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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Mary TV: May 31, 2017 Reflection - Novena to the Holy Spirit, Day 6

   
  (c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.
May 31, 2017
The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Novena to the Holy Spirit, Day 6

Dear Family of Mary!

July 25, 1994 "Dear children! Today I invite you to decide to give time patiently for prayer. Little children, you cannot say you are mine and that you have experienced conversion through my messages if you are not ready to give time to God every day. I am close to you and I bless you all. Little children, do not forget that if you do not pray you are not close to me, nor are you close to the Holy Spirit who leads you along the path to holiness. Thank you for having responded to my call."

Being close to the Holy Spirit through prayer is the only way to gain understanding of the things of God. We cannot think our way into this understanding. We need personal revelation to help us truly grasp the significance and application of what God is doing in the world and in our lives. This comes through prayer and surrender to God.

And when we do receiving a light of understanding from the Holy Spirit, it knocks our socks off!!

SIXTH DAY (Wednesday, 7th Week of Easter)
If Thou take Thy grace away,
nothing pure in man will stay,
All his good is turn'd to ill.
The Gift of Understanding
Understanding, as a gift of the Holy Spirit, helps us to grasp the meaning of the truths of our holy religion. By Faith we know them, but by Understanding we learn to appreciate and relish them. It enables us to penetrate the inner meaning of revealed truths and through them to be quickened to newness of life. Our faith ceases to be sterile and inactive, but inspires a mode of life that bears eloquent testimony to the faith that is in us; we begin to "walk worthy of God in all things pleasing, and increasing in the knowledge of God."
Prayer
Come, O Spirit of Understanding, and enlighten our minds, that we may know and believe all the mysteries of salvation; and may merit at last to see the eternal light in Thy Light; and in the light of glory to have a clear vision of Thee and the Father and the Son. Amen.
Our Father and Hail Mary ONCE. Glory be to the Father SEVEN TIMES.

ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
To be recited daily during the Novena
On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses I offer myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Your purity, the unerring keenness of Your justice, and the might of Your love. You are the Strength and Light of my soul. In You I live and move and am. I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Your light, and listen to Your voice, and follow Your gracious inspirations. I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You, by Your compassion to watch over me in my weakness. Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds, and trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore You, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, to keep me in Your grace that I may never sin against You. Give me grace O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Father and the Son to say to You always and everywhere, "Speak Lord for Your servant is listening." Amen.

PRAYER FOR THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
To be recited daily during the Novena
O Lord Jesus Christ Who, before ascending into heaven did promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant that same Holy Spirit to me that He may perfect in my soul the work of Your grace and Your love. Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal, the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth, the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with You and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation, the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints, the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, and the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord with the sign of Your true disciples, and animate me in all things with Your Spirit. Amen.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV




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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Ivan Prayer Group Medjugorje Message May 29, 2017 A.D.

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In the first place...

Ivan Prayer Group Medjugorje May 29, 2017 A.D.

 
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May 29, 2017 A.D.

Tonight, Ivan’s prayer group met at the Blue Cross. Ivan started the Rosary at 9:00 p.m. We prayed the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries tonight in preparation for Our Lady’s apparition to Ivan. Our Lady appeared to Ivan at around 10:00 p.m. and the apparition lasted for several minutes. The following is Ivan’s description of Our Lady’s apparition:

Today, as every day, I would briefly like to describe tonight’s meeting together with Our Lady. Also today Our Lady came to us joyful and happy and She greeted all of us, at the beginning, with Her motherly greeting, ‘Praised be Jesus my dear children.’ Then, for a while, She prayed over all of us here, with Her arms extended, and She prayed especially over those of you who are sick. Then Our Lady said:
“Dear children, also today I desire to call you to put God in your lives in the first place; to put God in your families in the first place; to accept His words, the words of the Gospel and live them in your lives and your families. Dear children, in a special way, through this time I call you to the Holy Mass and the Eucharist.  Read the Sacred Scripture more in your families with your children. Thank you, dear children, also today for having responded to my call.”

