Images of Our Lady Miraculously Spared by Hurricane Sandy

Dear Family of Mary!

(c)Sue Kathman 2008

October 31, 2012

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Today I call you to pray for my intentions. Renew fasting and prayer because Satan is cunning and attracts many hearts to sin and perdition. I call you, little children, to holiness and to live in grace. Adore my Son so that He may fill you with His peace and love for which you yearn. Thank you for having responded to my call." (October 25, 2012)

Renew fasting! Today is a fast day, according to Our Lady's desires in Medjugorje! She asks us to fast on Wednesday's and Friday's. So today, let's renew fasting! Let's honestly approach Our Lord, and in His presence, ask to receive the grace to fast, the grace to enter into the spirit of fasting, the call of love!

Fr. Slavko wrote a beautiful prayer for fast days, found in his book Be Similar to My Heart:

Father in Heaven, today I decide to fast. In doing so, I do not despise Your creatures. I do not renounce them; I only want to rediscover their value. I decide for fasting because Your prophets used to fast, because Jesus Christ fasted and so did His apostles and disciples. I especially decide for fasting because Your servant Mary, fasted too.

Father, I present this day of fasting to You. Through fasting I want to listen to and live Your word more. I want, during this day, to learn to be turned more toward You, in spite of the things that surround me.

I present this fast for PEACE IN THE WORLD. I pray to You for all those who are in conflict because they have become blind through what they possess. Father, open our eyes, through fasting, to what You give us, to what we have! I am also sorry for the blindness that has taken hold of my senses so that I do not give thanks for the goods I have.

Through this fast cleanse me of all bad habits and calm my passions, and let the virtues increase in me! Let the depth of my soul open to Your grace through this fast so that it may totally affect and cleanse me!

Mother Mary, pray for me! Let every evil and Satan's temptations keep away from me today through your intercession and through the power of Your protection! Teach me, Mary, to fast and to pray that day after day I may become increasingly similar to You and Your Son, Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit! Amen. (Fr. Slavko Barbaric, O.F.M. Be Similar to My Heart. p. 33-34)

May our fasts be filled with grace today!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2012

The path to Podbrdo

(c)Sue Kathman 2008
The path to Podbrdo


Our Lady Invites us to Return to God

“Mary is inviting us through her messages to return to God”

date: 29.10.2012.
Pilgrims from all over the world are still in Medjugorje. The Information Office has registered groups of pilgrims from Ireland, the United States, Germany, Italy, Austria, France, Slovenia, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, Brazil, Romania and Croatia. We met Jelica Bikfa from Velika Gorica, town in Croatia, who has been bringing groups of pilgrims from 2001.

 This is her 107th trip with pilgrims. Her hundredth group was in October last year and she said it was her golden pilgrimage. “Mary gathered beautiful people and love and communion was present among us from the very beginning. What I have felt the first time, I’ve been experiencing that every single time and I always return home filled with joy and peace. I encourage pilgrims to go to Medjugorje at least once a year because one indeed receives spiritual strength here and our faith is growing even more.

 God is present here in a very special way. This is a place of prayer where pilgrims from all over the world come to seek for God. Many have felt special grace here and they have experienced conversion here.

 Mary is inviting us through her messages to return to God. She invites us to conversion and to live Gospel. She is asking us to do what her Son asks of us”, said Jelica and added how there are many wonderful and encouraging testimonies of people who have come to Medjugorje in these years with her.
source-medjugorje official

Hurricane Sandy, Statue of Our Lady Untouched

  Amid storm, fire rubble in Queens, the Blessed Mother
Frank Franklin Ii/Associated Press



God, our Father,
Eternal and Omnipotent,
Creator and Lord of the Universe,
you have set the earth on its foundation
and all elements of nature obey your command. You give food to all flesh,
cover the heavens with clouds,
and provide rain to the earth

We humbly beseech you
Lord, Most High,
to keep us safe from all dangers
and to calm all the storms of life that threaten us:
especially the attack of whirlwinds and tornadoes,
the calamity and destruction of hurricanes,
the din and damage of hail storms,
the striking of thunderbolts and lightning,
and the devastation of floods and tidal waves.

