Despite Everything…

Despite Everything…

July 29, 2019 A.D.

Our Lady said through Mirjana on July 2, 2019:

“Those of my children who have faith—true faith—are happy despite everything because they live the beginning of heavenly happiness on earth…”

“Despite everything,” is the key to witness heavenly happiness on earth. There are witnesses to this in our lifetime.

Pavlovic family plot in Medjugorje cemetery

Medjugorje Cemetery July 27, 2019 – The “Obitelj Pavlovic,” the Family of Pavlovic, Medjugorje visionary Marija’s family plot. The pictures of her Father Filip, and her mother Iva, “Majka”, are on the left, while her brother, Andrija, is on the right. Andrija is who came to the founder of Caritas’ home in Alabama, November 1988 – January 1989. It was Andrija that Marija gave her kidney to, while in Alabama. See more here…

Our Lady says that those who have true faith, live heavenly happiness on earth despite everything. Medjugorje visionary Marija shares more about the early days of the apparitions, and what their families endured, despite everything:

Imagine those days when our country was under a Communist regime. A harsh, strong regime called communism that seemed to get harsher everyday, and Our Lady came to us. In 1981, President Tito had been dead only a year.

It was a few days after the apparitions began, that the main television station and the most watched newscast reported, ‘That six children from the village of Medjugorje in Hercegovina claimed to see the Blessed Virgin Mary.’ I tell you that this Communist station made the best advertisement for Medjugorje at that time. It was broadcast all over Yugoslavia. The six of us were blamed for being used to destroy Communist Yugoslavia. The Communists feared a revolution or rebellion against the regime. They claimed that a revolution started and, today we can say, a revolution had started, but not the revolution they were thinking of… It was a revolution of God’s love and mercy. Our Lady continued to teach us, and we followed Her, and fell in love with Her messages with all our hearts.

I was 16 at this time, and, I wanted to learn to pray more and do good deeds. The six of us waited for Our Lady with great joy. Many nights we would gather together and spend the night in prayer. At daybreak, we would go home to meet our parents to work in the fields all day. It was a beautiful time.

My father, as well as Vicka’s and Ivanka’s fathers, worked in Germany. The regime threatened Vicka’s father. They were going to confiscate his passport so he could not go into Germany to work. He had eight children to provide for and this would be the road to starvation for them. Vicka’s family said they would not deny Our Lady. They were ready to starve, to die for Her. They were strong witnesses to Our Lady’s presence here in Medjugorje.

– Medjugorje Visionary Marija
from Our Lady Wants a Revolution – August 23, 2010

A Friend of Medjugorje has said that he would die before he would ever deny the Medjugorje apparitions. This is the faith that Our Lady desires us to have, a faith that endures “despite everything.” Pray every day for this gift of faith. The time draws nearer, and it is more important than ever to invest one’s life in Medjugorje.
Caritas of Birmingham
Operated by the Community of Caritas

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