Report, April 2018
Medjugorje, April 16, 2018
Dear Children of Medjugorje, praise be to Jesus and Mary!
1. On April 2, 2018 (St. John Paul II’s birth into heaven), Mirjana received her monthly apparition at the Blue Cross, on a beautiful spring day in the sunshine. After the apparition, she delivered the message Mary gave for all of us:
“Dear children, through the great love of the Heavenly Father I am beside you as your mother and you are beside me as my children, as apostles of my love whom I ceaselessly gather around me. My children, you are those who, along with prayer, need to completely surrender to my Son so that you may no longer live but my Son may live in you – so that all those who do not know my Son may see Him in you and come to desire to know Him. Pray that in you they may see resolute humility and goodness, a readiness to serve others; that in you they may see that you live your vocation in the world with the heart, in communion with my Son; that in you they may see meekness, tenderness and love for my Son as well as for all brothers and sisters. Apostles of my love, you must pray much and cleanse your hearts so that you may be the first to walk on the way of my Son, that you may be the just who are united with the justice of my Son. My children, as my apostles, you must be united in the communion which emanates from my Son, so that my children who do not know my Son may recognize the communion of love and may come to desire to walk on the way of life, the way of unity with my Son. Thank you.”
Watch the apparition here:
2. Vicka in Loreto.
Some time ago, Vicka went with a dozen friends to the Marian shrine of Loreto (Italy). When the Basilica was almost empty at around 2 p.m., she was able to pray at length in what is considered to be the “House of Mary” transported by angels from Nazareth to Loreto. One of her friends, Gemma, noticed that while she was praying, Vicka would turn her head from left to the right and was moving in a rather unusual way, smiling a lot. When they left the Basilica, Gemma, intrigued by what she saw, asked her, “Why were you turning your head like that?”
“It’s because the Gospa came”, she replied, “and as she was walking here and there in the room, I followed her with my eyes!” “Oh really, said Gemma, deeply moved, so she was walking among us?”
“Yes, replied Vicka, it’s normal, she was at home, it’s her house!”
We are truly living in a time of grace! How wonderful to know that our Heavenly Mother is so close to us, so tender, so normal, so human and so divine! Though we do not yet have the joy of seeing her with our own eyes, we can already grasp this beatitude, “Blessed are those who believe without having seen!”
3. Charity works miracles!
Isabel Margarita Rojas Leiva, from Chile, belongs to the Lay Missionaries Consecrated to the Holy Spirit. She runs inner healing retreats all around the world. She received a special gift for healing the wounds of the heart. During one of her missions in Spain, she shared the following testimony:
“One day, my Bishop sent me for the first time to a juvenile prison. While I was with them, I started to play the guitar. They all came closer and formed a circle around me, adding their voices to mine, except for one young man who just stayed in a corner by himself. Once the songs ended, I headed towards him. However, I had barely approached when he yelled:
“Stay away!” Seeing my surprise he said it again: “Do not come any closer, I’m a bad person.” Then he showed me a tattoo of Satan on his back.
At that point, without knowing why, I got the idea to ask: ‘Tell me, when did your Mom kiss you for the last time?’ “She never did,” he replied. “And he burst into tears.”
‘Can I kiss you?’ I asked. I don’t know why I said that, because I didn’t feel comfortable withit, but I kissed him anyway. Then we talked for a long time about the love of God.
When the time came to say goodbye, he said: “If you really love me, give me the cross you’re wearing!” I must confess that this request crushed my heart. This crucifix had great sentimental value for me, because it was the last memory I had of my deceased mother. But I felt that God was asking me to make this sacrifice, and so, taking a deep breath, I replied: ‘I love you. Here, take it!’
We said goodbye, then we lost contact. Seven years later, I met him during another mission. He had already been released from prison. With a face completely transfigured and beaming with joy he approached me and said:”Do you remember me, Isabel? We met in prison. You gave me this crucifix. Since then, I have been baptized! I now belong to the Church and regularly receive the sacraments.”
I cannot describe the joy I felt at that moment. I knew, then, that Divine Mercy is infinite. Miracles take place when we open up to this Mercy, when we give ourselves completely without holding back.”
4. Pentecost on the world on May 20!
How can we not suffer at the sight of how the spirit of evil is at work in the world! It would be a trap to draw up the impressive list of Satan’s actions in different parts of society. It would only serve to make him proud of being so successful! On the contrary, like the little Maryam of Bethlehem, we will hunker down and pray even more, and vehemently call upon the Holy Spirit!
Not only to be able to keep our head above water, but to walk with confidence on this path of holiness that our Blessed Mother has been showing us for nearly 37 years.
Venerable Marthe Robin (1902-1981), the French mystic who for 50 years experienced the Passion of Christ every week, prophesied a “New Pentecost of Love” for the world.
To see it to fruition, the Holy Spirit is looking for volunteers in order to reduce the time when Satan thinks he can get away with anything, causing terrible suffering those we love. We have the power to do this!
There are many invocations to the Holy Spirit, everyone can choose their own. Here is the one that has been prayed by generations of saints. It is good to recite it at least once a day if we want to remain under the guidance of the Spirit and resist all the tsunamis of evil…
COME, Holy Spirit, Creator blest,
and in our souls take up Thy rest;
come with Thy grace and heavenly aid
to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.
O comforter, to Thee we cry,
O heavenly gift of God Most High,
O fount of life and fire of love,
and sweet anointing from above.
Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known;
Thou, finger of God’s hand we own;
Thou, promise of the Father, Thou
Who dost the tongue with power imbue.
Kindle our sense from above,
and make our hearts o’erflow with love;
with patience firm and virtue high
the weakness of our flesh supply.
Far from us drive the foe we dread,
and grant us Thy peace instead;
so shall we not, with Thee for guide,
turn from the path of life aside.
Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow
the Father and the Son to know;
and Thee, through endless times confessed,
of both the eternal Spirit blest.
Now to the Father and the Son,
Who rose from death, be glory given,
with Thou, O Holy Comforter,
henceforth by all in earth and heaven.
My next Live in French
will be on May 3 at 9 p.m. You can hear the April 3 Live Broadcast at:
Dearest Gospa, please, pray for us more than ever! Attract in us the Holy Spirit who fills us up to the brim! Evil is surrounds us on every side, but you are here next to us… This is the time of the perseverance of the Saints (Revelation 14:12). Take us under your motherly mantle, for with you we are secure!
Sister Emmanuel +
(Translated from French)
PS 1. Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.
PS 2. “Truly Sister Emmanuel’s Best Work Yet!”
PS 3. Follow the evening program of the parish of Medjugorje, translated into all languages. See the parish site at:http://www.centremedjugorje.org/
PS 4. Our next missions will be in:
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 5. The parish of Medjugorje is inviting us to the 6th InternationalSpiritual Retreat for Life, from 9 to 12 May 2018.
The 19th Spiritual Retreat for married couples, from 7 to 10 Nov. The23rd International Retreat for priests from 2 to 7 July.
Sign up at: firstname.lastname@example.org (Marija Dugandzic). The Youth Festival will be held from August 1 to 6, please sign up with your local organizations.
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