Thursday, December 18, 2014

Mary TV Daily Reflection 12/18/2014 - Christmas Novena Day 4

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December 18, 2014
Christmas Novena Day 4

Dear Family of Mary!

This is the fourth day of our Novena before Christmas! Again today the parish will climb Apparition Hill, praying the Rosary. We will join them live, through Mary TV! This novena is a big commitment for the parishioners. They must drop everything to go to the hill at 2:00 pm and climb. But they come. It seems that the more prayer, the more sacrifice, the more grace is poured out. It is a lesson to me about priorities. Prayer must be high on our list even at Christmas!

The Lord speaks to Father Dolindo today about growing evil, and how to respond to it. Of course Jesus does not recommend that we rely on our own strength! Our Lady also comments in the message below about how we respond to the evils of our time. She says we work, gather and run without blessing, because we don't pray. The answer? Stop, drop on our knees and pray, handing it all over to the Lord.

Here is a message:

December 25, 2008 "Dear children! You are running, working, gathering - but without blessing. You are not praying! Today I call you to stop in front of the manger and to meditate on Jesus, Whom I give to you today also, to bless you and to help you to comprehend that, without Him, you have no future. Therefore, little children, surrender your lives into the hands of Jesus, for Him to lead you and protect you from every evil. Thank you for having responded to my call."

Novena of Surrender to the Will of God, Day 4
(Jesus speaks to Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo) 

You see evil growing instead of weakening? Do not worry, Close your eyes and say to me with faith: "Thy will be done, You take care of it." I say to you that I will take care of it, and that I will intervene as does a doctor and I will accomplish miracles when they are needed. Do you see that the sick person is getting worse? Do not be upset, but close your eyes and say "You take care of it." I say to you that I will take care of it, and that there is no medicine more powerful than my loving intervention. By my love, I promise this to you.

O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)

Let us pray 7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Marys and 7 Glory bes.

Lord Jesus, through the Intercession of your Mother, Mary, we want to stop worrying and start praying to you when evil threatens.   May we learn to stop running and working on our own, and instead turn to you for help. May we learn to surrender our entire selves to You, that we may give you glory and honor all our days, and especially at this celebration of your Incarnation and Nativity. We are all yours through the guidance and intercession of our Mother, Mary! Amen.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bishop James Johnston: No Christ without the Church

“Christianity is not a do-it-yourself project.”

“… He who does not gather with me scatters.” —Mt 12:30
JVJColumnheadA strange phenomenon is taking place in American society. More and more of our institutions are experiencing diminishment because there is a trend to “go it alone.” This can be seen in the drastic drop in the number of Americans getting married. In fact, the number of marriages has plummeted since the early 1970s. It can be seen in the difficulty experienced by both religious and secular organizations in getting and retaining members. Researchers have indicated that one of the traits of younger Americans is that they are not “joiners.” Even in our Catholic Church across America, the statistics related to the youngest adults indicates that many of them are aloof when it comes to Church membership.
All sorts of sociological theories could be put forward as to why this is happening. It could be related to the widespread breakdown of marriage and family life; it could be due to the effects of technology which gives the false illusion of being connected while eliminating the occasions for real human interaction; it could be the result of the deep influence of the radical individualism so pervasive in secular culture. It could be any one of these, and a number of other factors, or it could be a combination of all of the above. Whatever the reason, the trend is sure to have serious negative consequences.

We need other people

Human beings are social by nature. We need others physically, psychologically, and spiritually. Researchers have shown how infants who do not have the regularity of a human embrace, the sound of a human voice, the warmth of a smile and look on a human face, are seriously harmed. Human beings are best brought into the world and raised in a communion of persons called the family. God, in gathering scattered humanity to himself, does so through a “people,” his family, which we call the Church. “It is not good for the man to be alone,” God said at the beginning of creation (Gen 2:18). And yet, many men and women are deliberately choosing to be alone by foregoing not only marriage, but also other forms of community and belonging. Many, for instance, indicate that they have faith but no need for a church. This is often captured by the phrase, “I’m spiritual but not religious.” In effect, there are many people today who make up a church in which they are the only member.

