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Monday, July 31, 2017

Mary TV: August 1, 2017 - Update from Denis - Youth Festival Medjugorje 2017


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August 1, 2017
 
Dear Family of Mary TV,
 
Words can't express our gratitude! You came through and responded to our appeal! "Prayer works miracles" Our Lady tells us in her messages, and yours sure did! Today you'll start witnessing the results of your intercessory prayer in Mary TV's broadcasting channel window at the top of our website (www.marytv.tv)  as we begin Live Streaming the Youth Festival.
 
The 28th MEDJUGORJE YOUTH FESTIVAL begins today at 6:00pm Medjugorje time (12:00 Noon EST in the US), Tuesday, August 1 - and concludes with a 5:00am Mass on the summit of Cross Mountain on Sunday, August 6, 2017.
 
Here is the link for the schedule (all times are Medjugorje time).
 
 
Our Daily Rosary will be at 15:00 Medjugorje time (3:00 pm) every day of the festival (9:00 am EST in the US).
 
Let's be active participants in this beautiful festival of faith by praying for everyone involved. For instance, pray that the Lord sends cloud cover to block the sun. Temperatures everyday will be well over 100. Saturday's forecast is 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42.2 Celsius)!
 
Please spread news of the festival to family and friends!
 
God bless you!
 
Denis

PS.  Thank you to all our donors for making it possible for Mary TV to update our technology in Medjugorje and to stream the Youth Festival 2017.  To find out how you can help, here is a link:

http://marytv.tv/?page_id=1468

Mary TV: July 31, 2017 Reflection - All those who are far from God...

 
 
       (c)  Mateo Ivankovic 2016


J.M.J.
July 31, 2017
St. Ignatius of Loyola
Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Be prayer and a reflection of God's love for all those who are far from God and God's commandments. Little children, be faithful and determined in conversion and work on yourselves so that, for you, holiness of life may be authentic; and encourage each other in the good through prayer, so that your life on earth may be more pleasant. Thank you for having responded to my call." (July 25, 2017)

"Dear children! Be prayer and a reflection of God's love for all those who are far from God and God's commandments..."
 
When Our Lady looks at her children who are so far from God, who perhaps have not even heard of God, of Jesus or Mary or the Holy Spirit, who have been so wounded by the world, by their parents, their employers, the media, the educational system, who have been used up and discarded by our consumerist culture...when she looks at them what does she desire for them?
She desires that they see in us "prayer and a reflection of God's love." She desires that they see us pray. Why? Because they may have never seen someone pray before. When we are turned towards God in prayer, deeply and from the heart, we point to Him, to His presence, to His reality, to His personal care for us. It touches the heart, and gives hope to those who have no idea that God is real or approachable.
 
And she desires that we pray for them, really intercede for them, even if they never encounter us personally. Our Lady wants us to pray for souls, day in and day out, even if they never see us. Somehow our prayer will win them graces that will open up the reality of God and His love for them. We will only know in heaven...
 
She also desires that we reflect God's love for them. How can we do this? By just being like Him. We can be kind, generous, patient, respectful, honest, and gentle. Even one smile to a stranger at the right time can mean the difference between despair and life. We can live our family life in such a way that the joy that exudes from us overflows in other people's lives. We can make the hard decisions to be honest in business, fair in our dealings, good students, strong and dependable employees. All these things can give hope to others, shine the light of God into their lives.
We probably are already doing these things, and we have no idea who we have helped in the process. But one day, we will see with joy the people who found their way to God because we prayed and reflected God's love in our lives.
 
This week the Youth Festival 2017 takes place in Medjugorje. Our young people need desperately to see prayer and God's love in us. They need to see it in each other. The Youth Festival is a moment of great hope and conversion for thousands of youth. Let's pray for them constantly this week!
 
Mary TV will be streaming the Festival all week long. Check out our website for details. It begins on Tuesday, August 1 with the Solemn Opening Ceremony at the Evening Mass - 6:00 pm Medjugorje time!! Join us!! Live!!
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017




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Friday, July 28, 2017

Mary TV: July 28, 2017 Reflection - Be a reflection of God's love...

 
 
       (c)  Mateo Ivankovic 2017


J.M.J.
July 28, 2017
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
"Dear children! Be prayer and a reflection of God's love for all those who are far from God and God's commandments. Little children, be faithful and determined in conversion and work on yourselves so that, for you, holiness of life may be authentic; and encourage each other in the good through prayer, so that your life on earth may be more pleasant. Thank you for having responded to my call." (July 25, 2017)
 
"Be...a reflection of God's love..."

Our Lady asks us to be a reflection of God's love. I wanted to have an accurate understanding of what it means to be a reflection of God's love. Here is the best definition I could find:
 
A reflection is "something that shows the effect, existence, or character of something else - often + of" (Learnersdictionary.com)
 
I think this is what Our Lady is getting at. She wants us to be those who show the effect, existence and/or character of God.
 
She wants us to show the effect of God's presence in our lives. His love, His forgiveness, His kindness and providence make us peaceful and joyful. His love heals our broken hearts and makes us whole. The Truth He teaches us helps us to love others and show reverence for life. All of these things are the effect of God's presence in our lives.
 
Through our ongoing prayer life and dependence upon God, we show that God exists. Our relationship with the Lord is real. We relate to Him and He to us, in such a way that one can perceive Him! Testimonies of conversion and miracles in people's lives show that God is real, and is with us in a concrete way to save us. God exists, because He has loved us and changed us!
 
