Day: October 17, 2019

October 18, 2019 – Thank you, St. Luke!

(c)Mary TV/Anthony Zubac   October 18, 2019St. Luke, Evangelist Dear Family of Mary! To Jelena: “I’m going to reveal a spiritual secret to you: if you want to be stronger than evil, make yourself a plan of personal prayer. Take a certain time in the morning, read a text from Holy Scripture, anchor the Divine word in your heart, and strive to live it during the day, particularly during the moment of trials. In this way, you will be stronger than evil.” (April 19, 1984) Our Lady gave us a spiritual secret! Secrets are always one to one. So, this secret is just for you. Our Lady wants you to be protected from the evil one. And she knows that the words of Sacred Scripture are a great defense against him. The words of Scripture can fend off temptation, like a sword can fend off an enemy. It says in Ephesians 6 that we need to put on the whole armor of God, which includes “the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Eph 6:17). With the words of Scripture firmly planted in our hearts each day, you can withstand the temptations of the devil. Today is the Feast of St. Luke, the Evangelist. St. Luke wrote much of the New Testament, including his Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. He wrote the most about Our Lady of any Evangelist!!! Let’s read his anointed words about the coming of Jesus in time, His Incarnation and the Visitation. What a joy it is to know all these wonderful things about Jesus and Mary! Luke, 1:26-56 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there will be no end.” And Mary said to the angel, “How shall this be, since I have no husband?”      And the angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore, the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible.” And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the house of Zechari’ah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.” And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts, he has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity forever.” And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her home. (Lk 1:26-56) Thank you, St. Luke, for giving us these sacred words that teach us, generation after generation, about the love and the mercy of God and the glory of His coming through Mary. Amen!! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!Cathy Nolan©Mary TV 2019  

October 17, 2019 – To Love and to Give

(c)Mary TV    October 17, 2019St. Ignatius of Antioch Dear Family of Mary! “Everything that is best for you, everything that leads you to eternal life, will be given to you. You will comprehend that the purpose of life is not always to want and take, but to love and give. You will have true peace and true love. You will be apostles of love…” (October 2, 2019) I find this section of Our Lady’s message to be so beautiful, so comforting, so strong and true! God will supply everything we need if we turn to Him and stop trying to provide everything for ourselves. When we take our lives in our own hands, we begin to want and to take. Wanting and taking is deadly. Even when what we want is a good thing, like virtue, we can set about to want it and take it for ourselves. And we end up like pharisees. Our only hope is to love and to give. That is the way to peace and joy. Let God give to us, let Our Lady give to us, all we need. We will turn and give all they give to us to others, and that is what life is supposed to be all about! I believe that the Lord is the giver of all good things. He will be abundantly generous to us if we turn to Him and open our hearts to receive. He will prepare the way for us to find eternal life. I looked in Our Lady’s messages for the times she spoke about what God wants to give us, or about what she wants to give us. Here are a few of those gifts: May 22, 1986 “Dear children! Today I wish to give you my own love.” December 25, 1987 “Dear children! Rejoice with me! My heart is rejoicing because of Jesus and today I want to give Him to you. Dear children, I want each one of you to open your heart to Jesus and I will give Him to you with love.” December 25, 2002 “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.” November 25, 2005 “Little children, at this time, in a special way, I pray before God to give you the gift of faith. Only in faith will you discover the joy of the gift of life that God has given you. Your heart will be joyful thinking of eternity. December 25, 2010 Dear children! Today, I and my Son desire to give you an abundance of joy and peace so that each of you may be a joyful carrier and witness of peace and joy in the places where you live.”   October 25, 2011 “Today I desire to give you the joy of the Risen One, that He may lead you and embrace you with His love and tenderness.” March 25, 2012 “Dear children! Also, today, with joy, I desire to give you my motherly blessing.” April 25, 2019  “You, little children, be the joy of the risen Jesus who died and resurrected for each of you. He conquered death to give you life, eternal life. August 02, 2012 I am imploring my Son to give you pure hearts.” October 02, 2016 “Dear children, the Holy Spirit, according to the Heavenly Father, made me the mother – the mother of Jesus – and by this alone, also your mother. That is why I am coming to hear you, that I may open my motherly arms to you; to give you my heart and to call you to remain with me, because from the top of the cross my Son entrusted you to me.” Our Lady’s heart is a total gift to us! She is with us to bless, heal, strengthen, teach and lead us to God. The more we are with her, the more we will begin to understand that it is in loving and giving that we find true happiness and peace. We find the way to God! Thank you, dearest Mother, for being with us all these years, in order to give to us your heart and the Heart of your Son, Jesus, as our refuge and hope. In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!Cathy Nolan©Mary TV 2019