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"To Jesus Through Mary"
A Monthly Newsletter Compiled by Mary's Children, Inc.
October 2007
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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 January 23, 1993, from Our Lord Jesus

Ruth Ann: Jesus.

Jesus: Yes, My little one.

Ruth Ann: I need encouragement. I am to give a talk tomorrow, and You know how I am feeling.

Jesus: Yes, little one, and you needn't feel that way. I will be with you and guide you. My Mother too, will be there.

Ruth Ann: Then why do I feel so sad?

Jesus: There are many reasons. You have much responsibility placed upon your heart. The sufferings and sins of others are overpowering for those who wish to do My will.

Ruth Ann: I've never thought of it that way, but recently I just want the chastisement to hurry and come, and put an end to all this killing, starving, and pain, especially of little children and the unborn. Dear God, if I could die and wipe away all this I would do it over and over for You. We here hurt God so much, and each day causes it to be more so. It's got to stop, Lord.

Jesus: My dear little one, God knows your heart, and knows you mean every word you are saying, and it will stop soon. The pain and destruction caused by the evil one will be stopped. But not before I have called all my believers to My heart. My most Sacred Heart is bursting with love for all those I wish to have saved. My Mother's heart too, bursts with love for all those She is calling to Her Son. Of course there is pain, child. We suffer much for all those who will be lost and choose to shut their hearts to all the pleas of My Mother, but We will continue to count on those such as you, that through prayer and great sacrifice, will save many of Our lost children. So you must not think of the dark side of what is happening in this world, but you must turn your eyes to the light and life which is Me, your Jesus, Son of the living God. You child, are to continue to be a beacon in this time of darkness.

Ruth Ann: I try, but I know I'm not trying hard enough. I'm sorry I'm being such a baby. Thank You for not being angry with me.

Jesus: My child, do you not know your Jesus loves you? He knows what you are suffering. He knows that everything He has called you to do is difficult for you. He knows you are a quiet, introverted person who wishes privacy. That is why this sacrifice of sharing your walk with Me is so beautiful. It is a great sacrifice for you, and a beautiful gift to God. To die of self and share purely for the glory of God is one of the greatest gifts you can give to God.

Ruth Ann: This is very profound, Lord. I had never thought of what I am doing in those terms. Thank You.

Jesus: It is I who thank you, for your faith and love that you give back to Me through all those whose lives you touch and bring ever closer to Me. Your Jesus knows how difficult it is to walk the earth, trying to bring others the word and healing of My Father. Remember, I have walked that road, I have made that journey. Now, My child, it is your turn. You are to take this journey for Me and My Father, but you will not be alone My child, I will be with you. Not only I, but My Mother too, will be with you. Your journey of faith will be a great inspiration for many. You have already seen the results of what you have done so far, and this is only the tip of the iceberg, as they say. God has your work cut out for you and He will continue to send you little miracles along the way, in order to fortify you. So 'be not afraid,' My little one. Remember this phrase. I have told you this is to be you and your family's theme song, so to speak. 'Be not afraid,' for I am with you even unto the consummation of the world.

Ruth Ann: Jesus, I have read this in the Bible. Will You help me find it, the passage that is?

Jesus: Yes child, I will do so.

Ruth Ann: Jesus, I do feel better. Thank You. I love You and want to do all I can to help You, but it's difficult to be on display. I would wish to be off in some quiet place, praying.

Jesus: I know this child, and it would not be a great sacrifice and special gift to God. Know that each time you speak and pray with others, the angels praise and sing thanks-giving to God in Heaven, not only for the gift of your faith, but for all those many souls whom God chooses to touch at that time. What greater gift than to give of self for the greater honor and glory of God! You are special, My child. You do not wish to hear this part, but this is so. You have been brought along gradually for this day. All things had to fall into place, and you will continue to see each piece of the puzzle fall into place. You are a chosen one, a chosen one with much work to do. It will all come about child, and as My Mother has told you, it will all be done for you. You will be asked for prayer. You will be asked to talk. God knows you are shy, and this is of His doing. You are for those who would not be forward or outgoing themselves. They can see themselves in you, just as they can see Jesus in you. If it can happen to you, it can happen to them. Do you understand?

Ruth Ann: Yes Jesus, I do. I love You and thank You for taking the time to calm me, encourage me, and give me Your peace.

Jesus: My child, My little one, how I love you. Go on your way knowing I am here for you always, even to the ends of the earth.

