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Monday, September 30, 2013

Mary TV Denis' Update - October 1, 2013









 

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Mirjana on September 2  
   
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October 1, 2013

Dear Mary TV Family,

Spread this news to your family and friends.  You are the only way we have to let people know they can join in the prayer welcoming Our Lady during her apparition....  (and receive her blessing the same as the people with her on the mountain.....and even the religious items they have for her to bless will be blessed the same as the religious items people have brought with them to the mountain)...

ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013  
(Tuesday night and early Wednesday Morning in USA)   
Our Lady's apparition to Mirjana in Medjugorje  
will be streamed LIVE at < www.marytv.tv>.  
   
8:00 am Medjugorje time (2:00 am EDT) - Live streaming begins 
8:45 am Medjugorje time (2:45 am EDT) - Apparition to Mirjana
9:30 am Medjugorje time (3:30 am EDT) - Live streaming ends

Spread the news!!

God bless you!

Denis Nolan
MARY TV

PS. Everyone can receive Our Lady's blessing through the internet during her apparition the same as those on the mountain or present in the Cathedral -  and the religious items you have for her to bless will also be blessed!  

MISSION STATEMENT: MARY TV is a lay apostolate founded to put at the Gospa's service (Our Lady's service) modern communication technologies to bring her presence in Medjugorje - and her school in Medjugorje - to the world.

 



Mary TV Daily Reflection 10/1/2013


A little child

Loving Jesus!!
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J.M.J.
October 1, 2013
St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Dear Family of Mary!

Today is a special feast. St. Therese of the Child Jesus! She has taught the whole church exactly what it means to trust in Jesus for everything. We can enter into spiritual childhood through her example. Our Lady is calling us to the same childlike relationship with the Lord. She once said to us:

"Dear children! Today I invite you to decide every day for God. Little children, you speak much about God, but you witness little with your life. Therefore, little children, decide for conversion, that your life may be true before God, so that in the truth of your life you witness the beauty God gave you. Little children, I invite you again to decide for prayer because through prayer, you will be able to live the conversion. Each one of you shall become in the simplicity, similar to a child which is open to the love of the Father. Thank you for having responded to my call." July 25, 1996

A little child   
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I want to conclude the transcript of Marija's talk on Saturday. Truly Marija represents to us a similar childlike openness and dependency upon God. Her words are simple and direct:

There were people who started saying yes to Our Lady, and to her call. They started saying yes to God, yes to fasting, yes to prayer. .And then Our Lady understood that she could count on us. That she needed us. That she desired to present us to her Son as the most beautiful flower bouquet. She invited us and asked us if we were ready to pray more. And when Fr. Jozo would tell the message on the microphone, we all said, "Yes, yes." And I remember one day when Our Lady asked us to pray and fast on bread and water for nine days, and we did it, not through our strength but with the love that we felt for Our Lady. And then after that time we would go up the hill and cross mountain, sometimes both in the same day, and we would pray, and we could feel that our stomach was empty but at the same time we were saying yes, that with prayer and fasting even wars could be stopped.

And we witnessed many conversions. Many sinners started to choose the right way. We started realizing that God is in our midst. That He works that he heals, and that He converts. He is not only up in the clouds but He is with us. And we felt His presence in our hearts and in our families as well. And then Our Lady started guiding this parish through weekly messages. Every Thursday Our Lady would give a message for this parish. She started guiding this parish so that it could become a good example for other parishes. Then step by step so many pilgrims started coming closer to Our Lady, and so Our Lady started giving messages for the whole world every 25th of the month. And she said that the messages were for all of us so that we could grow more in faith.

These are not new messages. Our Lady is just saying that she desires to wake us up because we fell asleep, we do not pray, we do not believe. There was a lack of faith that was ruling our heart. God became far from us. We did not look for Him, we did not pray to Him we did not believe in His power. Then step by step with the help of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, we started living a new journey. Maybe you will ask what kind of journey this is. It is an every day journey, a journey of life. To wake up early until the moment we fall asleep, when we are tired, we are still able to pray. We stared praying and working, fasting and working, singing on our knees, singing and praying. In all possible ways prayer was part of our day. And as one of our bishops said, a bishop who is a friend of mine, he said we started praying as we washed dishes, ironing, cleaning, the way our mothers and grandmothers did. The prayer in our family was awakened, and prayer in our hearts was awakened. We did not leave any space to the devil to enter our hearts or families. And that is what we are invited to do. We are invited to be the prayer for all those who do not pray. For all those who do not adore Jesus.

