MY HOME MEDJUGORJE
The following happened on Monday 27 November 1989. The meeting was only for the prayer group, at Blue cross at 10pm.
This message was given to Marija, who was standing in for Ivan. Our Lady came joyful and she said:
"These days, I want you to pray in a special way for the salvation of souls. Today is the feast day of the miraculous medal, and I want that you pray, in a special way, for the salvation of those people who are carrying this miraculous medal. I want you to spread the devotion and the carrying of this medal, so that more souls may be saved, and that you pray in a special way."
In my diary, there is a picture of the medal from both sides and there is a story recounting the origin of this devotion and the prayers associated with it. This is how it began.
In 1830, Our Lady, Mother of God, appeared to a young novice nun Sr Catherine Laboure late at night in a church at Rue de Bac, Paris. During the apparition, she saw an oval-shaped light surrounding Our Lady. Around the top part of this light was written:
"O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee"
Then she heard a voice that said to her:
"Make sure that the medal is made like the model that you saw. The people who wear this medal with faith will have great graces, if the medal is blessed and they pray with devotion this short prayer"
St Catherine said, "The medal suddenly turned around. On the other side of the medal, I saw the monogram of the most holy Virgin, made with the letter M, and above the letter M was a cross, and below were two hearts, the hearts of Jesus and Mary. I could see the difference because one of the hearts was crowned with thorns and the other was pierced by a sword. Around the medal were twelve stars.
Then everything disappeared and St Catherine remained kneeling in the dark church. Catherine told all this to her confessor, who after some time realised that she was saying the truth. Assured that the apparition really occurred, he went to the local bishop who was devoted to Mary. With the permission of the Bishop, the first medal was minted in 1832. At that time, the Archbishop Mecheina, who was not strong, was dying. That is why the bishop wanted to try the power of the intercession of Mary through the medal. He took the medal and went to the dying archbishop, but the archbishop refused him. Then the bishop went back home and started to pray:
"Mary, help. show your power through the medal as you promised."
He prayed a long time and asked for conversion. Just as he finished his prayer, they told him that the archbishop was dying and asking for him. He went and gave him the last rights. The archbishop died that night in peace.
After that first miracle, the journey of Miraculous Medal went through the whole world. Miracle, conversions and healing have been reported throughout the world. There are too many stories about miracles due to Mary through the Miraculous Medal to write about here.
Pope Pius 12th canonised Catherine on 19 July 1947. The bishop Sechauera permitted the reciting of the following novena on 1 July 1956.
Who is praying this devotion will receive blessings and great graces.
Priest: O Mary, conceived
Priest: Lord Jesus Christ, born of your Holy Mother The Blessed Virgin Mary conceived without sin, permit us to ask for Her intercession and through it, find perpetual joy, and, grant us Your blessings which will sustain us. We ask this of You who lives and reigns in all ages into eternity. Amen.
All: Remember, O most
gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help or sought thy intercession was left unaided.
When you pray the novena by yourself, you should pray all the prayers from this devotion.
THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL AND MEDJUGORJE
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