12/10/18

  
 
(c)Anthony Zubac 2018
 
 

December 10, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

" ...I know that you desire to have a strong faith and to express it in the right way. What my Son asks of you is to have a sincere, strong and deep faith - then every way in which you express it is proper. Faith is a most wonderful mystery which is kept in the heart. It is between the Heavenly Father and all of His children; it is recognized by the fruits and by the love which one has towards all of God's creatures..." (December 2, 2018)

Advent is a time of faith. We are waiting on several different levels. We wait for the Second Coming of Christ. We wait for our own particular judgement (when we die). And we wait for the celebration of the Incarnation and Birth of Jesus! Christmas!!! We wait with faith on all three accounts. Faith is what gives meaning and hope in each case.

And so I am really intrigued by Our Lady's little teaching on faith in the December 2nd message. She seems to understand that Advent is all about faith. And she shows us how we can best relate to it.

She tells us she knows we desire to have a strong faith. She knows that we struggle sometimes in our very challenging world to maintain a strong faith. We live among so many who do not have faith (yet). And there is a river of public opinion that would move us away from our faith in God. This pressure makes us maybe too quiet about our faith. It is not easy to go upstream.

And so she tells us what Jesus would have us know, "What my Son asks of you is to have a sincere, strong and deep faith - then every way in which you express it is proper." Jesus does not want us to be shy about our faith. But strong faith without sincerity or depth will not be enough. To be sincere means that our faith has become personal. Our faith is not a habit or a way of life that makes us feel safe. No, our faith needs to come out of our personal relationship to the One in whom we believe. Our faith has to rest on Jesus.

And our faith also needs to be deep. What does this mean? I think it means that our faith, our belief in Jesus has to come from the very bottom of our heart, the very bedrock of who we are. Our faith cannot be just one of the things we do in life. It has to be the basis of who we are! A deep faith is one that will never be shaken. Why? Because we have been deeply and powerfully loved by our Savior.

I am also blown away by the next sentences: "Faith is a most wonderful mystery which is kept in the heart. It is between the Heavenly Father and all of His children..." Imagine! Our faith is a mystery, my faith cannot be understood by anyone else but me. My faith is so intimate that only the Father understands where it comes from and how I got it. My faith is a function of the Father's love for me and my response to Him. Our God respects each one of us so much that He will never disclose what is in our hearts to others, and He will always be faithful to that intimacy. He sees, He understands, He loves, where no one else can go, the depths of our hearts. And it is from that love that our faith springs.

Only God can love each one of us individually, all the billions of humans He has created are each known and loved by Him intimately and uniquely. No one is unnoticed or unloved. No one.

The only way we can see the faith of another is through the fruits of their lives. "...it is recognized by the fruits and by the love which one has towards all of God's creatures..." It is by our love that we are recognized as people of faith. Our good works and our great-heartedness show the footprints of God's presence in us. It can't be counterfeited.

Well, I just love Our Lady's words on faith. May we all take time in the Advent season to go deeply into ourselves, to find that spot where the Heavenly Father resides in us, and let Him share the mystery with us. Oh the joy!!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018

PS. Christine Watkins has written a new book, "Of Men and Mary." It is a wonderful book about the conversions of six different men, through Our Lady. Thank you, Christine for your tireless efforts to help us grow closer to Our Lady and Jesus!

A quote from one review of the book: OF MEN AND MARY recounts the riveting conversion stories of, among others, a convicted murderer and a man who was clinically dead. Three of the book's six subjects became Catholic priests and one became a deacon.  At a time when men are feeling discouraged and disengaged from the Church and the priesthood is under attack, this book offers a much-needed dose of hope, courage and inspiration. Female readers will also want to hear her grace-filled message-and to share it with the men in their lives.
    
Here is a link to see more about the book and/or order one!

12/4/18

Medjugorje: “I came here to see with my own eyes

Bishop Touts Fruits At Medjugorje

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Monsignor Thomas L. Dupre, Bishop of Springfield (Massachusetts, USA), is one of those prelates who wanted to visit Medjugorje, to bring back to their homeland everything that happened in that place touched by divine grace.
The one who led him there was a priest on his sixth trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina: “I came with a friend, Father Henry Dorsch, who has been here five times in the last 15 years.

Medjugorje: “I came here to see with my own eyes”

This is his sixth time. He has spoken many times about Medjugorje and is certainly a very committed, devoted and good Priest. He always speaks very well of his experience here in Medjugorje. Thus, it is useless to say that I was influenced by him, as by many other people who spoke of their coming to Medjugorje. This interested me and I had the opportunity to come here this year . I came here to see with my own eyes and listen with my ears and then formulate my impressions “.
Monsignor Thomas L. Dupre, who as a boy was “fascinated” by the apparitions that took place in Fatima, could not but also visit Medjugorje.
“When I was eleven-twelve I already had a strong devotion to Our Lady of Fatima . I am still today and I really believe in that appearance. Also in Lourdes. When I was ten, I saw a film called “The Song of Bernadette”, which tells the story of Bernadette and Lourdes. I was very moved, it was very important to me. These two apparitions have been a large part of my life. Medjugorje is a little different, because it has not yet received the full recognition of the Church and, like many others, I await the final decision of the Church.
But there is a part of me that wants to believe these apparitions. I came to see with my own eyes … I believe that many wonderful spiritual fruits have been produced here. People, of course, are very religious, very devout, very fervent, they receive the sacraments, they pray a lot. ”

12/3/18

 
Mirjana Soldo encounters Our Lady - December 2, 2018

  (c)Anthony Zubac

December 2, 2018
First Sunday of Advent
Dear Family of Mary,

Here is the message to Mirjana Soldo of December 2nd, 2018:

Dear children! When you come to me, as to a mother, with a pure and open heart, know that I am listening to you, encouraging you, consoling you and, above all, interceding for you with my Son. I know that you desire to have a strong faith and to express it in the right way. What my Son asks of you is to have a sincere, strong and deep faith - then every way in which you express it is proper. Faith is a most wonderful mystery which is kept in the heart. It is between the Heavenly Father and all of His children; it is recognized by the fruits and by the love which one has towards all of God's creatures.

