This blog was started on July 21st, 2015, after my Mary, Our Mother blog had mysteriously disappeared. I will post only Marian items, especially regarding Medjugorje and other Marian apparitions. Thank you for reading this blog. May it give great glory to God through the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
QUEEN OF PEACE
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Sr. Emmanuel's December Report from Medjugorje
From the Desk of Sr. Emmanuel Maillard
Medjugorje, December 12, 2015
Our Lady of Guadalupe, patron saint of America. (See PS1)
Dear Children of Medjugorje, Praised be Jesus and Mary!
1. On 2 December 2015, Mirjana received her monthly apparition at the Blue Cross, in front of a small crowd, as we are now in the winter months. After the apparition, Mirjana conveyed the following message:
"Dear children, I am always with you because my
Son entrusted you to me. And you, my children, you need me, you are
seeking me, you are coming to me, and you are bringing joy to my
motherly heart. I have, and always will have, love for you; for you who
suffer and who offer your pains and sufferings to my Son and to me. My
love seeks the love of all of my children, and my children seek my love.
Through love, Jesus seeks unity between Heaven and earth; between the
Heavenly Father and you, my children - His Church. Therefore, it is
necessary to pray much, to pray and love the Church to which you belong.
Now, the Church is suffering and needs apostles who by loving unity, by
witnessing and giving, show the ways of God. The Church needs apostles
who by living the Eucharist with the heart, do great works; it needs
you, my apostles of love. My children, from the very beginning, the
Church was persecuted and betrayed, but day by day it grew. It is
indestructible because My Son gave it a heart - the Eucharist, and the
light of His resurrection shone and will continue to shine upon it.
Therefore, do not be afraid. Pray for your shepherds that they may have
the strength and the love to be bridges of salvation. Thank you!"
2. How About The Pope?
Meditating on the call of the Blessed Mother to pray and love
the Church to which we belong, one of us asked the Lord in prayer: What can I do to better pray for the Church and the Pope? After
this prayer, he began to read the Diary of Sr. Faustina, and came
across precisely these words spoken by Jesus to the saint: "Make
a Novena for the Holy Father's intention. It should consist of 33 acts,
that is, repetition that many times of the short prayer - which I have
taught you - to the Divine Mercy," (§341 of the Diary).
Now this prayer Jesus is speaking about is the one that He
had already recommended to the Saint, by which we invoke the blood and
water represented by the rays gushing from the Heart of Jesus, hence its
great power. This river of blessings has flowed for 2,000 years for our
salvation, and will keep flowing into eternity: "O blood and water which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in you!" (Diary, §84). This prayer never ceases to move the heart of the Father in our favor.
Our Pope Francis is in great need of our prayer, considering
the very delicate situation of the Church today; so let's not hold back
this gift for him, especially in this Jubilee Year of Mercy that he gave
to us all.
3. Believing the unbelievable
Last month, I was in East Malaysia to convey Our Lady's
messages. Near the city of Kota Kinabalu, one of the priests who invited
me told me about the extraordinary experiences he has had with the
Child Jesus in his parish since 2013. Because Christmas is fast
approaching, his testimony can only help us worship more fervently the God Child, who has made Himself so near, so accessible, so tangible.
Father Nick has a heart of a real shepherd, focusing on the good he can provide his sheep with! He fell in love with the Child Jesus. He was offered a beautiful statue of the Newborn and it dawned on
him to pass it around from family to family throughout the year. His
goal was to allow the Holy Child to be born in the hearts of these
families. There, most of the families are still united and have many
children. From the very first weeks, blessings and miracles began to
happen! So many families wanted the Child in their homes that they could
only keep it one hour before having to let it go. In fact, in His great
love, the Child granted these families wonder upon wonder. Several
examples struck me:
- From Laurence Imbungan: "My granddaughter Jaklyne, 2 years
old, was suffering from a serious lung infection. Since her health
wasn't getting any better, she had to go to the hospital. The day before
she had to leave, our home was the first one in the village of Tuaran
to welcome the Child Jesus. The atmosphere was joyful: traditional songs
and music could be heard. Jaklyne kept on asking for a doll, but was
never satisfied with the ones she was given. However, when the Child
Jesus arrived in our home, she expressed great joy, as if she had
finally found what she yearned for. When we placed the Child Jesus on
our small altar and began to pray, she started vomiting profusely and
what came out of her mouth was horrible! The next day, at the hospital,
the doctor examined her and declared that the infection had disappeared
from her lungs. Since that day, in my family, we remember the Child
Jesus and how he brought us healing. We give thanks to God!"
- From Molin, village of Tangilan: "My desire was to see in a home 3 families who rejected God and did not go to church, to be touched by the Child Jesus. Their place
was so poor that they were ashamed to welcome anyone in there,
especially since the rain would drip into the house through the roof.
But seeing the enthusiasm of the people who greeted the Child, these
families also accepted His visit. They prayed for quite a while with
Him, and God granted their prayer: the government gave them a new house.
another village, a young boy was lying on a bed, completely paralyzed.
When the statue of the Child Jesus arrived in his house, his eyes opened
wide with joy, he suddenly straightened out as if to go hug Him, and he
was cured of his paralysis! Now he lives a normal life.
couple had not been going to church for many years, especially the man
who intended to express his atheism for all to hear. They were offered
the visit of the Child, and they agreed without knowing why. When the
man received the statue in his arms a little reluctantly, he heard the
Child talk to him and tell him, "So, now, do you believe?" He burst into
tears, and has since then, with his wife, become a staunch pillar of
woman, a housewife and mother, received the Child in her home. She
wanted to treat it like a normal baby and began to wash it. After the
bath, she noticed that the skin of the Child "smelled like a baby" as if it were alive. Sometimes He would blink His eye, smile and moved His tiny hands...
would take too long to tell all the stories I heard there. But what
touched me the most was the simple faith of these villagers, and the
sincere way in which they worship God. Father Nick has composed a
special liturgy dedicated to the Baby's arrival in the homes, with words
of welcome, hymns, etc. The spiritual fruit is abundant: joy is
restored in the homes, mutual forgiveness and reconciliations happen,
love is rekindled among family members, people return to the sacraments,
especially to confession... Children and young people especially are
moved, they put their whole hearts into helping the pilgrim statue of
Jesus to enter villages and homes in their area.
And what about us, in our Western world that is so materialistic, anxious and often so sad, what are we going to do to welcome Baby Jesus at Christmas? (See
PS4). He comes loaded with gifts and blessings, and we need them so
much! What joy to give Him the place of honor! His innocence is the best
weapon against the evil which eats up our families from inside, Satan
is so afraid of it! "I am your peace. Live my commandments," He said on
Christmas 2012, while appearing as a newborn in the arms of His mother.
True peace, lasting peace, solid peace won't be found outside of Him!
4. My Mom, Odile
Last month I spoke about the consecration of death. I did not
know at that time that my sweet mother Odile was to be born into
heaven. I found out through my brother that she was having trouble
breathing, and because I was in China at that time, I asked Fr. Slavko
(whom she loved so much) to come and pick her up as soon as possible;
she was already 94 years old. So my mother went up to the Heavenly
Father in great peace, on November 24, the same day that Fr. Slavko was
born into Heaven, in 2000. Then, this is what I realized: one should not
say that we have "lost" someone. We don't "lose" anyone, there is no
loss here! Our loved ones enter into their eternity where not only do
they await us, but where they work for us as never before, enriched by
the very love of God for us. Where is the loss? On the contrary, it is a
new kind of relationship that is established between Heaven and Earth,
even if the person is in purgatory for a while (See PS3). Vicka, who saw
life after deathwith Jakov in 1981, is radiant when
someone dies, whether young or old. She told me, "If people knew how
good God is, they would never fear death." By the way, I would like to
warmly thank all those who prayed for my mum, or who had a mass
celebrated for her. May they be blessed!
5. The next live broadcast will take place on January 3rdat 9 pm.
I will speak in French about the message of the 2nd.
Dearest Child Jesus, Your birthday is coming soon, so please, inspire in us the gift you are dreaming to receive from us!
Dearest friends, this Christmas will be the most beautiful one you have ever had, because you will put Jesus at the first place in your life!
Sister Emmanuel +
(Translated from French)
P.S. 1. The image of Our Lady seen on the Tilma
is a constant miracle! Recently, a musician from Florida found out
that he could capture on his computer the music expressed by the
position of the stars visible on Mary's mantel. A Heavenly melody,
indeed! (These stars also give the exact image of the sky of that day,
but as seen from above, not from the earth). See link :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pfLC44qZ84
P.S. 2. Don't forget to pick your saint for the New Year 2016,
either at your family celebration on Christmas or at the get-together
of the New Year! You'll find the explanation and the list of saints on
P.S. 3. It is during the night of Christmas that the
largest group of Poor Souls go to Heaven, more than on All Saints day.
Let us not forget them in our family celebrations! They will intercede
for us in return.
P.S. 4. Our Lady invites us to build up our manger as soon as the Advent starts so
that we may expect Baby Jesus in a better way. Here is an idea for the
children: May they lay many little pieces of straw in the crib of Baby
Jesus (or bits of paper), preparing in this way a bed of love for Him.
Each piece of straw would carry a prayer or a sacrifice that they
offered. On each little paper, let them write which sacrifice or prayer
P.S. 5. Watch our short video!
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