May we be secure in your loving protection,
seek your Will in all our experiences,
and serve you always with grateful hearts.
We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.


Our Blessed Mother's Children--Time to Get Ready Now


"I want to see." -Mark 10:51

The apostles twice saw Jesus multiply the loaves and the fish, but they did not see the significance of these miracles. In His frustration, Jesus exclaimed to them: "Do you still not see or comprehend? Are your minds completely blinded? Have you eyes but no sight?" (Mk 8:17-18) The apostles were spiritually blind not only to the significance of Jesus' miracles, but also to the significance of Jesus Himself. They were blind to the necessity of the cross (see Mk 8:31-33).
Jesus tried to begin to correct the apostles' vision by means of His Transfiguration before three apostles (see Mk 9:2ff). This did not succeed, as the apostles continued to be blinded to the Lord's revelations of the cross (see Mk 9:31-32). Next, the Lord healed the blind Bartimaeus physically. He hoped that the apostles might learn from Bartimaeus to pray: "Rabboni, I want to see" (see Mk 10:51). However, that didn't work either. Even Jesus' crucifixion, death, and resurrection didn't open the apostles' eyes. Finally, two disciples' eyes were opened in the breaking of the bread on the afternoon of Jesus' resurrection (Lk 24:31). Then, with the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, many eyes were opened.

Jesus' disciples finally saw the significance of Jesus' Transfiguration and the healing of blind Bartimaeus. The disciples saw the need to pray: "I want to see" (Mk 10:51), and the Church was born.

 Father, may I see my blindness so that I can pray to see.

 "Behold, I will bring them back from the land of the north; I will gather them from the ends of the world, with the blind and the lame in their midst, the mothers and those with child; they shall return as an immense throng." -Jer 31:8

 Praise Jesus, our risen Lord and Love! He has taken "His seat at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven, as far superior to the angels as the name He has inherited is superior to theirs" (Heb 1:3-4). Alleluia!

Samantha Sax - Viaggio a Medjugorje

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John Barrys Blog: US Elections: Video-How Should A Catholic Vote?

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A Catholic Mom in Hawaii: Prayer to St. Joan of Arc for Our Nation - Start Today#links

A Catholic Mom in Hawaii: Prayer to St. Joan of Arc for Our Nation - Start Today#links

We urge you to pray the following "Prayer to St. Joan of Arc for our spiritually embattled Nation", especially over the next two weeks. . Make copies and pass them out to friends and neighbors. Ask your Pastor to include the prayer in your Sunday bulletin.

Our Lady's message to Marija of October 25, 2012

Dear children!
Today I call you to pray for my intentions. Renew fasting and prayer because Satan is cunning and attracts many hearts to sin and perdition. I call you, little children, to holiness and to live in grace. Adore my Son so that he may fill you with his peace and love for which you yearn. Thank you for having responded to my call.


We are strangers and aliens no longer


"This means that you are strangers and aliens no longer." -Ephesians 2:19

Before we were baptized into Jesus Christ (see Rm 6:3), we "were strangers to the covenant and its promise" (Eph 2:12). We "were without hope and without God in the world" (Eph 2:12). We were far from God (Eph 2:13, 17). Without Christ, a barrier stood between ourselves and God (see Mt 27:51) and between Gentiles and Jews (Eph 2:14).
Jesus changed all this through His cross (Eph 2:16). "This means that you are strangers and aliens no longer. No, you are fellow citizens of the saints and members of the household of God. You form a building which rises on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the Capstone" (Eph 2:19-20). "Once you were no people, but now you are God's people; once there was no mercy for you, but now you have found mercy" (1 Pt 2:10).
Before we lived in and for Christ, we were dead (Eph 2:1). After becoming new creations in Christ, we began to live. Therefore, we:
* owe the Lord constant thanks and praise forever,
* must love people enough to tell them the good news of Jesus, and
* should rejoice in the Lord always (Phil 4:4).

We are in A.D., not B.C. Praise; witness; rejoice!


Daily Grace: Simple Stones

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About Daily Grace A Catholic wife, mother,grandmother, a business partner and first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. The purpose of this blog is to encourage both women and men to look for the daily graces in our everyday lives and to share the messages of Our Lady of Medjugorje. Mary Our Mother Mary bless & protect you this day.

