Ann stopped receiving Messages to share from the Blessed Virgin Mary on
January 25, 1995. On February 23, 1995, Jesus also stopped giving Messages
to share. Since that time both Jesus and Mary have requested that we begin
to reread the Messages already given and to reflect on them. But most
of all, that we begin to live the Messages that have been given.
Message of July 24, 1993, from Our Lady
Ruth Ann: Mother, something bothers me.
Our Lady: Yes, child.
Ruth Ann: I speak less and less to You, and more and more to Your Son. I feel guilty for not taking more time with You.
Our Lady: Child, My whole purpose for being allowed to come to you, and others like you, is to draw you closer and closer to My Son. I, like you, am an instrument used by God to do His will and bring all of His children back to the fold. Many who would have been lost forever in the abyss of hell, are now in Heaven because they have responded to My call. Had I not been allowed to come, many would have been lost in this time of darkness. Many still are being lost child, but I continue to call and ask all of My children to listen to the words of My messages. Do not, little children, get caught up in the messengers but concentrate on the messages. That is why God has picked humble children to receive these special words from Heaven. You, the receivers of these messages, realize the importance of the words but do not wish any attention for yourselves. That is as it should be. Without these words, you are nothing, child.
Ruth Ann: Yes Mother, I realize this. That is why it is so embarassing for me when people ask me to bless them. I am not a priest.
Our Lady: Child, you have been given the gift of healing. It is a special gift. God has placed His hand upon you and has told you that, as you touch His children, He is touching them. Is that not a special gift? Is that a gift you can deny His children who are in such need? Remember child, you can do nothing without God. He is the healer of all wounds, the divine healer, and comes to His children in whatever way they will receive Him. You are an instrument being used by your divine Creator, so child, do not hesitate to pray for those who ask. God will do the rest. He will tend to the healing. God heals in many ways, and He will choose the way in which He wishes to touch His children. You are only to be obedient and do the bidding of the One Who has given you this special gift.
Ruth Ann: Mother, they are putting up the Stations of the Cross here on the farm today.
Our Lady: Yes child, I know. It has been placed upon the heart of one who loves Me and My Son very much, but there was a need here. Did I not tell you, you will not have to do anything, it will all be done for you? It will continue to be so, child. You have listened and have been obedient. You have not walked away as many would have done. Your steadfast love and faith have caused you to persevere when others would have fallen by the wayside.
Ruth Ann: Do you realize how many times I have wished You would have chosen someone else? I'm ashamed to admit it, but it is true. This is a heavy burden I have accepted. My family especially, is having to pay a heavy price. It becomes more and more difficult to get together as a family. We are busy daily praying with people.
Our Lady: Child, why do you think I have asked you to take a leave from your job? As I have said before to you, this is to give you a respite before your time becomes in greater and greater demand. God has much for you to do, but He is giving you time to catch your breath. You will have time with your grandchildren, children, and husband.
Your husband too, will not have the pressure he has had this summer. He is a faithful, true, devoted partner. God has chosen and molded your family well. Your children grumble from time to time, as all children will who must share their parents with others, but they love and support you and your work. That is because of your faith, child. You have instilled this in the minds and hearts of your little ones, and as they have grown, the faith has grown. You are amazed at their faith child, but you are responsible for this faith. You have planted the seeds and prayed with them when they were very small.
Your love, faith, and patience throughout all your trials has been apparent to your family, as it has been for others. You know your thoughts, so you do not see the good you have done. You are aware of your sins, that you do not wish to be given these compliments from Heaven, but child, all children are sinners. He could not have chosen someone perfect to help in this mission, because only God is perfect. He has chosen one who is humble, obedient, and loves Him very much. He has chosen one who will persevere to the very end. You do not wish to give yourself credit, because you have said you would like to turn away. Child, My Son's apostles did turn away, and still they were used in such a mighty way. God would still find a way to use you. It is in our weakness that we are made strong, little child. God has not chosen you because you are perfect. He has chosen you because you are willing to listen and do His will. He blesses you for that. He will continue to bless you and your precious family. You have responded to His call, now He will use you to call others to Him. That is how the plan works. Watch it unfold. It is a plan to behold, child, a truly beautiful plan to behold. I am aware of this plan as are the saints and angels in Heaven, so do not hesitate to call on any of the Heavenlies. They are all aware and are praying for you. You have doubts and fears, and these are because the evil one wants you to become discouraged. He would have you dead, if it were possible. God has His warring angels around you and your loved ones. Evil will continue to come against you, but God is stronger than all evil. Prayer is powerful. God has placed it upon the hearts of many to pray for you, child.
