Saturday, 13 July 2013

MEDJUGORJE UPDATE: CLUB MED


MEDJUGORJE: SPIRITUAL HEDONISM

CLUB MED
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 ....Ethical hedonism is the idea that all people have the right to do everything in their power to achieve the greatest amount of pleasure possible to them. It is also the idea that every person's pleasure should far surpass their amount of pain. Ethical hedonism is said to have been started by a student of Socrates, Aristippus of Cyrene. He held the idea that pleasure is the highest good....
 

 

...indeed what one sees happening at MEDJUGORJE is a spiritual vacation resort...if one peruses  the internet one can see the commercialization and the vacation resort mentality at work in MEDJUGORJE...there are pilgrim packages complete with bus and tour guide and visits to the SEERS homes all complete with meals and hotels...indeed all the while perfectly legitimate church approved apparitions such as our Lady of BANNEUX or our Lady of Sorrows in KIBEHO RWANDA have suffered...indeed all the attention being squandered in MEDJUGORJE is casting a shadow on recognized apparitions...

 
..indeed people come with an errant notion that when they hear the words..lift your hearts up to the Lord..they believe in a literal way that God is in the sky..this is a lack of spiritual formation or catechesis without the teaching of the church people fall into error...so they look up..however God is everywhere since he is omnipresent..to lift one’s heart up would mean to walk in a righteous manner abiding by the upright laws of God...it does not mean to look up in the sky for God...however people persist in folly and search for signs and wonders and so fall into a spiritual hedonism which perverts charity and undermines the precepts of the Church of Christ....


if we embrace God within us we shall rise up above ourselves and admonishing our own will find the true way of love ..through the will of God and his Church....

 

...the lusting for signs and wonders at MEDJUGORJE has adherents to the messages going on prolonged flights of fancy and detouring from reality in effect...what we see in MEDJUGORJE is a subversion of the proper pilgrimage where the pilgrim offering veneration to the church and her saints places their petitions along with their sacrifices at the foot of the cross in unity and through filiation of the one true church and its magisterium....

 

Here we have some adherent’s

 messages concerning their visit...

 

                                 Anonymous said...

“I have been to Medjugorje and would rather go there on vacation then Hawaii or Cancun or any other place. There are Holy Masses many times a day, the community rosary is very powerful and Evening Adoration is awesome. If there is an apparition I do not fight the Italian crowds to be present. All I know is it is a very prayerful place and until the vatican condemns them I will continue to go. 45.00 a night for hospitality and food is a deal....and there is good beer and wine and awesome people, including priests and bishops from all over the world. The visionaries are very humble and the fact that some say they live extravagant lives are wrong(the ones in Medjugorje) Poor Mirjana is like a prisoner is her own modest home...she is a simple girl. If it was false why would anyone choose a life like that? Of course not for money...she could never even enjoy it...she doesnt go on vacation or buy lavish things. I believe some people are jealous. We have so called catholic converts running the parish circuit charging 2000/hr. I would question some of their motives---and they are in the states. “

 

....it is good to hear that beer is cheap..but indeed it is a scandal that priests and bishops may be personally ratifying the phenonmenon as being imbued with a supernatural character....apart from providing pastoral care to pilgrims the  presence of religious should not be taken as surety of the genuine nature of the spectacle....

 

 

Anonymous Pilgrim said


A year has elapsed since I last went to Medjugorje. And how I miss this place every day since the day I came home. To me it is the safest place on Earth. Can anyone imagine a young lady climbing those rocky hills alone and yet coming back safe and sound. Not raped nor robbed. What would have happened if I have done the same somewhere else in this world? In certain countries people can even be robbed when they come out of their house to dispose off the garbage. Once you accidentally dropped your wallet you won't see it again for sure and this is happening everywhere in this world. In Medjugorje I was surprised when the priest announced during mass at St' james Church asking the pilgrim who had lost his wallet to claim it from him. Obviously someone had picked up the wallet and given it to the priest. The honesty of the people of this place is really something laudable in itself. Keep up your good name, Medjugorje!”

 

.it is good to hear that no-one is getting physically accosted while they take out the garbage in MEDJUGORJE..but I am sure the pleasant hosts of the resorts take care of that for the pilgrims...

 

 

Anonymous Travel agent said:

 

The visionaries in Medjugorje tell us that no one goes to Medjugorje by accident. We are called individually by Our Lady. What an awesome thought! If you feel called to go to Medjugorje then answer Our Lady's invitation! Traveling to Medjugorje is truly a life changing experience!”

 

…Oh really?...Our Lady is indeed according to the visionaries completely unaware that the local Bishop in good standing has personally forbidden pilgrimages to MEDJUGORJE…well this is indeed interesting…I suppose OUR Lady is calling the faithful to be disobedient to the Bishop..????
 

 
..basically what we have at MEDJUGORJE is people worshipping themselves and their own notions and inclinations about what God is..it is emotionalism and hedonistic in nature..it is a worship of the Golden calf..power, money and unchaste desire…..chastity itself as a virtue guards all the virtues..it is not associated strictly with concuspiscence(sex)...if one is chaste they are not complacent and they are meticulous about all their habits...regular examination of the interior state yields tremendous fruit and helps aid a soul on the journey of the way of the cross...since the will is not subjecting itself to God by way of the local Ordinary we have the people worshipping idols..in effect we have people worshipping THEMSELVES…this is why at MEDJUGORJE people neglect charity since they believe they are number one so they need not try harder to excel in the spiritual journey..indeed they have no notion that it is a journey…

 

….Pray for us all- amen