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Couple walks from Italy to Medjugorje

Married couple from Italy, Giuseppe and Liliana Mengoti, arrived to Medjugorje after walking for 1067 kilometers in 36 days of journey. They live in Lugano, Como Lake, close to border with Switzerland. When asked about their reason to walk to Medjugorje they said: “We decided to refurbish their house and to make a chapel inside their new home. We wanted to have a statue of Our Lady inside our chapel, but we decided to come and to take that statue after this walk to Medjugorje. We heard a lot about Medjugorje. As we travelled, many people were saying to us to pray for them when we come to Medjugorje.” This pilgrimage made huge and positive impression on them. “After we arrived here, we could strongly feel peace and joy and we will carry those messages back home.”
Source-Medjugorje Official


Terry MacAlmon - Come Holy Spirit

May the anointing of God rest upon any who seeks him diligently.

Above All

This is a awsome song sang by Micheal.W.Smith it is a sweet and loving song to Jesus.
God Bless


To Jesus through Mary

To Jesus through Mary.
 Janet, an Irish pilgrim full of joy, told me her story:
"I was a cradle Catholic. I went to Mass every Sunday, but only out of habit. My husband was not a Catholic - in fact he was a Hindu, but we both decided that we wanted to bring our three children up as Catholics, that is, I always took them to Mass on Sundays and sent them to Catholic schools, etc. I thought that this was all I was obliged to do. I never prayed with them or taught them about God! The reality was that I was practicing my faith superficially, not living it with my heart. In addition to this, a Christian man told me that Jesus is not present in the host, and that to believe in the real presence was ridiculous, so I ended up doubting. During Mass I was thinking of everything but God and was looking forward to the end because I was bored.

*"I have a very good friend who had often been to Medjugorje. She kept pleading with me, 'Come with me to Medjugorje!' Finally despite great protest in my heart, I said yes. We were a group of six friends. As far as I was concerned, I was going for a girly week in the sun, to enjoy nature, and lots of chatting amongst friends. I didn't think prayer would be on my agenda. It was May 1997.

"The first days went as planned. I enjoyed the food, fresh air, sunshine and even going to daily Mass. I thought, 'This is good!' On the third day we went off with John, our Irish guide, in an old ratty van to a Mass being celebrated by Fr. Jozo at Siroki-Brijeg, where 30 Franciscan priests were martyred during World War II. It was a huge church that filled up quickly as I remained outside in the sunshine, chatting with friends. Mass was about to begin and the church was packed. All the benches were full and the isles so crowded that it was impossible to move. It was then that the most surprising thing happened!

"A man, whom I had never met before, took my hand very gently and walked me through the crowds. I didn't feel as though we were pushing; it was as if the space opened up and we walked gently through. He took me to the altar steps and placed me right in front of the priest who was about to start the Mass. Then he suddenly disappeared. I had the best spot there! I had a most surreal but calm feeling, as though it was all normal.

"I remember nothing of the Mass until the priest elevated the Host at the Consecration. The Host became huge to my eyes and Christ our Lord appeared alive in the Host. He was looking up. From that moment on, my whole life changed. I probably never stopped crying for the time I remained in Medjugorje.

"When I returned home, I got into the habit of going to daily Mass. I drew all my strength and my joy from there. Jesus became my essential food. My Hindu husband listened respectfully to my testimony, and in spite of the great change which had taken place in me, he did not seem shaken. Moreover, I have never tried to convince him to share my faith, and equally he has allowed me to practice my faith freely. I prayed a lot for him. Several years later, as I was getting ready to go to Mass one day, he simply said to me, 'I am coming with you!'To make a long story short, he is now a baptized Catholic and we are united in the same faith.

"I wish so often that I could start my life again, so that I could spend all my younger years with Jesus! How I regret losing time and how ashamed I am that I didn't always believe! But now, I do not let a single day go by without thanking God for revealing Himself to me. I pray daily for lukewarm Catholics! That Mary our Mother may touch many, many souls and bring them to the living Jesus!"

