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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

St. Pius V and The Battle of Lepanto



Mary TV daily Reflection 4/30/2014



               

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J.M.J
April 30, 2014
St. Pius V

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Open your hearts to the grace which God is giving you through me, as a flower that opens to the warm rays of the sun. Be prayer and love for all those who are far from God and His love. I am with you and I intercede for all of you before my Son Jesus, and I love you with immeasurable love. Thank you for having responded to my call." (April 25, 2014)

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Pius V, the Pope of the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. Pope Pius V rallied the Christian faithful of Europe to withstand the invasion of the Turks by praying the Rosary. On October 7, 1571, there was a decisive battle at sea that destroyed the Turkish fleet, sending them limping home. Europe was saved. Pope Pius V believed it was praying the Rosary that turned the tide, through the intercession of Our Lady. He declared October 7 the Feast of the Holy Rosary. He also gave Our Lady the title of Our Lady of Victory and referred to her as "Help of Christians".

It seems that we need to have the same confidence in Our Lady and the prayer of the Rosary in these days. The future hangs in the balance now. Victory will come through the Rosary, as Sr. Lucia of Fatima has said. It helps to pray with confidence. These two prayers below may help us to stir up our courage and faith in our Mother, Our Lady of Victory!

Prayer to Our Lady, Help of Christians

Most Holy Virgin Mary, Help of Christian,
how sweet it is to come to your feet
imploring your perpetual help.
If earthly mothers cease not to remember their children,
how can you, the most loving of all mothers forget me?
Grant then to me, I implore you,
your perpetual help in all my necessities,
in every sorrow, and especially in all my temptations.
I ask for your unceasing help for all who are now suffering.
 Help the weak, cure the sick, convert sinners.
Grant through your intercessions many vocations to the religious life.
Obtain for us, O Mary, Help of Christians,
that having invoked you on earth we may love and eternally thank you in heaven.
(St. John Bosco)


Litany to Our Lady of Victory

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
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,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God,
Have mercy on us.
Our Lady of Victory, Pray for us.
Triumphant Daughter of the Father, Pray for us.
Triumphant Mother of the Son, Pray for us.
Triumphant Spouse of the Holy Ghost, Pray for us.
Triumphant Choice of the Most Holy Trinity, Pray for us.
Triumphant in Thy Immaculate Conception, Pray for us.
Triumphant in Crushing the Head of the Serpent, Pray for us.
Triumphant Over All the Children of Adam, Pray for us.
Triumphant Over All Our Enemies, Pray for us.
Triumphant in the Embassy of the Angel Gabriel, Pray for us.
Triumphant in Thy Espousal to St. Joseph, Pray for us.
Triumphant at the Scene of Bethlehem, Pray for us.
Triumphant in Thy Flight Into Egypt, Pray for us.
Triumphant in Thy Exile, Pray for us.
Triumphant in Thy Humble Dwelling at Nazareth, Pray for us.
Triumphant in Finding Thy Divine Child in the Temple, Pray for us.
Triumphant in the Earthly Life of Our Lord, Pray for us.
Triumphant in His Passion and Death, Pray for us.
Triumphant in the Resurrection, Pray for us.
Triumphant in the Ascension, Pray for us.
Triumphant in the Descent of the Holy Ghost, Pray for us.
Triumphant in Thy Sorrows, Pray for us.
Triumphant in Thy Joys, Pray for us.
Triumphant in Thy Entrance into the Heavenly Jerusalem, Pray for us.
Triumphant in the Angels Who Remained Faithful, Pray for us.
Triumphant in the Felicity of the Blessed, Pray for us.
Triumphant in the Graces of the Just, Pray for us.
Triumphant in the Announcement of the Prophets, Pray for us.
Triumphant in the Desires of the Patriarchs, Pray for us.
Triumphant in the Zeal of the Apostles, Pray for us.
Triumphant in the Light of the Evangelists, Pray for us.
Triumphant in the Wisdom of the Doctors, Pray for us.
Triumphant in the Crowns of the Confessors, Pray for us.
Triumphant in the Purity of the Numerous Bands of Virgins, Pray for us.
Triumphant in the Triumph of the Martyrs, Pray for us.
Triumphant in Thy All-Powerful Intercession, Pray for us.
Triumphant under Thy Many Titles, Pray for us.
Triumphant at the Hour of Our Death, Pray for us.
Lamb of God, Who taketh away the sins of the world, 
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who taketh away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who taketh away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us, Lord.
V. Pray for us, O Blessed Lady of Victory! 
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.  

