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Monday, November 24, 2014

Mary TV Daily Reflection 11/24/2014


Fr. Slavko's remembrance on Krizevac   
(c)Mary TV 2014


J.M.J
November 24, 2014
St. Andrew Dung Lac and companions, Martyrs
14th Anniversary of the Death of Fr. Slavko Barbaric

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Today when Heaven is near to you in a special way, I call you to prayer so that through prayer you place God in the first place. Little children, today I am near you and I bless each of you with my motherly blessing so that you have the strength and love for all the people you meet in your earthly life and that you can give God's love. I rejoice with you and I desire to tell you that your brother Slavko has been born into Heaven and intercedes for you. Thank you for having responded to my call." November 25, 2000

This message was given the day after Fr. Slavko Barbaric passed away on top of Krizevac. Everyone was stunned. Fr. Slavko was not yet 60 years old when he died. We all depended upon him for spiritual instruction and wisdom. It seemed that he was indispensable to Medjugorje. And in a moment he was gone.

It is not surprising then that in this message Our Lady made a point of telling us, "Little children, today I am near you and I bless each of you with my motherly blessing so that you have the strength and love for all the people you meet in your earthly life and that you can give God's love." She did not want us to feel abandoned or alone without Fr. Slavko. Our Lady wanted us to know that she was still near us! She was still blessing us! She would give us strength and love here in our earthly life. These are words of a Mother to her children who might be frightened or stunned.

And then she told us something amazing, "I rejoice with you and I desire to tell you that your brother Slavko has been born into Heaven and intercedes for you."What a comfort and delight for us all to be told that Fr. Slavko was in heaven and praying for each of us! Our Mother did not want us to be left alone at this moment. Slavko could now be even closer to us, through prayer, than he ever was while alive on earth.

As I was looking through the many books Fr. Slavko wrote, I found a prayer that he included in the book "Mother Lead Us To Peace!!" which is a compilation of Fr. Slavko's reflections on the messages from 1990 to 1994, prepared by Nicky Eltz. We can believe that Fr. Slavko is praying this prayer with us and for us from heaven:

O, Father Almighty, in that we thank You that You have sent us Mary to lead us to Paradise and who wants to bring us closer to You, we ask of You to give all of us, our families and the entire Church a new spirit of prayer. We ask that we may experience You in prayer and in fasting as our salvation. Free us of all that hinders our way to You. Release us of all that suffocates our yearning for You and from our path to Paradise. Bless all those who now live in conflict, in distrust, in wars and in difficulties. Free all the youth who have suffocated themselves in drugs, alcohol and immoral lifestyles that have caused them to be unable to respond to this call. Bless all those whose ears are listening to entirely different voices and who therefore do not listen to Your voice. Heal them and open them so that their hearts may open themselves to You and so that You can fill them with your light and with your salvation. O Father, bless also all the sick and all those who in their suffering have lost all love and hope. Father, bless all prayer groups and all others who seek You. Bless them all through the intercession of Mary, Queen of Peace, Your humble servant and Mother of Your son, Jesus, who lives and reigns with You throughout all eternity. Amen.

Fr. Slavko, pray for us!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2014

PS. "Fruit of Medjugorje!" Tonight!

PPS.  Mary TV (< www.marytv.tv>) will LIVE stream the parish going up Mt. Krizevac (Cross Mountain) on Monday, November 24, 2014, the 14th the anniversary of the death of Fr. Slavko Barbaric, OFM, at 2:00pm Medjugorje time8:00am EST in the US.   





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