Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Mary TV Daily Reflection 5/18/2013
(c)Mary TV 2013 Come, Holy Spirit!!!
May 18, 2013
Dear Family of Mary!
On this last day of
the Novena to the Holy Spirit let's consider two early messages, given
by Our Lady to the visionaries in the little side chapel of St. James
Church. The first message:
"The important thing is to pray to
the Holy Spirit, so that He may descend on you. When one has Him, one
has everything. People make a mistake when they turn only to the saints
to request something." (Friday, October 21, 1983)
Clearly, Our Lady was
guiding the young people and the parish to call down the Holy Spirit
upon them. She couldn't make it any clearer. When one has the Holy
Spirit, one has everything!!
Our Lady had firsthand
proof of this statement. On the day of the Annunciation, the Holy
Spirit descended upon her when she said "yes" to the plan of God:
And the angel said to her, 'The
Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will
overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the
Son of God.' (Luke 1:35)
And from that moment on, she had everything! She had Jesus, alive inside her! Truly, Jesus is everything!
And the second message:
"Begin by calling on the Holy
Spirit each day. The most important thing is to pray to the Holy Spirit.
When the Holy Spirit descends on earth, then everything becomes clear
and everything is transformed." (Advent 1983)
Our Lady knows the powerful effects of the Holy Spirit. She experienced it with the Apostles on that day of Pentecost:
the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And
suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and
it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to
them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in
other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." (Acts 2: 1-4)
The Apostles had been
frightened, defeated men after the Passion and Death of Jesus. And
though Jesus had been with them for 40 days of Resurrected Glory, they
still were hiding in the upper room after He ascended. It was not until
the Holy Spirit came down upon them that they had the courage to witness
to Jesus publicly. The Holy Spirit made everything clear for them and
transformed them into the foundation of the Church! Wow!
So, we will enter the Feast of Pentecost tomorrow with great expectations! Mother Mary is with us to help us pray to the Holy Spirit and call Him down upon us.
Together let us pray:
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.
V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created. R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray.
God, Who didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the
Holy Spirit, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise, and ever to
rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord.