10/2/19

Medjugorje: October 2, 2019 Message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace


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October 2, 2019
The Holy Guardian Angels
Dear Family of Mary!

October 2, 2019 Message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace


Dear children, the will and the love of the Heavenly Father make it so that I am among you, that I, with a motherly love, may help the growth of faith in your heart, for you to be able to truly comprehend the purpose of earthly life and the greatness of the heavenly one. 

My children, the earthly life is the way to eternity, to truth, and to life-to my Son. I desire to lead you on that way. You, my children-you who always thirst for more love, truth, and faith-need to know that there is only one spring from which you can drink. It is trust in the Heavenly Father; it is trust in His love.

Abandon yourselves completely to His will and do not be afraid. Everything that is best for you, everything that leads you to eternal life, will be given to you. You will comprehend that the purpose of life is not always to want and take, but to love and give. You will have true peace and true love. You will be apostles of love.

By your example, you will make it so that my children who do not know my Son and His love may desire to come to know Him. My children, apostles of my love, adore my Son with me and love Him above all. Always strive to live in His truth. Thank you.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV 

9/27/19

Medjugorje: “Life is a mystery until you place it into God’s hands.”



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September 25, 2019

Dear Family of Mary!
   
Here is the September 25, 2019 message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace!

"Dear children! Today I am calling you to pray for my intentions so that I may help you.
Little children, pray the Rosary and meditate the mysteries of the Rosary because, in your life, you are also passing through joys and sorrows. In this way, you are transforming the mysteries into your life, because life is a mystery until you place it into God's hands. 

In this way, you will have the experience of faith like Peter who met Jesus and the Holy Spirit filled his heart. Little children, you are also called to witness by living the love with which, day by day, God wraps you with my presence. 

Therefore, little children, be open and pray with the heart in faith. Thank you for having responded to my call." (September 25, 2019)

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! 
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV

9/18/19

God’s Church remains

Through sin and scandal, God’s Church remains, Pope Francis says

 
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Human projects always fail, but the Holy Spirit sustains the Church, the Pope said
Because of sinfulness, human projects will always fail, but the Church remains steadfast, even in times of scandal, because she is sustained by the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis said on Wednesday.
“Let us think of the history of Christians, including the history of the Church, with so many sins, with so many scandals, with so many bad things in these two millennia. And why did it not collapse? Because God is there,” the Pope said on September 18.
“We are sinners, and so often we even give scandal. But God is with us,” he added. “But the Lord always saves. Strength is ‘God with us.’”
In contrast, human projects always fail, Pope Francis noted, pointing to the many political projects of history, including the empires and dictatorships of the last century.
“They felt very powerful, they thought they dominated the world. And then they all collapsed,” he stated. “Even today, think of today’s empires: they will collapse, if God is not with them, because the strength that men have in themselves is not lasting. Only the strength of God endures.”
During his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles with a reflection on the importance of the Holy Spirit.
In the fifth chapter of Acts, the Apostles are facing opposition from Jews, but they “respond with courage,” showing they possess the “obedience of faith,” Francis said.
They have this courage, he said, because from Pentecost they are no longer alone, but the Holy Spirit is working through them.
“They feel they cannot say, ‘I’ alone,” he added. “Strengthened by this covenant, the Apostles do not let themselves be intimidated by anyone. They had an impressive courage!”
Pope Francis noted that at Jesus’ arrest, the disciples ran away like cowards. “But, from cowards they have become so brave. Why? Because the Holy Spirit was with them.”
“The same happens to us: if we have the Holy Spirit inside, we will have the courage to move forward, the courage to win many struggles, not for ourselves but for the Spirit that is with us,” he said, pointing to the martyrs, who gave their lives and never hid their Christian identity.
The pope recalled, in particular, the Coptic Orthodox Christians who were killed in Libya in 2015. “But the last word they said was, ‘Jesus, Jesus.’ They were filled with the Holy Spirit,” he said.
In Acts, the Apostles are living like “megaphones” of the Holy Spirit, and this “makes the Jewish ‘religious system’ tremble,” feel threatened and respond with violence and death threats, Francis explained.
However, the pope said, one Pharisee in the Sanhedrin, Gamaliel, tries to stem this reaction, showing how to practice discernment. He shows that what is of God will last while human projects may first succeed but then become “shipwrecked.”
“Gamaliel concludes that, if the disciples of Jesus of Nazareth believed an impostor, they are destined to disappear into thin air; if instead they follow one who comes from God, it is better to give up fighting them; and warns: ‘Do not happen to find yourself even fighting against God’ (Acts 5:39). He teaches us to make this discernment,” he stated.
Gamaliel’s reasoned words teach people to “recognize the tree by its fruits.”
“We ask the Holy Spirit to act in us so that, both personally and as a community, we can acquire the habitus of discernment,” Francis concluded.

