Blind Side

"As He walked along, He saw a man who had been blind from birth." -John 9:1

The world is divided into two groups: those who know they're spiritually blind, and ask for and receive sight from Jesus, and others who refuse to admit they're blind and are even blind to being blind. Jesus said: "I came into this world to divide it, to make the sightless see and the seeing blind" (Jn 9:39). Many take offense at being called blind. "Some of the Pharisees around Him picked this up, saying, 'You are not calling us blind, are You?' To which Jesus replied: 'If you were blind there would be no sin in that. "But we see," you say, and your sin remains' " (Jn 9:40-41).

We were born blind. We inherited this from our parents Adam and Eve. Our sight was restored when we were reborn in the waters of baptism. Nevertheless, we continue to have eye problems because of our sins, which originally caused our blindness. We must confess our sins, and Jesus will again restore our vision. We keep bumping into things, crashing into brick walls, and having terrible accidents. What does it take to wake us up to reality?
"Awake, O sleeper, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light" (Eph 5:14). "So the man went off and washed, and came back able to see" (Jn 9:7).

 "The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. In verdant pastures He gives me repose; beside restful waters He leads me; He refreshes my soul" (Ps 23:1-3).

 "Not as man sees does God see, because man sees the appearance but the Lord looks into the heart." -1 Sm 16:7


Pope Francis goes to confession in public:

Published on Mar 28, 2014
Pope Francis has surprised his own master of ceremonies by confessing his sins to an ordinary priest in St. Peter's Basilica during a ceremony. The pope was presiding over a service intended to underscore the importance he attaches to the sacrament of reconciliation, commonly known as confession.


God wants to heal you

Fr. Joseph Whalen's Corner

 from Fr. Joe’s corner

 And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyic, “My son, your sins are forgiven.” Mark 2:5

“In Sunday’s Gospel (Mark 2:1-12) Jesus forgives the paralytic man his sins and only then does Jesus heal him of his paralysis. Jesus knew the paralytic needed spiritual healing before physical healing. FORGIVENESS is necessary before we receive God’s healing graces and for spiritual growth. 
Even little forgotten unforgivingnesses keep us bound in suffering after death.
Your forgiveness can trigger someone else’s conversion!
Spiritual healing precedes physical healing. God wants to heal you from the inside out.The most powerful healing we can receive on earth is our reconciliation with God broken through sin. There is no limit on how many times we can receive the great Sacrament of Reconciliation, and the graces we receive are limitless!
When we are truly sorry for offending God, and breaking His Commandments, confession becomes transformation.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation doesn’t just empty us of the past; it also fills us with God’s grace for the future.
In confession, Jesus lifts the weight of our past sins from our shoulders so that we can go out into the world free from guilt, inspired by grace to say an even firmer no to sin than before.
Jesus has given us the grace of confession not only to forgive us but also to strengthen us against temptation.
Don’t miss the opportunity to go to confession.
And when you do, know that the grace is there both to absolve and to fill you with divine grace.
A Grace that brings you closer to Jesus and strengthens you against temptation.”
Bless me, Father, for I have sinned…


Our Lady's Medjugorje message to Marija March 25, 2014 :

 “Dear children! I am calling you anew: begin the battle against sin as in the first days, go to confession and decide for holiness. The love of God will begin to flow through you into the world, peace will begin to rule in your hearts and God’s blessing will fill you. I am with you and intercede for all of you before my Son Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call.”  March 25, 2014

Our Lady of Medjugorje's Messages on Confession

MARCH 24, 1985
"Today I wish to call you all to confession,
even if you have confessed a few days ago. I wish that you all
experience my feast day within yourselves. But you cannot experience it
unless you abandon yourselves completely to God. Therefore, I am
inviting you all to reconciliation with God!"

JANUARY 25, 1995
"Dear children! I invite you to open the door of your
heart to Jesus as the flower opens itself to the sun. Jesus desires to
fill your hearts with peace and joy. You cannot, little children,
realize peace if your are not at peace with Jesus. Therefore, I invite
you to confession so Jesus may be your truth and peace. So, little
children, pray to have the strength to realize what I am telling you. I
am with your and I love your. Thank you for having responded to my

NOVEMBER 25, 1998
"Dear children! Today I call you to prepare yourselves
for the coming of Jesus. In a special way, prepare your hearts. May holy
Confession be the first act of conversion for you and then, dear
children, decide for holiness. May your conversion and decision for
holiness begin today and not tomorrow. Little children, I call you all
to the way of salvation and I desire to show you the way to Heaven. That
is why, little children, be mine and decide with me for holiness. Little
children, accept prayer with seriousness and pray, pray, pray. Thank you
for having responded to my call."

NOVEMBER 25, 2002
"Dear children! I call you also today to conversion.
Open your heart to God, little children, through Holy Confession and
prepare your soul so that little Jesus can be born anew in your heart.
Permit Him to transform you and lead you on the way of peace and joy.
Little children, decide for prayer. Especially now, in this time of
grace, may your heart yearn for prayer. I am close to you and intercede
before God for all of you. Thank you for having responded to my call."

