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
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Sister Emmanuel's Medjugorje Report for November 2016
From the Desk of Sr. Emmanuel Maillard
November 8, 2016
Dear Children of Medjugorje, Praised be Jesus and Mary!
1. On 2 November, All Souls Day, Mirjana received
her monthly apparition at the Blue Cross in the presence of a large
crowd that had also come to Medjugorje for All Saints' Day. After the
apparition, she delivered Our Lady's message:
"Dear children, to come to you and to
make myself known to you is a great joy for my motherly heart. It is a
gift from my Son for you and for others who are coming. As a mother I am
calling you: love my Son above everything. In order to love Him with
all your heart, you need to come to know Him. You will come to know Him
through prayer. Pray with the heart and with your feelings. To pray
means to think of His love and sacrifice. To pray means to love, to
give, to suffer and to offer. I am calling you, my children, to be
apostles of prayer and love. My children, it is a time of vigilance. In
this vigil I am calling you to prayer, love and trust. As my Son will be
looking in your hearts, my motherly heart desires for Him to see
unconditional trust and love in them. The united love of my apostles
will live, will conquer and will expose evil. My children, I was a
chalice of the God-man; I was God's instrument. That is why I am calling
you, my apostles, to be a chalice of the true and pure love of my Son. I
am calling you to be an instrument through which all those who have not
come to know the love of God - who have never loved - may comprehend,
accept and be saved. Thank you, my children."
While the Gospa was leaving, Mirjana saw a chalice.
For the first time in 35 years of apparitions, the Blessed Mother told
us that she is "the chalice of the God-man," and today, she invites us
also to become chalices. Many wonder what she means by this! We need to
pray very deeply to understand this invitation because it must be
considered as a revelation on the part of our Heavenly Mother. She
clearly wants to lead us on a path which we do not expect.
There is no Mass without a chalice. During the Offertory the
wine is poured into the chalice. At the consecration and therefore the
transubstantiation, the wine is changed into blood through the words of
the priest who, at that moment, is another Christ (persona Christi).
"This is my Blood", he says, "shed for you and for all for the
forgiveness of sins." The chalice becomes the receptacle of the Blood
of Jesus which will be offered to the Father.A chalice is
therefore a sacred vessel that is strictly reserved for the celebration
of the Mass, and it is sacred specifically because of its divine
From the moment of the Anunciation, Mary became the living
tabernacle of the God-man during the 9 months she was carrying Jesus in
her womb. But not only in her womb; she bore Him in her entire being!
The special union of hearts and soul between the God-Child and His
Mother was such that Mary resonated with everything her Son was going
through inside her womb, in particular His mad love for
humanity which already poured from His Divine Heart like a river. And
after the birth of her Child, she continued to bear Him with increasing
The chalice is the place of overflowing love. In
fact, when the Jews perform the Kiddush, in other words the blessing of
bread and wine during the Shabbat meal, they pour the wine into the cup
until it's overflowing, as a sign of the superabundance of God's gifts
In the Gospel, Luke 22: 42, the chalice is also
what Jesus sees coming to Him when He prays for us in the Garden of
Gethsemane. That chalice is a chalice of great suffering. Jesus even
says, "Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me!" Always
adding, however, "Yet not as I will, but as You will."
3. We're looking for watchmen!
In this message, let us not forget the above: "My children", Mary
told us. "This is a time of vigilance. In this vigil, I call you to
pray, to love and to trust."
a vigil is a period of waiting, where we are poised for what comes
next. We prepare ourselves. It is a time where we increase our
vigilance, because something very important is going to follow soon. It
is also a way of not being surprised by the enemy, should he attack us.
So we are like the watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem (IS 62:6-7) that
Our Lady saw repeatedly at their stations during her pilgrimages in the
The Gospa is preparing us through her
messages, without saying clearly what awaits us. She does not need to
tell us, because if we are prepared through her care, that is enough.
But she specifies that, when her Son will look into our hearts, "her
motherly heart would like Him to see in them an unconditional trust and
"Will look" ?