Let me add that seeing the joy that radiates from Janet told me more about Jesus than her conversion story!
Source of article  http://www.childrenofmedjugorje.com/

Pilgrims arrive in Rome to celebrate Blessed Marianne Cope's Canonization

Irapuato — 18/10/2012 02:21:43:
Hawaii residents on a journey to celebrate Blessed Marianne Cope's sainthood marked their first day in Rome, Tuesday.

Vicka Returns After Third Back Surgery



Interview with Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna

Sebastian Gomes interviews Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna about the intervention he gave during the first week of the Synod, and initiatives that have been undertaken in Vienna to reach out to people, believers and non-believers alike.


Anne Frank

Anne Frank Quotes

"I have often been downcast, but never in despair;"

"Laziness may appear attractive but work gives satisfaction."

"I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains."

"The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands."

"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."

"We all live with the objective of being happy, our lives are all different and yet the same."

"I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out."

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."

"And whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery!"

"I've found that there is always some beauty left —in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can help you."

"I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death... I think... peace and tranquillity will return again."

"The only way to truly know a person is to argue with them. For when they argue in full swing, then they reveal their true character."

"Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!"

"For someone like me, it is a very strange habit to write in a diary. Not only that I have never written before, but it strikes me that later neither I, nor anyone else, will care for the outpouring of a thirteen year old schoolgirl."

"How true Daddy's words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands."

"I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too, I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more."

"I don't want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death! And that's why I'm grateful to God for having given me this gift, which I can use to develop and to express all that's inside me!"

"It's a wonder I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart. I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery, and death...and yet...I think...this cruelty will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again."
Compiled by Thomas George


Fatima, Miracle of th Sun

Miracle of the Sun at Fatima?

I was in Fatima last month and visited the Dominican Sisters at the Pius XII monastery. Speaking to some of the Sisters, one of them mentioned that in May, during the celebrations at the shrine for the Beatification of Pope John Paul II, people saw a strange halo, or “round rainbow” around the sun, as in the picture accompanying this post, which is a still from a video camera. It has been described as projecting colours, and various people claimed they could easily look at the sun, and that it became small like a host.

The sister I spoke to, who is enclosed and was thus at the convent, said that a friend phoned them to say what was happening. She went outside and saw the sun as small and host-like, and then surrounded by beautiful coloured clouds – golden, blue, pink – for a brief period. She went back inside and saw that the glass windows at the end of the nave (which faces away from the sanctuary) had changed to a pink colour which lasted about 10 minutes.  She is a level headed person, so this seems like a reliable report, and certainly should make us ponder. I feel it makes sense in the light of the profound link between John Paul II and Fatima. And of course it reinforces the fact that the oringinal miracle of the sun at Fatima in October 1917 was an incredible event and the Fatima message is more relevant than ever.
(The Pius XII sisters could do with more vocations! Their web address is:  http://www.fatima-dominicans.com/)

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Prayer to the HOLY SPIRIT

A Prayer to the Holy Spirit written by Saint George Preca (A Maltese Priest canonised by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007)



"After beginning in the Spirit, are you now to end in the flesh?" -Galatians 3:3

Approximately one billion people on the earth have received the Holy Spirit. This may come as a surprise because you'd think the world would be in better shape with all these "Spirit-filled" people. Nonetheless, just because a billion have received the Holy Spirit does not mean they are living in the Spirit.

Many of the billion have stifled the Spirit by yielding to the flesh (Gal 5:17). Like Esau, too many of us have sold our birthright - Life in the Spirit - for petty, selfish pleasures (Gn 25:33-34). We've fallen into the temptation of depending on worldly things instead of on Jesus. We have thereby denied Him as our only Lord and Savior. We have gone out of our minds (Gal 3:1) and no longer recognize Jesus as the only One Who died on the cross for us and rose from the dead.

Jesus is Life. Everything is rated as loss in His light (Phil 3:8). When we recommit our lives to Jesus, He will stir up the Spirit in our lives (2 Tm 1:6).

