Cathy Nolan’s Daily Reflection.

Cardinal Ernest Simoni at the Youth Festival!!

Caradinal Ernest

J.M.J.

August 4, 2017
St. John Vianney

Dear Family of Mary!

On this feast of the Patron of Priests, St. John Vianney, I am so happy to share excerpts from the testimony of Cardinal Ernest Simoni-Troshani, given at the Medjugorje Youth Festival on August 3, 2017! The Cardinal shares from his heart about his life and how important Jesus and Mary have been to him. He also shares his impression of Medjugorje! (This is a transcription of the Cardinal being translated from Albanian to Croatian to English!)

In his homily, given at Holy Mass, August 3, 2017 in Medjugorje the Cardinal said:

Again God has directed me by his glory and the benefit of people. God has so honored me and rewarded me that I am able to be here with you. Often times I am invited to proclaim the good news. I am very happy and I feel that heaven is open above this place and the angels descend upon this place, that they rejoice with us at this great meeting, because you are all at this meeting with the Lord!

It is a joy for us to participate in the presence of the living Lord Jesus Christ. At the beginning I asked the Pope. As the Church teaches us always, we must be in union with the head of this Church. I greatly desired that I would be here as a priest. To celebrate Holy Mass here in Medjugorje. His Holiness, Pope Francesco, I would say another St. Francis, a great heart, a man of the Church. I said to him, “Holiness, here people come who want to meet Jesus, to encounter Him. I would like to hear your word. The Word of Christ from your lips. Until yesterday, I was an ordinary priest from Albania. But today in this position that you have given to me, Holiness, may I witness before the people of Medjugorje? I ask you, as the Vicar of Christ on earth.” His word, with great joy He said to me, “Go to Medjugorje. Spread the Good News!”

In his teaching and testimony in the morning session on August 3, 2017 the Cardinal said:

I am so excited to be here (Medjugorje). I have the impression that angels are descending to be with us in this beautiful atmosphere. In this beautiful place. In invite you that even though it is summer, that we all experience Jesus Christ in this heat.

In 1945 what started was a difficult year, a Calvary for everything that was Christian in Albania. It was evil and the force of darkness, Satan. It came to make the Albanian country full of blood, to make martyrs of the Albanian people. But the situation was more and more complicated when Stalin took control with his hands. He wanted our Albanian government to say that he would open the Church in the world. He gathered all the priests together. We did not know why they invited us. But we found out. They wanted to detach us from Rome, from the Vatican. So we would not be a Catholic Church. But the Catholic clergy never wanted that. As they were able to see that we persevered, they told us, do what you want with the Vatican. You are free. But it was a false freedom. The world was told we had freedom but this was false news. But still the ideology became stronger and stronger and more crazy.

You see what was happening was such a difficulty. It was a prison without wall, and we the people young and old, they were pushing.

In 1956 I became a priest. I started my own mission. I didn’t know that I was always followed. They had spies watching me and wrote every word I said. They would use that information one day against me. But you see even though we could feel in our spirit that difficulties were coming, we left two things to the people of God, pray the Rosary and adore the Blessed Sacrament. And that is how they would survive.

The government knew this. That is how the persecution began. 1963, midnight. They came and tied me up, and brought me to an unknown area. I received the decree that I was condemned to death because I was telling the people they would all die for Jesus Christ. They also had a secret camera the recorded what I was saying and doing. That is how I ended up in a small room, two meters by two meters.

One of my good friends had been a secret agent. He was a spy. I thought he was a good man, but he was a spy. And he started to attack the system. I could see what was going to happen. So I changed my tactic. I said Jesus teaches us to love our enemies. To love everyone. Jesus doesn’t want us to have enemies.

And there was one other accusation. Two weeks before the American president, John Kennedy, died. And we, all the priests of the world were asked to say three Holy Masses for the late American President, John Kennedy. I did this, because the Holy Father asked. So I became the enemy of the system. And of course, the image of the late president, and his wife, Jacqueline, disturbed the communist country. I was to be hung by the neck. They would use these points to accuse me.

Still there was another accusation. That people would be happy that I was hung, because I conducted an exorcism. That souls would be saved. But the president when he heard that, said I should not be hanged. Of course I remained in prison. I remained in solitude in that cell, but I was not killed. Today I am proud I was in a prison. Because I was able to bring the joyful news of Jesus Christ. It was good that I was in prison.

