5/11/20

Healing Oil --Fr. Joe Whalen

Healing Oil


We all like stories of the inexplicable and miraculous, and when it came to that, the late Father Joseph Whalen of St. James Church in Danielson, Connecticut, was not so much a font as a geyser. Ordained at the age of sixty-six, the marvelous followed him everywhere. His amazing story is below this article.
And though he died four years ago, the miracles have persisted, or so it is indicated to us.
He used to bless oil (with the patronage of Saint Raphael) by the hundreds of gallons, and many reported effects with it. It is still available. It has been sent to more than a hundred countries.
At any rate, his loyal assistant, Mary Ann Wichmann, reminds us of one such happening around Father Whalen.
“Do you remember Bill Baril?” she asked in a recent note. “He passed on this past January. He had been a bad alcoholic and was sitting on a park bench in the early 1990’s at his lowest point, asking God for a sign one cold winter day.+
“All of a sudden there was a gust of wind and a crumpled-up newspaper blew across the snowy park and stopped at his feet. He picked it up and uncrumpled it and it had an advertisement for a pilgrimage to Medjugorje with Father Whalen (a recovered alcoholic). He took it as a sign, called Father Joe, and the rest was history! He went on the pilgrimage, made a full conversion back to his faith, and Father Joe became his sponsor and spiritual director. He worked very hard for many years for Our Lord and Our Lady [in the oil ministry] until he died of cancer this year.”
According to Bill, who lived in Wakefield, Massachusetts, the priest blessed 300 five-gallon jugs of oil a year, each of them touched by the priest; the oil was then put into smaller, many of them half-ounce bottles (100,000 to 200,000). It took a crew of twenty-five volunteers to make the oil (which was heated and contained crushed rose petals) as the prayers were recited and the entire Book of Tobit read. (Blessing bottles en masse was first suggested by Father Whalen’s bishop.)
Mary Ann once related how oil was found exuding from a statue of the Archangel Michael in father’s office. “Just a side note,” she had said at the time. “I was cleaning Fr. Joe’s office yesterday and got to the table with his statue of St. Michael (about 24 inches high, between Saint Gabriel and Saint Raphael and I placed my hands on either side of him to lift him up and move him so I could dust the table and my hands became covered with oil! The statue is exuding oil and a lot of it. I had to put him in a tray to catch the overflow. Father Joe and Father John say that oil has always been a sign of healing in the Bible but it is also a sign and consolation for us that He is with us and helping us, especially now.”
Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, he had been married and divorced before the priesthood (he baptized all his grandchildren and presided at his former wife’s funeral as well as those of seven siblings!). Father’s two credos were: “God writes straight with crooked lines” and “It’s never too late to live.”
[The following is his prayer that Mary Ann posted in Bill’s honor. It’s called, “For Help and Protection against Pestilence”:
[“Holy St. Raphael allow this healing balm, healing oil that was blessed in Heaven to flow through my  entire body and touch every organ and heal me of any known and unknown ailments, then + bless yourself with the oil +, St. Raphael protect us from any diseases, plagues, chastisements, flus coming upon the earth. Amen.”]
(Blessed oil is still available here or ask your priest)

4/30/20

Send your guardian angel

Send your guardian angel to Mass with this prayer

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When you can’t make it to Mass and are stuck at home, send your guardian angel to church to intercede for you!

