MARY, OUR MOTHER

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mary TV September 16, 2014 Reflection - Our Lady's Apostles


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September 16, 2014
Sts. Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop , Martyrs

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children,  I, your mother, am coming anew among you out of love which has no end, from endless love of the endless Heavenly Father. And as I am looking into your hearts I see that many of you accept me as a mother and, with sincere and pure hearts, you desire to be my apostles...." (September 2, 2014)

I have transcribed another remarkable homily from English Mass in Medjugorje. It is from Mass on September 15, Our Lady of Sorrows. The priest is from England, Fr Simon Broughton, who shares very beautifully about Our Mother, Mary, in her sorrow and her joy:

Couple of weeks ago, I am from England, there was this good old priest. Loads of people gathered around him, and he said to them, "It is good for us to be here." And all of a sudden a little child of about 5 or 6 years of age, tugged at his mom and said, "Mom, when can we go home?" But you and I, we are home. This is our home. And we gather with our Mother Mary today, even if she is crying.

When a mother cries it is for a good reason. It is either out of joy or out of sorrow. And it doesn't matter what age we are, whether we are young or old, we seem to know when someone is crying whether it is out of joy or sorrow.

I'll take you back a little, to when I was about 5 or 6 years of age, my mom and dad were struggling to pay the bills. They were struggling with everything, to be honest. And I remember mom, she was melting butter in a Pyrex dish in the oven. And even then as a young child I understood the difficulties. Mom took the Pyrex dish out of the oven, and it was very hot, and suddenly it smashed into a thousand pieces on the floor. And at once my mom began to cry. And I looked at her and I wanted to change that sorrow into joy. So immediately the 5 year old child within me said, "Mom, look! Diamonds!" And mom did exactly what you did (laugh), the tears were no longer tears of sorrow, they were actually tears of joy.

When we come to this place (Medjugorje) Mary wants to take our sorrow and turn it into a moment of grace, turn it into a moment of joy with the Lord. Pope Francis said just a few weeks ago, "Sometimes we need the tears in order to see Jesus more clearly." How right and true that is. We only have to look at the world, our families, our relationships. You put the television on, read the newspapers, you listen to the radio...We are bombarded every moment with something going wrong in the world. And yet our Mother comes to us, and she comes close.

Yesterday was the Exaltation of the Cross, the Triumph of the Cross. Today we take our rightful place with Mother at the foot of the Cross. You see, for the early Christians, they used to say holding the Cross, almost like a taunt, they would say, "Is this the best you can do? Crucify us." Because they knew that heaven was waiting for them. Mary calls each and every one of us to take our rightful place with her at the foot of the Cross. We cannot bypass the Cross. If we are true, we have to look at the Cross and embrace it. But we are not alone. Because Mary, our Mother, was given to us at the foot of the Cross, and it is there that we enjoy her company.

John was told by Jesus at the Cross, "Son, behold your mother." "Mother, behold your son." From that moment we are told that john took Mary into his home, in other words, into his heart. Mary has called you here to come into her heart, but she also wants you and I to take her back home, and to make a place for God in our lives back there at home. You see the world it getting it wrong, because, you see, the world is going their way, not God's way. And it is when we walk away from God that disaster comes, destruction, sadness, sickness, everything comes. But it is when we walk with the Lord that we find joy and happiness. And we look forward to the eternal.

Our Mother said to us this month, "How much my heart suffers." She tells us why her heart suffers, she says, "Because Satan wants to destroy my plan." You are God's plan. You are our Mother's plan. That is why she says to you, "You are my apostles." Apostles of light...in other words, you are to take this light from the Scriptures and live them.

She reminds us of our way forward in life. She says, "Prayer, conversion, fasting, penance, Eucharist." She gives us a new way ahead in life. She gives us the way that gives life and blessing. But many of us when we come here, forget that we are God's plan. Our Lady reminds us again, in the early days. She says to us "Without you, my plan will not come to fruition." Each and every one of us is being called because we are children of God. And we need to realize that in our lives, each and every moment. We have to make a home with God.