9/17/19

The Cross is our identity

Fr. Ike Mandurić at Cross Mountain: The Cross is our identity

date: 15.09.2019.
On Sunday, 15 September 2019, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was celebrated on Cross Mountain, traditionally in Medjugorje celebrated on the first Sunday after the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Solemn Holy Mass, celebrated by Fr. Ike Mandurić, with the parish priest Fr. Marinko Šakota and 25 more other priests concelebrating, was celebrated on Cross Mountain at 11 am.
Fr. Mandurić at the beginning of the Holy Mass said that many came bringing their joy, gratitude, but also their tears, wounds, pain and prayers.
-As we discover the identity of the cross, find the way to become one with that identity, with that symbol, so it becomes your motto and the way of life, that we may love that cross more and more. Fr. Ike reminded all gathered to how this cross was built and invited all to make a covenant with the cross, to give the promise that each one of us will venerate the cross from now on.
Let us promise to the Lord that we will not ask of Him to take us down from the cross, do not take us down, but keep us there just as you did up to now. Enrich us there as you did in the past. Protect our souls! Protect our hope and our faith! Do not take us down from the cross, Lord, but let us recognise you there so we would be people who love, who are noble and who burn for our values, but also those who pray and come to Our Lady, said Fr. Ike Mandurić, adding that those who gaze at the cross, gaze at the future.
Numerous pilgrims were up on Krizevac today, pilgrims from all over the world and many local people, many of them walked all the way to the top. Holy Mass was broadcasted live by Radio Mir Medjugorje and our photo gallery is HERE.

9/15/19

Fr. Philip J. Pavich, OFM

Fr. Philip J. Pavich, OFM

May 12, 1930 ~ July 29, 2019 (age 89)

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Pavich, Fr. Philip, OFM
loving son of the late Steven and Mary Pavich, beloved brother of Mary Barth, Diana Danica Schaefer and Aloysious Pavich was born in Waterloo, IA on May 12, 1930. Fr. Philip is survived by a sister-in-law Corine Pavich of Phoenix AZ and many nieces and nephews. He joined the Franciscans in St. Joseph Minor Seminary of the Sacred Heart Province in Teutopolis, IL. He took his Solemn vows in Teutopolis in 1954. He was ordained a priest in Teutopolis in 1957. He served God’s people in different capacities over the years including: Sacred Heart Province- Assistant Novice Master, Spiritual Director, Instructor of Christian Doctrine, Master of Clerics, Instructor of Psychology, Confessor and Assistant Pastor. In 1975 he joined the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land. He served in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Tiberias. In 1986, he transferred from Sacred Heart Province to the Croatian Franciscan Custody. He served as Confessor and Assistant to Pilgrims: Medjugorje, 1986-2000, Confessor in the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, 1994. Then he became the Croatian Franciscan Fathers’ Pilgrimage Chaplain from 2000-2010. He served as Pastor of St. Lucy parish in Troy, MI, 2011-2014. He spoke: English, Croatian, Italian, German and Hebrew. He died on July 29, 2019 in his beloved Iowa while visiting his family and friends. May he rest in peace. Wake at St. Jerome Croatian Church, 2823 S. Princeton Ave., Chicago, on Friday, August 2, 2019 6-9 pm. Vigil prayers at 7 pm and Saturday: 9-10 am.  Funeral Mass Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 10:00 am. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Dalcamo Funeral Home 312-842-8681 or www.dalcamofuneralhome.com.

Donations may be made to:

Franciscian Fathers
4848 S Ellis, Chicago IL 60615

8/25/19

Our Lady's Medjugorje Message of August 25, 2019



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August 25, 2019

Dear Family of Mary!

