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 March 2, 2015 A.D.

Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s March 2, 2015
Apparition and Message Given through Mirjana on the Day for Nonbelievers

Following is Our Lady’s message of March 2, 2015, given on the day of prayer for non-believers:
“Dear children! You are my strength. You, my apostles, who with your love, humility and silence of prayer are making it possible for one to come to know my Son. You live in me. You carry me in your heart. You know that you have a mother who loves you and who has come to bring love. I am looking at you in the Heavenly Father - your thoughts, your pains, your sufferings - and I offer them to my Son. Do not be afraid and do not lose hope, because my Son listens to his mother. Since He was born He loves and I desire for all of my children to come to know that love. I desire that all those who left Him because of their pain and misunderstanding may return to Him and that all those who have never known Him may come to know Him. That is why you are here, my apostles, and I as a mother am with you. Pray for the firmness of faith, because love and mercy come from firm faith. Through love and mercy you will help all those who are not aware that they are choosing darkness instead of light. Pray for your shepherds because they are the strength of the Church which My Son left to you. Through my Son, they are the shepherds of souls. Thank you.”

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Burned Out?

by A Friend of Medjugorje

You are the asset of Heaven’s strength upon the earth to convert the world. An asset with thirty-three years of investment, that has accumulated to a point which is about to pay off with dividends so grand that the purchase will buy many, many conversions. This diversified investment of the Holy Virgin Mary has grown from the accounts of the commodities of: love, humility and silence of prayer. This gives a value of such price that your worth now can afford to take in and house the Holy Virgin Mary in your heart, thereby, because of Her dwelling there, you are in the Heavenly Father as She said today.


What does this value make you worth? It is the Holy Virgin Mary who has advised you where to make your investment, that now, your strength and experience (cognition) are priceless. Only through years of time with Our Lady, you become and hold such assets. Your prayers are gold for others who have not known the wealth of the love of God, “…You live in me. You carry me in your heart…” Oneness. Our Lady said on February 25, 2015:
“…I am praying with you…”

Your prayers are made much more valuable because when you pray, Our Lady is praying with you, side by side. It is, thereby, saying that by Her words, “praying with you,” your voice is drowned out with Her voice, as Jesus hears Her over you. Your prayers are heard 100 times the more than those who make the mistake of ignoring Her value or whoever rejects Her. It is Our Lady who today said:

March 2, 2015
“…because my Son listens to His Mother…”

When you pray, with your thoughts, pain and sufferings living in Her, “you live in me,” you carry Her in your heart and your prayers are heard before the Father in the voice of Our Lady to Her Son, Who cannot deny Her.


You must accept, literally, Our Lady is with you, as no other people in the history of the world has had Her. What about when She was on the earth and was with the apostles? Even they did not have what we have now. You must take seriously and literally, that you are an apostle. The world has chosen darkness; even much of the ‘churched’ do not yet recognize the path of destruction the world is on. Our Lady said:
February 17, 1984
"…The world has been drawn into a great whirlpool. It does not know what it is doing. It does not realize in what sin it is sinking. It needs your prayers so that I can pull it out of this danger."

You are called as an apostle to intercept this path of destruction with your firmness of faith to interpose yourself between it and souls. Love and mercy will grow the propagation of Our Lady’s plans into billions, which will include not only Christians, but also those who have left the faith, those of different beliefs, and those who today have no faith.


One big caution. You must grow first. You must propagate the message in your heart first. You must be purified first. You must allow the purification to build cognition. You must be tempted and conquer temptations. You must be repentant when you fail. You must recognize, in humility, that you are a sinner. You must live the Commandments. It is then you have worth, as an apostle of Our Lady.


If you do not grow with firmness of faith and launch out instead, talking about your conversion to everybody, without the proper mature thoughts that have come through pain and sufferings, you will burn brightly for only a little while, but your flame will burn out. There is a true story of a prisoner who discovered Medjugorje. He began to pray the Rosary in the prison yard during free time, walking around its perimeter while other prisoners played basketball, talked, etc. He kept his hand in his pocket with the Rosary so nobody could see. He began to pray for the conversion of the prison. Another prisoner had been watching him. He asked, “You are praying, aren’t you?” The first prisoner was surprised at the question and explained the Rosary. The two began daily to pray silently, while waking together, for the prisoners’ conversions. Soon another noticed them praying and then others noticed. It snowballed. Many in the prison converted. The original prisoner, who started the prayer, then became well-known. His story spread. It resulted in an early release for him from prison. Medjugorje conferences grabbed him, putting him in front of everybody. Everybody was in wonder of his story. There was only one problem. He did not mature a firm faith; did not go through testing of his conversion. Soon he failed and was back in prison. The Bible states:

1 Peter 4:12-13
“Beloved, do not be surprised that a trial by fire is occurring among you, as if something strange were happening to you. But rejoice to the extent that you share in the sufferings of Christ, so that when His glory is revealed you may also rejoice exultantly.”

