Daily Reflections
by Cathy

With peace in the soul…

(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2017


September 6, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!

“You do not comprehend pain. You do not comprehend that through the love of God you need to accept pain and endure it. Every human being will experience it to a lesser or greater measure. But with peace in the soul and in a state of grace, hope exists; this is my Son, God, born of God.” (September 2, 2017)

Our Lady makes it very clear that we do not comprehend pain. Pain, whether physical, mental, or spiritual, is to be avoided. It is something that weighs us down, exhausts us, confuses us. Pain hobbles us, makes us feel unable to cope, frightens us and cripples us.

But Our Lady tells us that “through the love of God you need to accept pain and endure it.” What does this mean? I take it to mean that if we love God, if we seek Him and His will, and we are focused on serving Him alone, we will see pain in a different way. The God we serve, who leads us through our life, will help us to bear our pain. He will show us how to endure it. He will even use this pain to the benefit of others. He will make our pain part of His plan for redemption. This God we love will help us to pick up our cross and follow Him.

Rather than try to escape a difficulty or cross, even physical pain, we can accept it in faith. Much of the disorder in human society comes from trying to flee from pain. Drugs, alcohol, consumerism, and many other disorders are all attempts to mask and run from pain. They only cause more pain. But what if we could turn to the Lord when pain appears, place our lives in His hands, and quietly trust Him to see us through the pain? What then?

Our Lady tells us that “with peace in the soul” we will have hope, we will have Jesus. This peace comes from our complete trust in Jesus. And she also says that “in a state of grace” we will see that hope exists. If we have confided our lives to Jesus, and we are seeking His forgiveness in confession, we will be in a state of grace. In that state, our hearts are continually nourished and strengthened by the Holy Spirit. We are strong enough to face our suffering because we have the Holy Spirit acting in us. So peace, which comes from surrender, and holiness, which comes from being in a state of grace, will produce hope in our lives, the great gift of God that keeps us focused on eternity.

In the lives of the saints, we see many holy ones who have faced incredible pain with the strength and hope that Our Lady describes for us. I think of St. Maximilian Kolbe who chose to die of starvation in the Nazi prison camp in place of another prisoner. He was able to endure incredible pain, because his hope was invincible. He had great peace in his soul, and was in a state of grace. His eyes were on heaven, and his heart was able to love all those around him. This is heavenly strength and endurance. But it was not just from his strong character, it was from the peace and hope that God filled him with.

May we all learn from Our Lady this important lesson. Pain is not our enemy. Pain is a fact of life. We are able to endure pain if we are with Jesus, in peace of soul and a state of grace. Then the Father will be able to use our suffering for His glory.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2017

PS. Please don’t get me wrong…I am just learning this stuff myself. I think Our Lady wants us to examine our relationship to pain so that we can triumph over it with peace and holiness of life! I am ready to try!

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Mary TV is a lay apostolate founded to put at the Gospa’s service (Our Lady’s service) modern communication technologies to bring her presence in Medjugorje – and her school in Medjugorje – to the world.

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“Dear children, my real, living presence among you should make you happy because this is the great love of my Son. He is sending me among you so that, with a motherly love, I may grant you safety!”

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Our Lady Speaks

Vicka's Note MaryTV

Vicka, one of the visionaries in Medjugorje, wrote the note (above) after Our Lady spoke with her during an apparition in Medjugorje in April, 1999, about Mary TV’s  plan to build a television facility in Medjugorje.

Vicka wrote to Denis: “Our Lady says that the plan is good – but you need to wait a little.  Now you can get prepared little by little, until Our Lady tells when the right moment is.  You don’t need to hurry, make haste, but to be patient.”

When Our Lady said this to Vicka, the technical genius in Medjugorje that she had her eyes upon, who would begin Mary TV’s live streaming from Medjugorje, was seven years old.

Totus Tuus (Totally Yours)

Immaculate Conception, Mary my Mother, Live in me, Act in me, Speak in me and through me, Think your thoughts in my mind, Love through my heart, Give me your dispositions and feelings, Teach, lead me and guide me to Jesus, Correct, enlighten and expand my thoughts and behavior, Possess my soul, Take over my entire personality and life, replace it with Yourself, Incline me to constant adoration, Pray in me and through me, Let me live in you and keep me in this union always.

Our Lady gave this prayer 25 years before She started appearing in Medjugorje. This prayer is being answered through Our Lady’s presence in Medjugorje and through Her messages. Mother Immaculata writes: “This is Mary’s hour and She is about to crush Satan’s head. Her very being is like incandescent heat in the center of the Trinity and the manifestation of Her power is growing daily. The Immaculate Conception prayer (which is what Our Lady called the prayer she gave me for union with Her) has been used by exorcists who have told me that the devil reacts violently to it and is subdued by it. We are praying daily for the success of Mary TV!“

Our Lady Gives A Sign…


MARY TV was LIVE STREAMING Ivan’s May 24, 2013 apparition on Mt. Podbrdo (Apparition Hill) in Medjugorje. My wife, Cathy, was praying in front of her computer in the US, connected through the Internet, welcoming Our Lady along with everyone gathered on the mountain. She couldn’t see anything on her computer screen because it was late at night and Ivan had said, “No lights.” She found herself asking Our Lady for a sign – a little light – as a sign that MARY TV was on the right track and really serving her. Just after the apparition, when she went to give an account on Mary TV’s Facebook page, the page opened with this picture that she had never seen before, captioned: “MARY APPEARS OVER BUILDING IN MEDJUGORJE, PHOTO TAKEN BY PILGRIM.” Our Lady is standing directly over MARY TV’s studios, her feet right where we have two POV cameras STREAMING 24/7 LIVE TO THE WORLD Apparition Hill & Cross Mountain!


Our Lady spoke to Vicka during an apparition in Medjugorje in April, 1999, about the importance of Mary TV’s mission. At that time she told Vicka that she herself (Our Lady) would begin Mary TV! She did! But she didn’t do it alone. The generosity of her children made Mary TV a reality for her. Your generosity is needed now for it to continue!