"Dear children! Open your heart to God's mercy in this Lenten time. The heavenly Father desires to deliver each of you from the slavery of sin. Therefore, little children, make good use of this time and through meeting with God in confession, leave sin and decide for holiness. Do this out of love for Jesus, who redeemed you all with his blood, that you may be happy and in peace. Do not forget, little children: your freedom is your weakness, therefore follow my messages with seriousness. Thank you for having responded to my call." (February 25, 2007)

The Feast of the Annunciation of Mary

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"Be it done unto me according to your word." 

March 25, 2014
The Feast of the Annunciation

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! In this time of grace I call you to take the cross of my beloved Son Jesus in your hands and to meditate on His passion and death. May your suffering be united in His suffering and love will win, because He who is love gave Himself out of love to save each of you. Pray, pray, pray until love and peace begin to reign in your hearts. Thank you for having responded to my call."  (March 25, 2013)

Today we expect to receive a message from Our Lady through Marija. This is a great feast day, the Annunciation. It is the day we remember Our Lady's "Fiat" to the Father:"Be it done unto me according to your word." Mother Mary accepted the Father's invitation to become the Mother of His Son, with complete trust, love and peace. She entrusted herself to the Father's care, and began the long journey through life with Jesus.

Our Lady journeyed through her early pregnancy when she could give no answer to her relatives about the origin of this child in her womb. She journeyed to Elizabeth's home, where the two women shared the joy of God's plan for their children, by the power of the Holy Spirit. She journeyed home to find Joseph ready to take her to his home, having been instructed by the Father to do so. Then she and Joseph journeyed to Bethlehem where the Savior was born in a cave.

She journeyed to and from Egypt with Joseph and Jesus, escaping Herod's bloodthirsty plan. She journeyed to Nazareth, where family life continued in relative peace as Jesus grew. She and Joseph and Jesus journeyed to Jerusalem where Jesus was lost for three days. And then home again for Jesus' young adult years. She journeyed through Joseph's death with Jesus.

She then journeyed to Cana, where Jesus' public life began. Mary followed Jesus in His public ministry, helping Him in any way she could. But the journey finally culminated on Calvary, where her beautiful, beloved Son was brutally tortured and hung upon the Cross to die. It was there that Our Lady's "Fiat" was tried the most...and held. She said "yes" to the Father, even there. Thanks be to God, she could say "yes" even there.

And in this message from last March 25, Our Lady offered to us that very Cross upon which her Son died, as a source of strength and salvation for each of us.  "In this time of grace I call you to take the cross of my beloved Son Jesus in your hands and to meditate on His passion and death." She offered the Crucifix, asking us to take it in our hands and meditate upon it. Why? So that we could behold the love of her Son, Jesus, expressed in His death for us and unite our suffering to His, and that peace and love could begin to reign in us. She offered us her Son as our way out of all evil, out of all suffering, out of all death. She offered to us the Cross upon which hung the Savior of the world! "Pray, pray, pray until peace and love begin to reign in your hearts."

May we receive Our Lady's message today with open hearts. May we make our own "Fiats" to the Father, so that we can help Our Lady to give her Son to others as their Savior as well. May we join her in her trust and obedient love of the Father! May we journey with Our Lady!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2041

"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world!"  
Blessed John Paul II
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Living Water Flowing

The Vision Sister Briege McKenna Recieved in 1981

The vision that Sr. Briege McKenna got for Fr. Tomislav Vlasic during a conference in Rome one month before the apparitions in Medjugorje began. Sr. Briege saw a white church with two towers -- and inside the church she saw Fr. Tomislav sitting in the chair of the main celebrant. Living water was flowing from the chair, thousands of people came and drank from the water, and then hurried outside to bring their friends, too.
Neither Sr. Briege nor Fr. Tomislav could identify the church, but only four months later Fr. Tomislav was assistant pastor of Medjugorje, immediately recognizing the church of Sr. Briege's vision when he first saw St. James Church.

Rivers of Living Water

Sr. Briege tells her story of the prophetic beginnings of Medjugorje

St. James Church  
St. James Church  
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September 17, 2013
St. Robert Bellarmine
Dear Family of Mary!
"...For the sake of Jesus, for the sake of my Son, love those whom He has called and long for the blessing only from the hands which He has consecrated. Do not permit evil to come to reign. Anew I repeat - only alongside your shepherds will my heart triumph. Do not permit evil to separate you from your shepherds. Thank you." (Message to Mirjana, (09/02/13)

In listening to Sr. Briege McKenna's testimony on "Fruit of Medjugorje, Episode 30" I realized something. The Lord sent Our Lady to Medjugorje as an answer to the heart felt cry of a priest! Sr. Briege tells the story of the prophetic beginnings of Medjugorje, which took place at a priest's retreat in Rome in 1981. It is a fascinating account of how the Holy Spirit worked in the heart of the priests at a retreat in Rome, to prepare the way for Our Lady's coming. Listen to Sr. Briege:

