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Friday, June 20, 2014

Mary TV Daily Reflection 6/20/2014 - Novena to Our Lady, Queen of Peace, Day 6

    

Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti, visionary
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J.M.J
June 20, 2014
Novena to Our Lady, Queen of Peace, Day 6

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Today I invite you to peace. I have come here as the Queen of Peace and I desire to enrich you with my motherly peace. Dear children, I love you and I desire to bring all of you to the peace which only God gives and which enriches every heart. I invite you to become carriers and witnesses of my peace to this unpeaceful world. Let peace reign in the whole world which is without peace and longs for peace. I bless you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call."  (July 25, 1990) 

Today we will hear from Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti. She shared these words at the Marian Conference in Sacramento, California in 2011. Marija has a very practical understanding of Our Lady. Her feet are on the ground with Mother Mary!

Question: How do you grow closer to Jesus and Mary?
Marija: From the beginning Our Lady allowed us to fall in love with her. And we began to want to be with her, and she helped us little by little to fall in love with her. We began to fall in love with Our Lady and we began to live what she was saying and following her. Our Lady kept saying, "I still desire a little more from you." Jakov, who was still a little boy, said to her, "Our Lady, aren't you asking a little too much?" And Our Lady smiled and said, "When a dear, dear friend of yours arrives, you are not content to just give them something to drink, you want to eat with them, and have them stay with you, and you prepare a bed for them to have them stay, and even if you don't have an extra bed, you give them your own bed so that they will stay. And this is the way that Jesus would like to become your friend, your best friend, so that you treat him this way. So give more time to Jesus, so you can grow in your knowledge and love and friendship with Jesus." This is the way Our Lady was helping us to put God into the first place in our lives, to put God first in our daily living.


Question: Many of the [other] messages speak about the end of the world, catastrophes, calamities, chastisements. But through our Lady's messages we see so much optimism and she speaks about a time of peace or a spring time of the spirit. What should we be tending towards?

Marija: We have seen that our real hope is Our Lady. And Our Lady is giving a time of opportunity. She was the one that stuck around and stayed with the apostles and took care of the apostles who had run away when Jesus died. She took care of them and she united them. She got them together and helped them to pray. And they prayed with her. And because they prayed with her the Holy Spirit came upon them. And through this coming of the Holy Spirit they changed and they had strength, they were courageous, and they became apostles and they went out and they began to spread the good news about Jesus in all the world whereas before they ran away and they were hiding. That's what she wants with us. She gives us hope.

Today many people are ashamed to say "I am a Christian, I am a Catholic". In many places in Italy, they make fun of you, they make sarcastic remarks, they put you down because you are Christian. Sometimes today to be a faithful Catholic and Christian, it is martyrdom. But Our Lady is calling us really for this. She is not really calling us to martyrdom like those in China who are still dying or like those who are being tortured and put to death in Egypt. But she is talking about a joyful martyrdom of dying to ourselves. This kind of martyrdom is a martyrdom of ordinary things.

You know I am a mother. I take my kids to school. When I get in front of the school with the other mothers I have to put on a smile. And it costs. I do it because it is a step forward in love on the path of holiness. Many times I go into church and see so many people with long faces, and so I put on a smile and I say hello because even if it is Lent, there is no reason to be sad. We are the ones who have to give joy! We are the ones who have to smile, even when it is hard. We don't know if this could be our last day to live. With the winds here, a brick could fall off the roof, and I would be gone. But in front of God, what example did I give? Our Lady isn't calling all of us to go to Africa or China to evangelize, but she is calling us to evangelize every day in what we are doing, in our tiny little things of every day, we have to be joy, peace, love. Our Lady says be my extended hands. The extended hands of Our Lady are only hope, hope in a better world.
 
Our Lady sees further than we are capable of seeing. She says it is possible. She says that through us we can do it. I believe that the presence of Our Lady for 30 years among us is a great, great sign, a great sign of God's mercy towards us that He is giving us through His Mother's presence. There is a joke in Italian that says a lot of people wanted to go to heaven. St. Peter checked them out and said "You don't have all the papers in order. You don't have Father Victor's stamp saying you did the 9 first Fridays." But St. Peter said, "How did you get in?" And they said, "When you turned us away Our Lady opened a little window and let us in." This is the kind of hope Our Lady is giving us. A real hope! And even when there is no hope for us, she's going to give us that hope. (Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti - Sacramento Marian Conference, 2011)

And even when there is no hope, she is going to give us that hope!!!

Let us pray:
 
Prayer to the Queen of Peace

Mary, Mother of God and Our Mother, Queen of Peace!
You came to us to lead us to God.
Obtain for us the grace
not only to say:
"Be it done to me according to Your will!",
but to live it, as You did.
Into Your hands we put our hands,
so that You may lead us to Him
amidst these afflictions and woes.
Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Creed, 7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Marys, 7 Glory Bes....

Veni Creator Spiritus - Come Holy Spirit
Come Holy Spirit, Creator, come
best gift of God above,
the living spring, the living fire,
sweet unction and true love.

Thou Who are called the Paraclete,
from Thy bright heavenly throne,
come, take possession of our souls,
and make them all Thine own.
 
Thou who are sevenfold in Thy grace,
finger of God's right hand,
His promise, teaching little ones
to speak and understand.

O guide our minds with Thy blest light,
with love our hearts inflame;
and with Thy strength, which never decays,
confirm our mortal frame.

Far from us drive our deadly foe,
true peace unto us bring,
and through all perils lead us safe
beneath Thy sacred wing.
 
Through Thee may we the Father know,
through Thee the eternal Son,
and Thee the Spirit of them both,
thrice-blessed Three in One.

All glory to the Father be,
with his co-equal Son:
the same to Thee, great Paraclete,
while endless ages run. Amen.

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of Your love.
- Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created.
- And You shall renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray: God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of thy faithful, grant that by that same Spirit we may be always truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Let us pray the Rosary!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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