News from Medjugorje

Archbishop Henryk Hoser, newly appointed Papal Envoy to Medjugorje, gave a homily last Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Medjugorje which was posted at Mary TV. Archbishop Hoser’s words impel us to embrace fortitude in the face of current challenges. Also in his homily is encouragement to persevere in prayer. We, at TNRS, ever encourage each other to include the prayer of offering ordinary tasks each day, seeking God’s Mercy for all in our hurting world. Our Lady Queen of Peace, intercede, pray for us and with us that your Son’s peace may reign in our hearts, our families, our Church, our countries and in every aspect of our lives.

Additional remarks, noted in an EWTN news report, include:

Archbishop Hoser praised various expressions of faith he found in Medjugorje: the centrality of the Celebration of the Holy Eucharist, devotion to the Word of God, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, devotion to the rosary, and meditation on the mysteries of the faith and the Way of the Cross. He also praised the frequent use of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

“From the religious perspective Medjugorje is very fertile grounds for religious vocations,” he said. About 610 priests have cited Medjugorje as a motivating force in their vocation, with the greatest number of these vocations coming from Italy, the U.S. and Germany.

Archbishop Hoser’s Homily:

(Onsite translation to English by the Parish)

Dear Brothers and Sister! I will speak in French. Excuse me, I haven’t yet learned the beautiful Croatian language. We have gathered around the altar on the 5th week of Lent. There are two more weeks dividing us from Easter. In one week it is already Palm Sunday. And in two weeks we are going to celebrate at the end of Holy Week the greatest Christian feast day, the Feast of the Resurrection.

The Word of God that we have heard today, speaks of resurrection. And shows us three perspectives of resurrection, three views. The first one is historic. We know that Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Son of Man lived on this planet in the Holy Land of Palestine. We also know that it was announced by prophets that He was going to be born. Just like the Prophet Ezekiel who we heard today. He brings the words of God who is telling us “I am going to open your graves, and I will lift you up, and he repeats, I will raise you up from your graves. That is a prophecy. He already sees the arrival of the Messiah. We know that Jesus died and rose from the dead. That is the foundation of our faith. Without that foundations of resurrection, our faith would be empty.

The second point of view is liturgical. It is the path of Lent. During 40 days we are going to pray and we continue to pray. We fasted and we shall continue to fast. We have become more generous towards other and we will continue to do more in the future. The spirituality of Lent is very well known here. You know it very well. Therefore, the Liturgical path that is preparing us to reach the third perspective, is the perspective of our life.

A life of each one of us. We live for resurrection. We march toward resurrection. We shall go through death in order to resurrect. The final goal of our earthly life is resurrection. During this path we are to resurrect. Already on a way on that final perspective our conversion is part of resurrection. Jesus says and repeats about the death of the body, but He also speaks of the death of soul. The death of the soul is far more serious, a far greater threat, because in that case we might die for the whole of eternity.

Therefore, each time when we could continue to convert ourselves, we are turning ourselves towards God who is the truth, who is life, who is the path. He is the source of eternal life. It is directing us towards love, because God is love. It’s love that makes us alive. It is merciful love that brings us inner peace and the joy of life. But there are two conditions. The first is faith. Jesus, before performing miracles demanded faith, faith in Him that He could do it. “Lord, I believe in You! I truly believe!” And that faith opens our heart for conversion, and opens our heart through the Sacramental Confession that is mercy itself. Our hearts are opened up through confession, they are purified, and opened up to the Holy Spirit and they are filled by it by the Holy Trinity.

Christ confirms to us in the Book of Revelations, He says that He is standing at the door of our heart, knocking on it. And if the Most Holy Trinity dwells in us we become the temple of God.

I would like to return to the historic perspective of resurrection. In the days ahead of us we are going to read in the gospel, we are going to see that Jesus’ enemies are throwing their nets around Jesus, threatening Jesus more every day. He knows it, He is aware of it, He knows that which the disciples don’t know. There is someone who follows Him on that path of suffering, that Passion. It is the Blessed Virgin Mary. She is always near. She suffers with Him. She feels her helplessness. Saint John Paul II said it was her faith. Often we call Blessed Mother, “Our Lady of Sorrows’. Throughout her life she suffered so much pain. And her suffering grows together with Jesus’ Passion all the way to the foot of His Cross, on the Way of the Cross. At the 4th station, we meditate Jesus carrying His cross and encountering His mother. And the gospel tells us that she was the witness of His horrifying death on the Cross. In her own arms she received the massacred body of her Son. The Christian tradition says that before Mary of Magdalene, Mary, the Mother of Christ, encountered the risen Christ.

In the perspective of the life of each one of us, the perspective of resurrection, of course the Blessed Mother is there as well. She accompanies us, she follows us, she participates in our suffering and our pain. If we live in the perspective of God, she is helping us to be saved. She is helping us on our path of conversion. And we have to experience that spiritual presence of hers. We call her especially here, the Queen of Peace. In the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, there are some twelve titles in which we call her Queen. And Queen of Peace is last.

