Medjugorje Message through Ivan during his prayer group meeting on May 17, 2019
Ivan shared, “Our Lady came to us, very joyful and happy, and greeted all of us with her motherly greeting: ‘Praised be Jesus, my dear children!'”
“Dear children, Also today I call you in a special way to pray for my intentions, for my plans that I desire to realize here by my coming. Pray in a special way for my shepherds, for firm faith, firm faith in my priests.
Thank you, dear children, also today, for having responded to my call.”
It may be of no coincidence that on Mother’s Day, May, 12, 2019, on the eve of the first Marian apparition at Fatima, that Pope Frances has authorized official diocesan pilgrimages to Medjugorje. The news was first announced at St. James Parish in Medjugorje, during the 8:00 a.m. Mass, in many languages. The Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Henryk Hoser, who had been appointed by Pope Francis as the Apostolic Visitor to Medjugorje on Feb 11, 2017. The Pope appointed Archbishop Hoser to reside in Medjugorje and provide help to the pastoral situation there, and on May 31, 2018, the Archbishop’s title was changed to “Apostolic Visitor” to Medjugorje. Shortly after his appointment, Archbishop Hoser said in a press conference held in Medjugorje, “You, my dear friends, should be carriers of the joyful news. Say to the whole world that in Medjugorje, we can find the light again.” Plans are now underway to expand the shrine to accommodate the growing number of pilgrims.
The “ad interim” director of the Holy See Press Office, Alessandro Gisotti, responded to journalists’ questions about the announcement:
“Considering the considerable flow of people who go to Medjugorje and the abundant fruits of grace that have sprung from it, this authorization is part of the particular pastoral attention that the Holy Father intended to give to that reality, aimed at encouraging and promoting the fruits of good.”
The apostolic visitor [Archbishop Henryk Hoser] “will have, in this way, greater ease in establishing relations with the priests in charge of organizing pilgrimages to Medjugorje, as well as, safe and well-prepared persons, offering them information and indications to be able to fruitfully conduct such pilgrimages, in agreement with the ordinary people of the place.”
The Pope’s authorization, Gisotti said, is “care to prevent these pilgrimages from being interpreted as an authentication of known events, which still require examination by the Church. Therefore, care must be taken to avoid creating confusion or ambiguity from the doctrinal point of view regarding such pilgrimages. This also concerns pastors of every order and level who intend to go to Medjugorje and celebrate or concelebrate there even in a solemn way.”
The six visionaries of Medjugorje assure us that they still have a daily apparitions of the “Queen of Peace,” always at the same time in the afternoon and wherever they are: Vicka (living in Medjugorje), Marija (living in Monza, Italy) and Ivan (living in the United States but often returns home), still receive the apparitions daily. Mirjana (in Medjugorje), receives an apparition annually on her birthday. Mirjana, on the 2nd of every month, and Marija, on the 25th, receive a message from Our Lady for the world. Ivanka (in Medjugorje) sees Mary annually, on the anniversary of the apparitions, and Jacov (in Medjugorje), receives an apparition annually on Christmas Day.
According to various sources, more than 40 million people from all faiths, including many people with illnesses and problems, have gone on pilgrimage to Medjugorje, a small town in Bosnia-Herzegovina, since the first apparitions were said to have taken place there in 1981. Indeed, today more pilgrims go there than to Lourdes, the famous Marian shrine in France, although Fatima still continues to draw the same numbers as before the Medjugorje phenomenon. The fruits of Medjugorje are a phenomenal number of conversions; physical, emotional, and spiritual healings, and vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Medjugorje has become known as the world’s confessional.
Andrea Tornielli, the editor-in-chief of Vatican News, in an editorial published today recalled “the long lines of people going to confession, and the Eucharistic adorations in the evenings at Medjugorje” as evidence of the spiritual impact of these pilgrimages. He recalled that in 2013, Pope Francis told Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, a Mariologist and the Secretary of dicastery for the Laity, Family and life: “I believe that there is grace in Medjugorje. One cannot deny that. People are converted.” At the same time, Tornielli said, the Pope “put people on their guard against the protagonism of the seers and the multiplication of messages and secrets” but “he has never discounted the positive fruits of the experience of pilgrimages.”
Click on the links below for books of phenomenal conversion stories of people whose lives have changed completely, who have been rescued from the ashes through Medjugorje and become true disciples and priests of the Church.
Dear children, with a motherly love I am calling you to respond to the great love of my Son, with pure and open hearts, with complete trust. I know the greatness of His love. I carried Him within me, the Host in the heart, the light and the love of the world. My children, also my addressing you is a sign of the love and tenderness of the Heavenly Father—a big smile filled with the love of my Son, a call to eternal life.