So my business card, my dear young people, is that I was able to speak about God in the prison, in the catacombs. So now you can see how they call me the cardinal, the little creature of God.

After 10 years, they took me back to court. Again they wanted to judge me. This time they brought a group of young Catholics who lied about me so that the court would bring the death penalty against me. So you can see dear brothers and sisters, that when man can no longer act, God intervenes. They could not bring me the death penalty. So I remained again in solitude, in prison. I would say Holy Mass, and here confessions. I was a prisoner among the prisoners.

Then after 28 years in prison, in the catacombs, I was freed. But I had to clean the toilets and do the worst work. But the hand of God led me, even though I had heard I would be working. I still could be a priest, and when I wasn’t working, I could say Holy Mass. In 1990 I went for another interview. And they said, we invited you to tell you that the Church is going to be open soon.

Again, Vatican is going to come to Albania. The Church is going to have freedom and God will return to the people. And I was happy. May it be so. But I have the Holy Father in Rome. I will continue to do what I did, as a priest. Then together with the people I experienced freedom!

That was when we truly experienced, all the people of God, Catholics, Muslims, Orthodox, we all experienced freedom. After that time, I had the experience in all the places I visited, I would give a joyful speech about Jesus, who in the prison I was able to confess. Again, we were able to have all that joy again. Then Mother Teresa came to Albania. And together we were going to visit the Holy Father. That is when things began to be renewed, Mother Teresa and the Holy Father. People began to invest in our lives and that is how we began to live.

I did not expect to be a cardinal in my life. I was invited to come to Assisi, to a peace conference. I didn’t know why I was invited. Imagine me, little priest, unknown priest from Albania, when I looked around me and saw people – presidents and leaders from all over the world. Why was I there? I didn’t understand. And more interesting for me, the Holy Father invited me to lunch! I didn’t know, Holy Father didn’t tell me. Holy Father came to Albania in 2014, and I spoke before him, and that is why he invited me. So I didn’t know anything. Not Holy Father nor anyone there in Rome told me I would be a cardinal. But on the screen I saw my name, Cardinal Ernest.

So today I am saying this. This is God’s gift. This is a reward of the Mother of God, and anyone who says three Rosaries a day will experience a miracle that he would never be able to experience. If you pray the Rosary you will experience a greater miracle than I did! And I am trying to tell you, that the Mother of God, the Queen of Peace, she is going to bring you in your life, and give you in your life, the light. You will have peace too.

So I want to witness what I in my years, 89 years old, learned. Whatever we pray and give to Our Lady, to the Mother, she will give it to Jesus and He will answer it for you. That is what I want to tell you today. For two thousand years Christ’s mother, Our Lady, is supporting what Christ wants, what Jesus wants. And that is how she will continue in the world. The Cardinal brought a book, a book each of you should see. It has all the apparitions of the world. Everywhere that Our Lady is there is the salvation of the world. Here is the book. Please read about the apparitions. The one who will pray to God for the salvation of the world. All the apparitions of Our Lady up to 2000.

What is the most beautiful thing that happened to me in my life of 89 years? My life is connected with the providence of God. I say this humbly. When I became a priest, when I had Jesus Christ in my hands. Further when the Holy Father appointed me as a Cardinal, and he rewarded me for all I did for God.

We have the impression that we have heard a saint speak!! And his advice is to pray the Rosary and give everything to Our Lady! He is truly Our Lady’s Cardinal!

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

PS. The Youth Festival is in full swing. There are two sessions:

9:00 am to 12:00 pm
5:00 pm to 10:30 pm.

(The afternoon session is beginning an hour later than planned, due to the heat.)
See you there at www.marytv.tv

The August 2, 2017 Message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace

 

(c)Anthony Zubac 2017

J.M.J.

August 2, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!

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

Dear children,

According to the will of the Heavenly Father, as the mother of Him who loves you, I am here with you to help you to come to know Him and to follow Him. My Son has left you His foot-prints to make it easier for you to follow Him.

Do not be afraid. Do not be uncertain, I am with you. Do not permit yourselves to be discouraged because much prayer and sacrifice are necessary for those who do not pray, do not love and do not know my Son. You help, by seeing your brothers in them.

Apostles of my love, harken to my voice within you, feel my motherly love. Therefore pray, pray by doing, pray by giving, pray with love, pray in work and thoughts, in the name of my Son. All the more love that you give, so much more of it you will also receive. Love which emanates from love illuminates the world. Redemption is love, and love has no end. When my Son comes to the earth anew, He will look for love in your hearts.

