Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
Here is the November 25, 2014 message from Our Lady Queen of Peace:
"Dear children! In a special way, today I am calling you to prayer.
Pray, little children, so that you may comprehend who you are and where
you need to go. Be carriers of the good news and be people of hope. Be
love for all those who are without love. Little children, you will be
everything and will achieve everything only if you pray and are open to
God's will - to God who desires to lead you towards eternal life. I am
with you and intercede for you from day to day before my Son Jesus.
Thank you for having responded to my call." (November 25, 2014)
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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we receive a new message from Our Lady. To prepare for this new gift,
let's thank Our Lady for the gift she gave us last month on the 25th! As
we thank her for these words from her heart, we will receive even more
grace from them.
October 25, 2014
children! Pray in this time of grace and seek the intercession of all
the saints who are already in the light. From day to day may they be an
example and encouragement to you on the way of your conversion. Little
children, be aware that your life is short and passing. Therefore, yearn
for eternity and keep preparing your hearts in prayer. I am with you
and intercede before my Son for each of you, especially for those who
have consecrated themselves to me and to my Son. Thank you for having
responded to my call."
you, dear Mother, for this time of grace. Thank you for teaching us to
seek the intercession of the saints. Thank you for showing us that the
saints are our examples in holiness and courage, and that they also had
to convert just like we do. Mother, don't let us forget how short our
lives are. We can get stuck in this earthly life and feel like it will
never end. This can make us sad. But you are showing us the way out of
that sadness. You are making eternity real to us. Your presence with us
changes everything. Thank you for being with us, and interceding for us
to Jesus. How lonely and hopeless our lives would be without your
presence and help. We do consecrate ourselves to you anew. Never leave
our sides. We want to respond to your call with all our hearts. Thank
you, for having responded to our call for help! We love you dearest
Icon Salus populi romanus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
November 24, 2014, Monday — The Pope and Mary: 30 Minutes of Silent Prayer
few moments ago, on the afternoon of Monday, November 24, in Rome, Pope
Francis prayed silently for half an hour before an ancient and
important icon of the Virgin Mary.
The Pope was praying before the icon this evening because tomorrow he will travel to Strasbourg, France, to speak to the leaders of the European Union.
this afternoon in Rome, as has become his custom before making any
trip, Francis visited the Basilica of St. Mary Major to pray to the
It was the 14th time Pope Francis has visited St. Mary Major to pray before the icon, known as the Salus Populi Romani (The Safety, or Protection, of the Roman People), since his election to the papacy on March 13, 2013.
The Pope visited the Basilica at 5:30 p.m.
He went immediately to the chapel on the left side of the main altar.
He prayed to Our Lady for her protection for his journey tomorrow
to the governing bodies of a new, united Europe which has in recent
years become increasingly "post-Christian" and increasingly hostile to
traditional Christian morality.
The Pope's remarks tomorrow
are being awaited with considerable interest. It is expected that,
among other things, he will call on the people's of Europe to remember
the Christian faith that shaped their customs and laws for centuries.
Pope's prayer continued for half an hour. The Pope brought to Our Lady a
floral wreath with roses the colors of Europe, yellow and blue.
14th Anniversary of the Death of Fr. Slavko Barbaric
Dear Family of Mary!
children! Today when Heaven is near to you in a special way, I call you
to prayer so that through prayer you place God in the first place.
Little children, today I am near you and I bless each of you with my
motherly blessing so that you have the strength and love for all the
people you meet in your earthly life and that you can give God's love. I
rejoice with you and I desire to tell you that your brother Slavko has
been born into Heaven and intercedes for you. Thank you for having
responded to my call." November 25, 2000
This message was given the day after Fr. Slavko Barbaric passed away on top of Krizevac. Everyone was stunned. Fr. Slavko
was not yet 60 years old when he died. We all depended upon him for
spiritual instruction and wisdom. It seemed that he was indispensable to
Medjugorje. And in a moment he was gone.
is not surprising then that in this message Our Lady made a point of
telling us, "Little children, today I am near you and I bless each of
you with my motherly blessing so that you have the strength and love for
all the people you meet in your earthly life and that you can give
God's love." She did not want us to feel abandoned or alone without Fr.
Slavko. Our Lady wanted us to know that she was still near us! She was
still blessing us! She would give us strength and love here in our
earthly life. These are words of a Mother to her children who might be frightened or stunned.
then she told us something amazing, "I rejoice with you and I desire to
tell you that your brother Slavko has been born into Heaven and
intercedes for you."What a comfort and delight for us all to be told that Fr. Slavko was in heaven and praying for each of us! Our Mother did not want us to be left alone at this moment. Slavko could now be even closer to us, through prayer, than he ever was while alive on earth.
