The Pope’s Haunting echo of Medjugorje

On October 11, 2010 Pope Benedict XVI speaking of Europe and the West said  “that with tremendous scientific, social and cultural progress”   (Europe and the West, nevertheless)  “had grown to believe that they can exist without God’..thinking himself the architect of his own nature and destiny”  In October of 1981  “Our Lady”  the Queen of Peace at Medjugorje …

Mary Is the Mother of Missionaries, Says Pope

Reflects on Mystery of Visitation at Prayer Vigil VATICAN CITY, JUNE 1, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Christians are asked to go beyond their comfort zone to bring Christ to others, and it is Mary who is their companion and “solicitous mother” in their missionary endeavors, says Benedict XVI. The Pope said this Monday evening in the Vatican …

Fatima Shrine Receives Golden Rose

Pope Recalls “Invisible Hand” That Saved John Paul II  FATIMA, Portugal, MAY 12, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI’s first stop today upon arriving by helicopter to Fatima today was to the Chapel of Apparitions to pray and to give Our Lady a Golden Rose. The Pope knelt before the image of Our Lady of Fatima, recalling …

“Easter egg from the heart” Medjugorje

Largest Croatian Easter egg, “Easter egg from the heart”, 2.05 m tall, 1.5 m wide, with a stand that is 120 kg heavy, gift of Koprivnica – Krizevci County, was officially exposed in front of the church of St. James in Medjugorje. This event was even more beautiful thanks to singing of Children Choir “Doves …

Pope Benedict XVI Meets With Croatian Prime Minister

VATICAN CITY, MARCH 15, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI met with the prime minister of Croatia, Jadranka Kosor, on Saturday in the Vatican. After this audience, Kosor met with the Pope’s secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, along with Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for relations with states. A Vatican communiqué reported that the “focal point of …

Breaking News in Medjugorje

Reported by Croatia media sources is the news that the Vatican has already arrived at a solution that recognises the importance of Medjugorje to the Church and that the tree bearing good fruit in abundance is to be protected. Currently the bishop of the Mostar-Duvno diocese is in Rome and on the table for discussion …

Vatican Commission Reportedly Formed To Investigate Medjugorje Apparitions

8-March-2010 — Catholic News Agency Vatican City, Mar 6, 2010 (CNA).- The Italian media is reporting that Pope Benedict XVI authorized an official inquiry into the Marian apparitions at Medjugorje. The commission to examine the case is said to be led by Cardinal Camillo Ruini. According to the Italian weekly magazine “Panorama,” the Pope has …

“May the Virgin Mary help us so that, guided by the Holy Spirit, we live this time of grace with joy and fruit.”

Here is a part of the address Benedict XVI gave on Feb. 21, 2010 before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. Pope Benedict XVI entrusted his spiritual exercises that started today to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, asking her to pray that Lent be a time lived “with joy and …

Lenten Journey with Mary

Dear friends! While we hasten to undertake the austere Lenten journey, we want to invoke with particular confidence the protection and help of the Virgin Mary. May she, the first believer in Christ, be the one who accompanies us in these 40 days of intense prayer and sincere penance, to be able to celebrate, purified …