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Somethings about Mary in August 2017

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This statue of Our Lady with the child Jesus was commissioned by Christianne & Richard Pollen.

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1st August - Feast of St Alphonsus Liguori - Scholastique      

"Marie donne moi grâce, Marie donne moi paix."

Scholastique is from Congo.

Our Lady's message to Mirjana Soldo, Medjugorje, 2nd August 2017:

"Dear children, According to the will of the Heavenly Father, as the mother of Him who loves you, I am here with you to help you to come to know Him and to follow Him. My Son has left you His foot-prints to make it easier for you to follow Him. Do not be afraid. Do not be uncertain, I am with you. Do not permit yourselves to be discouraged because much prayer and sacrifice are necessary for those who do not pray, do not love and do not know my Son. You help, by seeing your brothers in them. Apostles of my love, harken to my voice within you, feel my motherly love. Therefore pray, pray by doing, pray by giving, pray with love, pray in work and thoughts, in the name of my Son. All the more love that you give, so much more of it you will also receive. Love which emanates from love illuminates the world. Redemption is love, and love has no end. When my Son comes to the earth anew, He will look for love in your hearts. My children, many are the acts of love which He has done for you. I am teaching you to see them, to comprehend them and to thank Him by loving Him and always anew forgiving your neighbours. Because to love my Son means to forgive. My Son is not loved if the neighbour cannot be forgiven, if there is not an effort to comprehend the neighbour, if he is judged. My children, of what use is your prayer if you do not love and forgive? Thank you."

14th August - Feast of St Maximilian Kolbe - Maximilian      

"Mary is for me like a second mother, the Holy Mother, and she always takes care of us. And whenever something is wrong or you have problems, you can go to her, talk to her, and she is always listening and will try to help."

Maximilian, from Germany, is 17 & gives his response in English & German.

15th August - Solemnity of the Assumption - Andrew      


Andrew is 12 & from Iraq.

16th August - Junie      

"What Mother Mary does for me? She keeps me together as a woman, as a mother. She's my guidance."

Junie is from South Ealing, London.

17th August - Feast of Our Lady of Knock - Eileen      

"I absolutely love Our Lady and thank her more and more each day. My mother died about eight years ago and now Our Lady has taken over the duty of being my mother. We are so lucky to be born Catholics and to have this wonderful faith."

Eileen is originally from Northern Ireland.

18th August - Eileen      

"I have a very close bond in my mind with Our Lady. I went to Lourdes last year as a pilgrim helper and I found it transforming, and I had the privilege of helping in the baths and it touched me very deeply. And I find everything I asked of Our Lady at Lourdes, she answered my prayers in abundance. And I've found since Lourdes I have enjoyed the rosary, whereas before Lourdes I found it a bit tedious. I feel very comfortable talking to Our Lady and I know she's very patient and very loving with me. "

Eileen is from London.

19th August - 100th anniversary of Our Lady's 4th apparition in Fatima - Elisabeth      

"For me, Mary is just like a mother, she warms up my heart. She helps us, she's just like a mother, she gives us love. Even though you do mistakes, you know you'll always be loved by her. And she shows us on earth the love of Jesus Christ. It's very beautiful."

Elisabeth is 16 & from Germany; she gives her response in English & German.

21st August - Feast of St Pius X - Peter      

"To me Our Lady is, of course, she's my mother. She's my model of all that I try to be (and often fail). She's my model of humility, she's a model of chastity, of poverty and of acceptance to God's divine will. So for me she really is my everything in my journey to Jesus and I don't think I could find Jesus without our Blessed Mother."

Peter is 31 & from West London.

22nd August - Feast of the Coronation of Our Lady - Father Mathew      

"Our Lady is a wonderful example of someone who obeyed God's will wholeheartedly and said yes to God in everything she did because she had a great love for God and everything about God. Today I take great courage from the example of my mother and my queen, and she is a person I love so much and she is truly my mother and my heavenly intercessor. I'm grateful to God for that gift."

Father Mathew, from India, is now a priest of Clifton diocese in the UK.

23rd August - Georgia      

"Our Lady is just my mother in every possible way - she loves me so tenderly and yet so fiercely. "

Georgia is 20 & from Salisbury in England.

24th August - Feast of the Apostle St Bartholomew - Nathan      

"I think Mary is the epitomy of graciousness, innocence and humility ... She's the epitomy of all things good, all things that are love and all things that God wants us to be, spiritually, mentally and just to be. "

Nathan, 21 & from London, is originally from DR Congo.

Our Lady's message to Marija Pavlović, Medjugorje, 25 August 2017

"Dear children! Today I am calling you to be people of prayer. Pray until prayer becomes a joy for you and a meeting with the Most High. He will transform your hearts and you will become people of love and peace. Do not forget, little children, that Satan is strong and wants to draw you away from prayer. You, do not forget that prayer is the secret key of meeting with God. That is why I am with you to lead you. Do not give up on prayer. Thank you for having responded to my call."

“Queridos hijos! Hoy los invito a ser personas de oración. Oren hasta que la oración se convierta en alegría para ustedes y en un encuentro con el Altísimo. Él transformará su corazón y ustedes se convertirán en personas de amor y de paz. No olviden, hijitos, que Satanás es fuerte y desea alejarlos de la oración. Ustedes no olviden que la oración es la llave secreta del encuentro con Dios. Por eso estoy con ustedes, para guiarlos. ¡No desistan de la oración! Gracias por haber respondido a mi llamado."

"Cari figli! Oggi vi invito ad essere uomini di preghiera. Pregate fino a quando la preghiera diventi per voi gioia e incontro con l’Altissimo. Lui trasformerà il vostro cuore e voi diventerete uomini d’amore e di pace. Figlioli, non dimenticate che satana è forte e vuole distogliervi dalla preghiera. Voi, non dimenticate che la preghiera è la chiave segreta dell’incontro con Dio. Per questo sono con voi, per guidarvi. Non desistete dalla preghiera. Grazie per aver risposto alla mia chiamata.”