Lord, Please remember me in your kingdom -- The Lord spoke to Paul in a vision. Do not be afraid, keep on speaking, and do not be silent. For I am with you (Acts 18:9).---Come Holy Spirit.
From the Desk of
Sr. Emmanuel Maillard
Medjugorje, 15 August 2016,
Assumption of the Holy
Mother of God
Dear Children of Medjugorje, Praised be Jesus and Mary!
2 August 2016, Mirjana received her monthly apparition
at the Blue Cross, in the presence of a
large crowd of young people who came for the Youth Festival. After the
apparition, she conveyed the following
"Dear children! I have come to you - among you - for you to give me your
concerns so that I may offer them to my Son; that I may intercede for you before
Him for your good. I know that each of you has his concerns, his trials.
Therefore I am inviting you in a motherly way: come to the table of my Son. He
is breaking bread for you; He is giving Himself to you; He is giving you hope;
He is asking for more faith, hope and serenity from you. He is seeking of you to
battle within against egoism, judgment and human weaknesses. Therefore, as a
mother, I am saying: pray; because prayer gives you strength for the interior
battle. My Son, when He was little, often said to me that there will be many who
will love me and call me 'mother'. Among you, I feel love. Thank you. For the
sake of that love I am imploring my Son that none of you, my children, will
return home the same as he came; that you may take with you all the more hope,
mercy and love; that you may be my apostles of love who will witness with their
lives that the Heavenly Father is the source of life and not of death. Dear
children, anew, in a motherly way I am imploring you, pray for the chosen ones
of my Son, for their blessed hands - for your shepherds - that they may preach
my Son with all the more love and in this way bring about conversions. Thank
2. The Youth
With the World Youth Day being in Poland, we expected
there to be fewer young people than there were, but we were pleasantly surprised
by their number, barely less than last year. 70 countries were represented on
the 1st day, and over 400 priests were present at the altar (instead of 500 last
year). We made a short five-minute video of the highlights available
In the Province of Herzegovina, it is common for
Franciscan priests to be moved around to different countries. With great regret we have to say goodbye to Father
Boris, who was in charge of the French-speaking pilgrims! We are pleased that
the pastor, Father Marinko Sakota, will be staying!
He has transformed the parish and he knows
how to deal with the crowds of pilgrims speaking different languages, from all
cultures and traditions. May Our Lady keep him with us for a long time!
Many people have asked us for news of
Father Jozo Zovko. He is still with the Franciscans in Zagreb, Croatia. But
during the summer, his Community asked him to restore a former monastery in
ruins on the island of Badija, the aim being to restore the monastery's former
spiritual influence. Despite his fatigue, his health is still good at the age of
75. Let us continue to pray for him! Who knows what the Lord is preparing him
for in the future?
4. The Blessed Mother constantly stresses
the need to pray as a family!
On the evening of August 12th, surrounded by many pilgrims on the
mountain, Ivan received this message: "Dear children, today I invite you once
again to persevere in prayer. Pray, dear children, and above all persevere in
praying as a family. Today I pray with you for the family. I desire holiness in
families, for there to be more holy families who pray and live the
words of my Son, as well as the messages that I give you..."
5. A major event, not
widely known... Vicka is in the Holy Land!
Over the years, Vicka has traveled 8 times to Israel, but privately,
with Italian families. Then the Mother of God made her understand that the time
had come to convey her messages to her people. So Vicka made her 9th pilgrimage
in August 2013. Charbel Maroun, a young 27-year-old Catholic Israeli Arab,
organized the trip. (In Galilee particularly, there are many Catholics born in
Israel, who speak perfect Hebrew and Arabic, and often another
In the Holy Land, there are at least 7 Catholic and Orthodox rites.
Wanting to do everything in agreement with the Authorities, both religious and
civilian, Charbel had already obtained permission from the Patriarch of
Jerusalem and all the bishops. To inform them about Medjugorje, he gave talks to
the bishops and the 40 priests involved during their annual retreat at Tiberias.
