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
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Mary TV daily Reflection 5/14/2015 - Ascension Thursday
Fall in love with eternal life... (c)Mary TV 2014
May 14, 2015
Dear Family of Mary!
Though in some dioceses the celebration of the Ascension is moved to the Seventh Sunday
of Easter, we can all reflect on the Ascension of Our Lord into Heaven
on this day. Jesus, after spending 40 days with his apostles and
disciples, is taken up into Heaven where He is seated at the right hand
of the Father in Glory. This is a day of great victory and joy!
I like this quote from Columba Marmion, OSB. It captures the greatness of this moment and what it means for us:
how the Church invites us, in her liturgy, to celebrate with gladness
this exaltation of the Bridegroom, our God and our Redeemer.... "I
ascend to my Father and to your Father, to My God and your God." Jesus
has but gone before us: He does not separate Himself from us, He does
not separate us from Him. If He enters into His glorious Kingdom, it is
to "go and prepare a place" for us. He promises to come again one day to
take us to Himself, so that, He says "where I am, you also may be."
Thus, we are already, participants in the glory and bliss of Christ
Jesus; we shall be there one day in reality. Volo, Pater, ut ubi sum ego, et illi sint secum.
(Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me
where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for
thou loved me before the foundation of the world.) -John 17:24.
What power in this prayer, and what sweetness in this promise! Let us
then give ourselves up to this intimate and wholly spiritual joy.
-Columba Marmion OSB
ascends to His Father, but he does not intend for us to be left behind.
He goes to prepare a place for us, and He provides everything we need
in order to follow Him there, through His Sacraments and the
companionship of the Church. Jesus will come for each of us, because He
wants us to be with Him, where He is!
Lady has tried to help us to understand this mystery, that we are made
for eternity, for life in Heaven with Jesus. She has said so:
April 25, 2000
children! Also today I call you to conversion. You are concerned too
much about material things and little about spiritual ones. Open your
hearts and start again to work more on your personal conversion. Decide
every day to dedicate time to God and to prayer until prayer becomes a
joyful meeting with God for you. Only in this way will your life have
meaning and with joy you will contemplate eternal life. Thank you for
having responded to my call."
January 25, 2009
children! Also today I call you to prayer. May prayer be for you like
the seed that you will put in my heart, which I will give over to my Son
Jesus for you, for the salvation of your souls. I desire, little
children, for each of you to fall in love with eternal life which is
your future, and for all worldly things to be a help for you to draw you
closer to God the Creator. I am with you for this long because you are
on the wrong path. Only with my help, little children, you will open
your eyes. There are many of those who, by living my messages,
comprehend that they are on the way of holiness towards eternity. Thank
you for having responded to my call."
Lady wants us to fall in love with eternal life! Think about it! Are we
really in love with eternal life? Or is it something so far away and
mysterious that we repress the thought? We cannot do this. We must live
our lives oriented towards eternity, not in denial of it. This is a very
important attitude, one that will help us organize our lives in wisdom
we learn from Our Lady to long for heaven, to be in love with eternal
life, and to give ourselves completely to Jesus in prayer. May this be
the gift we receive on this Ascension Thursday!!