Our Lady Queen of Peace to Marija Medjugorje Visionaries on November 25th, 2021:
Our Lady’s words beckon us to that perennial Gospel beatitude: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:9 St. Seraphim of Sarov once said:
Acquire a peaceful spirit, and around you, thousands will be saved.
Today, our world is indeed peaceless and becoming increasingly so by the hour as governments continue to destroy liberty in the name of stopping a “pandemic” with a 99.5% survival rate for those under 70 years of age.who.int The cost, however, has been enormous, especially to other aspects of physical and mental health.cf. A Bishop’s Plea In Edmonton, Canada, doctors recently declared a crisis of mental health, particularly among children, noting that ‘Diagnoses and severity of depression, anxiety and eating disorders have increased by at least 20 percent in the last four months.'edmontonjournal.com U.S. suicide rates were already at an all-time high since WWII back in June 2019, just months before the first outbreak.axios.com And with inflation beginning to severely impact families, a Sinn Féin survey in Ireland found ‘More than three in four (77%) people say the rising cost of living is impacting negatively on their mental health.'independent.ie
What the world needs more than ever are souls who are anchored in this Storm like a tree with deep roots into the soil of peace. No matter how fierce the winds, souls who “have complete trust in His holy will” are those who will continue to bear the fruit of peace, and even become a shelter to others in the Storm.
Here is a beautiful exchange between Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta and our Lord on the necessity and power of supernatural peace:
After one entire day of pain, late at night He came, and clinging to my neck with His arms, He told me: “My daughter, what is it? I see a mood and a shadow in you which render you dissimilar from Me, and break the current of beatitude which has almost always existed between Me and you. Everything is peace in Me, therefore I do not tolerate in you even one shadow which may shade your soul. Peace is the springtime of the soul. All virtues bloom, grow and smile, like plants and flowers at the rays of the Sun in springtime, which dispose all things of nature to produce, each one, its own fruit. If it wasn’t for the Spring, which shakes the plants from the torpor of cold with its enchanting smile, and clothes the earth with a flowery mantle that calls everyone to admire it with its sweet enchantment, the earth would be horrid and the plants would end up withering. So, peace is the Divine smile which shakes the soul from any torpor. Like celestial springtime, it shakes the soul from the cold of passions, of weaknesses, of thoughtlessnesses, etc., and with its smile it makes all flowers bloom, more than in a flowery field, and it makes all plants grow, through which the Celestial Farmer is pleased to stroll and pick the fruits, to make of them His food. Therefore, the peaceful soul is my garden, in which I enjoy and amuse Myself.
Peace is light, and everything that the soul thinks of, says and does, is light that she emanates; and the enemy cannot get close to her, because he feels struck, wounded and dazzled by this light, and is forced to flee so as not to be blinded.
Peace is dominion, not only of oneself, but also of others. So, before a peaceful soul, all remain either conquered or confused and humiliated. Therefore, they either let themselves be dominated, remaining as friends, or they leave confused, unable to sustain the dignity, the imperturbability, the sweetness of a soul who possesses peace. Even the most perverted ones feel the power that she contains. This is why I glory so much in making Myself called God of peace — Prince of Peace. There is no peace without Me; I alone possess it and I give it to my children, as legitimate children who remain bound as heirs of all my goods.
The world, creatures, do not have this peace; and what is not possessed cannot be given. At the most they can give an apparent peace, which torments them inside — a false peace, which contains a poisonous sip within it; and this poison puts to sleep the remorses of conscience, and leads one to the kingdom of vice. Therefore, true peace is I, and I want to conceal you in my peace, so that you may never be disturbed, and the shadow of my peace, like dazzling light, may keep far away from you anything or anyone who might shade your peace.” —December 18, 1921, Volume 13
To read about the catastrophic damage to mental health in various sectors and countries, see Collateral Global.
|↑1||In another message allegedly from Our Lady to Gisella Cardia, she said, “Now, my children, today the Time of Mercy has closed: invoke the Lord so that he would have mercy on you; I offer my tears for you.” While these two messages may seem contradictory, they aren’t necessarily. The end of that period of mercy extended by Our Lord since Fatima, and confirmed in the revelations to St. Faustina, does not mean an end to mercy itself. It simply means a specific period in which God has held back chastisement, whether it originates on earth or from Heaven, has ended. But mercy will continue as long as possible, even for some, to their last breath (see Mercy in Chaos).|
|↑4||cf. A Bishop’s Plea|