is all true, how are we to respond to these extraordinary events?
they mean something to us?
the messages that are being given impact our lives?
reported that Our Lady first appeared on the feast of the Birth of St. John the
Baptist, June 24, 1981 – covering and uncovering the Infant Jesus in Her arms
from a nearby hilltop. This hill was largely inaccessible to the people who
lived in the villages nearby – especially to young mothers and their infants —
due to the thorn bushes and rocks that covered it.
the children and thus, June 25, 1981 became the official first day of
wish to be with you to convert and to reconcile the whole world.”
Fatima, could she not be calling us again through Medjugorje? Could Mary, like John the Baptist did so long ago, Mary comes
as a voice calling out in the wilderness, “Prepare the Way of the Lord!”?
so. He likened Mary’s call in Fatima to John the Baptist’s call for conversion,
. . .desires everyone’s salvation, keep silence on what undermines the very
basis of their salvation? No, she cannot.
Our Lady of Fatima is a motherly one, it is also strong and decisive. It sounds
severe. It sounds like John the Baptist speaking on the banks of the Jordan. It
invites to repentance. It gives a warning. It calls to prayer. It recommends
to every human being. . . The heart of the Blessed Mother . . . calls us. She
not only calls us to be converted; she calls us to accept her motherly help to
return to the source of redemption.”
liken Mary’s call to John the Baptist, but he also recognized a connection
between the Fatima apparitions and those of Medjugorje, and said to Bishop
Paolo Hnilica in 1984:
Lady was coming in Medjugorje to continue her prophetic work in the world, to
save us from war and self-destruction.
spoke of continuing her work begun in Fatima in Medjugorje, in her message of
August 25, 1991:
never before when my plan has begun to be realized. Satan is strong and wants
to sweep away my plans of peace and joy and make you think that my Son is not
strong in His decisions. Therefore, I call all of you, dear children, to pray
and fast still more firmly. I invite you to self-renunciation for nine days so
that, with your help, everything that I desire to realize through the secrets I
began in Fatima, may be fulfilled. I call you, dear children, to now grasp the
importance of my coming and the seriousness of the situation. I want to save
all souls and present them to God. Therefore, let us pray that everything I
have begun be fully realized. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
of this, let us listen to an account of the first words of Our Lady, according
to one of the visionaries, Ivan:
I am your Mother. Do not be afraid of anything. I will protect you. I will help
you. I will guide you.”
dear children, because my Son has sent me to help you. My dear children, peace, peace and only
peace. My dear children, there must be peace. Peace must reign on this earth.
My dear children, peace must reign between God and man and among people. My dear
children, this world and this humanity is finding itself in a great danger and
there is a threat that it will destroy itself.”
“Our Lady’s greatest desire is peace.” In order for us to have peace, she asked
us to decide daily and to persist in accepting the words of Christ and the Gospel.
this way we will grow in holiness!”
wish to be a good student. I wish to complete the homework assignment on a
families… tired young people… tired Church.
you are the Church. You are my lungs of the Church. You are my living Church.
If you are strong, then the Church will be strong. If you are weak, then the Church will be
weak. There is no living Church without living families.”
a family where prayer happens and the sacramental life is being lived out. We
have to bring prayer back in our families.
what is not good and leads us on the path to good. She wishes to encourage us,
and comfort us – she wishes to offer us a divine cure for us and for all our
pain. She wishes to heal our wounds, to bind our wounds with such great love
and motherly tenderness –to lead us to her Son.
today more than ever before, the world and humanity is going through its
greatest crisis. The greatest crisis is when you are distant from God, you
become distant from prayer. My dear children this world and its humanity have
wished to go into the future without God. They wish to go alone. But know my
dear children, this world is not able to offer you peace. The peace that this
world is able to offer you will soon disappoint you, because peace is of God
and is of Him alone.”
in our Mother’s most recent messages:
children! The Most High has permitted me to call you anew to conversion. Little
children, open your hearts to the grace to which you are all called. Be
witnesses of peace and love in this peaceless world. Your life here on earth is
passing. Pray that through prayer you may yearn for Heaven and the things of
Heaven and your hearts will see everything differently. You are not alone; I am
with you and intercede before my Son Jesus for you. Thank you for having
responded to my call.” May
message that we must “be ready. This time is a turning point”:
also here I am calling you to prayer. Pray for those who do not know my Son,
for those who have not come to know the love of God, against sin, for the
consecrated – for those whom my Son called to have love and the spirit of
strength for you, for the Church.
nearness will give you the strength to make you ready for the works of love
which you will do in His name. My children, be ready. This time is a turning
point. That is why I am calling you anew to faith and hope.
the words of the Gospel. Apostles of my love, the world is in such need of your
arms raised towards Heaven, towards my Son, towards the Heavenly Father. Much
humility and purity of heart are needed.
motherly heart desires for you, apostles of my love, to be little lights of
the world, to illuminate there where darkness wants to begin to reign, to
show the true way by your prayer and love, to save souls. I am with you. Thank
you.” June 2, 2017
would Mary come to us daily for nearly 40 years?
wants to save all souls and present them to God?
her by the Father.
Could it be that she
needs us to pray, to fast, to sacrifice and to believe as she needed the three
shepherds of Fatima before us — in order to save so many souls that are falling into
hell, because there is no one to fast and pray for them?
to save us?
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Saint Pope John Paul II and Medjugorje
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to Consider regarding Pope Francis’ Comments on Medjugorje by Dr. Mark
Ruini Report : Church Approval of First Apparitions in Medjugorje: http://www.medjugorje.org/wordpress/archives/178
Papal Envoy, Archbishop’s Hoser’s, remarks on Medjugorje: http://www.medjugorje.org/wordpress/archives/169