Dear Children of Medjugorje, Praised be Jesus and Mary!
2, 2016, Mirjana received her monthly apparition at the Blue Cross.
After the apparition, she shared the following
"Dear children, do not have hearts that are hard, closed and filled
with fear. Permit my motherly love to illuminate them and fill them with love
and hope; so that, as a mother, I may soothe your pains because I know them, I
experienced them. Pain elevates and is the greatest prayer. My Son, in a special
way, loves those who suffer pains. He sent me to soothe them for you and bring
hope. Trust in Him. I know that it is difficult for you because you see more and
more darkness around you. My children, it is necessary to break it by prayer and
love. The one who prays and loves is not afraid, he has hope and a merciful
love, he sees the light and sees my Son. As my apostles, I call you to keep
trying to be an example of merciful love and hope. Always pray anew for all the
more love because merciful love brings light which breaks every darkness - it
brings my Son. Do not be afraid, you are not alone, I am with you. I implore you
to pray for your shepherds that at every moment they may have love, that they
may work for my Son with love - through Him and in memory of Him. Thank
2. Two great
Did you know that the 2 patron saints
for the Year of Divine Mercy are Padre Pio and Leopold Mandić? On April 13, a
great blessing came upon Zagreb, Croatia. The Italians allowed the body of St.
Leopold (known to some as "the Croatian Priest of Ars" like St. Jean Vianney) to
travel from Padua to Croatia. He was solemnly revered in the Cathedral of Zagreb
in front of a captivated crowd, alongside Blessed Cardinal Stepinac. Many
confessions lasted until midnight and started again early the next morning.
Interestingly: in the place where Leopold was born, Boka Kotorska, families had
many children and often the 1st son became a priest. Leopold was an exception,
because he was the 12th child. He worked very hard to unite the Catholic Church
and the Orthodox Church of the East, a hot issue even today.
In Medjugorje, his statue stands right
next to the confessionals, and that is not a coincidence: he is watching over
the pilgrims so that they may make a good confession!
When Father Leopold Mandic's superiors
told him that he was too lenient with those who came to confess to him, he
answered: "If the Lord wants to accuse me of showing too much leniency towards
sinners, I will tell Him that it was He who set the example! And I didn't even
die for the salvation of souls as He did." Father Mandić often said to his
penitents: "Be at peace, put everything on my shoulders, I'll take care of
it.'' This is what he explained: "I give my penitents only small penances
because I do the rest myself." And indeed, at night, he would spend hours in
prayer, doing penance for his penitents.
During the bombings in World War 2, in
Padua, the entire Church burned down except for his wooden confessional and his
cell, as he had prophesied. "God has shown so much mercy here for his children
that this must remain a monument to his goodness.''
Padre Pio had a reputation for being
rather strict. But he was able to read people's souls, and knew what was
necessary for his or her conversion. He knew that many came to him hoping for a
miracle, but without the intention of changing. The process of conversion began
with him, but like any good confessor, spiritual guide or friend who helps
people on their journey, he could not make the decision of conversion for them.
Every person must make their own decision.
Pope Francis explained why he had
chosen Padre Pio and St. Leopold Mandić for the Jubilee: "Because they are
missionaries of mercy. Mercy occurs in confession, and these two priests spent
much of their lives in the confessional."
The visionary Jacqueline Aubry went to join our Father in heaven on March 15th,
at the age of 80.
Who is she? Let us look back at the village of L'Ile
Bouchard in France, on December 8, 1947. At midday, four little girls saw the
Blessed Mother in the church: Jacqueline, the eldest, was 11 years old.
