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Friday, December 15, 2017

Mary TV: December 15, 2017 Reflection - Christmas Novena - Day One


(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.
December 15, 2017
Christmas Novena Day 1
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
Today St. James Parish begins the annual Christmas Novena! They will climb Apparition Hill each day for nine days before Christmas, praying the Rosary. Mary TV will stream the climb each day, live! It is a beautiful way to prepare for The Nativity of Christ!
 
ST JAMES PARISH CHRISTMAS NOVENA Dec 15 through Dec 23
2:00 pm Medj time, 8:00 am EST
 
Denis and I will follow each day's novena climb with our usual "Hour of Mercy" prayer time at 3:00 pm Medjugorje time (9:00 am EST) in which we will add a very simple novena prayer to Jesus.

Don Dolindo Ruotolo, a holy priest in Italy, who died in 1970, wrote down some wonderful words that he received from the Lord about surrender. These little meditations make up a Novena of Surrender to the Will of God. We feel that this simple novena is a great help to those who wish to give themselves completely to the Lord. What better present could we give to Baby Jesus than our surrender to Him. So we will pray this little novena after the Parish climb each day.
 
Here is our Christmas Novena - Day One :
 
A Message from Our Lady:
 
December 19, 1985  "Dear children! Today I wish to call you to love of neighbor. The more you love your neighbor, the more you shall experience Jesus especially on Christmas Day. God will bestow great gifts on you if you surrender yourselves to Him. I wish in a special way on Christmas Day to give mothers my own special motherly blessing, and Jesus will bless the rest with His own blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call."
 
Novena of Surrender to the Will of God (Don Dolindo Ruotolo)  Day One:
 
Why do you confuse yourselves by worrying? Leave the care of your affairs to me and everything will be peaceful. I say to you in truth that every act of true, blind, complete surrender to me produces the effect that you desire and resolves all difficult situations.
 
Response:
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10times)
 
Let us pray the 7-7-7 (7 Our Fathers, Hail Marys and Glory Bes)
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016
 
PS. Join us for this live event from December 15 to 23, 2017 at www.marytv.tv  It will be  shown on our Channel Window on the home page.
 
Also, we will live stream this Novena on our Facebook page, "Medjugorje Mary TV". https://www.facebook.com/marytv.tv/
 
 If you are on Facebook with us, please "like" and "share" the event so we can spread the word about Medjugorje and Our Lady's presence!
 
 




"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
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Thursday, December 14, 2017

News and Stories from Sister Emmanuel: December Report 2017






 Medjugorje, December 12, 2017
Our Lady of Guadalupe!

Dear Children of Medjugorje, praise be to Jesus and Mary!

1. On December 2, 2017, Mirjana received her monthly apparition in the dining room of her guest house, in the presence of a small number of people.

After the apparition, she conveyed the message Our Lady gave us:

"Dear children, I turn to you as your mother, the mother of the just, the mother of those who love and suffer, the mother of those who are holy. My children, you too can be holy - this depends on you. Those who are holy are those who immeasurably love the Heavenly Father, those who love Him above all. Therefore, my children, always strive to be better. If you strive to be good you can be holy even though you may not think so of yourselves. If you think that you are good, you are not humble, and arrogance distances you from holiness. In this peaceless world full of threats, your hands, apostles of my love, should be extended in prayer and mercy.

"And to me, my children, give the gift of the rosary, the roses which I love so much. My roses are your prayers pronounced with the heart and not only recited with the lips. My roses are your acts of prayer, faith and love. When my Son was little, he said to me that my children would be numerous and that they would bring me many roses. I did not comprehend Him. Now I know that you are those children who are bringing me roses when, above all, you love my Son, when you pray with the heart, when you help the poorest. Those are my roses. That is the faith which makes everything in life be done through love, not knowing arrogance, and always ready to forgive; never judging, always striving to understand one's brother.

"Therefore, apostles of my love, pray for those who do not know how to love, for those who do not love you, for those who have done evil to you, for those who have not come to know the love of my Son. My children, I ask this of you because, remember, to pray means to love and to forgive. Thank you."


