QUEEN OF PEACE

QUEEN OF PEACE

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Her plans, involve us as individuals.

Christian Worldview

Given With Purpose

June 29, 2016 A.D.

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June 29, 2016 A.D.
On the 35th anniversary of the apparitions, on June 25, 2016, Our Lady of Medjugorje said:
“…persevere in prayer so that, with you, I can realize my plans…”
Her plans, involve us as individuals.
Caritas Pilgrim in Medjugorje
A BVM Caritas Pilgrim on Cross Mountain reading, Words from Heaven, the definitive book of the Medjugorje messages. In Medjugorje, Our Lady’s words come to life, but with purpose, that She might use us to change the world.
Our Lady’s words are not given lightly; they are given for a purpose. They are given to us to effect change in us, in order for Her to realize Her plans through us. A Friend of Medjugorje gives clarity of perspective on the messages:
“…Her words will go down in history as a preface to understanding Holy Scriptures and to show us how to bring into the modern world new life which is presently dying. We are being given a preface to the Scriptures, an owner’s manual, Our Lady’s words, to the machine, the Bible, on how to use it, how to work it, how to understand it, how to make our lives better in this world through it…”1
The world will be made better through each individual who endeavors to understand the messages and live them. This is their purpose, not given lightly, but, intended to be lived responsibly. Be responsible with the messages, and change the world.
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P.S. The September 27 – October 6, 2016, pilgrimage to Medjugorje is sold out. Pilgrims wanting to join the Sept. 27 – Oct. 6, 2016, pilgrimage are being placed on a wait list. There is still some availability left on the Oct. 26 – Nov. 4, 2016, pilgrimage to Medjugorje. Be sure to reserve your place as soon as possible. These pilgrimages fill up quickly. Call BVM Caritas Medjugorje pilgrimages in the U.S. at 205-672-2000, extension 218 or 219, or visit here to request information.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Blessing of Peace

Young girl praying at the Blue Cross in Medjugorje
A young girl pilgrim at the Blue Cross in Medjugorje. Medjugorje is a place for all ages. Our Lady calls us Her, “dear children,” – no matter the age we are Her children and She has the same desire for those young and old alike.

 
Christian Worldview

The Blessing of Peace

June 28, 2016 A.D.

 

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June 28, 2016 A.D.

Our Lady said on June 25, 2016 through Marija:
 
“…Today, on this day of grace, I desire to give you my motherly blessing of peace and of my love…”

What is a blessing of peace and why does Our Lady give it?
 

It is the desire of Our Lady to give us peace. Medjugorje visionary Ivan tells us:
 
…we can see what the greatest desire of Our Lady is – and that is peace. Who could know better than the Mother how much this peace is needed in this spiritually starved world, in our tired families, in our tired young people, in our tired Church. But Mother is coming to us, and She wants to help us. She wants to encourage us. She wants to console us. She wants to give us, extend to us Her hand of hope. She wants to point out to us what is not good. She wants to guide us to good and to peace and to Her Son…”1

Many in the world do not have peace, including many Christians, including many who have even gone to Medjugorje. The blessing of peace that we receive in prayer overcomes all tiredness of life, that when one finds no purpose to life, and we pray, we find peace and purpose. Our Lady tells us on April 25, 2001:
 
“…When you are tired and sick and you do not know the meaning of your life, take the Rosary and pray; pray until prayer becomes for you a joyful meeting with your Savior…”

Joyfully meet your Savior in prayer, find the blessing of peace for your life, the blessing of your purpose in life. It is the desire of the Mother, in Her Motherly Blessing of Peace that we turn to God and find the meaning of our life.
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P.S. Remember that the BVM Caritas pilgrimages are filling up very quickly. The September/October pilgrimage is sold out and pilgrims are being placed on a wait list. Be sure to request information soon and get your spot on the remaining pilgrimages for 2016. Call BVM Caritas in the U.S. at 205-672-2000, extension 218 or 219, or visit here to request information.

 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Mary TV June 27, 2016 Reflection - A Quick Update



 
  
 (c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016


J.M.J.

June 26, 2016
St. Irenaeus
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
June 25, 2016
"Dear children! Give thanks to God with me for the gift of my being with you. Pray, little children, and live God's commandments that it may be good for you on earth. Today, on this day of grace, I desire to give you my motherly blessing of peace and of my love. I intercede for you with my Son and call you to persevere in prayer so that, with you, I can realize my plans. Thank you for having responded to my call."
 
This reflection is going out early. I always write the reflection the night before so everyone will get it in all times zones.  Today I must write it very early and be brief because of the Wedding of Christina and Josip!!!  Please pray for this beautiful couple as they begin their married life.  It seems that Jesus and Mary have brought them together and so we pray that Jesus and Mary will remain with them their entire lives!  You can join us for the Ceremony at 4:00 pm Medjugorje time, 10:00 am EDT (June 27)!  You are all invited!!

I will share some pictures from English Mass for today ( Monday, June 27)!  The church was packed as usual.  We were all jammed in near the choir box.  A lovely priest from Ireland presided.  His homily was full of Mary.  He loves her so much, you can tell.  He said that once someone who did not like Marian devotion told a priest that he honored Mary too much.  The priest replied, "But no one can honor her more than God has honored her!" 

And this is Medjugorje!  In Medjugorje Mary is honored because God honors her, and sends her to help us.  What more can we say?  Mary, Mother of God, we love you!!

Here are a few pictures of English Mass inside St. James:


(A full church!)


(Cathy Fedor, Lisa Matasso and Mary Matasso praying hard!)


(Mike Nolan played for Mass!)


(Here we see Catherine and Jane from our group, and Sabina from Delaware!!)


It was a beautiful Mass, full of faith, full of joy, full of Mary's children!!  God bless you!  I will write again for June 28, with some highlights of the wedding!! 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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Our Lady's Annual Apparition and Message to Ivanka on June 25th


Medjugorje Annual Messages


Our Lady's Annual Apparition and Message to Ivanka

June 27, 2016 A.D.

 

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June 27, 2016 A.D.
 
On May 7, 1985, Our Lady confided to Ivanka the 10th secret. Our Lady told Ivanka that She would appear to her every June 25, on the anniversary of the apparitions. This year, Our Lady appeared to Ivanka at her home with only Ivanka’s family present. The apparition lasted 4 minutes. After the apparition, Ivanka said:
 
Our Lady gave the following message:
“Little children, pray, pray, pray.”
Our Lady was joyful and blessed all of us with Her motherly blessing.

Ivanka was the first to see Our Lady on June 24, 1981. Her mother had died just a few months before. Ivanka says:
 
“…I was chosen by Our Lady to pray for families. I am inviting all of you to respect the sacrament of Holy Matrimony, to attend Holy Mass every Sunday, and to have at least one confession monthly. Our Lady invites us all to renew the family prayer, so that the Word of God and the Holy Bible is in the center of our lives. Everyday I pray for the families in the world, but at the same time I’m kindly asking all of you to pray for our families. Many pilgrims think that we visionaries are privileged, that we are closer to God than the rest of you. On the contrary, we are the same as you, and it’s not enough to see physically, to see with our eyes. The most important thing is to open our hearts and to have Our Lady in our hearts. The only thing we need to do is open our hearts because Our Lady is here with us today, now and we have to make the decision whether we want to let Her in and to open our hearts and accept Her messages…”1

Be sure to listen to the June 25, 2016 Radio WAVE broadcast with a Friend of Medjugorje, in which speaking to a Caritas Pilgrim group in Medjugorje, he tells of what happens when you let Our Lady into your life. To listen or download the June 25, 2016, Radio WAVE broadcast titled, Shattered Yet?, visit here…
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Mary TV June 27, 2016 Reflection - Our Lady's Program










  
 (c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016


J.M.J.



June 27, 2016
St. Cyril of Alexandria
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
June 25, 2016
"Dear children! Give thanks to God with me for the gift of my being with you. Pray, little children, and live God's commandments that it may be good for you on earth. Today, on this day of grace, I desire to give you my motherly blessing of peace and of my love. I intercede for you with my Son and call you to persevere in prayer so that, with you, I can realize my plans. Thank you for having responded to my call."
 
This message contains our marching orders for the next year! It is a message filled with hope:
 
Our Lady tells us to give thanks with her to God for the gift of her presence with us. She is with us in an extraordinary way in Medjugorje. You can feel her close to you as you go about your ordinary activities here. She is with us through her messages which guide us in our prayer and in our daily conversion. And so we live each day with Mary in Medjugorje. And we carry her with us to our homes where we need her so very much.
 
Our Lady gives us very good advice: Pray and live God's commandments! Those commandments are the way to live a good life on earth. If we live the commandments we will build a happy life on earth! And a good way to learn to live the commandments is by going to confession. When we prepare for confession we review the 10 Commandments to discover our sins, and in Confession the priest helps us to find ways to live them. We will never regret living the commandments of God. Each day we will see our lives becoming better and better!
 
Our Lady gave us her motherly blessing of peace and her love, and this is what gives us the strength and joy to continue in our lives! Our Mother cares about us, and blesses us!
 
And finally Mary asks us to pray so that her plans may be realized. She has said this many times, but they mean more each time she says it. In these days her plan is looking more and more like the only plan that will bring peace and hope in this world. We want her plans to be realized!!
 
So this message gives us a good idea of how to move forward: With Mary and immersed in her love, living the Commandments of God, we will pray for Our Lady's intentions. We will help her to build up the Church in love and hope and bring about her Triumph.
 
Yesterday was a lovely day! After the intensity of the 35th Anniversary, we were able to spend a quiet Sunday. We prerecorded two Daily Rosary's so that we would be free to go to Christina and Joe's wedding on Monday night! We went to English Mass at 12:00 pm! Fr. Leon gave a wonderful homily. We are so fed by the homilies at English Mass!! (You can hear his homily on our webpage, English Mass Homily for 06/26/16)
 
Then we went with our pilgrimage group to the Kravice Waterfalls. I had never been there, and I was amazed at their beauty. The water was icy cold, and I soaked my poor foot in it! It was a comfort. I loved watching everyone playing in the water, and climbing the rocks. I think God loves it when we play! After the intensity of the Anniversary, it was a blessing to rest and play. Here are some pictures of our group at the falls!


 



 


 
Incredibly beautiful!  The falls never run dry, and thunder on and on. You can feel the power and plenitude of God's creation there.  It was healing to rest near the falling water, letting it fill us with awe! 

The App has been updated and you can update through your app store (Apple or Google). There are more videos available now on the Mary TV App!! Thank you Matt!!
 
Tomorrow we will not stream a Daily Rosary, but replace it with the live stream of Christina and Joe's wedding. It begins at 4:00 pm Medjugorje time (10:00 am EDT). You are all invited!! Christina and Joe would be honored to have your presence at their wedding! And please pray for them, that God will bless them with a long and fruitful married life!
 
We carry you all in our hearts and continue to pray for you. Thank you for joining us on our pilgrimage. Your presence is also a comfort for us and a joy! Our Lady is with us all to bless us!
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Mary TV June 26, 2016 Reflection - 35th Anniversary Message and an update










  
 (c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016


J.M.J.

June 26, 2016

Dear Family of Mary!

Here is Our Lady's message given through Marija on June 25, 2016:
 
"Dear children! Give thanks to God with me for the gift of my being with you. Pray, little children, and live God's commandments that it may be good for you on earth. Today, on this day of grace, I desire to give you my motherly blessing of peace and of my love. I intercede for you with my Son and call you to persevere in prayer so that, with you, I can realize my plans. Thank you for having responded to my call."

Thanks be to God for this beautiful message!  Thanks be to Our Lady for bringing this message to us!  We are blessed to be her children!


UPDATE:
Yesterday was a glorious day in Medjugorje.  It began for our group with another trip up Apparition Hill, this time with Franjo Zubac. 



Franjo shared about the first days of the apparitions from his own witness.  The group listened with great interest to his personal witness, and experiences of Our Lady's coming!  What a beautiful day to listen to the beginning days!

The afternoon was filled with the anticipation of the celebration of the 35th.  Denis and I sat outside behind the church with our crew to pray the Daily Rosary, live!!  Mario and Vlado did all the work.  It was very hot, but the trees provided a canopy of shade.  Here are pictures of Vlado and Mario producing the Rosary for us!






Then at 6:00 pm the Parish Rosary was prayed with thousands of people who streamed into Medjugorje!  People walked from the surrounding villages, in the very hot weather. It was impressive. 

At 7:00 pm a huge procession of several hundred priests accompanied the statue of Our Lady around the entire crowd!  It brought tears to our eyes!  She is so loved here in Medjugorje!! 



Here are the priests processing in to kiss the Altar and find their seats!



Mass was incredible!!  There was an orchestra from Dubrovnik and a beautiful choir from Medjugorje.  So moving!

At the end of Mass the visionaries Ivan, Marija and Jakov led us in praying the Magnificat.  It was awesome!




Denis and I are in awe at the great love for Our Lady that is so evident in the people.  A young man standing near us was singing his heart out to Our Lady.  I just wanted to hug him!!  Everyone was filled with love for Mother Mary!! 

Now I'm exhausted!  Will catch up with you tomorrow!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Medjugorje, Messages to Marija on June 25, 2016










Our Lady's Message of June 25, 2016
35th Anniversary of Apparitions!  

"Dear children! Give thanks to God with me for the gift of my being with you. Pray, little children, and live God's commandments that it may be good for you on earth. Today, on this day of grace, I desire to give you my motherly blessing of peace and of my love. I intercede for you with my Son and call you to persevere in prayer so that, with you, I can realize my plans. Thank you for having responded to my call."
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