Out of love, the Blood of my Son was shed for you. That Precious Blood is for your salvation, for eternal life. The Heavenly Father created man for eternal happiness. It is not possible—for you who know the love of my Son and who follow Him—to die. Life triumphed; my Son is alive. Therefore, my children, apostles of my love, may prayer show you the way and the means of spreading the love of my Son—prayer in the most exalted form.
My children, also when you strive to live the words of my Son, you are praying. When you love the people whom you meet, you are spreading the love of my Son. It is love that opens the doors of Paradise. My children, from the beginning, I prayed for the Church. Therefore, I am also calling you, apostles of my love, to pray for the Church and her servants—for those whom my Son called. Thank you.
Medjugorje Message through Maria for April 25, 2019
This is a time of grace, a time of mercy for each of you.
Little children, do not permit that the wind of hatred and peacelessness rule in you and around you. You, little children, are called to be love and prayer. The devil wants peacelessness and disorder, but you, little children, be the joy of the risen Jesus who died and resurrected for each of you. He conquered death to give you life, eternal life.
Therefore, little children, witness and be proud that you have resurrected in Him.
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Message to Mirjana – April 2, 2019
Dear children, as a mother who knows her children, I know that you are crying out for my Son. I know that you are crying out for truth, for peace, for that which is pure and not deceptive.
That is why I, as a mother, through the love of God, am addressing you and calling you that, by prayer and a pure and open heart within yourselves, you may come to know my Son – His love, His merciful heart.
My Son saw beauty in all things. He seeks the good in all souls—even that which is little and hidden—so as to forgive evil.
Therefore, my children, apostles of my love, I am calling you to adore Him, to ceaselessly give Him thanks, and to be worthy. Because He has spoken to you divine words, the words of God, the words which are for all and forever.
Therefore, my children, live joy, radiance, unity and mutual love. This is what you need in today’s world. In this way you will be apostles of my love. In this way you will witness my Son in the right way.
Medjugorje Message through Marija for March 25, 2019
This is a time of grace. As nature renews itself for a new life, you also are called to conversion. Decide for God.
Little children, you are empty and do not have joy, because you do not have God. Therefore pray until prayer becomes your life.
In nature seek God who created you, because nature speaks and fights for life and not for death. Wars are reigning in hearts and nations, because you do not have peace and you do not see, little children, a brother in your neighbor.
Our Lady’s message through Mirjana Soldo of March 2nd, 2019:
Dear children, I call you ‘apostles of my love’. I am showing you my Son who is the true peace and the true love. As a mother, through the mercy of God, I desire to lead you to Him.
My children, this is why I am calling you to reflect on yourselves, starting out from my Son, that you look to Him with the heart and that you may see with the heart where you are and where your life is going.
My children, I am calling you to comprehend that it is, thanks to my Son, that you live – through His love and sacrifice. You are asking of my Son to be merciful to you and I am calling you to mercy. You are asking of Him to be good to you and to forgive you, and for how long am I imploring you, my children, to forgive and to love all the people whom you meet?
When you comprehend my words with the heart, you will comprehend and come to know the true love and you will be able to be apostles of that love, my apostles, my dear children. Thank you.
Today, I am calling you to a new life. It is not important how old you are, open your heart to Jesus who will transform you in this time of grace and, like nature, you will be born into a new life in God’s love, and you will open your heart to Heaven and the things of Heaven. I am still with you, because God permitted me out of love for you.
On the 2nd of each month, Our Lady appears to the Medjugorje visionary Mirjana to give us her message to the world. Below is the latest official English translation as provided by the Information Center in Medjugorje.
February 2, 2019 Message to Mirjana
The love and goodness of the Heavenly Father give revelations which make faith grow, for it to be interpreted, that it may bring peace, certainty and hope. In this way, I, too, my children—through the merciful love of the Heavenly Father—always, anew, am showing you the way to my Son, to eternal salvation. But, unfortunately, many of my children do not want to hear me; many of my children are of two minds. And I—I always, in time and beyond time, magnified the Lord for all that He has done in me and through me.
My Son gives Himself to you and breaks the bread with you. He speaks the words of eternal life to you so that you may carry them to everyone. And you, my children, apostles of my love, what are you afraid of when my Son is with you? Offer your souls to Him so that He can be in them and that He can make you instruments of faith, instruments of love.
My children, live the Gospel, live merciful love for your neighbors, and, above all, live love for the Heavenly Father. My children, you are not united by chance. The Heavenly Father does not unite anyone by chance. My Son speaks to your souls. I speak to your heart. As a mother I am saying to you: set out with me, love one another, give witness. Do not be afraid, with your example, to defend the truth—the Word of God which is eternal and never changes. My children, whoever acts in the light of merciful love and truth is always helped by Heaven and is not alone.
Apostles of my love, may you always be recognized among all others by your hiddenness, love and radiance. I am with you. Thank you.
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