Our Lady's May 25, 2017 Medjugorje Message Given to Marija

Our Lady's May 25, 2017 Medjugorje Message Given to Marija

"Dear children! The Most High has permitted me to call you anew to conversion. Little children, open your hearts to the grace to which you are all called. Be witnesses of peace and love in this peaceless world. Your life here on earth is passing. Pray that through prayer you may yearn for Heaven and the things of Heaven and your hearts will see everything differently. You are not alone; I am with you and intercede before my Son Jesus for you. Thank you for having responded to my call."


Our Lady's May 2, 2017 Medjugorje Message Given to Mirjana


Our Lady's May 2, 2017 Medjugorje  Message Given  to Mirjana

"Dear children, I am calling you to pray, not to ask for, but to offer sacrifice – sacrificing yourselves. I am calling you to reveal the truth and merciful love. I am praying to my Son for you, for your faith, which is all the more diminishing in your hearts. I am imploring Him to help you with the divine spirit, as I also desire to help you with my motherly spirit. My children, you must be better. Only those who are pure, humble and filled with love sustain the world – they are saving themselves and the world. My children, my Son is the heart of the world. He should be loved and prayed to, and not always betrayed anew. Therefore, you, apostles of my love, spread the faith in the hearts of people by your example, your prayer and merciful love. I am beside you, I will help you. Pray for your shepherds to have all the more light, so as to be able to illuminate all those who live in darkness. Thank you."

Our Lady's April 25, 2017 Medjugorje Message Given to Marija

Our Lady's April 25, 2017 Medjugorje  Message  Given to Marija

"Dear children! Love, pray and witness my presence to all those who are far away. By your witness and example, you can draw closer the hearts that are far from God and His grace. I am with you and intercede for each of you so that, with love and resoluteness, you may witness and encourage all those who are far from my Immaculate Heart. Thank you for having responded to my call."


Our Lady's April 2, 2017 Medjugorje Message Given to Mirjana

Our Lady's April 2, 2017 Medjugorje   Message Given to Mirjana

"Dear children, apostles of my love, it is up to you to spread the love of my Son to all those who have not come to know it; you, the little lights of the world, whom I am teaching with motherly love to shine clearly with full brilliance. Prayer will help you, because prayer saves you, prayer saves the world. Therefore, my children, pray with words, feelings, merciful love and sacrifice. My Son has shown you the way - He who became incarnate and made of me the first chalice, with His exalted sacrifice He has shown you how you need to love. Therefore, my children, do not be afraid to speak the truth. Do not be afraid to change yourself and the world by spreading love, by doing everything for my Son to be known and loved by loving others in Him. As a mother I am always with you. I am imploring my Son to help you for love to reign in your life - love that lives, love that draws, love which gives life. I am teaching you such love - pure love. It is up to you, my apostles, to recognize it, live it and spread it. Pray with feeling for your shepherds so that they can witness my Son with love. Thank you."


Canonizations on 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima May 13, 2017?

Pope Francis has recently (March 23, 2017) approved the 2nd and final miracles attributed to Francisco and Jacinta Marto (brother and sister) so that they can move on to be canonized.

Francisco and Jacinta were two of the three Fatima, Portugal visionaries of the Marian apparitions in 1917.
Lucia Santos, their cousin, was the 3rd visionary.

Francisco died at age 11 and Jacinta at age 10, both within 3 years of the visions. (Making them the youngest non-martyrs to be beatified in Church history. Beatified by Pope John Paul II - now St. John Paul II.)

Lucia Santos died Sister Lucia, at the age of 97 in 2005.

The speculation is that the canonization will take place on the 100th anniversary of the first apparition, which is May 13, 2017 - in Fatima.

Blessed Francisco and Jancinta - Pray for us!

(Image is a picture I took of a picture.) Left - Jacinta, middle - Francisco, right - Lucia.

Our Lady's March 25, 2017 Medjugorje Message Given to Marija

Our Lady's March 25, 2017 Medjugorje  Message Given to Marija

"Dear children! In this time of grace, I am calling all of you to open your hearts to God’s mercy, to begin a new life through prayer, penance and a decision for holiness. This time of spring moves you to a new life, to a renewal, in your thoughts and hearts. Therefore, little children, I am with you to help you to say ‘yes’ to God and to God’s commandments with resoluteness. You are not alone; I am with you through the grace which the Most High gives me for you and your descendants. Thank you for having responded to my call."


Ezekiel 37 - Dry Bones Come Alive

This is one of my favorite songs! Many years ago I was reading an article on "wierdest" Bible stories- and of course, Ezekiel 37 was on the top.
This second video is most of the reading in a very dramatic format (amazing, I might add) -


It was obvious that these 2 videos could make for a wonderful youth session.

The date that it will be presented lands during the last couple weeks of Lent this year, so I am working on pulling together the Resurrection metaphors.

We are all like the "dry bones". Sometimes as we go about our lives we get dry in our faith and only look to it when something major or catostophic happens. We need to use Lent as a time to "resurrect" our faith life and see where we need to "come alive".  We need to allow the Holy Spirit to "breathe" on us and fill us with the fuel of life.

Walk with us Mother Mary as we stive to come alive in our faith. Remind us often of the walk your Son Jesus, our Lord, took in the desert. Pray for us to be strong as we take this time during Lent to give our small sacrifices for the Glory of God. Amen.