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Saturday, July 30, 2016

August 15, 2016 - Can hell be opened or shut?

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July 29, 2016 A.D.

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July 29, 2016 A.D.
August 15, 2016 – Can hell be opened or shut?
A Friend of Medjugorje revealed in the July 21, 2016, Mejanomics broadcast, This is a Call to Confrontation, and in the July 28, Mejanomics Special, Don’t Let It Be ‘Woe’ America, details about a satanic event planned in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, called, “black mass and the consumption of Mary.” This is a demonic inversion of the Mass, and desecration of a statue of the Virgin Mary, intended to “unleash a hellmouth”1 on the earth. The date of August 15 is no coincidence. The satanic church hosting this event said:
“…we’re trying to get damned…”2
The satanic church is intending to create an, “opening to hell.”3
Before the recent terrorist events in Saint Etienne-du-Rouvray, France, showing what happens when darkness is allowed to come to the earth, a Friend of Medjugorje had put out a strong call to contact Archbishop Paul Coakley of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, who has great authority to stop this event. The recent events in France only make stronger, the need to act soon. The Archbishop’s information follows at the very end. There is a short window of time to act.
These two broadcasts are a must-listen to educate you and inspire you to take action. The first broadcast is a prelude to the second. Make sure that you are spreading these to everyone you know.
This is a Call to Confrontation Don't Let It Be 'Woe' America
Already many are getting informed and taking action, and people are telling us of their disgust, not only of this event, but also of their own churches.

“…Thank you for informing us of the widespread attempts of satan/evil to warp a message. This attempt of disrespect to Our Lady and Our Lord is disgusting… I contacted that writer of the article [about the black mass]… it (the article describing the event) is awful and I, too, couldn’t read all of it… I also sent a letter to His Excellency, Archbishop Coakley…”
J.M.
Tucson, AZ
“…What is going on? In our diocese on August 15 our churches will be locked. It’s our priest’s day off. No Holy Mass. This is Our Lady’s real Feast day, a Holy day in the past. In Oklahoma City, a priestess will [not mentionable here]. Where are Her children? If we all asked our Bishops for a day of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, do you think we could have it? Even the world understands that when good men do nothing evil wins out…”
C.V.
Harrisonville, Missouri
“…I shared this on Facebook, I wrote to Bishop Coakley, and also to my own bishop – begging him to go to Oklahoma to support his brother bishop, to defend Our Lord and Our Lady against this vicious attack, and I begged him to invite all of us to go with him! Call us out to pray, lead your people out into the streets and we will follow you! We stand behind you! We believe in you as a bishop! You have been given power and authority by Christ. “Be not afraid” to use it! Our Lady of Medjugorje said: ‘My apostles, I need you to show everyone the truth of God, so that my heart, which suffered and today suffers so much pain, can win in love. Pray for the holiness of your shepherds, so that in the name of my Son they could work miracles, because holiness works miracles.’ (May 2, 2015)”
Susan
Dryden, Michigan
Below is the contact information for Archbishop Paul Coakley of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Be strong yet respectful in your letters. The power is in the written letter. Follow up with a phone call. Email is impersonal, and does not have the power that a written letter does. Do not email.
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
Archbishop Paul Coakley
7501 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
Phone: 405-721-5651
Please be strong, as well as respectful in your letters.

Footnotes:

1. Black Mass and the Consumption of Mary set for Aug. 15, 2016, by Ben Luschen – okgazette.com, June 29, 2016
2. Ibid.
3. Ibid.


Friday, July 29, 2016

Mary TV July 29, 2016 Reflection - I see you lost!




