Our Lady’s March 2, 2018 Message through Mirjana

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018

March 2, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

Our Lady’s message through Mirjana Soldo of March 2nd, 2018:

Dear children, great are the works that the Heavenly Father has done in me, as He does in all those who love Him tenderly and who faithfully and devoutly serve Him. My children, the Heavenly Father loves you, and it is through His love that I am here with you. He is speaking to you. Why do you not desire to see the signs? Everything is easier alongside Him.

Also, pain lived with Him is easier because faith exists. Faith helps in the pain, and pain without faith leads to despair. Pain lived and offered to God raises up. Did my Son not redeem the world through His painful sacrifice? As His mother I was with Him in the pain and suffering, as I am with all of you. My children, I am with you in life, in suffering, in pain, in joy and in love.

Therefore, have hope. It is hope that makes you comprehend that life is there. My children, I am speaking to you, my voice is speaking to your soul, my heart is speaking to your heart.

Oh, apostles of my love, how much my motherly heart loves you. How many things I desire to teach you. How my motherly heart desires that you be complete, and you can be complete only when your soul, body and love are united within you.

I implore you as my children, pray much for the Church and her servants – your shepherds; that the Church may be such as my Son desires – clear as spring water and full of love. Thank you.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV 2018

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Our souls tremble with joy!

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018

March 2, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

Today we anticipate another message from Our Lady through Mirjana. Let’s take a look at the last message we received through Mirjana as we await Our Lady’s coming! This message, February 2, was extraordinary! I feel it was a love letter to us all:

Our Lady’s message to Mirjana Soldo of February 2nd, 2018

Dear children, you whom my Son loves, you whom I love with an immeasurable motherly love, do not permit for selfishness, for self-love, to rule the world. Do not permit for love and goodness to be hidden. You who are loved, who have come to know the love of my Son, remember that to be loved means to love.

My children, have faith. When you have faith you are happy and are spreading peace; your soul trembles with joy. My Son is in such a soul. When you are giving yourself for the faith, when you are giving yourself for love, when you are doing good to your neighbor, my Son smiles in your soul.

Apostles of my love, I am turning to you as a mother. I am gathering you around myself and I desire to lead you on the way of love and faith, on the way which leads to the light of the world.

I am here for the sake of love, for the sake of faith, because with my motherly blessing I desire to give you hope and strength on your way – because the way which leads to my Son is not easy. It is full of renunciation, giving, sacrifice, forgiveness and much, much love. But this way leads to peace and happiness.

My children, do not believe lying voices which speak to you about false things, false glitter. You, my children, return to the Scripture. I am looking at you with immeasurable love, and through God’s grace am making myself evident to you. My children, set out with me. May your soul tremble with joy. Thank you.

I especially like the second paragraph, when she says: “When you have faith you are happy and are spreading peace: your soul trembles with joy!” I wonder if this trembling has something to do with the presence of Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

Remember the story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus? After spending the day walking with a stranger (Jesus) they break bread with Him, and He disappears! Then they remember this: “They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures?” (Luke 24: 32) Jesus’ presence, His words, had a deep effect on their hearts. They burned! Maybe they trembled a bit! Our Lady tells us when we have faith, when we spread peace, our souls tremble with joy! This trembling is probably the effect of the presence of Jesus, of His Spirit, welcomed into our hearts and souls by our faith!

Well, we know that when Our Lady comes, many souls tremble with joy in Medjugorje. Let’s anticipate her coming with our hearts on fire, our souls burning with love for her and for her Son, Jesus!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018





What should we carry in our hearts?

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018

March 1, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

During the Daily Rosary yesterday, we talked about the things we carry in our hearts. Our Lady has talked about carrying things in our hearts quite often. She has some ideas of what we should be carrying. She also knows the things we should chuck out of our hearts as quickly as possible! Here is a message in which she spoke about clearing our hearts:

June 2, 2010 “Dear Children; Today I call you with prayer and fasting to clear the path in which my Son will enter into your hearts. Accept me as a mother and a messenger of God’s love and His desire for your salvation. Free yourself of everything from the past which burdens you, that gives you a sense of guilt, that which previously led you astray in error and darkness. Accept the light. Be born anew in the righteousness of my Son. Thank you.”

