1/18/19

Archbishop Henryk Hoser -Shrine Will Be Enlarged

 

Medjugorje Shrine Will Be Enlarged

A group of architects are preparing the extension of the shrine of the alleged apparitions in Medjugorje, Bosnia, according to Archbishop Henryk Hoser, the Apostolic Visitator to Medjugorje.

Hoser told SarajevoTimes.com (January 6) that "the plan is to extend the space for liturgical celebrations", as the open square behind the Medjugorje parish church, which until now is used for big liturgies, does not protect the faithful from the weather.

For Hoser, the increasing number of pilgrims in Medjugorje is an important argument in favor of the place.

Picture: Medjugorje, © Sean MacEntee, CC BY#newsZgfsaaenvz

1/8/19

St. André Bessette to become known as the “Miracle Man of Montreal.

St. André Bessette cured over 10,000 people in his lifetime, according to estimates

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The Canadian saint may be one of the greatest healers the Church has ever seen.

It didn’t take long for St. André Bessette to become known as the “Miracle Man of Montreal.” He was a simple lay brother, not wanting much attention, but graced by God with a deep and abiding faith.
Similar to Bl. Solanus Casey, Bessette was a porter, the “door man,” for the seminary and daily went about his business with little fanfare. He spent long hours on his knees and constructed a small chapel in honor of St. Joseph, where he spent much of his free time.
It didn’t take long for visitors to Bessette’s small chapel to begin reporting cures and special heavenly favors. It soon caught the attention of the local archbishop who said after visiting the chapel, “Shall I say that miracles are wrought in this shrine of St. Joseph? If I denied that such was the case, the ex-votive offerings in yonder pyramids would belie my words. I need make no investigation, I am convinced extraordinary occurrences have taken place; corporal cures, perhaps, although it; is quite easy to suffer illusion in such cases, and spiritual cures still greater have been wrought here. Sinners have come here, have prayed, and after prayer confessed their iniquities and gone away at peace with God.”
Crowds began to form and they started to ask Brother André for his personal prayers. Miracles continued to occur and they labeled him a “Miracle Man.” Bessette only laughed at the name and said, “It is St. Joseph who does these things, I am like you, simply a suppliant.”
While he never became a priest, Brother André sat with people, heard their many sufferings and prayed with them. Afterwards many were healed of their ailments, either physical or spiritual. According to some estimates, over 10,000 people were cured (with some estimates reaching as many as 125,000).
CRUTCHES,DISCARDED
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Some of the crutches discarded after a miraculous healing through the intercession of Blessed Andre Bessette at the St. Joseph Oratory in Montreal.
Even after his death in 1937, people continued to report cures (and still do today). Author Patricia Treece writes about one such miracle for Catholic Exchange.
Flash forward to 1954: Joe Audino began having health problems. By 1957 they had intensified. By the next year, 1958, the advanced form of reticulum cell sarcoma was throughout his body. Radiation could no longer keep pace with the cancer. Joe was face-to-face with death, his diagnosis “terminal” and his death expected within thirty days. He was in too much pain to make a confession or receive Communion, he says. He simply lay hopelessly in bed, too weak to walk, with a football-size liver. In his troubles he thought of Br. André. And no matter how bad he felt, he never stopped praying for Br. André’s help. “I knew he’d be able to help me,” he says.
He consented to an experimental treatment that never helped anyone else. But shortly after, he was cancer free. His doctor Philip Rubin, chairman of radiation therapy at the University of Rochester Cancer Center, says, “There is no clear scientific explanation for his cure.”
St. André Bessette was a simple man, with a simple faith, a “mustard-seed faith” which could move mountains. He knew in his heart God could heal people and perform miracles, never doubting the power of God.
With a faith like his, nothing was impossible.

1/5/19

Sweet Queen of Peace by Daniel O Donnell with Medjugorje photos


Some Medjugorje photos with a beautiful song by Daniel O Donnell called "Sweet Queen of Peace" taken from his album "At the end of the day.

1/2/19

Medjugorje Message of January 2, 2019



Mirjana Soldo greets Our Lady today!
(c) Anthonly Zubac 2019



January 2, 2019

Dear Family of Mary!
Here is the January 2, 2019 message (through Mirjana Soldo):

Dear children! Sadly, among you, my children, there is so much battle, hatred, personal interests and selfishness. My children, so easily you forget my Son, His words, His love. Faith is being extinguished in many souls, and hearts are being grasped by material things of the world.

But my motherly heart knows that there are still those who believe and love, who are seeking how to draw all the closer to my Son, who are tirelessly seeking my Son - then, in this way, they are also seeking me. These are the humble and the meek with their pain and suffering which they carry in silence with their hopes and, above all, with their faith. These are the apostles of my love.


My children, apostles of my love, I am teaching you that my Son is not only asking for continuous prayers, but also for works and feelings - that you believe, that you pray, that with your personal prayers you grow in faith, that you grow in love. To love each other is what He asks for - that is the way to eternal life. My children, do not forget that my Son brought the light to this world, and He brought it to those who wanted to see it and receive it. You be those, because this is the light of truth, peace and love.

I am leading you in a motherly way to adore my Son; that you love my Son with me; that your thoughts, words and actions may be directed to My Son - that they may be in His name. Then my heart will be fulfilled. Thank you.
VIDEO OF APPARITION   https://marytv.tv/mirjanas-apparition/

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV 2019

12/31/18

The Apostolic Nuncio to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mons. Luigi Pezzuto, at the prayer celebration of New Year’s Eve in Medugorje

The prayer programme on Monday, December 31, 2018 begins with the Rosary at 5 pm, followed by the Thanksgiving Holy Mass at 6 pm. After this Holy Mass, Community Cenacolo will give another live Nativity scene performance in the area in front of the church.
The prayer vigil begins at 10 pm, followed by the Holy Mass at 11.30 pm. Holy Mass is going to be celebrated by the Apostolic Nuncio to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mons. Luigi Pezzuto will be the main celebrant of this vigil Holy Mass and the whole programme shall be transmitted in the Hall of John Paul II, at the screens outside the church, while radio Mir will broadcast it on radio waves too and live streaming service to the main languages will be available online.

Prayer for Healing

Lord Jesus, you came to heal our wounded and troubled hearts. I beg you to heal the torments that cause anxiety in my heart; I beg you in a particular way, to heal all which are the cause of sin.

I beg you to come into my life and heal me of the psychological harms that struck me in my early years and from the injuries that they caused throughout my life.
Lord Jesus, you know my burdens.
I lay them all on your Good Shepherd’s Heart. I beseech you, by the merits of the great, open wound in your heart, to heal the small wounds that are in mine.
Heal the pain of my memories, so that nothing that has happened to me will cause me to remain in pain and anguish, filled with anxiety.
Heal, O Lord, all those wounds that have been the cause of all the evil that is rooted in my life. I want to forgive all those who have offended me. Lord, look to those inner sores that make me unable to forgive.
You who came to forgive the afflicted of heart, please heal my own heart.
Heal, my Lord Jesus, those intimate wounds that cause me physical illness. I offer you my heart. Accept it, Lord, purify it and give me the sentiments of your Divine Heart. Help me to be meek and humble.
Heal me, O Lord, from the pain caused by the death of my loved ones, which is oppressing me.  Grant me to regain peace and joy in the knowledge that you are the Resurrection and the Life!
Make me an authentic witness to your Resurrection, your victory over sin and death, and your living presence among us. Amen.

12/25/18

Peace and Joy God is with Us


Manager-Donna Sousa
December 25, 2018  Medjugorje Message from Our Lady
“Dear children! I am carrying to you my Son Jesus who is the King of Peace. He gives you peace and may it not be only for you but, little children, carry it to others in joy and humility. I am with you and am praying for you in this time of grace which God desires to give you. My presence is a sign of love here while I am with you to protect you and lead you towards eternity. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Christmas message to Jakov
“Dear children, on this day of grace, I am calling you to love. Little children, God loves you immeasurably and that is why, little children, full of trust and without looking back and without fear, completely surrender your hearts to Him so that God may fill them with His love. Do not be afraid to believe in His love and mercy, because His love is stronger than every one of your weaknesses and fears. Therefore, my children, full of love in your hearts, trust in Jesus and say your ‘yes’ to Him, because He is the only way which leads you to the Eternal Father.”