Here is the August 25, 2019 Message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace:

"Dear children! Pray, work and witness with love for the Kingdom of Heaven that it may be good for you here on earth. Little children, God will bless your effort a hundredfold; you will be witnesses among peoples, souls of unbelievers will feel the grace of conversion and Heaven will be grateful for your efforts and sacrifices. Little children, witness with the Rosary in hand that you are mine and decide for holiness. Thank you for having responded to my call." (August 25, 2019)

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV

8/16/19

Medjugorje: Greeting from Cardinal Christoph Schonborn

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn: Church gratefully acknowledges what so many people experience in Medjugorje

date: 05.08.2019.
As in previous years, a message was conveyed by the Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, to the participants of the 30th Youth Festival in Medjugorje. The message was read by parish priest Fr. Marinko Sakota
Dear brothers and sisters, dear young people!
As every year, I look forward to sending you my greetings for this great youth gathering. In the past years, our Holy Father has been giving signs step by step that Medjugorje is a blessed place where the Mother of God, Our Lady, is so close to people and sends so much help. All of us can only thank him heartily for his wise pastoral care, full of love.
In the person of Archbishop Hoser, he sent his personal permanent representative. At the opening of the Mladifest came his personal vicar, Cardinal De Donatis. All these signs show that the Church gratefully acknowledges what so many people have been experiencing in Medjugorje for decades and that it encourages you to come to this place of mercy in spite of the summer heat. This is where Heaven is so close to us, here Our Lady gives so much comfort and conversion, here many of you discover the joy of confession, the sacrament of forgiveness. Here you experience fellowship in faith, here you make friendships, here many experience inner healing from the wounds of life.
I am already looking forward to being able to come to Medjugorje for the next Mladifest, if God wills it.
Pray for Pope Francis, to whom we owe so much.
In faith and prayer,
P. Christoph Cardinal Schönborn

8/4/19

Our Lady's Medjugorje Message of August 2, 2019

August 2, 2019
“Dear children, great is the love of my Son. If you were to come to know the greatness of His love, you would never cease to adore and thank Him. He is always alive with you in the Eucharist, because the Eucharist is His Heart. The Eucharist is the heart of faith. He has never left you. Even when you tried to go away from Him, He has not [left] you. That is why my motherly heart is happy when I watch how you—filled with love—return to Him, when I see that you are coming to Him by the way of reconciliation, love, and hope. My motherly heart knows that when you set out on the way of faith, you are shoots—buds. But along with prayer and fasting you will be fruits, my flowers, apostles of my love; you will be carriers of light and will illuminate all those around you with love and wisdom. My children, as a mother I am imploring you: pray, think, and contemplate. Everything beautiful, painful and joyful that happens to you—all of this makes you grow spiritually, so that my Son may grow in you. My children, surrender yourselves to Him, believe Him, trust in His love, let Him lead you. Let the Eucharist be the place where you will feed your souls, and afterwards, will spread love and truth—will bear witness to my Son. Thank you.”

7/25/19

Medjugorje: July 25, 2019 Message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace:


 

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July 25, 2019
St. James, Apostle

Dear Family of Mary!

Here is the July 25, 2019 Message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace:
"Dear children! My call for you is prayer. May prayer be a joy for you and a wreath which binds you to God. Little children, trials will come and you will not be strong, and sin will reign but, if you are mine, you will win, because your refuge will be the Heart of my Son Jesus. Therefore, little children, return to prayer until prayer becomes life for you in the day and the night. Thank you for having responded to my call." (July 25, 2019)       

