Dear Family of Mary!
“Dear children! My heart is joyful because through these years I see your love and openness to my call…” (June 25, 2021)
On June 25th, the 40th Anniversary of Our Lady’s coming to Medjugorje, we sat amongst the thousands of pilgrims who had come from around the world to be with Our Lady on this great anniversary! And at apparition time, 6:40 pm, the sun grew very large and began to pulsate over our heads. It continued to do so throughout Mass, until it set. I believe that sun was showing us how very joyful Our Lady was on that day! Her heart was joyful because we had come to be with her on this important day!
By coming, the pilgrims from the whole world showed their openness to Our Lady’s call. We showed her how much we love her and how much we desire to respond to her call! Even though travel was not easy and carried risks, we came! It was a beautiful reunion between the Mother and her children!!
Let’s just receive Our Mother’s joyful heart, as we contemplate what she has given us over these 40 years. In silence, we can remember all she has done for us. So many of us have had life-changing conversions in Medjugorje. Our hearts have been changed, healed, cleansed and renewed by her prayer and the ministry of her priests in confession.
So many of us have found our vocations during our visits to Medjugorje! Like Fr. Shawn Roberson and Fr. Benedict Croel, hundreds of men have heard the call to become priests!! So many young women have found their life as religious sisters. So many young couples have found their vocation to marriage and family! So much fruit!!
So many of us have heard the call to prayer in Medjugorje! Prayer groups have formed. So many of us go to daily Mass, and pray the Rosary daily! So many of us now fast for peace and for Our Lady’s intentions. So many carry out works of mercy and evangelization – (One thinks of Mary’s Meals, Rachel’s Vineyard, Youth 2000, etc.)
Let’s just give thanks today, for all the beautiful fruit we have received from Our Lady’s presence and guidance in Medjugorje. Especially we can thank her that we were given the grace to love her and to be open to her call. That is the best gift we have been given. We will thank God for all eternity for having responded to her call!
In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!
(c)Mary TV 2021
Below is another picture of the huge pulsing sun, over the heads of the priests concelabrating Mass. Our Lady was indeed smiling upon her priests!!