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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

From Mark Mallett: The Hour of Lawlessness

The Hour of Lawlessness



A FEW days ago, an American wrote me in the wake of their Supreme Court’s decision to invent the right to same-sex “marriage”:
I have been weeping on and off a good part of this day… as I attempt to go to sleep I am wondering if you could help me understand just where we are in the timeline of events to come….
There are several thoughts on this that have come to me in the silence of this past week. And they are, in part, an answer to this question…
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Let our faith not be troubled - A Moment with Mary



* June 30 – “Creed of the People of God” pronounced by Paul VI on June 30, 1968  * Let our faith not be troubled    ----- A Moment with Mary --

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June 30 – “Creed of the People of God” pronounced by Paul VI on June 30, 1968 

Let our faith not be troubled 



 

The general norm "Through Mary to Jesus" is therefore valid also for the imitation of Christ.

Nevertheless, let our faith not be perturbed, as if the intervention of a creature in every way similar to us, except as regards sin, offended our personal dignity and prevented the intimacy and immediacy of our relationships of adoration and friendship with the Son of God.

Let us rather recognize the "goodness and the love of God the Savior," who, condescending to our misery, so remote from His infinite sanctity, wished to make it easier for us to imitate it by giving us as a model the human person of His Mother. She, in fact, among human beings, offers the most shining example and the closest to us, of that perfect obedience whereby we lovingly and readily conform with the will of the eternal Father. 

Pope Paul VI
Apostolic Exhortation of His Holiness Paul VI, Signum Magnum, on the veneration and imitation of Mary, Mother of the Church, model of all virtues (Excerpts)

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Sr. Emmanuel: "Medjugorje is not prohibited by the Church"






Medjugorje Is Not Prohibited By 
 The Church


Medjugorje, June 29, 2015

Dear brothers and sisters, peace!

 
As you can guess, we are receiving a lot of questions about the position of the Church regarding the apparitions of Our Lady in Medjugorje.

Once more, we are facing a modern disease - to read, comment and become passionate about media statements when its first goal is not always to convey the truth. Many in the media are pushing their own position with a great deal of noise. Of course one may express a personal opinion on the subject, and slip in snippets of the truth. But whoever wishes to be informed about the truth of an important  matter can do it in a way that is secure and that heals the confusion, disorder, doubt, bitterness, rebellion, or even triumphant satisfaction which does not necessarily come from the Holy Spirit.

The way to do this is easy: just go to the source of the information! And the only source of information from the Holy See is the spokesman appointed for this purpose: Father Lombardi. Whoever is looking for a recent statement from him regarding the position of the Holy See on Medjugorje will not find one! Whoever is searching the Vatican website on the subject will find nothing, not a thing.

What does this mean? The media virus has struck once again, sowing turmoil in many hearts with all its contradictions. The truth is that neither the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (the CDF), nor the Pope have issued an official statement about Medjugorje. They have not even held a meeting to address the subject together. In addition, no meeting has been scheduled during the summer. It is also very likely that the theme of the family - the great theme of the year - will take precedence over the Medjugorje issue.  So, let's be patient!

All those who have experienced many graces in Medjugorje and who have wholeheartedly followed the school of the Queen of Peace should be reassured, because today we can state the following: 

- Medjugorje is not forbidden by the Church. 

- The Pope has not yet taken a stand on Medjugorje. 

- Everyone can travel there in private pilgrimage without disobeying the Church. 

 
- The messages are not prohibited, everyone can disseminate them and especially live them. 

- The visionaries have not been declared to be false.

The Holy Father carries a great responsibility, because the final word will depend on him. We know that Cardinal M├╝ller, prefect of the CDF, has sometimes expressed negative statements regarding Medjugorje. That is why, in this time of grace and struggle, we need to pray a lot to the Holy Spirit for the Holy Father, and also fast for him. May the will of God be fulfilled!

Whatever position Rome will express through official channels, we will obey it. Obedience will be the best sign that we are walking with the Queen of Peace, with the Church and not without the Church. Mary is relying on us to help her fully realize her plans. Because, let us not forget: "In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph."

Sr. Emmanuel +
(Translated from French)

SISTER EMMANUEL IN THE USA, WITH AN ADDED VENUE IN ANN ARBOR, MI.
 