She wants us to make a clear path for Jesus into our hearts. But our hearts can look like a storage shed or a cluttered basement in which many things have been stored. Things of the past! Burdens like unforgiveness, resentment, rejection and hatred. Guilt which lingers because of our unforgiven sins. Things that we cling to that lead us astray, into more sin. Junk!

Clearing out our hearts takes courage. But once we begin it can become wonderful! Confession of course is the answer. At Jesus’ feet in Confession, we can get the help we need to clear away the junk.

But once it is clean, what should we carry in our hearts? That was what we discovered during the Daily Rosary. Our Lady has given us several things to carry in our hearts:

1. Carry the Word of God in our hearts! (Read and live Sacred Scripture)

August 25, 1996 “Dear children! Listen, because I wish to speak to you and to invite you to have more faith and trust in God, who loves you immeasurably. Little children, you do not know how to live in the grace of God, that is why I call you all anew, to carry the word of God in your heart and in thoughts. Little children, place the Sacred Scripture in a visible place in your family, and read and live it. Teach your children, because if you are not an example to them, children depart into godlessness. Reflect and pray and then God will be born in your heart and your heart will be joyous. Thank you for having for responded to my call.”

2. Carry Peace in your heart! (Peace which comes from putting God in the first place)

December 25, 1997 “Dear children! Also today I rejoice with you and I call you to the good. I desire that each of you reflect and carry peace in your heart and say: I want to put God in the first place in my life. In this way, little children, each of you will become holy. Little children, tell everyone, I want the good for you and he will respond with the good and, little children, good will come to dwell in the heart of each man. Little children, tonight I bring to you the good of my Son who gave His life to save you. That is why, little children, rejoice and extend your hands to Jesus who is only good. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

3. Carry the Victory of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in your heart!

August 25, 2000 “Dear children! I desire to share my joy with you. In my Immaculate Heart I feel that there are many of those who have drawn closer to me and are, in a special way, carrying the victory of my Immaculate Heart in their hearts by praying and converting. I desire to thank you and to inspire you to work even more for God and His kingdom with love and the power of the Holy Spirit. I am with you and I bless you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

4. Carry Our Lady’s Joy in your hearts. (Let Jesus be born in your heart – Mary’s Joy!)

December 25, 2000 “Dear children! Today when God granted to me that I can be with you, with little Jesus in my arms, I rejoice with you and I give thanks to God for everything He has done in this Jubilee year. I thank God especially for all the vocations of those who said ‘yes’ to God completely. I bless you all with my blessing and the blessing of the newborn Jesus. I pray for all of you for joy to be born in your hearts so that in joy you too carry the joy I have today. In this Child I bring to you the Savior of your hearts and the One who calls you to the holiness of life. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

5. Carry God’s love in your heart!

April 25, 2008 “Dear children! Also today, I call all of you to grow in God’s love as a flower which feels the warm rays of spring. In this way, also you, little children, grow in God’s love and carry it to all those who are far from God. Seek God’s will and do good to those whom God has put on your way, and be light and joy. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

If our hearts are full of these beautiful things, there will be no room for junk anymore! We will walk in the light of God’s love and bring it to all we meet. No more odious burdens! No more sin and unforgiveness! Only God’s love and His peace and joy. Only the Victory of Our Lady’s heart!! That is what we want to find in our hearts forever!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018




The Commandments

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018

February 28, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

“…I am calling all of you to open yourselves and to live the commandments which God has given you…” (February 25, 2018)

Our Lady calls us often to remember the commandments of God. She wants to anchor us firmly in the Word that the Father has given us in the Scriptures. God was so generous to us to give us a simple and yet comprehensive list of commands, so that we could learn what it means to be just, to be good to one another and in right order with Him. It is not a long and complicated list, only 10 things to keep in mind. But somehow we have trouble doing this!

Here is the simple list of the Commandments that the Church offers us, taken from Scripture:

1. I am the LORD your God, you shall not have strange Gods before me.

2. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.

3. Remember to keep holy The LORD’S day

4. Honor your father and your mother.

5. You shall not kill.

6. You shall not commit adultery.

7. You shall not steal.

8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.

10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods. (From Deut. 5)

And here is another set of commands that Jesus gave to us in the Sermon on the Mount, found in Matthew’s Gospel. This list appears to be very different from the Old Testament commandments. But I think Jesus is giving us the Commandments of His Father as conditions of the heart. He shows how those who observe the Commandments of His Father will actually live, what condition their hearts will be in. All these conditions of the heart lead to the kingdom of Heaven!

