Archbishop Henryk Hoser address the American Pilgrims
January 21, 2021
Dear Family of Mary!
“Dear children! I am carrying to you little Jesus who brings you peace, Him who is the past, present and future of your existence. Little children, do not permit for your faith and hope in a better future to be extinguished, because you are chosen to be witnesses of hope in every situation. That is why I am here with Jesus that He may bless you with His peace. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (12/25/20)
Today I want to share the transcript of an address that Archbishop Henryk Hoser made to the American Pilgrims, speaking from Medjugorje. It was published by 206 Tours, and you can view the address on our website at this link:
Archbishop Hoser said to us:
Dear American pilgrims,
I am addressing you from Medjugorje, from this place that you like, that you visit often during normal times. However, because of the pandemic we are all going through difficult times not only in the United States, not only in the world, but also here in Medjugorje. We suffer because of the situation of few pilgrims. We are all assigned to this health regime and we miss our mobility in the world. And here, as you know, we venerate the Holy Virgin, Queen of Peace, this peace we want to proclaim to all of you who are close and those who are far away.
The time that we live in, one can compare to a very grave moment, which is noted in the Gospel. After the death of Our Lord, the world was immersed in darkness as the evangelists tell us. When Jesus Christ, Son of God, and Son of Man, who was sent by God to save us, died in human hearts, those hearts were filled with darkness, and also this world that caused the death of Jesus Christ fell into darkness.
We have to be able to read what is being presented as a “sign of the time”. God, who is Master of history, who is the Master of our present life, wants us to know what the sign tells us, it is: “Without Me, you can do nothing.” So we have to attach ourselves to His presence in us, and around us, so that we can dispel darkness, so that we can go towards the Light. He brings us light, as the Canticle of Zechariah says; Today He is the sunshine [dawn]that comes from on high. Today, we are so much in need of this sunshine [this Dawn]!
In my message, I will address you from here in Medjugorje, with the intelligence of the heart, about the situation in the United States. I would like to formulate a perspective: if the United States promises and projects a life that supports the development of human life and the protection of Human life in all stages of existence, the United States will be saved. If your politics push you towards the negation of the values of human life, all of that will contribute to the enlargement of a darkness that scares us all.
Therefore we must all witness to the proclamation of hope in the world, the hope that comes from God, because God comes to us from the future. He is waiting for us in the time to come. He is not waiting for us any more in history. We are going towards Him. So we can live what He offers us – peace with God and peace with all men, starting with those who are close to us and moving outward to those who are far away from us.
So, may this time in which we await better times, strengthen your fidelity, and give you courage to overcome the difficult moments of your life. May the Holy Virgin, Queen of Peace, bless you, protect you, and love you without limit.
We are grateful for the pastoral care of Archbishop Hoser. May we all work towards a culture of life, from conception to natural death. All life is sacred and worthy of our care.
In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!
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