In Argentina, there was a lady who was struck by lightning, and she was killed straight out. And she received a great grace from God. Jesus stood with her when she passed from this life into the next. And she saw the whole of the earth in darkness. And she was fearful. Then she realized that Jesus stood next to her. And He said to her, "Look." And immediately she saw little lights around the whole of the globe. And Jesus said, "These are the people who are praying for you." At that moment the fear left her. And she was filled with immense joy, and gratitude. She woke up in the mortuary. I wonder who got the bigger shock that day, the mortician or the Argentinian woman!

You see God gives us these gifts, He sends His Mother to us because he knows that you and I, we get it wrong time and time again. So we need our Mother close by us. If we listen to the voice of the Gospel, the voice of our Mother, the voice of Jesus, we will not be full of fear. We will be people full of hope, people full of life. We will be people, as our Mother says, who are apostles. The Greek word, apostolos, means to teach. She is saying to you and me, "You have been many times here, in the school of your Mother", and now she is saying to us "Now is the time to teach one another, but not with words, but with actions, actions of love, of gentleness, and of silent prayer. And together we fulfill God's plan. For we are God's plan."

Thank you, Fr. Broughton! Thank you!!!

God is so organic. He grows apostles in the seed bed of His love and mercy. He is the Creator. He can do it. We can be His plan, because He has created us with all the possibilities necessary to become His plan of blessing in the world. We have only to say "yes" and let Him work in us. This is so amazing! It is not a program set up and imposed on us from without. It is a way of being that is nurtured within us through His great love for us, His grace given to us. As we pray, fast, convert, confess, receive the Eucharist and read scripture, we are fed by the Lord and made ready. And so we become God's plan. We are His solution for a fallen world. Because Jesus lives in us!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Mary TV Daily Reflection 9/15/2014 - Our Lady of Sorrows


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J.M.J

September 15, 2014
Our Lady of Sorrows

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children; I am calling you and am coming among you because I need you. I need apostles with a pure heart. I am praying, and you should also pray, that the Holy Spirit may enable and lead you, that He may illuminate you and fill you with love and humility. Pray that He may fill you with grace and mercy. Only then will you understand me, my children. Only then will you understand my pain because of those who have not come to know the love of God. Then you will be able to help me. You will be my light-bearers of God's love. You will illuminate the way for those who have been given eyes but do not want to see. I desire for all of my children to see my Son. I desire for all of my children to experience His Kingdom. Again I call you and implore you to pray for those whom my Son has called. Thank you." October 02, 2012

In this remarkable message Our Lady shows us how we can understand this feast day. She tells us that only when we are filled with the Holy Spirit, led by Him, illuminated by Him, and filled with His love and humility, will we understand her. Only when we are filled with grace will we understand her pain. Then we will understand her love for all her children. We will see how much she suffers as she watches her children who do not yet know Jesus. She wants them to be saved, to be brought into God's Kingdom. They are at risk of eternal separation from God, and many have no idea at all.

Our Lady must love without control, hope without certainty. She loves each person to distraction. And she sees how many of us throw that love away, through ignorance, woundedness, or attachment to sin. She joined her Son in paying the price for each soul, bearing the terrible pain of the Cross in her heart. Imagine how it must be for her to see this great gift, this great redemption go unaccepted. This must be an unbearable sorrow, and unimaginable pain in her heart.

And so she needs us. First she needs our hearts to be like hers, full of grace. When we are full of grace, we will understand her, and think and pray like her. Then she needs us to be her apostles and light bearers, going out to others with her love and her invitation to conversion. These poor souls have eyes but do not want to see her or her Son. They need to see us, and be attracted to God by our love and joy.

Let us pray:

Dearest Mother Mary, we thank you for coming among us. We understand that you need us and that you need us to have pure hearts. And so we ask you to pray with us for the Holy Spirit to enable us and lead us, that He will illuminate us and fill us with love and humility. We pray along with you that the Holy Spirit will fill us with grace and mercy. We want our hearts to resemble your heart. We want to understand you, to understand your pain at the loss of souls. We want to have your love for souls, so that we can help you to reach them with your love. Pray for us to be light bearers who can illuminate the way for souls who are lost in the darkness of sin. Pray for us to shine so as to open their eyes to the God of love. Give us hearts for love, hearts that are aflame with love. We cannot manufacture this love, but must receive it. Pray for an outpouring of love upon us so that we can share that love with others. We love you Mother. And we long to help you so that one day your heart will be sorrowful no more! In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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Why Celebrate A Sorrowful Mother?

