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!
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December 14, 2012
St. John of the Cross
Dear Children of Medjugorje, praised be Jesus and Mary!
1. On December 2, 2012, Mirjana received her monthly apparition at the Blue Cross, in the midst of a limited crowd due to the winter season. Then she gave us the following message:
"Dear children! With motherly love and motherly patience, anew I call you to live according to my Son - to spread His peace and His love - so that, as my apostles, you may accept God's truth with all your heart and pray for the Holy Spirit to guide you. Then you will be able to faithfully serve my Son, and show His love to others with your life. According to the love of my Son and my love, as a mother, I strive to bring all of my strayed children into my motherly embrace and to show them the way of faith. My children, help me in my motherly battle and pray with me that sinners may become aware of their sins and repent sincerely. Pray also for those whom my Son has chosen and consecrated in His name. Thank you!"
2. Yesterday, I went to Citluk to get some papers. What a joy to see the forms to be filled out! The questions asked were simple: please indicate father's name & mother's name. They are not prefaced with: 'genetic father' or 'parent 1', 'parent 2'. How much longer will this country (Bosnia and Herzegovina) resist our society's degeneration?
When the Blessed Mother reminded us about the two most efficient ways to prevent wars and stop them, she knew what she was talking about! She could see the most murderous wars coming: the cunningly organized destruction of the family! Satan knows too well that if he succeeds in destroying the family, he is destroying humanity; this is why he makes it his Number 1 plan.
For believers, marriage does not need to be redefined. God defined it clearly by creating men and women, who compliment one another and help one another through life. He commanded us to "be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it."Who can pretend to know better than the Creator how to provide for the happiness of man, the creature coming from His hands, and the harmony of His family?
During this Advent, when we see so much suffering and also so many grave crimes committed against the laws and love of the Creator and his creatures, let us take seriously the repeated calls from our heavenly Mother! She dreams of taking us out of misery! She wants to prevent us from getting lost!
Before the Bosnian war, Mary told us in March 1992, "Dear children, today as never before I invite you to live my messages and to put them into practice in your life. I have come to you to help you and, therefore, I invite you to change your life because you have taken a path of misery, a path of ruin. When I told you: convert, pray, fast, be reconciled, you took these messages superficially (...) You have gone away from God and from me because of your miserable interest. I wanted to create of you an oasis of peace, love and goodness. God wanted you, with your love and with His help, to do miracles and, thus, give an example. Therefore, here is what I say to you: Satan is playing with you and with your souls and I cannot help you because you are far away from my heart. Therefore, pray, live my messages and then you will see the miracles of God's love in your everyday life."
3. Chiara, an Italian friend and mother of 2 children, wrote to me this beautiful testimony: "This Wednesday, I was nauseas and feeling very weak because I lacked iron and was just getting over the intestinal flue. The last 3 weeks, I could only fast on rare occasions; I was constantly suffering from discomfort. But on that day, I knelt down in front of Our Lady, and with all my heart, I asked her to help me fast on bread and water for her intentions. Then I started to fast, with faith. That day, I felt immense strength, it was incredible! I was able to do a thousand things, shopping, preparing my suitcase, I assembled meals for the family for my 3 days of absence, and the most surprising is that I ate only a little bread because I did not feel the need to eat!
I remembered your story, the deal you made with the Blessed Mother to be able to fast in spite of your weak health, and to talk to others about fasting, and how she had given you the grace to fast right away... Well you see, she did the same thing for me!"
I thank this friend who shows us that the Gospa is ready to do everything for us! When we are ready to do everything for her, miracles happen in our simple daily life!
5. Ivan talks about the future of the Church and of the world. On August 14, Ivan was interviewed on Radio-Maria/Italy by Fr. Livio Fangaza. Here are his words, to be meditated on!
"When the prophetic secrets of the Blessed Mother are revealed in Medjugorje, the Catholic Church will find itself in a great ordeal, as much for the world as for the faithful, and a little of this suffering has already started. Satan is stronger than ever today, and he particularly wants to destroy the family and the youth, because they are the foundation of a new world."
"Presidents and leaders have their power from God; too many of them are using it for their own interests. The result is a disordered society. Without God, the world has no future, this is why the Gospa invites us to return to God and turn to the future with God, in order to maintain peace and harmony. A government without God is anarchy. It is a deceiving government. It is therefore necessary that God be present in the government, and in the 1st place. Since the lack of God is prevalent in a lot of places, peace is constantly threatened. The most terrible war is the one waging in the human heart. The emptiness of God gives Satan a space bigger than ever."
Ivan asked the audience to pray for the realization of Mary's plans.
"If Satan's first target is families and youth, his second goal is to destroy the Church and the priests. He wants to prevent the birth of new priestly vocations." Ivan received the mission of praying for priests. Every Thursday, in the evening, he opens his chapel to priests who wish to pray with him.
Dearest Gospa, in the days of preparation for Jesus' birth, you kept looking inside of you at the Child that you were carrying, in spite of the drastic external conditions. The Child was all your joy! We want to accompany you during the novena before Christmas and stay with you in everything! We need to look at you living and adoring in silence, because looking at you purifies us and restores our peace. Please allow us to stay with you and Joseph on the road to Bethlehem and then, in the manger! The world outside is so hard! You are our wonderful shelter! May the Infant-Jesus be born in our hearts; this is your desire and our desire, too. So, please show us how you put Him in the 1st place! In front of Him, all the world's vanities vanish, and in front of His love, the enemy runs away.
PS 2. The French website for "Les Enfants de Medjugorje" is working! You can find there the list of Saints for your picking up at Christmas or New Year reunions. Quick click www.enfantsdemedjugorje.fr
PS 3: We are happy with the new pastor for St. James, Father Marinko Sakota. He already won the affection of the parishioners and the pilgrims by his way of praying and celebrating mass with the heart, among other gifts. Thank you Jesus and Mary for this shepherd !
PS 4. How about writing a letter to the Blessed Mother?! Send it to "Queen of Peace", BP 2157, F-06103 Nice cedex, France. We will entrust it to one of the visionaries. Mary always answers us in our hearts while praying.
PS 5. "Maryam of Bethlehem, the little Arab", Sr. Emmanuel's newest e-book is now available online. Who is this little Arab? Maryam Baouardy is a daughter of Galilee. Her life? A succession of supernatural manifestations worthy of Catherine of Sienna! Maryam shares the keys of holiness, including ways to defeat Satan himself. This is a book you don't want to miss! Go to Children of Medjugorje's online shop to download Maryam of Bethlehem, the little Arab for $5.00 at www.childrenofmedjugorje.com
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