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
Friday, March 09, 2018
Mary TV: March 9, 2018 Reflection - The Gift of Love
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018
March 9, 2018 St. Frances of Rome
Dear Family of Mary!
"Oh, apostles of my love, how much my motherly heart loves you. How many things I desire to teach you. How my motherly heart desires that you be complete, and you can be complete only when your soul, body and love are united within you." (March 2, 2018)
The Theological Virtue of Love! Here is the summit of God's gifts. Love is everything. The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us:
1822 Charity is the theological virtue by which we love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God.
Of course this is the command of Jesus we all know so well:
And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, to test him. "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?"
And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets." (Mt 22:35-40)
So what is Jesus telling us about love? "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment." Doesn't this sound very much like what Our Lady tells us about her desire for us? She desires that we be complete. But we can only be complete "when [our] soul, body and love are united within [us]."
Both Jesus and Mary are telling us we must love the Father with all our heart, all our soul and all our mind. We must unite all our faculties and our entire body in the great desire to love God above all else. This is how we can become complete. We are complete in our total love for God. And when we are complete, when we are united within by love of God, then we will find everything we ever hoped for. We will find peace, hope, joy, freedom, purpose, and the ability to love our neighbor.
Our Lady models this completeness to us. Her messages are leading us in that direction. She wants us to find the end for which we were created, God! She is staying with us now until we all do find Him, and love Him to distraction!
PS. On March 11, 2018 many places in the USA and the world will change to Daylight Saving Time. For two weeks our schedule for live streaming will change in the USA in order to correspond to Bosnia time. Bosnia changes to Daylight Savings on March 25, 2018, then USA will go back to the normal time differences.
March 11, 2018 (USA - EDT and CDT)
Podbrdo Rosary (Sundays only) (2:00 pm Medj time)
9:00 am EDT (South Bend)
Hour of Mercy (every day) (3:00 pm Medj time)
10:00 am EDT (South Bend)
Daily Rosary (every day) (4:00 pm Medj time)
11:00 am EDT (South Bend)
Evening Rosary Medj. (Monday through Saturday) (5:00 pm Medj Time)
12:00 noon EDT (South Bend)
International Mass (Monday through Saturday) (6:00 pm Medj time)
1:00 pm EDT (South Bend)
On March 25, 2018 Medjugorje time will change to DST. Then we will be back on the normal schedule again for a couple of months. On June 1st the parish changes their daily schedule. J
PPS. Mike Nolan (https://pilgrim-medj.com/ ) is taking a group to Medjugorje on April 2 - 13, 2018! He has room for more pilgrims and says that the airfares are very reasonable. If you have been receiving nudges to go to Medjugorje, call Mike at 574-335-9952!!
"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world." Saint John Paul II Be connected! www.marytv.tv