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
Sunday, February 15, 2015
February 15, 2015 Newsletter from Medjugorje
From the Desk of Sr. Emmanuel Maillard
15 February 2015
Dear Children of Medjugorje, praised be Jesus and Mary!
1. On February 2nd 2015, Mirjana received
her apparition in the big room of her pension near her home. She was
surrounded by a smaller than usual, due to the winter seasion. At the
end, she shared with us this message:
"Dear children! I am here, I am among you. I am looking at you,I am smiling at
you and I love you in the way that only a mother can. Through the Holy
Spirit who comes through my purity, I see your hearts and I offer them
to my Son. Already for a long time I have been asking of you to be my
apostles, to pray for those who have not come to know God's love. I am
asking for prayer said out of love, prayer which carries out works and
sacrifices. Do not waste time thinking about whether you are worthy to
be my apostles. The Heavenly Father will judge everyone; and you, love
Him and listen to Him. I know that all of this confuses you, even my
very stay among you, but accept it with joy and pray that you may
comprehend that you are worthy to work for Heaven. My love is upon you.
Pray that my love may win in all hearts, because that is the love which
forgives, gives and never stops. Thank you."
2. Observing Lent with the Power of God! It
strikes me to see how suffering and anxiety are increasing in people's
hearts, and how many remain locked in situations that appear to be
unmanageable! Some are victims of malicious attacks, some have opened
the door to the evil one through grave sins, others endure very painful
and hurtful conditions in their life. Whatever seems "unmanageable" in
life, it is important to remember that this word, "unmanageable" does
not exist in the vocabulary of God or that of His followers! Our Lady
told us, "Through fasting and prayer, dear children, you can obtain
everything." She also said, "You will find a way out even for situations
that seem impossible to you."
friend Matthew had an overwhelming worry that was threatening his
entire family: to find himself penniless at the beginning of his
retirement. He had been successful in his business, but he had made
powerful enemies who were trying to drown him, out of jealousy. Here is
2009, our children had left the family home, and were independent, so
we were alone in our large 7-room house. We decided to sell it and find a
smaller place to live. We quickly found somebody interested to buy it.
After signing the preliminary sales agreement, we rented a place so that
we could take our time to buy the house we wanted. That's when our
worries started. The bank imposed on us impossible conditions for our
finances and, at the same time, our buyer pulled out at the last minute,
so the sale did not take place. Our house was empty, and we were paying
the heating bills, the property tax and, on top of that, the rent for
the apartment! The situation had no other solution than a prolonged
lawsuit, which would have lasted years. The bank threatened to seize the
house and to sell it dirt-cheap at a public auction! The sale offers
were coming in, but strangely enough, they would always fall apart at
the last minute. All our efforts to sell were like shooting in the dark.
There was no solution in sight, we were at a complete standstill.
is then that I remembered a message of Our Lady, 'Through fasting and
prayer, dear children, you can obtain everything.' So in July 2014 I
decided to go to Medjugorje for nine days and do a novena of fasting on
bread and water, the daily rosary, the Eucharist, and adoration of the
Blessed Sacrament. In other words, I was taking Our Lady 'up on her
word'. The fasting went wonderfully well because from day one I had
offered it to Mary, begging her to support me. I was so afraid of
failing. It was an astonishing discovery: I would go to Viktor's (a
restaurant near the church) to eat my fasting bread. I was eating next
to pilgrims who were having their normal meals, letting off the most
tempting smells to accompany my bread! However I felt no desire to
change my menu.
I got back home, we signed a new preliminary sales agreement to sell
our home, but the problem remained because of the bank blocking
everything. We had signed the agreement with all our trust in Our Lady,
certain that she would help.
could see that another effort was needed. So I decided to forcibly move
things forward, because the house had been empty over 4 years! I
decided that another fast was needed. In no time, I was back in
Medjugorje by the end of October 2014. I could not imagine that Mary
would not stick to her word! I offered her another Novena of fasting for
all her intentions. This time it was the right novena, and it worked!
