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
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Sister Emmanuel's Newsletter from Medjugorje, July 2014
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July 15 2014,
Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel!
Dear Children of Medjugorje,
Praised be Jesus and Mary!
1. On July 2nd,
Mirjana received her monthly apparition in the new building near her
house. After the apparition, she shared the following message:
I, the mother of all of you gathered here and the mother of the entire
world, am blessing you with a motherly blessing and call you to set out
on the way of humility. That way leads to the coming to know the love of
my Son. My Son is almighty, He is in everything. If you, my children,
do not become cognizant of this, then darkness/blindness rule in your
soul. Only humility can heal you. My children, I always lived humbly,
courageously and in hope. I knew, I became cognizant that God is in us
and we are in God. I am asking the same of you. I desire for all of you
to be with me in eternity, because you are a part of me. I will help you
on your way. My love will envelop you like a mantle and make of you
apostles of my light - of God's light. With the love that comes forth
from humility you will bring light to where darkness/blindness rule. You
will be bringing my Son who is the light of the world. I am always
alongside your shepherds and I pray that they may always be an example
of humility for you. Thank you."
On June 25th, for the 33rd Anniversary of the Apparitions, Our Lady gave this message:
Children! The Most High is giving me the grace that I can still be with
you and to lead you in prayer towards the way of peace. Your heart and
soul thirst for peace and love, for God and His joy. Therefore, little
children, pray, pray, pray and in prayer you will discover the wisdom of
living. I bless you all and intercede for each of you before my Son
Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call."
2. For the feast of Corpus Christi,
a huge crowd of pilgrims and villagers took part in the procession of
the Blessed Sacrament through the village streets. What a joy it is to
see this beautiful tradition being revived in Medjugorje since the fall
of Communism! When I was a little girl (last century!) we had these
processions in the towns of France, and the children would throw rose
petals where Jesus passed by, carried with solemnity in the monstrance
accompanied by songs and hymns in his honor. Today, in many places,
these processions are forbidden, replaced by rallies of other types -
some of them of a perverse nature - that certainly do not call down
divine blessings upon our streets and boulevards! Lord, have mercy upon
Europe, which has resolved to expel you from its borders, unaware that
to reject the Savior means to reject salvation, too!
On that day of Corpus
Christi, the walls of St. James, here in Medjugorje, were ringing with
the magnificent homily of an Irish celebrant at the English Mass. This
priest received his vocation in Medjugorje, and it was plain to see that
the Our Lady was with him. Here is a short extract from what he shared
with us of his personal experience:
"I was coming back from the
first International Cenacle meeting in 1992 and while I was at the
Dublin Airport I was saying a little prayer: 'Our Lady,
are you pleased with my Cenacle that I've just made and all the graces
You have obtained for me? I really felt the influx of grace from the
retreat!!' ....and all of the sudden everybody at the airport
disappeared before my eyes and there was only myself and this beautiful
girl smiling radiantly at me; I didn't know who she was and I couldn't
put a name to her face. Then I heard a voice inside of me saying: 'I am
very happy and pleased with the Cenacle you have come from, and with all
the graces I have obtained for you'. Our Lady had spoken to my heart
and then I knew who this person was, she was Vicka from Medjugorje. She
appeared to me at Dublin Airport! Then I said to Our Lady: "Do you want
me to speak to her?" and she answered: "No, this is a confirmation for
you that Medjugorje is authentic and the Marian Movement is authentic."
3. To still be with us! For the 33rd anniversary
of the apparitions, we were expecting a powerful message from the Virgin
Mary. These are the words that have stayed in our minds above all: "The
Most High is giving me the grace that I can still be with you..." What
does she mean by
still? I am not among those who have seen or heard her, but
according to Vicka, we are far from having accomplished what she had
planned to do through her apparitions in Medjugorje. From the very
beginning, Mary explained her plan clearly: "I have come to convert the
whole world and reconcile it with God." She also said, "I have come to
bring the world closer to the Heart of God." But just a few years ago
she said this: "The world is going further away from the Heart of God
every day." This remark hurts! But Mary is Mother of Hope and she (no
doubt) has obtained from God the ability to continue to come so that
this plan may be at last realized, and so that satan may not succeed in
diminishing and destroying the impact that her coming has upon us. Now
the ball is in our court!
How and when have we
disappointed her, to the point of preventing her from accomplishing all
the good that she was expecting to do through Medjugorje? We have
started to pick and choose what we want from her messages; we have
allowed our consciences to be lulled to sleep by the materialism that
surrounds us. We haven't taken seriously that God should be in the
first place in our life and instead of him we have preferred earthly
wellbeing (that we lose anyway when we don't live under his blessing).
To encourage us to change our course, here is a simple testimony that
dates from the 90's.
Picture Courtesy of MedjugorjeToday.tv
We know that Jakov lost his
mother about a year after the apparitions began. He was devastated,
since she was the only family he had. But the very evening of the day
she died, during the apparition, Mary said to him: "Do not weep, Jakov,
your mother is with me in Heaven!" When I heard this, I went to see
Jakov to ask him what his mother had done to go to straight to Heaven,
what had there been in her life that was so beautiful that God should
have taken her so quickly like this? I guessed that the answer might be
of interest to each one of us!
But Jakov remained evasive
and said to me, "I can't think of anything special to tell you, Sr
Emmanuel. There was nothing extraordinary about my mother." I urged him
to think about it some more, knowing that not everyone goes directly to
heaven, he insisted saying, "No, I assure you, there was nothing special
about my mother, she was just like everyone else, she did everything
the Gospa told us!" I had my answer! "She did everything the Gospa told
If today, despite our
luke-warmness, our wanderings and our lack of humility, the Virgin Mary
has decided to continue to come, let us not disappoint her! This is the
time of grace, so let us take hold of it! Let us not allow the enemy to
rejoice at finding in us an open door that we offer him through our
compromises with sin. Let us not give him free reign to attack, since
our future is at stake, as well as that of our children.
She is giving us a second
chance. If we desire peace rather than disaster, there is still time to
"do everything that she tells us!"
referring to Jesus you said, and still say to us, "Do everything He
tells you". Please, with your motherly touch, help us do everything you
tell us to do because He has made you His spokesperson. (See PS 2)
Sister Emmanuel +
PS 1. YOU CAN HELP!
you love the stories you hear from Sr. Emmanuel? Do they inspire you to
go deeper in your faith? Do you wish her materials were in the hands of
more people?Contact your local bookstore and give them our contact information, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 877-647-6335. We will be here to answer any questions and provide special bookstore discounts.
PS 2. THE YOUTH FESTIVAL will take place July 31st - August 6th.
It's not too late, especially for the European English speakers! Why
not help a teenager to come and allow him or her to change their life?
Doing so, you may save a soul!
PS 3. Why not write a letter to Our Lady? She loves letters and she'll bless you for it! Send it to:"Queen of Peace", BP 2157, F- 06103 Nice cedex, France. We will give it to a visionary.
PS 4. Read and circulate "News from Medjugorje" by Sr. Emmanuel each month!