Ruth Ann: Thank You, Jesus. Please bless me.

Jesus: Little one, you have My blessing, you need not ask.

Message of Sept. 15, 1993, from Our Lady to Prayer Groups

My Dear Children,

I am here to tell you that God in His infinite wisdom and mercy has a plan that is unfolding, and will continue to unfold, until the triumph of My Immaculate Heart. Listen, dear children, to the words I am telling you. Never before in the history of mankind has God allowed the Mother of His Son, Jesus, to manifest Herself in so many ways. Never before has He allowed the graces and blessings to be so visible to His children. There is a reason. God knows His children. He knows their needs. He knows they must see to believe. Blessed are those who do not see, and still believe. You who pray and make sacrifices for My children are twice blessed; blessed because of your faithfulness, and blessed because of your love for those in need. Continue on, doing this very special task. The graces and blessings will continue pouring down upon you and all those you pray for. My love and Motherly blessing I give to you. Go in God's peace.

 

Message of Sept. 25, 1993, from Our Lord Jesus

Ruth Ann: Lord, there are some things bothering me.

Jesus: And these are?

Ruth Ann: I guess You already know, Lord. The business with the chapel. Will You speak to me of this again?

Jesus: Little one, you are concerned about things that should not be of concern to you. The design in the chapel is being placed upon another's heart. What is being done is being watched over by your priest. He has the wisdom and knowledge to see it done correctly. He has been told by My Mother, it is to be the Fifteenth Station, and it has already been named, with Her approval. What is your concern?

Ruth Ann: Others keep saying things like, "The Blessed Mother is going to tell exactly how to build it, and what should be the focus."

Jesus: Little one, you know this is not so. So why do you let it bother you?

Ruth Ann: I don't know.

Jesus: Remember, you are only to listen and be obedient. Share My word, and the words of My Mother. But you need not be concerned with the mechanics. You have shared your land, so that all the things My Mother wishes to have done here will be accomplished. Others will see to it that they are done. There is no need for you to concern yourself with things of that nature. That is why man was given intelligence, and different gifts. My Mother will tap those on the shoulder and call them to share the gifts that God has given them, to bring all of this to fruition. For some, it will be their personal talents, and others it will be professional talent, for some, it will be prayer. Many will send contributions. But all those who are to be of help will be sent as needed. Some will choose not to listen, and walk away. But others will be sent to replace those who do not choose to be a part of all that is happening here.

Again I am saying to you, do not be concerned about the chapel. My Mother will see to it that it is done well. She has told you where the chapel is to be, and that is all that is to be of concern to you. She has sent one forth to do the design, and your priest will see that it is tastefully done. You should not be concerned with what others expect. Others did not expect a chapel on the hill, did they?

Ruth Ann: No, Lord. I kept hearing from others that there was supposed to be a crucifix at the top of the hill, and I kept saying, all She, Your Mother, has said to me is, "There will be a memorial to My Son at the top of the hill." I didn't know what was to be there, and so I waited for Her to tell me.

Jesus: You were patient and listened, child. Some would not have done so. You waited, listened, and were obedient. Now, what is to be done will be done correctly. My Mother has said She wished to have a chapel at the top of the hill. She has said that your priest has spoken of a Fifteenth Station, and that this is to be the Fifteenth Station. Your priest has named it. It will fall into place, child. Do not be concerned. Right now, your biggest concern is to regain your strength.

Your illness has been an aggravation to you, but remember to offer it up for the poor souls in purgatory, or for the conversion of sinners, and it will seem a worthwhile time instead of a time of irritation. One must rest while they are ill, so why not give it a purpose? Your illness could be the source of grace someone else needs for conversion. There are so many things that My children could offer up for those who are in need of conversion; a job that is especially distasteful, an errand that they really don't want to do, a kindness done for someone that you'd rather ignore. These and many more are things that could be done to help others save their souls. No one enjoys being ill, but it is a fact of life. However, the inconvenience and irritation of being unable to do the things one wishes to do, could be offered up as a sacrifice for others. My Mother is calling My children to make sacrifices. These are just a few examples of the kinds of things that could be done as sacrifices to help others.

There are many ways to make sacrifices, just as there are many ways to fast. Fasting does not always have to mean food. There are other ways to fast. You can give up something that you enjoy doing. Fast from a movie, a particular television show, or some activity you enjoy. For some, it could mean not smoking. Again, child, these are just some examples of what one can do to help with the salvation of the souls of others.