We signed the final sales agreement early in the month of January 2015!"
moral of the story is Simple! The kingdom of Heaven suffers violence
and the violent bear it away, (Matt. 11:12).We just need to use whatever
means Heaven offers us. How many more blessings, healings, and
liberations would be granted if we told ourselves, like Matthew, 'The
Gospa sticks to her word, let's follow her instructions!' Of course, in
her messages she doesn't ask for novenas of fasting, rather she asks
that we fast 2 days a week. Look! So many people are ready to undergo a
costly therapeutic diet for their physical health, why would they not
also think of doing it in the case of a so-called "unmanageable"
situation? And why not take advantage of this Lent to let God bring
down upon us, our families and on the world, the signs of His power?
3. Pope Francis will go to Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina) on June 6th.
his trip does not seem to have any connection to the site of
Medjugorje. Father Federico Lombardi, spokesman for the Holy See, made
it clear in an interview on February 2nd, "The Pope said he would go to
Sarajevo, he did not say he would go to Medjugorje." Normally the Holy
Father allows journalists to interview him while in flight, we will see
if he drops some surprising words as he usually does.
the excitement surrounding this planned trip, Our Lady will continue to
do her work in peace and quiet ,until it is completed, until her
Immaculate Heart has triumphed. It is up to us to hasten the fulfillment
of her plans through our fervent and confident prayers.
4. Great news from the Carmelite convent of Bethlehem!
Sr. Mary of Jesus Crucified, Maryam of Bethlehem (1846-1878), will be canonized on May 17th in Rome!
Satan had said: "She will be canonized and I don't want that to
happen!" But John-Paul II said: "Everything in her speaks of Jesus."Who
is the "little Arab"? Maryam Baouardy is a daughter of Galilee and a
great mystic of the Carmelite order beatified by John Paul II in 1983.
Her religious name was Sister Mary of Jesus Crucified. Her life was a
succession of supernatural manifestations worthy of St. Catherine of
Siena, from the stigmata to singular battles with Satan. It is hard to
discover Maryam without falling in love with her, without wanting to
become a saint as well, by following in her footsteps, (See PS 1).
5. On March 19th, we'll celebrate the solemnity of St. Joseph. The tradition in my house is to offer him a 30-day Novena, starting Feb. 17th.
One can start later if he missed the date. Every day, we recite his
litany and a decade of the Rosary. Then, we entrust our many petitions
to him in a spontaneous prayer. St. Joseph is very generous to whoever
pray to him with trust. His remarkable tenderness has not failed for his
own since he entered the glory of Heaven! Don't miss him, and send us
your testimonies of his help and intercession for your family so that
others can come to love him and pray to him too! Send your testimonies
Dearest Gospa, what
would the world be today without your coming to Medjugorje? Thank you
for being present, for looking at us and for smiling at us! You do more
through one single smile than all the therapies of the world!
Permission is given to use the text of these reports under two conditions: 1) No words are changed, 2) "Children of Medjugorje" is cited along with our website:www.childrenofmedjugorje.com
PS 1. Who is Blessed Maryam of Bethlehem, the "Little Arab"?
Maryam Baouardy is a daughter of Galilee from a very poor family, and a
great mystic of Carmel. While in the convent, her religious name was
Sister Mary of Jesus Crucified. Her life was a succession of
supernatural manifestations worthy notably similar to that of Catherine
of Siena, from the stigmata to singular battles with Satan. Don't miss
the booklet "Maryam of Bethlehem" by Sr. Emmanuel. $5.00 special until
the end of February. Click HEREto be directed to the website where you can order it today!
PS 2. For those who speak French, Sister will be live on the Internet on March 3rd at 3pm EST.
She will speak about Mary's message to Mirjana on March 2nd, she will
answer your questions posed by chat, and she will speak about Maryam of
Bethlehem. The live lasts about 70 min. Click www.enfantsdemedjugorje.fr The last live of Feb. 3rd can be found at