The week before last, at St. Joseph’s Abbey and Seminary College, I was privileged to get to see a screening of the movie, “Triumph.” It is a documentary filmed in Medjugorje.
The movie follows Ben, a 28-year-old man who is very handsome, smart, and witty. Ben admits that he has been “living it up” since college – partying, drinking – will little direction in his life. His parents (having already gone to Medjugorje themselves) suggest that Ben travel there.
Many, many pilgrims travel to this site of Marian apparitions each year. Some receive physical healing. Some receive mental healing. Some receive spiritual healing. Ben goes there a total skeptic. His life is changed. We get to view this process.
I would really recommend this movie to young adults and older teens who are seeking direction in their lives. It has such a positive message! One leaves feeling fortified – really routing for Ben!
One also leaves with a sense of urgency – for heeding the messages of the Blessed Mother of prayer, fasting, repentance and conversion. According to the visionaries, Jesus’ return has begun. A permanent, undeniable sign will ( in the visionaries’ lifetimes) be given. The visionaries are in their mid to late 40’s. When this indestructible sign is given, millions will convert. For many, we are told, it will be too late.
Let us entrust our hearts, our families and our homes to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In them we will be sheltered, guided, loved and led…just where we need to be.