Our Lady of Medjugorje has appeared to six visionaries since 1981, telling us God exists, and that we need to return to a life of prayer. She has told them these will be her last apparitions on Earth.

This blog is here to help you live a the full, holy, and enriching life Our Lady says God wants us to live, by providing you with reviews of books related to the apparitions and messages.


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Medjugorje - Our Lady's January 25, 2009 Message

Below you will find the English translation of Our Lady's January 25th message to the world. This translation is provided by the Information Center in Medjugorje.

Please feel free to leave your comments by clicking the "Comments" link at the bottom of this posting.

Message of January 25, 2009

“Dear children! Also today I call you to prayer. May prayer be for you like the seed that you will put in my heart, which I will give over to my Son Jesus for you, for the salvation of your souls. I desire, little children, for each of you to fall in love with eternal life which is your future, and for all worldly things to be a help for you to draw you closer to God the Creator. I am with you for this long because you are on the wrong path. Only with my help, little children, you will open your eyes. There are many of those who, by living my messages, comprehend that they are on the way of holiness towards eternity. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Barack Obama Reverses Abortion-Funding Policy and What the Visionary Vicka Says About Abortion


"President Obama struck down a rule Friday that prohibits U.S. money from funding international family-planning clinics that promote abortion or provide counseling or referrals about abortion services."

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This is a serious issue, with serious consequences. You can probably imagine what Our Lady's thoughts about abortion are, but here are the exact words from visionary Vicka Ivankovic in a 1996 interview conducted by Kresimir Sego and posted at Medjugore Web:

"Once Our Lady told me that the persons who do an abortion commit a grave sin. The children killed that way are little angels for whose death the persons who have done it are responsible.

One should put oneself the question how many people get killed in war, and how many in a mother's womb. Those killed in war are mourned, but children just conceived as though they were not human. There is no difference whether one is killed in war or in an abortion. The responsibility is equal. But man's conscience seems to have failed completely."

Friday, January 2, 2009

Medjugorje - Fr. Danko Perutina's Commentary on Our Lady's December 25, 2008 Message

Below is the official English translation of Fr. Danko Perutina's commentary on Our Lady's Christmas 2008 message to the world.

I am hopeful this blog will become a place where all of us will not only read Our Lady's messages and the commentary on them, but also a place where we begin to start a dialogue about it, so please feel free to share your thoughts by using the "comments" link at the bottom of this post.

Thanks, and Happy New Year!

- Erik


"Dear children! You are running, working, gathering – but without blessing. You are not praying! Today I call you to stop in front of the manger and to meditate on Jesus, Whom I give to you today also, to bless you and to help you to comprehend that, without Him, you have no future. Therefore, little children, surrender your lives into the hands of Jesus, for Him to lead you and protect you from every evil. Thank you for having responded to my call." Message of December 25, 2008

On Christmas Day we celebrate the birth of Jesus. On 25 December Our Lady gave us a message, which is a reminder and a call. She says: Dear children! You are running, working, gathering – but without blessing. These words are true. They touch us even deeper because they come from the mouth of Our Lady. If we just look around, we can notice how anxiously worried about material things we all are. We work hard and have no blessing. There is no blessing because we do not put God first. One was able to notice that these few days before Christmas when wholesale stores, shops and hair salons were more crowded that confessionals. A great attention is paid to appearances, whereas we do not strive towards the inner beauty of the soul that much. If we were so concerned with our salvation and spiritual life as much as we are concerned with external things, Paradise would soon start blooming on Earth.

In her message Our lady continues by saying: You are not praying! In the morning, before going to work, most Catholics just make the sign of the cross, without any other more profound prayer. In the evening, already tired from work, we fall asleep at the second Hail Mary. And it goes on in this way day by day. Our body is getting tired, but our soul is getting even more tired. Then we ask ourselves: Why there is no blessing? Why does not God hear us? He does hear us, but it is us that do not hear Him. Whenever He comes, we are not at home.

Our Lady calls us to stop in front of the manger and to meditate on Jesus, Whom she gives to us today also, to bless us and to help us to comprehend that, without Him, we have no future. Christmas, the birth of Jesus, is a holiday of the eternal and infinite love of God that has entered history in the form of an innocuous child. While we are meditating and thinking of the birth of Jesus, we must bear in mind that it is not merely a nice story of a little child, shepherds, angels and kings who lived a long time ago. It is a holiday that speaks about the incessant connection between God and man. It is not an event that occurred a long time ago. It is a reality that should be happening in us every day. God becomes embodied and becomes God with us every day. We encounter Him at Holy Mass, in sacraments, in prayers and in good deeds. Jesus wants to keep on being born in us, His beloved sons and daughters, as well as in the community of His believers, in the Church, which is His mysterious embodiment.

Our Lady offers us a solution to all our fears and anxieties – it is Her son Jesus. She says: Surrender your lives into the hands of Jesus, for Him to lead you and protect you from every evil. Only in the hands of Jesus, only in His heart shall we have true protection from every evil. Let us bear witness to the Joyful News and let us be happy feeling that primordial joy St. Paul calls us to:«Brothers! Rejoice in the Lord always! I will say it again: Rejoice!» (Phil 4:4). Let us not be gold diggers who struggle their entire lives searching for gold, finding it, digging it, but remaining the poorest although holding gold in their hands. Let the newly born Jesus bless our whole life and all our noble strivings.

Fr. Danko Perutina
Medugorje 26/12/2008

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Medjugorje Book Review - A Child Shall Lead Them

I just finished reading another book about Medjugorje, titled A Child Shall Lead Them: Stories of Transformed Young Lives in Medjugorje (author Wayne Weible).

This book really highlights some of the fruits of these reported apparitions. Weible gives several accounts of teenagers who were headed down the "wrong path" in life, with vices including drug abuse and alcoholism, but then turned their lives around after learning of what was happening in Medjugorje. He even recounts the story of his own daughter, who had an abortion, and how she later came to be someone who would live and carry the messages of Medjugorje with him.

The book is both saddening and heartwarming. The lives of these children really accents the general state of youth and the dark temptations they suffer through these days. It is no wonder the Virgin Mary has often asked through her Medjugorje messages that we pray for today's youth. But the book leaves a hopeful tone, as well, since the answers to these problems - prayer, fasting, and penance, are so easily accessible. The stories of these children can be beacons of light to not only parents but really everyone. It does not matter what your current condition is. God is always waiting, with open arms, to lead us back home.

I have placed my book for sale on Amazon.com and highly recommend you read it!

Erik Haan

Medjugorje: The Messages & The Mission