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him.

And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Mt 5: 1-10)

This time of grace we are in is a time to return to the Commandments of God and let them bless us with the truth about the Good. Praying about these Commandments will free us of the foggy thinking of our cultures, and give us clarity for action. We want to be free, like Jesus is free! We want to be full of light. Our Lady wants this for us!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
(c)Mary TV 2018



Open yourselves!

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018

February 27, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! In this time of grace, I am calling all of you to open yourselves and to live the commandments which God has given you, that they may lead you through the Sacraments on the way of conversion. The world and worldly temptations are testing you, but you, little children, look at God’s creatures which He has given to you in beauty and humility and, little children, love God above everything and He will lead you on the way of salvation. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (February 25, 2018)

“In this time of grace, I am calling all of you to open yourselves…”

“In this time of grace….” Lent is a time of grace. The Church has declared that Lent is to be set aside as a time of prayer, fasting and alms giving. It is a time for silence and prayer, a time when we look deeply into our hearts and clean out all that doesn’t belong in them. All attachments and inordinate desires. A time of cleansing and getting back to the basics of the spiritual life. It is also a time of fasting, which draws us ever closer to God through renunciation. And alms giving is the true test of our detachment from material things, of learning to care for others. Yes, Lent is a time of grace!

But there is also a sense of timeliness in these days, because Our Lady is with us. Every time she tells us we are in a time of grace, I think about the fact that Mary, the Mother of God, has said so! She is with us for a time. This is that time, and it is indeed a time of grace!

“I am calling all of you to open yourselves…” Our Lady often asks us to open ourselves. The phrase can go by unnoticed! But if she says it often, it is because it is important. What are we opening ourselves to? The universe? New ideas? Therapies? No, Our Lady would not ask us to open to such things. She is surely asking us to open ourselves to God. Think of how she did just that at the Annunciation! With perfect presence of mind, in a state of receptivity and thoughtfulness, Our Lady opened herself to the Angel Gabriel, who was bringing her the message of God. That must be what she is getting at. We need to open ourselves to God, to his action in our lives, to His presence, to His love, to His will, His plan for our lives.

Jesus wants us to open the doors of our hearts to Him. Jesus said to us in Revelations: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” (Rev 3:20) Jesus wants to come into our hearts in order to commune with us. He wants to be one with us, to give Himself to us, in our hearts, if we open up to Him. This is the opening of ourselves that Our Lady desires.

So in this time of grace, Jesus is going to be knocking at the doors of our hearts. If we choose to pray, to be silent and seek the Lord, He will come. But it takes from us an attitude of trust and faith. Again I think of Our Lady at the Annunciation. She trusted God. She was surrendered to Him. Once she heard the invitation and tested it, she immediately said, “Be it done unto me according to your word.” She wants to fill us with her faith and trust so that we will be able to open up to the Lord, hear His knock, respond to His call, and be led by Him into His plan.

So, may we all find time to experience this “time of grace”!! May we choose to pray, choose to fast, and empty ourselves through alms giving, so that we will be ready to hear the knock and open the door of our hearts to Jesus, our Savior!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2018


The February 25, 2018 Message from Our Lady of Medjugorje

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018

February 25, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

Here is the February 25, 2018 message from Our Lady:

“Dear children! In this time of grace I am calling all of you to open yourselves and to live the commandments which God has given you, that they may lead you through the Sacraments on the way of conversion. The world and worldly temptations are testing you, but you, little children, look at God’s creatures which He has given to you in beauty and humility and, little children, love God above everything and He will lead you on the way of salvation. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV


Taking some time away!

 (c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018

February 19, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

January 25, 2018 “Dear children! May this time be for you a time of prayer, so that the Holy Spirit, through prayer, may descend upon you and give you conversion. Open your hearts and read the Sacred Scripture, that through the testimonies you also may be closer to God. Above everything, little children, seek God and the things of God and leave earthly ones to the earth, because Satan is attracting you to the dust and sin. You are called to holiness and created for Heaven; therefore, seek Heaven and the things of Heaven. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

This message continues to guide be during this Lenten journey that we are on together.  Our Lady gave us the tools to make our Lent a blessed time of renewal.  As usual with her simple words she says great things.