We can say that we here from Medjugorje exported the way of adoration - so many other places in the world are adoring Our Lord in the Medjugorje way, through singing, prayer and meditation to be before Jesus. There were times when we did not even know what to do, we would kneel before Jesus and say, "Jesus I am looking at you and you are looking at me. That is enough. You know what is in my heart. You know my desires and pain. You know about it because You created me in Your image. When I become your servant, your instrument, You can use me and You can guide me and then will I be able to find joy, eternal joy that lasts forever."

And that is why Our Lady says start living paradise here on the earth; where - in our heart. With who - with God in our heart and the help of the Queen of Peace. She is our Queen. She is the Queen of our hearts, the Queen of our future. She is hope for all those who are hopeless. So many, nowadays, do not see any future. She is here and she is present and she says, "Do not be afraid because I am with you and I love you. Do not forget that. The one who prays, who believes, who has God does not have any more fear, because God is our Shepherd. And we should not lack anything."

That is why He sent His Mother to us, because He does not abandon us. She is the one who helps us as our teacher and mother and she says, "My children bring back prayer, return to God, return to the sacraments. Live the sacraments. Live God's commandments and in that moment when you belong to God you will be content and happy. Your life will find the fullness of living, and at that moment you will become the instruments for all those who have not experienced God's love.

Remember that every 2nd of the month Our Lady started appearing to ask us to pray for all who are far from God. And each one of us, if we start thinking about it in our heart, we will say, I know him or her, someone, who knows how many people we know, who are far from God and we would love them to return to God and to the sacraments.

And Our Lady says to us that prayer has no limits. Prayer works miracles. Prayer is our life. And she invites us in the last message given to us, to have prayer as joy in our life. Not something we are forced to do, but Our Lady said "Choose in the freedom God gives you, to choose God because without God you have no future." And that is why Our Lady does not get tired. She is our mother, and she desires to guide us and help us. She desires to say to us that she is with us. As at the foot of the cross, when she was close to her dying Son, it would seem there was no hope left, but she became the hope of the Church. And we Christians should be proud to have Our Lady as our Mother and we should be grateful for that. A Christian who is Marian is richer. Because we have spice, we have Our Lady! She is the one who intercedes for us before God, the Mother of Jesus and also Our Mother. She knows in what way to present our intentions and our pain, our desires and our suffering. She is the Spouse of the Holy Spirit. You know that the Holy Spirit can do what He wishes. She knows, as the Spouse of the Holy Spirit, how to intercede for us and our lives until each of us truly becomes a holy person. There are so many people who die witnessing their faith. Our Lady invites us to be carriers of faith in this year of faith. We are united in a special way with the Holy Father in prayer.

Also through the moment of the Consecration that the present Pope will do before the statue of Our Lady of Fatima, which will be done on Oct. 13, we who are in love with Our Lady will be content and we will be united with the Pope and the entire Church asking that Mary, the Mother of Jesus, may protect the Church. This is a new journey with this gift that God has given to us through Pope Francis, through his simplicity, prayer, testimony, in which he says to us to witness our Christian life there where we are in our everyday situation. He invites us not to be indifferent. That we truly become the extended hands, as Our Lady invites us to be, for those who are far away, pagans, those who haven't gotten the chance to know the Gospel and the love of God and there are so many of them. We have to have in our mind that we help them, so they may feel the love of God.

That is why I invite you who have come to Medjugorje, make good use of this time here so that this time may become an encounter with Jesus, through Our Lady. Use this time for prayer. Go up the Cross Mountain or Apparition Hill praying. Pray before the Blessed Sacrament. If you are not used to prayer take some of the books to help you, to reveal the prayer to you, to help you to know some new prayers and invocations, so we may be enriched until the moment when our life becomes a prayer itself. And since I am the one who still has daily apparitions, I will remember all of you and pray for your intentions at the moment of Our Lady's apparition. You at that time here at the church, stop and pray. I will recommend all of you, so that when you return home you will live a new life and be witnesses of a new life for other people.