On This Day, the Lady Will Be Crowned – May 31, 1954 message


In this May 31, 1954 message from the Lady of All Nations (ecclesiastical approval, May 31, 2002, see “Church Approves Apparitions of the Lady of All Nations” article), Our Lady calls both theologians, bishops and the faithful to “work and ask for this dogma. You should petition the Holy Father for this dogma.” She also explains that the titles Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate are “three concepts in one,” that is three aspects of her one role as spiritual Mother of all humanity. Our Lady then gives the seer a vision of the proclamation of the dogma by the Holy Father in St. Peter’s Basilica and states “my prophecy that ‘all generations will call me blessed’ will be fulfilled more than ever once the Dogma has been proclaimed.” – Ed.

“Here I am again. The Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate is now standing before you. I have chosen this day—on this day…

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Why Celebrate a Sorrowful Mother?


Reflection for Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, SEPT. 14, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Surely other world 
English: Our Lady of the Sorrows.
English: Our Lady of the Sorrows. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
religions, and even some fellow members of Christianity, must look at the Catholic Church with a head scratching bewilderment as Sept. 15 arrives and the Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows.

Why would anybody celebrate the suffering of anybody else? And, more specifically, why celebrate the terrible heartfelt sufferings of an innocent mother, who had to stand by and experience her son’s public execution by crucifixion, still one of history’s most grisly forms of death?

All authentic Christians will grant the necessity and efficacy of the sufferings of Jesus Christ to redeem the world. Humanity could not save itself. Humanity could not offer just compensation for its own sins, for to offend an infinite Creator is to commit an infinite offense.

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The Rosary of the Seven Sorrows


During her visitations at Kibeho, the Holy Virgin revealed that this Rosary of the Seven Sorrows possesses immense spiritual power for those who say it sincerely. She promised that when prayed with an open and repentant heart, this Rosary would win us the Lord’s forgiveness for our sins and free souls from guilt and remorse. She also promised over time, this Rosary would develop within us a deep understanding of why we sin, and that knowledge would give us the wisdom and strength to change or remove any internal flaws, weaknesses of character, or personality faults causing unhappiness and keeping us from enjoying the joyous life God intended for us to live.

The Rosary of the Seven Sorrows contains all the power you need to change your life for the better, obtain peace and happiness, realize your full potential, fulfill all your dreams, and grow closer to God’s light.

—Immaculée Ilibagiza,…

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The Promises of the Seven Sorrows


So much does the Crucified Lord desire humanity to ponder, along with His own
Our Lady of Sorrows, Metropolitan Cathedral, C...
Our Lady of Sorrows, Metropolitan Cathedral, Chihuahua, Mexico. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
 saving Redemption, the coredemption of his Mother, that He has attached to the prayerful meditation of the seven principal historical events of Our Lady’s sufferings promises of grace and mercy that are nothing short of extraordinary and miraculous.

To St. Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373), Our Lady directly reveals the amazing graces granted by her Son for all those who daily pray seven Hail Mary’s while meditating on her seven dolors and tears:
1. “I will grant peace to their families.”
2. “They will be enlightened about the Divine Mysteries.”
3. “I will console them in their pains and…

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“At Every Moment”—The Mystery of Mary’s Mystical Suffering


When the torturers struck the transcendental God who became immanent in creation, the suffering dealt was not only for the person of Jesus. With every lash of the whip, two lashes were felt. Every thorn was felt twice. Nails pierced four hands, and four feet as well. “Every blow rending the body of the son had its cruel echo in the heart of his Mother.” St. Bonaventure exclaims, “Why wouldst thou, most honored Lady, be immolated for us? Is not our Savior’s passion sufficient for our salvation?” (1)

Yet, as she has revealed in recent centuries, her suffering did not stop there. In light of numerous mystical writings and apparitions, we could now rightly echo Bonaventure and say, why wouldst thou, most honored Lady, continue to suffer for us? Is not our Savior’s passion sufficient? Is not your earthly suffering sufficient?

