Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mary TV Daily Reflection 6/24/2015

   Our Lady's statue which stands at the original apparition site  
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June 24, 2015
34th Anniversary of Our Lady's first appearance in Medjugorje

Dear Family of Mary!

On the 34th Anniversary of Our Lady's coming to Medjugorje, we at Mary TV are filled with gratitude and wonder at all that Our Lady has done for the world through Medjugorje. Every day we stream live from Medjugorje the Evening Rosary, the English Mass, Silent Prayer and other events. So much grace comes through these simple presentations of daily life in Medjugorje!! And we are only scratching the surface.

Fr. Glenn Sudano, FFR, whose testimony on Fruit of Medjugorje aired on June 22, captured the awe and wonder of Our Lady's presence in Medjugorje in this way:

"I see Medjugorje like when a person has blood problems and they need dialysis [to purify their blood], and I see Medjugorje as this kind of place of purification of souls, because in Europe and the United States and other western countries in the past 30 years, the faith has been going down. But people have been going to Medjugorje, like to the dialysis machine, as the blood of the Body of Christ, going there and coming back refreshed and purified and they are renewing the body....they come back with new faith, converted.

"The question is 'What would the world be like as this faith is declining without Medjugorje over the past 34 years?' We wouldn't have the vocations we have in our community without Medjugorje. There would be no Mary's Meals, this [Mary TV] would not be here, and there would be some religious communities that would not exist. How many religious and priestly vocations have come through Medjugorje? How many new initiatives? The list is very, very long. So if we think things are bad in the Church right now, one can only imagine what it would be like if 34 years ago nothing happened on June 24th. So it makes a whole lot of sense that this is so important for the world. People come here and are renewed, refreshed, and they bring the Gospel back in themselves and renew the faith throughout the world!"

Amen. Thank you Fr. Glenn!! (This testimony is available on the "Fruit of Medjugorje" page at .) What would the world be like if Our Lady had not come 34 years ago? We can only stand in awe at God's gracious mercy to us through Mary. Today, as we remember Our Lady's first appearance on Apparition Hill, let us be filled with great comfort and consolation. Our Mother is with us. She is not going to leave us. She is calling us to surrender to her, and through her to Jesus. We are in very good hands in these days.

Stay tuned to Mary TV tomorrow, as we will have extended live streaming for the Anniversary. Here is the schedule:

Special Programing for the 34th Anniversary! (Thursday, June 25, 2015)

3:00 pm Medjugorje time (9:00 am EDT): Silent Prayer

4:00 pm Medjugorje time (10:00 am EDT): The Daily Rosary with Denis and Cathy

5:30 pm Medjugorje time (11:30 am EDT): Mary TV live with Mike Nolan in Medjugorje

6:00 pm Medjugorje Time (12:00 pm EDT): Evening Rosary at St. James

7:00 pm Medjugorje Time (1:00 pm EDT): International Mass at St. James

And remember, the Daily Rosary returns to the normal 4:00 pm Medjugorje time (10:00 am EDT) today, and Silent Prayer returns at 3:00 pm Medjugorje time (9:00 am EDT).

Let's stay in prayer together, as we salute Our Lady, thanking her for 34 years of tremendous graces!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2015

"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
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