Day: December 23, 2021

December 24, 2021 Reflection – The Nativity of the Lord

  The Nativity of the Lord December 24, 2021 Christmas Eve Dear Family of Mary! Tonight, we will pray and await the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. This night is a most tender night. We gaze at the manger and the Newborn Jesus in it, with awe and amazement, but even more with a love that fills our being. We love Him. And we know that He loves us. Love is all in all on this night. Our Lady gave a very strong message on Christmas in 1987. May her words guide us in our prayer this night: 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. Dear children, I want Him to change you, to teach you and to protect you. Today I am praying in a special way for each one of you and I am presenting you to God so He will manifest Himself in you. I am calling you to sincere prayer with the heart so that every prayer of yours may be an encounter with God. In your work and in your everyday life, put God in the first place. I call you today with great seriousness to obey me and to do as I am calling you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” We will obey you, dearest Mother. Your commands are sweet! Happy Birthday, dearest Jesus!!!! Let us sing!: O Little Town of Bethlehem O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by. Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting Light; The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight. For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all above, While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondering love. O morning stars, together proclaim the holy Birth, And praises sing to God the King, and peace to men on earth! How silently, how silently, the wondrous Gift is given; So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of his heaven. No ear may hear his coming, but in this world of sin, Where meek souls will receive him still, the dear Christ enters in. Where children pure and happy pray to the blessèd Child, Where misery cries out to thee, Son of the Mother mild; Where charity stands watching and faith holds wide the door, The dark night wakes, the glory breaks, and Christmas comes once more. O holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray; Cast out our sin, and enter in, be born in us today. We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell; O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel! Merry Christmas!! God’s Blessing to all of you!! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan (c)Mary TV 2021 PS. The schedule for masses in Medjugorje streamed on Mary TV for Christmas Eve and Christmas day: Christmas Eve: 5:00 pm Rosary 6:00 pm Vigil Mass for Christmas Eve 10:00 pm Hymns and Carols 11:30 pm Midnight Mass for Christmas Christmas Day: Regular schedule for Evening Mass PPS: I will send out the Christmas Day message as soon as I can on Saturday PPPS: If any one is having troubles with The Mary TV Apple App, just shut it down and turn it on again and it should work: Here is a link that might help you with restarting the app.   

December 23, 2021 Reflection – O Come, O Come, Emmanuel…

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel… December 23, 2021 Dear Family of Mary! Novena for Christmas, Day 9 O come, O come, Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear. Rejoice, Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel! December 25, 2020 “Dear children! I am carrying to you little Jesus who brings you peace, Him who is the past, present and future of your existence. Little children, do not permit for your faith and hope in a better future to be extinguished, because you are chosen to be witnesses of hope in every situation. That is why I am here with Jesus that He may bless you with His peace. Thank you for having responded to my call.” We are chosen to be witnesses of hope in every situation! This is our call from Our Lady of Medjugorje! This is God’s call to us through Our Lady! May we live this call to the fullest! Come, Lord Jesus, come, and transform us into witnesses of hope! Let us pray: Novena Litany of the Infant Jesus Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Christ, have mercy, Christ, have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord, have mercy. Infant Jesus, hear us, Infant Jesus, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us; God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us;. God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us; Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us;. Infant Jesus, Response: Have mercy on us. Infant, very God, Infant, Son of the Living God, Infant, Son of the Virgin Mary, Infant, begotten before the morning star, Infant, Word made flesh, Infant, Wisdom of Thy Father, Infant, Purity of Thy mother, Infant, only Son of Thy Father, Infant, First-Born of Thy mother, Infant, Image of Thy Father, Infant, Creator of Thy mother, Infant, Splendor of Thy Father, Infant, Honor of Thy mother, Infant, equal to Thy Father, Infant, subject to Thy mother, Infant, Joy of Thy Father, Infant, Riches of Thy mother, Infant, Gift of Thy Father, Infant, Offering of Thy mother, Infant, precious fruit of a virgin, Infant, Creator of man,Infant, Power of God, Infant, our God, Infant, our Brother, Infant, perfect Man from Thy conception, Infant, ancient in wisdom from Thy childhood, Infant, Father of ages, Infant, of days, Infant, giving life, and nourished at the breast, Infant, Eternal Word, and making Thyself dumb, Infant, weeping in the crib, Infant, thundering in Heaven, Infant, terror of hell, Infant, Joy of Paradise, Infant, dreaded by tyrants, Infant, desired by the Magi, Infant, exiled from Thy people, Infant, King in exile, Infant, Destroyer of idols, Infant, Vindicator of the glory of God, Infant, strong in weakness, Infant, powerful in abasement, Infant, Treasure of Grace, Infant, Fountain of Love, Infant, Author of the blessings of Heaven, Infant, Repairer of the evils of earth, Infant, Head of the angels, Infant, Stem of the patriarchs, Infant, Word of the prophets, Infant, Expectation of nations, Infant, Joy of the shepherds, Infant, Light of the Magi, Infant, Salvation of children, Infant, Hope of the just, Infant, Teacher of doctors, Infant, First-fruits of the saints Be merciful, Response: Spare us, O Infant Jesus, Be merciful, Response: Graciously hear us, O Infant Jesus. From the bondage of the children of Adam, Response: Infant Jesus, deliver us. From the slavery of the devil, From the corruption of the world, From the lust of the flesh, From the pride of life, From the immoderate desire of knowledge, From the blindness of mind, From the perversity of will, From our sins,Through Thy most pure conception, Through Thy most humble birth, Through Thy tears, Through Thy most painful circumcision, Through Thy most glorious epiphany, Through Thy most devout presentation, Through Thy most innocent conversation in the world, Through Thy most holy life, Through Thy poverty, Through Thy sorrows, Through Thy labors and travails. Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Infant Jesus, Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Infant Jesus, Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us, O Infant Jesus. Infant Jesus, hear us, Infant Jesus, graciously hear us. LET US PRAY O Lord Jesus, Who allowed the greatness of Thy incarnate divinity and most sacred humanity to be born in time, to become a little child, and to suffer bitter death, grant that we may acknowledge infinite wisdom in the silence of a child, power in weakness, majesty in abasement, so that adoring Thy humility and littleness on earth we may contemplate Thy glories in Heaven. We ask this of Thee, who, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, lives and reigns God, forever and ever. Amen In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan (c)Mary TV 2021