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, July 16, 2017
[July] Monthly Update from Sr. Emmanuel in Medjugorje
Children of Medjugorje 2017
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July 16, 2017
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Dear Children, Praised be Jesus and Mary!
1. On July 2, 2017, Mirjana
received her monthly apparition at the Blue Cross in the midst of a
very large crowd. After the apparition, she shared the following message
from Our Lady:
you for continuing to respond to my invitations and for gathering here
around me, your heavenly mother. I know that you are thinking of me with
love and hope. I, too, feel love for all of you, just as my most
beloved Son also feels it: He who, through his merciful love, is always
sending me to you anew; He who was man; He who was and is God - one and
triune; He who suffered in body and soul for your sake; He who made
Himself bread to feed your souls and thus to save them.My children, I am teaching you how to be worthy of His love, to direct your thoughts to Him, to live my Son.
Apostles of my
love, I am covering you with my mantle, because as a mother I desire to
protect you. I am imploring you to pray for the whole world.My
heart is suffering. Sins are multiplying, they are too numerous. But
with the help of those of you who are humble, modest, filled with love,
hidden and holy, my heart will triumph. Love my Son above all and the
whole world through Him. Never forget that each of your brothers, within
himself, carries something precious - the soul. Therefore, my children,
love all those who do not know my Son, so that through prayer and the
love which comes through prayer, they may become better; that the
goodness in them could win; that souls could be saved and have eternal
My apostles, my
children, my Son told you to love one another. May this be inscribed in
your hearts and with prayer, try to live that love. Thank you."
Mirjana said that Our Lady was sad.
Watch a video of the apparition here:
God Bless the Children
An Italian mom sent me this word from her little Paola who is 8 years old:
One day she said to her, "Paola, why do you never send a kiss to Our Lady who is in the frame above your bed?"
She responded, "But mum, this is not the true Mary! The kiss I
send to her is through the window towards heaven. This way, it goes
immediately to the true Mother of God!"
See How Easily God is Moved!
was born in Italy on May 13th of this year. She gestated in her
mother's womb for only 6 months, and weighed only 1.2 lbs when she was
born. In other words, she was fighting to stay alive. Imagine the
Very soon after
her birth, it was discovered that Maria-Pia had a lung infection, and
was in respiratory distress. She needed to be placed in an incubator. Her parents, being very fervent Catholics, received special
permission from the doctors to have Maria-Pia Baptized in the intensive
care unit. It was a special moment of grace for the whole family! They
immediately began to pray and from the moment the Sacrament was
conferred, everyone felt a great sense of serenity. Now that she had
become a child of God, their little Maria-Pia was in the hands of the
best Father there is. Despite the doctors' somber prognosis that the child's life was in danger and that the coming days would be critical, a certainty and peace came over the family that could not be disturbed.
Davide, who often accompanies pilgrims to Medjugorje, immediately had
an intuition in his heart, something that seemed obvious: in addition to
verbal prayer, something very hands-on and demanding had to be done,
something that would involve both body and soul. He suggested to all the
men in the family to go on pilgrimage by foot. So Davide sent a message
through WhatsApp to each of them, explaining what he had in mind, and
inviting them all to come to his house at 6am the following Saturday
(May 27th). From there, they would walk almost 9.5 miles to a shrine
dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is venerated in this place
under the name of "Beata Vergine della Sassola". In other words, a total
of 19 miles on foot both ways, to unify their supplications, and beg
heaven to save little Marie-Pia.
To his great
surprise, he received immediate and unanimous answers: "We will all be
there!" And on that Saturday 15 men walked in the blazing sweltering
sun, happy and peaceful, chanting as they marched to the sound of the
rosaries prayed with fervor, in light of the life-threatening emergency.
They finally reached the shrine and attended Mass, all covered in
sweat. There, a great surprise awaited them: their wives had come first!
Without informing their husbands, they decided among themselves to join
them and finish the pilgrimage with them. Their hearts filled with
unspeakable joy, the whole family came to the Sanctuary and prayed a
last prayer to rattle the Heavens above.
answer came swiftly! Less than a day later, on May 28th, they learned
that little Maria-Pia was starting to respond to antibiotics and that
the infection was receding. They were ecstatic! Grandfather Davide cried
with joy! Two days later, the mother conveyed another
piece of good news: the child was breathing without medical assistance
and her small heart problem had resolved by itself.