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV 2019

7/8/19

Article from November's Spirit of Medjugorje

Praying for Grandma's Soul
By June Klins
     Fr. Chris Alar, M.I.C., gave an excellent talk in August at a conference in Buffalo, New York, about Divine Mercy, and at one point, his talk brought me to tears. Father talked about a discussion he had as a young man (we will call him "Chris" because he was not a priest at that time) in 2003 with a priest regarding his grandmother's suicide in 1993. Chris told this priest that he was worried about his grandmother's soul, especially because in her last year of life she had stopped receiving the Sacraments and had turned her back on God and the Church. The priest told him to go home and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet for the salvation of his grandmother's soul. 
     Chris, whose profession at that time was engineering, questioned the priest, "Father, I don't understand. My grandmother has been judged. There is nothing I can do to change that." The priest repeated his instructions to pray the Chaplet for her soul. Chris told the priest he did not want to be difficult, but he just did not understand. The priest said, "God knew back in 1993 that you would be here in 2003, and you would pray this Chaplet for your grandmother, and those graces will be allowed through the mercy of God to be taken back and showered upon the soul of your grandmother at the moment of her judgment to help her. This is why we need to pray for our loved ones and our families and our friends." 
     Chris lamented that his grandmother had fallen away from the Church before she died, so Father pointed out that paragraph 1486 of St. Faustina's Diary says that Jesus comes to every soul three times at the moment of death. If the soul rejects Him after the first time, He goes away. But He comes back a second time. If the soul rejects Him again, He'll go, but He'll come back a third time. If the soul rejects Him a third time, the soul is lost forever. 
     Chris was elated to hear this, since he felt his grandmother would never have rejected Jesus, because she was a good person. But then Father seemed to throw a monkey wrench at him, asserting, "We die in the state that we live." He explained that if we turn our backs on God, we will not recognize Him when He comes. Chris was crestfallen at that thought, since his grandmother had, in fact, turned her back on God. But the priest continued, "Without your prayers, She may not recognize Him, but with your prayers upon her soul at the moment of her judgment – because God is outside of time (there is no past or future for God, just one eternal now), He can take those graces from your prayers and shower them down on your grandmother, so maybe, just maybe, it's enough grace for her to turn around and say, 'Yes' to God." 
     Father said that this is why St. John Paul II and others call us "mini co-redeemers." We are the Body of Christ and it is very important for us to pray for one another. Prayers can make a difference. A demon once told St. John Vianney that 80,000 souls avoided hell due to his prayers and sufferings. This is why we should offer up our prayers and suffering. 
     Father continued, referencing paragraph 1698 of the Diary – which says that God's mercy sometimes touches souls at the last moment. Chris began to cry at the thought of such a merciful God. He decided right then and there to spend the rest of his life spreading this message of hope. And that he does. Chris joined the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, was ordained a few years ago, and is now the director of the Association of Marian Helpers. 
     Editor's note: If you would like to hear Father's entire talk, you can order the CD called "Divine Mercy 101" by calling 1-800-462-7426, or visit the website marian.org. The reason Father's talk brought me to tears is because I started a website in 2011 to pray for souls who have committed suicide (https://sites.google.com/site/divinemercyforlostsouls). A friend and I were talking about this right before Father's talk, so it was a confirmation.

7/2/19

Medjugorje: July 2, message to Mirjana



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Mirjana greets Our Lady on July 2, 2019 at the Blue Cross

July 2, 2019

Dear Family of Mary!

Here is the July 2, 2019 Message:
Dear children, according to the will of the merciful Father, I have given you, and will still give you, evident signs of my motherly presence. My children, this is a motherly desire for the healing of souls. This is a desire that every child of mine may have true faith, to live to see wondrous experiences, drinking from the spring of the words of my Son-the words of life. 

My children, my Son, by His love and sacrifice, brought the light of faith into the world and showed you the way of faith. Because, my children, faith elevates pain and suffering. True faith makes prayer more sensitive, and does acts of mercy-a conversation, a gift of alms. Those of my children who have faith-true faith-are happy despite everything because they live the beginning of heavenly happiness on earth. Therefore, my children, apostles of my love, I am calling you to give an example of true faith, to bring light where there is darkness, to live my Son. 

My children, as a mother I am telling you: you cannot go on the way of faith and follow my Son without your shepherds. Pray that they may have the strength and the love to lead you. May your prayers always be alongside them. Thank you.
VIDEO OF APPARITION  https://marytv.tv/mirjanas-apparition/

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV

6/25/19

Medjugorje: The 38th Anniversary of Our Lady's Coming


  
    Thank you Dearest Mother!!!
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Dear Family of Mary!

Here is the
 June 25, 2019 Message (through Marija):
"Dear children! I am thanking God for each of you. In a special way, little children, thank you for having responded to my call. I am preparing you for the new times that you may be firm in faith and persevering in prayer, so that the Holy Spirit may work through you and renew the face of the earth. I am praying with you for peace which is the most precious gift, even though Satan wants war and hatred. You, little children, be my extended hands and proudly go with God. Thank you for having responded to my call."
 