You are concerned that you have received an incorrect message about My Mother speaking to you after all apparitions have ceased. Do not concern yourself with this. You have asked My Mother again and again, and She has said She will be here as long as you have need of Her. What more can you ask for, little one? Be not afraid, little one. God is going to tend to all of your needs. You are being obedient, listening, and sharing. He will tend to the rest. You will be told those things you need to know, and things that do not need to be told to you, will be placed upon the hearts of others. Those who have other gifts to share will be touched when it is time to do all that needs to be done.

Now, little one, be at peace with what I am telling you. The mechanics of what is being done is not to concern you. All will be done for you, and you can rest assured, it will be done well. My Mother deserves nothing less than the best.

Ruth Ann: Thank You Lord, for Your reassurance. I really needed to hear that, with my backyard and side yard and so forth being in such a mess from the water lines for the building and restrooms. I feel much better now that You have reminded me that You are in control of all that is going on.

Jesus: Know this in your heart, little one. God has a plan, and His plan is always perfect.

Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord. Thank You for taking the time to reassure me and put my mind at ease.

Jesus: If only all My children would bring their concerns to Me. I could put their mind and soul at rest. But they continue to fret and try to solve their problems on their own, without My help, making wrong decisions and causing more and more problems for themselves. If they would only listen, and let Me help them in their time of need. I would be happy to do so.

Now, little one, I know you must get on with your day. Go in My peace.

Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord. It is the first peace of mind I have had all week. Thank You, thank You, Lord.

Jesus: Bless you, little one.

Message of November 3, 1993, from Our Lord Jesus

Ruth Ann: Lord.

Jesus: Yes, little one. All is well. Do not be concerned about tomor-row. Sufficient are the problems of today. Trust, little one, trust. God is with you.

Ruth Ann: I know this, Lord. I have my good days and bad, but I know You will always be here for me. I have been offering up my sadness over losing my little friend, my dog, for the poor souls in purgatory. That seems to help, Lord.

Jesus: I thank you for the gift of your sorrow as a sacrifice, child. Does it not lighten your burden?

Ruth Ann: Yes it does, Lord. I need to learn to turn things over to You sooner, Lord. Instead, I find myself having a 'pity party', which I know is just what the evil one likes for me to do. It is so easy to play into his hands.

Jesus: Child, that is because you live in a world of darkness. The evil one is everywhere, and is continually discouraging, attacking, causing doubts, and dragging you down in whatever way he can. Put your feet firmly on the path of goodness and light, and know that no matter what is being sent your way, that God is there to help and comfort you and your family in all that you say and do.

Sometimes you may be over-whelmed by all that is going on in your life. You must always remember to offer up all of your sorrows for the conversions of those souls in need. What a beautiful sacrifice that is. Be at peace, child. God is in control. No matter what difficulties arise, you will be given sufficient graces to deal with all that lies ahead of you. Go in My peace, little one, love and trust in Me. All is well.

Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord.

Message of Nov. 16, 1993, from Our Lord Jesus

Ruth Ann: Lord.

Jesus: Yes, little one.

Ruth Ann: I just spoke with You yesterday. I can't imagine You wanting to bother with me today.

Jesus: Child, would you not enjoy speaking with your children daily if you and they had the time to do so?

Ruth Ann: I see what You mean, Lord. I guess because I really didn't feel the need to speak with You, I didn't really feel it was necessary. I never really thought about it from Your standpoint. Sorry, Lord.

Jesus: You may not feel the need for speaking and writing what I say some days, but do you not feel at peace when you do this, that you do not have otherwise?

Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord, You know that is true. You don't ever have to ask.

Jesus: Then isn't that reason enough to speak with Me?

Ruth Ann: You have made Your point Lord, I will try harder.

Jesus: That is all I ask, little one, that My children make an effort to please Me. How it pleases Me and My Mother to see My children making an effort to listen, and do as they are being told. Sometimes it is not easy for them to do so, and many times there is a great sacrifice to be made. But remember, there is much work to be done, and those who are willing to make the sacrifice to help Me in this work, are few.