12/24/18

The Holy Catholic Priest-The Holy Catholic Church

Fr. Edward A. Sousa Jr.




The Holy Catholic Priests



I saw him climb the altar steps His white head bowed in prayer, His hands, those grace full hands of his Bless all assembled there.
And in his face, that holy face, I saw the years gone by And all the love and sacrifice They meant for you and I.
The Sacred Host, the Golden Cup Raised time and time again, The hallowed feet that rush to serve In ways that never end.
We thank you, God, for this great gift To say the very least, The incense of humanity
The Holy Catholic Priest. ( I heard the voice of Jesus say http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqF4N7rdV-w

Kate Watkins Furman


THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH

Oh, Bride of Christ, you’re beautiful
So radiant your face.
Crowned in love by holy priests
Your raiment spun of grace.

Attended to by angel choirs
That ever sing your praise,
The mother of the blessed saints
Who wisely chose your ways.

Protector of the Eucharist
Beloved of the Queen,
The keeper of the flame of faith
The door to truths unseen.

Pure flower of the Spring of Life
The soul’s sweet lullaby,
Oh, God’s most gracious gift to man
Through you how blessed am I.

Kate Watkins Furman

12/21/18

St. John Paul II Advent Prayer

May the Virgin Mary help us to open the doors of our hearts to Christ, Redeemer of man and of history; may she teach us to be humble, because God looks upon the lowly; may she enable us to grow in understanding the value of prayer, of inner silence, of listening to God's Word; may she spur us to seek God's will deeply and sincerely, even when this upsets our plans; may she encourage us while we wait for the Lord, sharing our time and energies with those in need.
Mother of God, Virgin of expectation, grant that the God-who-comes will find us ready to receive the abundance of his mercy.
May Mary Most Holy, "Woman of the Eucharist" and Virgin of Advent, prepare us all to joyfully welcome Christ's coming and to celebrate worthily his sacramental presence in the mystery of the Eucharist. -St. John Paul II

12/17/18

Bishop Backs Medjugorje


Another Bishop Backs Medjugorje


From La Luce di Maria:
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Many people who have visited Medjugorje, both laity and religious, have brought their testimony to the parishes, to their families of origin , allowing others to know what happens in the presence of the Queen of Peace.
Here is the testimony of Monsignor Domenico Pecile , Bishop Emeritus of Latina: “Medjugorje is a reality. I see it as a place that has received a great gift. Our Lady comes here, as she has come to many other places and perhaps in the future she will go … somewhere else. It is not strange, mysterious that Our Lady appears. She always appears to help us return to God.





12/13/18

Medjugorje: Our Lady as the pilar of Fire



Lisa Carlini Nance
So our reflection today talked about our Lady as the pilar of Fire for our times. And Fr Ben Boyd took this picture on apparition hill this afternoon. 🔥😇 God is good!
How many clouds do you see stand alone like this in the shape of a flame up close and vertical? Sooo cool

12/11/18

 
 
HEALING PRAYER
LORD, JESUS CHRIST, I AM DEEPLY SORRY FOR MY SINS. HAVE MERCY ON ME. In Your name, JESUS, I ask You for the grace to forgive myself. I ask your forgiveness for hurting others. I ask for the grace to forgive all those who have hurt me in this life, and especially the one person who has hurt me the most. I renounce forever Satan, ALL the evil spirits and all their works. I give you my entire self Lord JESUS, now and forever, you are my Lord, God, SAVIOR AND REDEEMER. Please heal me, change me, strengthen me in body, mind and spirit for my greater service in Your Kingdom. Allow me to lead other souls to You through my good example. JESUS I trust in you! Come Lord JESUS, cover me with Your most precious blood, and fill me with Your Holy Spirit, I praise You, I thank You, I glorify Your name, JESUS. I love You JESUS WITH MY WHOLE HEART, SOUL, MIND, BODY AND MY WHOLE BEING. O’ Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with Holy Raphael the Archangel and all the holy Angels and Saints, pray for us! Amen 