And God's character becomes evident when we live as His children. When we love, forgive others, pray and intercede for our neighbors, serve the needs of our families and friends, live honest lives, are chaste and faithful in marriage and single life, we show God's character. He respects us, each individually, and never forces His way on us or uses us. When we live in His presence and learn His ways, we show this same respect and patient love for our neighbors. This makes His character known.

We reflect God's love in these ways. Because God is love. When we experience the effect of God's presence in our lives, encounter God's existence in our relationship with Him, and become models of His character through imitation of His ways, we ultimately reflect love!! We become what we behold. We become like the One we love! We become one with the One who loves us!

Our Lady said it so well:
"I am with you and I unceasingly pray for you that your life may be a reflection of Heaven here on earth." (April 25, 2011)

When we are living as a reflection of the Lord, we will be living Heaven on earth!! We will be Heaven on earth for others.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017


PS. We have a temporary schedule change to announce:
 
From July 27 to August 6, 2017:
Hour of Mercy will be canceled
Daily Rosary will be live at 3:00 pm Medj time (9:00 am EDT)
 
This will make way for the youth festival and for some work issues in Medjugorje!
 




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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Mary TV: July 27, 2017 Reflection - Be prayer!

 
       (c)  Mateo Ivankovic 2017


J.M.J.
July 27, 2017
Dear Family of Mary!
"Dear children! Be prayer and a reflection of God's love for all those who are far from God and God's commandments. Little children, be faithful and determined in conversion and work on yourselves so that, for you, holiness of life may be truth; and encourage each other in the good through prayer, so that your life on earth may be more pleasant. Thank you for having responded to my call." (July 25, 2017)

"Be prayer..."
What does it mean to "be prayer"? Prayer is a noun that denotes an action - to pray. Prayer is an act of communicating with God. So how can we be "an act of communicating with God." Well, it would seem that if we pray almost continuously we might become prayer! The act of praying constantly begins to define who we are.

Certainly we would all like to be prayer. But is it possible? I found these entries in the Catechism of the Catholic Church that give us a little idea of how we can pray a lot, throughout our day.

"Today"
2659 We learn to pray at certain moments by hearing the Word of the Lord and sharing in his Paschal mystery, but his Spirit is offered us at all times, in the events of each day, to make prayer spring up from us. Jesus' teaching about praying to our Father is in the same vein as his teaching about providence:12 time is in the Father's hands; it is in the present that we encounter him, not yesterday nor tomorrow, but today: "O that today you would hearken to his voice! Harden not your hearts."
2660 Prayer in the events of each day and each moment is one of the secrets of the kingdom revealed to "little children," to the servants of Christ, to the poor of the Beatitudes. It is right and good to pray so that the coming of the kingdom of justice and peace may influence the march of history, but it is just as important to bring the help of prayer into humble, everyday situations; all forms of prayer can be the leaven to which the Lord compares the kingdom.
I like this simple explanation. We have only now, this moment, for sure. And in each moment we can choose to relate to God, to call out to Him, to praise and thank Him, to ask Him into our lives. This is how we become prayer. Moment by moment!
 
Our Lady gave us another message about being prayer. It is a beautiful invitation to be prayer!

August 25, 2015 "Dear children! Also today I am calling you to be prayer. May prayer be for you the wings for an encounter with God. The world is in a moment of trial, because it forgot and abandoned God. Therefore, you, little children, be those who seek and love God above all. I am with you and I am leading you to my Son, but you must say your 'yes' in the freedom of children of God. I intercede for you and I love you, little children, with an endless love. Thank you for having responded to my call."

May we seek and love God above all. Then moment by moment we will pray!
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©MaryTV 2017
PS. We have a temporary schedule change to announce:
 
From July 27 to August 6, 2017:
Hour of Mercy will be canceled
Daily Rosary will be live at 3:00 pm Medj time (9:00 am EDT)
 
This will make way for the youth festival and for some work issues in Medjugorje!
 




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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017 Message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace


       (c)  Mateo Ivankovic 2017


J.M.J.
July 25, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!

Here is the July 25, 2017 message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace:
"Dear children! Be prayer and a reflection of God's love for all those who are far from God and God's commandments. Little children, be faithful and determined in conversion and work on yourselves so that, for you, holiness of life may be truth; and encourage each other in the good through prayer, so that your life on earth may be more pleasant. Thank you for having responded to my call."

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV




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Mary TV: July 25, 2017 Reflection - The Feast of St. James


       (c)  Mateo Ivankovic 2017


J.M.J.
July 25, 2017
Saint James

Dear Family of Mary!

Today is the Feast of St. James the Apostle! He is the patron of the Parish of Medjugorje, and also the patron of pilgrims! It is amazing that Our Lady would pick this parish to be the place where she would come to be with us every day! It is also amazing that she called an entire parish and gave messages for them for years, to form them as her special children, those who would help her to care for the millions of pilgrims who would one day come to this little village. Let's pray for the parish today in a special way.
Here are some messages Our Lady gave to the parish. They show how very much she loves and has chosen St. James Parish to be her own. As we read these messages we can see that being chosen isn't that easy. It requires a deep and concerted response. Let's pray for this dear parish that has given us so much:

