Wednesday, July 31, 2013

FIRST WEDNESDAYS FOR SAINT JOSEPH ?

 
"Let my children honor my most pure heart ....... on the First Wednesday of the month."  
 
 

"I am the protector of the Church and the home."


YES!  FIRST WEDNESDAYS!
  
Saint Joseph's words to Sister Mary Ephrem (Mildred Neuzil) in an apparition on March 19, 1958: 
"I am the protector of the Church and the home, as I was the protector of Christ and His Mother while I lived upon earth. Jesus and Mary desire that my pure heart, so long hidden and unknown be now honored in a special way. Let my children honor my most pure heart in a special manner on the First Wednesday of the month by reciting the Joyful Mysteries of the rosary in memory of my life with Jesus and Mary and the love I bore them, the sorrow I suffered with them. Let them receive Holy Communion in union with the love with which I received the Savior for the first time and each time I held Him in my arms. Those who honor me in this way will be consoled by my presence at their death, and I myself will conduct them safely into the presence of Jesus and Mary."
 
ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAYS OF THE MONTH, WIN A HAPPY DEATH WHILE HONORING SAINT JOSEPH AND RECEIVING ABUNDANT GRACE FOR OURSELVES AND FOR THE WORLD!
 
  • Recite the Joyful Mysteries of the rosary  
  • Receive Holy Communion
  •  
Saint Joseph pray for us!


EVERY TIME YOU HEAR ABOUT SOMETHING IMMORAL, ASK SAINT JOSEPH:
 
"SAINT JOSEPH, PLEASE HELP US GET BACK TO PURITY."
 



Let us Pray to Saint Joseph and Make Sacrifices,
maybe say an extra decade of the Rosary every day?  This is an emergency if we ever want to have Peace, we need to go for Chastity! 
 
 
Love, Jeanne

Friday, July 26, 2013

SAINT JOSPEH, PLEASE HELP US TO BE A CHASTE SOCIETY


...and help us to start liking the word, "Chastity!" 



Something to think about:  Christians will do well then to turn to Saint Joseph. In fact on 19th of March 1905, he, after announcing that the punishments will be increased because no notice was taken of the warnings of Our Lady at LaSalette, added."Ah! I am invoked very little... And yet, I come immediately after Jesus and Mary, who take pleasure in keeping their treasures at my disposition... And note well I have more pleasure in granting your request than you have of having them granted... Why? Yes, why do you invoke me so little?..." (Saint Joseph speaking to Marie-Julie Jahenny, The Breton Stigmatist (1850 - 1941) by Marquis de la Franquerie (1977)
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I don't know if you are as frustrated as I am about saving souls who don't seem to want to be saved, frustrated that the word "Chastity" is almost a dirty word, a word sneered at and intentionally crushed under the heels of pride and self-indulgence. It  dawned on me that Saint Joseph is the key to everything we want, including world peace. Let us turn to him as the world around us turns to everything immoral. Please turn to Saint Joseph when you are faced with those insults to purity and promptly ask him for abundant grace for ourselves and everyone else. God, Our Almighty Father has given Saint Joseph that special commission.  


From the inferences of Our Lady of America, also, it seems  that Saint Joseph has been given special graces to spread, especially in the restoration of Holy Chastity. Those of us who are seeking to help God to save as many souls as possible before the Chastisements come should take note, I think. The Father intends to honor Saint Joseph by giving him this vital charism in the final times. 
When Our Lady first appeared to Sister Mary Ephrem (Mildred Neuzil) in the 1950s how could anyone of us guess what would happen in the coming sixty years. Perhaps if we had taken her word and acted on it, the world would not have gone so far in the direction of immorality, depravity, intellectual pride, etc. Many authors on religious subjects have said that the stepping off point was the availability and wide use of contraceptives. From there, the Chastity of our race was doomed.

