Cathy Nolan’s Daily Reflection.

The 36th Anniversary Novena, Day 2


(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.
June 16, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!

36th Anniversary Novena – Day 2

I am your mother!

Over the years, Our Lady has made it very clear that she is a mother. Her fundamental relationship to us is as mother. She is a mother to each of us individually, and she has the particular attention to detail that only a mother can have for each of us. Nothing escapes her notice. She watches over each of us with enormous energy and dedication. We are the most fortunate of children to have Our Lady as our mother.

Today, let’s rest in the peace and security of little children who have the best of mothers, and let our gratitude swell. Our Lady is tending to everything. She is leading us to the Father. As Our Lady said; “Dear children! Today I wish to tell you to open your hearts to God like the spring flowers which crave for the sun. I am your Mother and I always want you to be closer to the Father and that He will always give abundant gifts to your hearts. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (January 31, 1985)

The Annunciation:

“Dear children! During these days my Lord is allowing me to be able to intercede more graces for you. Therefore, I wish to urge you once more to pray, dear children! Pray without ceasing! That way I will give you the joy which the Lord gives to me. With these graces, dear children, I want your sufferings to be a joy. I am your Mother and I desire to help you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”(July 19, 1986)

The Visitation

“Dear children! I thank you for your prayers and for the love you show toward me. I invite you to decide to pray for my intentions. Dear children, offer novenas, making sacrifices wherein you feel the most bound. I want your life to be bound to me. I am your Mother, little children, and I do not want satan to deceive you for He wants to lead you the wrong way, but he cannot if you do not permit him. Therefore, little children, renew prayer in your hearts, and then you will understand my call and my live desire to help you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”(July 25, 1993)

The Birth of Jesus

“Dear children! Today, on this day of grace, I desire for each of your hearts to become a little stable of Bethlehem in which the Savior of the world was born. I am your mother who loves you immeasurably and is concerned for each of you. Therefore, my children, abandon yourselves to the mother, so that she may place each of your hearts and lives before little Jesus; because only in this way, my children, your hearts will be witnesses of God’s daily birth in you. Permit God to illuminate your lives with light and your hearts with joy, so that you may daily illuminate the way and be an example of true joy to others who live in darkness and are not open to God and His graces. Thank you for having responded to my call.”(December 25, 2014 Jakov)

The Presentation

“Dear children! I am coming among you because I desire to be your mother – your intercessor. I desire to be the bond between you and the Heavenly Father – your mediatrix. I desire to take you by the hand and to walk with you in the battle against the impure spirit. My children, consecrate yourselves to me completely. I will take your lives into my motherly hands and I will teach them peace and love, and then I will give them over to my Son. I am asking of you to pray and fast because only in this way will you know how to witness my Son in the right way through my motherly heart. Pray for your shepherds that, united in my Son, they can always joyfully proclaim the Word of God. Thank you.”(March 18, 2012 Mirjana)

The Finding in the Temple

 “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.”(September 2, 2014)

Dear Mother Mary, we gather together to pray this novena, with deep gratitude for your presence in our midst. You have come to show us the way to heaven. The Heavenly Father has sent you to us to help us to repent and return to Him. You are coming to be the bond between us and the Heavenly Father, and to help us to love and serve His Son. You pray with us for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, because you have told us that when we have the Holy Spirit, we have everything. Therefore we ask that during this Novena you will help us to bond with you and through you with our Triune God who loves us so much. We ask that every grace can be poured out upon our shepherds during these nine days, that they will be strengthened and purified for the days ahead, these most triumphant days of the Triumph of your Immaculate Heart! Thank you, dearest Mother!!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2017

Novena Day 1 – The Gift of Our Lady’s Presence!


(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.

June 15, 2017

Novena for the 36th Anniversary of Our Lady’s coming in Medjugorje

Dear Family of Mary!

Today we begin a very blessed novena! It is the Novena for the 36th Anniversary of Our Lady’s coming in Medjugorje. We will be praying with the St. James Parish and pilgrims from all over the world, in thanksgiving to God for sending Our Mother to Medjugorje to be with us and help us. We will also be joining with Our Lady to do intercession as she asked in her June 2, 2017 message: “Apostles of my love, the world is in such need of your arms raised towards Heaven, towards my Son, towards the Heavenly Father.” This is the time to pray for the salvation of souls, to raise our arms and our hearts to God for the sake of the world.

