I hope your Christmas was healthy, happy, and gave you an opportunity to reflect on what this holy day means for you. I encourage you to take at least one quiet moment in the midst of all of the traveling, opening presents, and catching up with friends and family to meditate upon how God loved us so much he gave us His only Son so we could be forgiven for our sins.
Below you will find the official English translations of Our Lady's December 25th messages to the world, as given to us by the Information Center in Medjugorje, via Steve and Ana Shawl of Medjugorje Web. And yes, I did mean to type "messages" (plural) because we now have access to the annual Christmas message to Jakov Colo (one of the visionaries), in addition to the regular monthly messages received by Marija Pavlovic.
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Our Lady's Monthly Message (through Marija):
“Dear children! On this joyful day, I bring all of you before my Son, the King of Peace, that He may give you His peace and blessing. Little children, in love share that peace and blessing with others. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
Our Lady's Annual Christmas Message (through Jakov):
“Dear children! All of this time in which God in a special way permits me to be with you, I desire to lead you on the way that leads to Jesus and to your salvation. My little children, you can find salvation only in God and therefore, especially on this day of grace with little Jesus in my arms, I call you to permit Jesus to be born in your hearts. Only with Jesus in your heart can you set out on the way of salvation and eternal life. Thank you for having responded to my call.”