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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mary TV: May 24, 2017 Reflection - Confession!

  
  (c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.
May 24, 2017
Dear Family of Mary!
 
July 2, 2011 "Dear children; today I call you to a difficult and painful step for your unity with my Son. I call you to complete admission and confession of sins, to purification. An impure heart cannot be in my Son and with my Son. An impure heart cannot give the fruit of love and unity. An impure heart cannot do correct and just things; it is not an example of the beauty of God's love to those who surround it and to those who have not come to know that love. You, my children, are gathering around me full of enthusiasm, desires and expectations, and I implore the Good Father to, through the Holy Spirit, put my Son faith, into your purified hearts. My children, obey me, set out with me."

Yesterday Fr. Glen Sudona gave a wonderful homily on Confession. I realize not all of you can go to the archives to listen, so I transcribed it! Thanks to Fr. Glen for such a beautiful exhortation!
 
Fr. Glen Sudano, CFR. Homily for English Mass in Medjugorje, May 23, 2017
 
One word that is very important today is the word, "confession." And you know that Medjugorje is really noted for healing. And while Lourdes is known for the healing of the body, here it is noted for the healing of the soul. And quite frankly if you had to choose a healing, choose the healing of your soul! Because we all have to give up the body some time. But the soul lives forever. And so it is all important that we make a good confession.
 
Outside in the confessional area you will see a statue of a priest, a Capuchin Franciscan. His name is St. Leopold of Mandic. Do notice that the statue is a life-sized statue. Fr. Leopold was 4foot 5 inches tall. A little man, but as the saying goes, great things come in small packages. And like St. John of the Cross and Mother Teresa and a number of saints, what they lacked in height they had in holiness.
 
And so for ourselves we want to grow in many areas in our life, so when we are young we want to grow up; then when you grow old, you grow out; and then you grow grey; then you grow deaf - I said, THEN YOU GROW DEAF! And we want to grow financially, and all these things are good things, and understandable things. But there is a growth in holiness. And that is often neglected. We want to grow in many areas, but not to grow holy.
 
So it's not a matter of the height, but of the depth of a person. This is why confession is all important, because Jesus says, "I am the vine, you are the branches." And the branches, He says, need to be pruned. Those of you who have a garden or know anything about gardening, know that you have to take away the weeds and the dead things in order to produce greater fruit or flowers. Same thing with the soul. We have to sever things from us that are sapping the life from the soul.
 
There are some people who are daily communicants, which is wonderful. But they don't go to confession. And this is why you can go to communion every day, and you know what is happening to your soul? Nothing! If you are in a state of mortal sin, something is happening and it is not good. However, if you put seed in sand, do you know what happens to the seed? Nothing. So it is important that we make a good confession.
 
We have this idea that the Church is sort of like a spiritual organization, and Jesus is alive, and that is sort of a spiritual thing. NO...Jesus rose from the dead. He told Thomas, "Touch me and see that I am not a ghost." Too many people, including Catholics, want the Church to be a ghost. They want it to be this ephemeral thing that doesn't really communicate, doesn't really say anything, or if it says anything you can't really trust it, so I will live my life...NO! Jesus has a body! A resurrected body, and this is the Mystical Body of Christ, and that is why we have to be united to the vine, physically. Not just simply spiritually.
 
Some people say, well I don't like going to church on Sunday. The priest is boring, and the choir is awful, so on Sunday I go to the beach, and I run along the beach, and I listen to my iPod, and I am inspired. I know the Bible better now, and I am just a better person. Fine, you want to do that, do that on Monday! Christ requires us, He wants us united to His Body. When you go to receive Holy Communion, the priest doesn't say "Spirit of Christ", "Wisdom of Christ", "Knowledge of Christ..." He says "The Body of Christ!"
 
When you go to confession you encounter the Body of Christ, through the priest. It's the Body of Christ. Saying your sins to the wall next to your bed may make you feel good for a little bit, but in the long run nothing ever happens. So this is why we have to go to confession and we have to unite ourselves to the Body of Christ. We have to go out. It is not just simply spiritual, but it is something physical and spiritual.
 
We celebrate and profess the Incarnation. "Carnes" in Latin means "flesh". Incarnation is God took on flesh in Christ. The Incarnation continues after the Risen Christ ascends into Heaven. It continues in a new body, the Church. Now it is true that sometimes the Body of the Church on a local level we may not like, but you know what, when Jesus appeared in the upper room, He appeared with wounds. The Church is wounded. But you know what? It still is the Mystical Body of Christ. This is why, as a Catholic Christian, we go to Confession.
 
The little sins, whatever, you say your act of contrition. As a matter of fact, at the beginning of Mass we have a little time for absolution for the venial sins. Alms giving. The reception of Holy Communion brings forgiveness of sins. But you know what, if you throw a leaf on a pond, it remains on the water. If you throw a stone on a pond, it sinks to the bottom. Heavy things sink to the bottom. So this is why it is important for us to understand the difference between that which just floats on the surface that can be skimmed off and that which goes down deep.
 
Go before the statue of St. Leopold of Mandic. And if you go to Padua, don't only visit St. Anthony, visit this man. His arm is preserved, because of the many times in which he gave Absolution. Go to St. Leopold and say, "St. Leopold, I know what is on the surface, you reveal to me what is in the center of my soul." And then go to Confession.   Anger, unforgiveness, ingratitude. God keeps all of us alive. And do you think he gets a thank you? Did you thank God for your eye this morning? Did you thank Him for your hearing? Did you thank Him that you are not in pain? How many thank Him, and yet He does all these things, and we are so ungrateful. Is that a leaf or is that a stone? To me it is a stone, because I like to be thanked. I like to be recognized. And I'm not God. God deserves it, I may not.
 
So brothers and sisters, do yourself a favor, do your spouse a favor, do your children a favor, do your parents a favor, do your neighbor a favor, make a very, very good confession. And when you finish, you will not only feel better, you will be better. May Christ be praised.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mary TV: May 23, 2017 Reflection - The power of the Hail Mary!

  
  (c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.
May 23, 2017
Dear Family of Mary!

June 12, 1986 "Dear children! Today I call you to begin to pray the Rosary with a living faith. That way I will be able to help you. You, dear children, wish to obtain graces, but you are not praying. I am not able to help you because you do not want to get started. Dear children, I am calling you to pray the Rosary and that your Rosary be an obligation which you shall fulfill with joy. That way you shall understand the reason I am with you this long. I desire to teach you to pray. Thank you for having responded to my call."

I was rereading St. Louis de Montfort's treatise, "True Devotion to Mary" and came across this passage in which St. Louis describes the power and value of praying the Hail Mary. His words stirred me to a deeper reliance upon that little prayer. I believe that the Holy Spirit wanted me to again realize what a gift the Angelic Salutation is for us poor sinners. By praying the Hail Mary, we recall the moment that Salvation broke into our temporal reality. In recalling that moment, we honor and praise God and thank Our Lady, and we call down great blessing and protection upon ourselves. For this was the moment that Satan was vanquished.

Here is what I read:

250. ...On the other hand, we know from experience that those who show positive signs of being among the elect, appreciate and love the Hail Mary and are always glad to say it. The closer they are to God, the more they love this prayer, as our Blessed Lady went on to tell Blessed Alan.
251. I do not know how this should be, but it is perfectly true; and I know no surer way of discovering whether a person belongs to God than by finding out if he loves the Hail Mary and the Rosary. I say, "if he loves", for it can happen that a person for some reason may be unable to say the Rosary, but this does not prevent him from loving it and inspiring others to say it.
252. Chosen souls, slaves of Jesus in Mary, understand that after the Our Father, the Hail Mary is the most beautiful of all prayers. It is the perfect compliment the Most High God paid to Mary through his archangel in order to win her heart. So powerful was the effect of this greeting upon her, on account of its hidden delights, that despite her great humility, she gave her consent to the incarnation of the Word. If you say the Hail Mary properly, this compliment will infallibly earn you Mary's good will.
253. When the Hail Mary is well said, that is, with attention, devotion and humility, it is, according to the saints, the enemy of Satan, putting him to flight; it is the hammer that crushes him, a source of holiness for souls, a joy to the angels and a sweet melody for the devout. It is the Canticle of the New Testament, a delight for Mary and glory for the most Blessed Trinity. The Hail Mary is dew falling from heaven to make the soul fruitful. It is a pure kiss of love we give to Mary. It is a crimson rose, a precious pearl that we offer to her. It is a cup of ambrosia, a divine nectar that we offer her. These are comparisons made by the saints.
254. I earnestly beg of you, then, by the love I bear you in Jesus and Mary, not to be content with saying the Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin, but say the Rosary too, and if time permits, all its fifteen decades, every day. Then when death draws near, you will bless the day and hour when you took to heart what I told you, for having sown the blessings of Jesus and Mary, you will reap the eternal blessings in heaven.
(St. Louis de Montfort. "True Devotion to Mary" n. 250-254)

I do believe that the Rosary, and especially the Hail Mary are gifts for our time. I find myself just saying Hail Mary's as I go about my work or even when I rest. I feel the need to protect my intellect and will, to put up a barrier of protection for my thought life. These days are full of spiritual activity, spiritual battle if you will. For us little ground troops the Rosary is our helmet and shield. The Rosary keeps us balanced and focused on God and what He is doing for save us.

"Hail Mary!!!! Full of Grace!!! The Lord is with thee!!! Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus!!! Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us now and at the hour of our death!!! Amen!!!!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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Monday, May 22, 2017

Mary TV: May 22, 2017 Reflection - Pray for the Family


 
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J.M.J.
May 22, 2017
Dear Family of Mary!
 
"Dear children! Also today I desire to especially call you, through this time, to pray for families. Pray, dear children, for families, for unity in families, for peace in families. I am interceding for all of you with my Son and I am praying for all of you. You must be persevering in prayer. Thank you, dear children, for also today having responded to my call."  (Message through Ivan on May 19, 2017)

Cardinal Caffarra was appointed the first head of the Institute for the Study of Marriage and the Family which was begun by St. John Paul II in 1981.  The Cardinal had the idea to write to Sr. Lucia of Fatima to ask for her intercession in this very important mission. He told Aleteia.org:

And so, I thought to write to her. So I wrote, but simply saying: "The pope wanted this Institute. We are going through a very difficult time. I ask you only to pray." And I added: "I do not expect a reply." Her prayers were enough for me.

As you know, in order to have any contact with Sr. Lucia, even by letter, one needed to go through her bishop. So I sent the letter to the bishop, and he passed it on to Sr. Lucia.