My children, many are the acts of love which He has done for you. I am teaching you to see them, to comprehend them and to thank Him by loving Him and always anew forgiving your neighbors. Because to love my Son means to forgive. My Son is not loved if the neighbor cannot be forgiven, if there is not an effort to comprehend the neighbor, if he is judged. My children, of what use is your prayer if you do not love and forgive? Thank you.

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

Every Hail Mary Counts!

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.

August 2, 2017
St. Eusebius, St. Peter Julian Eymard

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! Be prayer…” (07/25/17)

Our Lady constantly is pointing us towards prayer. And the Rosary is one of her favorite prayers. In the Rosary we repeat, over and over, a request of Our Lady. We say, “Pray for us now and at the hour of our death.” We may be so used to these words that we don’t realize how important they are.

In the Homily of English Mass on July 25, 2017, the priest told a story that brought the importance of these words we pray into focus. I share it with you today, to help you pray the Hail Mary with more fervor:

One of my best friends, Fr. Seamus…we were in seminary together. We were very good friends and confidants. I was working in Argentina and he was working in England. And I was home on holidays, but the dates got mixed up and I was arriving home to Ireland from Argentina on the day that he was leaving to go back to England. But then I heard that he was going to Medjugorje for a week and I wanted to go to Medjugorje, so I said we could go out the same week, meet there, and have a visit together, in Medjugorje. And that’s what we did.

We had some great laughs. We had the opportunity to say mass together. We shared some beautiful experiences together of prayer, of fellowship and of grace. And Seamus was a man who had experienced cancer twice in his young life. He had different problems with his health. He was awaiting an operation on his knee. But I can say that I hadn’t seen him looking so well in a long, long time.

So we said goodbye to one another here in Medjugorje. And about six weeks later I got a phone call. He had celebrated the ten o’clock mass in the morning in his parish, and after mass he always had a cup of tea. And they ran out of ink. So Seamus said he has some ink upstairs, and he went. And the time came for half eleven Mass and there was no sign of Seamus. And they began to get a little worried, and they found him dead in his kitchen.

And the phone call was telling me this. Terrible thing. And I don’t know why God called him at that time, I miss him. His mother misses him. His parishioners miss him. But God called him home. And I was thinking of him, dying alone in that kitchen. And the awesome reality, “Every Hail Mary counts,” came into my heart. All the Hail Mary’s he prayed made sure that Mary was with him on his final journey.

And indeed I have met so many people, particularly this week, who have lost loved ones, suddenly, tragically, in difficult circumstances. And I can assure you, and more importantly, Mary assures us that she prays for us especially at the hour of our death. And when we go from this world to the next, she prays for us. And she prays for us now. We don’t know what tomorrow holds. We leave the past to God’s mercy. She prays for us now.

Every Hail Mary counts. So I ask you to repeat with me: Every Hail Mary counts. And when you are in difficult circumstances and you can’t pray, remember all the prayers you have prayed to Mary, and remember, “Every Hail Mary counts.” And when you worry about people who have died, remember that we have a great intercessor in Mary, who prays for us at the hour of our death. And we trust in the great mercy of God. And… “Every Hail Mary counts.”

And this awesome reality, I pray that it will sustain us now, this day, and always. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen (English Homily in Medjugorje 7/24/17)

Every Hail Mary counts…

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

PS. The Youth Festival is in full swing. There are two sessions:

9:00 am to 12:00 pm
5:00 pm to 10:30 pm.

(The afternoon session is beginning an hour later than planned, due to the heat.)

See you there at www.marytv.tv

PPS. I will send out the message through Mirjana as soon as I get it!!

The 28th Youth Festival in Medjugorje begins today!!

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Youth Festival 2014

J.M.J.

August 1, 2017
St. Alphonsus Ligouri

Dear Family of Mary!

May 16, 1985 “Dear children! I am calling you to a more active prayer and attendance at Holy Mass. I wish your Mass to be an experience of God. I wish especially to say to the young people: be open to the Holy Spirit because God wishes to draw you to Himself in these days when satan is at work. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Today is the first day of the 28th Youth Festival Medjugorje. Young people are gathering in Medjugorje from the entire world to spend six days of prayer, Holy Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, catechesis, testimonies, and jubilant praise of God together! It is a glorious time of hope and joy, spent in the presence of Our Lady who has inspired this gathering since 1990!

