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Friday, July 01, 2022

Mary TV: July 1, 2022 Reflection - Return to God and to prayer...

 

 



Return to God and prayer that the Holy Spirit may work in you and through you.


July 1, 2022

Dear Family of Mary!

"Return to God and prayer that the Holy Spirit may work in you and through you." (June 25, 2022)

Our Lady often calls us to return...return to prayer, return to God, return to her heart...She knows how easy it is for us to wander off. We are like sheep who are so busy eating grass that we don't realize we are in danger of getting separated from the fold. We are distractable people. Our minds can be attracted to all sorts of things, things that pull us away from prayer, away from God.

And we don't realize the danger of getting distracted until it is too late and we have wandered off. Precious time can be wasted each day in such wanderings. Opportunities can be wasted. We can miss the chance to pray a decade for someone who is suffering. We can miss the opportunity to witness to someone about Our Lady's presence, because we are thinking too much about something else and we don't notice them.

That is why Our Lady calls us to return to God and prayer. If we practice the presence of God, if we stay mindful of His nearness and His love for us, we will more likely be praying. And in that prayer the Holy Spirit will be able to direct us and use us for others.

So much can change in our day if we are spending that day with God. He never leaves us, but we easily can leave Him through our own mindless distractions. Even when we work, we can forget to include God in the working. We get used to working alone, thinking alone, struggling alone. But if we work with God, everything is better!

Return, Our Lady says. She knows that we can wander and forget God, so she just gives us the practical answer...return to God. Once we realize we have wandered away, we can just turn our minds around and go back to our most loving Father, our most heroic Brother, our most powerful Holy Spirit, and begin again to listen to and follow Them!!

It doesn't matter how many times a day we return, the point is that we do return. If nothing else, this is an act of love for God. In humility, to turn back to Him, and to run into His arms like children who love Him so much!!! We should be returning to God all the time!!!

"Return to God and prayer that the Holy Spirit may work in you and through you." (June 25, 2022)

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Mary TV: June 30, 2022 Reflection - I thank you for every sacrifice and prayer...

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I...thank you for every sacrifice and prayer...
June 29, 2022
Dear Family of Mary!
“Dear children, I rejoice with you and thank you for every sacrifice and prayer which you have offered for my intentions...” June 25, 2022
Our Lady thanked us for "every sacrifice and prayer" that we offer for her intentions and needs. She really does need us. Her plans are furthered by our prayers and sacrifices!! St. Louis de Montfort was an expert on how to support Our Lady. "True Devotion to Mary" is a treatise on how to help Our Lady in her plans!
Let's pray this prayer, written by St. Louis de Montfort! It is a powerful expression of True Devotion to Mary! We want to be her little ones who stand by her in these difficult days, praying with her heart!
St. Louis de Montfort's prayer to Mary:
Hail Mary, beloved Daughter of the Eternal Father!
Hail Mary, admirable Mother of the Son!
Hail Mary, faithful spouse of the Holy Ghost!
Hail Mary, my dear Mother, my loving Mistress, my powerful sovereign!
Hail my joy, my glory, my heart, and my soul!
Thou art all mine by mercy, and I am all thine by justice.
But I am not yet sufficiently thine.
I now give myself wholly to thee without keeping anything back for myself or others.
If thou still seest in me anything which does not belong to thee,
I beseech thee to take it and to make thyself the absolute Mistress of all that is mine.
Destroy in me all that may be displeasing to God;
root it up and bring it to naught;
place and cultivate in me everything that is pleasing to thee.
May the light of thy faith dispel the darkness of my mind;
may thy profound humility take the place of my pride;
may thy sublime contemplation check the distractions of my wandering imagination;
may thy continuous sight of God fill my memory with His presence;
may the burning love of thy heart inflame the lukewarmness of mine;
may thy virtues take the place of my sins;
may thy merits be my only adornment in the sight of God
and make up for all that is wanting in me.
Finally, dearly beloved Mother,
grant, if it be possible,
that I may have no other spirit but thine,
to know Jesus and His divine will;
that I may have no other soul but thine,
to praise and glorify the Lord;
that I may have no other heart but thine,
to love God with a love as pure and ardent as thine.
I do not ask thee for visions, revelations, sensible devotion, or spiritual pleasures.
It is thy privilege to see God clearly;
it is thy privilege to enjoy heavenly bliss;
it is thy privilege to triumph gloriously in Heaven at the right hand of thy Son
and to hold absolute sway over angels, men and demons;
it is thy privilege to dispose of all the gifts of God just as thou willest.
Such is, O heavenly Mary, the “best part,” which the Lord has given thee
and which shall never be taken away from thee—
and this thought fills my heart with joy.
As for my part here below,
I wish for no other than that which was thine:
to believe sincerely without spiritual pleasures;
to suffer joyfully without human consolation; to die continually to myself without respite; and to work zealously and unselfishly for thee until death as the humblest of thy servants.
The only grace I beg thee to obtain for me is
that every day and every moment of my life I may say
“Amen; so be it”—
to all that thou didst do while on earth;
“Amen; so be it”—
to all that thou art now doing in Heaven;
“Amen; so be it”—
to all that thou art doing in my soul,
so that thou alone mayest fully glorify Jesus in me for time and eternity.
Amen.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
(c)Mary TV 2022
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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Mary TV: June 29, 2022 Reflection - "You are important in my plan of salvation of mankind."

