This blog was started on July 21st, 2015, after my Mary, Our Mother blog had mysteriously disappeared. I will post only Marian items, especially regarding Medjugorje and other Marian apparitions. Thank you for reading this blog. May it give great glory to God through the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
QUEEN OF PEACE
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Mary TV Daily Reflection 11/11/2015
(c)Mary TV 2013
November 11, 2015
St. Martin of Tours
Dear Family of Mary!
"Dear children! I am calling you anew: begin the battle
against sin as in the first days, go to confession and decide for
holiness. The love of God will begin to flow through you into the world,
peace will begin to rule in your hearts and God's blessing will fill
you. I am with you and intercede for all of you before my Son Jesus.
Thank you for having responded to my call." (March 25, 2014)
The waters flowing from the Temple bring healing and wholeness to
all the lands they touch. This wonderful promise from Ezekiel 47 is for
our time as well. Confession is so important for opening up these
streams of life giving waters, so that they can flow from each
But the image of flowing waters from Ezekiel also bring to mind
another image associated with Medjugorje. There was an image given to
Sr. Briege McKenna back in 1981 that was about Medjugorje, but which she
received 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
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 this Father sitting in the main
celebrants chair in 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, but he walked over and he said, "You
know, Father, Our Lady is going to visit your church."
The extraordinary thing was that this
priest was not in Medjugorje yet. Medjugorje hadn't happened. None of us
knew about the two steeples on the church. He must have thought this
was bizarre. What does this all mean?
Later he told that when he was sent there
by the bishop, when Fr. Jozo went to prison, and being the brilliant man
that he was I am sure his hope was that he would find out that this
event 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.
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.