St. John Paul II: “We must take care of Medjugorje , because it is the hope for the whole world”.
St. John Paul II is known, had a great Marian devotion, everything began at an early age. When at nine he lost his mother, his father took him to the shrine of Czestochowa, and told him: “Our Lady will take care of you until you reunite with your mother in Heaven”. And she supported him, accompanied him and protected every day of his life. “
He recognized himself as his son, to whom he addressed himself in every situation and for every need. He recognized that Mary is the One who brings us closer to Jesus who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. He said that “Christ leads us to His Mother. On Calvary, he indicated it to the disciple John, now he points it out to all those who try to know Him and love Him “.
TRUST IN MARY.
Five years after he was elected Pope, on 13 June 1983 he returned to that Shrine, to participate in the national feast of thanksgiving and fostering. He wanted to entrust his people, political efforts, values and attitudes of the new Poland. And he returned to renew his entrustment to her, saying to her: «O Mother of Jasna Gora, I have come here, to tell you once again:” Totus tuus “! I am, O Mother, all yours, and all that is mine is yours! » On that occasion, as an ex voto, as a visible sign of grace and protection received, he left the band of the cassock pierced by the bullet that had struck him 2 years ago.
In April 2003, on the occasion of the preparation for World Youth Day, he entrusted the young to the Madonna, saying: “I like to see entrusted to you, O Mary, the young people of the world. You, Mother of the divine grace, make them shine with the beauty of Christ !. O Mary, help them to respond to their vocation.Guide them to the knowledge of true love and bless their loved ones. Support them in the moment of suffering. With them, I too entrust myself once again to You and with confiding affection I repeat: Totus tuus ego sum! I’m all yours ! “
I NEED YOUR HELP
Mirjana, in her book “My Heart will triumph” , tells of her conversation with the Pope at Castel Gandolfo, and states that she was eager to know everything about the apparitions in Medjugorje. He had a joyful face in listening to the description of the Madonna, and said to the visionary: “We must take care of Medjugorje, because it is the hope for the whole world”.
The seer still writes in the book: “A priest told me that the Pope was interested in Medjugorje, from the beginning, because, even before the apparitions began, he had asked Our Lady to appear again on earth. “I can not do it alone, Mother – he prayed – … I need your help, Mother dear” . According to that priest, the Pope, when he learned that Our Lady had appeared in a small town in a communist country, immediately thought that Medjugorje was an answer to her prayers “. (“My Heart will triumph”, p. 204).
TO MEDJUGORJE COL CUORE
For Pope Woityla the journey to Medjugorje was not possible, but before the Madonna of Czestochowa he had said:
“May this visit make up for my absence in all the places where I have been invited and in which I could not arrive”.
Medjugorje was one of those places where he had been invited many times, but above all he wanted to go.In the Message of October 22, 1985, Our Lady said: ” You still do not understand the great love that I have for you and that I offer you. Hurry up and understand it! When the apparitions finish, it may be late . “