Dear Children of Medjugorje, Praised be Jesus and Mary!
May 2, 2016, Mirjana received her monthly apparition at the Blue
Cross, in the presence of a
fairly large crowd. After the apparition, she shared the following
"Dear children! My motherly heart desires your true conversion
and a firm faith so that you may be able to spread love and peace to all those
who surround you. But, my children, do not forget: each of you is a unique world
before the Heavenly Father. Therefore, permit the continuous working of the Holy
Spirit to work on you. Be my spiritually pure children. In spirituality is
beauty. Everything that is spiritual is alive and very beautiful. Do not forget
that in the Eucharist, which is the heart of faith, my Son is always with you.
He comes to you and breaks the bread with you; because, my children, for your
sake He died, He resurrected and is coming anew. These words of mine are
familiar to you because they are the truth, and the truth does not change. It is
only that many of my children have forgotten it. My children, my words are
neither old nor new, they are eternal. Therefore, I invite you, my children, to
observe well the signs of the times, to 'gather the shattered crosses' and to be
apostles of the revelation. Thank
Many people have asked us about the meaning of this sentence:
"Therefore, I invite you, my children, to observe well the signs of
the times, to 'gather the shattered crosses' and to be apostles of the
Revelation." Mirjana asked that the phrase "gather the shattered
crosses" be put in quotation marks; this means that the Blessed Moher is
referring to something which is already known. An explanation can be found in
the messages Bruno Cornacchiola received in 1947 at The Three Fountains, in the
outskirts of Rome, where St Paul was beheaded.
A brief flashback is required
here: Bruno, who fiercely opposed the Catholic Church, devised a plan to kill
Pope Pius XII by stabbing him. On the eve of the crime, Saturday April 12, 1947,
he was with his family at The Three Fountains, where his children were playing
near a cave. He was working on his book which spoke against "The
Immaculate". When the time came to go home,
his youngest daughter remained in the cave, so Bruno said to his son, "Go fetch
your sister!" He went, but didn't come back. Bruno then sent his other son, but
he didn't come back either. Bruno, who was angry, went himself and found all
three of his children on their knees, hands joined in prayer and their eyes in
ecstasy. They remained deaf to their father's call.
Bruno was then thrust to the ground on
his knees, against his will. When he raised his eyes, Our Lady was there,
looking at him. She told him:
"I am she who is in the Divine
Trinity. I am the Virgin of Revelation. You have persecuted me, now it is
enough! Come back to the holy flock which is the Celestial Court on earth. God's
promise is unchangeable and will remain
so. The nine First Fridays in
honor of the Sacred Heart, which your faithful wife persuaded you to observe
before you walked down the road of lies, has saved you."
Bruno shared how the Blessed Mother made a gesture with her right
arm, pointing at the ground with her index finger. Lying there at her feet, he
saw a shattered cross, a piece of black cloth and a cassock.
The cassock thrown to the ground represents the
abandonment of the priesthood by so many priests. She said, "this is a sign that
my sons will leave their habits.... You, be strong in the faith!" (The "sons"
Mary speaks about here are the members of the clergy). The broken
cross, near the cassock, represents the martyrdom of priests who remain
faithful to Christ in the persecution.The black
fabric symbolizes that the Church will become a widow, left to the
mercy of the world. Our Lady said to Bruno, "The Church will be
Then the Virgin Mary revealed to Bruno what
was going to happen, especially the defection of so many priests, and how much
he should love and serve the Church despite all that was happening. She added that, "even when priests are in an infernal whirlwind", said
Mary, "they are dear to me. They will be trampled upon and
Bruno converted on the spot. He even became a fervent apostle and a
great defender of the Church until his death in June 2001. (His cause for
Beatification has been opened in Rome). During all those years, he received
words from Our Lady, especially through dreams, like St. John Bosco. These
messages are prophetic, they concern the near and distant future of the Church,
and the internal tragedies the Church is experiencing, (See PS
Why is Our Lady telling us today about the shattered crosses we need
to gather? It looks like she is flashing a warning light to us, who desire to
serve Christ and His Church, amidst the great confusion and deep pain in this
spiritual battle. Our world is swimming in murky waters. It is no longer just a
single shattered Cross (that of 1947) but many shattered crosses (those of
2016)! Mary is expressing to us her immense pain at the defection of so many
Christians, priests and lay people, the betrayals within the very heart of the
Church herself and the widespread apostasy of our time.
Mary revealed to Bruno the name by which she wants to be invoked in
this place: "I am the Virgin of the Revelation". She held in her hands a little
book: the Apocalypse of Saint John, also known as "The Book of
Revelation". The Virgin of the Revelation
invites us today to be the "apostles of the Revelation"!
She clearly indicates the characteristics of
these apostles who will remain loyal in the midst of tribulation. "They do not
complain, they keep quiet and they do not rebel." Didn't she herself experience
these characteristics during her earthly life?