Our daily life, whether we realize it or not, is surrounded by the protecting presence of angels!
As the Catechism of the Catholic Church affirms“From its beginning until death, human life is surrounded by their watchful care and intercession. ‘Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life.’ Already here on earth the Christian life shares by faith in the blessed company of angels and men united in God” (CCC 336)
Angels are here to help us and above all, guide us to eternal life.
Many saints would send their guardian angels on various errands, such as praying at a church for them when they were physically unable to do so. This works because angels are spiritual beings and are able to move about our world with relative ease, going from one place to another in less than a second.
This means that when we ask our guardian angel to attend Mass for us, being stuck at home, they will go instantly!
To attend Mass for them is a great joy, as “Christ is the center of the angelic world. They are his angels” (CCC 331). They love God and will gladly pray for us at Mass anywhere in the world!
The angelic world is mysterious, but we are encouraged to pray to them in faith and trust that they will do what they can to lead us closer to God.
Here is a beautiful prayer, often printed on prayer cards, that dates to the 1920s and sends your guardian angel to Mass when you are unable to attend the Holy Sacrifice.
O HOLY ANGEL at my side,
Go to Church for me,
Kneel in my place, at Holy Mass,
Where I desire to be.
At Offertory, in my stead,
Take all I am and own,
And place it as a sacrifice
Upon the Altar Throne.
At Holy Consecration’s bell,
Adore with Seraph’s love,
My Jesus hidden in the Host,
Come down from Heaven above.
Then pray for those I dearly love,
And those who cause me grief,
That Jesus’ Blood may cleanse all hearts,
And suff’ring souls relieve.
And when the priest Communion takes,
Oh, bring my Lord to me,
That His sweet Heart may rest on mine,
And I His temple be.
Pray that this Sacrifice Divine,
May mankind’s sins efface;
Then bring me Jesus’ blessing home,
The pledge of every grace. Amen

4/25/20



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April 25, 2020
St. Mark, Evangelist

Dear Family of Mary!

Here is the April 25, 2020 message from Our Lady of Medjugorje, Queen of Peace:

"Dear children! May this time be an incentive for personal conversion for you. Pray, little children, in solitude to the Holy Spirit to strengthen you in faith and trust in God, that you may be worthy witnesses of the love which God bestows upon you through my presence. Little children, do not permit trials to harden your heart and for prayer to be like a desert. Be a reflection of God's love and witness the Risen Jesus by your lives. I am with you and I love all of you with my motherly love. Thank you for having responded to my call." (April 25, 2020)

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV

4/22/20

When the Lord gives us a suffering


Seer On How We Know It’s From God



[adapted from The God of Healing]
Vicka's Healing“When something comes from God, you have harmony, great joy, and a great peace,” said seer Vicka Ivankovic Matovic, the famous seer at Medjugorje.
“You can’t feel well if you have fear in your heart.
“When you feel fear, confusion, and anguish, it comes from the enemy. You can’t trust your feelings if you do not have inner harmony. For sure, suffering cannot be explained; it can only be lived in one’s own heart. When the Lord gives us a suffering—a cross, pain—this is really a big gift.
Medjugorje. One of the visionaries, Vicka. | Spiritual images ...“We often think, how can sickness be a gift? But it’s a big gift! Only God knows why He gives this gift and only He knows the reason for when He takes it back. It is only up to us how we are ready to accept this. It is enough to say, ‘Thank you God for this gift, that you still have something that you want to give to me, I am ready to receive it. I ask only your strength and courage so that I may carry on.’
“And also the Madonna has told us, ‘you don’t know how great is the value of your suffering in the eyes of God.’ There are different kinds of suffering: there is the suffering that God gives and there is the suffering that we make for ourselves, and these are two different things, they don’t have the same value. We must try to accept that which the Lord wants and we must give thanks and when one gives thanks for this great gift, then graces and fruits and everything come sooner. And then we can’t say ‘I’m suffering, I’m in pain,’ God knows this: accept it, don’t talk about it. One who is still able to speak isn’t suffering.
Suffering is to be lived in our souls and in our hearts. God is always ready to give healing. But for God it’s not so easy for him to give us this gift because there are problems. What are these problems? It is like this: many times when there is some difficulty or suffering for our children, a husband, or one of our neighbors, we beg God with great energy to heal their suffering; we are ready to accept anything, do everything, get on our knees, pray for hours but only for that particular moment.
“The Madonna is ready to give the grace that is being requested. And many times the grace is given in order to show that person that God is near. But the Madonna also said that those graces are not to be played around with, because the Madonna said that after receiving a miracle, some people behave worse than before and then the next time they need a special grace, they pray expecting tSources have reported that the Medjugorje visionary Vicka is ...o be satisfied a second time; they think, ‘You gave me [a healing] once before so must give me [a healing] again today.’ In this way we start playing around with these graces from God.
“Already the Madonna said to us, ‘there is no problem for graces; I am able to give them; through my Son I can pray for these gifts and give them; but the problem is with your hearts. You all ask for healing of everything in the body, but too few ask for healing of the heart. When your hearts begin to heal, then your bodies will begin to heal.’ We must pray to have a lively faith. We should pray every day for this gift and this gift will grow every day in our hearts.”