Mary is Queen. When we contemplate the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary, we speak of her as Queen of Heaven and Earth. We meditate upon her Assumption as well as her Crowning as Queen of Heaven and Earth. She participates in all the characteristics of the Kingship of her Son, the one who is the Creator of Heaven and Earth. His Kingdom is universal. She is everywhere and we are allowed to praise her and revere her everywhere. We thank her for her constant presence in the life of each one of us, she is by each one of us always present. Queen of Peace, it is the fruit of conversion. She brings peace into our hearts and thus we become peaceful people, peaceful with our families, with our environment, our governments, our societies.

Peace in the world is threatened. Pope Francis, Holy Father, says that the Third World War is partially already here. And the most terrible are the civil wars, those that take place among people who live in the same country. Dear brothers and sisters, I lived for 21 years in Rwanda. Africa. In 1982 Our Lady was appearing there. And she predicted the genocide in Rwanda, 10 years before it actually happened. When she gave that message, no one understood it. In this genocide, in three months, one million people were slaughtered. The apparitions of Blessed Mother in Rwanda were already recognized. She introduced herself as the Mother of the Eternal Word. Also in the perspective of the lack of peace, therefore that call that is so intense here, is so important for the whole world!! We pray for peace, because destructive forces are tremendous throughout the world. It is tragic that families, societies, marriages, countries, are in conflict. We need a heavenly intervention. And the presence of the Blessed Mother is one of these interventions. It is God’s initiative. Therefore, I would like to encourage and fortify all of you on behalf of the Pope, as his emissary. (translator weeps and thanks Jesus and applause in church)

Spread throughout the world, peace, through the conversion of hearts. The greatest miracle of Medjugorje are the confessions here. The Sacrament of Reconciliation and Mercy, forgiveness. It is the Sacrament of Resurrection. And I want to thank all the priests who come here to hear confessions of the faithful. I have seen today over 60 priests available for confession, serving the people of God. I have spent many years in Western Countries, France, Belgium…and I would say that Confession, individual confession, practically has disappeared in the Western world with the exception of here and there. Therefore, the heart of man is closed. The world is becoming dry. Evil is strengthening. Conflicts are multiplied. Therefore, let us all be the apostles of the Good News, Conversion and Peace in the world.

As I have learned here, I have heard these words: Non-believers are those who have not yet experienced the love of God. When love and mercy of God touches you, you cannot resist it. Therefore, we are going to participate together with those who save lives, we are witnesses of those who are saving lives. As the Franciscans said, there are pilgrims coming from at least 80 different countries throughout the world. This calling has been spread to the ends of the world, just as Jesus said to the Apostles, sending them to the ends of the world. You are witnesses of the love of Christ, and the love of His Mother, and love of the Church. May God fortify you in faith and bless you! (Standing ovation!)

About Beckita

Beckita, widow, mother and grandmother, lives in Missoula, Montana. After more than thirty years of service, she retired from two careers: elementary school educator and director of liturgical music ministry in a local parish. Serving the Catholic Church in many capacities since early childhood, she now provides care for a nearly 90 year old priest of Chinese origin and collaborates with him in evangelizing the Chinese people. For more than twenty-five years, she has welcomed words from heaven concerning these sobering times in which we live and, like so many, takes seriously Our Lord and Our Lady’s call to intercede for the return of souls to God. Responding to heaven’s call for prayer, for her, included making pilgrimages to shrines in Europe, Asia and South America. She says these travels, added to her years as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa in the mid-seventies, have expanded her heart to hold dear all peoples of the world. She is a longtime member of TNRS community and when she began reading Charlie’s posts, immediately, she found that his mission and message harmonize well with Church approved private revelation of our times. In September 2015, she accepted an invitation to become part of TNRS Answers Team. As events of the Storm evolved, last fall (2016), she accepted Charlie’s invitation to become managing editor of TNRS should he need to leave the site. With great gratitude to and for Charlie, founder of TNRS, and with great respect and admiration for the lifelong experiences and God-given gifts he brought to bear on his work at this site - she knows we all know he’s irreplaceable – still, she considers it a great privilege to serve the TNRS community.
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83 Responses to News from Medjugorje

  1. BD says:

    Thank you Beckita, great update.

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  2. Annie W. says:

    This brings tears to my eyes as we see the Holy Spirit at work. We don’t even have to visit this holy place to be affected by it. I found that out years ago, just reading a book that resulted in a very powerful experience. Please Lord, strengthen us all.

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    • Doug says:

      Good friends of ours have a son who had a stroke at age 17. It turned out he had brain cancer that does not respond to any of the known chemo treatments. He and his parents were present with Ivan for an apparition and he was healed of the brain cancer. The wife says she always wanted to go to Medjugorje and since that time feels like she has now been and her desire has been fulfilled.

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    • Mick says:

      Same here, Annie, about the powerful Medjugorje experience simply from reading a book.

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  3. sheralyn80 says:

    I have been there, and it was a huge blessing to me. I was heartened by his comments.

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  4. Nancy Rodick says:

    Thank you Jesus, for sending your mother and ours,Mary,Queen of Peace to help us to know and love you more! May all experience and witness to the love of God in their lives. I truly thank God for my own conversion through Our Lady of Medjugorje. Peace to all…..