Then Our Lady blessed all of us with Her motherly blessing, and She also blessed everything you brought to be blessed. Then I recommended all of you, all of your needs, your intentions, your families and, in a special way, all the sick and those who, in a special way recommended themselves to prayer. After that Our Lady continued to pray over all of us here for awhile, and She left in that prayer, in an illuminated Sign of the Cross, with a greeting, “Go in peace my dear children.”



Blue Cross Medjugorje May 29, 2017
Medjugorje, Blue Cross on Apparition Mountain, Monday, May 29, 2017

Our Lady said in tonight’s message, to put God in the first place in our lives and our families. Many today, go about their lives believing that God is in the first place, when in fact He is taking second place, or even a worse position. A Friend of Medjugorje writes:

“...We Christians have been growing alongside pagans, laughing at their jokes, and listening to their music and entertaining ourselves with shows they produce, etc. Are we really any different from them? It is harvest time. We must distinguish ourselves by our lives as to whether we are weeds or wheat. The first monthly message to the world, after six years of apparitions, called for a radical change in life:
January 25, 1987
“...today I want to call you to start living a new life as of today...”1

Evaluate your life, evaulate your family. Does your life or family stand out as different, as set apart? Your life and family should not resemble the world. Evaluate. Pray. Decide. Make changes.
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Footnotes:
1. What It Means to be Chosen by God, by a Friend of Medjugorje, 1992
  

Mary TV: May 30, 2017 Reflection - Novena to the Holy Spirit, Day 5

   
  (c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.
May 30, 2017
St. Joan of Arc|

Dear Family of Mary!
"Dear children! With a full heart I am asking you, I am imploring you children: cleanse your hearts of sin and lift them up to God and to eternal life. I am imploring you: be vigilant and open for truth. Do not permit for all that is of this earth to distance you from the true cognition of the contentment in the communion with my Son. I am leading you on the way of true wisdom, because only with true wisdom can you come to know true peace and the true good. Do not waste time asking for signs of the Heavenly Father, because He has already given you the greatest sign, which is my Son. Therefore, my children, pray so that the Holy Spirit can lead you into truth, can help you to come to know it, and through that knowledge of the truth that you may be one with the Heavenly Father and with my Son. That is the cognition which gives happiness on earth and opens the door of eternal life and infinite love. Thank you." (March 18, 2015)

FIFTH DAY
(Tuesday, 7th Week of Easter)
Light immortal! Light Divine!
Visit Thou these hearts of Thine,
And our inmost being fill!
The Gift of Knowledge
The gift of Knowledge enables the soul to evaluate created things at their true worth--in their relation to God. Knowledge unmasks the pretense of creatures, reveals their emptiness, and points out their only true purpose as instruments in the service of God. It shows us the loving care of God even in adversity, and directs us to glorify Him in every circumstance of life. Guided by its light, we put first things first, and prize the friendship of God beyond all else. "Knowledge is a fountain of life to him that possesses it."
Prayer
Come, O Blessed Spirit of Knowledge, and grant that I may perceive the will of the Father; show me the nothingness of earthly things, that I may realize their vanity and use them only for Thy glory and my own salvation, looking ever beyond them to Thee, and Thy eternal rewards. Amen.
Our Father and Hail Mary ONCE. Glory be to the Father SEVEN TIMES. 


ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
To be recited daily during the Novena
On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses I offer myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Your purity, the unerring keenness of Your justice, and the might of Your love. You are the Strength and Light of my soul. In You I live and move and am. I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Your light, and listen to Your voice, and follow Your gracious inspirations. I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You, by Your compassion to watch over me in my weakness. Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds, and trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore You, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, to keep me in Your grace that I may never sin against You. Give me grace O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Father and the Son to say to You always and everywhere, "Speak Lord for Your servant is listening." Amen.

