watch this Fruit show atwww.marytv.tv !  





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8/15/14

Mirjana to Youth: The World Relies On You


by Jakob Marschner
“You are the ones who will bring good into the world. The world relies on you” Medjugorje visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo said in her August 4 lecture for the Youth Festival. Go step by step, always hold Mary’s hand, do not judge your prayers, and found your family on God, Mirjana added.
Medjugorje visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo during her lecture for the Youth Festival
Medjugorje visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo during her lecture for the Youth Festival
Thousands of young people got something to ponder on August 4 when visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo gave a lecture from the back altar of St. James Church as a part of the 25th international Youth Festival in Medjugorje.
Referring to the Virgin Mary and to the message she had received from her during her apparition two days earlier, Mirjana opened her lecture:
Part of the attendees at last week's 25th Youth Festival in Medjugorje. One local media estimated 80,000 young people were present. Photo: Michele Vasilj / Facebook
Part of the attendees at last week’s 25th Youth Festival in Medjugorje. With official numbers yet to come, one local media estimated 80,000 young people were present. Photo: Michele Vasilj / Facebook
I wish we were all her apostles. On Saturday she called us to follow her, to be her ‘apostles of light who will spread love and mercy through the world’. In particular you, young people, because the world relies on you, you are the ones who will bring good into the world.”
“To do this, you have to walk with her and hold her by the hand, because she takes us on the right path and leads us to her Son” the seer continued.
“Let me tell you once again: Thank you. Really thank you. In my heart I feel such a great love towards you that I restrain myself not to cry. You are the ones who have chosen to be here. You could be somewhere else to sleep, instead you wanted to be with your Heavenly Mother suffering under the sun. For this I thank you” Mirjana later concluded her lecture.
Still struggling with back problems, Mirjana arrives at St. James Church before her lecture supported by friends. Photo: Luciano Cerroni / Facebook
Still struggling with back problems, Mirjana arrives at St. James Church before her lecture supported by friends. Photo: Luciano Cerroni / Facebook
In between were admonishions and advice on how to best live up to the responsibility she had just imposed on her young audience:
“Please do not only hear, but live the messages of Our Lady. Put them into practice in your daily life. Why are you here? To bring them to your home. Do not talk or preach. They will ask: ‘Why are you different? What happened?’ Then you will speak of the love of the Heavenly Mother” Mirjana said.
“Please do this for you, for us and for the world. She will help us.”
For this reason, I implore you to start walking together with the Mother very slowly. The first thing she asked from us at the beginning of the apparitions was the Creed and 7 Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be. You cannot tell me that, in 24 hours, the Heavenly Father has given us no time for this” the visionary continued.
The ceremony closing the Youth Festival on August 5. Photo: Mate Zemljic
The ceremony closing this year’s Youth Festival on August 5. Photo: Mate Zemljic
“Let’s start up. Let’s start with the first part of the Rosary. Then we fast on Fridays. Then the second part of the Rosary. Then the third. Then we begin to fast on Wednesdays. Step by step. It is important to walk along with her.”
Mirjana further warned of spiritual arrogance, and of judging one’s own spiritual life in any way:
“Do not waste time judging your prayer. Let God judge that. It is important that we pray. It is important that we have contact with our Heavenly Father. There is no man on earth who can say, ‘I pray as I should. I am just like God wants.’ I am afraid of these people. We are all on the way of holiness, we all try to be pleasing to the Heavenly Father and we try to follow our Mother. She will guide us and Jesus will judge what we did” Mirjana said.
Festival participants greeting the Virgin Mary outside St. James Church on August 5
Festival participants greeting the Virgin Mary outside St. James Church on August 5
Talking about faith within a family context, the seer adviced her audience that a family should not be formed without the blessing of God:
“In particular you young people, you who are young families, you who are thinking of founding a family: Do not think that this is possible without the blessing of the Heavenly Father. Do not think that this is possible without prayer in common. No. You cannot have peace in a family in which God is not in the first place” Mirjana said.
Early during the six days festival: With all rooms booked in Medjugorje, some festival participants are putting up tents
Early during the six days festival: With all rooms booked in Medjugorje, some festival participants are putting up tents
“Just think of the responsibility you have before your children, as a parent. They look at us, look at their parents. They notice what we do. If they see that God is not in the first place for us, what can we expect from them?”
“Parents need to put the Mass in the first place. Children need to see them pray. They will only do what they have seen from their parents.”
The logo of this year's Youth Festival, with the theme "Behold your Mother"
The logo of this year’s Youth Festival in Medjugorje, with the theme “Behold your Mother”
“So I beg you: Make your children see that God is in the first place. Then, when they grow up, if they will try to live a different life from what we have taught them, by our example and our prayers they will return to the right path, because we have put down their roots. The roots are in their hearts” Mirjana concluded.
Having repeated that the visionaries are not priviliged people, but people like everyone else, Mirjana stressed this by asking the audience to pray for the six Medjugorje visionaries:
“Pray for us seers, so that we can do everything that Our Lady wants us to do. We have to do it the right way because it is easy to make mistakes.”
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8/14/14

