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September 15, 2012 – Feast of Our Lady of Sorrow
Dear Children of Medjugorje, praised be Jesus and Mary!
1. On September 2, 2012, Mirjana received her monthly apparition at the Blue Cross, in the midst of a large crowd. After the apparition, she gave the following message:
« Dear children, as my eyes are looking at you, my soul is seeking those souls with whom it desires to be one – the souls who have understood the importance of prayer for those of my children who have not come to know the love of the Heavenly Father. I am calling you because I need you. Accept the mission and do not be afraid, I will strengthen you. I will fill you with my graces. With my love I will protect you from the evil spirit. I will be with you. With my presence I will console you in difficult moments. Thank you for your open hearts. Pray for priests. Pray that the unity between my Son and them may be all the stronger, that they may be one. Thank you. »
2. Skulls on Podbrdo! Valentina, 29, comes from the Ukraine. Upon seeing her, you’d believe her to be a “normal,” young girl. However! Her story is far from ordinary! From an atheist background and marked by the hardcore communism of those regions, she grew up in material poverty and spiritual emptiness. One day, she won a “green card,” a sort of American-style lottery, and was given the opportunity to go and live in the United States! She was only 18 years old, and worked as a hairdresser in the Ukraine. So considering the horrible conditions of her life, she left. In the beginning, it was very hard – she didn’t speak a word of English. Her work did not fill up her life, and a terrible feeling of emptiness overcame her. She asked herself the questions that the Queen of Peace asked all of us on July 2nd: “Stop for a moment and reflect on yourselves and on the transience of this your earthly life. Then reflect on eternity and the eternal beatitude. What do you want? Which way do you want to set out on?”
In the darkness of her soul, she couldn’t help thinking that there was, perhaps, another dimension to life. So she tried a few tentative words to a celestial Father, to whom her Ukrainian grandmother used to pray, but who was totally unknown to her: “If you exist, if you are a father, show me!” Through this prayer she received peace in her heart! Her faith was born! It began to increase day by day, and Valentina became a fervent Catholic.
One day she met some pilgrims returning from Medjugorje. Their testimonies inspired in her a deep desire to go there, and in 2007 she undertook the trip. There, her heart was so taken by the presence of Our Lady that she felt strongly moved to make a deal with Her. While praying the rosary at the Statue of the Risen Christ, she realized her mission was to pray for the youth of the Ukraine and Divine Providence would open doors to her as well as hearts.
She had found her vocation! She made her way back to her pension, full of happiness, and, on the path encountered a man, a stranger, who said to her point blank, “Please excuse me if what I’m going to say to you seems stupid, but I have to say it to you: I sense that you are called to bring the young people of your homeland here to the Gospa. Also, I have been looking for you to tell you I would like to sponsor this mission!” Valentina could not believe her ears! She had committed herself to the mission only moments ago at the Risen Christ! Valentina went back to her country to begin her work.
She organized her first pilgrimage in 2008 and all the young people of her parish responded to the call! Her pure heart, her youth, her determination and especially the anointing of the Holy Spirit which rests on her, opened people’s hearts to her. She dedicated a great deal of time to prayer.
Very quickly, she was drawn to the most poor, and God led her into a medical field, where she found enormous moral poverty. The sick were abandoned. Always with the aid of Divine Providence (she herself had no money), she undertook the creation of hospices where the sick at the end of their life could regain their dignity. Mother Teresa of Calcutta inspired her in that endeavor. She also proposed to some atheist doctors to come with her, and that is how she turned up one day in June of 2011 with 50 pilgrims from a medical corps, all atheists. The doctors who came were professional abortionists! Valentina clung to the Gospa, who wants to invite all her children – yes all – to come under her maternal mantle.
Among them, a gynecologist in her sixties. Along with the whole group, she climbed Apparition Hill. Little did she know that Valentina had prepared a contingency plan inspired by the Gospa for all her pilgrimages: atheist or not, upon arriving at the top, everyone consecrates himself to the Immaculate Heart of Mary! The gynecologist did this like everyone else. In the evening she gathered her group together, because she wanted to share something very important. Her throat tightened. She had difficulty talking, she, this big shot who oversaw all the services of her hospital. . .
“I had scarcely put my foot down on the hill”, she said, “when everything changed before my eyes. The rocks disappeared. The hill was suddenly covered with the bones and skulls of all the babies I had aborted over forty years. Look at these hands! (Here, she stretched out her hands before the group). Here are the hands which killed an entire city!” She was crying and in the room, the handkerchiefs came out one after another. All the abortionists who were present retreated into themselves. For the most part, they would leave changed, converted, dedicated to stopping abortions and to walking with God.
Valentina continues her beautiful mission. As of today, 400 abortionist doctors have come under her influence. The most recent group of 50 left Medjugorje last August 29. She doesn’t make them pay, because she doesn’t want any money from innocent blood to be part of the mix. How does she manage it? Each time it’s a new challenge. The money comes at the very moment it is needed to finance the pilgrimage of these rich doctors. Since that first time, several hospitals have stopped abortions and the practice of euthanasia. Valentina, and all those who now support her, have one goal: to cleanse all the hospitals of the Ukraine from these deadly practices and to bring down upon them the blessing of God. She wants to give back to the doctors of the medical corps the dignity of their profession. Today, so many of those hands which killed innocent ones are transformed, and Heaven uses them to protect and promote life!
I have never seen the sun spinning at Medjugorje, but this miracle, the whole world can see it! Valentina is convinced that this river of grace will not be limited to the Ukraine. Let us pray for her and her friends, that they may be protected! And let us ask on behalf of all nations for the grace of this burning zeal and living faith which have moved and will move many more mountains!
3. I have just returned from a very blessed mission in the Lebanon. We had a Youth Festival (on Sept. 7, 8 and 9) just before the Pope’s arrival, with Fr Daniel Ange, Fr Paul Maria Sigl and Fr Gianni Castorani. “Tele-Lumiere” will broadcast the festival and also the TV programs recorded in their studios, (see firstname.lastname@example.org and www.telelumiere.org.lb ).
The Lebanon is a land of saints, of martyrs! The local Catholics have a wonderful potential to sow the peace of Jesus in the Middle East, this is why it is so urgent to carry the messages of Medjugorje to them. Our Lady knows and will always know how to reawaken consciences and cast out fear! We have been impressed by the radical zeal of some young people converted in Medjugorje. Some of them have already launched beautiful initiatives for the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, as individuals, as families and parishes and – God willing – as a nation (email@example.com). Other young people go from home to home to visit families and renew the daily prayer of the family Rosary, etc. I will give some testimonies another time because miracles and blessings are being poured out on the Lebanon!
Dearest Gospa, we know that in the end, your Immaculate Heart will triumph! In order to hasten your victory, we want to be your instruments, your apostles! Because today, too many of your children are dying because they do not know Jesus!
Sister Emmanuel +
(Translated from French)
PS1. Message received by Ivan on August 17 on Apparition Hill: “Dear children, today again I call you to pray for my priests, my beloved sons, pray for your bishops and for the Holy Father. Pray, dear children, for my shepherds. Pray as never before! Your Mother is praying with you…” (Please note this “Pray as never before!”, as this is a very serious call!)
PS2. Fire on Apparition Hill. At the beginning of September, for several days, Podbrdo was greatly damaged, especially behind the hill. A line of fire edged nearer and nearer to the place of the apparitions, but without destroying it! Large areas of the hill have been burned.
PS3. To everyone’s delight, Vicka resumed giving her testimony to the pilgrims several days ago at Sr. Kornelija’s (very close to her home). But she still needs more time to fully recover her strength. Let’s continue to pray for her!
PS4. Sister’s upcoming missions: 9 cities in Spain in Sept. (See firstname.lastname@example.org) In Oct, in Italy (Amelia, Correggio, Genova and Desio. (See email@example.com) Then Indonesia in November. Intercessors are more than gratefully received! Thank you!
PS5. How about writing a letter to the Blessed Mother?! Send it to “Queen of Peace”, BP 2157, F-06103 Nice cedex, France. We will entrust it to one of the visionaries. Mary always answers us in our hearts while praying.
PS6. « Maryam of Bethlehem, the little Arab », Sr. Emmanuel’s newest e-book is now available online. Who is this little Arab? Maryam Baouardy is a daughter of Galilee. Her life? A succession of supernatural manifestations worthy of Catherine of Sienna. Maryam shares the keys of holiness, including ways to defeat Satan himself. This is a book you don’t want to miss! Go to Children of Medjugorje’s online shop to download Maryam of Bethlehem, the little Arab for $5.00 at www.childrenofmedjugorje.com
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