PRAYER FOR THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
To be recited daily during the Novena
O Lord Jesus Christ Who, before ascending into heaven did promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant that same Holy Spirit to me that He may perfect in my soul the work of Your grace and Your love. Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal, the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth, the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with You and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation, the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints, the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, and the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord with the sign of Your true disciples, and animate me in all things with Your Spirit. Amen.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV




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Monday, May 29, 2017

Mary TV: May 29, 2017 Reflection - Novena to the Holy Spirit, Day 4

   
  (c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.
May 29, 2017
Novena to the Holy Spirit, Day 4

Dear Family of Mary!

February 25, 2005 "Dear children! Today I call you to be my extended hands in this world that puts God in the last place. You, little children, put God in the first place in your life. God will bless you and give you strength to bear witness to Him, the God of love and peace. I am with you and intercede for all of you. Little children, do not forget that I love you with a tender love. Thank you for having responded to my call."

In our societies today, it takes great fortitude to witness to Christ. The pressure to cave in, to be silent, to hide our faith in God is very strong. The strength we receive from the Holy Spirit in prayer is essential if we are to witness. Think of the disciples in the upper room, so fearful, in prayer, waiting for the coming of the Comforter, as Jesus told them. They were transformed at the coming of the Holy Spirit. Fortitude!! This is a sign of the Holy Spirit's action in our lives.
Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 4
  (Monday, 7th Week of Easter)
Thou in toil art comfort sweet,
Pleasant coolness in the heat,
solace in the midst of woe.

The Gift of Fortitude.
By the gift of Fortitude, the soul is strengthened against natural fear, and supported to the end in the performance of duty. Fortitude imparts to the will an impulse and energy which move it to undertake without hesitancy the most arduous tasks, to face dangers, to trample under foot human respect, and to endure without complaint the slow martyrdom of even lifelong tribulation. "He that shall persevere unto the end, he shall be saved."
Prayer
Come, O Blessed Spirit of Fortitude, uphold my soul in time of trouble and adversity, sustain my efforts after holiness, strengthen my weakness, give me courage against all the assaults of my enemies, that I may never be overcome and separated from Thee, my God and greatest Good. Amen.
Our Father and Hail Mary ONCE. Glory be to the Father SEVEN TIMES. 

ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
To be recited daily during the Novena
On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses I offer myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Your purity, the unerring keenness of Your justice, and the might of Your love. You are the Strength and Light of my soul. In You I live and move and am. I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Your light, and listen to Your voice, and follow Your gracious inspirations. I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You, by Your compassion to watch over me in my weakness. Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds, and trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore You, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, to keep me in Your grace that I may never sin against You. Give me grace O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Father and the Son to say to You always and everywhere, "Speak Lord for Your servant is listening." Amen.

PRAYER FOR THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
To be recited daily during the Novena
O Lord Jesus Christ Who, before ascending into heaven did promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant that same Holy Spirit to me that He may perfect in my soul the work of Your grace and Your love. Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal, the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth, the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with You and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation, the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints, the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, and the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord with the sign of Your true disciples, and animate me in all things with Your Spirit. Amen.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV




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Sunday, May 28, 2017

How to Interpret the Words of Pope Francis in the plane from Lisbon to Rome, May 13, 2017











From the Desk of Sr. Emmanuel Maillard

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How to Interpret the Words of Pope Francis before his flight from Lisbon to Rome, 
May 13, 2017?
 
Before you re-read the words of the Pope, here are 2 quotes from Jesus that we must always keep in mind:
"A good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.  Every tree is known by its fruit.  People cannot pick figs from thorn bushes, nor gathergrapesfrom briars."  (Luke 6: 43-49)
Also:   "By their fruits you shall know them.  Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?"  (Matthew 7:16)
 
Another quote from Jesus to Saint Faustina Kowalska reads:
"Listen, my daughter, all the works that come into being by my will contain the risk of great suffering! Consider if any of them have been subject to greater difficulties than that work which is directly mine - the work of Redemption. You should not worry too much about difficulties." (Diary §1642)


After watching the interview of the Holy Father on the evening of May 13, many of those who love Medjugorje and who have found a renewal of their spiritual lives there were greatly hurt at first, and struck by disappointment and sadness.  Indeed, seeing the Pope shaking his head in a negative way while comparing the Blessed "Virgin" of Medjugorje to a post office clerk, could create disillusionment in many, including me.  But thanks be to God, we took time to carefully consider each point brought up by the Pope, and we have found several good reasons to rejoice!
 
