Father Donald Calloway
and Our Lady of Medjugorje!
Tens of thousands of Catholic priests, hundreds of Bishops and Cardinals, over 30 million pilgrims from all over the world have gone on pilgrimage to Medjugorje where the Blessed Virgin Mary continues to appear every day. She tells us in her messages: “Little children, do not forget that you are all important in this great plan which God leads through Medjugorje. God desires to convert the entire world. …From the depth of my heart I call you all to open yourselves to this great grace that God gives you through my presence here.” (6/25/07)
Just before being shot in St. Peter’s Square, Pope John Paul II – who went every day in his prayers as a pilgrim to Medjugorje – spoke of “the possibilities for good, the richness, the timeliness of the media.” And he later called us all “to cooperate more closely with one another in the media!”
Indeed, when news of Our Lady’s presence with us in Medjugorje reaches people through the media lives are changed! Just listen to the testimony of Fr. Donald Calloway! As a young boy he was taking heroin, crack, opium every day – by the age of 14 he had committed felonies! His was a life cycle of death! And then one night his whole life changed when just seeing pictures of Medjugorje in a book lifted his attention from the gutter to the beauty of the face of Our Lady. Overnight he was given the grace of conversion! Today Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, is Vocations Director for the Marians of the Immaculate Conception and House Superior of the Marian House of Studies in Steubenville, Ohio!
MARY TV believes this same grace for conversion can likewise happen for the whole world – over night – by having its gaze lifted to the beauty of the face of Our Lady, present with us all today through Medjugorje. You are being asked to send a monthly donation (tax exempt) to MARY TV to start cooperating with us in the project constructing a television facility next to St. James church in Medjugorje. On May 28, 2004, Pope John Paul II told visiting bishops from the US, “Now is above all the hour of the lay faithful.” MARY TV’s project responds to his final appeal to the Church, The Rapid Development. Entrusting the journey of the Church in today’[s world to Mary, Pope John Paul II appealed to all of us to start using new communications technologies! And soon after its release he told us in his will, “Victory, when it will come will be a victory through Maria.”
Medugorje Muses From Fr. Leon