"Dear children! Today I
call you to pray for my intentions. Renew fasting and prayer because Satan is
cunning and attracts many hearts to sin and perdition. I call you, little
children, to holiness and to live in grace. Adore my Son so that He may fill you
with His peace and love for which you yearn. Thank you for having responded to
my call." (October 25, 2012)
Renew fasting! Today is a
fast day, according to Our Lady's desires in Medjugorje! She asks us to fast on
Wednesday's and Friday's. So today, let's renew fasting! Let's honestly approach
Our Lord, and in His presence, ask to receive the grace to fast, the grace to
enter into the spirit of fasting, the call of love!
Fr. Slavko wrote a
beautiful prayer for fast days, found in his book Be Similar to My
in Heaven, today I decide to fast. In doing so, I do not despise Your creatures.
I do not renounce them; I only want to rediscover their value. I decide for
fasting because Your prophets used to fast, because Jesus Christ fasted and so
did His apostles and disciples. I especially decide for fasting because Your
servant Mary, fasted too.
I present this day of fasting to You. Through fasting I want to listen to and
live Your word more. I want, during this day, to learn to be turned more toward
You, in spite of the things that surround me.
present this fast for PEACE IN THE WORLD. I pray to You for all those who are in
conflict because they have become blind through what they possess. Father, open
our eyes, through fasting, to what You give us, to what we have! I am also sorry
for the blindness that has taken hold of my senses so that I do not give thanks
for the goods I have.
this fast cleanse me of all bad habits and calm my passions, and let the virtues
increase in me! Let the depth of my soul open to Your grace through this fast so
that it may totally affect and cleanse me!
Mary, pray for me! Let every evil and Satan's temptations keep away from me
today through your intercession and through the power of Your protection! Teach
me, Mary, to fast and to pray that day after day I may become increasingly
similar to You and Your Son, Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit! Amen. (Fr. Slavko
Barbaric, O.F.M. Be Similar to My Heart. p. 33-34)
“Mary is inviting us through her messages to return to God”
Pilgrims from all over the world are still in
Medjugorje. The Information Office has registered groups of pilgrims
from Ireland, the United States, Germany, Italy, Austria, France,
Slovenia, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, Brazil, Romania
and Croatia. We met Jelica Bikfa from Velika Gorica, town in Croatia,
who has been bringing groups of pilgrims from 2001.
This is her 107th
trip with pilgrims. Her hundredth group was in October last year and she
said it was her golden pilgrimage. “Mary gathered beautiful people and
love and communion was present among us from the very beginning. What I
have felt the first time, I’ve been experiencing that every single time
and I always return home filled with joy and peace. I encourage pilgrims
to go to Medjugorje at least once a year because one indeed receives
spiritual strength here and our faith is growing even more.
present here in a very special way. This is a place of prayer where
pilgrims from all over the world come to seek for God. Many have felt
special grace here and they have experienced conversion here.
inviting us through her messages to return to God. She invites us to
conversion and to live Gospel. She is asking us to do what her Son asks
of us”, said Jelica and added how there are many wonderful and
encouraging testimonies of people who have come to Medjugorje in these
years with her.
PRAYER FOR PROTECTION FROM HURRICANES
AND STORMS God, our Father, Eternal and
Omnipotent, Creator and Lord of the Universe, you have set the earth on
its foundation and all elements of nature obey your command. You give food to
all flesh, cover the heavens with clouds, and provide rain to the
earth ─ We humbly beseech
you Lord, Most High, to keep us safe from all dangers and to calm all
the storms of life that threaten us: especially the attack of whirlwinds and
tornadoes, the calamity and destruction of hurricanes, the din and damage
of hail storms, the striking of thunderbolts and lightning, and the
devastation of floods and tidal waves.
