Day: May 8, 2018

Do not forget that the Eucharist is the heart of faith.

(c)Mary TV 2016   May 9, 2018 Dear Family of Mary! “…But, my children, do not forget that the Eucharist is the heart of faith. This is my Son who feeds you with His Body and strengthens you with His Blood. This is a miracle of love: my Son who always comes anew, alive, to bring life back to souls…” (May 2, 2018) Our Lady spoke to us very strongly about love, and about Jesus, who is love, on May 2. “Do not forget that the Eucharist is the heart of faith.” If she warns us not to forget, it means we do forget. Jesus is a miracle of love for us. He feeds us with His body!! He strengthens us with His Blood. In our littleness we would fall away without His constant strengthening and nurturing. St. Faustina was very aware of Jesus’ presence in the Eucharist. She spent hours “at the feet of the hidden God…” as she tells us in her Diary. 784 + I thank God for this illness and these physical discomforts, because I have time to converse with the Lord Jesus. It is my delight to spend long hours at the feet of the hidden God, and the hours pass like minutes as I lose track of time. I feel that a fire is burning within me, and I understand no other life but that of sacrifice, which flows from pure love. And Our Lady asked her to adore Jesus, hidden within her, hidden in the Blessed Sacrament, secretly and silently, day in and day out, in preparation for Christmas. Our Lady said: 785 November 29, [1936]. The Mother of God has taught me how to prepare for the Feast of Christmas. I saw Her today, without the Infant Jesus. She said to me: My daughter, strive after silence and humility, so that Jesus, who dwells in your heart continuously, may be able to rest. Adore Him in your heart; do not go out from your inmost being. My daughter, I shall obtain for you the grace of an interior life which will be such that, without ever leaving that interior life, you will be able to carry out all your external duties with even greater care. Dwell with Him continuously in your heart. He will be your strength. Communicate with creatures only in so far as is necessary and is required by your duties. You are a dwelling place pleasing to the living God; in you He dwells continuously with love and delight. And the living presence of God, which you experience in a more vivid and distinct way, will confirm you, my daughter, in the things I have told you. Try to act in this way until Christmas Day, and then He Himself will make known to you in what way you will be communing and uniting yourself with Him. (Diary 784-785) St. Faustina lived for Jesus who was with her in the Blessed Sacrament. And she learned from Our Lady how to adore Him even when she was not in the chapel. She could adore Jesus in her heart, because He came to her in Communion and rested there, in her heart. She could adore Jesus continually. I feel that this adoration of Jesus, within us, is the key to something very big! It is the key to living a life of love for Jesus without interruption. Our Lady seems to be hinting at this kind of adoration in her message. “Do not forget that the Eucharist is the heart of faith.” In other words, do not forget that Jesus in the Eucharist is present to you, in your heart and in the Tabernacle, to be your constant companion in your walk of faith. Don’t forget that He is with you, waiting for you at all times. Do not forget to adore Him. In adoration of the Eucharistic Lord you will find your way, understand everything, and become like Him. And it is not out of your reach. Simply adore him, right where you are. Our Lady told St. Faustina to adore Jesus continually, and she tells us not to forget the Jesus in the Eucharist is the heart of faith. The best way to not forget this is to adore Him constantly! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan ©Mary TV 2018

God has chosen you little ones….

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018   May 8, 2018 Dear Family of Mary! Denis and I had a nice discussion about humility during the Hour of Mercy yesterday (May 7, 2018) and so I thought I would share with you some thoughts. I found this message from Our Lady about humility and I think it is perfect! December 2, 2008 “Dear children; In this holy time of joyful expectation, God has chosen you little ones to realize His great intentions. My children, be humble. Through your humility, God, with His wisdom, will make of your souls a chosen home. You will illuminate it with good works and thus, with an open heart, you will welcome the birth of my Son in all of His generous love. Thank you dear children.” Our Lady says “God has chosen you little ones…” Don’t you love to be called “little ones”? I think it is awesome. We are so little! Just thinking of the universe and how vast it is, can help us to realize how really little we are. But God is not deterred by our littleness. In fact, He loves it! He can see the universe in one glance, and equally well He can see each hair on our heads. He holds us in His hands, completely in charge of our situations. And He chooses us! St. Faustina wrote about being little, and knowing that the Lord loves her in her littleness. It is a beautiful way to see ourselves as well: Jesus. You know how ardently I desire to hide so that no one may know me but Your sweetest Heart. I want to be a tiny violet, hidden in the grass, unknown in a magnificent enclosed garden in which beautiful lilies and roses grow. The beautiful rose and the lovely lily can be seen from afar, but in order to see a little violet, one has to bend low; only its scent gives it away. Oh, how happy I am to be able to hide myself in this way! O my divine Bridegroom, the flower of my heart and the scent of my pure love are for You. My soul has drowned itself in You, Eternal God. From the moment when You yourself drew me to Yourself, O my Jesus, the more I have known You, the more ardently I have desired You. I learned in the Heart of Jesus that in heaven itself there is a heaven to which not all, but only chosen souls, have access. Incomprehensible is the happiness in which the soul will be immersed. O my God, oh, that I could describe this, even in some little degree. Souls are penetrated by His divinity and pass from brightness to brightness, an unchanging light, but never monotonous, always new though never changing. O Holy Trinity, make yourself known to souls! O my Jesus, nothing is better for the soul than humiliations. In contempt is the secret of happiness, when the soul recognizes that, of itself, it is only wretchedness and nothingness, and that whatever it possesses of good is a gift of God. When the soul sees that everything is given it freely and that the only thing it has of itself is its own misery, this is what sustains it in a continual act of humble prostration before the majesty of God. And God, seeing the soul in such a disposition, pursues it with His graces. As the soul continues to immerse itself more deeply into the abyss of its nothingness and need, God uses His omnipotence to exalt it. If there is a truly happy soul upon earth, it can only be a truly humble soul. At first, one’s self love suffers greatly on this account, but after a soul has struggled courageously. God grants it much light by which it sees how wretched and full of deception everything is. God alone is in its heart. A humble soul does not trust itself, but places all its confidence in God. God defends the humble soul and lets Himself into its secrets, and the soul abides in unsurpassable happiness which no one can comprehend. (St. Faustina’s Dairy, 591-593) As Our Lady says, “Through your humility, God, with His wisdom, will make of your souls a chosen home.” What a blessing it is to learn humility! What a joy it is to realize how really small we are, and how in that smallness we are chosen! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan ©Mary TV 2018