June 16, 2011
Dear children of Medjugorje, praised be Jesus and Mary!
1. On June 2, 2011, Mirjana received her monthly apparition at the Blue Cross. Then she shared with us the following message:
“Dear children! As I call you to prayer for those who have not come to know the love of God, if you were to look into your hearts you would comprehend that I am speaking about many of you. With an open heart, sincerely ask yourselves if you want the Living God or do you want to eliminate Him and live as you want. Look around you, my children, and see where the world is going, the world that thinks of doing everything without the Father, and which wanders in the darkness of temptation. I am offering to you the light of the Truth and the Holy Spirit. According to God's plan I am with you to help you to have my Son, His Cross and Resurrection, triumph in your hearts. As a mother, I desire and pray for your unity with my Son and His works. I am with you; you decide. Thank you.”
(The Blessed Mother was sad. She particularly blessed the priests present.)
2. Happy 30th Anniversary, dearest Gospa! This month the Gospa celebrates her “Pearl Anniversary”: June 24, 1981 / June 24, 2011, that means 30 years of daily apparitions, 30 years of exceptional blessings, thousands of conversions, spiritual and physical healings, liberations, reconciliations, vocations, consolations of all kinds, restorations of families and parishes, resurrection of youths destroyed by drug, hoped-for pregnancies, etc. The list would be unending!
30 years… Like the hidden life of Jesus! One day we will learn that it is the end of the daily apparitions! No one knows when it will come, but each day brings us closer to that end. This uncertainty urges us to take full advantage of the very special grace that is offered today, to still be able to tell ourselves, “Tonight, She is coming! She is going to open Heaven, she will let herself be seen and heard on our earth! She is going to pray with us. I will welcome Her into my heart!”
In my report of May 15, I proposed to offer a 30-day Novena to the Blessed Mother from May 25 to June 25: 30 days of gifts for 30 years of apparitions! Those who did not know about it can still be part of it in preparation for the Anniversary, which is starting today. (One can always catch up to a moving train!). See also the link http://www.medjugorje.ws/en/novena/
Since her early messages the Gospa has been telling the visionaries that she had a plan: to convert the whole world and reconcile it with God. Sent by her Son Jesus, she came to help us, because the world is walking in darkness. She came to bring us close to the heart of God. Did she succeed? Has her plan come true? Her latest messages seem to answer that question. “Everyday the world is getting further away from God” (Oct. 25, 2008). Her motherly heart is aching!
Vicka says that we are way below what the Gospa hoped to achieve by her comings. Many of her
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children have not yet been reached by her messages, and among those who have received them, some people have decided to live them but others have not kept the course.
On June 24 and 25, we will celebrate her comings in a special way. She will appear all draped with gold, and joy will flow abundantly. But behind this joy, there will also be the heart of a mother who secretly bleeds, seeing the growing number of her children straying into sin, devastated by so many evils, as she has expressed it again in her May 25th and June 2nd messages. (Mirjana told us that the Gospa was sad).
Sad? We cannot bear leaving her this way! This is why, more than ever, we will set our hearts on welcoming her into our lives like our dear Mother and listening to her. We will especially make her exult with joy by showing her that – finally - we are putting her Son Jesus in the first place!
3– Let’s be concrete! During this novena, it is good to go back to the prayer that Mary dictated to Jelena Vasilj, the Consecration to her Immaculate Heart, (PS 1), or to the Litanies as they are prayed in Medjugorje every evening (PS 10). But we will thrill Our Lady by also offering her a concrete action.
4 – The Commission for Medjugorje continues its work discretely. The visionaries are being called to Rome in order to give their testimonies. Awaiting the results of the Commission, private pilgrimages are still allowed (not official pilgrimages).
5 – If you no longer receive the messages nor the Medjugorje reports, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
6 – The first 3 secrets. As Father Petar Ljubicic recently reminded the pilgrims, the first 2 secrets concern the parish and its responsibilities concerning the apparitions. (We have known this since the beginning). Besides, Our Lady said in several messages in the 80’s that the Father in Heaven would put on Podbrdo a sign, indestructible, permanent, and visible to all (at the end of the daily apparitions). She showed this sign in advance to some of the 6 visionaries. Vicka and Jakov say that it is very beautiful. The Gospa said that, this sign will be especially for the unbelievers, but even then, some will refuse to believe. We don’t know what that sign is. It will come in its time. It is of no use to imagine what it will be, because the Blessed Mother is asking us to work on our personal conversion before its coming. It is essential! Of course it is never too late to convert! But let us not forget that according to St. Paul, “the wages of sin is death”. Now, the weight of today’s sins may already be very heavy to bear! Our Mother wants to spare us much suffering!
PS 2. For WYD in Madrid, a key book, the YouCat! Each youth will have it in his backpack. The “Youth Catechism” is a great illustrated book especially created for young people. You can find it in bookstores for $15 (USD). Parents and grandparents, Youth Ministers, etc. here is THE present you can give the youth, with so many about our faith, the Church, Eternity, love, sexuality, etc. Pope Benedict wrote its prologue. "You must know the faith as a musician knows his instrument!"
PS 3. The Youth Festival will start on August 1 with evening Mass. It will end on the 6th with the Mass of the Transfiguration on Mount Krizevac at 5 AM. Info at the parish: Tel. +387 36651 988
PS 4. Pick your Summer CDs and DVDs now!
Sister Emmanuel’s latest teachings are AVAILABLE on both CD and DVD format! Choose a single title or purchase all six *: Take the Hand of Your Heavenly Mother; Make Your Peace With God (about Confession); Embrace Suffering As Your Way to Joy; Pray With Your Family: A Remedy for our World Today; Responding to Our Lady's Call to Holiness; Prayer Groups: Our Lady's School for Holiness.
*Buy the DVD set and go on a virtual retreat with Sr. Emmanuel, as experienced at the Children of Medjugorje Summit Retreat in St Malo, Colorado!
PS 5. Watch Sister Emmanuel ON DEMAND, on your computer! Go to: www.napavalleyTV.org Click on "Video on Demand" on the red banner at the top. Screen goes light blue- wait, then scroll way down until you see channel 27 channel 28 side by side. Click on Channel 28 and scroll down the list until "Medjugorje - Our Mother's Last Call", then click on the date you want to watch.
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PS 7. Take Medjugorje home! View the evening celebration live at: http://www.medjugorje.hr/fr/multimedia/tv-web/
PS 9. Make your own fasting bread! (See recipe in the March 18 report)
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