Daily Reflections
by Cathy

The Risen Christ Statue, a place to find mercy!

   (c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016


October 19, 2016
Sts. John De Brebeuf and Isaac Jogues and Companions

Dear Family of Mary!

March 25, 2004 “Dear children! Also today, I call you to open yourselves to prayer. Especially now, in this time of grace, open your hearts, little children, and express your love to the Crucified. Only in this way, will you discover peace, and prayer will begin to flow from your heart into the world. Be an example, little children, and an incentive for the good. I am close to you and I love you all. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

During the Rosary recently we had a discussion about the “Risen Christ” Statue behind St. James Church. Denis and I were both amazed at the way pilgrims in Medjugorje are drawn to that statue. AT first I think they are curious about the mysterious fluid that exudes from it. But when they find themselves close to it, they are enraptured. They hug the legs of Jesus, kiss Him over and over again, and remain in a restful embrace, hugging His legs like a child would hug an adult.

Both Denis and I were touched by this show of affection for a cold, bronze figure of the Crucified. But I must admit that I feel the same attraction to just hug Jesus and hold on to His leg with childlike abandon.

Here are some facts about this statue:

The statue is a replica of a 277 cm. silver image of “The Resurrection”, sculpted by Andrej Ajdic and presented to Pope John Paul II on the occasion of his Papal Visit to Slovenia in 1996. The mystery of Christ’s resurrection is expressed by the image of an elongated, slender Christ, arms outstretched as if still nailed to the cross but at the same time globally embracing redeemed mankind, while triumphantly rising from a cross which is laid flat on the ground, overcast by the silhouette of Christ or God’s presence on earth. Another unique feature of the sculpture is that Christ is not wrapped by a loincloth but by a newspaper, signifying the ephemeral event of the crucifixion, in contrast to Christ’s everlasting and infinite nature.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the apparition of “Gospa, Kraljice Mira” (“Blessed Mother, Queen of Peace” in the native Croatian language), a 30-foot bronze replica of Ajdic’s “The Resurrection” was erected behind St. James Church. A day or two after the anniversary, around June 25-26, 2001, pilgrims started noticing that the statue was visibly oozing clear fluid. (http://asianjournalusa.com/the-weeping-christ-at-medjugorje-p3548-144.htm   )

This statue is now visited by pilgrims every day. They line up to approach the legs of Jesus, where many find a “mysterious” fluid exuding from the statue. I haven’t seen any scientific analysis of the fluid but some say that it is the tears of Mary. Our Lady may have been able to reach Jesus’ knees while He hung on the Cross, and so anointed them with her tears as He died for our sins. Those precious tears may be flowing still, for us.

It is a sign of the Great Mercy of Jesus, that we are drawn to hug the very knees and legs that were so tortured for our sins. For it seems that the people who approach the statue are overwhelmed with a sense of being loved, of being wrapped in peace, of being blessed by Jesus. This is the best explanation for their behavior I can come up with. Very often, for our Hour of Mercy prayer time which is live in Medjugore, we are present at the Risen Christ Statue for that prayer time. And we watch pilgrim after pilgrim venerating Christ, kissing Him, hugging Him, and just leaning on Him in quiet prayer. It is healing just to watch them. Our Lady calls us: Especially now, in this time of grace, open your hearts, little children, and express your love to the Crucified.”

I believe that is exactly what is going on at the Risen Christ Statue.

In the Year of Mercy, I believe the Risen Christ Statue is a sign of Mercy for the world.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

Mary TV 2016


PS. Apparition Hill is showing in theaters across the nation this week. Please make the effort to go see it, and tell others about it. It is a gift for Our Lady. She wants to reach her children, and this movie will help her very much!

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“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world!”

Pope St. John Paul II – February 24, 1990

“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!”

Our Lady of Medjugorje – July 2, 2016

“Rejoice, little children, because God is merciful and loves you all with His immeasurable love and leads you to the way of salvation through my coming here!”

Our Lady of Medjugorje – June 25, 2018

“My Son promised me that evil will never win, because you, the souls of the just, are here!”

Our Lady of Medjugorje – November 2, 2014

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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!