Day: July 31, 2023

August 1, 2023 Reflection – Let’s celebrate Our Lady’s Birthday August 5th!

Let’s celebrate Our Lady’s Birthday on August 5th!   August 1, 2023 Dear Family of Mary! On August 5, 2023 we will celebrate the 2039th birthday of Our Lady! How do we know this? Our Lady told us through the visionaries in 1984 and she asked them to help us celebrate it. Here is how it happened: In 1984 Our Lady told the visionaries that on August 5, 1984 it would be her 2000th birthday! She told them she was actually born on August 5, and that in 1984 it would be 2000 years! She wanted to celebrate that birthday in a special way! She wanted to shower down graces upon all of her children in Medjugorje! She asked for prayer and fasting for three days before her 2000th birthday. And many miracles happened on that day! Collected below are her messages about that wonderful day: Sunday, August 5, 1984 The celebration of the second millennium of Mary’s birthday was preceded by three days of fasting and continuous prayer. Seventy priests heard confessions without rest; there were a great number of conversions. On that day Our Lady said: “Never in my life have I cried with sorrow, as I have cried this evening with joy. Thank you!” In anticipation of this day Our Lady had said: “The priest who will hear confession will have great joy on that day.” (It was said that the robes of the priests hearing confessions were wet with the tears of the penitents that day!) During these 3 days of fasting and continuous prayer the visionaries say the Blessed Virgin was very joyful. Our Lady repeated: “I am very happy, continue, continue. Continue to pray and to fast.” For many years the Youth Festival in Medjugorje has included August 5th! It was arranged that way on purpose, to be able to celebrate Mother Mary’s birthday with the young people. She loves young people!! This year the schedule was changed, and so we have this week to prepare for Our Lady’s birthday ourselves! I suggest we take these days as a personal retreat and spend some time just with Our Lady, talking to her about everything! She would love to have that time with each one of us. We might say a rosary, slowly and with lots of interjections to Mother Mary, just telling her what ever comes to mind. She will listen with joy! I will share a short prayer in my reflections too. Here is today’s prayer: Prayer to Our Lady of Mercy by Saint Augustine of Hippo “Blessed Virgin Mary, who can worthily repay you with praise and thanks for having rescued a fallen world by your generous consent! Receive our gratitude, and by your prayers obtain the pardon of our sins. Take our prayers into the sanctuary of heaven and enable them to make our peace with God. Holy Mary, help the miserable, strengthen the discouraged, comfort the sorrowful, pray for your people, plead for the clergy, intercede for all women consecrated to God. May all who venerate you feel now your help and protection. Be ready to help us when we pray, and bring back to us the answers to our prayers. Make it your continual concern to pray for the people of God, for you were blessed by God and were made worthy to bear the Redeemer of the world, who lives and reigns forever. Amen” In Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Cathy Nolan Mary TV I encourage you all to go to the archives and experience the Youth Festival 2023 again and again!!