"Dear children! Today, I am calling you to prayer. May prayer be life to
you. Only in this way will your heart be filled with peace and joy. God will
be near you and you will feel Him in your heart as a friend. You will speak
with Him as with someone whom you know and, little children, you will have a
need to witness, because Jesus will be in your heart and you, united in Him.
I am with you and love all of you with my motherly love. Thank you for
having responded to my call. "
"Dear children, according to the will of my Son and my motherly love, I am coming to you, my children, but especially to those who have not yet come to know the love of my Son. I am coming to you who think of me and who invoke me. To you, I am giving my motherly love and I am carrying the blessing of my Son. Do you have pure and open hearts, and do you see the gifts, the signs of my presence and love? My children, in your earthly life, be led by my example. My life was pain, silence and immeasurable faith and trust in the Heavenly Father. Nothing is by chance: neither pain, nor joy, nor suffering, nor love. All of these are graces which my Son grants to you and which lead you to eternal life. Of you, my Son asks for love and prayer in Him. As a mother I will teach you: to love and to pray in Him means to pray in the silence of your soul and not only reciting with your lips; it is even the least beautiful gesture done in the name of my Son - it is patience, mercy, the acceptance of pain and sacrifice done for the sake of another. My children, my Son is looking at you. Pray that you also may see His face and that it may be revealed to you. My children, I am revealing to you the only and real truth. Pray that you may comprehend it and be able to spread love and hope; that you may be able to be apostles of my love. In a special way, my motherly heart loves the shepherds. Pray for their blessed hands. Thank you. "
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St. Mother Teresa and Our Lady of Medjugorje
In May of 2008, Dr. Mark Miravalle spoke at the Notre
Dame Medjugorje Conference. Since Mother Teresa has now
been officially canonized a saint (September 4), it seemed like
a good time to revisit an encounter Dr. Miravalle recounted
that he had with her.
"On August 14, 1993, I had the unmerited privilege of going down and spending a couple of days with Mother Teresa. She had asked for presentations to her Sisters of Charity on the proposed 5th Marian Dogma of Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate, and in the few days down there, I gave six presentations on the 5th Marian Dogma, two of which Mother herself sat in. And no, I wasn't nervous at all (laughter)! It was particularly difficult when she went for the second one and I said, 'Mother, I'm not coming up with new material here.' During that time, I went and sat with Mother outside her office in Calcutta, and above her desk area was a picture, a calendar actually, of Our Lady of Medjugorje. And I said to her, point blank, 'Mother, do you believe in Medjugorje?' and she gestured to me as follows, putting her finger over her lips as if to be discrete. But she said to me, and I quote: 'I asked Our Lady of Medjugorje to come to the first home for the dying in Calcutta and She did.' Now I, unfortunately, did not have the guts to ask her, 'How did She come, Mother?' But she left it with that, with a great big smile on her face."
Painting of St. Mother Teresa in the art museum in Humac, near Medjugorje
Mother Teresa's Humility List
1. Speak as little as possible about yourself.
2. Keep busy with your own affairs and not those of others.
3. Avoid curiosity.
4. Do not interfere in the affairs of others.
5. Accept small irritations with good humor.
6. Do not dwell on the faults of others.
7. Accept censures even if unmerited.
8. Give in to the will of others.
9. Accept insults and injuries.
10. Accept contempt, being forgotten and disregarded.
11. Be courteous and delicate even when provoked someone.
12. Do not seek to be admired and loved.
13. Do not protect yourself behind your own dignity.
14. Give in, in discussions, even when you are right.
15. Choose always the more difficult task.
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