Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mary TV Daily Reflection 6/28/2011



Ivan's apparition on June 26, 2011
courtesy of Mary Matasso 2011, used with permission

June 28, 2011
St. Irenaeus

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Give thanks with me to the Most High for my presence with you. My heart is joyful watching the love and joy in the living of my messages.  Many of you have responded, but I wait for, and seek, all the hearts that have fallen asleep to awaken from the sleep of unbelief. Little children, draw even closer to my Immaculate Heart so that I can lead all of you toward eternity. Thank you for having responded to my call." (June 25, 2011)

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart by Antonio Ciseri.

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In these simple and beautiful words Our Lady draws us into the future.  She leads us into our future which is eternity with God.  Isn't it a great comfort to us that she wants to accompany us on our journey towards the Father and actually lead us on that journey?  It is a comfort to me!  

As I experienced the 30th Anniversary in Medjugorje, surrounded by many thousands of people, it was clear to me that each of us present there somehow felt Our Lady's comforting presence, and that was why we were there.  We all came to Medjugorje in order to enter into her Immaculate Heart so that she could lead us to eternity.  I met many pilgrims during my stay, and heard wonderful stories of their encounters with Our Lady in Medjugorje.  Each person's witness increased for me the evidence of the power of Our Lady's Immaculate Heart.  Each person who shared with me showed me how personally and uniquely she understood them and their needs.  Each story was completely unique, and astounding!  I wish I could tell them all now, but I am too tired tonight!  

Let me share briefly what Ivan told us about his apparition on June 26, 2011.  This was his first apparition after the Anniversary!  He was so tired from the busy-ness of the celebration, that he kept yawning and yawning during the rosary!  Poor Ivan.


After the apparition, Ivan shared that Our Lady came with her motherly greeting, "Praised be Jesus, my dear children!"  Then she extended her hands over all present and prayed over us, especially the sick.  She gave us all her motherly blessing and blessed our religious articles.  She prayed for all the personal intentions in our hearts.  Ivan reminded us that Our Lady knows those intentions, even better than we do.  She especially prayed for the families present.  

Then Ivan recommended to her all of our intentions and our travels home, and asked Our Lady and Our Lord to be with us.  Our Lady prayed for Medjugorje and for the Parish and the Priests of Medjugorje.  Then she had a private conversation with Ivan, and left in prayer in the light of the Cross and said, "God in peace, my dear children!"

Ivan finally encouraged us to read the June 25, 2011 message and try to live it so that Our Lady can give us new messages!

This beautiful encounter describes well what it is like to enter the Immaculate Heart of Mary!  It is to receive her blessings, her peace, her love, and her motherly care.  It is to entrust everything to her.  It is to live her messages so that we can continue on the road to holiness.


Thanks be to God for 30 years of being led by Our Lady to eternity!

In Jesus and Mary!
Cathy Nolan

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