DEAR GOSPA : The liturgical year with Medjugorje
Here is the list of the articles of this website that have been translated into English.
THE LITURGICAL YEAR WITH MEDJUGORJE (PDF N°53) (February 18, 2017)
This Newsletter n°53 is a bit special because it's the very first time it's been written in English (the main articles, at least).
It contains a series of Medjugorje messages that Our Lady has given us and that can help us to live more deeply the important events of the liturgical year.
There are Solemnities (Immaculate Conception, Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Pentecost, All Saint's Day, Christ the King...), Feasts (Holy Family, Conversion of Saint Paul, Baptism of the Lord, Chair of Saint Peter, Visitation, Transfiguration, Exaltation of the Holy Cross...) and Memorials (Presentation of Mary in the Temple, Our Lady of Sorrows, Saint Teresa of the Infant Jesus, Gardian Angels, Saint Francis of Assisi, Our Lady of the Rosary...).
You will also find messages for events that are more directly related to Medjugorje : Mladifest, Our Lady's Birthday (on the 5th of August), the death of Father Slavko...
I hope you'll enjoy this Newsletter!
Link : Newsletter n°53 >>
FAR AWAY FROM THE SPIRIT OF THE WORLD (September 8, 2016)
There are two sentences that particularly touched me in Our Lady's latest message (September 2, 2016).
The first one is : "My life was pain, silence and immeasurable faith and trust in the Heavenly Father".
I love this sentence because it leads us far away from the spirit of the world. In today's world, indeed, life is : "Pleasure, noise, atheism and fear of the futur".
The second sentence is in the passage where Our Lady tells us what "love and prayer in her Son" means. She says : "It is patience, mercy, the acceptance of pain and sacrifice done for the sake of another".
I love this sentence too because, here again, it leads us far away from the spirit of the world. Indeed, in today's world, there is : "Impatience, hatred, refusal of pain and indifference".
So, to me, reading this message is like going in nature. We really have the feeling that we can BREATHE and that the air is better.
MEDJUGORJE IS A BEEHIVE ! (10/08/16)
Photo 1 : a birdview of Medjugorje during the Youth Festival 2016. Photo 2 : a beehive.
Padre Pio : "Be like little spiritual bees, bringing nothing into their hives but honey and wax. May your homes be full of sweetness, peace, agreement, humility and piety as regards conversation".
BROTHER DANIEL MARY KLIMEK'S DISSERTATION ON MEDJUGORJE (May 26, 2016)
In 2015, Brother Daniel Mary Klimek wrote a dissertation on Medjugorje. The theme was the scientific studies of the Medjugorje visionaries : what contributions the studies make to debates on mystical experiences by challenging a lot of interpretations that wanted to reduce mystical experiences to pathology or natural explanations (how the Medjugorje studies challenge this thinking).
Here is a link to the dissertation if you'd like to see it >>
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD (PRINCE) (April 23, 2016)
In his song "The most beautiful girl in the world" (1994), the american singer Prince Rogers Nelson (1958-2016) says : "I will cry tears of joy 'cause after you all one can do is die (...). This kind of beauty is the kind that comes from inside".
It is interesting to note that when they talk about their experience with Our lady, the visionnaries of Medjugorje use more or less the same words. The song >>
HANNAH'S PRAYER (January 12, 2016)
A short excerpt from the first Book of Samuel.
THE POWER OF TENDERNESS (May 26, 2015)
In her latest monthly message (May 25, 2015), Our Lady says : "Your witness will be powerful and everything you do will be interwoven with God’s tenderness".
These words remind me of a passage of André Frossard's book : "God exists, I have met him" (1969).
André Frossard (1915-1995) is a famous french writer. He was a very close friend of Pope John-Paul II. He was born in a communist family and converted to catholicism at the age of 20 after having experienced the presence of God in a chapel. In the following excerpt from his book, he explains what happened in the chapel :
First of all, these words are put to me: “spiritual life.” They are not spoken to me, I do not utter them myself, I hear them as if they were uttered near me in a low voice by a person who has to be seeing something that I have not yet seen myself.
The last syllable of this murmured prelude has no sooner entered my consciousness than the avalanche begins. I cannot say that heaven opens; it does not open, it is hurled at me, it arises like a sudden silent thunderbolt from out of this chapel in which one would never have dreamed that it was mysteriously enclosed. How can I describe it in these reductive words that refuse to serve me, threatening to intercept my thoughts and consign them to the realm of fantasy? The painter to whom it was granted to catch a glimpse of unknown colours, how would he paint them? It is like a crystal, indestructible, infinite in its transparency, almost unbearable in its brightness (a fraction more would annihilate me) and, as it were, blue, a world, another world of a brilliance and density such as to reduce ours to the faint shadows of unfinished dreams. It is reality, it is truth, I see it from the dark bank on which I am still held back. There is an order in the universe and, at its summit, beyond this veil of dazzling mist, the evidence of God, evidence become presence and presence become the person of the One whom a moment ago I would have denied, the One whom Christians call “our Father” and from whom I learn that He is gentle, with a gentleness like no other, not the passive quality sometimes so described but active, breaking open, far beyond any form of violence, capable of shattering the hardest stone and, harder even than stone, the human heart.
SISTER LUCIA OF FATIMA TALKS ABOUT THE HOLY ROSARY (May 13, 2015)
On December 26, 1957, sister Lucia of Fatima said to Father Fuentes : "The two means to save the world are prayer and sacrifice. Look, Father, the Most Holy Virgin, in these last times in which we live, has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Holy Rosary. She has given this efficacy to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all, spiritual, in the private life of each one of us, of our families, of the families of the world, of the religious communities or even of the life of peoples and nations, that cannot be resolved through the prayer of the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve through the recitation of the Holy Rosary. Through the Holy Rosary we will save ourselves. We will sanctify ourselves. We will console Our Lord and obtain the salvation of many souls. Finally, devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Our Mother, consists in considering Her as the seat of mercy, of goodness and of pardon and as the sure door through which we are to enter Heaven" (source : Mary-TV).
