Dear Children of Medjugorje, Praised be Jesus and Mary!
1. On December 2nd Mirjana received her monthly apparition at the Blue Cross in the presence of a smaller crowd. After the apparition, she delivered Our Lady’s message:
“Dear children, my motherly heart is crying as I am looking at what my children are doing. Sins are multiplying, the purity of soul is all the less important; my Son is being forgotten – honored all the less; and my children are being persecuted. That is why, you my children, apostles of my love, with soul and heart invoke the name of my Son. He will have the words of light for you. He manifests Himself to you, He breaks the bread with you and gives you the words of love so that you may transform them into merciful acts and, thus, be witnesses of truth. That is why, my children, do not be afraid. Permit my Son to be in you. He will make use of you to care for the wounded and to convert lost souls. Therefore, my children, return to the prayer of the Rosary. Pray it with feelings of goodness, sacrifice and mercy. Pray, not only with words, but with merciful acts. Pray with love for all people. My Son, by His sacrifice, exalted love. Therefore, live with Him so that you may have strength and hope; that you may have the love which is life and which leads to eternal life. Through God’s love, I am also with you, and will lead you with motherly love. Thank you.”
2. Are we going to let Our Lady cry much longer?
The closing of the Holy Door of the Jubilee year of Mercy made a twinge in our hearts, as if suddenly God was going to close the gates of his wonderful merciful heart and be less generous in distributing his gifts. Of course not! God never goes back, he is the one who always gives more! If the Holy Door was closed in our cathedrals and churches, it is because it is now open in our hearts, yes, in our hearts of flesh, like a new opening to the coming of God. It is a door that we carry in ourselves everyday. “Allow my Son to be in you”, Mary tells us, and the Son, He is the Door that opens the Kingdom!
Before Christmas we can also adore Jesus hidden in Mary, as we imagine Him in the miracle of Guadalupe, the only image given from Heaven (along with the shroud of Turin) which pictures Our Lady pregnant. Why not create your own prayer with your own heart, asking “Jesus hidden in Mary” to protect His little brothers and sisters also hidden in the womb of their mothers and dramatically threatened to not see the light of day.
As we approach Christmas, if we listen to Our Lady’s heartbeat, we can feel her great desire that Jesus be born in us. We also understand how much she suffers to see that He is considered as nobody, is rejected, is forgotten. The big shopping malls are overflowing with new products for “The Holidays”. Whose Holidays? Where is Jesus? Where is His Birthday mentioned? Where is the Birthday present for The One who is THE Father’s present for us?
In contrast with this emptyness it will be easy to console the heart of Our Lady who is hurting for her Son in this Advent 2016. May our hearts become the little crib in the manger where she will be able to deposit the fragile and divine body of her Child.
Here is her dream: To find in us a warm welcome for her Son! Be able to count on us to warm Him up with our love and let him have the first place in our lives. She has explained everything during 35 years of apparitions and messages. Today it is up to us to dry her tears!
3. Malaysia is waking up!
In November, I went to Malaysia for a wonderful mission in the Kota Kinabalu region. In the town of Ranau, there is a parish, and its priest, Father Nick, is crazy about baby Jesus. As I told you last year, this sparked a movement among the families who wanted to receive the statue of the baby Jesus for 24 hours and honor him. As a result of the many miracles and conversions happening in people’s homes, Father Nick had to reduce the amount of time each family could keep the statue to one hour, so as to satisfy all the requests. It was so successful!! And because the requests kept flowing in, he decided to build a little Sanctuary to shelter Baby Jesus. That way, everyone could come and worship the Baby. Because he knew about our connection with the Child Jesus and the presence in our garden of a life-size manger, Father Nick waited for my coming for him to consecrate this Sanctuary.
And that’s not all. A week before the closing of the Holy Door in his church, a woman arrived in a wheelchair to pass through the Door and obtain the grace of the Jubilee. For a long time, she was paralyzed, hemiplegic, not to mention all the other illnesses that caused her much suffering. As she left the church through this blessed Door, she began to walk! She still does! The news of the miracle spread like wildfire. The very next day, thousands of pilgrims showed up to pass through the Holy Door. Providence permitted me to arrive at that precise moment! When I addressed this crowd to share the messages of Mary, there were about 20,000 people from all over the country.
After I spoke, they bombarded me with questions about the messages, so we spent several hours together. Interestingly about 80% of these people were young. I told them that in Europe, such a meeting such would probably consist of 80% of elderly people. They laughed, but it’s not funny! At Easter, Father Nick baptized 234 adults, and that is not counting the children. In Europe, we might have as many as 3 or 4… Lord, have mercy!
As if that’s not enough…. Father Nick, anxious to give his flock a good Catholic formation, decided to have them renew their Baptismal promises. He knew that, for these simple people, it was important to have a hands-on experience more than words; so he built a one-foot deep pool, with 3 steps down; he filled it with water and made them walk across it while repeating their Baptismal Promises. The Lord confirmed that the ideacame from Him, because miracles occurred immediately. One man had a hand that was completely paralyzed, but as he stepped out of the water, he was waving his hand around with amazement. “He has healed me!” he cried. Another was almost completely blind. As he was coming out of the water, he started shouting: “I can see clearly, I can see!” I willingly went to renew my own promises, knowing that, according to exorcists like Don Amorth, this prayer is an excellent way of casting out demons. And we have too many of those in our world! May this idea be looked at!
