The Crosses of Normandy, Rejected?

January 31, 2011 A.D.

A  Friend of Medjugorje spoke across France in November. After the conclusion of one of his talks, a question was asked. The spontaneous response shows when one is grounded in the messages; it is as the Scriptures states, “Do not be anxious about how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour.” (Matthew 10:19) A Friend of Medjugorje is often persecuted, but his detractors cannot deny that the spirit of God gives him what to say. The response given to the question below should make everyone stop and reflect greatly upon their role and responsibility in changing the culture.

Question: We understand you stopped in Normandy on the way here. Can you tell us your impressions?

A Friend of Medjugorje’s response:

“As today, every opportunity when we go somewhere we always are taught by Our Lady many things. So we went to Normandy today or the beaches of Normandy to Omaha beach. In the Cemetery, and it is incredible there to me that out of 10,000 American soldiers every one of them was given one of two things – they either got a cross or they got the star of David. Out of those 10,000 soldiers, it wasn’t questioned whether they were Christian or not. They didn’t wonder if they were going to church, whether they lived a good life. We, as a culture, knew they needed the cross and most of those soldiers, even if they weren’t going to church, wouldn’t object to that.

There is one way to salvation and that is through the Cross. We don’t have to apologize for that. We, as Christians and Catholics, have vacated our position in the culture. Atheism doesn’t have the same ground to stand on as we do. France is a Catholic country. The United States is a Christian nation and we give this away. We stopped at a church today, Notre Dame of Bayeux, and the historical record said the state took this in 1905. I don’t have the mentality of how you would just allow the state to take this. This is Christianity! This is our Church! Just as we put crosses on every grave out there and didn’t ask them if they were believers or not, all non-believers need the Cross. It is because Christians are vacating and rejecting the Cross that God has allowed it to be taken from us. So this culture, that is rejecting the Cross, is going down. I encourage you. I know there are things in our town where I live in Alabama, that I don’t go see, historical things. It is our human nature not to go out there to that cemetery near you, here an hour or so away, because you know it is there. You can always go there, so you don’t go there. But go there! Pray some rosaries there. Make a spiritual retreat walking those graves and meditate on what has happened to us. They said the oldest soldier buried there is twenty-four years old! We are here because of that. But we are not here just because of that. We lived a life back then where we understood what the Cross meant. Today we don’t understand the value of the Cross and the power of the Cross. Because we vacated it, we put it down, satan has taken over. Our Lady just said on August 2, 2011, “…the evil that wants to begin to rule in this world and to destroy it…” But through Jesus, with Him, Our Lady, and us we can stop it. So we don’t have the fiber of the early Christians. We don’t have the fiber of the Christians in the forties. They could care less back then about your rejection of the Cross, if you didn’t want it on the grave out there. You’re gonna get one! Am I saying force the Cross on somebody? By no means! We have to live the Christian life in such a way that people will be embarrassed by rejecting the Cross because of our holiness. What we have lost is holiness. What swearer swore in front of Mother Teresa or cursed in front of her? Her holiness binded them! I saw President Clinton in Colorado with Pope John Paul II. John Paul was standing right here, President Clinton was standing right here. President Clinton is big time for abortion. John Paul was standing right in his presence condemning abortion and the murder of the unborn. You know what Clinton was doing? He had his hands folded, real humble, and he was shaking his head ‘yes.’ THE LIGHT BINDED THE DARKNESS! We don’t have to force the Cross on somebody. We have to live Christianity to such a degree that they won’t dare come disagreeing with us. But they have the power because we live mediocre Christianity. Our Lady said on November 25, 1997, “…Holy martyrs died witnessing: I am a Christian and love God over everything…”

Does that come across to everybody you meet by your life, your charity, your love, your forgiveness? That is what came to me today just on the beaches of Normandy, just in the cemetery. Our Lady says go into nature. There is nature there. It is creation and it will speak to you. I challenge you just to plan a trip by yourself and just go spend three or four hours out there and meditate, reflect, think. Go into these messages. There is a lot Our Lady wants for you to do. I never even dreamed I’d be doing what I do. I never dreamed the difficulties I would have to go through. But once you have fallen in love with Our Lady and work for Her, what else can you do? So don’t be measured in your response to Her. Don’t be reserved. When She asks you to consecrate yourself to Her, She owns you. You no longer own yourself. On January 1, 2001, Marija was asked by Our Lady to go to the mountain on a cold January night, and Our Lady tells her “…now that when satan is unchained, I desire you to be consecrated to My Heart and the Heart of My Son Jesus…” But did you catch what Our Lady said, because satan is unchained what your only protection is. Our Lady’s response was “now when satan…” and then She tells you what to do, “Consecrate yourself to My Heart and the Heart of My Son Jesus…” What She possesses he can’t have. She owns you. But he sure will make your life miserable. It is important to do daily consecrations. It is important to consecrate yourself to the Cross.

Valognes, France, November 18, 2011
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The Crosses of Normandy

The Crosses and Stars of David on the graves at Normandy, the day A Friend of Medjugorje visited on November 18, 2011. Every soldier who dies here got either a Cross or a Star of David, an incredible testament to the culture that did not reject the Cross. A Friend of Medjugorje challenges us, “Do we today have the fiber to do what they did? Do we through our rejection of the Cross as a culture have the fiber to sacrifice our lives for the salvation of the world?”

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  1. The rosary is a powerful weapon….thru sickness, health, sad state of affairs especially of this country, the prayer is a daily consolation, to preservere, it gives us strength to resist the workings of the evil………

  2. Dear Friend of Medjugorje. Thank you very much for all the work and sacrifices you and your family are making to spread Our Lady’s messages to the world. May God reward you and bless all your undertakings!

  3. THIS ARTICLE WAS VERY TOUCHING AND I AM WELL AWARE OF THE CATHOLICS CONTINUING TO BE PROSCUTED. MY WIFE/I CONTINUE TO PRACTICING CATHOLICS AND WILL NEVER GIVE UP OUR FAITH. I ALSO CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR ALL THOSE IN NEED ESPECIALLY, THE GOVERNMENT POLITICIANS.

  4. Thank You for accepting your cross and witnessing daily! We as a culture starting where ever you are in the world needs to wake up before it is too late. We cannot continue to sin and expect God’s Grace! He is merciful but also Just! As you have said, we need to start with ourselves, be Holy and live the Commandments! We can no longer abuse Sunday! If we continue to work on Sunday & cause others to work we will suffer! We must choose work that will keep Holy the Lord’s Day! Put God First and everything will fall in place!

  5. Everyday I witness the sad deterioration of our country and our Church. I have become stronger in my faith and my relationship with the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary through Medjugorje. Being a strong Catholic is difficult today but worth the suffering for God Our Father and the conversion of sinners

  6. What the Friend says is so true! I attend a state university and the outright antagonism to religion is staggering. It goes in not only rejecting the Cross,there is open bias against Catholicism. My classes in the Shoah, and WWII were rife with it, and standing up for our Faith is difficult, but the rewards are great. God Bless us all.

  7. In the silence of the house, I felt the presence of the LORD as I stared at those rows of Crosses and Stars of David. I saw the sacrifice that those young soldiers did so that ‘others may live’. And I am at awe at what A Friend said: either a Cross or a Star of David.” Your experience at Normandy brings to focus another reality: we need again young ‘soldiers’ to reclaim Catholic France and the world! May God give us the grace to respond to His Call.

  8. Thank you for writing this article, being Indian and brought up in the Catholic faith we always envied the Christian and Catholic nations. Our Lady is seeing to it through Medjugorje that She brings these nations back. We have to turn back to our faith and belief in Christ; without which we are with satan. Our Lady is alive and it’s a tremendous calling through Medjugorje that She is slowly and surely doing what Her Son Jesus wants. We need that catechism be taught again openly and that we need not feel ashamed to believe in Christ. America and the Catholic nations have to acknowledge Christ again. We should not refrain from mention of Jesus in our public life. God Bless you in your work and May Our Lady guide you to bring many more back to Her.

  9. Thank you for writing this article, being Indian and brought up in the Catholic faith we always envied the Christian and Catholic nations. Our Lady is seeing to it through Medjugorje that She brings these nations back. We have to turn back to our faith and belief in Christ; without which we are with satan. Our Lady is alive and it’s a tremendous calling through Medjugorje that She is slowly and surely doing what Her Son Jesus wants. We need that catechism be taught again openly and that we need not feel ashamed to believe in Christ. America and the Catholic nations have to acknowledge Christ again. We should not refrain from mention of Jesus in our public life. God Bless you in your work and May Our Lady guide you to bring many more back to Her.

  10. Elizabeth Reusch

    What an inspiring message. It struck home with me. I have to be stronger in standing up for what is right. I have to stop being a coward. Thank you. God Bless you.

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