No Christ without the Church

This trend presents new challenges and opportunities for Christianity and evangelization, but these will only be effective if we are more intentional about being the community of faith and love that Christ intends. If the Church does not “walk the walk” so to speak, it creates a kind of scandal. If Christians live and act no differently than the world, then it will be difficult to convince others of the beauty and truth of Christ. We must be intent on giving ourselves for the good of others.
Christianity is not a do-it-yourself project. The sacraments by their nature are ordered toward joining us more intimately with Christ and those who belong to him. I cannot love Christ without also loving his body, the Church. We must be more knowledgeable about explaining the necessity of the Church in the Christian life and one’s salvation. The Church is not an optional part of Christianity. There is no Christianity without the Church. Christ now identifies himself with the Church as he did when he asked Saul on the road to Damascus, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” (Acts 9:4).
An often-overlooked effect of the Holy Spirit’s action at Pentecost was the undoing of the division and scattered-ness experienced by the human race. This was evidenced by the miracle of everyone hearing the apostles in their own language—an undoing of the events at the Tower of Babel! The work of the Holy Spirit to gather scattered humanity, begun at Pentecost, continues today in the Church.
In my last column, I remarked on Pope Benedict’s observation that hell is absolute, total, and eternal isolation. God in his very nature is not alone. He has revealed a truth about himself, that he is a mystery of communion among three divine persons, and is One. We are mysteriously made in his image. God’s revealed desire for every person is communion, a being with; communion with himself and those who love him and wish to be with him eternally. What could be better? That is a big part of the good news we have to deliver to those who mistakenly think they can be happy going it alone.

from Courageous Priest 

These Stone Walls: Another chapter for Anthony

The First of the Four Last Things- An Advent Tale s
In ages past, Advent prepared for the First Coming of Christ by the “momentum mortis,” the first of the Four Last Things. It’s an urgent matter behind These Stone Walls.

It seems God would not be upstaged. Anthony's story has another chapter. Please, don't miss it, and please, share this week's post on These Stone Walls: "The First of the Four Last Things: An Advent Tale."

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From The Friars eLetter: Open Your Heart to Christ (4 of 4)

4) "Commitment to the Poor Christ: a priceless opportunity to give yourself to God in others by humble charity" (4 of 4) 
It is just not enough to go to Mass on Sunday, pray the Rosary daily, avoid mortal sin, and love your close circle of friends - especially in our spiritually depraved and very desperate society today.
Jesus Christ calls each of us to make a firm and zealous commitment of our time, energy, and gifts to help reveal and build up His Kingdom here on earth. An essential part of this is the practice of the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, which are practical forms of loving our neighbors who take the place of Christ among us.
Christ's Vicar, Pope Francis, has been calling us to go the "outskirts" of existence, to the "fringes" of society, to seek out the lost sheep and bring them home to the Father's House. It's high time to quit living in a "maintenance mode" or a "me only" culture when souls are dying of thirst for Christ's Love all around us.
God has chosen to save people precisely through those to whom He has already revealed Himself - through *our* very human mediation and participation (sound crazy?). God created YOU for a specific purpose and with a unique mission. (After you die, you will find out which souls you helped to save for all eternity, and you will be surprised!)
Every day I need to take time to examine my conscience, life and relationships; to listen to God in His Word in Scripture and in prayer; and to discern what He is asking of me. Every moment He invites me to freely, lovingly, cheerfully say "yes," "amen", to Him and to His Holy Will for me. (If you're unsure what He's asking of you, keep praying, studying your faith, talking with holy people, going to spiritual direction, and serving the needy; take a step forward in faith and God will illumine the next one!)
What is the Lord asking of you? How is He asking you to serve Him in the poor, needy, sick, suffering, lonely, elderly, unborn, rejected, abandoned (etc.)? How are you going to respond to Christ's invitation? What are you going to do for love of Him?
Today? Now?
Then whenever we die and go before Our Lord and He asks us: "How did you love me? What did you do for Me in My beloved least ones?", we will have something real to show Him by the way we loved our neighbors, especially the poor (re-read Matthew, chapter 25). Let us begin!
+Br. Philip Maria Allen, CFR
St. Felix Friary
Yonkers, NY, USA
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Mary TV Daily Reflection - Christmas Novena Day 3

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December 17, 2014
Christmas Novena Day 3

Dear Family of Mary!