Yes it was a very big surprise to me when I finally heard about my part in Medjugorje. I was in Brazil and I didn't know anything about it because I didn't remember the priest or the prophecy I had given him until I was down in Brazil about to give a retreat. I was invited by the government to speak to the government officials and I had really begged the Lord about what I was supposed to speak on. I got a message that I was supposed to promote the Rosary, penance, prayer, and I was to speak on Our Lady. So I went to this meeting where all the cabinet members were going to be. The president had been sick that year, and he asked me to come and pray with him. So I went there armed with a bag of Miraculous Medals. I felt Our Lady prompting me when I was with the president, to ask him if he was practicing his faith, and I felt a voice saying "Miraculous Medal" so I gave one to him. And he said, "Oh, sister, I'm going to consecrate the country to Our Lady! And after he told me about it, my interpreter and myself came out of the room, and I received a letter telling us about the apparitions in Medjugorje. I hadn't heard of it. It was about a year after Medjugorje had happened. You know you can be living in the world and not know these things are going on. So we read through the letter and we were absolutely stunned. My interpreter said, it was absolutely amazing that we got the very same message to give in this country which was about to be consecrated by the Vice President who was flying to Aparecida to consecrate it to Our Lady on the Feast of the Rosary, October 7.
And in the letter it said that Sr. Briege McKenna had been to Rome, and this is when I realized what had happened. I had been invited to go to the International Conference for Priests. And because I am in a ministry for priests, I was asked by the priests to pray with them. So what we did was put them into groups according to country, and so I met with the group of priests from what was then Yugoslavia, because all those countries were under Communism. Then it all came back...the memory is like a great computer, so when the right button is pressed it comes up! I remember a Friar in his Franciscan habit saying to me that he was frustrated because he was the youth director for the diocese of Mostar. (I had never heard of Mostar, or any of these places...) He went on to tell me that the youth were being seduced by the communists who were taking them to cell meetings and using all kinds of propaganda to draw them away from Christ and from what he was trying to give them. So he asked me to pray that he could find a way. And one of the things I always do in my ministry is to say that it is not good to know too much about the priest beforehand. I tell them, "You know, Father you don't have to tell me everything about yourself. Not that I don't want to hear your story, but we are human and we can be influenced by what we hear. I don't really trust myself, it is better not to know anything about you."
But it so happened that on that day as I prayed with him... (I get these images. I tell people, you know your imagination can run away with you, but the Lord can use the imagination like an overhead projector. He can through images on it that can be the key for that person's life.) And what I saw was this Croatian priest sitting in the main celebrant's chair in front, and he was looking into the body of the church, and it was packed with young people. And from behind him on the altar there were streams of water, like rivers flowing, and the young people were cupping it and drinking it, and after they would drink it they would go out and bring others in. I said to him, "You know Father you don't have to worry, because many young people will come to your church." I shared this with him. Later he said that I told him that I saw a church with two huge steeples. And when I said this, almost immediately, Father Emile Tardif, who is a Sacred Heart Priest, a missionary, whom I have known, and who has died since, God rest his soul...walked over and got this prophetic word. He could not have heard what I had just said because I was speaking to another priest who was translating to the Croatian Friar. But Fr. Tardif walked over and said, "You know, Father, Our Lady is going to visit your church."
Now the extraordinary thing about it was that Fr. Tomislav (the Croatian priest) was not in Medjugorje yet. Medjugorje hadn't happened yet. None of us knew about a church with two steeples. It was completely news to him, bizarre, and he was probably thinking to himself, what does all this mean. He says that when he was sent there by the bishop, after Fr. Jozo was sent to prison, being the brilliant man that he was, the hope was that he would find out that this was not really true. And like any priest should do, he began to see the external signs and thought there was something extraordinary going on, but seeing the outside of it doesn't always make you believe. You can see things and still not believe. So what he did was really begin to pray because when he thought of these beautiful children, how could this be fabricated??
He began to struggle. I always tell people to remember that when Our Lady was asked to be the Mother of Jesus, she used her intelligence because to conceive a child you have to be married and have relations with a man, and so she asked a question, "How can this be?" God didn't reject her for that but the beautiful thing was that immediately she said "yes". Well Fr. Tomislav really prayed to the Lord to show him, and then he got this word: He heard my voice like a gramophone, he heard my voice and then he remembered the image. And it wasn't that he just had to imagine, because he heard the French Canadian priest saying, "Our Mother will visit your church." And he said, at that moment his heart was converted and he realized that it was like the Old Testament. At the time the word didn't have an impact on him, but now he had to make a decision because he heard the message [and experienced the reality] ("Fruit of Medjugorje, Episode 30")
Well, Our Lady came to Medjugorje, the village with a church constructed with two big steeples, and she began to pour out graces upon everyone there. Now, 32 years later, the graces are still pouring out of the Church. The rivers of grace are only increasing, it seems. Sometimes it seems like the river that is described in Ezekiel 47. The waters are creating life where ever they flow, and they just get deeper and more life giving all the time!
It is wonderful to hear Sr. Briege recount the prophetic beginnings of Our Lady's coming. Thanks be to God for such a coming! We need our Mother so very much.
In Jesus, Mary and Jospeh!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2013

 "Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world!"   
Blessed John Paul II  -
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Holy Spirit Come

 John 14.16-17, "1 will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, who will stay with you forever. He is the Spirit...he remains with you and is in you." Just before Jesus ascended to heaven, he gave his last instructions to the disciples. Luke 24.49, " And I myself will send upon you what my Father has promised. But you must wait...until the power from above comes down upon you."

