Day: May 1, 2022

May 2, 2022 Reflection – I am here with you!

  I am here with you! May 2, 2022 St. Athanasius Dear Family of Mary! Our Lady is here with us! This is the “Good News” of Medjugorje! Our Lady is here. She is near. She is close to us, present to us, loving us and guiding us through her presence. Her presence in Medjugorje is at the base of the testimony of each pilgrim! The Mother is with us. During this month of May, dedicated to Our Lady in a special way, I want to examine a message a day, with an eye to what Her Motherly Heart is offering us through her presence among us. Here is a beautiful message from 2018 to start with: March 2, 2018 “Dear children, great are the works that the Heavenly Father has done in me, as He does in all those who love Him tenderly and who faithfully and devoutly serve Him. My children, the Heavenly Father loves you, and it is through His love that I am here with you. He is speaking to you. Why do you not desire to see the signs? Everything is easier alongside Him. Also, pain lived with Him is easier because faith exists. Faith helps in the pain, (but) pain without faith leads to despair. Pain lived and offered to God raises up. Did my Son not redeem the world through His painful sacrifice? As His mother I was with Him in the pain and suffering, as I am with all of you. My children, I am with you in life, in suffering, in pain, in joy and in love. Therefore, have hope. It is hope that makes you comprehend that life is there. My children, I am speaking to you, my voice is speaking to your soul, my heart is speaking to your heart. Oh, apostles of my love, how much my motherly heart loves you. How many things I desire to teach you. How my motherly heart desires that you be complete, and you can be complete only when your soul, body and love are united within you. I implore you as my children, pray much for the Church and her servants – your shepherds; that the Church may be such as my Son desires – clear as spring water and full of love. Thank you.” Our Lady makes it clear that she is with us in Medjugorje, in order to help us through our trials and sufferings. She is with us to give us strength of faith, which will help us not only survive our trials but to conquer them with love and joy! Let us not lose hope in these days. Our Lady is here with us to help us! Let us pray: Litany to the Holy Name of Mary St. John Henry Newman LORD, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. Son of Mary, hear us. Son of Mary, graciously hear us. Heavenly Father, who hast Mary for Thy daughter, Have mercy on us. Eternal Son, who hast Mary for Thy mother,                        ” Holy Spirit, who hast Mary for Thy spouse, Glorious Trinity, who hast Mary for Thy handmaid, Mary, Mother of the Living God,                 Pray for us. Mary, Daughter of the Light Unapproachable, Mary, our light, Mary, our sister, Mary, stem of Jesse, Mary, offspring of kings, Mary, best work of God, Mary, immaculate, Mary, all fair, Mary, Virgin Mother, Mary, suffering with Jesus, Mary, pierced with a sword, Mary, bereft of consolation, Mary, standing by the Cross, Mary, ocean of bitterness, Mary, rejoicing in God’s will, Mary, our Lady, Mary, our Queen, Mary, bright as the sun, Mary, fair as the moon, Mary, crowned with twelve stars, Mary, seated on the right hand of Jesus, Mary, our sweetness, Mary, our hope, Mary, glory of Jerusalem, Mary, joy of Israel, Mary, honour of our people, Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us. V. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. R. Blessed art Thou among women. Let us Pray O Almighty God, who seest how earnestly we desire to place ourselves under the shadow of the name of Mary, vouchsafe, we beseech Thee, that as often as we invoke her in our need, we may receive grace and pardon from Thy holy heaven, through Christ our Lord.—Amen In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! Cathy Nolan Mary TV 2022