The Book of Revelation is a partly sealed sacred text. It announces
the fate of humanity and the victory of God over the Dragon and the Beast, after
a terrible fight. How can we not open our eyes and see that indeed, today as
never before, the fight against the Beast is violent and decisive? Satan knows
that his days are numbered, and he is playing his last few cards with the
energy of desperation. Does Our Lady want to tell us that we are in a key
moment, a significant turning point in the life of the Church? A time when the
realization of the Apocalypse is near and when everyone will have to take a
stand, to be with Christ or against Christ? I believe so, because in her
messages she never alluded to another apparition, (apart in August 25, 1991 when
she referred to her apparition in Fatima). Why, this month, is she bringing up
the key points of her apparition at Three Fountains?
On this occasion, it is important for us all to re-read the Book of
Revelation, especially chapter 12, where "The Woman" (Mary!) is present. She
said to Bruno: "Before I withdraw, I say this to you: The Revelation is the Word
of God and this Revelation talks about me. This is why I took this title, the
Virgin of the Revelation." (Let me point out that it is the only Book of the
Bible where a Beatitude is offered: "Blessed is he who reads these prophetic
words." Rev. 1:3)
It is also important to realize during a heart to heart fervent
prayer, how much Our Lady is expecting us to make reparation for all the
offenses against Jesus in the Eucharist and the Priesthood that He entrusted to
men. "My Immaculate heart bleeds," she said on April 25. She is not asking us to
"gather the broken Crosses" in order to criticize and make negative comments
against certain priests and prelates, or to become discouraged. No, she is
inviting us to do everything in our power to help them and to support them
through our prayers and sacrifices. What a consolation we can bring her by
uniting our hearts to her broken heart! Yes, her heart is bleeding, but it is
also confident in the final victory and in her triumph that is drawing closer
That is why she is seeking souls that are willing to be at one with
The wife of
Bruno Cornacchiola, Jolanda, is
an admirable example that will be a path to Holiness for many spouses
experiencing hardship in their marriage. Despite Bruno's repeated betrayals
prior to his conversion, Jolanda remained faithful to him, fervently praying, to
the point that Our Lady herself praised her! "God's promises are and will remain
unchanged" she said to Bruno. "The Nine first Fridays in honor of the Sacred
your faithful wife persuaded you to observe before you walked down the road of
lies, has saved you!"
Isn't this beautiful? This simple devotion saved Bruno from perdition! (See PS3)
The Blessed Mother never experienced this type of problem with her husband
Joseph, thank God! But she came to the defense of Jolanda, asserting to Bruno
that she had remained faithful to him and had never committed the sins of which
he accused her. In fact he would beat her, probably unloading on her the remorse
for his own infidelities, until the night that preceded the apparition. (One
could suggest to the Holy See to beatify Jolanda at the same time as her
Our Lady continues saying, "The Ave Maria's that you pray with faith and love
are like many golden arrows that reach out to the Heart of
Dearest Gospa, please help us
open our eyes and our hearts to the signs of the times, grant us the grace to
follow in your footsteps and be a joy and a consolation for your Son
Sister Emmanuel +
(Translated from French)
P.S. 1. In China, my friend Father Joseph Zhang, the
administrator of the Diocese of Zhaoxian wrote a beautiful letter to you, the
Children of Medjugorje, especially addressing those who sent help for
seminarians. Read it here:
P.S. 2. For those who read Italian, see Saverio Gaeta's book:
"Il Veggente, il segreto delle Tre Fontane", Salani Editore.
P.S. 3. At Paray-le-Monial
(France), in 1675, Christ gave Saint Marguerite-Marie Alacoque 12 promises for
those who venerate his Sacred Heart especially during 9 first Fridays of 9
consecutive months. These are as follows:
I will give them all the graces necessary for their
state of life.
I will establish peace in their families.
I will console them in all their troubles.
They shall find in My Heart an assured refuge
during life and especially at the hour of death.
I will pour abundant blessings on all their
Sinners shall find in My Heart the source of an
infinite ocean of mercy.
Lukewarm souls shall become fervent.
Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great
I will bless the homes where an image of My Heart
shall be exposed and honored.
I will give to priests the power of touching the
most hardened hearts.
Those who propagate this devotion shall have their
names written in My Heart, never to be removed.
The all-powerful love of my Heart will grant to all
those who shall receive Holy Communion on the First Friday of 9 consecutive
months the grace of final repentance; they shall not die under my displeasure,
nor without receiving their Sacraments; my Heart shall be their assured refuge
at that last hour.
Conditions. In order to be worthy
of these promises, it is necessary to:
1. To receive Communion in the state of grace: If
you are in mortal sin, then confession is required.
2. Devotion must be continued for nine consecutive
months. For those who leave out even one communion must start over.
3. The pious practice can begin on the first Friday
of every month.
P.S. 4. Please, can you pray that
we may find a good English-French translator? Contact email@example.com
5. Please, also, think
of sending to a young person to
the Youth Festival in Medjugorje, from August 1 to 6! They will come back
6. Write a letter to your Blessed Mother! She will answer
you during prayer! Mail it to "Queen of Peace", BP 2157, F-06103 Nice cedex,
France. We will deliver it to a visionary.
P.S. 7. Sister Emmanuel's
Newsletter can be received in many languages!
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.
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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
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