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
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Mary TV Daily Reflection 2/18/2015 - Ash Wednesday
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J.M.J February 18, 2015 Ash Wednesday
Dear Family of Mary!
"Dear children! Also today, as never up to now, I call you to open your hearts to my messages. Little children, be those who draw souls to God and not those who distance them. I am with you and love you all with a special love. This is a time of penance and conversion. From the bottom of my heart, I call you to be mine with all your heart and then you will see that your God is great, because He will give you an abundance of blessings and peace. Thank you for having responded to my call." February 25, 2004
"Also today, as never up to now, I call you to open your hearts to my messages."This is a remarkable statement from Our Lady. By 2004 she had been giving messages for 23 years. And yet, at the beginning of Lent, 2004, her plea was for her children to open their hearts as never before to her messages. Her messages were growing in importance even after all those years. And I believe that they continue to grow in importance.
Our Lady also said, "From the bottom of my heart, I call you to be mine with all your heart..." Our Lady's call during the Lent of 2004 was for her children to draw very close to her, and to open their hearts to her. She was impassioned: "From the bottom of my heart..." The program she gave to us in 2004 was to open our hearts to her messages and to give ourselves to her with our entire heart. She wanted us to draw very close to her and to really listen to her. I feel that she would say the very same thing to us in 2015. This Lent would be a powerful experience if we could actually do this.
Our Lady's main messages have always been "Lenten." She calls us to prayer, conversion, penance, fasting, Holy Mass, Confession, the Bible, the Rosary, mercy and love. These main messages fit right into the practices of Lent. Why is the life she calls us to penitential? Because this is the best way to make room for God in our lives, the best way to put Him in the first place!! And that is the very best thing we could do for ourselves and for everyone else!!
Listen to her closing words: "From the bottom of my heart, I call you to be mine with all your heart and then you will see that your God is great, because He will give you an abundance of blessings and peace." Lent leads us to Easter, to the joy of the Resurrection. Our lives with Our Lady lead us to heaven where resurrection awaits us all. This is the path of life! An abundance of blessings and peace!!
The ashes we receive today tell us that we are dust and to dust we shall return. Our Lady is with us to turn that journey into a road to eternal life. If we open our hearts to her messages and to her presence with us, she will guide us to eternal joy. "This is a time of penance and conversion." This is the time to turn towards God, our all.