I remember well, being a teenager in the 50s, a friend of my mother sitting with me in the local city park one summer, explaining why contraceptives was going to make life much easier for her and other women. Do I need to tell you what she said? Of course it seemed good to her not to have to worry about getting pregnant all the time. She hadn't noticed how the discipline in her sexual relationship with her husband had made both of them better people, brought grace of self sacrifice into their family, and passed grace onto her children. She was ready to give up discipline in exchange for relief.  Oh Woe!


Love, Jeanne

Thursday, July 25, 2013

SAINT JOSEPH SENT TO CULTIVATE "CHASTITY ON EARTH"




Mary said, "My holy spouse has an important
 part to play in bringing peace to the world."
  (Our Lady of America to Sister Mary Ephrem (Mildred Neuzil) (March 11, 1958)

Saint Joseph
will show us how to do "Chastity"
if we just ask!
LET'S ASK HIM !!

Then many souls will be saved
and we will have PEACE.

COME ON...... LET'S ASK HIM!! 
 

 

Love, Jeanne 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

SAINT JOSEPH A STRONG ARM FOR SALVATION

 
Everyone wants Peace,   Few want Chastity
 
Pray for Chastity!
 
Then there will be Peace.
 
 
"The Divine Trinity has placed into our keeping
the peace of the world."
(St. Joseph to Sister Mary Ephrem)

SAINT JOSEPH WAS RECOMMENDED
TO SISTER MARY EPHREM (MILDRED NEUZIL)
BY OUR LADY OF AMERICA ....
 
GOD HAS SENT ST. JOSEPH TO GUIDE AMERICA AND
THE WHOLE WORLD TO PEACE



Sister Mary Ephrem (Mildred Neuzil)
who  saw   Our Lady of America  and
Saint Joseph
 
In the early 1950s Sister Mary Ephrem of the the Convent of the Precious Blood Sisters at Rome City, Indiana received apparitions from the Blessed Mother under to title of "Our Lady of America." Saint Joseph also appeared to her and gave her a special message for families to bring peace on earth.


"Let them receive Holy Communion in union
with the love with which I received the Savior
for the first time and each time I held
Him in my arms."

The text below is quoted from the booklet written by Sister Mary Ephrem at the request of the Blessed Mother, entitled "Our Lady of America."  The full text is available in .pdf form from the website, Our Lady of America . 
 
 
Our Lady of America
 
What Saint Joseph said to Sister Mary Ephrem:
 

On March 11, 1958, Our Lady said to me: "St. Joseph will come on the eve of his feast. Prepare yourself well. There will be a special message. My holy spouse has an important part to play in bringing peace to the world."  St. Joseph came as was promised, and these are the words he spoke at this time: 

“Kneel down, my daughter, for what you will hear and what you will write will bring countless souls to a new way of life. Through you, small one, the Trinity desires to make known to souls Its desire to be adored, honored, and loved within the kingdom, the interior kingdom of their hearts. I bring to souls the purity of my life and the obedience that crowned it.

“All fatherhood is blest in me whom the Eternal Father chose as His representative on earth, the Virgin-Father of His own Divine Son. Through me the Heavenly Father has blessed all fatherhood, and through me He continues and will continue to do so till the end of time. My spiritual fatherhood extends to all God's children, and together with my Virgin Spouse I watch over them with great love and solicitude.

“Fathers must come to me, small one, to learn obedience to authority: to the Church always, as the mouthpiece of God, to the laws of the country in which they live, insofar as these do not go against God and their neighbor. Mine was perfect obedience to the Divine Will, as it was shown and made known to me by the Jewish law and religion. To be careless in this is most displeasing to God and will be severely punished in the next world.