 "To the One seated on the throne, and to the Lamb, be praise and honor, glory and might, forever and ever!" (Rv 5:13)

 "If you, with all your sins, know how to give your children good things, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him." -Lk 11:13


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Miracles from Mary

Published on Sep 21, 2012 by

Do you believe in miracles? A lot of people do especially after praying before an icon of the Virgin Mary. It's a story Patrick Fraser first told us about six years ago. Diseases being cured, babies being born, now the parishioners say the biggest miracle of all has happened to the small Catholic church in Pahokee and Patrick was there.

WSVN -- This is the first mass at St. Marys in Pahokee. A poor farming town thats sits on the edge of Lake Okeechobee. The last place you would expect to be able to build a brand new church in a bad economy, but they did.

Patrick Fraser: "This church was built in Pahokee thru enormous generosity and incredible determination, that is indisputable, but the parishioners here will tell you something else is indisputable that it was created thru a miracle by an icon of the Virgin Mary."

Father John Mericantante: "It's got many many jewels around it. It's got south sea pearls and emeralds, and diamonds and rubies."

The icon was created by a monk in the 16th century. Was once owned by the last Czar of Russia and was later sold to a Palm Beach jeweler .

Father John Mericantante: "In the name of the Father and Son and Goly ghost, Amen."

The jeweler heard about a humble parish priest in Pahokee, struggling to help the poor migrant workers. And the jeweler decided the icon would fit in perfectly in this little Catholic church.

Father John Mericantante: "So that's a long journey from Prussia or Russia to Pahokee."

Then an incredible thing started happening. As parishioners prayed to the Virgin Mary, miracles started happening.

Women who couldn't get pregnant started having babies. Children who were sick and couldn't be cured suddenly got better after praying to the icon.

Woman: "It was absolutely a miracle that the Virgin Mary gave to me."

We first went to St. Marys six years ago. Heard about dozens of miracles then as we were about to leave, Father John told us he was asking for a miracle the Virgin Mary to give his poor parish a new church.

Father John Mericantante: "I said if the blessed mother wants us to have it. We will have it.

After our story aired, $250,000 poured in and Father John called me telling me to be at Sunday mass to watch.

By then, so many people were coming to pray to the icon he had to hold services in the rec center. And their prayers were being answered as a man drove into Pahokee in his Rolls Royce and gave Father John $700,000.

Father John Mericantante: "That's the biggest check I have ever held in my life. And certainly that's the miracle."

Now, move forward to this incredible day. Father John rode in a horse drawn carriage, a tradition in Chile that he wanted to re-create arriving with the bishop, to see people lined up outside their new church to greet him.

Father John Mericantante: "Magnificent. Oh, it's like being inside the heart of Jesus and seeing so much love for the people."

St. Marys was packed, so many people had come from Pahokee, from Miami-Dade, from Broward that people had to stand outside to watch the dedication mass by the bishop.

Bishop Gerald Barbarito: "Everybody came together built for this parish for Pahokee St. Marys a wonderful wonderful temple to God."

Father John was able to sit and watch the mass. He led a happy birthday song to the Virgin Mary on the feast of the Virgin Mary.

And he watched as his church was blessed. The candles lit. The lights turned on for the first time. His building was officially a Catholic church.

Father John Mericantante: "It cost 3 million dollars all totaled and its paid for. We are the first church in the Palm Beach Diocease to pay for their church totally the day that it's blessed."

Afterwards, people lined up to talk to Father John. People like the Roques who came from Miami, Harvey was suffering from Leukemia. Then he heard about the icon and started driving to Pahokee. How often? I think we need to explain better that he came to Pahokee to pray. His cancer disappeared..

Harvy Mayorga: "Oh Great. Thanks to the Virgin Mary feeling good alive and healthy."

Jacqueline Roque: "He is a living miracle and what else can I say."

Many people told us they prayed to the icon and a miracle happened. Some people will Scoff and say just a bunch of coincidences, not these people.

Yvette Rene: "And I am so pleased. That's why I am here to thank her again for what she did for us."

But none of this would have happened without this man, his sister remembers the first time she came to this poor town to visit her brother.

An incredibly humble determined priest deeply admired and loved by his parishioners.

His prayers to the icon of the virgin may for a new church have been answered.

Father John Mericantante: "It's the reason this church was built that and four rosaries a day."


