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!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Children of Medjugorje, May 2013 Newsletter
May 15, 2013
Dear Children of Medjugorje, praised be Jesus and Mary!
1. On May 2nd, Mirjana received
her monthly apparition at the Blue Cross, and the Podbrdo was covered
with huge crowds! After the apparition, she gave the following message:
"Dear children, Anew,
I am calling you to love and not to judge. My Son, according to the
will of the Heavenly Father, was among you to show you the way of
salvation, to save you and not to judge you. If you desire to follow my
Son, you will not judge but love like your Heavenly Father loves you.
And when it is the most difficult for you, when you are falling under
the weight of the cross do not despair, do not judge, instead remember
that you are loved and praise the Heavenly Father because of His love.
My children, do not deviate from the way on which I am leading you. Do
not recklessly walk into perdition. May prayer and fasting strengthen
you so that you can live as the Heavenly Father would desire; that you
may be my apostles of faith and love; that your life may bless those
whom you meet; that you may be one with the Heavenly Father and my Son.
My children, that is the only truth, the truth that leads to your
conversion, and then to the conversion of all those whom you meet -
those who have not come to know my Son - all those who do not know what
it means to love. My children, my Son gave you a gift of the shepherds.
Take good care of them. Pray for them. Thank you."
2. The table. This
month Our Lady invites us not only to pray for our shepherds, but also
to take good care of them. Are the sheep going to take good care of
their shepherds? Our Mother in Heaven sees everything from above; she
knows how much the Evil one attacks our priests, they are so precious in
God's plan! Yet there are some concrete means of protection. I know an
old priest who told me this story:
I was ordained a priest, I made a promise to the Lord. I committed
myself to always having a table between myself and the person who would
come to see me for counseling, or for whatever reason, to protect
myself. This promise was not always easy to keep, but I kept it, thanks
to God and it saved me. One day, a woman came to see me in her need to
speak to a priest about her situation. I was immediately very attracted
to her, and I even fell in love with her. Thoughts of her entered my
mind and my strong feelings were uncontrollable. Besides that, she came
often to see me with her problems. Each time I felt a strong desire to
take her in my arms, or even to reveal my feelings to her. But the table
was there, between us!
how I detested that table! Yet the table never moved. The torture
lasted three years. Then one day, the woman came as usual, and as I was
looking at her, I realized that I no longer felt anything for her. All
my feelings had disappeared as quickly as they had come! I continued to
do my best to help her, but with great freedom of heart, just as with a
sister in Christ. I understood that this feeling was a trap that the
enemy had set for me to destroy my priesthood. That table saved my
priestly vocation; or rather through my promise to Jesus to remain
vigilant through a concrete protection, Jesus saved me from disaster."
this priest was given a special charism to help tormented people. How
many hearts did he help, how many lives did he save by praying and
giving witness to God's mercy!? What a loss his fall would have been to
so many people! Today he is a happy priest, preparing to return to the
Lord, filled with the joy of having been able to humbly serve the Church
in the midst of waves and having remained a priest!
Blessed was that table!
if this priest was able to insure his own protection as early as his
ordination, we, lay people, can also place "tables" around our priests
and find effective means to avoid situations that could make them fall.
Isn't this a good way to "take good care of them"?
3. Blessed Maryam of Bethlehem and consecrated souls. Blessed
Mary of Jesus Crucified received special messages from Jesus that
reveal the power of the Holy Spirit in souls, particularly in
consecrated souls. Here is a request she received from our Lord Jesus,
which applies to the whole Church:
invokes the Holy Spirit, will look for me and find me. His conscience
will be as delicate as a flower in the field. If the person is the
father or mother of a family, peace will reign in his family, and his
heart will be in peace in this world and in the next. He will not die in
darkness, but in peace."
is the message intended for priests: "I ardently desire that priests
say a Mass each month in honor of the Holy Spirit. Whoever says that
Mass or hears it will be honored by the Holy Spirit Himself. He will
have light; he will have peace. He will cure the sick. He will awaken
those who sleep." Who among us does not long for light and peace!?
By an order of God, Satan had to reveal to Maryam his tactics: "When we ( evil spirits) lay siege to a soul consecrated to God, we begin by tempting her in little things.Triumphing over a soul who has pronounced the three bad words
(meaning the 3 vows) is for us more than being the mayor of an entire
city." But Jesus said to Maryam, "If, in a city, even one completely
perverted, I find one soul, a single soul who is faithful to her vows, I
will save the entire city." (See PS1).
4. Consecration. The
month of May is bathed in the grace of Our Lady, and for us it is the
occasion to renew our consecration to her Immaculate Heart and to the
Sacred Heart of Jesus. Isn't this an obvious urgency if we examine
closely what direction the Western world is taking? It is no longer time
to fool around.
Fatima, Our Lady clearly explained the good fruits of consecration and
the bad fruits in its absence. These prophecies, given during the 1st
World War (1917) were fulfilled as we can verify one hundred years
later. We have received in Fatima THE formula for peace of heart, peace
in the family, and peace in the Nations! Not a magic formula, but much
better! A formula that comes straight from Heaven; one that does not
fail, unlike that of our politicians. For God is the only one who can
pull us out of misery, the only one who defeats Satan and his horrible
plans of destruction. In Fatima as in Medjugorje, Our Mother manages the
Emergency Room and gives us the basic instructions:
- Recite the Rosary everyday to obtain peace in the world and the end of the war.
