Miracle Mission to Medjugorje: A Journey of Faith

Miracle Mission to Medjugorje: A Journey of Faith

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Miracle Mission to Medjugorje: A Journey of Faith

by Barbara Lorenzo

A random invitation to hear a person speak about Medjugorje leads Barbara on a journey that will change her life. Within months of her mother’s hearing that witness, she and her family are bound for what was then Yugoslavia on the brink of a civil war. Barbara, her sick and dying brother, his friend, and her faith-filled mom travel to the place where the Blessed Mother is appearing and miracles are happening. It is the last hope. From the first day to the last, they witness unexplained miracles, and her mind awakens as their spirits soar. One sees halos. They all see the sun yo-yo from the sky. Her dying brother climbs a mountain despite it seeming impossible. They cross a threshold and are forever changed. Their witness astounds them and pulls them into a web of love that fuels Barbara’s faith for the subsequent chapters of her life. It leads her back to the place of transformation and miracles. This book is an affirmation of the force greater than us all.
 
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Medjugorje Message from the Blessed Mother

March 18, 2021
 

“Dear children, in a motherly way I am calling you to return to the joy and the truth of the Gospel, to return to the love of my Son—because He is waiting for you with open arms; that everything you do in life you do with my Son, with love; that it may be blessed for you; so that your spirituality may be internal, and not just external. Only in that way will you be humble, generous, filled with love and joyful; and my motherly heart will rejoice with you. Thank you.”

TESTIMONIALS

“Barbara Lorenzo’s faith shines through in her wonderful book about the death of her brother, Paul, from the AIDS virus. The joy of spiritual healing and peace that the Heithaus/Lorenzo family found at the Medjugorje shrine, and later following Paul’s death in the USA, was a delight to read. I was reminded – on almost every page in the book – of Mary’s exhortation at Medjugorje to see Jesus in every person you meet.” – Peter Breen, author of Prodigal Pilgrim: Letters to Pope Francis from Lourdes, Fatima, Garabandal and Medjugorje

“This inspiring story of a family’s spiritual journey captures the heart of Medjugorje and serves as an invitation to all who read it.” – Mary Laing Robinson, a fellow pilgrim

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Barbara Lorenzo is a wife, mother, sister, teacher, storyteller and a seeker of faith. A recent graduate of The Cenacle of Our Lady of Divine Providence School of Spiritual Direction, she loves to share her story of transformation and conversion through her witness of extraordinary faith. She has served as a Catholic elementary media specialist, a pastoral council member and contributed to ministries in her former parish in New Jersey. She was a contributor for the Metuchen Catholic Spirit newspaper, Evangelization Here and Now newspaper and, prior to her conversion, she had a career in the fashion industry. She is a former participant of the NJCWG for children’s books. She currently lives in Ponte Vedra Beach Florida with her husband and is a practicing Spiritual Director with Saint John Paul ll Parish. She holds a Masters in Elementary Education and a Bachelor’s in Fine Art in Fashion Design. This is her first book.

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Memoir of Grace (Children of the Cross) by Aqif Shahzad

Memoir of Grace (Children of the Cross) by Aqif Shahzad

Memoir of Grace (Children of the Cross)

by Aqif Shahzad

Memoir of Grace (Children of the Cross) helps us to see the wonders and miracles that God has provided through the works of Mary Kloska, a woman from the first world who has touched the hearts of those in the third world with her pure and sacred love. Mary’s books have changed the lives of many here in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and elsewhere in the world.

In this memoir, Pakistani translator and missionary Aqif Shahzad looks at how Mary’s books have given light, life, and healing to wounded and persecuted Christians. He reflects on his own experience with God and shares his personal life journey of how God chose him, a simple person from a village, for this ministry of Children of the Cross.

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TESTIMONIALS

“Aqif Shahzad’s book Memoir of Grace is a powerful witness to the great work God can do through a little soul who simply says ‘yes.’ Through the experiences he shares about his life and mission amongst persecuted Christians in Pakistan, the Holy Spirit can clearly be seen foraging a road of grace in the midst of the spiritual wilderness of the Middle East.” – Mary Kloska, author of Raising ‘Children of the Cross,’ The Holiness of Womanhood, Out of the Darkness, A Heart Frozen in the Wilderness, In Our Lady’s Shadow, and Mornings with Mary

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Aqif Shahzad was raised in a family of four brothers and two sisters in a village in Pakistan. He lost his father early, and his mother, whose faith in Our Lady strengthened and deepened his love for Our Lady, played a significant role in his life.

Teaching and translation are his passions. Children of the Cross (Ministry) is the answer to his continued prayers. Giving life, hope, and healing to persecuted Christians in Pakistan and throughout the world is his vision. God has called him to reach the unreached. He lives in Pakistan with his small daughter, Eliana, who is four years old. 

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Prodigal Pilgrim: Letters to Pope Francis from Lourdes, Fatima, Garabandal and Medjugorje

Prodigal Pilgrim: Letters to Pope Francis from Lourdes, Fatima, Garabandal and Medjugorje

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Prodigal Pilgrim: Letters to Pope Francis from Lourdes, Fatima, Garabandal and Medjugorje

by Peter Breen

The Christian community has been studying the medical and scientific evidence for Marian apparitions since Mary the Mother of Jesus first appeared to the Apostle James at Saragossa in Spain in the year 40 CE. More recently, Mary has credibly appeared at Medjugorje in Bosnia Herzegovina for the past 40 years with the message God can save us. Is Mary the prophet of our times?
 
Pope Francis gave official approval to Medjugorje pilgrimages in 2019. During a pilgrimage to Lourdes, Fatima, Garabandal and Medjugorje, the Prodigal Pilgrim writes to Pope Francis, urging formal recognition of the Medjugorje apparitions. Mary offers humanity a lifeline, says the author, an alternative to David Attenborough’s observation that things can only get worse for planet Earth.
 
 
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TESTIMONIALS

“In Prodigal Pilgrim, Peter Breen focuses on the environmental crisis. He points to Pope Benedict’s thought (referenced by Pope Francis) that divine intervention will be necessary to eliminate this crisis. Breen, in a series of letters to Francis, uses Benedict’s statement to draw the fascinating conclusion that this intervention has occurred through the messages given at Lourdes, Fatima, Garabandal, and Medjugorie.” – Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson, Professor of Dogmatic Theology, Holy Apostles College & Seminary, author of Survivor: A Memoir of Forgiveness

Prodigal Pilgrim rewards the reader with an engaging conflict; the tug of unbelief on the one side and faith-engendered devotion on the other. Some may see Prodigal Pilgrim as a transliteration of Charles E Curran’s Loyal Dissent. In the book’s introduction itself, Peter Breen confesses to being a practicing Catholic with a crisis of faith in the Church, stemming from reasons that go beyond the sex scandals of the clergy. Through this trellised confessional Breen makes an impassioned plea for the Pope to recognize the miracles of Medjugorje. He takes the Pope and the reader with him on his pilgrimage to the sites of Our Lady’s appearances: Lourdes, Fatima, Garabandal and Medjugorje, encouraging a devotion to Mary as the prophet of our time. Mary, the mother of Jesus is presented as the one offering the world a lifeline. The epistolary form in which the author expresses his mix of faith and dissent is in itself unusual. There could well be smiles and frowns on what some may consider to be the cheek of the author to write a series of personal letters to Holy Father Pope Francis, addressed as Fr. Jorge Bergoglio; letters starting with Dear Fr. Jorge, as if to a parish assistant. It makes for engaging reading; an invitation to believe in the face of intellectual bumps. It offers the dissenting yet loyal Catholic a berth in what we may call, after Breen, the Prodigal Pilgrimage.” – Ivan Arthur, author of Saynt Lachmi and Pavement Prayers

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Peter Breen is an Australian writer and the author of several books including the bestselling The Book of Letters published by Allen & Unwin. In his new book Prodigal Pilgrim, Peter returns to letter writing in a book of correspondence to Pope Francis about the Church in the modern world and private Marian revelation.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Stepping Up!

Stepping Up!

Stepping Up!: How Christ Turned My Pain & Suffering into Hope & Joy

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WHERE IS GOD IN THE MIDST OF SUFFERING?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Caitie Crowley is a Catholic millennial. By God’s grace, she graduated Summa Cum Laude (4.0 GPA) with her Master of Science in Information Design and Strategy with a Content Strategy concentration from Northwestern University. She is an HR communications representative at a Fortune 100 company and has also done writing for FOCUS-SEEK21, Live Action, Human Life Action, and Human Defense Initiative. You can get in touch with Caitie on Twitter (@CaitieCrowley) or via email (caitiecrowley@gmail.com).

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Ennobling Encounters

Ennobling Encounters

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Bishirjian, Richard. “Rush Limbaugh’s Favorite Political Thinker: Angelo Codevilla,” The Stream (Oct. 4, 2021). Click here to read the full article.

TESTIMONIALS

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Richard J. Bishirjian was Founding President and Professor of Government at Yorktown University from 2000-2016. He earned a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Dr. Bishirjian was Gerhart Niemeyer’s teaching assistant at Notre Dame. He was an assistant professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Dallas in Texas, chairman of the Political Science Department at the College of New Rochelle in New York and founder of Yorktown University where he served as President and Professor of government from 2000-2016.

He served as a political appointee in the Reagan Administration and in the Administration of George H. W.  Bush.

He is the editor of A Public Philosophy Reader and author of three books, The Development of Political Theory, The Conservative Rebellion and The Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education. His most recent work, “Coda,” is a novel published by En Route Books. His most recent three scholarly studies are Ennobling Encounters, Rise and Fall of the American Empire, and Conscience and Power. Ennobling Encounters was published by En Route Books in September, 2021.

Dr. Bishirjian’s essays have been published in Forbes, The Political Science Reviewer, Modern Age, Review of Politics, Chronicles, the American Spectator and The Imaginative Conservative.

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