Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Lorica or Breastplate of St. Patrick - Know the Peace that God Surrounds You and is With You Always


St. Paul tells us how to do battle against evil. He wrote:
Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power. Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens. Therefore, put on the armor of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground. So stand fast with your loins girded in truth, clothed with righteousness as a breastplate, and your feet shod in readiness for the gospel of peace. In all circumstances, hold faith as a shield, to quench all [the] flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (Ephesians 6: 10-17)
I wrote earlier of St. Patrick, but wanted to add this addition to go deeper into St. Patrick's full Lorica prayer that he used as an armor of God that St. Paul tells us of above.
St. Patrick reminded himself daily how mighty and glorious God was and that he was under his protection. May these words of St. Paul and this incredible prayer of St. Patrick be a breastplate and shield of faith for us - especially in these times of such fear.

May they help us to know we are never alone.
Our God is infinite.
He created us and He is in control.
He pours His strength into us
and is with us as He promised, saying to us:  
"Behold, I AM WITH YOU always unto the end of the ages!" 

Hold fast to your faith.
During this time of social distancing and quarantine, may we take the time to turn off the news and open our Bibles
- to come to a deeper awareness of God's presence in us and around us,
like St. Patrick...

May we fill our minds with the Truth of Scripture ...
beginning with these Scriptures and these prayers of St. Patrick that I offer-
to help us to come to know the peace that surpasses understanding that God has for us:
Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! Your kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me. Then the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4: 4-9)
Rest in these words.
Meditate on them.
Think of them again and again and again...
And then pray these words of St. Patrick as well...
 
The Lorica of St. Patrick
(also called St. Patrick’s “breastplate”):

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation.

I arise today
Through the strength of Christ’s birth with His baptism,
Through the strength of His crucifixion with His burial,
Through the strength of His resurrection with His ascension,
Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.

I arise today
Through the strength of the love of cherubim,
In the obedience of angels,
In the service of archangels,
In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
In the prayers of patriarchs,
In the predictions of prophets,
In the preaching of apostles,
In the faith of confessors,
In the innocence of holy virgins,
In the deeds of righteous men.

I arise today, through
The strength of heaven,
The light of the sun,
The radiance of the moon,
The splendor of fire,
The speed of lightning,
The swiftness of wind,
The depth of the sea,
The stability of the earth,
The firmness of rock.

I arise today, through
God’s strength to pilot me,
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s host to save me
From snares of devils,
From temptation of vices,
From everyone who shall wish me ill,
afar and near.

I summon today
All these powers between me and those evils,
Against every cruel and merciless power
that may oppose my body and soul,
Against incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of pagandom,
Against false laws of heretics,
Against craft of idolatry,
Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
Against every knowledge that corrupts man’s body and soul;
Christ to shield me today
Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
So that there may come to me an abundance of reward.

Christ with me,

Christ before me,

Christ behind me,

Christ in me,

Christ beneath me,

Christ above me,

Christ on my right,

Christ on my left,

Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,

Christ when I arise,

Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,

Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,

Christ in every eye that sees me,


Christ in every ear that hears me.

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation.
Amen.


Know of my great love for you and that each of you are in my prayers. I consecrate you all to Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Know we are safe and well in their arms. 

© Janet Moore 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Friday, March 6, 2020

An Evil Spirit of this Kind is Only Driven out by Prayer and Fasting

Help for fasting on this Wednesday of the 1st Week of Lent:

"Prayer is greatly aided by fasting and watching and every kind of bodily chastisement. In this regard each of you must do what you can. Thus, the weaker will not hold back the stronger, and the stronger will not press the weaker. You owe your conscience to God. But to no one else do you owe anything more except that you love one another."
— St. Augustine

© Janet Moore 2020. All Rights Reserved.

How Can Praying and Fasting Become a Joy?


Help for fasting this Friday of the 1st Week of Lent:

On January 25, 2001, Our Lady the Queen of Peace in Medjugorje gave us the following message:
"Dear children! Today I call you to renew prayer and fasting with even greater enthusiasm until prayer becomes a joy for you. Little children, the one who prays is not afraid of the future and the one who fasts is not afraid of evil. Once again, I repeat to you: only through prayer and fasting also wars can be stopped – wars of your unbelief and fear for the future. I am with you and am teaching you little children: your peace and hope are in God. That is why draw closer to God and put Him in the first place in your life. Thank you for having responded to my call."
Actually, this message is one of the themes that Our Blessed Mother has repeated again and again throughout her time with us these past nearly 40 years in Medjugorje. Why?

When we read these words, can we not agree and recognize and even ask ourselves:
Are we not living in the midst of a great battle?
Can we see the great battle for souls that is taking place in our time?
Not only externally, but internally - within us?

So often we read things only once, but when we read something again and again -it enables us to ponder it and truly take it to heart.
So let's reread this message:
"renew prayer and fasting with even greater enthusiasm until prayer becomes a joy for you."
It is a beautiful message:  
"Little children, the one who prays is not afraid of the future and the one who fasts is not afraid of evil."
Mary tells us that prayer and fasting is the antidote for fear and unbelief - the evils that most torment our souls:
 "Once again, I repeat to you: only through prayer and fasting also wars can be stopped – wars of your unbelief and fear for the future"
Our Blessed Mother comes to bring us peace: 
"I am with you and am teaching you little children: your peace and hope are in God."
Each Wednesday and Friday, especially, Our Lady calls us to go deeper into prayer with the aid of fasting. When we fast it helps us realize ever more fully how much God loves us and longs to take care of us.
Why else would He be sending His Mother to us daily for so long?:
 "That is why draw closer to God and put Him in the first place in your life."
When we put prayer first place in our lives, then our prayer truly becomes an encounter with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit -
and thus, it becomes a joy - for we are encountering the ever-living God!!!

Imagine!
How wondrous it is that we can reach out in prayer and be in communion with the God?!
Who not only created all the heavens and the earth -
all that is seen and unseen in the universe
Who not only created everything around me, but each of us as well!
Imagine!
He fore-ordained each of us -
He knit us in our mother's wombs!
He knows when we sit and stand
Imagine!
He knows every thought before we think it...
And has numbered ever hair on our head!
Imagine!
His intimate and intricate care that He took in forming each of us
And then sustaining us...
Never ceasing to breathe His life in us
with each breath we take
Never ceasing to cause our heart to beat at each moment
out of pure unadulterated love!
What wondrous love is this?!

It is this God Whom we encounter in prayer and fasting!
It is this God Who not only created and fashioned every part of us
so each of us can reflect His glory in a unique and utterly irrepeatable way
But Who also became one of us
Imagine!
a man like us in all things but sin
to redeem us
to carry our burdens
to take on the guilt and shame and death that our sins deserved
to save us and make us whole!
To transform us and make us new
through the power of His Life, Death and Resurrection!
Imagine!
Contemplate and ponder these things!

We are WHOLLY BELOVED -
a CHILD OF GOD destined for incomparable bliss in Him
Not only in heaven for all eternity
but EVEN NOW
in prayer,
for we ENCOUNTER HIM and COMMUNE with Him and know Him in prayer
with the help of fasting (which helps us to rid ourselves of the selfishness, self-absorption and sin that torments us and steals away our peace that keeps us from being able to pray)
We are enabled to come to KNOW GOD more and more fully
And realize His Presence shines LIGHT in our darkness
EVEN NOW!
Even now, the more we know Him (through prayer and fasting)
the more we are able to seek and find Him
He, Who would never leave us or forsake us
and we receive Him ever more fully through
HIS WORDS that are living and effective and touch us to the core of our being
HIS BODY AND BLOOD that feed and nourish us on our daily journey
HIS SACRAMENTS
especially of RECONCILIATION in which we receive His Love and Mercy
In all these ways through our prayer we come to truly know He is With Us Always
He has not left us orphans
So HIS LIFE begins to fill us ever more fully until
HIS JOY permeates and transforms us
even in the midst of great suffering
HIS HOPE abides in us even in the midst of deep mourning
HIS GRACE is with us even in the darkest turmoil
FAITH IN HIM even in the midst of war - this great battle for our souls-
for HIS LOVE casts out all fear
and we are made ever more Holy
ever more like Him
because we are ever more in united with Him
and begin to see Him as He is.

This is why Our Blessed Mother ceaselessly asks us to pray and fast.
This is why she is present,
for we are weak...
we are frail and we need her help
to begin again and again and again
we need to be reminded to pray ever more ceaselessly
until prayer becomes a joy for us
until it becomes NEW LIFE IN CHRIST for us.

O, Immaculate Mother, thank you for your presence among us!
Thank you for your tireless messages calling us to pray and fast...
Thank you for your ceaseless love and prayers that lead us ever deeper into God's love and mercy.
May we receive and enter more deeply into God's love in this time of grace by responding to your call. We ask this in Jesus' Name. Amen.

© Janet Moore 2020. All Rights Reserved. 

Friday, February 28, 2020

What Have the Popes Said and Done about Medjugorje?


For nearly 39 years, it is said that Mary, the Mother of God has been appearing on earth daily.
If this is true, what an extraordinary and incomparable grace God is giving the world?!
But, what are we to believe?
Do we not look to the Church for guidance? And if to the Church, is not the Pope the highest authority?
Therefore, let us look to what the Holy Fathers have said and done (who have been alive during the time of these reported apparitions) for guidance:

Most recently, what has Pope Francis done regarding Medjugorje?

Pope Francis installed his official representative in Medjugorje, an Apostolic Visitor, Archbishop Hoser, to live there in 2018 indefinitely, after first being sent to Medjugorje in 2017 to study it for 3 months. His reports are glowing.
Pope Francis announced in May 2019 that Bishops and priests are free to lead their dioceses and parishes on pilgrimages to Medjugorje.

What did Pope Benedict XVI do regarding Medjugorje?

As prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, before he became Pope, he established a Yugoslavian Bishops Commission to study Medjugorje – taking away all authority from the local bishop in 1986, following Bishop Zanic’s rejection of years of scientific study that supported the apparitions and his subsequent negative decision that he submitted. Instead of accepting the negative decision by the bishop, Cardinal Ratzinger dissolves the bishop's diocesan Commission, and convenes a new Commission of all the Yugoslavian Bishops in the region.
• According to Bishop Zanic, Cardinal Ratzinger told him forthright: "No, you are going to dissolve your diocesan commission. The verdict is transferred to the Bishops Conference."

As Pope Benedict XVI, he established a Vatican Commission to further study the reported ongoing apparitions. The report of the 4-year long Papal Commission overwhelming voted to declare the first 7 days of apparitions as supernatural. With the apparitions ongoing, no specific determination was made for the rest. The commission also cited that Medjugorje should be considered a Marian Shrine.

What did St. Pope John Paul II say regarding Medjugorje?
St. John Paul II personally believed in Medjugorje and spoke highly about it with Bishops and priests, stating such things as:
  • Mary’s coming to Medjugorje was an answer to his prayers. 
  • Medjugorje is the continuation and extension of Fatima. 
  • The fall of Communism in Poland should not be credited to him; but it is the work of Mary in Medjugorje and Fatima. 
  • “Today people have lost the supernatural. They find it in Medjugorje.” 
  • “Medjugorje is the Spiritual Heart of the World” and “the Hope of the World”
  • "Our Lady of Medjugorje will save America!"

1988: "Pray for me in Medjugorje. [...] Medjugorje is the spiritual heart of the world." (Pope John Paul II to bishop of Florianopolis (Brazil), Maurillo Kreiger)

August 1, 1989 address by the Pope to a group of Italian physicians dedicated to defending unborn life and to making scientific and medical studies on the apparition, [at which they lamented to Pope John Paul II of the Bishop Zanic’s rejection of their findings]:
"Today the world has lost the supernatural. Many people sought it and found it in Medjugorje through prayer, fasting, and through confession."
 
Reported by Bishop Paul Hnilica, SJ, Auxiliary Bishop of Rome, who then added: “For me personally, this is the strongest explicit witness about Medjugorje…The Pope, for his part, recognized … supernatural events are really at work in Medjugorje. Through many sources, the Pope came to the conviction that God can be experienced in this place.”

Mirjana Soldo, one of the visionaries attests to her meeting with St. John Paul II in her book. She speaks of their conversation, saying that John Paul II said:
• "Please ask the pilgrims in Medjugorje to pray for my intentions…I know all about Medjugorje I've followed the messages from the beginning. Please, tell me what it's like for you when Our Lady appears."
• "Take good care of Medjugorje, Mirjana. Medjugorje is the hope for the entire world."
• "If I were not the pope, I would have gone to Medjugorje a long time ago."

• She writes: “I will never forget the love that radiated from the Holy Father. What I felt with him is similar to what I feel when I am with Our Lady, and looking into his eyes was just like looking into hers.
• Later, a priest told me that the pope had been interested in Medjugorje from the very beginning, because right before our apparitions started, he had been praying for Our Lady to appear again on Earth.
"I cannot do it all alone, Mother," he prayed. "In Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Poland and so many other communist countries, people cannot freely practice their faith. I need your help, dear Mother."
 According to this priest, when the pope heard that Our Lady had appeared in a tiny village in a communist country, he immediately thought Medjugorje had to be an answer to his prayers.

