Dear Family of Mary!
As we approach the 40th Anniversary of Our Lady’s coming to Medjugorje, I thought that we might review the messages we received from Our Lady on June 25 throughout the years. I am excited to review these messages. As I think about how blessed we have been to have Our Lady with us, I grow in amazement that she has been speaking to us through the visionaries regularly. Who would have guessed that Our Lady would stay with us for this long, and continue to speak to us her words of life?
We begin with a message given in 1982. This was the 1st anniversary. The children and the villagers had suffered a great deal at the hands of the communists. But they had persevered, staying faithful to Our Lady. Mother Mary thanked them for their faithfulness:
Thursday, June 24 or Friday, June 25, 1982
“Thank the people in my name for the prayers, the sacrifices and the penance. Have them persevere in prayer, fasting and conversion, and have them wait with patience the realization of my promise. Everything is unfolding according to God’s plan.”
Our Lady was grateful for the prayers, sacrifices and penances that the people of the area had given to her. The Catholics of Medjugorje and the surrounding villages had lived for hundreds of years in adverse circumstances, being persecuted for their faith. They never gave up. And they would not give up now. Our Lady could count on them! Let’s pray that we can remain steadfast as well, faithful to her call.
In 1985 Our Lady gave us this powerful message:
In 1987 Our Lady called us to live her way and to make her intentions our own:
Let us pray:
How to Give Oneself to Mary
Oh my Mother!
Mother of goodness, love and mercy!
I love you immensely, and I offer myself to you.
Through your goodness, your love,
And your mercy, save me!
I wish to be yours.
I love you immensely
And I wish that you protect me.
In my heart, oh mother of goodness,
Give me your goodness,
So that I go to Heaven.
I ask you for your immense love
That you may give me the grace
That I will be able to love each one
Just like you loved Jesus Christ.
I ask you in grace
That I be able to be merciful* to you.
I offer myself completely to you
And I wish that you will be with me at each step,
Because you are full of grace.
I wish never to forget your grace,
And if I should lose it,
I will ask, make me find it again. Amen.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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