To my great surprise, after not more than two or three weeks, I received a reply. It was a hand-written letter and quite long. I have given sworn testimony of what the letter said. The letter ended, saying (in 1983 or 1984): "Father, a time will come when the decisive battle between the kingdom of Christ and Satan will be over marriage and the family. And those who will work for the good of the family will experience persecution and tribulation. But do not be afraid, because Our Lady has already crushed his head."  (https://aleteia.org/2017/05/19/exclusive-cardinal-caffarra-what-sr-lucia-wrote-to-me-is-being-fulfilled-today/ )
We have all witnessed this terrible battle over marriage and the family over the past 35 years.  It is no wonder Our Lady gave Ivan the task of praying for the family.  And that task is ours as well.  We must see the terrible trials that the families of the world have undergone as part of the titanic struggle between Satan and the Woman - Mary, the Mother of Jesus.  We are to pray and fight with Mary for marriage and the family and a return to true reverence for the human person. (Please follow the link above to the article and read the full text of the Cardinals remarks.)


In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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Friday, May 19, 2017

Mary TV: May 19, 2017 Reflection - Pure love...


(c)Matero Ivankovic 2016


J.M.J.
May 19, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!
 
August 2, 2007 "Dear children, Today I look in your hearts and looking at them my heart seizes with pain. My children! I desire from you unconditional, pure love for God. You will know that you are on the right path when with your body you are on the earth, and with your soul you are always with God. Through this unconditional and pure love, you will see my Son in every person. You will feel in union with God. As a Mother I will be happy because I will have your holy and unified hearts. My children, I will have your salvation. Thank you."

Here is St. Faustina's experience of pure love for God:
 
The desires of my heart are so great and incomprehensible
That nothing can fill the abyss of my heart.
Even the most beautiful things, gathered from all over the world,
Would not for a moment fill Your place for me, O God.

With one glance, I penetrated the whole world,
And I found no other love like the love of my heart.
Therefore, I looked into the world of eternity because this one is too small for me.
My heart has desired the love of the Immortal One.

My heart has sensed that I am a royal child,
That I have found myself in exile, in a foreign land.
I see that the heavenly palace is my home;
Only there will I feel as in my own fatherland.

You Yourself have drawn my soul to You, O Lord;
O Eternal Word, You Yourself have stooped to me,
Giving my soul a deeper knowledge of Yourself.
Behold, the mystery of love for which You have created me!
 
Pure love has made me strong and brave.
I fear neither the seraphim nor the cherubim, standing with sword in hand,
And I pass over with ease where others tremble,
Because there is nothing to fear, there where love is the guide.
 
And suddenly the eye of my soul came to rest upon You,
O Lord Jesus Christ, stretched upon the Cross.
Here is my Love, with whom I will rest in my grave,
This is my Bridegroom, my incomprehensible Lord and God. (1632 Diaryof St. Faustina)
 
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©MaryTV 2017

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mary TV: May 17, 2017 - Update from Denis - "This time is my time!"


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May 17, 2017
 
Dear Family of Mary,
I sense Our Lady's great joy these days. We can be assured everything is progressing according to the Father's plan. "This time is my time!" she told us in a message 20 years ago!!!! And just before the Pope's Envoy came to Medjugorje: "You are not alone; I am with you through the grace which the Most High gives me for you and your descendants."
 
Fr. Leon gave some light regarding the Pop's recent remarks in his "Snippet" before English Mass today (http://marytv.tv/?page_id=258 ), and went on to say more in today's "Tea with Rosie: News from Medjugorje": http://marytv.tv/?page_id=184  
 
The Pope ended his remarks on the plane flying back from Fatima to Rome by mentioning the trusted bishop that he had sent to Medjugorje, and that Bishop Hoser may have something to say on behalf of the Pope at the end of his mission this summer. Let's not forget what Archbishop Henryk Hoser has already said to us from Medjugorje:
archbishop Henryk Hoser SAC (Pallottine)
archbishop Henryk Hoser SAC (Pallottine) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
 
"You should be carries of joyful news: you can say to the whole world that in Medjugorje there is a light... To invoke the Queen of Peace, the Mother of God, is important.  It is this aspect of Medjugorje which is utterly important.  That call that is so intense here is so important for the whole world... We need a heavenly intervention.  And the presence of the Blessed Mother is one of these interventions. It is God's initiative.  Therefore, I would like to encourage and fortify all of you on behalf of the Pope, as his emissary." Archbishop Henryk Hoser, Papal Envoy to Medjugorje, in April, 2017, addressing the Franciscans, parishioners and pilgrims in Medjugorje
 
God bless you!
Denis Nolan
MaryTV
 
PS. You might also like to note Andrea Tornielli's article on this subject that appeared in yesterday's "La Stampa," Rome's major newspaper:


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Mary TV: May 18, 2017 Reflection - Remain in my love....


  (c)Matero Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.
May 18, 2017
Dear Family of Mary!
 
Today's Gospel reading is one of the shortest of the year. But it is also one of the most profound:
 
Jesus said to his disciples:
"As the Father loves me, so I also love you.
Remain in my love.
If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love,
just as I have kept my Father's commandments
and remain in his love.
"I have told you this so that
my joy might be in you and
your joy might be complete." (Jn 15: 9-11)
There is a connection of love in God's economy. The Father loves Jesus. Jesus loves us as the Father loves Him. And we love them both back, by keeping their commandments. We love the Father and Jesus by having hearts like their hearts. Hearts that give, forgive, serve, and choose life. Our Lady has spoken about this chain of love:
January 25, 2016 "Dear children! Also today I am calling all of you to prayer. You cannot live without prayer, because prayer is a chain which brings you closer to God. Therefore, little children, in humility of heart return to God and to His commandments so that with all of your heart you are able to say: as it is in Heaven so may it be on earth. You, little children, are free to in freedom decide for God or against Him. See where Satan wants to pull you into sin and slavery. Therefore, little children, return to my heart so that I can lead you to my Son Jesus who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Thank you for having responded to my call."

Living God's commandments is the way to align ourselves with Heaven! It is the way to put things right. And then we will live in God's love. Of course we can only do the best we can, but Jesus already knows that and provides what is lacking by His mercy.
 
Here is an interesting message from 2012:
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.

You see! Baby Jesus' words are so clear, so simple! He is our peace; we must live His commandments to enter that peace. Remaining in the love of the Father and the Son is peace. It is life on earth as it is in heaven. Our Lady is with us to bring us into that peace, to help us remain in God's love, to live the commandments. She is here to help us.

Let us remain in Jesus' love always.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017




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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New Medjugorje Billboard

Medjugorje Headlines

First Billboard Goes Up and Two More Releases!

Two Releases May 16, 2017 A.D.

 

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For Immediate Release
May 16, 2017 A.D.

The first Winds of Change billboard went up last week on Interstate 65 South between Cullman and Birmingham, Alabama at mile marker 299. More are being printed and shipped for installation.
 
Winds of Change Billboard, Alabama
The 14’ x 48’ billboard on Interstate 65 South is illuminated at night. Be sure to continue checking the Medjugorje Billboard site for new locations as they begin to be placed.


In the Spirit of Reclaiming Our Lady’s Land
Help Reach Millions of People Without
Leaving your Home
 and 
While Driving


What other way can you reach thousands of souls each day that, through prayer, can have a life-changing encounter with the image of the Virgin Mary? Many have told us, in tears, that they did not know why they took a different route home from work but in their moment of despair they drove past a billboard and found the love of God they had been seeking through the Mother. Our Lady’s new efficacy makes reaching souls easier as never before. The following two new releases below are yet another opportunity to expose people to Our Lady.

Without Leaving Your Home
Many people have sponsored a billboard and the printing company is running around the clock to get the Winds of Change billboards up around the nation. By popular demand we have made the Winds of Change image available in a 4'×8' vinyl sign for you to attach to your house, barn, fence or workplace! These 4’ x 8’ signs are now available to ship. Live on a busy street? Put the Winds of Change image on your house, barn or fence to bring conversion to your own neighborhood. Be sure to have plenty of materials to feed the hungry souls that come to you. Caritas has books by a Friend of Medjugorje which cover every subject to help the spiritually needy come to Our Lady inquiring for materials. You can order the 4' x 8' vinyl sign online here, along with many other spiritual materials to help others.
Winds of Change, vinyl sign
4’ x 8’ vinyl signs can be placed anywhere. The sign has grommets every 2 feet for easy hanging.


While Driving
“Prayer Saves You, Prayer Saves the World.” is another profound statement made by Our Lady on April 2, 2017, which a Friend of Medjugorje stated on a Radio WAVE broadcast: “Lets make it a bumper sticker, that many can see.”

The Prayer Saves You… bumper sticker is now available to order online!
Prayer Saves You Bumper Sticker

Everyone that is following you to work or around town will see this sticker and want more. A simple but poignant statement of Our Lady that a Friend of Medjugorje made into a bumper sticker will get people to ask more. Be sure to stock plenty of Caritas Medjugorje materials to give to those in need. You can choose from many topics in our online store, or by calling Caritas in the U.S. at 205-672-2000

For information about billboard locations, or to make a donation visit the Medjugorje Billboard site here…
You can also call Caritas in the U.S. at 205-672-2000, in order to sponsor a billboard, order a vinyl sign, or bumper stickers. Call anytime between 8:30 AM and 5 PM Central. After hours, dial to extension 315 and leave a message.
 

Mary TV: May 17, 2017 Reflection - Love, pray and witness my presence...


 
Photo of Penny in Medjugorje, on December 29, 1998
She is seeing the miracle of the sun (with one eye!)


J.M.J.
May 17, 2017
Dear Family of Mary!

April 25, 2017 "Dear children! Love, pray and witness my presence to all those who are far away. By your witness and example, you can draw closer the hearts that are far from God and His grace. I am with you and intercede for each of you so that, with love and resoluteness, you may witness and encourage all those who are far from my Immaculate Heart. Thank you for having responded to my call."

When we witness how Our Lady has revealed her presence to us in Medjugorje, how she has drawn us close to her, how she has shed light in our hearts so that we can be free, how she has embraced us with her love, we draw others into that same circle of love and hope. We welcome our neighbors into the peace of her Immaculate Heart, and they find relief from all their fears.

Who would not share such a gift with others?

