Friday, June 17, 2011

Mary TV Daily Reflection 6/17/2011

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June 17, 2011

Dear Family of Mary!

Day 3 of our Novena in honor of the 30th Anniversary of Our Lady's Apparitions in Medjugorje! I really like the image of the vine and branches (the reading for day 3 of the novena). It seems so appropriate for the parish of Medjugorje because one of their main crops is grapes. Pilgrims who walk through the villages pass by row after row of well-tended grape vines, properly pruned and propped up so that they will bear much fruit. If any people would understand this parable from John's gospel, it would be the people of Medjugorje.

It also strikes me that we who have returned to Medjugorje several times have observed the Lord tending his vines as well, pruning and propping up the parishioners of Medjugorje so that they too bear much fruit. They have gone through many trials, but they seem to come out of them even stronger and more filled with faith! They are a great witness to the power of prayer and faithfulness to Jesus. It is an honor to pray for this parish which Our Lady has chosen as her own!

3rd day: We pray for all Parishioners

1. Prayer to the Queen of Peace
2. Veni Creator Spiritus
3. Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Texts for Meditation

Jesus said to his disciples: "I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. Anyone who does not remain in me will be thrown out like a branch and wither; people will gather them and throw them into a fire and they will be burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you. By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. As the Father loves me, so also I love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete." (Jn 15,5-8)


"Dear children! Today I thank you for all the sacrifices you have offered me these days. Little children, I invite you to open yourselves to me and to decide for conversion. Your hearts, little children, are still not completely open to me and therefore, I invite you again to open to prayer so that in prayer the Holy Spirit will help you, that your hearts become of flesh and not of stone. Little children, thank you for having responded to my call and for having decided to walk with me toward holiness." (Message, June 25, 1996)

Where does prayer come from? Whether prayer is expressed in words or gestures, it is the whole man who prays. But in naming the source of prayer, Scripture speaks sometimes of the soul or the spirit, but most often of the heart (more than a thousand times). According to Scripture, it is the heart that prays. If our heart is far from God, the words of prayer are in vain. (CCC. N.2562)

4. The Litany of the Blessed Virgin

Concluding prayer:

Thank You, Lord, for Your love, thank You for the call to remain with the heart in Your love and to bear much fruit. Thank You for having chosen this parish in a special way, by giving it to Your Mother, the Queen of Peace, with the mission to call the world to peace and reconciliation, to conversion through the renewal of fasting and prayer... Thank You for the openness of each heart, which knew how to receive Her, and allowed Her to make each of them a visible sign for those who come here. Today we pray to You, o Lord: make this parish an even greater sign of the Kingdom of God, and help the parishioners to become joyful and holy fruits of the presence of Our Lady. Amen.

The prayers can be found at :

In Jesus and Mary!

Cathy Nolan

PS. From Denis:

"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world!" Blessed Pope John Paul Il
(Why He Is A Saint, the Life and Faith of Pope John Paul ll and the Case for Canonization, p. 168, by Msgr. Slawomir Oder, Postulator for his Cause of Sainthood)

The graces during the 30th Anniversary in Medjugorje will be incredible! YOU CAN BE THERE! Spread this news to your friends - to everyone in your email list!

Our Lady's apparitions to Ivan will be streamed live from Medjugorje on June 23rd and June 26, 2011, at 12:00 Noon (EST) at We will begin streaming the rosary before the apparition, and afterwards Ivan will graciously answer questions. We have been told that those connected through the internet are prayed over by Our Lady the same as those kneeling right next to the visionary...and the religious items they have with them that they would like Our Lady to bless are blessed the same as the religious items placed in front of her during the apparition!

Live Event English URL

Live Event Spanish URL

A schedule of daily events being streamed June 23 through June 26 will be announced
God bless you!

Stephansdom (St Stephen Cathedral), Vienna

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Denis Nolan

Also mark you calendar: on November 17, 2011, MARY TV will stream live the visionaries, Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, etc., in Vienna's St. Stephen's Cathedral. Mark you calendar! Spread the news to your email lists!


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