Dear Children of Medjugorje, Praised be Jesus and Mary!
1. On January 2nd, Mirjana received her monthly
apparition at the Blue Cross. She was surrounded with a little crowd, that of
the winter season. After the apparition, she shared this message with us:
"Dear children, As a mother, I am joyful to be among you
because I desire to speak anew about the words of my Son and of His love. I hope
that you will accept me with the heart, because the words of my Son and His love
are the only light and hope in the darkness of today. This is the only truth and
you who will accept and live it will have pure and humble hearts. My Son loves
those who are pure and humble. Pure and humble hearts bring to life the words of
my Son, they live them, they spread them and they make it possible for everyone
to hear them. The words of my Son bring back life to those who listen to them.
The words of my Son bring back love and hope. Therefore, my beloved apostles, my
children, live the words of my Son. Love each other as He loved you. Love each
other in His name, in memory of Him. The Church is advancing and growing because
of those who listen to the words of my Son; because of those who love; because
of those who suffer and endure in silence and in the hope of final redemption.
Therefore, my beloved children, may the words of my Son and His love be the
first and the last thought of your day. Thank you."
2. How to Achieve
In the writings of the mystics, the excellence of the prayer of
reparation is repeated over and over again. In fact, Jesus recommended it many
times, describing the abundant spiritual fruit derived from it. Recently an
unbearable event - although barely talked about in the news - took place in
Northern Italy shortly after Christmas, an event that revealed the tremendous
hatred against innocent Jesus. We already know about the wave of destruction of
the Christmas Nativity scenes. One evening, in a church, the Baby Jesus was
stolen. The next morning, he was found, but...
This heinous act calls for reparation! Some prayer groups have
decided to do a Novena for that purpose. But given this horrible act, I think
many more people could get involved by praying. That would enable this evil to
produce good fruits, beginning with the conversion of these unfortunate
instruments of Satan (whether aware or not of what they have done). Who could be
afraid of our Newborn God, if not the enemy? There are many prayers of
reparation (see PS1), and also Novenas to the Child
3. Your Chinese
As you know, families in China are allowed one child only, 2 maximum
in some cases. If an only son receives a priestly vocation, it is a huge
sacrifice to the parents, both emotionally and financially. Most of the time
they do it gladly, so deep is their faith, and they recognize in this call the
blessing of God on their family.
The yearly cost of the seminary is 800 € for
each young man, or $876. Dioceses being very poor, they undergo many
difficulties, in spite of the very "sober" even precarious nature of the room
and board of the seminarians. I have seen it with my own
I am sure that some among you will have at heart to sponsor one or
several seminarians. It is an excellent investment for heaven, whose bank will
never go bankrupt, and also for this land, since it will bring a divine blessing
upon you. The future priest will not forget you when he is at the
We will put you in direct contact with the priest in charge of the
seminary.Of course, if you desire, you will be able to "follow your
seminarian" by exchanging mail, including pictures, which will make your
involvement more personal. It is necessary to commit yourself for a minimum of
one year (800 euros in one lump sum), that can then be renewed if you
Thank you to all those who will hold out their hands to these young
men coming from Chinese villages, whose faith makes them so courageous. Who
knows if, one day, they will not come to evangelize us?If you are
interested in sponsoring one of these young men, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In January, the Franciscans go from house to house and call down
God's blessings; for the family this is also the opportunity to be in personal
contact with their priests and to talk about God. Our Lady insisted
on the need to start using holy water again. If you cannot have a priest come to
your home, then the father or the mother can sprinkle holy water, even
exorcized, in your home and aroundthe whole property while
praying. The Blessed Mother asked us to be bearers of blessings for each
A German sister sent me this beautiful testimony:"Last
September, my mother needed a pedicure. I searched in the directory for an
address close to home. I accompanied my mother to this woman because I wanted to
meet her in person. We liked the place, and we talked a bit with the pedicurist.
I told her that I was consecrated, that I lived abroad due to the
mission I was involved in and therefore did not live with my mother in
Germany. As I was leaving, I said to her: "Goodbye! God bless you!" And I
blessed her in my heart. Back at home, my mother told me how happy she was with
this visit and that she wanted to thank the lady.
"During my next visit, on December 21st, I went back to the
pedicurist with a small gift in my hands and my Christmas greetings. I had
barely arrived when she greeted me with great joy. She invited me to sit down
because she had something to tell me. "When you came in September, she said, I
was in a very difficult situation. I couldn't pay my rent and I was reduced to
asking for assistance from Caritas. I was actually out on the
street! I was desperate. But when you said "God bless you", despair left me in
an instant. In my entire life, nobody had ever said those words to
me! That same evening, something else happened (I did not ask
her what), and that enabled me to pay the rent for my apartment. Now I am happy,
and to thank you, I wish to make an offering for your
"For me, the sister added, this was a great encouragement to bless
people as Mary teaches us in Medjugorje. We almost never see the effect of the
blessing we convey (verbally or silently), but thanks to this testimony, Jesus
invites me to believe much more in the power of the blessing. So let's help
Our Lady, let's not waste our time along the path, let's
bless everyone we meet!"