The Word Among Us

Meditation: Psalm 139

“You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13)

Imagine that it’s your birthday, and God prepares a magnificent dinner party in your honor. All your family and friends are in atten­dance, and everyone is enjoying themselves immensely. Just before the food comes out, God steps up to the microphone and asks every­one to settle down. Then, clearing his throat, he looks right at you and says:
“Do you know that the very thought of you fills me with joy? From the moment of your concep­tion, I put a lot of thought into who you were going to be: the shape of your eyes, the tone of your voice, your personality, your talents, and your dreams. I could never keep my eyes off of you, even when you couldn’t see me. I wept when you wept, and I took great pride in every one of your successes and triumphs. All these years, I have loved you and treasured you.
“That’s right. I’ve been with you all along. I know every inti­mate detail about you. Not a single moment of your life passed with­out my seeing it and feeling it in the depth of my heart. None of your thoughts, fears, or desires has escaped me—the good, the noble, and the selfless as well as the bad, the selfish, and the prideful. And I have loved you through all of them. I was near to you when you were confused and brokenhearted. It was I who offered you the counsel and comfort of your friends and fam­ily. It was I who looked out at you through the eyes of everyone who has ever loved you.
“I see goodness and beauty within you, even when you don’t see it within yourself. In fact, I look at you with the same wonder and awe that you have when you look up at the stars in the sky at night. I may have created you, but I mar­vel at the way you are using all the gifts I have given you. I marvel even more at the future I have in store for you. I can’t wait for the day when you are able to join me in my heav­enly home.
“Happy birthday, my child. May this be a year when you and I grow even closer together!”
“Thank you, Father, for your love! I praise you for giving me life.”

Galatians 1:13-24 Luke 10:38-42

Come Holy Spirit, I Need You

Dear children;I am calling you and am coming among you because I need you. I need apostles with a pure heart. I am praying, and you should also pray, that the Holy Spirit may enable and lead you, that he may illuminate you and fill you with love and humility. Pray that he may fill you with grace and mercy. Only then will you understand my pain because of those who have not come to know the love of God. Then you will be able to help me. You will be my light-bearers of God’s love. You will illuminate the way for those who have been given eyes but do not want to see. I desire for all of my children to see my Son. I desire for all of my children to experience his Kingdom. Again I call you and implore you to pray for those whom my Son has called. Thank you.
Our Lady's message of October 2, 2012

Italian Man Gets His Eye Sight Restored

Man with poor vision got perfect vision after he lost his glasses in Medjugorje


Suicide can lead to Hell, Please don't do it, For God Loves You.

08/10/2012 03:23:43: One persons testimony of her suicide,
 an experience in Hell, and coming back to life to give the warning.


The Happiest People

"Blest are the eyes that see what you see. I tell you, many prophets and kings wished to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it." -Luke 10:23-24

Job's life had a happy ending when he was blessed even more than in his earlier days (Jb 42:12). Jesus' disciples were also happy because even the demons were subject to them in Jesus' name (Lk 10:17). Yet a greater reason to be happy than blessings and power is the fact that our "names are inscribed in heaven" (Lk 10:20).

We who have surrendered our lives to Jesus have reason to be happier than the richest, most popular, and most talented people in the world. Even in our worst trials we should be happier than other people in their joys. God became man and died on the cross for us. We're new creations (2 Cor 5:17) on our way to perfect, eternal happiness. We're forgiven, freed, healed, and empowered. We're actually children of God; God Himself - the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit - even lives within us.

The Lord has done everything to make us the happiest people in the world. "Rejoice in the Lord always! I say it again. Rejoice!" (Phil 4:4)

 "I offer You praise, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because what You have hidden from the learned and the clever You have revealed to the merest children" (Lk 10:21).

 "No one knows the Son except the Father and no one knows the Father except the Son - and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal Him." -Lk 10:22


Holy Spirit Gains Prominence in Messages

by Jakob Marschner

After only one mentioning in 2005-10, the Virgin Mary has talked about the Holy Spirit nine times to visionary Mirjana Soldo in 2011-12. “What is to come requires the full presence of the Holy Spirit” and “Heaven is ready to give the graces of the Holy Spirit now” Medjugorje experts explain.