"Let fathers also imitate my great purity of life and the deep respect I held for my Immaculate Spouse. Let them be an example to their children and fellowmen, never willfully doing anything that would cause scandal among God's people. Fatherhood is from God, and it must take once again its rightful place among men."
As St. Joseph ceased speaking I saw his most pure heart. It seemed to be lying on a cross which was of brown color. It appeared to me that at the top of the heart, in the midst of the flames pouring out, was a pure white lily. Then I heard these words:

"Behold this pure heart so pleasing to Him Who made it." St. Joseph then continued: "The cross, my little one, upon which my heart rests is the cross of the passion, which was ever present before me, causing me intense suffering. "I desire souls to come to my heart that they may learn true union with the Divine Will. It is enough, my child; I will come again tomorrow. Then I will make known to you how God wishes me to be honored in union with Jesus and Mary to obtain peace among men and nations. Good night, my little one." 
 
The  Three Hearts of Jesus, Mary, and  Joseph

He said, "Behold this pure heart...Come  to my
heart to learn true union with the Divine Will."



On the evening of the next day, March 19, 1958, St. Joseph again appeared to me as he had promised and addressed me in these words:
"My child, I desire a day to be set aside to honor my fatherhood. The privilege of being chosen by God to be the Virgin-Father of His Son was mine alone, and no honor, excluding that bestowed upon my Holy Spouse, was ever, or will ever, be as sublime or as high as this. The Holy Trinity desires thus to honor me that in my unique fatherhood all fatherhood might be blessed. Dear child, I was king in the little home of Nazareth, for I sheltered within it the Prince of Peace and the Queen of Heaven. To me they looked for protection and sustenance, and I did not fail them. I received from them the deepest love and reverence, for in me they saw Him Whose place I took over them. So the head of the family must be loved, obeyed, and respected, and in return be a true father and protector to those under his care. In honoring in a special way my fatherhood, you also honor Jesus and Mary. The Divine Trinity has placed into our keeping the peace of the world. The imitation of the Holy Family, my child, of the virtues we practiced in our little home at Nazareth is the way for all souls to that peace which comes from God alone and which none other can give"
Then suddenly, as he ceased speaking, I was favored with a unique and marvelous vision of the glorious St. Joseph. He seemed suspended, as it were, a short distance above what had the appearance of a large globe with clouds moving about it. His head was slightly raised, the eyes gazing upward as if in ecstasy. The hands were in a position similar to that of the priest during the celebration of Holy Mass, only they extended upward somewhat more. The color of his hair as also of his rather small and slightly forked beard seemed a very dark brown. His eyes resembled in color the hair and beard. He was clothed in a white robe that reached to his ankles. Over this he wore a sort of cloak which did not come together at the throat, but covering the shoulders and draped gracefully over each arm, reached to the hem of the robe. The cloak at times had, or seemed to have, the appearance of a brown, sometimes a purple, hue, or perhaps a slight blending of the two. The belt about his waist was of a gold color, as were his sandals.
 
His appearance, though quite youthful, gave at the same time the impression of rare maturity combined with great strength. He seemed a bit taller than medium height. The lines of his face appeared strong and purposeful, softened somewhat by a gentle serenity. I also saw his most pure heart at this time, Moreover, I saw the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove hovering above his head.

St. Joseph in an apparition similar to the one given to Sister Mary Ephrem.
He is here depicted as protector of the Church and pointed out as such by the Pontiff.

Standing sideways, facing each other, were two angels, one on the right, the other on the left. Each carried what appeared to be a small pillow in a satin covering, the pillow on the right bearing a gold crown, the one on the left, a gold scepter. The angels were all white, even their faces and hair. It was a beautiful whiteness that reminded me of the stainlessness of heaven. Then I heard these words: "Thus should he be honored whom the King desires to honor.”

When the vision ended, St. Joseph before taking leave spoke to me in the following manner: 
“The Holy Father (Pope Pius XII) need have no fear, for I have been appointed his special protector. As God chose me to be the special guardian of His Son, so has He chosen me as the special guardian of him who in Christ's Name is head of the Mystical Body of that same Son on earth. My special protection of the Holy Father and the Church should he made known to him. God wishes to make this known to him that he may receive thereby renewed consolation and encouragement. During the war, little daughter, it was I who saved him from death at the hands of his enemies. Continually I watch over him and the Church, and I desire this to be acknowledged for the greater glory of God and the good of souls.

