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
Friday, August 15, 2014
Sister Emmanuel's Newsletter from Medjugorje, August 2014
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August 15, 2014
Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary in Heaven
Dear Children of Medjugorje, praised be Jesus and Mary!
1 - On Aug. 2, 2014, Mirjana received her monthly apparition at the Blue Cross surrounded by a large crowd. After the apparition, she gave the following message:
"Dear children,the reason that I am with you, my mission, is to help the 'good'
to win, even though this does not seem possible to you now. I know that
you do not understand many things as I also did not understand
everything, everything that my Son explained to me while He was growing
up alongside me - but I believed Him and followed Him. I ask this of you also, to believe me and to follow me. However, my children, to follow me
means to love my Son above everything, to love Him in every person
without making differences. For you to be able to do this, I call you
anew to renunciation, prayer and fasting. I am calling for the Eucharist
to be the life of your soul. I am calling you to be my apostles of
light who will spread love and mercy through the world. My children,
your life is only a blink in contrast to Eternal Life. And when you come
before my Son, in your hearts, He will see how much love you had. In
order to spread love in the right way, I am asking my Son, through love,
to grant you unity through Him, unity among you, unity between you and
your shepherds. Through them my Son always gives Himself to you anew and renews your soul. Do not forget this. Thank you."
2 - The Youth Festival was extremely refreshing!
new pastor, Fr Marinko, organized it more like a retreat this year, so
it was very deep, prayerful, and joyful. All the details are available
or other media, but in this newsletter I'd like to share a very
powerful story that Fr. Danko told us during his homily on July 30th,
the day before the festival started. There were already many youth present to hear it:
is an old Christian legend about a rich and famous lady that spent her
life seeking entertainment and living in luxury; but as she got older,
she began to pray and think about Eternal Life and the Kingdom of God.
She sincerely thought that she would have a wonderful place there. She
was convinced that a very powerful and rich
person on earth would also be powerful and rich in Heaven. So God
decided to show her in what way she would truly achieve greater joy in
Heaven. He spoke to her in a dream, and her Guardian Angel offered to
take her to Heaven to see what is awaiting the blessed ones who go
there. Of course, she agreed. When they arrived, they took a walk
through a beautiful valley of flowers, and on both sides were immense
palaces, each one more beautiful than the next.
"To whom do these homes belong?" She asked the Angel. "To various people
who were pleasing to God," he said. And he began to recite their names.
Soon the two came to a place that was just being built. Many Angels
were working really hard.
whom will this palace go?" She asked, as she looked at the beautiful
home that was just being finished. "It will be your neighbor's palace,"
the Angel responded. "What? It will be my neighbor's - that poor woman
with so many miserable children?" "Yes," he assured her. "This is the palace for her!"
she saw a really modest house, built with very poor materials. "Whose
is this?" She asked. "It is yours," said the Angel. "How is that
possible?" She was shocked! The Angel said, "You see, here they are
building this modest house with the materials that they received from
you, and they are very earthly. The one who sends us building materials
of Heavenly weight - the gold that comes from prayer, pearls that come
from good deeds, marble made of much suffering and penance - the angels
build that person a palace made of that! Your neighbor sent us many of
these materials with her hard life, which was pleasing to God. That is
why she will have such a beautiful palace here. What you sent us was enough for this little plastic house."
the dream, the lady woke up decided to send more precious materials to
Heaven by helping others so that she too would receive a worthy place in
the company of all saints!"
this story, even though it's just a legend, feels so real! Our Lady
said in a message, "Dear Children, do not forget that the goal of your
life is Heaven! But you are getting lost in material things, Satan is
pushing you astray through modernism." So, let us take advantage of this
time of rest during summer to stop, suspend for a while the vicious
circle of our activities and think: 'Where do I want to spend my Eternal
Life? What direction should I choose now to make sure I am on the
right track, the track that leads to Heaven, and not on another way that
the world is offering me, that looks easier
at first, but which will lead me to the wrong place?' The youth
festival was a tremendous time for all of us. We were able to re-focus
on the true meaning of our life on earth, and stop loosing time in petty
things. For many of them, thank God, it was the opportunity of a
turning point. Our Lady is indeed preparing her special team of apostles
for the new time coming! Beautiful!
3. As we celebrate the Mother of God today,
I'd like to ponder with you this magnificent pearl for contemplation
called "The Dream of the Lord" that I received from a friend.
The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Immaculate One, is the finest creature that God ever created. She is His masterpiece.
Once, the Archangel Gabriel shared this story with a young shepherd about how God prepared His Mother:
centuries ago, long before the universe was created, Adonai (the Lord)
wanted to create the finest of all of His works. It seemed to be such an
easy work for God, and indeed it was. Among all creatures, there was
one who would be the most perfect; and shaped whenever He desired. He
wanted to make her so beautiful that it would not be possible to improve
her at all. Even He himself would not be capable of making His "work"
is how when the Father, Son and Holy Spirit met (as they always did)
they decided unanimously to complete her creation by resolving that she
would always be intimately related to all three Divine Persons, and she
would receive from Them all of Adonai's beauty and perfection. She would
express all of Their traits at the same time, like the most pure
will be her Spouse,' said the Holy Spirit. 'I will make her holy from
the beginning of her being. I will conceive in her womb with My presence
and she will always be filled with Me and my gifts. She will be
Immaculate and full of grace, as only the Spouse of God could be.'
will be her Son,' added the Word. 'I will receive her flesh, blood,
gestures, and gentleness. I will mold her kisses in a divine way, her
gaze and hands will nurture me. Everything of hers will be Divine, for
it will be mine.'
will be My dearest Daughter,' said the Father. 'She will stand before
My eyes and with My gaze I will make her beautiful and I will not be
able to stop looking at her, all out of the great love I will have for
is what the Three of them said. We, angels, who are before God all the
time, were listening in amazement, not realizing what kind of angels
Adonai would want to create, as He was describing such a wonderful
creature. Finally, when Adonai started to dream about the one who was to
become His Mother, His Daughter, and His Spouse, we all understood.
When He thought about her eyes, He created the sea; thinking about her
smile, he filled the flowers with petals; when He missed her gentleness,
the doves were born. Since the beginning of the world, He made something of Mary in every woman. (It is a pity that some of them destroy that!)
already know that jealousy does not exist in Heaven. After the Lord
questioned us, and Satan fell from above, we never had that strange
problem. We were all very happy. And, do you know what He called Mary?
He called her "the Lord's dream". Until the day when the Holy Virgin was
born, God told us her name: Full of Grace. That is her name from eternity; that is how I greeted her in her house of Nazareth."
Mother, carried by the angels into Heaven in the most glorious way,
please remember us, sinners, who are striving so hard to follow in your
footsteps! Please help us keep our hand in your hand! Lead us surely to Heaven where the Blessed ones constantly praise your beauty!