 
  
       (c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016

JMJ
July 29, 2016
St. Martha
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
"Dear children! I am looking at you and I see you lost; and you do not have prayer or joy in your heart. Return to prayer, little children, and put God in the first place and not man. Do not lose the hope which I am carrying to you. May this time, little children, every day, be a greater seeking of God in the silence of your heart; and pray, pray, pray until prayer becomes joy for you. Thank you for having responded to my call." (July 25, 2016)
 
As I was sitting here looking very stupidly at my computer screen, not knowing what to write, I got a text from Kelly, a shipmate in Texas. She asked me a great question:
 
"I have been very concerned about Our Lady's last message. I know you said it was good news that she is looking at us, but I'm worried about the lost part. I didn't know I was lost. ("Dear children! I am looking at you and I see you lost;)
 
"It reminds me of a time when I was a new driver heading to my friend's house. I was driving along when I realized I didn't know where I was or how to get back! I was lost and scared. I had to call my dad from the toll booth lady for directions home! No GPS then! Can you say something about this??"
 
Hmmm.... Kelly was headed to her friend's house. This was a good destination, a good choice. But somehow she missed her way, and ended up in unknown territory. She got lost, but it took a while to realize it! Thank the Lord for the toll booth lady, through whom she could call her dad!!!
 
I think Our Lady may be warning us about the direction we are going in. Even if we think we have chosen a good destination, we may be misdirected, headed the wrong way. And it could take a while to realize it! We may be choosing heaven, but we may not be going the right way to get there.
 
I think the answer is in the next sentence of the message. Our Lady says, "Return to prayer, little children, and put God in the first place and not man." Kelly was driving along, independent, enjoying her new found freedom as a driver, and she got lost. But how did she find her way? She called her dad!! She called her father, the one who was responsible for her and knew the way! What does Our Lady tell us: "Put God in the first place and not man." She tells us not to think that the human race can find its own way. We can't. We need to be directed by the Father of the human race, God Himself. He is the one who knows the way to life, to eternity, to happiness, to home. We need to phone God the Father, if we can find the toll booth lady!!
 
All kidding aside, it seems to me that in our age of the world, with our technology, our power, our science, our systems, we humans think we know the way home, the way to happiness and peace. We are listening to each other all the time, with our opinions about what is good and evil, what is human and not human, what is just and not just, what is love and what is not love. And most of those opinions have been formed without God. They are leading us on a wild goose chase, and we are getting more and more lost from the Truth.
 
The fruit of putting man in the first place is complete chaos.
 
But we have a toll booth lady, Mary, our Mother! And she is waiting for us to come to her booth, borrow her phone, and call our Dad!! She will help us find the way home! She will get us in touch with the One who made us and knows exactly what will make us happy, peaceful, just, holy, and ready for eternity. She will give us a direct line to our Dad if we let her. It is through prayer.
 
I believe it is easy to get lost these days. One day spent without prayer, without the prayer Fr. Maximilian was talking about in his homily, is all it can take to get us hopelessly off track. We need to stay in touch with our heavenly GPS, the Father! He will give us the road signs we need to find our way to Him, if we stay on the line, and listen to Him every day.
 
I don't think Our Lady is telling each of us that we are lost. Most of you are already in communication with the Lord, and finding your way. But she is looking at us collectively, and she sees where our human societies are headed. And she knows how powerful the pull is on us, even those of us who pray, to go with the flow and get lost. We must do as she says: "Do not lose the hope which I am carrying to you. May this time, little children, every day, be a greater seeking of God in the silence of your heart; and pray, pray, pray until prayer becomes joy for you."
 
Maybe we can help others to turn off the wrong road as well, if we pray with the heart and seek God with our whole heart, soul, mind and strength! The key is putting God in the first place!!!  (And finding the toll booth lady!!  She's in Medjugorje!) 
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016
 
PS. On Monday, August 1, the 27 Mladifest Medjugorje 2016 begins!! From August 1 to 6, 2016, youth from all over the world will gather in Medjugorje for six days of prayer, witnessing and worship!! Mary TV will live stream as much of the youth festival as we possibly can. Here is a link to the daily schedule:
 
 
During this time, we will have to change our streaming schedule to accommodate the festival:
 
There will be no "Hour of Mercy" from August 1 through 5
The Daily Rosary will air at 3:00 pm Medjugorje time (9:00 am EDT) from August 2 through 5
 
We will also record Mirjana's Apparition on August 2, Lord willing, and post it on Tuesday as soon as we can!
 
Join us for this joyous and very important festival. And pray for our team, as they will be working in the heat all day long to film and transmit this time of prayer and sharing for young people!!
 
God bless!!
 
 




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Saint John Paul II
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Mary TV July 28, 2016 Reflection - Return to prayer!!




  
   
       (c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016

JMJ
July 28, 2016
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
"Dear children! I am looking at you and I see you lost; and you do not have prayer or joy in your heart. Return to prayer, little children, and put God in the first place and not man. Do not lose the hope which I am carrying to you. May this time, little children, every day, be a greater seeking of God in the silence of your heart; and pray, pray, pray until prayer becomes joy for you. Thank you for having responded to my call." (July 25, 2016)
 
"Return to prayer, little children..."
 
Fr. Maximilian gave a homily on prayer at English Mass in Medjugorje, July 24, 2016. It was the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. And the readings were Gen 18:20-32, Col 2:12-14, Lk 11:1-13.
 
Lord, teach us how to pray. We should always ask this question. Jesus, teach us how to pray. Jesus, pray in us, for we don't know how to pray. We should never say, "I know how to pray." Because we are always beginners.
 
Prayer (the first word makes it clear) - Father - is a relation. A relation is always new. A relation is not a technique. If I enter into a relation with a technique, I don't love that person, I am trying to manipulate. It easily becomes a temptation to possession. And when there is possession in a relationship, there is no love. It is the opposite of love, because love is to give oneself.
 
And so in prayer, we start, empty handed. We give ourselves, and God gives Himself. That is a loving relation. When the disciples ask Jesus, "Teach us how to pray," He teaches them a vocal prayer. Vocal prayer is the foundation of all other prayers. If we see our spiritual lives like a building, vocal prayer is the ground floor, the earth. Because the earth is a sign of our body. It is the participation of our body in prayer. We pronounce words.
 
Vocal prayer can be said either in forms or in written prayer like the "Our Father", the prayer that Jesus gave us. Or they can also be free words. Both are good. Obviously when we pray according to forms already given to us, like the Our Father, the Hail Mary, the Psalms, or when we pray with the Word of God, God teaches us how to speak with Him. Because by ourselves, we as human creatures in relation to God, we only stutter. We don't know how to pray as St. Paul says to us. The Holy Spirit is guiding us into prayer, because without God we don't know what to say.
 
But as St. Paul says, He teaches us to pray, and in these prayers we read in the Holy Bible, God teaches us which words to use. It's wonderful. It's wonderful to pray the Our Father, and the Hail Mary (which contains words from the Bible, at least the first part, with the very important words, the words of the Incarnation) and in the Psalms we learn how to speak to God in the way that He wants us to speak to Him, like the way the mother and father teach a child to speak!
 
We don't know the language of God yet, which is the language of love. It is the language of relation, father and son. John Paul II spoke about prayer, that prayer is a relation between "I" and "you".   We think in the beginning when we start to pray that the "I" is more important. I have to say this prayer, I have to finish this novena, I have to pray the Rosary and say this and that prayer, and inform God about all my needs. That is all good and holy.
 
But as we go along we discover that it is not all about the "I" but about the "you". Because for God, from the heart of God, He starts our prayer. Our prayer is always an answer. We have to learn to listen to the voice of God, to allow the Holy Spirit to breath on us and to guide us into the depths of prayer.
 
Vocal prayer is the foundation. After that comes meditation, comes contemplation, which are higher levels that reach up to heaven. But we should never climb up there by ourselves. Only if we are guided by the Holy Spirit. Theresa of Avilla makes it very clear. "He who wants to arrive at contemplation by himself makes a big mistake." We enter humbly, we pray vocal prayer, we meditate, and we listen to the Holy Spirit. And if He wants He helps us up.
 
In His house we know there is an elevator. If we go in that elevator which is the heart of Mary, she brings you straight up to the highest contemplation by saying a simple Our Father or Hail Mary!
 
Prayer is a relation. A familiar relation, Father. We ask the Father the greatest things. We ask the Father for His Glory. The first thing to ask is always the Glory of God because that is the end of all creation, is for God to be glorified.
 
And the best way is our sanctification, His Kingdom in us, in our midst and our hearts. And in the rest of the Our Father are the means to achieve these two fundamental goals. The first one, God Glorified, is the primary one. But how is this, that through our earthly relations, our familiar relations we can be heard. It may be difficult for us to speak to the Father in a friendly way because maybe we have not known our father or he has beaten us, so Jesus, for this reason and also other reasons, immediately he brings the parable about the friend.
 
In this parable, He speaks about a friend who speaks with another friend about a third friend. What does it mean but that God wants to be your friend? Mary has said in her messages, "You forget that God is your greatest friend." And if there is true friendship with God, no storm can destroy it.
 
Now friends trust. And you can ask a friend anything. You see Abraham in the first reading, (Gen 18:20-32) that he dared to ask God again and again, please for more and more, he asked for more. But he stopped at 10, he should have stopped at one. He didn't know Jesus! We can and we should ask God for the impossible, for the salvation of all. Obviously every prayer is heard. Jesus says, "Ask and you will receive, knock and it will be open to you." He means that when we pray according to His will, when we pray for something which is needed, necessary and according for salvation, then He wants to give us all, all, everything. Because it is He Himself who prays in us.
 
Paul stated clearly, twice, that the Holy Spirit speaks in us, He prays in us, He cries in us. It is not only speaking, when we compose a prayer or contemplate our piety, but it becomes a cry, it becomes loud "Abba, Father!!!" We don't say it, but the Holy Spirit in us does. In Romans 8 it says that the Holy Spirit prompts us to pray "Abba Father". And in Galatians, the Holy Spirit in us prays. It is a collaboration with the Holy Spirit. In our prayer we have to listen to the Holy Spirit.
 
More and more it is not just a form, it is not just a duty, like the elder son in the Parable of the Prodigal Son who says, "I have always slaved for you, and you have never even given me a kid goat for my friends - to celebrate with my friends." Because the father is not his friend, he was just the master and the son was the servant. That is not the way that God wants us to be with Him. Pray, worship Him, love Him, like a father, like a friend, like the best friend, the true friend. The word "charity" actually means friendship with God.
 
And so Abraham, through many tries becomes the "friend" of God. Why? Because he trusted God. He trusted God and so he could ask. And it was not he who asked good things and God was hesitating. Ok for fifty, ok for forty, ok for thirty, ok for even ten. No it was the Holy Spirit prompting Abraham, but Abraham was ready to ask so much because he had a heart full of mercy.
 
So God now is looking through Mary here in Medjugorje, and in the whole world, for people who have a friendship with God, who believe in His mercy so much that they dare to ask for the salvation of all. For mercy for all in the Year of Mercy where we talk about mercy, we read about mercy, we should start to invoke mercy.
 
Invoke mercy for our countries, for our families, for the world. God needs those friends who believe in His mercy, so that the Holy Spirit through us can cry out to God and God will listen to this cry. (English Mass Homily, July 24, 2016. Fr. Maximilian Dalve)
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016




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Saint John Paul II
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Mary TV July 27, 2016 Reflection - Our Lady of Good Counsel, pray for us!





  
  
       (c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016

JMJ
July 27, 2016
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
"Dear children! I am looking at you and I see you lost; and you do not have prayer or joy in your heart. Return to prayer, little children, and put God in the first place and not man. Do not lose the hope which I am carrying to you. May this time, little children, every day, be a greater seeking of God in the silence of your heart; and pray, pray, pray until prayer becomes joy for you. Thank you for having responded to my call." (July 25, 2016)
   
I find this message to be strangely comforting. Our Lady assures us that she is looking at us. That alone is good news!! She is concerned for each of us. She is watching over each of us. And she has "got our number", if you know what I mean. She is not fooled by anything. She knows when we are lost. She knows when we are not praying, especially when we are not praying with the heart. And she knows when our priorities are off.
 
Our Lady is very shrewd. And we will never fool her. So, as I say, this is very comforting! I feel that we are in good hands.
 
That said, this message gives us a serious warning. We are lost. Or at least in danger of getting lost. Why? Because we are not praying and our joy is gone. Perhaps the difficulties of our time have driven prayer out of our hearts. Perhaps our fears have dampened our spirits, and we are losing our confidence in God. Perhaps we are running scared!
 
If so, this is no time to lose track of God.
 
I am including a beautiful litany to Our Lady - the Litany to Our Lady of Good Counsel. It seems to me to be a good response to this message. In this litany we recognize our weaknesses and fears and put them in Our Lady's hands. Then we recount Our Lady's great gifts and blessings from God, and we allow those wonders to fill our hearts with hope.
 
Let's begin to respond to this message with this litany:
 
Litany to Our Lady of Good Counsel
 
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.
Beloved Daughter of the Eternal Father, pray for us.
August Mother of God the Son, pray for us.
Blessed Spouse of God the Holy Ghost, pray for us.
Living temple of the Holy Trinity, pray for us.
Queen of Heaven and earth, pray for us.
Seat of Divine Wisdom, pray for us.
Depositary of the secrets of the Most High, pray for us.
Virgin most prudent, pray for us.
In our doubts and difficulties, pray for us.
In our tribulations and anguish, pray for us.
In our discouragements, pray for us.
In perils and temptations, pray for us.
In all our undertakings, pray for us.
In all our needs, pray for us.
At the hour of death, pray for us.
 
By thine Immaculate Conception, pray for us.
By thy happy nativity, pray for us.
By thine admirable presentation, pray for us.
By thy glorious Annunciation, pray for us.
By thy charitable Visitation, pray for us.
By thy Divine Maternity, pray for us.
By thy holy Purification, pray for us.
By the sorrows and anguish of thy maternal heart, pray for us.
By thy precious death, pray for us.
By thy triumphant Assumption, pray for us.
 
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
 
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,
R. And obtain for us the gift of good counsel.
 
Let Us Pray:
V. Lord Jesus, Author and Dispenser of all good, Who in becoming incarnate in the womb of the Blessed Virgin hast communicated to her lights above those of all the Heavenly intelligences, grant that in honoring her under the title of Our Lady of Good Counsel, we may merit always to receive from her goodness counsels of wisdom and salvation, which will conduct us to the port of a blessed eternity.
R. Amen.

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




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Saint John Paul II
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Monday, July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016 Message from Our Lady of Medjugorje






  
       (c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016

JMJ
July 25, 2016

Dear Family of Mary!

Here is Our Lady's message given today through Marija:
"Dear children! I am looking at you and I see you lost; and you do not have prayer or joy in your heart. Return to prayer, little children, and put God in the first place and not man. Do not lose the hope which I am carrying to you. May this time, little children, every day, be a greater seeking of God in the silence of your heart; and pray, pray, pray until prayer becomes joy for you. Thank you for having responded to my call." (July 25, 2016)

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV

 
 

 
 




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Mary TV July 25, 2016 Reflection - Let's prepare for the new message today!






 
       (c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016

JMJ
July 25, 2016
St. James, Apostle
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
As we prepare to receive a message today, let's reflect and pray with the last 5 messages that Our Lady has given us on the 25th of the month. I find these messages to be quite amazing! You might want to use them as meditations before each decade of your Rosary! I think you will find that one of the major theme between them all is "Conversion"!!
 
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."
 
March 25, 2016 "Dear children! Today I am carrying my love to you. God permitted me to love you and, out of love, to call you to conversion. You, little children, are poor in love and you still have not comprehended that my Son Jesus, out of love, gave His life to save you and to give you eternal life. Therefore pray, little children, pray so that in prayer you may comprehend God's love. Thank you for having responded to my call."
 
April 25, 2016 "Dear children! My Immaculate Heart bleeds as I look at you in sin and sinful habits. I am calling you: return to God and to prayer that it may be good for you on earth. God is calling you through me for your hearts to be hope and joy for all those who are far away. May my call be for you a balm for the soul and heart so that you may glorify God, the Creator, who loves you and is calling you to eternity. Little children, life is short; you, make good use of this time and do what is good. Thank you for having responded to my call."
 
May 25, 2016 "Dear children! My presence is a gift from God for all of you and an encouragement for conversion. Satan is strong and wants to put disorder and unrest in your hearts and thoughts. Therefore, you, little children, pray so that the Holy Spirit may lead you on the real way of joy and peace. I am with you and intercede before my Son for you. Thank you for having responded to my call."
 
June 25, 2016 "Dear children! Give thanks to God with me for the gift of my being with you. Pray, little children, and live God's commandments that it may be good for you on earth. Today, on this day of grace, I desire to give you my motherly blessing of peace and of my love. I intercede for you with my Son and call you to persevere in prayer so that, with you, I can realize my plans. Thank you for having responded to my call."
 
Dearest Mother, we want to respond to your call. Make our hearts ready to receive your words today with openness and a desire to change. We love you, dearest Mother!
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016

 
 




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Saint John Paul II
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Mary TV July 22, 2016 Reflection - Glorify the Heart of Jesus!







 
       (c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016

JMJ
July 22, 2016
St. Mary Magdalene
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
July 2nd, 2016 
"Dear children, My real, living presence among you should make you happy because this is the great love of my Son. He is sending me among you so that, with a motherly love, I may grant you safety; that you may comprehend that pain and joy, suffering and love, make your soul live intensely; that I may call you anew to glorify the Heart of Jesus, the heart of faith, the Eucharist. From day to day through the centuries, my Son, alive, returns among you - He returns to you, though He has never left you. When one of you, my children, returns to Him, my motherly heart leaps with joy. Therefore, my children, return to the Eucharist, to my Son. The way to my Son is difficult, full of renunciations, but at the end, there is always the light. I understand your pains and sufferings, and with motherly love I wipe your tears. Trust in my Son, because He will do for you what you would not even know how to ask for. You, my children, you should be concerned only for your soul, because it is the only thing on earth that belongs to you. You will bring it, dirty or clean, before the Heavenly Father. Remember, faith in the love of my Son will always be rewarded. I implore you, in a special way, to pray for those whom my Son called to live according to Him and to love their flock. Thank you."
 
The message of July 2, 2016 is all about loving Jesus, seeking Jesus, returning to Jesus, desiring Jesus and trusting in Jesus. Our Lady is relentless in this regard. Jesus, always Jesus, forever Jesus.
 
St. Mary Magdalene, our saint for today, is a great example of this relentless desire for Jesus. This day is now a Feast Day in the Church because Pope Francis felt it was important to honor Mary Magdalene for her overwhelming desire for Jesus and loyalty to Him. Here is the Scripture passage in which Mary's "over the top" love for Jesus leads her to the empty tomb on Easter morning! May we all imitate her in loving Jesus in this way. May we all "glorify the Heart of Jesus, the heart of faith, the Eucharist" with the fire of love that Mary had:

On the first day of the week, 
Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early in the morning, 
while it was still dark, 
and saw the stone removed from the tomb. 
So she ran and went to Simon Peter 
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, 
"They have taken the Lord from the tomb, 
and we don't know where they put him."
Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping. 
And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb 
and saw two angels in white sitting there, 
one at the head and one at the feet 
where the Body of Jesus had been. 
And they said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" 
She said to them, "They have taken my Lord, 
and I don't know where they laid him." 
When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there, 
but did not know it was Jesus. 
Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? 
Whom are you looking for?" 
She thought it was the gardener and said to him, 
"Sir, if you carried him away, 
tell me where you laid him, 
and I will take him." 
Jesus said to her, "Mary!" 
She turned and said to him in Hebrew, 
"Rabbouni," which means Teacher. 
Jesus said to her, 
"Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. 
But go to my brothers and tell them, 
'I am going to my Father and your Father, 
to my God and your God.'" 
Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, 
"I have seen the Lord," 
and then reported what he told her.
 
Mary Magdalene, Apostle of the Apostles, pray for us!
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV. TV 2016

 
 




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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mary TV July 21, 2016 Reflection - Do not close your eyes, do not close your ears!





 
    
 (c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016

JMJ
July 21, 2016
St. Lawrence of Brindisi
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
The Gospel for today is a sobering one. Jesus speaks about the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, and why those mysteries are not understood by so many. He tells the disciples: "To anyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich; from anyone who has not, even what he has will be taken away." I take this to mean that for those who have a heart to know God, the knowledge of God will be given generously, but to those who do not have a heart open and searching for God, that knowledge will not be given. Those who are not thirsty for God do not see and do not hear. They are insensate to the things of God by choice.
 
Here is the Gospel. Mt. 13: 10-17:
 
The disciples approached Jesus and said,
"Why do you speak to the crowd in parables?"
He said to them in reply,
"Because knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven
has been granted to you, but to them it has not been granted.
To anyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich;
from anyone who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
This is why I speak to them in parables, because
they look but do not see and hear but do not listen or understand.
Isaiah's prophecy is fulfilled in them, which says:

You shall indeed hear but not understand,
you shall indeed look but never see.
Gross is the heart of this people,
they will hardly hear with their ears,
they have closed their eyes,
lest they see with their eyes
and hear with their ears
and understand with their hearts and be converted
and I heal them.

"But blessed are your eyes, because they see,
and your ears, because they hear.
Amen, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people
longed to see what you see but did not see it,
and to hear what you hear but did not hear it."
 
There is a predisposition to hearing and seeing God, and that is having a heart that realizes the need. So many people do not have a clue about their need for God. They live as if God does not exist. Their hearts have become gross (fat and lethargic because of the world). It is for these souls that Our Lady cries tears. She has come to bring sight and hearing to them (and to us). Listen to this message she gave in 1996:
 
March 18, 1996
After the apparition, Mirjana transmitted Our Lady's message:

"Dear children! On this message, which I give you today through my servant, I desire for you to reflect a long time.

My children, great is the love of God. Do not close your eyes, do not close your ears, while I repeat to you: Great is his love! Hear my call and my supplication, which I direct to you. Consecrate your heart and make in it the home of the Lord. May he dwell in it forever.

My eyes and my heart will be here, even when I will no longer appear. Act in everything as I ask you and lead you to the Lord. Do not reject from yourself the name of God, that you may not be rejected. Accept my messages that you may be accepted.

Decide, my children, it is the time of decision. Be of just and innocent heart that I may lead you to your Father, for this that I am here, is his great love. Thank you for being here!"

Our Lady pleads with us to not close our eyes and ears to God, by closing our hearts to our need for Him. We can become blind and deaf to God if we do not know how great His love is for us!  We can do this so easily, by just putting the things of the world in the first place in our lives. We can close our eyes and ears and be those who do not see and do not hear God's call. And if we do become blind and deaf to God, we may be lost, and we will be no use to those who need Him all around us. We are meant to be their eyes and ears, through our testimonies, so they will discover their need for God and convert.
 
I am babbling on. But I do feel that this is a time of decision, as she says. We must decide to desire God, to seek Him, and to consecrate ourselves to Him. In doing this our eyes will be opened, our ears will hear, and we will turn and be saved. And through our conversions many others will be saved. They too will see and hear. This is all part of the Triumph of Our Lady, that we become eyes and ears for all her children, that they will see and hear God too.
 
May we be just and innocent of heart that Mary may lead us to the Father!
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016

 
 




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