Dear Children of Medjugorje, Praised be Jesus and Mary!
1. On November 2, 2015, Mirjana received her monthly
apparition of Our Lady at the Blue Cross in the presence of many people. After
the apparition, Mirjana conveyed the following message:
"Dear children, anew I desire to speak to you about love. I have
gathered you around me in the name of my Son, according to His will. I desire
that your faith be firm, flowing forth from love. Because, those of my children
who understand the love of my Son and follow it, live in love and hope. They
have come to know the love of God. Therefore, my children, pray, pray so as to
be able to love all the more and to do works of love. Because, faith alone
without love and works of love is not what I am asking of you: my children, this
is an illusion of faith. It is a boasting of self. My Son seeks faith and works,
love and goodness. I am praying, and I am also asking you to pray, and to live
love; because I desire that my Son, when He looks at the hearts of all of my
children, can see love and goodness in them and not hatred and
My children, apostles of my love, do not lose hope, do not lose
strength. You can do this. I am encouraging and blessing you. Because all that
is of this world, which many of my children, unfortunately, put in the first
place, will disappear; and only love and works of love will remain and open the
door of the Kingdom of Heaven. I will wait for you at this door. At this door, I
desire to welcome and embrace all of my children. Thank
2. Death does not
In this month of November which is so often feared, we celebrated the
saints (not Halloween, God forbid!), and then on the 2nd, we commemorated the
deceased and we prayed for them (See PS1). The prospect of death is there for
every human being, and many are afraid of it. Yet, it
is simply the transition from this life to the other life. It is actually our
real birth. This is why the Blessed Mother tells us
that "death does not exist." When she spoke of Fr.
Slavko, who died on November 24, 2000, she did not say
in her message, "He died
peacefully", rather, she said: "Rejoice with me,
because your brother Slavko was born in heaven, and he is interceding for
And St. Bernard of Clairvaux said, "When we are on
earth, we are not born yet. We are born when we enter into heaven.
On earth, we are carried in the womb of the Mother of
3. Consecrate your
Living fully in the womb of the Mother of God means to banish all
fear of death and the fear of this mysterious birth that is promised to us.
Every good mother prepares for the birth of her child with infinite care and
tenderness. How much more so does Our Lady! She tells us, "No, dear children,
you do not know how to properly celebrate the death of your loved ones! You
should celebrate the death of your loved ones with joy, the same joy that you
have at the birth of a child." But in our world, which is so locked up in
materialism, we have lost the final outlook of our lives! In death, we often see
nothing more than a departure with no return, and destruction without mercy, a
disastrous wall, when in fact it is a precious door, the door that finally opens
onto the life for which we are created.
That is why, as apostles of the Blessed Mother, I propose we
consecrate our death to her Immaculate Heart and to the Heart of Jesus, so that
this crucial moment in our lives may already fully belong to God through the
hands of Mary. This can be done in 4 steps:
A - We can already thank God for the moment he has
chosen to bring us home to Him. Whatever the moment, tomorrow or in 50 years,
let us tell God how confident we are that He will have chosen the best time for
us from the perspective of our eternity.
B - We can take the next step, and thank Him for the
manner in which He has chosen to bring us back to Him. May our imagination not
spiral out of control! Because then we would suffer in anticipation of something
that will not happen! On the contrary, let us quiet our imagination, and instead
surrender entirely into the hands of the One who knows so much better than we do
what we need.
C - Let us take yet another step, and thank God for
the time he has chosen to take to Him the person who is most dear to us.
Tomorrow? In 50 years? May He be blessed, because this divine choice is the best
for this person, for his or her eternal happiness. This is an invitation to have
great trust in God, surrendering to His holy will of love.
D - And lastly, let us thank God for the way He
chooses to take this beloved person.
Doing this requires deep inner strength, as we may encounter strong
resistance. It is an opportunity to switch to the trust a child has in its
father... This can take several days, but with the grace of God and a lively
faith, we can finally say YES. And the great gift that comes from this Yes, this
trusting surrender to the divine plans, is the healing of our fears or anxieties
before death. In the hands of such a Father, of such love, how could fear still
haunt us? How could anxiety still dare to seize
departure of little Emmanuel
Florence is a mother of 6 children in France, near Lisieux. When her
first child was born, she was so amazed to see in him the wonder of life, that
she turned to her Creator to thank Him for this grace. Florence was already a
practicing and even fervent believer, but becoming a mother was a giant step in
her intimacy with God and her joy of living for Him. She felt very small before
such a treasure, an entirely new being entrusted into her hands. She very soon
understood that the life of her little Emmanuel did not belong to her, but was
entrusted to her by the Creator, and that she would have to work with Him to
help the child become what he was in the eyes of God. To become a saint! Sophie
also had other children, and she loved all of them.
