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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Mary TV: January 30, 2018 Reflection - The Holy Spirit will descend upon you!
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016
January 30, 2018
Dear family of Mary!
"Dear children! May this time be for you a time of prayer, so that the Holy Spirit, through prayer, may descend upon you and give you conversion. Open your hearts and read the Sacred Scripture, that through the testimonies you also may be closer to God. Above everything, little children, seek God and the things of God and leave earthly ones to the earth, because Satan is attracting you to the dust and sin. You are called to holiness and created for Heaven; therefore, seek Heaven and the things of Heaven. Thank you for having responded to my call."
"May this time be for you a time of prayer, so that the Holy Spirit, through prayer, may descend upon you and give you conversion."
In prayer, the Holy Spirit can descend upon us and give us conversion! Have you ever thought that that is what can go on when you pray? I forget the power of the Holy Spirit. Shame on me! The Holy Spirit is the converter! He does miracles in us, drawing us into the love of God.
Here is an account of just such a miracle of conversion that took place in Medjugorje, for Regina Collins. She did not want to be in Medjugorje. She was not open. She was angry and broken. But she went to one Mass in St. James Church, and that was all it took. The Holy Spirit descended. Here are her words describing that moment:
We were brought to our group Mass, and I was thinking, "Oh, one Mass today and one Mass tomorrow, and then I'm home and dry. But this is what God was preparing me for. Our little group was brought into St. James Church, the large church here, and we had our group Mass there. During the course of Mass people were coming in and out, approaching the statue of Our Lady.
So when it came to the time of consecration, our priest asked us in Irish to get up from our seats and to walk up onto the steps of the altar. I had to go because I couldn't remain there on my own in the seat. And as I walked towards the altar and went to place my foot on the floor of that altar, I suddenly had the feeling that I was standing on holy ground. It made me gasp. I could breathe it in and out. Then we were told to join hands for the Our Father, which I did. And the tears started to come again. But this time I wasn't afraid. And this time I didn't try to fight them.
When we finished saying the Our Father, I looked to my left and to my right and for the first time in my life I felt love in my heart for the people around me. We greeted each other and made peace with each other and embraced each other, and by then the tears were really flowing.
And I don't really remember what happened after that. All I remember is receiving Holy Communion, and this is the truly difficult part to explain. When I received Holy Communion everything disappeared. The church disappeared, the ground beneath my feet disappeared. I was no longer aware of being in a physical building or in a physical place. All I could see was white light. The whitest, brightest, most beautiful light you could possibly imagine. It was under my feet. It was completely surrounding me. It was above me. The only way I can explain it is if you dive into a pool, you are completely in the water. It was this never ending dazzling light.
And at the same time I felt a powerful energy flowing down into my body on my right side and a powerful energy flowing up through my body and out on my left side. And at the same time I felt so tiny, so insignificant. Somehow I knew that all the pride in my heart was being taken out and I was being filled with love. This love that God has is completely and totally indescribable. There are no words in any language that can describe the love of God the Father. There can be no painting, there can be no music, no song. It is completely indescribable. It is overwhelming. It is a joy that cannot be described.
And I felt so tiny and so insignificant, it was like being cradled in the arms of a father. The only way I can explain it is if you remember when you were a little child and got lost in a shop, and you are very brave, but when your father or mother found you and scooped you up, then the tears would come and you would feel the love of the parent.
I don't know how long this went on for, except that I felt a tap on my shoulder, and I found myself looking up, and it was my sister. And she said, "Regina, what are you doing on the floor?" And then I looked and I realized that somehow I had dropped to the floor and had my forehead pressed to the floor on the altar of the church. She had to help me up, and no one was left in the Church everybody had left.
And that is when the tears really began to flow, and she left me there for quite some time, and it was waves and waves and waves of tears, but it was joyful. It wasn't upset tears. I just can't describe it. (Fruit of Medjugorje, Episode 182, Regina Collins. http://marytv.tv/?page_id=167 )
I highly recommend this conversion story of Regina Collins. It is #182 in the Fruit of Medjugorje Playlist. God comes to us in prayer. He will do whatever is necessary to convert us, in prayer. All we need to do is let Him!