July 5th
ANN ARBOR, MI - St. Thomas the Apostle
- 4:30 Sister Emmanuel Speaks 
- 6:00 PM Mass
 

July 6th
COLUMBUS, OH - Holy Name Parish
- 5:30 PM Mass
- 6:00 Meditated Rosary
- 6:45 Talk by Sr. Emmanuel
- 7:30 Book Signing and Refreshments

July 7th
ST. LOUIS, MO
- The Lodge in Des Peres - 2:00 PM 

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church - 7:00 PM 

July 8th
McAllen, TX - Holy Spirit Parish - Salon Parroquial
- 5:30 Holy Rosary
- 6:30 Talk 

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Mary TV Daily Reflection 6/30/2015




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J.M.J.   
June 30, 2015
The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church

Dear Family of Mary!

June 25, 2015
"Dear children! Also today the Most High gives me the grace to be able to love you and to call you to conversion. Little children, may God be your tomorrow and not war and lack of peace; not sorrow but joy and peace must begin to reign in the heart of every person - but without God you will never find peace. Therefore, little children, return to God and to prayer so that your heart may sing with joy. I am with you and I love you with immeasurable love. Thank you for having responded to my call."

We are beloved children. Our Father in heaven has given Our Lady the grace to love us and to call us to conversion. This may sound obvious. But I do not think it is obvious. All love comes from God. All true love is from God. Our Lady recognizes this. She understands that she can love us because God loves us and gives her the strength to love us as well. What would we do without Our Lady's love?

And then there is the grace she has been given to call us to conversion. This is a big grace. God has decided that we are open enough to hear Our Lady's call to conversion, and so He has sent her to call us, to speak to us about conversion. We are so blessed. I am sure that my life would be very different if God had not allowed Our Lady to come and call me to conversion. I might never have changed my life, if I hadn't heard this call from Mary. On my first trip to Medjugorje, Our Lady spoke to me, loud and clear, about something in my life that needed to be changed. I needed to hear this call, and change. But I didn't know I needed it. It was God who knew I needed it. And so He gave Our Lady the information and the grace to speak to me about it, in Medjugorje, in a dramatic way. It was so necessary and needed! I thank the Father for giving Mary the grace to call me to conversion in 1987.

And so, today, it is the same. Our Lady has come to call us to conversion. She has been given information by the Father about our need to convert. And she has been given the grace to come to us to tell us about it. We must not overlook this grace. It is vital for our salvation. Our Lady is calling to each of us, in some area of our life, to convert. There is something that needs to change. She knows what it is. And she has the grace to tell us about it. Are we listening??

In the Fruit of Medjugorje episodes, week after week, pilgrims share about their conversions. They share how Our Lady in Medjugorje came to them, loved them, and showed them what they needed to change in order to turn to God, and put Him in the first place. It is amazing how different each story is, but how much conversion is at the center of each story. Conversion is given to us because it is the one thing we need to be saved. We need to turn to God, recognize Him as our God, and give ourselves to Him. We need to let go of all that hinders us from full surrender to the Lord. And that is what Our Lady helps us to do. What a grace she has been given, to show us how to convert!!!

It seems to me that in our world today there are millions of souls that still need to convert. God loves them all. Maybe we would be some help to Him, if we asked Him to give Our Lady the grace to call them all to conversion, just as she has called us! Maybe that is a good way to pray in these days. We could pray that God would open up His great Heart and give Our Lady all the grace she needs to call all the lost souls on earth to conversion. This would be tremendous. This would be huge!

Well, at the least, we need to answer her call to each of us, and convert again today. We need to put God at the center of our lives, and she will show us the way. She has been sent to call us. This should bring us great joy!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2015

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Monday, June 29, 2015

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Prisoners and the possessed are delivered in great numbers - A Moment with Mary




* June 29 – Our Lady of Laghet (Laghet, France)    * Prisoners and the possessed are delivered in great numbers ----- A Moment with Mary --

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June 29 – Our Lady of Laghet (Laghet, France)   

Prisoners and the possessed are delivered in great numbers

On a rocky cliff at Laghet (above the city of Nice, France), there has been since the 15th century a small chapel surrounded by a few houses where farmers and herdsmen used to live. It was restored in 1625 by a priest who installed a beautiful statue of the Virgin that is still visible today in the church above the altar.


