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, February 27, 2011

Medjugorje Day by Day - February 27th Reflection

Many of you know by now Medjugorje Day By Day, by Richard J. Beyer, is one of my favorite books about the apparitions of Our Lady of Medjugorje.

Here is today's reflection:


Ask then, for all that you need

The following message was given to Marija while she was in America in November, 1988:
I invite you to pray and to give yourselves completely to God. I will give you strength and help you whenever you are in need; ask then, for all that you need, for I will interceded for you in God's presence (SM 11 - 23 - 88).


While trusting Our Lady to give us all that we need, we will find at the same time that our trust in God will grow ever stronger:
The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed,
     a stronghold in times of trouble.
And those who know your name put their trust in you,
for you, O Lord, have not foresaken those who
      seek you.

 - Psalm 9:9-10 

Reflection: The Lord never forsakes those who seek and trust him; nor can Our Lady, who is forever faithful as her Son. Although loss or suffering may wound us deeply, our God is as close as a whispered prayer. We can trust him to heal us.
     This is the spirit of trust that John Cardinal Newman expressed in the following prayer:

God has created me to do some definite service; he has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. I have my mission - I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next.
      I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good. I shall do his work. I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place while not intending it - if I do but keep his commandments.
     Whatever where I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve him; in perplexity, my perplexity may serve him; if I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what he is about. He may take away my friends, he may throw me among strangers, he may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me - still he knows what he is about. Therefore I will trust him.

Application: Simply reflect on Cardinal Newman's prayer once more today. You may wish to offer it especially in anxious or troubled times.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Our Lady of Medjugorje's February 25th, 2011 Message to Us

"Dear children! Nature is awakening and on the trees the first buds are seen which will bring most beautiful flowers and fruit. I desire that you also, little children, work on your conversion and that you be those who witness with their life, so that your example may be a sign and an incentive for conversion to others. I am with you and before my Son Jesus I intercede for your conversion. Thank you for having responded to my call."
 - Message from Our Lady to Marija, February 25th, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Our Lady of Medjugorje's February 2nd, 2011 Message to Us

Here is the official English version of Our Lady's February 2nd message to us as given to the visionary Mirjana, via Steve and Ana Shawl of Medjugorje Web.

"Dear children; You are gathering around me, you are seeking your way, you are seeking, you are seeking the truth but are forgetting what is the most important, you are forgetting to pray properly. Your lips pronounce countless words, but your spirit does not feel anything. Wandering in darkness, you even imagine God Himself according to yourselves, and not such as He really is in His love. Dear children, proper prayer comes from the depth of your heart, from your suffering, from your joy, from your seeking the forgiveness of sins. This is the way to come to know the right God and by that also yourselves, because you are created according to Him. Prayer will bring you to the fulfillment of my desire, of my mission here with you, to the unity in God's family. Thank you."