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Some past Medjugorje messages mentioning fasting
to save space all messages marked: "...! or ...
begin: 'Dear children!' and all marked: ..." end
with: 'Thank you for having responded to my
call.' - suggestion -
add in YOUR name, "Dear ** "
quote: "Conversing with the messages (praying and meditating) is a wonderful way to begin (or end) the day."
February 13, 1986 "! This Lent is a special incentive for you to change. Start from this moment. Turn off the television and renounce various things that are of no value. Dear children, I am calling you individually to conversion. This season is for you. ..." more lenten messages
Our Lady's messages of peace are necessary to save us and we must begin by first creating peace in our own hearts. This can be done in the following manner: [communicate with God, faith, prayer,] fasting on Wednesday and Friday on bread and water [unless you are not in good health or sick] [& frequently receiving the Holy Sacrament.] If you are ill then instead of bread and water:-"It would be a good thing to give up television, because after some programs you are distracted and unable to pray." ~ December 8, 1981
"Dear children! Today I call you to renew prayer and fasting with even greater enthusiasm until prayer becomes a joy for you. Little children, the one who prays is not afraid of the future and the one who fasts is not afraid of evil. Once again, I repeat to you: only through prayer and fasting also wars can be stopped – wars of your unbelief and fear for the future. I am with you and am teaching you little children: your peace and hope are in God. That is why draw closer to God and put Him in the first place in your life. Thank you for having responded to my call." (25/12/2001)
The visionaries say that
they need to start praying the day before in order to have a good
fast day. The evening before, you might say a prayer from your
Heart for a good fast day and also to Fr. Slavko for his help and
intercession with our living and renewing the messages that we're
entrusted with. Our Lady says we all need to fast. She says the
best fast is on bread and water, but for those who might not be in
great health or might have an illness then although she still asks
for fasting, our Lady asks to choose something equally as
difficult, a bad habit, a particular fault we have and fast from
"Dear Children: Today, I invite you to start fasting with the
heart. There are a lot of people who fast because others do so.
Fasting is a habit nobody wants to give up. I ask the parish to
fast out of gratitude that God allowed me to stay in this parish so
long. Dear Children, fast and pray with the heart! Thank you for
having responded to my call"
reading:- "FASTING" by Father Slavko
Barbaric. 1988 Franciscan University Press
Sermon on fasting by St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop ~ from Liturgy of the Hours, Office of Readings for Ash Wednesday.
“There are three things, my brethren,
which cause faith to stand firm, devotion to remain constant, and
virtue endure. They are prayer, fasting, and mercy. Prayer knocks
at the door, fasting obtains, mercy receives. Prayer, mercy and
fasting: these three are one, and give life to each other. Fasting
is the soul of prayer, mercy is the lifeblood of fasting. Let no
one try to separate them; they cannot be separated. If you have
only one of them or not all together, you have nothing. So if you
pray, fast; if you fast, show mercy; if you want your petition to
be heard, hear the petition of others. If you do not close your ear
An excerpt from "A Man Named Father
But there is something else that I would like to tell you in
order to help you recognize what Our Lady wants from us. The first
step along the path of conversion on which Our Lady invited us was
(as we have already heard) prayer, prayer with the heart, daily
praying of the rosary. The second step along this path of
conversion is fasting. Our Lady says fast.
"Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one's
flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble,
scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust,
kindles the true light of chastity.......Fasting loves not many
words, deems wealth superfluous, scorns pride, commends humility,
helps man perceive what is frail and paltry.." St Augustine:
Sermons on Fasting, 11.,11#147
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