Cathy Nolan’s Daily Reflection.

The light that illuminates you in the Eucharist…

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016


April 13, 2017

Holy Thursday

Dear Family of Mary!

I thought that today might be a good time to pray over Our Lady’s words in this message from 2015. She spoke very eloquently of the mysteries we are going to live in these three days, the Holy Triduum. She speaks of Jesus’ Passion and Death, and of His Institution of the Eucharist. She shares with us what she feels is most important for us to understand. Let’s take some time to listen to her words again, and pray for light.

July 02, 2015 “Dear children, I am calling you to spread the faith in my Son – your faith. You, my children illuminated by the Holy Spirit, my apostles, transmit it to others – to those who do not believe, who do not know, who do not want to know – but for that you must pray a lot for the gift of love, because love is the mark of true faith – and you will be apostles of my love.

Love always, anew, revives the pain and the joy of the Eucharist, it revives the pain of the Passion of my Son, by which He showed you what it means to love immeasurably; it revives the joy for having left you His body and blood to feed you with Himself – and in this way, to be one with you.

Looking at you with tenderness, I feel immeasurable love which strengthens me in my desire to bring you to a firm faith. Firm faith will give you joy and happiness on earth and in the end the encounter with my Son. This is His desire.

Therefore, live Him, live love, live the light that always illuminates you in the Eucharist.

I implore you to pray a lot for your shepherds, to pray so as to have all the more love for them because my Son gave them to you to feed you with His body and to teach you love. Therefore, also you are to love them. But, my children, remember, love means to endure and to give, and never, ever to judge.

Thank you.”

May we live the light that illuminates us in the Eucharist today and every day!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2017

Take the cross in the hands and meditate on the wounds of Jesus.

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April 12, 2017
Wednesday of Holy Week

Dear Family of Mary!

March 25, 1997 “Dear children! Today, in a special way, I invite you to take the cross in the hands and to meditate on the wounds of Jesus. Ask of Jesus to heal your wounds, which you, dear children, during your life sustained because of your sins or the sins of your parents. Only in this way, dear children, you will understand that the world is in need of healing of faith in God the Creator. By Jesus’ passion and death on the cross, you will understand that only through prayer you, too, can become true apostles of faith; when, in simplicity and prayer, you live faith which is a gift. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Today we read the Gospel Matthew – describing the same scene when Judas departs to betray Jesus.  “Surely it is not I, Rabbi.”  And Jesus answered, “You have said so.”  We wonder how Judas could have been so bold-faced to pretend before the Lord that he was not a betrayer.  But have we not been tempted to smooth over relationships with just such lies?

It occurred to me that Judas did not understand Jesus.  He knew Him in His public ministry, and as a friend, but this was all before Christ’s passion and death.  He didn’t understand the depth of Jesus’ love, nor the price Jesus was to pay for sin.  He didn’t get it.  He was still thinking in worldly terms about Jesus’ ministry.

Our Lady doesn’t want us to be so short sighted.  And so she tells us “Today, in a special way, I invite you to take the cross in the hands and to meditate on the wounds of Jesus.”  Mother Mary wants us to experience the Crucifixion of Jesus close up.  Jesus’ suffering for us must be inscribed on our hearts.  We need to know how much He loves us, so that we will never be tempted to betray Him.

She then tells us: “Ask of Jesus to heal your wounds, which you, dear children, during your life sustained because of your sins or the sins of your parents. Only in this way, dear children, you will understand that the world is in need of healing of faith in God the Creator.”  When we ask Jesus to heal our wounds from our sins and our parent’s sins, He will do it.  He will give us back our identity as His children.  He will heal our shame and guilt, our self-loathing and contempt.  He will give us hope.  Then we will understand that the whole world has been wounded in the same way, and it is only faith on God that will heal us.