Apparition December 2nd, 2017
Apparition December 2nd, 2017

2. Odette Caught In the Ice on Podbrdo
A few days ago, the parish of Medjugorje was shaken by a terrible event:  a French pilgrim was reported missing. Odette, an 84 year-old single woman, had come with a group from Nice to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  Odette was working as a nanny for a large family whose mother had died. She is a simple person, full of common sense who has a deep faith in God's love.
That Tuesday morning, on December 5th, the cold with its freezing temperatures fell upon the village. Odette climbed up the hill of Podbrdo and walked away from the normal path in order to explore the blessed place a little more. However, because of her poor eye sight she got lost. Instead of panicking she prudently decided to stay where she was in order to avoid anything worse happening. She thought that, on one side there was a pit, and on the other very high rocks.  But the day went by and no one came to her rescue.
The cold became more bitter. To prevent herself from freezing, she moved around on the spot, constantly praying, and did not get discouraged. She was convinced that the Blessed Mother would send someone who would eventually find her. She told herself, 'Jesus was found in the Temple!' When the dark of the night finally fell on the hill, the temperature dropped to 23 degrees Fahrenheit.
Odette did not want to lie down. She fought her tiredness and cold with all the little strength she had. She prayed and sang and thought of Jesus in His Passion. 'He too was thirsty on the cross, I can bear that too!' She thought. Then she lost her balance and fell on a stone.  She was hurt and thought, 'Jesus was flogged, I can endure that too!' She could no longer move her legs, yet her confidence was still not shaken! To make a long story short, it wasn't until the following evening that Odette was found again. She was immediately taken to the hospital in Citluk, where she was warmed up gradually and fully checked out. There was nothing wrong with her, not even a cold!! She was able to come back to Medjugorje where she resumed her pilgrimage with her group from Nice on her own two feet! 
On Tuesday, we were told about her disappearance and everyone started praying. When the village heard the news, a wonderful chain of support and supplication was formed. I think that our guardian angels had never been solicited as much as they were during those hours of suspense!  We were asking them to warm her up, to give her drink and food in their own ways and keep her in good spirits. Because of the continuing sub-zero temperatures, some people thought she had already died from the cold and were asking the Lord to take her soul into Heaven. The angels heard our prayers! By nature she should have felt the cold more than others since she was not dressed for such an ordeal, yet she told us that she did not suffer from the cold! 
After 36 hours, it was one of the 50 first-aid volunteers in Medjugorje, Joseph, a waiter at Viktor restaurant, who found her on Wednesday night at around 11pm. Odette cannot stop thanking him and all those who ardently prayed for her!
 
As for me, listening to Odette, I saw an extraordinary witness to the power of faith. She had a childlike faith that allowed her to hold fast without even being afraid!  "One must be confident," she said to me with disarming simplicity! "Our Lady would not abandon me!"  Praise God, France still has true believers!

The extraordinary physical and moral protection Odette enjoyed reminds me of the experience of the great Russian writer, Alexander Ogorodnikov. He too, had to live through the "ordeal of freezing". How could he survive his imprisonment in Moscow when in 1986 he was thrown naked into a cell where the walls were covered with ice? The answer is simple and he himself gave witness to it: thousands of people were praying for him, and many had sent him their guardian angels. His torturers wanted him to freeze right there and thus rid the country of this embarrassing Christian. But God had another plan for Alexander: while trapped in the walls of ice, he could feel a mysterious heat and he knew that it came from the prayer of his supporters. He was finally freed and returned to his activities as a witness of Christ, (See PS 1).

I could not say how many angels were sent to Odette. God only knows, but we saw their efficiency firsthand! Who among us does not have some people dear to us who are in great physical or moral difficulty? Send them your guardian angel! That angel will be an excellent missionary if you talk to him with faith and affection. Why not do the good that is in our power to do? Why live below our spiritual means and not use these very powerful friends?