Let Us Pray
O Victorious Lady! Thou who has ever such powerful influence with Thy Divine Son, in conquering the hardest of hearts, intercede for those for whom we pray, that their hearts being softened by the rays of Divine Grace, they may return to the unity of the true Faith, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.  

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mary TV Daily Reflection 4/29/2014


         
 
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J.M.J
April 29, 2014
St. Catherine of Siena

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Open your hearts to the grace which God is giving you through me, as a flower that opens to the warm rays of the sun. Be prayer and love for all those who are far from God and His love. I am with you and I intercede for all of you before my Son Jesus, and I love you with immeasurable love. Thank you for having responded to my call." (April 25, 2014)

On this feast of St. Catherine of Siena, I thought it would be lovely to share this prayer written by St. Catherine to Our Lady. This prayer comes from the deeply mystical heart of Catherine and reveals Our Lady in all her beauty! We are so blessed to have such a Mother with us, interceding for us and loving us immeasurably!

MARIAN PRAYER OF SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENA  (A.D. 1347-1380)  

O Mary, temple of the Trinity.
O Mary, bearer of fire.
O Mary, dispenser of mercy.
O Mary, restorer of human generation,
because the world was repurchased
by means of the sustenance
that your flesh found in the Word,
Christ repurchased the world
with his Passion
and you with your suffering.
O Mary, peaceful ocean.
O Mary, giver of peace.
O Mary, fruitful land.
You, O Mary,
are that new plant
from which we have the fragrant flower of the Word,
only-begotten Son of God,
because this Word was sown in you,
O fruitful land.
You are the land and the plant.
O Mary, vehicle of fire
you bore the fire hidden
and veiled beneath the ash of your humanity.
O Mary, vase of humility,
in which there burns the light of true knowledge
with which you lifted yourself above yourself
and yet were pleasing to the eternal Father;
hence he took
and brought you to himself,
loving you with a singular love.
With this light and fire of your charity
and with the oil of your humility,
you drew and inclined His divinity
to come into you,
although He was first drawn to us
by the most ardent fire of His inestimable charity.
Today, O Mary,
you have become a book
in which our rule is written.
In you, today,
is written the wisdom of the eternal Father.
In you, today,
is manifested the strength and freedom of all humankind.
I say that the dignity of humankind
is manifested because when I look at you, O Mary,
I see that the hand of the Holy Spirit
has written the Trinity in you,
forming in you the Incarnate Word,
the only begotten Son of God.
He has written for us
the wisdom of the Father,
that is, the Word.
He has written for us his power,
because he was powerful
in effecting this great mystery.
And He has written for us
the clemency of that Holy Spirit,
because only through grace
and the Divine clemency
was so great a mystery ordained and accomplished.
But today I ardently make my request,
because it is the day of graces,
and I know that nothing is refused to you, O Mary.
Today, O Mary,
your land has generated the Savior for us.
O Mary, blessed are you among women
throughout the ages.
Amen. 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2014
 
PS. If you haven't watched this weeks "Fruit of Medjugorje" take the time to do it. There are four short testimonies that will touch your heart. We see in them the motherly love of Our Lady so powerfully present in Medjugorje. We all need this Mother!








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Monday, April 28, 2014

Father Ed Update


Because of your prayers and the quick and generous response to Father Ed’s financial need, today we were able to mail him a check for $1,800 to keep his utilities on.

