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!
Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.-Hebrews 13:3
Update on Asia Bibi.
On October 13 in Islamabad, Asia Bibi’s hearing appeal against her death sentence was cancelled when Justice Muhammad Iqbal Hameed‐ur-Rehman, one of the three Supreme Court Justices recused himself, and refused take part in the hearing. Bibi’s lawyer, Saif‐ul-Mulook, said it could take weeks or months for the hearing to be rescheduled. Read more.
Please, pray, sign the petition for Asia Bibi’s release, and raise awareness among your friends, families, and churches for Pakistani Christians.
Satellite images of southern Haiti before and after Hurricane Matthew. Even to the untrained eye, the loss of green vegetation in the image on the right is striking.
New satellite photos taken from space by NASA reveal the extent of the devastation in Haiti.
As you know we have been responding with relief from the very beginning, but the situation remains desperate.
The rains have been unrelenting, causing further swelling of rivers and mass flooding. Cholera is spreading throughout the region and potable water remains scarce.
Food insecurity is another major threat. Families have lost entire crops, which serve as their only source of food. The threat of famine is very real.
In the days following the storm, our community health workers identified 6,000 families who need food and water to survive. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we have already raised enough money to distribute essential relief to 3,100 families. Please, help us reach all 6,000.
Dear Children of Medjugorje, Praised be Jesus and Mary!
1. On October 2, 2016, Mirjana received
her monthly apparition at the Blue Cross in the presence of a large
crowd of people! After the apparition, she conveyed the following
"Dear children, the Holy Spirit, according to the Heavenly Father,
made me the mother - the mother of Jesus - and by this alone, also your
mother. That is why I am coming to hear you, that I may open my motherly
arms to you; to give you my heart and to call you to remain with me,
because from the top of the cross my Son entrusted you to me.
Unfortunately, many of my children have not come to know the love of my
Son; many of them do not want to come to know Him. Oh, my children, how
much bad is done by those who must see or interpret in order to come to
believe. That is why, you, my children, my apostles, in the silence of
your heart, listen to the voice of my Son, so that your heart may be His
home, that it may not be dark and sad, but that it may be illuminated
with the light of my Son. Seek hope with faith, because faith is the
life of the soul. Anew I am calling you: pray, pray to live faith in
humility, in spiritual peace, and illuminated by the light.
My children, do not strive to comprehend everything immediately, because
I also did not comprehend everything immediately; but I loved, and I
believed in the divine words which my Son spoke - He who was the first
light and the beginning of redemption. Apostles of my love - you who
pray, sacrifice yourselves, love and do not judge - you go and spread
the truth, the words of my Son, the Gospel, because you are the living
Gospel; you are the rays of the light of my Son. My Son and I will be
with you to encourage you and to test you. My children, always implore
the blessing of those, and only of those whose hands have been blessed
by my Son, of your shepherds. Thank you."
2.The near future, what does it hold?
Who isn't wondering about the future of the world and the
serious threats it is facing! All kinds of prophets are speaking, but
there is one that I want to quote here, because he was canonized: Saint
Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort. Surprisingly, his prophecy resonates
accurately with our present situation, at least in Europe.
"Jesus Christ will come, as the whole Church awaits Him, to
reign everywhere, at a time and in a manner that people least expect."
"At the end of time, sooner than we think, God will raise
great Saints to establish the reign of His Son over the corrupt world,
by means of devotion to the most Holy Virgin."
"In the last times, the power of Mary will become manifest to
all. She will extend the Kingdom of Christ even to the Mohammedans,"
"Mary must burst forth, more than ever in mercy, strength and grace in the last times..."
"Friends of the world will more than ever persecute those who
belong to the Holy Virgin. But humble Mary will always be
"The power of Mary will burst forth over all the demons, especially in the last times." (Excerpts from "The Secret of Mary")
3. She has the 10 secrets!
One day, I asked Mirjana: "Did Our Lady talk to you about the end of the world?"
"Did she tell you about the second Coming of Christ?"
Mirjana looked at me, as if the answer was obvious, a no-brainer: "Yes, of course!"
"And what did she say to you?"
"This, I can't tell now," said Mirjana. "I will tell you later!"
Vicka has 9 secrets.
Our friend Charbel Maroun from Galilee tells us that when
Vicka came to the Holy Land in 2013, he brought to her attention the
Wall of separation between Bethlehem and Jerusalem and asked her: "How
long will this continue?"
Vicka replied without hesitation: "Everything will change soon!"
4. On the Feast of Christ the King, the Jubilee Year of Mercy will close this November 20th.
However, I am realizing with the pilgrims and in my missions
that many people have not yet passed through the Holy Door. What a pity!
For ourselves but also for all the souls in Purgatory who are waiting
to be released and to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven! Imagine one of
our beloved deceased suffering terribly in purgatory, waiting for us to
take that simple step to put an end to their excruciating pain, and
because of our negligence, they have to wait and suffer longer!