The Parish of St. James will climb Apparition Hill every day of the novena, starting at 4:00 pm Medjugorje time. Mary TV will stream this event, live, every day (www.marytv.tv ). We can all join in the prayer of the Rosary with the Parish as they climb the hill where Our Lady first appeared to the visionaries back in 1981.

Mary TV will have to rearrange our schedule to accommodate the Parish Novena. Here is how our daily schedule will look from Thursday, June 15 through Friday, June 23:

3:00 pm Medjugorje time – (9:00 am EDT) –  
The Daily Rosary with Denis and Cathy  
4:00 pm Medjuigorje time – (10:00 am EDT) –  
Parish 36th Anniversary Novena climbing Apparition Hill
6:00 pm Medjugorje time – (12:00 pm EDT) –  

Parish Evening Rosary

7:00 pm Medjugorje Time – (1:00 pm EDT)
International Mass

There will be no “Hour of Mercy” during the novena.

Denis and I will participate in the novena during our Daily Rosary as well. We will share 5 messages for each day that will center on a particular part of Our Lady’s School. We will use these messages as meditations before each decade of the Rosary. I will also include the messages in my reflection, so that you can use them for your own prayer.

We are really grateful to be able to participate in this novena in such a tangible way. To pray with the parish, on the hill and at the church in the evening, live over the internet, is a great blessing. Thank you to all of you who pray for and support Mary TV! You are giving a great gift to us all!

Day One – 36th Anniversary Novena

Prayer to the Queen of Peace

Mary, Mother of God and Our Mother, Queen of Peace!
You came to us to lead us to God.
Obtain for us the grace not only to say:
“Be it done to me according to Your will!”, but to live it, as You did.

Into Your hands we put our hands, so that You may lead us to Him amidst these afflictions and woes. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Today we will meditate on the amazing gift of Our Lady’s presence in Medjugorje for 36 years now! Who would have guessed she would be able to come to us every day for all these years. God’s mercy is very great. Our Lady calls us to understand the importance of her coming in this most recent message:

June 02, 2017 “Dear children, as in the other places where I have come to you, also here I am calling you to prayer. Pray for those who do not know my Son, for those who have not come to know the love of God, against sin, for the consecrated – for those whom my Son called to have love and the spirit of strength for you, for the Church. Pray to my Son, and the love which you experience from His nearness will give you the strength to make you ready for the works of love, which you will do in His name. My children, be ready. This time is a turning point. That is why I am calling you anew to faith and hope. I am showing you the way by which you need to go, and those are the words of the Gospel. Apostles of my love, the world is in such need of your arms raised towards Heaven, towards my Son, towards the Heavenly Father. Much humility and purity of heart are needed. Have trust in my Son and know that you can always be better. My motherly heart desires for you, apostles of my love, to be little lights of the world, to illuminate there where darkness wants to begin to reign, to show the true way by your prayer and love, to save souls. I am with you. Thank you.”

Let us pray this Rosary in joy and gratitude that Our Lady is still with us!

The Joyful Mysteries

The Annunciation:

September 02, 2012 “Dear children, as my eyes are looking at you, my soul is seeking those souls with whom it desires to be one – the souls who have understood the importance of prayer for those of my children who have not come to know the love of the Heavenly Father. I am calling you because I need you. Accept the mission and do not be afraid, I will strengthen you. I will fill you with my graces. With my love I will protect you from the evil spirit. I will be with you. With my presence I will console you in difficult moments. Thank you for your open hearts. Pray for priests. Pray that the unity between my Son and them may be all the stronger, that they may be one. Thank you.”

