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Pray for peace!


 
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
©Mary TV 2019

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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:
 
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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 

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September 2, 2019

Dear Family of Mary!

The September 2, 2019 Message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace

Dear children!  Pray! Pray the Rosary every day-that wreath of flowers which, as a mother, directly connects me with your pains, sufferings, desires, and hopes. 
 
Apostles of my love, I am with you through the grace and the love of my Son, and I am asking for prayers of you. The world is in such need of your prayers for souls to be converted. With complete trust, open your hearts to my Son, and in them He will inscribe the summary of His words-which is love. Live in an unbreakable connection with the Most Sacred Heart of my Son.

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. Offer gifts to Him-that which He most loves-which is love towards neighbor, mercy, and pure hearts.

Apostles of my love, many of my children still do not acknowledge my Son as their God; they have not yet come to know His love. But you, with your prayer pronounced from a pure and open heart, by the gifts which you offer to my Son, will make even the hardest hearts open.

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. Thank you.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV 2019 

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August 30, 2019

Dear Family of Mary!

“…Little children, witness with the Rosary in hand that you are mine and decide for holiness…” (August 25, 2019)

I believe that Our Lady is very serious about this last line of her message. In these days, with the devil roaming around, seeking someone to devour, we need to be associated with Our Lady. She has the promise to defeat Satan. And so, when we have the Rosary in hand, we are declaring to him and all his minions that we belong to her.

Pray and let the rosary always be in your hand as a sign to satan that you belong to me.” (February 25, 1988)

But the Rosary is not only a defensive weapon. It is also an offensive weapon. Our Lady told us: 

“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)

These are the words of a warrior! Our Lady is not afraid of Satan. She is the one who will defeat him in the final confrontation. She has the promise. And if we are hers, we must be ready to do battle with her. I believe that battle is waged with the prayer of the Rosary as our weapon.

And what is the purpose of this battle? It is to save souls. With the Rosary we can intercede for souls, people who really need help to convert and choose God. These conversions are always miracles of love. Again, Our Lady told us:

“If you can, grasp the Rosary. Even the Rosary alone can do miracles in the world and in your lives!” (1/25/91)

With the miraculous power of the Rosary, souls can be saved!! With this in mind, let’s listen to these words of Sr. Lucia of Fatima:

Testimony from Sr. Lucia of Fatima to Fr. Fuentes in 1957:
 
“Father, the Most Holy Virgin did not tell me that we are in the last times of the world, * but She made me understand this for three reasons.  The first reason is because She told me that the devil is in the mood for engaging in a decisive battle against the Virgin.  And a decisive battle is the final battle where one side will be victorious, and the other side will suffer defeat.  Also, from now on we must choose sides.  Either we are for God or we are for the devil.  There is no other possibility.  The second reason is because She said to my cousins as well as to myself that God is giving two last remedies to the world.  These are the Holy Rosary and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  These are the last two remedies, which signify that there will not be others.  The third reason is because in the plans of Divine Providence God always, before He is about to punish the world, exhausts all other remedies.
 
“The two means to save the world are prayer and sacrifice.  Look, Father, the Most Holy Virgin, in these last times in which we live, has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Holy Rosary.  She has given this efficacy to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all, spiritual, in the private life of each one of us, of our families, of the families of the world, of the religious communities or even of the life of peoples and nations, that cannot be resolved through the prayer of the Rosary.  There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve through the recitation of the Holy Rosary.  Through the Holy Rosary we will save ourselves.  We will sanctify ourselves.  We will console Our Lord and obtain the salvation of many souls.  Finally, devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Our Mother, consists in considering Her as the seat of mercy, of goodness and of pardon and as the sure door through which we are to enter Heaven.”  
* “Last times” isn’t necessarily the same as “end of the world”
(The Fourth Secrete of Fatima, Antonio Socci, Loreto Publications, 2009, pp. 99 – 102).  

 
“There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve through the recitation of the Holy Rosary.”

A shipmate suggested that we pray a 33-day novena before the Feast of the Holy Rosary on October 7. We will start on September 4!! These 33 days of prayer will be our expression of commitment to Our Lady of Medjugorje through the prayer of the Rosary. We want to help her in these days to defeat the enemy of our souls and bring about the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart!! I consider it doing spiritual warfare for Our Lady’s plans. You can join us on the Daily Rosary for this novena.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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August 29, 2019
The Passion of St. John the Baptist

Dear Family of Mary!

“…Little children, God will bless your effort a hundredfold; you will be witnesses among peoples, souls of unbelievers will feel the grace of conversion and Heaven will be grateful for your efforts and sacrifices…” (08/25/19)

…souls of unbelievers will feel the grace of conversion…

Our Lady’s presence in Medjugorje is a catalyst for conversion, a force for conversion stronger than any other place in the world. Her presence helps people to “feel the grace of conversion”!! It is an overwhelming feeling that floods us with joy, love, hope, forgiveness, repentance, faith, and the desire to convert. It is amazing that she is telling us that when we pray, work and witness with love, we will also become catalysts of conversion! The entire world needs conversion, but they don’t feel the need. They don’t feel the joy of conversion! This may be part of God’s plan to save us from our own self-destruction. Conversion of the peoples!!

