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26 heinäkuu 2005 , 16.35 , Originally published 22 toukokuu 2003 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Interviews
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Interview Roman Gruter

Fr. Roman Grüter: I noticed that many people who come to Medjugorje seek healing of the body, of the soul, of the spirit. This is similar in all places of pilgrimages, but here it is especially strong. People seek to be transformed, renewed, healed in the deepest sense of the word; this is very important for people. I think that we should encourage them and help them in this process, and we need to give them good spiritual guides and help on this way.

25 heinäkuu 2005 , Originally published 1 heinäkuu 1996 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Interviews, Priests of Medjugorje / Author: Miro Brcic
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Interview Tomislav Pervan

Fra Tomislav Pervan: Medjugorje began with the laity, with ordinary children, it was brought to the laity and it was they who first beleived and only then was it passed on to the priests. And today it is the laity who bring the Medjugorje movement to the whole world. It is really the laity who hundreds of times cross even oceans to come to Medjugorje. When I ask them why they come so often to Medjugorje, and why they bring pilgrims to these parts which aren't safe, they reply that they do it because they see changes in people. Spiritual changes.

25 heinäkuu 2005 , Originally published 1 heinäkuu 1996 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Interviews, Visionaries, Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic / Author: Marijan Sivric
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Vicka Pray For Youth

Interview by Marijan Sivric

Vicka Ivankovic: "She would like us to accept the message with our hearts and to live them. Often we accept the message, we begin to live it, but then we get tired and we remain the way we were before. And Our Lady would like that everyday we live her messages a little bit and that we would make progress in our lives."

25 heinäkuu 2005 , Originally published 22 toukokuu 2004 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Interviews
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George Tracy 25 Times Medjugorje

Mons. George Tracy: Medjugorje began to have a great influence when I came here for the first time and it has continued. It has taught me in the depth of my being to live in the Immaculate Heart of Mary along with the Sacred Heart of her Son, which are the two Hearts that are central in my work in the “Cor Christi”. I have developed in my heart a real sense for the teachings of Grignon de Montfort, who is Mary’s child: To put my heart into her heart when I have to get in the Heart of Christ. I want to be Mother Mary’s child.

25 heinäkuu 2005 , 17.50 , Originally published 25 maaliskuu 2003 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Interviews
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Sr. Hannah

Source: medjugorje-hr

Mary says always again in her messages: Open your hearts! From the psychological point of view, I know that, because of our wounds, we develop mechanisms to defend ourselves. Out of fear, we have built up defence mechanisms that impede us to be able to trust blindly. If a person, as a child, has been rejected by the parents, he/she cannot believe that God will not reject him/her. Or if someone was beaten by the father, it is difficult to believe that God wants no harm on him/her. For people with these kinds of wounds, each step of the opening of the heart, each time, is an act of trust, a step in faith. In Medjugorje, Mary heals our hearts so that this path of opening and trust may become possible again, that we may receive a greater share of the fullness of the grace of God.

25 heinäkuu 2005 , 17.26 , Originally published 3 joulukuu 2002 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Interviews
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Interview Daniel Ange

What I like in Medjugorje is that visionaries are also witnesses. They accept to give witness, they accept to transmit Our Lady’s message. They are missionaries and this is the characteristic of Our Lady’s apparitions in last 30 years. Bernadette entered into a convent, but these visionaries are educated by Our Lady to be evangelisators. It was wonderful when I was in the USA, at the Notre-Dame University, with Ivan. I was giving talks, he was giving talks, and it was wonderful: myself as a catholic priest and he as a child of God in a direct connection with heaven. It is wonderful.

25 heinäkuu 2005 , 16.57 , Originally published 18 marraskuu 2002 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Interviews
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Fr. Leo Maasburg (detail)

I have learned one thing from Mother Teresa: it is not important what we expect and what we desire. The only important is to confide oneself to the guidance of Jesus and of Mary. There are surely people who come with some big problem, but the biggest problem is always lack of holiness! We surely bring with us people who entrust themselves into our prayer, but we should not limit the Lord and Our Lady to the gifts they give us.

22 heinäkuu 2005 , Originally published 20 syyskuu 2002 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Medjugorje and Vatican / Author: Pope John Paul II
Rosarium Virginis Mariae Most Holy Rosary

The Holy Father John Paul II published on October 16, 2002 the Apostolic Letter on the Most Holy Rosary under the title, “Rosarium Virginis Mariae”, where he also proclaims a year of the Holy Rosary, beginning today and running through the same date next year. The Holy Father asks that the Rosary be prayed particularly for the causes of world peace and the strengthening of family life. In this document, the Pope proposes five new mysteries of the Rosary under the name “luminous mysteries” or “mysteries of light”.

21 heinäkuu 2005 , Originally published 5 elokuu 2001 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Medjugorje and Vatican / Author: Pope John Paul II
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Pope John Paul II

"You are the salt of the earth, You are the light of the world" (Mt 5:13-14)

It is the nature of human beings, and especially youth, to seek the Absolute, the meaning and fullness of life. Dear young people, do not be content with anything less than the highest ideals! Do not let yourselves be dispirited by those who are disillusioned with life and have grown deaf to the deepest and most authentic desires of their heart. You are right to be disappointed with hollow entertainment and passing fads, and with aiming at too little in life. If you have an ardent desire for the Lord you will steer clear of the mediocrity and conformism so widespread in our society.

21 heinäkuu 2005 , Originally published 3 lokakuu 2000 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Medjugorje and Vatican / Author: Pope John Paul II
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Pope John Paul II

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS
POPE JOHN PAUL II
FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD DAY OF PEACE
1 JANUARY 2001

1. At the dawn of a new millennium, there is growing hope that relationships between people will be increasingly inspired by the ideal of a truly universal brotherhood. Unless this ideal is shared, there will be no way to ensure a stable peace. There are many signs which suggest that this conviction is becoming more deeply rooted in people's minds. The importance of fraternity is proclaimed in the great "charters" of human rights; it is embodied in great international institutions, particularly the United Nations; and it is called for, as never before, by the process of globalization which is leading to a progressive unification of the economy, culture and society. For their part, the followers of the different religions are ever more conscious of the fact that a relationship with the one God, the common Father of all, cannot fail to bring about a greater sense of human brotherhood and a more fraternal life together. In God's revelation in Christ, this principle finds a radical expression: "He who does not love does not know God; for God is love" (1 Jn 4:8).

21 heinäkuu 2005 , Originally published 10 marraskuu 2001 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Priests of Medjugorje, Theology reports / Author: Dr. Fra Slavko Barbarić, OFM
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Discourse of Dr. Fra Slavko Barbaric, OFM

To love and to be loved is the fundamental and the deepest desire of every man. We do not even need to discuss how important love and acceptance are in the family school of life. Lack of love and acceptance in the family leave deep scars. It is not unheard of that even the newly conceived child feels and knows if it is accepted with love or not. It is known from therapeutic practice, that deep fears, which can follow a person throughout his entire life, are often caused prior to birth, if the father and mother contemplated abortion.

21 heinäkuu 2005 , 22.00 , Originally published 10 marraskuu 2001 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Theology reports, Priests of Medjugorje / Author: Dr. fra Ivan Dugandzic, OFM
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Mirjana during her Annual apparition (Theological possibility and significance of these unusual manifestations)

In 1973, there was a stormy discussion among theologians about the significance of Jesus' resurrection and the meaning of speech in the apparitions of the Risen One as the New Testament speaks of them. R. Pesch, a liberal Catholic biblical scholar, provoked that discussion with his assertion that talk about the resurrection is merely "the expression of the believers' recognition of Jesus' eschatological significance, his mission and authority, his legitimation in view of his death." Talk about apparitions would merely be the "legitimation" of the disciples, that is, their determination to proclaim that "significance of Jesus." His Protestant, very moderate colleague, M. Hengel, in his response particularly regrets that in present times visions are made equivalent to hallucinations and continues, "Since the rich mystical tradition of the Church has dried up, at least in our regions, theologians are then no longer in authority for these manifestations, but rather psychiatrists or drug experts. A vision is considered a pathological manifestation" (ThQ 3/1973, p. 255). It was as though it were a prophetic word for what will be shown also in the case of the apparitions in Medjugorje eight years later.

20 heinäkuu 2005 , Originally published 10 marraskuu 2001 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Medjugorje in the Catholic Church, Theology reports, Priests of Medjugorje / Author: Dr. fra Ljudevit Rupcic, OFM
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Dr. fra Ljudevit Rupcic, OFM

The term "private" revelations has already for a long time become customary in theology. In contrast to it is public revelation. However, public revelation would be the one given in the Bible, and private the one given apart from the Bible. Accordingly, it would be more justifiable to speak of biblical and extra-biblical revelation. Assigning a greater honour and significance to the biblical than to the other has no real reason whatsoever. Because if they are both true, if they both come from God, according to their origin they are both divine and equally valuable. Both, the one and the other, God intends for people and wants them to accept both of them. Otherwise, there would be no reason for him to speak at all. If there may be some justifiable difference between them, it can never be in the sense that one is obligatory and the other is not. They are both obligatory. For every one that has been reached by them and for the one who has attained sufficient reasons and moral security regarding their authenticity, both of them oblige equally.

20 heinäkuu 2005 , Originally published heinäkuu, 1997 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Medjugorje in the Catholic Church, Theology reports / Author: René Laurentin
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René Laurentin

The position of Medjugorje in the Church is a difficult, disputed subject, an object of confusion and ambiguities, that is important to dissipate.

Among us, Medjugorje does not need any explanations. It is a place of grace where Our Lady has manifested Herself by all the exceptional fruits: spiritual life, conversions, healings. "The tree is judged by its fruits," says the Lord, and it is the only criterion of discernment that comes from Him (Mt 7:20; 12:33).

20 heinäkuu 2005 , Originally published 25 kesäkuu 1997 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Priests of Medjugorje, Medjugorje in the Catholic Church
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Signatures of the letter

Dear Friends, Members of Medjugorie Prayer Groups,

This letter is an expression of the deep affection which unites us to the message of Medjugorie! Knowing that many people (bishops, priests, religious and laity) have gratefully testified to the abundant spiritual fruits of this message, we would like, through this letter, to make you participants in a group testimony. This testimony should contribute to the defense of this work of Mary, a work which is spread throughout the whole world and which continues to be threatened in many places.

 

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