1 -The Ruini Commission. The essential point to focus on is that the Pope labeled as "very good" the document of the Ruini Commission instituted in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI on Medjugorje. The purpose of this Commission was to come to know and to explain the phenomenon. In this interview, Pope Francis used the word "good" 6 times and reinforced it twice by saying "very, very good." This amounts to very emphatic approval.  He basically gave high praise to the good work carried out by the good theologians, priests and cardinals.   He publically opposed sending the report to another Congress for inspection.  He said, "It doesn't seem right to me; it's like putting the Ruini report up for auction".  Now, according to the votes of the experts who participated in this Ruini Commission, 13 among them are in favor of the recognition of the supernatural character of the first seven apparitions in Medjugorje, a single person voted against this, and one member reserved judgment until later.  In other words, an overwhelming majority voted in favor of the supernatural character of the first apparitions.  


2 - That's an enormous step in the history of Medjugorje! If we consider the last official statement from Zadar in 1991: "Non constat de supernaturalitate," it cannot be affirmed that this is supernatural (and not "We affirm that this phenomenon is not supernatural"), the question remains open.  Therefore today, Medjugorje can become a place of verifiable Marian apparitions!  Of course, we would prefer that this recognition be extended to a little more than those 7 days.  However there was no question of denying the following apparitions!  It's about maintaining doubt, and therefore, leaving a question mark.  Let's not forget that these apparitions still occur, and that it is difficult to canonize a saint who is still alive.  (Our Lady told the visionaries that she would appear to them once a year during their lifetimes.)  Let's not forget as well that the apparitions at the Rue de Bac (Paris) in 1830 and the Miraculous Medal have never been officially recognized, yet there is an authorized Sanctuary there that thousands of people from every country endlessly flow through every day.
 
3 - Freedom to Adherence. The Pope made it clear that he was expressing hispersonal opinion, which means, in the language of the Church, that we are free to adhere to it or not, according to our own consciences.  Even John Paul II expressed his personal opinion when he declared Medjugorje "a center of spirituality" and repeated his desire to go there.  He wrote letters in which he made known his recognition of Medjugorje as a place visited by the Mother of God. (In my book "The Hidden Child of Medjugorje," I attached photos of these letters.)  He wrote, for example, to his friends, Marek and Zofia, in Krakow: "Madame Zofia, I thank you for everything you said about Medjugorje.  I, also, travel to Medjugorje each day in pilgrimage through prayer; I join spiritually to all those who pray there, or who feel a call to pray there."  However, he didn't express his personal opinion except in private to a number of reliable witnesses, among others, the President of Croatia, Franjo Tudjman, and to Monsignor Paolo Hnilica.  He didn't speak out in a Press Conference, no doubt so as to respect the opinions of his fellow Priests and Bishops, opinions that were different from his own.  He could have used the influence of his position as Sovereign Pontiff, but he chose patience.
 
4 - A Comedy of Deception? We know that at Mostar, the Bishop had a personal opinion different from that of John Paul II.  He actually denied the authenticity of the apparitions, characterizing them as some kind of deceitful comedy played from the very beginning by both the Franciscans and the visionaries.  But now we have a Pope who is open to the authenticity of the first apparitions and who recognizes the good fruits over time - 36 years.
 
