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January 6, 2020
St. Andre Bessette

Dear Family of Mary!

November 25, 2010 “Dear children! I look at you and I see in your heart death without hope, restlessness and hunger. There is no prayer or trust in God, that is why the Most High permits me to bring you hope and joy. Open yourselves. Open your hearts to God’s mercy and He will give you everything you need and will fill your hearts with peace, because He is peace and your hope. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

On New Year’s Eve, in St. James Church in Medjugorje a remarkable homily was given by the Apostolic Nuncio of Bosnia and Hercegovina, Archbishop Luigi Pezzuto. It contained a call to understand Our Lady as not only the Queen of Peace, but as Queen of Divine Mercy! This homily has brought much hope and joy to Our Lady’s children. Indeed, it is an amazing grace for us. I want to share the concluding words of Archbishop Pezzuto, as he declares something we all knew in our hearts but rejoice to hear with our ears! (I hope to have the full transcription soon.)

Archbishop Luigi Pezzuto, Apostolic Nuncio of Bosnia and Hercegovina, concluded his December 31, 2019 homily in St. James Church at midnight Mass of the Solemnity of Mary the Holy Mother of God:
“How can Mary be the Queen of Peace without being at the same time, Queen of Divine Mercy?  We are here in the temple of the Queen of Peace raised in Bosnia and Hercegovina.  Mary is the Queen of Peace because she is the Queen of God’s Mercy, whose face is Jesus.  
“Just as at the wedding in Cana, today, as well, Mary continues to turn to God’s Mercy, saying, “They have run out of wine.”  And this, the wine of Mercy, has descended and enter [human history] by way of the royal petition of the one who carried Him in her body, in a way predicting at Cana His revelation in human history. 
“So, it would be right and just, in this place to invoke Mary with the title of Queen of Peace and God’s Divine Mercy.  We have invoked her, called upon her for centuries.  And we still call upon her as Mother of Mercy.  But her faithful, centuries’ long intercession for us, transformed her into the Queen to whom God’s Mercy gladly hears prayers and fulfills the tiniest desire of hers for the benefit of her children. 
“Let us conclude in the end, invoking her altogether, united in the same prayer, saying: ‘Mary, Queen of Peace and Divine Mercy, pray for us!”

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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