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
Monday, July 28, 2014
Mary TV Daily Reflection 7/28/2014
(c) Mary TV 2014
J.M.J July 28, 2014
Dear Family of Mary!
We are approaching an exciting time in Medjugorje! The Youth Festival will begin on July 31st. Mary TV will stream as much of the events as possible. Please pray for our team, as they will be working very hard to provide a link for us all to the festival.
And Our Lady's actual birthday (as she shared with the visionaries) is on August 5. This date does not conflict with Our Lady's Birthday Feast in the Church which is September 8. The Church celebrates not so much the date, as the fact that Mary was born!! But Our Lady shared her birth date with the visionaries in order to rejoice with them as her children. Here is what happened on August 5, 1984:
Sunday, August 5, 1984 The celebration of the second millennium of Mary's birthday was preceded by three days of fasting and continuous prayer. Seventy priests heard confessions without rest; there were a great number of conversions. "Never in my life have I cried with sorrow, as I have cried this evening with joy. Thank you!"
In anticipation of this day Our Lady had said: "The priest who will hear confession will have great joy on that day."
During these 3 days of fasting and continuous prayer the visionaries say the Blessed Virgin was very Joyful. Our Lady repeated: "I am very happy, continue, continue! Continue to pray and to fast."
Her joy seemed to have reached a peak Sunday, August 5th. Like a flower when it blooms, and full of joy, Our Lady said: "Continue, continue, open your hearts, ask God and I will ask for you."
You can see how important the priests are to Our Lady. It was their ministry of hearing Confessions that made her birthday wonderful! Our friend Teresa Grodi understands the love Our Lady has for her priests, and decided that a very good birthday gift to give her would be a novena of prayer for priests, based on some of Mirjana's recent messages. She wrote this novena and has allowed me to share it. It was to start yesterday, July 27. So we will have to do two days-worth today to catch up!!
And when Olga heard us begin the novena yesterday on the Rosary, she wrote with such joy that not only will the novena end on Our Lady's birthday, but the last day of the novena prayers, August 4, is the feast day of St. John Vianney, patron of priests!! Isn't Divine Providence wonderful!!!
I am sending the entire novena today, so you can pray it all week. We will also pray it during our Daily Rosary:
Novena for Priests
(based on Our Lady's 2nd of the month messages)
Prayer to be prayed each day:
O Jesus, our great High Priest, hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priests. Give them a deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of their priestly life.
In their loneliness, comfort them. In their sorrows, strengthen them. In their frustrations, point out to them that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show them that they are needed by the Church; they are needed by souls; they are needed for the work of redemption. Amen.
We pray that our dear priests may always be an example of humility for us. (July 2, 2014) Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...
We pray that our dear priests may always lead us with a pure heart on the way of truth and love - the way of Mary's Son, Jesus. (June 2, 2014) Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...
We pray that our dear priests may always feel the blessing of Mary's motherly hands and the support of Her motherly heart. (April 2, 2014) Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...
We pray that we may place our trust in the blessed hands of the priests. (March 2, 2014) Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...
We pray for our dear priests, that the ray of God's grace may illuminate their ways. (February 2, 2014) Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...
We pray that our dear priests may always have love for us as Mary's Son, Jesus, had, and showed by giving His life for our salvation. (November 2, 2013) Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...
We pray that we have an increase in trust in our shepherds as Mary's Son, Jesus, trusted when He chose them, and we pray that they may have the strength and the love to lead us. (October 2, 2014) Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...
We pray evil may not be permitted to separate us from our priests. (September 2, 2013) Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...
Finally, we pray for an increase in love for our shepherds, in our hearts, in the hearts of our families, and in the whole world. We pray that, at this difficult time, the name of Jesus may be glorified under their guidance. We pray that we may extend the joy of love and support to our shepherds, just as Jesus has asked them to extend it to us! (August 2 and July 2, 2013) Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...
God bless you all, and let's give this great gift to Our Lady, the gift of prayer for her Priest-Sons.