St. Stephen of Hungary
Dear Family of Mary!
Today I want to share a beautiful sign of hope that Our Lady gave to us yesterday during the Evening prayer of the Rosary in Medjugorje on the Feast of the Assumption, August 15, 2021!!!
Mary TV was streaming the prayer, live, all over the world. And just before Apparition Time, there appeared in the setting sun a unique and beautiful sign. The sun took on the appearance of a huge six pointed star! It was very bright, and brilliant! You can see the sun in the picture above. It lasted for several minutes, and was very clear! (You can view the video of the Evening Rosary at this link: https://marytv.tv/evening-parish-rosary-2/?smid=iAlSwLs0DH4&slid=KzW0gpDRsDR )
The star had six points and resembled “The Star of David” which the Jewish people recognize as a sign of their special relationship with God. Our Lady is the greatest of stars for her people, having given birth to the Messiah.
There is also this prophecy in Revelations 12: And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; (Rev 12: 1) Our Lady is that woman! And in Medjugorje she often gives signs in the sun, in the moon and in the stars! She especially uses the sun to get our attention and call us to prayer. Perhaps we were seeing one star in her crown!
So this special sign, the sun in the form of a Star, was dramatic and prolonged. Then, in the prepared homily for the evening mass that followed (August 15, 2021) which followed, the young priest had these words for us about Our Lady:
Mary’s Assumption is the best image of what is awaiting us on the Last Day. For that reason many of us go today on a pilgrimage to Marian Shrines, directing their eyes toward the one who God exalted and glorified in Heaven like no other creature and they ask for her intercession.
Her image stands today, as well, glittering before us like the great sign from the Book of Revelation, “Like a star” that wants to enlighten our path and show us the right path to eternal beatitude for all of us pilgrims here on earth. Therefore let us direct our eyes toward her, toward her Son, that she constantly is pointing us to for all of us here in Medjugorje.
But we are not called to be the so-called stars of this world, celebrities of this world who shine but are put out even faster. For while we are presently suffering under the pressure of earthly worries, and difficulties, let us not allow them to overpower us. But let us direct our eyes towards God, glorifying Him and praising Him like Mary did. Let us do that always, in spite of every thing. May our answer to all the challenges that may come be the sight full of hope and trust in the One who is leading and directing everything, and who in the end will turn everything unto good.
Let us direct our eyes toward eternity, toward those enduring and never decaying things like Mary did. Let us follow her here on earth, her path of humility, surrender and service to God and others, so that we may one day be in Heaven with her and in communion with the Lord.
Turn then most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and constantly direct us toward your Son. Praised be Jesus and Mary. (Homily on August 15, 2021, Medjugorje)
Well you can see that Our Lady really wanted us to see in the sun, her image as the Star! She is the Star that will guide us into a new life. She has come to guide and lead us, much like the star led the wise men to the stable at Bethlehem. She is guiding us to Heaven, even as the world seems to be slipping into darkness. She will be our light!
Praise God for this gift and may we stay very close to Mary in the days ahead, through prayer!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
(c)Mary TV 2021