- Pray and offer sacrifices for the conversion of sinners.
- Consecrate oneself to her Immaculate Heart and to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. (See PS2).
person consecrated to God belongs to God in everything and adheres to
his Word and his will in everything. This person no longer tries to
"live his life" according to his own will, but he submits to his Creator
whom he loves above all else and who gives him the highest degree of
happiness. Today it is a demanding choice because it often means
swimming against the tide of modern society. But what deep inner peace
we receive then!
° God tells us, "Narrow is the gate that leads to life, wide is the gate that leads to destruction", the world is lying in saying us, "Stay cool, do what you want, everybody will go to heaven anyway!"
° God tells us: Live my commandments and you will have life!
But the world says, "What commandments? No! We know how to be happy.
Let's put God aside. And we'll call Him if we have a problem."
St. Paul tells us, "The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God
is eternal life." (Rom 6:23). The world tells us, "But no, the wages of
sin is no longer death! Sin as you want, and be like everyone else!
It's better to be free and well accepted!"
The Bible tells us that God created them, "man and woman", but the
world says (and imposes its lie on us), "This is completely outdated,
letus put 2 people of the same sex together; why follow the law of nature set by the Creator?" Etc.
5. Dilemma in a garage.Here
is a recent example of confusion, which happened just this week. I was
going to a garage to pick up our car. Five men were having coffee in
the body shop where they work. They welcomed me in a friendly manner. I
looked around, and on a wall, I saw two pictures. One was of the Blessed
Mother holding the Child Jesus in her arms, and the other, less than
two meters away, showed a half-naked woman in an erotic poses. I
mentioned to the men that these two images didn't fit together! This
sexual image invites sinful thoughts, which cannot be associated with a
picture of the Virgin Mary. They needed to choose whose side they were
of the men got the message and told me that they would remove the
pornographic image, and would keep that of Mary. But the fifth man said
to me, "I wish to keep that picture, because I like it, and there's
nothing wrong with that". "Let's not enter into a debate," I answered,
"look into your heart, you know very well what I mean, and you are free
pornographic picture was taken down by the other four and thrown out
before my eyes, but not torn up. I dare hope that it won't be replaced
by the 5th man!
have become so accustomed to confuse everything! We want God's
blessing, his protection and his peace, while violating his 10 Words of
life. We ask him for his help, but at the same time we push him aside
and cause him to suffer greatly by nurturing certain sins that destroy
us from the inside. This does not work! We can see the sad result of
this! We do cry out against some evil initiatives taken by our
politicians, but let us not forget that in order to save our country and
the world from ruin, we need saints!
you want to become a saint, following this path that Mary has shown us
for the past 32 years in Medjugorje, you will be most efficient in
saving humanity, as it will shorten the time of trials. If you choose
not to be a saint and to rather follow the downward slope of the
world... why not stop for 5 minutes, and think of the day when you will
see in a bright light the full splendor of God's plan for you?! Don't
take the risk of telling yourself then, with infinite sadness: "It's
too late, I missed out!"
"My children!"Mary tells us, "Do not deviate from the way on which I am leading you. Do not recklessly walk into perdition!"
6. Vicka had to leave Medjugorje for some unspecified time. Last month she was pushed once again by a pilgrim and she ended up wounded. (See PS3)
Dearest Gospa, we thank you! Your words are clearer than crystal ! Please, give us the courage to live them without compromising!
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PS 1. From the book: "Maryam of Bethléem, The Little Arab", by Sr. Emmanuel
PS 2. Consecration of St Louis de Montfort:
"This day, in the presence of all the heavenly court, I choose you
Mary, as my Mother and my Queen. I deliver and consecrate to you, as
your slave: my body and my soul, and all that I possess, both material
and spiritual, even the value of all my good actions, past, present, and
to come. I give to you the entire and full right to dispose of me, and
all that belongs to me without exception, according to your good
pleasure for the greater glory of God, in time and in eternity. Amen."
PS 3.Following up onVicka ... She
was taken to Rome for exams of her spine, and then treated in Zagreb.
For the moment the doctors do not plan on another operation, but she
must undergo very delicate back-therapy that might last some time. So
she will not be able to continue her marvelous welcoming of pilgrims in
Medjugorje during the coming months, and we do not know how long her
absence will last. We miss her a lot! But she remains with us, more than
ever, with her heart and her ardent prayer! God is in charge, and we
know that everything contributes to the good of those who love him. In
this ordeal, let us pray for Vicka, Mario and their two children!
PS 6. A great initiative for post-abortion: Our
friendBenedetta Foà, from Milan, is organizing the 1st inner healing
seminar for women who had an abortion. This will take place in
Medjugorje from Sept. 1 to 5. Fr. Danko, from the parish, has blessed
this initiative. email@example.com
PS 7. How about writing a letter to the Blessed Mother?! Send it to
"Queen of Peace", BP 2157, F-06103 Nice cedex, France. We'll give it to
Mirjana. Mary always answers us in our hearts while praying.
PS 9. Children of Medjugorje is on Face book! Want
another Face book friend? Get updates on the messages and the latest
Medjugorje news on our Face book page. All you have to do is look us up
at Children of Medjugorje, Inc.
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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
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