I know an Italian married couple who walks for 20 minutes
every day to go through the Holy Door in their city so that the plenary
Indulgence may be granted to the deceased. Thanks to the two of them, in
one year, that's 730 souls released from purgatory! Can one just sit
there in lazy indifference? Let's get a move on and intensively use this
exceptional gift which the Church is offering us for our dear departed!
This will increase the number of souls who will pray for us in turn and
welcome us in Heaven when we pass from this earth to Eternity. As a
reminder, here are the conditions to obtain the Plenary Indulgence, for
ourselves or for the soul of a deceased person.
Within 8 days before or after passing through the Holy Door, in a church designated by our local bishop for the Jubilee Year:
-Make a good Confession with the firm resolution to break away from all sin, even venial.
-Participate in the Holy Mass and receive Holy Communion accompanied by a deep inner reflection on mercy.
-Recite the Creed
-Pray for the intentions of the Pope at least one Our Father, one Hail Mary and a Glory be.
6. A spectacular healing took place last month: a
young Irishman whom we knew well got up from his wheelchair and can now
walk, after years of complete dependency due to his handicap. Let us
give thanks to God!
7. The saints or the pumpkins?
Amorth, the famous exorcist at the Holy See who went back to the Father
last month, published a serious warning against Halloween, for all those
who see it as an innocent game.
Here is an
excerpt, "I think that Italy is losing her mind, the meaning of life,
the good sense, and that she is destroying herself at slow pace.
Celebrating Halloween means to honor the devil who, when adored for one
single night, will claim his rights over his subjects. So let us not be
surprised that the world is in ruins and that psychiatrist and
psychologists' offices are filled with sleepless, violent, restless
children, and youth suffering from obsessions, depressions, or suicide
Why don't we rather celebrate All Saints Day, also called 'Holy Win'?
We would then celebrate the holiness of our friends in Heaven who have
so many gifts to give us. Unfortunately this feast has been substituted
by a fashion which is actually an imposter in which death is glorified
as well as hell and its demons in all their ugliness, especially in
Europe. Let us wake up our consciences and not let evil win the victory
over our children.
P.S. 1. On October 16 Pope Francis canonized Elizabeth of the Holy Trinity.
She was a Carmelite nun from Dijon, France, who received
great lights about the mystery of the dwelling of the Holy Trinity
within us. "It seems to me that in Heaven, my mission will be to
attract the souls by helping them to get out of themselves and adhere to
God through a very simple and loving move and to keep them in this
great inner silence which allows God to print Himself within them and to
transform them into Himself," (St Elizabeth of the Holy Trinity, in
Correspondence of 28 October 1906, 3 weeks before her death).
She also wrote this beautiful prayer, which is in the
Catechism of the Catholic Church: "O my God, Trinity whom I adore, help
me to become utterly forgetful of myself so that I may establish myself
in you, as changeless and calm as though my soul were already in
eternity. Let nothing disturb my peace nor draw me forth f from you, O
my unchanging God, but at every moment may I penetrate more deeply into
the depths of your mystery. Give peace to my soul; make it your heaven,
your cherished dwelling-place and the place of your repose. Let me never
leave you there alone, but keep me there, wholly attentive, wholly
alert in my faith, wholly adoring and fully given up to your creative
"O my beloved Christ, crucified for love, I long to be
the bride of your heart. I long to cover you with glory, to love you
even unto death! Yet I sense my powerlessness and beg you to clothe me
with yourself. Identify my soul with all the movements of your soul,
submerge me, overwhelm me, and substitute yourself for me, so that my
life may become a reflection of your life. Come into me as Adorer, as
Redeemer and as Savior.
"O Eternal Word, utterance of my God, I want to spend my
life listening to you, to become totally teachable so that I might learn
all from you. Through all darkness, all emptiness, all powerlessness, I
want to keep my eyes fixed on you and to remain under your great light.
O my Beloved Star, so fascinate me that I may never be able to leave
"O Consuming Fire, Spirit of Love, overshadow me so that
the Word may be, as it were incarnate again in my soul. May I be for him
a new humanity in which he can renew all his mystery!
"And you, O Father, bend down towards your poor little
creature. Cover her with your shadow, see in her only your beloved son
in who you are well pleased
"O my `Three', my All, my Beatitude, infinite Solitude,
Immensity in which I lose myself, I surrender myself to you as your
prey. Immerse yourself in me so that I may be immersed in you until I go
to contemplate in your light the abyss of your splendor!
P.S. 2. On September 27, the visionary Ivan went again to Vienna, Austria. He was invited by Cardinal Schönborn to participate in the evening prayer in the Cathedral.
P.S. 4. We are looking for a good Italian-French translator and another Italian-Chinese translator to translate the new book by Sr. Emmanuel on fasting, published in Italian by Amen. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. 7. Get this smartphone application!
Here you will find Mary's official messages since 1984. It's free and
available in English and in other languages on app store. In the search
box, type Medjugorje Friends of Mary. Share this great news with your
P.S. 8. Write a letter to your Blessed Mother! She
will answer you during prayer! Mail it to "Queen of Peace", BP 2157,
F-06103 Nice cedex, France. We will deliver it to a visionary.
P.S. 9. Sister Emmanuel's Newsletter can be received in many languages!