12/10/18

  
 
(c)Anthony Zubac 2018
 
 

December 10, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

" ...I know that you desire to have a strong faith and to express it in the right way. What my Son asks of you is to have a sincere, strong and deep faith - then every way in which you express it is proper. Faith is a most wonderful mystery which is kept in the heart. It is between the Heavenly Father and all of His children; it is recognized by the fruits and by the love which one has towards all of God's creatures..." (December 2, 2018)

Advent is a time of faith. We are waiting on several different levels. We wait for the Second Coming of Christ. We wait for our own particular judgement (when we die). And we wait for the celebration of the Incarnation and Birth of Jesus! Christmas!!! We wait with faith on all three accounts. Faith is what gives meaning and hope in each case.

And so I am really intrigued by Our Lady's little teaching on faith in the December 2nd message. She seems to understand that Advent is all about faith. And she shows us how we can best relate to it.

She tells us she knows we desire to have a strong faith. She knows that we struggle sometimes in our very challenging world to maintain a strong faith. We live among so many who do not have faith (yet). And there is a river of public opinion that would move us away from our faith in God. This pressure makes us maybe too quiet about our faith. It is not easy to go upstream.

And so she tells us what Jesus would have us know, "What my Son asks of you is to have a sincere, strong and deep faith - then every way in which you express it is proper." Jesus does not want us to be shy about our faith. But strong faith without sincerity or depth will not be enough. To be sincere means that our faith has become personal. Our faith is not a habit or a way of life that makes us feel safe. No, our faith needs to come out of our personal relationship to the One in whom we believe. Our faith has to rest on Jesus.

And our faith also needs to be deep. What does this mean? I think it means that our faith, our belief in Jesus has to come from the very bottom of our heart, the very bedrock of who we are. Our faith cannot be just one of the things we do in life. It has to be the basis of who we are! A deep faith is one that will never be shaken. Why? Because we have been deeply and powerfully loved by our Savior.

I am also blown away by the next sentences: "Faith is a most wonderful mystery which is kept in the heart. It is between the Heavenly Father and all of His children..." Imagine! Our faith is a mystery, my faith cannot be understood by anyone else but me. My faith is so intimate that only the Father understands where it comes from and how I got it. My faith is a function of the Father's love for me and my response to Him. Our God respects each one of us so much that He will never disclose what is in our hearts to others, and He will always be faithful to that intimacy. He sees, He understands, He loves, where no one else can go, the depths of our hearts. And it is from that love that our faith springs.

Only God can love each one of us individually, all the billions of humans He has created are each known and loved by Him intimately and uniquely. No one is unnoticed or unloved. No one.

The only way we can see the faith of another is through the fruits of their lives. "...it is recognized by the fruits and by the love which one has towards all of God's creatures..." It is by our love that we are recognized as people of faith. Our good works and our great-heartedness show the footprints of God's presence in us. It can't be counterfeited.

Well, I just love Our Lady's words on faith. May we all take time in the Advent season to go deeply into ourselves, to find that spot where the Heavenly Father resides in us, and let Him share the mystery with us. Oh the joy!!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018

PS. Christine Watkins has written a new book, "Of Men and Mary." It is a wonderful book about the conversions of six different men, through Our Lady. Thank you, Christine for your tireless efforts to help us grow closer to Our Lady and Jesus!

A quote from one review of the book: OF MEN AND MARY recounts the riveting conversion stories of, among others, a convicted murderer and a man who was clinically dead. Three of the book's six subjects became Catholic priests and one became a deacon.  At a time when men are feeling discouraged and disengaged from the Church and the priesthood is under attack, this book offers a much-needed dose of hope, courage and inspiration. Female readers will also want to hear her grace-filled message-and to share it with the men in their lives.
    