How can Mary behold the face of God and…

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Mary Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate


The symbols of Her Majesty as Coredemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate are imprinted in the Medal of the Immaculate Conception (Miraculous Medal). Its history began in Eden. When, in the fullness of time, God created Adam out of the dust of the earth and placed him in the garden of Eden, he then created Eve out of his rib and gave her to him as “a companion” (Genesis 2:18). Our first mother, the first Eve, the “Mother of the living,” then brought death to her children and the world by her sin of disobedience and by wanting to be “like God.” She, and soon afterwards the first Adam, fell prey to “the father of lies,” the ancient serpent, once Lucifer, now Satan, who deceived them (Genesis 3:4-5).

It was then that God made his first promise to mankind when he said to Satan: “Because you have done this, I will put…

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The venerated image of Our Lady of Warfhuizen
The venerated image of Our Lady of Warfhuizen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
 

“The Sensus Fidelium” of Mary Coredemptrix, Mediatrix of all Graces and Advocate


The  two articles which follow, by Bishop Joseph Danlami Bagobiri and Dr. Judith Gentle, were recently presented, March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation, in Rome at the Inside the Vatican Forum’s Marian Day of Dialog on the Fifth Marian Dogma. – Ed. 

“THE SENSUS FIDELIUM” of Mary Coredemptrix, Mediatrix of all Graces and Advocate of the People of God – a Nigerian Perspective of the Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici Movement
Since the launching of the “Voice of the People for Mary Mediatrix” in May 1993, as a popular movement of the People of God from the five continents of the world praying and petitioning the Vicar of Christ to papally define the fifth Marian Dogma of Our Lady as “the spiritual Mother of all Peoples”, in her three motherly roles as Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix of all Graces and Advocate, a lot of good things have…

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Padre Pio and the Mother Co-redemptrix


It has been written, and rightly so, that “if there is an aspect of the mystery of Mary especially fitting to the life and work of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, it is certainly the coredemptive aspect of the person and mission of the Immaculate in God’s salvific plan of love” (1).

The mystery of Mary Coredemptrix is present in the life and writings of St. Pio of Pietrelcina at the highest levels of mystical experience which he lived out in body and soul, and of the theologia cordis transmitted by him to his spiritual children in the language of that wisdom transcending by far a language limited to the solely notional and conceptual (2).

St. Pio of Pietrelcina in the first place lived the mystery of Marian Coredemption in his exceptional mystical experience of the Passion of Christ Crucified, of which he bore the living and bleeding stigmata in his body…

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Mary Co-redemptrix and the New Evangelization


In May 2001 Pope John Paul II called to Rome the cardinals of the world in a special consistory seeking to implement the pastoral directives for the new millennium as contained in his papal document Novo Millennio Ineunte (At the Beginning of the Third Millennium).

On the first day of the consistory, as the third official presenter to the College of Cardinals and in the presence of Pope John Paul II, His Eminence, Luis Cardinal Aponte Martínez, Archbishop of Puerto Rico, offered to the consistory the following presentation concerning the decisive role of the Mother of All Peoples in the imperative of the New Evangelization for the third millennium.

Your Holiness and my dear Brother Cardinals,
As we contemplate the imperative for the New Evangelization in light of Novo Millennio Ineunte, the question must be posed: who was the first to “hear the word of God…

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

"War is Madness!"

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September 14, 2014  

(1Co 1:17-18) For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not in wisdom of speech, lest the cross of Christ should be made void. For the word of the cross, to them indeed that perish, is foolishness: but to them that are saved, that is, to us, it is the power of God.

POPE FRANCIS HOMILY: War is "madness" which brings destruction

Visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Military Cemetery of Redipuglia (13 September 2014)

After experiencing the beauty of travelling throughout this region, where men and women work and raise their families, where children play and the elderly dream… I now find myself here, in this place, able to say only one thing: War is madness.

