February 2018 Report
Medjugorje, February 11, 2018
Our Lady of Lourdes
Dear Children of Medjugorje, praise be to Jesus and Mary!
1. On February 2, 2018 Mirjana received her monthly apparition in her home, in the presence of a small crowd. After the apparition, she shared the following message, which Our Lady gives to all of us:
“Dear children, you whom my Son loves, you whom I love with an immeasurable motherly love, do not permit for selfishness, for self love, to rule the world. Do not permit for love and goodness to be hidden. You who are loved, who have come to know the love of my Son, remember that to be loved means to love. My children, have faith. When you have faith you are happy and are spreading peace; your soul trembles with joy. My Son is in such a soul. When you are giving yourself for the faith, when you are giving yourself for love, when you are doing good to your neighbor, my Son smiles in your soul. Apostles of my love, I am turning to you as a mother. I am gathering you around myself and I desire to lead you on the way of love and faith, on the way which leads to the light of the world. I am here for the sake of love, for the sake of faith, because with my motherly blessing I desire to give you hope and strength on your way – because the way which leads to my Son is not easy. It is full of renunciation, giving, sacrifice, forgiveness and much, much love. But this way leads to peace and happiness. My children, do not believe lying voices which speak to you about false things, false glitter. You, my children, return to the Scripture. I am looking at you with immeasurable love, and through God’s grace am making myself evident to you. My children, set out with me. May your soul tremble with joy! Thank you.”
See the apparition here:
2. An exorcist priest in Italy.
Known in his parish for his powerful prayer, this Priest told me that one day a young man who was in big trouble came to see him, and begged to talk to him because he was desperate. He was at the end of his rope. Not only was he physically ill, but he was also in constant mental turmoil. He had become addicted to occult practices that were devastating to his soul, but those practices were only cherry on the cake. He was also into drugs, alcohol and other harmful, addictive things! Unfortunately, this priest was in the middle of another difficult case, and couldn’t interrupt that process. But seeing the young man in so much pain, he didn’t want him to leave with too much disappointment. He then thought of the beautiful statue of the Mother of God that he had placed in his church. This was the statue of the Blessed Mother at the rue du Bac in Paris, the sanctuary of the Miraculous Medal. In this statue, her hands are extended outwards, with rays of light shining forth from the rings on her fingers representing the graces that she gives when they are asked for by her children. In order to make sure that this lost sheep would not be left alone in his horrible darkness, the priest invited him to have great confidence in the Blessed Virgin, saying:
“Go pray before the statue and look at her right in the eye! She is your Mother, she will help you!”
Disappointed at not being able to open his heart to the priest, the young man went to kneel before the Mother of God and poured out all his misery. He focused his gaze on her eyes. Suddenly, he felt a great sense of relief coming from Mary’s eyes. Never in his life had he felt such maternal tenderness. Full of joy, he remained for a long time in front of the statue, transfixed. It was like a balm that penetrated his body, his heart and his soul! When he left he was healed and free! Blessed Mary, chosen by God to crush the head of the serpent, was the perfect person to rescue this lost son, trapped by the false happiness that the world offers our young people today. In her maternal compassion, Mary had obtained this release from God.
Dear friends, it is no coincidence that once again this month Our Lady tells us: “I look at you with immense love and, by the grace of God, I show myself to you. My children, set out with me. May your soul leap with joy!” Let her Motherly gaze penetrate in the innermost depths of our being!
3. Vigilance for Lent.
Saint John Bosco had gathered many children who were abandoned on the streets of Turin (Italy). His mother, Margarita, had the difficult task of being a mother to this new found, very large family. One day she just couldn’t do it anymore, and she said to her son: “I’m exhausted. They break everything. You can’t keep them still. I quit. Find someone else to take care of them!”
Don Bosco remained silent. He knew how much she was doing for them, working practically around the clock. So he pulled a crucifix from his pocket and held it before his mother’s eyes. She took a long look at Jesus on the cross, understood the message and ended up saying: “Alright, I’ll stay!”
Jesus didn’t try to avoid what was coming when it became too difficult.
Vicka loves to ask Jesus in prayer: “Lord, tell me, what can I do for you, to comfort you on your way of the cross?” I think that this is the right question we should ask at the beginning of Lent.
Concerning the fast, some people are still reluctant to commit to this practice which the Queen of Peace actually requested from us. Fasting is a grace that we can ask for with fervor because it bears amazing fruit! Let’s not forget this message, especially these days with what we are seeing in the news: “Dear children, only by fasting and prayer can you prevent wars, stop wars and suspend natural laws.” (Flood, tsunami, avalanches, fire, etc.) So let us ask ourselves: what could be easier? Fasting on bread and water on Wednesdays and Fridays, or repairing the damage of an earthquake or of a flood that could have been prevented through fasting?
4. Pope calls for Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace on 23 February.
5. Here is a prayer that will help us to fast with all our heart
Evening prayer before a fasting day:
“Dear Jesus, you know that tomorrow is a day of fasting. You also know that I decided to fast, as your Mother urgently invites us to do. However Jesus, to tell you the truth, I really need You, because I am so attached to food! Fasting is an effort that is difficult for me. O Jesus, I beg you, please stay with me all day. Do not allow temptation to come and steal away the grace that You have prepared for me for tomorrow. I would like to help you reach all those hearts that are now closed to Your call! I know that by offering my fast, You will be able to fill them with Your Light and Your Love. But you know how weak I am… Dear Jesus, give me the grace of fasting with my heart, so as to obtain rich fruits of conversion for my family and so many others, without thinking about food that I will not eat. …
I don’t want to make this decision by myself, but with You. Be my strength, my God! With You, anything is possible and I am not afraid! And also, Jesus, my joy is to think about the millions of Your children who will be spiritually united with me tomorrow, also fasting on bread and water. I will not be alone and that is very encouraging. Your Mother calls us “the apostles of her love.” She depends on us to carry out her plans for the world… What an honor to be part of this family!
Dear Jesus, talking to you has already given me courage. Thank you! I surrender myself to You in confidence. I unite my fast to Your fasting in the desert, so that it will acquire infinite value, and this fills me with joy!”
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Dearest Gospa, we beg you, please inspire us with your own feelings when you could foresee the Passion of your Son Jesus! May this Lent connect us deeply with the secrets of your motherly heart! What did Jesus share with you before His Passion?
Sister Emmanuel +
(Translated from French)
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PS 7. Mgr. Cattenoz, archbishop of Avignon, consecrated his diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on 8 Dec. 2017, after a novena where all the members of the diocese were invited to pray the following prayer, written by Cardinal Sarah:
“Dear Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Angels and of the Saints, Mediatrix of all graces, we find refuge and protection in your Immaculate Heart, because you are our Mother. Grant us, as you had promised the three shepherds in Fatima, to learn how to offer our life each day for the salvation of sinners. May your maternal love reach out and touch those hearts that have become hardened through sin, so that all men, who have been saved by the blood of your Son on the Cross, may find the path to love, penitence and reconciliation with God and with their brothers. Then will we be able to all sing together in a single heart the triumph of your maternal Mercy. Amen.”
Followed by 1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, 1 “Glory Be”, and 3 times “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.”
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PS 8. Our next missions will be in:
Italy in February
Latvia in March
France in June
Indonesia and China in July
Spain in September
Please continue to pray very much for these missions, and those in these countries who are thirsty for Our Lady’s guidance to her Son.
PS 9. Gloria Polo (Colombia) is among the best witnesses of our time, when so many Catholics have left Jesus.
Her words have brought back to Him thousands of people. It is difficult to remain the same person after listening to her. Her testimony is on this link, religion/gloria_polo_ testimony.html
PS 10. The parish of Medjugorje is inviting us to the 6th InternationalSpiritual Retreat for Life, from 9 to 12 May 2018. To the 19thSpiritual Retreat for married couples, from 7 to 10 Nov. To the23rdInternational Retreat for priests from 2 to 7 July.
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