February 28, 1985 "Dear children! Today I call you to live the word this week: "I love God!" Dear children through love you will achieve everything and even what you think is impossible. God wants this parish to belong completely to Him. And that's what I want too. Thank you for having responded to my call."
March 21, 1985 "Dear children! I wish to keep on giving messages and therefore today I call you to live and accept my messages! Dear children, I love you and in a special way I have chosen this parish, one more dear to me than the others, in which I have gladly remained when the Almighty sent me. Therefore, I call on you; accept me, dear children, that it might go well with you. Listen to my messages! Thank you for having responded to my call."
September 5, 1985 "Dear children! Today I thank you for all the prayers. Keep on praying all the more so that satan will be far away from this place. Dear children, satan's plan has failed. Pray for fulfillment of what God plans in this parish. I especially thank the young people for the sacrifices they have offered up. Thank you for having responded to my call."
November 25, 1987 "Dear children! Today also I call each one of you to decide to surrender again everything completely to me. Only that way will I be able to present each of you to God. Dear children, you know that I love you immeasurably and that I desire each of you for myself, but God has given to all a freedom which I lovingly respect and humbly submit to. I desire, dear children that you help so that everything God has planned in this parish shall be realized. If you do not pray, you shall not be able to recognize my love and the plans which God has for this parish and for each individual. Pray that satan does not entice you with his pride and deceptive strength. I am with you and I want you to believe me, that I love you. Thank you for having responded to my call."
August 25, 2011 "Dear children! Today I call you to pray and fast for my intentions, because satan wants to destroy my plan. Here I began with this parish and invited the entire world. Many have responded, but there is an enormous number of those who do not want to hear or accept my call. Therefore, you who have said 'yes', be strong and resolute. Thank you for having responded to my call."

Thank you, dear Mother, for coming to St. James Parish to make a home for us, weary pilgrims from the whole world. We find here a welcome, a place of peace, a haven from the world, a source of sacramental graces, a sanctuary. We find you here, dearest Mother Mary! And your Son Jesus! We are filled with joy!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017

PS. I will send out the message as soon as I get it!




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Monday, July 24, 2017

Mary TV: July 24, 2017 Reflection -God is calling you through me...

(c)  Mateo Ivankovic 2017


J.M.J.
July 24, 2017
St. Sharbel of Lebanon

Dear Family of Mary!
April 25, 2016 "Dear children! My Immaculate Heart bleeds as I look at you in sin and sinful habits. I am calling you: return to God and to prayer that it may be good for you on earth. God is calling you through me for your hearts to be hope and joy for all those who are far away. May my call be for you a balm for the soul and heart so that you may glorify God, the Creator, who loves you and is calling you to eternity. Little children, life is short; you, make good use of this time and do what is good. Thank you for having responded to my call."

Recently I watched a short video about Dr. Audrey Evans, a doctor who has lived her entire life as a pediatric oncologist. (Here is the
interview with Dr. Evans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hstjG19OjkA  ) She said in the interview that she was called to be a doctor and to "care for sick children" from an early age. She has lived that call for over 60 years, giving herself to the task of curing children and helping their families deal with cancer.
When she talked about the call she received, she said that it was for her a call from God, and it was her great joy. I was amazed at her commitment to this huge task. She has discovered many cures and even co-founded the Ronald McDonald Houses for the families of the sick children. An amazing story. Millions of people have been helped by her answer to that call.

I realized that one person answering one call can make a huge difference in the world. Huge!!

We have been called by God, through Our Lady. "God is calling you through me for your hearts to be hope and joy for all those who are far away." She has been giving us that call, bit by bit, through her messages in Medjugorje. This call is a serious and important call. It is the call to holiness, to save souls.

Who knows how many millions of souls could be saved by our commitment to her call?

Thank you for having responded to her call!!!

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




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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Mary TV: July 22, 2017, 2017 - Update from Denis - "My children, be ready!"


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 The Sun in Medjugorje shining on the Mary TV Building
(see PPS below)

 

July 22, 2017
"My children, be ready! This is a turning point!"
(June 2, 2017) 
 
Dear Family of Mary TV:
 
I want to thank you, our intercessors - our donors. Working together we're going to be ready!
 
Mary TV is at a turning point.
 
Our technical team in the States is heading to Medjugorje to join Mary TV's team on the ground upgrading technology and studio equipment. We'll have new and stronger wireless capabilities; new High Definition point of view (POV) cameras on Apparition Hill and Cross Mountain, and a new High Definition POV camera at another important place of prayer in Medjugorje. Our Lady's children can be present and pray at any one of these holy places - 24/7 - from anywhere in the world!
 
For the next two weeks, please keep Tom and Matt Matasso, Josip, Kiki and Mario Zubac in your prayers. (I can't wait for you to see some exciting new developments during the youth festival)! We're installing new microwave Wi-Fi point to point equipment, new cubes for live broadcasting and new streaming computers...
 
And thanks to your donations we've been able to purchase state of the art software for our internet TV channel from an Italian company that provides equipment and software to numerous professional TV and radio facilities, including CTV, the Vatican TV facility.
 
Returning from Medjugorje at the beginning of August, Tom will stop in Bologna, Italy, to attend an operations and engineering class offered by that company in order to fine tune our new Internet TV channel software system.   Already our internet TV channel has begun broadcasting HD quality!
 
We're also able to set up a duplicate back up streaming computer in Colorado, so that if our main streaming computer for the Internet TV channel loses connection, we can switch immediately to the streaming computer in Colorado with no downtime....
 
We're getting ready!!!!
 
