Dear Family of Mary!
Today we pray to accept Our Lady’s special blessing which she brings from heaven for us in Medjugorje:
December 25, 1988 “Dear children! I call you to peace. Live it in your heart and all around you, so that all will know peace, peace that does not come from you but from God. Little children, today is a great day. Rejoice with me. Glorify the Nativity of Jesus through the peace that I give you. It is for this peace that I have come as your Mother, Queen of Peace. Today I give you my special blessing. Bring it to all creation, so that all creation will know peace. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
In this message Our Lady uses the word “peace” seven times!! In her messages over the years she has used the word “peace” over 500 times! Peace is the central theme for Our Lady of Medjugorje. In this message from 1988 she makes it clear: “It is for this peace that I have come as your Mother, Queen of Peace.”
The angels proclaimed “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth PEACE among men with whom he is pleased!”
Jesus is our peace and gives us peace. And Our Lady has come in these days to teach us how to receive His peace. Her messages are full of sound advice for us in that regard. And along with her messages she brings her blessing. I think that her blessing is the blessing of peace. She says as much in this message:
Our Lady’s blessing is peace. She gives that blessing to all who come to Medjugorje. It is evident. What is the most common comment we hear from pilgrims during and after their pilgrimage? “I have never felt so much peace as I do in Medjugorje.” They all feel that peace. It permeates the atmosphere. It fills each heart with calm and quiet. It characterizes every experience. Peace, peace, peace!
This is Our Lady’s blessing. It gives the soul a chance to heal. It gives the mind time to process memories and thoughts, and put them in order. It gives the body a chance to heal from stress and overwork. It gives the heart the trust necessary to open to God. This peace is a healing balm. It is Our Lady’s presence that brings peace.
And so, today, on the last day of our novena, let’s pray for the special blessing of Our Lady! Let’s pray for it. We need her blessing very much in these days, so we can carry it to all creation. Now is the time for peace!
Let us pray:
May the Virgin Mary help us to open the doors of our hearts to Christ, Redeemer of man and of history; may she teach us to be humble, because God looks upon the lowly; may she enable us to grow in understanding the value of prayer, of inner silence, of listening to God’s Word; may she spur us to seek God’s will deeply and sincerely, even when this upsets our plans; may she encourage us while we wait for the Lord, sharing our time and energies with those in need.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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