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“It becomes natural to bring to this encounter with the sacred humanity of the Redeemer all the problems, anxieties, labors and endeavors which go to make up our lives.”  (John  Paul II – On the Rosary)
   
 
 
September 13, 2019 
St. John Chrysostom 
33 Day Consecration – Day 10

Dear Family of Mary!


33 Day Prayer of Consecration to Our Lady of the Rosary – Day 10


In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit!  Receive our Consecration Prayer, O dearest Mother Mary!

When we pray the Rosary, we can encounter the Lord Jesus in His Humanity through which He experienced all the things that we must manage every day. He lived our life and so did His Mother!! They both know all the facets of our daily life. What a gift! The Father wants us to know that we are not alone on our journey to heaven. We are never alone, but have our brother, Jesus, and our Mother, Mary, with us each step of the way. The Rosary shows us this great gift as we pray it daily. Our Mother told us: 

 
December 25, 2002“Dear children! This is a time of great graces, but also a time of great trials for all those who desire to follow the way of peace. Because of that, little children, again I call you to pray, pray, pray, not with words but with the heart. Live my messages and be converted. Be conscious of this gift that God has permitted me to be with you, especially today when in my arms I have little Jesus – the King of Peace. I desire to give you peace, and that you carry it in your hearts and give it to others until God’s peace begins to rule the world. Thank you for having responded to my call.” 
 
 
Our Lady presents her Son to us, in each mystery of the Rosary, so that we can learn from Him how to handle our lives. The mysteries are there to be the window into Jesus’ life on earth. When we meet the challenges of our day with Jesus and Mary, we meet them with peace. Divine peace! This is the gift of the Rosary. We are given the peace of a life lived with Jesus and Mary:
   
25…At the same time, it becomes natural to bring to this encounter with the sacred humanity of the Redeemer all the problems, anxieties, labors and endeavors which go to make up our lives. “Cast your burden on the Lord and he will sustain you” (Ps 55:23). To pray the Rosary is to hand over our burdens to the merciful hearts of Christ and his Mother. Twenty-five years later, thinking back over the difficulties which have also been part of my exercise of the Petrine ministry, I feel the need to say once more, as a warm invitation to everyone to experience it personally: the Rosary does indeed “mark the rhythm of human life”, bringing it into harmony with the “rhythm” of God’s own life, in the joyful communion of the Holy Trinity, our life’s destiny and deepest longing. 

May we pray the Rosary in such a way that we stay beside Jesus and Mary all day long. In that way our lives will bring peace to all those around us, and we will have the strength to meet every difficulty with love.

    
Dearest Mother, as we pray your Rosary, you bring to us Baby Jesus, as our peace and strength. You show us Jesus in every stage of life, as our example and guide, that our lives may be peace!  
Supplication to the Queen of the Holy Rosary:


“O Blessed Rosary of Mary, sweet chain which unites us to God, bond of love which unites us to the angels, tower of salvation against the assaults of Hell, safe port in our universal shipwreck, we will never abandon you. You will be our comfort in the hour of death: yours our final kiss as life ebbs away. And the last word from our lips will be your sweet name, O Queen of the Rosary of Pompei, O dearest Mother, O Refuge of Sinners, O Sovereign Consoler of the Afflicted. May you be everywhere blessed, today and always, on earth and in heaven”. (Blessed Bartolo Longo)

We commit ourselves to praying the Rosary for your intentions, dearest Mary, our Mother, as You enter this final battle with Satan, for the sake of souls. We will take up the Rosary as an obligation that we will fulfill with great joy! Together we will pray for Your Triumph over Satan, and for the coming of a New Time of Peace which has been given to us through You, Oh Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary!! Amen

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit! As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Now we pray our Rosary for today! The Sorrowful Mysteries!! 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! 
Cathy Nolan 
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September 12, 2019
33 Day Consecration – Day 9

Dear Family of Mary!

33 Day Prayer of Consecration to Our Lady of the Rosary – Day 9


In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit!
Receive our Consecration Prayer, O dearest Mother Mary!

St. John Paul II understood how difficult it is in our day to grasp the truth about our human life. He affirmed that our lives are a mystery that can only be understood in the light of faith. Our Lady has often told us that it is only through prayer that we will discover the meaning of our lives. Here is one such message: 

 
July 25, 1997 “Dear children! Today I invite you to respond to my call to prayer. I desire, dear children, that during this time you find a corner for personal prayer. I desire to lead you towards prayer with the heart. Only in this way will you comprehend that your life is empty without prayer. You will discover the meaning of your life when you discover God in prayer. That is why, little children, open the door of your heart and you will comprehend that prayer is joy without which you cannot live. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

 
St. John Paul II explains why the Rosary helps us to discover the meaning of our lives as we discover God:  


25. In my testimony of 1978 mentioned above, where I described the Rosary as my favorite prayer, I used an idea to which I would like to return. I said then that “the simple prayer of the Rosary marks the rhythm of human life”.

