Daily Reflections
by Cathy

The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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November 21, 2016

The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Dear Family of Mary!

Today we remember the Sacred Tradition of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple. Mary’s parents, Ann and Joachim, had prayed to God for a child, and promised to offer that child to His service. And so when Mary was about 3 years old, they brought her to the Temple to server and pray. It is said that Mary attained perfect reason at a very early age, and so she could make this same offering herself. How brave Mary must have been!

Our Lady sometimes gives us glimpses into her life in her messages. She tells us things about herself as a way to teach us how we should be. Here is one such messages:

March 18, 2016

“Dear children, with a motherly heart filled with love for you, my children, I desire to teach you complete trust in God the Father. I desire for you to learn by an internal gaze and internal listening to follow God’s will. I desire for you to learn to boundlessly trust in His mercy and His love, as I always trusted. Therefore, my children, cleanse your hearts. Free yourselves from everything that binds you to only what is earthly and permit what is of God to form your life by your prayer and sacrifice so that God’s Kingdom may be in your heart; that you may begin to live proceeding from God the Father; that you may always strive to walk with my Son. But for all of this, my children, you must be poor in spirit and filled with love and mercy. You must have pure and simple hearts and always be ready to serve. My children, listen to me, I speak for your salvation. Thank you.”

Each line of this messages seems to come from what Our Lady learned as she served in the Temple as a child. She must have been taught “complete trust in God the Father”as she lived those early years away from her parents. She must have learned how to follow God’s will by “an internal gaze and internal listening!” Without her parents to turn to, Our Lady must have gone deep into prayer.  She tells us, “I desire for you to learn to boundlessly trust in His mercy and His love, as I always trusted.” She wants us to follow her example of trust in God. Her life in service in the Temple must have required a high degree of trust in the Lord.

She continues with such good advice:

“Cleanse your hearts…”

“Free yourselves from everything that binds you to only what is earthly…”

“Permit what is of God to form your life by your prayer and sacrifice…”

We can imagine that life in the Temple was not easy, and helped Mary to grow in mature self-donation to God.

“…that you may begin to live proceeding from God the Father…”

“…That you may always strive to walk with my son…”

“…But for all of this, my children, you must be poor in spirit and filled with love and mercy. You must have pure and simple hearts and always be ready to serve….”

Our Lady lived this way from her very early life, and she knows what she is talking about. If we imagine her living in the temple, serving and praying day in and day out, these words take on a depth of meaning for us.  She was prepared to be the Mother of Jesus through her sacrificial life in the Temple, her poverty of spirit was deep, enabling her to endure the hardships and loneliness her life there entailed.  Our Lady never expects anything of us that she has not already lived!!

Little Mary, teach us by your Presentation in the Temple, to follow your example. Help us to trust in the Father completely, boundlessly, as you did. Help us to cleanse our hearts, freeing them from what is earthly, so that we can be formed by the Lord through prayer and sacrifice. Help us to learn to live our lives proceeding from the Father and walking with your Son. Pray that we can be poor in spirit as you are. That we will have pure and simple hearts that are always ready to serve. We want to become pure and simple like You, Mother. Please don’t give up on us, but pour out the graces that God gives you upon us. We honor you, O Blessed Virgin Mary. Make our hearts like your heart! Amen.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2016

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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!