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
December 10, 2013
Dear Children of Medjugorje, praised be Jesus and Mary!
1. On December 2, 2013, Mirjana received her monthly apparition at
the blue Cross, surrounded by pilgrims, but less than usual because of
the winter season. After the apparition, Mirjana transmitted the
With a motherly love and a motherly patience I am looking at your
ceaseless wandering and how lost you are. That is why I am with you. I
desire to help you to first find and come to know yourself, so that,
then, you would be able to recognize and to admit everything that does
not permit you to get to know the love of the Heavenly Father, honestly
children, the Father comes to be known through the Cross. Therefore, do
not reject the Cross. Strive to comprehend and accept it with my
help. When you will be able to accept the Cross you will also understand
the love of the Heavenly Father; you will walk with my Son and with me;
you will differ from those who have not come to know the love of the
Heavenly Father, those who listen to Him but do not understand Him,
those who do not walk with Him - who have not come to know Him. I desire
for you to come to know the truth of my Son and to be my apostles;
that, as children of God, you may rise above the human way of thinking
and always, and in everything, seek God's way of thinking, anew.
My children, pray and fast that you may be able to recognize all of this which I am seeking of you.
Pray for your shepherds and long to come to know the love of your Heavenly Father, in union with them. Thank you."
2. Question: Last Christmas, what happened that was so exceptional? On
December 25, 2012, the visionary Marija was completely aghast to see
that during her apparition, Mary gave no message. This had never
happened before, especially on Christmas day, when Our Lady always comes
very happy. This time however, it was the Child Jesus who spoke! He
lifted Himself up on His Mother's arms and said, with great authority: "I am your peace. Live my commandments!" The
event shook us up! A newborn spoke!! However, it turns out too few
people took it to heart to listen to the Child Jesus and his cry to us!
Too bad! Living God's commandments is to follow the signposts in the
road to heaven, and obtain true peace!
is why I suggest to all to offer a wonderful birthday gift to the Child
Jesus this year, namely to read and re-read the commandments given to
Moses (they don't have an expiry date), and the commandments given by
Jesus in the Gospel, so that we can put them all into practice, (see
PS2). That would be the most beautiful of all gifts, to thank Him for
coming in His Mother's arms this Christmas again, and into our hearts
with every Eucharist.
based on these "10 Words" (as the Jews name them), let's go to a priest
to confess our transgressions and sins most sincerely, so as to come to
Christmas with a heart that is pure and light. Then, let's joyfully
Catechism of the Catholic Church gives splendid explanations for each
one of the 10 commandments. They are all based on love and revealed by
love, for the purpose of love. "Whoever loves me, says Jesus, is he who
has my Words and keeps them!"
3. With Christmas approaching,
we are tempted to be nervous, and be swept away by the wave of the
world that transformed Christmas into a huge financial operation. We are
put under pressure: Go shopping; go to the mall; buy a growing list of
presents, cook. So many see the coming of Christmas with anguish because
of the imperatives that society imposes on them, while they dream of
living Christmas in the warmth and simplicity of the Holy Family with
those who are close to them. Assuredly, we should know how to
"celebrate". Jesus was the first one to celebrate Holidays well, but the
Holiday is made for man and not man for the Holiday!
today, one could be sullen considering the horrors that our leaders are
imposing on us at all levels, considering the decreasing thickness of
our wallets, and the crises that don't seem to be getting better. Isn't
this a sign that God wants us to spend Christmas with Him this year in a
more Christian way? It is first and foremost the anniversary of the
birth of the Infant Jesus, and he has huge treasures to give to us! In
particular, he will give us the love of life! Let's not miss this
I know an ex-Satanist who had done terrible things as part of his
initiation in a child-stealing network, but I won't say any more about
his actions. He underwent numerous exorcisms, and became Christian.
