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Saturday, 13-Sep-2008 16:21 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Comment at EC: Benedict Goes To Lourdes, I Delve Into Medjugorje

 
Reading a blog comment at Enlightened Catholicism's post on "Benedict Goes To Lourdes, I Delve Into Medjugorje" from a "54 year old, PhD scientist, non-Catholic whose conversion process began at Medjugorje last October" named Timothy, I responded with my own comment:




I read these posts with interest and thought I would share my/our experiences with you (Tim, Collen, butterfly and whoever else stops by).

Like Tim, we were not the likeliest to convert, but we did in spite of ourselves.

Like Tim, my husband and I were very much science-bent. My doctorate is in the health field and I care for patients as a doctor in a private practice. My husband, like Tim, earned his Ph.D. and has for the last 30 years worked as professor/researcher at a university. At the same age as Tim, in 2004, we too were called -- out of the blue -- to Medjugorje.

Then, we were "(vaugely) spiritual, but (definitely) not religious." We were not even faintly interested in organized religion.

By Grace -- and Grace alone -- four years after our trip to Medjugorje as NON-Catholics, we are now a part of the body of Christ in His Church. We received the Sacraments of baptism, confirmation, reconciliation, Eucharist and marriage within the year of our return from Medjugorje.

There was and continues to be a supernatural order to our spiritual journey and so this recent tempest in the teapot situation in the media does not faze us.

We trust in His Plan for that sacred place. As I posted earlier:

From the New American Bible: Romans 8:28:

We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.


I send my love and best wishes to all of you and especially to Tim, as you journey forward. RCIA is heaven-sent and now with the Internet, you have great resources to delve into your faith.

She, who I never gave much thought to before Medjugorje, will keep leading you to her Son, just as she did in Medjugorje. In the end, it is all about God and His Glory. Period.

And what a joy life has been ever since Medjugorje...

Peace


Thursday, 11-Sep-2008 03:53 Email | Share | | Bookmark
911 - Fr. Corapi's Spiritual 911

Father John Corapi, SOLT
Background: Father Corapi was once a red Ferrari-driving millionnaire businessman who fell from worldly success into drug addiction, then took a five-year plunge into loss, rejection and utter destitution, hitting rock bottom before undergoing a powerful spiritual conversion. He went from praying one Hail Mary each day, to the Rosary daily; this led him to the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) and to the Eucharist. After studies in the United States and at the University of Navarre in Spain, he was ordained at age 44 in 1991 by Pope John Paul II at St. Peter's Basilica.



Please keep Fr. Corapi in your prayers, especially the Memorare, his favorite prayer that he has asked be prayed for him. >> His health update



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A message from Father John Corapi, SOLT at http://www.fathercorapi.com


All of us have had times and experiences when we’ve needed help. Spiritual help, right now!

In the United States and Canada, the telephone number used to call for police, fire, or ambulance emergency services is “911.” When we call “911” we need help immediately.

Well, it often happens that people, suffering many and various things, need help from God right now. I have a “Spiritual 911” for you if that’s the case. I received most of the inspiration for this from Mother Teresa of Calcutta, although she didn’t relate any of it to the term “911.”

If you find yourself in dire need of help from God pray the following prayers with as much trust as you can muster. This trust, or childlike confidence, is of extreme importance. In a sense the more you trust God, the more you permit Him to help you.

NOTE: All prayer is centered on Jesus Christ. Know with absolute certainty that all that we give to Mary, she takes to Jesus. With great trust pray:

Memoraries.

“Remember, o most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to Thy protection,
implored Thy help, or sought Thy intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, o Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To Thee do I come. Before Thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions,
but in Thy mercy, hear and answer me.
Amen.”


Rosary.

Pray 5 decades of the Rosary (Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious, or Luminous Mysteries. The choice is yours). Try to meditate well on the Mysteries, bringing them into your own life. Pray the prayers of the Our Father and Hail Mary with great love and trust. The prayer of the Rosary is the prayer of the Gospel. That is why it is so powerful.

When we pray the Rosary, we are praying the Gospel. The Gospel or “Good News” is Jesus Christ: Infinite Power!


Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

This is an age especially in need of God’s mercy. Jesus gave this prayerful devotion, dedicated to His Infinite mercy, to Saint Faustina. Once again, pray with trust, even if it hurts. Just do it! It is not a feeling. It is a decision. An act of the will.

The prayers:

“Eternal Father, I offer you the body and blood, soul and divinity, of your dearly beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world;”

and

“For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us, and on the whole world,”

are filled with power.


The ending prayer

“Holy God, holy mighty One, holy immortal One,
have mercy on us and on the whole world”


call down God's grace and mercy on us and all of our brothers and sisters.

So, you have a direct line to God. Call to heaven with the Spiritual “911” when you need to send a distress call for heavenly help. It will take less than an hour in most cases. If you don’t have that much time, make the solemn intention to do it as soon as possible. God loves you and will help you. He may not remove the problem, but he’ll always give you the strength and means to triumph over it.

9 Memoraries

1 Rosary

1 Chaplet of Divine Mercy


May God bless you and keep you safe in his merciful love!

Father John Corapi, SOLT




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Friday, 11-Jul-2008 23:06 Email | Share | | Bookmark
A Conversion Story: Spanish writer Maria Vallejo-Nágera

Maria Valleo-Nágera
Visiting bluecross' blog, I stumbled upon a powerful testimony of Spanish writer Maria Vallejo-Nágera, who was unexpectedly converted in three seconds while in Medjugorje:





She now uses her gift of writing for Him, and only Him. Yet another good fruit of Medjugorje!


- Her written testimony (in Spanish), can be found at her website: Maria Valleo-Nágera

- Maria’s testimony in Spanish can be viewed here.


Thank you, bluecross!


Friday, 11-Jul-2008 21:20 Email | Share | | Bookmark
YOUTUBE: Medjugorje




Thank you, medjugorje.com (Ana and Steve Shawl) for this memory-laden video! It was the best trip of our lives, in every way, life-changing.


Friday, 11-Jul-2008 21:04 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Vatican to Probe Medjugorje Sightings

 
>> http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/main/news/11395/

27 June 2008 Sarajevo: The Vatican announced it will form a commission to investigate the apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Bosnia's southern town of Medjugorje.

Local media quoted on Friday Bosnian Cardinal Vinko Puljic saying that this will be the first Vatican commission ever to visit Medjugorje. More


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