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
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Mary TV Daily Reflection 8/20/2014
Fr. Petar Ljubicic speaks about peace!
(c) Mary TV 2014
August 20, 2014
St. Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church
Dear Family of Mary!
I want to share with you the transcript of a talk by Father Petar Ljubicic,
given at St. James church earlier this year. He is the priest chosen by
Mirjana to announce the secrets as they unfold. He speaks of the main
messages and how they enable us to find peace. This is "Part One" of his
has come to us as the Queen of Peace, to bring us peace. We all are in a
great need of peace. We can't be happy without peace. That is why we
desire to pray the way Our Lady prayed. We desire to be like her. No one
but her in that fullness fulfilled the will of God. No one like her,
loved God above all things. And we also desire in the same way to love
is why we ask you, Jesus, to lay your divine hand upon everyone present
here. Just say that Word, and that Word is powerful. It is divine. Your
Word can set us free. Your word can heal us. Your word can save us. You
are our only and true way. You are the only truth that sets us free.
You are the fullness of life. Thank you Jesus for that. Mary, pray for us
and pray with us. So that we could have in your Son what our heart
desires. And that is joy and peace, happiness and salvation. Glory
you are on holy ground in the place where Our Lady has been appearing
for so long. Why so long? Thirty two years. We do not know that in any
other place there were apparitions happening so long and to so many
visionaries. We know how she appeared in Lourdes. She appeared to one
visionary and for a brief period of time. In Fatima she appeared to
three visionaries, and it was also for a brief period of time. When the
difficult moments for the Church and for humanity come, Jesus sends his
Mother. Because He desires to encourage us and to help us, to show us
the way out of this chaos that we find ourselves in.
was humanity in a greater crisis than now. Never before were we so
unhappy and unsatisfied. Never before were we as sinful and sick as we
are now. So then, we must expect help to come to us. Our Lady comes to
us as the Queen of Peace. The world doesn't need anything more than it
needs peace. Our soul needs peace. Our heart needs peace, and our life
needs peace. We could have everything and yet if we do not have peace,
we feel unsatisfied.
Lady, our Mother, she knows all that and that is why she is bringing
true peace for us. Peace is truly the gift of God. Peace is the work of
the Holy Spirit. God gives that gift without expense. But we have to
fulfill conditions to enable our heart to search for peace and for God.
The person who purifies his heart from evil and sin is the one who can
have peace. That is why we have Holy Confession. In Holy Confession we
can speak to God about our problems, our restlessness and our sins. We
can talk about our failures and about our sins. Our Divine Savior is
merciful, He forgives us. We repent and He forgives us when we repent.
That is why Holy Confession, our spiritual resurrection, brings us peace
sin, we broke our connection with God and when we go back to God through
Confession, with every word we receive peace. This place has become the
confessional of the world. To come here and to go to confession means
to find peace and to find Jesus. Many here have found their peace and
happiness and joy because they went to have a good confession. What joy
when a person says to you that "all my life I was searching for peace
and when I went to confession, I received it." People often say "I was
waiting for 40 years to come here and through confession to give all I
have to the Lord." When I hear these things, truly my heart is full of
love for God and my heart is joyful. God is so close to us in this
Sacrament of Mercy.
Lady has come to invite us to Confession, and to go to Confession
often, every time we feel there is a burden of sin in our soul. She said
it would be good to go to Confession on a monthly basis. We have to
clean our houses from time to time, we have to clean ourselves from time
to time. But also in that same way we have to purify our soul. When we
go to bed, we have to repent of our sins. When we go to Holy Mass we do
that. But we have to be all the time with the Lord, so we repent so we
can be full of joy and happiness. That is the fullness of life!
is more than when we say "Oh, I'm at peace with everyone. I don't owe
anyone anything." That is why we must pray for peace. To get peace here
it means to receive and find the meaning of life. In order to have
peace, Our Lady has been calling and telling us that only God can give
peace. That is why she says to us "I have come to wake you up in faith,
so that you may understand that to believe in God means to give the
first place in your life to God." Faith is having trust in God. We must
surrender ourselves to God. We pray to the Lord to give us strength and
encouragement. That is why to believe in God means as Our Lady says to
us, to abandon ourselves completely to God and put ourselves at God's
disposal and to be able to believe in Him. To believe in our heart, our
thoughts and our reason, to be close to God. If we open ourselves this
way to God we enable God's will to come into us. And then we bear the
fruits that God desires. With every act of faith, Jesus I believe in
you. Through that act the power of God comes into us and His Spirit
enables us to do His work. We know that through Faith God dwells in our
heart. And because of that we feel saved and joyful.
Lady has been teaching us for more than 32 years how to believe. Faith
is a gift, a grace, but we have to nourish it and cherish it. When we
celebrate Holy Mass with joy and we pray, especially the prayer of the
Holy Rosary, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, in love, when we receive
Jesus Christ during Holy Communion, then our faith is stronger and our
faith grows. Our Lady has said to us, "Dear children, believe and pray
so that God may multiply your faith." Then she said, "Search and look
for all that you need. God will give you everything, because when you
are far from God you cannot experience God's closeness." With our living
faith we come to God and we can experience God. Our Lady said in one of
the messages that every day she prays for us and desires for us to come
closer and closer to God. But she can't bring us closer if we are far
away and we do not want it. That is why she said, put your life in God's
is very important to preserve our faith and to fight any doubt.
Sometimes we do have difficulties when it comes to faith. Sometimes some
people have great temptation of doubt. In those moments it is good to
recall Thomas, who did not believe, and to say, "Lord help my weak
few years ago I met a young man in here in Medjugorje and he said that
because of Medjugorje, he was given a gift of faith. He started to live
the life of a Christian. He said, "I lived without faith and without
God. Then a book came to my hand that spoke about Our Lady in Medjugorje
and her apparitions. For me that was good news. There is heaven. And
there is Our Lady. And she is appearing to someone. And she speaks about
Jesus Christ, about the Savior. When I spoke to a priest, he said to me
that he had been in Medjugorje and he believed that Our Lady was
appearing here. Then I asked him if he could help me to become a
Catholic too. And then the priest prepared him for almost a year. And
during that time the young man said he was reading the Catechism of the
Catholic Church and Sacred Scripture, and he admitted that this helped
him to become a Catholic. That was a great gift for him. And he said,
"Now I know why I live and where I will go after death. Faith is truly
an enormous gift of God." And the young man said "Now I wonder how it
was possible to live my life for 25 years without God. Now I have come
here to give thanks to Our Lady and Our Lord for my life!"
Petar speaks with authority about the messages. He is convinced of the
power that comes to us when we live Our Lady's main messages. Confession
and the gift of faith together give us tremendous peace and strength to
live. Like the young man we may all say, "Now I wonder how it was
possible to live without God, without out the gift of faith and the
Sacrament of Confession!"
Part two of Fr. Petar's talk will follow tomorrow!