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Lawsuit leads city to remove cross from public park – 18 Jan 2017

California Catholic Daily

Dear Reader,

Our lineup for today includes:

Lawsuit leads city to remove cross from public park: After standing in Santa Clara for more than six decades, the 14-foot cross was taken down and will be donated to Santa Clara University

Attorney General nominee would consider cracking down on porn: Sen. Jeff Sessions said during confirmation hearing last week that he would vigorously enforce obscenity laws

How is Planned Parenthood funded?: California Catholic Conference begins series on Planned Parenthood, discusses federal funding in first installment

Mary TV January 18, 2017 Reflection – Fr. Slavko speaks about peace

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017
J.M.J.

January 18, 2017
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
We have made together a new commitment to pray for peace. This year, 2017, will be a year of prayer for peace! There seems to be a new urgency to pray for peace as Our Lady asked us in the December 25, 2016 message through Jakov. Thank you to all who have sensed this call and are joining in our commitment to place a great value on peace, and to pray for it!
 
Fr. Slavko Barbaric, OFM, wrote a series of reflections on Our Lady’s messages which were compiled in 1995 into a book called, “Mother! Lead Us to Peace!!” He wrote on the messages from 1990 to 1994, a time of great unrest and war in Bosnia. His words are poignant and powerful.
 
His final reflection is on the December 25, 1994 message. I will begin sharing his words today:
 
December 25, 1994 “Dear children! Today I rejoice with you and I am praying with you for peace: peace in your hearts, peace in your families, peace in your desires, peace in the whole world. May the King of Peace bless you today and give your peace. I bless you and I carry each one of you in my heart. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

[The war had been raging since 1991, but was starting to ease up.] At the moment there are fewer battles and just before Christmas another “peace agreement” was signed between Moslems and Serbs. This will hopefully last for a while but still the situation remains very tense everywhere. We still hope the New Year 1995 will bring us a bit closer to…
 
PEACE
Again peace is the last message Our Lady has given us for 1994. In fact, she AGAIN mentions peace seven times! It should be of interest to us all that in the message of July 1990 she also mentioned peace seven times. Shortly after the July 1990 message the crisis in the Gulf erupted leading to international tensions. Also shortly afterwards the first signs of serious problems arose here when the Serbs in south-central Croatia and western Bosnia/Hercegovina first put up their barricades. It was right after another message a few months later, in December of 1990, in which Mary also mentioned peace seven times that the war in the Gulf took its most serious turn. So now AGAIN Our Lady says so urgently that she is praying for peace with us and here she has specifically mentioned peace on four different levels. For 13 years and 6 months Mary has been praying for peace and has been asking us to pray for peace with her. This message is again a very strong impulse for all those who hear it to pray and fast for peace. We must really find the path to peace with Mary and then put it into reality. This call is nothing less than urgent! Putting it into reality is not easy but still hope exists. Hope is certainly justified and it has its place in life when Mary prays for it.
 
PEACE IN YOUR HEARTS
This is the first condition that we need in order to lead to peace in the families and then in the whole world.   Peace in the heart is in actuality an inner-strength with which one carries one’s own cross in life. It is a strength that makes us active in doing good and fighting against all evil and sin. This peace is the biblical peace that contains all spiritual, physical and mental well-being. This freedom only God can give us and as Jesus says: “I give peace.” For us to open ourselves up to this peace we must first trust but then also try to work on it. Our prayers, our fasting, our Confessions and our attending Masses help us to find peace because through these we encounter the King of Peace and it is He who gives us the peace. So, it is only with God’s graces through prayer that we can overcome whatever it is in our hearts that is blocking us from peace. This peace does not mean that we must remain quiet but rather that we become active. To truly get involved means to first of all do so in the family and then in the community as well as among friends so that they too will open themselves up to God’s peace. This peace is also possible when one suffers, when one is sick and this peace does not exclude tears. It is therefore, as mentioned already, an inner-strength with which we must confront evil and sin by opening ourselves only to goodness. We must then also continue seeking the conditions with which we can find the best manner in which to do further good. It is especially important that Mary is praying for… (to be continued)
 
It is sobering to know that Fr. Slavko was speaking about peace, even during the war in Bosnia. His faith had not faltered. And it is very important to me that Fr. Slavko defines peace in the heart as an “inner-strength with which one carries one’s own cross in life.” This understanding is crucial. Peace comes not from our circumstances, but from our faith, trust, and reliance on God to help us carry on in those circumstances.
 