May we be secure in your loving
protection, seek your Will in all our experiences, and serve you always
with grateful hearts. We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and
apostles twice saw Jesus multiply the loaves and the fish, but they did not see
the significance of these miracles. In His frustration, Jesus exclaimed to them:
"Do you still not see or comprehend? Are your minds completely blinded? Have you
eyes but no sight?" (Mk 8:17-18) The apostles were spiritually blind not only to
the significance of Jesus' miracles, but also to the significance of Jesus
Himself. They were blind to the necessity of the cross (see Mk 8:31-33).
Jesus tried to begin to correct the apostles' vision by means of His
Transfiguration before three apostles (see Mk 9:2ff). This did not succeed, as
the apostles continued to be blinded to the Lord's revelations of the cross (see
Mk 9:31-32). Next, the Lord healed the blind Bartimaeus physically. He hoped
that the apostles might learn from Bartimaeus to pray: "Rabboni, I want to see"
(see Mk 10:51). However, that didn't work either. Even Jesus' crucifixion,
death, and resurrection didn't open the apostles' eyes. Finally, two disciples'
eyes were opened in the breaking of the bread on the afternoon of Jesus'
resurrection (Lk 24:31). Then, with the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost,
many eyes were opened.
Jesus' disciples finally saw the significance of
Jesus' Transfiguration and the healing of blind Bartimaeus. The disciples saw
the need to pray: "I want to see" (Mk 10:51), and the Church was
Father, may I see my blindness so that I can pray to
"Behold, I will bring them back from the land of the north;
I will gather them from the ends of the world, with the blind and the lame in
their midst, the mothers and those with child; they shall return as an immense
throng." -Jer 31:8
Praise Jesus, our risen Lord and Love! He has
taken "His seat at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven, as far superior to
the angels as the name He has inherited is superior to theirs" (Heb 1:3-4).
We urge you to pray the following "Prayer to St. Joan of Arc for our spiritually embattled Nation", especially over the next two weeks. . Make copies and pass them out to friends and neighbors. Ask your Pastor to include the prayer in your Sunday bulletin.
children! Today I call you to pray for my intentions. Renew fasting and
prayer because Satan is cunning and attracts many hearts to sin and
perdition. I call you, little children, to holiness and to live in
grace. Adore my Son so that he may fill you with his peace and love for
which you yearn. Thank you for having responded to my call.
"This means that you are strangers and aliens no
longer." -Ephesians 2:19
Before we were baptized into Jesus Christ (see
Rm 6:3), we "were strangers to the covenant and its promise" (Eph 2:12). We
"were without hope and without God in the world" (Eph 2:12). We were far from
God (Eph 2:13, 17). Without Christ, a barrier stood between ourselves and God
(see Mt 27:51) and between Gentiles and Jews (Eph 2:14).
Jesus changed all
this through His cross (Eph 2:16). "This means that you are strangers and aliens
no longer. No, you are fellow citizens of the saints and members of the
household of God. You form a building which rises on the foundation of the
apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the Capstone" (Eph 2:19-20).
"Once you were no people, but now you are God's people; once there was no mercy
for you, but now you have found mercy" (1 Pt 2:10).
Before we lived in and
for Christ, we were dead (Eph 2:1). After becoming new creations in Christ, we
began to live. Therefore, we:
* owe the Lord constant thanks and praise
* must love people enough to tell them the good news of Jesus,
* should rejoice in the Lord always (Phil 4:4).
We are in
A.D., not B.C. Praise; witness; rejoice!
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Married couple from Italy, Giuseppe and Liliana
Mengoti, arrived to Medjugorje after walking for 1067 kilometers in 36
days of journey. They live in Lugano, Como Lake, close to border with
Switzerland. When asked about their reason to walk to Medjugorje they
said: “We decided to refurbish their house and to make a chapel inside
their new home. We wanted to have a statue of Our Lady inside our chapel,
but we decided to come and to take that statue after this walk to
Medjugorje. We heard a lot about Medjugorje. As we travelled, many
people were saying to us to pray for them when we come to Medjugorje.”
This pilgrimage made huge and positive impression on them. “After we
arrived here, we could strongly feel peace and joy and we will carry
those messages back home.”
To Jesus through Mary. Janet, an Irish pilgrim full of joy, told
me her story:
"I was a cradle Catholic. I
went to Mass every Sunday, but only out of habit. My husband was not a Catholic
- in fact he was a Hindu, but we both decided that we wanted to bring our three
children up as Catholics, that is, I always took them to Mass on Sundays and
sent them to Catholic schools, etc. I thought that this was all I was obliged to
do. I never prayed with them or taught them about God! The reality was that I
was practicing my faith superficially, not living it with my heart. In addition
to this, a Christian man told me that Jesus is not present in the host, and that
to believe in the real presence was ridiculous, so I ended up doubting. During
Mass I was thinking of everything but God and was looking forward to the end
because I was bored.
*"I have a very good friend
who had often been to Medjugorje. She kept pleading with me, 'Come with me to
Medjugorje!' Finally despite great protest in my heart, I said yes. We were a
group of six friends. As far as I was concerned, I was going for a girly week in
the sun, to enjoy nature, and lots of chatting amongst friends. I didn't think
prayer would be on my agenda. It was May 1997.
"The first days went as
planned. I enjoyed the food, fresh air, sunshine and even going to daily Mass. I
thought, 'This is good!' On the third day we went off with John, our Irish
guide, in an old ratty van to a Mass being celebrated by Fr. Jozo at
Siroki-Brijeg, where 30 Franciscan priests were martyred during World War II. It
was a huge church that filled up quickly as I remained outside in the sunshine,
chatting with friends. Mass was about to begin and the church was packed. All
the benches were full and the isles so crowded that it was impossible to move.
It was then that the most surprising thing happened!
"A man, whom I had never
met before, took my hand very gently and walked me through the crowds. I didn't
feel as though we were pushing; it was as if the space opened up and we walked
gently through. He took me to the altar steps and placed me right in front of
the priest who was about to start the Mass. Then he suddenly disappeared. I had
the best spot there! I had a most surreal but calm feeling, as though it was all
"I remember nothing of the
Mass until the priest elevated the Host at the Consecration. The Host became
huge to my eyes and Christ our Lord appeared alive in the Host. He was looking
up. From that moment on, my whole life changed. I probably never stopped crying
for the time I remained in Medjugorje.
"When I returned home, I
got into the habit of going to daily Mass. I drew all my strength and my joy
from there. Jesus became my essential food. My Hindu husband listened
respectfully to my testimony, and in spite of the great change which had taken
place in me, he did not seem shaken. Moreover, I have never tried to convince
him to share my faith, and equally he has allowed me to practice my faith
freely. I prayed a lot for him. Several years later, as I was getting ready to
go to Mass one day, he simply said to me, 'I am coming with you!'To
make a long story short, he is now a baptized Catholic and we are united in the
"I wish so often that I
could start my life again, so that I could spend all my younger years with
Jesus! How I regret losing time and how ashamed I am that I didn't always
believe! But now, I do not let a single day go by without thanking God for
revealing Himself to me. I pray daily for lukewarm Catholics! That
Mary our Mother may touch many, many souls and bring them to the living
Sebastian Gomes interviews Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna about
the intervention he gave during the first week of the Synod, and
initiatives that have been undertaken in Vienna to reach out to people,
believers and non-believers alike.
"I have often been downcast, but never in despair;"
"Laziness may appear attractive but work gives satisfaction."
"I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains."
"The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands."
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."
"We all live with the objective of being happy, our lives are all different
and yet the same."
"I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able
to carry them out."
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to
improve the world."
"And whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and
faith will never perish in misery!"
"I've found that there is always some beauty left —in nature, sunshine,
freedom, in yourself; these can help you."
"I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and
death... I think... peace and tranquillity will return again."
"The only way to truly know a person is to argue with them. For when they
argue in full swing, then they reveal their true character."
"Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you
don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish!
And what your potential is!"