In 1652, the Virgin Mary manifested her presence in this chapel by spectacular healings. The release of prisoners and the deliverance of the possessed occurred in great numbers. The news spread, attracting people from the whole region. The bishop of Nice appointed a commission of theologians to examine the events. On December 20, 1653, the commission recognized the authenticity of the miracles. A larger church was later inaugurated on November 21, 1656.
San Francesco Maria da Camporosso La statua del frate presso Camporosso
La statua del frate presso Camporosso
Wikipedia
Saint Francesco Maria da Camporosso was cured as a child through the intercession of the Virgin of Laghet. Later, as a Capuchin friar, he became the apostle of Genoa, a city that honors him with the name of Padre Santo. As for the good Pope John (future Saint John XXIII), then nuncio in France, he presided over the celebrations of the third centenary of the shrine of Laghet in 1952. It was he who canonized Padre Santo in 1962.

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Mary TV Daily Reflection 6/29/2015


   
The Truth of Medjugorje!
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J.M.J.   
June 29, 2015
Sts. Peter and Paul

Dear Family of Mary!

There has been a lot of talk about Medjugorje over the past few days, having to do with speculation about the Vatican commission, etc. It has been a bit unsettling for some. I have transcribed the homily given on Sunday, June 27, 2015, at the English Mass in Medjugorje, because I believe it answers the unsettling speculators very well. It gave me much peace, and I hope it will give you peace as well.

Homily for English Mass, Medjugorje, June 28, 2015
Fr. Rory O' Donnell

My dear friends, would you believe that is has been 28 years since I first set foot in this parish of Medjugorje. I was a seventeen year old boy, and one of my priest/teachers challenged me to come here to Medjugorje. Religion class had become a series of stand up rows between himself and I. The political situation in Ireland at the time was very tense at the time especially in the North and the views that I held and that my family held were in sharp contrast to anything that the Church was saying at the time.

But eventually, one day, in exasperation as myself and this priest were rowing back and forth at each other in the classroom, he said to me, "Have you ever heard of Medjugorje? If you went there you would change your views." And you know something, what he said was true beyond his or my wildest dreams.

Each time I come to Medjugorje...I have been here countless times. But each time I come here and alight from the bus or the car I have to stop myself from throwing myself down on the ground and kissing the sacred, sandy soil of Medjugorje. Because it was here 28 years ago that I was born, at the age of 17.

Our first reading reminds us that there is death and there is life. God's desire for us is to exist for all eternity. But the enemy of our souls is jealous. He wants to bring us to death. The evil one had a plan for me, and he had me walking on a certain path. But Mary stepped in and she snatched me from him. And through her direction, like the woman in today's Gospel, I came closer to Jesus than I ever thought possible.

On my third day here in Medjugorje, the joy and peace was already dawning in my soul. And at that time, the people used to gather up there where the parish office is now, and we would kneel outside to welcome the presence of Our Lady. And on that third day, just after I had knelt and I stood up, a woman approached me and she was crying. And she said to me, "Rory, during the last few minutes, as we were kneeling down, I looked over in your direction. And all of a sudden, you were enveloped in a circle of light, and everything else became dark. And I heard a voice, and it was the voice of a woman, and the voice simply said, 'He is going to be a priest.'"

I was shocked. I was stunned. I walked away, but for some strange reason it was as if someone had put the final piece in the jigsaw of my life. And I began to feel this great sense of joy. I remember going to confession, and many of you here know Fr. Svet. Fr. Svet was hearing confessions and I told him my sins, and then he said to me, "What will you do with your life?" And I told him what had just occurred, and he said "Well you know, the Church in Ireland needs you."

I came back, and that was in April. And my family thought that it was a different son who had returned because I was so different to the person who had gone. And years later my mother told me that my four brothers and two sisters had said to her, "What happened to Rory in Medjugorje?" Because he is so different from the young man who went there in the first place. In fact a few weeks later I was going into Sunday Mass, and I went with my older brother, Seany, and as we were walking into Mass he turned to me and said, "Rory, please, please stop that!" And as we were walking into the church yard, I said, "Stop what?" And he said, "You know what you are doing. Please stop it. It's embarrassing." And I said, "Seany, I don't know what you are talking about." And he said, "Rory, stop smiling at everyone." It was true, the joy was so deep in my heart when I came back.