Here is a link to see more about the book and/or order one!

12/4/18

Medjugorje: “I came here to see with my own eyes

Bishop Touts Fruits At Medjugorje

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Monsignor Thomas L. Dupre, Bishop of Springfield (Massachusetts, USA), is one of those prelates who wanted to visit Medjugorje, to bring back to their homeland everything that happened in that place touched by divine grace.
The one who led him there was a priest on his sixth trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina: “I came with a friend, Father Henry Dorsch, who has been here five times in the last 15 years.

Medjugorje: “I came here to see with my own eyes”

This is his sixth time. He has spoken many times about Medjugorje and is certainly a very committed, devoted and good Priest. He always speaks very well of his experience here in Medjugorje. Thus, it is useless to say that I was influenced by him, as by many other people who spoke of their coming to Medjugorje. This interested me and I had the opportunity to come here this year . I came here to see with my own eyes and listen with my ears and then formulate my impressions “.
Monsignor Thomas L. Dupre, who as a boy was “fascinated” by the apparitions that took place in Fatima, could not but also visit Medjugorje.
“When I was eleven-twelve I already had a strong devotion to Our Lady of Fatima . I am still today and I really believe in that appearance. Also in Lourdes. When I was ten, I saw a film called “The Song of Bernadette”, which tells the story of Bernadette and Lourdes. I was very moved, it was very important to me. These two apparitions have been a large part of my life. Medjugorje is a little different, because it has not yet received the full recognition of the Church and, like many others, I await the final decision of the Church.
But there is a part of me that wants to believe these apparitions. I came to see with my own eyes … I believe that many wonderful spiritual fruits have been produced here. People, of course, are very religious, very devout, very fervent, they receive the sacraments, they pray a lot. ”

12/3/18

 
Mirjana Soldo encounters Our Lady - December 2, 2018

  (c)Anthony Zubac

December 2, 2018
First Sunday of Advent
Dear Family of Mary,

Here is the message to Mirjana Soldo of December 2nd, 2018:

Dear children! When you come to me, as to a mother, with a pure and open heart, know that I am listening to you, encouraging you, consoling you and, above all, interceding for you with my Son. I know that you desire to have a strong faith and to express it in the right way. What my Son asks of you is to have a sincere, strong and deep faith - then every way in which you express it is proper. Faith is a most wonderful mystery which is kept in the heart. It is between the Heavenly Father and all of His children; it is recognized by the fruits and by the love which one has towards all of God's creatures.

Apostles of my love, my children, have trust in my Son. Help all of my children to come to know His love. You are my hope - you who strive to sincerely love my Son. In the name of love, for your salvation, according to the will of the Heavenly Father and through my Son, I am here among you. Apostles of my love, along with prayer and sacrifice, may your hearts be illuminated with the love and the light of my Son. May that light and love illuminate all those whom you meet and bring them back to my Son. I am with you.

In a special way, I am alongside your shepherds. With my motherly love I illuminate and encourage them that, with the hands blessed by my Son, they may bless the entire world. Thank you.

Video of Mirjana apparition with Our Lady  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfLHkGsxcAQ

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV

11/27/18

Mary prepares you for you to say yes to God

Testimony of Gonzalo – Seminarian – on Medjugorje

Plotting on paper what it meant, and what Medjugorje still means in my life, is a difficult task. Because putting words into the action of God is complicated, I turn, and I find no words in the language of man to express the Love of God. To conjugate the human with the Divine is to mix poverty with Salvation and of this only Jesus Christ can speak to us. It’s putting my human misery together with your Love. I think this is a good phrase to describe what happened to me there. My human misery met with His Love, with His Kindness, with His Forgiveness … with him, with a God who loves me with madness. I met him through Mary.

