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Procession during the Youth Festival 2018

February 22, 2019
The Chair of Peter

Dear Family of Mary!

In Fr. Slavko’s homily from February 1986 (see Daily Reflection for February 21, 2019), he quoted Our Lady as saying, “All those who listen to my messages and live them are my parish.”

He explained:

Every evening Mass is celebrated here for all the pilgrims, for all those who come here and for all those who ask us; and we priests ask the people here to accept you, with love if possible.

When you return home you should become Medjugorje for others, like a sign and invitation towards conversion and prayer. We must be conscious of this reality – people will ask your help, just as Our Lady has asked your help. You are Medjugorje too.

Our Lady once said, “All those who listen to my messages and live them are my parish.” So, there are no boundaries to the Medjugorje parish; all those who live with us in prayer and fasting are parishioners. We feel responsible for your conversion, and when you return to your homes you at once become responsible for the conversion of others. In this way Our Lady’s wishes will be spread.

We are part of the parish of Medjugorje! We are those who listen to and live Our Lady’s messages, and so we are part of the parish. And our job, like the job of the parish, is to pray for the conversion of others and live the messages! To do this we need to give ourselves to Our Lady.

Here then, is a prayer that Our Lady dictated to Jelena so very long ago, to help us to learn to give ourselves to her:

How to Give Oneself to Mary
Mother of Goodness, of Love and of Mercy
(Given by Our Lady to Jelena Vasilj, 4/19/1984)

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!
Cathy Nolan
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