Yesterday the climb up Apparition Hill was canceled due to rain. We will continue our Christmas Novena with the Parish today (weather permitting), beginning at 1:45 pm (Medj time) / 7:45 am (EST) at . We are also working on an archive for the novena, so it can be accessed anytime! If the climb is canceled we will pray our novena in the context of the Daily Rosary at 4:00 pm Medjugorje time, 10:00 am EST.

This is Day 3 of our novena, and we consider surrender in terms of how we ask God for help with our difficulties. When we are ill, or have a problem we cannot solve, we turn to the Lord for help. But we may act like a child with a broken toy, who won't let go of the toy long enough for the adult to fix it. The child may struggle to show the adult the problem, but never give over the toy to be fixed. We can be like that with our difficulties. We never quite trust the Lord and we can't let go of our own solution! Here is what Our Lady once said about the need to surrender:

June 25, 1988 "Dear children! I am calling you to that love which is loyal and pleasing to God. Little children, love bears everything bitter and difficult for the sake of Jesus who is love. Therefore, dear children, pray that God come to your aid, not however according to your desire, but according to His love. Surrender yourself to God so that He may heal you, console you and forgive everything inside you which is a hindrance on the way of love. In this way God can move your life, and you will grow in love. Dear children, glorify God with a hymn of love so that God's love may be able to grow in you day by day to its fullness. Thank you for having responded to my call."

Novena of Surrender to God's Will, Day 3
(Jesus speaks to Father Donlindo Ruotolo)
How many things I do when the soul, in so much spiritual and material need turns to me, looks at me and says to me; "You take care of it," then close its eyes and rests. In pain you pray for me to act, but that I act in the way you want. You do not turn to me, instead, you want me to adapt to your ideas. You are not sick people who ask the doctor to cure you, but rather sick people who tell the doctor how to [cure you]. So do not act this way, but pray as I taught you in the Our Father: "Hallowed be thy Name", that is, be glorified in my need. "Thy kingdom come", that is, let all that is in us and in the world be in accord with your kingdom. "Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven", that is, in our need, decide as you see fit for our temporal and eternal life.

If you say to me truly: "Thy will be done". Which is the same as saying: "You take care of it". I will intervene with all my omnipotence, and I will resolve the most difficult situations.

O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)

Let us pray 7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Marys and 7 Glory bes.

Lord Jesus, through the intercession of your Mother, Mary, give us the grace to close the eyes of our souls, and rest with You, our Lord and God. May we let go of our own solutions to our problems, and instead accept Your plans for us. May we learn to entrust our entire selves to You, that we may give you glory and honor all our days, and especially at this celebration of your Incarnation and Nativity. We are all yours through the guidance and intercession of our Mother, Mary! Amen.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2014

2:00 pm Medj time, 8:00 am EST
(1:45 pm Medj time - 7:45am EST Intro with Denis & Cathy)

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Saint John Paul II
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

[Video] Humility and Simplicity

Mary TV Daily Reflection 12/16/2014 - Christmas Novena Day 2

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The Parish climbs Podbrdo before Christmas

December 16, 2014
Christmas Novena Day 2

Dear Family of Mary!

We continue our Christmas Novena with the Parish today, beginning at 1:45 pm (Medj time) / 7:45 am (EST) at . We are also working on an archive for the novena, so it can be accessed anytime!

We are preparing our hearts for Christmas by growing in our surrender to Jesus. This is our gift to the Holy Infant in the manger. We want to give Him our hearts completely. Our Lady has been teaching us this surrender through her messages in Medjugorje. She wants us to understand that it is only by giving our entire lives to Jesus that He can take control and guide us into His protection and make us part of His plan. Our Lives will make sense, and we will lose our fear and anxiety. Jesus will be Lord of our lives.

