September 25, 2018
Dear Family of Mary!
Today we receive a message from Our Lady! Let’s pray as we wait, with great anticipation!I want to share with you a portion of the homily given by the Apostolic Visitor, Archbishop Henryk Hoser at Holy Mass in Medjugorje yesterday (September 24, 2018). The Archbishop spoke so beautifully about the light which is Christ, and which shines through the Scriptures so that we can find our way. But I want to share the latter part of his homily where he talks about the crisis in the Church and the role Medjugorje plays in this most difficult time.
Archbishop Henryk Hoser, homily at St. James Church, Medjugorje, September 24, 2018:
Today we have gathered in great numbers. And we represent the great family of Medjugorje. It is the family that has been dispersed all over the world….
Our Church has been endangered. It is in trouble, not just from the outside because of persecution (though Christianity today is the most persecuted religion in the whole world). But there is other trouble, which is the inner crisis of the Church. This is the trouble that comes from the lack of faith in lay people, priests and bishops. It is those who have lost the light on their way. And they allow deeds and terrible, horrible sins. The greatest sins of these people is when they are silent. When they silently agree to something and they fall from the Church. Holy Fathers John Paul II and Benedict XVI said that people live as though God does not exist at all. If they have not been lit with the source of Light, then they will be in darkness. And this trouble in which the Church finds itself, is a challenge for us and also a possibility. A possibility that we can come back to the authenticity of the Church.
You know that the human body is made of cells. Cells make up our body. Each one of us, each faithful, is a cell of the Mystical Body of Christ. And we make that Mystical Body of Christ that has been immersed in Mankind. If the cells are healthy, then the body will be healthy too. We need to be living cells of the Mystical Body that lives the fullness of life.
The Church of Jesus Christ is the universal family from all over the world. Medjugorje has become an image of the universality of the Church. I think that pilgrims who are coming here come from about 100 countries. We had the beautiful Youth Festival here in August. And there were young people from 72 countries of the world. That is how our Medjugorje family needs to be spread all over the world so it will be universally present all over the world.
Our Queen, our Mother, she is our leader. She leads us on the way of the Light. She is very close to each one of us. She follows us, she gives us guidelines of what to do, she leads us to Christ. You can express this Marian spirituality when you pray before her statue (on Apparition Hill), when you climb Cross Mountain where Jesus gave His life for us, when you pray before the Risen Christ statue, and when you come down to the doors of the Church, that was born from the side of Christ, from His pierced side.
We can see the Church is the New Eve who was born from the New Adam. The personification of the New Eve is the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is the Mother of the Church. The New Adam is Jesus Christ, who is the Head of the Church. So let’s be proud that we are Christians. Let us come to the source of Light, to the source of Life. In that way we will help in the crisis of the Church. Medjugorje has become a place where this renewal of the Church takes place, where the Resurrection of the Church takes place.
Let us continue in that way of life in the Light and let us follow Him, He who is never silent. Amen.
Yes, Medjugorje is a place of renewal and resurrection for the Church! We have seen it in action all these years. Medjugorje is Our Mother’s peace plan, her plan to save the Church and the World. We can be part of her plan, if we follow her, and live the life she is giving us. It is the life of true faith! Thank you, Archbishop Hoser, for joining us in this plan from heaven!!
Our Lady once said to us:
October 25, 1996 “Dear children! Today I invite you to open yourselves to God the Creator, so that He changes you. Little children, you are dear to me. I love you all and I call you to be closer to me and that your love towards my Immaculate Heart be more fervent. I wish to renew you and lead you with my Heart to the Heart of Jesus, which still today suffers for you and calls you to conversion and renewal. Through you, I wish to renew the world. Comprehend, little children, that you are today the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Little children, I invite you and I love you and in a special way implore: Convert!” Thank you for having responded to my call.”
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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