I was looking through the many books Fr. Slavko wrote, I found a prayer
that he included in the book "Mother Lead Us To Peace!!" which is a
compilation of Fr. Slavko's reflections on the messages from 1990 to 1994, prepared by Nicky Eltz. We can believe that Fr. Slavko is praying this prayer with us and for us from heaven:
Father Almighty, in that we thank You that You have sent us Mary to
lead us to Paradise and who wants to bring us closer to You, we ask of
You to give all of us, our families and the entire Church a new spirit
of prayer. We ask that we may experience You in prayer and in fasting as
our salvation. Free us of all that hinders our way to You. Release us
of all that suffocates our yearning for You and from our path to
Paradise. Bless all those who now live in conflict, in distrust, in wars
and in difficulties. Free all the youth who have suffocated themselves
in drugs, alcohol and immoral lifestyles that have caused them to be
unable to respond to this call. Bless all those whose ears are listening
to entirely different voices and who therefore do not listen to Your
voice. Heal them and open them so that their hearts may open themselves
to You and so that You can fill them with your light and with your
salvation. O Father, bless also all the sick and all those who in their
suffering have lost all love and hope. Father, bless all prayer groups
and all others who seek You. Bless them all through the intercession of
Mary, Queen of Peace, Your humble servant and Mother of Your son, Jesus,
who lives and reigns with You throughout all eternity. Amen.
PPS. Mary TV (< www.marytv.tv>) will LIVE stream the parish going up Mt. Krizevac (Cross Mountain) on Monday, November 24, 2014, the 14th the anniversary of the death of Fr. Slavko Barbaric, OFM, at 2:00pm Medjugorje time, 8:00am EST in the US.
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Your Role is to Sacrifice and Pray and Without You the Plan is Delayed
You are a sparkle of light enkindled in my Flame of Love. The light you
have received from me enlightens souls. The greater the number of souls
who sacrifice and watch in prayer, the greater is the power of my Flame
of Love. Hence, come together in close ranks, because it is with the
power of prayer and sacrifice that the flash of hellish hatred will be
overcome...the splendor of my Flame of Love will fill all regions of the
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“THERE is one terrible truth in Christianity that in our times, even more than in previous centuries, arouses implacable horror in the heart of man. That truth is of the eternal pains of hell. At the mere allusion to this dogma, minds become troubled, hearts tighten up and tremble, passions become rigid and inflamed against the doctrine and the unwelcome voices that proclaim it.”
(Rev 11:19) And the temple of God was opened in heaven: and the ark of his testament was seen in his temple. And there were lightnings and voices and an earthquake and great hail. (Rev 12:1) And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
The oldest prayer addressed directly to the Virgin Mary, Sub tuum praesidium, was found near Alexandria on an Egyptian Coptic papyrus, which, according to many scholars, dates back to the 3rd century AD. This prayer is older than the Ave Maria by several centuries.
This prayer, written in Greek, is a request for intercession, an urgent appeal to the Virgin Mary, from an early Christian community that lived in a time of great danger:
"We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen."
History attests that Catholics, in venerating Mary and seeking to imitate her, are not inventing anything new, but are simply continuing to do what Christians have always done.
One night when Saint Gregory the Wonderworker was pondering the doctrine of the faith, an old man appeared before him. Startled, Gregory stood up and asked: "Who are you and what do you want?" The stranger told him that he had been sent by God to enlighten his doubts and reveal the truth of faith to him.
Gregory hesitated, torn between joy and fear, until the apparition outstretched his hand as if pointing in the opposite direction. Gregory turned and saw a woman of superhuman majesty. Unable to stand the light that emanated from her, he lowered his eyes. Then he heard the two visitors discuss the question that had been preoccupying him.
From this conversation, Gregory gained a true knowledge of the faith, but was also able to identify his two heavenly visitors: he heard the woman pressing John the Evangelist to disclose to him the mystery of faith, and John answered that he was ready to do so, since this was the pleasure of the Mother of God.
When the Virgin Mary and Saint John had left, Gregory rushed off to write down the teaching from Heaven. This testimony is the oldest that has been documented and dates back to the third century.
111. Another hermit said, 'A man ought always to be working at something in his cell. If he is busy with the psalms, the devil comes to him day after day but finds no resting-place there; even if he succeeds in conquering him and taking him prisoner, God's spirit often comes to him again. But if we are sinners and do not let God's spirit come to us, he will leave us alone.'
J.M.J November 21, 2014 Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Dear Family of Mary!
October 25, 1996 "Dear children! Today I invite you to open yourselves to God the Creator, so that He changes you. Little children, you are dear to me. I love you all and I call you to be closer to me and that your love towards my Immaculate Heart be more fervent. I wish to renew you and lead you with my Heart to the Heart of Jesus, which still today suffers for you and calls you to conversion and renewal. Through you, I wish to renew the world. Comprehend, little children, that you are today the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Little children, I invite you and I love you and in a special way implore: Convert!" Thank you for having responded to my call."
This is another remarkable message given to us long ago. Our Lady shows a bit of her plan in this message. It is a simple plan, one that depends on the free response of each individual she calls.
First she invites us to open to God the Creator. She calls us to an act of faith. God exists, and therefore we want to know Him. We want to enter into dialogue with Him. We want to trust Him enough to let Him into our life.