Dear Family of Mary


cross in sky over Medjugorje 8-12   A sign of the Cross in the sky over Medjugorje on August 15, 2013   
 (c) Mary TV 2013  
    

J.M.J
August 15, 2014
Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children, I call you all and accept you as my children. I am praying that you may accept me and love me as a mother. I have united all of you in my heart, I have descended among you and I bless you. I know that you desire consolation and hope from me because I love you and intercede for you. I ask of you to unite with me in my Son and to be my apostles. For you to be able to do so, I am calling you, anew, to love. There is no love without prayer - there is no prayer without forgiveness because love is prayer - forgiveness is love. My children, God created you to love and you love so as to forgive. Every prayer that comes out of love unites you with my Son and the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit illuminates you and makes you my apostles - apostles who will do everything they do in the name of the Lord. They will pray with their works and not just with words, because they love my Son and comprehend the way of truth which leads to eternal life. Pray for your shepherds that they may always lead you with a pure heart on the way of truth and love - the way of my Son. Thank you." (June 02, 2014)

Happy Feast Day to all of you!! Today we celebrate the great gift given to Our Lady that she would ascend, body and soul, into heaven! We believe that when Mary passed from this earth her body did not decay. Instead she was taken into heaven, in a way similar to the Ascension of her Son - that is body and soul. And now she is in heaven, interceding for us. But as you see in the message of June 2, 2014, Our Lady tells us that she has descended once again to be with us. She has come back to lead us, teach us, guide us, protect us, encourage us, pray with us, and strengthen us. Her Assumption is a sign to us of our future with God. And her descent among us in this decisive time is also a sign to us, a sign of God's providence and protection in this day.

We believe in Our Lady's presence in Medjugorje because we have experienced her nearness. And this experience has changed us. Our faith is deeper. Our hope is firmer. Our love is growing. The good fruit of Mary's presence with us in Medjugorje has been made evident through the many testimonies of those who have gone to Medjugorje and have been changed. (You may view the "Fruit of Medjugorje" series on our webpage!)

And so on this beautiful feast, a day we have prepared for through our novena, we give thanks and praise to God for our Mother who is in heaven with Him, and for her descending among us to help us here on earth. May we never forget her presence and her love. It is the greatest of gifts.

Please join Mary TV today for the LIVE STREAMING of Our Lady's apparition to Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti. It will be streamed starting at 5:00 pm Medjugorje time (11:00 am EDT). The pilgrims in Medjugorje will be praying the rosary in anticipation of Our Lady's coming. At about 6:40 pm Medjugorje time Our Lady is expected to come. This event is a great blessing for us as we lift our petitions offered during our novena to Our Lady! Join us!!

Here is a beautiful Litany of the Life of Mary that I thought would be nice to meditate upon on this feast day. (I altered it only slightly, adding a couple of lines!)

LITANY OF THE LIFE OF MARY
Lord, have mercy
Christ, have mercy.            

