As we near Good Friday and Easter Sunday in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the collective Christian world will, for the first time, contemplate the Risen Christ separated from friends, colleagues and family in a unique fashion. Some have made the point that this is the time of the “Examination of Conscience.”
Perhaps this is what Our Lady was referring to when she spoke of “Preparing for new times” in a relatively recent message.
What follows was taken from a telephone interview between Radio Maria and visionary Marija:
“As in every occasion of the message of the 25th of the month, at the end of the day there is a telephone interview on Radio Maria with the visionary Marija. In the interview on this occasion, we transcribed the exchange of words between the director of Radio Maria Padre Livio Fanzaga, and the visionary who received the message.
Before reading the interview, let’s review together the message of the 25th of this month August 2019
“Dear children! I thank God for each of you. In a special way, children, thank you for having responded to my call. I prepare you for new times so that you may be steadfast in faith and persevering in prayer, so that the Holy Spirit may work through you and renew the face of the earth. I pray with you for peace, the most precious gift, even if Satan wants war and hatred. You children, hold my hands out and walk proudly with God. Thank you for having responded to my call. “
Interview: “Our Lady was happy to see us” – the visionary Marija told Radio Maria – in large numbers, for having responded to her call. There were 270 priests to celebrate in the Church of Medjugorje and many, many, for confessions. This is thanksgiving to God for the presence of Our Lady in our midst.
What are the new times for which Our Lady is preparing us? (question from Father Livio)
We see that Our Lady is preparing us for the Triumph of her Immaculate Heart, and as she says, she prepares us for these times asking us to be firm in the faith. Her coming among us is a breath of the Holy Spirit of God.
Especially in recent times Our Lady emphasizes the importance of being firm in the faith, we must be strong to go against the current sign of the times.
Many times we forget the heart of our faith, here in Medjugorje there is the heart of faith, also this evening there was a great prayer of praise. When we pray together we feel this great love that exists for Our Lady.