Our Lady of Medjugorje Issues

Urgent Call To Mercy And Love


The Virgin Mary’s annual message to Medjugorje visionary Mirjana Soldo reveals that God expects much from His people right now. Do not hesitate in showing mercy and love to each other, the Virgin says in the message which could also be taken to indicate that time is slowly running short. 

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By Jakob Marschner in Bosnia-Hercegovina 

MEDJUGORJE – During Sunday’s annual birthday apparition to Medjugorje visionary Mirjana Soldo the Virgin Mary presented her children with the great task of giving love to each other as God the Father loves all of humanity. Seemingly attempting to bring out the best in all Medjugorje’s millions of followers the Virgin Mary issued a call that is urgent as well as ambitious: 

Dear children! Today I call you to love and mercy. Give love to each other as your Father gives it to you. Be merciful (pause) - with the heart. Do good works, not permitting them to wait for you too long. Every mercy that comes from the heart brings you closer to my Son,” says the message given to Mirjana.  

The visionary described the Virgin as “resolute and clear” in passing on this message to the world. During the rest of the 5 minutes long apparition Mirjana displayed several very different moods ranging from supremely joyful and shining to very serious and accepting silent nods and headshakes, and also with tears at the other end of the spectrum.  

The call to give love to each other as God gives His love to man is clearly a task that could leave all Christians with some new reflections for the rest of this Lent. God’s love and forgiveness are endless and far beyond human comprehension. God’s love is unconditional, His goodness is infinite. And yet when the Virgin Mary issues a call of such ambitions it implies that the grace needed to answer the call is available.  

In this sense the message to Mirjana Soldo ties up with the Virgin Mary’s two latest Medjugorje statements. “Pray that you may comprehend God’s love for each of you,” the Virgin said as part of the regular monthly message of February 25. “Be of brotherly support to each other,” she said to Mirjana in an unexpected message on March 2. The latest call combines the two and further underlines a present need to pray for the grace of comprehending the greatness of the love of God. Only by growing in awareness of this love will man be able to function as a mirror of the love of his Creator in the way that the Virgin calls her children to do.  

A sense of urgency could be said to enter the picture when pondering on the Virgin Mary’s plea that good works are not delayed for “too long.” Only time can tell if these words were meant to indicate that, after almost 20 years, the Medjugorje apparitions are coming to a close. In a much less dramatic and far-reaching way it could also be said that every Christian has always been called to live every day as if that very day was his last.  

Taking place on the basketball court of the local Cenacolo community for former drug addicts, the apparition was attended by some 1,500 people who shared a sunny morning singing and praying the Rosary. The apparition itself was accompanied by a blissful sense of heavenly peace that was even clearer and stronger than the usual atmosphere in the Virgin Mary’s oasis of peace.

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