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    • dianebelvs says:

      God Bless You Nancy. And I too, thank God for my conversion through Our Lady of Medjugorje. I also met a nun two weeks ago who told me that her conversion and decision to become a nun came during her one visit to Medjugorje. God is so good.

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  5. Rose says:

    Thank you Beckita!
    This was very powerful and hopeful.

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    • Tarja says:

      I think that She actually taught me how to appreciate Medjugorje. So I admire this place and phenomena taking place there. Mother of God herself acts and shows Her love. Only gratitude, no doubts …

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  6. Doug says:

    Lambzie and I are going back to Medjugorje in October God willing. Medjugorje brought me into the church and saved our marriage.

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    • Karen says:

      Praise God Doug. Hope all goes according to plan.

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      • Doug says:

        Thank you Karen. When we go, we will bring all of you there in our hearts.

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        • vkmir3 says:

          Thank you for doing this, Doug! I was blessed to be able to travel to Medjugorje in 1990 with my Mother (whose ancestry is Croatian). The experience changed my life and put me on the path of deepening my faith and more recently through this community here and my parish to encountering Jesus and deepening that relationship each day. There have been peaks and valleys, but my faith life is a continual pilgrimage, I believe.

          Thank you for this posting, Beckita….perfect timing!

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  7. SteveBC says:

    Thank you, Beckita. I noted during my reading that this appears to be an unstated but deliberate endorsement of the validity of the Medjugorje apparitions. I don’t believe he would have done what he did and said what he said unless he (and the Pope) believe it to be real. I could be wrong, though. Does anyone have something to say on this possibility?

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    • madkatmomma says:

      I can’t imagine the Holy Father would send an emissary if he was skeptical. I believe Charlie has said, and I have heard elsewhere that the Vatican does not make pronouncements on apparitions until they have ended. But Medjugorje is unique in so many ways. I think the emissary is a validation of the good works that come from Medjugorje – as he referenced in his opening. However, I do think there is a lot of skepticism regarding some of the visionaries. One in particular seems to be making quite a good living as a “traveling visionary”, scheduling Mary’s appearances to be perfectly timed for his audience.

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      • Beckita says:

        Madkatmomma, I’m not sure where you read the critical information about Ivan. One clarification: Our Lady has always come about the same time each evening for her apparitions, even from the beginning of her appearances in Medjugorje. Our Lady chose that; the children, now adults, have never had power over Our Mother’s timing. Ivan did enter the seminary to test a religious vocation and, in the end, left the seminary and married a woman from Massachusetts. Of course, he has found work. Who knows what he does with his money? My understanding is that the visionaries have given much of their time in speaking to and with people who believe in Our Lady’s presence in Medjugorje.

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        • Doug says:

          I would also like to add that Just because Mary has never appeared on a regular basis like she is purported to appear on a daily basis now does not mean it cannot happen. I am not saying one way or another, but if God chooses to allow the Blessed Mother to manifest herself the way she is purported, why are we to limit God?

          It is the same in Jesus time. The Pharasees had a certain expectation of who the Messiah was supposed to be as a conquering Messiah and he came as a meek and humble Messiah. Because he did not meet their expectations, they rejected and killed him.

          I do not see what us taking place as a violation of church doctrine, but it is certainly a move of God unlike what we have seen in the past. I have seen many spiritual and physical healings as a result of Medjugorje and there are many new vocations as well. It is bearing much fruit. God bless!

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    • Beckita says:

      SteveBC, since the envoy was appointed for pastoral purposes, we can say this indicates the recognition of, “good fruit,” which is one criterion used when a local ordinary investigates apparitions. Of course, the final say concerning Medjugorje is no longer in the hands of the local bishop as it has been transferred to the Holy See. When this Papal envoy was appointed, it was done with a specific intention, separate from the process of determining authenticity.

      From a Vatican Radio announcement released on February 11th: “The scope of his mission, according to the press release announcing the appointment, is “to acquire a profound understanding of the pastoral situation” in Medjugorje, with special concern for the “needs of the faithful who come on pilgrimage;” and on the basis of that understanding “to suggest possible pastoral initiatives for the future.” His mission, therefore, ‘will have an exclusively pastoral character.'”

      In other words, it cannot be denied that people have and continue to make pilgrimage to Medjugorje and the Church sends the envoy to lead in caring for the spiritual needs of pilgrims. At the same time, Medjugorje has not been officially declared authentic, nor has it been declared inauthentic; it officially continues to remain in the “neutral” zone, that is, people are free to believe or not, until such time when the Church makes her final decision. Interestingly, even with an official pronouncement of authenticity, we remain free to believe or not.

      As a worthy aside, Garabandal is another site of apparition in this same neutral status. Having studied these messages and having made pilgrimage to Garabandal while observing this Storm unfold, I do believe Our Lady left many gems of wisdom for us there. Some of her most dazzling jewels were exhortations which harmonize with already approved messages as well as the core message of TNRS… that we would live good lives immersed in God’s LOVE, show up at our judgement with good deeds in our hands, pray the Rosary and give great, preeminent attention to Her Son in His Eucharistic Presence. And at the end of her second message to the girls at Garabandal, Our Lady asked us to “meditate on the Passion of Jesus.” How apropos as we enter Holy Week.

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      • jaykay says:

        “to suggest possible pastoral initiatives for the future.”

