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Medjugorje, August 11, 2010 A.D.

Today, August 11, 2010, the Medjugorje visionary Marija Lunetti gave a talk to pilgrims in Medjugorje. She encouraged them to follow Our Lady’s messages of prayer, conversion, and fasting. Marija gave practical advice for all pilgrims visiting Medjugorje. This is the testimony she gave:

“I want to bring Our Lady’s messages closer to you through this testimony. How many are here in Medjugorje for the first time? Please raise your hands. I see that probably more than 80% are visiting Medjugorje for the first time. Welcome from the bottom of my heart. Our Lady said we are Her hope.

“I want you all to be touched by Our Lady, and I want Her to lead you as She has been leading us these 29 years. My suggestion to you, and especially to those of you here for the first time, is to not look at anybody or to be attached to anybody. Use this prayer time wisely.

Marija Lunetti Visionary in ecstacy

Marija, the Medjugorje visionary, during a recent apparition of Our Lady. Marija receives the 25th message from Our Lady and often shares her testimony to pilgrims. Marija gives practical advice for all those seeking to encounter Our Lady.

“Thank God we pilgrims have so many places here to go to pray: Apparition Mountain, Cross Mountain, the Adoration Chapel and the Church. Many mornings, when I go to Apparition Mountain, I meet many pilgrims at the site of the first apparitions. There is a sign posted calling for silence, but there is much noise. I ask them to be quiet and remind them that this is a quiet place of prayer, but many times this is in vain. I tell them that if they feel the need to pray aloud that they should go behind a bush, so as not to disturb other pilgrims.

“To answer Our Lady’s call to live Her messages, we do not have to become priests or missionaries in Africa. We need to become good examples in our own neighborhoods. In the beginning, when Our Lady invited us to prayer, it was hard, but eventually it became a joy for us. By following Our Lady, we simply fell in love with prayer. When Our Lady asked us to pray more, we happily did that. Our Lady asked for all the Mysteries of the Rosary to be prayed everyday. We responded, even though everyday and all day long pilgrims would be at our houses. One day my mother said that our house was no longer ours, but it resembled a railway station with pilgrims constantly coming and going. Since we didn’t lock our doors, pilgrims would go on into the house. Many early mornings, Italian pilgrims would come and knock on our door and would proceed to go in without an invitation. At 10:00 a.m., German pilgrims would come and my father would tell them it was mealtime. These people would quietly stay outside and pray the rosary. Oh well, Our Lady wanted me to marry an Italian, and I did.

“Again, I tell you to find a time and place for prayer. Do not look to others, but begin yourself to pray. Our Lady first chose Apparition Mountain, a rugged mountain to call us to come and pray. This was a problem for Father Jozo, the pastor at the time. He would ask why Our Lady didn’t appear in the Church. He said that the living Jesus was present there. He could not understand why the throngs of people would choose to go to such a rugged, thorny mountain day and night to pray. Trust me; this is because the mountain, every thorn, every rock, and every bush have been blessed by the presence of Our Lady, because Our Lady chose that place to meet us, and to talk to us and to pray with us.

“She chose us, the six visionaries to witness Her presence and to show us that She is the Mother of God. On the third day of the apparitions, Vicka’s grandmother gave us Holy Water and told us to sprinkle it toward the apparition. She told us to say to Our Lady,that if you are from God stay, but leave if you are not from God! Our Lady smiled and said, ‘I am the Blessed Virgin Mary and I am the Queen of Peace.’

“Only in God can we find peace, and that is why Our Lady invites us to pray. She says that every prayer we pray with the heart is close to God. That is also why She invites us to pray more. Early on, Our Lady asked that prayer groups should be started. She stressed that the first prayer group should begin in our families, and then begin them in our parishes. She told us to open our family Bible and read Holy Scripture. Our prayer group was a mix of young people and adults.

“The evening prayer program here in Medjugorje was Our Lady’s desire. Our Lady always invites us to take with seriousness Her messages regarding conversion. She tells us to put God in the first place in our lives. She invites us to desire the presence of God in our families and live prayer. Remember, God created us in His Image, and without God, we cannot have joy and happiness. Our Lady invites us to be open to prayer.