  Jesus said, "When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power, and you will be witnesses for me. .."

The power and anointing is for every believer so that we can witness and share the Good News with friends, family and neighbours. We are all to be witnesses for Jesus.
Acts 4.31 "They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to proclaim God's message with boldness."

Medjugorje: A Message from Our Lady to Marija
Dear children! I rejoice with you and in this time of grace I call you to spiritual renewal. Pray, little children, that the Holy Spirit may come to dwell in you in fullness, so that you may be able to witness in joy to all those who are far from faith. Especially, little children, pray for the gifts of the Holy Spirit so that in the spirit of love, every day and in each situation, you may be closer to your fellow-man; and that in wisdom and love you may overcome every difficulty. I am with you and I intercede for each of you before Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call. May 25, 2000


The Greatest Gift

Giosepina Russo:  Pilgrimage to Medjugorje is the greatest gift I had ever received”


Giosepina Russo from Sicily works in the agency for pilgrimages in Marian shrines throughout the world. She visited all Marian shrines in Europe on few occasions, but somehow never had chance to come to Medjugorje. Even though she was told that Medjugorje is not recognised shrine yet and should not be mentioned to pilgrims, she felt great desire to come here. Mrs. Russo said that she did not even know where Medjugorje was in Europe. She came to Medjugorje last year and remained here for 15 days.

That was the greatest gift she had ever received in her life. When she came outside the White Dome and saw the statue of Our Lady with extended hand towards the altar, she felt as if she was in Heaven. She was mostly impressed by the faith of our people and by Christian standards that were part of everyday life here.

 She also shared with us one event that took place as she was going from the church back to the hotel. She was walking in the street and it was at the time when the church bells were ringing. A group of construction workers was working on the building before her and in those moments they stopped with all works to say the Angelus. “I was so deeply moved by that, I have not seen that for years anywhere in the world, and I am deeply convinced that God’s love is evidently present here, at this place in the world”, said Mrs. Russo.


Medjugorje was busy in the last few days and there were groups of pilgrims from the following coutries: Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Italy, the United States, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Korea, Hungary, Latvia and Slovenia. Massimo Nosscenttini from Italy shared his testimony with us and he heard about Medjugorje in 1981, for the first time, but arrived here already in 1983. His profession is a bus driver and he told us that Gospa completely changed his life. “As a bus driver, I visited all European shrines and that was my job.

 But, three years ago I was at the apparition with my group in the home of Marija, the visionary. Only our group was present and during the apparition I felt strong embrace, something that blacked me completely. I was trying to turn my head and to look at my colleague who was next to me, but I was not able to do that. That lasted for roughly five minutes. After that, I looked into Marija. She stood up and turned to us and told us: “Gospa embraced you all.” That was what I felt, that strong embrace and my whole life changed in that moment.

 I promised to bring as many people as possible to Medjugorje and I was hoping other people would receive what I had received.” Massimo is now a group leader and he stopped driving because of his age now. “Just to bring a group of pilgrims here is completely enough for me, for I believe that Medjugorje is heaven on earth for me! I witnessed changes in many people. I was also bringing people who were not Catholics and who had conversion here. One young men who experienced conversion here is now in the monastery in Poland and that was really powerful and profound conversion.”     http://www.medjugorje.hr/en/


MIrjana speaking in March to Pilgrims


      MIrjana speaking in March to Pilgrims 
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March 20, 2014
Spring begins!

Dear Family of Mary!

Dear children! As a mother, I desire to be of help to you. With my motherly love, I desire to help you to open your heart and to put my Son in the first place in it. Through your love for my Son and through your prayer, I desire for God's light to illuminate you and God's mercy to fill you. In this way, I desire for the darkness, and the shadow of death which wants to encompass and mislead you, to be driven away. I desire for you to feel the joy of the blessing of God's promise. You, children of man, you are God's children - you are my children. Therefore, my children, set out on the ways on which my love leads you, teaches you humility and wisdom, and finds the way to the Heavenly Father. Pray with me for those who do not accept me and do not follow me - those who, because of hardness of their hearts, cannot feel the joy of humility, devotion, peace and love - the joy of my Son. Pray that your shepherds, with their blessed hands, may always give you the joy of God's blessing. Thank you. (March 18, 2014)

Our Lady has given us a beautiful message! It is full of spiritual wisdom and guidance. We will have much to pray over in this message in the days ahead. But for today, I would like to let Our Lady's words simmer within our hearts, and instead share the first part of the transcript of Mirjana's talk, available in "Fruit of Medjugorje" - Episode 106. Mirjana spoke in English!! She shared from her heart, with deep conviction, about what she has learned from Our Lady over the years. Here is part 1:

I want to say hello to everybody. I will try to speak in English! I have Miki next to me and he will help me. I invite you to say one Hail Mary together.....

