-St. John Paul II
What if God really is sending someone from heaven to convert our hearts?
If the apparitions are true, it isn’t without reason that God is sending his Mother to us and so it must be of tremendous importance.
The reason can be found in Mary’s reported messages, which urge people to be converted. The following reported messages express the urgency of Our Mother’s call:
Our Mother’s Messages ARE AT THE HEART of Medjugorje
“I have come to tell the world that God exists. He is the fullness of life, and to enjoy this fullness and peace, you must return to God”.
“… The only thing that I would want to tell you is to be converted. Make that known to all my children as quickly as possible. No pain, no suffering is too great to me in order to save you. I will pray to my Son not to punish the world; but I beseech you, be converted. You cannot imagine what is going to happen nor what the Eternal Father will send to earth. That is why you must be converted! Renounce everything. Do penance. Express my acknowledgement to all my children who have prayed and fasted. I carry all this to my Divine Son in order to obtain an alleviation of His justice against the sins of mankind. I thank the people who have prayed and fasted. Persevere and help me to convert the world.” 1040
“Dear children! God wants to make you holy. ... He is inviting you to
complete surrender. Let Holy Mass be your life…” April 25, 1988
“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 for it.” (1983)
“I wish to call you to a living of the Holy Mass. There are many of you who have sensed the beauty of the Holy Mass, but there are also those who come unwillingly. …Jesus gives you His graces in the Mass. Therefore, consciously live the Holy Mass and let your coming to it be a joyful one. Come to it with love and make the Mass your own.” April 3, 1986
Usually Our Lady comes to the visionaries happy and joyful. On one occasion, while talking about the Bible, She was crying. Our Lady said: "You have forgotten the Bible."
Today I call on you to read the Bible every day in your homes and let it be in a visible place so as always to encourage you to read it and to pray.
Thank you for having responded
to my call.” October 18, 1984
“Every family must pray family prayers and read the Bible.” (February 14, 1985)
Monthly Confession “Make your peace with God and among yourselves. For that, it is necessary to believe, to pray, to fast, and to go to confession.” June 26, 1981
“Pray, pray! It is necessary to believe firmly, to go to confession regularly, and, likewise, to receive Holy Communion. It is the only salvation.” (February 10, 1982)
“Whoever has done very much evil during his life can go straight to Heaven if he confesses, is sorry for what he has done, and receives Communion at the end of his life.” (July 24, 1982)
“Monthly confession will be a remedy for the Church in the West. One must convey this message to the West.” (August 6, 1982)
“Do not go to confession through habit, to remain the same after that. No, it is not good. Confession should give an impulse to your faith. It should stimulate you and bring you closer to Jesus. If confession does not mean anything for you, really, you will be converted with great difficulty.” November 7, 1983
Daily Prayer (Rosary)
"I am calling you to be people of prayer. Pray until prayer becomes a joy for you and a meeting with the Most High. He will transform your hearts and you will become people of love and peace.
Do not forget, little children, that Satan is strong and wants to draw you away from prayer. You, do not forget that prayer is the secret key of meeting with God. That is why I am with you to lead you. Do not give up on prayer." August 25, 2017
“In this peaceless world full of threats, your hands, apostles of my love, should be extended in prayer and mercy. And to me, my children, give the gift of the rosary, the roses which I love so much. My roses are your prayers pronounced with the heart and not only recited with the lips. My roses are your acts of prayer, faith and love.
When my Son was little, he said to me that my children would be numerous and that they would bring me many roses. I did not comprehend Him. Now I know that you are those children who are bringing me roses when, above all, you love my Son, when you pray with the heart, when you help the poorest.
… apostles of my love, pray for those who do not know how to love, for those who do not love you, for those who have done evil to you, for those who have not come to know the love of my Son. …remember, to pray means to love and to forgive. ” Dec. 2, 2017
Fasting on Wednesday and Fridays
“...Through fasting and prayer one can stop wars, one can
suspend the natural laws of nature.” July 21, 1982
“Dear children! Today I call you to renew prayer and fasting with even greater enthusiasm until prayer becomes a joy for you. Little children, the one who prays is not afraid of the future and the one who fasts is not afraid of evil.
Once again, I repeat to you: only through prayer and fasting also wars can be stopped – wars of your unbelief and fear for the future. I am with you and am teaching you little children: your peace and hope are in God. That is why draw closer to God and put Him
in the first place in your life.
Thank you for having responded to my call.” January 25, 2001