3. A Virgin with Child 
The Blessed Mother appeared to Juan Diego in 1531 in Mexico, and we call her Our Lady of Guadalupe. She is one of the few representations of Mary as pregnant. The black maternity belt around Mary's waist, and the jasmine flower over her womb were signs of motherhood to the Aztecs at the time. In addition, the nine golden flowers on her tunic symbolize life and truth. When viewed upside down, the flowers take the shape of hearts with arteries coming out, representing life that originates from God, clearly identifying for the Aztecs, this child to be born as the center of the universe. When she appeared, Our Lady wished that she be acknowledged as the "Mother of the True God".
The fabric that bears the image, the Tilma, stays at a constant temperature which is that of a woman ready to give birth. This image is not imprinted on the fabric, rather it floats mysteriously above the fabric, as does the Shroud of Turin. Seeing this woman, who until then was completely unknown by the locals, displaying signs that belonged to their people, thousands of Aztecs asked to be baptized. 'She's one of us,' they thought.
 
For us too, she is one of us! So, why not offer her a nice gesture of affection and gratitude in these special days of Advent? Let's join her in the divine dialogue she already had with her Child who was yet invisible but fully present within her. In these days when we are awaiting the birth of the Son of God together with Mary and Joseph, I suggest that we all pray from the bottom of our heart this simple prayer until the Day of Joy, the celebration of Christmas:

"O Dear Baby Jesus, nestled in the womb of your Immaculate Mother, I have come to see you. I need to talk to you. To tell you first of all how much I marvel at the fact that God himself took our flesh, which is so fragile and vulnerable. You made a mystifying leap from the splendor of Heaven where you lived with the Father in order to unite with our wretched race and take all kinds of risks with us... this thought makes me fling myself into adoration! How could I not love you? How could we not cherish you infinitely in this stage where you are a zygote, an embryo, an unborn child, before even showing your face in that miserable stable of Bethlehem! Yes, I love you because you did so out of pure love for me, for my family, for all humanity. You came into our muck and sludge to save us, to lift us up and enable us to share with you the delights of an eternal life in your presence. Only you Jesus could have imagined something so crazy! But you're not finished surprising us, I'm beginning to know you!
Jesus, you know that I am coming to you with an agenda... I have a request, please don't be surprised! At the present time, many millions of tiny beings like you are hidden in their mother's womb. They are your treasures, Jesus! Their angels in heaven ceaselessly behold the face of your Father who is in heaven. There is nothing more innocent than these unborn babies on this Earth. Let me tell you about them. They have all received the gift of life, but have not all received the gift of love. Some float joyfully as they feel the love of their mother, but others wonder what on earth they are doing there, because they feel rejected.
Jesus, you are both Life and Love! Please visit every one of these little ones, those who rejoice to know that they are loved, and also those who are suffering from rejection. You're so tiny that your approach will not frighten them, on the contrary! Come see them wherever they are, in these fragile tabernacles of human life where they slowly grow. You are the same size as they are, be their divine twin! Thanks to the extremely sensitive antennae that their innocence gives them, they all listen to the soul of their mother, and also to their Creator. This is the moment, Jesus! Tell them how infinitely precious they are to you! Don't you recognize your own image in them? Tell them that you can't wait to see them grow up and reach in its fullness what they ought to be in your loving plan for them!
And if, unfortunately, they are ripped out from their humble hiding place, whether naturally or with violence, O tender Jesus, listen to their cry of anguish and spread your immense love in them! Heal their wounds! Please, be it done unto them according to your Word, Jesus, "Father, where I am, may they also be with me!" May the flow of your divine love also flood the heart of those who have chosen to lose them! Please, enable them to throw themselves into your merciful arms!
O my little Jesus hidden in Mary, how can I thank you enough for having visited me from the moment I was conceived in my mother's womb, when she and dad consecrated me to your Sacred Heart and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary! Please let all parents take to heart to do the same and keep away from them the wolves who want to steal and devour the children of men!
O tiny Jesus hidden in Mary, listen to my poor prayer for your own kind! And on Christmas night, please be born in my heart! It is yearning for your coming and longing to see your face! My heart awaits to hear your voice in the night, like a watchman waiting for the dawn! Maranatha!"

