Marija: Stop Satan’s plans by fasting
The Virgin Mary knows that Satan is studying the situation and is working on something – this is why she repeats her call to fasting in her recent message, visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti said upon receiving it. Marija laments lack of fasting discipline throughout the Medjugorje movement.
Fasting on bread and water is paramount in offsetting plans that Satan is having at this time, Medjugorje visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti told Radio Maria when sharing the message the Virgin Mary had given her earlier in the evening of October 25:
“Dear children! Today I call you to pray for my intentions. Renew fasting and prayer because Satan is cunning and attracts many hearts to sin and perdition. I call you, little children, to holiness and to live in grace. Adore my Son so that He may fill you with His peace and love for which you yearn. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
“Our Lady knows that Satan is studying the situation and is working on something, and Our Lord reminds us that certain devils can be forced away with prayer and fasting. During all these years Our Lady has called to fasting: after this message, and starting with me, I have to get better about it” Marija commented.
Fasting watered down
Sparing neither locals nor pilgrims, the seer went on to lament what she sees as a laxity in fasting throughout the Medjugorje movement:
“[Late Medjugorje priest] Father Slavko began seminaries in his early years, and unfortunately fasting was not practiced as much as other aspects. We manage somehow, but I think this message was given at the proper time, and winter is coming where we find all sorts of excuses.”
“I remember that from the beginning until a few years ago “bread and water” meant bread and water. Sometimes [visionary] Vicka’s sister and I used to argue with Vicka: we might make some tea, and Vicka would say “no, just bread and water” Marija continued.
“We have become a bit wishy-washy without the biblical “yes yes, no no”, and some serious fasting would make us more decided and more saintly, too.”
Fast twice a week
“What is fasting exactly? More like turning down things than a fast?” Radio Maria director Fr. Livio Fanzaga next asked the visionary.
- Bread and water from midnight to midnight?“Exactly.”
- Wednesday and Friday?
“Yes. At first, it was Friday and then Wednesday was added. Then for us a novena was asked for, so we would fast for nine days. We were good, at the risk of “blowing your own horn.” When you have the Spirit, your willpower comes through.”
“I think I will get better at it as Our Lady said pray and fast for my intentions. I ask from my heart, and I hope all you listeners will too because if she asks, it is for our own good” Marija replied.
- In a message that she gave you in 2010, she said that Satan destroys you with what he offers, that is why it is important to know how to renounce?
“Yes, and going back to the example about tea: you start with tea, then it becomes a bit of fruit juice, then a little fruit, a few vegetables. A little at a time our “fasting menu” becomes large. If she says bread and water, it has a reason.”
- Yes, she said just a small crack is necessary.
“Through it Satan knows how to get through. Instead Our Lady says “be with me”. We want to be saintly with God.”
- I have noticed that almost every year when we get close to the Feast of All Saints, the invitation is repeated to be saintly, as it is this year. Our Lady wants us to be in the grace of God because this is the road to holiness.
“Yes, and she also just said “Adore my Son so that He may fill you with His peace and love”. We might be looking for it, but our road to holiness is to say “yes” to God daily, even in the little things. Put God in the first place, and the rest will be given to you. If you have God, you have everything” Marija replied.
- Then you can walk the path towards holiness even in your family life or work environment?
“Yes, that is exactly the way it is. Our Lady calls us to go forward decidedly towards God, towards fasting, towards grace and not sin, or things not of God.”