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September 28, 2016

St. Wenceslaus

St. Lawrence Ruiz and Companions

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! Today, I am calling you to prayer. May prayer be life to you. Only in this way will your heart be filled with peace and joy. God will be near you and you will feel Him in your heart as a friend. You will speak with Him as with someone whom you know and, little children, you will have a need to witness, because Jesus will be in your heart and you, united in Him. I am with you and love all of you with my motherly love. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (September 25, 2016)

Our Lady urges us to let prayer be life to us. For prayer to be life to us means that we consider it absolutely essential for everyday living. Like the air we breathe, like the water we drink, like the food we eat, we need prayer. It is an essential for life.

I suspect that without continuous prayer, we would be so stunted, spiritually, that we would not be able to manage in heaven. We would need years of purgatory time to clean us up, and heal our spiritual eyes and ears, and lungs etc. to handle the brightness and realness of heaven. Prayer prepares us for heaven. Prayer accustoms us to the Light of God. Prayer strengthens our hearts to be able to handle the intense love that we will be given in heaven. We need to bulk up, spiritually to be able to receive all the beauty and grace and joy of God.

If we learn to be near God and feel Him in our hearts as our friend here on earth, there is a good chance we will be able to approach His presence in heaven. If we speak with Him now, there is a good chance we will be able to hear His words to us, in their power and intense truth in heaven.

I am just guessing here, but I feel like Our Lady wants us to begin heaven here on earth, through prayer, lots and lots of prayer!!

Jelena received some instruction on how to pray from Our Lady in 1983, for the prayer group. Here is an excerpt from that instruction:

6. Devote at least three hours to prayer daily, of which at least, half an hour in the morning and half an hour in the evening. Holy Mass and the prayer of the Rosary are included in this time of prayer. Set aside moments of prayer in the course of the day, and each time that circumstances permit it, receive Holy Communion. Pray with great meditation. Do not look at your watch all the time, but allow yourself to be led by the grace of God. Do not concern yourself too much with the things of this world, but entrust all that in prayer to Our Heavenly Father. If one is very preoccupied, he will not be able to pray well because internal serenity is lacking. God will contribute to lead to a successful end the things of here below, if one strives to do his utmost in working on his own [heart]. Those who attend school or go to work must pray half an hour in the morning and in the evening, and, if possible, participate in the Eucharist. It is necessary to extend the spirit of prayer to daily work, that is to say, to accompany work with prayer.

Our Lady was asking a lot of the young people in the prayer group. But I think she would even ask this of us. If prayer is life to us, three hours a day is not too much.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2016

PS. The Evening of Prayer in Vienna was extremely powerful!! We will have the video posted on the website under “Video” – “Video Library” – “Evening Prayer in Vienna”. Look for “Vienna 2016-9/27/16” I suspect Tom will also play some of it on the channel tomorrow!!

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September 27, 2016

St. Vincent de Paul

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! Today, I am calling you to prayer. May prayer be life to you. Only in this way will your heart be filled with peace and joy. God will be near you and you will feel Him in your heart as a friend. You will speak with Him as with someone whom you know and, little children, you will have a need to witness, because Jesus will be in your heart and you, united in Him. I am with you and love all of you with my motherly love. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (September 25, 2016)

“Dear children! Today, I am calling you to prayer. May prayer be life to you.”

Our Lady has urged us to prayer all these years. She has used many helpful and powerful metaphors for prayer. She wants us to pray. She wants us to understand the value of prayer. But most often we will not understand prayer unless we experience it, unless we pray.

But I thought it would be interesting to share a few of Our Lady’s attempts to describe prayer for us. In her words, she lures us to try to pray. She knows how important it is to be connected with God through prayer.