I am immediately reminded of a beautiful testimony that we have in the Fruit of Medjugorje series on Marytv.tv. A beautiful Italian man shares how he was drawn to Medjugorje, seemingly out of the blue, and there experienced Our Lady in such a way that it changed him completely. He was already a believer but had no relationship with Mary. He had a conversion to Mary, who now leads him to God. Here is what happened, in his own words:
 
“Fruit of Medjugorje” Episode 73, for June 24, 2013. (It is not available at the moment on our website, but we hope to post it again.)

   
My name is Augusto. I come from Italy. I will try to share my simple experience that changed my life. “Try” because of my English. And second, because certain things you cannot translate…certain things that happen inside you cannot translate into words, at least I can’t.
 
So, the story starts a few years ago, five years ago…one night, as my wife said, we were looking at a program about Medjugorje. I didn’t know anything about it. Actually, at that time I didn’t have a deep connection with Mary. With Jesus and God, yes, but with Mary it was not so strong. So, seeing this [program on Medjugorje on the TV] I felt immediately, “I have to go. We have to go.” It was stronger than me.
 
So, we came on an airplane, with a pilgrimage. And the first day was a rainy day, but I decided to go on Podbrdo. And when the rain became stronger everybody left. So, I was there alone. The only two there were Mary and me! And with this rain, I felt like clean…clean…from all my doubts, all my sins. I felt blessed. And from that point on, I could not do anything else. I was just saying “yes.” I had not merit. It was just grace. (His wife said he was crying and crying and crying on Podbrdo.)
 
Now I have to come. [Just like] every day I have to go to Mass. Some things have changed totally in my life. I am more open to others. And Mary is the Mother now. She guides me. Normally I used to pray and relate deeply with the Boss. Not so much with Mary. And this has changed totally. Now I am praying every day to her, and I know that she is my Mother. And it is a very incredible feeling, this.
 
It is difficult to express, but it is stronger than me. Also, now, we come to Medjugorje, though not with a pilgrimage group, for five days. But I have to come. It is simply like this. And the whole time is a blessing. And the amazing thing is that every time that I have a stronger connection with her it is when I am on Podbrdo and it is raining! Even today it is like a kind of blessing.
 
So, I feel that Mary called me because otherwise I would not be here, for sure. And I will always be devoted to her, because she brings me to God. I have understood that this is the channel. Before, I didn’t know this. Or at least I didn’t experience it.
 
So, to the people who may be listening to this funny English I would just recommend that you pray and recommend that you give it a chance. Give a chance to Mary to take all of you into her arms and bring you to God, because this is the way to do this. Thank you.
 
 
Our Lady called Augusto to come to Medjugorje. The call came through a TV program! But it was straight from Our Lady. And he tells us that this call was stronger than he was!! He was drawn to her inextricably. (Augusto’s wife had the same call!) And when Augusto arrived in Medjugorje, he immediately went to Apparition Hill (Podbrdo). It was there that he experienced Our Lady, alone in the rain. It was there that he understood that he was her child, her beloved child, and that she would present him to Jesus. And all that Augusto could say was “yes.” It was all grace!!
 
I love Augusto’s parting advice: “Give a chance to Mary to take all of you into her arms and bring you to God, because this is the way to do this.” St. Louis de Montfort could not have said it better. Our Lady longs to take us in her arms and bring us to God! We only need to say yes, when she calls!

Augusto was overwhelmed with the feeling of conversion – conversion to Our Lady!! And this was God’s plan for him, so that he would have Mary as his Mother and the one to lead him to God. I think this is what Our Lady may mean when she tells us “unbelievers will feel the grace of conversion”. It is the grace of a turning to God (many times through Mary) that is so sweet, so necessary that you cannot resist. It is the call of love.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2019

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August 28, 2019
St. Augustine of Hippo

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! Pray, work and witness with love for the Kingdom of Heaven that it may be good for you here on earth. Little children, God will bless your effort a hundredfold; you will be witnesses among peoples, souls of unbelievers will feel the grace of conversion and Heaven will be grateful for your efforts and sacrifices. Little children, witness with the Rosary in hand that you are mine and decide for holiness. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (August 25, 2019)

“Little children, God will bless your effort a hundredfold;”

When I first read these words from the August 25 message, I felt a surge of joy in my heart. To think that God could bless our very small efforts to pray, work and witness, and increase the results a hundredfold! It seems impossible. But really, all He needs is our “yes” and our desire to follow Him, and He can do the rest. Our “yes” to Him is our little effort, our small step.

