Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Brazil shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Medjugorje

The visionary Vicka Ivankovic is heading back to Brazil just 10 months after witnessing to the Medjugorje phenomenon in Valparasio, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

The 50-year-old seer has been invited to the jubilee ordination celebrations for Fr Giuseppe Sometti, an Italian priest who has pastored in Brazil for the past 40 years and takes care of abandoned children and addicts.

As well as giving testimony in São Paulo for two days, on May 24 and 25, Vicka will also be a special guest at the inauguration of the first ever shrine in South America dedicated exclusively to Our Lady of Medjugorje and where the seer laid the foundation stone two years ago.

Fr Giuseppe is no stranger to Medjugorje. He first travelled there in 1985, and brought many pilgrims with him in the six other visits he made during his sabbatical year.

In a recent interview with Radio Medjugorje, Fr Giovanni said of his first visit: “I immediately understood that something special was taking place here. I was very moved by friendship with the late Fr Slavko. Medjugorje has many good fruits. After the experience with children and the sabbatical year that I took, and after talking to Fr Slavko, I decided to devote myself to working with children. Now I have 80,000 children and we have 13 active homes.”

Vicka’s visit is hosted by the Association of Our Lady Queen of Peace (ANSPAZ)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Surprise commission for Muslim carver

Craftsman Edin Hajdarovac, a Bosnian Muslim, carves souvenirs for pilgrims visiting Medjugorje... Now his family’s workshop has been commissioned to carve the chair which Pope Francis will use on his visit to Sarajevo on June 6. Full story HERE

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Two more Medjugorje seers to witness in Italy

Seers Marija Pavlovic and Ivan Dragicevic are scheduled to give witness to the Medjugorje phenomenon at two prayer meetings in Italy during the coming months.

Maria Pavlovic will participate in the Varese meets Medjugorje gathering in northern Italy on April 19 at the Palawhirlpool, Varese, a purpose-built stadium for the city’s league basketball club. The venue has a 5,000 seating capacity. As well as the witness by Marija there will be other guest speakers, and also prayer of the Rosary, Holy Mass, Adoration and Benediction.

It is the fifth occasion the Friends of Medjugorje Varese Association has organised the event.

Ivan Dragicevic is booked to talk at Mestrino’s St Bartholomew’s church, also in northern Italy, on May 22.

Despite restrictions imposed by U.S. bishops against holding Medjugorje prayer events and meetings, it appears the Zadar declaration is understood and applied in a different light by some, if not most, bishops in Italy.

Other Medjugorje visionaries to witness in Italy during recent months have been Vicka Ivankovic (Corridonia, Fiuggi and Palestrina) and Jakov Colo (Milan).

Passion Sunday

“I tell you solemnly, one of you is about to betray me, one of you eating with me.” They were distressed and asked him, one after another, “Not I, surely?”
Mark 14 : 18-20

Dear children; Today, with a motherly heart, I call you to learn to forgive, completely and unconditionally.

You suffer injustice, betrayals and prosecutions, but by that you are closer to and dearer to God.

My children, pray for the gift of love.

Only love forgives all, as my Son forgives – follow him.

I am among you and am praying that when you come before your Father you can say:

“Here I am Father, I followed your Son, I had love and forgave with the heart, because I believed in your judgement and trusted in you.”

Thank you.

Medjugorje message, September 2, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2015

It’s hard to believe!

For a woman desiring to walk the path of holiness, she is now able to step out in style wearing ‘Medugorje’ shoes!

Canadian and celebrity shoe designer John Fluevog has launched a “Medugorje” range of shoes to “carry your feet safely down your fateful path”. To do so with the grey-silver style shown above will set you back $159 U.S. (reduced from $239).

The inner sole is inscribed: “Make A Dream Come True”

This is how the footwear is described on the fluevog.com website:
Believing can be the hardest thing to do, even when you witness it with your own eyes. Designed with delicate swooping curves upon a hand carved wooden last, one has to wonder if John was experiencing Divine Intervention while drawing these lovely pumps. Using a Peruvian factory that has a reputation for outstanding quality and craftsmanship, the Medugorjes feature 3" leather wrapped heels, deliciously soft, aged leathers, and foot molding leather soles that will carry your feet safely down your fateful path. Miracles are the surprises of the soul.
• Was Mt Krizevac the inspiration for the shoe’s profile or, as a pair, do they represent the two ‘walking’ hills at Medjugorje?

Gathering stones...

How often our lives and our hearts are broken, separated and sliced into pieces of pain because of sin – and yet our fragmented failings, our shattered souls, all the irregular bits and scraps, the sharp and blunt stones which we sling and hurl to hurt each other, and so ourselves, are all seen and gathered by the Maker – and with loving care and patience he crafts a new creation, a miraculous mosaic of beautiful brokenness.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Our Lady’s March message to Marija

Dear children! Also today the Most High permits me to be with you and to lead you on the way of conversion.

Many hearts have shut themselves to grace and have become deaf to my call.

You, little children, pray and fight against temptation and all the evil plans which the devil offers you through modernism.

Be strong in prayer and with the cross in your hands pray that evil may not use you and may not conquer in you.

I am with you and pray for you.

Thank you for having responded to my call.

Medjugorje message, March 25, 2015

We follow our will, but doing so our heart hardens and becomes of stone. And the Word of the Lord cannot penetrate. Thus the people get more and more distant. This is also the risk in our personal histories. Now, on this day of lent, we must ask ourselves: “Do I listen to the voice of the Lord or do I do what I please?”
Pope Francis, homily, March 12, 2015

The Annunciation of the Lord

Dear children, today I call you, with fasting and prayer, to clear the way by which my Son will enter into your hearts. Accept me as a mother and a messenger of God’s love and of his desire for your salvation. Free yourself of everything from the past which burdens you and gives you a sense of guilt; of everything that brought you to error – darkness. Accept the light. Be born anew in the justice of my Son. Thank you. Medjugorje message, June 2, 2010

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Frail and vulnerable

Monday, March 23, 2015

Of stones and sinners

Dear children; God the Father is sending me to show you the way of salvation, because he, my children, desires to save you and not to condemn you.
part Medjugorje message, May 2, 2011

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to you!  Luke 13 : 14

Dear children! Also today I call you to prayer. May your prayer be as strong as a living stone, until with your lives you become witnesses. Witness the beauty of your faith. I am with you and intercede before my Son for each of you. Thank you for having responded to my call. Medjugorje message, January 24, 2013

Pope Francis: Where there is no mercy there is no justice...