        Beautifully succinct comment, Beckita. And indeed it may be that that includes pastoral initiatives “for the future” should the apparitions be declared not to be supernatural, so that the immense good fruits that have come from there may not be, in any way, negated – in the event a “non constat de supernaturalitate” be issued? I’m hoping not, of course, because from the people whom I know who have gone there, and whom I trust, I’ve heard nothing but good testimony. And while I’ve never been, I think I do believe. As also Garabandal. But… I will wait. In hope, and trust.

        But our Holy Mother Church provides for everything.

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      • Doug says:

        Yes Beckita. It is not officially approved and I agree that Bishop Hozier’s comments should not but construed as accepting the apparitions as authentic. It is a recognition of the fruits of what this parish is producing. If people are praying more, being converted, experiencing the love of God, venerating the Blessed Mother, this cannot be condemned, but this is separate from the puported apparitions. Now I believe the two are invariably linked, but it is for the church to ultimately decide. I trust God. By the way, I just finished Mirjana’s book yesterday. I highly recommend it. It is a beautiful story of her journey through the first day of the apparitions to the present.

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    • Joe Crozier says:

      We are told that Pope Francis shows great interest in Medjugorje. He fully recognizes and applauds the excellent fruits of this place that has become holy through the devotion and pious practice it has engendered.

      But the local bishop has continued to be clear and vocal in his conclusion that the apparitions are not those of The Blessed Mother. He does not oppose the Pope in this because the Pope himself has not yet confirmed his decision. The Church will not destroy the good fruit which confirms the transformation brought about by The Blessed Mother through faith in Jesus Christ and devotion to Her.

      While we are free to accept or reject a papal directive I feel the Catholic response should be one of full compliance and cooperation. Otherwise why be Catholic. Why have a pope.

      The presence of Mary in Medjugorje does not need authentication by apparition but is self evident by its existing fruit. The tree (Medjugorje and all its branches) has been transformed by the grace and power of God and produced good fruit. In all things God works for the good and so does His Church. In any case time will tell.

      Garabandal is quite different. It’s foundation is in only two messages from Mary. It’s harvest is yet to come to full fruition which is the prophesied Great Miracle for the conversion of the world. Only after the Miracle – the greatest miracle worked by Jesus – will Church validation be given.

      Of course Garabandal has already the expressed belief of several saints and Pope Paul VI. It is not a question of one place being right and the other being wrong but of how much good both places can bring to the world. If the pope ruled that Garabandal was not from God I would fully accept that and continue to say my rosary.

      As Beckita says the role of Archbishop Hoser in Medjugorje is not to validate apparitions but to examine and better accomodate the pastoral needs of the faithful – to cultivate and grow the devotion and the good fruit.

      Interestingly Charlie and I did not agree on the way Garabandal would unfold. I remain linear in my faith – The Pope returns to Vatican from Moscow, Tribulation proper begins, heaven intervenes with the Warning when things are at their worst, the Great Miracle follows within the year, The Chastisement follows if mankind does not change. The road is narrow and hard that leads to heaven. Sounds linear to me. But I do wish the Pope would reveal the findings of the Commission of inquiry into Medjugorje.

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      • Karen says:

        Joe, I’m with you on all you say. People who know me would say I do things by the book and I would generally say that I try to do so. But, and it is a big but, I am slowly learning some lessons in humility that black and white can cover a great deal of grey area!!! E.g., could something as black and white as ‘when the Pope returns to the Vatican from Moscow’ actually accommodate a grey interpretation as ‘when Pope Francis returns from the historical meeting with Patriarch Kirrill in Cuba (a communist country)’ as he did in recent times? In other words, am I taking a big risk in extending my understanding of the written word toward the spirit of the word? What do you think?

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        • Joe Crozier says:

          Thank you Karen for your thoughts. This question has been raised before and Glenn who is a close friend of Conchita and in regular touch with her says it can only be understood as it is written – the Pope will physically go to Moscow. For what it is worth I agree with Glenn on this one. It keeps it simple for me. This final sign that Tribulation proper is about to begin is so important it has no room for any other interpretation. Your thoughts had also crossed my mind at one time but only very briefly. It does no harm to remember that The Holy Spirit is at work here. Thank you for reminding us of this.

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      • Ha Joe! “The road is narrow and hard…” Sounds linear to me too! Something I can understand.

        Medjugorje has been difficult for me to accept because of all the “barnacles.” It just doesn’t seem to fit with the “style” of the other apparitions (as if I was an expert). But I’ve chosen to disregard my many misgivings and accept it as potentially very relevant and authentic simply because Charlie claimed an angel said to him it carried the same message as the apparitions of Lourdes and Fatima (if I’m not mistaken). I do not follow Medjugorje closely, but I no longer reject it and sometimes delight at reading the messages (allegedly, granted) from Our Lady.

        …and all the wonderful fruits!!! It’s very hard to dismiss those, although they cannot provide authentication.

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        • Joe Crozier says:

          Hi Patrick

          This is what Charlie said. You were not mistaken.