There are only two other messages in which Our Lady mentions the word “hundredfold”. In each message she speaks about seeds or grain. In the first message she is thinking of the parable of the sower and the seed, and how God plants His seed in our hearts, and depending on what kind of soil He finds, the seed will grow and increase or not – (Mt 13:3-ff, Mk 4:3-ff, Luke 8:5-ff). In each of these accounts, the rich soil is the person who listens to God’s Word and receives it.
 
“As for what was sown on good soil, this is he who hears the word and understands it; he indeed bears fruit, and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.” (Mat 13:23)

“But those that were sown upon the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” (Mk 4:20)

“And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience.” (Lk 8:15)

We see how important it is for us to listen to the Word of God (Scripture) and in our day, to listen to God’s anointed words given to us through Our Lady, as she leads us to the Father. To listen, we must have open hearts, silent and pure hearts, peaceful and loving hearts, so that God’s word will be able to penetrate and plant itself in us. His word is life giving, fertile, and plenteous. When we listen well, and receive well, we can bear fruit, even a hundredfold.    

February 25, 2006 “Dear children! In this Lenten time of grace, I call you to open your hearts to the gifts that God desires to give you. Do not be closed, but with prayer and renunciation say ‘yes’ to God and He will give to you in abundance. As in springtime the earth opens to the seed and yields a hundredfold, so also your heavenly Father will give to you in abundance. I am with you and love you, little children, with a tender love. Thank you for having responded to my call.” 

In this second message Our Lady equates each of us with the grain that is planted.
 
August 25, 2013 “Dear children! Also, today, the Most High is giving me the grace to be with you and to lead you towards conversion. Every day I am sowing and am calling you to conversion, that you may be prayer, peace, love – the grain that by dying will give birth a hundredfold. I do not desire for you, dear children, to have to repent for everything that you could have done but did not want to. Therefore, little children, again, with enthusiasm say: ‘I want to be a sign to others.’ Thank you for having responded to my call.”
 
It seems that God wants very much to bless every effort we make to pray, work and witness! When we try to do His will, it is like dying, that seed that dies to bring forth much fruit. Jesus was our model in selfless love. And I do find it chilling that we could possibly not bear the fruit that God wants us to, because we “did not want to”. I think Our Lady is speaking about sins of omission. When there is a good that we could do, but we opt not to do it, it is a sin of omission. This kind of sin limits how much God can do through us. May we all desire to bear fruit abundantly and try to always go the extra mile for Jesus and Mary. We will never regret it!

Whether we are the soil that receives the Word, or the Seed that is planted, we can be like Jesus and Mary, and give of ourselves so that the harvest will be a hundredfold!

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

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August 27, 2019
St. Monica

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! Pray, work and witness with love for the Kingdom of Heaven that it may be good for you here on earth…” (August 25, 2019)

The August 25, 2019 message is a call to action. Our Lady is giving us our marching orders. The time is now. We must do our job for her, now!

What is she telling us:

“Pray, work and witness with love for the Kingdom of Heaven…”

We must pray for the Kingdom of Heaven to come into our own hearts and into the hearts of all those we meet. That is our first job. To pray for Jesus to come into our own lives and the lives of all. Prayer works miracles. And so we need to become prayer warriors who work miracles of love and conversion wherever we go.

We must work for the Kingdom of Heaven. How do we work for the Kingdom? We live our vocation in life with our eyes set on Heaven, and we do everything in our day with love. We build the Kingdom of Heaven through our selfless work.

We must witness with love for the Kingdom of Heaven. What does it mean to witness with love? The word “witness” as a verb means to testify to the truth. It means to stand up for what we know to be true, even if it costs us some sacrifice or suffering. To stand with the truth can make us “martyrs,” which is the word form in Greek for “witness” or “spectator” or sometimes “testifier”. We understand that martyrs are those who put their life on the line to stand for their Christian faith. They witness that Jesus is God and Man, that He died for our sins, and rose again on the third day. They believe all the Jesus taught and will not deny it. Being someone willing to suffer for their witness of faith is the way to build the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.

“…that it may be good for you here on earth…” If we do these three things, pray, work and witness with love, Our Lady tells us that it will have an effect on our life on earth. Working for the Kingdom of Heaven can change our life on earth!! The more we live for Heaven, the holier we become, and that holiness makes our life with others better. We pray. We love. We serve. We share. We bless. We accompany. We feed. We do all we can to help others. Life on earth becomes better when we live for Heaven.

“Dear children! Pray, work and witness with love for the Kingdom of Heaven that it may be good for you here on earth…”

May we respond to Our Lady’s marching orders!! Now is the time!!

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

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August 25, 2019

Dear Family of Mary!

Here is the August 25, 2019 Message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace:

“Dear children! Pray, work and witness with love for the Kingdom of Heaven that it may be good for you here on earth. Little children, God will bless your effort a hundredfold; you will be witnesses among peoples, souls of unbelievers will feel the grace of conversion and Heaven will be grateful for your efforts and sacrifices. Little children, witness with the Rosary in hand that you are mine and decide for holiness. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (August 25, 2019)

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV