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Milano Italy October 2012.

What a joy to be invited to be present at a gathering of Medjugorje people. To be present on the anniversary of Blessed Virgin Mary’s final appearance at Fatima on October 13th 1917 and to be asked to give a talk on this special day was an enormous privilege. Indeed I was asked to give two talks one on the 12th (3000 people) and one on the 13th of October (6-8000 people) and the talks were to be on my work post abortion grief. I know that the Blessed Virgin grieves deeply over the loss of the infants and has spoken much in Medjugorje on this issue of abortion.

I must admit that I didn’t quite know what to expect from such a weekend as I had not attended a similar one before but it is an event which should be attended by every human being on earth because if they did we would no longer have wars, abortions, euthanasia, homosexuality, anti life wants/laws but desire to be whole as God had desired for us in the first place.

The whole weekend was filled with music, prayer, adoration, witnesses of God’s Mercy and to cap it off a visitation to Marjia (visionary) by the Blessed Virgin.
I will try and explain this experience as I felt it at the time.

It occurred during the Rosary during the third mystery and in the middle of the Rosary at the word “Blessed…..” a sudden silence descended throughout the whole stadium (6-8000 people) instantly, not slowly or gradually, but instantly a silence, an awe descended which was and could not be explained. There were two babies crying and even their crying become the only thing heard. Even a pin dropping would have been heard. This went on for some minutes but I couldn’t say how long. As I said to someone next to me it seemed an unearthly silence. Then after a time a “normal” resuming of the Hail Mary “blessed is the fruit of your womb… Jesus” and a continuation until the end of the mystery.

After the visionary Marija left the stage I had the great pleasure of meeting her and we hugged and she looked at me and promised to pray for me. It was a moment of grace for me especially during these difficult times of cancer treatments and these difficult times of enormous attack against my work. I felt that this invitation was a gift just for me to help me to continue when it would be easy to give up. So I am so grateful to many people who made the journey and pilgrimage to meet Mary and be with spirit filled people who love God and His Mother and who made me feel very special for the time I was with them. I was treated like gold.

Thank you Andrea B. for recommending me as a speaker. Thank you to Sabino for the invitation, Thank you to Marija Z.Caronti for looking after me. Thank you Marianna, Benedetta, Irma, and all those who took wonderful care to make my stay perfect. Hope we can do it again.

Thank you especially to my wonderful priest friend Fr Raymond who always does things to make life easier for me in this work that I do. You Father Ray are a marvel a priest in the order of Melchizedek.
love you to bits.

Anne Lastman

Anne is a qualified post abortion grief counsellor and sexual abuse counsellor who has worked in this area for nearly 30 years. Over the years Anne has developed a recovery strategy, which works well for those who persevere with the programme. Anne continues to study post abortion grief and the related, sexual abuse grief, which manifest with similar symptoms.

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