The Pope also referred to the position of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, presided over by Cardinal Mueller, a man who has actively opposed Medjugorje for many years. Now, Pope Francis has openly dismissed the Cardinal's overly negative declarations.  According to the "habits and customs" of the Church, such a public dismissal of those negative comments carries weight, even if the Pope doesn't personally recognize all of the apparitions at Medjugorje.
 
5 - A Postmistress Virgin? The Pope cannot believe that this "post office employee," could be the Blessed Virgin Mary.  He seems troubled by two facts:
1 - That she speaks every day,
2 - That she gives precise appointments to the visionaries.
 
Now, at Medjugorje, Our Lady doesn't speak every day, far from it. Yes, she does come every day to pray with the visionaries, just as she has already done at Notre Dame du Laus (France) for 54 years with the Venerable Benoite Rancurel. That said, we know that Pope Francis is bombarded with so-called messages from the "Virgin", which must certainly exasperate him!  But those messages have nothing to do with the Queen of Peace in Medjugorje. 
 
As for setting up a time and date with the visionaries, she has often done that in the recognized apparitions of Lourdes, Fatima, Kibeho, etc.  It is part of her maternal care, to make sure no one will be in the dark about her next apparitions.  By doing so, she enables her children to gather together, to be with her and to pray with her.  That's her joy as a mother.  The miracle of the sun at Fatima was witnessed by 70,000 people on October 13, 1917.  Our Lady had announced that apparition to the 3 shepherds, and, therefore, permitted that great historic gathering. (See PS 1)


We could then conclude this: since the 2 major concerns brought up by the Pope against this "post office employee" are precisely those two hurdles, we can be reassured!  When it comes right down to it, it is not impossible that the Pope might take these points into account when he ultimately expresses his thoughts.
 
6 - A Positive Point:  The Pope has not rejected the messages. We can, therefore, continue to listen to them attentively, to share them, and to live them in all security according to the intense desire of the Queen of Peace.
 
7 - A Paradox?  Let's remember the words of Christ: "People don't pick figs from thorn bushes. . . A tree is recognized by its own fruits."  Pope Francis and the whole Ruini Commission recognize the good fruit of Medjugorje. The evidence is incontrovertible!  So, how can this good fruit continue to grow on a bad tree?
 
The special envoy of the Pope, Monsignor Henryk Hoser, came to Medjugorje, as you know.  The Holy Father praised him during this interview as a "good bishop whom he chose."  Monsignor Hoser conducted a very serious investigation on site ("Come and see," says Jesus). He met key people, the Franciscans and the visionaries, visited several local communities and has seen various charitable works born from the messages etc.  He will submit his report to Pope Francis by the end of June.  In view of the encouragement and the comfort he anxious to give to the entire parish as the "special envoy of the Pope," it is probable that the next words of the Holy Father on Medjugorje will be more favorable. Monsignor Hoser is an expert in matters of apparitions.  He was an active member of the commission which studied the apparitions of Kibeho in Rwanda, and these ended up being recognized.  Let us wait in prayer! (See PS2)

 

8 - Chase Away Sadness!  In any case, even if this personal opinion is that of a Pope, it remains an unofficial opinion and doesn't have the authority of the Church (See PS 3 on ex cathedra declarations).  Everyone remains free then to believe in good conscience that it is the Mother of God who is still appearing today or not to believe it. Free, also, to go to Medjugorje, to pray there, to read the messages and to live them out.  In spite of the sadness that this interview has brought to some people, when we look at it all closely, we find a lot of important and positive points.
The Pope concluded his interview by saying, "In the end, we will say something!" Let us wait in fervent prayer and trust, as Mary always did in her life. Let us cling to her as never before!
 