I will try to say the things that are important about Medjugorje. I want to know if somebody is here for the first time. Yes. Then we will start at the beginning!

Twenty-fourth of June 1981, is the Feast of St. John the Baptist. You know that people did not work on that day. Ivanka and I wanted to be alone. We went outside the village to the hill that we now call Apparition Hill. I was 16; she was 14 years old at this time. We were talking about the normal things that girls of this age talk about. We didn't talk about God or faith. In one moment Ivanka told me, "I think the Blessed Mary is on the Hill." I didn't look. For me it was impossible. I left Ivanka at that place and I walked toward the village. When I was next to the first house, I felt a strong call inside of me; something was calling me to return. When I came back I saw Ivanka in the same place. She told me "Look, please!" I saw on the hill a Lady in a long dress holding a baby. Everything was strange. No one went to that hill. Especially not in a long dress with a baby in the hands! I felt all the emotions possible together.

I didn't' know if I was alive or dead, I didn't know that was happening to me. What prevailed in me was to go home. I ran away home where I saw my Grandmother and I said, "I think I saw Blessed Mary". She didn't believe me. She said, "Take the Rosary and go into your room and go pray, leave Blessed Mary where she is on the hill." I didn't talk or push her, I didn't explain to her, I wanted to do what she said, to be alone in prayer, because only when I was in prayer alone was I in peace. All night I spent in prayer because of the so, so strong emotions I felt, I could not sleep. Only in prayer did I find peace.

The next day I was helping my uncles like every other day. I didn't see the other visionaries. But then at the time when I saw the Blessed Mary the day before, I told my uncles that I must go to the hill. Something was calling me that I must go. They came with me to see what was happening. When we came to the hill, half of the village was at the hill. With every one of the visionaries someone came. We saw Blessed Mary at the same place. But this time she didn't have the baby in her arms. This day, 25 June 81, was the first time we came in front of her. She presented herself. She said to us, "My dear children, don't be afraid. I am the Queen of Peace." That is how the apparitions started.

A very short time we had the apparitions on the hill. Because this time, it was the time of communism in ex-Yugoslavia. After some days, maybe 3 or 4, the police came with dogs and they occupied the hill. If you went on the hill you went to prison. But these first days Blessed Mary showed some miracles. For example, on Cross Mountain, the cross disappeared and the people of the village saw Blessed Mary dressed in white. And in the sky it was written "Mir" which is "Peace". The people of the village saw this also. I remember that Fr. Jozo was our parish priest at the time. When the police came to the church to tell him he must close the church, because it was prohibited to have Mass in the church, he said, "With my eyes I saw written on the sky the word "Peace" from Krizevac to the Church. I will not close the church. With me you can do what you want." We know that he was in the prison for 2 years and a half.

There were three miracle healings also. And the people from the village seeing these things, and knowing us children, they believed us and they helped us. We were seeing the apparition every evening in a different place, so that nobody would know where we would be beforehand.

I had these daily apparitions until Christmas of 1982. For Christmas 1982 Blessed Mary gave me the 10th (last) secret, and she told me I must choose a priest to whom I would tell the secrets. I must tell him 10 days before what will happen and where, and for 7 days we must fast and pray, and then 3 days beforehand he must tell everybody.  He cannot choose to say or not say. If he accepts this mission he must do as God wills.

Blessed Mary always said, "Don't talk about the secrets, pray." She said, "Those who feel me like a mother and God as a Father, these people do not have anything to fear. Only those who do not know God have something to fear." We human beings always talk about the future. What will happen - when will it happen. But who of us can say who will be alive tomorrow. What Blessed Mary teaches us is that we must be ready this day to meet God. She said, "What I started in Fatima I will finish in Medjugorje. My heart will triumph." So what do we have to fear if the heart of our mother will triumph?

This apparition on Christmas 1982, she told me I would not have daily apparitions any more. She said I would have an apparition every 18th of March all my life. She also said I would have extraordinary apparitions. Those apparitions started on August 2, 1987. I still have these apparitions. I do not know when they will stop. These apparitions every 2nd day of the month are apparitions for "unbelievers". But blessed Mary, our Mother, never says "unbelievers." She always says "those who do not yet know the love of God". Because if you say to someone they are unbeliever, you judge them. Blessed Mary never judges, never. She asks our help. She said that we can change "unbelievers", but only with our prayer and our example. She wants us to put in our daily prayers in the first place, prayer for "unbelievers". Because she said when we pray for them, we pray for us and for our own future.