          “I think it is fairly well known around here that I did NOT believe in Medjugorje until my angel told me, in March of 1993, that “Lourdes, Fatima and Medjugorje are all manifestations of a single event.” I briefly argued that Medjugorje seemed more like Niagara Falls, a gaudy tourist trap to me. He chuckled and said that it bore the barnacles of modern times, but is authentic at the heart of it. Those who are the most ardent advocates of Medjugorje get offended by the barnacles comment – but it was not my comment. Those opposed to it completely skip the implications of the barnacles comment in their rush to condemn me over the matter.”

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          • Joe, I’m not able to spend much time reading the NRS blog of late. So pardon me if you’ve been writing about this. Is there any noteworthy movement in Garabandal? I was wondering: does Conchita intend to return to Spain around the time of the expected Miracle? Do you know her current whereabouts? 😀 And can you tell me which is the official website for this apparition? Just looking for an update from a close follower, and for further support that things are unfolding as prophesied (not that I doubt it). Actually Joe, I welcome anything you have to share about Garabandal.

            (I imagine Charlie shaking his head and groaning at my persistent preoccupation with the future: “Patrick, have you not listened and taken to heart all I have shared? About simply taking the one step before you and trusting the future to God? Sigh…😕”)

            No, I’m still on board. I have not deviated from knowing and believing we are in the Storm that Charlie has described to us and that it is Our Lady who will rescue us. Sure, with each passing month doubt about all that must come to pass grows a little simply d/t mathematical (im)probability, but it subsides when I consider that God is not bound by time or trivial mathematics. “When I act, it is done” still makes the hair stand on the back of my neck.

            Thanks, Joe. And thank you for your prayers for my healing.

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          • Joe Crozier says:

            Glenn,
            Is there any information about the pope travelling to Russia? Is there any possibility that the referred to pope be other than the Roman Catholic Pope Francis; eg. Coptic Pope, Tawadros II?

            No confirmed travel date yet. It has been in the news last year, but no date set yet. No also to another pope, has to happened in this era of the Warning & Miracle. Watch the current world situation ( USA, Syria,Russia ), maybe this fosters a trip to Moscow.

            “For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not believe, no explanation will suffice.”
            Glenn, Apr 11, 2017 at 12:26 AM
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            Hi Patrick
            This is from MoG site. Glenn is without a doubt the best authority on Garabandal being familiar with a mountain of good sources and access to the seers especially Conchita. It struck me that this recent comment was especially worth our attention as it seemed slightly out of character with the factual and definite “restricted to Garabandal”, to the point reporting that is Glenn’s style. There there is talk of “the current world situation,” There are two “Maybes” and two “yets”. He also says “in this era” He says no “confirmed” travel date and he refers to the “news”. All this makes me think he is expectant. But in truth he is no closer in his considerations than are we. Conchita will keep the secret until the appointed time even from her best friend, Glenn. Conchita does not encourage speculation but of course we should stay awake with our lamps full and wicks trimmed.
            Hope your back feels better soon.
            all the best
            Joe

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          • Joe Crozier says:

            Hi again Patrick,
            Glenn firmly believes that the Warning and the miracle will be in the same calendar year, that the year of the warning will be even (so 2017 is out), that April is indicated as the most probable month, and this being the case the longest period between the warning and miracle will be January to April. Once Conchita lightheartedly told Glenn to guess the date of the Miracle and said she would confirm if he got it right. he got it wrong so he is none the wiser. If it does not come in 2018 the next possible date will be April 2020. The Garabandal equivalent of keeping our lamps full and their wicks trimmed is to live the messages every day and perform our daily duties as well as we can.
            Hope this helps

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        • Joe Crozier says:

          and finally, for now, Patrick, Glenn has just posted this on MoG

          “Garabandal Info & Answers”

          Discussion in ‘GARABANDAL LIBRARY’ started by Aviso, Aug 17, 2011.

          I have decided to change the title of this thread to more accurately describe it’s functions, since I am providing most of both everyday .

          Last edited: Apr 12, 2017 at 3:27 AM
          “For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not believe, no explanation will suffice.”
          Glenn, Apr 12, 2017 at 2:56 AM”
          Glenn has also just said he is convinced from what he knows that the Warning and Miracle will take place in the pontificate of Pope Francis. It really is getting real. ‘Soon’ at long last really does mean ‘soon’.
          I see the Pope has also hinted he may not be around in 2019 for world youth day but he has promised that the Pope will be there.

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  8. Cathy says:

    Good article….I appreciate 2points Rhwanda and confession.The visionaries forewarned the people and they did not listen,thus the genocide came.Confession,hospital of Mercy.I do not doubt Medjogre?As a matter of fact I have been in Ivan’s presence twice here in the states….No doubt that the Blessed Mother was in our midst.. My question though is..We are in a profound Period of Grace…The Centennial of Our Lady of Fatima.Have we started to live the Messages of Fatima?or are we like Rhwanda..

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  9. Linda says:

    I listened to the intetview on Marys tv 4 times..truley our Lady and Lord are here with us all.. May Our Mother’s heart triumph soon💖

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  10. Joe Crozier says:

    I nearly gave the Archbishop a standing ovation myself after reading his homily. The unfolding of mystery deserves no less. Alleluia.

