Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Learning from Medjugorje

A friend of mine gave my husband a booklet entitled Our Lady Teaches About Prayer at Medjugorje by Rev. Albert J.M. Shamon. I admit, I have only a nodding acquaintance with the Marian apparitions that have been going on there for over twenty years. The Church has never endorsed them (as for example it has with the apparitions at Lourdes or Fatima), yet millions have made pilgrimages there. I have to say after reading this booklet that the message of Mary being promulgated is entirely consistent with her previous messages, except that there is even more urgency to her requests. Our world is in such trouble. I encourage you to order this booklet: Our Lady Teaches About Prayer at Medjugorje or to pick up a book about Mary's message at the library or to search online. Bernie did pick up several other books at the library that I plan to get to soon and that I will no doubt be sharing with you.

In the meantime, here is the crux of Mary's message:

1) Pray, pray, and pray some more - pray because our salvation depends on it, pray to meet God, and pray for sinners. Pray that God's will be done. Pray out of love. Spend time with God for the same reason you want to spend time with people whom you love.

2) Repent your sins - go to confession. Face your human weakness and ask God for forgiveness of your sins.

As I indicated, I will pass on more information as I learn more. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Michael Baru said...

I have been to Medjugorje 10 times, and have found incredible healing for myself and those that I have brought. Friends still look at their trip as the turning point in there lives, those who were pius and those who were not prior to the trip. It is more than a supernatural phenomenon, it is the great gift of God to mankind during this troubled time. Our Lady as our mother was Christ's last and greatest gift to us from the cross. She is the new Eve. God took what went wrong and made it right. At the pinnacle of His gift of Himself, He gave us the only thing he had left, His mother. The centrality of her role as the new Eve is that she is the mother of all! As in Guadalupe and Fatima, she comes now to Medjugorje to save her children.

With regards to the Church's stance, a new book called "Medjugorje and the Church" is coming out this Christmas. It is by Denis Nolan, and is filled with amazing information about the Church's reaction to Medjugorje. Though the Catholic media has largely ignored or even suppressed Medjugorje, this book will blow your mind on the actual response of the Church at large, and the Vatican's true opinion. (You can find it at Marytv.tv in the next few months.)

I also have just finished an album of music for Our Lady of Medjugorje called "Clothed with the Sun". More info is at cdbaby.com/cd/michaelbaru2

God bless you!

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