Whereas God carries forward the work of creation, and we men and women are called to participate in his work, war destroys.  It also ruins the most beautiful work of his hands: human beings.  War ruins everything, even the bonds between brothers.  War is irrational; its only plan is to bring destruction: it seeks to grow by destroying.

Greed, intolerance, the lust for power…. These motives underlie the decision to go to war, and they are too often justified by an ideology; but first there is a distorted passion or impulse.  Ideology is presented as a justification and when there is no ideology, there is the response of Cain: “What does it matter to me?  Am I my brother’s keeper?” (cf. Gen 4:9).  War does not look directly at anyone, be they elderly, children, mothers, fathers…. “What does it matter to me?”

Above the entrance to this cemetery, there hangs in the air those ironic words of war, “What does it matter to me?”  Each one of the dead buried here had their own plans, their own dreams… but their lives were cut short.  Humanity said, “What does it matter to me?”

Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction…

In all honesty, the front page of newspapers ought to carry the headline, “What does it matter to me?”  Cain would say, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

This attitude is the exact opposite of what Jesus asks of us in the Gospel.  We have heard: he is in the least of his brothers; he, the King, the Judge of the world, he is the one who hungers, who thirsts, he is the stranger, the one who is sick, the prisoner… The one who cares for his brother or sister enters into the joy of the Lord; the one who does not do so, however, who by his omissions says, “What does it matter to me?”, remains excluded.

Here lie many victims.  Today, we remember them.  There are tears, there is sadness.  From this place we remember all the victims of every war.

Today, too, the victims are many…  How is this possible?  It is so because in today’s world, behind the scenes, there are interests, geopolitical strategies, lust for money and power, and there is the manufacture and sale of arms, which seem to be so important!

And these plotters of terrorism, these schemers of conflicts, just like arms dealers, have engraved in their hearts, “What does it matter to me?”

It is the task of the wise to recognize errors, to feel pain, to repent, to beg for pardon and to cry.       

With this “What does it matter to me?” in their hearts, the merchants of war perhaps have made a great deal of money, but their corrupted hearts have lost the capacity to cry.  That “What does it matter to me?” prevents the tears.  Cain did not cry.  The shadow of Cain hangs over us today in this cemetery.  It is seen here.  It is seen from 1914 right up to our own time.  It is seen even in the present.

With the heart of a son, a brother, a father, I ask each of you, indeed for all of us, to have a conversion of heart: to move on from “What does it matter to me?”, to tears: for each one of the fallen of this “senseless massacre”, for all the victims of the mindless wars, in every age.  Humanity needs to weep, and this is the time to weep.

ALETEIA: Why does God Allow all the Violence and Suffering Today?

The Desert Fathers: sayings of the Early Christian Monks: Discretion

59. Poemen related a saying of Ammon, 'One man kept an axe with him all his life but did not know how to cut down a tree; another knew how to use an axe, and could cut down a tree with a few strokes. 'He used to say that the axe was discretion.'


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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Spiritual Gems-Offer Your Daily Duties to Blind Satan-September 13, 2014

 
 
As With Fatima...Offer Your Daily Duties to Blind Satan

"Throughout the day, you should offer me your daily duties for the glory of God.  Such offering made when you are in a state of Grace also contributes to blind Satan.  Live in accordance with my graces so that Satan will be blinded even more in an large range of his actions. Take advantage of the abundant graces to help a multitude of souls live a holier life."

Our Lady to Elizabeth Kindelmann



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Sister Emmanuel's Newsletter from Medjugorje, September 2014

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  September 14, 2014 
Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross 

Dear Children of Medjugorje, praised be Jesus and Mary!

1. On September 2, 2014, Mirjana received her monthly apparition at the Blue Cross, surrounded by a large crowd. After the apparition, she gave the following message:

"Dear children, I, your mother, am coming anew among you out of love which has no end, from endless love of the endless Heavenly Father. And as I am looking into your hearts I see that many of you accept me as a mother and, with sincere and pure hearts, you desire to be my apostles. But, I am also the mother of those of you who do not accept me and who, in the hardness of your hearts, do not desire to come to know the love of my Son. And you do not know how much my heart suffers and how much I pray to my Son for you. I pray to Him to heal your souls because He can do so.  I pray to Him to illuminate you with the miracle of the Holy Spirit so that you may stop, always anew, betraying, cursing and wounding Him. With all my heart I pray for you to understand that only my Son is the salvation and the light of the world. And you, my children, my dear apostles, always carry my Son in your hearts and thoughts. In this way you are carrying love. All those who do not know Him will recognize Him in your love. I am always beside you. In a special way I am beside your shepherds because my Son has called them to lead you on the way to eternity. Thank you, my apostles, for your sacrifice and love."

 
2.  A heavy bag! A few days ago, during the evening Mass, a priest recounted the following parable in his homily:  A man came home from work one day and found a huge sack of potatoes near the door of his house, blocking the entrance. His little boy was there, happy to welcome his daddy home, but the sack was barring the way and it was much bigger than the child. The father said to the child, "Move the sack so that we can open the door properly!" The little fellow tried to move the sack, but was unable to. "I can't daddy, it's too heavy!" "Yes, you can!" his father replied, "Try again to shift it!" The child tried again, but couldn't get the enormous sack to budge even a millimeter.  "I can't daddy," he protested yet again. "Yes, you can!" the father insisted. The child made one last attempt, putting all his weight to the sack, but in vain!
"Daddy, I tried with all my strength, I really did everything I could, but the sack is too heavy for me!"

 
"No, my boy, you haven't done everything you can!" The child looked at his father, puzzled.

"You haven't done everything you can," the father explained, "You didn't call on me for help!"

The child understood then. He had allowed his true possibilities to slip by; the thought hadn't crossed his mind that having a father multiplied his capabilities. Having a father meant that he could rise above himself and not be checked by his own limitations any more.  Having a father gives us wings!

This parable is very timely today, when man tries to live of his own strength, without calling on God's help. He labors with all his strength and invests all his natural capacities in building a world to his liking, and he perceives with anguish that happiness eludes him and that this world is falling apart. The mountain of problems he encounters is too big for him to handle. And all along the Heavenly Father is there, waiting for his child to turn to Him, instead of being oblivious of God, or even worse, rejecting Him from his life! "You work a lot," the Virgin Mary tells us, "But without God's blessing!" Why is it that we live below our means and go without the powerful riches that God offers us? We are made for the infinite and we carry a deep nostalgia for it within us! The hour has come to welcome the infinite love of the Infinite Heavenly Father, according to Our Lady's expression in the message above.

3. Why not Six Modern Beatitudes?
Today we celebrate the Exaltation of the Cross of Our Lord, the One who has taught us the true way of happiness, and who has revolutionized our conceptions. If Jesus was walking among us today, we could imagine that He might say the following:

 
Blessed are you when you fail, because in your failure you discover your real need of me.
Blessed are you when you are in trouble, because your trouble has opened your ears to hear my message.
Blessed are you when you are suffering temptation, because then your weakness comes home to you, and you are willing to accept the offer of my strength.
Blessed are you when you are lonely, or afflicted, or rejected, for then you realize that true communion is only possible with me, and in me, with other people.
Blessed are you when you love and so are vulnerable; I too was wounded because I loved.
Blessed are you when you meet with difficulties when trying to follow me; this is a sign that you are on the right path. (Transmitted by Colin Beatty)

4. On Friday September 12, at 10pm, Ivan received Our Lady's apparition at the Blue Cross, the last one before going home to the USA. Our Lady appeared very happy and joyful. After blessing us, she prayed over us at length with her hands extended. She then prayed for a long time for peace in the world and for vocations in the Church. Let us join her in her motherly intercession, with our own prayers and offerings. She is so much in need of our prayer. How many times has she said: "Less talk and more prayer"?

 
A nice thing to know is that, sometimes during her apparitions to the visionaries, Our Lady prays out loud in her mother tongue, especially on Thursdays when priests are present at the apparition at Ivan's place, or when pilgrims with Jewish roots are present.

5. On September 3rd Vicka celebrated her 50th birthday!  As always, Our Lady gave her a kiss, and Vicka was radiant with joy! Let's pray for Vicka, who prays so much for us! May the next fifty years be as fruitful as the first fifty! Until now, when receiving the pilgrims, Vicka would pray silently for a full 20 mins over the crowd. But recently, she prayed for an hour, which has never happened before!  It was very powerful. No one moved or spoke, you could have heard a pin drop. This new initiative of Vicka's is a notable sign that Our Lady is giving us to better understand the urgency of prayer today.

Dearest Gospa, Mother of Mercy and compassion, please soften our hearts and make them like unto your heart. Yes, we want to be your "dear apostles" and collaborate with you in the wonderful work you are doing to unite all your children to your Son, Jesus.

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PS 1. Check out my new FaceBook page:
https://www.facebook.com/sisteremmanuel.maillard and don't forget about our twitter account: @ChildrenofMedj. Or, add us to your circles on Google+ Sr.emmanuelmaillard@gmail.com (We're becoming so "social"!!)

PS 2. During a mission in Padua (Italy) on Aug. 21,
Ivan received his apparition and shared the following message: "Dear children, also today again I call you to holiness. Pray, dear children, for the holiness of the family. Pray, dear children, for prayer to enter your families and become a joy for you. Rejoice in prayer, so that with prayer, dear children, you can have this full and deep peace. For with prayer, dear children, you allow the Holy Spirit to descend into your heart and bring you new strength and light in your life. Pray, pray, pray, dear children, open yourselves and you will obtain this. I pray, and I ask my Son to grant you this gift. Thank you, dear children, because also today you have responded to my call."

PS 3. Why not write a letter to Our Lady?
She loves letters and she'll bless you for it! Send it to: "Queen of Peace", BP 2157, F- 06103 Nice cedex, France. We will give it to a visionary.

PS 4. Why not write a letter to Our Lady?
She loves letters and she'll bless you for it! Send it to: "Queen of Peace", BP 2157, F- 06103 Nice cedex, France. We will give it to a visionary.

PS 5. View the Medjugorje celebrations live, at home! http://www.medjugorje.hr/en/multimedia/tv-web/
 
PS 6. Read and circulate "News from Medjugorje" by Sr. Emmanuel each month! 
In French: gospa.fr@gmail.com
In Italian:  vannalvisepg@gmail.com
In English and German: Commentscom@gmail.com
In Flemish: gclaes@scarlet.be
In Portuguese: medjugorjeport@yahoo.com

Friday, September 12, 2014

From Mark Mallett: Fatima, and the Great Shaking


Fatima, and the Great Shaking

 


AS many as a hundred thousand people saw it: the sun began to spin, pulsate, and radiate a multitude of colors. But then something happened that defied any explanation, even by the atheists gathered that October afternoon in 1917 at Fatima, Portugal:
Before the astonished eyes of the crowd, whose aspect was biblical as they stood bare-headed, eagerly searching the sky, the sun trembled, made sudden incredible movements outside all cosmic laws—the sun ‘danced’ according to the typical expression of the people. —Avelino de Almeida,writing for O Século (Portugal’s most widely circulatedand influential newspaper, which was pro-government and anti-clerical at the time. Almeida’s previous articles had been to satirize the previously reported events at Fátima). www.answers.com
In my article, Debunking the Sun Miracle Skeptics, I examined all the natural explanations that have failed to explain away the supernatural event that took place that day. But an atheist recently wrote saying that what people saw was “a physical impossibility” since the sun cannot dart about the sky. Of course not—what the people saw, obviously, was a vision of sorts. I mean, the sun can’t move about the sky… or can it?
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Published in: | on September 11th, 2014 | 

September 12, 2014 Reflection - The Most Holy Name of Mary














 
 
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J.M.J

September 12, 2014
The Most Holy Name of Mary

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Already for a long time I am giving you my motherly heart and offering my Son to you. You are rejecting me. You are permitting sin to overcome you more and more. You are permitting it to master you and to take away your power of discernment. My poor children, look around you and look at the signs of the times. Do you think that you can do without God's blessing? Do not allow darkness to envelop you. From the depth of your hearts cry out for my Son. His Name disperses even the greatest darkness. I will be with you, just call on me: 'Here we are Mother, lead us.' Thank you." (May 2, 2009)

On this beautiful Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary, I want to share an excerpt from Fr. Don Calloway's testimony of conversion. He lived a very sinful life as a young man but received the gift of conversion through Our Lady of Medjugorje. He discovered Our Lady in a book about Medjugorje, and decided he needed to change his life. And right after this deep conversion, the devil came to take his soul before the conversion could be completed. Here is what happened:

[After hours of kneeling, crying and praying] I got up from kneeling. Then, at a loss for what to do next, I made the decision to go to bed. What had happened to me was so unbelievable that I just wanted to sleep. Then I would get up the next day and tell Fr. Callahan what I had experienced.