4/21/20

Missing Our Lady's apparitions in Medjugorje on April 2, 2020




Thank you Oh Holy Mother for being with us all these years and I know you will Never leave us. Blessed Mother Please, Please ask your Divine Son To Heal the world of this Evil virus. Let the Churches be Opened again, so that we may Receive Jesus in The Holy Eucharist. We Miss Him So Much!!! Praise You Jesus and Mary. Amen. Nr. Ireland.

4/19/20

Mirjana Speaks on Forgiveness

      The following was taken from a question and answer session with Mirjana in November of 2018.

     Q.     One of the men who interrogated you came back and apologized to you.
     A.     Miki [the translator]: "Many of them came back to apologize after the war.
     Q.     That was my question – whether others have come back to apologize for the harsh treatment?
Mirjana     A.     To be honest with you, I forgave them right away. Because Our Lady invites us to forgive. And She says that we cannot follow Jesus if we are not ready to forgive. And, while bad things were happening to me in Sarajevo, I used to forgive immediately. Maybe I was even a little selfish, because I wanted just love to reign in my heart. Not revenge. Not hatred. I just wanted Jesus in my heart. So, when the first person came to ask me for forgiveness, I didn't even know who that person was because I forgave so much that I completely forgot him. Only through his explanations, I comprehended, finally, what he was talking about.

Mirjana
     But, one of them was interesting. He brought me a cassette recording from an interrogation. And, on that one, I heard my voice as a little girl. And those policemen asked me, "What did you see?" I said, "I saw Our Lady!" And then a policeman told me, "You saw $#!%!" And I said, "No, $#!% is the one that I am looking at right now." But, in order to describe or explain this to you, I was not especially brave. But I was convinced that they would kill me anyway. It is better to be killed with my head up and not that they humiliate me. So, in a certain way, I was kind of proud, and I felt as if I was helping my Jesus to carry His Cross. And that policeman, when he brought this cassette recording, he said to me, "At that time, I already wanted to shake your hand, to tell you, 'Oh, congratulations!'... but I was not allowed to. But now I desire to do that."
     But, you see, it is not only visionaries who are like this. Everybody in the village was like that. Because in communism, you simply have to choose: God or power. Here, everybody decided for God. And they had to do everything on their own. Country never helped you. If you want to have a road, you have to build it on your own. If you want to have a telephone, if you want electricity, water – you have to do it on your own.
"Forgive and you will be forgiven"
(Lk 6:37).

     And also, many people simply disappeared overnight.
     They would be taken away by communists, and they would say to their wives, "If you even cry in public tomorrow, or if you dress in black, your son might disappear next night." But, in spite of this, nobody said, "I do not want God." Everybody went behind God. For example, when apparitions started, even military came into the village, and then they occupied the church with the automatic guns. Then our priest asked them, "Can I please enter and turn on the bells? (Because Masses do not happen.) They said, "Yes, you may." But if you turn on the bells, and people who are in the fields working heard bells, they said, "Our priest is calling us. Nothing else matters." All the soldiers saw like 1,000 people, unarmed, gathering around church. They couldn't shoot, because how would they explain this to the world? And then they reopened the church. I mean, I was not especially brave; everybody was brave at that time.

4/17/20



Mary TV!
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"We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has ever experienced. I do not think that wide circles of American Society, or wide circles of the Christian Community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-church, between the Gospel and the anti-gospel, between Christ and the antichrist. This confrontation lies within the plans of Divine Providence. It is, therefore, in God's Plan, and it must be a trial which the Church takes up, and faces courageously..."   Saint John Paul ll  (1976 - Philadelphia Eucharistic Congress)



April  16, 2020
Easter Thursday
Dear Mary TV Shipmates,

Five years after addressing the Philadelphia Eucharistic Congress with the words above, Our Lady started coming to Medjugorje, prompting St. John Paul ll to recognize: "Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world." 
It could be said the Holy Father saw Our Lady's coming to Medjugorje as "the ace up the sleeve" of the Father for these times!