And this is where you come in, the most important part of Mary TV's team. We need your intercessory prayer now more than ever. Tom just told me today: "Our technology is being attacked. It's very unusual to have so many problems happening all at once - they just keep coming on and on - problems we've never had before. It's very clear it's a spiritual attack!"
 
These two weeks (July 22 through August 6) are critical to Mary TV, and our ability to be ready for the "Turning Point" that Our Lady announced on June 2, 2017.  Our task is to use communications technologies to connect Medjugorje to the world and the world to Medjugorje.  The enemy stands directly against this project.  Now is the time for all Mary TV's shipmates to enter into spiritual warfare.  Pray, pray, pray for the team, for their travel, their safety - that our new equipment arrives safely - that nothing will interfere with Our Lady's plans.  Have Masses said for the success of their work. And pray for the connections Our Lady desires to take place in Medjugorje.
 
These next two weeks are spiritual warfare time! 
 
Just before being called to the Papacy, St. John Paul ll told the world: "We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through...We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-church, of the Gospel verses the anti-Gospel."
 
Five years later Our Lady started coming to Medjugorje, prompting St. John Paul ll to declare: "Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world!" (February 24, 1990). Our Lady's coming to Medjugorje changes everything! She's routing Satan. "You are not alone; I am with you through the grace which the Most High gives me for you and your descendants." She's here for the duration. "My real living presence among you should make you happy because this is the great love of my Son. He is sending me among you so that, with a motherly love, I may grant you safety."
 
Before he died St. John Paul ll made his final and last appeal to the Church: "Do not be afraid of new technologies." He said that using them "is the responsibility of each and every one!"
 
Only with you - the most important part of Mary TV's team - will we succeed in our mission to bring Medjugorje - by way of new communication technologies - to the whole world!
 
PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!
 
Denis Nolan

PS. If you would like to help Mary TV in this mission financially, here is a link to our donation page, where you can donate online using your credit card or send us a check!

PPS.  This is the explanation of the picture of the sun shining on the Mary TV Building:

MARY TV was LIVE STREAMING Ivan's May 24, 2013 apparition on the top of Mt. Podbrdo in Medjugorje.  My wife, Cathy, was praying in front of her computer in the US, connected through the Internet, welcoming Our Lady along with everyone gathered on the mountain.  She couldn't see anything on the screen because it was late at night and Ivan had said "No lights."  She found herself asking Our Lady for a sign - a little light - as a sign that MARY TV was on the right track and really serving her.  Just after the apparition, when she went to give an account on Facebook, MARY TV's page opened with this picture, captioned: "Mary Appears Over Building in Medjugorje Photo Taken by Pilgrim"  Our Lady is standing directly over Mary TV's studios, right where we have two POV cameras that are streaming Apparition Hill and Cross Mountain 24/7  !
 

MISSION STATEMENT: MARY TV is a lay apostolate founded to put at the Gospa's service (Our Lady's service) modern communication technologies to bring her presence in Medjugorje - and her school in Medjugorje - to the world.
   
 
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Friday, July 21, 2017

Mary TV: July 21, 2017 Reflection -God's love sends me to you!

Our Lady in a tree  
Our Lady in the tree at Notre Dame, July 19, 2017!
B.B.

J.M.J.
July 21, 2017
St. Lawrence of Brindisi

Dear Family of Mary!

June 2, 2007 "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."

Yesterday was day three of a personal novena that Denis and I are praying to undo the knots in our lives. We are asking Our Lady to undo the knots that have entangled us. And I must say in the first three days the results have been amazing!
Yesterday we were able to go to Confession as part of our novena. And after Confession and Holy Mass, we went for our usual walk around the lakes at Notre Dame. We pray the Rosary continuously on these walks. It is a time to intercede and just breathe in God's creation.

We have walked this trail so many times, we know it by heart! There is a tree along the way that has a very large bare spot like a circular window or hobbit door in its trunk. Denis always thought it would be neat to put a door knob on it!

But yesterday as we walked up to that tree we stopped in utter amazement! Instead of bare wood, we saw the most colorful and moving painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe!! It was perfectly fitted to the circular space, and a blue rosary was hanging next to it. It was so beautiful! And we felt it was a sign from Our Lady, for sure! We felt her presence so strongly, so beautifully. For us it was a sign that she was answering our prayer, undoing our knots, setting us free so that we could serve her better!

The painting was signed "B.B. 07/19/17". We want to thank B.B. for painting such a lovely portrait of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and generously installing it in that old tree along the path around the lake! It was an act of love and generosity!! It definitely made our day!
I want to share with you the Act of Contrition that is associated with this Novena to Mary, Untier of Knots. Denis and I find it so very healing.

My Lord, I am heartily sorry for my sins;
Purify my heart with Your Holy Blood
I pray for Your Mercy;
Grant me the grace of a new conversion.
My Lord, By the power of Your Cross,
I wish to forgive every person who has hurt me.
Shortly before Your Death You prayed,
Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."
Merciful Lord,
Teach me mercy even when that seems to be impossible
I renounce every temptation to harden my heart;
I want to find no anger in my heart, no bitterness, no self-pity.
I renounce every desire to get even and to condemn;
I desire to bless everyone who in any way has harmed me.
I pray to be forgiven for everything I ever did to harm someone else,
Even those I harmed without knowing it.
My Lord, remove my heart of stone and give me a new heart, a heart of flesh.
Fill it with your humility and meekness;
Soften it with your mercy.
I fervently implore You,
Give me the Holy Spirit,
So that I might know how to love You and my neighbor,
so that I might fight the good fight and always choose to do what it truly good.
Grant that I not trust in my own strength alone
and that I not let disappointment quench my hope,
That hope that is anchored in Your strength and Your love.
Amen.
(From "Novena to Mary, Untier of Knots, by Vojtech Kodet, O.Carm. - Catholic Book Publishing Corp. New Jersey)

Incredible prayer. Incredible gift of Our Lady on the tree! So much grace available in this time, if we pray.

