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
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Mary TV Daily Reflection 10/22/2014 - St. John Paul II
St. John Paul II, pray for us! (c)Mary TV 2014
October 22, 2014
St. John Paul II
Dear Family of Mary!!
How can we not be filled with joy on this special feast day! The Pope who
ushered the world into the Second Millennium amidst so many
difficulties, dangers and challenges and who revealed to us the depths
of our Christian faith through his hundreds of writings is now with us
as a saintly intercessor. He has not left us, but is now able to be
closer to us than ever he was on earth. He is only a prayer away. We can
only have confidence knowing he prays for us all.
Lady spoke openly a few times in reference to St. John Paul II. She
spoke with great love but also with great motherly concern. She wanted
her beloved son to courageously fulfill the call he had been given by
the Father. And so she gave him direction!
Sunday, November 8, 1981- The Blessed Virgin kisses an image of the Pope and says: "It is your father, the spiritual father of all."
Sunday, September 26, 1982 For Pope John Paul II: "Have
him consider himself the father of all mankind, and not only of
Christians. Have him spread untiringly and with courage the message of
peace and love among all mankind."
September 16, 1983 "In my messages, I recommend to everyone, and to the
Holy Father in particular, to spread the message which I have received
from my Son here at Medjugorje. I wish to entrust to the
Pope, the word with which I came here: 'MIR', (peace in Croatian), which
he must spread everywhere. And here is a message which is especially
for him: That he bring together the Christian people, through his words and his preaching; that he spread particularly among the young people, the messages which he has received from the Father in his prayers, when God inspires him."
St. John Paul II was given a gargantuan task. By his faith, his
courage, his intense suffering, his tireless travels, his voluminous
writings, and his massive teaching, St. John Paul II gave the modern
Church a strong renewal of faith and doctrine. He spread the call to
peace, and brought the Christian people much closer together, and he
never stopped reaching out to the young people! Think of the World Youth
Days which he began! He also gave the whole world his loving fatherly
presence, calling all men to the project of peace and love. But he never
flagged in zeal because he drew his strength from God and from Our
Lady. Take for instance the last prayer from his Apostolic Letter "On
the Most Holy Rosary". I believe it encapsulates the Holy Father's deep
reliance on Mary:
the start of the twenty-fifth year of my Pontificate, I entrust this
Apostolic Letter to the loving hands of the Virgin Mary, prostrating
myself in spirit before her image in the splendid Shrine built for her
by Blessed Bartolo Longo, the apostle of the Rosary. I willingly make my
own the touching words with which he concluded his well-known
Supplication to the Queen of the Holy Rosary: "O Blessed Rosary of
Mary, sweet chain which unites us to God, bond of love which unites us
to the angels, tower of salvation against the assaults of Hell, safe
port in our universal shipwreck, we will never abandon you. You will be
our comfort in the hour of death: yours our final kiss as life ebbs
away. And the last word from our lips will be your sweet name, O Queen
of the Rosary of Pompei, O dearest Mother, O Refuge of Sinners, O
Sovereign Consoler of the Afflicted. May you be everywhere blessed,
today and always, on earth and in heaven". (APOSTOLIC LETTER
ROSARIUM VIRGINIS MARIAE OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II TO THE
BISHOPS, CLERGY AND FAITHFUL ON THE MOST HOLY ROSARY. N. 43)
Bartolo Longo's prayer is the prayer of someone who knows their
absolute need for grace, and the unfailing aid of She who is full of
grace! St. John Paul II lived "Totus Tuus"! He relied completely on
Mary. And his example will lead us to do the same.