[John Paul II was shot on May 13, 1981 - the reported Marian Apparitions in Medjugorje began on June 24, 1981 - just a little over a month later.]

The Church also tells us to judge apparitions by their fruits and their faithfulness to the teachings of the Church. 
Here are the fruits and the messages:

Approximately 50 million people have traveled to Medjugorje since its beginnings in 1981. They speak of it as being the place of untold peace, a place where heaven has come down to earth.
Reports of innumerable conversions and hundreds (if not thousands) of vocations from Medjugorje are undeniable.
Liturgical life is the center of Medjugorje and is at the center of the reported messages of Our Blessed Mother, who asks us to make Mass the center of our lives, to pray the rosary and read Scripture daily with the heart, to fast twice a week, and to confess our sins at least once a month.
She is said to have first appeared on the feast of St. John the Baptist. In essence she comes to bring souls back to Jesus, back to God, back to His Church in this time of unparalleled unbelief and darkness, she is voice crying out in the wilderness to prepare the way of the Lord, saying: Repent and Believe in the Gospel. The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand.”
 
Some of her first reported words were:
“I have come to tell you God exists.
“My dear children, I am with you. I am your Mother. Do not be afraid of anything. I will protect you. I will help you. I will guide you.”…
“I am the Queen of Peace, and I have come my dear children, because my Son has sent me to help you.  My dear children, peace, peace and only peace. My dear children, there must be peace. Peace must reign on this earth. My dear children, peace must reign between God and man and among people. My dear children, this world and this humanity is finding itself in a great danger and there is a threat that it will destroy itself.”
Now it is up to each of us to decide. If God is really sending his Mother to us daily, do you not think He would like us to respond?
Wouldn't this be the most unfathomable gift?!
He told his disciples when he sent them out to proclaim the good news, saying: “You shall be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8). 
What better witness than the Mother of God?
Saying further regarding those he sends: "Whoever listens to you listens to Me; whoever rejects you rejects Me; and whoever rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me.” Luke 10: 16

Dear Jesus, may we never reject you or those you send as your messengers. Amen. 

For more references and information see:
https://enteringintothemystery.blogspot.com/2019/10/medjugorje-in-st-john-paul-iis-own-words.html
https://enteringintothemystery.blogspot.com/2019/10/vatican-confirms-medjugorje-approval-by.html
https://enteringintothemystery.blogspot.com/2019/10/the-deep-connections-between-saint-john.html
https://enteringintothemystery.blogspot.com/2019/03/what-are-we-to-believe-about-medjugorje.html
 
Innumerable Reasons the Chief Exorcist of Rome proclaims Medjugorje "A Fortress Against Satan"

Saint Pope John Paul II and Medjugorje

What is the Holy Father's Mission In Medjugorje?

Installment of the Apostolic Visitor in Medjugorje: "Sign of a Great Respect and Recognition ... The Act Through Which the Church Officially Recognized the Good Fruits of Medjugorje"

Do the Papal Envoy's Words Mean Vatican Approval for Medjugorje is Near?

Medjugorje... Over 33 Years of Reported Apparitions - Should We Believe?


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Sunday, February 23, 2020

How Deeply Mary Loves Us!


How deeply Mary loves us! She has come to us every day for more than 38 years to call us to conversion in order to save us!
Especially as we enter into Lent, may we take Mary as our guide and Mother - asking her for the grace to live her messages so to help her bring all souls to conversion - especially our own.

May we answer her urgent call:
"The sign will come, you must not worry about it. The only thing that I would want to tell you is to be converted. Make that known to all my children as quickly as possible. No pain, no suffering is too great for me in order to save you. I will pray to my Son not to punish the world; but I plead with you, be converted.
You cannot imagine what is going to happen nor what the Eternal Father will send to earth. That is why you must be converted! Renounce everything. Do penance. Express my thanks to all my children who have prayed and fasted. I carry all this to my Divine Son in order to obtain an alleviation of His justice against the sins of mankind.
I thank the people who have prayed and fasted. Persevere and help me to convert the world."
Message from June 24, 1983

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

"How God’s Whole Plan of Salvation is Culminating in Divine Mercy and Medjugorje."



“I don’t think any of us understand the magnitude of what is going on here:
How God’s whole plan of salvation is culminating in Divine Mercy and Medjugorje. How everything has led up to this point, this point in human history.” Father Chris Alar, MIC

“Here in Medjugorje, we are at the Wedding Feast of Cana and Our Blessed Mother, Queen of Peace, is saying: “Son, they have no wine”. And He gives us Medjugorje and he gives us the geyser of mercy that bursts forth out of Medjugorje where conversions take place and peace issues forth.” Brother Jason Lewis, MIC

"This place [Medjugorje] is wide open with God's Divine Mercy. And you see the peace. And the peace that you see is the Blessed Mother's presence... She is present... Please come here.
This is where you’ll experience the two most critical pieces of the culmination of salvation history. Again, I don’t think we have any idea, at all, the time we are living in and the importance of what is happening and what God and Mary are doing right here.” Father Chris Alar, MIC 
These are just a few quotes from a video discussion by Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, Director of the Association of Marian Helpers, and Brother Jason Lewis, MIC. 

In the video, the two Marians of the Immaculate Conception unpack the incredible homily of the Pope's Representative, the Papal Nuncio to Bosnia Herzegovina, Archbishop Luigi Pezzuto, which was given at St. James Church in Medjugorje at the Vigil Mass of the Solemnity of the Holy Mother of God, December 31, 2019. A homily in which he, an "Archbishop, representing the Vatican, ties Medjugorje to Divine Mercy as the message for our times."

(The New Year’s Eve vigil Holy Mass was concelebrated by 115 priests at St. James Church in Medjugorje, along with the Apostolic Visitor for the parish of Medjugorje, Archbishop Henryk Hoser, Provincial of Herzegovinian Franciscan Province, Fr. Miljenko Steko and the parish priest of Medjugorje parish, Fr. Marinko Sakota).



Papal Nuncio to Bosnia Herzegovina, Archbishop Luigi Pezzuto

Here are some excerpts of the Archbishop's homily:

“We are in a pilgrimage, in days, seasons, years; but right now, that brings us to this Marian destination [he is standing in St. James Church in Medjugorje], of the temple of the Queen of Peace that is located here in Herzegovina.”

