Part of Cardinal Schoborn's Talk at Saint James Church in Medjugorje.

Cardinal Schönborn speaks in Medjugorje On December 30, 2009, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna and a member of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, gave a powerful, lengthy talk at St. James Church in Medjugorje.Schönborn's talk revolved around the theme of God's mercy, and he did not hesitate to praise Medjugorje.
His first words as he stepped to the podium were "Hvaljen Isus i Marija," a Croatian phrase that means "Praised be Jesus and Mary." This is a common greeting among the visionaries and Medjugorje villagers. The Cardinal repeated it several times and urged the crowd to repeat it with him.He went on to say "When you look at a place like Medjugorje, you can see a superpower of mercy. Many merciful deeds were born here or they were supported here."During one poignant moment of his talk, Cardinal Schonborn urged the crowd to stand and join him in singing the well-known Medjugorje song Gospa Majka Moja. He smiled warmly as he sang along.Delving further into the topic of mercy, Cardinal Schönborn said, "What a deep feeling of compassion there is in Jesus. Many deeds of mercy in the Church were born exactly in this way, like Mother Teresa, who couldn't accept people dying in the street. Or Mother Elvira, here in Medjugorje, the founder of Cenacalo Community rehab center: she couldn't stand to see young people on drugs, destroying their lives with drugs. What is this deep, profound emotion that we call compassion?"While concluding his talk in Medjugorje, Cardinal Schönborn said, "I believe that many experiences in the Church demonstrate something that is impossible from a human point of view."Cardinal Schönborn has been in Medjugorje since December 28. He will celebrate New Year's Eve Mass at St. James Church. The visit and implied endorsement from such a prominent Vatican cardinal is seen by many as a very positive indication of the Church's stance on the apparitions.While some had expected Cardinal Schönborn's visit to Medjugorje to be private, he has instead surprised the town by being very visible. He has spent his time concelebrating Mass at St. James Church, climbing Apparition Hill with visionary Marija Lunetti, hearing confessions, praying in silence at Adoration, and, perhaps most notably, giving his talk today in the parish church with the Franciscan friars at his side. source: medjugorje-online.com

Cardinal Schonborn's Talk

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cardinal Schönborn’s talk
Here are the ‘live’ tramsmissions of Cardinal Schonborn’s talk at St James church this afternoon .The talk was in Italian, translated into Croatian. Can anyone out there provide an English transcript?

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Cardinal Schönborn talk, part 1
Cardinal Schönborn talk, part 2
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Medjugorje: Questions to Mirjana

Q: What does Our Lady says about the division in families? (question not completely audible)

I believe that Our Lady doesn’t have to talk about it because if you keep the vow before God…Here, when we get married in the church, we put our right hand on the Cross so that God may help me, so there’s no divorce. If its good, then thanks be to God. If not, then just take your cross. Because you cannot be only partially Catholic. You are or you are not. Saddest thing is we Catholics try to justify things that cannot be justified. We are or we are not. We follow Jesus or we do not follow him.
Q: So divorce is not acceptable?
Of course. Husband can leave wife and wife can leave husband but she is his wife and he is her husband. If my husband for example leaves me, I would not be able to look for another husband because he is my husband before God. What God binds once, only He can separate. I cannot force my husband to be with me but even if he leaves, he still remains my husband.
Q: And annulment?
Pointing to a row of priests Mirjjana says, Here is the priests! (laughter). I am not planning to divorce, that’s why I am not interested in annulments. I know that if you did not tell about some illness you may have or if you do not want to have children, it could be an excuse. Then church will give you an annulment, if that’s the case, as far as I’ve heard but I never questioned too much about it.
Q: This question concerned a marriage partner being an unbeliever. The actual question although just audible was posed by someone whose English was not clear.
I think you forgot, I am just a visionary. Its usually like (this) that husband is unbeliever. That is why God put her husband in her way, so he is her responsibility. She needs to help him to come to know God and God’s love, not through criticising, judging or forcing but simply through her love, her example, and her prayer. That is the only way.
Q: What can you do to help people who live different lifestyles to change their lives?
I would just pray for them. I put them in God’s hands and I pray for them because I feel sorry for them, because they simply go against the nature, and nature was created by God, so that it means you go against God. Mirjana said in English “ everything what you are doing with your heart will help. It’s important that you doing with your heart”. Its beautiful that you are worried for them so much. That means that you love your neighbour and I’m glad that there is no judgements in your words, only love. And that is what Our Lady desires from us, not to judge but to love them and to pray for them.