The Schedule can be found at this link:

http://www.medjugorje.hr/en/news/the-28th-youth-festival,9098.html

Mary TV will be streaming the events, live, all week. We also hope to have short testimonies from some of the participants posted on our home page throughout the week. Stay in touch with the graces of the Youth Festival at Mary TV!

I was reading some of the testimonies of young people at the youth festivals in the past, and they are all wonderful. Here is a testimony from the 25th Youth Festival:

Benedikt von Perger: “The Adoration is the most beautiful for me”

Benedikt von Perger, a 16 year old young man from Germany arrived in Medjugorje for the Youth Festival. He said that he is in Medjugorje for the 16th time and is thrilled to see this great number of people who are surrendering to God, but said that the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is the most beautiful for him, when all young people in silence adore Jesus and look at Him – Jesus in the tabernacle. He also told us: “It is so hard to make young people do something in silence because whenever they go out, there is loud music around them and here they are all gathered in the complete silence. I am so impressed by that. I am here every year and this is what fulfills me.

Benedikt says it well. In the silence of prayer, in the Adoration of Jesus, so much happens!! It is a time of transformation of the heart. Let’s pray for the young people gathering today in Medjugorje that they will find that silence in prayer and enter into the peace and transforming love of Jesus!

Please pray that the Lord will protect the young people from the intense heat that is predicted in Medjugorje this week. Lord have mercy on these young people, and cover them with your protection.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2017

For all those who are far from God…

(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.

July 31, 2017

St. Ignatius of Loyola

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! Be prayer and a reflection of God’s love for all those who are far from God and God’s commandments. Little children, be faithful and determined in conversion and work on yourselves so that, for you, holiness of life may be authentic; and encourage each other in the good through prayer, so that your life on earth may be more pleasant. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (July 25, 2017)

“Dear children! Be prayer and a reflection of God’s love for all those who are far from God and God’s commandments…”

When Our Lady looks at her children who are so far from God, who perhaps have not even heard of God, of Jesus or Mary or the Holy Spirit, who have been so wounded by the world, by their parents, their employers, the media, the educational system, who have been used up and discarded by our consumerist culture…when she looks at them what does she desire for them?

She desires that they see in us “prayer and a reflection of God’s love.” She desires that they see us pray. Why? Because they may have never seen someone pray before. When we are turned towards God in prayer, deeply and from the heart, we point to Him, to His presence, to His reality, to His personal care for us. It touches the heart, and gives hope to those who have no idea that God is real or approachable.

And she desires that we pray for them, really intercede for them, even if they never encounter us personally. Our Lady wants us to pray for souls, day in and day out, even if they never see us. Somehow our prayer will win them graces that will open up the reality of God and His love for them. We will only know in heaven…

She also desires that we reflect God’s love for them. How can we do this? By just being like Him. We can be kind, generous, patient, respectful, honest, and gentle. Even one smile to a stranger at the right time can mean the difference between despair and life. We can live our family life in such a way that the joy that exudes from us overflows in other people’s lives. We can make the hard decisions to be honest in business, fair in our dealings, good students, strong and dependable employees. All these things can give hope to others, shine the light of God into their lives.

We probably are already doing these things, and we have no idea who we have helped in the process. But one day, we will see with joy the people who found their way to God because we prayed and reflected God’s love in our lives.

This week the Youth Festival 2017 takes place in Medjugorje. Our young people need desperately to see prayer and God’s love in us. They need to see it in each other. The Youth Festival is a moment of great hope and conversion for thousands of youth. Let’s pray for them constantly this week!

Mary TV will be streaming the Festival all week long. Check out our website for details. It begins on Tuesday, August 1 with the Solemn Opening Ceremony at the Evening Mass – 6:00 pm Medjugorje time!! Join us!! Live!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2017

Be…a reflection of God’s love…

(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.

July 28, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! Be prayer and a reflection of God’s love for all those who are far from God and God’s commandments. Little children, be faithful and determined in conversion and work on yourselves so that, for you, holiness of life may be authentic; and encourage each other in the good through prayer, so that your life on earth may be more pleasant. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (July 25, 2017)

“Be…a reflection of God’s love…”

Our Lady asks us to be a reflection of God’s love. I wanted to have an accurate understanding of what it means to be a reflection of God’s love. Here is the best definition I could find:

A reflection is “something that shows the effect, existence, or character of something else – often + of” (Learnersdictionary.com)

I think this is what Our Lady is getting at. She wants us to be those who show the effect, existence and/or character of God.