The Visitation:

February 25, 1995 “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, so that a river of love flows to people who are full of hatred and without peace. I invite you, little children, to become peace where there is no peace and light where there is darkness, so that each heart accepts the light and the way of salvation. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

The Birth of Jesus:

June 25, 1991 “Dear children! Today on this great day which you have given to me, I desire to bless all of you and to say: these days while I am with you are days of grace. I desire to teach you and help you to walk the way of holiness. There are many people who do not desire to understand my messages and to accept with seriousness what I am saying. But you I therefore call and ask that by your lives and by your daily living you witness my presence. If you pray, God will help you to discover the true reason for my coming. Therefore, little children, pray and read the Sacred Scriptures so that through my coming you discover the message in Sacred Scripture for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

The Presentation in the Temple

July 25, 1995 “Dear children! Today I invite you to prayer because only in prayer can you understand my coming here. The Holy Spirit will enlighten you to understand that you must convert. Little children, I wish to make of you a most beautiful bouquet prepared for eternity but you do not accept the way of conversion, the way of salvation that I am offering you through these apparitions. Little children, pray, convert your hearts and come closer to me. May good overcome evil. I love you and bless you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

The Finding in the Temple

March 25, 2003 “Dear children! Also today I call you to pray for peace. Pray with the heart, little children, and do not lose hope because God loves His creatures. He desires to save you, one by one, through my coming here. I call you to the way of holiness. Pray, and in prayer you are open to God’s will; in this way, in everything you do, you realize God’s plan in you and through you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Let us pray:

Dear Mother Mary, we gather together to pray this novena, with deep gratitude for your presence in our midst. You have come to show us the way to heaven. The Heavenly Father has sent you to us to help us to repent and return to Him. You are coming to be the bond between us and the Heavenly Father, and to help us to love and serve His Son. You pray with us for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, because you have told us that when we have the Holy Spirit, we have everything. Therefore we ask that during this Novena you will help us to bond with you and through you with our Triune God who loves us so much. We ask that every grace can be poured out upon our shepherds during these nine days, that they will be strengthened and purified for the days ahead, these most triumphant days of the Triumph of your Immaculate Heart! Thank you, dearest Mother!!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2016

The world is in such need of your arms raised towards heaven…


(c)Mateo Ivankovic  2017

J.M.J.

June 14, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!

“Apostles of my love, the world is in such need of your arms raised towards Heaven, towards my Son, towards the Heavenly Father…” (June 2, 2017)

This wondrous sentence from Our Lady’s June 2, 2017 message has set me to wondering. Our Lady seems to be letting us in on something very important to her. The whole world needs something from us. And we are ready to respond. But what does she ask of us? “The world is in such need of your arms raised towards heaven, towards my Son, towards the Heavenly Father…” What can this mean?

Those in the Charismatic Renewal (which just celebrated its 50th Anniversary) would recognize this posture of raised arms as a posture of prayer and praise. It is a regular part of a prayer meeting, to raise one’s arms and spontaneously praise the Lord. This is very possibly one understanding of Our Lady’s plea.

But I wanted to look at Scripture, to find out what the roots are to this kind of gesture in prayer. I came across an article which listed several Scripture citations that mention lifted hands (which I think is much the same as lifted arms). The citations are listed below so that you can pray over them, and possibly go to the Bible chapter and read them in context. The lifting of hands (or arms) seems to be a sign of respect, praise, and also supplication. Most of these citations are from Psalms that are laments, in which the Psalmist is begging God for mercy, deliverance and help. The gesture of raised hands is one of submission and supplication.

Psalm 28:2

Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help,
As I lift up my hands towards your Most Holy Place

Psalm 63:4

I will praise you as long as I live,
And in your name I will lift up my hands.

Psalm 88:9

My eyes dim with grief, I call to you,
O Lord, every day: I spread out my hands to you.

Psalm 134:2

Lift up your hands in the sanctuary
And praise the Lord.

Psalm 141:2

May my prayer be set before you like incense:
May the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.

Psalm 143:6

I stretch out my hands to you;
My Soul longs for You, as a parched land.

And from the New Testament:

I Timothy 2:8

Therefore, I want the men in every place to pray,
lifting holy hands, without wrath and dissension.

(see: http://artistictheologian.com/journal/at-volume-2-2013/lifting-holy-hands-nuance-nuisance-or-error-a-biblical-theology-of-the-practice-of-lifting-hands-in-worship/ Calvin Pearson)

In 1 Timothy 2:8 we see St. Paul instructing men to pray in this way, with lifted hands, but also with pure hearts. So the early Christians also used this gesture in prayer.