In the light of what has been said so far on the mysteries of Christ, it is not difficult to go deeper into this anthropological significance of the Rosary, which is far deeper than may appear at first sight. Anyone who contemplates Christ through the various stages of his life cannot fail to perceive in him the truth about man. This is the great affirmation of the Second Vatican Council which I have so often discussed in my own teaching since the Encyclical Letter Redemptor Hominis: “it is only in the mystery of the Word made flesh that the mystery of man is seen in its true light”. The Rosary helps to open up the way to this light. Following in the path of Christ, in whom man’s path is “recapitulated”, revealed and redeemed, believers come face to face with the image of the true man. Contemplating Christ’s birth, they learn of the sanctity of life; seeing the household of Nazareth, they learn the original truth of the family according to God’s plan; listening to the Master in the mysteries of his public ministry, they find the light which leads them to enter the Kingdom of God; and following him on the way to Calvary, they learn the meaning of salvific suffering. Finally, contemplating Christ and his Blessed Mother in glory, they see the goal towards which each of us is called, if we allow ourselves to be healed and transformed by the Holy Spirit. It could be said that each mystery of the Rosary, carefully meditated, sheds light on the mystery of man. 

In our current social and political upheaval, when everything we once held sacred is being challenged, and the meaning of our human lives has been defaced in so many ways, it is the Rosary that can heal and renew our understanding of the mystery of our humanity. Through the Rosary, we can again find our way to peace about who we are, how we were created, and what makes for a life of truth and joy!    

Dearest Mother, may we pray the Rosary with you, reliving all the moments of Jesus’ life, in order to be taught again what it means to be human, what it means to live a life of joy with God.   


Supplication to the Queen of the Holy Rosary:


“O Blessed Rosary of Mary, sweet chain which unites us to God, bond of love which unites us to the angels, tower of salvation against the assaults of Hell, safe port in our universal shipwreck, we will never abandon you. You will be our comfort in the hour of death: yours our final kiss as life ebbs away. And the last word from our lips will be your sweet name, O Queen of the Rosary of Pompei, O dearest Mother, O Refuge of Sinners, O Sovereign Consoler of the Afflicted. May you be everywhere blessed, today and always, on earth and in heaven”. (Blessed Bartolo Longo)

We commit ourselves to praying the Rosary for your intentions, dearest Mary, our Mother, as You enter this final battle with Satan, for the sake of souls. We will take up the Rosary as an obligation that we will fulfill with great joy! Together we will pray for Your Triumph over Satan, and for the coming of a New Time of Peace which has been given to us through You, Oh Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary!! Amen

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit! As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Now we pray our Rosary for today! The Luminous Mysteries!! 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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September 11, 2019
Patriot Day in America – Pray for peace!
33 Day Consecration – Day 8

Dear Family of Mary!

33 Day Prayer of Consecration to Our Lady of the Rosary – Day 8


In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit!
Receive our Consecration Prayer, O dearest Mother Mary!

Today we see the Rosary as “Mary’s way”! Through the prayer of the Rosary we are given a roadmap to heaven – Mary’s Way!! Our Lady speaks about her way in this message:

“…Just look, my children, how the Heavenly Father loves you with a great love, with understanding, forgiveness and justice – how He gives me, the Mother of your hearts, to you. And here I am among you to bless you with a motherly blessing, to call you to prayer, to fasting – to tell you to believe, to hope, to forgive, to pray for your shepherds, and above all to love without limits. My children, follow me. My way is the way of peace and love, the way of my Son. It is the way that leads to the triumph of my heart…” (June 2, 2019)
   
St. John Paul II realized that in the Rosary we have contained Our Lady’s way, her path to Heaven, her way to live with Jesus at the center of our lives. He explains: 

24…The Rosary is at the service of this ideal [the fullness of Christ]; it offers the “secret” which leads easily to a profound and inward knowledge of Christ. We might call it Mary’s way. It is the way of the example of the Virgin of Nazareth, a woman of faith, of silence, of attentive listening. It is also the way of a Marian devotion inspired by knowledge of the inseparable bond between Christ and his Blessed Mother: the mysteries of Christ are also in some sense the mysteries of his Mother, even when they do not involve her directly, for she lives from him and through him. By making our own the words of the Angel Gabriel and Saint Elizabeth contained in the Hail Mary, we find ourselves constantly drawn to seek out afresh in Mary, in her arms and in her heart, the “blessed fruit of her womb” (cf Lk 1:42). 

St. John Paul II lived Mary’s way his entire life. He allowed the Rosary to guide him into the heart of Our Lady, where he learned through, faith, silence, and attentive listening to know her Son. Mary’s way led him into the deepest service of the Church, as a teacher and spiritual guide, and as a Pontiff who shown with the light of holiness for all to see. It was always Our Lady’s way that kept him firm in faith and clear in purpose. We too must be held by Our Lady, in her arms and heart, so that we will find her Son through her way!!  

    
Dearest Mother, may we discover your “way” as we pray the Rosary with you, learning each day more and more about your Son! 

