MARY IS THE QUEEN OF THE PROPHETS
IN BIBLICAL REVELATION, FASTING IS CONNECTED WITH THE CALL TO PRAYER AND CONVERSION
FASTING AND PEACE PEACE IS A FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT.
FASTING AND PRAYER
In the message of May 25, 2001, Our Lady says:
" … pray and fast that God may give you peace … "
Praying and fasting for peace was the substance of the whole life of Fr. Slavko Barbaric, from the very day he entered in the service of the messages of Our Lady. In his last book: “Fast with the heart”, Fr. Slavko wrote especially on fasting and praying for peace. Let us read some passages from this book:
All the Prophets called for conversion, fasting and prayer as conditions for peace. She does not have any better or different means than those by which the Prophets called to peace, namely: conversion, prayer, fasting and firm faith.
In calling us to fast on two days a week, Mary remains in the tradition of her Israelite nation and reminds us of the multy-century tradition of the Eastern and the Western Church.
THE BIBLICAL - HISTORICAL VIEW
THROUGH THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH
THE ROLE OF VISIONARIES IN THE "RECEPTION" OF THE MESSAGES
THE ROLE OF VISIONARIES IN RELATION TO THE "CONTENT" OF THE MESSAGES
CONTENT OF THE MESSAGES
RELATIONSHIP OF THE VISIONARIES TO THE HIERARCHY
THE CRITERIA OF AUTHENTICITY
A REVIEW OF THE MEDJUGORJE VISIONARIES
fra Josip Marcelic, 1995
While thinking about the theme assigned, the word of John comes to mind: "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life -- the life was made manifest, and we saw it, and testify to it, and proclaim to you the eternal life which was with the Father and was made manifest to us -- that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ." (1 Jn 1:1-3)