I know this sister well, she lives in profound union with Christ,
which surely helped the grace to flow through. A blessing is a gift from Heaven,
something divine that springs from the heart of God to reach our soul in its
depths, without having to go through our minds or our senses (these
more peripheral parts of our being). That is why, except for some
exceptions, we feel nothing at the moment we receive it. It's like a missile of
light and love that God sends to a soul through the person
whoblesses, in order to enrich the soul with a particular grace.
The closer the transmitter of the blessing is to God, the more transparent he
is, the more likely grace is to pass through that person. If the giver of the
blessing is a priest, then through him it is Jesus Himself who blesses! "If the
priests knew what they give when they bless," said the Gospa. "They would bless
day and night!"
One day, we filmed a TV show in English about Fasting with Fr.
Slavko, shortly before his death. But right after the shooting, the machines
stopped working and we could only lament the loss of our
work. Then we asked Fr. Slavko to bless the machines, which he did with great
simplicity. Immediately, the machines started working!!
In this Jubilee year of Mercy, let us give many, many
Dearest Gospa, you are blessed among women! As long
as we dwell in this time of grace with your daily visits, we open our hearts at
the moment of your apparition (6:40pm) so that your Motherly blessing may flow
Sister Emmanuel +
(Translated from French)
P.S. 1. Prayer of Reparation
"O Jesus, my
Savior and Redeemer, Son of the living God, behold, we kneel before you and
offer you our reparation; we would make amends for all the blasphemies uttered
against your holy name, for all the injuries done to Thee in the Blessed
Sacrament, for all the irreverence shown toward your immaculate Virgin Mother,
for all the calumnies and slanders spoken against your spouse, the holy Catholic
and Roman Church. O Jesus, who hast said: "If you ask the Father anything in my
name, He will give it to you", we pray and beseech you for all our brethren who
are in danger of sin; shield them from every temptation to fall away from the
true faith; save those who are even now standing on the brink of the abyss; to
all of them give light and knowledge of the truth, courage and strength for the
conflict with evil, perseverance in faith and active charity! For this do we
pray, most merciful Jesus, in your name, unto God the Father, with whom you live
and reign in the unity of the Holy Spirit, world without end.
Amen." (From VenerableSister Marie Martha Chambon)
Prayer to the Miraculous Infant Jesus of Prague
(Revealed by Our Lady To Venerable Fr. F. Cyril
OCD) O Infant Jesus, I have recourse
to You and ask You through the intercession of Your Holy Mother to help me in my
need, ( mention it here) for I firmly believe that Your Divinity can help
I hope, in complete trust, to obtain Your holy grace. I love You
with all my heart and with all the strength of my soul. I am truly sorry for all
my sins, and beg You, O good Jesus, to give me strength to conquer them. I shall
never offend You and I am ready to suffer rather than to cause You
From now on I want to serve with complete faithfulness and for love
of You, O Divine Child, I will love my neighbour as well as myself. Omnipotent
Child, Lord Jesus, again I implore You, help me in this need of mine (mention
I adore and praise Thee, O my
Divine Jesus, Son of the living God, and I desire to make satisfaction for all
the outrages which I, the most miserable of Thy creatures, have offered Thee in
all the members of Thy Blessed Body, and particularly in Thy adorable Face.
Hail, worshipful Face, disfigured by spittle and hardly to be recognized through
the cruel treatment which Thou didst receive from the impious Jews.
I salute Thee, O Blessed
Eyes, all bathed in tears, which Thou didst shed for our salvation.
Thee, O Blessed Ears, assailed by blasphemies, insult, and cruel
I salute Thee, O Blessed Mouth, filled with graces and tenderness
for poor sinners, but embittered with vinegar and gall by the monstrous
ingratitude of that people whom Thou didst choose from among all
In reparation for all these ignominies, I offer Thee all the homage
which is given Thee in that holy place where Thou art please to be honored with
a special worship, uniting myself therewith.
At the sight of Thy Most Holy
Face, dear Jesus, so disfigured by bruises, I cry out with St. Augustine: "Lord
Jesus, impress upon my heart Thy sacred wounds, that I may read therein at once
Thy sorrow and Thy love; Thy sorrow, in order to suffer every affliction for
O Sorrowful Jesus, when casting ourselves before Thy Adorable
Face to ask thee for the graces of which we have need, we ask Thee above all to
order the interior features of our souls that we may never refuse Thee and all
that Thou, Thyself, desire of us through Thy holy commandments.
Praise be to
Thee, O Jesus Christ, for the most Sacred Grief of Thy adorable Face. By this
Sacred Grief and by Thy most Sacred Passion pardon all the sins I have committed
against Thee, in thought, word, and deed, and all negligence in Thy service, and
all sensuality for which I have been to blame whether asleep or
Grant that I may be able to recall with devotion Thy most pitiful
pains suffered in Thy Sacred Face. Grant me the grace to mortify my body, and so
to offer a pledge of my gratitude to Thee, Who live and reign forever and ever.
P.S. 2. Our house in Medjugorje received St Louis de
Montfort as the saint of the year. Who is yours? He/she is waiting for you!
You'll find the explanation and the list of saints on our website www.sremmanuel.org.
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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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
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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.
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