I feel myself that Our Lady is telling us that the world needs our prayer of intercession, a deep intercession that borders on lamentation, a cry to the Father and the Son to have mercy on us all. She sees souls on the brink of damnation, and she wishes so much that we, her Apostles, would join her is lifting our arms to the Father and the Son for those most in need of mercy in these days.

Lifting our arms in prayer is a sign of deep dependence upon the Lord, much like a little child lifts his arms to his father, asking to be picked up. We all feel the need to be picked up by our heavenly Father. Let’s lift up our arms, our hands, to Him who loves us and loves the whole world. We can ask for mercy for them all.

PS. I think we can lift up our arms in prayer simply by praying with the heart in deep supplication, praying the Rosary for the salvation of the world, going to Adoration, Holy Mass, and to prayer meetings. I feel this is a gesture of the heart! It is intercession!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2017

Little lights!


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J.M.J.

June 13, 2017
St. Anthony of Padua

Dear Family of Mary!

“…Apostles of my love, the world is in such need of your arms raised towards Heaven, towards my Son, towards the Heavenly Father. Much humility and purity of heart are needed. Have trust in my Son and know that you can always be better. My motherly heart desires for you, apostles of my love, to be little lights of the world, to illuminate there where darkness wants to begin to reign, to show the true way by your prayer and love, to save souls. I am with you. Thank you.” (June 2, 2017)

The Gospel for June 13, 2017:

Jesus said to his disciples:

“You are the salt of the earth.

But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned?

It is no longer good for anything

but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

You are the light of the world.

A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.

Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket;

it is set on a lampstand,

where it gives light to all in the house.

Just so, your light must shine before others,

that they may see your good deeds

and glorify your heavenly Father.” (Mt 5: 13-16)

Our Lady calls us to raise our arms towards Heaven, towards her Son, towards the Heavenly Father. She wants us to be signs of great worship and love for God. Our lives must become signs of the way to God.

She tells us our hearts will need to be humble and pure. Salt must be pure if it is going to be good for seasoning. If it is not pure, it will ruin the food and be thrown out. If our hearts are not pure, they will ruin all our works, and the works will be disregarded and rejected. We cannot do works for self-interest or pride. Those works will “taste” wrong and be rejected. They will not lead others to God

Our Lady also calls us to be little lights in the world, lights that show the way to God and save souls. A light must be put on a lamp stand, or it will not be noticed. It will not show the way. If we do not publicly live for Christ, giving ourselves away for the sake of souls, our lights will be hidden, ungiven. They will not do any good to the souls who need to be shown the way to God. We cannot hide our love for Jesus, for the Father and the Holy Spirit. If we hide our love for them, then we will be hiding our light, putting it under a bushel basket.

Others must see our good works and give glory to our heavenly Father. That will only happen if we make it clear that our love, our service, our honesty and purity are because of the God we serve, the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit! We can be “little lights of the world, to illuminate there where darkness wants to begin to reign, to show the true way by [our] prayer and love, to save souls.”

Our Lady is with us to help us be pure and full of light. She needs us to carry these gifts out into the world that is in such danger of being lost. Thank you, dearest Mother, for being with us and for leading us into the battle for souls with such wisdom and hope. We say, “Amen!”

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

“You are not alone. I am with you!”


(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.

June 12, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!

October 02, 2016 “Dear children, the Holy Spirit, according to the Heavenly Father, made me the mother – the mother of Jesus – and by this alone, also your mother. That is why I am coming to hear you, that I may open my motherly arms to you; to give you my heart and to call you to remain with me, because from the top of the cross my Son entrusted you to me…”

Our Lady understands the Trinity better than any theologian, any scholar, any teacher, any mystic. At the Annunciation, she encountered the Three-ness of God in such a spectacular way!! The Father sent Gabriel to ask Mary to be the Mother of His Son, and then sent the Holy Spirit to make it so! And Jesus was conceived! Mary was so close to God at that moment, and ever since! She teaches us about the Trinity.

