Dear Family of Mary! - November 22, 2013

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J.M.J.  November 22, 2013
St. Cecelia

Dear Family of Mary!

On Monday we are due to receive another message through Marija. It is always good to take one last look at the previous message, to give thanks for it and to allow the Holy Spirit to speak once again through it. Here is the October 25 message:

"Dear children! Today I call you to open yourselves to prayer. Prayer works miracles in you and through you. Therefore, little children, in the simplicity of heart seek of the Most High to give you the strength to be God's children and for Satan not to shake you like the wind shakes the branches. Little children, decide for God anew and seek only His will - and then you will find joy and peace in Him. Thank you for having responded to my call." (October 25, 2013)

I must admit that this message proved to be a helpful warning this past month. There were several developments this month that caused a bit of shaking! The terrible typhoon in the Philippines, the leaked letter to the US Bishops from the Apostolic Nuncio, and the flurry of opinions after the leak, and the big storm in the Midwest where we live, to mention a few! It was a comfort to have Our Lady's words to guide us.

She called us to prayer, to prayer that works miracles! She encouraged us to seek God, our Father, and to be strongly attached to Him. Why? Because Satan wants to shake our faith and pull us away from the Father. Through doubt, fear, anxiety, disappointment, and so many other tactics, Satan wants us to lose our faith. Our Lady wanted us to know that we could ask for the strength to believe in our Father's love. We don't even have to invent it ourselves!

This Sunday we conclude the Year of Faith that began under Pope Benedict XVI. This entire year has been a challenge to our faith!! The abdication of Pope Benedict was the biggest challenge to our faith, as we had never seen such a thing before! But Mother Church rode out this storm and provided a beautiful Pope to take Benedict's place. So, on Sunday, let's take Our Lady's words to heart and pray. We have been given a year for our faith to grow. And it seems God is showing us that faith grows best when it is tested!

So, shake as he may, Satan will not take our faith away! We are children of the Father and we love Him and each other with all our hearts! Faith works miracles too!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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