I still have not assimilated that trip, what a torrent of graces I received! How many times now, in the difficulties, I cling to those moments. I like to review those days, received, received and received and I did not realize. Medjugorje is a mystery and I was focused on the secondary, Medjugorje is understood on my knees and I was on my heights. I was absorbed in my reasonings, in my doubts, in seeing signs. I was sent for work to investigate and I had read a lot about this phenomenon and I did not like anything about what was happening at Medjugorje ..  Until I went!

I was educated in the faith, thank God, although I had a youthful and agitated youth and something far away, I never stopped believing in God. A few years before the trip, I had already had my first conversion in the faith, when I made the trip I believed myself a first-rate Christian. He went to Mass every day, confessed to me weekly, prayed the Rosary every day … .etc. But, far from Jesus Christ, he was converted to works and not to God.

Describing the process within me seems impossible, but if I can say, convinced of it, that Maria called me and invited me to go. All I did was respond, and She took care of the rest. She took me to an encounter with her Son. The Virgin only wants to take us to her Son, She does not want protagonism. That is why Medjugorje is Cristocéntrico. The center of the village is the Parish, the center of the village is the Mass, are the confessional …… I was looking for other miracles, but these are the miracles that occur there. To all the pilgrims I have seen who reconcile with God through confession, and return to participate in the Eucharist to receive the Lord again after 2 years away, after 16, after 35 …… I have testimonies of all kinds . What a feast for the universal Church!

I have seen so many friends change their lives, with a sincere, real,, lasting conversion in years, I encourage everyone to go. Medjugorje is a gift, is to go to the house of the Mother. It is the people of the Virgin, so what to fear ?. She only wants our good, but our Good with capital letters, and that Good is her Son. When someone meets Jesus Christ, only joy and peace is possible. She prepares you to say yes to God, thanks to Mary I was able to welcome and respond to the call to the priesthood that had troubled me for so many years. There were 13 years of great struggles and say No to vocation. 20 days after the trip to Medjugorje I said yes to God and I saw clearly all the times that he had called me throughout my life. Mary prepares you for you to say yes to God. Yes, to form a family, yes, to the priestly vocation, yes, to consecrate yourself to him, yes to … .. She said the most important Yes in the history of mankind, Mary is your mother and will know how to do it. She wants you to count on God in every detail of your life, ask for help.

Going to Medjugorje is a party prepared by your Mother. Are you going to miss it?  source--Mystic Post

11/26/18


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix released for the first time ever in its history a documentary-style short film that seeks to create awareness of a crisis in masculinity found in today’s society.

11/25/18

Medjugorje: The November 25, 2018 Message from Our Lady:


"Dear children! This is a time of grace and prayer, a time of waiting and giving. God is giving Himself to you that we may love Him above everything. Therefore, little children, open your hearts and families, so that this waiting may become prayer and love and, especially, giving. I am with you, little children, and encourage you not to give up from what is good, because the fruits are seen and heard of afar. That is why the enemy is angry and uses everything to lead you away from prayer. Thank you for having responded to my call."

11/24/18

Without Our Ancestors, We’re Nobody

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin
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I recently saw a “Dennis The Menace” cartoon that has Dennis sitting next to his grandfather looking at a photo album, and observing wisely: “Ancestors are important . . . Without them, we’re nobody.”
Dennis has a point. So much of who we are and what we have is defined by our ancestors – parents, grandparents and even beyond that. And if it’s true in a general sense, it’s equally true for our identity as Catholics. All of the good things we have as Catholics have been handed down to us by those who have gone before us. That’s certainly part of my life’s story.
One of my prized personal possessions is a large, leather-bound Bible that belonged to my Great Grandfather, also Thomas Tobin, who lived from 1844-1923. I’m pleased to note that the Bible was well-used. And an obituary about my Grandfather, Michael Tobin, says that he was a “member of St. Agnes Catholic Church as well as the Knights of Columbus and the Knights of St. George.” And from my parents I have a good number of Catholic keepsakes, including the little candle my Dad carried for his First Holy Communion.
I’m so grateful to my parents and grandparents! How different my life would be, how impoverished, if my ancestors hadn’t practiced the faith and handed it down to their family.
As a Catholic community we can say the same. All that we possess and cherish today – our churches and schools, our traditions and devotions, our endowments and organizations – we enjoy because our ancestors were strong and determined in their faith. They were extraordinarily generous. And they proudly transmitted the faith to their children.
It’s really sad that so many young people today are turning their backs on their spiritual heritage and abandoning the “faith of their fathers.” How many times have parents and grandparents shared with me, often with tears, how heartbroken they are that their children and grandchildren have left the Church and no longer practice the faith. And “heartbroken” is not too strong a word.
Dennis the Menace said, “Without our ancestors, we’re nobody.” And I would add, if we abandon the faith of our parents, we dishonor them and diminish ourselves. who inspired your practice of the faith?
Something to think about: Do you have some “ancestors,” family members, who were models of faith for you, who inspired your practice of the faith?