After an emotional phone call from Father Ed, he also sent me the email below:

“Oh my God, Thank you!!!! I don’t know how to repay your kindness and generosity. I am shocked and so very blessed. Please keep praying for me, especially during this Easter time. God bless all of you and again thanks! Father Ed”

I want to express again our thanksgiving for the outpouring of love and generosity for the thousands of Catholic priests who contact us for support. It is because of you that we are able to care for Jesus Christ the Resurrected High Priest by caring for so many of His priests experiencing difficulties.

Happy Easter!

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Zhejiang Mega-Church in China Demolished After Government Reneges on Agreement

Contact: Bob Fu, President, China Aid888-889-7757267-205-5210 cell

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An SVG map of China with Zhejiang province highlighted Legend: Image:China map legend.png (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
YONGJIA COUNTY, WENZHOU, ZHEJIANG, China,April 28, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Telegraph, out of the U.K., reported today that Chinese authorities have descended on Sanjiang Church in China's coastal Zhejiang province with demolition equipment and have begun tearing down the building.


China Aid can confirm that demolition has indeed occurred at Sanjiang Church, beginning at about 8 a.m. and ending approximately 12-1/2 hours later. In addition to the complete demolition of the church's accessory building, parts of which the church had agreed to demolish, the government damaged the building's foundation, causing severe damage to the church's main building.

During the demolition, the large cross on the steeple of the church, which has stood as a symbol of resistance against the government's latest anti-Christian campaign, fell.

Thousands of government workers, including paramilitary officers and armed soldiers, participated in the demolition.

"This government-orchestrated barbaric destruction of a major church is a clear sign of a new wave of escalated religious persecution in China," Bob Fu, president and founder of China Aid, said. "The Zhejiang government's actions against this peaceful church and thousands of believers deserve a unanimous response and condemnation from the international community."

"By breaking its previous promises to not engage in the forced demolition of the church, the Zhejiang authorities show their brutal contempt for both China's own Constitution and the will of millions of Chinese Christians and citizens who want nothing but their guaranteed religious freedom."

"The deliberate wounds will take years to heal, and the little remaining trust between the Chinese government and the Chinese religious communities are gone because of today's events," Fu said.

The demolition of Sanjiang Church came despite an agreement reached between the two parties on April 7, which stated the church would allow two stories of the accessory building to be demolished (see www.chinaaid.org/2014/04/one-tspm-church-in-zhejiang-finds.html and www.chinaaid.org/2014/04/sanjiang-church-in-zhejiang-facing.html).

For the full story by The Telegraph and more comments from Bob Fu, click here.
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A 7-year-old Christian Girl raped on Easter Sunday

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Location of Sialkot
Location of Sialkot (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Sialkot (Agenzia Fides) – It is one of those brutal acts, the emblem of the abuses suffered by Christians in Pakistan: on Easter Day, Saira, a 7-year-old Christian girl was raped by a Muslim man, Mohammad Alam Fakhar, in a village in the district of Sialkot, Punjab. The girl, who after the violence suffered a hemorrhage, was hospitalized just three days after the abuse and is still in critical condition in the hospital in Sialkot, while some Muslims have asked Saira’s family not to press charges against the perpetrator. Despite the fears and obstacles, a complaint was filed on April 22 against the rapist and two other people. The police ordered a medical examination which confirmed the rape.
As reported to Fides, the lawyer Sardar Mushtaq Gill, head of the NGO “LEAD” represents the family and will follow the case. Strongly condemning sexual violence, Gill told Fides: “Such cases are frequent: abuse against women and girls by Muslim men are examples of how the minorities in Pakistan live under constant fear of persecution. We believe that many cases of violence go unreported”.
Among the most striking cases, raised recently by several human rights organizations, there is that of a 15-year-old Christian, Fouzia Bibi, raped in January 2013 in the district of Kasur by two Muslims; and that of another Christian student, who was raped in July 2013 by a Muslim boy under the supervision of two armed men. In addition, in December 2012, a 6-year-old Hindu girl Wijenti Meghwar, was raped while she was playing in the street in the town of Ghulam Nabi Shah, in Sindh province: the case is still open.
According to a recent report sent to Fides Agency, every year about a thousand girls of Christian and Hindu religious minorities are kidnapped, raped and forced to Islamic marriage. The report was prepared by the “Solidarity and Peace Movement”, a coalition of NGOs, associations and institutions including the “Justice and Peace” Commission of the Pakistani Bishops. (PA) (Agenzia Fides 28/04/2014)

Mary TV Daily Reflection 4/28/2014

       


 
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J.M.J
April 28, 2014

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Open your hearts to the grace which God is giving you through me, as a flower that opens to the warm rays of the sun. Be prayer and love for all those who are far from God and His love. I am with you and I intercede for all of you before my Son Jesus, and I love you with immeasurable love. Thank you for having responded to my call." (April 25, 2014)

With her characteristic simplicity, Our Lady says a great deal to us in this message. Her words carry so much love in them, and so much hope. She invites us to life! Life in the grace of God! Life in her presence. She invites us. We only have to respond.

Let's think about the grace which God is giving us through Our Lady. First of all, isn't it amazing that God would give us grace through someone? Yes, all grace has been won for us by Jesus. He is the source of all grace. But God has sent Our Lady to transport grace to us in these days. She comes from heaven with arm-loads of grace for us. That is the dispensation of this age. This is the Marian Age. This is Our Lady's time. And she comes to give us grace.  This is amazing. 

But what is the grace she has been allowed to bring us? I believe there are many facets to the grace she brings, really many graces. They have something to do with her main messages. She has brought us the grace to pray. She has brought us the grace to desire prayer. She has brought us the Holy Spirit to inspire us in our prayer. She has asked the Holy Spirit to fall upon us, to fill us with a spirit of prayer! The grace to pray is an awesome grace because through prayer we contact our God!

She has brought us the grace to read the Bible. She asks us to read it every day. She wouldn't ask that if the grace were not present to help us do it. Reading the Bible is essential brain food for us. When we have the words of the Bible in our heads and hearts, we begin to understand God's ways. We begin to get the "picture" of who the Father is and how He acts. Very important information if we are going to discern the way to follow Him.

She has brought us the grace to fast. She wouldn't ask us to fast if she didn't have on hand the grace to do it. The grace to fast lies in a heightened desire for unity with God. That desire helps us to detach from the world and cling to God. That desire helps us to say no to our concupiscence and say yes to love. This is a great grace indeed.

She has brought us the grace to go to Confession. This grace we can see full blown in Medjugorje. We pilgrims in Medjugorje go to confession, often several times, allowing Jesus to wash us clean of all sin. We allow ourselves to be stripped of our sins, only to be clothed in light by the Savior. We learn to forgive, to ask forgiveness and to be forgiven!! This grace is so powerful that we feel drawn into the confessional by a hidden force of love!!

Our Lady brings us the grace to make Holy Mass our life, adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament with every fiber of our being. Again, we know that in Medjugorje Holy Mass is the center of everything. And Adoration is like heaven on earth. This grace from Our Lady's hands makes an indelible mark on us, a taste of future joy!

These are just some of the graces Our Lady has in hand. These graces water our souls and bring forth the flowers of love and peace that are waiting to grow. Like a flower opening to the sun, our souls will open to the graces Our Lady brings to us, and with them we will turn towards our Lord, never to turn back!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2014
 

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Lack of Peace in Man's Heart

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Lack of Peace in Man's Heart

Medjugorje April 25, 2014

 
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April 25, 2014 A.D.

Tonight, April 25, 2014, Our Lady appeared to Ivan at the Blue Cross at 10:00 p.m. during his prayer group meeting. Under a cloudy sky, thousands of pilgrims from all over the world came to be in Our Lady’s presence. The singing began around 8:30 p.m. Then at about 9:15 p.m., the Rosary was begun, with two mysteries being said. Our Lady appeared to Ivan around 10:00 p.m. and the apparition lasted several minutes.

After the apparition to Ivan on April 25, 2014 at the Blue Cross at 10:00 p.m. Ivan said:
 
“Tonight I would like to describe also to you what is the most from tonight’s meeting with Our Lady.
Also tonight Our Lady came to us joyful and happy and at the beginning, as always, She greeted all of us with Her Motherly greeting, ‘Praised be Jesus my dear children.’ Then Our Lady, with Her arms extended, prayed over all of us here for a longer time. Then She prayed especially over the sick present here, and then She said:
“Dear children, also today, through this upcoming time, in a special way I call you to pray for peace. Open yourselves, dear children, to the King of Peace. Pray through this time. In a special way, dear children, pray for peace in the world. There is so much lack of peace in the world, so much lack of peace in man’s heart. Pray that peace may begin to reign in man’s heart. With this, peace will come in the world. I pray for this. I intercede before my Son for all of you. Pray, dear children, pray. Thank you for also today having responded to my call.”

“Then Our Lady blessed all of us with Her Motherly blessing, and She also blessed everything you brought to be blessed.
“Then I recommended all of you, all your needs, your intentions, your families and in a special way, all of you sick and all the priests present. After that Our Lady continued to pray and left in that prayer, in an illuminated Sign of the Cross, with a greeting, ‘Go in peace my dear children.’
“This is what would be the most important from tonight’s meeting."
Pilgrims at Ivan's apparition April 25, 2014
Tonight, these pilgrims were preparing in prayer for Our Lady's apparition to Ivan. It is not often that Our Lady gives a message during Ivan's prayer group on the same day as the 25th message, and when She does, it is with a heightened significance that we should pay attention. A Friend of Medjugorje tells us, that our preparation for Her presence each day is the defining factor of our future:
"Even for those who, through the years, followed Our Lady, many fail to stop in their tracks and reorder their lives to allow themselves to be completely captivated and led by the most beautiful woman God has ever created. To be chosen by Our Lady and to disregard or not fulfill Her call, will be detrimental to your future with the dark factual reality of future life on earth. The reality will hit hard those hearts, of what was not recognized in the time of special grace. For it will be made known throughout the world, by God Himself, that creation’s best was not recognized by those who never stopped to reflect and listen to the sweetest words the world has ever heard of a mother."
A Friend of Medjugorje
From, Will You Miss Out on the Second Greatest Moment in Time?


Pilgrims at Ivan's apparition April 25, 2014
Our Lady said today through Ivan that there is a lack of peace in man's heart. Peace begins in the individual heart, and then extends to the family. Families not praying, will not be in peace, and it is these that the most unfortunate things happen, by broken homes, broken marriages, broken children, and a broken world. Our Lady said on February 14, 1985:

"...Every family must pray family prayer and read the Bible!"

 

Pilgrims at Ivan's apparition April 25, 2014
It is often that in Medjugorje, the late sunset accompanies Ivan's apparitions on the mountain. Is it perhaps that Our Lady has chosen this place to also show us that Her presence is light that keeps away the darkness? Her words today tell us that in the world there is much lack of peace. She has come to create that peace that so many long for in the world - but it begins in man's heart, not by government programs, treaties or presidents. Our Lady tells us how peace begins:
 
December 31, 1985
"...You will not have peace through thepresidents but through prayer."
 

Be sure to listen to Radio WAVE with A Friend of Medjugorje discussing why Our Lady gave two messages today. A show you do not want to miss. To listen or download the April 25, 2014 show titled, "Be Prayer, Be Love, Belong to Our Lady" visit here...
 

Mary TV Daily Reflection 4/27/2014



    Pope JPII and Divine Mercy      

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J.M.J
April 27, 2014
Divine Mercy Sunday
Canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII

Dear Family of Mary!

On this very special day, we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday and the Canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. Rome is packed with pilgrims. The world is looking on with great interest and anticipation. We can feel the electricity in the air!!

Joined in prayer with the whole Church, we turn to the Father, asking for Mercy on the whole world, in union with our two new Saints!

