"Mary is our mother, she's a mother to me. She represents a great part of what it means to be a Catholic.... When you look at Our Lady, you remember simplicity, honesty and you remember that prayer is so crucial in the life of every Christian. What makes Mary so special to me is her life of prayer: prayer, prayer, prayer. 'Do what every he tells you.'"
Father Valentine, from London, is a priest of the archdiocese of Southwark.
Our Lady's message to Mirjana Soldo, Medjugorje, 2nd January 2016:
"Dear children, As a mother, I am joyful to be among you because I desire to speak anew about the words of my Son and of his love. I hope that you will accept me with the heart, because the words of my Son and His love are the only light and hope in the darkness of today. This is the only truth and you who will accept and live it will have pure and humble hearts. My Son loves those who are pure and humble. Pure and humble hearts bring to life the words of my Son, they live them, they spread them and they make it possible for everyone to hear them. The words of my Son bring back life to those who listen to them. The words of my Son bring back love and hope. Therefore, my beloved apostles, my children, live the words of my Son. Love each other as He loved you. Love each other in his name, in memory of him. The Church is advancing and growing because of those who listen to the words of my Son; because of those who love; because of those who suffer and endure in silence and in the hope of final redemption. Therefore, my beloved children, may the words of my Son and his love be the first and the last thought of your day. Thank you."
Our Lady's message to Marija Pavlović, Medjugorje, 25 January 2016:
"Dear children! Also today I am calling all of you to prayer. You cannot live without prayer, because prayer is a chain which brings you closer to God. Therefore, little children, in humility of heart return to God and to His commandments so that with all of your heart you are able to say: as it is in Heaven so may it be on earth. You, little children, are free to in freedom decide for God or against Him. See where Satan wants to pull you into sin and slavery. Therefore, little children, return to my heart so that I can lead you to my Son Jesus who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Thank you for having responded to my call."
“Queridos hijos! También hoy los invito a todos a la oración. Sin la oración no pueden vivir, porque la oración es la cadena que los acerca a Dios. Por eso, hijitos, en la humildad del corazón regresen a Dios y a sus Mandamientos para que puedan decir con todo el corazón: ‘así en la Tierra como en el Cielo’. Ustedes, hijitos, son libres para que en libertad se decidan por Dios o contra Él. Vean cómo Satanás quiere arrastrarlos al pecado y a la esclavitud. Por eso, hijitos, regresen a mi Corazón para que yo los pueda conducir a mi Hijo Jesús, que es el Camino, la Verdad y la Vida. Gracias por haber respondido a mi llamado."
"Cari figli! Anche oggi vi invito alla preghiera. Senza preghiera non potete vivere perché la preghiera è la catena che vi avvicina a Dio. Perciò, figlioli, nell’umiltà del cuore ritornate a Dio e ai Suoi comandamenti per poter dire con tutto il cuore: come in cielo così sia fatto anche sulla terra. Figlioli, voi siete liberi di decidervi nella libertà per Dio o contro di Lui. Vedete come satana vuole trarvi nel peccato e nella schiavitù. Perciò, figlioli, ritornate al Mio Cuore perché Io possa guidarvi a Mio Figlio Gesù che è Via, Verità e Vita. Grazie per aver risposto alla mia chiamata.”