Time of Prayer – Lent is a time, 6 weeks, in which we can pray with all our hearts, focused on the sufferings of our Head, Jesus.

The Holy Spirit – It is through the Holy Spirit that we received nourishment in prayer, so that we can convert.  Conversion is everything.  Unless our hearts turn to God and away from selfishness, we will not find ourselves in Heaven.

Conversion is a gift – We do not manufacture our own conversion.  It is a gift from God, that we open up to.  Just witness the testimony of Fr. Donald Calloway which is showing on Mary TV this week in Fruit of Medjugorje.  He was plucked out of Hell by the gift of conversion that came to him through Mary of Medjugorje.

Sacred Scripture has testimonies! – In the Scriptures we here the first testimonies of the first believers!!  We see them responding to the call to conversion through Jesus.  It is a gift to convert!

Seek God and leave earthly things – Where do we find peace, joy, healing, reconciliation, hope, love, heaven and eternal life?  Seek God and the things of God!

I am not able to keep up with my reflections right now due to a family need.  So I will probably not send reflections until February 25, when I send the next monthly message.  I am sorry I didn’t let you know sooner, but time did not allow.  So thank you all for joining me in reflection on Our Lady of Medjugorje and her messages.  I will continue the reflections starting February 25, 2018!

I am praying for all of you as I travel.  Blessings!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
(c)Mary TV 2018PS.  Mike Nolan heads up, taking groups to Medjugorje.  He has two pilgrimages coming up – April and June.  He says the airfares are good right now, time to book tickets!!

Here is the link to his site:

You will be in our prayers – Going to Medjugorje is life changing!!!!


Medjugorje is good fruit!

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018

February 19, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

May 1, 1986 “Dear children! I beseech you to start changing your life in the family. Let the family be a harmonious flower that I wish to give to Jesus. Dear children, let every family be active in prayer for I wish that the fruits in the family be seen one day. Only that way shall I give you all, like petals, as a gift to Jesus in fulfillment of God’s plans. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Today I want to share with you a long but powerful testimony given at the National Conference on Medjugorje at Notre Dame in 1991. It is a testimony by Fr. Gianni Sgreva, the founder of the Oasis of Peace Community. He shares about Our Lady’s presence in Medjugorje in a very important way. He talks about the roots of the phenomenon in Medjugorje, the tree from which Medjugorje is a fruit! Sorry for its length, but, hey, its Lent!

Address by Fr. Gianni Sgreva at the National Medjugorje Conference, 1991

Dearest Brothers and Sisters and dear Friends! “You will recognize them by their fruits.” I see this word of Jesus being fulfilled today in you, in all of us!

Be on your guard against false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but underneath are wolves on the prowl. You will know them by their deeds. Do you ever pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from prickly plants? Never! Any sound tree bears good fruit, while a decayed tree bears bad fruit. A sound tree cannot bear bad fruit any more than a decayed tree can bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. You can tell a tree by its fruit.

(Mt. 7:15-20)

I found that it was very important to begin with the reading of this text from the Gospel, because with these words of his, Jesus here points to the plan of this conference itself. “You will recognize them by their fruits.” In this text of Matthew’s Gospel, chapter 7:15 – 20, we find the plan that Jesus wants to give to this conference. The text from the Gospel begins with these words: “Be on your guard against false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but underneath are wolves on the prowl.”

Now the title of this conference starts off from this important saying of Jesus, which has to do with prophecy itself. The fruits of true prophecy will be recognized. Therefore, prophecy – according to Jesus- is the tree, the true tree from which are born the fruits. It is important, then in this moment to establish what might be the prophecy that is confronted in Medjugorje. I have been asked to present a testimony on the new Marian Community, “Oasi della Pace” (Oasis of Peace”). And you understand well that this raises a theological problem – not just a theological problem alone, but a juridical problem alone, but a juridical problem as well, connected with the theological one. And the theological and juridical response derive from the fact the we succeed in understanding what the true prophecy of Medjugorje consists in.