4. Don't forget to pick up a saint as your pal for 2018, available December 15th. See PS 2 for more information.
 

Dearest Gospa, during the war you told us, "Dear Children, in this Christmas, may your families be joyful as we were joyful, in the stable, when my Son was born," (Dec. 1992). O Mother, we beg you, chase away from our families all that prevents us from enjoying union of hearts and Peace!
Sister Emmanuel +
(Translated from French)

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Chinese, Italian and Spanish languages, the corresponding email address has changed. See the bottom of the newsletter for more information. PS.11

PS 1. Read the history of Alexander Ogorodnikov in Peace Will Have the Last Word by Sr. Emmanuel. Each day, fervent prayers were carried by Angels who visited Alexander in his dreadful cell. They would give him consolation and help him survive the ordeal. After he was liberated in 1986, he went to Lisieux (France) in a pilgrimage that was led by the Beatitudes Cty. There, he shared with us that in the freezing and narrow cell where he had been thrown, he felt the presence of angels surrounding him and wrapping him like a warm mantle, and he knew they were sent to him by his Christian brothers. 

PS 2. As in the tradition and spirit of the Beatitudes Community, every year we offer a list of saints
from which you can discover the saint who has chosen to guide and protect you for the coming year 2018. St. Faustina also pulled saints in her community! (See The Diary of St. Faustina (§ 359). You can access the list on our website beginning December 15, 2017. On that day we will also send the list of saints to those who have signed up to receive the newsletter.

PS 3. Sister Emmanuel's new book Scandalous Mercy: When God Reaches Beyond the Boundaries will be available December 20th. Shipping begins December 26th. To preorder write to: commentscom@gmail.com
 Please include the following information:
1.) In the subject line please write "Scandalous Mercy"
2.) Your shipping address;
3.) How many books you would like to receive; 

When the books are ready to ship we will send an invoice to your email address through Square. You may pay by credit card or PayPal.

PS 4. Prayer to Baby Jesus in the manger. 
"O Child Jesus, how I love you! As I look at you, I see you so small, so innocent, so vulnerable... Yet you are my Lord and my God! With Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds of Bethlehem, I also come to adore you. Make of my heart your little manger, come live in me! Little Jesus, Herod wanted to kill you while you were coming to save us.  Keep me from every sin and everything that may sadden you in my life. Fill my soul with love and the divine peace I am so longing for. Oh, how I wish to take you in my arms and cover you with tender kisses!  You were feeling so cold in Bethlehem at winter, I want to warm you with the songs of my soul. May each one of my secret acts of love be to you like a wisp of straw and warmth! Save us from Satan, do not let him sow hatred and division in our families. Please, recreate love among us. May evil crush against your innocence! I beg you, Baby Jesus, bind the wounds of my heart, and heal my illnesses. Divine little Shepherd, may your blessing always be upon us! Lead us all on the way to salvation! "

PS 5. Write a letter to Baby Jesus for His birthday. Send it to "Queen of Peace", BP 2157, F- 06103 Nice cedex, France. We will give it to a visionary and Jesus will answer you in prayer.

PS 6. The next Live Broadcast will take place on January 3rd at 9pm.  Sister will speak in French about the message of the 2nd and the New Year.  The re- transmission of Dec. 3 live can be found at http://www.enfantsdemedjugorje.fr/direct-du-3-dimanche-3-decembre-2017/

PS 7. Follow the evening program of the parish of Medjugorje, translated into all languages. See the parish site at: http://www.centremedjugorje.org/ 
 
PS 8. How can you help? We are looking for a professional translator from English to Malayalam and Hebrew. If you can help, please write to: gospa.fr@gmail.com

PS 9. The gravity of Christmas! Did you know that more suicide attempts happen on Christmas Night than any other night of the year, but also more souls are released from Purgatory into Heaven? That's something to think about! Let us keep these souls close to our hearts this Christmas!

PS 10. Our next missions include Lithuania in March, France in June, China and Indonesia, God willing, in the fall, and Spain in September. Please continue to pray very much for these missions, and those in these countries who are thirsty for Our Lady's guidance to her Son.
PS 11. Sign up to receive the 'Monthly reports from Medjugorje' by Sr. Emmanuel
 
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Mary TV: December 14, 2017 Reflection - I am inviting you to a complete surrender to God.




        

    
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

December 14, 2017
St. John of the Cross

Dear Family of Mary!