And here is the Regular Annual Message through the visionary Ivanka:
The visionary Ivanka Ivankovic-Elez had her regular annual apparition on June 25th 2019.  At her last daily apparition on May 7, 1985, Our Lady confided to Ivanka the 10th secret and told her that she would have an apparition once a year on the anniversary of the apparitions. It was that way also this year.

The apparition, which lasted 4 minutes (18:37h - 18:41h), took place at Ivanka's family home. Only Ivanka's family was present at the apparition. After the apparition, Ivanka said that Our Lady gave the following message:

"Little children, pray, pray, pray."


In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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6/15/19

Celebration of Pentecost

St. Pius V Church holds weeklong celebration of Pentecost

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PROVIDENCESt. Pius V Church is holding a weeklong celebration of the Feast of Pentecost that includes guest preachers, lectures and other special events.
“Hopefully it hits most things that affect the life of a parish,” said Father James Sullivan, O.P., the pastor of St. Pius V.
The week kicked off with the Mass for the Feast of Pentecost and a homily by guest preacher Father Peter John Cameron, O.P., the founding editor-in-chief of Magnificat and author of a book on preaching. The scheduled events for the week included: a lecture by Providence College theologian Aurelie Hagstrom on depictions of the Holy Spirit at 7 p.m. on Tuesday; Scripture reading and songs about the Holy Spirit at 7 p.m. on Wednesday; as well as a conference on the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Dominican saints by Father Patrick Briscoe, O.P., slated for Friday at 7 p.m.
Several Masses are also listed in the church’s bulletin as being part of the celebration, including a Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church on Thursday.
“Our hope is that by dedicating a week to the Holy Spirit as a parish community, we might, all of us, be renewed,” said Father Briscoe, the parochial vicar at St. Pius V.
In his homily, Father Cameron described the Holy Spirit as “love in a person.” “This is the love that we’ve been made for,” Father Cameron said.
He said Pentecost was about this love “breaking through all the desolation … all the alienation, and all the isolation.”
“What’s the cause of so much of the misery in our life? Isn’t it the fear that we have to contend with? So the Holy Spirit comes to us to save us from our fear,” Father Cameron said.
Father Cameron also told the story of a teenage couple in New York City pregnant with conjoined twins who shared one heart. Despite the suggestion that they should have an abortion, the couple decided to proceed with the pregnancy. After their birth, the young father held his underweight little girls in his arms and said, “I’m here. Don’t be afraid. Daddy’s here.”
“Such a powerful beauty was manifesting itself that everyone in that room was changed,” Father Cameron said.
The new dad’s love for his newborn daughters reflected that of the Father. “This is the look of God the Father on us and on us at Pentecost,” Father Cameron said, quoting one of the Catholic doctors who witnessed the moment.
In the closing prayer, Father Sullivan reaffirmed Father Cameron’s message. “If you ever feel lonely, come here,” Father Sullivan said.
Afterwards, Father Sullivan told the Rhode Island Catholic that he hoped the weeklong series of events encourages parishioners to become more engaged with their parish — beyond merely attendance at Sunday Mass. “A parish is more than that. A parish is where you come to belong to something greater than yourself,” Father Sullivan said.
Pentecost, Father Sullivan said, is about the manifestation of the power of the Holy Spirit and the manifestation of the Church to the world through the power of the Holy Spirit. One inspiration for the series was the recent institution of the memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church on the Monday after Pentecost.
Father Sullivan said the events are intended to celebrate Pentecost, provide ongoing catechesis, deepen a sense of community at the parish and increase awareness of the Holy Spirit. The events are open to anyone from the public, not just registered parishioners.
St. Pius V’s Pentecost celebration mirrors the eight-day octaves surrounding Christmas and Easter, according to Father Sullivan. In the octave, every day is thought of as Christmas or Easter. “That mystery that we’re celebrating — whether it be the Incarnation at Christmas, the resurrection at Easter, the manifestation of the Church to the world or the manifestation of the power of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost — cannot be contained in one Mass, one day. It fills out,” Father Sullivan said.
In the liturgical life of the Church, Pentecost is part of a process of gradual revelation that goes all the way back to the Feast of the Annunciation, Father Sullivan said. “Jesus is continually revealing these inner truths that are not at first apparent and so you have to stay with Him to the end when it all will be revealed,” he said.