Our Lady's Medjugorje Message to Marija

Dear children! On this joyful day, I bring all of you before my Son, the King of Peace, that he may give you his peace and blessing. Little children, in love share that peace and blessing with others. Thank you for having responded to my call. December 25, 2009

Medjugorje: Our Lady's annual message to Jakov

Dear children!
All of this time in which God in a special way permits me to be with you, I desire to lead you on the way that leads to Jesus and to your salvation.
My little children, you can find salvation only in God and therefore, especially on this day of grace with little Jesus in my arms, I call you to permit Jesus to be born in your hearts. Only with Jesus in your heart can you set out on the way of salvation and eternal life. Thank you for having responded to my call. December 25, 2009

Dear Friends

Dear friends,

May God bless you with hope and peace with the miracle of Christmas,
and fill your heart with love and joy during this Christmas season.

May the joy of the season stay in your heart and bring you a year of happiness.

I wish you and your family a very blessed Christmas and a prosperous and peaceful New Year. Ed Sousa


Doubt and do Without.

DOUBT AND DO WITHOUT" Now you will be mute — unable to speak — until the day these things take place, because you have not trusted my words." —Luke 1:20

We see many people who are spiritually deaf and dumb. The Lord has repeatedly proclaimed His love for them and warned them, but still they waltz into Christmas as if there were no Christ, no sin, no salvation, no meaning to life, and no eternal life. These people are spiritually deaf. Many others, even Christians, are spiritually dumb.

They can talk about anything but Jesus. Christ is the only One given the "silent treatment" at Christmas, although Christmas is intended to celebrate His birthday. Although it's rather easy to recognize spiritual deafness and dumbness in others, people may be noticing it in us.

To be freed from this condition, we must find the cause of it. Possibly the cause of our spiritual deafness and dumbness is the same as the cause of Zechariah's physical deafness and dumbness. Because Zechariah doubted the angel's message, he was struck deaf and dumb (Lk 1:18ff). He was healed when he showed faith in the angel's message by naming his child John (Lk 1:63-64).
Have we succumbed to temptations to doubt? Have we let ourselves be infected by the skepticism of our secular culture? Is doubt the cause of our unwillingness to hear God and our inability to speak up for Him? Repent of doubt and watch what other areas of your life are transformed. Father, may I not persist in my "unbelief, but believe" (Jn 20:27).


Excerpt: Nancy Pelosi Thanks God for Abortion Funds.

Nancy Pelosi: "Thank God" Senate Bill Funds Abortions, Says House Can Pass Bill
by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com Editor December 17, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) --

In yet another comment that will draw guffaws from pro-life advocates, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is thankful to God that the Senate bill include massive abortion funding.
Pelosi also claims she has enough votes to pass a pro-abortion health care bill in the House, though that is disputed.
Comment: Nancy Pelosi " who calls herself a Catholic " thanks God for abortion funds to abort God's children. God is not pro-death, he is pro-life. The Lord is the giver of life. eas



A multitude of pilgrims journey to Medjugorje to open their hearts to Our Lady, surrendering to Her all their problems and difficulties so that they may grow closer to Her Son Jesus. This pilgrim, after climbing Apparition Mountain, spent time in quiet prayer and reflection, opening Her heart to receive the gift of God’s peace.

Mary said to appear again in Cairo, Egypt


Are you He, the one who is to come

"'Are You "He Who is to come" or are we to expect someone else ?

When the men came to Him they said, 'John the Baptizer sends us to You with this question: Are You "He Who is to come?" ' " —Luke 7:19-20

Christmas means not just recalling Christ's first coming and preparing for His second coming. It also means receiving a new coming of Christ into our lives. Many of us have already asked Jesus to come into our hearts and be Lord of our lives. We have also experienced other comings of Christ, but this Christmas the Lord will come again to us in a personal and new way. However, it can be difficult to recognize Christ's coming. At His first coming, Jesus came in the womb of a teenage girl from Nazareth and hardly anyone recognized Him.

Jesus often comes to us in the poor, hungry, ill, or imprisoned. Even so, we may not recognize Him and later ask Him: "When did we see You hungry or thirsty or away from home or naked or ill or in prison?"

John the Baptizer's disciples weren't sure whether Jesus' coming was the coming of the Messiah, so "John sent them to ask the Lord, 'Are You "He Who is to come" or are we to expect someone else?' "
Jesus responded: "The blind recover their sight, cripples walk, lepers are cured, the deaf hear, dead men are raised to life, and the poor have the good news preached to them. Blest is that man who finds no stumbling block in Me" (Lk 7:22-23). Jesus' Christmas coming will either result in our receiving Jesus' love in even greater ways or stumbling over Someone we don't even notice. Don't stumble.

Mirjana, What does Our Lady say about the end times?

November 4, 2009
Question: Mirjana, What does Our Lady say about the end times?

Well, the one who dies tomorrow, for that person the end of the world will happen tomorrow. That person will encounter God tomorrow. So it is not important to talk about it at all. It is important to talk about ourselves, to think of myself. What is my soul like? Is it ready to encounter God now, this very moment?

I would like to recommend to you do not talk about chastisements, because Our Lady came in Medjugorje to help us and not to destroy us. What She said is, “What I started in Fatima, I will finish in Medjugorje. My heart will triumph.” If our Heavenly Mother’s heart will triumph, what to fear?


Not A Baby

Shades of George Orwell’s 1984 and Newspeak! Among the truths of Newspeak were:
We can now add to that:

Mary, A voice crying in the dessert.

Today in our time,- Our Lady like John the Baptist is the voice of one Crying in the Dessert. We need to listen and pay attention to what she is saying to us. She comes to lead us to her son Jesus. Your heavenly mother wishes to speak to you. Please listen to her words.
Come Holy Spirit, Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary your well beloved spouse.


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Our Lady's Message given to Ivan

Given yesterday in Podbrdo to Ivan on December 8, 2009- Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary.

My dear children, my little children! Even today the Mother loves you with her motherly love and desire, dear children, that in this time of grace, open your hearts so that the light of my Son, the light of the birth of my son come into your heart, enlighten your hearts, your souls and make them happy. I call you especially, dear children, pray for the families, pray for holiness in the family in this time. Even today, dear children, I want to say thank you because you welcomed me, you have accepted my messages and live my messages.


The Hour of Grace


Day and time of the Hour of Grace - December 8th Feast of the Immaculate Conception- to begin at 12 noon and to continue until 1 pm (one full hour of prayer)- During this hour the person making the 'Hour of Grace' either at home or in the Church must put away all distractions. (Do not answer the telephone, or answer any doors, or do anything but totally concentrate on your union with God during this Special H our of Grace).- Begin the Hour of Grace by praying three times the 51st Psalm with outstretched arms- The remainder of the Hour of Grace may be spent in silent prayer before God meditating upon the Passion of Jesus, praying the Holy Rosary, praising God in your own way or by using favorite prayers, singing hymns, meditating upon other Psalms, etc. You can read more about the Hour of Grace HERE
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Pope John Paul Prayed for Our Lady to Come to Earth

The Pope Prayed for Our Lady to Come to Earth...

In a recent question-and-answer session with English-speaking pilgrims at Medjugorje (October 3), the visionary Mirjana revealed that the late Pope John Paul II had prayed to the Blessed Virgin, asking Her to come on earth once more to assist him against the threat of communism. Two months later, She appeared in Medjugorje!

This was revealed in a response given by the visionary Mirjana to a question, asking if she ,or any of the other visionaries, had ever met with the Holy Father.
“I was in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican with all the other pilgrims. I was with an Italian priest. The Pope (John Paul II) was walking by, and he was blessing. He blessed me and just passed by. The priest with me said, ‘Holy Father, this is Mirjana from Medjugorje,’ and he came back and blessed me again. Then he left. And I said to priest, ’Most likely he thought I just need a double blessing!’
“In the afternoon, we received a note to go to Castel Gondolfo, close to Rome, the next day. And myself and the Pope were alone together, and among other things, he said to me, ‘I know everything, I have been following everything. Ask pilgrims to pray for my intentions. Take care of Medjugorje, because Medjugorje is the hope for the entire world.’
“A priest told me that, from the very beginning, the Pope was very fond of Medjugorje, because two months before the apparitions in Medjugorje started, he was praying to Our Lady to come again on earth. He said, ‘I cannot do it all alone because Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Poland, etc., are all communist. I cannot do it on my own. I need you.’ And later he heard that in Yugoslavia, a communist country, in a little village (Medjugorje), Our Lady appeared and he said, ‘That is the response to my prayers.’ ” source-Spirit of Medjugorje
The Medjugorje Message


Our Lady's message to Mirjana of December 2, 2009

At this time of preparation and joyful expectation I, as a mother, desire to point you to what is the most important, to your soul. Can my Son be born in it? Is it cleansed by love from lies, arrogance, hatred and malice? Above all else does your soul love God as your Father and does it love your fellow brother in Christ? I am pointing you to the way which will raise your soul to a complete union with my Son. I desire for my Son to be born in you. What a joy that would be for me as mother. Thank you. December 2, 2009


Medjugorje: Colleen Willard's Miracle Testimony

Colleen Willard's Miracle Testimonial

For those who doubt the authenticity of Medjugorje-Just view this: http://en.gloria.tv/?media=39412.
Colleen Willard was miraculously healed of a number of serious physical ailments after being prayed over by the visionary Vicka in Medjugorje. Colleen says that her suffering was the best thing that ever happened to her because it drew her closer to Jesus on the cross.