Apostles of my love, my children, have trust in my Son. Help all of my children to come to know His love. You are my hope - you who strive to sincerely love my Son. In the name of love, for your salvation, according to the will of the Heavenly Father and through my Son, I am here among you. Apostles of my love, along with prayer and sacrifice, may your hearts be illuminated with the love and the light of my Son. May that light and love illuminate all those whom you meet and bring them back to my Son. I am with you.

In a special way, I am alongside your shepherds. With my motherly love I illuminate and encourage them that, with the hands blessed by my Son, they may bless the entire world. Thank you.

Video of Mirjana apparition with Our Lady  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfLHkGsxcAQ

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV

11/27/18

Mary prepares you for you to say yes to God

Testimony of Gonzalo – Seminarian – on Medjugorje

Plotting on paper what it meant, and what Medjugorje still means in my life, is a difficult task. Because putting words into the action of God is complicated, I turn, and I find no words in the language of man to express the Love of God. To conjugate the human with the Divine is to mix poverty with Salvation and of this only Jesus Christ can speak to us. It’s putting my human misery together with your Love. I think this is a good phrase to describe what happened to me there. My human misery met with His Love, with His Kindness, with His Forgiveness … with him, with a God who loves me with madness. I met him through Mary.

I still have not assimilated that trip, what a torrent of graces I received! How many times now, in the difficulties, I cling to those moments. I like to review those days, received, received and received and I did not realize. Medjugorje is a mystery and I was focused on the secondary, Medjugorje is understood on my knees and I was on my heights. I was absorbed in my reasonings, in my doubts, in seeing signs. I was sent for work to investigate and I had read a lot about this phenomenon and I did not like anything about what was happening at Medjugorje ..  Until I went!

I was educated in the faith, thank God, although I had a youthful and agitated youth and something far away, I never stopped believing in God. A few years before the trip, I had already had my first conversion in the faith, when I made the trip I believed myself a first-rate Christian. He went to Mass every day, confessed to me weekly, prayed the Rosary every day … .etc. But, far from Jesus Christ, he was converted to works and not to God.

Describing the process within me seems impossible, but if I can say, convinced of it, that Maria called me and invited me to go. All I did was respond, and She took care of the rest. She took me to an encounter with her Son. The Virgin only wants to take us to her Son, She does not want protagonism. That is why Medjugorje is Cristocéntrico. The center of the village is the Parish, the center of the village is the Mass, are the confessional …… I was looking for other miracles, but these are the miracles that occur there. To all the pilgrims I have seen who reconcile with God through confession, and return to participate in the Eucharist to receive the Lord again after 2 years away, after 16, after 35 …… I have testimonies of all kinds . What a feast for the universal Church!

I have seen so many friends change their lives, with a sincere, real,, lasting conversion in years, I encourage everyone to go. Medjugorje is a gift, is to go to the house of the Mother. It is the people of the Virgin, so what to fear ?. She only wants our good, but our Good with capital letters, and that Good is her Son. When someone meets Jesus Christ, only joy and peace is possible. She prepares you to say yes to God, thanks to Mary I was able to welcome and respond to the call to the priesthood that had troubled me for so many years. There were 13 years of great struggles and say No to vocation. 20 days after the trip to Medjugorje I said yes to God and I saw clearly all the times that he had called me throughout my life. Mary prepares you for you to say yes to God. Yes, to form a family, yes, to the priestly vocation, yes, to consecrate yourself to him, yes to … .. She said the most important Yes in the history of mankind, Mary is your mother and will know how to do it. She wants you to count on God in every detail of your life, ask for help.

Going to Medjugorje is a party prepared by your Mother. Are you going to miss it?  source--Mystic Post

11/26/18


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix released for the first time ever in its history a documentary-style short film that seeks to create awareness of a crisis in masculinity found in today’s society.

11/25/18

Medjugorje: The November 25, 2018 Message from Our Lady:


"Dear children! This is a time of grace and prayer, a time of waiting and giving. God is giving Himself to you that we may love Him above everything. Therefore, little children, open your hearts and families, so that this waiting may become prayer and love and, especially, giving. I am with you, little children, and encourage you not to give up from what is good, because the fruits are seen and heard of afar. That is why the enemy is angry and uses everything to lead you away from prayer. Thank you for having responded to my call."

11/24/18

Without Our Ancestors, We’re Nobody

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin
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I recently saw a “Dennis The Menace” cartoon that has Dennis sitting next to his grandfather looking at a photo album, and observing wisely: “Ancestors are important . . . Without them, we’re nobody.”
Dennis has a point. So much of who we are and what we have is defined by our ancestors – parents, grandparents and even beyond that. And if it’s true in a general sense, it’s equally true for our identity as Catholics. All of the good things we have as Catholics have been handed down to us by those who have gone before us. That’s certainly part of my life’s story.
One of my prized personal possessions is a large, leather-bound Bible that belonged to my Great Grandfather, also Thomas Tobin, who lived from 1844-1923. I’m pleased to note that the Bible was well-used. And an obituary about my Grandfather, Michael Tobin, says that he was a “member of St. Agnes Catholic Church as well as the Knights of Columbus and the Knights of St. George.” And from my parents I have a good number of Catholic keepsakes, including the little candle my Dad carried for his First Holy Communion.
I’m so grateful to my parents and grandparents! How different my life would be, how impoverished, if my ancestors hadn’t practiced the faith and handed it down to their family.
As a Catholic community we can say the same. All that we possess and cherish today – our churches and schools, our traditions and devotions, our endowments and organizations – we enjoy because our ancestors were strong and determined in their faith. They were extraordinarily generous. And they proudly transmitted the faith to their children.
It’s really sad that so many young people today are turning their backs on their spiritual heritage and abandoning the “faith of their fathers.” How many times have parents and grandparents shared with me, often with tears, how heartbroken they are that their children and grandchildren have left the Church and no longer practice the faith. And “heartbroken” is not too strong a word.
Dennis the Menace said, “Without our ancestors, we’re nobody.” And I would add, if we abandon the faith of our parents, we dishonor them and diminish ourselves. who inspired your practice of the faith?
Something to think about: Do you have some “ancestors,” family members, who were models of faith for you, who inspired your practice of the faith?

11/20/18

 
Adoration at St. James Medjugorje 2010       

  (c) Mary TV
November 19, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

Fr. Slavko
November 25, 2000 "Dear children! Today when Heaven is near to you in a special way, I call you to prayer so that through prayer you place God in the first place. Little children, today I am near you and I bless each of you with my motherly blessing so that you have the strength and love for all the people you meet in your earthly life and that you can give God's love. I rejoice with you and I desire to tell you that your brother Slavko has been born into Heaven and intercedes for you. Thank you for having responded to my call."

We are approaching the 18th anniversary of Fr. Slavko's birth into eternal life! Fr. Slavko was one of Our Lady's beloved priests. He dedicated his entire life to helping the world get to know Our Lady and live her messages. He did a fantastic job, teaching us and leading us in prayer with the heart, in fasting with the heart, and in loving with the heart.

The anniversary is on November 24. I would like to dedicate my reflections this week to Fr. Slavko, by sharing some of the prayers and teachings he left us. Today I want to share one of the meditations for Eucharistic Adoration from his book "Adore My Son with your Heart". Fr. Slavko suggests these meditations to be prayed during Adoration over about an hour's time. He it was who established the format for Adoration in St. James Church. As we see even today, hearts are filled with the love of Jesus during those beautiful hours of Adoration in Medjugorje:

Come Lord Jesus
1) I adore You Jesus, I believe in You and I love You.
(Repeat this prayer quietly within yourself.)

2) You are here present. I believe this with all my heart and all my soul. Still I call Your name. Come Lord Jesus. Maranatha! Come I await You with love! Come, my heart welcomes you and rejoices in Your coming. Come, I wish my soul and my whole self to soar up to You. I wish with my whole life to be one call, one yearning. Just as a child yearns for his mother, may my soul and body yearn and cry out for You:

Come Lord Jesus, Maranatha!
(Repeat this invocation quietly within yourself."

3) Come Lord Jesus! My heart, now united to Mary, Your Mother, invites You. I wish to yearn together with her now in the same way that her heart longed for the Messiah, the Savior of her people, even though she did not know that she was to be his mother. I wish to experience together with her that same love and longing for You that feels like a burning within, just as her heart burned from the moment of Your conception in her womb up until Your Death and glorious Resurrection in Heaven. She invites me and instructs me:
May 15, 1986 "Dear children! Today I call you to give me your hearts, so that I can change it to be like mine. You are wondering, dear children, why you cannot respond to that which I am seeking from you. You are not able to because you have not given me your hearts so I can change them. You are talking but you are not doing. I call on you to do everything that I am telling you. That way I will be with you. Thank you for having responded to my call."

4) Thank You for the word which Saint John wrote in the book of Revelations;

"Do not be afraid; it is I, the first and the last; the Living One, I was dead and look, I am alive for ever and ever and I hold the keys of death and of Hades...The Spirit and the Bride say: 'Come!' Let everyone who listens answer, 'Come!' Then let all who are thirsty come; all who want it may have the water of life, and have it free. The one who attest these things says: I am indeed coming soon. Amen. 'Come, Lord Jesus!'" (Rev 1:17b-18, 22:17 and 20)
Amen, Come Lord Jesus!
(Repeat this invocation quietly within yourself.)
5) Lord Jesus, you have said: "I am the light of the world, who follows me does not walk in darkness!" I welcome You because I believe that You are light, like the early rising sun, born to illuminate hearts and souls. I come before You and I open my heart and soul to You; so that You may enter into my heart as light, to dispel all darkness, to light up every corner of my soul, especially those corners where hurts have crept in, and where sin and bad habits have taken root, where darkness has made its abode. From the depths of my created self I cry out to You:
-Light of lights, Jesus, bathe my heart in Your light!
(Repeat this invocation quietly within yourself.)

