“My healing from Gambling & Alcohol in Medjugorje”

Arthur McCluskey recounts his story and how he came to reassess his life radically due to his experiences in Bosnia.

Seven years ago, Arthur reluctantly went to Medjugorje. A series of events took place that week which irreversibly changed his life. These events he shares with us in this testimony. It is the story of two mothers, the Mother in Heaven and his mother on Earth, the Rosary, with the melting of hearts, followed by conversion. Some of the events that took place seem very strange. However, the reader is not asked to accept or reject, but to understand that he shares these private revelations with us. The result is that Arthur is a very changed man. He no longer takes alcohol and has stopped gambling. His experiences suggest that we can be freed from whatever enslaves us through conversion to God.

Click here to download his story

http://www.helperscharity.com/medjugorje.pdf

Holiness means wholeness

Evangelicals consider the moment of conversion to be when one acknowledges he is a sinner, asks God’s forgiveness, and accepts him as Lord and Master. In Herzegovina, that is only the beginning: conversion is an ongoing, life-long process as bit by bit, with our cooperation, God conforms us ever more to the image of his Son.

Conversion, then, means staying in touch with the reality of what is going on in us and around us, and dealing with that reality in obedience to God, in faithfulness and in love. We find ourselves constantly asking: “If Jesus were here, what would he do?” Or: “If I am to be holy and live according to the call and commandments of God, what do I need to do now?”

To be holy does not mean to be strange, a fanatic or a freak. It means to be a very normal, healthy, balanced person. Forget what the world or the devil might tell you: it is normal to lead a holy life, for that is the life that God created you to live. Holiness means wholeness.

• Fr Svetozar Kraljevic OFM, a pastor at Medjugorje

Medjugorje Youth Festival

The Youth Festival isn’t only for the youth. Everybody that celebrates the Festival has an amazing time. The Holy Spirit is so alive. Come join us in August. Bring your children, bring your grandchildren, bring yourself, it will be an experience you will never forget.

http://www.medjugorjeweible.com/pilgrimages.htm for more information.

 

Mt. Krizevac Reflection

Daniel joined us in August for the Youth Festival. This is his reflection from Cross Mountain. He wrote this in Medjugorje. We hope you enjoy this. ~Wayne Weible

I just walked up and down Mt. Krizevac (Cross Mountain) on the way saying the Stations of the Cross. Like the path to Heaven, the path at the bottom starts out crowded as busload after busload disembark to start the climb. Tired, but awake, from an early morning start, we begin. Most of us wear shoes, others barefooted. All of us burdened. (Some burdens seen, some unseen as they are carried in our hearts.) All of us determined.

 Station 1 Jesus is condemned, Jesus was condemned to walk up His mountain (Mt. Calvary) for us. We walk up this mountain willingly participating in what small way we may with Jesus’s final journey. (It is funny that it is not the big smooth rocks (smoothed by those whom walked this path before us) that hurt the feet of the barefooted but the smaller, loose stones and hard packed dirt.) Though we stop and reflect at each station, the path upwards soaks up your attention each step by step by step. Jesus takes up His Cross, Jesus falls for the first time, Jesus meets His Mother. A loud cry pierces the air. A crying mother wails. It is the wail of a mother pleading to our Savior. Hers is not the only heart pierced as others weep as they climb. Station after station, the climb continues.

Most of us, climb with others in groups. Some quickly, some slowly, some resting, some crying, most praying at each station.
Some elderly, barefooted, young, infirmed need assistance from their brothers, sisters, family, friends. (No one seems to be a stranger.)
How infrequently, do we stop and look back. Not to head back down, but to see how far we have come. But once you look back up again, you realize how far you need to go. Finally after winding our way up, the summit is reached. The view is breathtaking. The large white stone cross dominating. The desire to soak in the moment, overwhelming.

But the Lord reminds us that this particular mountain is not our final destination but a reminder of our life. The life He calls us to walk with Him. As Jesus carried our sins to the top of Mount Calvary (His Cross Mountain) so He asks us to carry Him to the valley (the world) below. Our everyday lives.

 And so we descend our bodies aching and bruised for the climb but also from the descent. (Hopefully, our hearts are more alive because of He whom dwells within.) To those around us, we must be His hands, His feet, His voice, His peaceful presence in this world, bearing and sharing His love manifested to us on the Cross. And during our day when we get tired, hurt, bruised, frustrated, may we be reminded that these are our everyday Cross Mountains for Jesus to carry us up.

By: Daniel Hobson

Place of Peace

Hi, my name is Natasha Maddox. I was able to visit Medjugorje for the August 2009 Youth Festival. I will never forget my experience. This is a poem I wrote while I was in Medjugorje. I am currently trying to raise money to go back to Medjugorje, this August for the Youth Festival. If you wish to help me make my pilgrimage back, please call Weible Columns, 706-896-6061. My mom, Mary can give you more details.

Here is a beautiful poem written by Natasha Maddox, who is only 16. We took her to Medjugorje for the Youth Festival. She wrote this poem in Medjugorje. It shows how Our Lady touches all of us, young and old. ~ Wayne Weible

 Place of Peace

By: Natasha Maddox

 So beautiful and so full of life,

Yet no one respects it.

In between the mountains she lies.

In the grassy vineyards,

She comes to this place of peace

To speak of the message Jesus has for us.

Why this place? No one knows.

She speaks of peace and to pray for all

The world and all the people in it.

Why has she chosen these people?

No one knows.

She speaks to the heart,

Not to the ears.

As she saves one more soul,

Pray for peace my children,

 I will give peace to you.

Our Blessed Mother Message on Dec. 2, 2009

Message of December 02, 2009
“Dear children, At this time of preparation and joyful expectation I, as a mother, desire to point you to what is the most important, to your soul. Can my Son be born in it? Is it cleansed by love from lies, arrogance, hatred and malice? Above all else does your soul love God as your Father and does it love your fellow brother in Christ? I am pointing you to the way which will raise your soul to a complete union with my Son. I desire for my Son to be born in you. What a joy that would be for me as mother. Thank you.”

Getting Started

Hi, my name is Mary Maddox. I work with Wayne Weible. This blog is dedicated to Our Blessed Mother and her Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. The reason I started this blog is to help spread the Blessed Virgin Mary’s message’s from Medjugorje.  I also have a small group of teens, who are trying to raise money to go to Medjugorje for the Youth Festival in August 2010. This blog is our way of showing what we are doing and helping spread her messages. Hope you enjoy.

Peace, Love and Joy