Friday, January 04, 2013

Mary TV Daily Reflection 1/4/2013

Our Lady of Medj painting 

 Open your hearts to me! 


January 4, 2013

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton


Dear Family of Mary!


"Dear children, with much love and patience I strive to make your hearts like unto mine. I strive, by my example, to teach you humility, wisdom and love because I need you; I cannot do without you my children. According to God's will I am choosing you, by His strength I am strengthening you. Therefore, my children, do not be afraid to open your hearts to me. I will give them to my Son and in return, He will give you the gift of divine peace. You will carry it to all those whom you meet, you will witness God's love with your life and you will give the gift of my Son through yourselves. Through reconciliation, fasting and prayer, I will lead you. Immeasurable is my love. Do not be afraid. My children, pray for the shepherds. May your lips be shut to every judgment, because do not forget that my Son has chosen them and only He has the right to judge. Thank you."(January 2, 2013 Mirjana)


Think how hard Our Lady must be working to make our hearts like hers! She must be constantly looking after us, praying for us, encouraging us, teaching us, and leading us into holiness. We know how far away from perfect our hearts are! She has a lot of work to do!! But she is patient as she says. She has much love. She won't give up.   She has chosen us, according to God's plan, and she will keep at it until we are like her!


God revealed to St. Louis de Montfort the amazing "Age of Mary" that it seems we are living in now. God showed St. Louis how the Blessed Virgin Mary would come to reign in the last days. And it would happen through her children whose hearts would be like hers! Listen to St. Louis' inspired vision of our day:


Fifth Effect - Communication of the Soul and Spirit of Mary


217. The soul of Mary will be communicated to you to glorify the Lord. Her spirit will take the place of yours to rejoice in God, her Savior, but only if you are faithful to the practices of this devotion. As St. Ambrose says, "May the soul of Mary be in each one of us to glorify the Lord! May the spirit of Mary be in each one of us to rejoice in God!" "When will that happy day come," asks a saintly man of our own day whose life was completely wrapped up in Mary, "when God's Mother is enthroned in men's hearts as Queen, subjecting them to the dominion of her great and princely Son? When will souls breathe Mary as the body breathes air?" When that time comes wonderful things will happen on earth. The Holy Spirit, finding His dear Spouse present again in souls, will come down into them with great power. He will fill them with His gifts, especially wisdom, by which they will produce wonders of grace. My dear friend, when will that happy time come, that age of Mary, when many souls, chosen by Mary and given her by the most High God, will hide themselves completely in the depths of her soul, becoming living copies of her, loving and glorifying Jesus? That day will dawn only when the devotion I teach is understood and put into practice. Ut adveniat regnum tuum, adveniat regnum Mariae: "Lord, that your kingdom may come, may the reign of Mary come!"


Our Lady is striving to make our hearts living copies of her heart. We are in the day St. Louis longed for so very much, the age when Mary would come to prepare the world for her Son, by making hearts fit for Him to enter. She is with us, through Medjugorje, to accomplish this incredible miracle of restoration!


And so she tells us, "Therefore, my children, do not be afraid to open your hearts to me." She is with us to transform us. The time is now. She needs us. Now! This is the day of Our Lady's victory, when her Son will be lifted up in purified hearts like her heart! And the world will be changed!


Do not be afraid!


In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

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