Lord, have mercy. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Ghost,
dwelling in the souls of the just,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
sprung from the race of David,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
of the root of Jesse,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
conceived without Original Sin,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
presented in childhood in the temple,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
espoused to the just Joseph,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
bound by an inviolable vow of chastity,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
gloriously saluted by the Angel,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
full of grace,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
blessed among all women,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
consenting to the plea of Heaven,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
conceiving by the operation of the Holy Ghost,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
bearing in thy womb the Man-God,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Mother of the Lord,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Mother of the true Solomon,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Mother of God,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
visiting thy cousin Elizabeth,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
blest land, whence sprung the Saviour,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin, holy gate,
through which the King of Heaven alone may pass,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
journeying to Bethlehem with thy spouse Joseph,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
bringing into the world thy Divine Son,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Mother of thine own Creator,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
laying God the Son in a manger,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
visited by the shepherds,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
saluted by the Magi,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
presenting thy Son to be circumcized,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
submitting to the law of purification,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
offering thy dear Son in the temple,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
flying into Egypt to save thy Child,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
returning into the land of Israel,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
leading an obscure life at Nazareth,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
keeping the feasts prescribed by the law,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
afflicted at the loss of thy Child,
when He was twelve years old,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
sorrowfully seeking thy Child for three days,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
honouring with thy presence the marriage feast of Cana,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
graciously representing to thy Son the want of wine,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
obtaining Christ's first public miracle by thy intercession,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
following thy Son in His ministrations,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
sharing the sorrows of thy Son,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
standing at the foot of the Cross,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
confided by thy Son to John the Beloved Disciple,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
pierced with a sword of sorrow,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Rejoicing at the resurrection of thy Son on the third day,
Pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Taught by the risen Lord for 40 days after the Resurrection,
Pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Given as an example to the Apostles by the risen Lord in the upper room,
Pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Gazing with awe and longing as thy Son ascended into heaven,
Pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Ministering to the Apostles in the upper room as they waited for the promise from above,
Pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
filled with the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Ceaselessly pondering the life of thy Son while living on earth,
Pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
assumed by thy Son into Heaven,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
reigning in Heaven, our Queen,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Interceding for us at the right hand of the Father and the Son,
Pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
called Blessed by all generations,
pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray

Protect, O Lord,
Thy servants by Thy gracious and abundant help,
and grant that our confidence
in the protection of Blessed Mary ever Virgin,
and our humble imitation of her holy life,
may obtain for us security
against all enemies and all dangers,
through Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen.

This litany may be found on this website:
http://www.catholicdoors.com/prayers/litanies/p03509.htm

Happy Feast Day!!

Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2014




"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
Be connected!
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THE MIRACLES OF FORGIVENESS


"My heavenly Father will treat you in exactly the same way unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart." -Matthew 18:35

We must forgive:
   * everyone for every sin (see Mt 6:12),
   * 70 x 7 (Mt 18:22),
   * immediately (Mt 5:23-25),
   * enemies (see Mt 5:39ff),
   * those who apologize (Lk 17:4) and those who don't,
   * those who keep sinning against us (Lk 23:34), and
   * from our hearts (Mt 18:35).

Obviously, it is humanly impossible to forgive by God's standards. "To err is human; to forgive is divine." Yet we must forgive, or we will not be forgiven (Mt 6:14-15). We are in an impossible situation. We need the Savior. We need Jesus. He is divine, and He will immediately give us His divine power to forgive.
By Jesus' grace, decide to forgive all for every sin committed against you. Verbally state your decision. Say: "By the power of Jesus, I decide to forgive (name) for (sin)." Now, like the father of the prodigal son, show love and mercy to those whom you are forgiving (see Lk 15:20. Receive the miracle of forgiveness immediately.

 Father, make me a minister of reconciliation (2 Cor 5:18). Show me what You mean by this.

 "I canceled your entire debt when you pleaded with me. Should you not have dealt mercifully with your fellow servant, as I dealt with you?" -Mt 18:32-33

8/13/14

Invitation to Medjugorje, Is Our Lady Calling You

Fr. Paul Desmarais, Spiritual Director
A 12-day Pilgrimage Medjugorje, departing September 28 and returning October 9, 2014.
Post tour to October 13 if desired.  See on-line flyer.
$2,449 includes taxes, transfers, room with private bath, two meals a day, a Medjugorje guide and visits with visionaries when available.
*Maureen O’Brien 508-888-2740 or 508-326-8006

Or Stefanie at 206 Tours – 1-800-206-8687
For printable flyer – www.pilgrimages.com/maureen
“In Medjugorje there is nothing but two mountains and a very large church, but in that nothingness I found everything!”  (A young  woman  to her mother, as reported to Fr.  Petar)