May we grow in our faith, in our total surrender to Jesus, so that we can carry our crosses with His peace.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
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My add: I believe we should also pray for peace in our Church as we hear about Cardinals against Cardinals, Bishops against Bishops, priests against priests! We don’t need or want a schism! May God’s Will be done and Peace reign in our hearts and in the Catholic Church!

Deacon John

LifeNews Report: Abortions Hit Record Low as More Babies Saved From Abortion

 

English: Pro-lifers from the 2004 March for Life.

English: Pro-lifers from the 2004 March for Life. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Top Stories
• Abortions Hit Record Low, Abortion Activists Admit Pro-Life Laws Saving More Babies
• Possible Trump Supreme Court Nominee William Pryor: Roe is the “Worst Abomination in the History of Law”
• Writer Tells Abortion Activists: If Your Sex Life is None of My Business Stop Demanding I Finance It
• Planned Parenthood Was Caught on Video Covering Up Sex-Trafficking, Its Response is Horrifying

More Pro-Life News

• Patricia Heaton Responds in an Amazing Way to an Abortion Activist Trashing Pro-Lifers
• Abortion Activist Says Women Should “Stock Up in Coat Hangers” After Abortion Clinic Closes
• Meryl Streep and Lena Dunham Honor 100 Years of Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz in New Video
• Abortion Activists Remove From Pro-Life Group From “Women’s March” After Feminists Complain
• Abortions Have Dropped 43% Since 1990, 673,800 Fewer Babies Die From Abortion Now
• Planned Parenthood Trained Employees How to Identify Undercover Journalists Instead of Sex Traffickers
• “Women’s March” Chair Admits Event is Really About Defending Planned Parenthood, Promoting Abortion
• Do You Support Repealing Obamacare? Here’s How Many Americans Agree With You
• Woman Will Kill Her 24-Week-Old Disabled Baby in an Abortion Today
• Clinic Botched Abortion So Badly Woman Couldn’t Breathe and Ambulance Had to Rush Her to Hospital
• New TV Show “EWTN Pro-Life Weekly” Debuts Next Week With Special March for Life Program
• Philippines: Duterte Ignores Supreme Court, Orders Action on Controversial Reproductive Health Law


Abortions Hit Record Low, Abortion Activists Admit Pro-Life Laws Saving More Babies
For the first time in more than four decades, abortions dropped below 1 million in the United States, according to a new report from the Alan Guttmacher Institute.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


Possible Trump Supreme Court Nominee William Pryor: Roe is the “Worst Abomination in the History of Law”
President-elect Donald Trump has said that, just two weeks after his inauguration, he will nominate somebody to replace pro-life Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Writer Tells Abortion Activists: If Your Sex Life is None of My Business Stop Demanding I Finance It
Focusing heavily on abortion is not a good political selling point for Planned Parenthood, and its leaders know it.

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Planned Parenthood Was Caught on Video Covering Up Sex-Trafficking, Its Response is Horrifying
A new Live Action investigation reveals that Planned Parenthood did not fulfill its promises to change after its employees were caught willing to help sex traffickers cover up abuses of young girls.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Patricia Heaton Responds in an Amazing Way to an Abortion Activist Trashing Pro-Lifers
Abortion activists have been trashing pro-life feminists on Twitter this week after they learned that the Women’s March on Washington included a pro-life group among its partners.