She wants us to show the effect of God’s presence in our lives. His love, His forgiveness, His kindness and providence make us peaceful and joyful. His love heals our broken hearts and makes us whole. The Truth He teaches us helps us to love others and show reverence for life. All of these things are the effect of God’s presence in our lives.

Through our ongoing prayer life and dependence upon God, we show that God exists. Our relationship with the Lord is real. We relate to Him and He to us, in such a way that one can perceive Him! Testimonies of conversion and miracles in people’s lives show that God is real, and is with us in a concrete way to save us. God exists, because He has loved us and changed us!

And God’s character becomes evident when we live as His children. When we love, forgive others, pray and intercede for our neighbors, serve the needs of our families and friends, live honest lives, are chaste and faithful in marriage and single life, we show God’s character. He respects us, each individually, and never forces His way on us or uses us. When we live in His presence and learn His ways, we show this same respect and patient love for our neighbors. This makes His character known.

We reflect God’s love in these ways. Because God is love. When we experience the effect of God’s presence in our lives, encounter God’s existence in our relationship with Him, and become models of His character through imitation of His ways, we ultimately reflect love!! We become what we behold. We become like the One we love! We become one with the One who loves us!

Our Lady said it so well:

“I am with you and I unceasingly pray for you that your life may be a reflection of Heaven here on earth.” (April 25, 2011)

When we are living as a reflection of the Lord, we will be living Heaven on earth!! We will be Heaven on earth for others.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2017

PS. We have a temporary schedule change to announce:

From July 27 to August 6, 2017:

Hour of Mercy will be canceled

Daily Rosary will be live at 3:00 pm Medj time (9:00 am EDT)

This will make way for the youth festival and for some work issues in Medjugorje!

Be prayer!

(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.

July 27, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! Be prayer and a reflection of God’s love for all those who are far from God and God’s commandments. Little children, be faithful and determined in conversion and work on yourselves so that, for you, holiness of life may be truth; and encourage each other in the good through prayer, so that your life on earth may be more pleasant. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (July 25, 2017)

“Be prayer…”

What does it mean to “be prayer”? Prayer is a noun that denotes an action – to pray. Prayer is an act of communicating with God. So how can we be “an act of communicating with God.” Well, it would seem that if we pray almost continuously we might become prayer! The act of praying constantly begins to define who we are.

Certainly we would all like to be prayer. But is it possible? I found these entries in the Catechism of the Catholic Church that give us a little idea of how we can pray a lot, throughout our day.

“Today”

2659 We learn to pray at certain moments by hearing the Word of the Lord and sharing in his Paschal mystery, but his Spirit is offered us at all times, in the events of each day, to make prayer spring up from us. Jesus’ teaching about praying to our Father is in the same vein as his teaching about providence:12 time is in the Father’s hands; it is in the present that we encounter him, not yesterday nor tomorrow, but today: “O that today you would hearken to his voice! Harden not your hearts.”

2660 Prayer in the events of each day and each moment is one of the secrets of the kingdom revealed to “little children,” to the servants of Christ, to the poor of the Beatitudes. It is right and good to pray so that the coming of the kingdom of justice and peace may influence the march of history, but it is just as important to bring the help of prayer into humble, everyday situations; all forms of prayer can be the leaven to which the Lord compares the kingdom.

I like this simple explanation. We have only now, this moment, for sure. And in each moment we can choose to relate to God, to call out to Him, to praise and thank Him, to ask Him into our lives. This is how we become prayer. Moment by moment!

Our Lady gave us another message about being prayer. It is a beautiful invitation to be prayer!

August 25, 2015 “Dear children! Also today I am calling you to be prayer. May prayer be for you the wings for an encounter with God. The world is in a moment of trial, because it forgot and abandoned God. Therefore, you, little children, be those who seek and love God above all. I am with you and I am leading you to my Son, but you must say your ‘yes’ in the freedom of children of God. I intercede for you and I love you, little children, with an endless love. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

May we seek and love God above all. Then moment by moment we will pray!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©MaryTV 2017

PS. We have a temporary schedule change to announce:

From July 27 to August 6, 2017:

Hour of Mercy will be canceled

Daily Rosary will be live at 3:00 pm Medj time (9:00 am EDT)

This will make way for the youth festival and for some work issues in Medjugorje!

The July 25, 2017 Message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace

(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.

July 25, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!

Here is the July 25, 2017 message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace:

“Dear children! Be prayer and a reflection of God’s love for all those who are far from God and God’s commandments. Little children, be faithful and determined in conversion and work on yourselves so that, for you, holiness of life may be truth; and encourage each other in the good through prayer, so that your life on earth may be more pleasant. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV

St. James Parish!!

(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.

July 25, 2017
Saint James

Dear Family of Mary!

Today is the Feast of St. James the Apostle! He is the patron of the Parish of Medjugorje, and also the patron of pilgrims! It is amazing that Our Lady would pick this parish to be the place where she would come to be with us every day! It is also amazing that she called an entire parish and gave messages for them for years, to form them as her special children, those who would help her to care for the millions of pilgrims who would one day come to this little village. Let’s pray for the parish today in a special way.

Here are some messages Our Lady gave to the parish. They show how very much she loves and has chosen St. James Parish to be her own. As we read these messages we can see that being chosen isn’t that easy. It requires a deep and concerted response. Let’s pray for this dear parish that has given us so much:

February 28, 1985 “Dear children! Today I call you to live the word this week: “I love God!” Dear children through love you will achieve everything and even what you think is impossible. God wants this parish to belong completely to Him. And that’s what I want too. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

March 21, 1985 “Dear children! I wish to keep on giving messages and therefore today I call you to live and accept my messages! Dear children, I love you and in a special way I have chosen this parish, one more dear to me than the others, in which I have gladly remained when the Almighty sent me. Therefore, I call on you; accept me, dear children, that it might go well with you. Listen to my messages! Thank you for having responded to my call.”

September 5, 1985 “Dear children! Today I thank you for all the prayers. Keep on praying all the more so that satan will be far away from this place. Dear children, satan’s plan has failed. Pray for fulfillment of what God plans in this parish. I especially thank the young people for the sacrifices they have offered up. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

November 25, 1987 “Dear children! Today also I call each one of you to decide to surrender again everything completely to me. Only that way will I be able to present each of you to God. Dear children, you know that I love you immeasurably and that I desire each of you for myself, but God has given to all a freedom which I lovingly respect and humbly submit to. I desire, dear children that you help so that everything God has planned in this parish shall be realized. If you do not pray, you shall not be able to recognize my love and the plans which God has for this parish and for each individual. Pray that satan does not entice you with his pride and deceptive strength. I am with you and I want you to believe me, that I love you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

August 25, 2011 “Dear children! Today I call you to pray and fast for my intentions, because satan wants to destroy my plan. Here I began with this parish and invited the entire world. Many have responded, but there is an enormous number of those who do not want to hear or accept my call. Therefore, you who have said ‘yes’, be strong and resolute. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Thank you, dear Mother, for coming to St. James Parish to make a home for us, weary pilgrims from the whole world. We find here a welcome, a place of peace, a haven from the world, a source of sacramental graces, a sanctuary. We find you here, dearest Mother Mary! And your Son Jesus! We are filled with joy!

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

PS. I will send out the message as soon as I get it!

God is calling you through me…

(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.

July 24, 2017
St. Sharbel of Lebanon

Dear Family of Mary!

April 25, 2016 “Dear children! My Immaculate Heart bleeds as I look at you in sin and sinful habits. I am calling you: return to God and to prayer that it may be good for you on earth. God is calling you through me for your hearts to be hope and joy for all those who are far away. May my call be for you a balm for the soul and heart so that you may glorify God, the Creator, who loves you and is calling you to eternity. Little children, life is short; you, make good use of this time and do what is good. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Recently I watched a short video about Dr. Audrey Evans, a doctor who has lived her entire life as a pediatric oncologist. (Here is the interview with Dr. Evans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hstjG19OjkA ) She said in the interview that she was called to be a doctor and to “care for sick children” from an early age. She has lived that call for over 60 years, giving herself to the task of curing children and helping their families deal with cancer.

When she talked about the call she received, she said that it was for her a call from God, and it was her great joy. I was amazed at her commitment to this huge task. She has discovered many cures and even co-founded the Ronald McDonald Houses for the families of the sick children. An amazing story. Millions of people have been helped by her answer to that call.

I realized that one person answering one call can make a huge difference in the world. Huge!!

We have been called by God, through Our Lady. “God is calling you through me for your hearts to be hope and joy for all those who are far away.” She has been giving us that call, bit by bit, through her messages in Medjugorje. This call is a serious and important call. It is the call to holiness, to save souls.

Who knows how many millions of souls could be saved by our commitment to her call?

Thank you for having responded to her call!!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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