Here is what Jesus asked of St. Faustina and asks of us today!

On one occasion, I heard these words:
My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable (138) mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy139 be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the Fount of My Mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. (139) It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy (699)
 

May the whole world enter into the Sacred Heart of Jesus, from whence Mercy flows. May we all extol God's great Mercy!

Let us pray together the Litany to Divine Mercy:

Divine Mercy, gushing forth from the bosom of the Father, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, greatest attribute of God, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, incomprehensible mystery, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, fountain gushing forth from the mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, unfathomed by any intellect, human or angelic, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, from which wells forth all life and happiness, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, better than the heavens, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, source of miracles and wonders, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, encompassing the whole universe, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, descending to earth in the Person of the Incarnate Word, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, which flowed out from the open wound of the Heart of Jesus, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, enclosed in the Heart of Jesus for us, and especially for sinners, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, unfathomed in the institution of the Sacred Host, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in the founding of the Holy Church, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in our justification through Jesus Christ, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, accompanying us through our whole life, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, embracing us especially at the hour of death, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, endowing us with immortal life, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, accompanying us every moment of our life, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, shielding us from the fire of hell, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in the conversion of hardened sinners, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, astonishment for Angels, incomprehensible to Saints, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, unfathomed in all the mysteries of God, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, lifting us out of every misery, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, source of our happiness and joy, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in calling us forth from nothingness to existence, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, embracing all the works of His hands, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, crown of all God?s handiwork, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in which we are all immersed, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, sweet relief for anguished hearts, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, only hope of despairing souls, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, repose of hearts, peace amidst fear, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, delight and ecstasy of holy souls, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, inspiring hope against all hope, I trust in You
 
Prayer:
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.

Thank you to all who have joined us in this Novena to Divine Mercy. May we now live Mercy in our every thought and deed. May Mercy be our way!! In the words of St. Faustina:

Jesus, make my heart like unto Yours, or rather transform it into Your own Heart that I may sense the needs of other hearts, especially those who are sad and suffering. May the rays of mercy rest in my heart. (514) 


In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
© Mary TV 2014




 




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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Spiritual Gems-The Higher Form of Prayer that Wins More Grace-April 26, 2014

 
The Higher Form of Prayer that Wins More Grace

Under the loving gaze of Jesus, my soul gains strength and power and an awareness that it loves and is especially loved.  My soul knows that the Mighty One protects it.  Such prayer, though short, benefits the soul greatly, and whole hours of ordinary prayer do not give the soul that light which is given by a brief moment of this higher form of prayer.

St. Faustina (describing contemplation). Please 

English: Saint Faustina Polski: Św. Faustyna K...
English: Saint Faustina Polski: Św. Faustyna Kowalska (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
remember to go to Confession if you can today for the Divine Mercy Sunday promises.
 
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From The Friars eLetter: The Healing Humanity of 2PopeSaints!

The Healing Humanity of 2PopeSaints!
Two Sons of Peter -
Shepherds chosen by Jesus -
Instruments of Hope -
On April 27, Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis will canonize Pope John 23rd and Pope John Paul II, officially declaring them to be saints. One surprised the world by calling Vatican Council II, the other guided the Church in it's authentic implementation.
One insight from people who knew them: they both lived their humanity in a warm and inspiring way. In a world that is so wounded, I think that we really need this example of manliness and fatherhood in particular. Get to know them and you will be healed by their humanity - God is always at work through the humanity of those He chooses. Modern man is so often allergic to authority. These two were shepherds after the heart of the Good Shepherd - serving with love not lording it over those in their charge.
I was able to meet Pope John Paul twice, and I felt that I was speaking with my grandfather - such love radiated from his eyes and voice! I believe that he embodied what Jesus had in mind when He instituted the Office of the Papacy.
Saint Popes John and John Paul, pray for us who are still making our way to the Father's House!
+ Fr. Luke Mary Fletcher, CFR
Yonkers, NY
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Mary TV Daily Reflection 4/26/2014

   
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J.M.J
April 26, 2014
Easter Saturday
Divine Mercy Novena Day 9
 
Dear Family of Mary!