One day, at the age of 11, Emmanuel suffered severe seizures while at
school, and after in-depth examinations, the diagnosis came as a bomb: he had 3
cancerous brain tumors, one of which was not operable. Only parents who have
lost a child can imagine the shock. Two possibilities: God would make a
miraculous healing, or He wouldn't. Florence and her husband then began to
bombard heaven with constant and fervent prayers; and as the news spread,
relatives formed a chain of prayer and fasting for the child. Florence then
discovered Medjugorje through a message from the Gospa shared in prayer. This
improvised prayer and adoration group led to conversions and returns to God that
no one could even have hoped for. As for Emmanuel, he was joyful and would
comfort all those who came to his home with a knot in their stomach. His parents
did not hide the truth from him. When he heard the news at first, he did feel
upset, but after receiving the sacrament of the sick, he changed and became calm
and serene, even showing humor.
Florence understood that the Lord was going to take her child, so she
renewed her thanksgiving that she had made at the time of his birth. Though they
also cried a lot, it was pain mingled with glory, like for Jesus at the death of
Lazarus. Her child had completed his mission, she had to let him go. "The Lord
has given him, the Lord is taking him away, blessed be His name", she thought.
She and her husband consecrated the child again to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
and the Sacred Heart of Jesus so when he went, he would be carried by them
towards his eternal happiness. On the night when Emmanuel departed, they were
all there with him in intensive care (special permission obtained surely by the
Gospa!) and the whole event was very simple, as if going on a trip. Emmanuel had
already been given to God, he was not torn away. At the funeral, according to
everyone, it was not a burial, but the celebration of a "delivery to heaven"!
Tears and smiles were peacefully mingling.
On All Souls Day (this Nov. 2), Florence was present when I suggested
to pilgrims to put into practice these 4 steps for the consecration of death,
ours and that of our loved ones. At the end, she ran up to me and said, "Sister
that is exactly what I went through with my son! I understand why we experienced
his departure with such peace! No distress, no frustration, no revolt... In
prayer, we were literally carried along! Emmanuel did not disappear, he remains
with us and we speak about him in our family. With him, the peace of God has
been communicated to us!"
For this very fervent family, Emmanuel is their bond with heaven,
their beloved treasure! As Mary teaches us, they experience his departure as a
birth. May we all live true love and rejoice when our loved one enters into
their real life. "If you loved me", Jesus said, "You would rejoice that I am
going to the Father!" (Jn: 14, 28)
5. A beautiful
On November 7th, 80 people participated in a "March for Life" from the
Mostar hospital to the church of Medjugorje (35 km), after 40 days of prayer and
fighting the culture of death, in particular abortion (200 thousand each year in
Bosnia Herzegovina). This initiative, "40 days for life", is ecumenical and
international, and some Muslims support it. At least 540 children were saved in
the world, of which 14 in Croatia. Many women express their regret at having
aborted. A beautiful fruit of Medjugorje and the messages of
Dearest Gospa, you have lived the death of your
parents, of Joseph, Jesus, and several apostles. Please, enlarge our hearts to
the size of your Heart and heal us from frustration! Make us desire what God
desires, want what He wants in order to savor true peace of
Our Lady's Monthly Message From Medjugorje to Marija
Dear children! Also today I am calling all of you to prayer. You cannot live without prayer, because prayer is a chain which brings you closer to God. Therefore, little children, in humility of heart return to God and to His commandments so that with all of your heart you are able to say: as it is in Heaven so may it be on earth. You, little children, are free to, in freedom, decide for God or against Him. See where Satan wants to pull you into sin and slavery. Therefore, little children, return to my heart so that I can lead you to my Son Jesus who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Thank you for having responded to my call.
Our Lady's 2nd of the month, Monthly Message To Mirjana
Dear children, I have called you and am calling you anew to come to know my Son, to come to know the truth. I am with you and am praying for you to succeed. My children, you must pray much in order to have all the more love and patience; to know how to endure sacrifice and to be poor in spirit. Through the Holy Spirit, my Son is always with you. His Church is born in every heart that comes to know Him. Pray that you can come to know my Son; pray that your soul may be one with Him. That is the prayer and the love which draws others and makes you my apostles. I am looking at you with love, with a motherly love. I know you; I know your pain and sorrows, because I also suffered in silence. My faith gave me love and hope. I repeat, the Resurrection of my Son and my Assumption into Heaven is hope and love for you. Therefore, my children, pray to come to know the truth; to have firm faith which will lead your heart and which will transform your pain and sufferings into love and hope. Thank you.
Pray for Priests
ADOPT A PRIEST IN PRAYER
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.
*Fr. John Randall, age 82 entered into eternal life on June 15, 2011, but the Body of Christ Prayer Meeting will continue every Thursday evening as before. May he rest in the peace of Christ.
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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 last published book,- No Spirit, No Church,- is available at all Catholic Book Stores in Rhode Island or
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*Father John J. Randall's New Rosary Prayer Book has been reprinted with a hard cover with his picture on the cover.
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Fr. Joe Whalen, M.S.
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Fr. Joseph Whalen is the founder of Archangel St. Raphael Holy Healing Ministry. He retired in 2014 at the age of 91. He has spent his entire priesthood witnessing to Christ's healing presence. Please keep him in your prayers.
August 8th 2016 Fr. Joe Whalen has gone to his eternal rest. His legacy and love for this Ministry that he founded will continue. We now have a powerful intercessor in heaven!