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Friday, December 30, 2016

Mary TV December 30, 2016 Reflection - The Holy Family



"The future of humanity passes by way of the family" (St. JPII)

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.
December 30, 2016
Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
"Dear children! With great joy, today I am carrying my Son Jesus to you, for Him to give you His peace. Open your hearts, little children, and be joyful that you can receive it. Heaven is with you and is fighting for peace in your hearts, in the families and in the world; and you, little children, help with your prayers for it to be so. I bless you with my Son Jesus and call you not to lose hope; and for your gaze and heart to always be directed towards Heaven and eternity. In this way, you will be open to God and to His plans. Thank you for having responded to my call." (December 25, 2016)
 
As we approach the New Year, we can take time to meditate on Our Lady's words to us. She is guiding us into the future with her gentle wisdom. And today, as we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family, it seems important to understand her words: "Heaven is with you and is fighting for peace in your hearts, in the families and in the world; and you, little children, help with your prayers for it to be so." Our Lady knows how desperately we need peace. Peace in our own hearts: because they are tormented by sin and sadness, because they are divided and lost. Peace in our families: because they too are tormented by division and woundedness. Peace in the world: because the state of the world is only an extension of the state of the family.
 
St. John Paul II said once: "The future of humanity passes by way of the family" (Familiaris Consortio, n86). Everywhere today we can see the effect of our broken families. On this day when we celebrate the Holy Family, we must ask them to guide us into that peace which only Jesus can give us.
 
St. John Paul II gave us this prayer at the end of Familiaris Consortio:
 
And now, at the end of my pastoral message, which is intended to draw everyone's attention to the demanding yet fascinating roles of the Christian family, I wish to invoke the protection of the Holy Family of Nazareth.
Through God's mysterious design, it was in that family that the Son of God spent long years of a hidden life. It is therefore the prototype and example for all Christian families. It was unique in the world. Its life was passed in anonymity and silence in a little town in Palestine. It underwent trials of poverty, persecution and exile. It glorified God in an incomparably exalted and pure way. And it will not fail to help Christian families-indeed, all the families in the world-to be faithful to their day-to-day duties, to bear the cares and tribulations of life, to be open and generous to the needs of others, and to fulfill with joy the plan of God in their regard.
St. Joseph was "a just man," a tireless worker, the upright guardian of those entrusted to his care. May he always guard, protect and enlighten families.
en: The Holy Family pl: Święta rodzina
 The Holy Family pl: Święta rodzina (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

May the Virgin Mary, who is the Mother of the Church, also be the Mother of "the Church of the home." Thanks to her motherly aid, may each Christian family really become a "little Church" in which the mystery of the Church of Christ is mirrored and given new life. May she, the Handmaid of the Lord, be an example of humble and generous acceptance of the will of God. May she, the Sorrowful Mother at the foot of the Cross, comfort the sufferings and dry the tears of those in distress because of the difficulties of their families.
May Christ the Lord, the Universal King, the King of Families, be present in every Christian home as He was at Cana, bestowing light, joy, serenity and strength. On the solemn day dedicated to His Kingship I beg of Him that every family may generously make its own contribution to the coming of His Kingdom in the world-"a kingdom of truth and life, a kingdom of holiness and grace, a kingdom of justice, love, and peace," [183] towards which history is journeying.
I entrust each family to Him, to Mary, and to Joseph. To their hands and their hearts I offer this Exhortation: may it be they who present it to you, venerable Brothers and beloved sons and daughters, and may it be they who open your hearts to the light that the Gospel sheds on every family.
I assure you all of my constant prayers and I cordially impart the apostolic blessing to each and every one of you, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. (Familiaris Consortio, n 86)
May we pray with him now for these graces to be given!
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016
 
PS. You can find this amazing document here:
 
PPS. On New Years Day, Feast of the Mother of God, many of us choose saints to be our helpers and guides for the New Year. A list of Saints for 2017 is available on our website: http://marytv.tv/?page_id=1001
 
You can download this list and print it! What a grace it is to receive a new friend in heaven for the journey!
 
Blessed New Year to you all!!




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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Mary TV December 29, 2016 Reflection - Today I carry my Son Jesus to you!


I carry my Son Jesus to you!

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.
December 29, 2016
St. Thomas a Becket
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
"Dear children! With great joy, today I am carrying my Son Jesus to you, for Him to give you His peace. Open your hearts, little children, and be joyful that you can receive it. Heaven is with you and is fighting for peace in your hearts, in the families and in the world; and you, little children, help with your prayers for it to be so. I bless you with my Son Jesus and call you not to lose hope; and for your gaze and heart to always be directed towards Heaven and eternity. In this way, you will be open to God and to His plans. Thank you for having responded to my call." (December 25, 2016)

Today we hear the account of Jesus' Presentation in the Temple. It is a wonderful moment in the lives of Jesus and Mary. I hear echoes of it in the message given to us on Christmas Day. Our Lady carried Jesus, her Son, into the Temple to present Him to the Priests, and she carries Jesus to us as well. Simeon and Ana opened their hearts to receive Jesus that day, and Our Lady asks us to open our hearts and receive him as well. Simeon and Ana both had experienced the long wait for the Messiah, and Our Lady tells us not to lose hope but keep our gaze and our heart always directed towards heaven and eternity as we wait for Jesus as they did. Simeon and Ana were open to God and His plans, and Our Lady wants us to also be open, ready to respond to the Holy Spirit for the sake of His plans.
 
Here is the Gospel:
 
When the days were completed for their purification
according to the law of Moses,
the parents of Jesus took him up to Jerusalem
to present him to the Lord,
just as it is written in the law of the Lord,
Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord,
and to offer the sacrifice of
a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons,
in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord.
Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon.
This man was righteous and devout,
awaiting the consolation of Israel,
and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit
that he should not see death
before he had seen the Christ of the Lord.
He came in the Spirit into the temple;
and when the parents brought in the child Jesus
to perform the custom of the law in regard to him,
he took him into his arms and blessed God, saying:
"Lord, now let your servant go in peace;
your word has been fulfilled:
my own eyes have seen the salvation
which you prepared in the sight of every people,
a light to reveal you to the nations
and the glory of your people Israel."
The child's father and mother were amazed at what was said about him;
and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother,
"Behold, this child is destined
for the fall and rise of many in Israel,
and to be a sign that will be contradicted
(and you yourself a sword will pierce)
so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed." (Luke 2:2-35)
 
May we not lose hope and keep our gaze and our hearts on Heaven and eternity! May we be open to God's plans all our days! And may we always open our hearts to receive Jesus!
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016
 




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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Mary TV December 28, 2016 Reflection - Heaven is with you and is fighting...

English: Tile Mosaic of Jesus, Mary and Joseph...
English: Tile Mosaic of Jesus, Mary and Joseph at Baptisimal Fount and Altar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


J.M.J.
December 28, 2016
The Holy Innocents
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
"Dear children! With great joy, today I am carrying my Son Jesus to you, for Him to give you His peace. Open your hearts, little children, and be joyful that you can receive it. Heaven is with you and is fighting for peace in your hearts, in the families and in the world; and you, little children, help with your prayers for it to be so. I bless you with my Son Jesus and call you not to lose hope; and for your gaze and heart to always be directed towards Heaven and eternity. In this way, you will be open to God and to His plans. Thank you for having responded to my call." (December 24, 2016)
 
This message is full of hope! Our Lady speaks with strength and joy. She is on a mission to reveal to us the plans of heaven. We are blindly unaware of what God is doing in our day. And so her words are meant to arouse us and help us to understand.
 
"With great joy, today I am carrying my Son Jesus to you, for Him to give you His peace."
 
There is no peace without Jesus. Peace cannot be realized through any human initiative that is separate from Jesus. But with Jesus, peace exists. Jesus is peace. Jesus is peace! How many pilgrims in Medjugorje have shared that they had only anxiety, bitterness, restlessness, disappointment in their lives when they first came to Medjugorje. But during their pilgrimage they were overwhelmed with the love of Jesus and Mary, and they were reconciled with Jesus in Confession and found peace? Jesus is peace.
 
Peace has nothing to do with external events and everything to do with reconciliation with God. When our hearts are reunited with God, we have peace. We live with a purpose. We have eyes to see our hope. We have eyes set on heaven and eternity.
 
"Open your hearts, little children, and be joyful that you can receive it."
 
No matter where we are today, no matter what our circumstances are, we can open our hearts. We can pray. We can confess. We can be reconciled with God. We can receive Jesus. The Church is wherever we are, and the confessional is not far away. Jesus waits for us there, to come into our hearts through the hands of the priest. He waits for us there, to forgive us, to heal us, to restore us to His love, and to give us the peace that only comes from Him.
 
"Heaven is with you and is fighting for peace in your hearts, in the families and in the world..."
 
What a jolt of hope these words bring us. Heaven is fighting for us!!! Heaven is on our side, actively standing against our enemy, guarding us and protecting us from his lies and his assaults. Heaven is on the offense, driving the enemy away from us so that we can receive Jesus and His peace.
 
I believe on this incredibly sorrowful feast day, the Holy Innocents, we should realize that the children/martyrs are part of that heavenly army that is fighting for us today. They are very powerful intercessors, because of their purity and their sacrifice. And I believe that today their number has grown to millions upon millions, due to abortion. And each of those little martyrs is now fighting to defeat the enemy of man. They are fighting for us that we will have peace in our hearts.
"I bless you with my Son Jesus and call you not to lose hope; and for your gaze and heart to always be directed towards Heaven and eternity."
 
Let us not lose hope. Now is not the time to cower. With such an army fighting with us, and with our gaze always upon heaven, we will be victorious.
 
"In this way, you will be open to God and to His plans."
 
With the peace of Jesus in our hearts, our eyes on heaven, and the heavenly host fighting with us, we will help Our Lady to realize God's plans! Plans for our welfare and not for woe. Plans for salvation.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016




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Monday, December 26, 2016

Our Lady's Annual Apparition and Message to Jakov Colo


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Our Lady's Annual Apparition and Message to Jakov Colo

Medjugorje Dec. 26, 2016 A.D.

 

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December 26, 2016 A.D.

Medjugorje visionary Jakov Colo was in the United States in September of 1998. During this time, Our Lady told Jakov that he was to prepare in prayer, for he was to receive the 10th secret and would have his last daily apparition. Jakov prepared with Confession and Mass, and during the apparition of Our Lady to Jakov on September 12, 1998, Our Lady said that She would no longer appear to him every day, but instead She would appear to him every December 25th, Christmas Day. Yesterday, December 25, 2016, Our Lady appeared to Jakov around 2:20 pm and the apparition lasted 10 minutes. After the apparition, Jakov relayed Our Lady’s message:
 
English
“Dear children! Today, on this day of grace, in a special way, I am calling you to pray for peace. Children, I came here as the Queen of Peace and how many times have I called you to pray for peace. But, children, your hearts are restless. Sin is preventing you from opening yourselves completely to grace and peace which God desires to give you. To live peace, my children, is to first have peace in your hearts and to be surrendered completely to God and to His will. Do not seek peace and joy in the things of this world, because this is all passing. Long for true mercy and peace which come only from God; and only in this way will your hearts be filled with true joy; and only in this way will you be able to become witnesses of peace in this peaceless world. I am your mother and intercede before my Son for each of you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
 
Hrvatski
„Draga djeco! Danas na ovaj milosni dan na poseban način vas pozivam da molite za mir. Djeco, ja sam ovdje došla kao Kraljica mira i toliko puta sam vas pozivala da molite za mir. Ali, djeco, vaša srca su nemirna. Grijeh vas sprječava da se u potpunosti otvorite prema milosti i miru koji vam Bog želi darovati. Da biste živjeti mir, djeco moja, trebate imati najprije mir u vašim srcima i biti predani u potpunosti Bogu i Njegovoj volji. Ne tražite mir i radost u ovozemaljskim stvarima, jer to je sve prolazno. Težite prema istinskom milosrđu i miru koji dolazi samo od Boga i samo tako će vaša srca biti ispunjena istinskom radošću i samo na taj način ćete moći postati svjedoci mira u ovom nemirnom svijetu. Ja sam vaša majka i zagovaram pred svojim Sinom za svakoga od vas. Hvala vam što ste se odazvali mome pozivu.”


Italiano
“Cari figli! Oggi in questo giorno di grazia in modo particolare vi invito a pregare per la pace. Figli, Io sono venuta qui come Regina della Pace e quante volte vi ho invitato a pregare per la pace. Ma figli, i vostri cuori sono inquieti. Il peccato vi impedisce di aprirvi completamente alla grazia e alla pace che Dio desidera donarvi. Per vivere la pace, figli miei, dovete avere innanzitutto la pace nei vostri cuori ed essere abbandonati completamente a Dio e alla Sua volontà. Non cercate la pace e la gioia nelle cose di questa terra perché tutto questo è passeggero. Tendete verso la misericordia veritiera, verso la pace che viene solo da Dio e soltanto così i vostri cuori saranno ricolmi della gioia veritiera; soltanto in questo modo potrete diventare i testimoni della pace in questo mondo inquieto. Io sono vostra madre e intercedo presso mio Figlio per ciascuno di voi. Grazie per aver risposto alla mia chiamata.”

Francais
«Chers enfants ! Aujourd'hui, en ce jour de grâce, je vous invite de manière particulière à prier pour la paix. Enfants, je suis venue ici comme Reine de la paix, et combien de fois vous ai-je invités à prier pour la paix ! Mais, enfants, vos coeurs sont inquiets. Le péché vous empêche de vous ouvrir complètement à la grâce et à la paix que Dieu désire vous donner. Pour vivre la paix, mes enfants, vous devez avant tout avoir la paix dans vos coeurs et être entièrement abandonnés à Dieu et à sa volonté. Ne recherchez pas la paix et la joie dans les choses de cette terre, car tout cela est passager. Tendez à la miséricorde et à la paix véritable qui vient de Dieu seul; seulement ainsi vos coeurs seront-ils comblés de la vraie joie, et seulement ainsi pourrez-vous devenir témoins de la paix en ce monde sans paix. Je suis votre Mère et j'intercède auprès de mon Fils pour chacun de vous. Merci d'avoir répondu à mon appel.»
 

Deutsch
„Liebe Kinder! Heute, an diesem Gnadentag, lade ich euch auf besondere Weise ein, für den Frieden zu beten. Kinder, ich bin als Königin des Friedens hierhergekommen und habe euch so viele Male aufgerufen, für den Frieden zu beten. Aber, Kinder, eure Herzen sind friedlos. Die Sünde hindert euch, dass ihr euch in Vollkommenheit für die Gnade und den Frieden, den Gott euch schenken möchte, öffnet. Um den Frieden zu leben, meine Kinder, müsst ihr zuerst den Frieden in euren Herzen haben und in Vollkommenheit Gott und Seinem Willen hingegeben sein. Sucht nicht den Frieden und das Glück in irdischen Dingen, denn dies ist alles vergänglich. Sehnt euch nach der wahrhaftigen Barmherzigkeit und dem Frieden, der nur von Gott kommt, und nur so werden eure Herzen mit wahrer Freude erfüllt sein und nur auf diese Weise könnt ihr zu Zeugen des Friedens in dieser friedlosen Welt werden. Ich bin eure Mutter und halte Fürsprache vor meinem Sohn für jeden von euch. Danke, dass ihr meinem Ruf gefolgt seid!”


Be sure to listen Radio WAVE with a Friend of Medjugorje, discussing the Dec. 25 message of Our Lady tonight at 7 PM Central Time USA. To listen live, or for your local online broadcast time, visit here...
 

Sunday, December 25, 2016

December 25, 2016 Message from Our Lady of Medjugorje


The Holy Family from the Cenocalo play!!  
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.
December 25, 2016
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
Here is the December 25, 2016 Message through Marija:
 
"Dear children! With great joy, today I am carrying my Son Jesus to you, for Him to give you His peace. Open your hearts, little children, and be joyful that you can receive it. Heaven is with you and is fighting for peace in your hearts, in the families and in the world; and you, little children, help with your prayers for it to be so. I bless you with my Son Jesus and call you not to lose hope; and for your gaze and heart to always be directed towards Heaven and eternity. In this way, you will be open to God and to His plans. Thank you for having responded to my call."
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV
 
PS. We want to wish you a very blessed and holy Christmas Season. Thank you for joining us in responding to Our Lady's call through Medjugorje. You have made a huge difference in her plan, by praying the Rosary and listening to her messages! Thank you!!
 
 




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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Mary TV: December 24, 2016 Reflection - Christmas Eve


The Cenacolo Christmas Play!
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.
December 24, 2016
Christmas Eve
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
On the eve of the great feast of Christmas, as we await the birth of our Savior, may we all take time in silence to welcome Him into our hearts.
 
I have gathered a few Christmas messages from Our Lady over the years. They are beautiful. May we open our hearts to Our Lady's words, given to us out of love and by the Father's design.
 
We at Mary TV pray that you will all be wrapped in Our Lady's mantle of love this night and that the Blessed Infant will gaze upon you in wonder and joy. He comes to save us from our sins. We are filled with joy!
December 25, 1988 "Dear children! I call you to peace. Live it in your heart and all around you, so that all will know peace, peace that does not come from you but from God. Little children, today is a great day. Rejoice with me. Glorify the Nativity of Jesus through the peace that I give you. It is for this peace that I have come as your Mother, Queen of Peace. Today I give you my special blessing. Bring it to all creation, so that all creation will know peace. Thank you for having responded to my call."

December 25, 1992 "Dear children! I desire to place all of you under my mantle and protect you from all satanic attacks. Today is a day of peace, but in the whole world there is a great lack of peace. That is why I call you all to build a new world of peace with me through prayer. This I cannot do without you, and this is why I call all of you with my motherly love and God will do the rest. So, open yourselves to God's plan and to His designs to be able to cooperate with Him for peace and for everything that is good. Do not forget that your life does not belong to you, but is a gift with which you must bring joy to others and lead them to eternal life. May the tenderness of the little Jesus always accompany you. Thank you for having responded to my call."

December 25, 1994 "Dear children! Today I rejoice with you and I am praying with you for peace: peace in your hearts, peace in your families, peace in your desires, peace in the whole world. May the King of Peace bless you today and give your peace. I bless you and I carry each one of your in my heart. Thank you for having responded to my call."

December 25, 1999 "Dear children! This is the time of grace. Little children, today in a special way with little Jesus, whom I hold in my embrace, I am giving you the possibility to decide for peace. Through your 'yes' for peace and your decision for God, a new possibility for peace is opened. Only in this way, little children, this century will be for you a time of peace and well-being. Therefore, put little newborn Jesus in the first place in your life and He will lead you on the way of salvation. Thank you for having responded to my call."

December 25, 2012 Our Lady came with little Jesus in her arms and she did not give a message, but little Jesus began to speak and said: "I am your peace, live my commandments." With a sign of the cross, Our Lady and little Jesus blessed us together.
 
December 25, 2013 "Dear children! I am carrying to you the King of Peace that He may give you His peace. You, little children, pray, pray, pray. The fruit of prayer will be seen on the faces of the people who have decided for God and His Kingdom. I, with my Son Jesus, bless you all with a blessing of peace. Thank you for having responded to my call."
 
We will send out the Christmas Message as soon as we can on Christmas Day!!
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan (and the whole Mary TV team!)
©Mary TV 2016
 
 




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Friday, December 23, 2016

Mary TV December 23, 2016 Reflection - Christmas Novena - Day Nine




(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2015

J.M.J.
December 23, 2016
Christmas Novena Day Nine
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
This is the ninth 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!
 
We have made it to the ninth day!! I believe that the great gift we are being given in the novena is the gift of deep peace. Our surrender to Jesus, through Mary, will produce an unending source of peace for each one of us. Isn't this the message of Christmas! Jesus, the Lord, is born to us, a Savior. He comes to free us from our sins and lead us into the Kingdom of His Father. We have only to follow Him. May we learn to surrender, moment by moment, to our Infant Savior, and we will experience the peace of God.

December 25, 1998
(Jakov) 
"Dear children! Today, on the birthday of my Son, my heart is filled with immeasurable joy, love and peace. As your mother, I desire for each of you to feel that same joy, peace and love in the heart. That is why do not be afraid to open your heart and to completely surrender yourself to Jesus, because only in this way can He enter into your heart and fill it with love, peace and joy. I bless you with my motherly blessing."

Novena of Surrender to the Will of God, Day Nine
(Jesus speaks to Fr. Ruotolo)
 
Pray always in readiness to surrender, and you will receive from it great peace and great rewards, even when I confer on you the grace of immolation, of repentance and of love. Then what does suffering matter? It seems impossible to you? Close your eyes and say with all your soul, "Jesus, you take care of it." Do not be afraid, I will take care of things and you will bless my name by humbling yourself. A thousand prayers cannot equal one single act of surrender, remember this well. There is no novena more effective than this: "O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!"
 
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)
 
Mother, I am yours now and forever. Through you and with you I always want to belong completely to Jesus.
 
Let us pray 7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Marys and 7 Glory bes...
 
Lord Jesus, through the Intercession of Your Mother, Mary, we want pray always in readiness to surrender ourselves to You, as You ask, saying "Jesus, you take care of it". 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.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016

PS. Thank you for praying this simple Christmas Novena with us!  May you be blessed with every blessing this Christmas Day!!!




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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Mary TV December 22, 2016 Reflection - Christmas Novena - Day Eight




(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.
December 22, 2016
Christmas Novena Day Eight
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
This is the eighth 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!
 
In this message, Our Lady calls us to give Jesus the gift of our lives on Christmas Day. She will accept our surrender, and then offer us to Jesus, her Infant Son! This is exactly what we have been hoping for in this novena, to give ourselves to Jesus in complete and trusting surrender. She tells us the Jesus loves us and give us the grace to "live in His mercy". Living in Jesus' mercy means that we entrust ourselves so much to Him, that He can cover us with mercy every moment of our day. To live Jesus' mercy is to experience our salvation, moment by moment, given to us by our Savior in actual terms in our real, concrete lives. This is a miracle of mercy! And Jesus shows us the way, through His words to Fr. Dolindo, when He says "I promise you by my love that if you say 'You take care of it,' I will take care of it all." Let us live in Jesus' mercy!
 
December 25, 2012 (Jakov)
"Dear children, give the gift of your life to me and completely surrender to me so that I may help you to comprehend my motherly love and the love of my Son for you. My children, I love you immeasurably and today, in a special way, on the day of the birth of my Son, I desire to receive each of you into my heart and to give a gift of your lives to my Son. My children, Jesus loves you and gives you the grace to live in His mercy, but sin has overtaken many of your hearts and you live in darkness. Therefore, my children, do not wait, say 'no' to sin and surrender your hearts to my Son, because only in this way will you be able to live God's mercy and, with Jesus in your hearts, set out on the way of salvation."
 
Novena of Surrender to the Will of God, Day Eight
(Jesus speaks to Fr. Ruotolo)
 
Close your eyes and let yourself be carried away on the flowing current of my grace; close your eyes and do not think of the present, turning your thoughts away from the future just as you would from temptation. Repose in me, believing in my goodness, and I promise you by my love that if you say "You take care of it." I will take care of it all; I will console you, liberate you and guide 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...
 
Lord Jesus, through the Intercession of Your Mother, Mary, may we learn to live these words, "I promise you by my love that if you say 'You take care of it,' I will take care of it all." We want to live your mercy, Jesus! 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.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016
 
 
PS. Join us for this live event from December 15 to 23, 2016 at www.marytv.tv  It will be  shown on our Channel Window on the home page.
 
Also, we will live stream this Novena on our Facebook page, "Medjugorje Mary TV". https://www.facebook.com/marytv.tv/
 
 If you are on Facebook with us, please "like" and "share" the event so we can spread the word about Medjugorje and Our Lady's presence!
 
 




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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Mary TV December 21, 2016 Reflection - Christmas Novena - Day Seven




(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.
December 21, 2016
Christmas Novena Day Seven
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
This 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 are enormous.
July 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)
 
I 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...
 
Lord 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.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016
 

 
PS. Join us for this live event from December 15 to 23, 2016 at www.marytv.tv  It will be  shown on our Channel Window on the home page.
 
Also, we will live stream this Novena on our Facebook page, "Medjugorje Mary TV". https://www.facebook.com/marytv.tv/
 
 If you are on Facebook with us, please "like" and "share" the event so we can spread the word about Medjugorje and Our Lady's presence!
 
 




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Saint John Paul II
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

“If you want to be very happy, live a simple, humble life, pray a great deal, do not delve into your problems, but let yourselves be guided by God.”

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Our Lady of Medjugorje said through Marija in the Bedroom of Apparitions on November 25, 2016:
“…In this time of grace, God has permitted me to lead you towards holiness and a simple life…”
Caritas Community girls riding ponies
Two Caritas Community girls hold hands while they ride ponies. It is interesting to think that at this time, Mary would have been riding a donkey on the way to Bethlehem. Our Lady lived in a simple agrarian system of life. Certainly, Our Lady remembers with fondness this life. Perhaps this is why Our Lady repeatedly refers to this way of life.
Simplicity is something that many have even tried to complicate. Yet Our Lady said this is the key to a happy life.
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“If you want to be very happy, live a simple, humble life, pray a great deal, do not delve into your problems, but let yourselves be guided by God.”

Our Lady said that She is here to guide us towards holiness and a simple life. Therefore, the key to happiness is in following Her. A Friend of Medjugorje says:
“…Even for those who, through the years, followed Our Lady, many fail to stop in their tracks and reorder their lives to allow themselves to be completely captivated and led by the most beautiful woman God has ever created. To be chosen by Our Lady and to disregard or not fulfill Her call, will be detrimental to your future with the dark factual reality of future life on earth… We will lament over the lost time and how our lives would have turned out if we would have applied the messages fully in the time of grace…”1

As most work begins to slow down during this Christmas time, and we take time to break from our normal routines, now is the time to evaluate what changes for us at Christmas. Does our life continue to stay the same, unhappy, burdened, etc.? Make a decision to follow Our Lady in a new way. Let this year be different, and you will find your life to become different.
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Mary TV December 20, 2016 Reflection - Christmas Novena - Day Six




(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.
December 20, 2016
Christmas Novena Day Six
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
This is the sixth 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!
 
The Lord speaks to Father Dolindo today about how important it is not to try to micro-manage our own lives. There is a danger for us in becoming too concerned about our everyday affairs. We can become little kings in our little realms, directing everything. And the enemy steps in and agitates us about everything, making us lose our peace and our perspective. Our Lady also warned us about this kind of unwise behavior.
 
October 16, 1986 "Dear children! Today again I want to show you how much I love you, but I am sorry that I am not able to help each one to understand my love. Therefore, dear children, I am calling you to prayer and complete surrender to God, because satan wants to sift you through everyday affairs and in your life he wants to snatch the first place. Therefore, dear children, pray without ceasing! Thank you for having responded to my call."
 
Novena of Surrender to the Will of God, Day Six
(Jesus speaks to Fr. Ruotolo)
 
You are sleepless; you want to judge everything, direct everything and see to everything and you surrender to human strength, or worse- to men themselves, trusting in their intervention - this is what hinders my words and my views. Oh how much I wish from you this surrender, to help you and how I suffer when I see you so agitated! Satan tries to do exactly this: to agitate you and to remove you from my protection and to throw you into the jaws of human initiative. So, trust only in me, rest in me, surrender to me in everything.

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...
 
Lord Jesus, through the Intercession of Your Mother, Mary, we want to stop directing everything and start praying to You to take over in our lives.   May we learn to stop judging and fretting about things and instead turn to You for help. May we learn to surrender our entire selves to You, that we may 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.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016

 
PS. Join us for this live event from December 15 to 23, 2016 at www.marytv.tv  It will be  shown on our Channel Window on the home page.
 
Also, we will live stream this Novena on our Facebook page, "Medjugorje Mary TV". https://www.facebook.com/marytv.tv/
 
 If you are on Facebook with us, please "like" and "share" the event so we can spread the word about Medjugorje and Our Lady's presence!
 
 




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Saint John Paul II
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Monday, December 19, 2016

Mary TV December 19, 2016 Reflection - Christmas Novena - Day Five




(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.
December 19, 2016
Christmas Novena Day Five
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
We are at Day Five of our Christmas Novena! Half way there! Today both Our Lady and Jesus speak about sleep! Truly, sleep is an act of trust, because we give ourselves over completely to rest and let go control of our life for a few hours. It is very important to sleep, as we need to be revitalized and strengthened through our rest for the next day' challenges. Sleep is really a sort of surrender, especially if we pray and give ourselves over to God before we sleep.
 
Our Message for today:
 

Sunday, October 30, 1983
To Jelena:
"Why do you not put your trust in me? I know that you have been praying for a long time, but really, surrender yourself. Abandon your concerns to Jesus. Listen to what He says in the Gospel: And who among you, through his anxiety, is able to add a single cubit, to the length of his life' (Mt. 6:27). Pray also, in the evening when you have finished your day. Sit down in your room, and say to Jesus: 'Thank you.' If in the evening you fall asleep in peace, and in prayer, in the morning you will wake up thinking of Jesus. You will then be able to pray for peace, but if you fall asleep in distraction, the day after will be misty, and you will forget even to pray that day."
 
 
Novena of Surrender to the will of God - Day Five
(Jesus speaks to Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo)
 
And when I must lead you on a path different from the one you see, I will prepare you; I will carry you in my arms; I will let you find yourself, like children who have fallen asleep in their mother's arms, on the other bank of the river. What troubles you and hurts you immensely are your reason, your thoughts and worry, and your desire at all costs to deal with what afflicts you.
 
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)
 
(I have to say that Jesus' words are comforting. There is power in this image. We often find ourselves confronted with a change in our life, something unexpected and maybe difficult. We can respond with fear and the need to control the situation, which will lead us into a spiral of chaos. Or we can respond with complete surrender to Jesus, in which we place all our fears in His heart, and then rest on His chest, letting Him carry us. "Who among you, through his anxiety, is able to add a single cubit to the length of his life?" Jesus alone can carry us over the unexpected paths we encounter. He will do it. We only have to surrender.)
 
Let us pray 7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Marys and 7 Glory bes.
 
Lord Jesus, through the Intercession of your Mother, Mary, we want to stop worrying and start praying to you when a new path is presented to us.   May we learn to stop worrying and planning on our own, and instead turn to you for help. May we learn to surrender our entire selves to You, that we may 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.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016

 
PS. Join us for this live event from December 15 to 23, 2016 at www.marytv.tv  It will be  shown on our Channel Window on the home page.
 
Also, we will live stream this Novena on our Facebook page, "Medjugorje Mary TV". https://www.facebook.com/marytv.tv/
 
 If you are on Facebook with us, please "like" and "share" the event so we can spread the word about Medjugorje and Our Lady's presence!
 
 




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Saint John Paul II
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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Mary TV December 18, 2016 Reflection - Christmas Novena - Day Four




(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.
December 18, 2014
Christmas Novena Day Four
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
This is the fourth 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! This novena is a big commitment for the parishioners. They must drop everything to go to the hill at 2:00 pm and climb. But they come. It seems that the more prayer, the more sacrifice, the more grace is poured out. It is a lesson to me about priorities. Prayer must be high on our list even at Christmas!
 
The Lord speaks to Father Dolindo today about growing evil, and how to respond to it. Of course Jesus does not recommend that we rely on our own strength!   Our Lady also comments in the message below about how we respond to the evils of our time. She says we work, gather and run without blessing, because we don't pray. The answer? Stop, drop on our knees and pray, handing it all over to the Lord.
 
Here is the message:
December 25, 2008 "Dear children! You are running, working, gathering - but without blessing. You are not praying! Today I call you to stop in front of the manger and to meditate on Jesus, Whom I give to you today also, to bless you and to help you to comprehend that, without Him, you have no future. Therefore, little children, surrender your lives into the hands of Jesus, for Him to lead you and protect you from every evil. Thank you for having responded to my call."

Novena of Surrender to the Will of God, Day Four
 
You see evil growing instead of weakening? Do not worry. Close your eyes and say to me with faith: "Thy will be done, You take care of it." I say to you that I will take care of it, and that I will intervene as does a doctor and I will accomplish miracles when they are needed. Do you see that the sick person is getting worse? Do not be upset, but close your eyes and say "You take care of it." I say to you that I will take care of it, and that there is no medicine more powerful than my loving intervention. By my love, 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.
 
Lord Jesus, through the Intercession of your Mother, Mary, we want to stop worrying and start praying to you when evil threatens.   May we learn to stop running and working on our own, and instead turn to you for help. May we learn to surrender our entire selves to You, that we may 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.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016

 
PS. Join us for this live event from December 15 to 23, 2016 at www.marytv.tv  It will be  shown on our Channel Window on the home page.
 
Also, we will live stream this Novena on our Facebook page, "Medjugorje Mary TV". https://www.facebook.com/marytv.tv/
 
 If you are on Facebook with us, please "like" and "share" the event so we can spread the word about Medjugorje and Our Lady's presence!
 
 




"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Mary TV December 17, 2016 Reflection - Christmas Novena - Day Three


(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.
December 17, 2016
Christmas Novena Day Three
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
This is Day Three of our novena, and we consider surrender in terms of how we ask God for help with our difficulties. When we are ill, or have a problem we cannot solve, we turn to the Lord for help. But we may act like a child with a broken toy, who won't let go of the toy long enough for the adult to fix it. The child may struggle to show the adult the problem, but never give over the toy to be fixed. We can be like that with our difficulties. We never quite trust the Lord and we can't let go of our own solution!
 
 Here is what Our Lady once said about the need to surrender:
 
June 25, 1988 "Dear children! I am calling you to that love which is loyal and pleasing to God. Little children, love bears everything bitter and difficult for the sake of Jesus who is love. Therefore, dear children, pray that God come to your aid, not however according to your desire, but according to His love. Surrender yourself to God so that He may heal you, console you and forgive everything inside you which is a hindrance on the way of love. In this way God can move your life, and you will grow in love. Dear children, glorify God with a hymn of love so that God's love may be able to grow in you day by day to its fullness. Thank you for having responded to my call."

 
Novena of Surrender to God's Will, Day Three
(Jesus speaks to Father Donlindo Ruotolo)
 
How many things I do when the soul, in so much spiritual and material need turns to me, looks at me and says to me; "You take care of it," then close its eyes and rests. In pain you pray for me to act, but that I act in the way you want. You do not turn to me, instead, you want me to adapt to your ideas. You are not sick people who ask the doctor to cure you, but rather sick people who tell the doctor how to [cure you]. So do not act this way, but pray as I taught you in the Our Father: "Hallowed be thy Name", that is, be glorified in my need. "Thy kingdom come", that is, let all that is in us and in the world be in accord with your kingdom. "Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven", that is, in our need, decide as you see fit for our temporal and eternal life.
 
If you say to me truly: "Thy will be done". Which is the same as saying: "You take care of it". I will intervene with all my omnipotence, and I will resolve the most difficult situations.
 
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.
 
Lord Jesus, through the Intercession of your Mother, Mary, give us the grace to close the eyes of our souls, and rest with You, our Lord and God. May we let go of our own solutions to our problems, and instead accept Your plans for us. May we learn to entrust our entire selves to You, that we may 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.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016
 

 
PS. Join us for this live event from December 15 to 23, 2016 at www.marytv.tv  It will be  shown on our Channel Window on the home page.
 
Also, we will live stream this Novena on our Facebook page, "Medjugorje Mary TV". https://www.facebook.com/marytv.tv/
 
 If you are on Facebook with us, please "like" and "share" the event so we can spread the word about Medjugorje and Our Lady's presence!
 
 




"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
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Friday, December 16, 2016

Mary TV December 16, 2016 Reflection - Christmas Novena - Day Two


(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.
December 16, 2016
Christmas Novena Day Two
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
We continue our Christmas Novena with the Parish today with Day Two!
 
We are preparing our hearts for Christmas by growing in our surrender to Jesus. This is our gift to the Holy Infant in the manger. We want to give Him our hearts completely. Our Lady has been teaching us this surrender through her messages in Medjugorje. She wants us to understand that it is only by giving our entire lives to Jesus that He can take control and guide us into His protection and make us part of His plan. Our Lives will make sense, and we will lose our fear and anxiety. Jesus will be Lord of our lives.
 
Here is a beautiful message to ponder:
"Dear children! Today I am calling you to renew your hearts. Open yourselves to God and surrender to him all your difficulties and crosses so God may turn everything into joy. Little children, you cannot open yourselves to God if you do not pray. Therefore, from today, decide to consecrate a time in the day only for an encounter with God in silence. In that way you will be able, with God, to witness my presence here. Little children, I do not wish to force you. Rather freely give God your time, like children of God. Thank you for having responded to my call." July 25, 1989
 
Let us pray the Novena of Surrender to God's will!
Day Two (Jesus speaks to Don Dolindo)
 
Surrender to me does not mean to fret, to be upset, or to lose hope, nor does it mean offering to me a worried prayer asking me to follow you and change your worry into prayer. It is against this surrender, deeply against it, to worry, to be nervous and to desire to think about the consequences of anything. It is like the confusion that children feel when they ask their mother to see to their needs, and then try to take care of those needs for themselves so that their childlike efforts get in their mother's way.
 
Surrender means to placidly close the eyes of the soul, to turn away from thoughts of tribulation and to put yourself in my care, so that only I act. Saying "You take care of it."
 
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.
 
Lord Jesus, through the Intercession of your Mother, Mary, give us the grace to close the eyes of our souls, and enter into a conversation with You, our Lord and God. May we give time to prayer, where we will be able to surrender ourselves to You. May we learn to entrust our entire selves to You, that we may 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.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016

 
PS. Join us for this live event from December 15 to 23, 2016 at www.marytv.tv  It will be  shown on our Channel Window on the home page.
 
Also, we will live stream this Novena on our Facebook page, "Medjugorje Mary TV". https://www.facebook.com/marytv.tv/
 
 If you are on Facebook with us, please "like" and "share" the event so we can spread the word about Medjugorje and Our Lady's presence!
 
 




"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
Be connected!
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