December 25, 2019
MESSAGE OF THE MESSED VIRGIN MARY
December 25, 2019
Message of the Queen of Peace of Medjugorje to Marija, for everyone and for the entire world, Christmas, Wednesday, December 25, 2019.
"Dear children! I am carrying my Son Jesus to you, for Him to bless you and reveal to you His love, which comes from Heaven. 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. Thank you for having responded to my call." (www.medjugorje.hr)
Life or Death
Some are now killing day old infants with no remorse: Infantacide. The decision is not Pro-Life or Pro-Choice; the decision is now Pro-Life or Pro-Death. Babies who dream, smile, suck their thumb, feel pain, and cry are being killed.
God created this beautiful world we live in. It is God's world not ours. God created us and gave us life and the great gift of free-will. God conditioned our free-will with the Ten Commandments. The Commandments are to guide us so we can spend eternity with Him. One of those commandments: `Thou Shall Not Kill'.
God's love is the fundamental moving force in all created things: "For you love all things that exist, and detest none of the things that You have made: for You would not have made anything if You hated it."(Wisdom 11:24). Every creature is thus the object of the Fathers tenderness who gives it its place in the world. Even the fleeting life of the least of beings is the object of His love, and in its few seconds of existence, God enfolds it with His affection. St. Basil described The Creator as "goodness without measure," while Dante Alighieri spoke of "the love which moves the sun and the stars" (Pope Francis from his book —Praise Be To You).
When the visionaries of Medjugorje asked Our Blessed Mother, "What happens to babies that are aborted or are born pre-mature?" She said, "They are in Heaven with me!" Through prayers, those individuals choosing abortion will decline...but we MUST be vigilant in our prayer. When we pray, Jesus will shine. God always wins —this is His glorious creation. When we confess our sins the last words we hear from our Priests are, "Go and sin no more." Be very careful with the causes you support: Life or Death. Priests do not have to absolve sin that you repeat again and again with your actions. You cannot murder or be an accomplice to a murder (via abortion) again and again.
"Do not call yourself a Catholic if you do not follow the teachings of the church." Father John Lockhart.
God Always Wins —It's His Ballpark!
Annual Message to Jakov, Christmas, Wednesday 25, December 2019
At her last daily apparition, September 12, 1998, Our Lady told Jacob Colo that he would have an apparition once a year, on December 25, at Christmas. This is how it was this year. The apparition began at 14 hours and 25 minutes and lasted 9 minutes. Jacob then conveyed the message:
"Dear children, today on this day of grace, in a special way, I invite you to open your hearts and ask Jesus to strengthen your faith. Children, through prayer with heart, faith, and deeds, you will know what it means to live a true Christian life. Often, dear children, your life and your hearts are filled with darkness, pain and crosses. Do not hesitate in believing and ask why, because you think you are alone and left, but open your hearts, pray and believe firmly, so that your heart will feel the closeness of God and that God never leaves you and is always beside you. Through prayer and faith, God will answer every one of your why, and turn all your pain, darkness and cross into light. Thank you."
On the feast of the Holy Family, a prayer for families throughout the world.
St. John Paul II was well known for his special love of the family. He famously said while on an apostolic visit to Australia, "As the family goes, so goes the nation, and so goes the whole world in which we live." John Paul II firmly believed in the family and its foundational role in society. During his pontificate he left a powerful prayer for the family that calls upon God to give specific graces to various members of a household. It is a beautiful prayer, one that is perfect for the feast of the Holy Family.
Lord God, from You every family in Heaven and on earth takes its name. Father, You are love and life. Through Your Son, Jesus Christ, born of woman, and through the Holy Spirit, the fountain of divine charity, grant that every family on earth may become for each successive generation a true shrine of life and love.
Grant that Your grace may guide the thoughts and actions of husbands and wives for the good of their families and of all the families in the world.
Grant that the young may find in the family solid support for their human dignity and for their growth in truth and love.
Grant that love, strengthened by the grace of the sacrament of marriage, may prove mightier than all the weaknesses and trials through which our families sometimes pass.
Through the intercession of the Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that the Church may fruitfully carry out her worldwide mission in the family and through the family.