6) Lord Jesus come into our families! They need light. Parents need light that they may educate their children. Sisters and brothers need your light that they may live every moment together in faith and love. Little children and young people need your light that they may increasingly open themselves to You. Fill parent's hearts with a yearning for You so that it may spill over into the hearts of their children! You know Jesus how many families live in darkness. So many families are in the grasp of disorder and anxiety which result in conflicts. Love and reconciliation have died away within them. In the darkness of evil, many unborn lives have been taken, while those allowed to live suffer the lack of light which only love can bring into the heart of man.
(In silence think about your own families, about families you know and intercede for all families.)

7) Lord Jesus, You sent Your Church that it would be a light to the world, the city built on the hill-top, the lamp on the lampstand that shines for everyone to see. Thank You, Jesus, for your light that comes through the Church! May she remain faithful and watchful, as Your faithful bride0to-be, awaiting You in song and prayer in love and peace. May the Pope, the Bishops and Priests, and communities and orders within Your church together await You like the wise virgin until You, the spouse come and knock. Grant that Your Church in all corners of the earth continually sing songs of Your coming and in the strength of Your spirit speak out;
Come Lord Jesus, in Your Church and through Your Church into the world!
(Repeat this invocation quietly within yourself.)

8) Lord Jesus, You are the light to illuminate all peoples. You bathe in light all those who sit in the shadow of death and darkness. I adore You and I welcome You. Come, Lord Jesus, into this world and dispel its darkness! There where there are wars, where there is injustice and hatred, where there is a spirit of violence and deception, shine there also! I acknowledge that my lack of light contributes to the darkness of this world. That's why not in front of You, I renounce all that is darkness within me, my sins and all that hinders Your coming to me. Jesus, for all who cannot, or who do not know how to, or who refuse to renounce darkness I want to pray in their names now so that all hearts will be open to Your coming to Your light
-Jesus, Light of all peoples, illuminate all peoples and nations!  
9) My Jesus, thank you for letting me invite You to come in the prayer of Adoration! Thank You because You hear my voice and You prepare my heart! May I bless and thank You with my life. May Your coming completely possess me so that I become brimful of Your light! Make me into a witness of Yours. Through me, enter my family, my community, the Church and the world! Make me into that city on the hilltop, that light which You speak about. Come, and shine within me, so that others may see and find You!

(In silence present to Jesus those for whom you especially wish to pray with prayers of blessing and healing.)

10) Blessing-
Lord Jesus, I believe in Your love for the sick and the disabled, those who are in sin and those who are far from You and those who do not know You. I believe even in Your love towards those who have let their bad habits distance themselves from You and who do not pray that You come. I believe in Your love even for those who have ended up under the influence of Satan, who have consciously offered up their lives in the service of evil. No matter what they do to run from You, You do not reject them. Extend Your hands over us now, and heal us, illuminate us, make us wise and fill us with the gifts of Your Holy Spirit. Touch every sick and dark corner of my life and of all lives. Be glorified! Draw all things unto Yourself! Come, there even where hearts are disillusioned, where they have been left alone, divorced from You and others. Bless us, You who live and reign world without end! Amen.
Fr. Slavko Barbarc, "Adore My Son with Your Heart." P. 33 ff) 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV 2018

11/15/18


Sister Anne Sophie Meaney formed (The Society of the Body of Christ) to care for unwanted babies, abandoned elders — and others around Corpus Christi, Texas, considered "human inconveniences" by society at-large. 

 Sister Anne Sophie
The Society of the Body of Christ
234 Rossiter Street
Corpus Christi
TX 78411
Tel. (361) 814-7685
Sister Anne Sophie from Juan Manuel Cotelo on Vimeo.

Church remains standing in deadliest California wildfire in history.


The California wildfire, called “Camp Fire.” is the most devastating wildfire in California history. The death toll is rising. Where is God in all this? St. Thomas Moore Church is one of the only structures left standing in the town of Paradise that has just been destroyed overnight.

