Dear children of Medjugorje, praised be Jesus and Mary!
1. On June 2nd, 2019, Mirjana received her monthly apparition at the Blue Cross, surrounded by a large crowd of pilgrims. After the apparition, she conveyed this message:
“Dear children, only a pure and an open heart will make it such that you may truly come to know my Son and that all those who do not know His love may come to know it through you. Only love will make you comprehend that it is stronger than death because true love conquered death and made it so that death not exist.
My children, forgiveness is the most exalted form of love. You, as apostles of my love, must pray that you be strong in spirit and that you could comprehend and forgive. You, apostles of my love, by understanding and forgiveness, are giving an example of love and mercy. To be able to comprehend and forgive is a gift for which it is necessary to pray, and to nurture it.
By forgiveness you are showing that you know how to love. Just look, my children, how the Heavenly Father loves you with a great love, with understanding, forgiveness and justice-how He gives me, the Mother of your hearts, to you. And here I am among you to bless you with a motherly blessing, to call you to prayer, to fasting-to tell you to believe, to hope, to forgive, to pray for your shepherds, and above all to love without limits.
My children, follow me! My way is the way of peace and love, the way of my Son. It is the way that leads to the triumph of my Heart.
The authorities have requested that all sites connected with Medjugorje abstain from showing a film of Mirjana’s apparition. Obedience is always blessed!
2. The Feast of Corpus Christi will be celebrated on June 23rd
If I were to share all the testimonies of conversions, sometimes totally unexpected, of people who experience the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, I could write a whole book! People who come to Medjugorje without believing in the Real Presence can only marvel at the thousands of faithful gathered around the Rotunda in the evenings when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed on the altar.
Even demons know WHOM they are dealing with! They have no doubt at all about the Real Presence of Christ in consecrated hosts! Why would they tremble in front of a little piece of bread? It is not uncommon to hear inhuman cries uttered by some people who are possessed and who shout profanities during Adoration, especially during the final Eucharistic Blessing. Far be it from me to quote these blasphemies here, but as recounted in the Gospel, Satan and his fallen angels manifest themselves concretely, terrorized by the One who defeated them on the cross.
The same is true during Mary’s apparitions to Mirjana on the 2nd of the month. Quite often, hell manifests itself when she arrives, she who has received the power and the mission to crush the head of the serpent. I know many unbelievers who, overwhelmed by the evidence and harshness of this spiritual struggle, started to believe in God.
Some mystics have received intimate knowledge of the presence of Jesus. At Châteauneuf de Galaure (France), a priest brought Holy Communion to Marthe Robin, the mystic. When he got there, after a simple greeting, Martha said to him, “Father, Jesus is not here!” The priest reassured her that Jesus is in the little pyx he carries with him. But Martha insisted: “No, father, Jesus is not here!” The priest then wanted to prove to her that Jesus was indeed there, he opened the pyx and had to apologize to Martha: he had taken the pyx but had forgotten to put the host into it!
His knees failed him! In Medjugorje, when the apparitions took place in the Rectory, a priest from New York, dear Father Albert Shamon, obtained father Slavko’s authorization to attend the apparition with the visionaries. In truth, he was skeptical about the authenticity of these apparitions. He carried the Holy Sacrament with him, as he used to visit the sick. When the Blessed Mother appeared, he wanted to kneel down, but to no avail. Despite his best efforts, his knees wouldn’t bend. He was very intrigued, especially since during Mass, his knees were fine. This strange phenomenon continued over the next two days. On the third day he asked Our Lady why his knees remained stiff during her apparition, and Mary explained: “I do not want my Son to kneel before me!” Father Shamon was then convinced of the authenticity of what was happening in Medjugorje.
On June 6th, in a tiny chapel of perpetual adoration in Reconquista, Argentina, there was a woman, Elena, who is known to our friends and who prayed in silence. She was a very simple, fervent and humble woman. She wanted to film the Blessed Sacrament on display in the monstrance and let her camera run as she bowed her head in adoration. It was 11:15 p.m. At the time, she didn’t notice anything. But when she left, she discovered with surprise an incredible phenomenon: On several occasions, the host threw out rays of powerful light and pulsated, as this little film shows.
After an investigation, my friends in Argentina assured me of the authenticity of this phenomenon; however, everyone remains free to believe it or not. Lest some people start to criticize – sometimes without having studied the phenomenon closely. There is always the danger of keeping quiet about the signs given by God so I am publishing this one to bring joy to many!
In the run-up to the Feast of Corpus Christi, it is good to recall a few words Jesus spoke to his best friends, the Saints.
“Write for the benefit of religious souls that my delight is to come to their hearts in Holy Communion…” (§1682)
“I desire to unite Myself with human souls; My great delight is to unite Myself with souls. Know, My daughter, that when I come to a human heart in Holy Communion, My hands are full of all kinds of graces which I want to give to the soul. But souls do not even pay any attention to Me; they leave Me to Myself and busy themselves with other things. Oh, how sad I am that souls do not recognize Love! They treat Me as a dead object.” (§1385)
Jesus shows Himself to Jelena Vasilj. In the 1980s, Jelena was still receiving messages for Medjugorje’s prayer group and for her personal edification. These inner locutions often went hand in hand with inner visions of Our Lady and of Christ. (This grace is different from the one received by the 6 visionaries who physically see the Blessed Mother).
One day, Jelena was leaving the church after Mass when she saw Jesus. It was during His Passion, and He was covered in wounds, His coat all stained with blood, and His eyes expressed a deep sadness. He said to her, “When people receive me in Holy Communion, they go back to their seat, they make a sign of the cross and then they dismiss me!” Who will understand the sadness of Jesus when He is ignored or dismissed? Doesn’t He come to give Himself entirely to us and fill us with His graces?
Jesus went so far as to say to Sr. Faustina: “I enter certain souls as if to relive my passion” (1598).Indeed, the instruments of His passion are not so much those of his executioners at that time, but our sins. If Jesus finds a soul that receives Him unworthily, never renouncing sin and trampling on His commandments, He finds in that soul the torture of His passion. That is why Our Heavenly Mother never ceases to invite us to renounce our sins through a sincere confession so as to purify our hearts. May all our Holy Communions be true feasts for Jesus!
3. New surprises ahead… These days, Yann Le Goff, our French technician who manages our live broadcast on the 3rd of the month, came to film a number of short episodes about the known and lesser-known messages of the Gospa. I chose more than fifty topics, and each one lasts between 2 and 4 minutes. This way, young people won’t think of zapping! We also filmed the 20 mysteries of the Rosary on Podbrdo and other key places in Medjugorje, to enable our internet users to pray at home together with us.
Let us pray to the holy Angels, asking them to protect the work and to bless Yann! These mini videos will be available on YouTube and other media in the coming weeks and months. The list will be published before mid-July, so you can enjoy them this summer.
For English and other foreign languages, the videos will be subtitled rather than having a voiceover, so you will still hear my voice! Just be patient…
6. PLEASE NOTE! Our next Live Broadcast on the message of the 2nd will be on September 3rdat 9 p.m. As is the case every year, there will be no live broadcasts in July and August.
Dearest Gospa, you are the one we want to live with this summer! Queen of Peace, more than ever, please manifest your maternal presence in our lives, free us from the fear of the future and teach us to find true rest in the Heart of your Son!
Sister Emmanuel, Community of the Beatitudes
(Translated from French)
PS1.We will be celebrating the 38th anniversary of the Apparitions on June 25th! What gift will we give to our Blessed Mother that day? She’s got her own idea! She will whisper it to us while we pray. Re-read her messages, focus on some of them, and listen to her carefully!
PS2. The Youth Festival in Medjugorje will be held from 1 to 6 August. Don’t delay, book your tickets today!
PS3. Recently, 2,300 people with disabilities, along with their carers, were invited by the parish. The families of the village welcomed them for free. They were offered a great program. What a wonderful example of true charity on the part of these parishioners!
PS4. Our next missions will be in Florence (Italy) in a few days, in Spain in September, in Italy in October and in India in November. Hong Kong in July 2020. May your prayers accompany us for a super abundant spiritual harvest! Thank you!
PS5. Follow us!
In English/ German, filmed in Austria, “Give your wound to Jesus!”- “Schenke Jesus deine Wunden”
PS10. Our Lady is hoping to hear from you! Give joy to her heart, write to her your gratitude and your needs at “Queen of Peace”, BP 2157, F-06103 Nice Cedex, France. Your letter will be given to a visionary, and Mary will answer you in prayer.
PS13. For those who also speak French, watch a virtual pilgrimage in Medjugorje from home! Sister shows 11 key places explaining the importance of the place and prays there with you. Click on the site,www.IMedj.net