Monday, February 29, 2016

Mary TV Daily Reflection 2/29/2016

       (c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

February 29, 2016
Dear Family of Mary!
"Dear children! In this time of grace, I am calling all of you to conversion. Little children, you love little and pray even less. You are lost and do not know what your goal is. Take the cross, look at Jesus and follow Him. He gives Himself to you to the death on the cross, because He loves you. Little children, I am calling you: return to prayer with the heart so as to find hope and the meaning of your existence, in prayer. I am with you and am praying for you. Thank you for having responded to my call." (February 25, 2016)
How to follow Jesus:
(From a conversation between Jesus and Gabrielle Bossis :
February 11 - Le Fresne Church
"They say that God is all kindness, and He is. You be the same with Me. What a beautiful exchange! And how welcome each little thoughtful gesture will be... You'll understand later on.
Get used to walking in the dark like the blind. Trusting My hand to guide you. You couldn't insult My heart more than to doubt it. My dear child, so little and frail, say to yourself again and again, 'Where would I be without my great Friend? He is everything and I am nothing.'
Just humble yourself when you stumble and fall. Remember how I paid the price, stumbling and falling Myself on the terrible road to Calvary. Let that encourage you in love. Haven't we said that love alone matters, that the only tragedy in life is not to love God? Make it your wish never to work for your own ends. Lose sight of yourself altogether, even of your inner self, wishing to remember nothing unless it be your infidelities so that you may regret them.
And wherever you are, practice the presence of God. It will help you to love Him, to have heart-to-heart talks with Him. Since I am there, throw yourself joyously into My arms. Oh, this joy of yours...don't forget it; it enhances your love."
February 13 - After Communion.
"What you can't manage yourself - the control of your words, or the thought of My Presence - you will find easier with the help of My mother. Ask her to help you. I confided Mary Magdalene and the holy Women to her. Be like them; don't leave her."
(Gabrielle Bossis. "He and I", p. 137)
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016
PS.  There will be a new Fruit of Medjugorje Episode today!!  Check it out!!

"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
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Saturday, February 27, 2016

From Mary TV: February 28, 2016 Update from Denis - Billboards!


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February 28, 2016
Dear Family of Our Lady:
We have just heard from one of Our Lady's apostles: "Praise God!  Today on my way home when I came to the Young & Bloor station to get into the east bound train, I saw this huge poster right in front of my eyes with Mother Mary's image and which said 'Medjugorje is the Spiritual Centre of the world' by John Paul II. I was stunned but at the same time over joyed to see this ad by Marytv.tv!"  
This poster in Yonge Subway Station, the busiest in the city of Toronto - 211,079 people circulate through it every day - was the initiative from beginning to end of one of Our Lady's children in Toronto, Teresa.  Grateful to Mary TV for bringing Our Lady to her city, she writes: "Seeing the poster up was one of the happiest, most surreal moments in my life.  Our Lady from Medjugorje, among all the secular ads in Toronto!" *
"Every time someone is having troubles these days," another shipmate from Canada wrote today,  "I suggest they tune into Mary TV.  Was doing that last night again.  In this time of Lent it is so wonderful to be able to have a rich treasure of programs to tune into and pray all day and stay safe under the Mantle of OUR LADY."
Consider sponsoring a poster/bill board in your city!  
Simply get in touch with a local advertising company and see what is available, confirm the specifications required and provide them with a file that meets their specs.  You can use the prepared image, attached (5.5 feet x 4 feet) which has these specifications:
1:8 @ 600 dpi 
Bleed Size 6.0625" W x 8.6875" H
Art Trim Size  5.875" W x 8.5" H
Live Copy Safety  5.375" W x 8" H
If your advertising venue requires different specifications, Teresa has offered to help you by adapting the design to your specific needs. 
Mary TV is grateful for your on-going prayers and donations... Together we can continue giving the gift of Mary TV to our Mother.  "Dear children! You have always prayed that I not abandon you. Now I ask of you, in turn, not to abandon me....God loves his creatures.  He desires to save you one by one through my coming here."  
Thank you and God bless you!
Denis Nolan
* Teresa explains why she went to the trouble and expense of placing the poster in Toronto's train station:
"Our Lady from Medjugorje saved me.  Before I went to Medjugorje, my life on the outside was perfect.  But on the inside, it was bad.  I was in a depression, despair, felt emptiness, sadness and nothing I tried would fix it.  I don't want to think where my life would be if I never found out about Medjugorje.  There are too many people who still don't know.  If it saved my life, maybe it can save someone else's life too.  Give them hope.
"I would like to save souls from going to hell for all eternity.  I don't want Jesus and Mary to cry tears of blood.  There is a huge battle going on and I would like to join in too, on the side of Our Lady.
"There were very offensive ads put up by an Islamic Center in Toronto in the subways. I thought, why are we Christians not doing anything.  Then I thought, why am I looking at others and not myself."
"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world." 
Saint John Paul II 
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

February 25, 2016 Message from Our Lady of Medjugorje

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

February 25, 2016
Dear Family of Mary!

Here is Our Lady's message for February 25, 2016:
"Dear children! In this time of grace, I am calling all of you to conversion. Little children, you love little and pray even less. You are lost and do not know what your goal is. Take the cross, look at Jesus and follow Him. He gives Himself to you to the death on the cross, because He loves you. Little children, I am calling you: return to prayer with the heart so as to find hope and the meaning of your existence, in prayer. I am with you and am praying for you. Thank you for having responded to my call."

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV 2016

"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
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Mary TV Daily Reflection 2/25/2016

(c)Mary TV 2015

February 25, 2016
Dear Family of Mary!
"Dear children! Today I call you to love and mercy. Give love to each other as your Father gives it to you. Be merciful (pause) - with the heart. Do good works, not permitting them to wait for you too long. Every mercy that comes from the heart brings you closer to my Son."  (March 18, 2001)

St. Faustina sang this hymn to Divine Mercy. She answered the call to love and mercy. She leads us in this Jubilee Year to the Merciful Heart of Jesus:
Adore, my soul, the mercy of the Lord,
O my heart, rejoice wholly in Him,
Because for this you have been chosen by Him,
To spread the glory of his mercy.
His goodness no one has fathomed, no one can measure,
His compassion is untold.
Every soul that approaches Him experiences this.
He will shield her and clasp her to His merciful bosom.
Happy the soul that has trusted in Your goodness
And has abandoned herself completely to Your mercy.
Her soul is filled with the peace of love
You defend her everywhere as Your own child.
O soul, whoever you may be in this world,
Even if your sins were as black as night,
Do not fear God, weak child that you are,
For great is the power of God's mercy. (Diary 1652)
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016
PS. I will send out the message as soon as I can today!

"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Mary TV Daily Reflection 2/24/2016

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

February 24, 2016
Dear Family of Mary!
"Do not lose hope!" Our Lady has come to Medjugorje all these years to give us hope, a future, a relationship with her Son, Jesus. She points to a future full of peace and joy. This is her message to us. She wants to save us all, one by one! But it is very easy to get our eyes off of that hope, and instead focus on the challenges we face in our world today. Indeed things look dark.
Here are some of Our Lady's messages in which she actually has said, "Do not lose hope!" I think her words in these messages can give us much practical advice in how to cling to hope.
March 25, 2003 "Dear children! Also today I call you to pray for peace. Pray with the heart, little children, and do not lose hope because God loves His creatures. He desires to save you, one by one, through my coming here. I call you to the way of holiness. Pray, and in prayer you are open to God's will; in this way, in everything you do, you realize God's plan in you and through you. Thank you for having responded to my call."

May 02, 2014 "Dear children, I, your mother, am with you for the sake of your well-being, for the sake of your needs and for the sake of your personal cognition. The Heavenly Father gave you the freedom to decide on your own and to become cognizant on your own. I desire to help you. I desire to be a mother to you, a teacher of the truth - so that in the simplicity of an open heart, you may become cognizant of the immeasurable purity and light which comes from it and shatters darkness, the light which brings hope. I, my children, understand your pain and suffering. Who could understand you better than a mother? And you, my children? Small is the number of those who understand and follow me. Great is the number of those who are lost - of those who have not yet become cognizant of the truth in my Son. Therefore, my apostles, pray and act. Bring the light and do not lose hope. I am with you. In a special way I am with your shepherds. With a motherly heart I love and protect them, because they lead you to Heaven that was promised to you by my Son. Thank you."
December 02, 2014 "Dear children, Remember - for I am telling you - that love will win. I know that many of you are losing hope because around you, you see suffering, pain, jealousy, envy... but, I am your mother. I am in the Kingdom but am also here with you. My Son is sending me anew to help you. Therefore, do not lose hope; instead, follow me - because the victory of my heart is in the name of God. My beloved Son is thinking of you as he has always thought of you. Believe him and live him. He is the life of the world. My children, to live my Son means to live the Gospel. This is not easy. This means love, forgiveness and sacrifice. This purifies and it opens the Kingdom. Sincere prayer, which is not only words but is a prayer which the heart speaks, will help you. Likewise fasting (will help you), because it is still more of love, forgiveness and sacrifice. Therefore, do not lose hope but follow me. I am imploring you anew to pray for your shepherds so that they may always look to my Son who was the first Shepherd of the world and whose family was the entire world."
March 02, 2015 "Dear children! You are my strength. You, my apostles, who with your love, humility and silence of prayer are making it possible for one to come to know my Son. You live in me. You carry me in your heart. You know that you have a mother who loves you and who has come to bring love. I am looking at you in the Heavenly Father - your thoughts, your pains, your sufferings - and I offer them to my Son. Do not be afraid and do not lose hope, because my Son listens to his mother. Since he was born he loves and I desire for all of my children to come to know that love. I desire that all those who left him because of their pain and misunderstanding may return to him and that all those who have never known him may come to know him. That is why you are here, my apostles, and I as a mother am with you. Pray for the firmness of faith, because love and mercy come from firm faith. Through love and mercy you will help all those who are not aware that they are choosing darkness instead of light. Pray for your shepherds because they are the strength of the Church which my Son left to you. Through my Son, they are the shepherds of souls. Thank you."
November 02, 2015 "Dear children, anew I desire to speak to you about love. I have gathered you around me in the name of my Son according to His will. I desire that your faith be firm, flowing forth from love. Because, those of my children who understand the love of my Son and follow it, live in love and hope. They have come to know the love of God. Therefore, my children, pray, pray so as to be able to love all the more and to do works of love. Because, faith alone without love and works of love is not what I am asking of you: my children, this is an illusion of faith. It is a boasting of self. My Son seeks faith and works, love and goodness. I am praying, and I am also asking you to pray, and to live love; because I desire that my Son, when He looks at the hearts of all of my children, can see love and goodness in them and not hatred and indifference. My children, apostles of my love, do not lose hope, do not lose strength. You can do this. I am encouraging and blessing you. Because all that is of this world, which many of my children, unfortunately, put in the first place, will disappear; and only love and works of love will remain and open the door of the Kingdom of Heaven. I will wait for you at this door. At this door, I desire to welcome and embrace all of my children. Thank you!"
And so, let us not give up!! These messages are for us! She is speaking to us! Let Mary's words sink deeply into our hearts where they will inform us in faith and strengthen us in courage. Do not lose hope!!!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016


"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Mary TV Daily Reflection 2/23/2016

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

February 23, 2016
St. Polycarp
Dear Family of Mary!
"Dear children! You know that I desire to lead you on the way of holiness, but I do not want to compel you to be saints by force. I desire that each of you by your own little self-denials help yourself and me so I can lead you from day to day closer to holiness. Therefore, dear children, I do not desire to force you to observe the messages. But rather this long time that I am with you is a sign that I love you immeasurably and what I desire of each individual is to become holy. Thank you for having responded to my call."  October 9, 1986 
Our Lady made it very clear in this message that she does not come to command or force us to do anything.  She says, "I do not want to compel you to be saints by force."  She said in another message "God has given to all a freedom which I lovingly respect and humbly submit to." (November 25, 1987)  Our Lady understands freedom.  She experienced her own freedom when the Angel Gabriel announced God's plan for her life, and then waited for Mary to say "yes" or "no".  She knows how much God respects our freedom.  It is His gift to us and what makes us able to respond to His love with love!

The Catechism teaches us about our freedom this way:

1731 Freedom is the power, rooted in reason and will, to act or not to act, to do this or that, and so to perform deliberate actions on one's own responsibility. By free will one shapes one's own life. Human freedom is a force for growth and maturity in truth and goodness; it attains its perfection when directed toward God, our beatitude.

1732 As long as freedom has not bound itself definitively to its ultimate good which is God, there is the possibility of choosing between good and evil, and thus of growing in perfection or of failing and sinning. This freedom characterizes properly human acts. It is the basis of praise or blame, merit or reproach.  (Catechism of the Catholic Church, PART 3, SECTION 1, CHAPTER 1, ARTICLE 3, SUBSECTION 1)

Our choices, because we are fallen, can lead us away from God, if they are not oriented to the good.  We can fall.  But our choices can also win us merit, if we choose the good, and move toward God.  That is why Our Lady encourages us in this message to start making baby steps towards the good.  She advises us "I desire that each of you by your own little self-denials help yourself and me so I can lead you from day to day closer to holiness."  Little self-denials chosen freely can be stepping stones towards our true freedom in holiness.  In fact, little self-denials are like baby steps.  With each step we get stronger in choosing the good.  With each step we grow stronger. We could see our little self-denials as the way to we build up our freedom muscles!

During Lent, we are encouraged by Mother Church to make little acts of self-denial.  We give up our favorite food, or turn off the TV, or we take the bus to work instead of driving.  We offer these self-denials to the Lord as a form of worship and praise.  We let Him know that we do not take ourselves too seriously.  Our likes and dislikes are not all that important.  What is important is honoring and loving Him, our Savior and King. 
Imagine how excited the Father gets each time we choose to love Him through our self-denials!  This is how we can give Him our love, freely, in humility and devotion. He must jump for joy when we choose to put Him first!!

Our Lady does not want to force us, but she is cheering us on in our Lenten practices.  She knows how much we need to practice being second best to Jesus.  It is a practice of the truth!  For He is the best!!  He is our everything.  It is a relief to know that we don't need to be #1. 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
© Mary TV 2016

"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
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Friday, February 19, 2016

February Report from Medjugorje

From the Desk of Sr. Emmanuel Maillard
Medjugorje, February 17, 2016

Dear Children of Medjugorje, Praised be Jesus and Mary!
1. On February 2nd, Mirjana received her monthly apparition in her pansion near her home, surrounded with a small crowd of pilgrims.  After the apparition, she shared this message with us:


"Dear children, I have called you and am calling you anew to come to know my Son, to come to know the truth. I am with you and am praying for you to succeed. My children, you must pray much in order to have all the more love and patience; to know how to endure sacrifice and to be poor in spirit. Through the Holy Spirit, my Son is always with you. His Church is born in every heart that comes to know Him. Pray that you can come to know my Son; pray that your soul may be one with Him. That is the prayer and the love which draws others and makes you my apostles. I am looking at you with love, with a motherly love. I know you; I know your pain and sorrows, because I also suffered in silence. My faith gave me love and hope. I repeat, the Resurrection of my Son and my Assumption into Heaven is hope and love for you. Therefore, my children, pray to come to know the truth; to have firm faith which will lead your heart and which will transform your pain and sufferings into love and hope. Thank you."

2. The extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy!  
This initiative from Pope Francis really helps us to grasp the exceptional opportunity to obtain a plenary indulgence! It is all about encountering God as a tender and merciful Father, who always forgives those who repent, and waits for us to return to Him!
The plenary indulgence asked for oneself is a unique opportunity to recover the innocence of our Baptism. If we obtain it on behalf of a deceased soul, it means he or she can be released from Purgatory. So many souls could be freed from Purgatory in this Jubilee year!

The plenary indulgence grants complete remission of all sins already confessed. It is not necessary to go to Rome, we need only to go through a "Holy Door" in one of the Jubilar Churches of within each diocese. Here are the normal conditions which need to be fulfilled to receive the plenary indulgence:
- A recent confession with a firm decision to detach oneself from all sins, including venial sins.

- Go through "the Holy Door" in a Jubilar Church of the diocese

- Attend Holy Mass

- Receive Holy Communion followed by a deep interior reflection on Mercy

- Recite the Creed

- Recite the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be for the intentions of the Pope

- Do an act of charity: either material or spiritual. The Pope has compiled a list of what these acts of charity can be.
This indulgence can be granted once a day until November 20, 2016. People who can't go out may receive it if they meet all the conditions mentioned above and attend Holy Mass on TV. For those in jail, all the prison doors become Holy Doors.  
3.  What Saved Luca's Life? 
A good way to start Lent is to hear how a formerly desperate man reveals his secret about fasting...

"Having by pure chance listened to a CD on fasting, out of curiosity, my life changed in a single day, on a certain Wednesday. For many years, I was a slave to thoughts of suicide, haunted by the constant desire to end my life. I had parents who had separated, emotional insecurities, difficulties at work and financial problems... and on top of that, major spiritual deviance. I touched on many New Age disciplines, but thanks be to God, I never practiced them in any depth: tetha healing, rebirthing, channeling, sokka gakkai, reiki and many other practices, all based on the principles of spiritualism, occultism and magic. I had opened the door of my life to darkness, which kept inspiring me with the thought that I was not made to live, and that everything I did was doomed to fail.
In my childhood, I had heard about Medjugorje and I knew that the Holy Virgin asked people to pray the Rosary and to fast in order to have peace of heart. Peace of heart? Was this possible for me too?

"I searched the Internet to find out more, and I came across a website called Vocepiu (Italy) that offered a CD entitled "Healing and deliverance through fasting", by a nun. I immediately bought it. That was on a Tuesday. I listened to this CD with great interest, in a single session. Why not try fasting on bread and water for 24 hours? So I did it, sort of as a challenge and also to try to experience a day that would be different, because I had been plunged into an abyss of grief and anguish. The next day, a Wednesday (the Holy Virgin asks that we fast on Wednesdays and Fridays on bread and water), I bought a beautiful loaf of bread, and I decided to eat only that, and drink only water.
"That day, something powerful came in me, and from morning to evening I felt I was coming alive, with a light and free heart! My obsession with suicide had disappeared and the morbid thoughts directed against life even seemed ridiculous and stupid. I had not prayed, I had only warned the Holy Virgin that if this did not work, I would find a way to kill myself. Shortly before the end of the day, I walked out of my home... the sky was incredibly beautiful, I had never seen it like that before. My life had completely changed in one day! It had been enough to just obey Our Lady!
"Fasting has enormous spiritual power. Like a torch thrown into my inner darkness, it made me see all the traps that Satan had placed in my mind and in my heart. But God, through his Mother, had destroyed all these manipulations of the devil and they were replaced by the principles of a renewed life. I then realized that, for years, it was no longer I who was thinking, it was actually the evil one who inspired me with all these deadly thoughts, against life, against love, against joy and especially against Jesus our Lord and Savior!
"Fasting and praying the Rosary are the weapons of the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, first within us and then around us! In a single day, I was given back the joy of being a "Dear child" (this is how our Lady calls us). From being a failed suicide, I am now a forgiven child, having no merit, and am happily consecrated. If only we abandoned ourselves in obedience to our Mother, the only 'weight' that we would feel in life would be the ever so gentle weight of her maternal mantle! 
Hail, Mary, the ever Pure!" (Fratello Redento)
It is true, he who prays is not afraid of the future, he who fasts is not afraid of evil (Gospa).
4. The next Live in French will be on March 3 at 9:00 PM. 

I will talk about the message of the 2nd. The Live of February, 3 is available to watch on  

We have created a new Facebook! Look today at: https://www.facebook.com/sr.emmanuelmaillard?fref=ts
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Dearest Gospa, blessed are you to remind us of the essential goal of our lives on earth: that our souls be one with your Son Jesus! During this Lent, in prayer, please help us work on this divine union of souls!
Sister Emmanuel +
(Translated from French)

 P.S. 1.  Your Chinese Seminarian
I want to thank with deep joy all those who have applied to sponsor a Chinese Seminarian in the diocese of Zhaoxian. The rector, Fr. Huang Yu-Tao is very happy and grateful because your help is making a huge difference. (Info at gospa.fr@gmail.com)

P.S. 2. Padre Pio has arrived in our garden!
A beautiful white marble bust statue of Padre Pio, carrying the Infant Jesus in his arms arrived here last month. It is waiting under the tent for a small protective structure to be built at the entrance of the woods, so that all pilgrims can see him from the street, and maybe come to confide in him with their intentions. 

P.S. 3. Good News!
You can get a new 'app' for your smartphone and read the official messages of the Blessed Mother since 1984. This app is free and available in several languages, including English. It can be found on the app store. In the search box, type Medjugorje Friends of Mary.  Share this excellent news with your friends! What a great way to evangelize!
P.S. 4. Watch our short video!
Watch the videos of Sr. Emmanuel in English, at

P.S. 5. In order to live lent well, write a letter to your Blessed Mother!  She will answer you during prayer! Mail it to "Queen of Peace", BP 2157, F-06103 Nice cedex, France. We will deliver it to a visionary.

P.S. 6. Sister Emmanuel's Newsletter can be received in many languages!

In Italian:  vannalvisepg@gmail.com
In English: Commentscom@gmail.com
In Flemish: gclaes@scarlet.be
In Chinese: teresamedj@gmail.com

Children of Medjugorje, INC, PO Box 18430, Denver, CO 80218