11/12/18

Medjugorje A Christmas Story.mp4


The Virgin Mary appears!!! (Seven minutes into video) I have visited Medjugorje in 1991 & 1993. This place completely changed my life for the better. As a result, I embrace the Catholic faith with much love and conviction. I witnessed several things at this site. The spinning sun was daily and throughout the entire day, rosaries changing into gold, but the most impressive thing I experienced was the “ultimate love” that penetrated (I know this sounds odd) into every cell of my body, a love beyond comprehension, a love I have yet to experience from anyone in my life.
One person emailed a diatribe in an attempt to condemn Medjugorje. Such an email deserves a response, one with facts, one that provides info regarding the Vatican’s ongoing investigations, one with sound reason, one with faith, one that requires an open mind and heart. Fact: The Vatican, more specifically, JPII, for the ‘first time in church history’ removed the authority of the local Bishop to suggest any final pronouncements in favor or condemnation of Medjugorje. The local Bishop retains all other faculties with this one exception. The local Bishop(s) of Medjugorje never extended an invitation for the Holy See, the Supreme Pontiff, to visit Medjugorje in all of JPII’s 27 years as Pope.
The devil is alive and well. There are many postings that mislead the reader. Instead of the conflicts, and propaganda, people ought to focus on the realities of Medjugorje. More notable, the millions of conversions, and countless people returning to the faith, and numerous investigations of miraculous healings i.e. deaf, blind, lame, cancer, aids etc. I do not know how the devil would benefit from such conversions. Oh yes, the church ‘does’ approve pilgrimages. The prized site will soon be the most important Marian site on planet earth. To date, Medjugorje is the 2nd most visited Marian apparition site in church history. I respect the office of the Bishop. God appointed him as such, and for a reason. God has a plan for everyone. The current Bishop of Medjugorje does not believe in Fatima or Lourdes. No doubt he rejects his own place of interest. Working at a Diocese, I learned much about people’s personalities, attitudes, behaviors, differences of opinions, and everyday activities within an organization. Bishops are people too. We are blessed to have one of the most orthodox Bishops in America. Bishops are men, they are not infallible. What makes a Bishop? Answer, it is a priest promoted and there is no special “Bishop school” to attend. They are handpicked by the nuncio. The Bishop in Pueblo has visited Medjugorje and BELIEVES in it firmly! It is estimated, over 40,000 priests and 2000 Bishops have visited Medjugorje in the last 31 years. No small task, for something that is considered, by some, as just ‘ordinary’. Big Fact #2: The church has never condemned Medjugorje! The Mother of God once stated, what she first started in Fatima (in 1917) she will end in Medjugorje. What an interesting comment considering widespread apostasy in our modern society. Fruits: The lines of confessions are rather long in Medjugorje. This is a norm in Medjugorje. However, much of the world has almost forgotten this Sacrament. Recall what Jesus said, “You shall know them by their fruits.” People are returning to the church in record numbers in Medjugorje – like no other place on earth! In 1991, I waited in line literally eight hours, yes, 8 hours. There is an overwhelming amount of graces given to those who embrace Our Lady, Queen Peace in Medjugorje. In 1982, a message was given at Medjugorje to one of the seers. The BVM stated The Church would undertake a great trial. The devil was given extra power and permission to enter it for a period of 1 century. Sounds like the ecstasy of Pope Leo XIII? Personally, I think the 100 year influence started in 1917 AD, not in the year 1900AD or 1901AD, the beginning of the 20th Century. Our modern society strives to ‘get it quick’, we are a society comprised of non-thinkers, a society, for the most part, that does not pray. The Blessed Virgin Mary stresses praying, fasting, converting, attend daily mass, and to recite the rosary. If it takes 30+ years to complete the work of Our Lady — so be it. Avoid embracing a Burger King mentality, “This place has tested my threshold of patience….I have decided to omit these seers due to their longevity”. Wow, what if Our Lord took the same approach to each one of us? The more things change the more they remain the same. Medjugorje is by far, the most vital Marian site on planet earth. I anticipate the devil, the father of lies, the great deceiver, to continue his work in keeping people from listening and acting upon the messages of Medjugorje, messages that only mirror the Gospel. I suggest embracing truth, pray, virtue, Sacraments, and to live out Our Lady’s messages of Medjugorje. God love ya.   Source-Mystic Post

11/9/18

17 Things Jesus Revealed to St. Faustina About Divine Mercy

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17 Things Jesus Revealed to St. Faustina About Divine Mercy

As a person, as a country, as a world, do we not need God’s mercy more and more in these times? For the sake of our souls, can we afford not to listen to what Jesus told us through St. Faustina about his mercy and what our response to is should be?
Benedict told us “It is a really central message for our time: Mercy as the force of God, as the divine limit against the evil of the world.”
Let’s remind ourselves right now. Or learn the highlights for the first time. Divine Mercy Sunday is the perfect day to start listening to what Jesus himself tells us:

(1) I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. Diary 699 [Note: confession does not have to be done on the Sunday itself. Beforehand is fine]

(2) Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My Mercy. —St. Faustina’s Diary 300

(3) Let all mankind recognize My unfathomable mercy. It is a sign for the end times; after it will come the day of justice. Diary 848

(4) He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of My justice... Diary 1146

(5) Souls perish in spite of My bitter Passion. I am giving them the last hope of salvation; that is, the Feast of My Mercy. If they will not adore My mercy, they will perish for all eternity. Diary 965

(6) My Heart overflows with great mercy for souls, and especially for poor sinners. If only they could understand that I am the best of Fathers to them and that it is for them that the Blood and Water flowed from My Heart as from a fount overflowing with mercy. Diary 367

(7) These rays shield souls from the wrath of My Father. Happy is the one who will dwell in their shelter, for the just hand of God shall not lay hold of him. I desire that the first Sunday after Easter be the Feast of Mercy. Diary 299

(8) My daughter, write that the greater the misery of a soul, the greater its right to My mercy; [urge] all souls to trust in the unfathomable abyss of My mercy, because I want to save them all. Diary 1182

(9) The greater the sinner, the greater the right he has to My mercy. My mercy is confirmed in every work of My hands. He who trusts in My mercy will not perish, for all his affairs are Mine, and his enemies will be shattered at the base of My footstool. Diary 723

(10) [Let] the greatest sinners place their trust in My mercy. They have the right before others to trust in the abyss of My mercy. My daughter, write about My mercy towards tormented souls. Souls that make an appeal to My mercy delight Me. To such souls I grant even more graces than they ask. I cannot punish even the greatest sinner if he makes an appeal to My compassion, but on the contrary, I justify him in My unfathomable and inscrutable mercy. Diary 1146

(11) I want to grant a complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My mercy. Diary 1109

(12) I desire trust from My creatures. Encourage souls to place great trust in My fathomless mercy. Let the weak, sinful soul have no fear to approach Me, for even if it had more sins than there are grains of sand in the world, all would be drowned in the unmeasurable depths of My mercy. Diary 1059

