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, December 21, 2016
Mary TV December 21, 2016 Reflection - Christmas Novena - Day Seven
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016
December 21, 2016
Christmas Novena Day Seven
Dear Family of Mary!
is the seventh day of our Novena before Christmas! Again today the
parish will climb Apparition Hill, praying the Rosary. We will join them
live, through Mary TV!
Today, Jesus and Our Lady
both encourage us to dive into our surrender with both feet! Jesus tells
us that the more we let go of our lives and give them to Him, the more
miracles He will be able to do. And Our Lady tells us that she is with
us to help us learn the way of surrender. She practiced this surrender
her entire life. She is the best model of it. During this Christmas time
as we read the Gospels, we behold her total surrender at each step of
Jesus' Incarnation, Birth, Presentation and Flight into Egypt. Our Lady
faced very difficult challenges but she never lost her peace. She lived
her surrender perfectly, and as a result, Jesus was able to become man,
live, suffer, die and rise for our salvation! The rewards of surrender
25, 1988 "Dear children! Today I am calling you to a complete surrender
to God. Everything you do and everything you possess give over to God
so that He can take control in your life as the King of all that you
possess. That way, through me, God can lead you into the depths of the
spiritual life. Little children, do not be afraid, because I am with you
even if you think there is no way out and that Satan is in control. I
am bringing peace to you. I am your mother, the Queen of Peace. I am
blessing you with the blessings of joy so that for you God may be
everything in your life. Thank you for having responded to my call."
Novena of Surrender to the Will of God, Day Seven
(Jesus speaks to Fr. Ruotolo)
perform miracles in proportion to your full surrender to me and to your
not thinking of yourselves. I sow treasure troves of graces when you
are in the deepest poverty. No person of reason, no thinker, has ever
performed miracles, not even among the saints. He does divine works
whosoever surrenders to God. So don't think about it anymore, because
you mind is acute and for you it is very hard to see evil and to trust
in me and to not think of yourself. Do this for all your needs, do this
all of you and you will see great continual silent miracles. I will take
care of things, I promise this to you.
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)
Let us pray 7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Marys and 7 Glory bes...
Jesus, through the Intercession of Your Mother, Mary, we want to dive
into a total surrender to You. May we learn to surrender our entire
selves to You, just as Our Lady did her entire life. In that way may we
give you glory and honor all our days, and especially at this
celebration of your Incarnation and Nativity. We are all yours through
the guidance and intercession of our Mother, Mary! Amen.