One of the things she has been teaching us since the early days of her coming to Medjugorje is that we are not alone. “That is why I am coming to hear you, that I may open my motherly arms to you; to give you my heart and to call you to remain with me, because from the top of the cross my Son entrusted you to me…” She opens her motherly arms to us, to draw us into her love. She tells us that she is with us, and so we are not alone.

“Do not be afraid, you are not alone, I am with you.” (April 2, 2016)

“Do not be afraid. I am here. You are not alone.” (September 2, 2013)

“Do not be afraid, you are not alone. Give me your hands and I will lead you.” (April 2, 2012)

“You are not alone; I am with you and intercede before my Son Jesus for you.” (May 25, 2017)

“You are not alone; I am with you through the grace which the Most High gives me for you and your descendants.” (March 25, 2017)

One of the most powerful graces of Medjugorje, I believe, is the experience of not being alone. Pilgrims experience the sensation of being home in Medjugorje, of being with family, of having a sense of communion with others that they do not experience elsewhere. It is a beautiful sensation. I believe that Our Lady’s presence creates this wonderful sensation of not being alone. But I think she brings us into the same experience of love she is having, due to the presence of God!

I believe the experience of not being alone is actually an experience of the Trinity. You see, our God is Three Persons. He is never alone. He is a Communion of Persons that never stops, and never fails, and always delights. Love is the very essence of the Trinity. God is never alone.

And we are made in the image of God, so we long for that communion of persons. But in our sinfulness and brokenness, it rarely exists for us. We do not want to be alone, but we are divided from one another by sin. In fact, hell is that complete loneliness, isolation and division that Satan chose for himself. And this is what he constantly tries to do to us, cut us off and make us completely alone. No love, no communion, no delight in the other, only loneliness and rejection.

But we are built to long for love and communion and that is exactly what God is! And Mary is with us to lead us into the eternal experience of being loved and loving. She wants that for us. And she is with us to accomplish it. We are not alone! We are children of God, and we have a future full of joy, because God is Trinity!! And Mary is with us to draw us into our heavenly home where we will never be alone.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2017

“This time is a turning point”


(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.

June 9, 2017
St. Ephrem

Dear Family of Mary!

“This time is a turning point. That is why I am calling you anew to faith and hope. I am showing you the way by which you need to go, and those are the words of the Gospel…”

Our Lady tells us that the time we are in right now, our present moment, is a “turning point.” There is something important going on right now. I thought it would help to examine the meaning of “turning point”, at least in English. The translators chose it purposefully.

Here are four definitions that I found helpful:

“A point at which a significant change occurs” (Merriam-Webster).

Notice that it is a “significant” change, something important, something pivotal.

“The time at which a situation starts to change in an important way” (Dictionary.com).

Again, we see that it is an important change that occurs at a turning point.

“A turning point is a specific, significant moment when something begins to change” (Vocabulary.com). This meaning suggests that we can look back in history and mark a specific moment when our life changed, or a nation changed, etc. Like the day you met your best friend. I like this definition, as it gives us the perspective needed. We won’t know what change has been initiated until time has passed. But our actions now are important.

“A time at which a decisive change in a situation occurs, especially one with beneficial results” (Oxford Dictionary). Now this is the definition that caught my attention. Not only is the change decisive, it is beneficial. A turning point involves a moment when something changes for the better!

From Our Lady’s view point, she sees a great deal more than we do. She knows the spiritual forces at work, and she knows the human factors involved. Whatever is changing, we need to follow her advice at this moment, this decisive moment. We will only understand later. Now is the time to trust her guidance and follow her lead.

So what does she tell us to do? What is her advice? She calls us to build up our faith and our hope. This is no time to become despondent or depressed. We need to wake up our hearts to her call, and believe in her Son with all our hearts. And where should we go? We should go the way of all the saints of our Christian history, we should live the words of Jesus, the words of the Gospel. Jesus is the Way. We have to follow in His footsteps.

No matter what change takes place, this will always be the best response. Maybe we will be positive forces in this moment, this turning point, if we follow Our Lady’s call. Maybe we will influence this turning point by our love, our hope, our faith, our fidelity to Jesus. It is certain that our prayer will make a difference. So together, let’s respond to Our Lady’s call at this turning point!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017

“Be ready.”


(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.

June 8, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!

“My children, be ready. This time is a turning point…” (June 2, 2017)

This part of Our Lady’s message has resonated with many of us. We feel the spiritual battle becoming more and more intense. The opposing forces in the world are in a critical confrontation.

In 1976, Cardinal Karol Wojtyła (St. John Paul II) gave a speech during a visit to America in which he described very boldly the situation the world was facing in the days ahead.  He said:

“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. 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, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel.

“We must be prepared to undergo great trials in the not-too-distant future; trials that will require us to be ready to give up even our lives, and a total gift of self to Christ and for Christ. Through your prayers and mine, it is possible to alleviate this tribulation, but it is no longer possible to avert it. . . .How many times has the renewal of the Church been brought about in blood! It will not be different this time.” – Bicentennial talk given in the United States by the future St. John Paul II, then Cardinal Karol Wojtyla of Kraków, Poland (1976)

(I got the quote from an article on The Catholic Thing – It is worth reading!
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2014/06/01/the-final-confrontation/ )

St. John Paul’s words came true even for himself, in that he was attacked in 1981 by a gunman in St. Peter’s Square, suffering terribly from his wounds. He was saved, as he said, by Our Lady’s hand, guiding the bullet.

But what interests me is that St. John Paul told us to be ready…ready for what? To give up even our own lives, and [to make] a total gift of self to Christ and for Christ. This is what being ready meant to him. I believe this is what Our Lady intends as well.

Our Lady has spoken before about being ready. In this message from 2013 she made it very clear what being ready is all about:

April 02, 2013 “Dear children, I am calling you to be one with my Son in spirit. I am calling you, through prayer, and the Holy Mass when my Son unites Himself with you in a special way, to try to be like Him; that, like Him, you may always be ready to carry out God’s will and not seek the fulfillment of your own. Because, my children, it is according to God’s will that you are and that you exist, and without God’s will you are nothing. As a mother I am asking you to speak about the glory of God with your life because, in that way, you will also glorify yourself in accordance to His will. Show humility and love for your neighbour to everyone. Through such humility and love, my Son saved you and opened the way for you to the Heavenly Father. I implore you to keep opening the way to the Heavenly Father for all those who have not come to know Him and have not opened their hearts to His love. By your life, open the way to all those who still wander in search of the truth. My children, be my apostles who have not lived in vain. Do not forget that you will come before the Heavenly Father and tell Him about yourself. Be ready! Again I am warning you, pray for those whom my Son called, whose hands He blessed and whom He gave as a gift to you. Pray, pray, pray for your shepherds. Thank you.”

“Always be ready to carry out God’s will and not seek the fulfillment of your own.” This is the challenge for us, to seek out and understand God’s will for us in these times. This is the only way we can be of some help to Our Lady in this turning point.

“Do not forget that you will come before the Heavenly Father and tell Him about yourself. Be Ready!” We are ready when we are reconciled with God. When we have tried to live our lives in His will and His love, and have followed the teachings of the Church, we will be ready. We will be ready for whatever comes. Being ready is being at peace with God.

We have a great example to follow in St. John Paul II. And we have the best of Mother’s in Our Lady. These two guides will help us to be ready, and to face this turning point with faith, hope and love!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2017

“Pray to my Son…”


(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.

June 7, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!

“Pray to my Son, and the love which you experience from His nearness will give you the strength to make you ready for the works of love which you will do in His name…” (June 2, 2017)

St. Faustina spent hours in prayer, always focused on Jesus, her Spouse. He was very near her, sometimes speaking to her, sometimes showing Himself to her. She had many mystical experiences. But this did not make her life easy. She was misunderstood in her convent, and often her confessors would not recognize what God was doing in her. She was also very sick. But she stayed faithful to her call to spread Divine Mercy, and she never gave up.

