The Passion of St. John the Baptist
Dear Family of Mary!
“…Little children, God will bless your effort a hundredfold; you will be witnesses among peoples, souls of unbelievers will feel the grace of conversion and Heaven will be grateful for your efforts and sacrifices…” (08/25/19)
…souls of unbelievers will feel the grace of conversion…
Our Lady’s presence in Medjugorje is a catalyst for conversion, a force for conversion stronger than any other place in the world. Her presence helps people to “feel the grace of conversion”!! It is an overwhelming feeling that floods us with joy, love, hope, forgiveness, repentance, faith, and the desire to convert. It is amazing that she is telling us that when we pray, work and witness with love, we will also become catalysts of conversion! The entire world needs conversion, but they don’t feel the need. They don’t feel the joy of conversion! This may be part of God’s plan to save us from our own self-destruction. Conversion of the peoples!!
I am immediately reminded of a beautiful testimony that we have in the Fruit of Medjugorje series on Marytv.tv. A beautiful Italian man shares how he was drawn to Medjugorje, seemingly out of the blue, and there experienced Our Lady in such a way that it changed him completely. He was already a believer but had no relationship with Mary. He had a conversion to Mary, who now leads him to God. Here is what happened, in his own words:
Augusto was overwhelmed with the feeling of conversion – conversion to Our Lady!! And this was God’s plan for him, so that he would have Mary as his Mother and the one to lead him to God. I think this is what Our Lady may mean when she tells us “unbelievers will feel the grace of conversion”. It is the grace of a turning to God (many times through Mary) that is so sweet, so necessary that you cannot resist. It is the call of love.