"Lovely child, precious to the heart of your spiritual father, I will come again on the last Sunday of this month. Jesus and Mary will come also in a special visit. Receive my blessing," As I knelt down to receive it I felt his hands on my head and heard the words:
“May Jesus and Mary through my hands bestow upon you eternal peace."
As he had promised, St. Joseph came again on March 30. His requests were similar to those of Our Lady and the First Saturday. The Sacred Hearts of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph have been chosen by the Most Holy Trinity to bring peace to the world; hence, their request for special love and honor, also, in particular, reparation and imitation. These are the words of St. Joseph as recorded on March 30:
"I am the protector of the Church and the home, as I was the protector of Christ and His Mother while I lived upon earth. Jesus and Mary desire that my pure heart, so long hidden and unknown be now honored in a special way. Let my children honor my most pure heart in a special manner on the First Wednesday of the month by reciting the Joyful Mysteries of the rosary in memory of my life with Jesus and Mary and the love I bore them, the sorrow I suffered with them. Let them receive Holy Communion in union with the love with which I received the Savior for the first time and each time I held Him in my arms. Those who honor me in this way will be consoled by my presence at their death, and I myself will conduct them safely into the presence of Jesus and Mary.

"I will come again, little child of my most pure heart. Until then, continue in patience and humility, which is so pleasing to God."
As St. Joseph had promised, Jesus and Mary also came on March 30. Jesus had the appearance of a boy about fifteen or sixteen years old. He spoke to me first. It was about the sanctification of the family and other matters. He said it would not be required of me to write it at this time, as He would ask this of me at a later date. Our Lady and St. Joseph also spoke to me concerning the same subject and also about the Divine Indwelling.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

PRAY AT REFERENCES TO UNCHASTE LIFESTYLE

 

Say a  quick prayer to Saint Joseph to teach the world CHASTITY.

Sodom & Gomorrha were a warning of what 
God thinks of Sinful Lifestyles and Practices
Angels are entertained by Abraham. They foretell the birth of Isaac. Abraham's prayer for the men of Sodom.
[1] And the Lord appeared to him in the vale of Mambre as he was sitting at the door of his tent, in the very heat of the day. [2] And when he had lifted up his eyes, there appeared to him three men standing near him: and as soon as he saw them he ran to meet them from the door of his tent, and adored down to the ground. [3] And he said: Lord, if I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away from thy servant: [4] But I will fetch a little water, and wash ye your feet, and rest ye under the tree. [5] And I will set a morsel of bread, and strengthen ye your heart, afterwards you shall pass on: for therefore are you come aside to your servant. And they said: Do as thou hast spoken.

[6] Abraham made haste into the tent to Sara, and said to her: Make haste, temper together three measures of flour, and make cakes upon the hearth. [7] And he himself ran to the herd, and took from thence a calf very tender and very good, and gave it to a young man: who made haste and boiled it. [8] He took also butter and milk, and the calf which he had boiled, and set before them: but he stood by them under the tree. [9] And when they had eaten, they said to him: Where is Sara thy wife? He answered: Lo, she is in the tent. [10] And he said to him: I will return and come to thee at this time, life accompanying and Sara thy wife shall have a son. Which when Sara heard, she laughed behind the door of the tent.