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  11. Joe Crozier says:

    Today I found myself thinking after the Gospel how Mary left her beating heart in the tomb with her Son for there was her treasure. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” We know that Mary suffered with Jesus in his life and death but I wonder what part she played in His resurrection. Did her love that never died help bring Him back to life. Her heart in his even in death – still beating – still loving – there in the tomb to restore life to the life that she had brought into the world. How much did Mary’s love contribute to the Resurrection? She truly is our Co – Redemptrix.

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    • Beckita says:

      Our faith teaches us it was the power of the Holy Spirit which brought about the Resurrection of Christ. At the same time, Our Mother’s Heart IS inseparable from her Son’s while she remains the Spouse of the Holy Spirit. Great mysteries to contemplate!

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      • Joe Crozier says:

        Sorry, I did not mean to suggest anything contrary to our faith. As usual I was just sharing some thoughts. St Maximillian Kolbe referred to The Uncreated Holy Spirit (God) and the Created Holy Spirit (Mary). I was just thinking of the Immaculate Heart and the power of Love that is Her. Just thinking from the Heart rather than the head. I am no theologian.

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        • Beckita says:

          My sorry, Joe. I didn’t mean to imply your meditation should be canceled by the theological teaching. Rather, I was trying to encompass your meditation within the teaching. Thank you for your beautiful thoughts, Joe, springing from your beautiful heart. Apt connection to St Maximilian’s brilliant insight given on the eve of his death. Somehow, I sense we’ll continue meditating on these mysteries even when we reach Heaven

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          • Joe Crozier says:

            Thanks Beckita. As you know St Maximilian saw Mary as the Mediatrix of Grace. Her name spoken by the Angel Gabriel was not Mary but “Full of Grace”. “Hail, Full of Grace.” There was room for nothing else but Grace. Mary was and is and will be utterly filled with grace.As such She is fully and magnificently equipped to be our Advocate. And here we all the elements of the 5th Dogma. Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate. O God come to our aid. O Lord make haste to help us.Let the proclamation of the the 5th Dogma be soon.

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          • Beckita says:

            Amen, Broseph.

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        • Phillip Frank says:

          Joe,
          Your assertion about Jesus and Mary is true but the other way around. He is the way, the truth and the life.
          As Jesus bore us through death to life, He returns to us on this side of eternity by His connected “heart” through His mothers heart, the mediatix of all grace.
          This flame of love from here to eternity never ended/ends, never dies/died so in a mystical way, Jesus’ heart (life) never died being in resopricity with Mary’s heart.
          In this we “follow” the path between Our Mother and Our Savior to eternity and He gives grace back to us through it by this same union of love with His mother who remained/remains part of humanity as our mother/helper/co-redemtrix.

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  12. sodakrancher says:

    Thank you Beckita . Confession has been on my mind for the last several years , and I agree with the Bishop . Confession has become so much less common in this country . When I was a kid , every week at mass there would be a long line waiting to go to confession and all of a sudden it stopped . We are blessed in that our parish priest strongly emphasizes going to confession although not too many people respond . Personally I have been going at least once a month for the last several years ,and it has helped me so much.

    Somehow I think the devil has managed to make it seem unimportant or unnecessary ,which is how he operates . one thing I would like to share that I read some time ago that really made an impression on me ,and I hadn’t really ever thought of this till I read it ,but it made a lot of sense to me . I think many have a tendency to think of confession as being a benefit to the confessing person ,but this priest was explaining how many graces the priest receives by being able to offer the sacrament to people . ,which to me was a beautiful thought . And I guess providing all the sacraments the same thing .
    So in humbling ourselves in the confessional ,in turn we are able to give something to the priest hearing our confession also .

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    • jaykay says:

      Lovely thought, sodakrancher. We need to support our faithful priests so much, especially in their loneliness, which I’m sure they must often experience in the confessional. There they are, in persona Christi, and so much ignored. Although, in the centre of Dublin, where I work, the Carmelites have daily 2-hour confession, and it’s well attended. During Holy week they extend this, every day, up to 5 hours I think, as well as their regular Mass schedule. Wonderful choir too, their Holy Week liturgy is superb, the church always full. The heart still beats! Deo gratias. And so, a blessed Holy Week and Easter to all here. J.

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    • Anne says:

      Just saw Apparition Hill…… Mirijana’s comment is marvellous…… In confession we are made into a new Creation. That is what God wants for all.
      I also thought…… Medjugorjie has helped continue the time of Mercy.

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    • Kati says:

      Sodakrancher, You might pray about acquiring the video series FORGIVEN from the Augustine Institute. Watch it yourself and then take it to your parish DRE and offer it to them. Here’s a link: https://www.augustineinstitute.org/forgiven/

      THIS is Holy Spirit inspired education that can start big changes in your parish. Organize a short series with it, offering dessert and coffee. Pray for it…then watch. You may be amazed at the turnout….and word will get around that others should see it too.

      May the Holy Spirit be with you in power! 🙂

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  13. Joe Crozier says:

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/a-great-sign-said-to-appear-in-the-heavens-as-the-year-of-mercy-closes
    I do not usually like Lifesite or Remnant because of the way they abuse Pope Francis but I keep being drawn by the stars as shown in the above link. This is a scientific prediction as opposed to a prophesy but just as the Star of Bethlehem heralded the birth of Christ I wonder if the stars are once again about to “declare the glory of God and the vault of heaven proclaim his handiwork” as in Psalm 19 but in a new way.

