The fifteenth installment from my book, The Constant Procession. It’s the early 1980’s and the Madonna apperates at Medjugorje in Yugoslavia, (modern day Bosnia and Herzegovina.)
The Virgin Mary offers words of clarity on how a person can ‘return to God’ and enjoy the ‘fullness of life.’
Meanwhile a Pope and a President find renewed clarity of purpose as they recover from the attempts on their lives.
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Beginning podcast of my book: 301-The Constant Procession: Part 1
I am often asked; “What did the Virgin Mary say?” In this 15th episode covering Chapter 26 we find her actual words as testified to by the six teenage seers.
Starting with the first of her contacts with the young teenagers in Medjugorje she told them very specific things that were on her mind. Firstly the apparition identified herself as the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Queen of Peace.
She told the visionaries that she had an urgent message for humanity to return to God.
She said to the seers: “I have come to tell the world that God exists. He is fullness of life, and to enjoy the fullness and obtain peace, you must return to God.”
During the apparitions, the visionaries did not react to light or sound; they did not react to being touched. They felt they were outside of time and space.
Our Lady presented herself as a servant messenger from God. The visionaries told of what the Madonna said to them.
PEACE – Already on the third day, Our Lady stressed peace as the first part of her messages: “Peace, peace, peace and only peace!” after which she said twice, “Peace must reign between God and man and between people.”
FAITH her second message and she repeated this message many times. Without faith we cannot arrive at peace!
PURIFY or cleanse the heart, because a corrupt or ‘deteriorated’ heart is the basis of bad relations, which in turn brings social disorder, even unjust laws. Without a radical change of heart, without the conversion of the heart, there is no peace.
PRAYER, to pray every day, she requests everyone to “pray without ceasing” just as Christ himself taught. Pray, Give Him thanks for His gifts to us. Prayer aids us in our “ordered relationship with God.” Without which it is impossible to maintain peace either with God or with our neighbor.
FASTING – Already on the sixth day of the apparitions, The Madonna often recommended fasting because it helps faith. That is, the practice of fasting aids and ensures control over oneself. “Only the person who can dominate them-self is truly free.”
These first messages she brought did not convey new teachings, but reinforced the Gospels and teachings of the traditional Churches. These messages began to appear around the world reaching millions of people.
Also found in this episode is Chapter 27 entitled “The Pointy Edge of the Sword.” This military term used by the Marine’s accurately portrays the curious surroundings and circumstances that are frequently overlooked when this apparition at Medjugorje come to mind.
Photo credit and Article with more information link is from Gizmodo.com
The location in the early 1980’s took place at a similarly remote location in the world as found with earlier apparitions. And during the early 80’s the area was experiencing excitement in preparing for the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.
It was a time of great pride for the Communist country of Yugoslavia.
The Madonna first appeared there in those heady times. Her efforts were in part to warn of unspeakable changes that could occur in this region of the world without a return to God.
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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.
The origin of these podcasts began with my book The Constant Procession.
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