Day: May 14, 2019

The Ancient Enmity

       (C)Anthony Zubac/ Mary TV   May 14, 2019St. Mathias, Apostle Dear Family of Mary! In light of the announcement from the Vatican allowing official pilgrimages to Medjugorje at every level of the Church, I want to share with you something that St. John Paul II said in 1976, when he was visiting the USA as a Cardinal. His words are prophetic. They were given to him by the Lord, I think, so that we would have a fixed point to look back to when we try to understand the things that are happening in our time. Cardinal Wojtyla said:        “We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has ever experienced. I do not think that the wide circle of the American Society, or the whole wide circle of the Christian Community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-church, between the gospel and the anti-gospel, between Christ and the antichrist. The confrontation lies within the plans of Divine Providence. It is, therefore, in God’s Plan, and it must be a trial which the Church must take up, and face courageously…” (Cardinal Wojtyla, Eucharistic Congress, 1976 in Honor of the Bicentennial of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in the USA) Our Lady’s presence in Medjugorje is no accident. She has been sent by the Father to be with us and to guide us in these days of the final confrontation. The oldest enmity ever established was between Our Lady and the Devil:   The LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all cattle, and above all wild animals; upon your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” (Gen 3: 14-15) After the fall, the Lord established an enmity between Satan and “the woman”. Our Lady has bravely born this enmity for our sakes. She was faithful to the Father’s plan for her in conceiving and rearing Jesus. And she became one of His disciples, remaining faithful to her Son throughout His Passion and Death. She waited for Him to rise from the dead, and then stayed with the Apostles in prayer, waiting for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Mary stood firm throughout this battle with the devil, showing us the firmness of faith that is necessary in our life on this earth. And so, at this time of the final confrontation, it is Mary who stands against Satan. It is she who remains firm in her resolve, and constant in her love for us. She is in Medjugorje now, giving us the guidance and courage that we need to also remain firm in our faith to the end. We must be the Church that stands against the anti-church. Our Lady will lead us in this task. She knows the Church, the true Church, and can teach us everything we need to stand as Church! She told us how to stand in this message:       July 02, 2014 “Dear children, I, the mother of all of you gathered here and the mother of the entire world, am blessing you with a motherly blessing and call you to set out on the way of humility. That way leads to the coming to know the love of my Son. My Son is almighty, He is in everything. If you, my children, do not become cognizant of this, then darkness/blindness rule in your soul. Only humility can heal you. My children, I always lived humbly, courageously and in hope. I knew, I became cognizant that God is in us and we are in God. I am asking the same of you. I desire for all of you to be with me in eternity, because you are a part of me. I will help you on your way. My love will envelop you like a mantle and make of you apostles of my light – of God’s light. With the love that comes forth from humility you will bring light to where darkness/blindness rule. You will be bringing my Son who is the light of the world. I am always alongside your shepherds and I pray that they may always be an example of humility for you… Thank you.” Thank you dearest Mother, for having come to stay with us “in the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-church, between the gospel and the anti-gospel, between Christ and the antichrist.” With you, we shall stand and bring the Light of Christ! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!Cathy Nolan©Mary TV 2019