Penny sent me this joyous email about her encounters with Our Lady through Medjugorje. She said I could share it with all of you:
Our Lady of Medjugorje has been my personal life/soul saver.  Both my pilgrimages '97 and DEC/JAN '98/'99 (awesome experience but OH SO cold) were amazingly paid for.  While having tea with friends who'd already been there, my friend, Phyllis, and I both said -- out loud -- we'd like to honor Our Lady with a pilgrimage but she'd have to get us the money and tell us where to go.  
I just learned recently from Phyllis (the '97 trip) -- this is something we'd never shared with each other - that we both got the money for our pilgrimage at about the same time and in the same way! It happened that each of our cars was outside during a hail storm and even though we didn't see any damage, we were told to take our cars to our State Farm shop.  State Farm wrote each of us a check for the exact amount of a pilgrimage.  We each put that money in the bank and waited to learn the "where" part.
That summer I had an overwhelming "knowledge" that I was to go to Medjugorje.  I laughed and said, "Okay, but you know me God, I need someone to go with."  I came home and the phone rang.  It was Phyllis who asked me if I would go to Medjugorje with her.  Thru my laughter and tears and wonder, she was able to tell me that she had already booked the trip and we would be leaving in late September.
The photo attached is from the next trip in '98/'99.  Everyone was seeing the miracle of the sun on Apparition Hill and I was afraid and feeling unworthy to even try.  So one of the group suggested I risk one eye.  LOL.  Yes, I did get to see it. In fact, if you look closely, you can see in my eye the sun and that my pupil isn't even contracted.
How could I not share this with people?
Blessings, Penny

Thank you, Penny, for sharing these gems from your two pilgrimages to Medjugorje. You show us how Our Lady gently guides us with her motherly hand, one step at a time. She gave you a desire to go on pilgrimage, then she gave you a friend to go with, and the money to pay for the trip!! This is amazing!! And the miracle of the sun, even if it is only for one eye, is unforgettable!!
Thank you, dearest Mother, for being so closely involved in our lives. We are overwhelmed with gratitude and love.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017

 




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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017 Reflection - The Signs of the Times...


(C)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.
May 16, 2017
 
Dear Family of Mary!
Our Lady has spoken several times about "the signs of the time." She encourages us in these messages to be aware of the signs of the times, to pray to understand the signs of the times, and to witness these signs of the times.
 
Here are three messages in which she speaks of the signs of the times. I encourage us all to read and pray through these messages with trust and open hearts. We are apostles of her love, apostles of her presence in Medjugorje. How can we be good apostles? How can we help the Gospa?
 
"Dear children! In this Lenten time, I call you to interior renunciation. The way to this leads you through love, fasting, prayer and good works. Only with total interior renunciation will you recognize God's love and the signs of the time in which you live. You will be witnesses of these signs and will begin to speak about them. I desire to bring you to this. Thank you for having responded to me." March 18, 2006
"Dear children! Also in this difficult time God's love sends me to you. My children, do not be afraid, I am with you. With complete trust give me your hearts, that I may help you to recognize the signs of the time in which you live. I will help you to come to know the love of my Son. I will triumph through you. Thank you." (June 2, 2007)
"Dear children! Today I call you to accept and live my messages with seriousness. These days are the days when you need to decide for God, for peace and for the good. May every hatred and jealousy disappear from your life and your thoughts, and may there only dwell love for God and for your neighbor. Thus, and only thus shall you be able to discern the signs of the time. I am with you and I guide you into a new time, a time which God gives you as grace so that you may get to know him more. Thank you for having responded to my call."  (January 25, 1993)

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017

 




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Monday, May 15, 2017

Mary TV: May 15, 2017 Reflection - Open yourselves...


(C)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.
May 15, 2017
Dear Family of Mary!
 
Ivan Dragicevic met with his prayer group on Apparition Hill on Friday night, May 12, 2017. Here is an unofficial translation of his comments and the message from Our Lady:
 
Message from Our Lady through Ivan, on Apparition Hill - May 12, 2017
Our Lady came tonight, joyful and she greeted us tonight with her Motherly greeting, "Praised by Jesus, my dear children."
After that for a longer time she prayed over all of us. In a special way she prayed over all of us who are sick.
After that Our Lady said,
"Dear children.  Also today, in this time of grace, I desire to call you to open yourselves, open your hearts.  Especially I call you to pray more in your families.  That you renew your families.  Open yourselves, dear children, to the Holy Spirit, that He may lead you, that He may lead your families.  You are needed.  Therefore, pray and open yourselves.  Thank you dear children for also today having responded to my call."

After that Our Lady blessed all of us with her Motherly blessings.  She blessed all the articles you brought here to be blessed.  I recommended all of you, all of your needs, your intentions, your families, and in a special way the sick.  After that Our Lady continued to pray for all of us here, in the illuminated sign of the cross, with the greeting, "Go in peace, my dear children."
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV
 
 




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Friday, May 12, 2017

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Medjugorje May 12, 2017 A.D. - Fatima Eve

 

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May 12, 2017 A.D.

Ivan had a prayer group on top of Apparition Mountain tonight. After a brief period of singing, Ivan started the Rosary. Two mysteries of the Rosary were prayed before Ivan announced that all needed to get on their knees and prepare for Our Lady’s coming. Our Lady came around 10:00 p.m. and the apparition lasted around 8 minutes. The following is Ivan’s description of the apparition:

I would briefly like to describe tonight’s meeting together with Our Lady. Also tonight Our Lady came to us joyful and happy and at the beginning, She greeted all of us with Her motherly greeting, ‘Praised be Jesus my dear children.’ Then, for a longer while, She prayed over all of us here, with Her arms extended, and She prayed especially over those of you who are sick and present here. Then Our Lady said:

“Dear children, also today, in this time of grace, I desire to call you to open yourselves – to open your hearts. Especially I call you to pray more in your families; that you renew your families. Open yourselves, dear children, to the Holy Spirit that He may lead you; that He may lead your families. You are needed, therefore, pray and open yourselves. Thank you, dear children, for also today having responded to my call.”

Then Our Lady blessed all of us with her motherly blessing, and she also blessed everything you brought to be blessed. I recommended also all of you, all of your needs, your intentions, your families and, in a special way, the sick. After that Our Lady continued to pray over all of us here and she left in that prayer, in an illuminated Sign of the Cross, with a greeting, “Go in peace my dear children.”


Be sure to tune in to Radio WAVE with a Friend of Medjugorje tomorrow, Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 7 PM Central Time USA, for a Radio WAVE Special about the 100th anniversary of Fatima, the world and the future. To listen live or for your local online broadcast time, visit here.


Medjugorje May 12, 2017 A.D.
Medjugorje, May 12, 2017, just before sunset, 
taken from Apparition Mountain.

This hazy scene of evening represents the world that we have witnessed for the past century. Our Lady has come to Medjugorje to clear the haziness that a reign of satan has brought to the world. The messages of Our Lady bring clarity to life, to families, to the world. Be sure to listen to Radio WAVE on Saturday, May 13, 2017 with a Friend of Medjugorje at 7 PM Central Time USA, as he shares truth about this past century and where the world is heading. To listen live, or for your local online broadcast time, visit here.
 

Mary TV: May 12, 2017 Reflection - Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary


(C)Mateo Ivankovic 2017


J.M.J.
May 12, 2017
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
October 25, 2003 "Dear children! I call you anew to consecrate yourselves to my heart and the heart of my Son Jesus. I desire, little children, to lead you all on the way of conversion and holiness. Only in this way, through you, we can lead all the more souls on the way of salvation. Do not delay, little children, but say with all your heart: "I want to help Jesus and Mary that all the more brothers and sisters may come to know the way of holiness." In this way, you will feel the contentment of being friends of Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call."
 
Tomorrow we arrive at the 100th Anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady at Fatima! This special day will be observed in Fatima by Pope Francis and thousands of Our Lady's children. I propose that we pray very much for our Pope in the next 24 hours, that tomorrow he will receive and respond to the direction of the Holy Spirit especially in regards to Our Lady's plan for the Church in these latter days. May his prayer be pure and inspired, that God can pour down upon the Church and the world the graces we so desperately need in these days.

Our Lady of Fatima
It seems momentous that we have arrived at this centenary. We can only give deep thanks to Our Lady for guiding us through the last one hundred years, keeping our eyes and hearts focused on her Son, with hope for eternal life with Him. Through her messages and the gift of the Holy Rosary at Fatima, she has shepherded us through many wars and tumults. And in these final days, she has come to be with us in a special way in Medjugorje to continue and fulfill her plans for peace begun in Fatima. From that holy place she is spreading the peace of God to millions of hearts. 

And so tomorrow we will salute her as the Queen of the Holy Rosary. And we will again consecrate ourselves to her as our Mother and Mistress. Here are four different consecration prayers we can choose from. We want to give ourselves to Our Lady completely, so that she can direct and guide us in her great plan of salvation in these latter days. She needs us to be apostles of her peace, apostles of love.
 
Let's greet her tomorrow with hearts filled with faith, hope and love!! Let's ask her to stay with us and keep us close to her. Let's ask her to help us to respond to her call, and pray, pray, pray!
 
Let us pray:
 
ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
Any formula may be used to consecrate oneself to the Mother of God, as long as it involves a total oblation of oneself.
1. 0 Virgin Mary, most powerful Mother of Mercy, Queen of Heaven and earth, in accordance with your wish made known at Fatima, I consecrate myself today to your Immaculate Heart. To you I entrust all that I have, all that I am. Reign over me, dearest Mother, that I may be yours in prosperity, in adversity, in joy and in sorrow, in health and in sickness, in life and in death.
Most compassionate Heart of Mary, Queen of Virgins, watch over my mind and heart and preserve me from the deluge of impurity which you lamented so sorrowfully at Fatima. I want to be pure like you. I want to atone for the many crimes committed against Jesus and you. I want to call down upon this country and the whole world the peace of God in justice and charity.
Mindful of this consecration, I now promise to strive to imitate you by the practice of the Christian virtues without regard for human respect. I resolve to receive Holy Communion on the first Saturday of every month when possible, and to offer daily five decades of the Rosary, with all my sacrifices in the spirit of penance and reparation. Amen.
2. I, . . ., a faithless sinner, renew and ratify today in thy Heart, O Immaculate Mother, the vows of my Baptism; I renounce forever Satan, his pomps and works; and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life, and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before.
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, in the presence of all the heavenly court, I choose thee this day for my Mother and Mistress. I deliver and consecrate to thee, and to thy Immaculate Heart, as thy child and slave of love, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present and future; leaving to thee the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy good pleasure, for the greater glory of God, in time and in eternity. Amen.
http://www.rosary-center.org/consecrt.htm
CONSECRATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
(Given by Our Lady to Jelena Vasilj, 11/28/1983)

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, overflowing
with goodness, Show us your love for us.
May the flame of your heart, Oh Mary,
Descend upon all peoples.
We love you immensely.
Impress in our hearts a true love.
May our hearts yearn for you.
Oh Mary, sweet and humble of heart,
Remember us when we sin.
You know that all mankind are sinners.
Through your most sacred and maternal heart,
Cure us from every spiritual illness.
Make us capable of looking at the beauty of your maternal heart,
And that, thus, we may be converted
to the flame of your heart. Amen
 
TOTUS TUUS (TOTALLY YOURS)
Immaculate Conception, Mary my Mother: Live in me. Act in me. Speak in me and through me. Think your thoughts in my mind. Love through my heart. Give me your dispositions and feelings. Teach, lead me and guide me to Jesus. Correct, enlighten and expand my thoughts and behavior. Possess my soul. Take over my entire personality and life, replace it with Yourself. Incline me to constant adoration. Pray in me and through me. Let me live in you and keep me in this union always.
© 1956, Mother Immaculata, OCD
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mary TV: May 11, 2017 Reflection - Devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary


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J.M.J.
May 11, 2017
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
October 25, 1988 "Dear children! My invitation that you live the messages which I am giving you is a daily one, specially, little children, because I want to draw you closer to the Heart of Jesus. Therefore, little children, I am inviting you today to the prayer of consecration to Jesus, my dear Son, so that each of you may be His. And then I am inviting you to the consecration of my Immaculate Heart. I want you to consecrate yourselves as parents, as families and as parishioners so that all belong to God through my heart. Therefore, little children, pray that you comprehend the greatness of this message which I am giving you. I do not want anything for myself, rather all for the salvation of your soul. Satan is strong and therefore, you, little children, by constant prayer, press tightly against my motherly heart. Thank you for having responded to my call."

This double call to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus is at the heart of the Fatima message and the Medjugorje message! The third pillar of Fatima is explained in this way:
 
DEVOTION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
In 1916, a year before the apparitions of Our Lady, the Angel of Peace appeared to the children to prepare them for things to come. "The Hearts of Jesus and Mary have designs of mercy for you," he said. "Offer unceasingly to the Most High prayer and sacrifices."
In the second apparition the following year (June 13) Our Lady let the children know that "Jesus wishes to establish throughout the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart." Several times in the June and July apparitions Our Lady spoke of this devotion, as we shall see; and soon there began to burn in their hearts (especially Jacinta's) a deep love for the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Shortly before Jacinta went to the hospital where she was to die, she said to Lucia: "In a short time now I am going to heaven. You are to stay here and say that God wishes to establish in the world the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary... Tell everybody that God grants graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and that they must ask them from her. Tell them that the Heart of Jesus wishes that by His side should be venerated the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Tell them to ask peace through the Immaculate Heart of Mary; God has placed it in her hands. Oh that I could put into the heart of everybody the flame that I feel burning within my breast and which makes me love so much the Heart of Jesus and the Heart of Mary."
July 13, 1917
"Sacrifice yourselves for sinners; and say often when you make some sacrifice, 'My Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.'"
After showing the children a vision of hell, Our Lady said to them: "You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish throughout the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If people do as I shall ask many souls will be saved, and there will be peace.... But if people do not cease offending God... another and more terrible war will begin. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign that God gives that the chastisement of the world for its many transgressions is at hand through war, famine, persecution of the Church and of the Holy Father."
"To prevent this, I shall come to ask the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and Communions of reparation on the first Saturdays. If my requests are heard, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. If not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, fomenting wars and persecution of the Church. The good will suffer martyrdom; the Holy Father will suffer much; different nations will be annihilated. But in the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, which will be converted, and some time of peace will be granted to humanity."
Our Lady gave a great mission to the three children, to spread devotion to her Immaculate Heart and the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for the salvation of the world. The Two Hearts are the way to peace, the way to eternal life! Many souls have responded to this call from Fatima! Our Lady actually has returned to earth in Medjugorje to stir into flame this devotion to the Heart of Jesus and to her heart! Why? Because it is the Father's plan to conquer the devil through the loving Heart of Mary, and to bring a time of peace.

And so in Medjugorje Our Lady has said to us:
August 25, 2000 "Dear children! I desire to share my joy with you. In my Immaculate Heart I feel that there are many of those who have drawn closer to me and are, in a special way, carrying the victory of my Immaculate Heart in their hearts by praying and converting. I desire to thank you and to inspire you to work even more for God and His kingdom with love and the power of the Holy Spirit. I am with you and I bless you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call."
April 25, 2017 "Dear children! Love, pray and witness my presence to all those who are far away. By your witness and example, you can draw closer the hearts that are far from God and His grace. I am with you and intercede for each of you so that, with love and resoluteness, you may witness and encourage all those who are far from my Immaculate Heart. Thank you for having responded to my call."

Certainly what Our Lady began in Fatima she is continuing and fulfilling in Medjugorje. It is the Triumph of her Immaculate Heart!
 
In light of this, I want to share something we received in prayer during the Daily Rosary yesterday (May 10):
Every day we choose a saint from our saint box during the Daily Rosary. Twice this week we received St. Peter, Apostle! And the prayer intention is to pray for the Pope! Then just at the end of the rosary yesterday, I received a text with a news article about Pope Francis' trip to Fatima for the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions. The Holy Father will canonize two of the Fatima seers, Blessed Jacinta Marto and Blessed Francesco Marto. What a wonderful fruit of Fatima!!
 
The article ended by quoting the Pope with these words:
"I will go to Fatima on a pilgrimage, to entrust to the Virgin the temporal and eternal destinies of humanity."
 
Wow! I realized that this was a moment of great possibilities for Our Lady's plan. The Holy Father will entrust all of humanity to Our Lady, consecrate us to her anew! And that is when I understood why St. Peter had chosen us twice! He wants us to pray for his successor, that all that God wants to do through him in Fatima will be accomplished.
 
So, I want to ask all of you to join us in praying that Our Lady will accomplish everything she intends through Pope Francis as he entrusts us all to her on Saturday, May 13!!!
 
She has told us that, "in the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph!" Amen, Amen, may it be so!!!
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mary TV: May 10, 2017 Reflection - The Prayer of the Rosary


Our Lady at the Blue Cross in Medjugorje!
(C)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.
May 10, 2017
St. Damien de Veuster

Dear Family of Mary!

August 25, 1997 "Dear children! God gives me this time as a gift to you, so that I may instruct and lead you on the path of salvation. Dear children, now you do not comprehend this grace, but soon a time will come when you will lament for these messages. That is why, little children, live all of the words which I have given you through this time of grace and renew prayer, until prayer becomes a joy for you. Especially, I call all those who have consecrated themselves to my Immaculate Heart to become an example to others. I call all priests and religious brothers and sisters to pray the rosary and to teach others to pray. The rosary, little children, is especially dear to me. Through the rosary open your heart to me and I am able to help you. Thank you for having responded to my call."

These words from Our Lady in Medjugorje highlight the importance of the prayer of the Rosary in these days. Our Lady desires that we pray the Rosary with living faith, daily, for the salvation of souls. In Medjugorje the parish has taken up this call by praying two mysteries of the Rosary before evening Mass and praying a third mystery after Mass each day! Incredible!!

In Fatima, she gave the same importance to the Rosary, and asked all her children to pray it. In honor of the 100th anniversary of Our Lady's coming to Fatima, here is a beautiful synopsis of her call to pray the Rosary in Fatima, again from the website rosary-center.org.
PRAYER
Besides a call to penance Fatima is in a special way a call for the Rosary. So central is the Rosary to the Fatima message that Our Lady chose to identify herself as "The Lady of the Rosary." In each of the six apparitions she asked for the daily Rosary, and especially as an instrument of world peace. As she revealed in the third apparition: "You must recite the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war for only she can obtain this." In this Our Lady renewed her request for the prayer she gave to the Church centuries before, a prayer that has proven a powerful weapon against the enemies of Christianity as history testifies.
When asked about the importance of the Rosary, Sr. Lucia responded: "My impression is that the Rosary is of greatest value not only according to the words of Our Lady at Fatima, but according to the effects of the Rosary one sees throughout history. My impression is that Our Lady wanted to give ordinary people, who might not know how to pray, this simple method of getting closer to God."
The Rosary is basically a gospel prayer, and for those who pray it properly, it is, as Sr. Lucia said, "a simple method of getting closer to God." But to pray it properly requires that each decade be a reflection on some aspect of the joyful, sorrowful or glorious mysteries of our redemption. Without that meditation, the Rosary would become monotonous repetition. As Pope Paul VI wrote in MARIALIS CULTUS: "Without this (contemplation) the Rosary is a body without a soul, and its recitation is in danger of becoming a mechanical repetition of formulas." In praying the Rosary, we can well take Our Lady as a model, for as the Scriptures tell us, "Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her Heart."
The Rosary is a simple form of prayer that can be prayed by the young or old, the learned or the uneducated, the saint or the sinner. Each can adapt it to his or her own capacity. It is so pleasing to Our Lady, because it brings us to review again and again the life of Christ, the mysteries of our redemption. As Pope Paul VI pointed out, it not only recalls to mind these mysteries, but stimulates the will to draw from them the norms of living. That is, it not only points out the way, but helps us to obtain the graces needed to follow in that way.
After repeatedly asking for the daily Rosary, and identifying herself as "The Lady of the Rosary," the Blessed Mother terminated the final apparition by showing the children three separate tableaux symbolizing the entire message of the Rosary. The first was a vision of the Holy family - representing the joyful mysteries; the second a vision of Our Lady of Sorrows - representing the sorrowful mysteries; and the third a vision of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - representing the glorious mysteries.
The Rosary may seem like an insignificant thing in the light of the magnitude of the evils of today's world, but it is the weapon given to us by Our Lady. She merely asks our cooperation, and she will do the rest. It is like the slingshot of David that killed the mighty enemy because the power of God was behind it. Thus, as the saying goes, he who prays the Rosary has the power of God in his hand. http://www.rosary-center.org/fatimams.htm

 
The Rosary is THE WEAPON against the evils of today's world!! Our Lady has told us so:
August 8, 1985 "Dear children! Today I call you especially now to advance against satan by means of prayer. Satan wants to work still more now that you know he is at work. Dear children, put on the armor for battle and with the Rosary in your hand defeat him! Thank you for having responded to my call."
June 25, 1985 (Tuesday) "I invite you to call on everyone to pray the Rosary. With the rosary you shall overcome all the adversities which satan is trying to inflict on the Catholic Church. All you priests, pray the Rosary! Dedicate your time to the Rosary!"
January 25, 1991 "Dear children! Today, like never before, I invite you to prayer. Let your prayer be a prayer for peace. Satan is strong and desires to destroy not only human life, but also nature and the planet on which you live. Therefore, dear children, pray that through prayer you can protect yourselves with God's blessing of peace. God has sent me among you so that I may help you. If you so wish, grasp for the rosary. Even the rosary alone can work miracles in the world and in your lives. I bless you and I remain with you for as long as it is God's will. Thank you for not betraying my presence here and I thank you because your response is serving the good and the peace."

Our Lady of Fatima/Medjugorje, pray for us!! Lead us to prayer, especially the prayer of the Rosary, so that the Triumph of Your Immaculate Heart will be won!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017




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