There was also Jeannette, Nicole and Laura. The
apparitions happened every day for a week. The Beautiful Lady, as the little
visionaries called her, invited the children to "Pray for France that was in
great need." Indeed, after World War II, the country was on the brink of civil
war and the Communists were ready to take control. That morning, Father Finet,
founder of the Foyers de Charité, had entered the room of the French mystic,
Marthe Robin, and said to her: "Marthe, France is lost!" "No Father", she
replied, "France is not lost as you say, because Our Lady will appear to small
children..." And indeed, under the guidance of the pastor who believed the
children, the whole parish of L'Ile Bouchard began to pray and, against all
odds, the Communist plan failed. Since then, the Blessed Mother is venerated at
L'Ile Bouchard under the name of Our Lady of Prayer.
Today, France can be saved again if more children and adults in
families and in parishes come back to prayer. As Father Jozo Zovko likes to
repeat, "Don't expect peace to come from your politicians! Peace will come
through your prayer."
Jesus appeared in Medjugorje. Long ago,Vicka told me that
during the apparition on Good Friday 1982, the Madonna appeared with
Jesus. But not the way she comes every year
at Christmas, when she is radiant with joy, holding her newborn Child. On that
day, Jesus appeared as an adult. He was suffering His Passion and wearing his
Crown of thorns. His blood was flowing down His forehead, cheeks and His beard.
His face was covered with spit and mud. He was swollen from the blows He had
received during the night in the prison of Caiaphas and the cruel abuse
inflicted upon Him by Pilate's soldiers. He was wearing a red mantle all torn
"Dear children," said the Gospa. "Today I have come with my Son Jesus
in his Passion so that you may see how much He suffered for you and how much He
loves you." I asked Vicka: "Did Jesus talk to you also?" "No", she replied,
"Jesus remained silent, He said nothing. But I looked into His eyes and I saw
such tenderness there, such love, such humility that for me it was more powerful
than any words He could have said. I saw how much He suffered and at the same
time how much He loved us! You know, I will never forget the eyes of Jesus in
The visionary Marija also told the story of the apparition of Christ
in an interview on Radio Maria (Italy) last February 25th. This is her story:
"At that time we were being persecuted by the Communists. They took us to the
mental hospital which was filled with people who had mental disabilities. We
suffered a lot because they told us that we too would end up the same way as
them. We were 16 year-old children and we were afraid. When the Our Lady
appeared, we started to cry and we told her that we did not have anymore
strength to continue, we were too exhausted.
"Earlier the Gospa had warned us: we should neither eat nor drink
anything the Communists would give us. We were not to accept anything from them.
We later learned from one of them that they had tried to drug us. They had their
plan: they had said on television that we were drugged and they wanted viewers
to see that. Fortunately, the Blessed Virgin had warned us of the danger. Then
they brought us back to the Church in the village, and at night, we returned
home, exhausted. That is when the Blessed Virgin appeared to us. We told her
that we couldn't take it anymore, that we didn't deserve what they were doing to
us. To make us afraid, they said for example that Vicka's father who was working
in Germany would be arrested and put in jail as soon as he came back home, that
he would no longer be able to earn money to support his family and that his
family would die of hunger.
We told Our Lady everything they did to us, how they had arrested us,
taken us to an asylum, and how they were threatening us with having to stay
there forever and becoming insane. It was then that she showed us Jesus with a
crown of thorns, covered in wounds, bathed in blood, and she told us: "As He has
done that out of love for you and for the whole of humanity, do it for Him as
well." Jesus said nothing, he only looked at us... That night, I was unable to
sleep, it had left a very deep impression. We will never forget
5. The next live broadcast will take
place May 3 at 9:00 pm. I will talk in
French about the message given on the 2nd. The April 3rd live program is
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.
Charismatic Body of Christ Meetingevery Thursday evening starting at 7:00 p.m. at Saint Charles Borromeo Church, 178 Dexter Street, Providence, R.I. 02907- Tel-401-421-6441
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARSare also available in English and Spanish 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.
DVD of Divine Mercy Weekend with Fr. Randall, at Our Lady of LaSalette Shrine. To Obtain copy of this event call (508) 236-9068
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.
Archangel St. Raphael Holy Healing Ministry - Click on photo...
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!