She wants that we pray her way. We must first feel love for them, to feel them like our brothers and sisters who are not lucky like us to recognize the love of God. Every one of us has an "unbeliever" in our home our near our home, or in the world, and this "unbeliever" is in our way, and we must ask ourselves, "Can this unbeliever see God and the love of God in us?" Our Lady doesn't want us to preach to other people. She wants that our life will talk. That "unbelievers" can see in us God and the love of God. I ask you with all my heart to take this very seriously because if you could see only one time the tears in the eyes of Our Lady, because of "unbelievers", I am sure you would pray with all your heart.

Mirjana is a firsthand witness. We can feel her intensity as she tells us "If you could see only one time the tears in the eyes of Our Lady..." Mirjana wants to communicate to us the reality of Our Lady's mission, her call to us. But we do not see, not even once, Our Lady's tears. So we must exercise our faith and live her messages as if we did see! God will be with us to guide us as we live her messages. We are her children!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2014

Dear Family of Mary!  Part #2

Here is the second part of the transcript of Mirjana's talk to pilgrims featured on "Fruit of Medjugorje - Episode 106". It is long. But you have all weekend to work on it!! Once you read her words, you might go back and enjoy the episode on our web page. Mirjana is such a credible witness, to down to earth, and so firm in her belief. This talk is a great gift to us all!

Mirjana Soldo:

Because this time we are living in is a time of decision and we who say we are God's children have a big responsibility. Because every one of us can talk nicely. Like I said before, but Blessed Mary doesn't want this, she wants that unbelievers see in us that we have something more. I always give one example of something that happened to me. When I was going into the church here, in Medjugorje, our church is always full...Since I have problems with my back, I saw a place and I sat. But next to me were pilgrims from Italy, and they started to yell at me! Stand up, this is our place, how can you sit here. 100 things in one second, you know the Italian temperament! I stood up immediately, I was quiet. One lady part of the group recognized me and told the Italian pilgrims I was one of the visionaries. When they said I was one of the visionaries, they immediately offered me the whole pew!!! But why do I tell you this. If you think I was an unbeliever and Our lady invited me to come to Medjugorje, and for the first time I come into the church. I am inside the church and the people say they know the love of God, they are believers, but they treat me this way. If I was treated this way, do you think I would ever come in the church again? Who would be responsible for this? This is what Blessed Mary wants to say to us, that our example, our life has to change things. In one message she said...Our Lady said, "Do not say that you follow my Son, and then you live your life in a way that for those who do not know him, seeing you, do not want to know him at all." Please don't forget that when we pray for unbelievers we are praying for our own future.

Blessed Mary in this apparition in Medjugorje gives to each visionary a mission to pray for. My mission is to pray for unbelievers. Vicka and Jackov pray for the sick people. Marija for the souls in purgatory. Ivanaka for family. Ivan for priests and for the youth. But please don't think that when I pray for unbelievers they convert! When Jakov or Vicka pray for the sick they will heal? Only in this way blessed Mary shows us for what we need to pray.

The most important message repeated always is Holy Mass, but not just on Sunday. When we were children at the beginning of the apparition, she said to us,"When you have to choose between the apparition and Holy Mass, you must always choose Holy Mass, because during the Holy Mass my Son is with you." In all these years of apparitions, Blessed Mary never said pray and I will give to you. She always says, I can pray to my Son for you. Always Jesus in the first place. Many pilgrims coming in Medjugorje believe that we visionaries are privileged people, more holy than other people, but this is not true. Because for Blessed Mary, as for a mother, there doesn't exist privileged children. For her we are all her children and she is choosing us for different missions. She chose the 6 of us to say messages to us. But she chose all of you because she said in the message on Jan 2 that she is addressing to you..."My dear children I invited you, open your heart and let me enter your heart so I can make apostles of you." But this means that we all have the same responsibility. Six of us she wanted to give messages to us. And you, like apostles of Blessed Mary, can spread the messages. There are no privileged children.

I learned this at the beginning of the apparitions. You heard of my grandmother and uncles, at the beginning, I was the only visionary who didn't live here in Medjugorje. My parents are from here, but when they married, they left Medjugorje and had their home in Sarajevo, and I lived with them. Every summer vacation I was here because all my family was here. When the apparitions started I was here with the other visionaries. And how I told you that in the beginning, it was a communist regime, the police tried to destroy everything. They forced me to return to Sarajevo. I didn't want to go because I thought if I went back to Sarajevo, I wouldn't have apparitions. But nobody asked you. Here [in Medjugorje] everyone one was Catholic, because everyone is Croatian. In Sarajevo, there are Communists, Muslims and Orthodox. Only a few Catholics. And in my home in Sarajevo, every day the police came. They would turn everything upside down. And they would bring me with them. I was only 15. It is not like in America, where I have my lawyer and my social worker...In the communist regime, none of this. I was alone with them. I was thinking that Blessed Mary would help me. But then when I had apparition, she told me the same things as the visionaries here, nothing about my situation. I don't need to explain how I felt alone. But after some time I understood. With the prayer and fasting, for God there are not privileged children. When you have a cross or are suffering, pray and God will not leave you alone. When I understood this, accepted this, everything that came to me I took with more strength.