When on November 11, 2013 the Papal Nuncio to the US quoted those same words (at top) to the USCCB meeting in Baltimore, he said the Holy Father's words were "profoundly prophetic" because they were inspired by St. Faustina and Divine Mercy!  St. John Paul the Great, the Spark from Poland that was sent to prepare the world for Jesus' final coming, believed Divine Mercy to be the Church's most important mission today.  It is, he said, "a gift of God for our time!"
Divine Mercy through St, Faustina could be considered "the ace up the other sleeve" of the Father for these times! 
The spiritual center of the world, and the Church's most important mission in the world, cannot be separated! 

During his homily in St. James Church in Medjugorje at the beginning of this year the Papal Nuncio to Bosnia and Hercegovina said: "How can Mary be the Queen of Peace without being at the same time, Queen of Divine Mercy?  We are here in the temple of the Queen of Peace raised in Bosnia and Hercegovina.  Mary is the Queen of Peace because she is the Queen of God's Mercy, whose face is Jesus!"
Spread the video below to family and friends - spread it everywhere - before April 19th, Divine Mercy Sunday!  Let's do this for Our Lady!
Thank you and God bless you!
Denis Nolan
MaryTV.tv
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4/11/20

Easter wishes of Mons. Henryk Hoser, Apostolic Visitator

date: 11.04.2020.
Dear priests, religious brothers and nuns, dear pilgrims and parishioners of Medjugorje parish,
Brothers and sisters,
The social life as it was interrupted in the whole world. We live painful and surreal time in which, along with changing many life habits, we had to give up regular life and meeting other people, spending time with them, as well as Eucharistic celebrations. Surely, the most painful is the “eucharistic fasting”, sacrifice required from us only in love towards the other.
More less, that is the picture of Medjugorje nowadays. Medjugorje is immersed in peace and fearful silence, paths of many pilgrims are nearly empty, accommodation homes and church is closed.
This is opportunity for us to live more profoundly the Holy Week, the mystery of Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection. This is opportunity for us to see in our troubles and in afflictions of the others the face of Christ - of the One who was innocent, accused and condemned to death, scourged, tortured and deprived of every human dignity.
How did our Lord feel? He felt immense physical suffering, but what was greater was the suffering of His soul. In the Garden of Gethsemane, He sweat blood seeing the sins of the world and his death that was approaching.
He lived abandonment and isolation, everyone left Him and ran away. He went through a horrible feeling of solitude. Left from people, he also felt left alone from God and he exclaimed on the cross: „My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?“During this entire terrifying time, Jesus was aware He was a Servant. He only thought about the others: apostles, crying women, criminals who were crucified at the same time with Him, he thought about the whole world – let us meditate on the Seven Words of Jesus on the Cross!
Today, the world also lives its suffering. There are many of those who died, who are left alone, many live by themselves and do not have financial funds, many who are disabled. Let us all become servants! Let us help one another. Let us help those who are old, poor, who live without any help, families with children, above all, let us help parents who are alone without their spouses. We can break this isolation, not just in our families, but with all neighbours and people who live in our vicinity.
After death and silence of death, the Resurrection shall come. After this pandemic, there will be again normal life, but in a different way – this shall be the time of thanking God for our life, for its every breath, for getting back to normal circumstances, for opened churches and intensive sacramental life.
Dear brothers and sisters, we have one powerful instrument before this catastrophe: the prayer of trust, fervent and permanent prayer. Medjugorje church seems to be temporary immersed in the outer silence, but prayer is still alive in it. In prayer communion with all Medjugorje priests, nuns, religious, different communities and parishioners, you can join us now every night through different media instruments, and thus make a “little church” in your own homes.
Be assured that I am blessing you and praying daily for your intentions. I entrust you all to intercession of Risen Christ and Mary, the Queen of Peace.
+ HenrykHoser, S.A.C, the Apostolic Visitor for Medjugorje parish

3/28/20


Mary TV!
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Pope Francis blesses the world through the internet.
March 27, 2020
 
Dear Mary TV Family,
 
I would like to encourage all of you!! Our Lady's got this!  Nothing is taking her by surprise!
 
If her 2nd of the month apparitions to Mirjana Soldo have ceased, it means her plan is moving forward.  And this should give us confidence.  She's got something better in store.  Remember, she told us in the early 80's, "If it becomes necessary I'll appear in every home!"
 