Supplication to the Queen of the Holy Rosary:


“O Blessed Rosary of Mary, sweet chain which unites us to God, bond of love which unites us to the angels, tower of salvation against the assaults of Hell, safe port in our universal shipwreck, we will never abandon you. You will be our comfort in the hour of death: yours our final kiss as life ebbs away. And the last word from our lips will be your sweet name, O Queen of the Rosary of Pompei, O dearest Mother, O Refuge of Sinners, O Sovereign Consoler of the Afflicted. May you be everywhere blessed, today and always, on earth and in heaven”. (Blessed Bartolo Longo)

We commit ourselves to praying the Rosary for your intentions, dearest Mary, our Mother, as You enter this final battle with Satan, for the sake of souls. We will take up the Rosary as an obligation that we will fulfill with great joy! Together we will pray for Your Triumph over Satan, and for the coming of a New Time of Peace which has been given to us through You, Oh Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary!! Amen

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit! As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Now we pray our Rosary for today! The Glorious Mysteries!! 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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September 10, 2019
33 Day Consecration – Day 7

Dear Family of Mary!

33 Day Prayer of Consecration to Our Lady of the Rosary – Day 7

The Rosary reveals to us the face of Christ!!

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit!
Receive our Consecration Prayer, O dearest Mother Mary!

September 02, 2016 “Dear children, according to the will of my Son and my motherly love, I am coming to you, my children, but especially to those who have not yet come to know the love of my Son. I am coming to you who think of me and who invoke me. To you, I am giving my motherly love and I am carrying the blessing of my Son. Do you have pure and open hearts, and do you see the gifts, the signs of my presence and love? My children, in your earthly life, be led by my example. My life was pain, silence and immeasurable faith and trust in the Heavenly Father. Nothing is by chance: neither pain, nor joy, nor suffering, nor love. All of these are graces which my Son grants to you and which lead you to eternal life. Of you, my Son asks for love and prayer in Him. As a mother I will teach you: to love and to pray in Him means to pray in the silence of your soul and not only reciting with your lips; it is even the least beautiful gesture done in the name of my Son – it is patience, mercy, the acceptance of pain and sacrifice done for the sake of another. My children, my Son is looking at you. Pray that you also may see His face and that it may be revealed to you. My children, I am revealing to you the only and real truth. Pray that you may comprehend it and be able to spread love and hope; that you may be able to be apostles of my love. In a special way, my motherly heart loves the shepherds. Pray for their blessed hands. Thank you.”
   
St. John Paul II tells us that we can best contemplate and see the face of Christ through the guidance and intercession of Our Lady, His Mother. In the Rosary, we find a perfect way to receive such a grace. He explains:
 
The Rosary, “a compendium of the Gospel”
 
18. The only way to approach the contemplation of Christ’s face is by listening in the Spirit to the Father’s voice, since “no one knows the Son except the Father” (Mt 11:27). In the region of Caesarea Philippi, Jesus responded to Peter’s confession of faith by indicating the source of that clear intuition of his identity: “Flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven” (Mt 16:17). What is needed, then, is a revelation from above. In order to receive that revelation, attentive listening is indispensable: “Only the experience of silence and prayer offers the proper setting for the growth and development of a true, faithful and consistent knowledge of that mystery”.
 
The Rosary is one of the traditional paths of Christian prayer directed to the contemplation of Christ’s face. Pope Paul VI described it in these words: “As a Gospel prayer, centered on the mystery of the redemptive Incarnation, the Rosary is a prayer with a clearly Christological orientation. Its most characteristic element, in fact, the litany- like succession of Hail Marys, becomes in itself an unceasing praise of Christ, who is the ultimate object both of the Angel’s announcement and of the greeting of the Mother of John the Baptist: ‘Blessed is the fruit of your womb’ (Lk 1:42). We would go further and say that the succession of Hail Marys constitutes the warp on which is woven the contemplation of the mysteries. The Jesus that each Hail Mary recalls is the same Jesus whom the succession of mysteries proposes to us now as the Son of God, now as the Son of the Virgin”.

St. John Paul II understood our need to see Christ’s face. We need to gaze upon Him with open hearts, and eyes of peace, so that He can infuse us with His saving graces. In the contemplation of the Mysteries of the Rosary, such a gaze is made possible.

Dearest Mother, lead us in prayer, that we might gaze upon our Savior with hearts of love and be healed.   


Supplication to the Queen of the Holy Rosary:


“O Blessed Rosary of Mary, sweet chain which unites us to God, bond of love which unites us to the angels, tower of salvation against the assaults of Hell, safe port in our universal shipwreck, we will never abandon you. You will be our comfort in the hour of death: yours our final kiss as life ebbs away. And the last word from our lips will be your sweet name, O Queen of the Rosary of Pompei, O dearest Mother, O Refuge of Sinners, O Sovereign Consoler of the Afflicted. May you be everywhere blessed, today and always, on earth and in heaven”. (Blessed Bartolo Longo)

We commit ourselves to praying the Rosary for your intentions, dearest Mary, our Mother, as You enter this final battle with Satan, for the sake of souls. We will take up the Rosary as an obligation that we will fulfill with great joy! Together we will pray for Your Triumph over Satan, and for the coming of a New Time of Peace which has been given to us through You, Oh Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary!! Amen

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit! As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Now we pray our Rosary for today! The Sorrowful Mysteries!! 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2019
     

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Pray the Rosary with feelings of goodness!


 
September 9, 2019
33 Day Consecration – Day 6

Dear Family of Mary!

33 Day Prayer of Consecration to Our Lady of the Rosary – Day 6

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit!
Receive our Consecration Prayer, O dearest Mother Mary!