We have many priests with us, so we will ask them to bless us, so that we may become instruments whose hearts of stone may be softened to receive the word of God and Our Lady's call. And then one day when we come to heaven she may say to us, thank you for having responded to my call.

Everyone stood, and the priests blessed the whole assembly....

God Our Heavenly Father, we ask your blessing on us this day. Please send your Holy Spirit to cleanse us and renew us. Fill us with your gifts and charity so that we can extend the love of Our Lady to all we meet. Bless us all and all those we pray for back home so we can live as Christ wants us to live. And continue to bring us, dear Blessed Mother, to your Divine Son. May the Lord bless us all in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen

(Marija Pavlovic - Lunetti, on Saturday, September 28, 2013, speaking at St. James Church, Medjugorje and filmed by Mary TV)

Praise God!

On Wednesday, October 2, 2013, Mary TV will stream the Apparition to Mirjana which may occur during the prayer gathering at the Blue Cross. The stream will begin at 2:00 am EDT which is 8:00 am Medjugorje time. Join us for this time of prayer with Mirjana at the Blue Cross during which we hope Our Lady will come!  www.marytv.tv 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2013


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Spiritual Warfare: The Occult Has Demonic Influence


Tribulation Times
September 30, 2013   

(Eph 6:10-13) Finally, brethren, be strengthened in the Lord and in the might of his power. Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Therefore, take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day and to stand in all things perfect.

BRO. IGNATIUS MARY, OLSM: Three Secret Strategies of Satan to Destroy our Children, our Families, our Culture, and our Church

BISHOP DONALD W. MONTROSE: Spiritual Warfare: The Occult Has Demonic Influence

Spiritual Warfare
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EDITORIAL: Vanquish dark enemy in spiritual battles

“I went against my enemies and they are no more.” This was a common testimony of victory written by kings during Old Testament times. The goal of war was total annihilation of the enemy; from their rulers, right down to the family guppy. The motive was not about power, but the removal of influence.

Reading the accounts of warfare in the Old Testament can leave one feeling the outcomes were a little over the top for our modern acceptance.

Today, we are against genocide. Instead, modern warfare endeavors to inflict enough mayhem upon the enemy until they cry “uncle” by signing an article of surrender.

But this does not mean the old approach to warfare is no longer relevant. It still has its place in spiritual conflicts where we battle against the powers and dark forces that challenge us within.

We must not enter into spiritual warfare hoping to bring our enemies to a gentleman’s agreement to no longer bother us. Spiritual enemies never honor such contracts. As long as they remain within, they will attack.

Our goal must be the complete destruction of these spiritual influences. The victory must be all-inclusive and perpetual, destroying both the enemy’s stronghold and influence on our nature.

So how are your spiritual battles going? Are you vanquishing the enemy or trying to achieve an armistice? You will never have complete victory until you can testify, by the help of God: “I went against my enemies and they are no more.”

EXCERPT CATHOLIC ONLINE: Spiritual Warfare: Time to Build The Tower and Take the Field of Battle

Our mission to the culture lies at the heart of what it means to be leaven, light, salt and the soul of the world as the early Christians taught. However, we do need to remember that the task we face is first, at root, a spiritual struggle that will first be won in prayer, stepped into a new Christian missionary movement by the compelling witness of a vibrant, orthodox, faithful Christianity that is culturally engaging, relevant and compelling to the new pagans of our age.

The contemporary re-emergence of ancient paganism is not the path to authentic human freedom and flourishing but to misery. The Christian understanding of the dignity of every human life and the truth about marriage and family is not some outdated notion of a past era but the framework for a future of true freedom. We are living in a new missionary age.
17. Sisois said, 'Be despised; put your self-will behind you back; be free of worldly concerns, and you will have peace.'

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Mary TV Daily Reflection 9/30/2013




Put Jesus in the first place!
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J.M.J.
September 30, 2013

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Also today I call you to prayer. May your relationship with prayer be a daily one. Prayer works miracles in you and through you, therefore, little children, may prayer be a joy for you. Then your relationship with life will be deeper and more open and you will comprehend that life is a gift for each of you. Thank you for having responded to my call."(September 25, 2013)

Yesterday we were joyfully busy with Mary TV tasks. Denis and I prayed the Rosary again in our studio, with the expert help of Josip, KiKi and Ivan. It is so different to have a crew helping us. We also taped a beautiful testimony of an American Priest. And then Rosie asked me to share a little bit about the Evening of Prayer at St. Stephen's Cathedral for Tea with Rosie! Add to that Holy Mass, and prayer at St. James and you have quite a day!  There is so much life in Medjugorje, so many opportunities to receive and share graces! Wow!

I want to finish the transcript of Marija's talk given on September 28 (but I have only did another third of it). Many have shared that it is nice to have the written version, so they can pray over what Marija says. So here is part two of Marija's talk:

Without God we do not have God or eternal life. And that is why she has been inviting us to conversion. She said, "Leave sin behind. Give up on sin. Renounce it and embrace holiness." It's difficult to renounce our habits which we do every day and by which we are attached to sin. But Our Lady says to us that her desire is that we become her extended hands. In the moment when we become her extended hands, we become her instruments, and we will start feeling the joy of being her instruments because we will see that that desert that is around us and often inside of us will start blossoming. In that moment we will feel gratitude in our heart. Our Lady invites us to be the instrument through our prayers and our joy. Our Lady invites us day by day to start a serious walk, a walk of conversion.

Already in the first months Our Lady was inviting us to choose a priest to be our spiritual guide so that we can walk together with his help in a serious way, so that we are able to be guided through God's commandments. Our Lady said to us, reflect upon the life of the Saints and follow what they did. Once during an extraordinary apparition Our Lady invited us to go to a place not far from our house, and after our everyday apparitions Our Lady invited us to an extraordinary apparition that was a second apparition of that day. And we understood that Our Lady would say something important, and that is exactly what happened.

Our Lady appeared and then we started recommending to her all our intentions, all our prayers and all we had in our heart. We started to recommend all the sick people and those who recommended themselves to our prayers. And then Our Lady said to us that all of us there were able to come closer and touch her. Then we six visionaries said to her, "Our Lady, how would that be possible? Because they can't see you, it is only the six of us who can see you." But Our Lady said to us, "You take their hands and bring them closer to me." And that is exactly what we did. Step by step, everyone had the experience of touching Our Lady. And everyone could feel her presence. And they really all of them had an experience of Our Lady's special presence. Some people felt cold, some warmth, some felt electricity, but everyone believed that Our Lady was there. But we [the visionaries] when everyone was touching Our Lady could see that on her dress there were some dirty spots remaining. Smaller ones and bigger ones. And in a certain moment the dress of Our Lady was dirty. We started crying and we said, "Why did your dress become this dirty?" And then Our Lady said, "Those were our sins that made it dirty. Return to the Church. Choose a priest who will guide you, will help you to know what is sin and not sin." She invited us to monthly confession. And then I remember that the day after, none of us wanted Our Lady's dress to be dirty again. The following morning we went to the church to look for our parish priest, Fr. Jozo, and we all wanted to go to confession. And then step by step, Fr. Jozo started calling all the priests from the neighborhood to come and help. And today, Medjugorje has become the greatest confessional of the world, where every pilgrim is invited to go and reconcile with God.

She who is the Queen of peace is inviting us to become instruments of that peace. And Our Lady invites us to become her extended hands in this world, where our mission is to do it in our homes, in the place of our work where we can live our mission. In what way? I would say with the example of your personal life, with your everyday example, with prayer, love, and with all those things to which our Lady invites us in her messages.

She invites us to put the Holy Bible in a visible place in our homes. So that every day we can read the Bible and pray, and to put into practice what we learn.

To the Apparition Hill, the place where Our Lady appeared for the first time, Podbrdo as we call it, we were happy to go up there with her. Because we said to you, Our Lady said that she had chosen that place there on the hill.  In the beginning it was nothing, thorny bushes, rocks and stones. Before it had no significance, but now because of her presence and her apparitions there that place has become so important for us and for our parish. But Our Lady did not stop up on the hill.

At a certain moment, the communist police stopped us from going up the hill. They stopped us because they said that land belonged to the state. And Fr Jozo at that time, the parish priest was kneeling in the church, saying to the Lord, "You are present in the Blessed Sacrament, and people are passing by the church and heading up the hill towards those thorny bushes, rocks and stones. We did not understand, because her presence and her love transformed us and attracted us, and then we started following her. Then the soldiers came, the army came and then they stopped us from going up the hill. And so we asked Our Lady what we should do, and Our Lady we said, "Go to the Church. There you will be protected." And that is exactly what happened. We started praying. We started asking in what way and how we could go to the church. We asked three times, "Our Lady, to you mean the building?" That is because we did not want to put Father Jozo in a difficulty. We knew that he was very suspicious. And poor Fr. Jozo was praying in humility, Lord what am I to do? And God spoke to him through the reading of Sacred Scripture. He opened the Bible and read the lines "They are my beloved children." In that moment we came into the church and we said, "Fr. Jozo, Our Lady is sending us. We desire to listen to her message. And Our Lady said we should pray and listen.  

And so we started to pray in the church until the moment when Our Lady appeared. And then Our Lady told us what we were to do. She was saying to put Jesus in the first place. Ask your priest to say Mass, and with so much joy in our hearts, we said yes. And I remember that particular moment at that time when the people here worked in the fields and we were all children of peasants and we worked in the fields. But after their work in the fields they would go home, wash and then come to the church. We would pray the love and pray with the heart. And the church was obedient. The living church, the church of people filled this building of our church. There were people saying yes to Our Lady's call, yes to God, yes to fasting, yes to daily mass, and then Our Lady understood that she could count on us. And she said to us that she needed us. She said she desired to present us to her Son as a most beautiful flower bouquet.  

(Marija Pavlovic Lunetti, speaking on September 28, 2013 at St. James Church - see the Rosary Archive for September 28, 2013 - Saturday).

I will have to finish up the transcription tomorrow!

One last piece of news! Tonight, I was told that the statue in Vicka's parent's old house that has been displaying unusual light was removed from its spot in the prayer room by the parish. We do not know any details. But it is good to know that the parish is involved in the phenomenon. More to come!!

God bless,
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2013


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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Mary TV Daily Reflection 9/29/2013


Praying at the Risen Christ

Fall in love with Jesus and Mary!
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J.M.J.
September 29, 2013

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Also today I call you to prayer. May your relationship with prayer be a daily one. Prayer works miracles in you and through you, therefore, little children, may prayer be a joy for you. Then your relationship with life will be deeper and more open and you will comprehend that life is a gift for each of you. Thank you for having responded to my call."(September 25, 2013)

Denis and I and our team have been very busy in these first days in Medjugorje! The team was able to redesign the studio, moving the equipment and setting up everything in time for the Daily Rosary. It was great! Denis and I are very moved to pray here in Medjugorje with our dear friends from around the world. Each day so far, we have been joined in the studio by pilgrims who are "in the boat!" and pray with us at home! It is an incredible joy to meet here in Medjugorje with all of you!!

Another blessing was that during our Rosary today, Marija was giving a talk at the Church! We are so close that we could hear her from the studio! And KiKi filmed her talk, and brought it back in time for us to stream it directly after the Rosary today!! Wow! This is incredible!!!  (Marija's talk is at the end of Saturday's Rosary -9/28/13)

I have begun to transcribe Marija's talk, and here is the first part. Enjoy!!!

Marija gave a talk at the back of church on September 28, 2013 and filmed by Mary TV:

I would like to in a special way, to invite you all to be closer to Our Lady through this testimony I would like to give. I would love you to fall in love with Our Lady as we fell in love with Our Lady when we started in the first days of Our Lady's apparitions. We tried to put into practice what Our Lady asked of us. We fell in love with her and we started following her messages. Then, step by step, what Our Lady was saying became a joy for us. We started living with joy what she was asking of us. In the beginning we had difficulties doing it. I have to admit that at the beginning we were not that used to prayer. But then, step by step, as we fell in love with Our Lady, we started following her directions.

As Our Lady was in love with Jesus, she expected us to fall in love with him, and we started praying and contemplating His beauty. And together with Our Lady we started becoming closer to Jesus every day. Our Lady allowed us to fall in love.

At the beginning we said that we were not worthy. But step by step, she said that God was allowing her to be present in our midst. And she said that it was a gift that she was able to choose and invite us to be her instruments. We started feeling important in her eyes. We started feeling the joy of God. God was not far away, not up there in the clouds, but we felt the God who is close to us. And that was the joy of God.

