Let us pray that everything I have begun be fully realized!
February 21. 2021
First Sunday of Lent
Dear Mary TV Shipmates,
Family of Our Lady of Medjugorje:
The first reading at Mass today:
God said to Noah and to his sons with him: “See, I am now establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you … there shall not be another flood to devastate the earth.” God added: “This is the sign that I am giving for all ages to come, of the covenant between me and you and every living creature with you: I set my rainbow in the clouds to serve as a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” (Gen 9: 8 – 13)
The rainbow will be the sign of God’s new covenant.
I’m reminded: Thirty-four years ago Cathy and I, in preparation for going on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje, were going to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every morning. I remember one morning as we were leaving the Adoration chapel at Corpus Christi Cathy told me that Jesus had just said to her: “Take raincoats with you when you go to Medjugorje.”
I had been keeping abreast of Medjugorje’s weather and knew they had been experiencing severe drought. There had been no rain for a long time and none was forecast. There was simply no way I was going to let room be taken up in my suitcase by a raincoat. And this was before suitcases has wheels. I was going to have carry them.
Cathy snuck the raincoats in. And sure enough it poured! And then on October 13, 1987, the 70th Anniversary of the apocalyptic sign given in Fatma – the sun falling to the earth causing people to think the world was coming to an end – as we were walking up the road to the house where we were staying on Cross Mountain ….glancing down to the Church, there right over St James Church was the most beautiful rainbow – curving right over the two steeples of the church – they seemed to be touching! That rainbow was the most beautiful we have ever seen. It was breathtaking!
Our Mother tells us from Medjugorje, “This time is my time!” (1/25/97) She seems to be increasing in joy with each day that she’s coming. She sees the future and she’s filled with joy. “I am with you and I will remain with you!” (9/2/11) She is staying. The devil is being cast out. He has no future. He’s the one panicked.
Just before Communism fell apart in Russia – without a shot being fired – Our Lady had called to us from Medjugorje:
“Dear Children! Today also I invite you to prayer, now as never before when my plan has begun to be realized. Satan is strong and wants to sweep away my plans of peace and joy and make you think that my Son is not strong in His decisions. Therefore, I call all of you, dear children, to pray and fast still more firmly. I invite you to self-renunciation for nine days so that, with your help, everything that I desire to realize through the secrets I began in Fatima, may be fulfilled. I call you, dear children, to now grasp the importance of my coming and the seriousness of the situation. I want to save all souls and present them to God. Therefore, let us pray that everything I have begun be fully realized. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (8/25/91)
St. Joseph, help us stay close by the side of Our Lady, as you did the first time that she gave her Son to the world…. that now in our turn, we will help her!
Gold bless you!