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, March 29, 2014
Mary TV Daily Reflection 3/29/2014
(c)Mary TV 2013
Go to Confession and decide for holiness.
March 29, 2014
Dear Family of Mary!
Day 4 of the Novena to St. Isidore and St. Faustina for the grace to understand and love Confession!
Sincerity and openness
again, I would like to say three words to the soul that is determined
to strive for sanctity and to derive fruit; that is to say, benefit from
[word] - complete sincerity and openness. Even the holiest and wisest
confessor cannot forcibly pour into the soul what he desires if it is
not sincere and open. An insincere, secretive soul risks great dangers
in the spiritual life, and even the Lord Jesus Himself does not give
Himself to such a soul on a higher level, because He knows it would
derive no benefit from these special graces. [113 - Diary]
Our Lady speaks of sincerity:
children! Today I call you to look into your hearts sincerely and for a
long time. What will you see in them? Where is my Son in them and where
is the desire to follow me to Him? My children, may this time of
renunciation be a time when you will ask yourself: 'What does my God
desire of me personally? What am I to do?' Pray, fast and have a heart
full of mercy. Do not forget your shepherds. Pray that they may not get
lost, that they may remain in my Son so as to be good shepherds to their
flock." March 18, 2009
Fr. Alfred Wilson:
merit and value of our actions consists in our real purity of
intention. It is of little avail to delude ourselves that we are acting
solely for the love of God, if the real motivation of our actions
springs from self-love. God is not deceived by our make-belief. "You are
they who justify yourselves before men, but God knoweth your hearts."
What is essential is that we should be justified before God. Whilst our
motives are a polyglot of vaguely recognized, instinctive, selfish
urges, we cannot act solely for God. And until we act solely for God, we
cannot become saints nor make the best effective use of our time.
control and subordinate our natural and inevitably selfish urges, we
must first have the honesty and courage to admit and face up to them.
Until we face the facts, our love of God is bound to be, in part at
least, more fictitious than real. (Fr. Alfred Wilson. "Pardon and
like contrition, can only grow in us as we grow more in love with God,
and less concerned for ourselves. The more we desire God, long for Him,
love Him, the more we will see ourselves honestly and forthrightly, the
more we will want to come clean before the Lord. May we set our hearts
on our most adorable and loving Lord the more open they will become and
the more sincere they will be.
Let us pray:
Lord Jesus, we ask you to give us a true understanding of the necessity
and grandeur of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Help us to recognize
you in the confessional, waiting for us, waiting to forgive us and
embrace us with your love and mercy. We need forgiveness. Help us to
find our way into your arms.