In Medjugorje, Mother Mary has been appearing since June 24, 1981, to six Croatians. Through these six visionaries, Mother Mary has guided us on a path of spiritual conversion involving five steps: Pray from the heart and pray the Rosary daily; Attend the Lord's Supper and receive the Eucharist; Read and prayerfully meditate on Holy Scripture daily; Fast on Wednesdays and Fridays; Monthly confession. Along with an in-depth look into these five steps, Mother gives some historical background into Medjugorje, gazes at signs and wonders, and discusses the unfolding of the Secrets of Medjugorje. Before ending with some final considerations, Mother Mary gives her final public message for the Church, and through the form of a letter, issues a personal plea to her children in the United States of America. You may rest assured this loving last testament has been authored by one well attuned to our Mother's voice.
I am Mark Steven O'Neill, and only use the Steven to help differentiate myself from three other Mark O'Neills living in Omaha. A life-long resident of Omaha, Nebraska, I was thankfully educated by the Jesuits at Creighton Prep, graduating in 1972. I received my B.S.B.A. from the University of Nebraska at Omaha at the age of twenty-five, A few hours of theology at Creighton University in my early thirties was the last of my formal education.
I have survived childhood sexual abuse, manic-depression, grand mal epilepsy, homelessness, assholes, paraquot, heroin, lsd, opium-laced hash, mescaline, pcp, psychedelic mushrooms, cocaine, white crosses, thorazine, lithium, xanax, ninety-seven chigger bites at one time and in one place, ditch-weed brownies, three days in five-point restraints, six arrests, the clap, the crabs, seventeen fist fights, an abortion from a marriage to a woman who is in the U.S. Marshal's Witness Protection Program, Blatz Light, bad music, one car wreck resulting in temporary paralysis and two spinal surgeries, cab driving, bouncing, pipe covering, more assholes, multiple sclerosis, and the Will of God. Now that's an education!read more