I usually do not focus on Medjugorje here, although I have recounted on a few occasions the tremendous grace I received on my family's pilgrimage there in December of 1987. I was convinced even more of the fruits of Medjugorje when the valley was protected during the ravages of the Bosnian War in the 1990s. Why did people seek out the valley as a refuge -because it had become a bastion of grace and safety in the midst of hatred and genocide. But even before my family's pilgrimage, what I consider one of the most beautiful signs of Mercy occurred on August 5, 1984. It was a day of stupendous peace in the village. This is recounted by Sr. Emmanuel in the following clip. If your time is short then listen to two sections: 3-9 minutes and then 25-29 minutes. That day in 1984 proved to be probably the most memorable day on record there, not because of flashy signs but because of the profound conversions that took place. In this difficult year of 2021, let us listen and renew our confidence and surrender to the Two Hearts, for the time of Triumph is close. Yes, these are dark days, but they need not destroy the peace in our souls! Let the Two Hearts be our bastion of Peace! May Jesus fill us with the Holy Spirit! 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow about his promise as some count slowness, but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up. 11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of persons ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, 12 waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be kindled and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire! 13 But according to his promise we wait for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. 14 Therefore, beloved, since you wait for these, be zealous to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.