Here is a beautiful message to ponder:

"Dear children! Today I am calling you to renew your hearts. Open yourselves to God and surrender to him all your difficulties and crosses so God may turn everything into joy. Little children, you cannot open yourselves to God if you do not pray. Therefore, from today, decide to consecrate a time in the day only for an encounter with God in silence. In that way you will be able, with God, to witness my presence here. Little children, I do not wish to force you. Rather freely give God your time, like children of God. Thank you for having responded to my call." July 25, 1989

Let us pray the Novena of Surrender to God's will!
Day 2 (Jesus speaks to Don Dolindo)

Surrender to me does not mean to fret, to be upset, or to lose hope, nor does it mean offering to me a worried prayer asking me to follow you and change your worry into prayer. It is against this surrender, deeply against it, to worry, to be nervous and to desire to think about the consequences of anything. It is like the confusion that children feel when they ask their mother to see to their needs, and then try to take care of those needs for themselves so that their childlike efforts get in their mother's way.

Surrender means to placidly close the eyes of the soul, to turn away from thoughts of tribulation and to put yourself in my care, so that only I act. Saying "You take care of it."

O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)

Let us pray 7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Marys and 7 Glory bes.

Lord Jesus, through the Intercession of your Mother, Mary, give us the grace to close the eyes of our souls, and enter into a conversation with You, our Lord and God. May we give time to prayer, where we will be able to surrender ourselves to You. May we learn to entrust our entire selves to You, that we may give you glory and honor all our days, and especially at this celebration of your Incarnation and Nativity. We are all Yours through the guidance and intercession of our Mother Mary! Amen.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2014

2:00 pm Medj time, 8:00 am EST
(1:45 pm Medj time - 7:45am EST Intro with Denis & Cathy)

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Saint John Paul II
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Monday, December 15, 2014

From the Desk of Sr. Emmanuel Maillard 12/15/14

From the Desk of Sr. Emmanuel Maillard
December 15, 2014

Dear Children of Medjugorje,
praised be Jesus and Mary!

1. Apparition of December 2, 2014 
On December 2, 2014, Mirjana received her monthly apparition at the Blue Cross, where the crowd was smaller than usual because of the winter season. After the apparition, Mirjana conveyed the following message:

"Dear Children! Remember - for I am telling you that love will win. I know that many of you are loosing hope because around you, you see suffering, pain, jealousy, envy... But, I am your mother. I am in the Kingdom but am also here with you. My Son is sending me anew to help you. Therefore, do not lose hope, instead, follow me - because the victory of my heart is in the name of God. My beloved Son is thinking of you as He has always thought of you. Believe Him and live Him. He is the Life of the world. My children, to live my Son means to live the Gospel. This is not easy. This means love, forgiveness and sacrifice. This purifies and it opens the Kingdom. Sincere prayer, which is not only words but is a prayer which the heart speaks, will help you. Likewise fasting (will help you), because it is still more of love, forgiveness and sacrifice. Therefore, do not lose hope but follow me. I am imploring you anew to pray for your shepherds so that they may always look to my Son who was the first Shepherd of the world and whose family was the entire world. Thank you!"
2. Beautiful Croatian traditions

Before Christmas, the Croatians traditionally plant a handful of wheat grains in pots, so that by Christmas time, small shoots are already forming a green plant bed. This tradition comes from a legend that describes the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt. It tells us that the Our Lady, when she was fleeing Herod's soldiers, asked a farmer who was sowing wheat in a field, to tell the pursuers that the family had traveled past his field while he was sowing. When the soldiers came, the wheat had miraculously grown, which forced them to halt.
The Croatians sow the wheat for the feast of Saint Lucia, which is celebrated in the middle of the Advent period. The name Lucia means "light" (LUX, in Latin). This newly sprouted wheat symbolizes the light that glows through the darkness of the winter, and heralds the coming of Christmas. It is one of the rare traditions that is still alive in this region.


There is another beautiful tradition before Christmas which is also still alive. During each Advent period, the children are invited to draw a tunic for Jesus. It is a simple white shirt on which all the marks of their good deeds are affixed. At the end of each day, the parents give the children symbols to paste onto the tunic, and each symbol represents one of their good deeds. The children are very excited by this whole process, and they can't wait to give Jesus, before His birth, a white tunic made beautiful through all their good deeds. Let us hope that this tradition continues! Try it with your children!