"For someone like me, it is a very strange habit to write in a diary. Not
only that I have never written before, but it strikes me that later neither I,
nor anyone else, will care for the outpouring of a thirteen year old
"How true Daddy's words were when he said: all children must look after their
own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right
paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own
"I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too, I feel
the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel
that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once
"I don't want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or
bring enjoyment to people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living
even after my death! And that's why I'm grateful to God for having given me this
gift, which I can use to develop and to express all that's inside me!"
"It's a wonder I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and
impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of
everything, that people are truly good at heart. I simply can't build my hopes
on a foundation of confusion, misery, and death...and yet...I think...this
cruelty will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again."
Compiled by Thomas George
I was in Fatima last month and visited the Dominican Sisters at
the Pius XII monastery. Speaking to some of the Sisters, one of them
mentioned that in May, during the celebrations at the shrine for the
Beatification of Pope John Paul II, people saw a strange halo, or “round
rainbow” around the sun, as in the picture accompanying this post,
which is a still from a video camera. It has been described as
projecting colours, and various people claimed they could easily look at
the sun, and that it became small like a host.
The sister I spoke to, who is enclosed and was thus at the convent,
said that a friend phoned them to say what was happening. She went
outside and saw the sun as small and host-like, and then surrounded by
beautiful coloured clouds – golden, blue, pink – for a brief period. She
went back inside and saw that the glass windows at the end of the nave
(which faces away from the sanctuary) had changed to a pink colour which
lasted about 10 minutes. She is a level headed person, so this seems
like a reliable report, and certainly should make us ponder. I feel it
makes sense in the light of the profound link between John Paul II and
Fatima. And of course it reinforces the fact that the oringinal miracle
of the sun at Fatima in October 1917 was an incredible event and the
Fatima message is more relevant than ever.
(The Pius XII sisters could do with more vocations! Their web address is: http://www.fatima-dominicans.com/)
"After beginning in the Spirit, are you
now to end in the flesh?" -Galatians 3:3
Approximately one billion people
on the earth have received the Holy Spirit. This may come as a surprise because
you'd think the world would be in better shape with all these "Spirit-filled"
people. Nonetheless, just because a billion have received the Holy Spirit does
not mean they are living in the Spirit.
Many of the billion have stifled the
Spirit by yielding to the flesh (Gal 5:17). Like Esau, too many of us have sold
our birthright - Life in the Spirit - for petty, selfish pleasures (Gn
25:33-34). We've fallen into the temptation of depending on worldly things
instead of on Jesus. We have thereby denied Him as our only Lord and Savior. We have gone out of our minds (Gal 3:1) and no longer recognize Jesus
as the only One Who died on the cross for us and rose from the dead.
is Life. Everything is rated as loss in His light (Phil
3:8). When we recommit our lives to Jesus, He will stir up the Spirit in our
lives (2 Tm 1:6).
"To the One seated on the throne, and to
the Lamb, be praise and honor, glory and might, forever and ever!" (Rv
"If you, with all your sins, know how to give your
children good things, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy
Spirit to those who ask Him." -Lk 11:13
Do you believe in miracles? A lot of
people do especially after praying before an icon of the Virgin Mary.
It's a story Patrick Fraser first told us about six years ago. Diseases
being cured, babies being born, now the parishioners say the biggest
miracle of all has happened to the small Catholic church in Pahokee and
Patrick was there.
WSVN -- This is the first mass at St. Marys in
Pahokee. A poor farming town thats sits on the edge of Lake Okeechobee.
The last place you would expect to be able to build a brand new church
in a bad economy, but they did.
Patrick Fraser: "This church was
built in Pahokee thru enormous generosity and incredible determination,
that is indisputable, but the parishioners here will tell you something
else is indisputable that it was created thru a miracle by an icon of
the Virgin Mary."
Father John Mericantante: "It's got many many
jewels around it. It's got south sea pearls and emeralds, and diamonds
The icon was created by a monk in the 16th century.
