Thursday, March 20, 2014

Mary TV Daily Reflection 3/20/2014


      MIrjana speaking in March to Pilgrims 
 (c)Mary TV 2014

March 20, 2014
Spring begins!

Dear Family of Mary!

Dear children! As a mother, I desire to be of help to you. With my motherly love, I desire to help you to open your heart and to put my Son in the first place in it. Through your love for my Son and through your prayer, I desire for God's light to illuminate you and God's mercy to fill you. In this way, I desire for the darkness, and the shadow of death which wants to encompass and mislead you, to be driven away. I desire for you to feel the joy of the blessing of God's promise. You, children of man, you are God's children - you are my children. Therefore, my children, set out on the ways on which my love leads you, teaches you humility and wisdom, and finds the way to the Heavenly Father. Pray with me for those who do not accept me and do not follow me - those who, because of hardness of their hearts, cannot feel the joy of humility, devotion, peace and love - the joy of my Son. Pray that your shepherds, with their blessed hands, may always give you the joy of God's blessing. Thank you. (March 18, 2014)

Our Lady has given us a beautiful message! It is full of spiritual wisdom and guidance. We will have much to pray over in this message in the days ahead. But for today, I would like to let Our Lady's words simmer within our hearts, and instead share the first part of the transcript of Mirjana's talk, available in "Fruit of Medjugorje" - Episode 106. Mirjana spoke in English!! She shared from her heart, with deep conviction, about what she has learned from Our Lady over the years. Here is part 1:

I want to say hello to everybody. I will try to speak in English! I have Miki next to me and he will help me. I invite you to say one Hail Mary together.....

I will try to say the things that are important about Medjugorje. I want to know if somebody is here for the first time. Yes. Then we will start at the beginning!

Twenty-fourth of June 1981, is the Feast of St. John the Baptist. You know that people did not work on that day. Ivanka and I wanted to be alone. We went outside the village to the hill that we now call Apparition Hill. I was 16; she was 14 years old at this time. We were talking about the normal things that girls of this age talk about. We didn't talk about God or faith. In one moment Ivanka told me, "I think the Blessed Mary is on the Hill." I didn't look. For me it was impossible. I left Ivanka at that place and I walked toward the village. When I was next to the first house, I felt a strong call inside of me; something was calling me to return. When I came back I saw Ivanka in the same place. She told me "Look, please!" I saw on the hill a Lady in a long dress holding a baby. Everything was strange. No one went to that hill. Especially not in a long dress with a baby in the hands! I felt all the emotions possible together.

I didn't' know if I was alive or dead, I didn't know that was happening to me. What prevailed in me was to go home. I ran away home where I saw my Grandmother and I said, "I think I saw Blessed Mary". She didn't believe me. She said, "Take the Rosary and go into your room and go pray, leave Blessed Mary where she is on the hill." I didn't talk or push her, I didn't explain to her, I wanted to do what she said, to be alone in prayer, because only when I was in prayer alone was I in peace. All night I spent in prayer because of the so, so strong emotions I felt, I could not sleep. Only in prayer did I find peace.

The next day I was helping my uncles like every other day. I didn't see the other visionaries. But then at the time when I saw the Blessed Mary the day before, I told my uncles that I must go to the hill. Something was calling me that I must go. They came with me to see what was happening. When we came to the hill, half of the village was at the hill. With every one of the visionaries someone came. We saw Blessed Mary at the same place. But this time she didn't have the baby in her arms. This day, 25 June 81, was the first time we came in front of her. She presented herself. She said to us, "My dear children, don't be afraid. I am the Queen of Peace." That is how the apparitions started.

A very short time we had the apparitions on the hill. Because this time, it was the time of communism in ex-Yugoslavia. After some days, maybe 3 or 4, the police came with dogs and they occupied the hill. If you went on the hill you went to prison. But these first days Blessed Mary showed some miracles. For example, on Cross Mountain, the cross disappeared and the people of the village saw Blessed Mary dressed in white. And in the sky it was written "Mir" which is "Peace". The people of the village saw this also. I remember that Fr. Jozo was our parish priest at the time. When the police came to the church to tell him he must close the church, because it was prohibited to have Mass in the church, he said, "With my eyes I saw written on the sky the word "Peace" from Krizevac to the Church. I will not close the church. With me you can do what you want." We know that he was in the prison for 2 years and a half.

There were three miracle healings also. And the people from the village seeing these things, and knowing us children, they believed us and they helped us. We were seeing the apparition every evening in a different place, so that nobody would know where we would be beforehand.

I had these daily apparitions until Christmas of 1982. For Christmas 1982 Blessed Mary gave me the 10th (last) secret, and she told me I must choose a priest to whom I would tell the secrets. I must tell him 10 days before what will happen and where, and for 7 days we must fast and pray, and then 3 days beforehand he must tell everybody.  He cannot choose to say or not say. If he accepts this mission he must do as God wills.

Blessed Mary always said, "Don't talk about the secrets, pray." She said, "Those who feel me like a mother and God as a Father, these people do not have anything to fear. Only those who do not know God have something to fear." We human beings always talk about the future. What will happen - when will it happen. But who of us can say who will be alive tomorrow. What Blessed Mary teaches us is that we must be ready this day to meet God. She said, "What I started in Fatima I will finish in Medjugorje. My heart will triumph." So what do we have to fear if the heart of our mother will triumph?

This apparition on Christmas 1982, she told me I would not have daily apparitions any more. She said I would have an apparition every 18th of March all my life. She also said I would have extraordinary apparitions. Those apparitions started on August 2, 1987. I still have these apparitions. I do not know when they will stop. These apparitions every 2nd day of the month are apparitions for "unbelievers". But blessed Mary, our Mother, never says "unbelievers." She always says "those who do not yet know the love of God". Because if you say to someone they are unbeliever, you judge them. Blessed Mary never judges, never. She asks our help. She said that we can change "unbelievers", but only with our prayer and our example. She wants us to put in our daily prayers in the first place, prayer for "unbelievers". Because she said when we pray for them, we pray for us and for our own future.

She wants that we pray her way. We must first feel love for them, to feel them like our brothers and sisters who are not lucky like us to recognize the love of God. Every one of us has an "unbeliever" in our home our near our home, or in the world, and this "unbeliever" is in our way, and we must ask ourselves, "Can this unbeliever see God and the love of God in us?" Our Lady doesn't want us to preach to other people. She wants that our life will talk. That "unbelievers" can see in us God and the love of God. I ask you with all my heart to take this very seriously because if you could see only one time the tears in the eyes of Our Lady, because of "unbelievers", I am sure you would pray with all your heart.

Mirjana is a firsthand witness. We can feel her intensity as she tells us "If you could see only one time the tears in the eyes of Our Lady..." Mirjana wants to communicate to us the reality of Our Lady's mission, her call to us. But we do not see, not even once, Our Lady's tears. So we must exercise our faith and live her messages as if we did see! God will be with us to guide us as we live her messages. We are her children!

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



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