Thursday Messages for the Parish of St. James

Thursday Messages for the Parish of St. James

On March 1, 1984, Our Lady started giving a weekly message to visionary, Marija, for the parish of St. James in Medjugorje. From today, Our Lady began to transition to the next phase of Medjugorje, which was the formation of the parish of Medjugorje. In the first weekly message, Our Lady said:

“I have chosen this parish in a special way and I wish to lead it…I shall speak a special message to you every Thursday.”

On the same day that Our Lady began giving a weekly message to the parish to Marija every Thursday, Our Lady requested of Jelena and the prayer group to also come to the Church on Thursdays, saying:

“Each Thursday, read again the passage of Matthew 6:24-34, before the Most Blessed Sacrament, or if it is not possible to come to church, do it with your family.”

This is the only Scripture passage that Our Lady ever required the parish to read on a regular basis.

“No one can serve two masters. He will either hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon…”

It is a foundational principle of Jesus, which Our Lady came to re-introduce into the Church as even the Church had fallen to materialism and modernism in many ways. Through having the parish read this passage every Thursday and then receiving a message from Our Lady on the same day each week, Our Lady desired to lead the parish into a profound spiritual life.

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