6/14/19

With Out The Holy Spirit We Would Have Nothing

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A neighbor of mine this past week asked m
e why we Catholics don’t worship the Holy Spirit, why we priests never give a sermon on the Holy Spirit. He said he remembered the end of the Apostles Creed: “I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.” “But what do we believe about the Holy Spirit?” he asked.
I wanted to say that without the Holy Spirit we would have nothing. I wanted to give him a copy of my brother John’s book called No Spirit, No Church, a phrase borrowed from Cardinal Suenens of Paris. Yes, in sacred scripture and tradition the Holy Spirit holds an· essential place. In the Acts of the Apostles the Holy Spirit is the source of the action 57 times. In St. Paul’s Letters, the Spirit is invoked 157 times. Indeed without the sending of the Spirit from God the Father and God the Son there is no church, no mission, no grace of salvation, no fulfillment of the work of Jesus Christ. As Jesus himself said to his apostles, it is to our great advantage that Jesus and his Father send his Spirit on the church.
In our baptism the Holy Spirit gives us the new life of heavenly grace, intimacy with God, the pledge of eternal life. In our Eucharist it is only by the invocation of the Holy Spirit that our gifts of bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ, the food of everlasting life. Without the gift of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation we would have no power to witness to Jesus and his Gospel. Without the Holy Spirit there would be no forgiveness of sins in Confession. “Receive the Holy Spirit,” said Jesus to the apostles. “Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven.” Without the Holy Spirit there would be only division and confusion in the church, for it is He that binds us together in love. Without the Holy Spirit we would have no understanding of God and the mystery of salvation; for it is He that gives us intelligence about the plan of God. Without the Holy Spirit we would be motionless in our own tracks, for it is He that directs our journey and points us in the right direction. Without the Holy Spirit we would be minced meat for our adversaries, for it is He that defends us from our enemies. Without the Holy Spirit, we could not pray, for it is He who prompts and enables us in prayer. Without the Holy Spirit, we would have no “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control,” for these are the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit, we would not be strengthened in these gifts, for it is He who confirms and seals us in the Sacrament of Anointing. Without the Holy Spirit there is no resurrection from the dead, for as St. Paul wrote: “the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead will also raise our mortal bodies.” We begin and end our life in the anointing of the Holy Spirit. We pass from death to life in the power of the Holy Spirit. We live and breathe each day in the love of the Holy Spirit. As my brother Father John wrote, No Spirit, No Church Or as our Sequence at Mass said: “Where you are not, we have naught, Nothing good in deed or thought.”
Why is it, then, that we do not give proper worship and honor to the Holy Spirit?
Is it not because we don’t read and study our Scripture? There we see Jesus commanding his disciples at his Ascension to pray and wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit. There we hear Jesus say: “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth ... and He will declare to you the things that are to come ... He will receive of what is mine and give it to you.” In the sacred scripture the Holy Spirit reveals to us the things of God and enables us to pray in union with the Saints of God. St. Luke in The Acts of the Apostles reveals the power of the Holy Spirit on the feast of Pentecost, the birthday of the church. Then the apostles “were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.” All who heard the apostles preach in the power of the Holy Spirit that day understood “the mighty acts of God” and received new life in the birth of Baptism.
My friends, it is this same Holy Spirit that God the Father and his Son sends into his church every moment to pour forth God’s love into our hearts and to enable us to minister to each other the mercy, joy and peace of God. Our prayer today and each day is:
“Come Holy Spirit and fill the hearts of the faithful.” Come Holy Spirit, for without you we shiver and shake in trepidation. Come Holy Spirit, for with you we have courage and strength to stand up for the truth of Jesus. Come Holy Spirit, for with you we have “love, joy, peace” and understanding. Come Holy Spirit, for without you there is no Church. Come Holy Spirit, for with you there is “faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
It is the Holy Spirit that binds God the Father to God the Son. It is the Spirit that binds us to the heart of Jesus and to one another. It is the Spirit that distributes the evangelical gifts to the members of the Church. It is the Spirit that points and guides us to eternal life, to God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ. Praise and honor to God the Holy Spirit, the one sent and given to the world for our salvation and for the glory of God.
Alleluia, Alleluia. Amen.

