Ruth 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 grand-children, 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 respons-ible 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: Mother, I need to ask one other question. Will our grandchild be born on the 25th of July?
Our Lady: Child, watch God's plan unfold. You have been told you are to have a grandson. You have been shown this grandson many years before he was brought forth on the earth. What a blessing to you and your family. You were told a year ago that he was to be born within the year, and he would bring much joy to your family. Your daughter was not even with child at the time of this revelation. Now you must sit back and watch God's plan of his birth unfold.
Ruth Ann: In other words, You are telling me to be patient and see what God has in store.
Our Lady: Yes, child. That is what I'm saying to you. Know, too, that the birth will be blessed and it will not be a difficult one, because of much prayer offered to God for this new little one.
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. 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 Dec. 7, 1993, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, the more I come in contact with Your people, the more pain I feel. You tell me to pray for people and then 'let go', but I can't always. Sometimes the hurts are too painful and keep coming back to my mind, and hurt over and over.
Jesus: Little one, give the burdens to Me. There is nothing you can do for My children in being so burdened. You are there to pray for them and give encouragement to them, from the words spoken to you by Me and My Mother. You are not there to be 'weighed down', so that you are unable to function because of the weight of their hurts, fears and sufferings.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I want everyone healed. You told me You had given me the gift of healing, but sometimes when we pray with people, they are not always healed. That is a burden in itself, Lord.
Jesus: You want them healed?
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord.
Jesus: What about My will? I have promised you that if you lay hands on My children when they come to you for prayer, I would heal them; but remember, child, I am the One to choose the healing I wish for them to have. That is not for you to decide. You are only an instrument doing My bidding, little one. That is why you must learn to turn loose of the pain and suffering of others. It is good that you are loving and sensitive to the needs of your brothers and sisters. That makes you a usable instrument for your God, the healer of all hurts and wounds; but it is important for you to remember that you are to pray for, and share My words with My children, and know that I will take care of the rest. All will be done in My way, and in My time, little one. Does this help you?
Ruth Ann: I continue to pray, even after I lay on hands, Lord. I pray for everyone's lives that I or my family have touched in any way, and pray for their conversions, peace, and protection.
Jesus: That is good, little one. I'm just saying, don't hang on to their hurts. Give them to Me.
Ruth Ann: Yes Lord, and I do feel better. Thank You, Lord.
Jesus: I am pleased you have shared these hurts with Me, so I could be of help to you. Your peace is restored, is it not?
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord.
Jesus: Now, enjoy your day.
Message of Feb. 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 April 27, 1994, from Our Lady
Ruth Ann: Mother, will You speak with me?
Our Lady: Child, I am your Mother. I am here.
Ruth Ann: I just need to hear Your quiet, calm voice.
Our Lady: Keep your peace. That is most important. Do not let the evil one cause you to lose this peace. When My Son was preaching God's word, He would have times when He would need to come to Me, because of the lack of acceptance and uncharit-able remarks made to Him. The apostles sought the help of the Mother of Jesus many times when they would lose their peace. Child, I am here. God has granted Me this grace. He has allowed Me to walk among you and minister to His children. Come to Me. Ask Me to assist you in regaining and retaining the peace of My Son, Jesus.
You have an important job to do, child. It requires much strength, energy, and trust in your God. He would not expect so much of you if He did not think it possible for you to do these things. Do not let those around you distract you through their lack of peace. Listen when it is necessary, but give it all to God. You are not to be concerned about the mechanics of this ministry, child. You are to listen, be obedient, and share the word being told to you.
When someone comes to you seeking prayer, pray with them. You are not to be distracted by those who come to detain you with their concerns or the sins of others. They are not to detain you or keep you from ministering to others. If there are problems or concerns they wish to bring to your attention, they are to approach your husband. He will discern their needs. You have a specific mission at this time. It has been told to you over and over. Listen, be obedient and share. Pray for those requesting prayer. God will tend to the rest, as long as you do His will.
Ruth Ann: Thank You Mother. You already make me feel better.
Our Lady: Child, tell those who come to you, you have nothing to do with the mechanics, and they have to take it up with your husband. He can put them in touch with someone that may be able to help them. You are not a counselor, so it is not even necessary for you to listen to the special problems of those for whom you pray. They, those who come for prayer, need only petition God from their hearts. They need not have their petitions said nor written to receive the graces, blessings, and healings they come seeking. They need only hold their needs and desires in their hearts. God knows each child's needs and will tend to it in His way and in His time. You need only touch each person as God has asked you to do. This is an act of obedience on your part. In your doing so, you act as a conduit from God to each of His children. You are an instrument being used to tend to the needs of His children. It is their faith and trust in Him that allows Him to work great blessings and wonders in their lives.
You are at peace, child. Keep this peace throughout the day. I give you My Motherly blessing and ask that you continue to minister to God's people as the need arises. Thank you for responding to this call from Heaven.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Mother, for restoring my peace and explaining away some concerns.
Our Lady: It has been My pleasure to help you.
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. Con-tinue 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.