He also visited 80 Catholic parishes. The bishops were pleased and gave the
green light for Vicka to come. Charbel's team had prepared a piece of land for
the arrival of 18,000 people. The preparation alone cost 140,000 euros, and they
did not have one cent. But Providence took care of them, as is the case for all
those who "seek first the Kingdom of God and its righteousness!"
However, suddenly on August 17, two days before flying to Tel Aviv,
Vicka had to undergo surgery in Zagreb for her back, and the doctors prescribed
complete rest. When Charbel heard this news, he was overcome with shock! After
all these costly preparations, everything had collapsed. But the Gospa had her
plan: that very evening, during the apparition, she said to Vicka: "Arise and go
to my people!"
On August 19, Vicka flew to Israel. However, the civil authorities
did not authorize her to land in Tel Aviv, and the entire plane with her. It was
therefore necessary to very quickly organize another solution. The aircraft was
forced to land in Jordan. They had prepared a special car for Vicka, like a
"Pope mobile", with the flag of the Vatican. And that is how she arrived in
Nazareth. The reception was amazing! The crowd was larger than when the Pope
visited! 18,000 people. Among them was an impressive number of
The State of Israel feared a terrorist attack, so 400 Israeli
soldiers were dispatched for the protection of Vicka. As a result, all these
soldiers heard the words of Vicka and the messages of Our Lady. When Vicka
walked past their ranks, as they sought her blessing, she stopped for a long
time to bless them, 2 by 2, as usual, thus delaying the entire program... In
living memory, this was the largest Marian gathering ever seen in Israel. The
Israeli Police were amazed to witness the order and peace prevailing among the
people. They said they had not seen such a thing before.
On August 20, Our Lady appeared in the cave of Nazareth.
She told Vicka many things about the childhood of Jesus in this house and she
expressed her joy to "be back home". But she was anxious seeing the
situation of the churches in Galilee. Easy to understand why. Satan had done
everything to prevent the meeting. On the eve of this day, August 19, two
missiles fell on the northern part of Israel and destroyed many houses. The same
day, another missile fell close to Nazareth. These events generated a great deal
of fear among the Israeli soldiers who said that they would no longer be able to
protect Vicka and the crowd. The Police as a result wanted to block the meeting.
But the believers wouldn't give up, and refused to give in to fear. The meeting
was able to take place in peace.
On August 21, during the apparition in Nazareth, Syria was attacked
with chemical weapons, which resulted in 1400 deaths. This was the 1st chemical
attack since World War II. Vicka did not know about this. However, she was
surprised by an unusual occurrence during the apparition: Our Lady turned
her back, and placing herself in the direction of Syria and Lebanon, she
blessed these two countries, one after the other. Let us remember this period
where the situation was critical. We were on the verge of a third world war! It
seems that the Mother of God, through this blessing, prevented the war. A few
weeks later, on 7 September, Pope Francis issued his call for a day of prayer
When Our Lady appeared in Jerusalem, there was an incredible
deployment of security. There, after having blessed the Patriarch, the bishops,
the priests and the people, Our Lady said a single sentence: "The heart of the
Church is sick."
On August 25th, in Bethlehem, 10,000 people were waiting for Vicka to
arrive, including the Patriarch, the bishops, and a large number of priests and
nuns. The Patriarch dedicated the country to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Addressing the Blessed Mother in his homily, he said: "2000 years ago, the
people of Bethlehem did not want you. But today, we say to you: "We welcome you!
You are most welcome!" In response to this welcome, Our Lady said during the
apparition: "I will never forsake you. I am here, do not be afraid!"
In those days, the Marian movement of the Apostles of Divine Mercy
was born. The goal of its members is to represent the Virgin of Medjugorje in
the Holy Land. Today, over 3 years later, 1500 people gather each month to pray
together. Among them, there are many young people and students. Their impact is
remarkable: reformation of the faith in families, baptism of many Muslims,
Hebrew prayer groups, street evangelization, etc. In Tel Aviv they show active
charity toward the most abandoned Jews.
Vicka's coming was an act of prophetic significance, and we have not
finished seeing its fruits in the Middle East! (See
like the people of Bethlehem, we in turn say to you, "You are
most welcome in our lives! Please, help us never reject you and your motherly
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.
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!