Finally she tells us: “By Jesus’ passion and death on the cross, you will understand that only through prayer you, too, can become true apostles of faith; when, in simplicity and prayer, you live faith which is a gift.”  Jesus’ passion and death on the cross bring us to faith.  They bring us to the truth, that God loves us and wants us to come home to Him.  This gift of faith then will change us into apostles, make us lovers of God and neighbor.

This is the gift that will be renewed in our hearts during the Easter Triduum. We have arrived at this moment, when we meditate on Jesus, crucified, and are healed.  Come, let us adore!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2017

Always carry my Son in your hearts and your thoughts!

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017


April 11, 2017
Tuesday of Holy Week

September 02, 2014 “Dear children, I, your mother, am coming anew among you out of love which has no end, from endless love of the endless Heavenly Father. And as I am looking into your hearts I see that many of you accept me as a mother and, with sincere and pure hearts, you desire to be my apostles. But, I am also the mother of those of you who do not accept me and who, in the hardness of your hearts, do not desire to come to know the love of my Son. And you do not know how much my heart suffers and how much I pray to my Son for you. I pray to Him to heal your souls because He can do so. I pray to Him to illuminate you with the miracle of the Holy Spirit so that you may stop, always anew, betraying, cursing and wounding Him. With all my heart I pray for you to understand that only my Son is the salvation and the light of the world. And you, my children, my dear apostles, always carry my Son in your hearts and thoughts. In this way you are carrying love. All those who do not know Him will recognize Him in your love. I am always beside you. In a special way I am beside your shepherds because my Son has called them to lead you on the way to eternity. Thank you, my apostles, for your sacrifice and love.”

This difficult message from Our Lady talks about two sets of people, those who accept her presence in Medjugorje and also accept Jesus, and those who do not accept her presence and do not accept Jesus. She loves both sets. But she is very worried about those who deny her son, who betray Him and curse and wound Him. They are cutting themselves off from salvation.

In the Gospel for today Jesus is at table with the very same two sets of people, those who accept Him and those who deny Him. Of course the obvious one is Judas. But less obvious is Peter, the Rock on which the Church would be founded. Peter professes his fidelity to Jesus, but we all know how Peter acts later that night. Three times he denies Jesus. Three time he falls.

We must look into our hearts to discover our own denials, for surely there are some. The Lord only wants us to run to Him in humility and confess. He will take us back into His embrace. This is what Our Lady is praying for in her message of September 2, 2014. May we open our hearts to the Lord.

Tuesday of Holy Week – Gospel: Jn 13:21-33, 36-38

Reclining at table with his disciples, Jesus was deeply troubled and testified,

“Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.”

The disciples looked at one another, at a loss as to whom he meant.

One of his disciples, the one whom Jesus loved,

was reclining at Jesus’ side.

So Simon Peter nodded to him to find out whom he meant.

He leaned back against Jesus’ chest and said to him,

“Master, who is it?”

Jesus answered,

“It is the one to whom I hand the morsel after I have dipped it.”

So he dipped the morsel and took it and handed it to Judas,

son of Simon the Iscariot.

After Judas took the morsel, Satan entered him.

So Jesus said to him, “What you are going to do, do quickly.”

Now none of those reclining at table realized why he said this to him.

Some thought that since Judas kept the money bag, Jesus had told him,

“Buy what we need for the feast,”

or to give something to the poor.

So Judas took the morsel and left at once. And it was night.

When he had left, Jesus said,

“Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him.

If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself,

and he will glorify him at once.

My children, I will be with you only a little while longer.

You will look for me, and as I told the Jews,

‘Where I go you cannot come,’ so now I say it to you.”

Simon Peter said to him, “Master, where are you going?”

Jesus answered him,

“Where I am going, you cannot follow me now,

though you will follow later.”

Peter said to him,

“Master, why can I not follow you now?

I will lay down my life for you.”

Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me?

Amen, amen, I say to you, the cock will not crow

before you deny me three times.”

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2017

Renew the love for Jesus in your hearts!

