By her presence, Mary carries us up to Heaven. She looks at us with the eyes of Heaven, a gaze of eternity, where she desires to take us all. Despite the suffering, we are inhabited by great joy. This morning I spoke with Vicka, who is not well. Mirjana is not doing well either…
The 40th Anniversary brought an explosion of joy amongst us! A huge crowd came, a similar size to the Youth Festival, something we had not seen in a long time! The record was beaten for the number of celebrants for the Anniversary, 358 priests around the altar, not counting those who were hearing confession. Clothed in her golden dress, like at Christmas, the Blessed Mother was radiating an indescribable joy.
On the evening of the message, Marija is often interviewed on Radio Maria Italy by Father Livio, on a program that has many listeners. Here are some excerpts from the interview broadcast during the evening of June 25th. For the first time in 40 years, Our Lady is inviting us to pray for freedom. Father Livio asked Marija how she sees this new request from Mary, because in the past she often asked us to pray for peace.
Marija: “I experienced communism. In these times of the pandemic, reading the newspapers and looking at the news, I have the feeling that a dictatorship is taking hold in many countries. In Argentina, for instance, no one can enter or leave. There is an evil dictatorship.
Our Gospa tells us, “Pray with me for peace and freedom, for Satan is strong, and with his deceptions he wants to lead away all the more hearts from my motherly Heart.”
I believe that in this moment, they want to take away our freedom through these satanic plans. Under the pretext of not offending the sensibilities of others, we are forbidden to talk about our religion and to bear witness to our faith. Under the pretext of not offending…
“That is why I believe that the Madonna is building a new world. It is wonderful to see so many hands outstretched out of love and so many people who have changed their lives, having been touched in their hearts by the Blessed Mother and by God. Many people got lost, but many others have found themselves.
For us in Medjugorje, this period amounted to a pause, a moment of rest and prayer. I believe that Medjugorje will now come back to life, and become stronger than before, because here Mary is still appearing, calling us, rejoicing with us. She is preparing a major plan, much bigger than we think.
“Tonight, the Madonna prayed in Aramaic, her mother tongue, and we know that every time she prays, that prayer is really intense. We felt like we were in Heaven. And this Paradise is what we want to pass on to all of you as well. By her presence, Mary carries us up to Heaven. She looks at us with the eyes of Heaven, a gaze of eternity, where she desires to take us all. Despite the suffering, we are inhabited by great joy. This morning I spoke with Vicka, who is not well. Mirjana is not doing well either…
“Tonight, we were overwhelmed with emotion when we saw so many people, so many hearts singing and praying on their knees. I felt like I had gone back to the beginnings of the apparitions, but with a larger number of people. No-one expected to see so many pilgrims.
“There was this group of young people, and not so young people, in love with the Gospa, who, every morning at 5 o’clock, and for a year, went to pray on Apparition Hill in the rain, the cold, the frost, the wind. This morning, they decided that as of tomorrow and for the whole year, they would keep going up to pray on the Hill. This makes me deeply happy, because I know that when we pray for the intentions of Our Lady, she gives it back to us a hundredfold.
“Tonight, the Madonna had such joy in her eyes, in her mouth, in her expression! Such tenderness! The veil that covered her head was so royal, so beautiful: such dignity! And her sweetness! There are no words to describe it. We can never forget her presence in our midst.” (See PS2)