Dear Family of Mary

pilgrims on Cross Mountain
Cross Mountain filled with pilgrims!
August 6, 2012
The Transfiguration of the Lord
Dear Family of Mary!
At daybreak this morning, thousands of young people will join the Franciscan Priests of Medjugorje on the summit of Krizevic (Cross Mountain) for Holy Mass. It is the conclusion of the Mladifest (Youth Festival) in Medjugorje. After a beautiful and long night of prayer beginning with Holy Mass at St. James at 7:00 pm and ending with the trek up the mountain to greet the sunrise, these young people are receiving Jesus one more time in Holy Communion before they set off for home.
It is the same every year! The festival opens on August 1 and ends on August 6. The young people gather for a week of prayer, teachings, testimonies, adoration, processions, and finally Holy Mass on the top of the mountain. It must be a real experience of the Transfiguration for them. Like Jesus' Apostles, the youth have spent hours in prayer with Jesus. They have seen miracles that only Jesus could do, in the testimonies of the speakers. And now they are on the mountain with Him. He will surely reveal His glory to them. The miracle of the sun is one expression of that glory and many will see it this morning.
In Tea with Rosey for August 5, Rosey told us that she thinks the youth festival is a direct result of the fasting and prayer given to Our Lady for her "real" birthday on August 5. Many people choose to fast on August 2-4 in order to give Our Lady a gift on her birthday. I think that gift is the Youth Festival. What more could Our Mother want than to have all her young children gathered around her for 6 days of prayer and blessings? The Festival is a gift to Our Lady, given by those of us who pray and fast. Isn't that beautiful!!
On August 2, 2012 Our Lady said to us:
"Dear children, I am with you and I am not giving up. I desire to have you come to know my Son. I desire for my children to be with me in eternal life. I desire for you to feel the joy of peace and to have eternal salvation. I am praying that you may overcome human weaknesses. I am imploring my Son to give you pure hearts. My dear children, only pure hearts know how to carry a cross and know how to sacrifice for all those sinners who have offended the Heavenly Father and who, even today, offend Him, although they have not come to know Him. I am praying that you may come to know the light of true faith which comes only from prayer of pure hearts. It is then that all those who are near you will feel the love of my Son. Pray for those whom my Son has chosen to lead you on the way to salvation. May your mouth refrain from every judgment. Thank you."
All of Our Lady's desires and prayers are for the safety and eternal salvation of her children. These are the things she desires for the young people on the mountain this morning. And these are the things we can provide her through our prayer and fasting. Let's keep on praying for her intentions, so that she can provide graces for all the young people of the world! As the light rises over the mountain this morning, may it also rise over all the hearts of the world, bringing healing in its wings.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2012

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