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April 10, 2017

Monday of Holy Week

Dear Family of Mary!

March 25, 1991 “Dear children! Again today I invite you to live the passion of Jesus in prayer, and in union with Him. Decide to give more time to God who gave you these days of grace. Therefore, dear children, pray and in a special way renew the love for Jesus in your hearts. I am with you and I accompany you with my blessing any my prayers. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Today’s Gospel:

Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany,

where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.

They gave a dinner for him there, and Martha served,

while Lazarus was one of those reclining at table with him.

Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil

made from genuine aromatic nard

and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair;

the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.

Then Judas the Iscariot, one of his disciples,

and the one who would betray him, said,

“Why was this oil not sold for three hundred days’ wages

and given to the poor?”

He said this not because he cared about the poor

but because he was a thief and held the money bag

and used to steal the contributions.

So Jesus said, “Leave her alone.

Let her keep this for the day of my burial.

You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.”

The large crowd of the Jews found out that he was there and came,

not only because of him, but also to see Lazarus,

whom he had raised from the dead.

And the chief priests plotted to kill Lazarus too,

because many of the Jews were turning away

and believing in Jesus because of him. (Jn 12: 1-11)

Like Lazraus’ sister, Mary, we can turn our gaze upon Jesus this week, and give Him all of our attention. Mary knew how to tune everything out, and only have eyes for Jesus. Even Judas’ taunts went unheard by her, as she anointed Jesus with costly oils and wiped His feet with her hair. Mary only had eyes and ears and heart for Jesus. Our Lady also had only eyes for Jesus, and this is what she wants for us.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2017

The great grace that God gives you through my presence here.

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April 7, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!

June 25, 2007 “Dear children! Also today, with great joy in my heart, I call you to conversion. Little children, do not forget that you are all important in this great plan, which God leads through Medjugorje. God desires to convert the entire world and to call it to salvation and to the way towards Himself, who is the beginning and the end of every being. In a special way, little children, from the depth of my heart, I call you all to open yourselves to this great grace that God gives you through my presence here. I desire to thank each of you for the sacrifices and prayers. I am with you and I bless you all. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Our Lady told us on June 25, 2007 that God is leading a great plan through Medjugorje, a plan through which He desires to convert the entire world!! It would seem that Medjugorje is God’s plan for evangelization for the Church! Archbishop Hoser spoke about this plan of evangelization in relation to Medjugorje as well. Here is what he said at the press conference on April 5:

The reality of the shrine in today’s world is so important that the Holy Father has moved “Shrines” from the Congregation for the Clergy to the Congregation for New Evangelization.  People receive there (at shrines) those things that they don’t have at home.  In many old Christian countries individual confession does not exist anymore.  In many countries there is no Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.  In many countries there is no Way of the Cross any more.  There is no Rosary anymore.  In Britanie, in France, they told me that the last time they prayed the Way of the Cross was 30 years ago.  And such dryness of sacred space obviously leads towards a crises of the faith.

Here (Medjugorje) people come to the source.   Here, they distinguish a thirst for the holy, thirst for faith, thirst towards God.  They discover prayer.  And all of this takes place with the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

In Medjugorje the emphasis is on the title of the Blessed Virgin Mary here, the Queen of Peace.  We can say that this is not something new because all over the world there are churches consecrated to the Queen of Peace.  But if we look at the world’s context of today’s life, then we can see what the Holy Father Francis has called and referred to as the third world war in pieces, in fragments. It is fragmentary.  And the cruelest and the most destructive forms of the war are those civil wars.  You who live here in the Balkans, you lived a form of the civil war recently.  I lived genocide in Rwanda.  This is what you see today in Syria, the country is destroyed where there is the oldest Christian presence in the world.  And today what is being used is also chemical weapons.  And that is the reality today – the landscape today, so many political conflicts today in each country.

