Dear Children of Medjugorje, Praised be Jesus and Mary!
2 November, All Souls Day, Mirjana received her monthly
apparition at the Blue Cross in the presence of a large crowd that had also come
to Medjugorje for All Saints' Day. After the apparition, she delivered Our
"Dear children, to come to you and to
make myself known to you is a great joy for my motherly heart. It is a gift from
my Son for you and for others who are coming. As a mother I am calling you: love
my Son above everything. In order to love Him with all your heart, you need to
come to know Him. You will come to know Him through prayer. Pray with the heart
and with your feelings. To pray means to think of His love and sacrifice. To
pray means to love, to give, to suffer and to offer. I am calling you, my
children, to be apostles of prayer and love. My children, it is a time of
vigilance. In this vigil I am calling you to prayer, love and trust. As my Son
will be looking in your hearts, my motherly heart desires for Him to see
unconditional trust and love in them. The united love of my apostles will live,
will conquer and will expose evil. My children, I was a chalice of the God-man;
I was God's instrument. That is why I am calling you, my apostles, to be a
chalice of the true and pure love of my Son. I am calling you to be an
instrument through which all those who have not come to know the love of God -
who have never loved - may comprehend, accept and be saved. Thank you, my
While the Gospa was leaving, Mirjana saw a
For the first time in 35 years of apparitions, the
Blessed Mother told us that she is "the chalice of the God-man,"
and today, she invites us also to become chalices. Many wonder what she means by
this! We need to pray very deeply to understand this invitation because it must
be considered as a revelation on the part of our Heavenly Mother. She clearly
wants to lead us on a path which we do not expect.
There is no Mass without a chalice. During the Offertory the wine is
poured into the chalice. At the consecration and therefore the
transubstantiation, the wine is changed into blood through the words of the
priest who, at that moment, is another Christ (persona Christi). "This
is my Blood", he says, "shed for you and for all for the forgiveness of sins."
The chalice becomes the receptacle of the Blood of Jesus which will be offered
to the Father.A chalice is therefore a sacred vessel that is
strictly reserved for the celebration of the Mass, and it is sacred specifically
because of its divine content.
From the moment of the Anunciation, Mary became the living tabernacle
of the God-man during the 9 months she was carrying Jesus in her womb. But not
only in her womb; she bore Him in her entire being! The special union of hearts
and soul between the God-Child and His Mother was such that Mary resonated with
everything her Son was going through inside her womb, in particular His
mad love for humanity which already poured from His Divine Heart
like a river. And after the birth of her Child, she continued to bear Him with
The chalice is the place of overflowing love. In fact,
when the Jews perform the Kiddush, in other words the blessing of bread and wine
during the Shabbat meal, they pour the wine into the cup until it's overflowing,
as a sign of the superabundance of God's gifts to man.
In the Gospel, Luke 22: 42, the chalice is also what
Jesus sees coming to Him when He prays for us in the Garden of Gethsemane. That
chalice is a chalice of great suffering. Jesus even says, "Father, if it be
possible, let this cup pass from me!" Always adding, however, "Yet not as I
will, but as You will."
looking for watchmen!
In this message, let us not forget the above: "My children", Mary told us.
"This is a time of vigilance. In this vigil, I call you to pray, to love and to
Now, a vigil is a period of waiting, where we are poised for what comes
next. We prepare ourselves. It is a time where we increase our vigilance,
because something very important is going to follow soon. It is also a way of
not being surprised by the enemy, should he attack us. So we are like the
watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem (IS 62:6-7) that Our Lady saw repeatedly at
their stations during her pilgrimages in the Holy City.
The Gospa is preparing us through her messages, without saying clearly what
awaits us. She does not need to tell us, because if we are prepared through her
care, that is enough. But she specifies that, when her Son will look into our
hearts, "her motherly heart would like Him to see in them an unconditional trust
"Will look" ?
Why did she suddenly use the future tense when in fact Jesus is constantly
looking into our hearts? It is because she sees the future! She wants to
reassure us: Jesus will be there, He will look at us, He will not abandon us, we
have nothing to fear.That is why, more than ever, we are invited to give
ourselves over to unconditional trust and love. I believe that we must learn
this message by heart.
Let us ask for the grace to become, as Mary did, a living chalice in which
Jesus can pour out his love until it is overflowing! A purified chalice
containing the divine Blood and enabling this Blood to be lifted up to the
Father for the Eucharistic offering. This chalice is offered to some who may be
called to martyrdom, enabling them to participate in a special way in the
offering of Jesus to the Father for the forgiveness of sins and the salvation of
James and John asked Jesus to sit with Him at His right and His left side
in His glory. They actually dared to do that! But Jesus answered them by saying,
"You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup I am going to
drink?" (MT 20:22)
It was the most effective way to answer their request, but not at all as
they themselves would have wanted or expected. You do not obtain a seat in the
glory of God by a wave of a magic wand, but rather by identifying with Christ in
his death and resurrection.
Sharing the chalice of Jesus and becoming a chalice ourselves, like Mary,
enables us to extend salvation much further, especially to those who do not yet
know the love of God or to those who refuse it. Then, as disciples intimately
united with Jesus, following Mary's example, we see our Christian life becoming
a continual mass celebrated with joy in this world that is struggling in great
4. November is the month
where we think of those who have left this world before
Since we live 10 minutes away from Komarica cemetery (where Fr.
Slavko is buried), near the church, I often go there to pray for 9
days in a row, asking the poor souls for a few specific favors. I
always find that they intercede in a very powerful way! Besides, Our Lady told
Vicka and Jakov, when they visited Purgatory with her: "When you pray for the
souls in purgatory, you are enabling them to become intercessors who, in turn,
will help you in your life, especially to not get attached to earthly things..."
In her Diary, Saint Faustina tells the following:
"Before All Souls' Day, I went to the cemetery at dusk. Although it was locked,
I managed to open the gate a bit and said, 'If you need something, my dear
little souls, I will be glad to help you, to the extent that the rule permits
me.' I then heard these words, 'Do the will of God; we are happy in the measure
that we have fulfilled God's will.'
Later on, these souls came and asked me to pray for
them, and I did pray very much for them. In the evening, when the procession
was returning from the cemetery, I saw a great multitude of souls walking with
us into the chapel and praying with us. "(Diary
5. Here is a good prayer for
obtaining from Jesus the grace of a good
O divine Heart of Jesus, grant me the grace to always live according
to your will, both in the most beautiful, joyous and important hours in my life,
and in difficult times. Grant me to be always ready
for the last hour. Give me the courage to give everything for your love,
including my life if necessary.O Jesus, by your holy and painful
Passion, please grant that the hour of my death will find me awake as a loyal
servant, a true penitent after a good confession and graced with the last
rites.O Lord, do not forsake me in my last struggle on earth, when
I have to fight against Satan who may be in a fury. May your holy Mother and
Mother of Mercy, St. Michael and the angels assist me and protect me against any
temptation at the moment when I will have to let go of this world. May they then
comfort me and fortify me in the midst of torments.Grant me, Lord,
in that hour, a living faith, a firm trust, an ardent love and much
patience. Grant that I may be fully aware and give myself over into your hands
and abandon myself like a small child in your holy peace.In your
infinite goodness and your great mercy, O Jesus, remember me!
note! The next Live
Broadcast will be held on December 3rd, at 9 PM (BiH Time). I will talk about the message of the 2nd in
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!