Ruth Ann: Thank You for telling me this, because I am in need of much prayer.
Our Lady: Child, God would not place such a burden as has been placed upon you, without providing the proper amount of graces to help with this burden. He has taken care of your monetary needs, and He will provide for your spiritual needs as well. The monetary is the easy part. This is the one that fascinates you most, though, child. It is because it is something that is tangible and can be seen. The spiritual is different only because you are the one who must receive and accept the graces and put them to use.
God cannot force graces upon His children. They must be receptive. You must ask for these graces, and they too, will be provided. Ask for specific graces. Ask for the grace to listen. Ask for the graces to do His will. Ask for the graces to forgive and love your neighbor. He makes all of these things possible. The graces and miracles are available in abundance. All you have to do is ask. This is true of all God's children. When in His Bible, His Holy Word, He says, "Ask, and you shall receive." This is exactly what God means. Then too, you should thank God for these graces and miracles when they are made available to you. God loves to give, but He likes to be recognized for the gifts He has given His children. Too many ask, receive, and then go about their lives until they are in need again. Do not ignore God or what He has done for you.
Ruth Ann: Mother, I realize God has done so much more for all of us than we can ever realize, or even know to ask for. I too, am guilty. There is so much I take for granted. I just always trust that God will take care of everything.
Our Lady: That is faith child, but even that is a gift, and one should thank God for this gift of faith. Many would wish to have this kind of faith, and it is not available to them because they have not asked for this gift.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Mother. I love You and thank You for taking the time to talk with me this morning. I'm sorry I have not spent more time with You.
Our Lady: It is best that you spend more time with My Son. I love you and will always be here with you.
Ruth Ann: I wish to thank You for the smell of roses throughout the time we were talking together, Mother. That was very special to me.
Our Lady: It is My pleasure to give this gift to you. Now go in God's peace.
Message of Nov. 11, 1993, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Jesus.
Jesus: My child, I am here.
Ruth Ann: Many thoughts are going through my mind, but I keep remembering what was read at prayer group last night from the book 'God Calling' on November 7. I felt that particular message was for me.
Jesus: Little one, that message is for all My children, and yes, you are one of My children, are you not?
Ruth Ann: Lord, do You realize the dilemma I am put in? Many come to the farm to pray, but I don't feel I am to walk out and say, "Here I am." That only encourages a distraction. At least, that is the way I see it.
Jesus: Child, you are right about not calling attention to yourself, because the main reason for this farm now, is for those to come to gain peace. But you have been given a gift, and as I have said before, it is a gift to be shared. Those who ask for prayer are to receive prayer, but you have set a special time for that, and those who expect prayer must understand this. You have said you are available most Saturday's after prayer group, and every third Sunday after prayer group. These times are sufficient for the time being, but you do know that the numbers will grow, and your weekends will be consumed with people in need of prayer. This is not something you wish to hear child, but it is something that is to be. You have been told this many months ago by My Mother, and as time goes on, you will see how all will come about.
This irritates you little one, because you do not feel that your prayers should be important to other people. They should be able to pray to Me and My Mother here on this farm, without need of you. They can and do, but it is also true that you are a channel through which the water of life flows through. You are My instrument. You are their connection from Heaven to the earth.
Ruth Ann: But Lord, that does not sound right.
Jesus: In what way, child?
Ruth Ann: I mean, they can pray straight to You or Your Mother, without me being present.
Jesus: As I have said, this is true. But if you had been told that a certain person has a gift from Heaven, and was speaking with our Lord and His Mother, wouldn't you wish prayers of that person?
Ruth Ann: I don't know as I would wish prayers of that person, but I suppose I would be in awe of their gift. Maybe even a little envious, but I am more interested in those who get to see You or Your Mother, since I have never been given that gift.
Jesus: Little one, you have not as yet had an apparition from Me, but the time will come when you will no longer be able to say this.
Ruth Ann: So why are You waiting so long to do so?