We started to pray with the heart as she has invited us. And to pray with the heart was something that Our Lady, with all of her heart, asked of us. She was inviting us all the time to more and more fall in love with God and to be in love with the Church, and to pray until God would increase our faith.

Our Lady said to us that Faith is a gift. And we started, step by step, slowly to live that gift. And we started living Our Lady's every day presence here. We began with every day a lot of fear. Fear of not being worthy. But at the same time, this was a communist country that we lived in and there was also fear that we could die. But then, step by step, Our Lady was strengthening us with prayer and her presence and her peace, as she introduced herself as the Queen of Peace.

And Our Lady today says to us that we have to be carriers of that peace with our life and with our prayer. Our Lady invites us that each one of us should make a decision for prayer through the daily personal conversion. God in thousands of ways gives us signs that tell us "convert". Put God in the first place in your life. Without God you do not have a future. And you do not have eternal life. That is why she is inviting us to abandon and leave behind the things of the world. She has been inviting us to think about God. Try to find a balance between the material and spiritual life, because now a days, between materialism, consumerism and different ideologies, we are distancing ourselves from God.   Our Lady invites us to return to God, to return to the simplicity of our everyday life.

In a special way Our Lady has been inviting us to put God in the first place in our life. Pray every day. And we started together with our Lady to pray and to learn how to pray. At the beginning the Creed, 7 Our Father's, 7 Hail Mary's, and 7 Glory Be's, the 7 as we call it, is the prayer that we say here every day, at the Church of Medjugorje, in the evening at the end of Holy Mass. We say the prayer of 7 Our Father's, 7 Hail Mary's, and 7 Glory Be's, and we say it on our knees. We say it as a sign of thanksgiving to the Mother of God for her presence here in our midst.

But Our Lady asks us for more. She invites us to more. We said that we would love to be even more in love with her and then Our Lady told us what to do: "Pray the Rosary, because at the moment when you pray the Rosary your heart is being opened, and I can intercede for you before my son so that He may give you graces you are praying for." Our Lady started inviting us to form prayer groups in our homes, in our families and in our parishes. We can help one another in the journey of our spiritual growth. There we can share our spiritual experiences and help one another. And she invited us to choose a spiritual guide, a priest who will be your spiritual guide. Who would be able to help you every day to know how to go forward.

Our Lady said to us that with prayer and fasting even wars can be stopped. And this is what we experienced, we prayed and we fasted and we could see the power of prayer and the power of fasting. As it is written in the Sacred Scripture that certain evil spirits can only be cast out through prayer and fasting, Our Lady said that good exists but also evil exists. And Our Lady says that Satan does not only destroy our lives, but also the planet on which we live. That is why Our Lady invites us to fast and pray. We can fast in different ways. Kids can fast by giving up candies or ice cream when it is hot. Our Maybe some games, because sometimes they become dependent on those games. Even us, there are so many things that we are attached to. And we are attacked by things from this material world that enslave us. Our Lady invites us to fast so that we could reach the level (which Our Lady invites us to) of fasting on bread and water. If it is possible on those days that we pray in silence and we fast until the Lord starts speaking within us.

These days we have experienced the power of fasting and prayer. In a special way, Pope Francis to fast and to pray, and the entire church was united in this when we were praying for the grace of peace in Syria. And thanks be to God we see through the politicians and in who knows what ways, God heard our prayers. For sure God will hear our everyday prayer in which we pray for little things in our lives. There are many times when there is a war in the family. Maybe in your own heart you do not have peace. When we Christians do not hear, we are far from God and the Sacraments. Our Lady invites us to return to God. Without God we do not have God or eternal life. (Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti - speaking in Medjugorje 09/28/13

Marjia talks an awful lot about falling in love with Our Lady. And I think that is the key to everything. The visionaries have encountered Our Lady on a daily basis, and they have really gotten to know her. They are now completely in love with her. And so their lives are centered completely on living in that love. This is what Our Lady wants to give us as well. She wants us to learn to love her, so that in that love we can live with her the love she has for God. We will be drawn into her love and that love will direct us to God.

So, for now, I leave you with that one idea. Fall in love with Our Lady. That is the key!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
© Mary TV 2013

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Spiritual Gems -The Holy Spirit is the Principal Means to What We Seek- September 28, 2013

The Holy Spirit is the Principal Means to What We Seek

People look for other means to halt impiety, preserve the Faith, remedy evils, and they forget the principal means, since only the Holy Spirit can renew the face of the earth and give witness to the Word made flesh.