If you look at the messages on the 2nd of the month, you will see that if someone is privileged for her, it is our priests. Because she never said what they must do, she always says what we must do for them. She said, "my dear children, they don't need your judgment and criticism, what they need is your prayer and your love. God will judge them for what they do, but God will judge you for how you loved your priest. She said, if you lose respect for the priest, you will lose respect for the Church and for God. Also during the apparition on the 2nd of each month when Blessed Mary gives us her blessing, she always says, "My dear children I am giving you my motherly blessings, but the most important blessing you need on earth is the blessing of the priest."  

Because when they bless you my Son blesses you. And she also says, "Don't forget the pray for your shepherds because their hands are consecrated".  Because of this she has said about the priest, I ask you with all my heart, when you return to your parishes please show to the other people how our relationship should be with our priest. If your priest isn't doing what you think he should be doing, don't go around judging him. Take the Rosary and pray for him, this is how you can help him, not by judging. Because in the world in which we live, there are so many judgments, so many people judge everything, but there is so little love. Blessed Mary wants us to be recognized in love, not that we take in our hands only what God can do, only He can judge.  

I am sorry that I cannot tell you more about what Blessed Mary has been preparing us for all these years. But I can tell you one thing. We have this time in which we are living now. And we have the time of the Triumph of Blessed Mary's heart. Between these two times we have one bridge. This bridge is our priests. Because of this she is asking so many prayers for them, so much love and respect. Because this bridge must be so strong that all of us can cross over it. Because Blessed Mary said, "My heart, with them, will triumph." This means that without the priests we cannot have the Triumph of the Heart of Blessed Mary. Because who can open the door of heaven for us? Only priests.

She wants us to return prayer in our families. She says that nothing can put the family together like prayer together. She said that parents have a big responsibility before their children. Because the parents put the root of the faith in the heart of their children. They can do this only if they pray together and go to Holy Mass together. We cannot talk to our children about the importance of Holy Mass is Holy Mass is not in the first place for us. We cannot talk to our children about prayer if they don't see us praying. Because of this she said that parents have a big responsibility. Children do only what they see in the home. They must see that for the parents God is in the first place, nothing else.

Children see more than we think. You who are here. You saw my daughter. Marija, the older, when she was 2 ½ years old I never told her about the apparitions. I thought she was too young to understand what was happening. But one day she was playing with a friend, and I was watching them. I heard her friend say to my daughter, "My mother drives a car!" I don't drive and so Marija was quiet for a second and then she said, "Big deal, my mother talks with Blessed Mary every day." Without saying anything, she understood because she saw what was happening in the house. Because of this it is important what the parents do.

When I talk about this message of Blessed Mary, I cannot be serious. Because it is a big problem. For American, not so much, but for Argentinian and Italian, it is a big problem. It is fasting!!! Blessed Mary wants us to fast on Wednesday and Friday on bread and water. In America they are pretty good, of course it is only what I saw. Maybe they do it only in front of me. They ask one typical question, "Can I have coffee in the morning? " I always say with a serious face, "Yes, but get up early before Blessed Mary gets up and sees you."

I don't want to talk about Argentina in front of others. Blessed Mary has taught us one beautiful thing. When you think of the messages she gives, every message begins "My dear children". She never says, "My dear American, my dear Italian, My dear Argentinian" We are her children. She says that on earth there only exists children of God. You believe that God exists. You believe in Blessed Mary. But I saw her. I know that heaven exists. And because of this maybe, I don't look on the world with the same eyes as you. For example, for me, it doesn't exist nationality. When someone says, I am American or Croatian, I smile to myself. Because I know what this means before God, NOTHING.

But it is really nice to see here in Medjugorje, how every nationality reacts to fasting. Those who protest the most are the Italians. They have a 100 questions. How long is Wednesday or Friday? How can I cut so it is shorter? 100 questions.!! It was interesting, a football player was here, an Italian. The whole team came here. I know he was famous because the children were following him. He said, "I don't think you understand Blessed Mary. She was only talking to you, not to all of us!"

But if you never have fasted twice a week, if you never have said the Rosary once a day, I invite you to start as Blessed Mary started us. When she first appeared she asked that we pray 7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Marys, 7 Glory Bes. Don't tell me you don't have time to say 7 Our Fathers, Hail Marys and Glory Bes. After some time she asked for one part of the Rosary and that we fast on Friday. After another time, she asked the second and then the third part of the Rosary and then fast on Wednesday. She went step by step. This can be an example for all of you. It is important to walk with Blessed Mary. Because she only wants to give us her Son.

We can have everything in the world, but if we don't have peace, we have nothing. But the only true peace is Jesus. Because of this, she asks Holy Mass, Rosary, Fasting...because she wants us to recognize Jesus. She wants us to have monthly confession. She said that there doesn't exist one man in the world who doesn't need monthly confession. I want to tell you like a sister, you have done so much for Blessed Mary. You leave your home, you travel so far. Everything for Her. As a sister I ask you to take my advice and go to Confession. Our Mother always says only a pure and clean heart knows how to open and only a pure and clean heart can receive graces.

She wants us to return the Bible in our home. When she gives the message to me she doesn't explain the message to me. She gives this message the same way as I tell the message to you. Like all of you I must pray to understand what God is telling me through this message. You who follow the message on the 2nd day of each month see that the message is long. When I have the apparition at the Blue Cross when Blessed Mary gives me the message, at the Blue cross, it is always Miki next to me, and I tell the message to him and he writes it. When I return to my home to pray, I need the written message to pray, because I can remember what she said, but not word for word.   When Blessed Mary says return the Bible to the home, I think all of us have a Bible. But she wants simple things, that we open the Bible and read a few things. She wants the Bible to really be present in our home. Blessed Mary said that in the Bible we have all the answers we are looking for. This is what I personally believe is most important for pilgrims, but now you can ask me questions about what you are interested in, and I will answer with all my heart. (Mirjana speaking with pilgrims in her home in March 2014- Part 1)

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2014

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Apparizione a Mirjana 18 Marzo 2014 a Medjugorje

Medjugorje: Apparition of Our Lady to Mirjana on March 18, 2014


Medjugorje: Our Lady's Annual message given today through Mirjana:

March 18, 2014
“Dear children! As a mother, I desire to be of help to you. With my motherly love, I desire to help you to open your heart and to put my Son in the first place in it. Through your love for my Son and through your prayer, I desire for God’s light to illuminate you and God’s mercy to fill you. In this way, I desire for the darkness, and the shadow of death which wants to encompass and mislead you, to be driven away. I desire for you to feel the joy of the blessing of God’s promise. You, children of man, you are God’s children - you are my children. Therefore, my children, set out on the ways on which my love leads you, teaches you humility and wisdom, and finds the way to the Heavenly Father. Pray with me for those who do not accept me and do not follow me - those who, because of hardness of their hearts, cannot feel the joy of humility, devotion, peace and love – the joy of my Son. Pray that your shepherds, with their blessed hands, may always give you the joy of God’s blessing. Thank you.”   March 18, 2014

Our Lady blessed everyone present and all the religious articles brought for blessing. Mirjana noted that when Our Lady spoke the sentence: “In this way, I desire for the darkness, and the shadow of death which wants to encompass and mislead you, to be driven away,” some kind of a shadow of gray was seen. When Our Lady continued the next sentence, “I desire for you to feel the joy of the blessing of God’s promise,” the grayness disappeared. 


Pray for our Priests, the Shepherds

Fr. Jozo Zovko

Pray for our Priests, the Shepherds
by Louise Lotze

   A recurrent message we hear each month, given to Mirjana, is to pray for our priests, God's chosen ones, who are our shepherds.  Our Lady emphasizes their importance to us. In Father Jozo's book, Observe the Fruits, he reveals a story about a Canadian lady, a leading ballet dancer, Lisa Baril. She and her husband, a university professor, came as pilgrims to Medjugorje.  Lisa studied and perfectly learned Croatian ,and was thus able to talk fluently with the parishioners and also to interview the seers. She and her husband became great apostles of Medjugorje, becoming involved in a movement to help priests and bishops, called “The Daisy Movement” (Adopt a Priest Program). “The Daisy Movement” was founded in Aylmer, Quebec by Mrs. Louise Ward in1981 (the same year Our Lady began appearing in Medjugorje).

  Within a short time, thousands of people and prayer groups were offering themselves to pray for their own priest or bishop. This movement has spread all over the world. The beauty of this movement is its simplicity.  This is how it works:  draw a daisy with seven petals. In the heart of the “daisy” you will write the name of the priest. On each petal for each day of the week you will write the name of the person who will be praying for the priest as long as God will keep him alive.  It is also acceptable to write a couple, or a group name on a petal.  Then, on a special occasion, you will give a “daisy” as a gift to our beloved priest who will surely be happy.  Through prayer we can show our love and our faithfulness not only to our priests, but to the whole Church.

   Fr. Jozo Zovko, during his former daily catechesis, mentioned the priests, and invited us to pray for them:

“Dearest brethren,  pray for the priests.  Without the priest there is no Confession; we cannot leave our sins; we have no Holy Mass.  Pray for the priests!”  It is important, then, that we pray for the vocations to the priesthood –  for the renewal of the Church.  Father Jozo believes that vocations are lacking because we have stopped praying. He encourages us to pray so that Italy and the world may always have holy priests like Father Pio and St. Leopold Mandic and others.  Father Jozo continues: “Let us put into practice the messages of Our Lady, the Queen of Peace, to help the Church, the families, the world.”  Wouldn't it be great to answer Our Lady's by taking the initiative to incorporate the “Daisy Movement ” in our own dioceses and parishes?  This is a challenge to make a change in the Church and the world.  Are you ready to take on this challenge?
 “Do not forget your shepherds.  Pray that they may not get lost, that they may remain in my Son so as to be good shepherds to their flock." (Our Lady to Mirjana on March 18, 2009)

Editor’s note: Louise is from Ashtabula, OH. 
Source   http://www.spiritofmedjugorje.org/