From: Mary Zimmerman
Perhaps before we discuss the Blessed Mother, I should first introduce her. She goes by many names. As most everyone knows, she was the privileged woman who brought forth Jesus into this world, which is why we call her the Blessed Mother, and for that, all religions should recognize her as such.
Prominent among Catholic advocates of the Immaculate Conception was St. Stanislaus Papczynski (1631-1701). He founded the congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and promoted the truth of the Immaculate Conception 184 years before the church defined religious dogma — a set of rules/principles that are believed without question, core assumptions of the faith.
The Blessed Mother appeared on March 25, 1859, in Lourdes, France, to St. Bernadette Soubirous and said, “I am the Immaculate Conception.” Mary was not only conceived without sin, she was also free from it her entire life. On December 8, we as Catholics honor that special feast day by attending Mass.
Now that we’ve established, briefly, who Mary is, let’s dwell on what she has said. Our Blessed Mother appears daily in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and gives a message for the world on the 25th of each month. On July 25, 2018, she said, “ Dear children! In this peace-less time, I am calling you to have more trust in God Who is your Father in Heaven and Who has sent me to lead you to Him. You, open you hearts to the gifts which He desires to give you and, in the silence of your heart, adore my son Jesus Who has given His life so that you may live in eternity — where He desires to lead you. May your hope be the joy of a meeting with the Most High in everyday life: do not neglect prayer because prayer works miracles.”
On August 25, 2018, she said, “Dear children! This is a time of grace. Little children, pray more, speak less and permit God to lead you on the way of conversion. I am with you and love you.”
In ending, I’ll leave you with a message given at Kibeho, Rwanda, Africa, by Jesus. In “A Visit from Heaven,” Immaculee Ilibagiza writes, “In one apparition, Jesus, encouraging us to know what kind of mother we have, explained, ‘If you come to Me, you will be happy with My Love and Mercy, but you will also have to face My Justice. Blessed are those who will go through My Mother because she doesn’t know Justice; she welcomes everyone only with Mercy and Love. When she intercedes for anyone, you get what you want because I don’t know how to say no to My Mother.’”