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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Mary TV Daily Reflection 6/17/2014 - Novena to the Queen of Peace, Day 3


 
           
Ivanka Ivankovic-Elez enounters Our Lady - in the early years
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J.M.J
June 17, 2014
Novena to the Queen of Peace, Day 3 

Dear Family of Mary!

June 25, 2000 The apparition lasted seven minutes, and Ivanka had it in her family home. Present for the apparition were only Ivanka's family, husband and three children. Our Lady gave the following message:

"I introduced myself as 'Queen of Peace'. Again, I call you to peace, fasting, prayer. Renew family prayer and receive my blessing."

Ivanka told us that Our Lady was happy, and that she spoke to her about the sixth secret.


Today is Day 3 of our Novena in honor of Our Lady, Queen of Peace. Today we will hear from Ivanka ivankovic-Elez. Ivanka shared about the first days of the apparitions at the 2009 Youth Festiva (as reported by ministryvalues.com) :

I lived with my family at Mostar at that time and as always, after school, I used to come to Medjugorje. This is what happened that day on June 24, 1981 when I saw Our Lady for the first time.

On that day, like every day, I was outside the village with Mirjana and we were waiting for other friends to come. I do not how long we were waiting but we got tired of that and then we started walking towards the houses.

While we were walking towards the village I was really forced by something to look towards the hill and then I saw Our Lady. I said to Mirjana, "Mirjana, I see Our Lady on the hill" but Mirjana said, " Don't tell me these foolish things."

I followed Mirjana who was walking back to the village and then we met Milka, the sister of the visionary Marija. Milka saw that something was wrong with me and she asked me what happened, and I told the girls to come back with me, that I had seen Our Lady. We went back and then all three of us saw Our Lady. Vicka also came to us and then two boys, the two Ivans. The apparition kept calling us but none of us dared to climb the hill.

Our Lady was four or five hundred metres away from us. She kept calling us and emotions we felt in our heart were huge. We felt all kinds of emotions in our heart and none of us dared to get closer to her.

Whoever we told that we saw Our Lady that evening, they did not believe us. They told us not to tell such things. That night was the longest night in my life. I was only 15 and I questioned myself the entire night whether what I saw was true or not.
So the next day at the same hour we went back together to the apparition hill. Before we saw Our Lady we saw the light, three times, and when we finally got to her, I cannot describe that moment of meeting with Our Lady because we felt so much love, felt so secure, so much happiness in our hearts.

When we came to her we saw this most beautiful person, maybe 19 or 20 years of age. She had a crown of stars, white veil, greyish dress, and she was standing on a cloud She had the most beautiful blue eyes and long black hair.

I knew that it was the Blessed Mother. You see, two months before that day my mother had passed away. Because I knew in my heart that this was the Blessed Virgin Mary I asked her, "Mother, where is my mother?" And she said, "Do not worry, my child, your mother is with me."

Our Lady told us, "Do not worry. I'll pray with you always. I'll come again tomorrow."
The word spread very quickly so that on the third day people started following us because they saw something was happening with us, so they gave us holy water to bless the apparition. On that third day when Our Lady came, Vicka blessed her and she said, "If you come from God, stay. But if you do not come from God, please leave us." And then Our Lady smiled back at us and said, "I am the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace."

On that day Our Lady gave the first public message, which was the message of peace. As the days passed by Our Lady asked us to convert, to fast, to do some penance, to pray and go to confession and attend Holy Mass. These are the main messages of Our Lady of Medjugorje. (Ivanka Ivankovic-Elez, 2009 Youth Festival) 

On May 7, 1985 Ivanka had her last daily apparition, but she still sees Our Lady every June 25th. She has written down Our Lady's biography, dictated to her by Mother Mary herself. She is a model of patience and trust, as she awaits the fulfillment of all Our Lady has told her.  May we practice patience and trust as well! 


Let us pray:

Prayer to the Queen of Peace

Mary, Mother of God and Our Mother, Queen of Peace!
You came to us to lead us to God.
Obtain for us the grace
not only to say:
"Be it done to me according to Your will!",
but to live it, as You did.
Into Your hands we put our hands,
so that You may lead us to Him
amidst these afflictions and woes.
Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Creed, 7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Marys, 7 Glory Bes....

Veni Creator Spiritus - Come Holy Spirit
Come Holy Spirit, Creator, come
best gift of God above,
the living spring, the living fire,
sweet unction and true love.

Thou Who are called the Paraclete,
from Thy bright heavenly throne,
come, take possession of our souls,
and make them all Thine own.

Thou who are sevenfold in Thy grace,
finger of God's right hand,
His promise, teaching little ones
to speak and understand.
 
O guide our minds with Thy blest light,
with love our hearts inflame;
and with Thy strength, which never decays,
confirm our mortal frame.

Far from us drive our deadly foe,
true peace unto us bring,
and through all perils lead us safe
beneath Thy sacred wing.

Through Thee may we the Father know,
through Thee the eternal Son,
and Thee the Spirit of them both,
thrice-blessed Three in One.
 
All glory to the Father be,
with his co-equal Son:
the same to Thee, great Paraclete,
while endless ages run. Amen.

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of Your love.
- Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created.
- And You shall renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray: God, who taught the hearts of thy faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that by the gift of the same Spirit we may be always truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Let us pray the Rosary!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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PS.  We accompany the parish each day as they climb Apparition Hill, praying the Rosary during this Novena before the 33rd Anniversary!  Join us at www.marytv.tv   

 




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