Why did she
suddenly use the future tense when in fact Jesus is constantly looking
into our hearts? It is because she sees the future! She wants to
reassure us: Jesus will be there, He will look at us, He will not
abandon us, we have nothing to fear.That is why, more than ever, we are
invited to give ourselves over to unconditional trust and love. I
believe that we must learn this message by heart.
us ask for the grace to become, as Mary did, a living chalice in which
Jesus can pour out his love until it is overflowing! A purified chalice
containing the divine Blood and enabling this Blood to be lifted up to
the Father for the Eucharistic offering. This chalice is offered to some
who may be called to martyrdom, enabling them to participate in a
special way in the offering of Jesus to the Father for the forgiveness
of sins and the salvation of humanity.
John asked Jesus to sit with Him at His right and His left side in His
glory. They actually dared to do that! But Jesus answered them by
saying, "You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup I am
going to drink?" (MT 20:22)
was the most effective way to answer their request, but not at all as
they themselves would have wanted or expected. You do not obtain a seat
in the glory of God by a wave of a magic wand, but rather by identifying
with Christ in his death and resurrection.
chalice of Jesus and becoming a chalice ourselves, like Mary, enables us
to extend salvation much further, especially to those who do not yet
know the love of God or to those who refuse it. Then, as disciples
intimately united with Jesus, following Mary's example, we see our
Christian life becoming a continual mass celebrated with joy in this
world that is struggling in great darkness.
4. November is the month where we think of those who have left this world before us.
Since we live 10 minutes away from Komarica cemetery (where Fr. Slavko is buried), near the church, I often go there to pray for 9 days in a row, asking the poor souls
for a few specific favors. I always find that they intercede in a very
powerful way! Besides, Our Lady told Vicka and Jakov, when they visited
Purgatory with her: "When you pray for the souls in purgatory, you are
enabling them to become intercessors who, in turn, will help you in your
life, especially to not get attached to earthly things..."
In her Diary, Saint Faustina tells the
following: "Before All Souls' Day, I went to the cemetery at dusk.
Although it was locked, I managed to open the gate a bit and said, 'If
you need something, my dear little souls, I will be glad to help you, to
the extent that the rule permits me.' I then heard these words, 'Do the
will of God; we are happy in the measure that we have fulfilled God's
Later on, these souls came and asked me to pray
for them, and I did pray very much for them. In the evening, when the
procession was returning from the cemetery, I saw a great multitude of
souls walking with us into the chapel and praying with us. "(Diary
5. Here is a good prayer for obtaining from Jesus the grace of a good death:
O divine Heart of Jesus, grant me the grace to always live
according to your will, both in the most beautiful, joyous and important
hours in my life, and in difficult times. Grant
me to be always ready for the last hour. Give me the courage to give
everything for your love, including my life if necessary.O
Jesus, by your holy and painful Passion, please grant that the hour of
my death will find me awake as a loyal servant, a true penitent after a
good confession and graced with the last rites.O Lord, do
not forsake me in my last struggle on earth, when I have to fight
against Satan who may be in a fury. May your holy Mother and Mother of
Mercy, St. Michael and the angels assist me and protect me against any
temptation at the moment when I will have to let go of this world. May
they then comfort me and fortify me in the midst of torments.Grant
me, Lord, in that hour, a living faith, a firm trust, an ardent love
and much patience. Grant that I may be fully aware and give myself over
into your hands and abandon myself like a small child in your holy
peace.In your infinite goodness and your great mercy, O Jesus, remember me! Amen.
6. Please note! The next Live Broadcast will be held on December 3rd, at 9 PM (BiH Time). I will talk about the message of the 2nd in French.
P.S. 1. Sister Emmanuel has gone to Malaysia in the region of Kota Kinabalu. Please pray for this mission that it may bear good fruit in those willing to know the messages in the midst of a Muslim world.
P.S. 2. Update on the Visionaries: the
visionary, Ivan, left Medjugorje last week. Vicka is still suffering
from her back pain, and we don't know when she will resume her testimony
to the pilgrims. Let's pray for her.
P.S. 3. We have only a few days left before the end of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
Take advantage of the last few opportunities to help the Poor Souls in
purgatory and obtain for yourself a plenary indulgence by passing
through the Holy Door. After the feast of Christ the King (Nov. 20)
that Door will be closed.
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