Jim Caviezel: „I am sure that movie Passion would have never been released if it wasn't for Medjugorje“
Jim Caviezel, actor from Holllywood, spent some time in Medjugorje this summer and also paid a visit to radio Mir Medjugorje. He became a world wide famous person after he played leading role in Mel Gibson's movie Passion. He said that if he had not received Medjugorje experiences prior to the movie, he would have never accepted that role, since it was in a Medjugorje that he experienced completely new dimension of the faith. He also announced filming of movie Resurrection and invited faithful and priests to pray for that intention.
„Međugorje is a place of hope for me. Everyone who comes here can have that profound encounter with Heaven. I found out about Medjugorje while I was in Ireland during making of movie „The Count of Monte Cristo“. We had major problems with the script and I could feel something bad was going to happen. When you are a part of movie world, the whole career can go downhill if you happen to have only one bad movie. At the same time, my wife was in Medjugorje on her first pilgrimage there. When we spoke on the phone, I could hear a change in her voice. She told me that visionary Ivan Dragićević was going to come to Ireland. I had a free day and I was able to come for one apparition. I stood at the very back of the packed church and I did not really understand what was happening. I was in the section where disabled persons were. When the moment of apparitions began, I was sitting while people who were in wheelchairs were trying to kneel down. I was moved by that, as I did not feel like doing something similar.
The apparition was finished and Ivan looked at me, came close to me and in poor English said that he wished to see me on following Sunday for the apparition. I really did not know if that would be possible or not, as my schedule was really full. However, I went to the home of one man who was bringing groups from Ireland to Medjugorje.
We became friends and Ivan was there also. I believed in the apparitions in Lourdes and Fatima, but as if I did not believe in the apparitions in Medjugorje. Everything was strange to me. In the moment when the apparition began, I looked at Ivan's face. I could see smile and gaze of ecstasy. I looked at him as actor and I thought myself that he really needed to be great actor to play out those impressions. I started to question that and to question Gospa too. I said - You need to tell me what is this, is this the truth or not, is he faking this or not! I prayed, I prayed that She would do a miracle in the movie we were making. I need your help, I said. Suddenly, it was as if I could feel a smile on my soul. It was as if the part of Heaven touched me. Tears were falling down my face. I became aware how many times I threw God out of my life.
Ivan said how Gospa was there to bring me to Her Son. That is how I continued to film movie and we went to Malta. Movie director was agnostic and he had his personal doubts about the faith. We were filming in one huge castle full of paintings and art work and none of those images did not have any connection to religion. My character in the movie was to decide whether he would follow the love of his life. Then, among many such paintings they needed to decide which paining is going to be on the ceiling during shooting of that scene. Somehow we continued filming in a room that used to be room for a child and Our Lady's image was on the ceiling. Director, who knew that was Our Lady, but did not know meaning of Her, brought that painting on the set. The painting was put up and the scene with it was miraculously filmed at that time.
For me, that was a sign that Our Lady was there and that She was watching over this project. At the end of filming, I told my wife that I wanted to go to Medjugorje straight afterwards. I felt that something huge was going to happen. Soon, I had a phone call from Mel Gibson. He told me that he wanted me to play Jesus in his new movie, and that most likely, if I accept, I would not have any more business in this movie city. He also told me that he did not want to be responsible for the breakdown of my movie career“, said Jim and added that movie Passion even after 15 years is one of the most popular movies ever.
When asked about messages of Gospa, this American actor said: „When I read one Gospa's message, I immediately recognise the voice of my Shepherd and my Mother who speak to me. The gift we have when we read Our Lady's messages is more than anything else we can perceive or imagine in this world. We have a gift that God speaks to us now, but many people reject that. I am sure that movie Passion would have never been filmed if it wasn't for Medjugorje. This world would have been a wrack without Gospa and Her apparitions. This is a blessed time, we live in the time of many graces and hope. Prior to my meeting with Ivan and Medjugorje, I did not have anything I could give. Now, I have something thanks to Medjugorje. Huge responsibility lies on each one of us, however you who live here have much bigger responsibility since you can receive so many spiritual blessings and joys.
It is not difficult for me to live my faith. I know now well in which direction the future is heading. I do not place my beliefs or trust on material things, as I know soon all will be taken away from me. Indeed, it was much harder while I was spiritually empty. Back then, my life was completely turned to meaninglessness.“ http://www.medjugorje.hr/en/
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
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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!