May 25, 1988 "Dear children! I am inviting you to a complete surrender to God. Pray, little children, that satan may not carry you about like the branches in the wind. Be strong in God. I desire that through you the whole world may get to know the God of joy. By your life bear witness for God's joy. Do not be anxious nor worried. God himself will help you and show you the way. I desire that you love all men with my love. Only in that way can love reign over the world. Little children, you are mine. I love you and want you to surrender to me so that I can lead you to God. Never cease praying so that satan cannot take advantage of you. Pray for the knowledge that you are mine. I bless you with blessings of joy. Thank you for having responded to my call."

In this message Our Lady makes it clear that we need to surrender our whole lives to her, making a complete surrender to God through her. But in the same message she warns us that Satan wants to carry us about like the branches in the wind. She tells us that Satan wants to take advantage of us. He does this through temptation.
 
Our Mother knows that we are safest when we have given our entire lives over to God, when we have surrendered all to Him. We received a powerful example of this very situation from Camilla. She wrote this email yesterday:
 
Dear Cathy,
I would like to give you a testimony of something important that happened to me in the last 48 hours.
 
I need physiotherapy these days because I hurt my ankle. So I called a friend for the phone number of her massage therapist whom I then called.
 
He told me that his massage would not only to me good physically, but that it would be a spiritual experience, in which through body hypnosis, I would be disconnected from reasoning and brought into a state of deep meditation. I thought to myself that this was nothing more than fashionable new-age language, and took two appointments with him.
As soon as I had hung up I started to become restless, and this restlessness kept steadily increasing. Although I knew that this restless feeling came from what that man had told me, I didn't want to cancel the appointments because my curiosity of mind didn't allow me to and because I didn't want to give in to fear and restlessness. I kept saying to myself, "It's only a massage. There's nothing wrong with it". But my restlessness kept on growing. This morning, I woke up at 3 o'clock and started to pray. And my prayer, which is usually a source of peace and joy, became all fuzzy, like a radio which is badly tuned.  
 
So I decided to open my email and do whatever inspiration I would get from your daily reflection. As soon as I saw the surrender prayer you proposed, before I even started reading it, I immediately knew that I had to cancel those appointments on the spot. I immediately and clearly realized that I belong to our Mother Mary, body, spirit and soul, and through her to God the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. As well as all my desires, all my imagination etc., in sickness and in health. And that everything that is outside God is completely incompatible because it doesn't exist. And that all my longings are to be focused on God alone. And my peace and joy immediately returned!
 
I thought you needed to know this.
Lots of love,
Camilla
 
Thank you Camilla! I think we all needed to hear this testimony. Indeed, it is our surrender to Jesus and Mary that keeps us safe from the enemy, from his deceptions and lies. It is our surrender that gives us light, helps us walk in the right direction towards Heaven, and keeps us safe from evil. God loves us and can protect us when we place our lives in His hands.
 
Let's all thank the Lord for His protection for Camilla! I remember writing that reflection! I didn't know what I would write, and sat a long while in prayer, not knowing. But then it occurred to me to look for a good surrender prayer online. In my first attempt, the beautiful prayer I sent out yesterday popped up! It was meant for Camilla. But it is very good for all of us too!! Here it is again, so we can pray it today.
 
A prayer of Surrender from St. Vincent's Parish -
 
 
SURRENDER PRAYER
God, my Father, I thank you for all that you are, and all that you do for me through your Son Jesus Christ. I praise you for my life, for your mercy and for your Eucharist. In Jesus' name, Father, I place myself entirely in your Heart. I surrender to you my whole self, my heart, my mind, my memory, my imagination, my will, my emotions, my passions, my body, my sexuality, my desire for human approval, my weaknesses, my desires, my sins.
 
I surrender every person in my life to you. I surrender every situation in my life to you. I surrender every relationship I am in to you. I surrender every concern I have to you. I surrender every fear I have to you. I surrender every doubt I have to you. I surrender all confusion I have to you. I surrender all sadness I am experiencing in my heart to you. I surrender all my wounds to you. I surrender all anxiety and worry I have to you. I surrender all that deceives me in my heart to you. I trust you to care for me and others in a perfectly loving way.
 