We ask this of You, Who is Life, Truth and Love with the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Pope John Paul II, 1999
January 02, 2019
"Dear children, I know that I am present in your lives and in your hearts. I feel your love; I hear your prayers and direct them to my Son. But, my children, according to motherly love, I desire to be in the lives of all of my children. I desire to gather all of my children around me, beneath my motherly mantle. This is why I am inviting you and calling you, apostles of my love, to help me. My children, my Son pronounced the words of the `Our Father'-Our Father, [you] who are everywhere and in our hearts-because He desires to teach you to pray with words and feelings. He desires for you to always be better, to live merciful love which is prayer and limitless sacrifice for others.
My children, give to my Son love for your neighbors, give words of consolation, compassion and acts of justice to your neighbors. Everything that you give to others, apostles of my love, my Son accepts as a gift. I am also with you, because my Son desires for my love, as a ray of light, to bring your souls to life; for me to help you in the search for peace and eternal happiness.
Therefore, my children, love one another, be united through my Son, be children of God who all together, with full, open and pure heart, pronounce the `Our Father'. And do not be afraid! Thank you."
Praise Be to You
We are convinced that "man is the source, the focus and the aim of all economic and social life. Nonetheless, once our human capacity for contemplation and reverence is impaired, it becomes easy for the meaning of work to be misunderstood. We need to remember that men and women have "capacity to improve their lot, to further their moral growth and to develop their spiritual endowment." Work should be the setting for this rich personal growth, where many aspects of life enter into play; creativity, planning for the future, developing our talents, living out our values, relating to others, giving glory to God. It follows that, in the reality of today's global society, it is essential that "we continue to prioritize the goal of access to steady employment for everyone, no matter the limited interest of business and dubious economic reasoning.
We were created with a vocation to work. The goal should not be that technological progress increasingly replaces human work, for this would be detrimental to humanity. Work is a necessity, part of the meaning of life on this earth, a path to growth, human development and personal fulfillment. Helping the poor financially must always be a provisional solution in the face of pressing needs. The broader objective should always be to allow them a dignified life through work. Yet the orientation of the economy has favored a kind of technological progress in which the cost of production is reduced by laying off workers and replacing them with machines. This is yet another way in which we can end up working against ourselves. The loss of jobs also has a negative impact on the economy "through the progressive erosion of social capital: the network of relationships of trust, dependability, and respect for rules, all of which are indispensable for any form of civil coexistence. In other words, "human cost always includes economic costs, and economic dysfunctions always involve human costs." To stop investing in people, in order to gain greater short-term financial gain, is bad business for society. Pope Francis
Thank Almighty God we have Pope Francis and the President of the United States who are keenly interested in work jobs for our people.
An Upbeat New Year’s Resolution
`When we pray for others they feel loved'
Father Richard Siefer of St. Catherine of Siena R. C. Church of DuBois, PA suggests we resolve to pray for a different person for each day of the New Year. Can you imagine a better way to answer Our Blessed Mothers request for us to Pray! Pray! Pray! `When we pray for others they feel loved!' He suggested a short poignant prayer. We could lift the spirits of our family members, our neighbors, our friends. We can bring peace of mind to our teachers, police and local first responders, our doctors and nurses. Our President, Vice President and Congress — no matter your political persuasion. Pray for their protection and that they accomplish God's will. Pray especially for Congress. Pray for our Popes Francis and Benedict. During his twenty-five year Papacy there were over three hundred attempts on the life of St. Pope John Paul II (including one by the group that blew up the World Trade Center main floor.) Who carries the Cross of Christ for us more openly than our Priests? They can be falsely accused and removed in a heartbeat. Innocent or guilty they will always be looked at as questionable. Our Blessed Mother asks us time and again in her messages "Please pray for you Shepherds, my favorite sons." She knows the sacrifices and the suffering they endure for us full well. `Pray for our enemies' as well. Prayer brings piece of mind —peace for the world.
"May the Holy Family never withdraw their loving gaze from you and your family" St. Pio
To hear Our Lady's Message, very early by phone, call 1-814-787-5683 (LOVE). Usually available the 25" of the month. Prayer requests at this number are given to the visionary, Vicky, so that she may offer them to Our Lady. Prayer petitions can also be hand written and sent in a sealed envelope to: The Holy Family, Inc. PO Box 442, St. Mary's, PA 15857-0442. They are forwarded to Vicky, who presents them to Our Lady.
Happy New Year!