1st June - Feast of St Justin - Jean-Pierre
"About 20 years ago I had a conversion and very quickly I met the Virgin Mary in the rosary, and I used to pray the rosary every day. What was very important is that she really leads to her son, to Jesus. Through the rosary and through the meditation of the rosary I really met Jesus, her son.
Une bonne vingtaine d'années j'ai vécu une conversion profonde et très rapidement j'ai redécouvert la Vierge Marie au travers le rosaire qui m'est donné de prier tous les jours, tous les jours. Au travers des méditations des mystères il m'est donné de vraiment découvrir Jésus. Et voila, Marie mène et amène à son fils."
Jean-Pierre is from France.
"What Mary Mother means to me is that she’s an interceder and a loving mother. She's more a mother than a queen."
Olivia is 17 & from East London.
Our Lady's message to Mirjana Soldo, Medjugorje, 2nd June 2015:
"Dear children, I desire to work through you – my children, my apostles – so that in the end, I may gather all of my children there where everything is prepared for your happiness. I am praying for you, that through works you can convert others, because the time has come for acts of truth, for my Son. My love will work in you – I will make use of you. Have trust in me, because everything that I desire, I desire for your good, the eternal good created by the Heavenly Father. You, my children, my apostles, are living an earthly life in union with my children who have not come to know the love of my Son, who do not call me ‘mother’ – but do not be afraid to witness the truth. If you are not afraid and witness courageously, the truth will miraculously win, but remember, strength is in love. My children, love is repentance, forgiveness, prayer, sacrifice and mercy. If you will know how to love, by your works you will convert others, you will enable the light of my Son to penetrate into souls. Thank you. Pray for your shepherds. They belong to my Son. He called them. Pray that they may always have the strength and the courage to shine with the light of my Son."
"Mary is an honourable woman, she's very sacrificial. I think it's really hard to give up your only son, for the world that's not even worthy. So I feel like she's an amazing woman."
Esther is 17 & from East London.
4th June - Solemnity of Corpus Christi - Elizabeth
"My experience of Mary has been quite extraordinary, coming from a Protestant background where Mary is simply viewed as the mother of Christ. What I have found within the Catholic Church is what an incredible thing she had done by being obedient to God, under extraordinary circumstances which must have been very difficult for her being approached in the way that she was approached, and then accepting and agreeing to God's will; and what that has resulted in for us, having Christ in our lives, with us and in us every day."
Elizabeth is from the Netherlands.
"The Blessed Mother is the Mother of God, she lives in the Divine Will, she was incarnate without original sin, she was a perfect spouse of the Holy Spirit and, because of her 'yes' to God, Jesus was able to become incarnate in her womb. She's the Ark of the New Covenant, she's the Queen of heaven and earth, men and angels, and, if people would listen to her and do what she said, we would have peace. What she said was: consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, lead the Church in first Saturday devotions and pray the rosary every day. And when we do that we don't have anything else to worry about. She means everything to me."
Father Jim Anderson, from Santa Maria, California in the United States, is a priest of the Missionaries of Holy Apostolate of Cromwell, Connecticut.
"Mary is my mother. I call her Mama Mary. I love her with all my heart and I pray to her frequently, and she never lets go of my hand. Praise God!"
Mary is from England.
"In times of need, Our Lady is one of the ‘go-to’ people for me and she means a lot to me."
Laura is from London.
"Our Lady is for me is a great mother who accompanies me in every day life and guides me to a personal encounter with Jesus.
Per me Maria, la Mamma di Gesù, è una splendida compagna di viaggio che facilita l'incontro con Lui, Lui del suo cuore."
Sister Sarah is from Italy.
12th June - Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - Jamie
"When I went to Medjugorje, I just felt a mother’s love that was so powerful and profound, and it completely changed my life. Ever since then Mary's just been so with me and personal and just a mum. We say she's our spiritual mum - it doesn't mean that it's not real, it's so real that she's our real mum. Just from coming to know her, you get to know Jesus because that's what happens, that's how it follows. .. She's the one that keeps you going, like a mum she encourages you when times are getting tough. So it's all really to Jesus through her and that's the only way."
