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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mary TV: November 16, 2017 Reflection - The Gift of Wisdom

 
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November 16, 2017
St. Margaret of Scotland
St. Gertrude

Dear Family of Mary!
May 25, 2001 "Dear children! At this time of grace, I call you to prayer. Little children, you work much but without God's blessing. Bless and seek the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to lead you at this time so that you may comprehend and live in the grace of this time. Convert, little children, and kneel in the silence of your hearts. Put God in the center of your being so that, in that way, you can witness in joy the beauty that God continually gives in your life. Thank you for having responded to my call."

In this beautiful message Our Lady asks us to "seek the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to lead you..." Wisdom is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Wisdom is given to us through the Holy Spirit as a sort of infused knowledge, the ability to understand the Christian life with a deeper heavenly light. As Our Lady continues to say, "seek the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to lead you at this time so that you may comprehend and live in the grace of this time." Wisdom helps us understand what God is doing, and shows us how to follow His grace, to live in the grace of this time.
 
The first reading for Mass today is one of my favorite Scriptures, Wisdom 7:22b-8:1. It is a long list of words and phrases that describe Wisdom, and each one is sublime!! I think if we really took in these descriptions of Wisdom, we would have much better discernment about our life, and what God is doing. We would be able to pick up the clues in our situations and find the way in which Wisdom leads us.
 
For in Wisdom there is a spirit that is intelligent, holy, unique, manifold, subtle, mobile, clear, unpolluted, distinct, invulnerable, loving the good, keen, irresistible, beneficent, humane, steadfast, sure, free from anxiety, all-powerful, overseeing all, and penetrating through all spirits that are intelligent and pure and most subtle. For wisdom is more mobile than any motion; because of her pureness she pervades and penetrates all things. For she is a breath of the power of God, and a pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty; therefore, nothing defiled gains entrance into her. For she is a reflection of eternal light, a spotless mirror of the working of God, and an image of his goodness. Though she is but one, she can do all things, and while remaining in herself, she renews all things; in every generation she passes into holy souls and makes them friends of God, and prophets; for God loves nothing so much as the man who lives with wisdom. For she is more beautiful than the sun, and excels every constellation of the stars. Compared with the light she is found to be superior for it is succeeded by the night, but against wisdom evil does not prevail.
She reaches mightily from one end of the earth to the other, and she orders all things well. (Wisdom 7:22 - 8:1)


I was wondering why the author uses the feminine for Wisdom, since the Holy Spirit is masculine. And it occurred to me that this description of Wisdom looks a lot like Our Lady. Why? Because she is the Spouse of the Holy Spirit, and all His gifts are given to her in abundance. She demonstrates Wisdom at its highest. And so we see Wisdom very clearly in Mary. Isn't she "intelligent, holy, unique, unpolluted, distinct, invulnerable, loving the good, keen, irresistible, beneficent, humane, steadfast, sure, free from anxiety...a reflection of eternal light, a spotless mirror of the working of God, and an image of his goodness?"  Our Lady wants us to be like her, a pure child of God. And so we will be more and more filled with the gift of Wisdom if we live her messages and follow her Son.

"She renews all things; in every generation she passes into holy souls and makes them friends of God, and prophets; for God loves nothing so much as the man who lives with wisdom." Doesn't Our Lady do exactly this, she passes into holy souls, and teaches them how to be friends of God. St. Louis de Montfort taught us this. Mary teaches us how to be friends of God. She leads us to her Son, and unites us to Him.

Mary is "more beautiful than the sun, and excels every constellation of the stars, and in our day she reaches mightily from one end of the earth to the other, and she orders all things well." Thank you, O Blessed Trinity, for giving us such a Mother who is clothed with the sun and has a crown of twelve stars to help us live in this time of grace!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017
 
PS.  Thank you, everyone, for your prayers.  The surgery was successful, and I am back up and running!!  I am so grateful for your prayers!! 





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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Mary TV: November 14, 2017 Reflection - Pray for the Cure!

 

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November 14, 2017
Dear Family of Mary!

Thursday, November 26, 1981
This evening, the Blessed Virgin was smiling. We prayed and sang with her. We asked her questions about the sick.
"Have a strong faith, pray and fast and they will be cured. Be confident and rest in joy. Go in the peace of God. Be patient and pray for the cure. Goodbye, my dear angels."

I love this message from Our Lady, with her advice on how to help the sick. She was speaking to the very young visionaries in 1981. And we know that many people were coming to them to ask for help and healing, because they were encountering Our Lady. But Our Lady's response implies that the job of procuring healing is really in our hands. She merely gave the children the tools needed to pray for healing:

Strong Faith

Prayer

Fasting

Confidence

Resting in joy!

The Peace of God

Patience

Don't you just want to smile at this list!! It is full of trust in God, and in selfless love. This is how we can help those who are sick.

With that in mind, tomorrow a very special young woman, Mary Freeby, will undergo a bone marrow transplant in Cincinnati. She has a rare immune disease. She has been to Medjugorje and is entrusting herself to Our Lady, but we can help with our faith, prayer, fasting, confidence, joy, patience and peace. Let's pray for her as Our Lady teaches us!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017

PS. I have a very routine cataract operation tomorrow too, which I will offer up for Mary! The Rosary tomorrow will be recorded! God bless you all!





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Monday, November 13, 2017

November 14, 2017 - Update from Denis - Yes, Marija did say that!






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Marija speaks in St. Stephen's Cathedral on October 24, 2017

Dear Mary TV Family!

Mary Kemper recently sent me this email:
 
"Hi! Not to get too excited about this, but I had time to listen to Marija's testimony from Oct. 24th and at the 1:27 (one hour and 27 minute marker) the translator said something to the effect that Marija said that she believed this year the triumph of the Immaculate Heart will happen.  I probably didn't hear that correctly, but I am wondering what you think?  I have followed along with these apparitions from at least 1988 to some extent and am about the same age as the visionaries.  Wow after all this time and when it seems like endless gloom then to think that the triumph will happen this year....................................................  Please listen and tell me what you think.   No doubt that I am probably reading way more into the remark than what was intended.  But shouldn't that remark be highlighted or commented on or should we let it pass so as not to give people false hope.   I would love to hear what your remarks are about that.   Thank you so much for your vital broadcasts.
thanks, Mary Kemper"
 
Thank you, Mary, for raising this question.  Marija actually did say that!
You can hear her comment at the 1:27 in this video:  (Evening of Prayer 2017)
 
Our English translator's words were confirmed by friends fluent in Italian, English and Croatian sitting close to Marija in St. Stephens Cathedral on October 24th.
I don't think you can get too excited about it.
 
More than a quarter of a century ago Our Lady told us through her message to Marija: "My plan has begun to be realized!" She concluded that August 25, 1991 message (referred to by Marija in her talk in Vienna) "Let us pray that everything I have begun be fully realized!"*
 
No wonder four years earlier Satan had offered to give back to God the rest of the world in exchange for Medjugorje!!!
 
He's terrified.
 
Twenty years ago Our Lady told us: "THIS TIME IS MY TIME!"
 
You better believe I think Marija meant to tell us exactly that, though she didn't say that Our Lady told her that, and I don't think she necessarily meant by December 31, 2017

With heaven fighting for us how can it not happen?
 
"Dear children! With great joy, today I am carrying my Son Jesus to you, for Him to give you His peace. Open your hearts, little children, and be joyful that you can receive it. Heaven is with you and is fighting for peace in your hearts, in the families and in the world; and you, little children, help with your prayers for it to be so. I bless you with my Son Jesus and call you not to lose hope; and for your gaze and heart to always be directed towards Heaven and eternity. In this way, you will be open to God and to His plans. Thank you for having responded to my call." (December 25, 2016 message)

Mary TV - by keeping our families and homes connected to Medjugorje - is helping us keep our gaze and heart directed towards heaven and eternity. I want to thank Rob, Colleen, Nancy, Bill, Pat and all of you who are helping Mary TV by your prayers and donations to make it possible for Mary TV to continue.... especially now that Our Lady tells us: "Be ready! This is a turning point!"
 
God bless you!
Denis Nolan

"Dear Children! Today also I invite you to prayer, now as never before when my plan has begun to be realized. Satan is strong and wants to sweep away my plans of peace and joy and make you think that my Son is not strong in His decisions. Therefore, I call all of you, dear children, to pray and fast still more firmly. I invite you to self-renunciation for nine days so that, with your help, everything that I desire to realize through the secrets I began in Fatima, may be fulfilled. I call you, dear children, to now grasp the importance of my coming and the seriousness of the situation. I want to save all souls and present them to God. Therefore, let us pray that everything I have begun be fully realized. Thank you for having responded to my call." (August 25, 1991 message referenced by Marija in her talk on October 24, 2017 in S. Stephens Cathedral in Vienna).
 
 

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Mary TV: November 13, 2017 Reflection - Forgive from the heart!


Let us forgive one another!!
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017


November 13, 2017
Dear Family of Mary!
"Be on your guard!
If your brother sins, rebuke him;
and if he repents, forgive him.
And if he wrongs you seven times in one day
and returns to you seven times saying, 'I am sorry,'
you should forgive him." (Luke 17: 3-4)

These words of Jesus from our Gospel reading for today are basic to all human relationships. We are fallen. We sin. We hurt one another. And if we are to stay friends, spouses, family members, we have to forgive and ask for forgiveness. We have to be honest with one another when we slip up, and forgive when there is repentance.
 
Our Lady spoke about this basic human dynamic on October 2 of this year:
October 02, 2017 "Dear children, I am speaking to you as a mother - with simple words, but words filled with much love and concern for my children who, through my Son, are entrusted to me. And my Son, who is of the eternal now, He is speaking to you with words of life and is sowing love in open hearts. Therefore, I am imploring you, apostles of my love, have open hearts always ready for mercy and forgiveness. According to my Son, always forgive your neighbors, because in that way peace will be in you. My children, care for your soul, because it alone is what truly belongs to you..."
 
Jim Browne gave a powerful retreat in South Bend last weekend. He taught us how to actually apply Scripture to our own situation, in such a way that it calls down the power of God upon us. His examples were wonderful. I think Jim would apply Luke 17: 3-4 in this way:
 
"I, _______, will be on my guard! If my brother sins, I will rebuke him; and if he repents, I will forgive him. And if he wrongs me seven times in one day and returns to me seven times saying, 'I am sorry' I will forgive him."
 
Getting these holy words in our mind and heart can release the power of God in us. It is not always easy to forgive. But with the help of the Holy Spirit, and our own resolve we can do it! Forgiveness works miracles in our relationships. It protects our own hearts from resentment and frees our neighbor from our condemnation. What a gift Jesus has given us in forgiveness!!!
 
Our Lady's words are also helpful. We can let her words occupy space in our minds and hearts as well. "Therefore, Our Lady implores me, an apostle of her love, to have an open heart always ready for mercy and forgiveness. According to her Son, I, _________, will always forgive my neighbors, because in that way peace will be in me."
 
Notice that Our Lady spoke to us about her words to us and Jesus' Word to us:
 
"Dear children, I am speaking to you as a mother - with simple words, but words filled with much love and concern for my children who, through my Son, are entrusted to me. And my Son, who is of the eternal now, He is speaking to you with words of life and is sowing love in open hearts."
 
Our Lady's words are simple, filled with love and concern. And Jesus' words are words of life, that sow love in open hearts! These words from Jesus and Mary are for our good. I am very grateful to God for giving us Holy Scripture, His very Word for us. He has given us a unimaginable  gift in His Word. I am also grateful in these days for Our Lady's messages, as they are an aid in holiness. May we all learn to forgive from the heart as Jesus tells us, so that we will find peace!
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017
 
PS. Thanks to Jim Browne for leading such a beautiful weekend of prayer and sharing in South Bend. I highly recommend attending one of his weekends, as they are very healing and joyful!!





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Friday, November 10, 2017

Mary TV: November 10, 2017 Reflection - A River of Grace!


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November 10, 2017
St. Leo the Great
 
Dear Family of Mary!
Yesterday the first reading was from Ezekiel. It is another favorite of mine! Here it is:
 
The angel brought me
back to the entrance of the temple,
and I saw water flowing out
from beneath the threshold of the temple toward the east,
for the fa├žade of the temple was toward the east;
the water flowed down from the southern side of the temple,
south of the altar.
He led me outside by the north gate,
and around to the outer gate facing the east,
where I saw water trickling from the southern side.
He said to me,
"This water flows into the eastern district down upon the Arabah,
and empties into the sea, the salt waters, which it makes fresh.
Wherever the river flows,
every sort of living creature that can multiply shall live,
and there shall be abundant fish,
for wherever this water comes the sea shall be made fresh.
Along both banks of the river, fruit trees of every kind shall grow;
their leaves shall not fade, nor their fruit fail.
Every month they shall bear fresh fruit,
for they shall be watered by the flow from the sanctuary.
Their fruit shall serve for food, and their leaves for medicine."
(Ezek 47:1-2, 8-9, 12)
 
The image of pure water flowing out from the gate of the temple and watering vast areas of land is a comforting one. This water supports life. It is a hopeful image. It is God's regeneration, His blessing upon the people. Thinking about this image, I remembered an experience that Sr. Briege McKenna had in which she saw water flowing from another temple, St. James Church, back in 1981.   She saw this image before the apparitions even began! Here is a transcription of her witness given on Fruit of Medjugorje, Episode 30:
 
I was invited to go to the International Conferences for Priests, and because I am in the ministry for priests I was asked by the priests, "Please, Sr. Briege would you pray with us." So we put them into groups from the different countries they were in. So I met with a group of priests from what was then Yugoslavia. Of course, these countries were under communism. (You know the memory is a great computer, and when the right button is pressed it comes up!) I remember this friar in his Franciscan habit, saying to me that he was very frustrated because he was the youth director for the Diocese of Mostar - I never heard of Mostar- and he went on to tell me that the youth were being seduced by the communists, with propaganda to draw them away from Christ and what he was trying to do for them. And he asked me to pray with him that he could find the way.
 
One of the things about my ministry is that it is good not to know too much about the person before I pray with them. I tell priests, "Father you don't have to tell me everything about yourself. It's not that I don't want to hear your story. But we are human and we can be influenced by what we hear. So I tell them that I don't trust myself, and it is better not to know anything before I pray with them.
 
But it happened on that day as I prayed with him. (I get these images. People say that the imagination can run away with you, but the Lord can use the imagination like an overhead projector. He can throw images out there that can really be a key for that person.) And what I saw was Fr. Tomislav sitting in the main celebrant's chair on the altar. And he was looking into the body of the church and it was packed with young people. And from behind him on the altar there were streams of water, like rivers, flowing. And the young people were cupping it and drinking, and as they were drinking they would go out and bring others in.
 
So I said to him, "You know Father, you don't have to worry, because many young people will come to your church. And I told him that I could see this church that had two huge steeples! When he heard this, almost immediately up came Fr. Emile Tardiff, who was a Sacred Heart Father, a missionary whom I knew, and who has died since, God rest him. But he got this prophetic word, and he could not have heard what I said to Father Tomislav, but he walked over and he said, "You know, Father, Our Lady is going to visit your church."
 
The extraordinary thing was that Fr. Tomislav was not in Medjugorje yet. Medjugorje hadn't happened. None of us knew about the two steeples on the church. Fr. Tomaslav must have thought this was bizarre. What does this all mean?
 
Later he told me that when he was sent there by the bishop, when Fr. Jozo went to prison, being the brilliant man that he was I am sure his hope was that he would find out that this event of the apparitions wasn't true. And like any of us would do, he had seen the external signs, but there is a difference from seeing from the outside which doesn't always make you believe - you can see things and still not believe. And so one of the things he did was that he prayed and said to God, "Please God show me." And when he prayed this way he heard my voice like a gramophone and then he remembered the image (of the waters flowing from the altar, and the two steeples...) and he remembered the French priest telling him that Our Lady would come to his church. And at that moment he was convicted and he realized like in the Old Testament, he had to make a decision because he had been given a message from God. (St. Briege McKenna - Fruit show 30 - see the play list in the video window - http://marytv.tv/?page_id=167
 
 
Well, it is very exciting to know that even before the apparitions began, God was preparing the way. He showed Sr. Briege this powerful image, which even to our day is true. The graces are just flowing out of St. James Church, graces of conversion, faith, hope, love, truth, vocation, and forgiveness and healing. God's plan in Medjugorje has only increased over the years. And it is a plan to rejuvenate the faithful and bring them to life in grace! The graces that flow from St. James also flow from our hearts, for we are each of us temples of the Holy Spirit. And we are part of the great flood of grace that is being poured out through Our Lady to the world.
 
November 25, 2008 "Dear children! Also today I call you, in this time of grace, to pray for little Jesus to be born in your heart. May He, who is peace itself, give peace to the entire world through you. Therefore, little children, pray without ceasing for this turbulent world without hope, so that you may become witnesses of peace for all. May hope begin to flow through your hearts as a river of grace. Thank you for having responded to my call."
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017
 

 PS. Last call for a weekend retreat in South Bend, Indiana:
Jim Browne (Fruit shows 29, 44 and 199)
"Surrender and Accept Jesus' Invitation to the Banquet"
Friday, November 10 to Sunday November 12, 2017
Hosted by Queen of Peace Ministries
PO Box 761, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Call for more information: 574-288-8777





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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Mary TV: November 9, 2017 Reflection - The good which is silent...

 
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The good which is silent...



J.M.J.
November 9, 2017
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Dear Family of Mary!

In her message of November 2, 2017, Our Lady gave us two words of great hope. It often is the case that our hope hangs by a thread, the thread of simple goodness, simple holiness and humility. And so she told us:

"The good which is silent and is spread through pure souls is the strength which sustains this world..." (November 2, 2017)

We have all heard of the great saints who were "not so great" when they were alive. They were door keepers or cooks or gardeners. They worked hard all day without glory. But they were pure souls. I think of St. Andre Bessette and St. Faustina and Venerable Solanus Casey (who will be beatified on November 18, 2017 in Detroit!!) These saints were not superstars by human standards, but God worked through them in superstar ways. They are examples of "the good which is silent and is spread through pure souls." Each one gave gifts to the world through their littleness and inspiration.
 
Then there are the examples of people we know, those we have known all our lives. I think of Mrs. F, the school secretary for our children's Catholic grade school. Mrs. F. has been secretary for many years, and shows no sign of quitting. She was always kind, happy, helpful, motherly and attentive to the children. One of my children who did not fit into the school setting very well spent a lot of time with her in the school office. And it was there that Mrs. F. helped my child to feel special, to be happy in the midst of her situation, and to feel worthy of love. They had a special good-bye ritual which consisted of turning sideways, bending a leg backwards like a flapper, waving their hand under their chin and saying "Toodle loo!!!" This is the good which is silent and is spread through pure souls...
 
Our Lady also told us:
 
"...Apostles of my love, a living desire of faith and love is sufficient, and my Son will accept it..." (November 2, 2017)

This hopeful word is for all of us! Our Lady doesn't hold the bar too high for us! We need to have "a living desire of faith and love." That is enough. It is sufficient. Jesus will accept our desire to believe and our desire to love. Even though we fail time and again, if we get back up and desire it again, Jesus will accept it!! All we have to do is keep trying!!
 
Maybe if we keep trying hard enough we will become the good which is silent and is spread through pure souls...
Let's try! Toodle loo!!!
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017

 PS. Announcing a weekend retreat in South Bend, Indiana:
Jim Browne (Fruit shows 29, 44 and 199)
"Surrender and Accept Jesus' Invitation to the Banquet"
Friday, November 10 to Sunday November 12, 2017
Hosted by Queen of Peace Ministries
PO Box 761, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Call for more information: 574-288-8777
There is still room!!





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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Mary TV: November 8, 2017 Reflection - What the World Needs Now!


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What the world needs now is love, sweet love...



J.M.J.
November 8, 2017
 
Dear Family of Mary!
There was a song back in 1966 sung by Dionne Warwick called "What The World Needs Now Is Love, Sweet Love". I was a teenager then, and that song spoke to my heart. It was like an ache that we all felt, and ache in our hearts for peace and for good will among men. For love. The beginning verse goes like this:

What the world needs now is love sweet love,
It's the only thing that there's just too little of,
What the world needs now is love sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone...

The song was in the form of a prayer telling God we need love. Goodness knows, we don't need to tell the Lord that we need love! He is the origin of Love and is Love and wishes He could give Himself to all of us. Still, the truth was there. We need love. We are dying for love. And the song writer was pointing to the right source!
In the first reading for Mass today, St. Paul tells us something about the world's need for love:

Brothers and sisters:
Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another;
for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
The commandments,
You shall not commit adultery;
you shall not kill;
you shall not steal;
you shall not covet,
and whatever other commandment there may be,
are summed up in this saying, namely,
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Love does no evil to the neighbor;
hence, love is the fulfillment of the law. (Rom 13: 8-10)

Love does fulfill the law. It is always the right response, always the right desire for another. St. Paul in his own way was telling us that love is what the world needs!!

Our Lady in the most recent message told us very much the same thing, i.e. that what the world needs now is love:
"...My Son is love. He loves all people without difference, all people of all countries and of all nations. If you, my children, would live the love of my Son, His kingdom would already be on earth. Therefore, apostles of my love, pray, pray that my Son and His love may be all the closer to you; that you may be an example of love and may help all those who have not come to know my Son. Never forget that my Son, one and Triune, loves you..." (November 2, 2017)

Of course, Our Lady gives us the best direction about how to bring love to the world. She tells us to "pray, pray that my Son and His love may be all the closer to you, that you may be an example of love and may help all those who have not come to know my Son." It is only when we pray and stay close to Jesus that we will be able to love. We are so fallen that even our best efforts at love will fail without Jesus. He must love in and through us. What the world needs now is Jesus' love, given to us to share with others. That is what the world needs now, so desperately. That is what the world aches for...
What the world needs now is love sweet love,
It's the only thing that there's just too little of,
What the world needs now is love sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone...

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017
 




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