“…we desire peace as human beings. It is intrinsic to us that we want desire peace and that its distrust and fear that actually prevents us from being able to have peace in our hearts, our countries and our homes…”

“How can Mary be the Queen of Peace without being at the same time the Queen of Divine Mercy? Mary is the Queen of Peace, because she is the Queen of God’s Mercy, whose face is Jesus.” 

“Just as at the wedding in Cana, today, as well, Mary continues to turn to God’s Mercy, saying, “They have run out of wine”. And this, the wine of Mercy, has descended and enters by way of the royal petition of the one who carried Him in her body, in a way predicting at Cana His revelation in human history...

“So, it would be right and just, in this place to invoke Mary with the title of Queen of Peace and God’s Divine Mercy. We have invoked her, called upon her for centuries. And we still call upon her as Mother of Mercy. But her faithful, centuries long intercession for us, transformed her into the Queen in whom God’s Mercy gladly hears prayers and fulfills the tiniest desire of hers for the benefit of her children…”

“Let us conclude in the end, invoking her altogether, united in the same prayer, saying: “Mary, Queen of Peace and Divine Mercy, pray for us!”

Aren't those some extraordinary words regarding Medjugorje?!

Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, Director of the Association of Marian Helpers, and Brother Jason Lewis, MIC

Father Chris and Brother Jason believe so. 

In this video they were so thrilled by the Papal representative’s homily tying together Mary’s role in Medjugorje with Divine Mercy and the magnitude of its importance in our day. 
They could barely contain their enthusiasm.



They spoke for about an hour so excitedly that I wanted to try to pull out some of the main highlights of their discussion and share them with you. Even as I do so, what would be truly best, is to take time to watch the video for yourself -

[go to the link and click on the playlist; and then, click again on the video entitled: Fr. Chris and Brother Jason]. 
They provide a profound and thorough discussion [unpacking the Papal’s nuncio’s words] that connect Our Blessed Mother and Divine Mercy – each confirming the truly unfathomable importance of Medjugorje in our time!

 

+JMJ

I’ve spent the last few days - literally hours and hours (and hours) - transcribing this incredible discussion because it is so filled with wisdom and insight that I felt called to share it.  (I ask for your forgiveness in advance for any errors that I’ve missed).

All the times listed below are hopefully close – they point to what time in the video you can find quotes listed within the discussion/ homily.  

The emphases are mine and seek to highlight the quotes that speak most to Mary and Medjugorje.

Pray about taking the time to read through this; and then, saving it to read again and again (and again) - "pondering all these things in our heart" like Mary. 

I can tell you I've gained more and more the longer I've spent with it. 

And don't forget to watch the video(s) to gain even more insight.


Enjoy!



7:23:

Father Alar: “This Archbishop, representing the Vatican, came to Medjugorje and blew our doors off if you will, with a … series of statements ... tying Medjugorje to Divine Mercy as the message for our times."



Brother: "I absolutely wanted to come out of my skin when … the Archbishop used two titles: “Our Lady Queen of Peace is also the Queen of Divine Mercy”… I wanted to run out into the sanctuary… I never heard in all my days heard the term specially used: Queen of Divine Mercy."




8:25:

Father Alar: …"The highlights that I think are so incredibly important in our time, for this period in human history… next to the resurrection I think we are living in the most important time in history, next to the resurrection, because this is coming, as Jesus told St. Faustina: “You, Faustina, will prepare the world for my final coming.” That was 89 years ago. So we know we’re in the end-times. We don’t know how long they’ll be… how long they’ll last. But, here’s the point, it was made very clear, by the Bishop, that the problem facing the world today is distrust and fear. These two…stumbling blocks, prevent us from receiving God’s grace fully.”



Brother: “And [the Archbishop] said that these two things: “distrust and fear are the cause for the lack of peace in our hearts. So he started the whole homily out noting that “we desire peace as human beings. It is intrinsic to us that we want desire peace and that its distrust and fear that actually prevents us from being able to have peace in our hearts, our countries and our homes.”



Discussion: All goes back to the Garden of Eden …

Brother: “The Archbishop talked about this. That somehow Adam and Eve, the serpent tricked them … they believed the words of the serpent and they distrusted God. They disbelieved God.”



10:55:

Brother: “The thing that Jesus wants from us. The thing that God has wanted from humanity from all eternity is trust in Him, to trust in God, trust in the Father’s protection, trust in the Father’s love for us.



There’s a quote from Catechism that … summarizes how humanity fails from the very beginning:

397 Man, tempted by the devil, let his trust in his Creator die in his heart and, abusing his freedom, disobeyed God's command. This is what man's first sin consisted of. All subsequent sin would be disobedience toward God and lack of trust in his goodness.”



11:53:

Father Alar:

“So it’s important to realize what happened right there… is the essence of mankind’s struggle from the very beginning. When we stumbled and fell…. We were going to fear him. What did they do, immediately after the fall? They immediately covered themselves – they were hiding – figuratively and literally - God knew, after the fall, that we would be broken, skittish creatures so he gave us the gift of a mother…

Who did you normally use to run to when you got into trouble? … You just knew innately there was a love, there was a gentleness [in mom]… God is so incredible that he knew that we would see Him as this transcendent disciplinarian because of our brokenness. So in his wisdom, he gave us the gift of a mother to bridge that gap. She’s one of our own. She’s a creature. She’s a gift that’s been given to us to run to. And when we run to her, we find that gentleness, love and peace. 




And this is where the Archbishop tied it all together:



13:42

Brother: The archbishop said right out of the gate -he wasted no time-this is so profound: “We are in a pilgrimage, in days, seasons years, but right now, that brings us to this Marian destination [he is standing in St. James Church in Medjugorje], of the temple of the Queen of Peace that is located here in Herzegovina.”

He is pointing out: "That this place is his temple… it is the temple of the Queen of Peace, our Mother. This is her temple!”





Father Alar: “What’s really important is to go back to his first words. What is causing this lack of peace? Distrust and fear.

Distrust goes back to the Garden – goes back to the original sin.

So this is the wound that God has been trying to heal in us from the beginning. And he did with our Savior. So he gave us in the garden, the gift of a mother and the promise of a Savior….



Brother: Gen 3: 15: “I will put enmity between you and the woman, between your seed and her seed. He/she will crush your head and you will nip at his heel” (The Father’s words to the serpent).



Father Alar: “Distrust and fear have been the cause of the lack of peace… What is the answer that God has been providing for us?

Trust. Trust is the essence of the message (devotion) of Divine Mercy.

Jesus the Savior is the gift of Divine Mercy.