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




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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Mary TV: July 20, 2017 Reflection - My yoke is easy and My burden light.

 
   

J.M.J.
July 20, 2017
St. Apollinaris

Dear Family of Mary!
Gospel Mt (11:28-30)
Jesus said:
"Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am meek and humble of heart;
and you will find rest for yourselves.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden light."

This Gospel is one of my very favorite Scriptures. Jesus knows the anxiety and trouble that fills the hearts of men. He sees our toil in a harsh environment. He sees the weight of sin which bares down on their daily lives, making every relationship difficult, every task complicated. He understands our confusion and guilt, our burdened souls.

And so He calls us, "Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened and I will give you rest." The rest the Jesus can give us is real. He can show us the way out of all those difficulties and lift from our shoulders the burdens we carry. He can forgive our sins, and turn our hearts towards true peace. Our Lady spoke to us about this in this message:

July 25, 2008 "Dear children! At this time when you are thinking of physical rest, I call you to conversion. Pray and work so that your heart yearns for God the Creator who is the true rest of your soul and your body. May He reveal His face to you and may He give you His peace. I am with you and intercede before God for each of you. Thank you for having responded to my call."

God the Creator is the only one who can give us true rest. He alone knows what ails us, and what we need. Conversion is the way we "come" to Jesus. Turning from our own plans and ways and choosing to follow the Lord is the way to come to Jesus.

It is beautiful to think that it is in Jesus' face that we will find peace, find rest. Coming to Jesus and looking into His eyes of love, we find all that we will ever need. All our labor and worry ends in the face of Jesus.
"Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy and my burden light."
If we surrender our lives to Jesus, we will be taking on His yoke. We will be pairing ourselves with Jesus in his two-man yoke. Jesus will be walking right beside us, pulling the burden of our life with us, and showing us the way to proceed. He will gently guide each one of us with His yoke into the path that leads to peace, to salvation. That yoke will be for us salvation.

We will be walking with a meek and humble partner, who will not break a bruised reed. We will have nothing to fear in His presence, nothing to hide. With Jesus, we will be secure and filled with hope. Truly the burden will be light, the yoke, easy.
July 25, 2011 "Dear children! May this time be for you a time of prayer and silence. Rest your body and spirit, may they be in God's love. Permit me, little children, to lead you, open your hearts to the Holy Spirit so that all the good that is in you may blossom and bear fruit one hundred fold. Begin and end the day with prayer with the heart. Thank you for having responded to my call."

There is only hope with Jesus. We have the strength to take another step, live another day, because He is by our side, teaching us the way of peace. Our Lady is with us to help. Thank you Lord, for calling us to come to You!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
© Mary TV 2017
 




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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Mary TV: July 19, 2017 Reflection - You are God's children, you are my children!

   
Your are God's children, you are my children!
    (c) Mary TV 2016

J.M.J.
July 19, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!
Gospel Mt 11:25-27
At that time Jesus exclaimed:
"I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
for although you have hidden these things
from the wise and the learned
you have revealed them to the childlike.
Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.
All things have been handed over to me by my Father.
No one knows the Son except the Father,
and no one knows the Father except the Son
and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him."
 
The childlike! I believe that the Heavenly Father has sent Our Lady in these days to gather around her the childlike! Without a mother, we cannot be children. We need our Mother. And in these days, she has come to reveal to us our childlikeness!
 
By the mere fact of her presence, we become children. With her great motherly love, patience, wisdom, comfort, and attentiveness, she accustoms us to her mothering. We who have discovered Our Lady in Medjugorje now live in a daily relationship to her. We expect her to be present. We look for her each moment, like little children look up from their play, just to get a glimpse of their mother close by. If she is near, all is well. And that is what it is like for us!
 
This gift of childlikeness is especially meant for this time we are in. The Father has decided to raise up an army of children in this day to defeat the enemy of our souls. He therefore has sent The Mother to us, to reveal to us our childlikeness, and to gather us together as her children who will understand all that is hidden, and witness to Jesus who is our head. This time is Mary's time, and she needs our response, as her children, to execute the Father's plan.
 
Here are five messages that refer to this plan. Our Lady is revealing it to us, as her children, little by little:
 
July 25, 1989 "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."
October 25, 2013 "Dear children! Today I call you to open yourselves to prayer. Prayer works miracles in you and through you. Therefore, little children, in the simplicity of heart seek of the Most High to give you the strength to be God's children and for Satan not to shake you like the wind shakes the branches. Little children, decide for God anew and seek only His will, and then you will find joy and peace in Him. Thank you for having responded to my call."
 
June 02, 2013 "Dear children, In this restless time, anew I am calling you to set out after my Son - to follow Him. I know of the pain, suffering and difficulties, but in my Son you will find rest; in Him you will find peace and salvation. My children, do not forget that my Son redeemed you by His Cross and enabled you, anew, to be children of God; to be able to, anew, call the Heavenly Father: "Father". To be worthy of the Father, love and forgive, because your Father is love and forgiveness. Pray and fast, because that is the way to your purification, it is the way of coming to know and becoming cognizant of the Heavenly Father. When you become cognizant of the Father, you will comprehend that He is all you need. I, as a mother, desire my children to be in a community of one single people where the Word of God is listened to and carried out. Therefore, my children, set out after my Son. Be one with Him. Be God's children. Love your shepherds as my Son loved them when He called them to serve you. Thank you."
 
