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Monday, June 13, 2016
Mary TV June 13, 2016 Reflection - The Mold of God!
(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016
June 13, 2016
St. Anthony of Padua
Dear Family of Mary!
Wednesday we will begin the Novena in honor of the 35th Anniversary of
Our Lady's coming to Medjugorje. The Novena will extend from June 15 to
June 23. Each day the Parish will climb Apparition Hill, praying the
Rosary, at 4:00 pm Medjugorje time. Mary TV will join the Parish,
streaming the daily climb up Apparition Hill.
will also be sending some Novena Prayers in my reflections. I will
include five messages each day, that we can use as meditations between
the decades of the Rosary in honor of the Anniversary.
live streaming on the Mary TV channel will be adjusted to accommodate
the Novena. Each day from June 15 to 23, we will broadcast the Daily
Rosary at 3:00 pm Medj time (9:00 AM EDT). The Novena will be at 4:00 PM
Medjugorje Time (10:00 AM EDT). Then at 6:00 PM Medjugorje time will be
the Evening Rosary followed by the International Mass at 7:00 PM. We
will not be doing the Hour of Mercy during the Novena.
We will remind everyone again of these changes!
Louis de Montfort tells us that another effect of True Devotion to Mary
is that we are transformed into the Likeness of Jesus. Mary helps us to
become more and more like her Son. St. Louis uses this image:
note that I say that saints are molded in Mary. There is a vast
difference between carving a statue by blows of hammer and chisel and
making a statue by using a mold. Sculptors and statue-makers work hard
and need plenty of time to make statues by the first method. But the
second method does not involve much work and takes very little time. St.
Augustine speaking to our Blessed Lady says, "You are worthy to be
called the mold of God." Mary is a mold capable of forming people into
the image of the God-man. Anyone who is cast into this divine mold is
quickly shaped and molded into Jesus and Jesus into him. At little cost
and in a short time he will become Christ-like since he is cast into the
very same mold that fashioned a God-man. (St. Louis de Montfort. True
Devotion to Mary. N. 219)
of hammering away at us from the outside, Our Lady takes us into her
heart, her womb, and nurtures us like her little child, gently
correcting and forming us according to God's love. But we have to be
willing to be putty in her hands, to be totally surrendered to her, just
as a child is surrendered to the mother, allowing her to decide
everything for him. This is total consecration! We become her little
ones, dependent upon her in everything, and then she disposes of us as
is necessary for our holiness.
Our Lady loves to do this for us! She loves us into the image of her Son!
March 25, 1990 "Dear
children! I am with you even if you are not conscious of it. I want to
protect you from everything that satan offers you and through which he
wants to destroy you. As I bore Jesus in my womb, so also, dear
children, do I wish to bear you into holiness. God wants to save you and
sends you messages through men, nature, and so many things which can
only help you to understand that you must change the direction of your
life. Therefore, little children, understand also the greatness of the
gift which God is giving you through me, so that I may protect you with
my mantle and lead you to the joy of life. Thank you for having
responded to my call.
be to God that Our Lady is with us in these days, so full of danger. We
want to be transformed into the likeness of Jesus through her motherly