[11] Now they were both old, and far advanced in years, and it had ceased to be with Sara after the manner of women. [12] And she laughed secretly, saying: After I am grown old and my lord is an old man, shall I give myself to pleasure? [13] And the Lord said to Abraham: Why did Sara laugh, saying: Shall I who am an old woman bear a child indeed? [14] Is there any thing hard to God? According to appointment I will return to thee at this same time, life accompanying, and Sara shall have a son. [15] Sara denied, saying: I did not laugh: for she was afraid. But the Lord said, Nay: but thou didst laugh:

[16] And when the men rose up from thence, they turned their eyes towards Sodom: and Abraham walked with them, bringing them on the way. [17] And the Lord said: Can I hide from Abraham what I am about to do: [18] Seeing he shall become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth shall be blessed? [19] For I know that he will command his children, and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord, and do judgment and justice: that for Abraham' s sake the Lord may bring to effect all the things he hath spoken unto him. [20] And the Lord said: The cry of Sodom and Gomorrha is multiplied, and their sin is become exceedingly grievous.

[21] I will go down and see whether they have done according to the cry that is come to me: or whether it be not so, that I may know. [22] And they turned themselves from thence, and went their way to Sodom: but Abraham as yet stood before the Lord. [23] And drawing nigh he said: Wilt thou destroy the just with the wicked? [24] If there be fifty just men in the city, shall they perish withal? and wilt thou not spare that place for the sake of the fifty just, if they be therein? [25] Far be it from thee to do this thing, and to slay the just with the wicked, and for the just to be in like case as the wicked, this is not beseeming thee: thou who judgest all the earth, wilt not make this judgment.

[26] And the Lord said to him: If I find in Sodom fifty just within the city, I will spare the whole place for their sake. [27] And Abraham answered, and said: Seeing I have once begun, I will speak to my Lord, whereas I am dust and ashes. [28] What if there be five less than fifty just persons? wilt thou for five and forty destroy the whole city? And he said: I will not destroy it, if I find five and forty. [29] And again he said to him: But if forty be found there, what wilt thou do? He said: I will not destroy it for the sake of forty. [30] Lord, saith he, be not angry, I beseech thee, if I speak: What if thirty shall be found there? He answered: I will not do it, if I find thirty there.

[31] Seeing, saith he, I have once begun, I will speak to my Lord. What if twenty be found there? He said: I will not destroy it for the sake of twenty. [32] I beseech thee, saith he, be not angry, Lord, if I speak yet once more: What if ten should be found there? And he said: I will not destroy it for the sake of ten. [33] And the Lord departed, after he had left speaking to Abraham: and Abraham returned to his place. GENESIS 18
Lot, entertaining Angels in his house, is delivered from Sodom, which is destroyed: his wife for looking back is turned into a statue of salt.


"1] And the two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of the city. And seeing them, he rose up and went to meet them: and worshipped prostrate to the ground, [2] And said: I beseech you, my lords, turn in to the house of your servant, and lodge there: wash your feet, and in the morning you shall go on your way. And they said: No, but we will abide in the street. [3] He pressed them very much to turn in unto him: and when they were come into his house, he made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread and they ate: [4] But before they went to bed, the men of the city beset the house both young and old, all the people together. [5] And they called Lot, and said to him: Where are the men that came in to thee at night? bring them out hither that we may know them: [6] Lot went out to them, and shut the door after him, and said: [7] Do not so, I beseech you, my brethren, do not commit this evil. [8] I have two daughters who as yet have not known man: I will bring them out to you, and abuse you them as it shall please you, so that you do no evil to these men, because they are come in under the shadow of my roof. [9] But they said: Get thee back thither. And again: Thou camest in, said they, as a, stranger, was it to be a judge? therefore we will afflict thee more than them. And they pressed very violently upon Lot: and they were even at the point of breaking open the doors. [10] And behold the men put out their hand, and drew in Lot unto them, and shut the door:

"11] And them that were without, they struck with blindness from the least to the greatest, so that they could not find the door. [12] And they said to Lot: Hast thou here any of thine? son in law, or sons, or daughters, all that are thine bring them out of this city: [13] For we will destroy this place, because their cry is grown loud before the Lord, who hath sent us to destroy them. [14] So Lot went out, and spoke to his sons in law that were to have his daughters, and said: Arise: get you out of this place, because the Lord will destroy this city. And he seemed to them to speak as it were in jest. [15] And when it was morning, the angels pressed him, saying: Arise, take thy wife, and the two daughters which thou hast: lest thou also perish in the wickedness of the city.