We also have the gift of a mother, who is Mother of Mercy.



But, Archbishop took it to a new level:



16: 15: “He said this distrust and this fear is the cause for the lack of peace. Now that is answered by Mary. She’s the Queen of Peace. So in Mary, we see here in Medjugorje…

[What is the theme that we noticed everywhere as soon as we got here? Peace, Peace, Peace.

Jesus revealed to St. Faustina: what hurt Jesus in the passion was not so much our sins - it was our lack of trust.

And so Jesus went on to teach Faustina this message of trust that he wanted her to bring to the world.

For 89 years she has.]

Now the world, in the last 30 … 40 years, has been prepared for something also, in addition to that, and that is the understanding of peace.



17: 45: Father Alar continues:

“So here’s the essence of it.

In Divine Mercy we learned about trust.

In Medjugorje, we are seeing, and learning of Our Lady as the Queen of Peace.

Jesus said: “Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to my Divine Mercy” (Paragraph 300).


Here’s my revelation as I’m listening to the Archbishop. God knew we were broken in the garden from a lack of trust, so throughout human history he has been trying to raise up saints and prophets – giving us, spoon feeding us, what we need to do to turn back to him. The world has started to get prepared through an understanding of trust. We’ve got to trust God. But how do we trust Him?

In comes our Lady…”



Brother: “1981 - the apparitions start on the feast of St. John the Baptist - who announces the Good News, the coming of the Savior, prepares the world … for the coming of the Savior … of his whole entire mystery of mercy and peace and to bring good news of revelation of the Father so that we can have peace, security and fear can be eradicated from our lives.

19: 42: Our Lady of Medjugorje is the precursor bringing peace and we know that this place is a geyser of Divine Mercy and conversion. Conversions have taken place out of Medjugorje for 38 years now…


Father Alar: “Many priests - more priests I’ve met have been converted by Medjugorje than anywhere else.



20: 00: But when Our Lord has been giving us this message of Divine Mercy, its essence is Trust, we still, still haven’t been fully trusting…

So here comes the Archbishop and he says: “What is the result of this distrust and this fear? It’s a lack of peace, so Mary comes in as the Queen of Peace, right here to Medjugorje, to bring us an understanding of peace…this peace is brought to us, to the world, right here in Medjugorje.



20:43: Brother: “Archbishop’s powerful, powerful statement … this is his conclusion:”

“How can Mary be the Queen of Peace without being at the same time the Queen of Divine Mercy? We are here in the Temple of the Queen of Peace in Bosnia Herzegovina. Mary is the Queen of Peace, because she is the Queen of God’s Mercy, whose face is Jesus.” 




They both speak of jumping up during the homily … looking for each other… ready to stand up and start clapping…



21:50: Both: “Here’s why that’s important because he just linked Divine Mercy and Medjugorje. The message and devotion of Divine Mercy of Faustina and the Queen of Peace in Medjugorje: The two charisms - The two modern day revelations. The revelations of the last 100 years - started with Fatima and since then, has been Divine Mercy and now Medjugorje. They all tie together. Fatima ties into this, because we are learning and understanding, right now, the biggest problem we have is the lack of trust…



22: 40 Brother: “…He links what’s going on in Medjugorje and what’s going on in the world really… with all the conflicts, with all the discord, with all the confusion the Evil One has set about… the reason why there is such a lack of peace, ultimately there’s a lack of God – there’s an absence of God.



“The archbishop touches on that in his homily as well, but then he ties it back into Cana and what our Lady does. What happens at the wedding feast of Cana? They run out of wine…”

23:24:

Brother: “Mary intercedes and she looks and understands that in today’s day and age we are empty. We have run out. We’re broke… She turns to her Son and says: “They have no wine.”

And we know that Our Lord turns and says “woman” referring back to Genesis 3:15… he links her to his salvific mission… as the New Eve…



And so the Archbishop goes on to say: “When she said ‘They ran out of wine’ that’s very appropriate for Mary intercede, and this “the wine of mercy” can descend to enter into that encounter of royal petition of the one who carried her in her body, in a way predicting Cana, his revelation in human history.”

24:16:

Brother: “Right now we are seeing Our Lady at Cana – at the wedding feast of Cana –right now in our day and age. Here in Medjugorje, we are at the Wedding Feast of Cana and Our Blessed Mother, Queen of Peace, is saying: “Son, they have no wine”…  And He gives us Medjugorje and he gives us the geyser of mercy that bursts forth out of Medjugorje where conversions take place and peace issues forth.”



Father Alar: “Peace and mercy is that wine that we are lacking. We’re not lacking the mercy. We’re lacking in the acceptance, that trusting in Mercy.”



[Explanation of why Mary is called “woman” - veneration/ respect Mary…



26:18 Father: “Tertullian: “Since satan overthrew both a man and a woman, it’s going to take both a man and a woman to liberate humanity from satan.”

… 

26:36: “She’s co-redemptrix … in the sense that “co” doesn’t mean “equal to”… it means “with”. So she was with Jesus in his act of redemption. She gave him his body. She gave him his flesh... and the very blood, which only one drop could have redeemed humanity…. His whole fleshly existence was given to Him by Mary.  The Church Fathers got this from the beginning. Mary’s role is critical. She is co-redemptrix - not in the same way that she redeemed us in the same way Christ did – but she was with Him in this act of redemption from the beginning of His Incarnation…that’s why we call them the New Adam and the New Eve.



27: 36: Brother: … “we know from Romans we hear Christ is the New Adam. Where is the New Eve? It has to be the Mother, who gave Him his own flesh that saves and redeems us and for that reason Mother Teresa says that: “Of course Mary is the co-redemptrix. Jesus saves us by His Flesh. She gave Jesus his Flesh.”



Father Alar: ... “Mary is not at the same level of the Holy Trinity. She is a creature. [Brother: She’s redeemed by Christ by the merits of His Cross]. …God being outside of time – our prayers can be effective outside of time. How was Mary immaculately conceived? By the merits of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ… How did that happen? Because of the concept that God is outside of time.”



28: 48: “This is why we know Mary, her role, and her revealing of the messages of Medjugorje are so critical today. Mary is this new Eve. She is this critical, important part in the redemption of humanity. And a lot of people don’t understand, that in this New Eve, we have an opportunity to undo what the first Eve did – as Christ undid what the first Adam did – so we have the New Adam and the New Eve.”




Both: [Discussion of Scripture and Jesus’ use of the word “woman” in Genesis, at Cana, at the foot of the Cross, in Revelation 12


Brother: “John Paul II explicitly related the “woman” of all these passages in Scripture directly to Mary… she is the woman who crushes the head, [which ties in all the more how exciting this whole entire homily was and there’s still so much more to unpack.”



