Dear children of Medjugorje, praised be Jesus and Mary!
1. On August 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,pray! Pray the Rosary every day-that wreath of flowers which, as a mother, directly connects me with your pains, sufferings, desires, and hopes.
Apostles of my love, I am with you through the grace and the love of my Son, and I am asking for prayers of you. The world is in such need of your prayers for souls to be converted. With complete trust, open your hearts to my Son, and in them He will inscribe the summary of His words-which is love. Live in an unbreakable connection with the Most Sacred Heart of my Son. My children, as a mother, I am telling you that it is high time for you to kneel before my Son to acknowledge Him as your God, the center of your life. Offer gifts to Him-that which He most loves-which is love towards neighbor, mercy, and pure hearts.
Apostles of my love, many of my children still do not acknowledge my Son as their God; they have not yet come to know His love. But you, with your prayer pronounced from a pure and open heart, by the gifts which you offer to my Son, will make even the hardest hearts open. Apostles of my love, the strength of prayer pronounced from the heart-a powerful prayer full of love-changes the world. Therefore, my children: pray, pray, pray. I am with you. Thank you.”
As on all sites linked to Medjugorje, at the request of the authorities, we won’t post the video of Mirjana’s apparition as before. Obedience is always blessed!
2. Visionaries of the future. In the 1960s, Father Joseph Ratzinger, while still a professor of theology in Germany, wrote down his vision of the Church of tomorrow. These lines, which he surely received through intense prayer, surprise us and amaze us because they so closely match the direction that the Church is following today. It sounds like a “return to Jerusalem”, not in terms of the place, but rather the way of life of the Christians at that time, living in the midst of a hostile world. (See PS1).
In short, he had the intuition that the Church would lose a great deal: buildings, faithful, priests, social privileges; there would be a smaller Church with fewer believers who are forced to abandon most of the places of worship that were built over the centuries. He saw a Church of Minority Catholics, having little influence on political choices, humiliated and forced to start over from scratch. At the same time, this is a Church that finds herself, thanks to this massive upheaval and its rebirth, streamlined, vigorous and missionary…. The Church will be revived by small groups, minority movements that will put faith back at the center of their hope. This Church will be more spiritual, renouncing all political expectations. The Church will be poor, and will once again become the Church of the needy. At that moment, people will discover that they live in a world of indescribable solitude, they have lost God’s vision and will be horrified by their indigence. Then, and only then, Ratzinger concluded, “will they see the small flock of believers as something completely new: they will discover it as a hope for themselves, an answer they had always secretly been waiting for.”
Will these small groups really revive the Church?
The Gospa tells us… How can we not connect the prophetic words of the young Ratzinger (who had no inkling that he would become pope!), with a message from the Blessed Mother in Medjugorje, which seems to me to have also gone unnoticed: “Prayer groups are powerful, and through them I can see that the Holy Spirit is at work in the world. (June 25, 2004). She did not say “the family is strong”, “the parishes are strong”, and “the Vatican is strong”… No, the prayer groups are strong because, she says, “All those who pray and are members of prayer groups are open to God’s will in their hearts and joyfully witness God’s love…” (September 25, 2000).
Venerable Marthe Robin, a French mystic and stigmatic, who had foreseen the deep crisis of the Church in her own lifetime (1901-1981), and the extremely difficult times that were to come, perceived that the Church was going into agony, even saying that, apparently, “there will be nothing left, except a few hubs of fervor.”
These little hubs of fervor are the families who pray together as well as the simple little prayer groups that are hidden from the eyes of the enemy. For 38 years, thousands of small groups of fervent prayer warriors have formed from Medjugorje, like little lights that shine here and there in the world, thus preparing in secret the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.
The visionary Ivan Dragicevic said to Radio Maria – Italy, in August 2012: “When the secrets of Medjugorje are revealed, the Church will find itself in great persecution and suffering, and this suffering has already begun.”
The Church follows the Master wherever he goes, even into his Passion. Is she not His bride?
The Heavenly Father has everything in his hands, he will lead his children to safety, as he led his Son Jesus into the Resurrection after he completed the work of Redemption. The kind of safety we have today will then disappear and will be based on other values.
This suffering will have an end, and the resurrection of the Church is already being felt; these will be “the New Times” for which Mary is preparing us (25.06.19), “A time of peace that my heart is yearning for (25 06.1995), “a springtime” she says, very different from our time which looks like an incredible chaos! No one can guess the beauties that this springtime has in store for us, except that then the enemy will no longer have a say. “The Holy Spirit will renew the face of the earth!” (25.06.19)
The seer Marija Pavlovic said last March in the Cathedral of Vienna: “The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart has already begun!”
We see many signs of this! For example, the 2,856,000 people who, this summer, followed the Medjugorje Youth Festival on the Internet. Never has that happened before! In addition, prayer groups adopting various movements and spiritualities are multiplying in parishes and elsewhere. Summer festivals, which are increasing in number, are held every year, most of them at the initiative of the New Communities. They are filling up, and they are the places where the greatest resurrections take place. Martha Robin prophesied: conversions, liberations, healing, deliverances… Even better: adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, which had been abandoned since the 1970s, is coming back in majesty. In many major cities, Jesus in the Eucharist is exposed for the worship of the faithful, sometimes 24 hours a day. This is why these parishes radiate magnificently! And dare I say, the more our world sinks into a slow apostasy (Benedict 16), the more these kinds of unpublished graces will increase. “And where sin abounded, grace did more abound” (Rm 5:20). In His fathomless Mercy, God does not want any of his children to be lost…
Let us not lose courage, let us urge each other to trust in God, and above all, let us not jump out of the boat of the Church which is in agony! That would be a disastrous move. Jesus himself is sleeping in this boat, but in a very light sleep. Let us stay with him in the midst of the waves! He alone will calm the storms which are breaking so many hearts and discouraging so many believers…
3. We are approaching October, the month of the Rosary, the month of the great miracle of the sun at Fatima (October 13, 1917), which confirmed all the words of the Queen of the Rosary: “Pray the Rosary every day, for peace in the world and the end of the war.” In times of war, we must take up weapons, the ones that frighten the enemy the most. That is the case of the Rosary!
This month once again, the Blessed Mother tells us of her great desire: “Dear children, pray! Pray the Rosary every day, this garland of flowers that connects me directly, as a mother, to your pains, your sufferings, desires and hopes.” What a beautiful image, the garland of flowers! Who among us wouldn’t dream to connect to Our Lady their pains, sufferings, desires and hopes, through this garland, so that she may transform them into joy, beauty, fragrance and fruits?
Last month, Mary said, “Little children, witness with the Rosary in hand, and decide for holiness. (August 25, 19). It is her great love for us that drives her to renew this call so often, as any good mother would, and she will do so until we put it into practice!
5. My next live commentary on the message of the 2nd in French will take place on October 3rd at 9 p.m. Medjugorje time.
Dearest Gospa, we clearly see that without your powerful help, life will be too difficult! Thank you for tirelessly encouraging us! Thank you for offering each of us this garland of flowers to connect with you and keep us safe in your Immaculate Heart!
Sister Emmanuel +
Community of the Beatitudes
(Translated from French)
PS1. See ‘The forgotten prophesy of Joseph Ratzinger’, in ‘Peace Will Have the Last Word’, chapter 45.
PS2. « Prayer groups are necessary in all parishes. » (11.04.1982). “Renew prayer in your families and form prayer groups.In this way, you will experience joy in prayer and togetherness. All those who pray and are members of prayer groups are open to God’s will in their hearts and joyfully witness God’s love…” (25.09.2000)
PS3. NOUVEAU! Pray the chaplet of Mercy with sister Emmanuel Maillard in Medjugorje
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PS6. Our next missions will be in Spain in September, Italy in October and India in November. Again Italy in January 2020, Sicily in March, and Hong Kong in July, God willing! May your prayers accompany us for a beautiful spiritual harvest! Thank you!
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PS11. 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.
PS14. 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