As I have emptied myself, and surrendered everything to you, I ask you now, Father, to fill me with your Holy Spirit and all the gifts and fruits of your Spirit. Holy Spirit you are the source of love, hope, joy, peace, patience, goodness, gentleness, tenderness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control. Purify my desires. Help me to open my heart to you. Help me to become perfectly receptive as a pure child. Help me to believe in your love for me. Help me to hope in your love. Help me to receive from the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus all grace and virtues necessary for me to become the person you created me to be. I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ, Your son, God Almighty Father.
 
O Most Holy Immaculate Virgin Mary. I entrust this prayer to your Heart, and ask you to press it to your wounded heart and intercede for me to your Son Jesus. Please help me to be as you are, a perfect disciple, an obedient servant, a true child of God. Amen.
 
Tomorrow we begin the Christmas Novena with the Parish! You can pray, live, with those climbing Apparition Hill at 2:00 pm Medjugorje Time. Our Novena prayers will be sent out in the Daily Reflection, and also prayed during the Hour of Mercy that directly follows the Climb.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017
 
 
PS. Mike Nolan has produced two new CDs: (Still time to order for Christmas!!)   
 
"Oh Jesus, We Adore You!" (A collection of songs used for Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in Medjugorje.  It is very prayerful and peaceful!) 
 
"The Mary TV Soundtrack!" (A joyful compilation of the music used on Mary TV! )

CDs are $15.00 each, and you can order them directly from Mike Nolan


 

 




"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mary TV: December 13, 2017 Reflection - With complete trust give me your hearts...

  
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017
 
December 13, 2017
St. Lucy
 
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."

Our Lady is with us, so close to us, so near, that we have only to whisper to her and she hears us. She is near because this is a "difficult" time. This is a time of intense spiritual battle in which many souls hang in the balance. Mary is here with us as the Queen of this army, her Son's army.
 
God's love has sent her. God's infinite love knew just who to send at this time. He sent the Immaculate Mother to lead the battle against the enemy of our souls. She is equipped. She is strong and she can defeat him.
 
But she needs our cooperation. And so she asks us to give her our hearts, with complete trust, without fear. She needs our hearts, surrendered to her and to Jesus, so that she can fill them with light, the light of her Son. With this light we will recognize what is really going on in this difficult time. We will not be fooled. We will see the victory of her heart approaching.
 
Our job is to surrender. I found this beautiful prayer of surrender to God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit which is also directed to Mary, on a parish website in England! St. Vincent's Parish! I share it with you here, and I will give the link so you can go to the site yourselves to print it off. It is very beautiful, and will help us to truly surrender everything in our hearts to Jesus and Mary, so that we will recognize the signs of the time we live in, the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart!
 
A prayer of Surrender from St. Vincent's Parish -

SURRENDER PRAYER
God, my Father, I thank you for all that you are, and all that you do for me through your Son Jesus Christ. I praise you for my life, for your mercy and for your Eucharist. In Jesus' name, Father, I place myself entirely in your Heart. I surrender to you my whole self, my heart, my mind, my memory, my imagination, my will, my emotions, my passions, my body, my sexuality, my desire for human approval, my weaknesses, my desires, my sins.
 
I surrender every person in my life to you. I surrender every situation in my life to you. I surrender every relationship I am in to you. I surrender every concern I have to you. I surrender every fear I have to you. I surrender every doubt I have to you. I surrender all confusion I have to you. I surrender all sadness I am experiencing in my heart to you. I surrender all my wounds to you. I surrender all anxiety and worry I have to you. I surrender all that deceives me in my heart to you. I trust you to care for me and others in a perfectly loving way.
 
As I have emptied myself, and surrendered everything to you, I ask you now, Father, to fill me with your Holy Spirit and all the gifts and fruits of your Spirit. Holy Spirit you are the source of love, hope, joy, peace, patience, goodness, gentleness, tenderness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control. Purify my desires. Help me to open my heart to you. Help me to become perfectly receptive as a pure child. Help me to believe in your love for me. Help me to hope in your love. Help me to receive from the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus all grace and virtues necessary for me to become the person you created me to be. I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ, Your son, God Almighty Father.
 
O Most Holy Immaculate Virgin Mary. I entrust this prayer to your Heart, and ask you to press it to your wounded heart and intercede for me to your Son Jesus. Please help me to be as you are, a perfect disciple, an obedient servant, a true child of God. Amen.
 
Amen and Amen!!
 
I am excited that we can all draw very close to Mary's heart, and through her to the Heart of Jesus. There we will find the Blessed Trinity, with every blessing and gift we need to help Our Lady's heart to triumph!
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017

 
PS. Mike Nolan has produced two new CDs: (Still time to order for Christmas!!)   
 
"Oh Jesus, We Adore You!" (A collection of songs used for Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in Medjugorje.  It is very prayerful and peaceful!) 
 
"The Mary TV Soundtrack!" (A joyful compilation of the music used on Mary TV! )
 
CDs are $15.00 each, and you can order them directly from Mike Nolan
 
574-335-9952
mnolan6@me.com
 
 
 
 




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

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mary TV: December 12, 2017 Reflection - Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe 
The miraculous image on the Tilma of Juan Diego
Our Lady of Guadalupe
 
December 12, 2017 
Our Lady of Guadalupe
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
"Am I not here who am your Mother?" (Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego)
 
"Dear children! Today I invite you to come still closer to me through prayer. Little children, I am your mother, I love you and I desire that each of you be saved and thus be with me in Heaven. That is why, little children, pray, pray, pray until your life becomes prayer. Thank you for having responded to my call." (Our Lady of Medjugorje, August 25, 1998)

Today is the beautiful Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Especially for those of us in the Americas, this feast is central, for it was through Our Lady of Guadalupe that our hemisphere was won for Christ. What would have taken centuries for missionaries, took only a few years for Mary. She converted and saved millions of her children through her image on the Tilma of Juan Diego!

Here is a brief account of that miraculous event which changed the Americas forever:
Two days later, on December 12, as he was going to the Church at Tlatelolco in order to bring a priest to his dying uncle, Juan Diego was stopped by the Lady, who had come down from Tepeyac Hill to meet him in the road. She listened quietly to Juan's excuse for not having kept his appointment with her the day before. When he had finished speaking she said, "It is well, littlest and dearest of my sons, but now listen to me. Do not let anything afflict you and be not afraid of illness or pain. Am I not here who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Are you not in the crossing of my arms? Is there anything else you need? Do not fear for your uncle for he is not going to die. Be assured... he is already well."
Having heard these words, Juan Diego rejoiced and asked for the sign he was to take to the Bishop. He was told to climb to the top of the hill where she had spoken to him on three previous occasions. She said he would find many flowers blooming there which he was to cut and bring to her. Juan Diego did as he was told though he knew no flowers had ever bloomed before on the stony summit. He discovered a marvelous garden of dew-fresh blossoms which he cut as she had asked. Placing them in his rough cloak, or tilma, he brought the flowers to the Lady who rearranged them and told him to take them to the Bishop; that this was the sign to persuade him to carry out her wishes.
When Juan Diego, radiantly happy, stood before Bishop Fray Juan de Zumarraga and told him of the fourth encounter with the Lady, he opened his tilma to show the Bishop the sign; the flowers cascaded to the floor - but to the astonishment of the Bishop and Juan Diego, there appeared upon the coarse fabric of the Indian's mantle a marvelously wrought, exquisitely colored portrait of the Blessed Virgin, just as Juan Diego had previously described her.  (from this article: http://queenoftheamericasguild.org/history-of-the-apparitions/  )


Coming on the heels of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, this beautiful event shows the power and compassion of the Mary, Mother of God. The Immaculate One came to save her little children in Mexico, and no one could stop her! Today she comes anew, to save her children, now throughout the whole world, and again, no one can stop her. Like Juan Diego, we should be radiantly happy as we stand before our families and communities, with the sign of Our Lady of Medjugorje not on our tilmas, but in our hearts and on our faces. That sign is the peace and love of God!
 
Our Lady (in Medjugorje) says to us, even as she said to Juan Diego, "Am I not here, who am your Mother? Are you not under my protection? Am I not your health? Are you not happily within my fold? What else do you wish?"
 
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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