31:19: [An aside] 

Father Alar: “We were the first men’s community in the world to bear the title: “The Immaculate Conception” and people ask: How did you Marians become Divine Mercy priests - you are Marians of the Immaculate Conception? The answer is:

31:38: "God’s greatest act of mercy ever bestowed upon a creature was the Immaculate Conception.”



Discussion of Jesus giving Mary to John on the Cross and John at the foot of the Cross receiving Mary: Mary is not a natural mother… John’s

33: 15: Father: “This had to be the gift of a spiritual mother. And this spiritual mother goes back to our brokenness in the garden, because we need this link to give us this trust… it is the natural trust of a mother.”  



Father Alar: “…I can remember when young running and burrowing myself in my mom’s arms - the protection…the gentleness and love of a mother. This is what God knew we were going to need… He gives this to us in Mary and He consummated it on the Cross when He gave [her] fully as a spiritual mother to us who are disciples like John.”



Brother: “John is standing there in the place of all us, the rest of humanity, and he embraces his spiritual mother. He embraces Mary as the universal spiritual mother and takes her into his home. Biblical scholars tell us the word for “home” is analogous or equivalent to his spiritual heart. We know that John is the Beloved Disciple who lays his head on the breast of Jesus [I get all excited about the book “In Sinu Jesu” written by a Benedictine monk, which is really renewing priesthood in the Church]… it talks about the intimacy of Jesus and the Beloved Disciple John and how much John loved and trusted in Jesus, which ties in exactly with the Archbishop’s homily and the role of the Blessed Virgin here in Medjugorje. We, too, as spiritual sons and daughters of Mary, are called to take her into our home, into our heart to embrace her, to receive the balm of our Queen Mother, our Queen of Peace and Queen of Divine Mercy into our spiritual homes.”



36: 08: Father Alar: “I would like to add how our actual experience here has led us to this understanding, and to this culmination and this homily… [It started when we got off the plane with “peace”… quotes in the Diary about “peace” in emails, “peace”-“Mir” in signs, “peace”, visit Sister Emmanuel and her books are about Peace and Scandalous Mercy, and the daily readings all talked about “peace”, and “then all of a sudden, we are listening to Mary’s words – we go up the hill to the Apparition on the 2nd of the month … and that message is about …  

[both]: “peace and the Father’s merciful love” and how that takes away our fear.”

Father Alar: “This Father, though, for us to trust Him, we have to see Him and believe Him and know Him. How do we know the Father?” Only through the Son…”

… go back to when the Archbishop mentioned this  

36:58:

Brother: Archbishop’s quote: “We know the Father through the Son and it’s through the Son that we have right order and a correct understanding of who the Father is and that through His Mercy our fear is taken away. We are given faith that Christ in His Mercy reveals the Father to us, which dispels fear.”

 [… this is the Gospel of John… this ties to Mary’s giving this message of peace tying it to trust …


38:20: Ties together with Our Mother’s message:

“Dear children! In this peaceless time, I am calling you to have more trust in God who is your Father in Heaven and who has sent me to lead you to Him…"



38:36 Father Alar: “Here’s the tie: If Mary’s message of Medjugorje is this peace that we need to have. She’s saying right there on May 25th we need to trust more in Divine Mercy. Because of this peacelessness we need to trust more in Mercy.

Now this is how it ties together.  If Mary’s giving us this message of peace… listen you’re caught up in this world of peacelessness, you need to trust more in God’s mercy.

We go back to the Revelation of St. Faustina and Divine Mercy. In it, we have the Image of Divine Mercy.  That is what the Pope said:

“The Divine Mercy Image is the Face of the Father’s Mercy” Pope Francis…Misericordiae Vultus (The Face of Mercy).




So we have Mary in Medjugorje saying we have peacelessness… what do you have to do to get through this peacelessness? You’ve got to trust more in God’s mercy. How do you trust more in God’s mercy? You’ve got to know the Father. How do you know the Father? You know the Father through the Image of Divine Mercy, the Son - that Son - if you could encapsulate, if you could capture somehow the mercy of God the Father and somehow encapsulate it - you have the image of Divine Mercy. This is why the encyclical:  Misericordiae Vultus is The Face of Mercy. In it, we have that Image that encapsulates Who the Father is…



We all came from God the Father… God created us. Our goal is to get back to God the Father. Exitus Reditus



40:40

Father Alar: 3 Great Acts of Mercy in the History of Salvation – all comes from the Father and returns to the Father (Father Seraphim)




1st Father - Creation: all came from God the Father

2nd Son – Redemption

3rd “and the greatest Act of Mercy –the 3rd Person of the Holy Trinity - the Holy Spirit is going to return us back to God the Father for all eternity…



“What’s beautiful about that… how we can come to know and trust God is this…



42:10: Jesus in Scripture makes it clear: You cannot know the Father without the Son…

To know the Son we have to be empowered by the Holy Spirit  - to do any of His works and to abide in Him…. To know Him, you have to know the Holy Spirit. He has to first send us the Paraclete. He has to send us the Holy Spirit.



42:16: “…How do we know the Holy Spirit?

His Spouse, the gift of Mary… this is Who came in the incarnation, through the power of the Holy Spirit, she gave us the God-Man.”


…42:32: Brother:

“Mary trusted and believed the impossible. Never before in human history had anyone been born without a natural father… She believed…

She trusted and believed -which is the exact opposite - she undid the knot Eve’s distrust and disobedience… She untied the knot. She has complete trust and in God’s word and His power and what He is able to do… [Our Lady, undoer of knots…]



Father: …we can from God the Father, we want to return to the Father…

How do we know the Father? The Son.

How do we know the Son? The Holy Spirit.

How do we know the Holy Spirit? [Jesus’] Mother, she’s right here in Medjugorje!



43:44: Brother: You’re tying in completely with the Archbishop’s [words]: “So, it would be right and just, in this place [Medjugorje] to invoke Mary with the title of Queen of Peace and God’s Divine Mercy. We have invoked her, called upon her for centuries. And we still call upon her as Mother of Mercy. But this faithful, centuries long intercession for us, transformed her into the Queen in whom God’s Mercy gladly hears prayers and fulfills the tiniest desire of hers for the benefit of her children…”




44: 22

Father Alar: “Unbelievable… because this is tying it all together through Medjugorje… you want to go back to God the Father,

start and come back the way you came.