At present, 2
months later, little Maria-Pia is doing well. She is growing little by
little and her family follows her progress closely. To thank God for the
gift of life and for His protection, grandfather Davide repeated the
same pilgrimage on foot, his heart overwhelmed with joy.
What can we
learn from this beautiful testimony? Tons of graces are suspended above
us, ready to shower down onto those who choose to believe, to take
action and to express their gratitude. Sometimes, you need to be a bit
forceful with God! God is easily moved, and He Himself inspires
His children with the initiatives to take so that He can have the joy of
granting them. Davide and his family did everything in their power, and
God did the rest!
Today, you may
not have a little Maria Pia fighting for her life; but you probably have
a burden on your heart. Whatever that burden may be, remember that
Heaven is ready to bless you! Of course, fulfillment or healing is not
automatic. However, as Our Lady said, many more healings would be
granted if one prayed from the heart and abandoned sin (through a
sincere confession). It is enough then to just enter into the certainty
that God loves us infinitely and that His dream is to shower us with
grace, according to His wisdom.
Warning From Fatima on July 13, 1917
Just 100 years ago Our Lady showed hell to the three little shepherds of Fatima.
There she told them:
You have seen hell, where the souls of poor sinners go.
It is to save them that God wants to establish in the world devotion
to my Immaculate Heart. If you do what I tell you, many souls will be
saved, and there will be peace.
This war will end, but if
men do not refrain from offending God, another and more terrible war
will begin during the pontificate of Pius XI...
prevent this, I shall come to the world to ask that Russia be
consecrated to my Immaculate Heart, and I shall ask that on the First
Saturday of every month Communions of reparation be made in atonement
for the sins-of the world. If my wishes are fulfilled, Russia will be
converted and there will be peace; if not, then Russia will spread her
errors throughout the world, bringing new wars and persecution of the
Church; the good will be martyred and the Holy Father will have much to
suffer; certain nations will be annihilated. But in the end my
Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to
me, and she will be converted, and the world will enjoy a period of
peace. In Portugal the faith will always be preserved...
At the end of what? 36 years of apparitions in Medjugorje
have taught us how to live in the grace of God, and how not to offend
God anymore. Let's not take the risk to ignore this motherly voice that
only seeks to avoid the worst for us! Each one of us can hasten this
triumph and therefore avoid a lot of suffering.
Pentecost in Rome!
Our Lady doesn't
hide from us that her heart is suffering because sins are multiplying,
they are very numerous, as she said. In fact, sin has never brought any
blessing! According to spiritual logic we will have to suffer from
today's explosion of sins if we do not enter into a sincere contrition
and if we do not change the direction of our life.
Pope Francis and Patti Mansfield offer praise during an event for the Golden Jubilee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
But the Triumph
of her Immaculate Heart is today closer than ever. This is why I intend
to quote here a prophesy given by Patti Mansfield on June 3rd 2017
during the Pentecost gathering in Rome with Pope Francis at Circo
"Brothers and sisters! As we were praying in the Spirit the Lord gave me a word and it was this: Lift
up your eyes and see, that the fields are white for harvest. And if you
would obey me, and if you would obey the prompting of my spirit, you
will yet see, infinitely more than you can ask or imagine. You will yet
see the power of my Spirit descend upon the human race. I tell you, the
fields are white for harvest, but I need your obedience, I need your
docility, I need your faith, and you will yet see marvels that will
astound you, infinitely more than you can ask or imagine, for the glory
of my name."
The next live broadcast will take place on September 3rd at 9 p.m. (BiH time). I will speak in French about the message of the 2nd. Then I will take questions from broadcast listeners in English or French. The June 26th live broadcast can be seen at:
1. Patti Gallagher Mansfield was a participant in the February 1967 "Duquesnes Weekend" which marked the beginning of the Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church.
2. Our next missions will be - God willing,
in Spain (September), Italy (October), Argentina, Uruguay and Chile
(November). Your prayers for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and an
openness to the Gospa is most welcome!
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