9 - Watch Out for Snares!  Given the anti-Christian waves and the persecutions the entire world is facing at the moment, I believe that we should prepare ourselves to experience great spiritual battles.  The confusion that reigns should drive us to be more vigilant than ever.
The traps that Satan could lead us into on the occasion of this interview are obvious, and falling into them would be a disaster.  Moreover, that would be a great disservice to the plans our Heavenly Mother has.  I see 2 important traps worth highlighting here:
 
- On the one hand, if we tell ourselves that the Pope does not look very favorably on Medjugorje, we might no longer go on pilgrimages there.  That would work against thousands of poor and humble souls (who otherwise claim the attention of the Pope, paradoxically!) Think of all those faithful of Medjugorje who found peace and hope again, who came back to life by embracing the sacraments, and who were finally able to find new courage in the face of very difficult situations!  They could feel wounded and discouraged.  Not to mention those who have never been to Medjugorje but whom Our Lady is inviting . . . May they not deprive themselves of this providential source of grace!
 
- On the other hand, some might be tempted to reject the Pope and perhaps even the Church in view of these contradictions within the institution.  God forbid!  It is out of the question to oppose the Pope/Gospa as if we had to choose between the two!  Let's continue to pray for the Holy Father with all our hearts and for the Church of Christ.
"Your shepherds do not need your judgments nor your criticisms.  They need your prayers, your love, and your help" (Message transmitted by Mirjana).  "My Son is with you.  He is everywhere.  He is invisible, but you can see Him if you live Him.  He is the light which illuminates your soul and gives you peace.  He is the Church that you must love, for which you must pray and always fight for."  (Message of August 2, 2015).
 
We love our shepherds and we pray for them.  It's quite simple: We love them because they are our shepherds!  Jesus chose them for us.  Didn't the Gospa say: "Only through your shepherds will my Heart triumph.  Don't allow the Evil One to separate you from your shepherds!" (Sept. 2, 2013)

 

Let us trust our dear Mother, because all of this is inscribed on a providential path that she is managing with the heart of a Queen.  As Queen and Sovereign, she will make everything work out for our good.  As Vicka often says, "The Gospa will fulfill her plan."  And, also, "The Gospa will defend herself."  Could she have been more clear at Fatima when she declared, "In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph"?

Sister Emmanuel +

                                                                (Translated from French)


PS 1 - On May 13, 1917, at about noon, a light appeared in the sky, then a lady radiating light, dressed in white, holding a rosary in her right hand.  She alerted everyone as to her peaceful intentions. (Don't be afraid; I don't want to harm you").  She revealed that she came from Heaven and asked the children to return to that place six more times, every 13th of the month.  She made a precise appointment for the miracle of October 13.
 
PS 2 - Words of Monsignor Hoser at Medjugorje, at the end of March, 2017.  "This worship, which is so intense here, is extremely important and necessary for the entire world . . . Let us pray for peace, because today the forces of destruction are immense. . . We need an intervention from Heaven, and the presence of the Blessed Virgin is an intervention!  It's an initiative from God.  Therefore, I would like to encourage and comfort you in my office as the special envoy of the Pope!"  This sentence unleashed thunderous applause.

 

To the journalists, he declared: "Tell the whole world that at Medjugorje one finds light again!  I wish I could enroll you in a seminar here, so you could discover that you are no longer suspicious."
 
PS 3 - When a Pope speaks "ex cathedra," as Universal Pastor of the Church, he is infallible; his words become an object of faith, and every Catholic is required to believe them.  Pope Pius XII did this for the dogma of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in 1950, and it has not happened since.  When a Pope writes an "encyclical", his words are to be taken very seriously; they are part of the ordinary Magisterium of the Church.  They are neither dogma nor revelations of faith, but inspired direction and adapted to the times; for example, that of Paul VI, Humanae Vitae.  John Paul II wrote 7 of them, Benedict XVI 3, Francis one.   When a Pope writes an "Apostolic Letter," it is also direction offered by the Pope to the faithful, but not imposed on them.  Amoris Laetitia is a "post synod" "evangelical exhortation," as is Evangelii Gaudium.
 
(When the Pope shares a personal opinion in private, it is NEVER officially recognized by the Church.  For example, the words of John Paul II to certain prelates during private audiences were systematically denied, according to the uses and customs of the Vatican.  For security sake.)

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