After 12 years of a profound Christian life, he confided in me this
terrible fact about his life, "You know, when I see the picture of a
newborn on the wall, I can feel a wave of hatred rising in me, yes,
still now! I need time to push it away and welcome in me the love of God
for life, and for children."
enemy hates human life of which he is jealous, and his number one plan
is the destruction of the Family, the basis of human life. If he
succeeds in corrupting and destroying the family, the nest of life
created by God, he will have destroyed humanity and he will be glad. But
he will not succeed! Why? Because God is intervening today like never
before, among other things through His Mother, to call us and show us
the way! The enemy will not succeed because Jesus and Mary have called
us! Yes, you and me, all of us her "dear children" as she calls us, to
live with Them and bring divine peace where it has disappeared.
the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph!" This is the nicest prophecy
of Mary, often expressed in her messages. Mary thanks all her children
who take her triumph to heart and advance it by their humble
faithfulness. The Gospa is counting on you as much as on me!
is going to give us her Child again at Christmas because, "A Child has
been born unto us, a Son has been given to us!" as Isaiah wrote. And
this "us" is us! Dear brothers and sisters, Christmas is our healing!
Evil will crash against the innocence of the Child Jesus! We need a
child to put an end to our rejection of children, of life, of the human
family! We need the Child Jesus to vanquish in us the fear of living and
3. Is your manger ready? The
Gospa invites us to set up our Nativity scenes at the beginning of
Advent, so that we can wait with her, during her loving and maternal
expectation of her child. She also invites us, as a family, to read
excerpts from the Bible about the Advent season (at least the texts read
at mass), and to share them among us, thus reinforcing the unity of
hearts in the family. (We may also read the stories of the Childhood
revealed to Blessed Anna Katharina Emmerick. These need not be taken
literally, as if it were a new Gospel. But the images may help some to
better perceive the coming of the Messiah to Bethlehem.) Finally she
invites us to outdo ourselves in generosity, mostly toward people who
are alone, suffering, poor, or weak. Not forgetting that the poor are
not only those who have nothing. Many of the rich live a great inner
poverty. "There are people who are so poor that they only have money!"
says our Pope Francis. Christmas is when the most suicides occur,
according to Psychiatric hospitals reports! But Christmas day is also
when the most souls leave Purgatory to enter Heaven!
4. Yes, the Pope said...
"Curiosity can lead us to have the wrong focus, making us want to say,
'I know a visionary who receives letters from Our Lady, messages from
Our Lady.' But look, Our Lady is the Mother of everyone and she loves
all of us. She is not a postmaster, sending messages everyday."
These words created doubt among some people: did the Pope have
Medjugorje in mind? Of course, not! These words do not concern
Medjugorje, it is just the opposite, they protect Medjugorje from false
visionaries who interfere in groups and give messages to whoever is
looking for them. In addition, it would be good to keep in mind that the
pope knows and believes in Medjugorje.
5. Remember to prepare your list of Saints so
that you can draw your companion for the year when you come together in
the family, or in your prayer groups. The list is available online,
below the featured video on the homepage of our website, www.childrenofmedjugorje.org
Dearest Gospa, we
beg you as never before, please outdo yourself in your intercession
this Christmas, spiritual warfare is raging! Who else but you has
received from God the power and the mission to crush the head of the
serpent? Please fulfill our hearts with your Child, and make this
Christmas the most joyful one ever!
Sister Emmanuel +
(Translated from French)
PS 1. Here are the 10 commandments:
1- I am the Lord your God, You shall have no other gods before me. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2083). "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind."
2 - You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain. (CCC 2142)
3 - Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. (CCC 2168)
4 - Honor your father and your mother. (CCC 2197)
5 - You shall not kill. (CCC 2258)
6 - You shall not commit adultery. (CCC 2331)
7 - You shall not steal. (CCC 2401)
8 - You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. (CCC 2464)
9 - You shall not covet your neighbor's wife. (CCC 2514)
10 - You
shall not desire your neighbor's house, his field, or his manservant,
or his maidservant, or his ox, or his ass, or anything that is your
neighbor's. (CCC 2534)
PS 2. Why not write a letter to the Infant Jesus for his Birthday! He will bless you for it!Send it to:"Queen of Peace", BP 2157, F- 06103 Nice cedex, France. We will give it to a visionary.
PS 3. Think of your Christmas gifts! You will find lots of good ideas for useful and lasting presents on our site! www.childrenofmedjugorje.org