Our Lady said today:

March 2, 2015
“…Do not be afraid and do not lose hope, because my Son listens to His mother. Since He was born He loves and I desire for all of my children to come to know that love…”

“Since He was born He loves…” all of Her children. Why? He became a man at His birth, like us. Therefore, not after He redeemed and saved us did He begin to love, but when He was born man, becoming us, “since He was born.” He is one of us and yet God; man and God. He is the Man-God. In the Poem of the Man-God, Volume V, it is shown what happens when a conversion is improperly matured. As the story of the prisoner, many conversions are derailed by not allowing themselves to mature in the spiritual life. Maria Valtorta witnessed what Jesus told Her:1 

A man one day decided to light two lamps to honor the Lord on a feast day. So he took two vases of the same size, he put in each the same quantity and quality of oil, identical wicks, and he lit them at the same hour, so that they might pray while he worked, as he was allowed. After some time he went back and he saw that one lamp was burning brightly, whereas the other had only a very tiny flame that hardly gave any light in the corner where the two lamps were burning. The man thought that the wick was perhaps faulty. He examined it. No, it was all right. But it would not burn so merrily as the other lamp, the flame of which fluttered like a tongue and seemed to whisper words, so merry it was, and it blazed so excitedly that it even had a light murmur. “This lamp is really singing the praises of the Most High Lord!” he said to himself. “Whereas this one! Look at it, soul of mine! It seems to find it burdensome to have to honor the Lord, as it does it with so little zeal!”and he went back to his work.

He went back again after some time. One flame had grown even taller, and the other had become even smaller and was burning the more quietly and still, the more the other vibrated shining. He went back a second time. The same situation. A third time, the same thing. But when he came the fourth time, he saw the room full of black evil-smelling smoke, and only one little flame shining through the veils of thick smoke. He went to the shelf where the lamps were, and he noticed that the one that was blazing so brightly previously was completely burnt out and black, and it had also soiled the white wall with its flame. The other one, instead, continued to honor the Lord with its constant light. He was about to remedy the defect when a voice sounded close to him: “Leave things as they are. But meditate on them, for they are a symbol. I am the Lord.” The man prostrated himself on the floor adoring and with great fear he dared to say: “I am foolish. Explain to me, O Wisdom, the symbol of the lamps, of which the one that seemed more active in honoring You has caused damage, whilst the other is persevering in giving light.”

“Yes, I will. The hearts of men are like those two lamps. There are those who at the beginning blaze, are bright and are admired by men, because their flames seem so perfect and constant. And there are those whose light is mild, does not attract anybody’s attention and they seem to be tepid in honoring the Lord. But after the first or the second blaze, or the third one, between the third and the fourth one they cause damage and then they go out, still with injury, because their light was not reliable. They wanted to shine more for the sake of men than for the Lord’s, and their pride consumed them in a very short time, amid a dark thick smoke that obscured also the air. The others had only one constant will: to honor God only; and without minding whether men praised them, they consumed themselves through a long clear flame, devoid of smoke and stench. Do imitate the constant light, for it is the only one pleasing to the Lord.”


The man raised his head…The air had been purified of the smoke and the star of the faithful lamp was now shining all alone, pure, steady, to honor God, making the metal of the lamp gleam as if it were pure gold. And he watched it shine, always unvaryingly, for hours and hours, until gently, without smoke or stench, without soiling itself, the flame went out in a flash and it seemed to ascend towards the sky to settle among the stars, having worthily honored the Lord to the very last moment of its life.

I solemnly tell you that many are those who blaze at the beginning and attract the admiration of the world that can only see the surface of human actions, and then they perish being carbonized and staining with their pungent smoke. And I solemnly tell you that their blazing is not watched by God, because He sees it burn proudly for human purposes. Blessed are those who know how to imitate the second lamp and not to get carbonized, but to ascend to Heaven with the last throb of their constant love.

This is a time to grow your conversion into a steady flame of firmness of faith, burning with love and mercy to conquer the world, changing its direction.

With Instructions to the Apostles,

A Friend of Medjugorje

Footnotes:
1. Poem of the Man-God, Vol. I, page 706. As a result of a letter written by a Friend Of Medjugorje to Cardinal Ratzinger, head of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, the Italian Bishop’s Conference cleared the way for Pope John Paul II’s office of the Holy See to declare the 5 Volumes of the Poem of the Man-God could be read by the faithful, with only the stipulation that they are not Church approved as supernatural to date. At one time the books were put on the Church’s index. This new judgment invalidates the index which forbade the faithful to read them. Medjugorje visionary Marija asked Our Lady in 1982-1983 whether they could be read. Our Lady said, “One must read them.” The response back from the Holy See to a Friend of Medjugorje cleared the way for all 1.2 billion Catholics to read these volumes.