6/13/19

Dancing Sun at Ngome


A deacon and his wife were on traveling back home at sunset after visiting the Ngome Marian Shrine in Zululand South Africa and recorded this strange phenomena of the sun which appears to be dancing and changing shape.

6/12/19

Father Peter Mary Rookey and his Miracle Prayer

 

Every now and then I learn about something and wonder: Why didn’t I know about this before?  Father Peter Mary Rookey falls into that category.  I learned about him after coming across the “Miracle Prayer,” written and promoted by him while he was alive. Although we cannot assume anyone is in heaven unless they are canonized a saint, (so we should still send up a prayer for them) it seems from Father Rookey's life that he would be a powerful intercessor.

Born in Superior, Wisconsin, on October 12, 1916. Father Rookey  grew up in  a family of thirteen. When he was eight years old, he was blinded by a Fourth of July firework. Despite being told there was no cure for him, his sight gradually  improved. He credited that to his mother leading the family in praying the rosary each evening "until little Peter's eyesight returns."
Father Rookey was ordained a priest with the Servite seminary on May 17, 1941 at the Servite Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica in Chicago. He helped expand the Order to Ireland where he served from 1948 to 1953 as assistant master and then prior  Benburb Priory. He was fluent in seven languages and served as Assistant Master of Novices, at Mt. St. Philip in Granville, Wisconsin, and then as assistant pastor at Assumption Parish in Portland, Oregon.  
Healing Begins
It was while in Ireland that the healing began. Blessing people who requested it after Mass, not an uncommon request, miraculous healings began to occur. Word spread, and more and more people came for his blessings. 
TheChicago Tribune wrote about him in 1994. "’It was very humbling,’ Rookey says.  It appeared that many had experienced cures for life-threatening illnesses or injuries-unbeknownst to the young cleric. The priest's popularity did not escape his superiors' attention.”
The Tribune explained that the Church was cautious about all this attention and claims of miracles so by 1953 Rookey was assigned as assistant general of the Servite Order in Rome, putting his healing ministry on hold for more than three decades. “When asked how he felt about that, by the Tribune,  Rookey responded:  “I became a priest to be an obedient servant of God's will. I trust my superiors to make wise decisions about the use of my gifts."
During the late 1960s, after the Charismatic movement took hold and gained acceptance in the Church, Father Rookey's healing ministry became accepted and endorsed by the Church's hierarchy and his order. He became known internationally for miraculous healings and also for his life-changing Miracle Prayer and was the subject of three books. Father Rookey died in his sleep just short of his 98th birthday, on September 10, 2014.


The Miracle Prayer of Father Peter Mary Rookey
Lord Jesus, I come before you just as I am. I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me. In your name I forgive all others for what they have done against me. I renounce Satan, the evil spirits and all their works. I give you my entire self, Lord Jesus, now and forever. I invite you into my life, Jesus. I accept you as my Lord, God and Savior. Heal me, change me, strengthen me in body, soul, and spirit. Come, Lord Jesus, cover me with your precious blood, and fill me with your Holy Spirit. I Love You, Lord Jesus. I Praise You, Jesus. I Thank You, Jesus. I shall follow you every day of my life. Amen. 
Mary, Mother of Sorrows, Queen of Peace, St. Peregrine, the cancer saint, all you Angels and Saints, please help me. Amen.
 Quotes from Father Rookey: “Say this prayer faithfully, no matter what you feel, when you come to the point where you sincerely mean each word, with all your heart, something good spiritually will happen to you. You will experience Jesus, and HE will change your whole life in a very special way. You will see.”  
"We all have weaknesses that affect our body, mind, and spirit. But it is our will to overcome them that decides how we live. ‘With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible,’” (Mt 19:26).

Medjugorje, prayer of healing and liberation of 11 June 2019



6/9/19

I am offering to you the light of the Truth and the Holy Spirit

Medjugorje:   Photo taken by  Barbara Goodier on October 2nd, 2010 at the time of Mirjana's apparition. A few of us were praying the Rosary at the Crucifix on Sr. Immanuel's property. We were looking towards the Blue Cross on Apparition Hill and saw the sun spinning. That's when I took the picture. May you receive a special blessing from the Lord today!





