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Friday, August 15, 2014

Mary TV Daily Reflection 8/15/2014 Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven


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A sign of the Cross in the sky over Medjugorje on August 15, 2013  
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J.M.J
August 15, 2014
Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children, I call you all and accept you as my children. I am praying that you may accept me and love me as a mother. I have united all of you in my heart, I have descended among you and I bless you. I know that you desire consolation and hope from me because I love you and intercede for you. I ask of you to unite with me in my Son and to be my apostles. For you to be able to do so, I am calling you, anew, to love. There is no love without prayer - there is no prayer without forgiveness because love is prayer - forgiveness is love. My children, God created you to love and you love so as to forgive. Every prayer that comes out of love unites you with my Son and the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit illuminates you and makes you my apostles - apostles who will do everything they do in the name of the Lord. They will pray with their works and not just with words, because they love my Son and comprehend the way of truth which leads to eternal life. Pray for your shepherds that they may always lead you with a pure heart on the way of truth and love - the way of my Son. Thank you." (June 02, 2014)

Happy Feast Day to all of you!! Today we celebrate the great gift given to Our Lady that she would ascend, body and soul, into heaven! We believe that when Mary passed from this earth her body did not decay. Instead, she was taken into heaven, in a way similar to the Ascension of her Son - that is body and soul. And now she is in heaven, interceding for us. But as you see in the message of June 2, 2014, Our Lady tells us that she has descended once again to be with us. She has come back to lead us, teach us, guide us, protect us, encourage us, pray with us, and strengthen us. Her Assumption is a sign to us of our future with God. And her descent among us in this decisive time is also a sign to us, a sign of God's providence and protection in this day.

We believe in Our Lady's presence in Medjugorje because we have experienced her nearness. And this experience has changed us. Our faith is deeper. Our hope is firmer. Our love is growing. The good fruit of Mary's presence with us in Medjugorje has been made evident through the many testimonies of those who have gone to Medjugorje and have been changed. (You may view the "Fruit of Medjugorje" series on our webpage!)

And so on this beautiful feast, a day we have prepared for through our novena, we give thanks and praise to God for our Mother who is in heaven with Him, and for her descending among us to help us here on earth. May we never forget her presence and her love. It is the greatest of gifts.

Please join Mary TV today for the LIVE STREAMING of Our Lady's apparition to Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti. It will be streamed starting at 5:00 pm Medjugorje time (11:00 am EDT). The pilgrims in Medjugorje will be praying the rosary in anticipation of Our Lady's coming. At about 6:40 pm Medjugorje time Our Lady is expected to come. This event is a great blessing for us as we lift our petitions offered during our novena to Our Lady! Join us!!

Here is a beautiful Litany of the Life of Mary that I thought would be nice to meditate upon on this feast day. (I altered it only slightly, adding a couple of lines!)

LITANY OF THE LIFE OF MARY
Lord, have mercy
Christ, have mercy.              

Lord, have mercy. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Ghost,
dwelling in the souls of the just,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
sprung from the race of David,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
of the root of Jesse,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
conceived without Original Sin,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
presented in childhood in the temple,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
espoused to the just Joseph,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
bound by an inviolable vow of chastity,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
gloriously saluted by the Angel,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
full of grace,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
blessed among all women,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
consenting to the plea of Heaven,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
conceiving by the operation of the Holy Ghost,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
bearing in thy womb the Man-God,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Mother of the Lord,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Mother of the true Solomon,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Mother of God,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
visiting thy cousin Elizabeth,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
blest land, whence sprung the Saviour,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin, holy gate,
through which the King of Heaven alone may pass,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
journeying to Bethlehem with thy spouse Joseph,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
bringing into the world thy Divine Son,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Mother of thine own Creator,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
laying God the Son in a manger,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
visited by the shepherds,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
saluted by the Magi,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
presenting thy Son to be circumcized,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
submitting to the law of purification,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
offering thy dear Son in the temple,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
flying into Egypt to save thy Child,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
returning into the land of Israel,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
leading an obscure life at Nazareth,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
keeping the feasts prescribed by the law,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
afflicted at the loss of thy Child,
when He was twelve years old,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
sorrowfully seeking thy Child for three days,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
honouring with thy presence the marriage feast of Cana,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
graciously representing to thy Son the want of wine,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
obtaining Christ's first public miracle by thy intercession,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
following thy Son in His ministrations,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
sharing the sorrows of thy Son,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
standing at the foot of the Cross,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
confided by thy Son to John the Beloved Disciple,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
pierced with a sword of sorrow,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Rejoicing at the resurrection of thy Son on the third day,
Pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Taught by the risen Lord for 40 days after the Resurrection,
Pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Given as an example to the Apostles by the risen Lord in the upper room,
Pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Gazing with awe and longing as thy Son ascended into heaven,
Pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Ministering to the Apostles in the upper room as they waited for the promise from above,
Pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
filled with the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Ceaselessly pondering the life of thy Son while living on earth,
Pray for us. 

Holy Virgin,
assumed by thy Son into Heaven,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
reigning in Heaven, our Queen,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Interceding for us at the right hand of the Father and the Son,
Pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
called Blessed by all generations,
pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray

Protect, O Lord,
Thy servants by Thy gracious and abundant help,
and grant that our confidence
in the protection of Blessed Mary ever Virgin,
and our humble imitation of her holy life,
may obtain for us security
against all enemies and all dangers,
through Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen.

This litany may be found on this website:

Happy Feast Day!!

Cathy Nolan
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