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The universal symbol of the Holy Spirit is a dove

When the Virgin Mary’s message to Medjugorje visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo on Tuesday made mention of the Holy Spirit, it was the ninth such mention in 24 messages given to Mirjana this year and last year.

In comparison, the Holy Spirit was mentioned only once in Mirjana’s messages from these became regular in 2005 until 2010, message research conducted by Crown of Stars editor Bernard Gallagher reveals.

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Mirjana during her apparition on October 2

Long-time followers of the apparitions and messages of Medjugorje believe the trend is meaningful and worthy of notice, they tell Medjugorje Today.

“I feel the Holy Spirit is being credited a little more often at this time due to the length of time the apparitions have occured. Does the mention of the Holy Spirit add anything new to the messages received by Mirjana? I do not think it does in a direct way” best-selling author Wayne Weible sets out.

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Wayne Weible

“However, in these times with so many abnormalities in nature, it is more of an acknowledgment of the presence of God on earth as Jesus predicted in Holy Scripture. The very act of an apparition is evidence of the Holy Spirit. What is to come requires His full presence, and we are seeing the rumblings of what is to come when the secrets actually begin to occur” Weible tells Medjugorje Today.

MaryTV message commentator Cathy Nolan’s reply springs from the Virgin Mary’s actual message given to Mirjana on October 2:

virgin mary our lady medjugorje tihaljina statue“Dear children, I am calling you and am coming among you because I need you. I need apostles with a pure heart. I am praying, and you should also pray, that the Holy Spirit may enable and lead you, that He may illuminate you and fill you with love and humility. Pray that He may fill you with grace and mercy. Only then will you understand me, my children. Only then will you understand my pain because of those who have not come to know the love of God. Then you will be able to help me. You will be my light-bearers of God’s love. You will illuminate the way for those who have been given eyes but do not want to see. I desire for all of my children to see my Son. I desire for all of my children to experience His Kingdom. Again I call you and implore you to pray for those whom my Son has called. Thank you.”

“When the visionaries are asked “Why” questions about what Our Lady is saying and doing, they change the question. They say it is not fruitful to ask “Why” but instead it is for us to ask “How”.  I would say, we need to ask ourselves how we can respond to Our Lady’s request to us” Cathy Nolan tells Medjugorje Today.

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Cathy Nolan

“If she is asking us to pray to the Holy Spirit, then we need to ask ourselves how we can pray to the Holy Spirit more effectively.  How can we open ourselves to His grace, His inspiration, His power?  If Our Lady asks us, we need to respond.”

“Our Lady leads us in a plan from Heaven.  She gets her cues from the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.  If she is asking this of us now, it is because Heaven is ready to give the graces of the Holy Spirit now. Our Lady is with us to guide us, lead us, protect us, and strengthen us. She knows the patterns. We are safe with her” Cathy Nolan says.

“We do not need to figure out what God is doing. He is loving us, as usual!”
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Our Lady's Message to Mirjana of October 2, 2012

Dear children;
I am calling you and am coming among you because I need you.
I need apostles with a pure heart.
I am praying, and you should also pray, that the Holy Spirit may enable and lead you, that he may illuminate you and fill you with love and humility.
Pray that he may fill you with grace and mercy.
Only then will you understand my pain because of those who have not come to know the love of God.
Then you will be able to help me.
You will be my light-bearers of God’s love.
You will illuminate the way for those who have been given eyes but do not want to see.
I desire for all of my children to see my Son.
I desire for all of my children to experience his Kingdom.
Again I call you and implore you to pray for those whom my Son has called. Thank you.

Lord, Let your spirit shine on me.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXnY-dcAR1g&feature=player_embedded

Receive the Power from the Holy Spirit  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcIfoNABNwE


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Your guardian angel is:
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Your angel is constantly beholding the face of Christ. This gives your angel a privileged position to instantly hear, receive, and carry out orders specifically related to you. Your angel is attentive to you at all times. Therefore, obey God's command to "be attentive to" your angel and "heed his voice" (Ex 23:21, 22).

 Father, thank You for loving me so personally as to create and assign an angel specifically for me. I will repent so as to cause You and my angel to rejoice (Lk 15:10).

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