She tells us if we do this, God will change us. Meeting God, speaking with God will always change us. He is our Creator. His love is powerful. To encounter Him is to risk losing the status quo of our existence. It means that we may have to set our own self aside, and let Him be #1. That is a huge change. A titanic change for each one of us. It is a coup at the center of our being. If we let God in, He will take up His place as the King in our hearts. It is really risky! Can we do it?
Well Our Lady sweetens the deal by telling us that we are dear to her, she loves us and she wants us to be close to her. Who wouldn't want that? She is Mother! She is love. But she adds that if we draw close to her she will lead us to Jesus, our suffering Savior, who will - guess what - CHANGE US! Yes He will call us to conversion and renewal. So far the plan is going only one way, to the overthrow of our hearts and a new regime in our lives. God will be #1, and Jesus will lead us to change everything in our lives, so that we are oriented toward God as our #1!
Challenging as this may seem, there is a side effect to our opening to God. Our Lady tells us that if we do make this big change, we will renew the world! "Through you, I wish to renew the world. Comprehend, little children, that you are today the salt of the earth and the light of the world." Converted and changed, we will become the catalysts of change in the world. Our witness will draw others, and soon God will be #1 in every heart and every family, city, country and continent. The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart.
So she implores us to CONVERT!
On this beautiful feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple, when she gave herself entirely to God, Our Lady leads us by example. She gave all to God, making Him #1 in her life completely. And through her gift of self to the Lord, the Father was able to give Jesus to her and through her to all of us. This is our model, our example. She can lead us to do the same. She has been there and done that!! May we follow her with total trust and joy! This is an invitation we want to accept!
Facebook some people post pictures and stories from their past on
Thursdays. They call it "Throwback Thursday". Well here is a message
from 1989, a blessing from the early days of Medjugorje.
25, 1989 "Dear children! I invite you now to be open to God. See,
children, how nature is opening herself and is giving life and fruits.
In the same way I invite you to live with God and to surrender
completely to him. Children, I am with you and I want to introduce you
continuously to the joy of life. I desire that everyone may discover the
joy and love which can be found only in God and which only God can
give. God doesn't want anything from you only your surrender. Therefore,
children, decide seriously for God because everything else passes away.
Only God doesn't pass away. Pray to be able to discover the greatness
and joy of life which God gives you. Thank you for having responded to
Who can resist this message? Our Lady offers us such joy and hope! But she points out that we must "open to God"
if we are to receive that joy and hope from Him. She compares our souls
to nature. Just as nature opens to the sun, to the warmth of spring, so
our souls need to open to the Light of God and the warmth of His love,
if we are to bear fruit.
"I invite you to open to God."
This invitation suggests that somehow we must resist opening to God.
Why do we clam up when God comes around? What could possible keep us
from wanting to open our souls to Him? There are many reasons. We may
not know He is interested in us. We may not understand that He wants to
have a relationship with us. He may seem to be the disinterested clock
maker who winds us up and stands back to watch us tick.
we may be afraid to open up to God. Maybe He is angry with us. Maybe He
wants to chastise us, correct us, and punish us? Maybe we distrust Him.
Is He really as good and merciful as we are told?
we have wounds that make us unable to open up to God. Maybe we have
been shamed, betrayed, rejected, abused, abandoned, or mocked. We have
decided we will never open up to anyone again, including God. We want to
stay hidden safely inside, untouched and unharmed.
we can't forgive ourselves, or others, or even God. Maybe we are
holding a grudge that keeps the doors of our soul tightly locked.
Or maybe we just don't want to be bothered. We have control of our life right now, and we don't want to let go of that control.
Lady has called us to open to God in many messages, so it must be true
that we have trouble doing so. For many reasons we stay locked inside.
But if we remain locked within, we will not grow, we will not bear
fruit, we will become empty of true life. We cannot give ourselves life.
Only God can give us true life that flourishes.
And so Our Lady tells us, "...I invite you to live with God and to surrender completely to him".
wants us to live with God, and to trust Him so much that we give
everything over to Him, to His care and yes, His control! How foreign
this is to most of us. We have been hurt too many times by others who
have come into our lives and used us poorly. So trusting God is not
And so she tells us:
"Children, I am with you and I want to introduce you continuously to the
joy of life. I desire that everyone may discover the joy and love which
can be found only in God and which only God can give. God doesn't want
anything from you only your surrender. Therefore, children, decide
seriously for God because everything else passes away. Only God doesn't
pass away. Pray to be able to discover the greatness and joy of life
which God gives you."
Lady is with us to help us let God into our lives. This is the only
life worth living, the life with God. This is the life that will
continue into eternity. This is the life that has no limit to joy and
love and all that is good. He will not hurt us, He only wants to love
us. But we have to trust Him and let Him come in.
we accept Our Lady's invitation to the continuous joy of living, by
letting Our God into our hearts, inviting Him in without fear, and
letting Him touch us!! All He needs is our surrender!