Jesus: You have been told by Me and My Mother that you will see Her at the time of your death. She will be there to walk you into the Kingdom of Heaven. I will come to you after all of your children are settled, and then you will receive a complete healing, but you will be asked to carry a very heavy cross. The cross is one I have carried, and others after Me, too, have carried this cross.
You are being prepared, child. Trust in God. He knows your limits, your strengths, and weaknesses. You have growing to do, you have things to do in the meantime. And you have been given this year with your family, and time to do some of the things you have not been able to do when you were teaching. Enjoy your respite, little one. The time is coming when there will be little time for anyone, or anything, but Me. That is God's will, and His will, will be done.
Ruth Ann: I know I have been told these things, but it was so long ago, I had forgotten. I guess I had just put it out of my mind.
Jesus: Little one, it was set aside because it was something that was not relevant to that particular time in your life. Now, it is becoming apparent to you that changes are taking place in your life.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I visited school today. That is, the school where I taught last year. I was there for a breakfast for a retiring teacher. Do You think I will ever go back to teaching, in school, that is?
Jesus: Little one, you have been told you will be teaching, but in a different capacity. Let's just leave it at that for the time being. God has much for you to do. Know that, and be ready and willing to do His will, and not your own. You were a teacher for many years, and will continue to be so until the day you die. Once a teacher, always a teacher, but there are different forms of teaching. God wishes you to be teaching on behalf of His kingdom, so you must wait and see what He has in store. Patience, little one.
Ruth Ann: I've sure heard that enough, Lord.
Jesus: It is true, child. God will tell you what He wishes for you to do, and when. You must be attentive to what He wishes for you to do, and also be willing and obedient. He will take care of all the rest. You have much to do today, go in My peace.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord.
Message of Nov. 18, 1993, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord.
Jesus: Yes, little one, why are you so sad?
Ruth Ann: Lord, it's just a passing sadness. I was just thinking of some of the priests I have known, and was just hoping that when they find out what is happening to me, they won't think I am doing this for notoriety, or that I have flipped out.
Jesus: Little one, where is your trust? Remember, you have been told from the very beginning in your message of Medjugorje, that all those who truly know you will believe, and those who choose not to, wouldn't believe if My Mother or I, Jesus, were to appear to them, so you are not to concern yourself with such.
Ruth Ann: It's okay, Lord, even if they don't believe. Its just that it would be such a comfort to know that they do. I know, Lord, there is no turning back. Thy will be done.
Sometimes I feel like Job, but then again, I wouldn't change back to the life before You and Your Mother began working in my life in such a mighty way. I would be less than honest, though, if I didn't say some days I wish I could forget everything and just be me. But that is alright too, because I know You will never send me more than I can bear.
Jesus: This is true, child, and you do have much ahead, but there will be physical help and support in prayer by those who know you. They have been, and are being sent into your life by One Who loves you very much. Continue to witness to My children and witness to the good that God is doing in your life and in the lives of those who know you.
Miracles continue to happen to those who come to you for prayer. You do not hear of those miracles because most do not take time to let you know the good that has come through My touching their lives through you. I thank you for allowing Me to use you as a willing vessel, child. A vessel that lets the power of My healing touch the lives and hearts of those for whom you pray. The things you are doing are greatly appreciated by Me and by My Mother. The rewards are great for all those who are witnessing to the love and generosity of their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Much has been done, and much will continue to be done through those such as you.
Your cross will become more and more difficult, but know your Jesus is here, and He will not leave you at the mercy of those who would do you harm. That is the reason for My choice of a husband for you, and the priest who has been chosen as your spiritual advisor. These are gifts to you from Me and My Mother. My Mother and I continue to mold your priest, as well as those around you. You too, are being molded, as is your husband and family. Graces and blessings continue to be poured out upon you and all those whose lives you touch in any way. It is not your doing, but is the doing of the One Who created you.
Ruth Ann: I take no credit, Lord. I wouldn't have given my name through all of this, but I was told to do so. Your Mother said, "How else will they know who you are?"
Jesus: That is because She knew it was important for what was to come. There are those who receive words and are asked not to share. There are those who have been given special gifts to be shared with certain people. Yours is given to you to be shared with all those called to listen. The numbers will grow in leaps and bounds, little one, but you are not to fear. All is in God's hands and has been since the beginning of time.
Now, has your sadness disappeared?