Was once owned by the last Czar of Russia and was later sold to a Palm
Beach jeweler .
Father John Mericantante: "In the name of the Father and Son and Goly ghost, Amen."
jeweler heard about a humble parish priest in Pahokee, struggling to
help the poor migrant workers. And the jeweler decided the icon would
fit in perfectly in this little Catholic church.
Father John Mericantante: "So that's a long journey from Prussia or Russia to Pahokee."
Then an incredible thing started happening. As parishioners prayed to the Virgin Mary, miracles started happening.
who couldn't get pregnant started having babies. Children who were sick
and couldn't be cured suddenly got better after praying to the icon.
Woman: "It was absolutely a miracle that the Virgin Mary gave to me."
first went to St. Marys six years ago. Heard about dozens of miracles
then as we were about to leave, Father John told us he was asking for a
miracle the Virgin Mary to give his poor parish a new church.
Father John Mericantante: "I said if the blessed mother wants us to have it. We will have it.
After our story aired, $250,000 poured in and Father John called me telling me to be at Sunday mass to watch.
then, so many people were coming to pray to the icon he had to hold
services in the rec center. And their prayers were being answered as a
man drove into Pahokee in his Rolls Royce and gave Father John $700,000.
Father John Mericantante: "That's the biggest check I have ever held in my life. And certainly that's the miracle."
move forward to this incredible day. Father John rode in a horse drawn
carriage, a tradition in Chile that he wanted to re-create arriving with
the bishop, to see people lined up outside their new church to greet
Father John Mericantante: "Magnificent. Oh, it's like being inside the heart of Jesus and seeing so much love for the people."
Marys was packed, so many people had come from Pahokee, from
Miami-Dade, from Broward that people had to stand outside to watch the
dedication mass by the bishop.
Bishop Gerald Barbarito:
"Everybody came together built for this parish for Pahokee St. Marys a
wonderful wonderful temple to God."
Father John was able to sit and watch the mass. He led a happy birthday song to the Virgin Mary on the feast of the Virgin Mary.
he watched as his church was blessed. The candles lit. The lights
turned on for the first time. His building was officially a Catholic
Father John Mericantante: "It cost 3 million dollars all
totaled and its paid for. We are the first church in the Palm Beach
Diocease to pay for their church totally the day that it's blessed."
people lined up to talk to Father John. People like the Roques who came
from Miami, Harvey was suffering from Leukemia. Then he heard about the
icon and started driving to Pahokee. How often? I think we need to
explain better that he came to Pahokee to pray. His cancer disappeared..
Harvy Mayorga: "Oh Great. Thanks to the Virgin Mary feeling good alive and healthy."
Jacqueline Roque: "He is a living miracle and what else can I say."
people told us they prayed to the icon and a miracle happened. Some
people will Scoff and say just a bunch of coincidences, not these
Yvette Rene: "And I am so pleased. That's why I am here to thank her again for what she did for us."
none of this would have happened without this man, his sister remembers
the first time she came to this poor town to visit her brother.
An incredibly humble determined priest deeply admired and loved by his parishioners.
His prayers to the icon of the virgin may for a new church have been answered.
Father John Mericantante: "It's the reason this church was built that and four rosaries a day."
“You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13)
Imagine that it’s your birthday, and God prepares a
magnificent dinner party in your honor. All your family and friends are
in attendance, and everyone is enjoying themselves immensely. Just
before the food comes out, God steps up to the microphone and asks
everyone to settle down. Then, clearing his throat, he looks right at
you and says:
“Do you know that the very thought of you fills me with joy? From the
moment of your conception, I put a lot of thought into who you were
going to be: the shape of your eyes, the tone of your voice, your
personality, your talents, and your dreams. I could never keep my eyes
off of you, even when you couldn’t see me. I wept when you wept, and I
took great pride in every one of your successes and triumphs. All these
years, I have loved you and treasured you.