So to call, to invoke the Queen of Peace, the Mother of God, is important. It is this aspect of Medjugorje which is utterly important. Dear Friends, you should be carriers of joyful news. And you can say to the whole world that in Medjugorje there is a light, and you can find the light again. Because we need these spots of light in the whole world which is going down in darkness. Also, I would like you to sign up for a seminar in Medjugorje so that you could find something that you could only dream about. (Archbishop Hoser, Press Conference in Medjugorje, April 5, 2017)

“So to call, to invoke the Queen of Peace, the Mother of God, is important. It is this aspect of Medjugorje which is utterly important!!” Yes, Archbishop, we agree. We are living our lives for her now. And we long to be little spots of light in the world that point to Medjugorje where the light shines so brightly. May it be so!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017

Medjugorje, a place of peace…

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April 6, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! Today I am calling you to pray for peace: peace in human hearts, peace in the families and peace in the world. Satan is strong and wants to turn all of you against God, and to return you to everything that is human, and to destroy in the heart all feelings towards God and the things of God. You, little children, pray and fight against materialism, modernism and egoism, which the world offers to you. Little children, you decide for holiness and I, with my Son Jesus, intercede for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”(January 25, 2017)

On April 5, 2017. Archbishop Henryk Hoser, Special Envoy to Medjugorje, gave a long press conference in Medjugorje. You can view it on our homepage.  His remarks were candid, generous, and full of love.  He revealed an open heart to the events of Medjugorje and spoke with great candidness about what Medjugorje shows us.  Here are his opening words at the conference:

With respect to me and my impressions, I can say that there was a time when Medjugorje was not known in the world. It was a little place lost between two hills. That is the meaning of the name, Medjugorje. Today Medjugorje is known in the whole world. And we should know that pilgrims are coming from about 80 countries from all over the world.

When it comes to the meaning of this place, we can compare it with other places, if we say that per year there are about 2 ½ million pilgrims coming here. In Lourdes there are about 6 million people who come, but Lourdes exists for more than 150 years. Medjugorje is only about 36 years old. It is time to make a first estimate, and it is important for the future growing of this place.

Why do so many people come here? On one hand, surely they have heard of the apparitions that took place for the first time in 1981. On the other hand, those who are coming here are discovering something extraordinary. The first thing is the atmosphere, it is the atmosphere of peace and reconciliation. It is an atmosphere of inner peace, of peace of the heart. Also what they discover is a huge space for profound religion and spirituality. They discover or rediscover what it means in their lives to have something sacred, something holy. In Medjugorje they encounter sacred time and sacred space. That sacredness means something that is reserved for something divine.

Usually it is said that Medjugorje is a place where we honor Our Lady, and that is the truth. But if we look at it in a deeper way, we see that it is actually Christocentric, completely turned towards Christ. Christ-life! Worshiping. For instance, at the center is the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, the transmission of the Word of God, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament where one discovers the real presence of Jesus Christ in His divinity and in His humanity. Some also discover the prayer of the Rosary, that is meditative prayer on the mysteries of our faith. And when they pray the Way of the Cross, they enter into the Paschal mystery which is the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

I would like to conclude with the reality of Holy Confession, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the personal and the personalized sacrament. From the religious perspective, Medjugorje is very fertile ground.

Thank you, Archbishop, for really seeing Medjugorje for what it is, a place of peace which comes only from God!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2017

A Press Conference in Medjugorje!

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April 5, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!

“…Pray with feeling for your shepherds so that they can witness my Son with love. Thank you.” (April 2, 2017)

Today Archbishop Henrick Hoser is giving a Press Conference in the John Paul II Hall at St. James Parish in Medjugorje. He arrived in Medjugorje to begin his visit as Papal Envoy to Medjugorje late last week.

Mary TV will stream this Press Conference starting at 4:00 pm Medjugorje time (10:00 am Eastern time in the US). The streaming will take place on the Mary TV Channel on our home page: (You can access the homepage on iPhones and Androids as well as your computers.)