I thank each of you for your support through prayer, worship, fasting and sacrifices offered for these missions. When you get to heaven, you’ll see what you have obtained and you will not be disappointed!
4. Prayer to the newborn Child Jesus
Have you prepared your crib for Baby Jesus? If not, then do it without delay! Our Lady asks for this because in this way we may deepen our expectation of the child God prepare ourselves to celebrate His birthday. When I was in Malaysia Fr Nick asked me to write a prayer to Baby Jesus. Let me give it to you here so that you may read it in your families during the 9 days after Christmas and allow Baby Jesus to be born in your heart and to dwell there with joy. He will inspire you with works of mercy to realize through Him! Isn’t it a good way to console the Heart of His mother?
“O Child Jesus, how I love you! As I look at you, I see you so small, so innocent, so vulnerable… Yet you are my Lord and my God!
“With Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds of Bethlehem, I also come to adore you. Make of my heart your little manger, come live in me!
Little Jesus, Herod wanted to kill you while you were coming to save us. Keep me from every sin and everything that may sadden you in my life. Fill my soul with love and the divine peace I am so longing for.
“Oh, how I wish to take you in my arms like Mary your Mother and cover you with tender kisses! You were feeling so cold in Bethlehem at winter, I want to warm you with the songs of my soul. May each one of my secret acts of love be to you like a wisp of straw and warmth.
“Save us from Satan, do not let him sow hatred and division in our families. Please, recreate love among us. May evil crush against your innocence! I beg you, Baby Jesus, bind the wounds of my heart, and heal my illnesses.
“Divine little Shepherd, may your blessing always be upon us! Lead us all on the way to salvation!”
Dearest Gospa, with you we are all joyfully anticipating the birth of your Son Jesus. Please give us the burning desire of His coming, that same desire that you joyfully bear in your motherly Heart! Please, help us be inventive in love to dry away your tears!
Sister Emmanuel +
(Translated from French)
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P.S. 1. Let us pray together for Vicka! May she quickly recover and resume her testimony for the pilgrims! She is now very weak. She prays a lot and she offers her suffering for us.
P.S. 2. Write a letter to Baby Jesus for His birthday. Send it to “Queen of Peace”, BP 2157, F- 06103 Nice cedex, France.We will give it to a visionary and Jesus will answer you in prayer.
P.S. 4. The next Live will take place on January 3rd at 9pm. Sister will speak in French about the message of the 2nd and the New Year. The re-transmission will be found on http://www.enfantsdemedjugorje.fr/index.php/le-direct-du-3.html
P.S. 5. Sister Emmanuel’s book on Mercy will be out in French in February 2017. 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 email@example.com. Please, help! Sister would be grateful to find an extra good translator from French to English in order to publish these books in English as soon as possible.
P.S. 6. DO YOU HAVE A KINDLE, IPAD, or another E-READER?
E-BOOKS ARE NOW AVAILABLE on Sister Emmanuel’s Website! This is a great way to support Sister Emmanuel’s ministry of spreading the messages of Our Lady throughout the English speaking world.
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Psalm 93 [Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition]
1 The Lord is the God to whom revenge belongeth: the God of revenge hath acted freely.
2 Lift up thyself, thou that judgest the earth: render a reward to the proud.
3 How long shall sinners, O Lord: how long shall sinners glory?
4 Shall they utter, and speak iniquity: shall all speak who work injustice?
5 Thy people, O Lord, they have brought low: and they have afflicted thy inheritance.
6 They have slain the widow and the stranger: and they have murdered the fatherless.
7 And they have said: The Lord shall not see: neither shall the God of Jacob understand.
8 Understand, ye senseless among the people: and, you fools, be wise at last.
9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? or he that formed the eye, doth he not consider?
10 He that chastiseth nations, shall he not rebuke: he that teacheth man knowledge?
11 The Lord knoweth the thoughts of men, that they are vain.
12 Blessed is the man whom thou shalt instruct, O Lord: and shalt teach him out of thy law.
13 That thou mayst give him rest from the evil days: till a pit be dug for the wicked.
14 For the Lord will not cast off his people: neither will he forsake his own inheritance.
15 Until justice be turned into judgment: and they that are near it are all the upright in heart.
16 Who shall rise up for me against the evildoers? or who shall stand with me against the workers of iniquity?
17 Unless the Lord had been my helper, my soul had almost dwelt in hell.
18 If I said: My foot is moved: thy mercy, O Lord, assisted me.
19 According to the multitude of my sorrows in my heart, thy comforts have given joy to my soul.
20 Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, who framest labour in commandment?
21 They will hunt after the soul of the just, and will condemn innocent blood.
22 But the Lord is my refuge: and my God the help of my hope.
23 And he will render them their iniquity: and in their malice he will destroy them: the Lord our God will destroy them.