“Dear children, my motherly heart is crying as I am looking at what my children are doing. Sins are multiplying, the purity of soul is all the less important; my Son is being forgotten – honored all the less; and my children are being persecuted.

That is why, you my children, apostles of my love, with soul and heart invoke the name of my Son. He will have the words of light for you. He manifests Himself to you, He breaks the bread with you and gives you the words of love so that you may transform them into merciful acts and, thus, be witnesses of truth. That is why, my children, do not be afraid. Permit my Son to be in you. He will make use of you to care for the wounded and to convert lost souls.

Therefore, my children, return to the prayer of the Rosary. Pray it with feelings of goodness, sacrifice and mercy. Pray, not only with words, but with merciful acts… Pray with love for all people. My Son, by His sacrifice, exalted love. Therefore, live with Him so that you may have strength and hope; that you may have the love which is life, and which leads to eternal life. Through God’s love, I am also with you, and will lead you with motherly love. Thank you…” (December 02, 2016)
   
We, the members of the Church, are called to be intercessors for the world. So many souls are in danger of losing hope, of walking away from God, of bringing harm to others and themselves, because they do not know God and they do not pray. Our Lady wants to teach us how to pray, especially the Rosary, in intercession for these souls in grave danger. She not only calls us to pray, but she prays with us in the Rosary!

St. John Paul II told us:
 
Praying to Christ with Mary

16. Jesus invited us to turn to God with insistence and the confidence that we will be heard: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Mt 7:7). The basis for this power of prayer is the goodness of the Father, but also the mediation of Christ himself (cf. 1Jn 2:1) and the working of the Holy Spirit who “intercedes for us” according to the will of God (cf. Rom 8:26-27). For “we do not know how to pray as we ought” (Rom 8:26), and at times we are not heard “because we ask wrongly” (cf. Jas 4:2-3).

In support of the prayer which Christ and the Spirit cause to rise in our hearts, Mary intervenes with her maternal intercession. “The prayer of the Church is sustained by the prayer of Mary”. If Jesus, the one Mediator, is the Way of our prayer, then Mary, his purest and most transparent reflection, shows us the Way. “Beginning with Mary’s unique cooperation with the working of the Holy Spirit, the Churches developed their prayer to the Holy Mother of God, centering it on the person of Christ manifested in his mysteries”. At the wedding of Cana the Gospel clearly shows the power of Mary’s intercession as she makes known to Jesus the needs of others: “They have no wine” (Jn 2:3).

The Rosary is both meditation and supplication. Insistent prayer to the Mother of God is based on confidence that her maternal intercession can obtain all things from the heart of her Son. She is “all-powerful by grace”, to use the bold expression, which needs to be properly understood, of Blessed Bartolo Longo in his Supplication to Our Lady. This is a conviction which, beginning with the Gospel, has grown ever more firm in the experience of the Christian people. The supreme poet Dante expresses it marvelously in the lines sung by Saint Bernard: “Lady, thou art so great and so powerful, that whoever desires grace yet does not turn to thee, would have his desire fly without wings”. When in the Rosary we plead with Mary, the sanctuary of the Holy Spirit (cf. Lk 1:35), she intercedes for us before the Father who filled her with grace and before the Son born of her womb, praying with us and for us.
(APOSTOLIC LETTER ROSARIUM VIRGINIS MARIAE OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II TO THE BISHOPS, CLERGY AND FAITHFUL ON THE MOST HOLY ROSARY – N. 14)   
https://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_letters/2002/documents/hf_jp-ii_apl_20021016_rosarium-virginis-mariae.html  

St. John Paul II understood this call to intercession. He lived it his entire life. Notice that the prayer her included is the very prayer we pray every day in this consecration!! And as an added joy, during the Daily Rosary on Sunday (9/8), we were given Blessed Bartolo Longo as our saint for the day!! He is really present to us as we pray this consecration, because he knows the power of the Rosary and longs for us to pray it at every opportunity!

Dearest Mother, lead us in prayer, that we might intercede for all in need of the amazing grace of God. 
 
Supplication to the Queen of the Holy Rosary:


“O Blessed Rosary of Mary, sweet chain which unites us to God, bond of love which unites us to the angels, tower of salvation against the assaults of Hell, safe port in our universal shipwreck, we will never abandon you. You will be our comfort in the hour of death: yours our final kiss as life ebbs away. And the last word from our lips will be your sweet name, O Queen of the Rosary of Pompei, O dearest Mother, O Refuge of Sinners, O Sovereign Consoler of the Afflicted. May you be everywhere blessed, today and always, on earth and in heaven”. (Blessed Bartolo Longo)

We commit ourselves to praying the Rosary for your intentions, dearest Mary, our Mother, as You enter this final battle with Satan, for the sake of souls. We will take up the Rosary as an obligation that we will fulfill with great joy! Together we will pray for Your Triumph over Satan, and for the coming of a New Time of Peace which has been given to us through You, Oh Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary!! Amen

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit! As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Now we pray our Rosary for today! The Joyful Mysteries!! 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2019

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September 8, 2019
(The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
33 Day Consecration – Day 5

Dear Family of Mary!

33 Day Prayer of Consecration to Our Lady of the Rosary – Day 5

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit!
Receive our Consecration Prayer, O dearest Mother Mary!


