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, January 24, 2018
Mary TV: January 24, 2018 Reflection - Run to Mary!
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018
January 24, 2018 St. Francis de Sales
Dear Family of Mary!
"Let us run to Mary and as her little children cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence." St. Francis de Sales
In these most difficult days, St. Francis de Sales' words give hope. We have a refuge. We have a safe haven. There is someone to whom we can turn for help. It is Our Lady. Especially Our Lady of Medjugorje.
Why do I say this? Why is Our Lady of Medjugorje our haven? I would say because she is truly in Medjugorje, truly present there, waiting for each of us to come there and find her. She wants to open her motherly arms and scoop us up, like little children.
August 2, 2005 "Dear children, I came to you with open arms, so that I could take you all into my arms, under my mantle. I cannot do this while your hearts are filled with false light and false idols. Clean them and let my angels sing in them. Then, I will take you under my mantle and give you my Son, true peace, and happiness. Do not wait my children. Thank you!"
Our Lady waits with open arms! She wants to take us all into her arms, under her mantle. What is holding us back? False light and false idols. If we are desiring things that are not God, that promise us much, but can give us nothing, then we will not run to Mary. We will cling to these false things. Mary waits for us, she cannot force.
October 02, 2016 "Dear children, the Holy Spirit, according to the Heavenly Father, made me the mother - the mother of Jesus - and by this alone, also your mother. That is why I am coming to hear you, that I may open my motherly arms to you; to give you my heart and to call you to remain with me, because from the top of the cross my Son entrusted you to me..."
The Father made Mary our Mother through Jesus. She is our Mother. We can run to her, and throw ourselves into her arms! We are free. But we can't run when we are laden with false idols and false lights. We must convert. Let go, and run!!
Thursday, February 23, 1984"I hold all of you in my arms. You are mine. I need your prayers so that you may be mine. I desire to be all yours and for you to be all mine. I receive all your prayers. I receive them with joy."
Our Lady is holding us close, we are hers!! But we must pray. In prayer we will be open to her voice, to her guidance, to her compassion and help. Then we will experience her embrace. Her protection and care will be tangible.
So, run to Mary! Convert and let go of all that holds you back.
Cast yourselves into her arms! Surrender and abandon yourself to her maternal care. Trust her, she can take care of everything.
Have perfect confidence in Mother Mary. Jesus did!
PS. Mike Nolan has created a new website where you can purchase and download his new CD's, "Mary TV Soundtrack", and "Oh Jesus, we Adore You." One idea, these CD's might be a great gift for your priest! They are joy-filled and prayerful.
Traci, our shipmate, says "Michael's Adoration CD is special. The Blessed Mother had him make it for a reason." I agree. I play it when I feel under attack, tempted or sad, and I immediately feel protected and at peace. Jesus is before the eyes of my heart, and I can just love Him.