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!
Permission is given to spread the text of these reports under two conditions: 1) No words are changed, 2) "Children of Medjugorje" is cited along with our website www.childrenofmedjugorje.com
August 17, 2013
Dear Children of Medjugorje, praised be Jesus and Mary!
1. On August 2nd, Mirjana received
her monthly apparition at the Blue Cross. Because it was during the
Youth Festival, Podbrdo hill was covered with huge crowds of young
people! After the apparition, she gave the following message:
If only you would open your hearts to me with complete trust, you would
comprehend everything. You would comprehend with how much love I am
calling you; with how much love I desire to change you, to make you
happy; with how much love I desire to make you followers of my Son and
give you peace in the fullness of my Son. You would comprehend the
immeasurable greatness of my motherly love. That is why, my children,
pray because through prayer your faith grows and love is born, the love
along which even the cross is not unendurable because you do not carry
it alone. In union with my Son you glorify the name of the Heavenly
Father. Pray, pray for the gift of love, because love is the only truth:
it forgives everything, it serves everyone and it sees a brother in
everyone. My children, my apostles, great is the trust that the Heavenly
Father has given you through me, His handmaid, to help those who do not
know Him, that they may reconcile with Him and follow Him. That is why I
am teaching you love, because only if you have love will you be able to
respond to Him. Again I am calling you to love your shepherds and to
pray that, at this difficult time, the name of my Son may be glorified
under their guidance. Thank you!
2. An addiction overcome! Céline,
a consecrated person close to Medjugorje, told us about something that
could inspire many people suffering from an addiction.
years Céline has lived the Gospa's messages as best she could,
particularly the one about fasting on bread and water two days a week.
She has really experienced its benefits. But she was sad because she
could not give up her morning coffee on those two days. The reason was
not of little importance: if she did not have it, her brain remained
foggy, she fell asleep at her computer and during the mass; in short,
she could not handle it. This did not prevent her from feeling deeply in
her heart that even coffee had to be cut out to fully live the message
on fasting. Actually she believed that Our Lady was expecting a change
from her on this matter and that Our Lady was waiting for her. She
started praying to have the grace to renounce coffee, but it never
day, during adoration in front of the Blessed Sacrament, an idea dawned
on her and without giving it a thought, she heard herself say, "All
right, Mother! I won't have anymore coffee, but you know the
consequences. So please, be my coffee! Please, ensure that I don't
suffer from the lack of caffeine and that I may function as if I was
having coffee. Please make sure that I keep my eyes open!
noticed that Our Lady accepted this strange deal which worked out very
well! From that day on, Céline assured us, there was no more coffee on
her fasting days menu, nor did she drink any on the other days of the
week, which noticeably improved her health and her clarity of mind at
work! She was laughing while saying, "I don't know if Our Lady has often
received this kind of request, 'Be my coffee!' But in any case she
Good advice for coffee, chocolate, or ice cream lovers ....!
3. A departure for Heaven.
The Lord surprised us again by his all-divine wisdom, which is not that
of men. Our dear sister Milena Tomas passed away on July 22 at the age
of 51, in great peace after a long illness which she endured with
remarkable courage and smile. Founder of the small community "The Heart
of Mary", she was recognized as a real icon of that Marian Heart by all
who met her. She was such a carrier of the spirit and the messages of
the Gospa! How we miss her! Medjugorje needs very much to remain close
to this spirit!
Here are a few details about her: Milena was born in the country side
near Tihaljina. Her parents sold vegetables and their lives were
difficult under Communism. In those days, people had to work hard to
survive. At an early age, Milena spent hours after school outdoors
herding the sheep. She had a great thirst for God and was enamored with
the silence of nature, which is so beautiful in that region. Her time in
solitude was spent talking to God and reading the Bible. She felt very
close to Heaven, and was already envisioning her future as a consecrated
did not have access, as so many children do today, to the detriment
provided by electronic gadgets that draw attention away from the soul.
Her artistic talents made her see beauty in all things and all people.
This enabled her to welcome all the individuals who met her later in her
community - the good ones as well as the not so good ones. She never
judged someone negatively. In fact, in her family, there was a principle
(all too rare!): never criticize. What a powerful example and
inspiration for our own families! When the apparitions began, she would
walk with her family from Tihaljina to Medjugorje (35 km!). She enjoyed
walking by night to escape the heat, and anyway they had to work during
the day. Thus God prepares saints!
the day of her funeral, blessings from her intercession in Heaven
started to inundate us, so I recommend that you pray to her - she is
strong! I often wondered why the Lord did not let her Community of the Heart of Mary
to continue. It seems that God wanted it to blossom to its fullness in
Heaven! In effect, Sr Milena can now attract large crowds to the Heart
of Mary, as she is no longer limited to her earthly work. She can
stretch out the wings of her heart to welcome, console, and nurture the
thousands the people she wanted to help on earth.
Dearest Milena, thank you for being what you are! Please help us be living reflections of the Heart of Mary!
4. A blessed flurry of Consecrations! For
the celebration of the Year of the Faith and the Marian day of October
13, Pope Francis will consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of
Mary. On October 12, the original statue of Mary in Fatima will be taken
to Rome. It shall be received by the Pope for the ceremony at St.
Peter's Square on October 13, and will be taken back to Fatima on the
14th. Let us remember that on October 13, 1917 Mary made her last
apparition in Fatima. On that day she gave the big sign that she had
promised to the young shepherds; Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta, which
was witnessed by the crowd gathered there: the sun started dancing and
spinning before 70 000 people.
On June 16, 2013
Lebanon has been consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the
Sacred Heart of Jesus. The consecration, made by the Maronite Patriarch,
SB Cardinal Boutros Bechara Rai, in the presence of the President of
the Republic Michel Sleiman, was prepared by a special novena of prayer,
fasting, adoration, rosaries, confessions attended by thousands of
Father Boulos Fahed flew over the country in a helicopter, from which
he blessed the whole Middle East with the Eucharistic Jesus in his
monstrance. Truly an unheard of event in history!
In Ireland, for
the solemnity of the Assumption on August 15, Cardinal Sean Brady,
Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland, consecrated the country and
its entire people to Jesus through Mary at the Marian Shrine of Knock,
attended by 15,000 people. A happy and crucial event for this country so
hurt by impious laws with the objective of destroying the family! This
consecration was prepared by 13.5 million Rosaries prayed by the
that day there were approximately 20 bishops present, and those who
could not come sent a delegation to represent them. In their beautiful
act of consecration to Jesus through the Heart of Mary, they prayed for
the family, the homes, the dioceses of Ireland and for the youth.
How about France? It
would be so profitable for us as well to renew the consecration of our
country that has been made in the past! As there is nothing in the
horizon at the moment from our Church leaders, let us continue praying!
May the consecration Pope Francis is going to make on October 13 inspire
the faithful and shepherds of each nation! There is only everything to
yes, we want to belong to your Son Jesus completely, through your
motherly hands! Without God, we are lost. We beg you, wake up our
Sister Emmanuel +
(Translated from French)
PS 1. During the night apparition of the Solemnity of the Assumption,Ivan
received a special message in which Our Lady was inviting us to pray
for the vocations in the Church, to pray in our parishes and to renew
prayer in our families. "
Vicka's health is getting better. She will make a pilgrimage to the
Holy Land from Aug. 19 to 26. I am sure that Our Lady will be very happy
to go back to her homeland through her apparitions to Vicka there!
Ivan was in South
Lebanon last November near the border of Israel. When Our Lady appeared
to him in this region, she was facing the northen part of the country.
She blessed Ivan and all those present as usual, when she turned around -
a remarquable move, and blessed her homeland!!
3. The Youth Festival was an overwhelming success.Each day there were
over 500 priests of all languages to listen, help, and hear the
confessions of the youth. These priests received many graces, were
encouraged in their priestly vocation, and revived in their fatherhood
especially by the amazing confessions their heard, which were filled
with the Spirit of Christ.
On Aug. 5, during the Vigil of the Transfiguration
on Podbrdo, in the presence of thousands of young people, Ivan received
this message: "Also today this is my great joy in seeing you all with
an open heart with gladness of heart. I invite you all, to responsibly
pray for peace. Pray, dear children that peace will reign in the world.
That peace reigns in the hearts of the people, at the heart of my
children. So be my carriers of peace in this turbulent world. Be my
living sign. a sign of peace for the people you meet in your parishes.
Be my sign, be my light, my mirror to each other. Know my dear children I
am always with you, and that I pray for all of you, and for all of you I
intercede with Jesus, with my Son. Therefore, persevere in prayer,
thank you all once again that you said Yes to my call."
PS 4. Please, can you pray for Sr Emmanuel's next missions? A few days in Spain in September, a few days in Italy in October and a few days in Asia in November. Thank you!
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.
PS 10. 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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