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Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Mary TV Daily Reflection 8/21/2014
Fr. Petar Ljubicic
(c) Mary TV 2014
August 21, 2014
St, Pius X
Dear Family of Mary!
is Part Two of the talk by Fr. Petar Ljubicic given in Medjugorje
earlier this year. He tells of some powerful stories about pilgrims in
Medjugorje. Fr. Petar is convinced that Our Lady is acting in a powerful
way in Medjugorje. Here is Part Two:
great message here is that message of conversion. Our Lady says that if
we desire to have peace in ourselves every day, then every day we have
to convert. And to convert it means to change, to be better. To be at
peace with God and with our brothers and sisters. To be at peace with
yourself. That means to renounce the sin and to stop committing sin, and
every day to do that. Conversion for us is always a feeling that God is
here and that He desires to make us happy and desires to change me.
That is why God, all the time, is calling us and searching for us. Truly
conversion is God's gift that He gives to every person who is looking
the same way, conversion is a conviction that God can change us and
that He can come to us. Conversion is a permanent search for God. To
convert it means to understand that God exists and that He is the
greatest value of your live. If someone has experienced God and
understood that God is the most important for him, then that person is
on the right pathway. That means that my life has meaning and my life is
in accordance with the plan of God for me. God's plan for each one of
us, for each one of you is that you get to know Him and Love Him, to
abandon yourselves completely to Him and that you expect everything from
Him, and in return He will give you joy satisfaction and peace. The
essence of conversion is to admit that I am weak, sinful, and I make
mistakes. That is why I repent sincerely, and I say to God, "Lord help
me to become different." When we receive forgiveness from God we can
live a new life.
many people have experienced their conversion here? Only God knows
that number!! Many have said that they do not know what would have
happened to them and their lives if they hadn't come to Medjugorje and
experienced conversion and a new life here. It is important to allow God
to change us. God can't wait to give us new life and to help us!
young Italian shared with me the following: He was an addict, a great
sinner, he thought he was the greatest sinner of the world. When His
friends said that Mary was appearing here, it was his last hope. He
desired to come here. Three times he wanted to commit suicide, but here
in this place he understood that God wanted him to live. He came to
Medjugorje and prayed before the statute of Our Lady, and he prayed,
"Jesus, I implore you to help me. Our Lady, you are the Mother of Jesus,
pray to your Son to help me. I am your disobedient, sinful child. But I
know that your Son has helped many. He came to the world because of
sinners and the sick. Help me, help me. Pray, so that your Son will have
mercy on me."
heard in his heart a voice that said "Go to confession". He found a
priest and he went to Confession. He said he would never forget those
moments of Confession because in the Confession he saw in the priest,
Jesus Christ, who had love and a heart for him. He felt that Jesus was
happy because he was becoming a new man. "I shared all my sins with the
priest and I had the feeling that Jesus was forgiving me and saying to
continue to mention the list of my sins. In that confession I really
experienced that God is love and mercy. That is the Love that loves you
and forgives you. The Love that saves you and sets you free. That is our
God and our Faith. That young man said to me "I am happy that I am here
and that God gave me a new life, and every year I come back here to
give Him thanks." That is what Medjugorje is about, a place where man
meets God and where he starts living a new life.
is why we should be grateful to God. Many experience here not only
their conversion but also their spiritual healing. Many have decided to
abandon themselves completely to God. Above all it is important that we
are always open to God's grace. That every day we read the Sacred
Scripture. Our Lady in a special way said that in the families, and I
believe most of you live in families, that every family has to say their
family prayers and read the Sacred Scripture and go to Holy Mass. We
see that families nowadays are in crisis. There is less and less love in
families. It is quite rare nowadays to find a happy family. These
moments are difficult for families, and crucial moments for families.
Since families are wounded, unhappy and sick. We have to pray for
families to be healed. We have to pray so that they overcome the crises
they are in.
lady, Anna Katerina, said that she was a woman who went regularly to
the disco. For a few hours she said she was happy. Then after that she
would be sad and unhappy. And Her brother was addicted to alcohol. Her
mother heard about Medjugorje, and she asked them to come with her to
this place. "We came here as a family. And here we experienced how many
people were praying and going to Confession. We decided to stay for a
few days and to prepare ourselves for that moment [Confession] with God
and we did it. And I experienced a meeting with God. I found Jesus, and
in Him I found happiness and joy and I discovered how much Jesus wanted
to make me happy. Then I decided to consecrate my life to God. My whole
family now praises the Lord. My brother is freed from addiction to
apparitions are helping each one of us to think about our own salvation
and our own return to God. Do not be afraid to surrender yourselves to
God for Him to guide you. If you know every moment of your life why you
are here on earth and what your task is, you can be sure of your
salvation. Our Lady says that Jesus loves us immensely and she loves us
with the same love. That is why she says "I want all of you to come to
heaven. Come with one gift, the gift of holiness." And the one who is on
the way of holiness is a happy man. He doesn't have to be afraid of
anything. To be holy doesn't mean anything else but to do the will of
God always. As we say in the Our Father, "May your will be done.' Then
you can be a happy person.
God, when you pray to Him, gives you even more than you could wish for
yourself or pray for yourself. The will of God is His eternal plan for
each one of us and the entire humanity. The will of God is his eternal
love for us. Each one of us is the will of God. He wanted us to be born
and to live. That is why never rebuke to God that your life is difficult
and full of crosses. But give thanks to God for everything and allow
God to be glorified through your pain and suffering.
L. came to Medjugorje and she was sick. She came from America. She was
in a wheel chair. Four difficult surgeries were performed on her but
they did not good, in fact they made her worse. She prayed during an
apparition to Ivan, and she prayed, "Our Lady, I know that you love me.
And I know that you are appearing here. And I love you too. Help me to
get to know the will of God. To say to God 'Lord let your will be done
with my difficult life.'" And at the time of the apparition, that lady
was healed. She even said that she prayed for one little boy who was 5
years old and had cancer. She was saying for 8 years I have been
suffering and in pain, but Lord save this little boy. Heal this little
boy. So when you pray for someone else and you desire that God will give
to someone else what you desire for yourself, pray, pray, and you will
be given all you ask from the Lord. But pray with faith and trust. God
will hear your prayer and will hear your promises.
pray that the Lord may hear all your prayers and intentions, and all
your desires will be heard. We pray through the intercession of Our
Lady, Queen of Peace, that God will give you all that you desire, all
that you need and is for your good. May he save you all!
prayer, Holy Mass, Confession, and the Word of God in Scripture...these
are the elements of a happy life, a fulfilled life, a life with God.
These are the gifts we receive in Medjugorje. Our Lady is with us to
bring us into the fullness of life! Thank you, dear Blessed Mother.