When I curled up on my couch - I didn't even have a bed in my room, only a couch - I was so at peace. But all of a sudden something below me and within me - this is very difficult to explain - knocked me out of my body.   I literally felt as if I had left my body. My physical form remained on the couch, but my soul or spirit had left.

I was paralyzed and in a state of shock. I couldn't move my hands or any part of my body. I tried to scream for my mother, but I couldn't make a sound.

For a moment, I thought I might be going to hell - as if everything I had just come to know was suddenly being taken away from me; I had been such a bad person that I wasn't worthy of God's mercy. I was going to go to this place of eternal separation from everything I had just come to know as being true and beautiful and good. I had no idea what to do.

Then, with every part of my being, I managed to interiorly scream. I spiritually cried out, "Mary!" It was so strong and penetrating a cry, it seemed to echo throughout to echo throughout the cosmos. It was like a little boy screaming for his mother after he's fallen and been seriously injured.

All of a sudden, I was violently slammed back into my body with what seemed like the force of the entire universe. It was so violent a thrust that I expected my mom to come running into my room to check on me. Yet nobody came because no one heard a sound.

After I got over the shock of the impact, a feeling of peace overwhelmed me, a peace that was tangible. Then I heard a voice, the most feminine voice I have ever heard and ever will hear. It was within me, it was outside of me, it was like liquid love being poured over me. It was pure maternal love. It said, "Donnie, I'm so happy." That's all I heard but I knew who it was. Nobody called me Donnie but my mother. Nobody. I knew this was the voice of Mary, the Blessed Virgin Mary. I was so at peace that I felt like a little boy snuggled close to his mother's breast. I was so at peace, so loved, and so at rest that I went into a deep sleep. I hadn't slept like that since I was a young boy. (Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC. "No Turning Back". Marian Press. Stockbridge. p. 179-180)

The Most Holy Name of Mary!! The most powerful Name Mary!! Fr. Calloway knew instinctively to call on the name of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, she who had brought him conversion. We too can call on her name, she will come and help us in all our difficulties. She drives the devil away simply by her presence.  She can protect us. 
 
To close, here is an excerpt from the Breviary for Sept. 12, Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary:

The Most Holy Name of Mary

O thou, whosoever thou art, that knowest thyself to be here not so much walking upon firm ground, as battered to and fro by the gales and storms of this life's ocean, if thou wouldest not be overwhelmed by the tempest, keep thine eyes fixed upon this star's clear shining. If the hurricanes of temptation rise against thee, or thou art running upon the rocks of trouble, look to the star, call on Mary. If the waves of pride, or ambition, or slander, or envy toss thee, look to the star, call on Mary. If the billows of anger or avarice, or the enticements of the flesh beat against thy soul's bark, look to Mary. If the enormity of thy sins trouble thee, if the foulness of thy conscience confound thee, if the dread of judgement appall thee, if thou begin to slip into the deep of despondency, into the pit of despair, think of Mary.  

In danger, in difficulty, or in doubt, think on Mary, call on Mary. Let her not be away from thy mouth or from thine heart, and that thou mayest not lack the succour of her prayers, turn not aside from the example of her conversation. If thou follow her, thou wilt never go astray. If thou pray to her, thou wilt never have need to despair. If thou keep her in mind, thou wilt never fall. If she lead thee, thou wilt never be weary. If she help thee, thou wilt reach home safe at the last - and so thou wilt prove in thyself how meetly it is said: And the Virgin's name was Mary. --Excerpts from the Breviary for the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary (Sept. 12)

Mother come, Mary come!!  

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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