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July 02, 2024

Last post for now...

This is the last posting I’m making on the website for now. I may resume posting later in the year, or if there is any news of importance from Medjugorje. As a matter of record I shall keep updating the messages given each month to the seer Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti. Thank you for visiting. 

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June 29, 2024

One named Peter, one name Paul...

The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul or Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul is a liturgical feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul, which is observed on 29 June. The celebration is of ancient Christian origin, the date selected being the anniversary of either their death or the translation of their relics. 

Two little sparrows sitting on a wall.

One named Peter, one named Paul.

Fly away, Peter! Fly away, Paul!

Come back, Peter! Come back, Paul.

 

Source: Wikipedia

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June 29, 2024

Prayer from the heart

Up, cry out in the night-time, in the early hours of darkness; pour your heart out like water before the Lord.

 

Stretch out your hands to him for the lives of your children who faint with hunger at the entrance of every street.

 

Lamentations 2 : 19

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June 28, 2024

Telephone prayer

What is important when it comes to prayer? For me, the best prayer consists of few points. Some people compare this with how one uses a telephone, because you dial a number and then a person answers.

 

• The first step is to come close to God, in his presence 

• The second step is to admit your sins

• The third step is to forgive everyone 

• The fourth step is to renounce all sins 

• The fifth step is to accept your cross 

• The sixth step is to accept the Holy Spirit because once we renounce sin, we are empty and have to be filled with something 

• The seventh step is to say to God, thank you.

 

You have dialled the numbers 1-7 and that’s what we call telephone prayer.

 

Try this prayer; you will be changed in a day. Really, you will be.

 

Fr Danko Perutina OFM

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June 27, 2024

Vatican rulesTrevignano apparitions are not supernatural

The Vatican Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith announced today that alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary outside of Rome at Trevignano are not supernatural, upholding the local bishop’s ban on Masses and pilgrimages to the site.

 

The Vatican’s intervention is in regard to the claims by self-styled visionary Gisella Cardia and her husband, Gianni, who reported alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary, Jesus, and God the Father.

The events reportedly began after the couple brought back an image of Our Lady of Peace from Medjugorje in 2014. 

 

It is one of the first known decisions from the Vatican’s doctrine office on Marian apparitions since the DDF issued new norms for discerning alleged apparitions last month.

 

More details at CNA

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June 27, 2024

A peace the world cannot give...

So what is meant exactly by “world peace”?

 

• “The experience of love can lead us to true peace. Our Lady reminds us of her message from the beginning; Peace, peace, peace only peace can reign between God and man and peace among all men. Peace is the result of the collaboration between the human individual with God, which is manifested in his desire for peace. Whoever seeks peace in the light of Christ’s example, he will work for it and create the conditions for peace.  Only in God is peace possible. Without God, it cannot be complete.”  Fr Slavko Barbaric OFM

 

• “If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him and make our home with him.

 

Those who do not love me do not keep my words. And my word is not my own: it is the word of the one who sent me.

 

I have said these things to you while still with you, but the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all I have said to you. 

 

Peace I bequeath you, my own peace I give you, a peace the world cannot give, this is my gift to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.”

John 14 : 22-27

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June 26, 2024

Who? Me?

Whose peace is in danger? 

Whose family is under attack? 

Whose family is not praying?

Who does not read Sacred Scripture every day?

Who does not love God above all?

ALL WARS BEGIN IN THE HEART.

IS MY HEART AT PEACE?

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June 25, 2024

Italy’s ‘miracle’ 

Italian newspapers described the outcome of last night’s football encounter between Italy and Croatia as a “miracle” after the Azzuri scored an equalising goal in the last minute of the match played at Leipzig.

 

Mattia Zaccagni’s sensational late strike broke the hearts of Croatia supporters and the team alike to ensure Italy’s progress to the last-16 stage of the Euro 2024 competition.

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June 25, 2024

The narrow gate

Enter by the narrow gate, since the road that leads to perdition is wide and spacious, and many take it; but it is a narrow gate and a hard road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7 : 13-14

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June 24, 2024

If you meet...

If you meet a virgin on the road, invite her into your house.

She bears the Word of God.

St John of the Cross

The Virgin Mary first appeared at Medjugorje late in the afternoon of June 24, 1981, to two teenage girls, Ivanka Ivankovic and Mirjana Dragicevic, walking the road alongside Podbrdo.

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June 21, 2024

The lamp of the body

The lamp of the body is the eye. It follows that if your eye is sound, your whole body will be filled with light. But if your eye is diseased, your whole body willl be all darkness. If then, the light inside you is darkness, what darkness that will be.

 

Matthew 6 : 22-23

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June 16, 2024

A change in the schedule

The Medjugorje seer Mirjana once joked that women have a right to change their mind, even Our Lady, so it should come as no surprise that another Medjugorje seer Marija announced yesterday that for the next nine days Our Lady’s daily apparition would switch from 6:40pm to 11:30pm.

 

There was no explanation or reason given for the change, just a request for the people of Medjugorje to pray a rosary novena at the statue on apparition hill, starting today at 10:00pm.

 

The novena ends on June 24th, the 43rd anniversary of Our Lady’s first appearance on the hill in 1981 and also the feast day of the Nativity of John the Baptist.

 

I’m sure Our Lady is more than aware of the UEFA European Football Championship 2024 taking place in Germany during this period involving 36 nations. 

 

Coincidently, Croatia and Italy are scheduled to play each other on the last day of the novena, June 24, the day prior to the ‘official’ anniversary celebration of the Medjugorje apparitions.

 

The first round fixture between Croatia and Italy is scheduled to kick-off at 8:00pm. TV coverage will begin at  least an hour beforehand, and no doubt millions of Italians and Croatians, as well soccer fans from around the world will be glued to tv screens in homes, bars and fan-park locations, including Medjugorje.

 

The Croatia v Italy football match should end around 9.45pm. I don’t doubt that many prayers will be offered up during the 90 minutes of action by supporters of both teams.

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June 12, 2024

“Man of little faith, why did you doubt?”

On one of the occasions when I visited Medjugorje I made my way to the Risen Christ sculpture. As usual, there was a queue of pilgrims lined up waiting in turn to touch the right leg where water seeps from.

 

However, there was another queue of people forming a line beside the left leg. This seemed unusual as there were no reports of water exuding from this side.

 

Being curious, I joined this queue and waited until I could get close up to the left leg and observe the place where the water was seeping from. What I saw surprised me. The water was escaping from a hole that had been drilled into the bronze metal. The filings were still present around the hole, so the drilling probably occurred very early the morning or overnight before the crowds had gathered. Yet pilgrims were still wiping and touching the left leg as if the leak was miraculous.

 

I sat down for a while, asking myself why someone should want to drill a hole in the left leg to deceive people in this way. And I was given my answer. It was done as a distraction from what was happening in the queue at the right leg.

 

Two women in the queue were part of a team of opportunist pickpockets. One would attempt to steal from the bag of a woman in front, then pass the item to her accomplice behind who would then leave the queue and walk to the enclosure entrance before passing the stolen item to a man waiting there. He in turn would make his way into the nearby carpark to link up with another member of the gang who hid the item in his car boot.

 

It wasn’t long before the pilgrims realised what was happening. The thieves ran and made their escape before they could be apprehended.

 

That water could could also be shown to seep from both right and left legs of the Risen Christ, begs questions: what is its source and how does it collect in both legs?

 

Pictured above is the drilled hole and filings.

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