 



 



"You are important in my plan of salvation of mankind."


June 29, 2022

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children, I rejoice with you and thank you for every sacrifice and prayer which you have offered for my intentions. Little children, do not forget that you are important in my plan of salvation of mankind. Return to God and prayer that the Holy Spirit may work in you and through you. Little children, I am with you also in these days when Satan is fighting for war and hatred. Division is strong and evil is at work in man as never before. Thank you for having responded to my call.” June 25, 2022

"Little children, do not forget that you are important in my plan of salvation of mankind."

The more I pray over this sentence the more important I realize it is! Our Lady is not just speaking kind words here. She means it. We are important in her plan of salvation of mankind! !!

What does this mean? First it means that Our Lady is the Champion General who is going to save mankind from the devil! She has been given this task by the Father. And She will do it! But She needs us, her little ones, to help in this final battle. We are called to help her. And what is she about? Crushing the head of Satan.

Here are several famous paragraphs from St. Louis de Montfort - the great saint who understood the role of Mary in God's plan of salvation like none other! It is hard to read, but try it. We need to understand what is going on in our day. This is what is going on:

St Louis de Montfort wrote in "True Devotion to Mary":
 
51. It is chiefly in reference to these last wicked persecutions of the devil, daily increasing until the advent of the reign of anti-Christ, that we should understand that first and well-known prophecy and curse of God uttered against the serpent in the garden of paradise. It is opportune to explain it here for the glory of the Blessed Virgin, the salvation of her children and the confusion of the devil. "I will place enmities between you and the woman, between your race and her race; she will crush your head and you will lie in wait for her heel" (Gen. 3:15).

52. God has established only one enmity–but it is an irreconcilable one–which will last and even go on increasing to the end of time. That enmity is between Mary, his worthy Mother, and the devil, between the children and the servants of the Blessed Virgin and the children and followers of Lucifer. Thus the most fearful enemy that God has set up against the
devil is Mary, his holy Mother. From the time of the earthly paradise, although she existed then only in his mind, he gave her such a hatred for his accursed enemy, such ingenuity in exposing the wickedness of the ancient serpent and such power to defeat, overthrow and crush this proud rebel, that Satan fears her not only more than angels and men but in a certain sense more than God himself. This does not mean that the anger, hatred and power of God are not infinitely greater than the Blessed Virgin's, since her attributes are limited. It simply means that Satan, being so proud, suffers infinitely more in being vanquished and punished by a lowly and humble servant of God, for her humility humiliates him more than the power of God. Moreover, God has given Mary such great power over the evil spirits that, as they have often been forced unwillingly to admit through the lips of possessed persons, they fear one of her pleadings for a soul more than the prayers of all the saints, and one of her threats more than all their other torments.

53. What Lucifer lost by pride Mary won by humility. What Eve ruined and lost by disobedience Mary saved by obedience. By obeying the serpent, Eve ruined her children as well as herself and delivered them up to him. Mary by her perfect fidelity to God saved her children with herself and consecrated them to his divine majesty.

54. God has established not just one enmity but "enmities", and not only between Mary and Satan but between her race and his race. That is, God has put enmities, antipathies and hatreds between the true children and servants of the Blessed Virgin and the children and slaves of the devil. They have no love and no sympathy for each other. The children of Belial, the slaves of Satan, the friends of the world,–for they are all one and the same–have always persecuted and will persecute more than ever in the future those who belong to the Blessed Virgin, just as Cain of old persecuted his brother Abel, and Esau his brother Jacob. These are the types of the wicked and of the just. But the humble Mary will always triumph over Satan, the proud one, and so great will be her victory that she will crush his head, the very seat of his pride. She will unmask his serpent's cunning and expose his wicked plots. She will scatter to the winds his devilish plans and to the end of time will keep her faithful servants safe from his cruel claws. But Mary's power over the evil spirits will especially shine forth in the latter times, when Satan will lie in wait for her heel, that is, for her humble servants and her poor children whom she will rouse to fight against him. In the eyes of the world they will be little and poor and, like the heel, lowly in the eyes of all, down-trodden and crushed as is the heel by the other parts of the body. But in compensation for this they will be rich in God's graces, which will be abundantly bestowed on them by Mary. They will be great and exalted before God in holiness. They will be superior to all creatures by their great zeal and so strongly will they be supported by divine assistance that, in union with Mary, they will crush the head of Satan with their heel, that is, their humility, and bring victory to Jesus Christ. (St. Louis de Montfort: True Devotion to Mary. Paragraph 51-54)

Ok. Now read it again! It takes a few reads to actually understand what St. Louis de Montfort is saying. Because we don't see it. Though I believe in these days it is making more sense than ever!

"Little children, do not forget that you are important in my plan of salvation of mankind."

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
(c)Mary TV 2022

Mary TV. Inc. | www.marytv.tv


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St. John Paul II
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