Gentle woman, quiet light, morning star, so strong and bright
By Mark Lam
“…Gentle woman, quiet light, morning star, so strong and bright, gentle Mother, peaceful dove, teach us wisdom; teach us love.”
Whenever I hear the words to the song “Hail Mary, Gentle Woman”, thoughts of Medjugorje come pouring in. It was in Medjugorje that I first paid attention to the lyrics of this beautiful song. My wife and I visited Medjugorje in October of 2004. It has been two years now. How quickly time flies.
Many say that Medjugorje must be the closest place to heaven here on earth and I cannot help but agree. And they say once you know how heaven feels like, then that’s the only place you ever want to be. Oh how true, how true! All you need is to be touched by God once in this life time, to know that you’ll never want to let go; it becomes all that you long for, how beautiful is this feeling. How blessed are those who are called to Medjugorje.
Medjugorje is a little town in Bosnia over flown with grace and peace. You will be touched by the faith of the people there and the strong conviction they have for their faith. This conviction is contagious, and it could be yours! For me, it was a chance to be closer to Mother Mary and ultimately, our Lord Jesus. I came back home with a renewed love for the Holy Rosary and a new found appreciation for what the Holy Rosary is used for – to truly and completely meditate on the Birth, Life and Passion of our Lord Jesus. Medjugorje is a place of renewal for Christians of every denomination; it is a place to open up, let go, and feel the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Using Mother Mary as His handmaid, our Father continuously preaches the messages of peace and repentance to all His creation. Day after day, months after months, years after years, Our Lady calls us to be converted to her beloved son, to be in union with the Holy Trinity. Lord Jesus, please take my hand, I long to be forever in your embrace.