"16] And as he lingered, they took his hand, and the hand of his wife, and of his two daughters, because the Lord spared him. [17] And they brought him forth, and set him without the city: and there they spoke to him, saying: Save thy life: look not back, neither stay thou in all the country about: but save thyself in the mountain, lest thou be also consumed. [18] And Lot said to them: I beseech thee my Lord, [19] Because thy servant hath found grace before thee, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewn to me, in saving my life, and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil seize me, and I die: [20] There is this city here at hand, to which I may flee, it is a little one, and I shall be saved in it: is it not a little one, and my soul shall live?

"21] And he said to him: Behold also in this, I have heard thy prayers, not to destroy the city for which thou hast spoken. [22] Make haste and be saved there, because I cannot do any thing till thou go in thither. Therefore the name of that city was called Segor. [23] The sun was risen upon the earth, and Lot entered into Segor. [24] And the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrha brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven. [25] And he destroyed these cities, and all the country about, all the inhabitants of the cities, and all things that spring from the earth.

"26] And his wife looking behind her, was turned into a statue of salt. [27] And Abraham got up early in the morning and in the place where he had stood before with the Lord, [28] He looked towards Sodom and Gomorrha, and the whole land of that country: and he saw the ashes rise up from the earth as the smoke of a furnace. [29] Now when God destroyed the cities of that country, remembering Abraham, he delivered Lot out of the destruction of the cities wherein he had dwelt. [30] And Lot went up out of Segor, and abode in the mountain, and his two daughters with him, (for he was afraid to stay in Segor,) and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters with him. GENESIS 19:1 - 30 "
"LET US PRAY HABITUALLY FOR CHASTITY. 
THEN WE WILL HAVE PEACE." 




Love, Jeanne

Monday, July 15, 2013

PLEASE PRAY FOR CHASTITY, PRAY, PRAY, PRAY

 
Chastity is the way to peace. Pray for Chastity. 
 
"I am Our Lady of America. I desire that my children honor me, especially by the purity of their lives."  
 


Our Lady of America has bestowed generous expectations for Planet Earth and all Nations!
 
 The Lily represents Chastity

Our Lady promised that greater miracles than those granted at Lourdes and Fatima would be granted here in America, the United Stares in particular, if we would do as she desires. (September 25, 1956)
 
Though she came in this manner as a token of her love for us, nevertheless Our Lady of America welcomes her CHILDREN OF ALL NATIONS to her feet, for there will be found true peace.  (September 26, 1956)

"I am Our Lady of America. I desire that my children honor me, especially by the purity of their lives." These were the first words spoken to Sister Mary Ephrem (Mildred Neuzil) when the Blessed Mother appeared to her as Our Lady of America. (September 25, 1956)

“My child, I entrust you with this message that you must make known to my children in America. I wish it to be the country dedicated to my purity. The wonders I will work will be the wonders of the Soul. They must have faith and believe firmly in my love for them. I desire that they be the children of my Pure Heart. I desire, through my children of America, to further the cause of faith and purity among peoples and nations. Let them come to me with confidence and simplicity, and I, their Mother, will teach them to become pure like to my Heart that their own hearts may be more pleasing to the Heart of my Son." (September 26, 1954).