Jamie is 27 & a seminarian from Ireland.
"Mary is the person I pray to when I feel like I need love in my life and when I need some intercession in my life. I feel like she's the channel between me and God in love, and she always is like a mother to me and I have a great devotion to her."
Dulan is 29 & from Sri Lanka.
22nd June - Feast of Ss John Fisher & Thomas More - Hannah
"For me, Mary is a lot of things but most of all she’s an inspiration, just in the way that she said yes when I don't know if she fully understood what she was saying yes to, but just her trust, I find that overwhelming. Trust is something that I find difficult so Mary's like an inspiration to me and she's awesome."
Hannah is 22 & from England.
"Mary for me is my mother, she's my guardian, my guide. I pray to her every day, I ask for her intercession and her protection in my life."
Matt is 23 & from England.
Our Lady of Medjugorje's message to Marija Pavlović, 25 June 2015:
"Dear children! Also today the Most High gives me the grace to be able to love you and to call you to conversion. Little children, may God be your tomorrow and not war and lack of peace; not sorrow but joy and peace must begin to reign in the heart of every person - but without God you will never find peace. Therefore, little children, return to God and to prayer so that your heart may sing with joy. I am with you and I love you with immeasurable love. Thank you for having responded to my call."
“Queridos hijos! También hoy el Altísimo me concede la gracia de poderlos amar y de llamarlos a la conversión. Hijitos, que Dios sea vuestro mañana, no la guerra ni el desasosiego, no la tristeza sino la alegría y la paz deben reinar en los corazones de todos los hombres, y sin Dios nunca podrán encontrar la paz. Hijitos, por eso regresen a Dios y a la oración para que vuestro corazón cante con alegría. Yo estoy con ustedes y los amo con inmenso amor. Gracias por haber respondido a mi llamado."
"Cari figli! Anche oggi l’Altissimo mi dona la grazia di potervi amare e d invitare alla conversione. Figlioli, Dio sia il vostro domani, non guerra ed inquietudine, non tristezza ma gioia e pace devono regnare nei cuori di tutti gli uomini e senza Dio non troverete mai la pace. Perciò, figlioli, ritornate a Dio e alla preghiera perché il vostro cuore canti con gioia. Io sono con voi e vi amo con immenso amore. Grazie per aver risposto alla mia chiamata.”
25th June - 34th anniversary of reported apparitions of Our Lady in Medjugorje - Brother John Mary CFR
"Our Lady is very near and dear to my heart, and she is the one who I would say above all gave me the courage to answer the call to my vocation. And that occurred on a Marian pilgrimage about 11 years ago. I was praying very much for the Lord to make it clear to me what my vocation was … It was just the warmth of Our Lady's heart that really gave me the confidence that there was nothing to fear; that the Lord who loves us so much, when He calls us, He has only good in store for us. So it gave me the courage to say yes and to answer the call, and to once more commit my life and my vocation to Our Lady."
"I really, really love the Virgin Mary because of that deep love that she had for her son Jesus, who Jesus recommended us to go through her if we want to get him, and because of all the good things she has done for me up to now, up to today. She has done great, great things for me in my life.
J'aime la Vierge Marie … Elle est une mère qui n'abandonne jamais un enfant qui crie vers elle, qui se tourne vers elle avec foi et dévotion."
Marius is 31 and from Cameroon.
"Mary is the one that teaches me about womanhood. She teaches me to appreciate the beauty of it and to appreciate the gift that it is. And she teaches me what I can offer the world and what I can offer God through my own femininity."
Esther is 21 and from England.
29th June - Solemnity of Ss Peter & Paul - Sister Jacinta FSDM
"Now I couldn't love Jesus if I didn't look at Mary as well. Of all her titles .. one title sticks out: Mother of God, my Mother. Someone that I know will always be there interceding for me, with me, someone who will teach me how to love Jesus as deeply as I want to love him, in every way I can possibly do. "
"Our Lady is a good mother. She's the Mother of Christ. She intercedes for us, so she's doing a marvellous job for all of us. She's such a great mother! So, Our Lady, pray for us, due to your goodness and love. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee."
Agnes is from Ghana.