5/8/13

The Holy Spirit Gains Prominence In Our Lady's Messages

by Jakob Marschner

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 ready to give the graces of the Holy Spirit now” Medjugorje experts explain.

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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 year.

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.

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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 Medjugorje Today.

“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.

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Wayne Weible

“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:

virgin mary our lady medjugorje tihaljina statue“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 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.

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Cathy Nolan

“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.

“We do not need to figure out what God is doing. He is loving us, as usual!”
Source   http://www.medjugorjetoday.tv/

3 comments:

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

The Holy Spirit makes your Baptism come alive. Then, like St. Paul, you can say, "It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me" (Galatians 2.20).
"It's exciting when that happens. Jesus becomes everything for you."
Fr. John Randall

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

POPE FRANCIS
“We have to listen to the Holy Spirit. It's within each one of us. Listen! What does the Holy Spirit tell us? That God is good, God is the Father, God loves us, that God always forgives. Listen to the Holy Spirit!”

It's through the Holy Spirit, explained the Pope, that Christians can strengthen their spirituality, by inspiring love, joy, understanding, service, loyalty and self-control.

POPE FRANCIS
“The Holy Spirit teaches us to see life with the eyes of Christ. To live life the way Christ wants us to live it. The Spirit teaches us to understand life, as Christ understood it.”

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Pope Francis greets the faithful at the Wednesday General Audience on May 8, 2013. Credit: Stephen Driscoll/CNA.

The Holy Spirit is the “living water” that fulfills our lives because he tells us “we are loved by God,” Pope Francis proclaimed.

“The living water that is the Holy Spirit quenches our lives because it tells us that we are loved by God as His children, that we can love God as his children, and that by his grace we can live as children of God, as did Jesus,” the Pope said May 8.

The pontiff offered his reflections on the Holy Spirit to the estimated 70,000 pilgrims who filled St. Peter’s Square for his weekly general audience, which took place on a sunny day with mostly clear skies.

As he made his way through the crowd he got out of the popemobile several times before reaching a section of children with Down Syndrome near the front of the square. Pope Francis made his way up the length of the aisle, shaking hands, kissing the disabled and occasionally blowing a kiss.

He then walked up the steps to his chair and began his address to the throng by noting that the Church is currently living in the season of Easter, which is the “time par excellence of the Holy Spirit.”

Pope Francis has been reflecting on different phrases from the Nicene Creed at his Wednesday audiences, continuing a course of teaching that was initiated by Benedict XVI for the Year of Faith.

Today he looked at the statement, “I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life,” emphasizing that the Spirit is “truly God” and the “third Person of the Blessed Trinity.”

“But I would like to focus on the fact that the Holy Spirit is the inexhaustible source of God’s life in us,” the Pope explained as he launched into the substance of his address.

“Man is like a traveler who, crossing the deserts of life, has a thirst for living water, gushing and fresh, capable of quenching his deep desire for light, love, beauty and peace.

“We all feel this desire!” Pope Francis exclaimed.

“And Jesus gives us this living water: it is the Holy Spirit, who proceeds from the Father and who Jesus pours into our hearts,” he said.

The Pope recalled the encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well, whom he told that he would give “eternally abundant ‘living water’” to all those who recognize him as the Son sent by the Father to save us.”

The living water, who is the Holy Spirit, makes it so that “our life may be guided by God, may be animated by God, may be nourished by God.

“When we say that a Christian is a spiritual man, this is what we mean: a Christian is a person who thinks and acts according to God, according to the Holy Spirit,” the Pope explained.

Pope Francis finished his meditation by delving into how the Holy Spirit can “quench our deep thirst.”

“The ‘living water,’ the Holy Spirit, the Gift of the Risen One who comes to dwell in us, cleanses us, enlightens us, renews us, transforms us by rendering us partakers of the very life of God who is Love,” he responded.

The Holy Father taught that the “precious gift that the Holy Spirit brings into our hearts” is “the very life of God, the life of true children, a relationship of familiarity, freedom and trust in the love and mercy of God.”

This new life within believers has the effect of giving them a “new vision of others, near and far, seen always as brothers and sisters in Jesus to be respected and loved,” he said.

“That’s why the living water that is the Holy Spirit quenches our lives because it tells us that we are loved by God as his children, that we can love God as his children, and that by his grace we can live as children of God, as did Jesus.”

“And us? Do we listen to the Holy Spirit who tells us: God loves you? Do we really love God and others as Jesus did?” he concluded.