 “Dear children! God gives me this time as a gift to you, so that I may instruct and lead you on the path of salvation. Dear children, now you do not comprehend this grace, but soon a time will come when you will lament for these messages. That is why, little children, live all of the words which I have given you through this time of grace and renew prayer, until prayer becomes a joy for you. Especially, I call all those who have consecrated themselves to my Immaculate Heart to become an example to others. I call all priests and religious brothers and sisters to pray the rosary and to teach others to pray. The rosary, little children, is especially dear to me. Through the rosary open your heart to me and I am able to help you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (August 25, 1997)
   
The Rosary is especially dear to Our Lady! Why? Because it is her album of family pictures. The mysteries of the Rosary tell the story of her life with Jesus! Mary shares her deepest memories with us in the Rosary, hoping that they will form us all the more into her children, and brothers and sisters of her Son. St. John Paul II told us:
 
Being Conformed to Christ through Mary

15… In the spiritual journey of the Rosary, based on the constant contemplation – in Mary’s company – of the face of Christ, this demanding ideal of being conformed to him is pursued through an association which could be described in terms of friendship. We are thereby enabled to enter naturally into Christ’s life and as it were to share his deepest feelings. In this regard Blessed Bartolo Longo has written: “Just as two friends, frequently in each other’s company, tend to develop similar habits, so too, by holding familiar converse with Jesus and the Blessed Virgin, by meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary and by living the same life in Holy Communion, we can become, to the extent of our lowliness, similar to them and can learn from these supreme models a life of humility, poverty, hiddenness, patience and perfection”.

In this process of being conformed to Christ in the Rosary, we entrust ourselves in a special way to the maternal care of the Blessed Virgin. She who is both the Mother of Christ and a member of the Church, indeed her “pre-eminent and altogether singular member”, is at the same time the “Mother of the Church”. As such, she continually brings to birth children for the mystical Body of her Son. She does so through her intercession, imploring upon them the inexhaustible outpouring of the Spirit. Mary is the perfect icon of the motherhood of the Church.

(APOSTOLIC LETTER ROSARIUM VIRGINIS MARIAE OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II TO THE BISHOPS, CLERGY AND FAITHFUL ON THE MOST HOLY ROSARY – N. 14)   
https://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_letters/2002/documents/hf_jp-ii_apl_20021016_rosarium-virginis-mariae.html  
 
Dearest Mother, show us the face of your Son. Share with us your precious memories of Jesus’ life on earth.  

Supplication to the Queen of the Holy Rosary:


“O Blessed Rosary of Mary, sweet chain which unites us to God, bond of love which unites us to the angels, tower of salvation against the assaults of Hell, safe port in our universal shipwreck, we will never abandon you. You will be our comfort in the hour of death: yours our final kiss as life ebbs away. And the last word from our lips will be your sweet name, O Queen of the Rosary of Pompei, O dearest Mother, O Refuge of Sinners, O Sovereign Consoler of the Afflicted. May you be everywhere blessed, today and always, on earth and in heaven”. (Blessed Bartolo Longo)

We commit ourselves to praying the Rosary for your intentions, dearest Mary, our Mother, as You enter this final battle with Satan, for the sake of souls. We will take up the Rosary as an obligation that we will fulfill with great joy! Together we will pray for Your Triumph over Satan, and for the coming of a New Time of Peace which has been given to us through You, Oh Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary!! Amen

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit! As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Now we pray our Rosary for today! The Joyful Mysteries!! 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2019

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September 7, 2019
33 Day Consecration – Day 4

Dear Family of Mary!

33 Day Prayer of Consecration to Our Lady of the Rosary – Day 4

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit!
Receive our Consecration Prayer, O dearest Mother Mary!

“Dear children! Today like never I call you to pray for peace, for peace in your hearts, peace in your families and peace in the whole world, because satan wants war, wants lack of peace, wants to destroy all which is good. Therefore, dear children, pray, pray, pray. Thank you for having responded to my call.” March 25, 1993
   
Our Lady has come to us as the Queen of Peace. Her mission in our midst is to bring peace to all people. But the way to peace is through prayer, especially the prayer of the Holy Rosary. St. John Paul II told us:
 
Prayer for peace and for the family

6. A number of historical circumstances also make a revival of the Rosary quite timely. First of all, the need to implore from God the gift of peace. The Rosary has many times been proposed by my predecessors and myself as a prayer for peace. At the start of a millennium which began with the terrifying attacks of 11 September 2001, a millennium which witnesses every day in numerous parts of the world fresh scenes of bloodshed and violence, to rediscover the Rosary means to immerse oneself in contemplation of the mystery of Christ who “is our peace”, since he made “the two of us one, and broke down the dividing wall of hostility” (Eph 2:14). Consequently, one cannot recite the Rosary without feeling caught up in a clear commitment to advancing peace, especially in the land of Jesus, still so sorely afflicted and so close to the heart of every Christian.


A similar need for commitment and prayer arises in relation to another critical contemporary issue: the family, the primary cell of society, increasingly menaced by forces of disintegration on both the ideological and practical planes, so as to make us fear for the future of this fundamental and indispensable institution and, with it, for the future of society as a whole. The revival of the Rosary in Christian families, within the context of a broader pastoral ministry to the family, will be an effective aid to countering the devastating effects of this crisis typical of our age.