3. The little hands of a Child

A young mother of a family, a friend who has an intense prayer life, comes to Medjugorje each year. She sometimes receives a light in her soul from Jesus. With her permission, I will share this recent event, 
which fits so well for the Christmas season:

"One day at home, very early in the morning, I felt the little hands of the Child Jesus on my cheeks, waking me gently. Then, suddenly, in spirit, I found myself in the Stable, among shepherds and other people from the area of Bethlehem. Everyone was marveling and looking at the indescribable kindness that was emanating from the Child Jesus. The people present were in solemn adoration, attracted by divine grace.  They were privileged souls in that holy night.  I was just a witness.  The Lord pointed out, within me, someone who had just lost his children in the terrible slaughter of the Innocents and who, on that dark day, had said, 'It is because of this Baby that I lost my children.' Upon hearing these words, the Child Jesus said to me: 'I beg you, tell them and tell everyone that it is not my fault! It was Herod who killed them, they should name the cause of this evil. Tell them that I will return to the Palace, I will meet Herod and I will let myself be killed.  But I will take their children back and I will give them back alive.  May they not say that I am cruel!  Let them call evil by its own name.  I am Love.' 

Deeply moved by this immense kindness, I cried, thinking of all the times when, though I did not want to, I thought that God was cruel. I blamed him for all the evil that is around us. The soul that the Lord had pointed out to me was in adoration, seized by grace. She represented every one of us who are going ahead, willing to be converted and who recognize the living Jesus present in our lives.  And yet, in time of suffering, the soul cries out against God.  How often do we too, when trials knock at our door, turn against God! 

It is a sin that can be very subtle! Let us reject it completely! God is infinite Love and He cannot even think of doing harm to His creatures. On the contrary, through his Goodness and his Almighty Power, He can transform Evil into Good.

4. Christmas with the Gospa?
In Medjugorje, Our Lady often explained to the visionaries how to live the Advent period. In order to properly prepare the "Day of Joy", she invites us to build the Nativity scene at the very beginning of Advent, so that we enter, together with her and Saint Joseph, into the period where we are awaiting the coming of Jesus.  She invites us to enjoy the richness of the liturgical readings together each day, and to share our thoughts. This activity draws the Holy Spirit into our families, and lights a flame in our hearts. This is also the right moment for great acts of charity, for example visiting the sick, those who are alone, the broken-hearted, bringing them the comfort of our friendship and any goods that they may need. 

She invites us to pray more, especially during the novena from the 16th to the 24th of December, and to offer a sacrifice: "Dear children, give up something that you are most attached to," (tea, coffee, cigarettes, sweets, chocolate, TV, alcohol, electronic games, etc.).

Mary reminds us that it is on Christmas Eve night that the greatest number of souls leave Purgatory, so let us make sure that our beloved who have gone before benefit from this favor!

This year, at Christmas, Mary will appear with the Child Jesus in her arms to 4 of the visionaries, Marija, Ivan, Vicka (who see her every day), and Jakov, who will have his annual apparition. We will be present to entrust all your intentions to the Child Jesus!

Write to Him again! Before Christmas, we receive many letters addressed to Jesus for His birthday from many countries. He is rejected millions of times a day in our world, a world that is killing its own children, so let us tell Him how happy we are to welcome Him! (See PS3). Let us offer Him the little uncomfortable manger of our heart, to rest in, and He will be so consoled! He will transform us through His innocence. He will lead us out of our culture of death. It is the innocence of the poorest of the newborns that will conquer evil. "Dear children," Our Lady told us, "at Christmas time, allow the Child Jesus to be born in your hearts!"

5. Saints are waiting for you!
Do not forget to draw the name of a saint on Christmas day or on New Year's Day, who will be your companion for all of 2015! (See PS1)

Dearest Gospa, Mother of God, you who gave birth to the One who is the Light of the world, we want to celebrate with you the most beautiful Christmas of our life! We ask you to please place this Child into our hearts, this Child that is the delight of all the saints!