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord. I know You'll take care of everything. Everything has moved gradually and grown gradually, just as You said. Thank You and Your Mother for this and for Father Ron. He has taught me to be patient and wait to be told without asking.
Jesus: Yes, you have been told to rely on the wisdom of your priest.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord, for Your many blessings. I love You so very much.
Jesus: And I love you, little one.
Message of February 1, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, I love You. I was just thinking about some people who came seeking a healing for a little child last Saturday. It was a very emotional time for me. I want healings for children, Lord, more than anything else in the whole world, Lord, and it hurt so much to see the pain of the families. Why does all this have to be so heart rendering? Lord, You know You've succeeded in completely changing me and my way of thinking and feelings, Lord.
Jesus: Yes little one, and I am pleased you have recognized the change. You have been hurt by others, and therefore had put up a shield around yourself to protect you from feeling the hurts of others. You chose not to get close to others and preferred giving that love to animals instead of people.
Ruth Ann: You are right, Lord. But I had a reason.
Jesus: Yes child, I know you felt you had a reason. But no matter how many times you have been hurt by others, you must forgive and see Jesus in them. Even the most cruel person must be loved, because all of My children are loved by Me. You chose the safe way to live. Don't get too close to others and they can't hurt you. Transfer that love to animals. Animals are loving, and their love is unconditional. They would never do anything to deliberately hurt you. That is safe, child, but it is not realistic.
Now with doing the Father's will and ministering to His people, you are finding yourself getting close to others, and so much so that you feel their pain. This is what it is like to become like Me. I too, felt the pain and suffering of others. I too, took on the mental anguish of the suffering. My agony in the garden was not so much for Me as it was for all of you and your sins. You must not become overwhelmed by these feelings, little one, but it is all part of the cross. You have been told your cross will be heavy, and this is to be so. Courage, little one, I am with you. And it is good that you have such love and compassion for all those who come here for prayer. God hears those prayers best that are said out of true love and compassion for those in need.
God knows what He is doing, little one. Have no doubt. He is doing the molding, and in such a way that you do not recognize it until it is very obvious. You would not hesitate to pray for others for hours on end. Whether you had other things you need to do, or even if you were not feeling well, you continually put yourself last when you feel there are those who are in need of prayer.
Ruth Ann: But Lord, You have said to pray for those who ask for prayer. How could I possibly turn down even one person? You know I couldn't. You have asked that I be obedient, and You have asked that I pray for those willing to have prayer. You have told me that I am only an instrument being used by You. How could I not try to reach out to those who are willing to be touched by You?
Jesus: Little one, do you hear yourself? You are a blessing to Me and all My people that I ask you to minister to. I have said to you, "Minister to My people," and you have said, "I wish You would be more specific, Lord." Child, in following the will of God, and by listening to the voice of My Mother and Myself, and sharing and praying with others, you are ministering to My people in a mighty way.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord, for choosing me as an instrument.
Jesus: Know this, little one, everyone you have touched and prayed for will receive something from Me. That should fortify you as you pray for those you wish to have a complete healing. You be the instrument, and I will give the graces, blessings, and healings I wish to give to the person. Remember, it is not your will or theirs, but My will be done.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord. I know that is to be true. But couldn't You make allowances in some cases?
Jesus: This will be so. Be patient little one, this will be so. Now, little one, you have much to do and I wish you to know that I will be with you throughout this entire day. Do not hesitate to call upon Me. I love and bless you for your obedience and your special love you have for My children.
Ruth Ann: You have brought that about, Lord.
Jesus: Only in one so caring and loving could this have been done.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I am only trying to be obedient. Don't give me more credit than I deserve. I am so imperfect. I have so much growing to do and have so many faults.
Jesus: No one is perfect but God, little one. You are striving for perfection by following the will of the One Who created you. That is what all of My children are called to do. Be at peace, little one.
Ruth Ann: I am, Lord. Thank You for these beautiful words today.
Message of March 3, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, I'm tired but I have this need to speak with You.
Jesus: Little one, that desire has been placed there by Me.
Ruth Ann: What do You wish to say?
Jesus: Little one, your Jesus wishes to thank you for putting the feelings of others before yourself. As you do for the very least of My children, you do unto Me. That is what I mean by ministering to My people. Sometimes it will be a listening ear when they feel they have no one to talk to about what has gone on in their life. Sometimes it will be prayer, sharing My words through the messages from Me or My Mother. Sometimes it will be through your talks. Child, the very fact that you are listening and being obedient is of great assistance to Me and My work here on the earth. I have told you before, when I walked on the earth, I performed many miracles. You, My child, will do even greater things.
Ruth Ann: Lord, how can this be possible? You are God. I can think of nothing greater than receiving the Eucharist or being absolved of my sins. I can do neither. I am not a priest, and I feel so inadequate to be of help to Your people. I feel their pain and my heart aches for them, but I can't absolve them from their sins, or free them from their pain.
Jesus: Little one, you do not have the gifts of a priest, this is true, but in listening, sharing, and praying with My children, you are bringing them back to Me. For those who already are with Me, you are strengthening them with your prayer, honesty, and humility. Little one, your peace is transferred to My children. This peace can only come from Me. Little one, you still do not understand just how important it is for Me to have you as a willing instrument; that you allow Me to use you here on the earth to minister to My people, is a special blessing to Me. Many would like your gift child, but would not like to give up all you have given up in order to be used in such a way.
Ruth Ann: Lord, You know I have, and continue to have, difficulty with all that I do for You. Please don't make me out to be something that I am not. I have faults and struggle through life just like all Your children who come to me seeking prayer and peace.
Jesus: Your humility is beautiful to behold, little one. That makes you special to Me and to others.
Ruth Ann: Could we please change the subject, Lord. I love You and wish to please You, You know that.
Jesus: Child, I know your heart, so yes, I do know these things and more. Many of My children are brought back to Me through your obedience, little one. Many are finding a new love for Me and for My Mother. Some are having their faith renewed just by your example. Continue to do as you are doing. The graces and strength will be there for you as the need arises.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I have no doubt of that. I see Your miracles in my life and the lives of others continuously, and besides, all of this is out of my hands. I gave, and still give it all to You.
Jesus: That is why I am able to work through you, child. Your faith and trust is needed for Me to be able to do all I need to do for those brought into your life. Continue to do as I have asked, and touch the lives and hearts of all those around you. I will do the really difficult part. I will do the healings that are needed.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord. Just continue to strengthen me. Do You realize just how difficult it is for me to do? I know my faults, Lord. For You to have me be the center of attention in prayer, or speaking with Your children, is so humiliating and embarrassing for me. I know many times I am praying with people who are so very holy, Lord. Please help me to do all You ask of me, so that I don't feel like a lamb being led to slaughter each time I do these things.
Jesus: Child, I have told you that this is all part of the dying of self. You would not have been asked to do such as this if you had found it to be easy. In your smallness, God can use you in a big way. If you were not humble, and did not recognize your many weaknesses, you would not be able to help those around you. It is through your being imperfect, and recognizing that fact, God has been able to change your heart in many ways. You will continue to be molded and formed into the likeness of God as you continue to minister to My people.
The more you do, the more you will grow, and the more will be asked of you. God has His hands upon you and is watching all that you do. He is not disappointed, child, He is pleased, and so are those that surround Him. Continue on in this journey set before you. God is with you and will minister to you, as you minister to His children. Now go in My peace, little one. Know I am with you as you do the will of My Father.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord. I cannot ask for more than that. I love You and Your Mother.
Message of July 18, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Jesus: Thank you for praying with, and witnessing to My people. Continue to tend to the needs of My children, little one. It is through your willingness to be an instrument used by Me, that I am able to transform lives. Healings continue to take place as you lay hands, witness, and share with My children. Thank you for being here for those who are hungry for My love and the love of My Mother. As you share and minister to My children, it is as though I am there with them, speaking with them in word and in action. Continue to be used by Me, little one. This is much needed in these difficult times.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord.
Jesus: Remember, I have told you, as you touch My children, I have My hands upon you. It is as though I am touching them Myself.
Ruth Ann: Lord, there is a powerful blessing for me as well as those who wish prayer.
Jesus: Yes, little one, I intend for it to be so. Accept it with humility and love. Your faith is strong, and is constantly being rewarded through the many miracles worked in the lives of those who surround you. Continue to be a willing vessel to be used by Me.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord.
Jesus: Now I know you have many things you must do today. Do it with love and trust in your Jesus. Trust in your Jesus to see you through this day. Go in My peace.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord.