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
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
June 17, 2014
Novena to the Queen of Peace, Day 3
Dear Family of Mary!
June 25, 2000The
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:
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.
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) :
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.
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
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."
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
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.
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.
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
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
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."
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."
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!
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.