“That’s right. I’ve been with you all along. I know every intimate
detail about you. Not a single moment of your life passed without my
seeing it and feeling it in the depth of my heart. None of your
thoughts, fears, or desires has escaped me—the good, the noble, and the
selfless as well as the bad, the selfish, and the prideful. And I have
loved you through all of them. I was near to you when you were confused
and brokenhearted. It was I who offered you the counsel and comfort of
your friends and family. It was I who looked out at you through the
eyes of everyone who has ever loved you.
“I see goodness and beauty within you, even when you don’t see it
within yourself. In fact, I look at you with the same wonder and awe
that you have when you look up at the stars in the sky at night. I may
have created you, but I marvel at the way you are using all the gifts I
have given you. I marvel even more at the future I have in store for
you. I can’t wait for the day when you are able to join me in my
“Happy birthday, my child. May this be a year when you and I grow even closer together!” “Thank you, Father, for your love! I praise you for giving me life.”
Dear children;I am calling you and am coming among you because I need you. I
need apostles with a pure heart. I am praying, and you should also pray, that
the Holy Spirit may enable and lead you, that he may illuminate you and fill you
with love and humility. Pray that he may fill you with grace and mercy. Only
then will you understand my pain because of those who have not come to know the
love of God. Then you will be able to help me. You will be my light-bearers of
God’s love. You will illuminate the way for those who have been given eyes but
do not want to see. I desire for all of my children to see my Son. I desire for
all of my children to experience his Kingdom. Again I call you and implore you
to pray for those whom my Son has called. Thank you.
Our Lady's message of October 2, 2012
"Blest are the eyes that see what you
see. I tell you, many prophets and kings wished to see what you see but did not
see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it." -Luke
Job's life had a happy ending when he was blessed even more than
in his earlier days (Jb 42:12). Jesus' disciples were also happy because even
the demons were subject to them in Jesus' name (Lk 10:17). Yet a greater reason
to be happy than blessings and power is the fact that our "names are inscribed
in heaven" (Lk 10:20).
We who have surrendered our lives to Jesus have
reason to be happier than the richest, most popular, and most talented people in
the world. Even in our worst trials we should be happier than other people in
their joys. God became man and died on the cross for us. We're new creations (2
Cor 5:17) on our way to perfect, eternal happiness. We're forgiven, freed,
healed, and empowered. We're actually children of God; God Himself - the Father,
Son, and the Holy Spirit - even lives within us.
The Lord has done
everything to make us the happiest people in the world. "Rejoice in the Lord
always! I say it again. Rejoice!" (Phil 4:4)
"I offer You
praise, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because what You have hidden from
the learned and the clever You have revealed to the merest children" (Lk
"No one knows the Son except the Father and no one knows
the Father except the Son - and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal Him."
After only one mentioning in 2005-10, the Virgin Mary has
talked about the Holy Spirit nine times to visionary Mirjana Soldo in
2011-12. “What is to come requires the full presence of the Holy Spirit”
and“Heaven is readyto give the graces of the Holy Spirit now”Medjugorje experts explain.
The universal symbol of the Holy Spirit is a dove
When the Virgin Mary’s message to Medjugorje visionary Mirjana
Dragicevic-Soldo on Tuesday made mention of the Holy Spirit, it was the
ninth such mention in 24 messages given to Mirjana this year and last
In comparison, the Holy Spirit was mentioned only once in Mirjana’s
messages from these became regular in 2005 until 2010, message research
conducted by Crown of Stars editor Bernard Gallagher reveals.
Mirjana during her apparition on October 2
Long-time followers of the apparitions and messages of Medjugorje
believe the trend is meaningful and worthy of notice, they tell
“I feel the Holy Spirit is being credited a little more often at this
time due to the length of time the apparitions have occured. Does the
mention of the Holy Spirit add anything new to the messages received by
Mirjana? I do not think it does in a direct way” best-selling author
Wayne Weible sets out.
“However, in these times with
so many abnormalities in nature, it is more of an acknowledgment of
the presence of God on earth as Jesus predicted in Holy Scripture. The
very act of an apparition is evidence of the Holy Spirit. What is to
come requires His full presence, and we are seeing the rumblings of what
is to come when the secrets actually begin to occur” Weible tells Medjugorje Today.
MaryTV message commentator Cathy Nolan’s reply springs from the Virgin Mary’s actual message given to Mirjana on October 2:
children, I am calling you and am coming among you because I need you. I
need apostles with a pure heart. I am praying, and you should also
pray, that the Holy Spirit may enable and lead you, that He may
illuminate you and fill you with love and humility. Pray that He may
fill you with grace and mercy. Only then will you understand me, my
children. Only then will you understand my pain because of those who
have not come to know the love of God. Then you will be able to help me.
You will be my light-bearers of God’s love. You will illuminate the way
for those who have been given eyes but do not want to see. I desire for
all of my children to see my Son. I desire for all of my children to
experience His Kingdom. Again I call you and implore you to pray for
those whom my Son has called. Thank you.”
“When the visionaries are asked “Why” questions about what Our Lady
is saying and doing, they change the question. They say it is not
fruitful to ask “Why” but instead it is for us to ask “How”. I would
say, we need to ask ourselves how we can respond to Our Lady’s request
to us” Cathy Nolan tells Medjugorje Today.
“If she is asking us to pray to the Holy Spirit, then we need to ask
ourselves how we can pray to the Holy Spirit more effectively. How can
we open ourselves to His grace, His inspiration, His power? If Our Lady
asks us, we need to respond.”
“Our Lady leads us in a plan from Heaven. She gets her cues from the
Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. If she is asking this of us now,
it is because Heaven is ready to give the graces of the Holy Spirit now.
Our Lady is with us to guide us, lead us, protect us, and strengthen
us. She knows the patterns. We are safe with her” Cathy Nolan says.
Dear children; I am calling you and am coming among you because I need you.
I need apostles with a pure heart.
I am praying, and you should also pray, that the Holy Spirit may enable
and lead you, that he may illuminate you and fill you with love and
Pray that he may fill you with grace and mercy.
Only then will you understand my pain because of those who have not come to know the love of God.
Then you will be able to help me.
You will be my light-bearers of God’s love.
You will illuminate the way for those who have been given eyes but do not want to see.
I desire for all of my children to see my Son.
I desire for all of my children to experience his Kingdom.
Again I call you and implore you to pray for those whom my Son has called. Thank you. Lord, Let your spirit shine on me.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXnY-dcAR1g&feature=player_embedded
"For to His angels He has given command about you, that they
guard you in all your ways." -Psalm 91:11
Our lives are so precious to
God that He has created and assigned an angel specifically for each one of us.
"Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to
life" (Catechism, 336). The Lord says: "My angel is with you, and he is the
custodian of your lives" (Bar 6:6). For anyone who thinks they're in charge of
their own life, it's important to know that a guardian angel has been authorized
by God to take full custody of that life.
Your guardian angel is:
focused constantly on Jesus (Mt 18:10; Jn 1:51). "Christ is the center of the
angelic world" (Catechism, 331). Your angel's life revolves around Jesus (Jn
* devoted to your personal welfare and care (Ps 91:11; Bar 6:6).
God specifically declares: "I am sending an angel before you" (Ex 23:20).
Your angel is constantly beholding the face of Christ. This gives your
angel a privileged position to instantly hear, receive, and carry out orders
specifically related to you. Your angel is attentive to you at all times.
Therefore, obey God's command to "be attentive to" your angel and "heed his
voice" (Ex 23:21, 22).
Father, thank You for loving me so
personally as to create and assign an angel specifically for me. I will repent
so as to cause You and my angel to rejoice (Lk 15:10).
you change and become like little children, you will not enter the kingdom of
God." -Mt 18:3
Fr. Edward A. Sousa, Jr. Ordained June 28, 2003 Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island
Could you find in your heart to adopt a priest and pray for him daily?
In a letter Benedict XVI expressed his satisfaction for the campaign for Eucharistic adoration and spiritual "maternity" for the sanctification of the world's priests. The campaign calls especially for "women consecrated" to spiritually adopt priests to help them, through their self-offering, prayer, and penance. It is hoped that through this initiative there will rise up to God from every corner of the earth an incessant prayer of adoration, thanksgiving, praise, supplication and reparation, so as to give rise to a sufficient number of holy vocations to the priesthood.
Prayer for Priests
Lord Jesus, present in the Most Blessed Sacrament, and living perpetually among us through Your Priests, grant that the words of Your Priests may be only Your words, that their gestures be only Your gestures, and that their lives be a true reflection of Your life. Grant that they may be men who speak to God on behalf of His people, and speak to His people of God. Grant that they be courageous in service, serving the Church as she asks to be served. Grant that they may be men who witness to eternity in our time, traveling on the paths of history in Your steps, and doing good for all. Grant that they may be faithful to their commitments, zealous in their vocation and mission, clear mirrors of their own identity, and living the joy of the gift they have received. We pray that Your Holy Mother, Mary, present throughout Your life, may be ever present in the life of Your Priests. Amen.
Our Lady's Monthly Message From Medjugorje to Marija
“Dear Children! Also today I call you to prayer. May your relationship with prayer be a daily one. Prayer works miracles in you and through you, therefore, little children, may prayer be a joy for you. Then your relationship with life will be deeper and more open and you will comprehend that life is a gift for each of you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
Our Lady's 2nd of the month, Monthly Message To Mirjana
“Dear children, with a motherly love I am imploring you to give me the gift of your hearts, so I can present them to my Son and free you – free you from all the evil enslaving and distancing you all the more from the only Good – my Son – from everything which is leading you on the wrong way and is taking peace away from you. I desire to lead you to the freedom of the promise of my Son, because I desire for God's will to be fulfilled completely here; and that through reconciliation with the Heavenly Father, through fasting and prayer, apostles of God's love may be born – apostles who will freely, and with love, spread the love of God to all my children – apostles who will spread the love of the trust in the Heavenly Father and who will keep opening the gates of Heaven. Dear children, extend the joy of love and support to your shepherds, just as my Son has asked them to extend it to you. Thank you.”
Fr. John Randall
*Fr. Randall died on June 14, 2011, but the Body of Christ Prayer Meeting will continue every Thursday evening as before. May he rest in the peace of Christ.
Charismatic Body of Christ Meeting every Thursday evening starting at 7:00 p.m. at Saint Charles Borromeo Church, 178 Dexter Street, Providence, R.I.
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARS are also available to anyone who wishes to attend. All are invited to come and join us for an evening of prayer, witnessing and healing, beginning with the celebration of the Holy Mass.
FATHER JOHN RANDALL IS THE AUTHOR OF:
In God's Providence - The Birth of a Catholic Charismatic Parish
The Book of Revelation: What Does It Really Say?
Wisdom Instructs Her Children: The Power of the Spirit and the Word
Mary, Barrier or Bridge?
Pope John Paul Scriptural Rosary (20 decades)
Spiritual Warfare, The Twenty-First Decade
*Fr. Randall's most recent book,- No Spirit, No Church,- is available at all Catholic Book Stores in Rhode Island.
You can write to PO Box 114006, North Providence, Rhode Island 02911or call Saint Charles Rectory at 401-421-6441
Fr. Joe Whalen, M.S.
Archangel St. Raphael Holy Healing Ministry - Click on photo...
Fr. Joe Whalen is the founder of Archangel St. Raphael Holy Healing Oil Ministry. He conducts many healing services and his healing ministry is international. He has spent his entire priesthood witnessing to Christ's healing presence. You can contact Fr. Whalen by mail at Saint James Church, 12 Franklin Street, Danielson Ct. 06239 or call 860-774-6553 or 802-343-0573 USA