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Friday, February 16, 2018

Mary TV: February 16, 2018 Reflection -Teach me wisdom in my secret heart!

 
 (c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016
February 16, 2018
Dear Family of Mary!

February 25, 2007 "Dear children! Open your heart to God's mercy in this Lenten time. The heavenly Father desires to deliver each of you from the slavery of sin. Therefore, little children, make good use of this time and through meeting with God in confession, leave sin and decide for holiness. Do this out of love for Jesus, who redeemed you all with his blood, that you may be happy and in peace. Do not forget, little children: your freedom is your weakness, therefore follow my messages with seriousness. Thank you for having responded to my call."

As we begin Lent, it is a very good idea to go to Confession. In our journey towards Easter, we are looking for the grace of self-knowledge. We need to know ourselves, our real selves. We need to see what God sees in us, in order to change and grow in holiness. God loves us so much. He sees our weaknesses and sins as clear as day. But He still loves us so much. His desire is to help us to see ourselves with His eyes, so that we can run to Him for help in our fight against sin and selfishness. He only wants to give us His peace and light. That is what awaits us in confession.

There is a beautiful Psalm that is a good prayer to pray in preparation for Confession. It is the Psalm for Mass today:   
Psalm 51 
Have mercy on me, O God,
according to thy steadfast love;
according to thy abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin!
For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
Against thee, thee only, have I sinned,
and done that which is evil in thy sight,
so that thou art justified in thy sentence
and blameless in thy judgment.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward being;
therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Fill me with joy and gladness;
let the bones which thou hast broken rejoice.
Hide thy face from my sins,
and blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and put a new and right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence,
and take not thy holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of thy salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors thy ways,
and sinners will return to thee.
Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God,
thou God of my salvation,
and my tongue will sing aloud of thy deliverance.
O Lord, open thou my lips,
and my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
For thou hast no delight in sacrifice;
were I to give a burnt offering, thou wouldst not be pleased.
The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Do good to Zion in thy good pleasure;
rebuild the walls of Jerusalem,
then wilt thou delight in right sacrifices,
in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings;
then bulls will be offered on thy altar.

Our Lady has turned Medjugorje into the confessional of the world! Just being in her presence, pilgrims feel a great desire to be washed clean, to be made whole by Jesus, through the priest in Confession. It is one of the great signs that Our Lady is really present in Medjugorje. Confession is the emergency room for souls. There, we broken ones come face to face with Jesus and His Mercy.

Truly in Confession we receive the most precious gift, the gift of self-knowledge, the gift of the truth about ourselves. As the Psalmist said: "Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart." This is the gift Jesus gives us in Confession. Truth in our inward being!! Wisdom in our secret heart!!

Our lives are changed forever by Confession. We come out of that emergency room with new hearts!!

Thank you, dearest Mother, for drawing us to your Son in Confession where we can be healed. Thank you for showing us the way to life!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV 2018   

PS. During Lent, Denis and I will pray the Stations of the Cross during the Hour of Mercy. Join us at 3:00 pm Medjugorje time!! Live!




"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Mary TV: February 15, 2018 Reflection -Choose Life!

 
 (c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018
February 15, 2018
 
Dear Family of Mary!

Lent is a time to get back to basics. At the most basic, we have to look at what we base our life upon, the foundation of everything we do and are. The first reading for Mass today is from Deuteronomy. It is the famous "Choose life" passage. Our Lady has also called us to choose life. Right now, at the very beginning of Lent, is a good time to take a fresh look at our lives and make sure we are building on the Rock!

Moses said to the people: 
"Today I have set before you 
life and prosperity, death and doom. 
If you obey the commandments of the LORD, your God, 
which I enjoin on you today, 
loving him, and walking in his ways, 
and keeping his commandments, statutes and decrees, 
you will live and grow numerous, 
and the LORD, your God, 
will bless you in the land you are entering to occupy. 
If, however, you turn away your hearts and will not listen, 
but are led astray and adore and serve other gods, 
I tell you now that you will certainly perish; 
you will not have a long life 
on the land that you are crossing the Jordan to enter and occupy. 
I call heaven and earth today to witness against you: 
I have set before you life and death, 
the blessing and the curse. 
Choose life, then, 
that you and your descendants may live, by loving the LORD, your God, 
heeding his voice, and holding fast to him. 
For that will mean life for you, 
a long life for you to live on the land that the LORD swore 
he would give to your fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob." (DT 30:15-20)

March 18, 2003 (Message through Mirjana)
"Dear children! Particularly at this holy time of penance and prayer, I call you to make a choice. God gave you free will to choose life or death. Listen to my messages with the heart that you may become cognizant of what you are to do and how you will find the way to life. My children, without God you can do nothing; do not forget this even for a single moment. For, what are you and what will you be on earth, when you will return to it again. Do not anger God, but follow me to life. Thank you for being here."

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018

PS. During Lent, Denis and I will pray the Stations of the Cross during the Hour of Mercy. Join us at 3:00 pm Medjugorje time!! Live!




"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
Be connected!
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Mary TV: February 14, 2018 Reflection -This is a time of grace!



 (c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018
February 14, 2018
Ash Wednesday

Dear Family of Mary!

Today is a solemn day. We begin our journey through Lent. We go together. We go with Our Lady leading us!
April 25, 2007 "Dear children! Also today I again call you to conversion. Open your hearts. This is a time of grace while I am with you, make good use of it. Say: 'This is the time for my soul'. I am with you and love you with immeasurable love. Thank you for having responded to my call."

Brothers and sisters:
We are ambassadors for Christ,
as if God were appealing through us.
We implore you on behalf of Christ,
be reconciled to God.
For our sake he made him to be sin who did not know sin,
so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.
Working together, then,
we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.
For he says:
In an acceptable time I heard you,
and on the day of salvation I helped you.
Behold, now is a very acceptable time;
behold, now is the day of salvation
(2 Cor 5:20-6:2)
 
March 18, 2003
"Dear children! Particularly at this holy time of penance and prayer, I call you to make a choice. God gave you free will to choose life or death. Listen to my messages with the heart that you may become cognizant of what you are to do and how you will find the way to life. My children, without God you can do nothing; do not forget this even for a single moment. For, what are you and what will you be on earth, when you will return to it again. Do not anger God, but follow me to life. Thank you for being here."

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018

PS. During Lent, Denis and I will pray the Stations of the Cross during the Hour of Mercy. Join us at 3:00 pm Medjugorje time!! Live!




"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
Be connected!
www.marytv.tv



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Mary TV: February 13, 2018 Reflection - Seek God and the things of God



 (c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018
February 13, 2018
Fat Tuesday   
 
Dear Family of Mary!
"Dear children! May this time be for you a time of prayer, so that the Holy Spirit, through prayer, may descend upon you and give you conversion. Open your hearts and read the Sacred Scripture, that through the testimonies you also may be closer to God. Above everything, little children, seek God and the things of God and leave earthly ones to the earth, because Satan is attracting you to the dust and sin. You are called to holiness and created for Heaven; therefore, seek Heaven and the things of Heaven. Thank you for having responded to my call." (January 25, 2018)

Tomorrow we begin the wonderful and difficult season of Lent. Our Lady speaks of the battle we must fight during Lent in the January 25, 2018 message. Conversion, the reading of Sacred Scripture, the seeking of God and the things of God, the leaving behind of earthly things, the choice to pray.
 
Of course temptation will be part of this time, since we will be trying our best to deny ourselves, to make room for God and to leave the things of earth. And so St. James' words ring so true:
 
Blessed is he who perseveres in temptation,
for when he has been proven he will receive the crown of life 
that he promised to those who love him.
No one experiencing temptation should say,
"I am being tempted by God";
for God is not subject to temptation to evil,
and he himself tempts no one.
Rather, each person is tempted when lured and enticed by his desire.
Then desire conceives and brings forth sin,
and when sin reaches maturity it gives birth to death.
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers and sisters:
all good giving and every perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of lights,
with whom there is no alteration or shadow caused by change.
He willed to give us birth by the word of truth
that we may be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.
(James 1:12-18)
 
May we enter this combat close beside our Mother. She will guide us and teach us, protecting us and blessing us the entire time. May we recognize our errant desires and give them to her, for her to manage. Then may we embrace the desires of her heart, that we may become children of God.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018


PS. Exciting new CD available on Medjmusic.com!!  (These CD's will help us to keep our eyes and hearts looking towards heaven!)

  

Songs of Medjugorje is a CD of Roland Patzleiner's music which he has written for Adoration and for Our Lady in Medjugorje, which is now available at medjmusic.com! Until now, it has only been available in Medjugorje. Now it can be purchased as a digital download world wide, or as a physical CD by visiting:

Medjmusic.com 

Roland has been living in Medjugorje for years and has written much of the Adoration music that is associated with this holy place. Adoration is considered the heart of Medjugorje. Roland's music gives voice to the pilgrim in prayer, with simple, heart felt, holy refrains, and shapes the silence with delicate instrumental interludes. This CD, recorded by Roland himself, is a collection of his adoration songs, and a few songs that honor Our Lady!
 
Don't forget Mike Nolan's "Mary TV Soundtrack" and "Oh Jesus, We Adore You"
 
Medmusic.com




"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
Be connected!
www.marytv.tv 

Monday, February 12, 2018

Mary TV: February 12, 2018 Reflection - I desire to lead you on the way of love and faith




(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017



February 12, 2018
 
Dear Family of Mary!
"...Apostles of my love, I am turning to you as a mother. I am gathering you around myself and I desire to lead you on the way of love and faith, on the way which leads to the light of the world. I am here for the sake of love, for the sake of faith, because with my motherly blessing I desire to give you hope and strength on your way - because the way which leads to my Son is not easy. It is full of renunciation, giving, sacrifice, forgiveness and much, much love. But this way leads to peace and happiness..." (February 2, 2018)

In this mid-section of the February 2, 2018 message, Our Lady prepares us for the season of Lent. She assures us that she comes to us as our mother. She says, "I am turning to you as a mother." Mother's love to prepare their children for the days ahead. In winter they make sure the children have warm clothes and boots. In summer, they provide sunscreen and plenty of fluids. Each school day is prepared for with a lunch and a backpack full of finished homework and all the books they brought home. You get my point. Mothers think ahead for their children and help to make the way clear of obstacles.

"I am gathering you around myself and I desire to lead you on the way of love and faith..." I think Our Lady wants to lead us during this Lent. She wants to bring us all close together by her side, and set off on the way of penance and love, together. She is such a good mother. She will show us how to live this Lent in peace, intense faith and love. I need her to lead me.
"..with my motherly blessing I desire to give you hope and strength on your way..." What if each morning this Lent we consciously asked Our Lady for her blessing so that she would lead us on the way of love and faith? What if that was our Lenten resolution? Think of what a difference it could make. Our Lady's blessing is so powerful. To have it each day in response to her call could make all the difference. We might indeed be filled with hope and strength.

"...the way which leads to my Son is not easy. It is full of renunciation, giving, sacrifice, forgiveness and much, much love..." Our Lady gives us the program for the way which leads to Jesus. This is Lenten road we will be on. The program is:
Renunciation
Giving
Sacrifice
Forgiveness
Much, much Love!

I believe that Our Lady will teach us how to live these five things, step by step and day by day. But she tells us, "...this way leads to peace and happiness..." We have nothing to fear on such a way.  We are headed in the right direction if we follow Our Mother.

With such a Mother preparing us and leading us on our Lenten way, each morning providing her blessing for us, we will have the best Lent ever!!

Can't wait!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018
PS. Exciting new CD available on Medjmusic.com!!

 

Songs of Medjugorje is a CD of Roland Patzleiner's music which he has written for Adoration and for Our Lady in Medjugorje, which is now available at medjmusic.com! Until now, it has only been available in Medjugorje. Now it can be purchased as a digital download world wide, or as a physical CD by visiting:

Medjmusic.com 

Roland has been living in Medjugorje for years and has written much of the Adoration music that is associated with this holy place. Adoration is considered the heart of Medjugorje. Roland's music gives voice to the pilgrim in prayer, with simple, heart felt, holy refrains, and shapes the silence with delicate instrumental interludes. This CD, recorded by Roland himself, is a collection of his adoration songs, and a few songs that honor Our Lady!
 
Don't forget Mike Nolan's "Mary TV Soundtrack" and "Oh Jesus, We Adore You"
 
Medmusic.com




"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
Be connected!
www.marytv.tv


Friday, February 9, 2018

Mary TV: February 9, 2018 Reflection - My children, have faith!

    
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016
 
J.M.J.
February 9, 2018
 
Dear Family of Mary!
"My children, have faith. When you have faith you are happy and are spreading peace; your soul trembles with joy. My Son is in such a soul. When you are giving yourself for the faith, when you are giving yourself for love, when you are doing good to your neighbor, my Son smiles in your soul..."(February 2, 2018)

Our Lady emphasizes faith in her latest message. "Have Faith!" She explains that when we have faith in God, faith in her Son, we are happy. We live peace. We are so alive in our souls that they tremble with joy. Faith is the foundation of a life with Jesus. Our Faith is our choice to believe in Jesus! Our faith makes a home for Jesus in our hearts. And when Jesus finds faith in our hearts, he comes to stay, smiling with joy as well!!

The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains the Theological Virtue of Faith this way:
1814 Faith is the theological virtue by which we believe in God and believe all that he has said and revealed to us, and that Holy Church proposes for our belief, because he is truth itself. By faith "man freely commits his entire self to God." For this reason, the believer seeks to know and do God's will. "The righteous shall live by faith." Living faith "work[s] through charity."
1815 The gift of faith remains in one who has not sinned against it. But "faith apart from works is dead" when it is deprived of hope and love, faith does not fully unite the believer to Christ and does not make him a living member of his Body.
1816 The disciple of Christ must not only keep the faith and live on it, but also profess it, confidently bear witness to it, and spread it: "All however must be prepared to confess Christ before men and to follow him along the way of the Cross, amidst the persecutions which the Church never lacks." Service of and witness to the faith are necessary for salvation: "So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven; but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven."
We can see that Our Lady's words about faith are very much like those of the Church. She very much wants us to live our faith by giving ourselves for the faith. This means witnessing to our faith just as it says in paragraph 1816. She also speaks of "giving yourself for love, when you are doing good to your neighbor..." As it says in the Catechism in paragraph 1814, "The righteous shall live by faith." Living faith "works through charity." To live our faith is to serve our neighbor, to love others and to give ourselves out of love for Jesus, whom we believe in by faith.

I also think that when we have a living and vital faith, our faith just shows. I have noticed young people who obviously have had a deep conversion, trembling with joy at Holy Mass. Their faith has taken over in their lives and they are so happy, so desirous of God, so filled with expectation, that they can't contain it. Their entire being seems to tremble with joy! Jesus has come to stay and He is smiling in their soul!

May it be so for all of us! May our faith grow so strong that our souls tremble with joy!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018

PS. Exciting new CD available on Medjmusic.com!!

  

Songs of Medjugorje is a CD of Roland Patzleiner's music which he has written for Adoration and for Our Lady in Medjugorje, which is now available at medjmusic.com! Until now, it has only been available in Medjugorje. Now it can be purchased as a digital download world wide, or as a physical CD by visiting:

Medjmusic.com 

Roland has been living in Medjugorje for years and has written much of the Adoration music that is associated with this holy place. Adoration is considered the heart of Medjugorje. Roland's music gives voice to the pilgrim in prayer, with simple, heart felt, holy refrains, and shapes the silence with delicate instrumental interludes. This CD, recorded by Roland himself, is a collection of his adoration songs, and a few songs that honor Our Lady!
 
Don't forget Mike Nolan's "Mary TV Soundtrack" and "Oh Jesus, We Adore You"
 
Medmusic.com




"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
Be connected!
www.marytv.tv 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Mary TV: February 8, 2018 Reflection - May this time be for you a time of prayer...

 
 

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2015
 
J.M.J.
February 8, 2018
St. Jerome Emiliani
St. Josephine Bakhita

Dear Family of Mary!
"Dear children! May this time be for you a time of prayer, so that the Holy Spirit, through prayer, may descend upon you and give you conversion. Open your hearts and read the Sacred Scripture, that through the testimonies you also may be closer to God. Above everything, little children, seek God and the things of God and leave earthly ones to the earth, because Satan is attracting you to the dust and sin. You are called to holiness and created for Heaven; therefore, seek Heaven and the things of Heaven. Thank you for having responded to my call." (January 25, 2018)
 
Yesterday I shared how Denis and I find ourselves unable to get up after Mass, but stay in silence with Jesus in the Tabernacle as if paralyzed. It is the sweet presence of the Savior that holds us so still. I do feel that this is a grace for us now, to be engulfed in the presence of Jesus and His Holy Spirit. As Our Lady told us, "May this time be for you a time of prayer, so that the Holy Spirit, through prayer, may descend upon you and give you conversion."

We need conversion in order to be ready for heaven. Jesus wants to prepare us through our prayer to be with Him forever. I received a wonderful confirmation of this gift of prayer from Paulette:

Dear Cathy,
I can totally relate to what you said in your last paragraph regarding being almost "paralyzed" in front of the Tabernacle praying after Mass.

I am so blessed to have Perpetual Adoration at my Parish and these last couple of weeks after daily Mass, I have been drawn in there to sit in front of the Blessed Sacrament in silence.  I, too, do not want to leave.

Also, the alarm on my phone is set for 8:40 a.m.:  Medjugorje time, 5:40 p.m. for Gospa's arrival on earth.  I always stop what I am doing and pray to the Blessed Mother, acknowledging Her presence on earth.

Just this morning at home, while sitting in front of the computer with Mary TV on, and listening to the Rosary in Croatian, and praying to the Blessed Mother, all of a sudden I could not move.  There was a "stillness" around me and I knew, God was present.  I sat completely still for several minutes, it was overwhelming.

This happened to me last year, same thing, same spot in my house, it's not something you forget.  This also happened to me a couple of times when I was in Medjugorje, sitting in front of Father Slavko's grave in the cemetery behind the church.

I am a huge proponent of silence.  These last couple of years, I do not watch television, and rarely listen to music.  In this noisy world, we have to "seek" the silence.

Do you know the book; "The Power of Silence, Against The Dictatorship of Noise" by Robert Cardinal Sarah?  It is amazing!  It's a slow read and in have to remind myself to not try and rush through.  I'm underlining, in pencil, the most profound sentences, however, it's almost the whole book!

God Bless You and Denis for bringing us Medjugorje every day.  I was blessed to go there 4 times, just back December 5th of last year, only 2 months ago!

Love in Jesus & Mary,
Paulette in California

Thank you Paulette! I do believe that we are in a special time of grace for conversion right now, a time for deep prayer and preparation for heaven. Our Lady is bringing us this grace. May we all respond with our hearts to her call in these days.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018




"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
Be connected!
www.marytv.tv