"From then on, John will resolve all important matters with the Mother of God, asking her to intervene in all of his experiences - even the most personal ones. He wants her to lead him like a mother leads her child. You also begin to build your interior relationship with Mary - just like that of a little child with its mother who loves it. Introduce her into the most intimate dimension and realms of your life."
(In the Arms of Mary, pg. 160)
"The Lord places His gift in a fragile, clay vessel so that whatever we do comes from the power of God, not from us (cf. 2 Co 4:7).
(The Gift of Faith, pg. 61)
Today, December 25, 2011, Our Lady appeard to the visionary Marija for her regulard monthly message, and also to Jakov for his annual apparition. The following message was given to Marija:
"Dear children! Also today, in my arms I am carrying my Son Jesus to you, for Him to give you His peace. Pray, little children, and witness so that in every heart, not human but God's peace may prevail, which no one can destroy. It is peace in the heart which God gives to those whom He loves. By your baptism you are all, in a special way called and loved, therefore witness and pray that you may be my extended hands to this world which yearns for God and peace. Thank you for having responded to my call."
At the last daily apparition to Jakov Colo in 1998, Our Lady told him that from then on he would have one apparition a year, every December 25th, on Christmas Day. This Christmas, Jakov's apparition began at 3:30 pm and lasted 11 minutes. Our Lady delivered the following message:
"Dear children! Today, in a special way, I desire to take you to and give you over to my Son. Little children, open your hearts and permit Jesus to be born in you, because only in this way, little children, you yourselves will be able to experience your new birth and set out with Jesus in your hearts towards the way of salvation. Thank you for having responded to my call."
Besides the Passion of the Christ, this is another of my all time favorite movies.
Midnight Mass will be broadcast by www.ewtn.com at 10PM EST.
"John had lived in order to meet the Messiah and to serve Him. But when Christ came, John had to leave. This was exactly what God expected from John. If he had refused to step aside, then he would have become an obstacle to the action of grace, as well as to the process of increasing the One whose coming he had foretold."
(Behold I Stand at the Door and Knock, pg. 109)