Here are some samples:

“May prayer be your daily practice.” (June 25, 2003)

“May prayer be for you like the seed that you will put in my heart, which I will give over to my Son Jesus for you, for the salvation of your souls.” (January 25, 2009)

“May prayer become a need for you to grow more in holiness every day.” (March 25, 2012)

“Prayer works miracles in you and through you, therefore, little children, may prayer be a joy for you.” (September 25, 2013)

“May prayer be for you the wings for an encounter with God.” (August 25, 2015)

“Prayer will be your joy and your rest.” (May 30, 1985)

” Only in prayer will you be near to me and my Son and you will see how short this life is. In your heart a desire for Heaven will be born. Joy will begin to rule in your heart and prayer will begin to flow like a river. In your words there will only be thanksgiving to God for having created you and the desire for holiness will become a reality for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (August 25, 2006)

“Little children, may prayer flow from your hearts like fresh water from a spring.” (August 25, 1999)

“Let your prayer become a sign of offering to God.” (June 13, 1984)

“…let your prayer be a sign of surrender to God.” (June 13, 1985)

“My call to you is that your prayer be the joy of an encounter with the Lord.”(August 14, 1986

“Pray, my dear little children, so prayer becomes your daily bread.” (January 25, 1992)

“Open yourselves to prayer so that prayer becomes a need for you.” (February 25, 2002)

“May your prayer be as strong as a living stone, until with your lives you become witnesses.” (January 25, 2013)

I also discovered that the most often used phase was a variation of “May prayer become a joy for you!”

Joy and prayer are almost synonymous for Our Lady. Of course, she is the one who said, “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit rejoices in in God my Savior!” She lived the life of joyful prayer. And this is what she wants for us!

So, today, may we take her words to heart, and pray, pray, pray!!!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2016

PS. Special programing tomorrow, September 27, 2016:

A Message For You

On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, MaryTV will stream LIVE

from Vienna’s St. Stephens Cathedral “A MESSAGE FOR YOU!”

With Medjugorje visionary Ivan Dragicevic,

Jelena Vasilj, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, etc.

September 27th Schedule

Daily Rosary – 3:00 pm Medj (9:00 am EDT)

Vienna Evening of Prayer – 4:00 pm Medj (10:00 am EDT)

Hour of Mercy, Evening Parish Rosary & Evening International Mass will be preempted by special programming.
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September 25, 2016

Dear Family of Mary!

Here is the September 25, 2016 message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace, given through Marija:

“Dear children! Today, I am calling you to prayer. May prayer be life to you. Only in this way will your heart be filled with peace and joy. God will be near you and you will feel Him in your heart as a friend. You will speak with Him as with someone whom you know and, little children, you will have a need to witness, because Jesus will be in your heart and you, united in Him. I am with you and love all of you with my motherly love. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

Mary TV.TV

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September 23, 2016

St. Pio of Pietrelcino

Dear Family of Mary!

September 02, 2012 “Dear children, as my eyes are looking at you, my soul is seeking those souls with whom it desires to be one – the souls who have understood the importance of prayer for those of my children who have not come to know the love of the Heavenly Father. I am calling you because I need you. Accept the mission and do not be afraid, I will strengthen you. I will fill you with my graces. With my love I will protect you from the evil spirit. I will be with you. With my presence I will console you in difficult moments. Thank you for your open hearts. Pray for priests. Pray that the unity between my Son and them may be all the stronger, that they may be one. Thank you.”

Our Lady tells us that she is seeking those souls who desire to be one with her, so that they can help her in her mission. She says she will fill us with her graces. Certainly St Padre Pio was one of those souls. A most incredible soul!! He did mighty deeds for the Lord and Our Lady in his lifetime. He suffered every day for souls. He heard thousands of confessions. He worshiped the Lord in Holy Mass as few have ever done. And he loved Our Lady.

Here is a prayer that he prayed every day to Our Lady of Grace. We can pray it today, in honor of St. Pio, and in response to Our Lady’s call to us in Medjugorje!

Prayer to Our Lady of Grace (prayed by Padre Pio every day)

O heavenly treasurer of all graces, Mother of God and my mother Mary, since you are the first-born daughter of the Eternal Father and hold in your hands his omnipotence, be moved to pity my soul and grant me the graces which I fervently ask of you. Hail Mary….

O merciful dispenser of divine graces, Mary most holy, mother of the Eternal incarnate Word who has crowned you with his immense wisdom, look upon the greatness of my sorrow and grant me the graces I need so much. Hail Mary….

O most loving dispenser of divine graces, immaculate Spouse of the Eternal Holy Spirit, most holy Mary, who have received from him a heart which is moved to pity by human misfortunes and which is constrained to offer consolation to those who suffer, be moved to pity my soul and grant me those graces which I await from you with full confidence in your immense goodness. Hail Mary….

O my mother, treasurer of all graces, refuge of poor sinners, consolation of the afflicted, hope of those who despair and most powerful help of Christians, I places all my confidence in you, being sure that you will obtain for me from Jesus the graces which I so much desire, if they are good for my soul.   Hail Mary….

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

Mary TV

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September 22, 2016

Fall Equinox

Dear Family of Mary!

February 25, 2005 “Dear children! Today I call you to be my extended hands in this world that puts God in the last place. You, little children, put God in the first place in your life. God will bless you and give you strength to bear witness to Him, the God of love and peace. I am with you and intercede for all of you. Little children, do not forget that I love you with a tender love. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

“Little children, do not forget that I love you with a tender love.” Somehow we all know that Mary is not capable of loving in any other way than tenderly. She is “The Mother”. In her holiness, purity, selflessness, and compassion, Mary looks upon each of her children with deep tenderness. This tenderness moves her to behold every detail of our lives, with motherly solicitude and care. She is never forgetful of us. Our Mother cares about us always.

We in turn respond to her tender love with tender trust and faithfulness. We know that Our Lady is watching over us, caring about us in every way. And so we respond with openness and trust in her. It is a tender relationship!!

St. Louis de Montfort lived such a relationship with Mary. He must have, because he wrote about it with such accuracy. In his description of the characteristics of true devotion to Mary, he spoke of tenderness:

107. It [a true devotion to Mary] is tender; that is full of confidence in her, like a child’s confidence in his loving mother. This confidence makes the soul have recourse to her in all its bodily and mental necessities, with much simplicity, trust and tenderness. It implores the aid of its good Mother at all times, in all places and above all things; in its doubts, that it may be enlightened; in its wanderings, that it may be brought into the right path; in its temptations, that it may be supported; in its weaknesses, that it may be strengthened; in its fall, that it may be lifted up; in its discouragements, that it may be cheered; in its scruples, that they may be taken away; in the crosses, toils and disappointments of life, that it may be consoled under them. In a word, in all the evils of body and mind, the soul ordinarily has recourse to Mary, without fear of annoying her or displeasing Jesus Christ.

We see that in the tender relationship between Our Lady and her children, there is nothing that cannot be discussed with her or confided to her. She is the tender Mother who will take all our sufferings and difficulties into her heart and support us with her love.

This tenderness of mother and child reminds me of Psalm 131:

Psalm 131

O Lord, my heart is not lifted up,

My eyes are not raised too high;

I do not occupy myself with things

Too great and too marvelous for me.

But I have calmed and quieted my soul,

Like a child quieted at its mother’s breast;

Like a child that is quieted is my soul.

O Israel, hope in the Lord

From this time forth and for evermore.

Our relationship with Our Lady is very much of mother and child. She can quiet our souls by her presence and her motherly love. She can solve all our problems just by being there with us. Mothers do that. And it would seem that God also would love us with this tender love if we let Him, if we turn to Him with trust and surrender. Think how a child surrenders to his mother’s care. This is the surrender the Lord wishes of us. This is the surrender that Mary can evoke from us. She in turn, gives us over to her Son, so that He can love us tenderly.

We are the most blessed of children!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2016

PS.  Please pray for protection for all those going on the October 3-14 Pilgrimage with Mike Nolan.  There is a lot of spiritual warfare before this trip.  Several people have shared with us the difficulties that have cropped up to discourage them as they prepare to travel.

Let’s pray the St. Michael the Archangel prayer for them all!

St. Michael the Archangel,

defend us in battle.

Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.

May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,

and do thou,

O Prince of the heavenly hosts,

by the power of God,

thrust into hell Satan,

and all the evil spirits,

who prowl about the world

seeking the ruin of souls. Amen..

The pilgrimage that Mike Nolan is leading on October 3 – 14 still has room. [I can’t stop sharing this…there must be someone out there who is resisting!!!] Pray about coming!!  The air fares are quite low. If you have been waiting for the right time to go to Medjugorje, this may be it!!

Mike Nolan

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September 21, 2016

St. Matthew, Apostle

Dear Family of Mary!

January 2, 2008 “Dear children! With all the strength of my heart, I love you and give myself to you. As a mother fights for her children, I pray and fight for you. I ask you not to be afraid to open yourselves, so as to be able to love with the heart and give yourselves to others. The more that you do this with the heart, the more you will receive and the better you will understand my Son and His gift to you. Through the love of my Son and me, may you all be recognized. Thank you.”

Our Lady tells us most surely that she gives herself to us. With all the strength of her heart, she gives herself. Like a good mother she holds nothing back from her children. And she fights for us! St. Louis de Montfort must have experienced Our Lady’s gift of self to him, because he wrote about it most powerfully:

The Blessed Virgin, mother of gentleness and mercy, never allows herself to be surpassed in love and generosity. When she sees someone giving himself entirely to her in order to honour and serve her, and depriving himself of what he prizes most in order to adorn her, she gives herself completely in a wondrous manner to him. She engulfs him in the ocean of her graces, adorns him with her merits, supports him with her power, enlightens him with her light, and fills him with her love. She shares her virtues with him – her humility, faith, purity, etc.    She makes up for his failings and becomes his representative with Jesus. Just as one who is consecrated belongs entirely to Mary, so Mary belongs entirely to him. We can truthfully say of this perfect servant and child of Mary what St. John in his gospel says of himself, “He took her for his own.”

This produces in his soul, if he is persevering, a great distrust, contempt, and hatred of self, and a great confidence in Mary with complete self-abandonment to her. He no longer relies on his own dispositions, intentions, merits, virtues and good works, since he has sacrificed them completely to Jesus through his loving Mother. He has now only one treasury, where all his wealth is stored. That treasury is not within himself: it is Mary…

How much stronger and more powerful are we in approaching our Lord when we are armed with the merits and prayers of the worthy Mother of God, who, as St. Augustine says, has conquered the Almighty by her love! (n. 144-145 – True Devotion to Mary)

The thought, the reality that Our Lady gives herself to us fills me with such joy, amazement and awe. That the Mother of Jesus would give herself to each one of us is beyond all expectation. But she does! She does! She gives us her love, her faith, her joy, her heart, her warmth and acceptance. She gives us her virtues if we ask for them. We are so blessed.

Denis and I pray a prayer that was composed by Mother Immaculata in 1956. This prayer asks for the unthinkable, that Our Lady would give herself to us as we give ourselves to her. This prayer is bold. But it is not unrealistic. St. Louis de Montfort realized it was her wish. And we are now being given that same invitation by Mary herself. Here is the prayer. Pray it with an open heart and see what happens!

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.

© 1956, Mother Immaculata, OCD

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

Mary TV 2016

PS.  The pilgrimage that Mike Nolan is leading on October 3 – 14 still has room. [I can’t stop sharing this…there must be someone out there who is resisting!!!] Pray about coming!!  The air fares are quite low. If you have been waiting for the right time to go to Medjugorje, this may be it!!

Mike Nolan

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September 20 2016

Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gon, and Paul Chong Ha-Sang, and Companions

Dear Family of Mary!

January 17, 1985 “Dear children! These days satan is working underhandedly against this parish, and you, dear children, have fallen asleep in prayer, and only some are going to Mass. Withstand the days of temptation! Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Our Lady spent a lot of time teaching the visionaries and parishioners about spiritual warfare. She wanted them to know that Satan exists, and that he has a plan to destroy each one of them. They needed to be aware of his influence on their lives, and to reject him.

And so she gave them the message on January 17, 1985. She told them, and all of us now, that Satan works underhandedly. He is cunning, and knows just how to get us off track. He sows many temptations and distractions into our lives. If we are not awake and in prayer, we will be taken in by them, and find ourselves outside of God’s plan for us very quickly.

The solution? Don’t fall asleep in prayer. We must pray with all our hearts. We can’t just say the words like robots. Our prayer must be from the heart and always be a conversation with God. If we pray in this way, temptations will be seen for what they are. Likewise, we should strive to go to Holy Mass as often as is possible. When we are at Mass, we receive the Word of God, and Eucharist, two of the most nourishing things we can take in. God feeds us for the journey. Jesus comes to us as our spiritual food for life.