    The hymn at the end of mass today was “Hail Redeemer King Divine, Priest and Lamb the throne is Thine.” The above link shows how Jupiter the King will gestate in the womb of The Virgin for Nine and a half months and then emerge, not a child this time, but a full grown King on September 23 2017. “from the entire earth the design (of the stars) stands out, this message reaches the whole world” – heralding and proclaiming a Rescue visible to the whole world perhaps.

    “High above he pitched a tent for the sun who comes forth from his pavilion like a bridegroom, delights like a champion in the course to be run.” (still psalm 19) Has this anything to do with the Rescue envisioned and proclaimed by Charlie. (please forgive me if this is old hat – I tried to find something on the site but you know how hard it is to search with Word Press).

    Beckita has helped me to discern and acknowledge the whispering in my heart and so I will end with the end of psalm 19;
    “May the words of my mouth always find favour, and the whispering of my heart, in your presence, Yahweh, my rock, my redeeemer.”
    Hail Redeemer, King Divine.

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    • Beckita says:

      God bless you, Joe, and thank you for drawing us to contemplate.

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    • jaykay says:

      Yes, Joe, I’ve seen that too. It’s wonderful, in the true sense. It reminded me of the actually proved disposition of the stars on Our Lady’s cloak on the Guadelupe image. So many signs, for those who wish to see. Yet again, the star of Bethlehem was ignored/unseen by those going about their business in Jerusalem. As it was then, so it is now. Yes, these signs are only a support for us, and we don’t depend on them – but they are there, I believe. Sort of a heavenly friendly nudge, or small tap on the shoulder! Consolations, maybe? But true faith remains the bedrock.

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  14. moreen67 says:

    Medjugorje (someone can correct me if I’m wrong) is the longest Marian apparition (years that it’s been occurring) and I know it’s not approved yet but I can’t help but think wow what an awesome Mom we have – to stay with us to combat the evil one in these times and help us thru the Storm. She’s here because we need her and her Son allows this because He gave her to us. I can only be thankful. I would love to travel there one day – God willing!! Have a blessed Palm Sunday TNRS peeps. Maureen

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  15. Chris says:

    What others are saying about this website and its disobedience to the church.

    Anonymous said…

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    • Beckita says:

      Chris, I will not clear comments made that attack those who are here to support each other in living TNRS core message. Neither will I clear words which denigrate and cast aspersions on Charlie or anyone at this site. If the word “rescue” is a bother then look to the messages of Fatima where Our Lady tells us her Immaculate Heart will triumph. Consider the promises of the Lady of All Nations when the Fifth Marian Dogma is proclaimed. Our Lord and Our Lady have been preparing us for these times for many years. If TNRS disturbs you, please visit sites online which bring you peace.

      As for words that are cleared at this site, Pope Francis’ exhortation is a fine criterion for discernment as expressed in this article from CNA:
      Vatican City, Sep 14, 2013 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During his morning Mass homily in Santa Marta, Pope Francis focused on the topic of gossip – saying that when we participate in this sin, we imitate Cain’s gesture in killing his brother Abel.

      The Pope began his homily Sept. 13 by echoing the words of Jesus in the gospel reading, “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”

      He spoke for a few minutes on the virtue of humility, adding that Jesus addressed those who practice the opposite and who foster “that hateful attitude towards one’s neighbor when one becomes a ‘judge’ of his brother,” calling them “hypocrites.”

      “Those who live judging their neighbor, speaking ill of their neighbor, are hypocrites, because they lack the strength and the courage to look to their own shortcomings.”

      Pope Francis said that the “Lord does not waste many words on this concept,” and that “he who has hatred in his heart for his brother is a murderer.”

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      • Judith says:

        Thank you, Beckita, for being our ever vigilant gatekeeper. My heart isn’t handling snarky, negative comments very well – short fuse lately. Thank God for the Sacrament of Penance.
        God bless all here

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  16. barbara dore says:

    this bishop hoser has pinpointed the appearance of our lady of kibeho. as noted he mentioned it in his homily. i personally feel himself indirectly encourages us to read the mmessages of our lady of kibeho and say the rosary of seven sorrows.

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    • SteveBC says:

      Barbara, that’s a good point you make. As I recall, Our Lady of Kibeho said that the lesson in Rwanda would apply later to many other places around the world that need reconciliation.

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      • barbara dore says:

        yes…u are …dead…right…i believe Ivanaka from medjugorje was told by our lady about rwanda. the messages from our lady of kibeho are still warning us…there are some kibeho s in other country due to the different religions or race. Our Lady wishes us to say the rosary of seven sorrows. i was told that it greatly pleases God.

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  17. James Ignatius McAuley says:

    “The second point of view is liturgical.” Brothers and sisters of mine, keep this point in mine. I strongly urge you to take part in what ever liturgies your particular parish is celebrating this week. Mass, Stations of the Cross, Presanctifed, Vespers, Matins, etc. Holy week is always a great opportunity for grace. Go to Confession. Read the mass readings (I chant the epistle, part of my job at Liturgy). Pray for your fellow Christians, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Remember, all of you lay Catholics who have been confirmed/chrismated, you have the seal of the Holy Spirit. That is a greater spiritual grace than you realize.