“The first prayer that we prayed with Our Lady was The Creed, 7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Mary’s, and 7 Glory Be’s. Our Lady does not pray the Hail Mary with us, but looks at us and smiles. We still pray this today after Holy Mass, kneeling, giving thanks to Our Lady for staying with us these many years. The dearest prayer to Our Lady is the Rosary, and She invites us to pray the whole Rosary everyday. In Medjugorje, before Croatian Mass, two mysteries of the Rosary are prayed to prepare our hearts for the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

“Our Lady began by giving a message every Thursday to help the village toward conversion. She invited us to personal prayer. She asked for one hour of personal prayer and later asked for three hours of prayer. You can see pictures of the six of us kneeling in the Church during the early days of the apparitions. It was hard because we were not used to that. When we protested to Our Lady, She just smiled and asked us if we would sacrifice for a friend that may come to visit us. Would we be willing to prepare for the visit through hard work? She said She wanted Jesus to become our greatest friend, and no sacrifice was too great for Him. Our Lady told us to spend more time with Him so He could become our greatest friend. Slowly we got used to sacrifice.

“Today, I am married with four boys. My prayer times now are during my work, such as today, when preparing lunch I prayed a Rosary. We can pray during our work, cleaning house, taking the kids to school. I was in Mexico giving a testimony, and I was speaking to a Cardinal and a Bishop about this same thing. The Bishop said he remembered his own mother doing the very same thing. She prayed in this way during her whole life. She was the mother of twelve children and he said they never lacked for anything, but learned to pray at her knee. He said his mother would prepare meals for a blind neighbor. I repeat to you that Our Lady does not need us all to go to Africa to become missionaries but to live love in our own homes.

“Once I spoke with another Bishop regarding how society takes and discards things with little or no thought. Also, I think many do the same with people. Our Lady wants to show us that each one of us is important, and we are not to choose this culture of death such as abortion and euthanasia. The elderly are told not to suffer, but to end their life through euthanasia. Society terms it “sweet death.” I heard of a person in Italy that was being starved to death by her family. She went into a coma, and the family thought she had died. A visiting nun saw that she was alive and asked if she could care for her. This is the culture that we live in today.

“Our Lady invites us to fast on bread and water every Wednesday and Friday. She tells us that with prayer and fasting even wars can be stopped. My first experience with fasting was joyful. My mother jokingly said she was the happiest, because she did not have to cook, and the kitchen stayed clean. My father was practical and said the money saved from food expenses would be put aside and given to the poor. I want to encourage all of you to fast. Through fasting, evil spirits can be dispelled. Bad habits, like cursing, can be overcome. I knew a bus driver that cursed with every other word. I told him to stop cursing people and to start saying ‘God Bless You.’ This little thing helped bring him to conversion. Now, when he sees angry people out of his bus window, he yells out ‘God Bless You!’ He says they usually smile and this brings him pleasure.

“Thank God for giving us Our Lady, our Mother these 29 years. You must convert and change your lives. Take Our Lady to your families and homes and pray. Our Lady says to take a pathway to prayer which will lead to love, which will lead to forgiveness and healing.

“Tonight, I will see Our Lady, and I will ask our Lady to intercede for you. Our Lady’s simple words invite us to change our lives. She begins with ‘Dear Children’ and ends with, ‘Thank you for having responded to my call.’ I pray Our Lady will say this same thing to us in Heaven. God bless you.

Mary Loos
Portland, Or, Oregon - USA

This page was very affirming to me. I look at the newest messages, but get behind on reading them all. Thank you.