                Sister Emmanuel +
(Translated from the French) 

© Sr. Emmanuel Maillard 2014
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PS 1. List of Saints!  
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PS 3. Write a letter to Baby Jesus for His Birthday! 
We will give it to a visionary during the apparition on Christmas Day. Write to: "Reine de la Paix", BP 2157, F- 06103 Nice cedex, France.

PS 4. Christmas Gifts!
Back in stock: Rosary with Medjugorje (Double CD pack); Prayer Obtains Everything; Holiness Means Happiness; In Medjugorje He Told Me The Secret, and more....

PS 5.  A call to families! 
 You have delightful words from your children, let's not lose them! Please send them to us at as we wish to publish them.

PS 6. View the Medjugorje celebrations live, at home!

PS 7. Read and circulate "News from Medjugorje" by Sr. Emmanuel each month! 
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Mary TV Daily Reflection 12/15/2014 - Christmas Novena Day 1

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The Parish prepares for the Christmas Play

December 15, 2014
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!

2:00 pm Medj time, 8:00 am EST
(1:45 pm Medj time - 7:45am EST Intro with Denis & Cathy)

Denis and I will stream a short intro to each day's novena climb in which we are adding 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 before the Parish climb each day.

Here is the Novena Day 1 prayer:

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)

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.

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 2014

PS. Fruit of Medjugorje airs tonight: 8:00 pm EST!

"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
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Friday, December 12, 2014

From Mark Mallett: The Spiritual Tsunami

The Spiritual Tsunami

NINE years ago today, on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, I wrote Persecution… and the Moral Tsunami. Today, during the Rosary, I sensed Our Lady once again moving me to write, but this time about the coming Spiritual Tsunami, which has been prepared by the former. I think it is no coincidence that this writing falls again on this feast… for what is coming has very much to do with the decisive battle between the Woman and the dragon.
Caution: the following contains mature themes that may not be suitable for younger readers.
Published in: | on December 12th, 2014 | 

Mary TV December 12, 2014 Reflection - Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

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December 12, 2014
Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dear Family of Mary!

May 25, 1987 "Dear children! I am calling every one of you to start living in God's love. Dear children, you are ready to commit sin, and to put yourselves in the hand of satan without reflecting. I call on each one of you to consciously decide for God and against satan. I am your Mother and, therefore, I want to lead you all to perfect holiness. I want each one of you to be happy here on earth and to be with me in Heaven. That is, dear children, the purpose of my coming here and it's my desire. Thank you for having responded to my call."

Our Lady tells us clearly that she has come to snatch us away from the grasp of satan. She has come to lead us to perfect holiness which entails freeing us completely from all evil. She wants us to choose God, and renounce Satan. If we do, we will be happy on earth and we will one day be with her in heaven.

This is exactly what she did 483 years ago when she appeared to Juan Diego in Mexico. She came to deliver the people of Mexico from the terrible, blood thirsty idolatry they lived under at the time. She came to reveal the true God who was proclaimed by the Spanish Franciscans, and lead the people into the Catholic Church, where they would be safe from satan, and one day join her in heaven.

Our Lady of Medjugorje delivers us from evil, through her presence and her messages. She reveals to us the true God, her Son. And she helps us to follow Him. The battle has not changed. Like the people of Mexico in 1531, we also live in a culture that is blood thirsty and idolatrous. But we may not recognize it as such since satan has cleverly disguised his works in these days. Many are ready to commit sin, and put themselves in the hands of satan without thinking, without really understanding the evil.

We, who have heard and understood Our Lady's call from Medjugorje, have a great gift to give. We can share about Our Lady of Medjugorje, we can live her messages, and we can be dedicated believers who base our lives on Jesus and His love. We can help others to become aware of the evil that lurks in our modern world through our example.

Our Lady is doing a mighty work of deliverance in our day. She is coming every day to stand with us against our enemy. She is reaching into our lives to bring us hope and truth, love and peace. We have only to respond to her call, live her messages, and love her Son.

Thank you, dearest Mother, for being our Mother! We love you!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2014

PS. The miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe has been studied by scientists and historians extensively. The findings are incredible! For a brief but well done explanation of the miracle of the Tilma, here is a video: 

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