Sor Emmanuel's Diary
June 15 , 2013
Dear Children of Medjugorje, Praised be Jesus and Mary!
1. On June 2, 2013, Mirjana received her monthly apparition at the blue cross, surrounded by a huge crowd of pilgrims. After the apparition, she conveyed the following message:
"Dear children! In this restless time, anew I am calling you
to set out after my Son - to follow him. I know of the pain, suffering and difficulties,
but in my Son you will find rest; in him you will find peace and salvation.
My children, do not forget that my Son redeemed you by his Cross and enabled
you, anew, to be children of God; to be able to, anew, call the Heavenly Father:
'Father'. To be worthy of the Father, love and forgive because your Father is
love and forgiveness. Pray and fast, because that is the way to your purification,
it is the way of coming to know and becoming cognizant of the Heavenly Father.
When you become cognizant of the Father, you will comprehend that He is all
you need. I, as a mother, desire my children to be in a community of one single
people where the Word of God is listened to and carried out.* Therefore, my
children, set out after my Son. Be one with him. Be God's children. Love your
shepherds as my Son loved them when he called them to serve you. Thank you."
* Our Lady said this resolutely and with emphases.
2. June is a month rich in feasts for the Church! There is the celebration of Corpus Christi, the Sacred Heart, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the Holy Trinity! Contrast these with the "feast" celebrated by the President of the United States who has again declared the month of June "gay pride month," and the "feasts" of some French who stormed three different cathedrals in rebellion against the Catholics who oppose gay marriage which was legalized there in May. So, it is more important than ever that we welcome the immense graces that come through our celebrations of God and His saints. These graces are a light in the middle of the darkness that is now overtaking so many children, young people and older people. "He who looks to him will be radiant", says the Psalmist (Ps. 33). And looking to Him simply means adoring Him.
In addition to celebrating the graces offered by God during the feasts this month, we can also prepare our hearts for the anniversary of the apparitions in Medjugorje by saying the prayer given by the Angel of Fatima to the 3 little shepherds in 1916 from the bottom of our hearts as often as we can. The novena celebrating the 32nd Anniversary of the Apparitions begins on June 15th and ends on the anniversary itself, June 25th. This prayer dispels so much darkness! It would be a lovely gift of thanksgiving to offer Mary for her 32 years of apparitions! God alone is able to dissipate the density of evil that attacks us every day, but the worshiper powerfully assists God's action by begging for His mercy. One can always hope for better politicians, but he who can and will change things is you, today! It is you, it is I, it is us, those who wish to adore the Living God in spirit and in truth. May the true worshipers grow in number and in quality, and the face of the world will be changed!
Here is the prayer that came to us from heaven at Fatima: "Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I adore you profoundly. I offer you the most Precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended. And through the infinite merit of His Most Sacred Heart, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of you the conversion of poor sinners."
3. Miracle in Buenos Aires! In 1996, when Pope Francis was the auxiliary bishop of Cardinal Quarracino in Buenos Aires, a remarkable Eucharistic miracle occurred. The present Pope himself examined the issue and requested that the object of the miracle be photographed. The results are amazing.
On August 18, 1996, at 7 pm, Father Alejandro Pezet was celebrating Mass in the church that is in the center of the city. He was about to finish distributing Holy Communion, when a woman came to tell him that she had found a host that someone had thrown away at the back of the church. Fr. Alejandro went to take a look and saw the host. It was in poor condition and soiled. Because he could not consume it, he put it in a small bowl filled with water and then placed it in the tabernacle of the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament.
On August 26 he opened the tabernacle, and to his great amazement he saw that the host had become a kind of bloody substance. He informed Mgr Jorge Bergoglio, who gave instructions to have the host photographed by professionals. These photographs, taken on September 6th clearly show that the host, which had become a fragment of bleeding flesh, had significantly increased in size. For several years, the host remained in the tabernacle, and the entire matter remained a secret. Because the host was not undergoing any kind of visible decomposition, Mgr. Bergoglio decided to have it scientifically analyzed.
On October 5, 1999, in the presence of Mgr. Bergoglio's representative, (who had become Archbishop in the mean time) Dr. Castanon took a sample of the bloody fragment and sent it to New York to be analyzed. Because he did not want to influence the results of the examination, he decided not to tell the team of scientists where the fragment came from. One of the scientists was the famous cardiologist and forensic pathologist, Dr. Frederic Zugiba. He determined that the analyzed substance was actual flesh and blood containing human DNA. He stated that: "The analyzed material is a fragment of the heart muscle which is found in the wall of the left ventricle, near the valves. This is the muscle that contracts the heart. We must remember that the left ventricle of the heart acts as a pump that sends the blood through the entire body. The heart muscle is in a state of inflammation and contains a large number of white blood cells. This indicates that the heart was alive at the time when the sample was taken. I confirm that the heart was alive, because white blood cells die outside of a living organism. They need a live organism in order to remain alive themselves. Therefore, their presence indicates that the heart was alive when the sample was taken. In fact, these white blood cells had penetrated into the tissues, which is an even stronger indication that the heart had been subjected to intense stress, as if its owner had been severely beaten on the chest." Two Australians, journalist Mike Willesee and attorney Ron Tesoriero, witnessed the tests. Knowing the origin of the sample, they were taken aback by Dr. Zugiba's statement. Mike Willesee asked the scientist how long the white blood cells could have stayed alive if they had come from human tissue kept in water. Dr. Zugiba told him that they would have ceased to exist after a few minutes. The journalist then revealed to the doctor that the substance from which the sample was taken had first been preserved in ordinary water for one month, and that after three years, it was preserved in a bowl filled with demineralized water. Only then was a sample taken to be analyzed. Dr. Zugiba was very embarrassed by this information because he said that there was no way of explaining it scientifically. Dr. Zugiba then asked the following question: "Please explain the following to me: if this sample comes from a dead person, how is it that while I was examining it, the cells of the sample were moving and pulsating? If this heart comes from someone who was alive in 1996, how can it still be alive?" Only then did Mike Willesee reveal to Dr. Zugiba that the analyzed sample came from a consecrated host (white bread with no leavening), which had mysteriously been transformed into human flesh and blood. Astounded by this information, Dr. Zugiba said: "How and why could a consecrated host change its nature and become living human flesh and blood, this will remain an inexplicable mystery for science - a mystery completely beyond its competence." Then, Dr. Ricardo Castanon Gomez arranged for the laboratory reports written after the Buenos Aires miracle to be compared to the reports that were written after the Lanciano miracle, again without revealing the origin of the test samples. The experts who proceeded with this comparison concluded that the two laboratory reports had analyzed test samples coming from the same person. They further pointed out that the two samples revealed an "AB positive" blood type. This blood had the characteristics of a man who was born and lived in the Middle East
Only faith in the extraordinary action of God can give a reasonable answer! God wants us to be aware that He is truly present in the mystery of the Eucharist. The Eucharistic miracle of Buenos Aires is an extraordinary sign, witnessed by science. Through this sign, Jesus wishes to awaken in us a living faith in His Real Presence in the Eucharist, real, and not symbolic. It is only with the eyes of faith, and not with our human eyes, that we can see Him in the form of consecrated bread and wine. In the Eucharist, Jesus sees us and loves us and wishes to save us.
Don't miss this link, where you can read about how Dr. Castanon, an atheist who became a Catholic, explains this miracle (in Spanish)! http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v%3DAPz1v8oz1ms&h=oAQGQBzhw&s=1
4. Filip Pavlovic. On July 3rd, the nephew of the visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti will be ordained a priest at the church of St James in Medjugorje. He received his calling at the age of 4, and since then never thought of changing his direction. Let us pray with him and for him! As Mary tells us, let us love our shepherds as her Son loved them when He called them to serve us!
Dearest Gospa, I see so many of your children who know nothing at all about faith, but who are calling to you from the depths of their misery! On this Anniversary of your apparitions, we beg you, spread upon us graces of light and love, help us open our hearts to welcome these graces as never before!
©Children of Medjugorje 2005
- Exclusive! Sr Emmanuel can be seen live from Medjugorje on June 26th at 9 pm Medj time on our French website, www.enfantsdemedjugorje.fr! She will give in French a commentary of the message of June 25th for the 32nd Anniversary of the Apparitions. She will directly answer questions asked by instant message (chat). More information will be posted on the site on June 20. You can see a replay of the June 3rd program at this link: http://www.enfantsdemedjugorje.fr/index.php/prier-videos.html
PS 1. On June 10 at the Blue Cross with Ivan's prayer group. On that evening, the Gospa came happy and joyful, she prayed for a long time over us with her hands extended, especially for those who are sick. After having blessed us with her motherly blessing, she said, "Dear children, today I desire that during this time you pray especially for my intentions. Pray, dear children, in this time of grace! Together with you, I desire to realize my plans. Dear Children, thank you for having responded to my call again today."
PS 2. You can watch Medjugorje evening gatherings directly from your home! Here is the link http://www.medjugorje.hr/fr/multimedia/live-streaming/ and then sign in by typing: /fr/user/sign-up/
PS 3. Vicka is still unwell, she is undergoing infiltrations in her back in Zagreb and is still unable to receive pilgrims. Let us all pray that she may quickly recover!
PS 4. From 8 to 12 July 2013, international gathering in Lourdes:Come and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Community of the Beatitudes with Mary! Testimonies (translated into English), sharing, liturgies, etc. Sr. Emmanuel will speak on the 9th. Tel +334 92211584 firstname.lastname@example.org - http//lourdes.sessions.beatitudes.org
PS 5. Once again this year, the Youth Festival will take place from 1 to 6 August. Give this as a present to a young person - you can save lives! For info, see http://www.medjugorjeyouthfestival.ba/
PS 6. Fr. Svetozar Kraljevic will be transferred to Zagreb in a few months and Fr. Danko to Citluk. We will miss them so much! But we know they are just following God's will and we will continue supporting them wholeheartedly with our prayer!
PS 7. Do you wish to write to the Blessed Mother for her anniversary? Send your letter to "Queen of Peace", BP 2157, F- 06103 Nice cedex, France. We will give it to a visionary.
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