Ask the Holy Spirit...He wants to pour forth His gifts and fruits and finds no recipient to receive them...My Heart suffers to see the Holy Spirit is almost unknown in the world.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Mary TV Daily Reflection 9/28/2013




Ten O'Clock Mass! 
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J.M.J.
September 28, 2013
St. Wenceslaus, Saint Lawrence Ruiz and companions

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Also today I call you to prayer. May your relationship with prayer be a daily one. Prayer works miracles in you and through you, therefore, little children, may prayer be a joy for you. Then your relationship with life will be deeper and more open and you will comprehend that life is a gift for each of you. Thank you for having responded to my call."(September 25, 2013)

Yesterday, Denis and I had the joy of praying our Daily Rosary in our Medjugorje Studio with several pilgrims, and our entire staff present. It was a little different for Denis and me, because we are used to being "alone" in our studio at home. We know that so many of you are praying with us, but we can't see you, so I feel a little less shy!

Not today! We could see pilgrims from Ireland, England, and the USA, face to face! But it only took a moment to realize that these dear ones are our friends, our companions on the road with Our Lady, and it was a comfort to be together. It was great to have other voices joining ours as we prayed the decades and their smiles encouraging us as we spoke!

As we prayed the Sorrowful Mysteries, and we came to the fifth mystery, the Crucifixion and Death of Jesus, I was reminded of something I wrote about a few weeks ago. It was a quote from Sr. Briege McKenna. She said:

Our Lady is the Queen of Prophets. I remember one day in prayer getting this insight that at the foot of Calvary, that up until that moment Mary was known as the mother of Jesus. She was the biological mother of Jesus. That's what the people knew her as. At the very moment when Jesus said to John, "Behold your mother..." I got a vision of Mary's heart just expanding, so that the same love that she had for Jesus as a mother, at that very moment, as a gift from the Father, she was given for each of us. I said to Fr. Kevin, I had a sense of the tremendous love of the mother, so that she wants to protect her children. She is absolutely desperate. The Father gave her this mission at the foot of the Cross through Jesus to be the Mother of all Humanity. So it is only right that a mother will announce "Prepare yourself, keep away from danger, let me show you the road." (Fruit of Medjugorje, Episode 30 - Sr. Briege McKenna)

   

The Crucifix in the Sacristy of St. Stephen's Cathedral 

I am still amazed at the power of Sr. Briege's vision. It makes sense out of so much! And as I thought again about the Crucifixion, and Our Lady under the Cross, suffering with Jesus, her heart expanding, I had the thought that just as Our Lady's heart expanded with love for us at that moment, we could ask for the grace that our hearts would expand as well, expand to be able to accept Mary as our Mother just as John did. We could ask for the grace to be her children, who love her as their true Mother. So we prayed for that grace today during the Rosary.

As if to accentuate the reality of Mary's Motherhood, on Thursday evening, Denis and I had the privilege of joining a pilgrimage group on their last night in Medjugorje. Traditionally, on the last night, the group will gather and share their experiences in Medjugorje. Almost always, on the last night the group shows a big change from the beginning of the pilgrimage. After several days in Our Lady's presence, struggling up mountains and persevering through long rosaries and masses, walking through the fields and sharing meals at the pension, the group finds that their rough edges have been worn off, and they actually fit together very well. They know each other very much like family members know each other. They laugh together at their little foibles, they cry together over their woundedness and loss, they smile with such knowing smiles as they share their experiences. It is truly a miraculous moment.

This group was no different. Such joy, such laughter, and such deep sharing!! I felt so privileged to join them. One woman shared that she felt that she was called on the pilgrimage for one purpose, to go to confession. It was the perfect priest, the perfect time, and the perfect message for her! Another woman shared that she came from a background of abuse, and that her pilgrimage was to pray for all those who were abused like she was, and to forgive and be freed. Her face was filled with peace, and though she cried, it was a cry of relief. All the sharings were deep, pure and honest! It was incredible.

The group was made up of all ages, many different nationalities and backgrounds, but they fit together in a beautiful and harmonious community. This is the genius of Our Lady! She shows us love, real love that can only exist in God. She makes us family!

   

Sunset on September 27!   

And so, after several hours of rejoicing with this beautiful pilgrimage group, I went to bed, very late, and very happy. And today was filled with Mary TV tasks! The Rosary, filming another Fruit of Medjugorje testimony, and meeting as a team. I must say that after Holy Mass tonight, I am beat!

So, for now, Ta Ta!! I will send another reflection tomorrow, and hope to have my act together by then!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2013


PS. Here is a little report on the glowing statue in Vicka's house:

As we arrived in Medjugorje on September 25, we were greeted with excitement about an unusual event in Medjugorje. A statue of Our Lady of Lourdes in Vicka's childhood home near Apparition Hill where Vicka has shared her testimony for years on the blue steps had begun to glow with a soft greenish light. People from the area had been filing through the little room with the statue during the night to view this unusual event.

Vicka was interviewed by Slobodna Dalmacija, the Croatian newspaper about this event. Here is a short synopsis of this interview published by MedjugorjeToday.TV. It seems that Vicka believes it is a sign for us:
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"I was on the road when my mother called and told me. I just told her, "This is Our Lady's will. Pray!" Vicka tells the Croatian daily Slobodna Dalmacija.  "I neither asked [her], nor did she mention. She would tell me if it was needed. But I believe that the light on the statue is just another message of Our Lady to turn to the light, peace, joy, and prayer. Our souls are filled with darkness, the world is immersed in the darkness" Vicka says. "Our Lady has appeared here for so many years, she is constantly sending us messages, and for us to understand them, we just have to open our hearts to them. Any man can do that, and Our Lady speaks to everyone".


http://www.medjugorjetoday.tv/9929/vicka-glowing-statue-a-sign-to-dark-world/
     


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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Mary TV Daily Reflection 9/27/2013


 

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J.M.J.
September 27, 2013
St. Vincent de Paul

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Also today I call you to prayer. May your relationship with prayer be a daily one. Prayer works miracles in you and through you, therefore, little children, may prayer be a joy for you. Then your relationship with life will be deeper and more open and you will comprehend that life is a gift for each of you. Thank you for having responded to my call." (September 25, 2013)

Fundamentals! Our Lady is all about fundamentals. In her messages, she gently but firmly leads us with the basic and most important building blocks of life. She wants us to be solidly built, headed in the right direction and equipped to help others to do the same. And so she gives us simple and deep advice in each message. Like a good mother, she moves us gently but firmly in the right direction.

On Wednesday (September 25), Denis and I arrived in Medjugorje, just as Holy Mass was beginning. This message had just been given through Marija. We had flown into Split on the same plane with Marija earlier in the day! And so, this message seemed very special. We were really greeted by Our Lady with this message! And it is a message we will use as our guide for this pilgrimage. Our Lady's words are like a road map for this moment for us.

She is calling Denis and me to go back to the very foundation of our relationship with God. She wants us to renew our daily call to prayer, to live that daily call with open hearts and willing spirits, so that prayer can continue to grow in us. If we hear nothing else in these days in Medjugorje, this message will be sufficient. "Prayer works miracles..." Prayer can make our stony hearts like flesh again. That is the miracle we constantly need, and the miracle we will welcome during our pilgrimage!

Thank you for praying for us during our time in Vienna! It was awesome. I have only a few pictures from St. Stephen's Cathedral, but I will share them with us, and a little from our subsequent trip to Medjugorje. Tomorrow, I will begin to share more from Medjugorje!

God bless you all!!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2013

Here are a few pictures!!

 
 St. Stephen's Cathedral before the Evening of Prayer, September 24, 2013 
  Streaming
Denis and Tom set up for the live streaming at St. Stephen's- This is the Sacristy!    


Streaming 
Our equipment!  Small but powerful! 

St. Stephen's full  
A packed church, during Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament! 

 
 Very tired translator, TV engineer and me.  By the end of the day we were tired! 



Cardinal Schoenborn and Marija speak with Fr. Merinko in Vienna
Fr. Merinko, pastor of the parish of Medjugorje visits with Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn and
visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti after the Evening of Prayer!  (Old Friends!) 



asleep in airport
Denis and Cathy wait for the plane to Medjugorje!  Whew!     


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