On this last day of the Divine Mercy Novena, we encounter the saddest of all Christ's requests of St. Faustina. He shares with her His most painful wound, a wound caused by the hearts of people who should understand His love and their great debt to Him, but instead treat this love with tepidity and sloth.

Denis and I wondered today about Catholics and Mass attendance. It seems that in the US only about 30% to 40% of all Catholics go to weekly Sunday Mass. In Ireland the numbers are similar. We know in Europe it is even less. This little statistic demonstrates the reality of lukewarm souls. For all those who may not yet "know" the love of God, we pray today, and for souls who have lost their taste for God or maybe have never really tasted Him! Especially on this day when the celebration begins of the Canonization of two powerful Popes of our times, who set evangelization as a top priority, we pray with great hope that these souls will be awakened to the love that knocks upon the doors of their hearts.

Ninth Day

"Today bring to Me the Souls who have become lukewarm, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: 'Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will.' For them, the last hope of salvation is to run to My mercy."

Most compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure love, let these tepid souls who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardor of Your love, and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls who are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His three-hour agony on the Cross: Let them, too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy. Amen. 

Let us pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy!
 
Our Lady once said:

"Dear children! I look at you and I see in your heart death without hope, restlessness and hunger. There is no prayer or trust in God, that is why the Most High permits me to bring you hope and joy. Open yourselves. Open your hearts to God's mercy and He will give you everything you need and will fill your hearts with peace, because He is peace and your hope. Thank you for having responded to my call." (November 25, 2010)


Pope John Paul II wrote in "Dives In Misericordia" n. 8:

Christ, precisely as the crucified one, is the Word that does not pass away,  and He is the one who stands at the door and knocks at the heart of every man,  without restricting his freedom, but instead seeking to draw from this very freedom love, which is not only an act of solidarity with the suffering Son of man, but also a kind of "mercy" shown by each one of us to the Son of the eternal Father. In the whole of this messianic program of Christ, in the whole revelation of mercy through the cross, could man's dignity be more highly respected and ennobled, for, in obtaining mercy, He is in a sense the one who at the same time "shows mercy"? In a word, is not this the position of Christ with regard to man when He says: "As you did it to one of the least of these...you did it to me"?  Do not the words of the Sermon on the Mount: "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy,"  constitute, in a certain sense, a synthesis of the whole of the Good News, of the whole of the "wonderful exchange" (admirable commercium) contained therein? This exchange is a law of the very plan of salvation, a law which is simple, strong and at the same time "easy." Demonstrating from the very start what the "human heart" is capable of ("to be merciful"), do not these words from the Sermon on the Mount reveal in the same perspective the deep mystery of God: that inscrutable unity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in which love, containing justice, sets in motion mercy, which in its turn reveals the perfection of justice?

The Paschal Mystery is Christ at the summit of the revelation of the inscrutable mystery of God. It is precisely then that the words pronounced in the Upper Room are completely fulfilled: "He who has seen me has seen the Father."  In fact, Christ, whom the Father "did not spare" for the sake of man and who in His passion and in the torment of the cross did not obtain human mercy, has revealed in His resurrection the fullness of the love that the Father has for Him and, in Him, for all people. "He is not God of the dead, but of the living."  In His resurrection Christ has revealed the God of merciful love, precisely because He accepted the cross as the way to the resurrection. And it is for this reason that-when we recall the cross of Christ, His passion and death-our faith and hope are centered on the Risen One.

How can a soul remain lukewarm, when Christ knocks on the door of his heart? When a soul perceives the great mercy Christ has shown, how can that soul not have "mercy" on Christ, by loving Him in return?  May the merciful Savior knock and knock, until all hearts have been set on fire with His love. Dear St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII, pray with us for these souls!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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PS. We will pray one more time, this powerful novena, tomorrowSunday, April 27, in honor of Divine Mercy Sunday, and also to thank the Lord for St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII! 3:00 pm EDT!!






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