(APOSTOLIC LETTER ROSARIUM VIRGINIS MARIAE OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II TO THE BISHOPS, CLERGY AND FAITHFUL ON THE MOST HOLY ROSARY – N. 14)


Dearest Mother, teach us to pray for peace!   
Supplication to the Queen of the Holy Rosary:


“O Blessed Rosary of Mary, sweet chain which unites us to God, bond of love which unites us to the angels, tower of salvation against the assaults of Hell, safe port in our universal shipwreck, we will never abandon you. You will be our comfort in the hour of death: yours our final kiss as life ebbs away. And the last word from our lips will be your sweet name, O Queen of the Rosary of Pompei, O dearest Mother, O Refuge of Sinners, O Sovereign Consoler of the Afflicted. May you be everywhere blessed, today and always, on earth and in heaven”. (Blessed Bartolo Longo)

We commit ourselves to praying the Rosary for your intentions, dearest Mary, our Mother, as You enter this final battle with Satan, for the sake of souls. We will take up the Rosary as an obligation that we will fulfill with great joy! Together we will pray for Your Triumph over Satan, and for the coming of a New Time of Peace which has been given to us through You, Oh Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary!! Amen

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit! As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Now we pray our Rosary for today! The Joyful Mysteries!! 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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September 6, 2019
First Friday
33 Day Consecration – Day 3

Dear Family of Mary!   
Our prayer continues today!!  Thank you for joining us in this consecration, it is filling me with such joy!!

33 Day Prayer of Consecration to Our Lady of the Rosary – Day 3

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit!
Receive our Consecration Prayer, O dearest Mother Mary!

“Dear children! Today I call you to begin to pray the Rosary with a living faith. That way I will be able to help you. You, dear children, wish to obtain graces, but you are not praying. I am not able to help you because you do not want to get started. Dear children, I am calling you to pray the Rosary and that your Rosary be an obligation which you shall fulfill with joy. That way you shall understand the reason I am with you this long. I desire to teach you to pray. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (June 12, 1986)
 
   
Our Lady desires to teach us to pray, and she can do this best when we take up our Rosaries and pray the mysteries with her. St. John Paul II understood this teaching role of Our Lady this way:
 
Learning Christ from Mary 

14. Christ is the supreme Teacher, the revealer and the one revealed. It is not just a question of learning what he taught but of “learning him”. In this regard could we have any better teacher than Mary? From the divine standpoint, the Spirit is the interior teacher who leads us to the full truth of Christ (cf. Jn 14:26; 15:26; 16:13). But among creatures no one knows Christ better than Mary; no one can introduce us to a profound knowledge of his mystery better than his Mother.

The first of the “signs” worked by Jesus – the changing of water into wine at the marriage in Cana – clearly presents Mary in the guise of a teacher, as she urges the servants to do what Jesus commands (cf. Jn 2:5). We can imagine that she would have done likewise for the disciples after Jesus’ Ascension, when she joined them in awaiting the Holy Spirit and supported them in their first mission. Contemplating the scenes of the Rosary in union with Mary is a means of learning from her to “read” Christ, to discover his secrets and to understand his message.

This school of Mary is all the more effective if we consider that she teaches by obtaining for us in abundance the gifts of the Holy Spirit, even as she offers us the incomparable example of her own “pilgrimage of faith”. As we contemplate each mystery of her Son’s life, she invites us to do as she did at the Annunciation: to ask humbly the questions which open us to the light, in order to end with the obedience of faith: “Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to your word” (Lk 1:38). 
(APOSTOLIC LETTER ROSARIUM VIRGINIS MARIAE OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II TO THE BISHOPS, CLERGY AND FAITHFUL ON THE MOST HOLY ROSARY – N. 14)

 
Dearest Mother, teach us to pray!   


Supplication to the Queen of the Holy Rosary:
 
“O Blessed Rosary of Mary, sweet chain which unites us to God, bond of love which unites us to the angels, tower of salvation against the assaults of Hell, safe port in our universal shipwreck, we will never abandon you. You will be our comfort in the hour of death: yours our final kiss as life ebbs away. And the last word from our lips will be your sweet name, O Queen of the Rosary of Pompei, O dearest Mother, O Refuge of Sinners, O Sovereign Consoler of the Afflicted. May you be everywhere blessed, today and always, on earth and in heaven”. (Blessed Bartolo Longo)

We commit ourselves to praying the Rosary for your intentions, dearest Mary, our Mother, as You enter this final battle with Satan, for the sake of souls. We will take up the Rosary as an obligation that we will fulfill with great joy! Together we will pray for Your Triumph over Satan, and for the coming of a New Time of Peace which has been given to us through You, Oh Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary!! Amen

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit! As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Now we pray our Rosary for today! The Sorrowful Mysteries!! 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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September 5, 2019
St. Teresa of Kolkata
33 Day Consecration to Our Lady of the Rosary, Day 2

Dear Family of Mary!

33 Day Prayer of Consecration to Our Lady of the Rosary – Day 2

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit!
Receive our Consecration prayer, O dearest Mother Mary!

“Dear children! Today I call you especially now to advance against satan by means of prayer. Satan wants to work still more now that you know he is at work. Dear children, put on the armor for battle and with the Rosary in your hand defeat him! Thank you for having responded to my call.” (August 8, 1985)
 
Mother Teresa carried a rosary in her hand as much as possible, and told her sisters to pray the Rosary as they walked, wherever they were going.  She understood the power of the Rosary and the great need the world has for it to be prayed.  Mother Teresa, please pray for us in this day to pray the Rosary!!

Supplication to the Queen of the Holy Rosary:

“O Blessed Rosary of Mary, sweet chain which unites us to God, bond of love which unites us to the angels, tower of salvation against the assaults of Hell, safe port in our universal shipwreck, we will never abandon you. You will be our comfort in the hour of death: yours our final kiss as life ebbs away. And the last word from our lips will be your sweet name, O Queen of the Rosary of Pompei, O dearest Mother, O Refuge of Sinners, O Sovereign Consoler of the Afflicted. May you be everywhere blessed, today and always, on earth and in heaven”. (Blessed Bartolo Longo)

We commit ourselves to praying the Rosary for your intentions, dearest Mary, our Mother, as You enter this final battle with Satan, for the sake of souls. We will take up the Rosary as an obligation that we will fulfill with great joy! Together we will pray for Your Triumph over Satan, and for the coming of a New Time of Peace which has been given to us through You, Oh Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary!! Amen

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit! As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Now we pray our Rosary for today! The Luminous Mysteries!!

I also have a treat for you!  The homily for September 4 at English Mass was given by Fr. Pat, who has been leading our Novena in honor of Our Lady’s Birthday, Sept. 8.  Our shipmate, Stephanie, transcribed it for us.  It is a true gift!  Here it is in full:
 
English Homily in Medjugorje
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Fr. Pat Scanlan
GospeL: Luke 4:38-44
 
It’s a very powerful and most interesting passage from the gospel proclaimed for us, where we heard how Jesus healed the mother-in-law of Peter. And then later, we’re told, He cured all who were sick, and expelled evil spirits from many. It’s, you could say, it was a big day’s work. And yet, that’s the mission of the church in all ages: to continue the ministry of Jesus.

     
But what is the reality that we experience in most of the dioceses, countries, parishes that we come from? In reality, we probably find that the Church is weary and tired. We don’t always experience what it could be, the full reality. And yet, all around us, in today’s world, we see suffering and pain – the disintegration of society. The breakdown and disintegration of families with all of the resultant pain that builds up.
           
I often ask myself the question, “Was there ever a time when there were so many individuals suffering so deeply? So many individuals suffering, so deeply?”   
But the good news is that the Lord is not blind to the misery that so many of His children are experiencing all around the world, and in so many families. Neither is He deaf to the cries that go up from His children who are suffering. And so, the Lord, in His Amazing Providence has, you know, done something that we couldn’t do.   


For the last 50 – 60 years in so many dioceses all over the world, there have been all kinds of pastoral programs set in place to bring healing and mercy and renewal to families and to parishes, with limited success. Sometimes, very effectively. Other times, no.      


But the Lord Himself has intervened in a very special way. And that is, He has sent His Own Mother to be His Special Envoy. And She comes to remind us again of what was always there in the Gospel, but which maybe we had become a little bit deaf to. And so, Our Blessed Mother was chosen and sent to this very special parish – sent and continues to be sent. 

    
Why? I suppose to put it simply: To help us find what rich and poor, young and old are all seeking. Rich are seeking it. Poor are seeking it. Young. Old. And that is: Peace of mind. And a sense of meaning and purpose and direction in life. So many people today are asking, “What is life all about?”

 
And very often that question only leads them to the abuse of all kinds of drugs and relationships, etc. They don’t find the answer.   

Medjugorje has been described in many different ways and lots of images are used to describe what is going on here and has been going on. My favorite one is that Medjugorje is the Intensive Care Unit of our sick and suffering modern world.

The Intensive Care Unit. I am not saying that lightly, or to amuse you. I am saying it in all sincerity as a result of the numerous times I have visited the Intensive Care Unit, which is Medjugorje, over the last 35 years. I must be a chronic case!
 
Here in Medjugorje, our Blessed Mother offers us a prescription for our healing. She has drawn it from the Gospels. But She has put it in simple motherly language.    

It involves a Five-Point Plan for you – and your healing and welfare – for your family, for your parish, for our Church. If you haven’t heard of it, ask your group leader or your spiritual director to explain that plan to you. Because if that’s Our Mother’s Five-Point Plan for your peace and your healing and your family, well then, you need to get that prescription and get it written up and act on it. (Prayer, Fasting, Confession, the Bible, Eucharist)   

There’s one place here in Medjugorje, I suppose, which is the most intensive part of the Intensive Care Unit, perhaps, apart from the Eucharist. That is where most of the major heart surgery and curing heart transplants takes place. Do you know where that is? Just out here (points to His right). Just out here: The Confessional.  

   
Confession in Medjugorje is one of the most wonderful, amazing, transforming experiences that people have. You know, we use different words to speak of Lourdes and Fatima. You know, Lourdes – Healing. Fatima – Conversion.   

I think, Medjugorje, it’s – Encounter. An encounter with Mary, an encounter with Jesus, and then, transformation.  
In the Confessional, our misery meets with Mercy – the Endless Mercy of Jesus.
 

Our misery meets the Endless Mercy of Jesus! Jesus invites you to come. He welcomes you in Confession. And whether it’s been seven days since your last confession, or seven weeks, or seven decades, you are equally welcome – that’s not true actually. That’s not true, in fact, if you’re seven decades away, you will actually – totally unfair – but you will get a far, far bigger welcome. That’s the kind of Jesus we have.

But there are some, of course, who will say, that’s ok for others, but not for me. God couldn’t forgive what I have done. And, of course, that is not true. I just give you one example, but it could be any, we could pick any example for different people. The one example that I am most conscious of is, maybe a person here this morning would say:

“I can’t be forgiven, because I had an abortion,” or
“I had several abortions,” or
“I supported and paid for my wife or girlfriend to have one,” or
“I voted for the killing of children.”
“How could I be forgiven?”

I want you to hear this, and this is true: Jesus died on the cross for you too!
Jesus loves you and weeps for you in the night when you are in agony and filled with self-loathing and guilt and self-rejection. He wants to change that self-hatred into, by His embrace, His Healing Embrace. And that’s the beauty of Our God.   

 
There is NO sin – there is NO sin that is too big for Him. There is NO sin that cannot be forgiven! Your sins won’t shock Jesus. But His Mercy and His Healing may very well shock you – in the best sense of the word.     


So, if you, personally, or a loved one of yours, had an abortion; first of all, Confession, but secondly, and remember this, check out the Rachel’s Vineyard web site. I’ll repeat that: Rachel’s Vineyard. It’s a weekend retreat for women who’ve had abortions; for men, too, — anyone who has been hurt by that experience. On these weekends, we always experience extra-ordinary miracles of healing. Rachel’s Vineyard. (https://www.rachelsvineyard.org/)

In conclusion, could I just say it to myself and to all of you: Don’t waste these precious days here! The time will come when the apparitions here will stop. And you will be saying, “Wasn’t I so privileged that I was here?”

But, don’t waste the time in drinking cups of coffee all day. It’s wonderful to meet with people. You meet the most inspiring people here, who will really inspire you. But also you need to get time on your own. So, husbands and wives: Time on your own. You can blame the priest!

And on your own, pour out your heart to our Blessed Mother. Whatever is in there, whatever hurt, whatever pain – whatever it is – pour it out to Our Blessed Mother. And allow Her to lead you to experience, in a very real way, the Love that Jesus has for You!
(Homily from 9/4/19 – English Mass Medjugorje, Fr. Pat Scanlan) 
 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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September 4, 2019
33 Day Consecration to Our Lady of the Rosary, Day 1

Dear Family of Mary!

Today is the first day of our 33 Day Consecration to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. In response to Our Lady’s messages of August 25, 2019 and September 2, 2019, it became clear to us, shipmates, that we needed to make an offering of our Rosaries to Our Lady before the Feast of the Holy Rosary on October 7! (Thanks to Lolita for first floating the idea!!) Since then Denis and I have had many confirmations that this consecration will be a blessing for us and for Our Lady!! She needs our Rosaries!!!

It will be a simple prayer (which I will include in my reflection each day). Each day during our Daily Rosary, we will pray a consecration prayer and read one message from Our Lady about the Rosary. In this way we will make a deliberate choice to join in this battle for souls that Our Lady is leading. This is the time. As she said to us on September 2, “My children, as a mother, I am telling you that it is high time for you to kneel before my Son to acknowledge Him as your God, the center of your life…. Apostles of my love, the strength of prayer pronounced from the heart – a powerful prayer full of love – changes the world. Therefore, my children: pray, pray, pray. I am with you….”  The prayer that she needs is our Rosaries, prayed with love and feeling, prayed with hope and trust, prayed with conviction! Now is the time!

So let us begin:

33 Day Prayer of Consecration to Our Lady of the Rosary – Day 1

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit!
Receive our Consecration prayer, O dearest Mother Mary!

June 25, 1985 – “I invite you to call on everyone to pray the Rosary. With the rosary you shall overcome all the adversities which satan is trying to inflict on the Catholic Church. All you priests, pray the Rosary! Dedicate your time to the Rosary!”

Supplication to the Queen of the Holy Rosary:

“O Blessed Rosary of Mary, sweet chain which unites us to God, bond of love which unites us to the angels, tower of salvation against the assaults of Hell, safe port in our universal shipwreck, we will never abandon you. You will be our comfort in the hour of death: yours our final kiss as life ebbs away. And the last word from our lips will be your sweet name, O Queen of the Rosary of Pompei, O dearest Mother, O Refuge of Sinners, O Sovereign Consoler of the Afflicted. May you be everywhere blessed, today and always, on earth and in heaven”. (Blessed Bartolo Longo)

We commit ourselves to praying the Rosary for your intentions, dearest Mary, our Mother, as You enter this final battle with Satan, for the sake of souls. We will take up the Rosary as an obligation that we will fulfill with great joy! Together we will pray for Your Triumph over Satan, and for the coming of a New Time of Peace which has been given to us through You, Oh Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary!! Amen

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit! As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Now we pray our Rosary for today! The Glorious Mysteries!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2019