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Medjugorje message for January 2, 2018

children playing

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.

January 2, 2018 message to Mirjana

Dear children! When love is beginning to disappear on earth, when the way of salvation is not being found, I, the mother, am coming to help you to come to know true faith – living and profound – so as to help you to truly love. As a mother, I am longing for your mutual love, goodness, and purity. My desire is that you be just and that you love each other. My children, be joyful in your soul, be pure, be children.

My Son used to say that He loves to be among pure hearts, because pure hearts are always young and joyful. My Son said to you to forgive and to love each other. I know that this is not always easy. Suffering makes you grow in spirit. For you to spiritually grow all the more, you must sincerely and truly forgive and love. Many of my children on earth do not know my Son, they do not love Him; but you who do love my Son, you who carry Him in your heart, pray, pray and in praying feel my Son beside you. May your soul breath in His spirit.

I am among you and am speaking about little and great things. I will not grow tired speaking to you about my Son – the true love. Therefore, my children, open your hearts to me. Permit me to lead you as a mother. Be apostles of the love of my Son and of me. As a mother I implore you not to forget those whom my Son has called to lead you. Carry them in your heart and pray for them. Thank you.

Medjugorje message of December 25, 2017, Christmas

Medjugorje message Christmas

On the 25th of each month, Our Lady appears to the Medjugorje visionary Marija, to give us her message to the world. Below is the latest official English translation as provided by the Information Center in Medjugorje.

Medjugorje Message of December 25, 2017

“Dear children! Today I am bringing to you my Son Jesus for Him to give you His peace and blessing. I am calling all of you, little children, to live and witness the graces and the gifts which you have received. Do not be afraid. Pray for the Holy Spirit to give you the strength to be joyful witnesses and people of peace and hope. Thank you for having responded to my call.”​

Are the Medjugorje Apparitions authentic? Words from the Pope Francis’ emissary, Archbishop Hoser

Archbishop Henryk Hoser, Pope Francis’ emissary to Medjugorje

Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Henryk Hoser as his emissary to Medjugorje on February 11, 2017, and on April 1, “the archbishop came just about as close as he could in terms of encouraging the people regarding the authenticity of the events of Medjugorje,” according to Dr. Mark Miravalle, President of the International Marian Movement, Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici, and professor of Theology and Mariology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. This new papal appointment and Archbishop Hoser’s recent homily in St. James Church of Medjugorje are encouraging news for those who have been unsure of veracity of the Medjugorje apparitions and wanted more clarity. In the following impassioned, informed, and encouraging video, posted on April 7, 2017, Dr. Mark Miravalle shares the significance Archbishop Hoser’s new role and homily. Dr. Miravalle’s words, well worth reading, are transcribed below.

“My friends, I have more good news regarding the Medjugorje apparitions, as a result of some recent events regarding the papal emissary, Archbishop Hoser, who has been appointed by Pope Francis to assess the pastoral needs of the pilgrims coming to Medjugorje. You may recall that on the day before Ash Wednesday, Fat Tuesday of this year, the local bishop sent out a negative statement regarding Medjugorje, which was confusing to many people. Unfortunately, the local bishop was doing something that was inappropriate in light of the fact that the jurisdiction for the Medjugorje apparitions had, many years earlier, been taken out of his hands and put into, first of all, the ex-Yugoslav bishops back in 1991, but then more recently into the Vatican commission. And so, in virtue of the fact that it is in the Vatican commission, makes it clear that is not in the jurisdiction of the local bishop.

Soon after, the Holy Father appointed Archbishop Henryk Hoser from Poland to be his emissary to Medjugorje to assess the pastoral needs of the many pilgrims going. Well, that is good news for Medjugorje because, quite frankly, the Church does not do that for place it is about to condemn—quite the contrary. The fact that the Holy Father assigned an archbishop to assess the pastoral needs gives good indication that Medjugorje will at least be deemed as a shrine, a place of prayer that has the approval of the Church. And that, indeed, would be something very positive.

Well, even more recently on April 3, the archbishop, Archbishop Hoser of Poland, gave his first homily at Medjugorje, and it was really extraordinary. And while maintaining his limits of not saying something specific about authenticity, he came just about as close as he could in terms of encouraging the people regarding the events of Medjugorje. It is also fascinating that Archbishop Hoser had spent twenty-one years in Rwanda—as a priest in Rwanda. And he, in his first homily, makes reference to the warnings of Our Lady that came from Rwanda—how ten years previous, they didn’t understand what they meant, and then the genocide hit, where one million people were killed—and therefore underscoring the importance of listening to the messages of Our Lady as true interventions from God. Then the archbishop said the following. He said, and I quote:  . . . Therefore, that honoring, which is so intensive here, is of the greatest importance and is necessary to the whole world. He is referring to the honoring of Our Lady . . .

We pray for peace because the destructive forces are tremendous today: weapon trade grows constantly, people are in conflict, families are in conflict, societies are in conflict. We need a heavenly intervention. The presence of Our Blessed Virgin Mary, that is this intervention. It is God’s initiative. Therefore, I would like to encourage and fortify all of you on behalf of the Pope, as his emissary. Let us spread peace throughout the world through the conversion of hearts.

So this is an extraordinary, strong statement by Archbishop Hoser, in the name of the Holy Father, not only encouraging the pilgrims who are present; but he will also go on in the homily to thank the fifty priests that are there to hear confessions. He will mention [that] the greatest miracle of Medjugorje is the availability of confessions, and ultimately that the message of mercy—the message the world so desperately needs to hear—could come forth from Medjugorje to all parts of the world since eighty countries are represented. So once again, more good news for Medjugorje, and God willing, for the call of the Queen of Peace, which is a call of faith, prayer, penance, conversion, seeking the peace of Christ in hearts and ultimately peace throughout the world. Thank you. God bless you.”