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Abortion Activist Says Women Should “Stock Up in Coat Hangers” After Abortion Clinic Closes
The new year already has brought some great hopes for unborn babies in Kentucky.

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Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event? Don’t have much to spend on a high-priced speaker costing several thousand dollars? Contact LifeNews at news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.

Meryl Streep and Lena Dunham Honor 100 Years of Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz in New Video
Abortion advocate Lena Dunham released a new celebrity-backed, animated short film this week that celebrates the work of Planned Parenthood.

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Abortion Activists Remove From Pro-Life Group From “Women’s March” After Feminists Complain
The Women’s March on Washington’s message could not be clearer: “women” does not include pro-life women or women in the womb.

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ASAPscience Channel on YouTube Claims Abortion Just Empties the “Contents of the Uterus”

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Mary TV January 17, 2017 Reflection – Pray for Peace…

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017
J.M.J.

January 17, 2017
St. Anthony, Abbot
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 

“Dear children!  Today, on this day of grace, in a special way, I am calling you to pray for peace. Children, I came here as the Queen of Peace and how many times have I called you to pray for peace. But, children, your hearts are restless. Sin is preventing you from opening yourselves completely to grace and peace which God desires to give you. To live peace, my children, is to first have peace in your hearts and to be surrendered completely to God and to His will. Do not seek peace and joy in the things of this world, because this is all passing. Long for true mercy and peace which come only from God; and only in this way will your hearts be filled with true joy; and only in this way will you be able to become witnesses of peace in this peaceless world. I am your mother and intercede before my Son for each of you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (December 25, 2016 Jakov)


Our Lady gave us a specific call through the December 25, 2016 message given to Jakov. I think she wants us to take very seriously the call to pray for peace in 2017. This is the 100th anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima! The message of Fatima was clear, to convert and to pray the Rosary for peace. Our Lady wanted her children to pray the Rosary for peace in the world, first to end World War I and then to stabilize the descent into atheism that was gripping the world. She wanted her children to pray for peace to reign in the hearts of all peoples.
 
Though the response in 1917 helped to end that terrible war, the subsequent years have been filled with violence and war as well. And the loss of faith has gripped most countries. So in 1981 Our Lady returned to earth, to help us in this dire time of need. She has stayed with us for 36 years now, daily visiting us and speaking to us through her visionaries. Her message is the same: convert and pray the Rosary for peace! She has also called us to live a full life of faith, with fasting, Scripture reading, Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Confession, and works of mercy. She has told us that her coming to Medjugorje is the continuation and fulfillment of Fatima.
 
This year, 2017, is pivotal. It has been 100 years since the Lord sent Our Lady to Fatima to intervene in our affairs, to bring peace. Through Our Lady’s presence in Fatima and now in Medjugorje, our hearts are bonded very strongly to Our Mother. She has taken us to herself in a special way. Now she needs our prayers for peace, since it is for peace that she has been sent to us.
 
I have gathered nine messages of Our Lady, in which she asks us to pray for peace. Denis and I propose to pray this novena for the entire year of 2017, taking a message a day to meditate on, and then to pray the Rosary in response to her call. We will do this in our Daily Rosary on Mary TV. But you can do it in your own way. We also recommend the Medjugorje Peace Chaplet, which is the Creed and 7 Our Fathers, Hail Marys, and Glory Bes. This chaplet can be said anywhere, it is simple. But Our Lady asked the visionaries to pray it in the beginning of the apparitions, and it is now said after the evening Mass in Medjugorje every day.
 
Let’s make 2017 a year of prayer for peace, in response to Our Lady’s call!
 
Our Lady speaks of peace:
 
September 25, 2002 “Dear children! Also in this peaceless time, I call you to prayer. Little children, pray for peace so that in the world every person would feel love towards peace. Only when the soul finds peace in God, it feels content and love will begin to flow in the world. And in a special way, little children, you are called to live and witness peace – peace in your hearts and families – and, through you, peace will also begin to flow in the world. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

April 25, 2009 “Dear children! Today I call you all to pray for peace and to witness it in your families so that peace may become the highest treasure on this peaceless earth. I am your Queen of Peace and your mother. I desire to lead you on the way of peace, which comes only from God. Therefore, pray, pray, pray. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

December 25, 2003 “Dear children! Today, when in a special way, Jesus desires to give you His peace, I call you to pray for peace in your hearts. Children, without peace in your hearts you cannot feel the love and joy of the birth of Jesus. Therefore, little children, today in a special way, open your hearts and begin to pray. Only through prayer and complete surrender, will your heart be filled with the love and peace of Jesus. I bless you with my motherly blessing.”

December 25, 2008 “Dear children! Today, in a special way, I call you to pray for peace. Without God you cannot have peace or live in peace. Therefore, little children, today on this day of grace open your hearts to the King of peace, for Him to be born in you and to grant you His peace – and you be carriers of peace in this peaceless world. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

October 23, 1986 “Dear children! Today again I am calling you to pray. Especially, dear children, do I call you to pray for peace. Without your prayers, dear children, I cannot help you to fulfill the message which the Lord has given me to give to you. Therefore, dear children, pray, so that in prayer you realize what God is giving you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

December 25, 1990 “Dear children! Today I invite you in a special way to pray for peace. Dear children, without peace you cannot experience the birth of the little Jesus neither today nor in your daily lives. Therefore, pray the Lord of Peace that He may protect you with His mantle and that He may help you to comprehend the greatness and the importance of peace in your heart. In this way you shall be able to spread peace from your heart throughout the whole world. I am with you and I intercede for you before God. Pray, because satan wants to destroy my plans of peace. Be reconciled with one another and by means of your lives help peace reign in the whole earth. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

July 25, 1991 “Dear Children! Today I invite you to pray for peace. At this time peace is being threatened in a special way, and I am seeking from you to renew fasting and prayer in your families. Dear children, I desire you to grasp the seriousness of the situation and that much of what will happen depends on your prayers and you are praying a little bit. Dear children, I am with you and I am inviting you to begin to pray and fast seriously as in the first days of my coming. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

March 25, 1993 “Dear children! Today like never I call you to pray for peace, for peace in your hearts, peace in your families and peace in the whole world, because satan wants war, wants lack of peace, wants to destroy all which is good. Therefore, dear children, pray, pray, pray. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

June 25, 1995 “Dear Children! Today I am happy to see you in such great numbers, that you have responded and have come to live my messages. I invite you, little children, to be my joyful carriers of peace in this troubled world. Pray for peace so that as soon as possible a time of peace, which my heart waits impatiently for, may reign. I am near to you, little children, and intercede for every one of you before the Most High. I bless you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.”


In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
Be connected!
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LifeNews Report: Planned Parenthood CEO Stands Before Cross Promoting Abortion

 


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Monday, January 16, 2017

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Top Stories
• Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards Stands in Front of a Cross While Promoting Abortion
• Kentucky Abortion Clinic That Killed Babies Since 1989 is Closing
• Teenage Girl Posts Shocking 40-Minute Live-Stream Video of Her Own Suicide
• Where Are They Now? These 23 Celebrities Said They’d Move If Trump Won

More Pro-Life News

• Clarence Thomas Will Swear in Pro-Life Mike Pence as Vice President
• Clinton Foundation Lays Off 22 People After Clinton Global Initiative That Promoted Abortion is Shut Down
• Teacher Who Had Abortion to Cover Up Raping 13-Year-Old Boy Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
• In 1973, Roe vs. Wade Was Called an “Unspeakable Tragedy.” 59 Million Abortions Later It Still Is
• Abortion Activist Who Leads National Midwives Group Will Retire, She Pushed Abortion Until Birth
• Massive Crowd of More Than 5,000 Pro-Life People Walked for Life in Nebraska
• Activists Call for Euthanizing Patients and Harvesting Their Organs
• Supreme Court May Decide if California Can Force Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion
• Surprisingly Accurate SNL Skit Features Susan B. Anthony Saying “Abortion is Murder”
• ASAPscience Channel on YouTube Claims Abortion Just Empties the “Contents of the Uterus”
• Survey Shows Most Members of Congress Who Graduated From Catholic Colleges are Pro-Abortion


Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards Stands in Front of a Cross While Promoting Abortion
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards’ latest photo op had pro-lifers calling out the abortion chain this weekend for using a cross to promote abortion.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


Kentucky Abortion Clinic That Killed Babies Since 1989 is Closing
A Kentucky abortion facility caught masquerading as a doctor’s office will close permanently on Jan. 27.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Teenage Girl Posts Shocking 40-Minute Live-Stream Video of Her Own Suicide
For the generation that has grown up glued to social media, anything goes. Photos and videos of pets, family vacations, friends, selfies, food – and in the case of one Georgia girl, a tragic video documenting her own suicide.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Where Are They Now? These 23 Celebrities Said They’d Move If Trump Won
Back in September, my colleague Catherine Dunn published this nice compilation of 23 celebrities who said they would be leaving the country if Donald Trump were elected president.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Clarence Thomas Will Swear in Pro-Life Mike Pence as Vice President
One of America’s pro-life leaders will oversee the swearing-in of another pro-life leader.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Clinton Foundation Lays Off 22 People After Clinton Global Initiative That Promoted Abortion is Shut Down
Elections have consequences. And for pro-abortion candidate Hillary Clinton it means laying off staff from the Clinton Foundation.

Cli ck to Read at LifeNews.com.

Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event? Don’t have much to spend on a high-priced speaker costing several thousand dollars? Contact LifeNews at news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.

Teacher Who Had Abortion to Cover Up Raping 13-Year-Old Boy Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
A Texas teacher accused of having sex with a 13-year-old male student and then having an abortion to cover it up was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday after pleading guilty.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

In 1973, Roe vs. Wade Was Called an “Unspeakable Tragedy.” 59 Million Abortions Later It Still Is
Dictionary.com defines “prescience” as “knowledge of things before they exist or happen; foreknowledge; foresight.”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

ASAPscience Channel on YouTube Claims Abortion Just Empties the “Contents of the Uterus”

Newsletter From Medjugorje January 2017

 

English: Sr Emmanuel Visit the Pope. Visit www...

English: Sr Emmanuel Visit the Pope. Visit http://www.childrenofmedjugorje.com (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From the Desk of Sr. Emmanuel Maillard
January 15, 2017
Dear Children of Medjugorje, Praised be Jesus and Mary!
1. On January 2, 2017 Mirjana received her monthly apparition at the Blue Cross in the midst of a large crowd willing to entrust the New Year 2017 to the Blessed Mother. After the apparition, she shared this message that Mary is giving all of us:

Dear children, my Son was the source of love and light when He spoke on earth to the people of all peoples. My apostles, follow His light. This is not easy. You must be little. You must make yourselves smaller than others; with the help of faith to be filled with His love. Not a single person on earth can experience a miraculous experience without faith. I am with you. I am making myself known to you by these comings, by these words; I desire to witness to you my love and motherly care. My children, do not waste time posing questions to which you never receive an answer. At the end of your journey on earth, the Heavenly Father will give them to you. Always know that God knows everything; God sees, God loves. My most beloved Son illuminates lives, dispels darkness; and my motherly love which carries me to you is inexpressible, mysterious but real. I am expressing my feelings to you: love, understanding and motherly benevolence. Of you, my apostles, I am asking for your roses of prayer which need to be acts of love. To my motherly heart these are the dearest prayers. I offer these to my Son who was born for your sake. He looks at you and hears you. We are always close to you. This is the love which calls, unites, converts, encourages and fulfills. Therefore, my apostles, always love one another and above all, love my Son. This is the only way to salvation, to eternal life. This is my dearest prayer which fills my heart with the most beautiful scent of roses. Pray, always pray for your shepherds that they may have the strength to be the light of my Son. Thank you.”
2.  “Return to the Rosary”!
2017, the centennial anniversary of the apparitions in Fatima, is a vitally important year for believers. Let’s take a careful look at the message that Mary gave the 3 little shepherds, a message that shown across the entire 20th century like a beam of light. Mary presented herself as Our Lady of the Rosary. She revealed to us the path toward a lasting peace for the whole world, and she specifically gave us a sure way of ending World War I, namely to pray the Rosary!
There is certainly a major reason why the Blessed Virgin, in all of her appearances throughout the Church’s history, strongly insists that we pray the rosary every day. Why does she constantly reiterate this tender supplication? As a Mother, she knows best how to guide her children toward happiness.
Many have never practiced this prayer. Some do not even know it, while others have stopped praying it. It has to be said that the hidden treasure of the rosary is not always very easy to find. That is why I propose to give you a little explanation.
There are 2 ways of praying the Rosary, the good way and the bad way. Or…Let’s rather say: the weak way and the powerful way.
The weak way:  Suppose that I carry a heavy burden on my heart because one of my relatives is dying in hospital and is in great pain.

So I decide to say a Rosary for this intention, in the hope of obtaining a healing for that person or at least some tangible relief. So I start reciting my Hail Mary’s pretty mechanically, while my mind is anxiously focused on the suffering of this person. I wonder how I am going to be able to deal with this very difficult situation. It goes without saying that this Rosary will still bear a little fruit, but it will leave me more tired and stressed than before I prayed. It’s a pity, because I’ve spent some time praying it!

The powerful way: The Blessed Mother has taught us to pray the Rosary for the past 35 years with great precision. Suppose that the same problem is bothering me and it hurts: one of my parents is dying in hospital and is in great pain. So I am going to share this concern with my Mother in Heaven. Instead of locking my mind on that problem, I am going to completely get rid of it, let it go, throw it and abandon it in her Immaculate Heart.

Image published by RL George: http://www.rlgeorge.com/our-lady-of-fatima/

I may tell her: “MOM, now this is YOUR problem! The burden is too heavy for me, please take care of it since you’re my mother. Aren’t you all-powerful on the heart of God? He can’t say no to you!”

I know she is good at taking care of her children’s problems, so while she is busy with my problem, my heart is relieved and free to pray with serenity. With deep trust in her, I can now focus on Jesus wholeheartedly and contemplate the various situations in His life that the mysteries talk about.
Of course, before pronouncing the prayers of the Rosary, I take some time to go in spirit to the place where the mystery has happened. At that point, it’s always a good idea to read the relevant part of the Gospel. With all my heart and using my imagination, I am going to look at Jesus in this situation, enter the scene and participate in what is happening.

