On February 20, 2015 the Virgin Mary gave a third message to Ivan Dragicevic. All three consecutive messages stated “peace is in danger”:
“Dear children! Today I invite you to pray for peace, peace is in danger, pray more, pray with the heart. The Mother prays with you and I intercede before my Son for all of you. Thank you, dear children, because also today you have responded to my call.”
I find it interesting that four days later an article was published in the National Catholic Register, by Edward Pentin, reporting serious concerns regarding the British parliament voting on February 3rd, in favor of the creation of babies with the DNA of two women and one man. The United Kingdom is going to make ‘genetically modified babies’ that’s right folks, they’re making babies from three people, of course for a good cause, but doesn’t it always start out that way? and if that were not enough, this week ISIS has reportedly kidnaped at least 220 Syrian Christians. This morning three American men were caught trying to join ISIS. They exposed their plans to hijack a plane diverting it to the Islamic State. They planned on joining the military solely to attack our soldiers. They also talked about killing our U.S. Law enforcements, bombing Coney Island, and threatening to cause harm to our President. It is great that they were caught, but how many were not? What other plans are taking place as you read this that we do not know about?
I take Mary’s warning serious and I think we all should. It’s time to take out our rosary’s and pray for peace, security and safety. We think these things can not happen in America, but it can, remember 9-11 and the still missing Malaysia plane with 3 Americans and 7 children on board. We need protection for our families, our Country, and our global world. Why aren’t we praying for this in our churches? Perhaps, each of us can ask our pastor to add this prayer to the petitions. Or contact the Liturgy and Worship office of our Diocese to add it on Sundays too. We could ask all parish ministry’s to also pray many of our parishes have Rosarians, prayer groups, scripture studies, respect for life groups, etc. We can make a difference if we decide to unite in prayer.
In Fatima, Mary was warning us of danger and threats too. Pope John Paul II took her seriously and invited everyone to pray hard, people did and we were spared. I have copied a piece of the consecration he made for all men and women to her Immaculate Heart. I thought it would make a great meditation and prayer during Lent. You can read the whole Fatima message by clicking on Vatican. TOGETHER LET US PRAY TO BRING ABOUT PEACE!
In order to respond more fully to the requests of “Our Lady”, the Holy Father desired to make more explicit during the Holy Year of the Redemption the Act of Entrustment of 7 May 1981, which had been repeated in Fatima on 13 May 1982. On 25 March 1984 in Saint Peter’s Square, while recalling the fiat uttered by Mary at the Annunciation, the Holy Father, in spiritual union with the Bishops of the world, who had been “convoked” beforehand, entrusted all men and women and all peoples to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in terms which recalled the heartfelt words spoken in 1981:
The Pope then continued more forcefully and with more specific references, as though commenting on the Message of Fatima in its sorrowful fulfillment:
The present Year of the Redemption shows this: the special Jubilee of the whole Church.