From the Desk of Sr. Emmanuel Maillard
September 14, 2015
Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross
Dear Children of Medjugorje, praised be Jesus and Mary! Recently, we noticed that a few changes have taken place in Medjugorje: Marija no longer opens the Magnificat Center for her daily apparition. Ivan and Jakov still go to the Rotonda in the afternoon with Father Marinko to pray with the pilgrims, but without giving the messages. The Information
Center no longer releases the message received on the 2nd of the month by Mirjana as it did previously. This Summer Ivan did not invite the pilgrims to participate in the apparition at night on the mountain with his prayer group, etc.
If the restrictions increase, let us remain in peace: the Gospa has her plan and she will ensure itahtt happens. The visionaries know it and they are serene. These restrictions are probably local and prudent measures before Pope Francis’ announcement on Medjugorje. In addition, they also help pilgrims who are overly curious about the visionaries and attracted to the extraordinary to avoid being drawn away from the essential. For those who are far from God, and who need signs in order to encounter Jesus and follow Him, the “gifts” that Mary has offered us over the years have borne their fruit. Fortunately, God goes where He wants and will never be limited by man. His graces are not going to diminish; on the contrary, they constantly increase during times of adversity! Pope Francis has not given his word yet on Medjugorje, therefore no declaration, even from a “Vatican insider,” holds any authority. They are simply personal opinions. Beware of falling into the trap of agitation! The announcement will be given on the official Vatican websites. Let us pray in peace for Pope Francis who holds a grave responsibility, and for his entire entourage! Let us increase our prayers of thanksgiving and stay away from bitterness, or worse, criticism, which would sadden Our Lady and delay Her plan.
That is where she is waiting for us. Her Heart will triumph!”
From elsewhere on the internet have been rumors — just that, unconfirmed, unsourced rumors — that: 1. The CDF (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) has not recognized the apparitions as supernatural 2. Medjugorje will be recognized as a Place of Prayer 3. Medjugorje will not be recognized as a Marian Sanctuary 4. The seers of Medjugorje, all of them, have refused to disclose the so call “10 Secrets” to the CDF 5. The seers will be forbidden to divulge any new message with the risk of excommunication 6. Pope Francis will confirm the conclusion of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CFD); Announcement will be made September 26″
[We have NOT substantiated this, and will obey all official Church directives]