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Friday, August 19, 2016
Mary TV August 19, 2016 Reflection - The Rosary and Fasting!
English: Mary and a priest (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016
August 19, 2016
St. John Eudes
Dear Family of Mary!
would like the people to pray along with me these days. And to pray as
much as possible! And to fast strictly on Wednesdays and Fridays and
every day to pray at least one Rosary: the joyful, sorrowful and
glorious mysteries." (August 14, 1984)
we fast with Our Lady! Today we offer our fasts for her intentions. I
want to share an email that I received last night that truly touched my
heart. The power of fasting was simply presented from the witness of a
holy priest who has been ordained for 62 years!! Here it is email:
was grateful to pray and listen to the wisdom spoken today about
fasting and consumerism. I was not able to pray the last decade because l
was going to pick up a priest who was going to celebrate Mass here in
my home along with some dear friends. After the Mass we were able to sit
at my dining room table sharing another kind of meal and share hearts
priest was just here for the summer and goes back to India Sept 1. He
was asked the question about his becoming a priest 62 years ago! He is
82 but looks 62! He visibly got emotional and told us his mother fasted
every Friday on just a little water for his priesthood until the day
that she died.
I will never forget his emotions at the table nor will anyone else sitting there.
you imagine how many priests we would have if we fasted or how Our
Lady's plan would come to fruition in Her Triumph. With your words the
past couple of days, l took my book out on Fasting by Fr Slavko and also
Sr Emmanuel. Because of MaryTV's United prayer l was able to fast
yesterday and hope with continued prayers and the help of Fr Slavko, I
can continue committed and faithful.
power of fasting! If we only knew the great graces were could obtain
through our fasting! Fr. Slavko understood. He embraced fasting and
lived this call in a special way. He is one who can help us to fast. He
suggested that when we fast, we should pray the Rosary because the
Rosary will strengthen us in our fast. Here is what he said:
Rosary on a Fast Day
pray the Rosary means to be with Jesus and Mary, in joy, in sorrow and
in glory. When things are going well for us, we easily forget God and
then cause problems and difficulties to ourselves and to others. These
become real crosses in life. This is why we need the Joyful Mysteries in
order to learn how to live with God when things are going well.
things are difficult, we are inclined to complain to God because of our
suffering and we distance ourselves from Him. In suffering we easily
lose our faith, hope, love and trust and so live in anguish, fear,
bitterness and mistrust. That is why it is good for us to learn how to
live when it is difficult for us and why we need the Sorrowful
order to carry our crosses more easily we need to be with Jesus and
Mary in glory to see what happens after the Cross, the Passion and
Death. We often behave like children who see nothing else in a doctor
except a painful injection. They cry and want to run away. When a person
fixes his sight on healing, he can more easily accept every suffering.
that sense, I recommend the prayer of the Rosary on a fast day for the
grace of fasting and in order to learn how to live with Jesus and Mary.
(Fr. Slavko Barbaric. "Fast with the Heart". Par 12.2.)
Rosary makes fasting more productive and bearable. The Rosary teaches
us how to walk bravely with Jesus and Mary through all our trials and
challenges. The Rosary ensures that we will not be alone as we fast. We
will have Jesus and Mary by our side, coaching us as we go through our
fast day, giving us courage and joy!
the mother of this dear priest, we can fast for our loved ones that
they will live the vocation God has for them. We can call down the
graces God has for them, so that they can live their lives for Him. One
day, what joy we will have when we see all the good our fasting has
done. Let us not be afraid, but embrace this call from Our Lady,
trusting that she knows what is needed in our times.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
(c)Mary TV 2016
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