My Mother calls and calls to Her children. Some are listening, and others ignore. Why do some listen, and take to heart what She is saying, and others turn a deaf ear to what is being said? It is because man is used to getting, and having, what he wants with little sacrifice. My children in this country have been given so much, that what they have is taken for granted. The time will come little one, when nothing will be taken for granted. Many hardships face My children. Some are being experienced and felt at the present time, and others are to come. The people in your country are not used to the hardships that have been experienced by other nations, but they will experience, and learn what it is to make sacrifices.

Ruth Ann: Why are You telling me this?

Jesus: Child, it is because it is time for you to understand the grave situation your country is in. You have been told in so many ways that there is darkness all around, that the evil one is at the height of his strength, and those who read your messages continue to think all is well. All is not well. My children need to take to heart all that is being said.

My Mother says, over and over, "Pray from the heart. Make sacrifices and do penance." These are not messages that would be given if all was well with your country, and the whole world. My Mother has warned the children in Medjugorje for many years before the terrible wars came. They were told to pray and make sacrifices. Now She is here in your country, telling the same things. How can some people who are truly listening, believe that these messages are not messages of urgency. That She is appearing and talking to many, should be enough to make one realize the seriousness of the situation. One does not come from Heaven to warn, if there is not impending danger. Look, and listen, children! Be attentive to the words of the Lord. Pray and be obedient. Much can be changed and avoided through prayer.

Ruth Ann: You do realize that this message is going to frighten some people?
Jesus: Little one, how can they not have heard this before in your messages? It has been said in so many ways before. Those who have really listened to the messages have heard this all along. It is now that I am being totally open with what I wish for you to say. Time is running out. Have you not had that repeated to you over and over?

Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord.

Jesus: And what about the daily messages that were given to you by My Mother many, many months ago? Did She not warn this country that it was time they returned to the faith they had as a small child? That they were only a step away from the wars and deprivation of other nations? How can My children be so blind and deaf to believe that all is well. She has told you over and over, "Listen, and live My messages." And as in times before, what she is saying - no, pleading - is being ignored by most of My children. Those of you who are listening, must make up for the lack of attention by others. Some of you are being called to make great sacrifices.

You, My child, are one of those who were chosen to do so. It is so many who would otherwise be cast into the eternal abyss of hell, will be given a chance at the eternal rewards of Heaven. This is much to ask of you, for the salvation of your fellowman, but you have said 'yes' and the laborers are few. God is pleased with you and the efforts on behalf of His children. Much more will be expected as time goes on. There is great need for prayer, and it is up to those of you who are taking the words of My Mother seriously, to carry the heavy burden placed upon you. There will be Simon's along the way, but the burden is yours. The cross is heavy, and it will continue to be heavier, and heavier, but I am here with you to help you carry this cross, that will take you to Calvary. Be at peace little one, with all that is being said. Share this message with your priest, and do whatever he tells you.

Ruth Ann: I will do so, Lord.

Jesus: Now go in My peace to love and serve the God and Creator of all things great and small.

Ruth Ann: I love You, Lord.

Jesus: And I love you, child.

Message of March 12, 1994, from Our Lady
(Hotel on Sea of Galilee in Israel)

Ruth Ann: Mother, do You wish to speak to me? I am feeling that You do.

Our Lady: Child, it is so. You have just been to a place where My simple 'Fiat' gave birth to a reality that changed the entire world. That simple 'yes' brought about change. That is the word that I am wishing you to understand. You still continue to deny the importance of what you, too, have done by saying 'yes', little one. You still do not realize the importance of your mission. You have said 'yes', you have been obedient, and you have watched the fruits continue to grow, but you still deny the importance of your part in God's holy plan.

Ruth Ann: Mother, I know my faults. They are many. You were a perfect holy child.

Our Lady: That was God's will for Me. That is because I was to be the receptacle of God's most holy Son. He would not have accepted anything less, and you would not have expected Him to, little one.

Ruth Ann: No, Mother. I understand God's will for You, but I don't understand His will for me, or rather why He chose me for these things that are happening, and for whatever is to come.

Our Lady: You forget all of God's children on the earth are imperfect. He has said so. If you were perfect, little one, you would be God. You have been chosen for your special mission, not for your perfection, but for your imperfections. How else would others be able to relate to you? God will do the molding that is needed in your life to make you ready for the very special gift that is to become a part of your every waking moment. You are to be one with Him, child. You are to be all that He wishes all of His children to be. Your simple 'fiat' is bringing this about.