And as for her telling us in her last message that Satan wants to destroy our lives and the earth on which we walk, she told us 29 years ago: "Satan is strong and desires to destroy not only human life, but also nature and the planet on which you live,"(see PS).  It didn't happen then.  It's not going to happen now! 
   
Thirty-five years ago she instructed us: "Dear children! Today I call you especially now to advance against Satan by means of prayer. Satan wants to work still more now that you know he is at work. Dear children, put on the armor for battle and with the Rosary in your hand defeat him! Thank you for having responded to my call," (August 8, 1985).
 
We together have taken our Rosaries in our hands, and we have become a strong battle line against the enemy.  We are responding (see her June 25, 2019 message)!  Nothing has taken Our Lady by surprise!  She's got this!  But a battle is still taking place against her Triumph!    
 
Let's do our job..."Dear children, the reason that I am with you, my mission, is to help you for 'good' to win, even though this does not seem possible to you now. I know that you do not understand many things as I also did not understand everything, everything that my Son explained to me while He was growing up alongside me - but I believed Him and followed Him. I ask this of you also, to believe me and to follow me."
 
On March 25, 2020, Our Lady told us that "Satan is reigning."   This coronavirus has stopped many of her apostles from receiving the Eucharist - from it being the center of their lives (June 2, 2012 message). Many of us feel the enemy's threatening presence.  But we are not helpless.  She told us in that same message, "Be courageous and decide for holiness.  You will see conversion in your hearts and families; prayer will be heard; God will hear your cries and give you peace."  We are not helpless.  We can protect the good!
 
And so, on April 1st Mary TV will begin a Novena for the world's deliverance from this coronavirus, and then her apostles can all again receive the Eucharist again. We will pray for those nine days, from Medjugorje, ending on Good Friday.  That same day we will begin the Novena of Divine Mercy!  It is a double-header! (See "Novenas" window, bottom right hand column at www.MaryTV.tv  )
 
Lots of good things are happening:
Mary TV is making it possible for more and more people to pray with Medjugorje's evening program of prayer  - staying connected to Medjugorje. Thousands, for example, are doing so in Italy.  So just yesterday we added a window on our home page with many of Fr. Maximilian Dalvai's Medjugorje Masses in Italian to serve our Italian shipmates!   It is an archive window on our home page entitled; "Fr. Max - Mass (Italian).   https://marytv.tv/fr-max-mass-italian/

And, yesterday we began also streaming our channel on Roku!  You can get the app here:  https://channelstore.roku.com/details/582076/marytv

Our shipmates have already begun to view the Mary TV Channel on their Roku devices and they are so happy to have Mary TV on their TV!!!

Today (March 27) we streamed "Live" on our channel and also on Facebook - Adoration from St. Peter's Basilica with the Pope along with his Orbi et Urbi Blessing.  It was a moving time of prayer.  The whole world was connected to the Holy Father's blessing!
 
Nothing has taken Our Lady by surprise!  She's got this.  She alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan!  Together we can help her in her mission!! 
 
She calls to us: 
 
"Dear children! Today I invite you to become missionaries of my messages, which I am giving here through this place that is dear to me. God has allowed me to stay this long with you and therefore, little children, I invite you to live with love the messages I give and to transmit them to the whole world." (2/25/95) 
 
The times are critical.  Our Lady needs us by her side.  Stick with her messages.  Don't get distracted.  "My children, listen to me.  I speak for your salvation," (3/18/16).  "Again, little children, I call you not to be deaf but to comprehend my call which is salvation for you," (9/25/03).
 
The spiritual battle is intense.  Please also keep Mary TV's technical team in your prayer.  You, our dear shipmates, are the most important part of the team!
 
Thank you and God bless you!
 
Denis Nolan
MaryTV.tv

PS.  January 25, 1991 "Dear children! Today, like never before, I invite you to prayer. Let your prayer be a prayer for peace. Satan is strong and desires to destroy not only human life, but also nature and the planet on which you live. Therefore, dear children, pray that through prayer you can protect yourselves with God's blessing of peace. God has sent me among you so that I may help you. If you so wish, grasp for the rosary. Even the rosary alone can work miracles in the world and in your lives. I bless you and I remain with you for as long as it is God's will. Thank you for not betraying my presence here and I thank you because your response is serving the good and the peace."