(13) I demand the worship of My mercy through the solemn celebration of the Feast and through the veneration of the image which is painted. By means of this image I shall grant many graces to souls. It is to be a reminder of the demands of My mercy, because even the strongest faith is of no avail without works. Diary 742

(14) Tell [all people], My daughter, that I am Love and Mercy itself. When a soul approaches Me with trust, I fill it with such an abundance of graces that it cannot contain them within itself, but radiates them to other souls. Jesus, Diary 1074

(15) I am offering people a vessel with which they are to keep coming for graces to the fountain of mercy. That vessel is this image with the signature: "Jesus, I trust in You." Diary 327

(16) I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish. I also promise victory over [its] enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I Myself will defend it as My own glory. Jesus, Diary 48

(17) Souls who spread the honor of My mercy I shield through their entire lives as a tender mother her infant, and at the hour of death I will not be a Judge for them, but the Merciful Savior. At that last hour, a soul has nothing with which to defend itself except My mercy. Happy is the soul that during its lifetime immersed itself in the Fountain of Mercy, because justice will have no hold on it. Diary 1075

11/2/18

Medjugorje: Mirjana encounters Our Lady--Nov: 2, 2018


Mirjana encounters Our Lady, Nov. 2, 2018

(c) Anthony Zubac

November 2, 2018
Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Soul's Day)
Dear Family of Mary!

Here is the November 2, 2018 message from Our Lady: 

Dear children! My motherly heart suffers as I am looking at my children who do not love the truth, those who are hiding it-as I look at my children who do not pray with their feelings and actions. I am sad as I am saying to my Son that many of my children no longer have faith, that they do not know Him-my Son.

That is why I call you, apostles of my love: you strive to look to the very depth in human hearts and there you are certain to find the little hidden treasure. To look in this way is mercy from the Heavenly Father. To seek the good even where there is the greatest evil-to strive to comprehend each other and not to judge-that is what my Son is asking of you. And I, as a mother, am calling you to listen to Him.


My children, the spirit is mightier than the flesh, and, carried by love and actions, it overcomes all obstacles. Do not forget: my Son has loved you and loves you. His love is with you and in you when you are one with Him. He is the light of the world and no one and nothing will be able to stop Him in the final glory.

Therefore, apostles of my love, do not be afraid to witness the truth. Witness it with enthusiasm, with works, with love, with your sacrifice, and, above all, in humility. Witness the truth to all those who have not come to know my Son. I will be alongside you. I will encourage you.

Witness the love which never ends because it comes from the Heavenly Father who is eternal and who offers eternity to all of my children. The Spirit of my Son will be alongside you.
  Anew I am calling you, my children: pray for your shepherds, pray that the love of my Son may lead them. Thank you.

  VIDEO of Apparition  https://marytv.tv/mirjanas-apparition/

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV 2018

10/25/18

Medjugorje - Our Lady's Message of October 25, 2018:

 

The Future Generations at the Youth Festival in Medjugorje!
      
(c)Mateo Ivankovic


October 25, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

Our Lady's Message of October 25, 2018:  
 
"Dear children! You have a great grace of being called to a new life through the messages which I am giving you. This, little children, is a time of grace, a time and a call to conversion for you and the future generations. Therefore, I am calling you, little children, pray more and open your heart to my Son Jesus. I am with you and love you all and bless you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call."

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV

10/22/18

Pope John Paul II’s Warning on ‘Final Confrontation

John Paul II’s Warning on ‘Final Confrontation’ With the ‘Anti-Church’
Paul Kengor
COMMENTARY: It seems more likely now that we are indeed facing, as Cardinal Karol Wojtyla said in 1976, the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through.

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10/19/18

Dear Family of Mary

 
(c)Anthony Zubac

October 19, 2018
At the Blue Cross in Medjugorje
Dear Family of Mary,

 (Friday, October 19, 2018) Ivan's prayer group met at the Blue Cross for prayer. Our Lady came at approximately 9:00 pm Medjugorje time. Ivan shared his encounter with Our Lady after the apparition. Here is the translation of his comments:

Like every day after meeting together with Our Lady I would like to draw closer to all of you the greatest part of tonight's meeting. Also today Our Lady came to us joyful and happy and Our Lady greeted all of us with her motherly greeting, "Praised be Jesus, my dear children."
After, for a while with her arms extended, she prayed over all of us here. Especially she prayed over those of you who are present who are sick. Then for a while Our Lady turned to all of us and addressed us:

"Dear children. Also today in a special way I desire to call you to accept with love the will of God. Especially I call you to pray for the sick, that they may accept their cross, and that God may be able to be glorified through them. The Mother prays for all of you, dear children. And for all of you presents you to her Son. Thank you for also tonight responding to my call."

After that Our Lady blessed all of us with her Motherly Blessing. She blessed everything that you brought to be blessed. Then I recommended all of you, your needs, your intentions, your families, and in a special way, the sick.
After that Our Lady continued to pray for a while over all of us. And in that prayer she left in the illuminated Sign of the Cross, with the words, "Go in peace, my dear children." 
(This is an approximate translation.)
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV 2018

10/10/18

Ivan's Prayer Group at the Blue Cross

Ivan's prayer group at the Blue Cross (Oct. 5, 2018)
Thanks to Steve D!!!