We all know quite well how the events in Medjugorje are still under the judgment of the Church, and the Church is now examining the facts of Medjugorje with great responsibility, with great conscientiousness. I myself spoke with the Holy Father, John Paul II. It was April 14, 1985. The Pope said to me, “Father, I pray every day for a good outcome from the events of Medjugorje.” And July 31, 1985, finding myself in Mostar, I met there the Apostolic Pro-Nuncio in Yugoslavia, Msgr. Francesco Colasuono, the representative at the time of the Holy See in Russia. And he said to me, “Father, Medjugorje represents the event of the century. And we need to study it very well from the theological and scientific points of view.” You know that currently the commission of the Yugoslavian Bishops’ Conference is studying with great competency the problem of Medjugorje. But the work of the Commission is not yet finished, not only because the apparitions are not yet ended, but precisely because the amount of theological work that this examination requires is truly great.

But you all know well about the document that the Yugoslav bishops released April 11 of this year, which documents reads thus: “On the basis of the investigation accomplished until now, it is not possible to affirm that we have to do with supernatural apparitions and revelations.” And after having affirmed this, the Yugoslavian bishops admit the presence of a great fruit, which is Medjugorje itself. When the bishops of a country speak, it is all the particular (local) churches of that country that are speaking. Now, the Church of Yugoslavia, the communion of particular (local) churches of Yugoslavia, have recognized on their own soil the presence of this great fruit. But not only this: from this text it is evident that the bishops have opened the eyes to the entire worldwide movement that surrounds Medjugorje.

What was it then that happened on April 11, 1991? The Yugoslavian bishops, without anticipating the conclusions concerning the events of Medjugorje, have set forth a document with which they have declared that there truly is the presence, both national and worldwide, of the fruit which is Medjugorje. If we are present here during these days for this conference, it is precisely because we put into act for the bishops of Yugoslavia that Medjugorje is a worldwide fruit, in itself.

But pay attention to the language that I used! The bishops admit the presence of a fruit, of a fruit nationally and of a worldwide fruit. But they have not yet spoken of the tree that produces this fruit. And it is from here that the theological and juridical problem is situated. I think that all of you understand that it would be very important to me to clarify the question of the theological and juridical basis of the prophecy that Medjugorje is. A new consecrated family could not be born or recognized in the Church, if the tree from which this new reality comes is not understood. Then, how is it possible that a new community exists of consecrated life within the Church, if the tree is not recognized from which this ecclesial family derives?

On March 10, 1991, the Pope went to Portugal. And before arriving in Fatima, he pronounced these prophetic words. Now there follows, a literal translation of these very important words of Pope John Paul II:

Confronted by the upheavals that shake the different continents here and there, confronted by the insistent rhythm of the subversion of things and of values which undermines the security and even the life of nations, I make my hope that of St. Augustine, when confronted by the attack from the Vandals of the city of Hippo, in response to an alarmed group of Christians from his church who had sought him out. The Holy Bishop reassured them saying, ‘Don’t be afraid, dear children. This is not an old world that is ending. It is a new world that beings. A new dawn seems to be rising in the sky of history, inviting Christians to be light and soul to the world that has enormous need for Christ, Redeemer of man.’

Brothers and Sisters, this is the tree. This is the prophecy. The tree is identified with this prophecy of our Pope John Paul II. “don’t be afraid, dear children! This is not an old world that is ending. It is a new world that begins.”

Brothers and Sisters, this is the solution, the theological and juridical solution of the problem of Medjugorje. We stand not before apocalyptic evil. We stand before a new world whose dawn is arriving! “A new dawn,” says the Pope, “seems to be rising in the sky of history, inviting Christians to be light and soul of world that has enormous need of Christ, Redeemer of man.”

Brothers and Sisters, we must understand the profound significance of these words! We have two great workers in the history of man today. The first worker is the Holy Spirit. The second worker is called “Mary.” However, both, the Spirit and Mary – do not work without the great prophet of the new times, Pope John Paul II. This is the reason, because the Pope is completely connected with the events of Medjugorje.

You may know well, I found myself in the Piazza of St. Peter’s when this Pope began his pontificate. On that day the Pope said to the whole world, to all the social systems, to all political systems: “Open the doors to Christ!” Within a few days it will be ten years since the time when the Madonna in Medjugorje said exactly these words, “Open the doors to Christ! Open your hearts!’

Already in his first encyclical, Redemptor Hominis, John Paul II spoke of the year 2000 of the Jubilee Year 2000. He said that all the years in preparation for the year 2000 are years of an Advent. Therefore, we are in the years of Advent. We are in the years of the great dawning. We are in the years that are preparing for the coming of the great Sun of Justice – Christ the Lord.

Brothers and sisters, they asked me to speak to you of the Marian Community “Oasis of Peace”. But you must understand well that one can’t speak of this community if he has not within him the story of this Advent. In the encyclical dedicated to the Holy Spirit, Dominum et Vivificatem, the Pope about twenty times invites the entire Church and the entire world to look toward the year 2000, the jubilee year of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. In one passage of the encyclical, the Pope says, “I see all the Church in a Cenacle.” This means that the Church is preparing to be born. And you here during these days are the Church that is being born.

The Pope underwent the attack on May 13, 1981. One month after this assassination attempt on the Pope, you know that these events in Medjugorje began. There have been ten years of profound collaboration among the Pope, Our Lady and the Holy Spirit. There is an important word in the Prophet Isaiah.

Lo, I am about to create new heavens and a new earth;
The things of the past shall not be remembered or come to mind.
Instead, there shall always be rejoicing and happiness in what I create;
For I create Jerusalem to be a joy and its people to be a delight.
(Is. 65:17-19)

This is the time, Brothers and sisters. We are preparing the New Pentecost that Pope John XXIII spoke of already in 1959, the prophecy of the prophet Joel: “Men and women, young and old, from every social condition will prophesy,” said the prophet Joel. These are the words that the apostle Peter took up in his first sermon in Jerusalem. But the Pope has given the prophecy of a new world, of the dawning of the new Church. The Pope represents the Magisterium of the Church. And therefore in the Pope this prophecy already receives its discernment, its authenticity.

Brothers and Sisters, let us be sure; we are in the presence of good fruits, because these fruits are caused by this good tree, which is the prophecy already subjected to the discernment of Pope John Paul II. And this is how the problem of Medjugorje is resolved. Medjugorje itself is not a tree. You know that Our Lady is appearing in many parts of the world, in so many parts that we know and in so many parts that we don’t know of yet. Then Medjugorje itself is a great fruit of a tree already approved in itself by the Church. This tree is the prophecy of the new heavens and the new earth, of a world that will not end, of a world that is beginning in these days of the Advent of the year 2000. Then the trees from which springs forth the great fruit of Medjugorje is the New Pentecost.

The evening of December 4, 1985, I was taking off my priestly vestments in the sacristy of Medjugorje. Marija Pavlovic approached me and she said, “Father Gianni, the Madonna spoke of you this evening.” Immediately I answered, “What did she tell you?” “No, I won’t tell you right away. You have to put yourself in prayer and recollection.” I was left a little upset in the face of Marija’s words. But I agreed to go with her together in prayer the following day. Then Marija gave me the message of the Madonna. Our Lady said: “Tell Gianni that I want to speak to him personally.” I did not believe it. I told her, “If you see Our Lady again this evening, say to Our Lady that Fr. Gianni wants only facts and signs, and few words.” But there was one thing that I liked right away. It came to my mind immediately that Our Lady said my name then.

Both fruits and signs began right away. On June 6, 1986, Our Lady spoke for the second time, because I asked Marija Pavlovic to ask Our Lady if all these signs that I was meeting were coming from her. In fact, Our Lady answered affirmatively. She said now active prayer is necessary, and in the future her Lord would think of everything. And thus in friendship with Marija Pavlovic, that which she desired to make more and more clear, her eventual calling with the coming together of various brothers and sisters from various nationalities, after going on for about two years, in 1987 the experience of the Marian community “Oasis of Peace” began physically.

Now the community is recognized by the Church. On December 25, 1990, you know that Canon Law requires that when a community is begun, the members sign a private contract among themselves. This private agreement was signed March 25, 1987. We all know that this is the Feast of the Annunciation to Our Lady. The community was supposed to be recognized by the Church on December 8, 1990. Instead, the bishop decided all of a sudden to place it as dated December 25, 1990. You know very well that there are nine months from March 25 until December 25, from the Annunciation to Christmas, between conception and birth. This too is a sign, wanted by Our Lady.

Why is this community too, a new Pentecost? Or why is it situated in the great prophecy of a new Pentecost a first response: Because it represents a model of the new Church. The consecrated life is offered to all the components of the Church. The community itself is a model, a small model of the entire Church – mem and women, celibates and married couples, lay people, deacons and priests – all the Church, united and traversed with the consecration of their vows, and in its turn, offered to God through Mary: a new community that represents a new Church.

When the Lord made me understand this inspiration, I didn’t know of any similar experience in the Church. I remember that September 9, 1986, I had a long conversation with Cardinal Ratzinger. I submitted this inspiration to him. And he encouraged me to follow it, pointing out to me the Church’s juridical formula. And it is exactly at that occasion with Cardinal Ratzinger that he told me there must be no fear of a community whose vocations are born from Medjugorje. For it is always necessary to distinguish the fruits from the tree that the fruits eventually come from.

A second reason for the newness of this community; it represents a new humanity. Number 12 from the Rule approved by the church says that in the community the purity of communion is loved – man and woman, celibate and married, together to realize the true image, of that which is the image of God represented both by man and by woman. With respect to the integration of the charisms of celibacy and marriage, two vocations, two charisms stirred up simultaneously by the Holy Spirit, two charisms that ought to be consecrated by the radicality of baptism. Imagine the married couples who live the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience to live out the intercession for pace. Truly it is a new way to live out the Christian sexuality in the maximum respect for God’s original design. The new image of the woman herself, who lives the originality of her spirituality at the side of the man without losing her psychological identity, which is different from that of the man. A new humanity, exactly because the specific aim of this new mixed and contemplative community is the same preoccupation of the Virgin for the peace of the world, for peace in our hearts. How we lived out this petition in the months of the gulf War this year! How the brothers and sisters of this community intensified their prayer, so that the peace plan of John Paul II could be followed! And thanks be to God, it came about. After two months there is no more suffering.

In fact, the community lives this intention for a new humanity through a peace founded on God, on the primacy of prayer, against spreading atheism and materialism. In all the ideologies, as the Holy Father has called to mind in his most recent encyclical, Centesimus annus, whether in ideologies of Marxist origin or the ideologies of the liberal stamp, God is God before everything, as the absolute point of the new life of man.

The third reason – there is represented a new Church and a new humanity. This new community inspired by the message of Our Lady at Medjugorje not to be an enclosed (cloistered) community, but open to receiving, as a cardiac clinic for those who are sick for peace. The parable of the Good Samaritan: When Jesus alone bent down to him on the road to receive with him all those who had been marginalized. See! Jesus takes the brother or sister wounded in his heart. He takes him to the community where there are brothers and sisters, already for their parts, were just as wounded, in a community where precisely with those who have been wounded and who have lived as much experience of distance from God, precisely by a special grace from the Lord and from Mary, which is the true guide of this community, they can become true good Samaritans for their own brothers and sisters who are seeking peace. In fact, if the specific aim of the community is with the intercession for peace and to live the experience of peace, the first method of receiving is exactly that of living expiation for everything that impedes peace in the human heart.

On December 25, 1990, this little child, which is the Marian Community, “oasis of Peace,” fruit of the fruit of Medjugorje – Medjugorje for its part is a fruit of the tree of the great prophecy – was recognized and inscribed in the Church’s registry as a newborn babe.

Brothers and Sisters, we are living in a New Pentecost, giving thanks to God – all of us who are here this evening. Each one of you present in this arena this evening is a member of this New Pentecost, that is arriving in the world and in the Church. Every one of us come from this fruit that is Medjugorje.

So we receive this evening our task. The Marian Community, “Oasis of Peace,” has started its path, its road, its life. But each one of us must follow the life Our Lady wishes of him in order to be a collaborator of this New Pentecost that is arriving…. God bless you! (Fr. Gianni Sgreva – talk at Notre Dame National Conference on Medjugorje, 1991 – Denis Nolan. A Time for Truth,A Time for Action. Queenship Publishing. 1993 P. 157-163)

Medjugorje is the fruit of the new times, the new humanity, the coming of the Lord!! Wow!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
(c)Mary TV 2018

PS. Mike Nolan heads up, taking groups to Medjugorje. He has two pilgrimages coming up – April and June. He says the airfares are good right now, time to book tickets!!

Here is the link to his site:

You will be in our prayers – Going to Medjugorje is life changing!!!!




Teach me wisdom in my secret heart!

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018

February 16, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

February 25, 2007 “Dear children! Open your heart to God’s mercy in this Lenten time. The heavenly Father desires to deliver each of you from the slavery of sin. Therefore, little children, make good use of this time and through meeting with God in confession, leave sin and decide for holiness. Do this out of love for Jesus, who redeemed you all with his blood, that you may be happy and in peace. Do not forget, little children: your freedom is your weakness, therefore follow my messages with seriousness. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

As we begin Lent, it is a very good idea to go to Confession. In our journey towards Easter, we are looking for the grace of self-knowledge. We need to know ourselves, our real selves. We need to see what God sees in us, in order to change and grow in holiness. God loves us so much. He sees our weaknesses and sins as clear as day. But He still loves us so much. His desire is to help us to see ourselves with His eyes, so that we can run to Him for help in our fight against sin and selfishness. He only wants to give us His peace and light. That is what awaits us in confession.

There is a beautiful Psalm that is a good prayer to pray in preparation for Confession. It is the Psalm for Mass today:

Psalm 51

Have mercy on me, O God,
according to thy steadfast love;
according to thy abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin!
For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
Against thee, thee only, have I sinned,
and done that which is evil in thy sight,
so that thou art justified in thy sentence
and blameless in thy judgment.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward being;
therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Fill me with joy and gladness;
let the bones which thou hast broken rejoice.
Hide thy face from my sins,
and blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and put a new and right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence,
and take not thy holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of thy salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors thy ways,
and sinners will return to thee.
Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God,
thou God of my salvation,
and my tongue will sing aloud of thy deliverance.
O Lord, open thou my lips,
and my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
For thou hast no delight in sacrifice;
were I to give a burnt offering, thou wouldst not be pleased.
The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Do good to Zion in thy good pleasure;
rebuild the walls of Jerusalem,
then wilt thou delight in right sacrifices,
in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings;
then bulls will be offered on thy altar.

Our Lady has turned Medjugorje into the confessional of the world! Just being in her presence, pilgrims feel a great desire to be washed clean, to be made whole by Jesus, through the priest in Confession. It is one of the great signs that Our Lady is really present in Medjugorje. Confession is the emergency room for souls. There, we broken ones come face to face with Jesus and His Mercy.

Truly in Confession we receive the most precious gift, the gift of self-knowledge, the gift of the truth about ourselves. As the Psalmist said: “Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.” This is the gift Jesus gives us in Confession. Truth in our inward being!! Wisdom in our secret heart!!

Our lives are changed forever by Confession. We come out of that emergency room with new hearts!!

Thank you, dearest Mother, for drawing us to your Son in Confession where we can be healed. Thank you for showing us the way to life!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV 2018

PS. During Lent, Denis and I will pray the Stations of the Cross during the Hour of Mercy. Join us at 3:00 pm Medjugorje time!! Live!



Choose Life!

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018

February 15, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

Lent is a time to get back to basics. At the most basic, we have to look at what we base our life upon, the foundation of everything we do and are. The first reading for Mass today is from Deuteronomy. It is the famous “Choose life” passage. Our Lady has also called us to choose life. Right now, at the very beginning of Lent, is a good time to take a fresh look at our lives and make sure we are building on the Rock!

Moses said to the people:
“Today I have set before you
life and prosperity, death and doom.
If you obey the commandments of the LORD, your God,
which I enjoin on you today,
loving him, and walking in his ways,
and keeping his commandments, statutes and decrees,
you will live and grow numerous,
and the LORD, your God,
will bless you in the land you are entering to occupy.
If, however, you turn away your hearts and will not listen,
but are led astray and adore and serve other gods,
I tell you now that you will certainly perish;
you will not have a long life
on the land that you are crossing the Jordan to enter and occupy.
I call heaven and earth today to witness against you:
I have set before you life and death,
the blessing and the curse.
Choose life, then,
that you and your descendants may live, by loving the LORD, your God,
heeding his voice, and holding fast to him.
For that will mean life for you,
a long life for you to live on the land that the LORD swore
he would give to your fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” (DT 30:15-20)

March 18, 2003 (Message through Mirjana)
“Dear children! Particularly at this holy time of penance and prayer, I call you to make a choice. God gave you free will to choose life or death. Listen to my messages with the heart that you may become cognizant of what you are to do and how you will find the way to life. My children, without God you can do nothing; do not forget this even for a single moment. For, what are you and what will you be on earth, when you will return to it again. Do not anger God, but follow me to life. Thank you for being here.”

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018

PS. During Lent, Denis and I will pray the Stations of the Cross during the Hour of Mercy. Join us at 3:00 pm Medjugorje time!! Live!