11/20/18

 
Adoration at St. James Medjugorje 2010       

  (c) Mary TV
November 19, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

Fr. Slavko
November 25, 2000 "Dear children! Today when Heaven is near to you in a special way, I call you to prayer so that through prayer you place God in the first place. Little children, today I am near you and I bless each of you with my motherly blessing so that you have the strength and love for all the people you meet in your earthly life and that you can give God's love. I rejoice with you and I desire to tell you that your brother Slavko has been born into Heaven and intercedes for you. Thank you for having responded to my call."

We are approaching the 18th anniversary of Fr. Slavko's birth into eternal life! Fr. Slavko was one of Our Lady's beloved priests. He dedicated his entire life to helping the world get to know Our Lady and live her messages. He did a fantastic job, teaching us and leading us in prayer with the heart, in fasting with the heart, and in loving with the heart.

The anniversary is on November 24. I would like to dedicate my reflections this week to Fr. Slavko, by sharing some of the prayers and teachings he left us. Today I want to share one of the meditations for Eucharistic Adoration from his book "Adore My Son with your Heart". Fr. Slavko suggests these meditations to be prayed during Adoration over about an hour's time. He it was who established the format for Adoration in St. James Church. As we see even today, hearts are filled with the love of Jesus during those beautiful hours of Adoration in Medjugorje:

Come Lord Jesus
1) I adore You Jesus, I believe in You and I love You.
(Repeat this prayer quietly within yourself.)

2) You are here present. I believe this with all my heart and all my soul. Still I call Your name. Come Lord Jesus. Maranatha! Come I await You with love! Come, my heart welcomes you and rejoices in Your coming. Come, I wish my soul and my whole self to soar up to You. I wish with my whole life to be one call, one yearning. Just as a child yearns for his mother, may my soul and body yearn and cry out for You:

Come Lord Jesus, Maranatha!
(Repeat this invocation quietly within yourself."

3) Come Lord Jesus! My heart, now united to Mary, Your Mother, invites You. I wish to yearn together with her now in the same way that her heart longed for the Messiah, the Savior of her people, even though she did not know that she was to be his mother. I wish to experience together with her that same love and longing for You that feels like a burning within, just as her heart burned from the moment of Your conception in her womb up until Your Death and glorious Resurrection in Heaven. She invites me and instructs me:
May 15, 1986 "Dear children! Today I call you to give me your hearts, so that I can change it to be like mine. You are wondering, dear children, why you cannot respond to that which I am seeking from you. You are not able to because you have not given me your hearts so I can change them. You are talking but you are not doing. I call on you to do everything that I am telling you. That way I will be with you. Thank you for having responded to my call."

4) Thank You for the word which Saint John wrote in the book of Revelations;

"Do not be afraid; it is I, the first and the last; the Living One, I was dead and look, I am alive for ever and ever and I hold the keys of death and of Hades...The Spirit and the Bride say: 'Come!' Let everyone who listens answer, 'Come!' Then let all who are thirsty come; all who want it may have the water of life, and have it free. The one who attest these things says: I am indeed coming soon. Amen. 'Come, Lord Jesus!'" (Rev 1:17b-18, 22:17 and 20)
Amen, Come Lord Jesus!
(Repeat this invocation quietly within yourself.)
5) Lord Jesus, you have said: "I am the light of the world, who follows me does not walk in darkness!" I welcome You because I believe that You are light, like the early rising sun, born to illuminate hearts and souls. I come before You and I open my heart and soul to You; so that You may enter into my heart as light, to dispel all darkness, to light up every corner of my soul, especially those corners where hurts have crept in, and where sin and bad habits have taken root, where darkness has made its abode. From the depths of my created self I cry out to You:
-Light of lights, Jesus, bathe my heart in Your light!
(Repeat this invocation quietly within yourself.)

6) Lord Jesus come into our families! They need light. Parents need light that they may educate their children. Sisters and brothers need your light that they may live every moment together in faith and love. Little children and young people need your light that they may increasingly open themselves to You. Fill parent's hearts with a yearning for You so that it may spill over into the hearts of their children! You know Jesus how many families live in darkness. So many families are in the grasp of disorder and anxiety which result in conflicts. Love and reconciliation have died away within them. In the darkness of evil, many unborn lives have been taken, while those allowed to live suffer the lack of light which only love can bring into the heart of man.
(In silence think about your own families, about families you know and intercede for all families.)

7) Lord Jesus, You sent Your Church that it would be a light to the world, the city built on the hill-top, the lamp on the lampstand that shines for everyone to see. Thank You, Jesus, for your light that comes through the Church! May she remain faithful and watchful, as Your faithful bride0to-be, awaiting You in song and prayer in love and peace. May the Pope, the Bishops and Priests, and communities and orders within Your church together await You like the wise virgin until You, the spouse come and knock. Grant that Your Church in all corners of the earth continually sing songs of Your coming and in the strength of Your spirit speak out;
Come Lord Jesus, in Your Church and through Your Church into the world!
(Repeat this invocation quietly within yourself.)

8) Lord Jesus, You are the light to illuminate all peoples. You bathe in light all those who sit in the shadow of death and darkness. I adore You and I welcome You. Come, Lord Jesus, into this world and dispel its darkness! There where there are wars, where there is injustice and hatred, where there is a spirit of violence and deception, shine there also! I acknowledge that my lack of light contributes to the darkness of this world. That's why not in front of You, I renounce all that is darkness within me, my sins and all that hinders Your coming to me. Jesus, for all who cannot, or who do not know how to, or who refuse to renounce darkness I want to pray in their names now so that all hearts will be open to Your coming to Your light
-Jesus, Light of all peoples, illuminate all peoples and nations!  
9) My Jesus, thank you for letting me invite You to come in the prayer of Adoration! Thank You because You hear my voice and You prepare my heart! May I bless and thank You with my life. May Your coming completely possess me so that I become brimful of Your light! Make me into a witness of Yours. Through me, enter my family, my community, the Church and the world! Make me into that city on the hilltop, that light which You speak about. Come, and shine within me, so that others may see and find You!

(In silence present to Jesus those for whom you especially wish to pray with prayers of blessing and healing.)

10) Blessing-
Lord Jesus, I believe in Your love for the sick and the disabled, those who are in sin and those who are far from You and those who do not know You. I believe even in Your love towards those who have let their bad habits distance themselves from You and who do not pray that You come. I believe in Your love even for those who have ended up under the influence of Satan, who have consciously offered up their lives in the service of evil. No matter what they do to run from You, You do not reject them. Extend Your hands over us now, and heal us, illuminate us, make us wise and fill us with the gifts of Your Holy Spirit. Touch every sick and dark corner of my life and of all lives. Be glorified! Draw all things unto Yourself! Come, there even where hearts are disillusioned, where they have been left alone, divorced from You and others. Bless us, You who live and reign world without end! Amen.
Fr. Slavko Barbarc, "Adore My Son with Your Heart." P. 33 ff) 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV 2018