October 5, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

Ivan shared his encounter with Our Lady, occurring at 10pm (October 5) at the Blue Cross in Medjugorje.  Here is what he shared:


Our Lady spoke:

"My children,  also today in a special way I desire to call you in this time of grace to complete surrender to my Son. Open yourselves to Him, open your hearts  that you may be able to receive grace. I intercede for all of you before my Son.  Dear children, pray, pray, pray.  And open yourselves in prayer.  Thank you also today for having responded to my call."

Our Lady came to us also today very joyful and happy. As always she greeted all of us with her motherly greeting, "Praised be Jesus, my dear children."  For a while she prayed over all of us here with her arms extended.  She blessed all of us with her motherly blessing.

She blessed everything that you brought to be blessed. And after that she prayed for peace - for peace in the family.  And then after that she left in the illuminated sign of the Cross with the words "Go in peace, my dear children." 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
(c)Mary TV 2018

10/7/18

Pastor Installation

Father Edward A. Sousa, Jr.

Posted: 
Father Edward Sousa was installed as the new pastor at the St. Joseph Church, Hope Street on the East Side of Providence on Sunday, Sept. 30. Auxiliary Bishop Robert C. Evans presided at the installation Mass. In his homily, Bishop Evans asked parishioners to work with Father Sousa and support him in his ministry so he can be “that good and faithful steward.” At the end of the Mass, Father Sousa briefly spoke. “I’m proud to be your pastor,” Father Sousa said.







Papal envoy compares Medjugorje to Lourdes, Fatima

10/4/18

There is no such thing as coincidence

As a priest, you realize there is no such thing as coincidence

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God had sent me to this Mass to speak to this daughter of his who had such a great need for him.
I had woken up content and looking forward to celebrating Mass in the parish. I sprang from bed, eager to get ready and to arrive early for my appointment with Our Lord and his people.
Mass went beautifully.
At the end, some women approached me, “Father, could you hear our confessions?”
I said yes — there were only three of them — but after I’d finished hearing the confessions of the first three women, I saw more people had gotten in line, and then more and more … until three hours had passed. I was hungry, thirsty and ready for a break.
I started to head back to the seminary, content with the morning’s ministry, when another woman approached me. “You’re a priest, right? My father died yesterday and they are going to bury him today, but I haven’t been able to find a priest.”
The prayer that came to my mind was, “Lord, I see that you want me to work in your name today! I just ask that you give some peace to my stomach!”
I celebrated a Mass of Christian burial for the woman’s dad, and decided to take a taxi back to my house and finally get some breakfast, and perhaps even lie down for a bit. Though you might not realize it, celebrating two Masses and hearing three hours of confessions on an empty stomach isn’t that easy.
So with an almost childlike excitement, I readied to dig into my sandwich … and as if the world was suddenly in slow motion, a brother arrived to tell me: “They are looking for you. Father. The parish priest got sick and there’s no-one to celebrate the 1 p.m. Mass …”
My human frailty immediately began to protest and my thoughts turned in complaint to God. “But, Lord, you know that I haven’t even had breakfast! I’ll go, but afterward, give me a break … or better yet, send another priest!”
God never ceases to amaze me, because just as I finished complaining to him, I clearly felt his response: “On the day of your ordination, you told me that you offered yourself completely to me and to my people.
“Besides, go to this Mass. I have a surprise for you.”
I gobbled down my sandwich and went to celebrate another Mass, feeling, quite frankly, angry.
I went out of a sense of obligation and not because I felt any desire to go.
But as I entered the sacristy to vest, my anger started to calm down. A couple approached me and said, “Father, our daughter tried to kill herself a month ago and we have convinced her to come with us to Mass today. Please include her in your intentions.”
This must have been the surprise: God had sent me to this Mass to speak to this daughter of his who had such a great need for him. As a priest, you realize that there is no such thing as a coincidence. God himself directs our paths.
It was a marvelous moment of Providence because the Gospel of the day was just what the girl needed: “Come to meall you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.”
As I celebrated the Mass, I was convinced that it was God who had placed me there — before beginning, I had prayed before the tabernacle, asking him to speak through me. I “reminded” him that I hadn’t had breakfast, and that I was a little angry …
And the Mass was overflowing with grace. I don’t know how to explain it, but it was Jesus himself who guided it. He was the one speaking while I gave the homily. They were his words — even today I can’t describe what happened — his words were words of comfort, of caresses, of fortitude, of encouragement.
After Mass had ended, the couple approached me again, this time with their daughter. She was crying and embraced me. “Father, I so desperately needed to hear everything you said. I need God’s help so much. I have distanced myself from him. Now I just want to place myself before him, and ask him to love me and to help me go forward …”
When this young woman embraced me, I felt God’s whisper: “I needed you in this Eucharist. This is why I had you come …”
I love Our Lord — how he finds his ways to get where people need him. This young woman who tried to kill herself is now a regular at the 1 p.m. Mass. God has changed her life.
And since that day, any time that I feel tired or angry because of the excess of work, I think, “Get going. Go to Mass and live it as if it were your first and last Mass. God needs you.”
And it seems that God answers me, “Be at peace. Go. I celebrate Mass in your place. Only lend me your hands and your mouth …”
Say a prayer today for the priest of your parish. Undoubtedly, he’s also gone to celebrate a Mass or two without having had breakfast, and even feeling a little angry …

10/3/18

Friday, October 5 on the feast of St. Faustina Kowalska,

Holy Mass in Surmanci on the Feast of St. Faustina

On Friday, October 5 on the feast of St. Faustina Kowalska, Holy Mass will be celebrated in the church at 8 am.
Church of Divine Mercy is located in Surmanci, just along river Neretva, and each first Sunday after Easter there celebration of the Feast of Divine Mercy, while the blessing of this church built in 2002. It was one prayer group from Trento that gave to Medjugorje the icon of the Merciful Jesus, icon full of significance, since the miraculous healing that happened before this icon was one of the proofs used in the beatification of Sr. Faustina Kowalska and recognition of Devotion to the Divine Mercy, as well as institution of this Feast on the first Sunday after the Easter. This icon was in the chapel in Surmanci for the first few years and later on it was moved to this newly built church, devoted to Divine Mercy. Once faithful from all over the world discovered this place, they all began to come and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet before this famous icon.

10/2/18

Medjugorje: The October 2nd, 2018 message from Our Lady

  
 
 
(c)Anthony Zubac


October 2, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

The October 2nd, 2018 from Our Lady

Dear children, I am calling you to be courageous and to not grow weary, because even the smallest good-the smallest sign of love-conquers evil which is all the more visible. My children, listen to me so that good may overcome, so that you may come to know the love of my Son. This is the greatest happiness-the hands of my Son that embrace, of Him who loves the soul, of Him who has given Himself for you and is always giving Himself anew in the Eucharist, of Him who has the words of eternal life. To come to know His love, to follow in His footsteps, means to have a wealth of spirituality. This is the wealth which gives good feelings and sees love and goodness everywhere.

Apostles of my love, my children, be like the rays of the sun which with the warmth of my Son's love warm everyone around them. My children, the world needs apostles of love; the world needs much prayer, but prayer spoken with the heart and the soul and not only pronounced with the lips. My children, long for holiness but in humility, in the humility which permits my Son to do that which He desires through you.

My children, your prayers, your words, thoughts and actions-all of this either opens or closes the doors to the Kingdom of Heaven for you. My Son showed you the way and gave you hope, and I am consoling and encouraging you because, my children, I had come to know pain, but I had faith and hope. Now I have the reward of life in the Kingdom of my Son. Therefore, listen to me, have courage and do not grow weary.
Thank you.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV

9/25/18

Medjugorje: September 25, 2018 message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace:


"Dear children! Also nature extends signs of its love to you through the fruits which it gives you. Also, you, by my coming, have received an abundance of gifts and fruits. Little children, how much you have answered to my call, God knows. I am calling you - it is not late - decide for holiness and a life with God, in grace and in peace. God will bless you and give to you a hundred-fold, if you trust in Him. Thank you for having responded to my call."

9/20/18

Plans to expand Medjugorje

Apostolic visitor outlines plans to expand Medjugorje

 
Archbishop Hoser described the shrine as 'Europe's spiritual lungs' and said more infrastructure was needed
The Polish archbishop tasked with overseeing Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Medjugorje shrine has outlined plans for expansion, including more Masses in different languages and facilities for young pilgrims who flock to the site of the alleged Marian apparitions.
“Medjugorje represents Europe’s spiritual lungs, a place where millions discover God and the beauties of the Church,” said Archbishop Henryk Hoser, retired archbishop of Warsaw-Praga.
“We now have to re-create its infrastructure, firstly by securing its liturgical space. We also need to expand its areas for retreats and provide new places for celebrating the Eucharist, especially for pilgrims,” he said.
In May, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Hoser apostolic visitor to Medjugorje, where six young people claimed in 1981 that Mary had appeared to them.
Many people see “only the sociological side of the Church, which is also the face of sinners,” and fail to comprehend its religious mission, the archbishop said at a new Catholic youth centre in Warsaw.
“We all bear responsibility for the Church – we’re all called to be apostles, evangelisers and teachers, according to the gifts we’ve obtained from God,” he said.
“Apart from the youthful saints who are sprinters, there are also long-distance runners who move slowly, maturing over long years but also reaching the goal of great sanctity,” he said.
In July, Archbishop Hoser said he hopes more priests will come to provide sacraments and catechesis training at Medjugorje, according to Poland’s Catholic Information Agency, KAI.
With rising numbers of mostly young pilgrims and visitors, people wait in very long lines and, in summer, temperatures of over 100 degrees at the shrine’s 50 confessionals, he said. Roofing is also needed for Medjugorje’s main esplanade, as well as better facilities for conferences and charitable work.
Many groups come from countries in Western Europe, “where the Church has atrophied” and are “suddenly experiencing God’s grace,” Archbishop Hoser said.
“What’s also remarkable is there are now networks in many countries of pilgrims who’ve been to Medjugorje, who are organising, meeting, praying together and engaging in concrete activity for their local community and Church,” he said.
Over 40,000 apparitions have been claimed since 1981 at Medjugorje.
Diocesan commissions studied the alleged apparitions in 1982-1984 and again in 1984-1986, and the then-Yugoslavian bishops’ conference studied them from 1987 to 1990. All three commissions concluded that they could not affirm that a supernatural event was occurring in the town.
The report of a papal commission set up in 2010 to study the alleged apparitions has not been made public, but some of its points were revealed after Pope Francis spoke about the commission’s work.
Pope Francis acknowledged that pilgrims to the Marian site deserve spiritual care and support, but he also expressed doubts about claims of the continuing apparitions of Mary in Medjugorje.    Catholic Herald