Our Daily Rosary will begin shortly after the Press Conference concludes.

Let’s pray for Archbishop Hoser, and all involved with all our hearts. He is witnessing the love of Jesus for all of us!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2017

You, the little lights of the world!

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Dear Family of Mary!

Dear children! Apostles of my love, it is up to you to spread the love of my Son to all those who have not come to know it; you, the little lights of the world, whom I am teaching with motherly love to shine clearly with full brilliance…” (April 2, 2017)

Our Lady loves “little lights”. She never picks big lights to be her special apostles. We are called to be her little lights, and it is such a great honor. Our Lady is teaching us, day by day, to shine a little brighter and clearer. Her guidelines are designed to make us glow brilliantly: prayer, fasting, confession, Holy Mass, Adoration, the Bible, the conversion, and love, love, love!

There are many “little lights” in the history of Mother Church that inspire us on our own little ways. Here are a few, arranged like a little litany of little saints who shine so brilliantly!! Enjoy!

A Litany of Little Lights!!

Our Father in Heaven, have mercy on us.

Jesus, our Savior and Lord, have mercy on us.

Holy Spirit, our Paraclete, have mercy on us.

Mary, Mother of Jesus, pray for us.

St. Therese of Lisieux, “I must stay little and become less and less.” Pray for us…

St. Josephine Bakhita, “We must love everyone. We must be compassionate!” Pray for us…

St. Andre Bessette, “I am nothing. Only a tool in the hands of providence; a lowly instrument at the service of St. Joseph” Pray for us…

St. Maria Faustina, “I run like a child to the Heart of Jesus and say only one word to Him: “You can do all things.” Pray for us…

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, “A soul united to Jesus is a living smile that radiates Him and gives Him.” Pray for us…

St. Bernadette, “The Blessed Virgin used me like a broom, and then put me back in my place.” Pray for us…

Venerable Solanus Casey, “Confidence is the very soul of prayer.” Pray for us…

St. Dismas, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” (Lk 23:42) pray for us…

Blessed Jacinta of Fatima, “Patience! We all must suffer to go to Heaven.” Pray for us…

Blessed Francesco of Fatima, who prayed alone, “to console Jesus for the sins of the world.” Pray for us…

Sr. Lucia of Fatima, “There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.”…Pray for us!

All you saints of God, pray for us, that we could shine like little lights for Our Lady!! Amen!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
© Mary TV 2017

PS. There will be a press conference in Medjugorje on Wednesday, 4:00 pm Medjugorje time. Mary TV will be there. Join us!

Therefore, pray, pray, pray with the heart!

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017



March 31, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!

On Sunday, April 2, we expect another message from Our Lady. In order to prepare, let’s revisit the message from March 2.

“Dear children!  With motherly love I am coming to help you to have more love and that means more faith.  I am coming to help you to live with love the words of my Son, so that the world would be different.  Therefore, apostles of my love, I am gathering you around myself.  Look at me with the heart, speak to me as to a mother about your pains, sufferings and your joys.  Ask me to pray to my Son for you.  My Son is merciful and just.  My motherly heart would desire for you also to be like that.  My motherly heart would desire that you, apostles of my love, speak of my Son and of me to all those around you with your life; so that the world would be different; that simplicity and purity would return; that faith and hope would return.  Therefore, my children, pray, pray, pray with the heart, pray with love, pray with good works.  Pray that everyone would come to know my Son, so that the world would change, that the world would be saved.  With love live the words of my Son.  Do not judge, instead love one another so that my heart could triumph. Thank you.” (March 2, 2017)

Our Lady is with us to change the world! She needs our help. May we pray, pray, pray with the heart, pray with love, pray with good works and pray that everyone would come to know her Son, so that the world would change, that the world would be saved!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2017

I am calling all of you to open your hearts to God’s mercy!