September 02, 2013 "Dear children, I love you all. All of you, all of my children, all of you are in my heart. All of you have my motherly love, and I desire to lead all of you to come to know God's joy. This is why I am calling you. I need humble apostles who, with an open heart, will accept the Word of God and help others to comprehend the meaning of their life along side God's word. To be able to do this my children, through prayer and fasting, you must learn to listen with the heart and to learn to keep submitting yourselves. You must learn to keep rejecting everything that distances you from God's word and to yearn only for that which draws you closer to it. Do not be afraid. I am here. You are not alone. I am imploring the Holy Spirit to renew and strengthen you. I am imploring the Holy Spirit that, as you help others, you too may be healed. I am imploring Him that, through Him, you may be God's children and my apostles."
 
March 18, 2014  "Dear children! As a mother, I desire to be of help to you. With my motherly love, I desire to help you to open your heart and to put my Son in the first place in it. Through your love for my Son and through your prayer, I desire for God's light to illuminate you and God's mercy to fill you. In this way, I desire for the darkness, and the shadow of death which wants to encompass and mislead you, to be driven away. I desire for you to feel the joy of the blessing of God's promise. You, children of man, you are God's children - you are my children. Therefore, my children, set out on the ways on which my love leads you, teaches you humility and wisdom, and finds the way to the Heavenly Father. Pray with me for those who do not accept me and do not follow me - those who, because of hardness of their hearts, cannot feel the joy of humility, devotion, peace and love - the joy of my Son. Pray that your shepherds, with their blessed hands, may always give you the joy of God's blessing. Thank you."
 
 
We are God's children, we are Mary's children! We are not alone!

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




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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Mary TV: July 18, 2017 Reflection - God gives me this time as a gift to you!

statue overlooking village     
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J.M.J.
July 18, 2017
St. Camillus de Lellis

Dear Family of Mary!

Jesus began to reproach the towns
where most of his mighty deeds had been done,
since they had not repented.
"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida!
For if the mighty deeds done in your midst
had been done in Tyre and Sidon,
they would long ago have repented in sackcloth and ashes.
But I tell you, it will be more tolerable
for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.
And as for you, Capernaum:
Will you be exalted to heaven?
You will go down to the netherworld.
For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Sodom,
it would have remained until this day.
But I tell you, it will be more tolerable
for the land of Sodom on the day of judgment than for you." (Mt 11:20-24)
These words of Jesus are chilling. Jesus had been healing and delivering people in all of these towns. His power to heal was incredible. I am sure the crowds were filled with awe when Jesus would raise someone from the dead or heal a leper. But somehow these wonders did not translate into faith in Jesus and adherence to His word. The people of Chorazin and Bethsaida and of Capernaum remained untouched by Jesus' works and words. They did not repent or realize the time of their visitation by God.
What was it that made them so cold to Jesus? Could it have been ingratitude, or shallowness of character? I think it may have been their deep loss of faith. Even when God was in their midst, their faith remained cold, their hearts dead to grace. Somehow even God's presence could not rouse them.  

Our Lady is now making a visitation as well. Her coming to Medjugorje has brought many beautiful miracles of healing and signs of grace. But her presence may not be enough for the people of our time. She does seem to be receiving a cold shoulder by most of the world. But she won't give up. She tells us that this is a special time, a time of grace and she desires a response from us.

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."
Our Lady is visiting us with a message for us. She is calling us back to God. If our hearts are as cold and unbelieving as the people of Chorazin, Bethsaida or Capernaum, what will be our lot? Will Sodom and Gomorrah end up in better shape than us?   
June 25, 2007
"Dear children! Also today, with great joy in my heart, I call you to conversion. Little children, do not forget that you are all important in this great plan, which God leads through Medjugorje. God desires to convert the entire world and to call it to salvation and to the way towards Himself, who is the beginning and the end of every being. In a special way, little children, from the depth of my heart, I call you all to open yourselves to this great grace that God gives you through my presence here. I desire to thank each of you for the sacrifices and prayers. I am with you and I bless you all. Thank you for having responded to my call."
Our response can be a catalyst for so many others. Let's not be cold or indifferent to this great grace which God has given us, Our Lady's presence in Medjugorje!

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




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Monday, July 17, 2017

Mary TV: July 17, 2017 Reflection - In everything seek God's way of thinking, anew!

    
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J.M.J.
July 17, 2017
Dear Family of Mary!   
"Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me,
and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
and whoever does not take up his cross
and follow after me is not worthy of me.
Whoever finds his life will lose it,
and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." (Mt 10: 37-39)
These words from the Gospel for today are always difficult to hear. To follow Jesus, to put Him first in our lives can create division in our families, our work situations, etc. In fact, when we stand firm for our faith, it can develop into quite a cross. We may lose our friends, or be uncomfortable with some of our family members when we choose to follow the way on which Jesus leads us.

Our Lady spoke to us about this difficulty in this message:

December 02, 2013
"Dear children, with a motherly love and a motherly patience I am looking at your ceaseless wandering and how lost you are. That is why I am with you. I desire to help you to first find and come to know yourself, so that, then, you would be able to recognize and to admit everything that does not permit you to get to know the love of the Heavenly Father, honestly and wholeheartedly. My children, the Father comes to be known through the cross. Therefore, do not reject the cross. Strive to comprehend and accept it with my help. When you will be able to accept the cross you will also understand the love of the Heavenly Father; you will walk with my Son and with me; you will differ from those who have not come to know the love of the Heavenly Father, those who listen to Him but do not understand Him, those who do not walk with Him - who have not come to know Him. I desire for you to come to know the truth of my Son and to be my apostles; that, as children of God, you may rise above the human way of thinking and always, and in everything, seek God's way of thinking, anew. My children, pray and fast that you may be able to recognize all of this which I am seeking of you. Pray for your shepherds and long to come to know the love of your Heavenly Father, in union with them. Thank you."
Our Lady leads us in a progression. We first have to realize how lost we are without Jesus. She wants us to get to know ourselves, to know how we have gotten lost and need to find God. We have to repent! We need to reject everything in our life that keeps us from knowing the love of the Father. When we reject those things, the cross becomes real for us. We have to change our lives in ways that hurt. But through those changes, that suffering, we can discover the Father's love, and draw close to Him.

It is precisely when we begin to walk with Jesus, with the Father, that we begin to look different. And it is then that we have to choose to be loyal to Jesus, or to fall back. She tells us we will "differ from those who have not come to know the love of the Heavenly Father..." That is when Jesus' words make sense. "Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;" We don't stop loving our family, but they may take it that way when we begin to change. This is very difficult. But if we lose our life, we will find it!

Here is the challenge:

"I desire for you to come to know the truth of my Son and to be my apostles; that, as children of God, you may rise above the human way of thinking and always, and in everything, seek God's way of thinking, anew."
As we learn to do this, everything will be in its place. We will be able to witness to the love of God. And even if our family and friends are confused by our choices, one day they too will understand. Conversion and change are difficult, but the truth will shine through, and we will find ourselves joyfully united with those we love one day.

Jesus will not let us down. If we lose our life (the former things) we will find our life with Jesus!

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





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Sunday, July 16, 2017

[July] Monthly Update from Sr. Emmanuel in Medjugorje


 










Children of Medjugorje 2017
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July 16, 2017
Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Dear Children, Praised be Jesus and Mary!

1. On July 2, 2017, Mirjana received her monthly apparition at the Blue Cross in the midst of a very large crowd. After the apparition, she shared the following message from Our Lady: 

"Dear children, thank you for continuing to respond to my invitations and for gathering here around me, your heavenly mother. I know that you are thinking of me with love and hope. I, too, feel love for all of you, just as my most beloved Son also feels it: He who, through his merciful love, is always sending me to you anew; He who was man; He who was and is God - one and triune; He who suffered in body and soul for your sake; He who made Himself bread to feed your souls and thus to save them. My children, I am teaching you how to be worthy of His love, to direct your thoughts to Him, to live my Son.
 
Apostles of my love, I am covering you with my mantle, because as a mother I desire to protect you. I am imploring you to pray for the whole world. My heart is suffering. Sins are multiplying, they are too numerous. But with the help of those of you who are humble, modest, filled with love, hidden and holy, my heart will triumph. Love my Son above all and the whole world through Him. Never forget that each of your brothers, within himself, carries something precious - the soul. Therefore, my children, love all those who do not know my Son, so that through prayer and the love which comes through prayer, they may become better; that the goodness in them could win; that souls could be saved and have eternal life.
My apostles, my children, my Son told you to love one another. May this be inscribed in your hearts and with prayer, try to live that love. Thank you."

Mirjana said that Our Lady was sad.

Watch a video of the apparition here:

God Bless the Children
 
An Italian mom sent me this word from her little Paola who is 8 years old:
One day she said to her, "Paola, why do you never send a kiss to Our Lady who is in the frame above your bed?"
 
She responded, "But mum, this is not the true Mary! The kiss I send to her is through the window towards heaven.  This way, it goes immediately to the true Mother of God!" 
See How Easily God is Moved!
 
Little Maria-Pia was born in Italy on May 13th of this year. She gestated in her mother's womb for only 6 months, and weighed only 1.2 lbs when she was born. In other words, she was fighting to stay alive. Imagine the anguish! 

Very soon after her birth, it was discovered that Maria-Pia had a lung infection, and was in respiratory distress. She needed to be placed in an incubator. Her parents, being very fervent Catholics, received special permission from the doctors to have Maria-Pia Baptized in the intensive care unit. It was a special moment of grace for the whole family! They immediately began to pray and from the moment the Sacrament was conferred, everyone felt a great sense of serenity. Now that she had become a child of God, their little Maria-Pia was in the hands of the best Father there is. Despite the doctors' somber prognosis that the child's life was in danger and that the coming days would be critical, a certainty and peace came over the family that could not be disturbed.

Her grandfather, Davide, who often accompanies pilgrims to Medjugorje, immediately had an intuition in his heart, something that seemed obvious: in addition to verbal prayer, something very hands-on and demanding had to be done, something that would involve both body and soul. He suggested to all the men in the family to go on pilgrimage by foot. So Davide sent a message through WhatsApp to each of them, explaining what he had in mind, and inviting them all to come to his house at 6am the following Saturday (May 27th). From there, they would walk almost 9.5 miles to a shrine dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is venerated in this place under the name of "Beata Vergine della Sassola". In other words, a total of 19 miles on foot both ways, to unify their supplications, and beg heaven to save little Marie-Pia.

 
To his great surprise, he received immediate and unanimous answers: "We will all be there!" And on that Saturday 15 men walked in the blazing sweltering sun, happy and peaceful, chanting as they marched to the sound of the rosaries prayed with fervor, in light of the life-threatening emergency. They finally reached the shrine and attended Mass, all covered in sweat. There, a great surprise awaited them: their wives had come first! Without informing their husbands, they decided among themselves to join them and finish the pilgrimage with them. Their hearts filled with unspeakable joy, the whole family came to the Sanctuary and prayed a last prayer to rattle the Heavens above.

The Lord's answer came swiftly! Less than a day later, on May 28th, they learned that little Maria-Pia was starting to respond to antibiotics and that the infection was receding. They were ecstatic! Grandfather Davide cried with joy! Two days later, the mother conveyed another piece of good news: the child was breathing without medical assistance and her small heart problem had resolved by itself.

At present, 2 months later, little Maria-Pia is doing well. She is growing little by little and her family follows her progress closely. To thank God for the gift of life and for His protection, grandfather Davide repeated the same pilgrimage on foot, his heart overwhelmed with joy.  

What can we learn from this beautiful testimony? Tons of graces are suspended above us, ready to shower down onto those who choose to believe, to take action and to express their gratitude. Sometimes, you need to be a bit forceful with God! God is easily moved, and He Himself inspires His children with the initiatives to take so that He can have the joy of granting them. Davide and his family did everything in their power, and God did the rest!

Today, you may not have a little Maria Pia fighting for her life; but you probably have a burden on your heart. Whatever that burden may be, remember that Heaven is ready to bless you! Of course, fulfillment or healing is not automatic. However, as Our Lady said, many more healings would be granted if one prayed from the heart and abandoned sin (through a sincere confession). It is enough then to just enter into the certainty that God loves us infinitely and that His dream is to shower us with grace, according to His wisdom.  

Warning From Fatima on July 13, 1917
 
Just 100 years ago Our Lady showed hell to the three little shepherds of Fatima. 


There she told them: 
You have seen hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. It is to save them that God wants to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If you do what I tell you, many souls will be saved, and there will be peace.

This war will end, but if men do not refrain from offending God, another and more terrible war will begin during the pontificate of Pius XI...

To prevent this, I shall come to the world to ask that Russia be consecrated to my Immaculate Heart, and I shall ask that on the First Saturday of every month Communions of reparation be made in atonement for the sins-of the world. If my wishes are fulfilled, Russia will be converted and there will be peace; if not, then Russia will spread her errors throughout the world, bringing new wars and persecution of the Church; the good will be martyred and the Holy Father will have much to suffer; certain nations will be annihilated. But in the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she will be converted, and the world will enjoy a period of peace. In Portugal the faith will always be preserved...
At the end of what? 36 years of apparitions in Medjugorje have taught us how to live in the grace of God, and how not to offend God anymore. Let's not take the risk to ignore this motherly voice that only seeks to avoid the worst for us! Each one of us can hasten this triumph and therefore avoid a lot of suffering. 
Pentecost in Rome!
 
Our Lady doesn't hide from us that her heart is suffering because sins are multiplying, they are very numerous, as she said.  In fact, sin has never brought any blessing!  According to spiritual logic we will have to suffer from today's explosion of sins if we do not enter into a sincere contrition and if we do not change the direction of our life. 
 
Pope Francis and Patti Mansfield offer praise during an event for the Golden Jubilee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
Pope Francis and Patti Mansfield offer praise during an event for the Golden Jubilee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
But the Triumph of her Immaculate Heart is today closer than ever.  This is why I intend to quote here a prophesy given by Patti Mansfield on June 3rd 2017 during the Pentecost gathering in Rome with Pope Francis at Circo Massimo:
 
"Brothers and sisters! As we were praying in the Spirit the Lord gave me a word and it was this: Lift up your eyes and see, that the fields are white for harvest. And if you would obey me, and if you would obey the prompting of my spirit, you will yet see, infinitely more than you can ask or imagine. You will yet see the power of my Spirit descend upon the human race. I tell you, the fields are white for harvest, but I need your obedience, I need your docility, I need your faith, and you will yet see marvels that will astound you, infinitely more than you can ask or imagine, for the glory of my name."
NB: I invite you to read again the messages of Fatima. St. John Paul II said in March 1984, after having consecrated the world to the Immaculate heart of Mary, "Medjugorje is the continuation and realization of Fatima." You may find them online here: https://www.ewtn.com/fatima/third-apparition-of-our-lady.asp. Also, for the children, check out Sister Emmanuel's book: Children, Help My Heart to Triumph here: https://sremmanuel.org/product/children-help-my-heart-to-triumph/

My Live Broadcast in French
 
The next live broadcast will take place on September 3rd at 9 p.m. (BiH time). I will speak in French about the message of the 2nd. Then I will take questions from broadcast listeners in English or French. The June 26th live broadcast can be seen at:
 


Post Scripts
 
1. Patti Gallagher Mansfield was a participant in the February 1967 "Duquesnes Weekend" which marked the beginning of the Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church.
 
2. Our next missions will be - God willing, in Spain (September), Italy (October), Argentina, Uruguay and Chile (November). Your prayers for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and an openness to the Gospa is most welcome!

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