Dear children! As I call you to prayer for those who have not come to know the love of God, if you were to look into your hearts you would comprehend that I am speaking about many of you. With an open heart, sincerely ask yourselves if you want the Living God or do you want to eliminate Him and live as you want. Look around you, my children, and see where the world is going, the world that thinks of doing everything without the Father, and which wanders in the darkness of temptation. I am offering to you the light of the Truth and the Holy Spirit. According to God's plan I am with you to help you to have my Son, His Cross and Resurrection, triumph in your hearts. As a mother, I desire and pray for your unity with my Son and His works. I am with you; you decide. Thank you. Medjugorje message of(June 2, 2011)

"I am offering to you the light of the Truth and the Holy Spirit." Mother Mary wants to give us the divine flashlight, the light of the Holy Spirit, the light of Truth. Without this light we cannot see things as they really are. We live in a world of darkness, of sin. We may be too used to the dark. We have to shake ourselves free of the darkness. We cannot see the loving actions of God unless they are illuminated by the Holy Spirit, because we are so blinded by darkness, even darkness within. We need light. And so Mother Mary offers us the divine flashlight, the gift of the Holy Spirit. We have only to receive it. And what better time than penecost?

St. Basil the Great, Bishop, wrote about the Holy Spirit in terms of light in the Office of Readings for Tuesday, the 7th week of Easter:

"The Spirit is the source of holiness, a spiritual light, and he offers his own light to every mind to help it in its search for truth...Like the sunshine, which permeates all the atmosphere, spreading over land and sea, and yet is enjoyed by each person as though it were for him alone, so the Spirit pours forth his grace in full measure, sufficient for all, and yet is present as though exclusively to everyone who can receive him. To all creatures that share in him he gives a delight limited only by their own nature, not by his ability to give."

*How beautifully put! The Spirit offers his light to us, to each mind, according to our ability to receive him. He wants to show us so many things. He wants to show us how much we are loved by the Father and the Son. He wants to show us how beautiful we are, how much the Father wanted to create us, how the Father designed us perfectly to answer the call He has for us, and how possible it is to become holy and happy. The Spirit wants to light up our hearts with party lights, full of joy and excitement and hope. He wants us to see the Father and the Son in all their glory, loving us! And this is just the beginning!

The Spirit truly does shine on each one of us as if He is meant for each one alone. Each individual is uttermost in the mind of the Spirit. He loves each one of us as if we were the only person alive! And it is this love that actually is the Light. Love lights up our minds like fireworks. Love makes sense out of everything. God is love and he loves us, infinitely. That is true light!

So, as we approach Pentecost, let's take up Our Lady's offer and ask for the light of Truth and of the Holy Spirit. I hope we can endure the joy!

In Jesus and Mary and the Holy Spirit and the Father!!!!

Cathy Nolan

6/2/19

Medjugorje: Message from Our Lady :June 2, 2019


Mirjiana Soldo greets Our Lady today!
(c)Mary TV/ Anthony Zubac 2019


June 2, 2019
Dear Family of Mary!
Here is the June 2, 2019 message from Our Lady:

Dear children, only a pure and an open heart will make it such that you may truly come to know my Son and that all those who do not know His love may come to know it through you. Only love will make you comprehend that it is stronger than death because true love conquered death and made it so that death not exist.

My children, forgiveness is the most exalted form of love. You, as apostles of my love, must pray that you be strong in spirit and that you could comprehend and forgive. You, apostles of my love, by understanding and forgiveness, are giving an example of love and mercy. To be able to comprehend and forgive is a gift for which it is necessary to pray, and to nurture it.

By forgiveness you are showing that you know how to love. Just look, my children, how the Heavenly Father loves you with a great love, with understanding, forgiveness and justice-how He gives me, the Mother of your hearts, to you. And here I am among you to bless you with a motherly blessing, to call you to prayer, to fasting-to tell you to believe, to hope, to forgive, to pray for your shepherds, and above all to love without limits.
My children, follow me. My way is the way of peace and love, the way of my Son. It is the way that leads to the triumph of my heart. Thank you.  (June 2, 2019)

Video of Apparition  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42gfgXe4UEM 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV 2019