"Behold, O my children, the tears of your Mother! Shall I weep in vain? Assuage the sorrow of my Heart over the ingratitude of sinful men by the love and chasteness of your lives. Will you do this for me, beloved children, or will you allow your Mother to weep in vain? I come to you, O children of America, as a last resort. I plead with you to listen to my voice. Cleanse your souls in the Precious Blood of My Son. Live in His Heart, and take me in that I may teach you to live in great purity of heart which is so pleasing to God. Be my army of chaste soldiers, ready to fight to the death to preserve the purity of your souls. I am the Immaculate One, Patroness of your land. Be my faithful children as I have been your faithful Mother. "

“I desire to make the whole of America my shrine by making every heart accessible to the love of my Son.'' (September 27, 1956)





Mary said, "My holy spouse has an important part to play in bringing peace to the world."
(March 11, 1958)

The Lily represents Chastity

"Let fathers also imitate my great purity of life and the deep respect I held for my Immaculate Spouse. Let them be an example to their children and fellow men, never willfully doing anything that would cause scandal among God's people." (March 11, 1958)

 

St. Michael came to Sister Mary Ephrem one evening shortly after Our Lady's visit, holding an immense flaming torch. He held it towards her saying: 
 
“My little sister, you must carry this torch through the world."
 
He came again the next night in the same manner.
The next day she was interiorly enlightened during Mass. It was made known to her that those, particularly the youth, who are willing wholeheartedly to follow Our Lady in her great battle against evil would bear the special title of
 
"TORCHBEARERS OF THE QUEEN"
 
 
This torch, of course, is Divine Love, for it is Love alone that
will defeat hate and all that hate brings with it.


PLEASE PRAY WITH ME!

LET US PRAY

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, and St. Michael the Archangel 
teach us to live in Chastity and promote Chastity for all the human race.  Amen


For more information about the Catholic Church Approved Apparitions of Our Lady of America to Sister Mary Ephrem (Mildred Neuzil), visit the website
OUR LADY OF AMERICA
 Love, Jeanne

Thursday, July 11, 2013

GOSPA'S INVITATION, "FREQUENT HOLY MASS"




"Go often to holy Mass and receive Communion." 
(Medjugorje, June 23, 1982)

The Blessed Mother at Medjugorje has made it clear that Holy Mass is the most beneficial and crucial exercise of our Spiritual Lives.  The Great Sacrifice stirs the holy footsteps called "Way of the Cross," and fulfills the Great Promise of Salvation.  It is the invitation to apostleship and imposition of missionary graces.
"And a certain scribe came and said to him: Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou shalt go.  And Jesus saith to him: The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air nests: but the son of man hath not where to lay his head."            (Matthew 8:19-20)
WE CAN CHERISH THE HOLY MASS  Our Lady at Medjugorje advised us to value Holy Mass and participate with humility and reverence, gratitude and joy.
"My children, I wish that the Holy Mass be for you the gift of the day. Attend it, wish for it to begin. Jesus gives Himself to you during the Mass. Thus, look forward to that moment when you are cleansed. Pray very much so that the Holy Spirit will renew your parish. If people attend mass with lukewarmness, they will return to their homes cold, and with an empty heart."  (On March 30, 1984) 
"Dear children! Today I invite you to renew prayer in your families. Dear children, encourage the very young to pray and to go to holy Mass." (March 7, 1985)  
"I am anxious to tell you that it is a special time for you and for the parish. During the summer, you say that you have to work very much. At this time, there is no work in the fields. Thus, I invite you to work on yourselves. Come to Mass; the time is being provided for you. Dear children, there are many who come; in spite of the bad weather, because they love me, and want to prove their love to me. I ask all of you to prove your love to me by coming to Mass. The Lord will reward you generously for it." (to Marija, for the parish, November 21, 1985)  
"Dear children, I am calling you to live the Holy Mass. There are many of you who have experienced the beauty of the Mass, but there are others who go unwillingly. I have chosen you, dear children, and Jesus is giving you His graces in the Holy Mass. Let everyone who comes to Mass be joyful. Come with love and rejoice in the holy Mass." (April 3, 1986)   


"I wish that the Holy Mass be for you the gift of the day.
Be anxious for the Mass to begin."

PRAY THE MASS IN THE HOLY SPIRIT  Before the novena to the Immaculate Conception, the Blessed Virgin tells Jelena: "Before Mass it is necessary to pray to the Holy Spirit."   Jelena said, "We followed this message during the novena, praying before Mass and asking the faithful to respond, 'O Come Holy Spirit.' After Communion, we sang the hymn to the Holy Spirit, then we stopped doing it." In January, 1983, Jelena says that the Blessed Virgin requested that these prayers be resumed. "We should not have stopped it. The prayers to the Holy Spirit should always accompany the Mass." (Medjugorje, November, 1983) The Blessed Virgin also said on another occasion,
"... most important in spiritual life is to ask for the gift of the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit comes, then peace will be established. When that occurs, everything changes around you. Things will change."  (October 25, 1984) 


"Before Mass it is necessary to pray to the Holy Spirit.



The prayers to the Holy Spirit should always accompany the Mass.
The most important in spiritual life is to ask for the gift of the Holy Spirit.
When the Holy Spirit comes, then peace will be established.
When that occurs, everything changes around you.
Things will change." (October 25, 1984)

DON'T MAKE EXCUSES TO MISS MASS  We want to help ourselves and the family of God by attending Mass even when it is difficult.  The Gospa said to Jelena,

"Thank you, thanks to everyone!" (That evening, it was particularly cold.) "You are very good to come to Mass without looking for an excuse. [You] show me that you have a generous heart."  (December 2, 1983) 

GIVE FULL ATTENTION TO THE MASS  When we are at Mass we should pay attention to what is happening.  Mary said, another time, to Maria (Marija) for the parish,

“The Mass is the greatest prayer of God. You will never be able to understand its greatness. That is why you must be perfect and humble at Mass, and you should prepare yourselves there.”

"Pray, pray, pray!" "Besides," Maria (Marija) said, "she asks that everyone, and especially the young people, behave in a worthy manner during Holy Mass." (August 23, 1984)   

SAY A PRAYER OF THANKS AFTER MASS  Our Lady says that we should make an act of thanksgiving at the finish of Holy Mass.

"... where [were you] with your thoughts yesterday during Mass? When you go to mass, your trip from home to church should be a time of preparation for Mass. You should also receive Holy Communion with an open and pure heart; purity of heart and openness. Do not leave the church without an appropriate act of thanksgiving." (October 25, 1984)

"... there are in the parish, some persons, who have not entirely given themselves. As soon as Mass has ended, they are in a hurry to leave the church [and prayer]. That is not good. That way they will never be able to give themselves completely. It is not good for them to linger about the church [chatting and gossiping]."
(February 4, 1984) 
“Mass represents the highest form of prayer.
You must be humble and respectful during Holy Mass,
and prepare yourself for it with care.
Come with love and rejoice in the Holy Mass.
I recommend to you in a special way,
to attend Holy Mass every day."

“Dear children, In my coming to you, here among you, the greatness of God is reflected and the way with God to eternal joy is opening. Do not feel weak, alone or abandoned. Along with faith, prayer and love climb to the hill of salvation. May the Mass, the most exalted and most powerful act of your prayer, be the center of your spiritual life. Believe and love, my children. Those whom my Son chose and called will help you in this as well. To you and to them especially, I give my motherly blessing. Thank you.” (August 2, 2008: to Mirjana)

LEARN ABOUT THE HOLY MASS  Mary says to study the Mass in an effort to participate and appreciate it more.
"Dear children, strive to deepen your knowledge of the Mass as you should." (to Jelena, June 1, 1985)



Jelena Vasilj-Valente, Medjugorje visionary who
receives locutions from the Gospa since 1982 at age 10.
Jelena Vasilj-Valente was a member of the parish of Saint
James in Medjugorje who received "locutions" or an inner
voice of the Blessed Mother instead of seeing her. She led a
prayer group of young people in Medjugorje for several
years. She married Massimiliano Valente in 2002, lives
in Rome, Italy, and has four children. She still shares in
the ministry of Medjugorje.
 
Love, Jeanne