The time is fast approaching, little child, when your life will be an all-consuming flame burning only for the love of God. Your purpose for being created and placed upon the earth is soon to be fulfilled. You have been prepared gradually, little one of God, but the magnitude of your mission will not be felt until My Son asks you to carry His cross. At that time you will truly realize the reason for your existence.

The years prior to this have only been a testing ground in preparation for your true purpose. You, child, through your willingness to do the will of God have said 'yes' and have meant it from your innermost being. You see, little child, God knows your heart. It is one of love and compassion for His children. It is one of sacrifice. He has seen the love you have for His people to continue to grow, little child, and He is pleased at the progress you have made spiritually. You have listened to My instructions and the instruc-tions of My Jesus. You are living your faith. You care not about the humiliation that is being brought about as a result of turning your life over to the One who has created you. You do so in hopes it will save souls. You are willing to die for God's children, little one. God can ask for no greater love from His children, you be willing to lay down that life for the good of other souls.

That is the kind of life God wishes all of His children to experience. He wants His children to die of self and love others with the kind of love Jesus had for His children. This love is one of complete giving of self so that others might experience life. The life of which I am speaking is an eternal life, child. The only life that is truly important is this kind of life. This is true life in Jesus Christ. He was the perfect example of the ultimate sacrifice. Now He is calling you to this same love and compassion for the dying souls all over the world. He is calling you to make the ultimate and supreme sacrifice of your life, so that others may rise from the dead By your examples of a true life in Jesus Christ, you will win many from the clutches of the eternal abyss. What greater love and purpose can one have on this earth, child!

Ruth Ann: Mother, You do realize I'm writing this and thinking You surely have the wrong person? I am not worthy of such praise.

Our Lady: Child, you still do not understand. Even if you were responsible for only saving one soul from the clutches of the evil one, you would be of great importance to My Son and Savior of the world. But you, My child, will do even greater things than this. Do these words sound familiar?

Ruth Ann: Yes, Mother, You know they do. These are words, the first words Your Son ever spoke to me interiorly.

Our Lady: Believe them, My child, believe them. Know that soon He is going to make His presence known in your life in a greater way than ever before. Others are aware even more so than you, that something is about to happen in your life, that will change the destiny of many. Their lives will be changed and their souls will be saved. Little child, it is because you have given your life to the God of love and mercy. You have said 'yes' to the One Who has created you for this special purpose. Be not afraid, but be grateful for the kind of love God has for His children, that He would use one such as you to save many of His lost souls. All God asks is that you continue to be obedient and do His will. He will do the difficult part. He will mold you and guide you through My Son. I have done My part. I have drawn you to the One who will be the ultimate teacher. I thank you for having responded to My call, child. In your response, God will be able to use you to save others.

I love you, My little child.

Ruth Ann: I love You, Mother. Thank You for being patient with me and bringing me to Your Son. Help me to be all God wants me to be.

Our Lady: It is done, child. Go in the peace of My Son. Enjoy this special trip to the land of Our birth. All of the desires of your childhood will have been fulfilled in this very special time.

Ruth Ann: Thank You, Mother.

Our Lady: Bless you, little child of God.

Message of July 20, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus

Ruth Ann: Lord, don't You feel it is unfair to remove all my animals from me? Doesn't it bother You at all to know that it causes me much pain?

Jesus: Child, remember when the rich man asked what he must do to follow Me? My answer to him was, to sell all he had, and come follow Me. He was a very wealthy man, with much money and many possessions. It does not necessarily mean money or wealth. It can be anything that prevents man from totally giving of self to Me. Some-times it can be a job, an obsession with sports, or an obsession with a hobby. In your case, you love your animals very much.

Ruth Ann: But Lord, I have put all these things in proper perspective. I hardly spend any time with any of my animals any more, because You have told me before, I was not to love them more than your children. I don't, Lord.

Jesus: You have come a long way, child.

Ruth Ann: You have nearly ripped my heart out, Lord.

Jesus: I will not underestimate all you have given up, child, but remember to keep all in proper perspective. All the sacrifices you make are for the greater honor and glory of God. As you empty yourself for Him, He Who loves you much, can fill you up.

Ruth Ann: I'm not so sure I understand, Lord, but then that really isn't important, as You tell me over and over. I need not understand. I need only do Your will. I try, Lord.

Jesus: That is all I wish, child. It would not be a sacrifice if it were done without pain, and you will continue to be at peace with all that is asked of you, as you do My will, and not your own. Now go forth in My peace.

Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord.