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August 24, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

Tonight (August 24, 2018) Ivan met with his prayer group at the Blue Cross. Our Lady came to him during that prayer. After the encounter with Our Lady, Ivan shared his experience. Here are Ivan’s remarks:

Now I am going to describe to you what is most important from tonight’s meeting:

Tonight also Our Lady has come to us, very joyful. And she greeted us with her motherly greeting, “Praised be Jesus, My dear children!”

Then she prayed here over all of us for an extended period of time. And especially she prayed here over the sick who are present here. And then in a special way tonight she prayed for the families – for holiness in the family – for the youth.

Then she blessed all of us with her motherly blessing. She blessed everything that you brought to be blessed. Then I recommended all of you, all your needs, your intentions, your families, and in a special way I recommended all of you here who are sick.

Then Our Lady continued to pray over all of us and she left in that prayer and the illuminated sign of the Cross with the words, “Go in peace, my dear children.”

I would like to emphasize one more time that tonight Our lady prayed especially for families, for holiness in families. Thank you.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV2018

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“All together with my Son you can change everything and heal the world!”
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August 24, 2018
St. Bartholomew, Apostle

Dear Family of Mary!

August 2, 2011 “Dear children; Today I call you to be born anew in prayer and through the Holy Spirit, to become a new people with my Son; a people who knows that if they have lost God, they have lost themselves; a people who knows that, with God, despite all sufferings and trials, they are secure and saved. I call you to gather into God’s family and to be strengthened with the Father’s strength. As individuals, my children, you cannot stop the evil that wants to begin to rule in this world and to destroy it. But, according to God’s will, all together, with my Son, you can change everything and heal the world. I call you to pray with all your heart for your shepherds, because my Son chose them. Thank you.”

I find this message to be very important for us in these days. Our Lady captures the temptations, the trials and the challenges of our time with these words:

“Today I call you to be born anew in prayer and through the Holy Spirit, to become a new people with my Son; a people who knows that if they have lost God, they have lost themselves; a people who knows that, with God, despite all sufferings and trials, they are secure and saved.”

We know that if we lose God we lose ourselves. If we reject God, His Word, His Creation, His Commandments, we do lose ourselves. We become so much less than we were created to be. We lose our dignity. We lose our purpose. We lose our hope and our future, which should be eternity with God.

And yet, it would appear that many, many people today have lost God. They have rejected Him, or turned from Him due to their wounds and sorrows. They have made lesser gods for themselves, and have begun to experience the disorder that ensues.

Our Lady is with us to help us to adhere to the Lord with all our hearts. She is with us to help us become those who know that with God, despite all sufferings and trials, we are secure and saved. We experience this security and salvation in Medjugorje where Our Lady has come to be with us. The most common testimony given by pilgrims is that in Medjugorje they find peace. They find contentment and hope. They find themselves.

Our task then is to gather ourselves into God’s family in these days. In particular, we can gather into the family of Mary which is formed in Medjugorje. In that family we find strength. We find encouragement and hope, peace and love.

Our Lady knows that we cannot stand alone against the evils of our day. We are no match for the enemy alone. The enemy would cut us off from the family of God, so that alone, he would destroy us. But we stand together. We pray together. We believe together. And we have one Mother who watches over us.

And as Our Lady says, “But according to God’s will, all together, with my Son, you can change everything and heal the world.” She has come to change the world as she told Mirjana. But she needs her family at her side to accomplish this transformation. We are her family. She needs us.

So let us continue in prayer, continue in our new birth in Christ through the Sacraments and the Holy Spirit, continue in love and hope as we travel with Our Lady. She will prevail.

And let’s always pray with all of our hearts for our shepherds, because Jesus chose them. Good and bad, they need our prayers and sacrifices, not our judgement. We must be informed of the truth but we must leave the ultimate judgement to God. This is a hard truth, but one that will bear great fruit. Hate the sin but love the sinner. Support the victims, and pray for them. In the long run, this will protect us from the enemy, who would like to use this situation to destroy us all.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018

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August 23, 2018
St. Rose of Lima

Dear Family of Mary!

Here is the message given through Ivan on August 3rd, 2018 on Apparition Hill. The priest for yesterday’s Mass (August 22) in Medjugorje spoke about it:

“Dear children, also today, I desire to call you in a special way to forgiveness. Forgive, dear children, and like this, open the way to the Holy Spirit to your heart. I pray, dear children, for all of you, and intercede for you before my Son. Pray together with me for my plans. Thank you, dear children, for also today having responded to my call.” (Ivan, August 3, 2018)

The homily for English Mass on August 22, 2018 in Medjugorje:

Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ. Now and forever…

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ! Dear Brothers in saintly priesthood. Today we celebrate Our Lady with this title: Queen. And as I spoke at the beginning of the Mass, she here in Medjugorje, she is the Queen of Peace. Queen means to “have mercy.” And she is indeed the Queen of Mercy because she is coming here in Medjugorje for 37 years. And she is spreading her love to us. And she is spreading her love, her divine love from the person of Jesus Christ through messages, through events. And we should understand the calling of our Mother here in Medjugorje.

She is a Queen. She is the Queen of heaven and earth. But today, she’s coming in our hearts and she wants us to open our hearts to the Holy Spirit. In the last message given through Ivan, one of the visionaries, she said that forgiveness opens the way to the Holy Spirit. So the key to having the Holy Spirit in our hearts, to have the divine grace, is to try to forgive. Because forgiveness means love. It means the love of God. And this is the will of God, to love one another, and to love each one with the love of God. Which means forgiveness, which means peace.

But to achieve this is not an easy feat. The key is to listen to what Our Lady, Queen of Peace is telling us here today and is telling us through her messages for 37 years. This is really mind-blowing- 37 years of apparitions! Tens of thousands of messages given to the whole world. Given to us to understand that God wants us to return to the right path. Because she is the Queen, she is the Mother who knows that her sons are not following the path of God. They are following a path that leads away from God.

And this is really the essence of Medjugorje, to return to God’s way. To fulfill His will, and to forgive and to love. So today Our Lady is telling us, I want to be the Queen of your heart. I want to be a Queen of love in your heart. But first, you have to forgive yourself. And you have to forgive everyone in your life that you cannot manage to forgive.

If we don’t have the power to forgive, we should ask Our Lady to give us this amazing power to forgive and to love. We by ourselves, we cannot forgive. Because we have this ego which is from the beginning. From the mortal sin that we inherited from Adam and Eve. And this battle between us and our ego and Satan will last until the very last moments of our lives. And this is the most important battle in our life. To forgive and to love and to understand that our enemy is not the people around us, our enemy is Satan, who wants us to be destroyed, literally.

So to fight against Satan and against our ego, we must forgive and love with the love of Our Lady, Queen of Peace in Medjugorje. And the easiest way is to pray the Rosary, to fast, to confess, to read the Bible every day, and to attend the Holy Mass. These are the five stones with which we can defeat Satan. Our Lady is telling us this through her messages.

So we must pray the Rosary. Our Lady has requested only one prayer. She requested the Rosary to be prayed all over the world. Because the Rosary is the prayer of peace. And if we pray the Rosary, personally or with others, we manage to have peace in our hearts. We manage to have forgiveness and love.

So, dear Brothers and Sisters, today I tell you with great joy that I am happy to celebrate the Mass today on the Queenship of Our Lady, and I am really happy to be in Medjugorje for the fourth time, second time as a priest, with two seminary students, and we are staying with Sr. Melinda. She has invited us here. And we want to stay here in Medjugorje as long as we can, to pray and be a sign for others that we have peace, forgiveness and love in our hearts.

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Thank you to this beautiful priest who gave the homily yesterday. I do not know his name, but he spoke very clearly about the essence of Our Lady’s presence in Medjugorje. I had never realized that the five stones are actually designed to help us fight our own ego, our pride, and Satan. But it is so true! Each one of these practices help us to become smaller before God, more ready to be taught, more repentant and forgiving, and more teachable. How beautiful is Our Lady’s plan. She helps us to fight our real enemy, through her stones. The real enemy is our pride, our unforgiveness and Satan, who tries to increase our pride with his temptations.

May we live the messages of Our Lady with the heart! She has such wisdom!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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August 22, 2018
The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Dear Family of Mary!

July 25, 1988 “Dear children! Today I am calling you to a complete surrender to God. Everything you do and everything you possess give over to God so that He can take control in your life as the King of all that you possess. That way, through me, God can lead you into the depths of the spiritual life. Little children, do not be afraid, because I am with you even if you think there is no way out and that satan is in control. I am bringing peace to you. I am your mother, the Queen of Peace. I am blessing you with the blessings of joy so that for you God may be everything in your life. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Let us pray:

Our Lady, queen of all hearts.

O Mary, Queen of all hearts,
Queen of the family,
Queen of the home,
Your heart is the overflowing
treasury of the graces of God;
Your heart is filled with the riches of
The Mysteries of your Son;
Your heart truly believes that
Nothing is impossible with God;
Your heart is the first to receive and welcome
The Lord of all glory into this world;
Your heart receives as children all of those
Redeemed by your Son.

We open our hearts to you.
We open our home to you.
We invite you to reign as Queen of our Family.

O Mother so compassionate,
O Queen so generous,
Strengthen, protect and sustain our family
In the goodness of true love;
In the difficulties and struggles of life, be our refuge;
In the joy and goodness of life,
Teach us to rejoice and give thanks to God;
Overcome all that threatens to separate us
And preserve us in unity;
See the hidden and unspoken needs within our hearts
And in your goodness answer them.

O Mary, Queen of all hearts, we trust in you.
O Mary, Queen of all hearts, we hope in you.
O Mary, Queen of all hearts, we love you and we honor you.

Amen.

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In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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August 21, 2018
St. Pius X

Dear Family of Mary!

Tomorrow is the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary! Though is it not well known, this memorial is at the heart of God’s plan in these days. He has sent Our Lady to be with us in these days, revealed as the Queen of Peace. In Medjugorje, Our Lady is with us to establish her Queenship in our poor fallen world. She told us in 2009:

“Dear children! Today I call you all to pray for peace and to witness it in your families so that peace may become the highest treasure on this peaceless earth. I am your Queen of Peace and your mother. I desire to lead you on the way of peace, which comes only from God. Therefore, pray, pray, pray. Thank you for having responded to my call.” April 25, 2009

In preparation for tomorrow, here is a beautiful prayer, Litany to Mary, Queen. We can pray it with all our hearts. Our Lady is our Queen, and we love her!

Litany of Mary, Queen
For private recital only.

Lord have mercy on us.
Christ have mercy on us.
Lord have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven,
have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost,
have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Most honored of Virgins, pray for us.

Chosen daughter of the Father, pray for us.
Mother of Christ the King, pray for us.
Glory of the Holy Spirit, pray for us.

Virgin daughter of Zion, pray for us.
Virgin poor and humble, pray for us.
Virgin gentle and obedient, pray for us.

Handmaid of the Lord, pray for us.
Mother of the Lord, pray for us.
Helper of the Redeemer, pray for us.

Full of grace, pray for us.
Fountain of beauty, pray for us.
Model of virtue, pray for us.

First fruit of the Redemption, pray for us.
Perfect disciple of Christ, pray for us.
Untarnished image of the Church, pray for us.

Woman transformed, pray for us.
Woman clothed with the sun, pray for us.
Woman crowned with stars, pray for us.

Gentle Lady, pray for us.
Gracious Lady, pray for us.
Our Lady, pray for us.

Joy of Israel, pray for us.
Splendor of the Church, pray for us.
Pride of the human race, pray for us.

Advocate of grace, pray for us.
Minister of holiness, pray for us.
Champion of God’s people, pray for us.

Queen of love, pray for us.
Queen of mercy, pray for us.
Queen of peace, pray for us.

Queen of Angels, pray for us.
Queen of Patriarchs and Prophets, pray for us.
Queen of Apostles and Martyrs, pray for us.

Queen of Confessors and Virgins
Queen of all Saints, pray for us.
Queen conceived without Original Sin, pray for us.

Queen assumed into Heaven, pray for us.
Queen of all the earth, pray for us.
Queen of Heaven, pray for us.

Queen of the universe, pray for us.
Queen of Peace, pray for us.

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.

Let us pray.

Father, Thou hast given us the Mother of Thy Son
to be our Queen and Mother. With the support of her prayers
may we come to share the glory of Thy children in the
Kingdom of Heaven. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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August 20, 2018
St. Bernard

Dear Family of Mary!

We are approaching the 25th of the month. And each month Our Lady gives us a message through which she leads us to her Son. Month by month we are given her motherly direction and it is so very fruitful. Consider our most recent message of the 25th of July:

July 25, 2018 “Dear children! God called me to lead you to Him because He is your strength. That is why I am calling you to pray to Him and to trust in Him, because He is your refuge from every evil that lurks and carries souls far from the grace and joy to which you are all called. Little children, live Heaven here on earth so that it will be good for you; and may the commandments of God be a light on your way. I am with you and I love you all with my motherly love. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Our Lady wants us to live heaven here on earth. She desires that we carry within us the peace and joy of heaven. She wants us to be united to Jesus in such a way that we will be safe from every evil that is lurking in our world today. She wants us to be strong and safe from harm. And the Commandments of God are part of living heaven on earth. They create in us the purity of intention and the right relationship with God and our neighbor that we need to live God’s peace.

Jesus, in the Gospel for today shares the very same desire with the young man:

A young man approached Jesus and said,
“Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?”
He answered him, “Why do you ask me about the good?
There is only One who is good.
If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
He asked him, “Which ones?”
And Jesus replied, “You shall not kill;
you shall not commit adultery;
you shall not steal;
you shall not bear false witness;
honor your father and your mother;
and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
The young man said to him,
“All of these I have observed. What do I still lack?”
Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go,
sell what you have and give to the poor,
and you will have treasure in heaven.
Then come, follow me.”
When the young man heard this statement, he went away sad,
for he had many possessions. (Mt 19:16-22)

Just as Our Lady said in her message, Jesus calls us to live His Father’s commandments if we want to gain eternal life. And living the Commandments are the way that leads to perfection and helps us to follow Jesus. But there is one last step that both Mary and Jesus recommended It is allowing Jesus to be our refuge from evil. We need to trust in Jesus so much that we can let go of all our earthly attachments and in letting go we find ourselves safe and free from evil. Why? Because the devil uses all that stuff to entrap us. Jesus wanted the young man to be completely safe from the enemy and so he suggested that he sell his stuff and “come follow me.”

Our Lady says something similar “That is why I am calling you to pray to Him and to trust in Him, because He is your refuge from every evil that lurks and carries souls far from the grace and joy to which you are all called.” Our trust in Jesus, our taking refuge in Him, will keep us safe. It will make us perfect! When we trust Jesus we let go of the world and hang on to His hand. That is the safest place to be!

Let’s pray this week to be able to say yes to Jesus as Mary suggests, and let Jesus be our refuge.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan
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Dear Family of Mary!

The presence of our Apostolic Visitor, Archbishop Henryk Hoser, continues to fill us with awe and joy! The accompaniment of such a holy and learned Archbishop to the parish, the village, the Franciscans, and the pilgrims is a great source of calm and peace, of hope and of trust. He is truly a fatherly presence for all of us.

On the Feast of the Assumption, Archbishop Hoser gave a wonderful homily at the Evening, International Mass. The parish has furnished a transcript of that homily, posting it on their website. I want to share it with you in this little reflection as well. It is worthy of a slow and thoughtful reading. Here is the homily:

Homily of the Apostolic Visitor for Medjugorje, Mons. Henryk Hoser, August 15, 2018, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary!

Your Excellency from Gabon in Africa, Your Excellency from Italy, dear brothers, priests, all of you who live consecrated life, dear pilgrims from this country and from abroad, dear parishioners of the Parish of Medjugorje, dear brothers and sisters,

Today’s Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, closes the eschatological cycle, turning our gaze towards the goal of human life. After our Lord’s Resurrection and Ascension, the salvific act is achieved in participation with the Mother of God. She became inseparable from her Son, the image of the Merciful God. Mary says about herself:

“From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me and holy is his name. He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation.”

Indeed, Mary’s Assumption is the expression of Mercy acting through the Mother of Mercy, Refuge of Sinners, our Intercessor.

At the horizon of our earthly life and at the edge of eternity, a great sign appeared in the sky, a great sign of a woman. How is she presented? What does her appearance say to us?

“A woman clothed with the sun”.

The light comes from the sun. Who is that sun? Her Son is the sun: “the dawn from on high shall break upon us” – says the Canticle of Zechariah that the Church prays every morning. Mary saw the Son of God in a human nature and in a human body. Christ, on the other hand, has clothed His Mother in the sun. Mary shines with the light of Christ. In her private apparitions, Our Lady is always presented in the light, so beautiful, on the path of the light. In Fatima, she was always coming from the direction of the east and she would leave facing the east – in the direction of the rising sun.

We see her “with the moon under her feet.”

The moon is not the source of the light. The moon radiates the light it received from the sun. However, the moon shines in the dark night and directs those who journey. To be the moon, to be the reflection of the sun, this is the mission of us faithful, always radiating the sun that breaks upon us.

“On her head a crown of twelve stars.”

This is the sign, that is cosmic and biblical at the same time. Mary, the Queen of Heaven and Earth is crowned with the crown of twofold significance. She was created as the most perfect creature ever made by the Creator, as the Star Most Bright.

On the other hand, she is written in human history, the history of salvation. She is part of twelve tribes of chosen people from the Old Covenant as the Queen of Patriarchs and Prophets, later on she becomes the Queen of Apostles, those who are the foundation of the Church.

“She wailed aloud in Pain as she labored to give birth.”

From the cross, Jesus instituted Mary, his Mother, as the universal Mother of all people; all those who need to born from above, of the water and of the Spirit. Just as our Savior responded to Nicodemus on two occasions when he said:

Jesus answered and said unto him: “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God!” (Jn 3,3)

Jesus responded again: “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” (Jn 3,5)

In the most excellent way of her motherhood, Mary is giving us a birth for the Kingdom of God.

Before she came into the glory of the Assumption, Mary was involved in earthly life, just like all mortal people are; she was born of her parents, tradition says it was Joachim and Anna, born in a simple and modest family, not in the royal palace!

A girl from Nazareth, little by little she discovered her being, incomparable to the others, mostly because she never had the experience of personal sin. After the Annunciation, the angel of the Lord brought news to Mary and said to her: “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.”

Full of grace, Mary is free, from the original and personal sin. In Lourdes, Mary declared this truth when she said: “I am the Immaculate Conception.”

With the Annunciation, after Mary said: “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word” (Lk 1, 37), her “pilgrimage in faith” began in which “the Blessed Virgin Mary advanced, faithfully preserving her union with Christ”. (R. Mater 5) This pilgrimage is the connection uniting the Mother of God with Christ and with the Church.

For us, Mary appears and becomes like the Stella Maris – Star of the Sea – for all those who are still on the journey of faith. Indeed, Mary’s faith is heroic, going through all of the mysteries of the Rosary, yes, the joyful, luminous and glorious, but also the sorrowful ones too. We are all familiar with Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the prophecy of Simeon:

And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed!” (Lk 2, 34-35)

St. John Paul II said: “The Blessed Virgin Mary continues to ‘go before’ the People of God. Her exceptional pilgrimage of faith represents a constant point of reference for the Church, for individuals and for communities, for peoples and nations, and in a sense, for all humanity.” (Redemptoris Mater 6)

Besides that, St. John Paul II also said: “Mary does not cease to be the ‘Star of the Sea’ for all those who are still on the journey of faith. If they lift their eyes to her from their earthly existence, they do so because ‘the Son whom she brought forth is he whom God placed as the first – born among many brethren (Rom 8;29), and also because in the birth and development of these brothers and sisters she cooperates with a maternal love.” (Redemptoris Mater 6)

She is not only the Star of the Sea, but also the Morning Star. What does this title mean – Morning Star? Just as this star, together with the “dawn” precedes the rising of the sun, so Mary from the time of her Immaculate Conception preceded the coming of the Savior, the rising of the ‘Sun of Justice’ in the history of the human race.

Let us remain strong and walk on Her journey of faith that will become our safest, shortest and the brightest path to God, Triune and One, in everlasting joy!

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In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2018

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August 16, 2018

St. Stephen of Hungary

Dear Family of Mary!

July 2, 2009 “Dear children! I am calling you because I need you. I need hearts ready for immeasurable love. Hearts that are not burdened by vanity. Hearts that are ready to love as my Son loved, that are ready to sacrifice themselves as my Son sacrificed Himself. I need you. In order to come with me, forgive yourselves, forgive others and adore my Son. Adore Him also for those who have not come to know Him, those who do not love Him. Therefore, I need you. Therefore, I call you. Thank you.”

Gospel for August 16, 2018
Mt 18:21-19-1

Peter approached Jesus and asked him,
“Lord, if my brother sins against me,
how often must I forgive him?
As many as seven times?”
Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.
That is why the Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king
who decided to settle accounts with his servants.
When he began the accounting,
a debtor was brought before him who owed him a huge amount.
Since he had no way of paying it back,
his master ordered him to be sold,
along with his wife, his children, and all his property,
in payment of the debt.
At that, the servant fell down, did him homage, and said,
‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back in full.’
Moved with compassion the master of that servant
let him go and forgave him the loan.
When that servant had left, he found one of his fellow servants
who owed him a much smaller amount.
He seized him and started to choke him, demanding,
‘Pay back what you owe.’
Falling to his knees, his fellow servant begged him,
‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.’
But he refused.
Instead, he had the fellow servant put in prison
until he paid back the debt.
Now when his fellow servants saw what had happened,
they were deeply disturbed,
and went to their master and reported the whole affair.
His master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant!
I forgave you your entire debt because you begged me to.
Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant,
as I had pity on you?’
Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers
until he should pay back the whole debt.
So will my heavenly Father do to you,
unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart.”

When Jesus finished these words, he left Galilee
and went to the district of Judea across the Jordan.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan

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August 15, 2018

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Dear Family of Mary!

On this beautiful Feast of the Assumption, I want to share a reflection I have shared for the last few years. It is about the prophetic meaning in the Dogma of the Assumption, declared in 1950. I am quoting Archbishop Fulton Sheen, who was remarkably able to synthesize human thought and politics and religion in such a way as to show the battle between good and evil, and God’s plan to win! I hope this makes sense to you:

February 02, 2016 “Dear children… I repeat, the Resurrection of my Son and my Assumption into Heaven is hope and love for you. Therefore, my children, pray to come to know the truth; to have firm faith which will lead your heart and which will transform your pain and sufferings into love and hope. Thank you.”

I wanted to share something with you about the Assumption. For some reason, as I prayed I felt drawn to a book I read quite a while ago, “The World’s First Love, Mary, Mother of God” by Archbishop Fulton J Sheen. I looked through the Contents, and found the chapter on the Assumption. And when I began to read it, I saw that I had underlined almost every word of that chapter! It is a blockbuster!

But the last few paragraphs are really pertinent for us because Sheen points to something in a prophetic way that we are experiencing. “The World’s First Love” was written in 1952, only two years after the Dogma of the Assumption was declared by Pope Pius XII. And yet, Sheen seems to see the plan of God in that declaration. Let’s listen to him:

Within three decades the definition of the Assumption will cure the pessimism and despair of the modern world. Freud, who did so much to develop this pessimism, took as his motto; “If I cannot move the Gods on high, I shall set all hell in an uproar.” That uproar which he created will now be stilled by a Lady as powerful as an “army drawn up in battle array.” The age of the “body beautiful” will now become the age of the Assumption.

In Mary there is a triple transition. In the Annunciation we pass from the holiness of the Old Testament to the holiness of Christ. At Pentecost we pass from the holiness of the historical Christ to the holiness of the Mystical Christ or His Body, which is the Church. Mary here received the Spirit for a second time. The first overshadowing was to give birth to the Head of the Church: this second overshadowing is to give birth to His Body as she is in the midst of the Apostles abiding in prayer. The third transition is the Assumption, as she becomes the first human person to realize the historical destiny of the faithful as members of Christ’s Mystical Body, beyond time, beyond death, and beyond judgment.

Mary is always in the vanguard of humanity. She is compared to Wisdom, presiding at creation; she is announced as the woman who will conquer Satan, as the Virgin who will conceive. She becomes the first person since the Fall to have a unique and unrepeatable kind of union with God; she mothers the infant Christ in Bethlehem; she mothers the Mystical Christ at Jerusalem; and now, by her Assumption, she goes ahead like her Son to prepare a place for us. She participates in the glory of her Son, reigns with Him, presides at His Side over the destinies of the Church in time, and intercedes for us, to Him, as He, in His turn, intercedes to the Heavenly Father.

Adam came before Eve chronologically. The new Adam, Christ, comes after the New Eve, Mary, chronologically, although existentially He preceded her as the Creator a creature. By stressing for the moment only the time element, Mary always seems to be the advent of what is in store for man. She anticipates Christ for nine months, as she bears Heaven within her; she anticipates His Passion at Cana and His Church at Pentecost. Now, in the last great doctrine of the Assumption, she anticipates Heavenly glory, and the definition comes at a time when men think of it least.

One wonders if this could not be the last of the great truths of Mary to be defined by the Church. Anything else might seem to be an anticlimax after she is declared to be in Heaven, body and soul. But actually there is one other truth left to be defined, and that is that she is the Mediatrix, under her Son, of all graces. As St. Paul speaks of the Ascension of Our Lord as the prelude to His intercession for us, so we fittingly, should speak of the Assumption of Our Lady as a prelude to her intercession for us. First, the place, Heaven; then the function, intercession. The nature of her role is not to call her Son’s attention to some need, in an emergency unnoticed by Him, nor is it to “win” a difficult consent. Rather it is to unite herself to His compassionate Mercy and give a human voice to His Infinite Love. The main ministry of Mary is to incline men’s’ hearts to obedience to the will of her Divine Son. Her last recorded words at Cana are still her words in the Assumption; “Whatsoever He shall say to you, that do ye.” (Fulton J Sheen, The World’s First Love, Mary, Mother of God. McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. New York. 1952)

Archbishop Sheen clearly sees that Mary, in her Assumption, is the key to our age of despair. In Mary, humanity has hope. In her Assumption, life again has meaning. We are not creatures without souls, and without an eternal future. We are called to live forever with our God, who loves us, and Mary shows us the way.

I also find it interesting that in 1952 Archbishop Sheen would project that in three decades after the Dogma was declared “the definition of the Assumption will cure the pessimism and despair of the modern world.” This is a huge claim. Sheen died in 1979, just shy of the three decades. What came next he could not have foreseen. Our Lady came to Medjugorje in 1981 and since then has been curing pessimism and despair in millions of her children. Through her presence, her messages and her intercession, Mary is reversing the terrible curse of atheism and despair in the world, one person at a time.

I also believe that Our Lady in Medjugorje has set up camp, declaring that she is with us in our fight against Satan and all evil. She is with us to help us draw close to her Son and to learn to live in Him. She is with us in these days to be Jesus’ compassionate Mercy for us. She intercedes in our midst, in Medjugorje, to bring about the Kingdom of Heaven in us. The Dogma of the Assumption is bearing great fruit in our day, as Sheen said. It is curing pessimism and despair, and bringing us heaven through Our Lady’s presence in Medjugorje!! If Sheen is right and Mary is the advent of all of God’s great works, the Incarnation, the Passion, the Birth of the Church, and now Heavenly Glory, then her coming to Medjugorje must be the advent of the coming of her Son. She is here to prepare the way for His coming!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

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August 14, 2018
St. Maximilian Kolbe

Dear Family of Mary!

On the eve of the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven, we celebrate the feast of one of her most ardent and powerful sons, St. Maximilian Kolbe. St. Maximilian spent his entire consecrated life trying to make Mary more loved and served. He understood that in these last days Satan would be incredibly powerful, so powerful that no one could withstand him but Our Lady. And so he longed for everyone to consecrate themselves to her. Only through her protection and guidance would people in this age be able to survive the attacks of the enemy.

And so today, let’s pray the Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary that St. Maximilian composed. It is a powerful consecration, one well worth praying as we prepare for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Consecration Prayer of the Militia of the Immaculata:

O Immaculata! Queen of Heaven and earth, refuge of sinners and our most loving Mother, God has willed to entrust the entire order of mercy to you. I, (name), a repentant sinner, cast myself at your feet, humbly imploring you to take me with all that I am and have, wholly to yourself as your possession and property. Please make of me, of all my powers of soul and body, of my whole life, death and eternity, whatever most pleases you.

If it pleases you, use all that I am and have without reserve, wholly to accomplish what was said of you: “She will crush your head,” and “You alone have destroyed all heresies in the whole world. ” Let me be a fit instrument in your immaculate and merciful hands for introducing and increasing your glory to the maximum in all the many strayed and indifferent souls, and thus help extend as far as possible the blessed kingdom of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus. For wherever you enter you obtain the grace of conversion and growth in holiness, since it is through your hands that all graces come to us from the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

V. Allow me to praise you, O sacred Virgin
R. Give me strength against your enemies

St. Maximilian Koble, pray for us!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

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