A concrete example: when I pray the 5th luminous mystery, the institution of the Holy Eucharist during the Last Supper, I go in spirit to Jerusalem, I enter the Upper Room in the Cenacle and I sit down at the table among the Apostles in order to participate in the meal.
When Jesus gave his friends his Body and his Blood, he was already thinking of me, because in his divine spirit he already knew all the Holy Communions that I was going to receive, as well as those of all men of all time. So I am not a distant outsider, rather I fully become part of this event that involves me directly. This extraordinary event is not an old story that is disconnected from my life. No, this action of Jesus is something he does for me again today. While I am watching him in prayer, I receive the same grace from Jesus that he poured out 2000 years earlier to his friends. Because “we become what we contemplate”, everything that lives in the heart of Jesus at this moment penetrates into my own heart.  I become filled with his treasures and my whole being is enriched by the burning love which emanates from him.
This example enables us to understand why such a prayer fills us with who Christ is and increases our love for others. This love will then be transformed into action, because it is solid. As Our Mother says: “Of you, my apostles, I am asking for your roses of prayer which need to be acts of love. To my motherly heart these are the dearest prayers.” (In the Rosary, each Hail Mary is a new rose which we offer to Mary). “Always love one another and above all, love my Son. This is the only way to salvation, to Eternal Life. This is my dearest prayer which fills my heart with the most beautiful scent of roses.”
3. A Narrow Escape!
A few years ago, one of my sisters from my community came to fetch me from Split airport. We decided to pray the Rosary on our way to Medjugorje. That winter was very cold and the road was very slippery and icy in places. It was pitch black.  We were not going very fast, but suddenly our car swerved to the left towards the huge mountainous rocks which form the inside of the roads here.  On the right side was a ditch that we managed to avoid; and fortunately, along the left side of the road below the rocks, there was a small wall (about 20 cm high), curved like you see on a racetrack. Without hitting the rocks, our car went over the small wall, skidded along and ended by going back in the right direction on the road without any damage. We had had a narrow escape!
We owed this protection to the Blessed Mother, to whom we were praying, and to the many Angels of whom she is the Queen. We warmly thanked them! But the most surprising part of the story unfolded a few days later when I had to drive on the same road back to Split.
Since I knew exactly where the event had happened, I took a close look at the place because I had never seen a road with a curved retaining-wall except in films which showed racing-car scenes.  To my amazement the retaining-walls were not there! They actually never existed!
Along the rocks there was an average small wall that is perpendicular to the road (90°), like on other roads everywhere else in the country. I understood that, on that night, Our Lady had looked after us in a way we never could have imagined!
Not only had she protected us from a freefall down the precipice on the right and from crashing into the rocks on the left, but she made sure that there was a curved sidewall in place so that we could come back home safe and sound in a car free from bumps! Thank you Mary, thank you for the power of the Rosary! I hope many of your children will adopt it while driving their car, and not only in the car!
Dearest Gospa, please, don’t let us fall into spiritual laziness, help us seize all the means you are giving us to finally enjoy true peace and divine protection!
Sister Emmanuel +
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Sister’s new book on Mercy will be published in the first days of February in France. In order to hasten publishing the book in English, we need help in the translation, already well started. We are looking for experienced translators from French to English, German, Spanish, and Polish.

Please, contact us at gospa.fr@gmail.com with the words “Mercy book translator” in the Subject.

P.S. 2. Have you picked your saint for year 2017?
It’s never too late to do so!  The list of saints that you may print is found on our website and here:
 
P.S. 3. The next Live will take place on February 3rd at 9pm. Sister will speak in French about the message of the 2nd and the New Year.  The re-transmission can be found at http://www.enfantsdemedjugorje.fr/index.php/le-direct-du-3.html

P.S. 4. New Book!
Sister is now preparing another book on the Mysteries of the Rosary.  Share with her your testimonies on the rosary so that they may feed all of us!  Send it to gospa.fr@gmail.com. Please, help!
 
P.S. 5. Don’t Forget Sister’s Facebook page:

 
P.S. 6. “My Heart will Triumph” by Mirjana Soldo can be purchased at: www.MyHeartWillTriumph.com  Co-publisher: Catholic Publishing, 317 Riveredge Blvd, Ste 208, Cocoa, FL 32922, USA

P.S. 7. Sister Emmanuel’s Newsletter can be received in many languages! Write to the following email addresses to add your name to the list in your language.

In French: gospa.fr@gmail.com
In Flemish: gclaes@scarlet.be
Children of Medjugorje, INC, PO Box 18430, Denver, CO 80218
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Judie Brown: “Archbishop Carlson defends life”


Judie Brown
Judie Brown
January 16, 2017

An archbishop’s sage words remind us of the inherent dignity of each and every preborn baby.

You may have heard of sanctuary cities and thought the term only applied to a city that protects illegal immigrants. But if you thought that was the case, you would be wrong – at least when it comes to St. Louis, Missouri.

To read the article, click here:
http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/brown/170116