Here is an entry from her diary in which she describes the effect of Jesus’ nearness, His love for her:

Love is a mystery that transforms everything it touches into things beautiful and pleasing to God. The love of God makes a soul free. She is like a queen; she knows no slavish compulsion; she sets about everything with great freedom of soul, because the love which dwells in her incites her to action. Everything that surrounds her makes her know that only God Himself is worthy of her love. A soul in love with God and immersed in Him approaches her duties with the same dispositions as she does Holy Communion and carries out the simplest tasks with great care, under the loving gaze of God. She is not troubled if, after some time, something turns out to be less successful. She remains calm, because at the time of the action she had done what was in her power. When it happens that the living presence of God, which she enjoys almost constantly, leaves her, she then tries to continue living in lively faith. Her soul understands that there are periods of rest and periods of battle. Through her will, she is always with God. Her soul, like a knight, is well trained in battle; from afar it sees where the foe is hiding and is ready for battle. She knows she is not alone – God is her strength. (890 Diary of St. Faustina)

We see that the fruit of St. Faustina’s prayer to Jesus was an influx of strength! Our Lady wants us to have that same inner strength. She is calling us to spend as much time in prayer as we can, so that through Jesus’ nearness we can become strong in His service! In these days, it is very important that we stay strong and resolute! To do this we must pray.

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

I am calling your to prayer…


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J.M.J.

June 6, 2017
St. NorbertDear Family of Mary!

“As in the other places where I have come to you, also here I am calling you to prayer. Pray for those who do not know my Son, for those who have not come to know the love of God, against sin, for the consecrated – for those whom my Son called to have love and the spirit of strength for you, for the Church…”  (June 2, 2017)

Our Lady began this message by looking back in time. She made it clear that the Woman who appears in Medjugorje is the same Woman who appeared in Lourdes, Fatima, Knock and Rwanda, to name a few. She told us that her message has been and still is to pray! She is calling us to pray, pray, pray.

As a Mother she wants us to be connected to the source of Life. She knows the dangers we are in. Our world is full of philosophies, ideologies, isms, and world views that sever us from the source of Life. Our sins also sever us from that Source. And so our souls are in constant danger of eternal death. Just as a mother would do anything to get sustenance to her child, she has come to give us eternal sustenance. She wants us to be nourished by the Lord, and that can only happen if we pray. And so she calls us to prayer, over and over again.

And if we are praying, connected to the Vine, so that we are being nourished, she then asks us to pray for others that they too will find their way to the Source of Life. There are two main groups she asked us to pray for in this message: Those who do not know Jesus or God’s love, and those who have been given the task of guiding the Church, those consecrated in her service. Why these two groups?

Well, those who do not yet know Jesus and His love are the most in danger of eternal death. Their souls are in danger of dying for lack of love. She wants them saved. And those who are consecrated to Jesus’ service have the gargantuan task of re-attaching souls to the Lord through their teaching, preaching, and the Sacraments. They also have to help us all stay strongly attached to Christ. What a job!

Our Lady is thinking about all her children, all of them, with such great love and concern. Now is the time to gather them in. She needs us to pray constantly, to intercede with her for the sake of souls.

Prayer is always where we begin when we are responding to Our Lady’s call. Let us pray as she asks, for the sake of our own conversion and for the conversion of all peoples. This is now the time, I believe, for the Mercy of God to come down in power upon the whole world, if we pray.

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

Leting Our Lady’s message sink in…


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J.M.J.

June 5, 2017
St. Boniface

Dear Family of Mary!

I feel that the June 2, 2017 message is very important. I need more time to pray and let it sink in. So I offer it again today, as our reflection. Let’s just give it some time!

Our Lady’s message to Mirjana Soldo of June 2nd, 2017

Dear children: As in the other places where I have come to you, also here I am calling you to prayer.

Pray for those who do not know my Son, for those who have not come to know the love of God, against sin, for the consecrated – for those whom my Son called to have love and the spirit of strength for you, for the Church.

Pray to my Son, and the love which you experience from His nearness will give you the strength to make you ready for the works of love which you will do in His name.

My children, be ready. This time is a turning point.

That is why I am calling you anew to faith and hope. I am showing you the way by which you need to go, and those are the words of the Gospel.

Apostles of my love, the world is in such need of your arms raised towards Heaven, towards my Son, towards the Heavenly Father.

Much humility and purity of heart are needed. Have trust in my Son and know that you can always be better.

My motherly heart desires for you, apostles of my love, to be little lights of the world, to illuminate there where darkness wants to begin to reign, to show the true way by your prayer and love, to save souls. I am with you. Thank you.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

Mary TV 2017