Go to Mary in Medjugorje, she will lead you through the Holy Spirit to God her Son.

He is the Face of the Father’s Mercy – He brings us back to God the Father. 

That’s the whole Mass!

The concluding doxology: “Through Him, With Him and in Him O God Almighty Father in unity with the Holy Spirit…”

It basically God offering God to God.

God the Holy Spirit offering God the Son to God the Father

To return us back to the Father, from whom we came:

Exitus-Reditus

How and where do we begin this process that God has been trying to lead us through time immemorial?

Now He’s saying: “Look, I’m bringing my Mother right here to Medjugorje. All you have to do is come. All you have to do is receive this grace and it all ties together.”…



Brother: “And that’s why the Archbishop concludes his homily: “Let us conclude in the end, invoking her altogether, united in the same prayer, saying: “Mary, Queen of Peace and Divine Mercy, pray for us!”




45:48

Brother: “[the Archbishop] just brought Our Lady Queen of Peace - and he’s really given her a new title: Our Lady Queen of Divine Mercy – brought them together and is showing how this is the absolute linchpin, the keystone of what God is doing and the plan of salvation right now - through his Divine Mercy and what’s going on in Medjugorje with the apparitions of Our Lady, Queen of Peace.”



Father Alar: “I don’t think any of us, yourself and me included, have any idea what is going on here. I don’t think any of us understand the magnitude of what is going on here: How God’s whole plan of salvation is culminating in Divine Mercy and Medjugorje. How everything has led up to this point, this point in human history.



“And what did Jesus say?

“Mankind’s last hope of salvation is Divine Mercy.”

And there’s only one way that we’re going to get and overcome what keeps us from God…

What is the most thing that keeps us from God?

He said not our sins, it is our lack of trust… how are we going to get rid of that main barrier between us and God?

Trust. That’s Divine Mercy.

[We look to our Mother for that Trust - we have to]

The problem is we have no peace. We have no peace in this world.

Why is Mary appearing here, in this location and why now?

Because this world, right now, is experiencing more lack of peace than we ever have in our human history. People come to me all the time in the confessional (I heard 200 confessions probably since I’ve been here in Medjugorje the first 2 visits)”…

[Countless cite anxiety, fear, lack of trust…]



Brother: “This ties with message given to Maria on the 25th, Christmas day, this year:

“…Your heart yearns for peace, of which there is less and less on earth. That is why people are far from God and souls are sick and heading towards spiritual death. I am with you, little children, to lead you on this way of salvation to which God calls you.” December 25, 2019 to Marija

48:17: Father Alar: “That’s huge. Here’s why:

We are living in a time of a lack of peace like we’ve never seen before…

look at suicide…

what’s the worst of the worst possible manifestation of the lack of peace?

… when the lack of peace reaches such levels that you would take the very life that God gave you… you’re facing the ultimate in the lack of peace…. 

The suicide rates in the world today are unprecedented…

more people die in the world in this current time by suicide by all the wars and homicides combined.

That’s shocking!

The worst manifestation of a lack of peace is suicide.”

Brother: “Nothing more the evil one would like to do than eradicate the image of God within a person, we are made in the image of God and if he can get us to a point of such despair, a point of disbelief, distrust in God’s mercy… he wants to distort the image of God within us… 

Father Alar:

“It is the ultimate lack of peace…

“God lays out in his providential care …

Father Mitch Pacwa: “Why are there so many suicides today? Because there’s a lack of peace.”

That to me answered the question of why Mary is appearing in Medjugorje today… with a message of peace… 



51:15 We have a lack of peace like never before and Our Lady is appearing here bringing us this message of peace…

If God saw our problems began with a lack of trust…

He will never bring “The End” before he gives us the opportunity to eliminate that lack of trust.

We have to eliminate that blockage … that lack of trust…

Jesus said we will not have peace until we trust more and once we trust more, we’ll have that peace.



Brother: That ties in exactly to the May 2, 2019 message to Mirjana:

This is the message.

Coupled with the message of devotion of Divine Mercy and what’s going on in Medjugorje. This is the bomb. This is the Divine Plan:

“Dear children, with a motherly love I am calling you to respond to the great love of my Son, with pure and open hearts, with complete trust…”

52: 35

Father Alar: “All tied to these two focuses of our times

How is God manifesting Himself in the world today?

Marian Apparitions and Eucharistic miracles

This is how God is revealing Himself in a special way today.



Brother: “And it’s a reversal of everything that took place in the Garden of Eden. Now, the woman, the New Eve, is triumphing and crushing the head of satan – undoing the knot of disobedience…

Marian apparitions that have been taken place for centuries, but intensely in the last century, and even more intensely these last 50 years… the New Eve appearing as we saw in Revelation 12…”



[wonderful discussion/ explanation of Eucharistic miracles]



59: 25 


Brother talks about St. John Bosco’s vision – boat bombarded, 100% assault in all directions

figure in white docking boat to 

2 pillars: Mary; and the larger, higher Pillar: Jesus in a monstrance of the Eucharist

“we are being bombarded … inside out, upside down, don’t know which direction is which, but

right now we’re being led in the providential navigation plan right between the two pillars of stability that is Our Lady as we see her here in Medjugorje – from Fatima to Medjugorje – to all the Marian Apparitions and Jesus in the Eucharist, which we also see here in Medjugorje – the Eucharistic devotion that is here is at the center and the core of what goes on in the prayer and spirituality of Medjugorje…



When it’s docked, all of a sudden the waters become calm and the other boats retreat…

We are in the process of seeing the docking of the boat between the two pillars of Our Lady and Jesus in the Eucharist.”



Father Alar: “Divine Mercy and Medjugorje are being united together. This is all coming together. This we thought might be our own interpretation and then we come here and hear the Archbishop’s homily that puts a stamp of approval right in the middle of God’s message of Divine Mercy and Mary in Medjugorje that’s why she’s the Queen of Peace and the Queen of Divine Mercy.


1:03: Spread this message throughout the world

What does trust lead you to?

If we have that trust we will find Peace…

means in the heart we have removed that distrust and fear –

going back to the opening paragraph in [Archbishop’s] homily:

“the world is shackled by distrust and fear”.

This is what the Catechism says was mankind’s first great sin: distrust.



So how do we remove that barrier so that God that can fill our soul with grace –

We have to learn how to trust. Once we trust, here comes peace –

And we do that with with Our Lady… we turn to Our Lady, Queen of Peace and Queen of Divine Mercy and ask for her intercession…



1: 04: And as the Diary says: “Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to God’s Divine Mercy.” 