Pat Hott
Lebanon, Pennsylvania - USA
I truly enjoyed the article. I am going to print it and share it with the new prayer cell I just started. I find it difficult to fast on bread and water. I thought praying the rosary whild doing my work or driving my car was not correct because my full attention was not on my prayers. I offer all I do to the Blessed Mother as a prayer. If you have any comments please let me hear from you. Thank you!
Los Angeles, California - USA
Thank you dear Lady...for bringing us your sweet encouraging and strengthening words, we need you. And thank you to all the dear visionaries for being witnesses and bring Her to us. Hear my prayer Dear Mother...
Sue Dentlinger
Holstein, Iowa, USA
This narrative is a beautiful tribute and history that can be shared with friends and members of our family who may not be familiar with the appearances of Mary to the visionaries over the years. Some wonder how to find the prayer time and it comes during everyday activities for most of us!
Karen Valeriano
Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania - USA
It was so wonderful to read this that I had to send a copy off to my family and friends. I hope you have more of these inputs from the visionaries in Medjugorje. Thank you for making it public to us. God bless all of you. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Karen
Brother, Perry
Hackensack, USA
Dear Fellow Sisters of FAITH, Please continue on in your journey of prayer, fasting, sharing and caring for one another as the LORD our GOD would have wanted you to do even unto this DAY. Your work does not go in vain or no good use. However; let every word that you speak and let every kind deed that you create give glory and honor unto OUR FATHER which is in HEAVEN and one day to dwell with all MANKIND on EARTH. KEEP THE FAITH, SHARE THE COMMON FAITH and may GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU MIGHTLY.
Audrey Tyczkowski
Merritt Island, Florida - USA
I loved this"conversation" about Mary and what she asks. I did not know we have been asked to fast Wed. & Fri.. I have health issues but will attempt to so or as close as I can. Thank you for this form of sharing. I felt closer to this than the formal "lecture" given after visits. This was down to earth and easily fit into a normal life.
Metairie, Louisiana - USA
My family lives in turmoil -- we need prayer for the family as a unit -- to join together again, thru Jesus ' name I ask that Our Blessed Mother brings us back to Her Son.
Pascale fares
Beirut, Lesotho
i want to preay for my family and for my relation chip please sainte marie be with me and give me a good decisoin
Maria Tarabocchia
Florida, USA
Zahvaljujem tebi Marijo sto toliko radis za Kraljestvo Nebesko. Radosna sam sto sam te upoznala dok sam bila u Medjugorije i stobom mogla razgovarati to su uspomene koje se ponavljaju u mom srcu svaki dan Hvala od srca Nasoj Nebeskoj Majci za taj dar. Drago mi je sto sam u ovoj testemoniji naucila da ako netko psuje, Ti blagoslivljaj. I koliko je od vrijednosti Molitva i Post. Molim vas da se za mene molite da se vratim na molitvu i post Voli Te Maria
William Schwartz
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Many thanks for bringing us this wonderful testimony from Marija. I find these commentaries so helpful...the visionaries living life as we all do, yet as none of us do. Her understanding of our day to day world and encouragement to seek Our Lady's world are inspiring. God bless!
Gzira, Malta
please holy mary pray to God for me and my family. make me holy as you are holy! I LOVE YOU
The Berkshires, USA
Beautiful messages; beautiful website. I join in prayer for the conversion of non-believers and lessening of chastisements to mankind. I just need help with fasting. Could use others prayers for assistance.
Anna Plucinsky
Palm Desert, Ca., California - USA
So glad I took the time to read This. I was in such a hurry. In reflecting this message I realized nothing was more important than to start my day right with a prayer. My day will be different because I took the time. Thank you. Anna
Kaye McGill
Manchester, USA
Thank you for the inspiring words of Our Lady.I pray that one day I too will be able to visit Medjugorje.
Houston, USA
This article was very inspiring and needed. Thank you for your faithfulness to our Lord and His Mother in providing the Church,God's people with these messages that inspire us and helps us to grow in holiness to become the people He wants us to be.
Anne Graf
Nrnberg, Germany
Beautiful. I have been to Medjugorje many times through the Grace of God His blessed Mother. I praythe rosary but am very lacking atFasting. Please Jesus helpme toFast.
Pat s guinto
Ruedesheim, Germany
I am very greatful that i'm one of the member and received messages from our Blessed Mother thru our Visionaries, thank you to your sacrifices for sharing this to all of us. My heart is filled with joy & peace. God Bless Us All.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
I am so moved. So simple and down to earth. Really inspiring. Challanged me to start my fervour again to be faithful to my prayer and daily Rosary. Thank You My Mother, thank you Marija.
Picayune, Mississippi - USA
Thank you so much for bringing Our Lady's message of love and prayer to us. It is so uplifting and motivating, because we sometimes get caught up in our everyday life and forget to pray as often as we should. I also, ask that you pray for God to strengthen Lawrence & I's love and marriage. We have been together 23 years-we want 23 more years-more joyful years. We praise the Lord everyday for what we do have. God Bless.
Norma Hales
Perth, Australia
I am so grateful for all the messages from Our Lady and am most helped by the knowledge that the Rosary can be said whilst doing your daily jobs such as cooking etc This helps me because I start to fall asleep when I settle down in a chair to say it. Please pray for all my family problems Thank you.
Campbell, California - USA
The world now comes into our homes without permission, and our media led culture is destroying the minds and hearts of God's people. Somehow we have turned away from God thru the powers of the media==TV RADIO+internet. Our society is sick, and confused. Our greatest mistake has been and IS simply this: OUR MEDIA HAS BEEN GIVEN TOO MUCH POWER AND CONTROL OVER THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE DUPED INTO BELIEVING WHAT IT SAYS IS TRUE!! IT WILL Lead many to their destruction.
Madhavaram, India
Thank you for sharing our mothers words & message. We will say the rosary everyday and be united with our mother. Thanks for all the blessing showered upon us. Please pray that my husband should get a good job.
Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey - USA
As I read Marija's words, it so brought me back to Medjugorje' in spirit. I was blessed by our Blessed Mother to have not only been called twice to Medjugorje', but to be given the gift of conversions as well. Reading Marija's words and her reminding me of what our Blessed Mama has asked of us in the way of sacrafice's, has once again given me the encouragement to continue to restart upon each fall, along the way to Jesus and heaven. Thank You Caritas and Marija. God Bless
Victoria, Texas - USA
I was in Caritas last summer when Marija was there. She is again giving us wonderful spiritual "food" for thought. I hope she will come back soon to Caritas!! Thank you for giving us awesome ways to seek holiness and hopefully find our way to Heaven through Our Lady. I have the bumper sticker and it draws lots of attention!
Mary McColgan
Baltimore, Maryland - USA
As I read Maria's message my thought was "How did I live before going to Medjugore?" This message reminds me of all that has changed in my life since hearing the messages and getting to know "Our Lady". May God bless you always.
Chicago, USA
Marija, What a blessing you are to so many you have never met. Your devotion to Our Lady is a beautiful example of God's love for us all and I thank you for your dedication to our Mother. I am certain that God smiles kindly when he looks upon you,when he sees the childlike sense of awe you have become. Thank you for your heartfelt compassion on the world's sinners and the prayers and sacrifices you have offered on all of our behalf. How many have returned to the Father because of you? God bl
Marilla, New York - USA
Thankyou Marija for your encouragement, i need to respond to our Lady's call more intensely and to start right here with my own famuliy you gave me ideas to use for prayer thank you and may God Bless you and your family
Peoria, Arizona - USA
I am blessed to have been able to receive this message. When reading parts of the information, I found it brought tears to my eyes. I am not able to visit in person but you but you have brought this miracle closer to me. Thank you so much!
Fredericksburg, Tx, USA
Thank you Marija, for your words from Our Lady and for continuing to serve her so beautifully. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary continue to bless you and your family everyday.
Rae Ann Aberle
Arlington, USA
Thank you for sharing her words & messages with us, and thank you and keep you all in my prayers
Gisele Maheu
Poulsbo, Wa. 98370, Washington - USA
thank you for all the hard work you do to bring us Our Lady's messages, I pray that we all realize what blessings we are given here, I never had a chance to go to Medjugorje hoping that one day it will be realized, I love Our Blessed Mother like so many others and I pray that I will be with Her in heaven for all eternity. May God bless you for ever
Noreen Henry
South Amboy, New Jersey - USA
I'm in my 50's & have prayed the rosary & all prayers with my whole heart always. I feel blessed now that I have this sight to go to now. Thank you,Love,Noreen
Chicago, Illinois - USA
Thank you dear Marija for sharing our Mother's message. When ever I read her message my heart is filled with peace and joy. Thanks for this which make us possible to hear Her message. Bless all those who work hard to make it possible to hear Mother Mary's message. Mother Bless me, my family and my congregation.
Beatriz Gomez
Bay Shore, New York - USA
Thank you so much for this website, is changing my life little by little everyday that I read the messages.
Highland, Illinois - USA
Thank you for these updates. I cannot begin to state the impact the Medjugoria experience has had on my life. I long for the peace that this experience offers and pray that God will have mercy on us when the time comes.
Michael O'Connell
Mallow, Ireland
I was in Medugorje at the end of July,& had the pleasure of listening to talks from Maria,Ivanka & Ivan.I also called to your Mission house & Stephen remembered my name from previous years.I keep your wonderful Mission in my Prayers.Thank you so much. God bless you all & may "Our Blessed Mother" keep you close
Providence, Rhode Island - USA
Everyone in the world should be looking at this website. Thank You so much for this gift.
Marie desiderio
Massapequa, USA
Thank you so very much for sharing this with all of us. I will try to pray more and I will try to fast. love marie
Wildwood, Mo, USA
Dear Visionaries, Thank you for your lives of sacrifice to bring our Lady's messages to us. May Peace and Joy be with you everyday!
Montreal, Canada
Thank you to Marija and for those beautiful words and thoughts. Thank you loving Mother for being with us , and for directing us. We love you too !