Day: April 20, 2020

April 21, 2020 Reflection – I am carrying my Son Jesus to you…

The Infant Jesus in the Creche Scene at St. James Church, Medjugorje April 21, 2020 St. Anselm, Bishop, Doctor of the Church Dear Family of Mary! On Saturday, the 25th of April, we await a new message. So, for the next four days let’s review the messages we have received the last four months on the 25th, from December 2019 to March 2020. One each day!! December 25, 2019 “Dear children! I am carrying my Son Jesus to you, for Him to bless you and reveal to you His love, which comes from Heaven. Your heart yearns for peace, of which there is less and less on earth. That is why people are far from God and souls are sick and heading towards spiritual death. I am with you, little children, to lead you on this way of salvation to which God calls you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” Our Lady told us on that Christmas day that she was carrying Baby Jesus to us. We are told by Vicka that on every Christmas Day, Our Lady comes to her holding the infant Jesus. And Our Lady told us again this Christmas that she brings little Jesus “for Him to bless you…”. It is hard for us to comprehend how Our Lady could bring the Infant Jesus to us. We don’t understand the reality of eternal life outside of our time. It is a mystery for us. But she brings Him to us to bless us and to reveal His love to us. St. Faustina had just such encounters with the Infant Jesus during her life. Here is one of them: 1442. + When I arrived at Midnight Mass, from the very beginning I steeped myself in deep recollection, during which time I saw the stable of Bethlehem filled with great radiance. The Blessed Virgin, all lost in the deepest of love, was wrapping Jesus in swaddling clothes, but Saint Joseph was still asleep. Only after the Mother of God put Jesus in the manger, did the light of God awaken Joseph, who was also praying. But after a while, I was left alone with the Infant Jesus who stretched out His little hands to me, and I understood that I was to take Him in my arms. Jesus pressed His head against my heart and gave me to know, by His profound gaze, how good He found it to be next to my heart. At that moment Jesus disappeared and the bell was ringing for Holy Communion. (Diary 1442) What a blessing St. Faustina received!! Jesus pressed His Head against her heart! He showed her how much He loved to be near her. It was a gift of love like no other! Our Lady wanted us to experienced Jesus in a similar way last Christmas. Why? Because we needed (and still need) that experience. We were yearning (and still yearn) for peace, and there was and is less and less peace to be had on earth. Many found (and still find) themselves far away from God, with sick souls and spiritual death threatening them. We all could see (and still see) that spiral of sickness and spiritual death all around us. We knew (and still know) that we need to be led out of that spiral. And we knew (and still know) that it is Our Lady who has been sent to lead us to safety. Looking back, we can see how prophetic Our Lady’s words were for us. But we can still respond to them. Our Lady is still with us. Yes, things have changed. We can no longer travel to Medjugorje. Most of us cannot attend Holy Mass or receive Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament sacramentally. We are isolated from one another. Life is at a standstill. But this will not stop the Infant Jesus from coming to us and resting His little Head on our hearts. This will not stop Him from consoling us and saving us. He will come if we pray. He will come if we yearn for Him, the One who is peace! Thank you dearest Mother for bringing Little Jesus to us even now. We long for Him. In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan ©Mary TV 2020  

April 20, 2020 Reflection – Our hearts will sing!!

Jesus Divine Mercy!! April 20, 2020 Dear Family of Mary! We are still lingering in the afterglow of Divine Mercy Sunday. We want to sing our praises to God for all He has done for us. Divine Mercy!!! Our Lady spoke of singing in this message: June 25, 2015 “Dear children! Also today the Most High gives me the grace to be able to love you and to call you to conversion. Little children, may God be your tomorrow and not war and lack of peace; not sorrow but joy and peace must begin to reign in the heart of every person – but without God you will never find peace. Therefore, little children, return to God and to prayer so that your heart may sing with joy. I am with you and I love you with immeasurable love. Thank you for having responded to my call.” May our hearts sing with joy! Why? Because Jesus has died and is risen from the dead. Because His Mercy is flowing over us in torrents, and we are so blessed! Because God is our tomorrow! Because we are returning to prayer! Because Our Lady is with us to help us! Here is a song of joy that St. Faustina wrote about Divine Mercy: 522. + The mercy of the Lord I will sing forever, Before all the people will I sing it, For it is God’s greatest attribute And for us an unending miracle. You gush forth from the Divine Trinity, But from one single womb filled with love. The mercy of the Lord will be revealed in the soul In all its fullness, when the veil falls. From the fountain of Your mercy, O Lord, Flows all happiness and life, And thus, all creatures and the whole of creation Sing out in ecstasy a song of mercy. The bowels of God’s mercy are opened for us Through the life of Jesus, stretched on the cross. O sinner, you must not doubt or despair, But trust in mercy, for you also can become holy. Two streams in the form of rays have gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus Not for Angels, nor Cherubim, nor Seraphim, But for the salvation of sinful man. May God be our tomorrow!! May the Divine Mercy sing in our hearts forever!! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan © Mary TV 2020