COME, HOLY SPIRIT ! (May 7, 2015)
In her latest monthly message (April 25, 2015), Our Lady talks about restlessness and about the Holy Spirit.
What is restlessness ? It is something that distances us from God ("Today, I invite you to decide for God, because distance from God is the fruit of the lack of peace in your hearts" / February 25, 1991).
Who is the Holy Spirit ? He is someone who brings us closer to God ("Through the Holy Spirit we are restored to paradise, led back to the Kingdom of heaven, and adopted as children, given confidence to call God "Father" and to share in Christ's grace, called children of light and given a share in eternal glory" / Catechism of the Catholic Church, 736).
So, let's stop worrying and start praying to the Holy Spirit!
THE CROSS MOUNTAIN (KRIZEVAC) AND POPE PIUS XI (March 17, 2015)
Inhabitants of Medjugorje and guides told this story to a friend of mine >>
FRANCE : SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD (and France is certainly not the only country in this case) (February 4, 2015)
So many laws against God in our legislation !
How can we expect God to send us prosperity if we go on like this ?
In Medjugorje, Our Lady says : "Hatred and war are growing from day to day" (January 25, 2015).
In a way, this reminds me of a famous song : "It's sad, so sad. It's a sad sad situation. And it's getting more and more absurd"...
With a heart full of confidence, full of peace, full of love and full of joy, let us pray for the conversion of France and for the conversion of the whole world : Hail Mary...
A MESSAGE THAT MAKES US FEEL INCREDIBLY SAFE AND SECURE (Jan 29, 2015)
In the message that she gave us in Medjugorje on January 25, 2015, Our Lady says that "Hatred and war are growing from day to day". But, as we can see, she never judges anyone. She doesn't say : "This is the fault of this or that country" or "This is the fault of this or that person"...
No. She is the Mother of all of us and she loves us all.
At the end of the message, she also says : "Little children, may hope in a better tomorrow always be in your heart".
This sentence is really extraordinary because it means : The time of peace that I have promised you is not an illusion, my Immaculate Heart will really triumph !
What a message ! Thank you, Mary ! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts !
A PROPHECY OF MARTHE ROBIN CONCERNING FRANCE (Jan 27, 2015)
Marthe Robin, a very famous french stigmatized woman whom Pope Francis has declared venerable last year, said in 1936 :
France will fall very far. Farther than the other nations, because of her pride...Nothing will be left. But in her distress, she will remember God and will cry out to Him, and the Holy Virgin will come to save her. France will then rediscover her mission as Eldest Daughter of the Church, and become the place for the greatest effusion of the Holy Spirit, and will once again send her missionaries out into the world.
With a heart full of confidence and full of love, let us pray to Our Lady for the conversion of France and for the effusion of the Holy Spirit on the whole world : Hail Mary...
ROSARY AND LITURGICAL YEAR (Dec 13, 2014)
Personal thought : A Rosary is a liturgical year that lasts one hour. A liturgical year is a Rosary that lasts one year.
OUR LADY'S ANGELS (Dec 13, 2014)
In the early days of the apparitions, Our Lady would often call the visionaries "My angels". The title of this photo refers to that.
THE CHURCH IS LIKE AN ICEBERG (Dec 4, 2014)
The Church is like an iceberg : there is a visible part (the Church of the earth) and an invisible part (the Church of Heaven), the latter being much bigger than the former (Indeed, just try to imagine how many persons have passed away since Adam !! There must be billions and billions of them !!!).
When we consider that, then we understand better why it is so important to "seek the intercession of all the saints who are already in the light" (as Our Lady called us to, in her October message).
In fact, during our pilgrimage on earth - where the battle for God, for Truth and for Our Lady can be so hard sometimes -, the communion with the saints makes the believers and the faithful happy and strong because they know that they are the most numerous ones... even if the whole world is against them !
NO MATTER IF LIFE IS HANGING BY A THREAD... (Oct 14, 2014)
A personal reflexion...
DIVINE LOVE, HUMAN LOVE (Oct 12, 2014)
A short personal reflexion on Our Lady's messages of September and October 2014 >>
MEDJUGORJE : ALL THE STATISTICS (Aug 20, 2014)
A series of statistics concerning Medjugorje >>
IF I WEREN'T POPE, I WOULD ALREADY BE IN MEDJUGORJE CONFESSING ! (Jul 25, 2014)
33 YEARS... THE TIME OF WISDOM AND MATURITY (Jun 25, 2014)
A personal reflection on Our Lady's monthly message (June 25, 2014) >>
HOW TO BECOME A "STAR" ACCORDING TO MEDJUGORJE (Humor) (Dec 14, 2013)
Please take this post with a pinch of humor (french humor) ! >>
THE LITURGICAL YEAR IN THE LIGHT OF MEDJUGORJE (Dec 11, 2013)
Here is a list of the main feasts of the liturgical year, together with enlightening messages of Our Lady >>
THE CALL OF THE QUEEN OF PEACE IN MEDJUGORJE (Dec 5, 2013)
Here is a list of exerpts from the key messages that Our Lady gave us in Medjugorje >>
THE WORDS OF THE HEART (Nov 29, 2013)
Here is the list of the words and sentences that Our Lady would like us to say to God or to ourselves (source : the daily, weekly and monthly messages + Jelena and Marijana’s locutions) >>