    Lazarus was resurrected -we, too, shall be resurrected.

    Renounce Satan, and the demons of various sins and the python spirits. For example, renounce the demon of X (pornography, lust, greed, envy, detraction, any and all vices you suffer from and can think of) and then ask for the Precious Blood of Jesus to be poured over you to cleanse you from your sins and protect you from the malice and snares of Devil.

    The Shadow appears to lengthen, but wherever some one is on fire with the Love of God (another name for it is the Flame of Love), the clouds and shadows begin to disappear.

    Like Christ, we have to go through our passion, the valley of darkness, but so long as we follow the Good Shepherd with his crook and we will see the Glory!

    Remember, if you cannot see the Good Shepherd, and like Peter start to sink beneath the waves, call for his Mother, she will rescue you!

    A holy, healthy and happy Holy Week to all!

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    • James Ignatius McAuley says:

      “Keep this point in mind, LOL!”

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      • Karen says:

        I dunno James, mine/well – is akin to the mind, don’t you think? Ha! Thank you for that simple little exercise which I will follow – in relation to Lent, an eleventh hour one for me. Two other notes stood out in your comment: the word ‘Resurrection’ has had a surprising and refreshing impact on me this last week. Also, our priest’s Palm Sunday homily was on the Good Shepherd and while I took much from his words, it did strike me at first to be an unusual topic for the day – but no he was spot on!

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    • Mick says:

      Thank you, James, for your wise words and suggestions.

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  18. Julia says:

    Beckita, Loved the article with the papal envoys sermon.

    I understand that once the papal envoy gets a handle on the work involved in maintaining a place of prayer and sacrifice centred around the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church; he will then be able to offer assistance to the Franciscans who have so courageously made sure all visitors to Medjugorje are taken care of especially in their spiritual lives.

    When you think about it this parish of Medjugorje has accommodated what must amount to millions of visitors. And if their local Bishop is not supporting the evangelisation going on there, he may not be making extra Priests available to help the Franciscans with the enormous workload involved. I think God has provided the Priests through visiting Priests on a regular basis. Thank God.

    I don’t think the papal envoy is there to add or subtract from the views of those who support or disagree with the phenomenon around the apparitions; but to aid and support the evangelisation so many souls clearly seek when they make the journey to that once little village on a mountain, clearly chosen by the Holy Spirit to awaken us from our lethargy and restore the Holy Fire in our bellies which we have sorely neglected over the last 50 years.

    Thank You Lord. Praise You Lord. Bless You Lord and bless Heavenly Mother for her long suffering patience with us all. As we so slowly wake up to the calls from Heaven to repent, turn back to God, and put our spiritual lives back in the first place where they should always have been.

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  19. Hello everyone. I would like to request prayers of healing from my many friends here. My L5/S1 sciatic nerve is impinged — and quite badly — after a drive across South Dakota and back. I am in rather exquisite pain (praise God!). I try not to squander this suffering (with things like self pity) and do offer it up. I know it is a good sign. But it is hampering my work and school, and is perhaps a bit more than I would care for as it is at the edge of my tolerance. I’ve been bedridden for a week now, though a neighbor has been helping me out. Would you please say a quick prayer for me that this pain will be lifted enough (God willing) so I can continue living without the need of help from others? I would greatly appreciate that.

    I truly believe that Jesus is the Son of God and he can do all things and can heal all ailments. I would love to hear his words: “I do will it.” (Mt 8)

    Thank you so much.
    -Patrick

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  20. maryopl says:

    My sister and I were there in the early 80s right before the UN troops pulled out. We saw tanks and soldiers everywhere. But once you stepped into the village a peace comes over you that I can’t explain. As we walked through the vineyards to church praying the rosary and other groups walked back to the village saying their rosary (often in other languages) it felt like a part of heaven was on earth. The peace, the joy, the love was life-changing. I no longer wanted to do anything but pray and give thanks. I didn’t see the miracle of the sun (I did pray for humility and so arrived just after it happened). But the miracle of the Son shining forth from everyone there was more than enough to affirm my belief that something very holy was happening.

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  21. Julia says:

    God bless and assist you PatrickSD, may He gift you with the graces necessary to carry you through your present trial to complete healing.
    May God extend His Mighty arm to heal and comfort all those who suffer mentally, physically, spiritually or emotionally in these days.

    Safe in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

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  22. Bob says:

    In reading this of the good envoy sent from Rome and who is testifying to good Fruit from this place, I am also saddened of how, while the Franciscans have been faithful in supporting, what appears to be a good work, the Ordinaries of the place, Mostar, Archdiocese, I think, and most recently Bishop Peric have actively resisted and have shown an unwillingness to be opened to the possibility of God intervening here. It does seem that again we see a hardening of the hearts of some observers, so let’s pray that, of those who are now resistant, that as many as is possible may be given the grace to be opened to the possibility that God is even now intervening to send his Dearly Beloved Daughter to offer us the help we so badly need as a world and in our own hearts.

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