Be sure to listen to Radio WAVE with A Friend of Medjugorje, discussing today's March 2, 2015 message of Our Lady
. To listen to the March 2 show titled, They Gotta Come in Union With Us, visit here...


Pictures


Medjugorje visionarie Mirjana
July 2, 2011 7:39 a.m. just before Our Lady would appear to Mirjana
The warmth of Our Lady’s love carried in the heart of Her apostles is visibly seen through the encounters with them. This is what Our Lady does with you when you live Her messages. Our Lady desires this for those who have left Her Son. Through your experience of Her love, you will bring to life Our Lady’s words today for others you encounter.
March 2, 2015 A.D.
“…You are my strength…”
“…You, my apostles…are making it possible for one to come to know my Son…”
“…You carry me in your heart…”
In Chronicles it is written,
“…The Lord is with you when you are with Him, and if you seek Him He will be present to you…”
2 Chronicles 15:2

Petitions at the Blue Cross
Petitions from apostles of Our Lady at the foot of the Blue Cross, Apparition Hill

“…Your thoughts, your pains, your sufferings…” are placed at the feet of your Mother. She, “…who loves you and who has come to bring love [to you]…” offers today and every day your petitions; your very thoughts, those not even spoken out loud, placing them at the feet of Her Son, who “…listens to His mother…”

Fifteen years ago, A Friend of Medjugorje wrote words of encouragement to the apostles of Our Lady through his experience of being Her apostle. His words echo the heart of Our Lady’s words today:
“Following Our Lady’s messages, we will experience supreme joys. Also in following Her messages, you and we will suffer. More than ever, we hear you and your pain. We encourage you to persevere, grow stronger. Do not give in. Follow the path Our Lady shows, a path we follow, and remember when you step away from worldly ways they hated Jesus before they hated you. We pray for all of you and our lives are offered for you, to lead you to a way of salvation. We say this in the name and from the orders directly from the Queen of Heaven Herself.
With love and affection in Jesus and Mary,
A Friend of Medjugorje

Excerpt from the small book, “When You Decide For Change…”
  
Pilgrim and child in Medjugorje
A father’s hand guides and directs his daughter’s footsteps up Apparition Hill on an early August morning.
As a father, a Friend of Medjugorje, writes to fathers and mothers of the time we live in as Christians:
“…It is a time for growing holy, a time for preserving and protecting holiness…Too many draw attention to their bodies by excessive adornment and actions. Just look in our churches and schools. Go to “any” high school football game and see what the cheerleaders do with their bodies. Is this holy? Is it leading to Heaven?...”
Excerpt from the small book, “Modesty”, 1994

Our Lady, asks of you today for, “…firmness of faith…” to be a light, an apostle for those, “…who are not aware that they are choosing darkness instead of light…” by what they teach their children.

Sunrise of the valley at Caritas
Day breaks over the mountain that shelters the life and mission of Caritas, lighting up the trees that surround the Cross. No darker day was there in the life of the Founder of our Faith and His Mother than the day of His Crucifixion and death; but that dark night brought all those who believe in Him to an Eternal Day.
When asked the question, “Do you know why God made you?” Marija responded:
“I’ve understood it like this: God’s love is very great. And in His love He even created me. I am fruit of His love. God has given us a special gift; He wants to love us more than Himself. He has given us freedom by which we can choose to respond to His love. Our life isn’t just a moment. It’s a path that we have, so that we can go to Heaven. We have the capacity of hurting God, in the sense that God is doing everything. He even sent His Son and allowed Him to die for us, to show us how much He loves us. He created us to respond to His love. And so it is true in the sense that, with our freedom, we can choose not to love God, not to respond to His great love for us.” *

This, then, is the purpose of Our Lady’s apostles, as She said today:
“…Through love and mercy you will help all those who are not aware that they are choosing darkness instead of light…”
  
Mountain stream at Caritas
This time of year in Alabama brings much rain which fills up the many creeks hidden throughout the mountains. It is a delight to go hiking along the gushing streams. Even though the death of winter is all around us, the water is full of life and refreshment. In a world engulfed by death, sorrow, fear, uncertainty, Our Lady’s apostles are the streams of life flowing through a darkened world. She calls us “Her strength.” Her presence and Her words are the strength of Her apostles. A Friend of Medjugorje writes:
“One should contemplate that Medjugorje is mystical; it is Biblical. The last verses of the Bible…are exactly what Our Lady is doing in Medjugorje. She is giving a message once each month, twelve times a year. She has all the nations coming to Medjugorje. She is giving us medicine through the messages and apparitions. She has made it very explicitly clear that Her messages are medicine to heal the world, to heal the nations, especially the once a month messages to the world. We know Medjugorje is a tree that fruits out to nations all over the world. These messages are rejected by people who are too intellectual, saying, “They are too simple.” They are simple because they are very clear. They are crystal clear and they are issued from God’s throne…When you look at these last verses of the Bible, it is explicitly clear that it speaks of Medjugorje, of the refreshing life-giving messages, of the simple crystal clear messages from God, conveyed to you through Our Lady, once each month to change and heal the individual, who makes up the family, who makes up nations and nations, the world. Our Lady’s crystal clear words are the medicine flowing out of Medjugorje to all the nations, to give healing and life to all the world, to give and lead to eternal life. One should stop now, close your eyes, and pray to the Holy Spirit before reading the following last few verses of the Bible, Revelation 22:1-2:

“…the river of life-giving water, clear as crystal, which issued from the throne of God and of the lamb, and flowed down the middle of the streets. On either side of the river grew the trees of life which produced fruit twelve times a year, once each month; the leaves served as medicine for the nations.”
From the Epistle entitled, “What in the World is Medjugorje”
Written by A Friend of Medjugorje
 Caritas Kids

Two sisters in the Caritas Community…Martha, the younger sister, and Mary, the older sister are learning the way of love. Martha and Mary, in the Bible, were two beloved disciples of Jesus, and between the two sisters is told the struggle with time…having enough time for both the work of the apostolate that Jesus has called one to and of adoration and contemplation of the One who called. Why is adoration and contemplation the more difficult of the two—of which Jesus called the “better part?” Because you cannot adore and contemplate a God you do not know, even if your life has been dedicated to Him and you work for His Kingdom. There are many Christians, even among Our Lady’s apostles, who “left Him because of their pain and misunderstanding,” even while they continue to work for Him. Our Lady is calling us today to evaluate if we have left Jesus behind, even as we work for Him? A Friend of Medjugorje ceaselessly exhorts us to understand what it means to be chosen by Our Lady and to continue to be open to how She desires to use us:
“When Jesus gave the teaching of the Eucharist, many found it hard to believe, hearing Christ say to eat and drink of His Body and Blood, and they left Him. Everybody left Him, except for the twelve apostles. Their response to Jesus was, ‘Where will we go?’ There are many people who have gone to Medjugorje, or read about it and experienced an initial conversion but have not grasped the significance of the call and changed their lives. Others have become too busy with their life to understand what in the world is Medjugorje. Many, being distracted or sidetracked, leave Medjugorje in their heart and abandon it, walking away from it just like many of the disciples who walked away from Jesus. And so, those who make it through this passage of time when the apparitions are over, are the chosen people, the apostles, the deliverers of the message who will bring these messages to every corner of the earth…It is up to you as to whether you will be an apostle or not. All are called to be, but in the end how many of the chosen people will remain with Our Lady and become Her apostles?”
From the Epistle entitled, “What in the World is Medjugorje”
Written by A Friend of Medjugorje

Become Her apostle, not only in deed, but also “who with your love, humility and silence of prayer … come to know my Son.”
*Queen of the Cosmos: Interview with the Visionaries of Medjugorje, by Jan Connell


Messages in Other Languages Posted As Soon As They Become Available

Hrvatski
„Draga djeco! Vi ste moja snaga. Vi, apostoli moji koji svojom ljubavlju, poniznošću i tišinom molitve činite da se upozna moj Sin. Vi živite u meni. Vi mene nosite u svome srcu. Vi znate da imate majku koja vas ljubi i koja je došla da donese ljubav. Gledam vas u Nebeskom Ocu, vaše misli, vaše boli, patnje i prinosim ih svome Sinu. Ne bojte se, ne gubite nadu, jer moj Sin sluša svoju majku. Od kad' se rodio On ljubi i ja želim da tu ljubav upoznaju sva moja djeca. Da mu se vrate oni koji su Ga radi svoje boli i nerazumijevanja ostavili i da Ga upoznaju svi oni koji Ga nikad nisu znali. Zato ste vi tu, apostoli moji, i ja kao majka s vama. Molite za čvrstoću vjere, jer iz čvrste vjere dolazi ljubav i milosrđe. Po ljubavi i milosrđu pomoći ćete svima onima koji nisu svjesni da biraju tamu umjesto svjetlosti. Molite za svoje pastire jer oni su snaga Crkve koju vam je ostavio moj Sin. Po mome Sinu oni su pastiri duša. Hvala vam.”


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