Archbishop Henryk Hoser, Apostolic Visitor to Medjugorje

“Here we have, in this beautiful place of Medjugorje, the opportunity to do both [find peace and trust in God’s Mercy]. We have the opportunity to trust because everywhere on this location is God’s mercy. You see it in the priests, you see it in the Archbishop, you see it in the Apostolic Visitor, you see it in the Apostolic Nuncio, you see it in the priests in the confessional, you see it in the pilgrims, you see it everywhere here.



This place is wide open with God’s Divine Mercy.

And you see the peace. And the peace that you see is in the Blessed Mother’s presence, on Apparition Hill, on Mount Krizevac – all of these places – She is present... the shops and the stores and the places, the Church, especially St. James…

Please come here.

This is where you’ll experience the two most critical pieces of the culmination of salvation history. Again, I don’t think we have any idea, at all, the time we are living in and the importance of what is happening and what God and Mary are doing right here.” 






After watching this incredible discussion, I noticed there was an additional video of Father Chris Alar. It is his homily that he gave before he and Brother Jason made the video above. It summarizes the above discussion and offers additional insights as well. Here is one of the quotes from his homily:

"Spread this message how Divine Mercy links to Medjugorje and how God is using his Mother to take us to the Son and ultimately return to the Father…

We’re here for a reason… let us not miss this opportunity. We’re at the most unprecedented times in human history – next to the resurrection – maybe the most, most important time!

Jesus told St. Faustina: “I’m going to prepare you for my second coming … for the end times and Jesus said, Mankind’s [in many ways] last hope of salvation is Divine Mercy. “ Father Chris Alar, MIC

 Here are some excerpts. Again, it would be best for you to watch it yourself:







7:35

"...Satan’s great tool: pride, fear and confusion.

Let’s look at fear, because this is where Medjugorje comes in.

The opposite of fear is what?

Trust and peace.

If you trust someone and you are at peace with them you do not fear them.

If you don’t trust someone and you are not at peace – you fear – this is what the nuncio talked about.

Now… trust is the essence of the message of Divine Mercy.

St. Faustina… God gave to her in the 1930’s the message that Pope John Paul said is the most important message of our times.

And the essence of that Divine Mercy message is trust.

Now, peace is the essence of the message of Medjugorje.

Peace.

So trust and peace is the answer, the Nuncio said, to fear that Satan brings us.

Satan’s flooding the world with fear and he said is caused by distrust and fear caused by Satan. So we know the answer is trust and peace.

The Nuncio linked these two together.

Then, he finished by saying the Queen of Peace is the Queen of Divine Mercy.

Brother Jason and I …. have never heard this coming from a bishop.

We have never heard a bishop say the Queen of Peace is the Queen of Divine Mercy.

He linked the two together.

This is the answer.



9:48

Jesus said to St. Faustina: “Mankind will not have peace until he turns with trust to my Divine Mercy.”

Hear the word peace. Hear the word trust.

Jesus said we will not have peace –

[peace doesn’t mean the absence of war –but this end of anxiety – this end of fear] –

“Mankind will not have peace until he turns with trust to my Divine Mercy.”



The answer: to get the trust is Divine Mercy.

And to get the peace is Medjugorje.

And he linked these two together. 


Remember Satan’s tools start with pride… wiped away by… by any of us who humility…

Fear is wiped away with trust and peace.

11: 03 Trust, first, we know from Divine Mercy and now peace, which will come and we’re learning in Medjugorje.

Jesus brought us St. Faustina to trust Him and now he brings us Medjugorje to find peace.

11: 20 How? Jesus said we will find peace after turning to his Divine Mercy.

That’s why Divine Mercy came first in revelations of St. Faustina and why now peace is coming through the revelations of Medjugorje.

This is so important.

11: 36 So I finish by saying, we need to know him to see him.

….

11: 50 How do we come to know God the Father?

Jesus makes it very clear, through the Son.

And how do you know the Son?

You know the Son through the Holy Spirit.

And how do you know the Holy Spirit?

Through Mary, his spouse – right here at Medjugorje.



12: 12 So you want to get back to God the Father?

Start with Mary - right here in Medjugorje.

…That’s where you start.

Let Mary take you to the Holy Spirit…

Through the Holy Spirit, the power of the anointing… we know the Son so He can act in us

And then the Son will take us back to God the Father, ultimately where we are destined to be for all eternity.

How do we … know the Son to get back to God the Father? The Image of Divine Mercy. Pope Francis said the Image of Divine Mercy is the Face of the Father’s Mercy…



13:00 But right now we’re not getting there because we have fear, we’re afraid, we run, we turn our back…

woman: “I’m hypocritical because I pray when I’m afraid and fearful”… NO, that’s when we need to pray. 



13:58… let us trust God by the gift of his Mother and the promise of a Savior, and in that clarity…

why do we not know and see Him? because we’re shackled with fear

wipe out the fear with trust and peace and when you do that you can see him clearly… this has got to be your resolution for 2020….

Seeing God in 2020 vision… the vision and the clarity that only comes through God’s mercy…

If not us, who? 

Spread this message how Divine Mercy links to Medjugorje and how God is using his Mother to take us to the Son and ultimately return to the Father…

We’re here for a reason…

15:30 let us not miss this opportunity we’re at the most unprecedented times in human history – next to the resurrection – maybe the most, most important time.

Jesus told St. Faustina: “I’m going to prepare you for my second coming" … for the end times and Jesus said, Mankind’s [in many ways] last hope of salvation is Divine Mercy."



+Above is a transcription I made of three talks/homilies related to one another, each pointing to the reality that all of salvation hisis culminating in Our Blessed Mother coming to Medjugorje and Divine Mercy, and that we truly cannot understand the magnitude of what’s taking place here.



May this be a gift to all who read it.

Mary, Queen of Peace and Queen of Divine Mercy, pray for us!

Entrusting this and all to Jesus and Mary, and praying the God's plans in Medjugorje will be fulfilled in each of us and in the world. 



With love and prayer for each of you in Jesus, Mary and Joseph, 

Janet Moore



Again, here are the links to reference and watch: 

1. New Year’s Eve Homily for the Vigil of the Solemnity of the Mother of God, 

December 31, 2019

by the Apostolic Nuncio to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Archbishop Luigi Pezzuto

https://marytv.tv/english-mass-in-medjugorje-13/ Solemnity of the Mother of God 12/31/19



2. Subsequent Discussion by Father Chris Alar MIC -

(Director of the Association of Marian Helpers)

- and Brother Jason Lewis MIC




3. Father Chris Alar’s homily: Precursor (and Summary) of Discussion:




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