"There are many people who think that instead of attending Holy Mass they can instead visit somebody who is lonely or sick, or maybe do good deeds, but Our Lady says..."
Excerpt from Marija Lunetti’s Talk in Medjugorje June 23, 2009
All you who have been invited to come here to Medjugorje are invited to go to Confession. Through Holy Confession Our Lady invited us to attend Holy Mass. And without Confession, we are not ready to attend Holy Mass. There are many people who think that instead of attending Holy Mass they can instead visit somebody who is lonely or sick, or maybe do good deeds, but Our Lady says you cannot exchange with anything the Holy Mass. Holy Mass must be in the first place in your lives and, if it is possible, Our Lady wants us to attend Holy Mass everyday. I recall what the first Christians said: “Without Holy Mass it is impossible to live.” So Our Lady wants us to attend Holy Mass and to let the Holy Spirit guide us so that afterwards we are able to do good deeds.
The weather these days in Medjugorje as the Anniversary of the Apparitions approaches has been unusually rainy and cold. Even Marija commented that she doesn’t remember ever having such weather for the anniversary before. People are walking around in wet shoes and clothing as there is not opportunity to have them dry. Even during the day it has been cool. Yet, this evening, June 23, 2009, even though the weather forecast called for more rain, the clouds dispersed and the sun shone brightly again.
As we prepare our hearts to celebrate the 28th Anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions, we repeat a beautiful message Our Lady gave in June of 1989, just before the anniversary, knowing that Our Lady shares the same sentiments now with us as She did then. May it be an impulse for you to give more of yourselves in prayer and sacrifice in these special days of grace.
June 6, 1989