Day: April 26, 2021

April 27, 2021 Reflection – A Faith of Hope and Courage!

  A Faith of Hope and Courage! April 27, 2021 Dear Family of Mary! On April 25, 2021, Our Lady, Queen of Peace of Medjugorje gave us this message: “Dear children! Today I am calling you to witness your faith in the colors of spring. May this be a faith of hope and courage. May your faith, little children, not waver in any situation, not even in this time of trial. Go courageously with the risen Christ towards Heaven, which is your goal. I am accompanying you on this way of holiness and am placing all of you in my Immaculate Heart. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (April 25, 2021) Our Lady speaks about courage and hope, Heaven and holiness in this message. She encourages us to “Go courageously with the risen Christ towards Heaven!” I find her words energizing and exciting! She is leading us forward!! I heard a wonderful example of having courage and faith in the sharing from Frano in the “Jesus Rosary” for April 21, 2021. I have transcribed it for you because it is a wonderful example of hope and courage based on faith! Frano shared: About the apparitions of Our Lady, I want to talk about Vicka and Jakov. Vicka and Jakov were the first to see Heaven. But before I talk about that, I would like to say a few words that probably no one knows about Vicka. At the beginning of the apparitions, Vicka was studying in High School in Mostar. She was nearly finished with the first year. But she had to pass one more exam in the fall of 1981, after the summer in which the apparitions started. And because of the apparitions that began that summer, the visionaries were being threatened by the police all the time. They said that if they kept up these “apparitions” they would suffer when they went back to school in the fall. That fall, Vicka went back to school and passed the exam. But the teacher told her she would not pass because of a chain with a cross on it that she wore around her neck. He said to her, “Take off the cross and you will pass! If you don’t take off the cross, you won’t pass!” But Vicka did not take off the cross, and she gave up school. She said, “I have Our Lady here.” (Frano Zubac, from the Jesus Rosary, April 21, 2021) Here is the link to the video: I find Vicka’s example so very powerful!! She gave up High School to remain faithful to Jesus and Mary! And that fall she and Jakov were the only visionaries that could come to the apparitions during the week, because the others were in school. Vicka models the kind of courage and hope in God that Our Lady is calling us to! Let’s not be afraid to give up things of this world in exchange for our faithfulness to God!! May our faith not waver in any situation, not even in this time of trial! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan (c)Mary TV 2021