Open your hearts to God’s mercy…
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March 30, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! In this time of grace, I am calling all of you to open your hearts to God’s mercy, to begin a new life through prayer, penance and a decision for holiness. This time of spring moves you to a new life, to a renewal, in your thoughts and hearts. Therefore, little children, I am with you to help you to say ‘yes’ to God and to God’s commandments with resoluteness. You are not alone; I am with you through the grace which the Most High gives me for you and your descendants. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (March 25, 2017)

Our Lady tells us in this message to “open your hearts to God’s mercy…” Of course we realize that there is no way to draw close to God without first recognizing our sinfulness and our dire need for His mercy. Mercy is the basis for our relationship with the Father. We have all sinned. No one deserves heaven on their own merit. It is the Mercy of God that draws us to Him, that makes the way for us to know, love and serve Him. His Mercy is our only hope!

That said, we can learn about this Mercy from a modern saint, St. Faustina Kowalska. Jesus chose this beautiful and simple Polish nun to be the apostle of His Mercy in the horrific 20th century. In the midst of terrible wars and social upheaval, St. Faustina brought the message of trust in God’s Mercy to suffering humanity.

Let’s listen to what Jesus told her about His Mercy:

Soul: Lord, I doubt that You will pardon my numerous sins; my misery fills me with fright.

Jesus: My mercy is greater than your sins and those of the entire world. Who can measure the extent of my goodness? For you I descended from heaven to earth; for you I allowed myself to be nailed to the cross; for you I let my Sacred Heart be pierced with a lance, thus opening wide the source of mercy for you. Come, then, with trust to draw graces from this fountain. I never reject a contrite heart. Your misery has disappeared in the depths of My mercy. Do not argue with Me about your wretchedness. You will give me pleasure if you hand over to me all your troubles and griefs. I shall heap upon you the treasures of My grace. (1486)

And again He told her:

My daughter, know that My Heart is mercy itself. From this sea of mercy, graces flow out upon the whole world. No soul that has approached Me has ever gone away unconsoled. All misery gets buried in the depths of My mercy, and every saving and sanctifying grace flows from this fountain. My daughter, I desire that your heart be an abiding place of My mercy. I desire that this mercy flow out upon the whole world through your heart. Let no one who approaches you go away without that trust in My mercy which I so ardently desire for souls.

Pray as much as you can for the dying. By your entreaties, obtain for them trust in My mercy, because they have most need of trust, and have it the least. Be assured that the grace of eternal salvation for certain souls in their final moments depends on your prayer. You know the whole abyss of My mercy, (129) so draw upon it for yourself and especially for poor sinners. Sooner would heaven and earth turn into nothingness than would My mercy not embrace a trusting soul. (1777)

Hearing these words of Jesus is like drinking in pure waters when we have been dying of thirst. We need God’s Mercy. We need His gentle forgiveness and total desire to justify us through His Passion and Death. How can we not open our hearts to God’s mercy?

The next three weeks are the pinnacle of our Christian faith, the celebration of the Passion and Death of Jesus and His Resurrection from the Dead at Easter. We also begin the Novena to Divine Mercy on Good Friday, culminating in the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday on the Sunday after Easter.

This is the time of Mercy!! May we open our hearts to God’s Mercy through our careful and fervent prayer, penance and a decision for holiness as we enter into the Paschal Mystery!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017

PS. Yesterday, March 29, 2017, Archbishop Henryk Hoser arrived in Medjugorje to begin his visitation as Special Envoy of the Holy See. He comes to Medjugorje to assess the needs of the pilgrims and the parish, the pastoral needs of all. Mary TV was on hand to live stream his arrival. He was greeted by the Pastor and his team of Franciscans of St. James Parish, as well as many parishioners and pilgrims. You can see his arrival on the Mary TV website at this link:

Let’s pray for Archbishop Hoser and all involved that the light and love of Jesus will surround them and enlighten them as to God’s will for this most beautiful village of Mary!