Monday, January 13, 2014

Mary TV Daily Reflection 1/13/2014

What makes for peace!

 (c) Mary TV 2014

January 13, 2014
St. Hilary

Dear Family of Mary,

"Dear Children, do not tire of prayer. Pray for peace, peace, peace." (June 25, 2002 Annual apparition of Our Lady to Ivanka)

During our Daily Rosary, yesterday (January 12), I pulled this message from our message box. It struck Denis and me that this message is important for us in 2014. In such simple and direct words, Our Lady gave us the main point of her coming. She came to draw us into prayer. And she came to call us to peace.

And then as if to underline this word for us, I pulled a second message from the box after the next decade, and received this one:

"I introduced myself as 'Queen of Peace.' Again, I call you to peace, fasting, prayer. Renew family prayer and receive my blessing." (June 25, 2000 Annual apparition of Our Lady to Ivanka)

Our Lady calls herself the Queen of Peace. That is significant. She has many titles, as is evident from her Litanies. But in Medjugorje, she has introduced herself as the Queen of Peace! After I read this message, Denis turned to me and asked me how to pray for peace. He said he has never understood this request.

I responded quickly, "Well, somewhere in Scripture it says, 'Would that even today you knew the things that make for peace!'"  

Denis got excited and said, "Yes!! Luke 19: 41-44!!":
And when he drew near and saw the city he wept over it, saying, "Would that even today you knew the things that make for peace! But now they are hid from your eyes. For the days shall come upon you, when your enemies will cast up a bank about you and surround you, and hem you in on every side, and dash you to the ground, you and your children within you, and they will not leave one stone upon another in you; because you did not know the time of your visitation." (Luke 19: 41-44)

He continued:  

"Of course that happened historically 70 years later, to the Jews. The Romans came in and just tore down the temple. But it is a scary word for us too. "Because you did not know the time of your visitation." Pope John Paul II knew the importance of it, that's why he called Medjugorje the spiritual center of the world."

And I answered,  

This occurred to me during the prayer with the parish we had today that was at 2:00 (going up Apparition hill together praying the Rosary) - The parish has been living this visitation through these prayer, going up the mountain and remembering Our Lady's coming and doing what she asked which is to pray. And on Friday, going up Krizevac, and again praying in response to her call....that is remembering the hour of our visitation. And when we pray our Rosary together here (on Mary TV) we are remembering the hour of our visitation, we are remembering Our Lady coming to Medjugorje, and through her we are remembering Jesus, who came to be one of us. And that is how we pray for peace. We remember the hour of our visitation. And we do what we have been asked. That is what Our Lady was asking for in Kibeho. She needs our response [now in Medjugorje]. 

And I feel that whenever we pray our Rosary with the parish going up the mountain or the silent prayer that we have with the Angelus at 6:00 pm Medjugorje time, whenever we pray with the parish, at those moments, we are remembering the hour of our visitation, and that is how we pray for peace because whenever we respond to Our Lady's call, we pray for peace." (I am quoting here from our Rosary for January 12, 2014. You can find it in our Daily Rosary archives at .)

Well, Our Lady does not want us to miss this hour of visitation. She wants us to get every last grace that is being offered to us, for ourselves, our families, our communities, and our world. She wants to triumph and bring us peace. As Queen, she wants peace to reign. Our response now of prayer, fasting, and faith will make this visitation fruitful!!

Let's not hold back, but respond with all our hearts to the visitation of Our Lady. Clearly, the enemy has done all he can to keep us from recognizing the hour of our visitation. We can defeat him, through our loving response to Mary's call.

"Thank you for having responded to my call." She has said this to us in almost every message! Why? Because this is the key to our recognizing the hour of our visitation and discovering what makes for peace!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2014


 "Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world!"   
Blessed John Paul II  -
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