But you can imagine as the weeks and months went on, I began to wonder about the calling from Medjugorje. Was it really true, was it this woman's imagination?? Maybe it was something else. I saved every penny I had, I collected copper coins to get back to Medjugorje on the following October. And I was out here in the fields one day, and there were some Irish women kneeling on the ground, looking up at the sun. I was with two friends of mine, and they said to me, can you see the sun spinning? And I was dismissive of it, and I said to them, "You know if you look at the sun long enough, you know it's going to spin." And one of the women got very angry with me. And she said to me, "I cannot understand why people with no faith come to Medjugorje."

The next day, two of the women who were with her said to me, "Did you catch up with Mary?" I said "No." They said, "Oh, she really wants to talk with you." I thought she wanted to apologize because she was a little bit intemperate the day before. Finally she caught up with me, and she sat me down and she said to me, "I have to tell you something that happened yesterday. I was so angry with you. And I began to say in my mind, why do people who don't believe come to Medjugorje." And she said, "I heard a voice, and it was the voice of a woman. And the voice simply said, 'Why, he is going to be a priest.'" Twice in one year that was confirmed for me here in Medjugorje.

My road to priesthood was long and it was difficult. I trained for ten years. I was in three seminaries, and I was in two different dioceses. I was kicked out of one seminary twice! Can anyone beat that record? But here I am now, 28 years later. And the truth of what Mary said, the truth of what I received here in Medjugorje, has become a reality. Because on the 20th of June, 1998, I was ordained to the priesthood, and incidentally, the 20th of June, 1998, was the Feast of the Triumph of Immaculate Heart of Mary! It was on that day that I was ordained.

You know, over the last few weeks and months and years really, there has been a lot of talk about what is the truth of Medjugorje. There are many opinions and many of them contrast and many of them say it is a hoax and it's nonsense, it is not true. The story I just told you is the truth of Medjugorje. Because it is true that a young boy came here 28 years ago, and here he was called to the priesthood. Here he left his old life behind. Here he took something new. That is the truth of Medjugorje.

I know that many of my brother priests who are here today, many of them have sat for many hours over the years, hearing confessions here in the parish. And we have heard the stories of lives that have been changed, of healings, of recoveries, of all kinds of extraordinary miracles. We ourselves know the truth of Medjugorje. And we ourselves have experienced that truth through the stories that we have heard. I am sure that many of you have gone to Cenacolo. You have heard the stories of broken lives that have been mended, of young men who were on one path that was leading them to death, being called to a path towards the fullness of life. That is the truth of Medjugorje.

And there is no commission and there is no inquiry and there is no churchman who can ever contradict or deny that truth of Medjugorje. So my dear friends, your role now is to go back home and to be the truth of Medjugorje. Your role is to go back to your family, your countries, your families, your homes, your loved ones, and by the ways your lives have changed, you become the truth of Medjugorje. No one can ever contradict that my brother, my sister, my dad, my mum, my son, my daughter went to Medjugorje and came back and all of a sudden Sunday Mass is the most important thing in their life. They won't allow a day to pass without praying. They won't allow a month pass without trying to get to confession. Your role, your job, your task now, given to you by Our Lady, is to go back and be the truth of Medjugorje.

And you know, as I look out and see the young people here, you have a very particular call. Our Lady has called you here. There is nothing more wonderful than when I hear parents say to me, "You know we are not Mass goers, but my son, my daughter, they went to Medjugorje and came back and they won't miss Mass for the world. They are there every Sunday, no matter how late they are out Saturday evening, they are up for Mass on Sunday. My son, my daughter, they went to Medjugorje, and they came back with Rosary beads in their pocket and they pray it every night. That is the greatest witness, as young people you have a far greater witness to give to the world than those of us who are a little bit more advanced in years.

So my dear young people, you need to go back and be the truth the Medjugorje, a truth that can never be denied and never be contradicted. Because, please God, no matter what happens here, someday I will hear a father or a mother say, "You know, my child is a living word of God, because my child went as one person when they went to Medjugorje and when they came back, like the woman in the Gospel, they had come closer to Jesus."

Thank you, Father Rory! Thank you for the clarity of your words.

Our Lady also spoke clearly to us on the 25th:

June 25, 2015
"Dear children! Also today the Most High gives me the grace to be able to love you and to call you to conversion. Little children, may God be your tomorrow and not war and lack of peace; not sorrow but joy and peace must begin to reign in the heart of every person - but without God you will never find peace. Therefore, little children, return to God and to prayer so that your heart may sing with joy. I am with you and I love you with immeasurable love. Thank you for having responded to my call."

May our hearts sing with joy!!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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