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Friday, December 29, 2017

Mary TV: December 29, 2017 Reflection - Blessed New Year!


(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.
December 29, 2017
St. Thomas a Becket
 
Dear Family of Mary!
October 25, 2017 "Dear children! I am calling you to be prayer in this time of grace. You all have problems, afflictions, sufferings and lack of peace. May saints be models to you and an encouragement for holiness; God will be near you and you will be renewed in seeking through your personal conversion. Faith will be hope to you and joy will begin to reign in your hearts. Thank you for having responded to my call."
 
We find ourselves at the end of 2017! It has been a beautiful year of graces and blessings. Yesterday we spoke about gratitude, and how our witness must spring from our gratitude for all God has done for us! It is also true that we can carry the graces and blessings we have received in 2017 into 2018 only with the gift of gratitude. What a beautiful way to start a new year, with thanksgiving and trust in our loving God.
 
Many of us have a custom of praying for a saint to be our companion for the new year. This saint chooses us (according to Denis) to be our special friend and encourager for the year. As Our Lady says, "May saints be models to you and an encouragement for holiness..."
 
Mary TV is posting an updated "Saints list" on our web page as an aid to receiving our new saints in 2018. You can print this list, and cut up the squares containing saint's names. Then put them in a container, and with a "Hail Mary" draw out your new saint! It is amazing how intentional these saints turn out to be!
 
Here is the Saints List 2018 as a PDF that you can download: "Saints List 2018"   

The list can also be found in "Prayers and Resources" in the drop down box, as "2018 Saints list." Matt is going to post it tonight, so if you don't see it, pray for Matt!
 
I want to thank all of you who have joined us at Mary TV this year, through our live events, our video library, by receiving the Daily Reflections and Updates, and visiting our Facebook page. We pray that you have been blessed with a closer relationship with Our Lady and her Son, Jesus. May the peace and joy of God, especially present in Medjugorje, be with you and in you in 2018. Together we may be able to spread the Kingdom of God in this poor and tired world. Together we can share Our Lady's presence with others and draw them into her embrace. Together we will help Her Heart to Triumph!
 
Have a Blessed and Happy New Year!
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017




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