Day: March 13, 2020

March 14, 2020 Reflection – A Novena to St. Joseph! Day 5

  Mother Mary and St. Joseph, Guide Us!! (c)Mary TV/ Mateo Ivankovic March 14, 2020Novena to St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary Dear Family of Mary! Our Lady tells us that she wants to guide us. She wants to be intimately involved in our lives, guiding us towards holiness. Here is her beautiful message, given on October 24, 1985: October 24, 1985 “Dear children! From day to day I wish to clothe you in holiness, goodness, obedience and God’s love, so that from day to day you become more beautiful and more prepared for your Master. Dear children, listen to and live my messages. I wish to guide you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”     What a beautiful call! She wants us to be clothed in holiness! She wants us to be more beautiful! She wants to prepare us for Jesus, our Master. She does this through her messages. And I can’t help but think that St. Joseph is by her side in this project. He is silent, but he is most interested in helping Our Lady to guide us. Here is a lovely prayer to St. Joseph, asking for His help and guidance: ACT OF CONSECRATION TO ST. JOSEPH O Dearest St. Joseph, I consecrate myself to thy honor and give myself to thee, that thou mayest always be my father, my protector and my guide in the way of salvation. Obtain for me a great purity of heart and a fervent love of the interior life. After thine example, may I do all my actions for the greater glory of God, in union with the Divine Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary! And do thou, O blessed St. Joseph, pray for me that I may share in the peace and joy of thy holy death. Amen. Amen and Amen!! Thank you, Mother Mary and dear St. Joseph!! We will follow your lead! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!Cathy Nolan©Mary TV 2020 PS. It looks like many of our countries are observing a time of quiet and restraint, in which we must stay home and cease public activity, in order to limit the spread of the Corona virus. It is a serious moment in the world. But I believe we are being given a moment to cease worldly activity, in order to turn our attention to our future, eternity. We are being given a true Lent, in which we withdraw from the world and its pleasures and focus on God. Let’s pray for our poor world that many will take this gift and turn towards Jesus and His Divine Mercy! And that Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart will become their guiding star!    

March 13, 2020 Reflection – A Novena to St. Joseph! Day 4

God love to bless us, through Mary, through Joseph, through our priests!! (c)Mary TV/ Mateo Ivankovic March 13, 2020Novena to St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Day 4 Dear Family of Mary! Today is Day 4 of our Novena to St. Joseph! Today we are going to ask for blessing. Our Lady has told us she wants to bless us. She wants to give us the blessing she has for us from God:  June 25, 1987 “Dear children! Today I thank you and I want to invite you all to God’s peace. I want each one of you to experience in your heart that peace which God gives. I want to bless you all today. I am blessing you with God’s blessing and I beseech you, dear children, to follow and to live my way. I love you, dear children, and so not even counting the number of times, I go on calling you and I thank you for all that you are doing for my intentions. I beg you, help me to present you to God and to save you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” What a beautiful message of blessing from Our Lady. She blesses us with God’s blessing. And she calls us to “live my way!” Her way is of course, holiness. She wants to “present you to God and to save you!” St. Joseph wants to bless us as well, and to save us. He is a father! Here is a prayer asking for the blessing of St. Joseph which is think expresses the same sentiments as Our Lady’s message. We need the blessing of Holy Mary and the blessing of St. Joseph so much! We need all the graces they can provide for us in these difficult days. Petitions for St. Joseph’s Blessing Bless me, O dearly beloved Father, St. Joseph, bless my body and my soul; bless my resolutions, my words and deeds, all my actions and omissions, my every step; bless all that I possess, all my interior and exterior goods, that all may redound to the greater honor of God. Bless me for time and eternity and preserve me from every sin. Obtain for me the grace to make atonement for all my sins by love and contrition here on earth, so that after my last breath I may, without delay, prostrate at your feet, return thee thanks in Heaven for all the love and goodness thou, O dearest father, hast shown me here below. Amen. (Now pray the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be 3 times, in thanksgiving to God for the graces and prerogatives bestowed on St. Joseph.) The prayer to St. Joseph, for the Mary TV Family: Remember, O most chaste spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who implored your help or sought your intercession was left unaided.  Filled with confidence we implore you, O faithful St. Joseph: help us now in our turn not to leave the side of Mary, our Mother, Queen of Peace of Medjugorje, Queen of Divine Mercy. Help us St. Joseph, to be like you, faithful to her in everything. Help us respond to her call. St. Joseph, Foster Father of us all, hear us and answer us. Amen. In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!Cathy Nolan©Mary TV 2020