“It is a huge gift that the Mother of God wants to be so close to her children! She has shown that love at many other places in the world, but for many previous years is showing that nearness in Medjugorje. We can be grateful to God, who has, through his Mother, taken so many people in the last 30 years towards God’s love, for revealing to them God’s love, and because so many have felt healing and renewal.
“In the sacrament of confession they were able to feel love towards the Eucharistic Lord and, thanks to his Mother, towards her as well. Reconciliation in families, healings from drugs, addictions, and other miseries are her intentions. It is a huge sign of our time that Mary, in such concrete way, from such vicinity, and so simply, takes care of her children and dwells amongst them…
“Show what you have received and what you constantly receive here through graces from Medjugorje, reflect that and bring it to others.”
• Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, speaking at the end of a prayer meeting for peace held in Vienna Cathedral on September 15, 2009. The Medjugorje visionary, Marija Pavlovic was also present.
• source: Medjugorje Parish website