We have to stay awake. We have to withstand the days of temptation. Our Mother has taught us to do so with her main messages. If we listen to her, we will stand in the battle against our enemy and we will be able to help Our Lady in her plan.

Fr. Gabriel Amorth understood the battle very well. He advised people to pray very much, go to Holy Mass and Communion, rely on Confession (even weekly), fast, and to pray in prayer groups if they wanted to be free of Satanic influence. Here is something he said in his second book “An Exorcist: More Stories”:

As I mentioned in the second chapter of this book, the Gospel shows us the most difficult type of liberation: the young man over whom the apostles prayed in vain. Jesus says that to cast out a particular kind of demon three things are required: faith, prayer, and fasting. These are still the most efficacious methods. Undoubtedly, group prayer is stronger than individual prayer, as the Gospel tells us. I will never tire of repeating that we can be liberated from the demon with prayer alone, without any exorcism, but never with exorcism alone [without prayer].

I will add that, when we pray, the Lord gives us what we need, independently of our words. We do not know what we need to ask for; it is the Spirit who prays for us “with sighs too deep for words”. Therefore, the Lord gives us much more than what we ask or dare hope…Let us continue to pray; the Lord will give us what we need. (Fr. Gabriel Amorth. “An Exorcist: More Stories” P. 191-192)

With that encouragement, I want to give you two prayers for protection and liberation from the enemy that Fr. Amorth included in his book. We can converse with the Lord through these prayers. They tell us much about His desire to help us. Our Lady too!

Prayers of Liberation from the Spirit of Evil

To Our Lord Jesus

O Jesus our Savior,

My Lord and my God,

My God and my all,

With your sacrifice of the Cross you redeemed us

And defeated the power of Satan.

I beg you to deliver me from every evil presence

And every evil influence.

I ask you in your name,

I ask you for the sake of your wounds,

I ask you for the sake of your blood,

I ask you for the sake of your Cross,

I ask you through the intercession of Mary,

Immaculate and sorrowful.

May the blood and the water that flow

From your side

Wash over me to purify me,

Deliver me, heal me. Amen.

To Mary

O Most High Queen of Heaven

And of the Angels,

We humbly beseech you,

Who received from God

The power and the mission

To crush Satan’s head:

Command the heavenly host

To pursue the demons in battle wherever they are,

To rebuke their daring

And to thrust them into the abyss. Amen

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2016

PS.  The pilgrimage that Mike Nolan is leading on October 3 – 14 still has room. [I can’t stop sharing this…there must be someone out there who is resisting!!!] Pray about coming!!  The air fares are quite low. If you have been waiting for the right time to go to Medjugorje, this may be it!!

Mike Nolan

574-335-9952

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September 19, 2016

St. Januarius

Dear Family of Mary!

August 25, 2011 “Dear children! Today I call you to pray and fast for my intentions, because satan wants to destroy my plan. Here I began with this parish and invited the entire world. Many have responded, but there is an enormous number of those who do not want to hear or accept my call. Therefore, you who have said ‘yes’, be strong and resolute. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

On September 16, 2016, Fr. Gabriel Amorth, Exorcist of Rome, died. He was a powerful exorcist, as well as a Mariologist and teacher. They say that he performed over 70,000 exorcisms in his life. He was the expert of our day on deliverance and exorcism.

He also believed in Our Lady of Medjugorje.

I like to hear what exorcists have to say about many things, because they have a very unique view of the evil one and his activity in the world. They seem to be able to cut through all the veils and see what is really going on in the world, because they know our enemy first hand and they know the power of God.

Fr. Amorth was one of the most profound exorcists. I want to share with you an excerpt from an article by Christine Watkins on her webpage, medjugorjemiracles.com. She shares something Fr. Amorth said to Radio Maria in 2011 about Medjugorje and why he believed so strongly in Our Lady’s coming there:

Throughout the years, Fr. Amorth has embraced Medjugorje. He has called the place, “a great fortress against Satan.” The following is a September, 2011 interview on Radio Maria with Fr. Gabriele Amorth. Fr. Amorth was speaking before the backdrop of the Virgin Mary’s message of August 25, 2011, when she said:

“Dear children! Today I call you to pray and fast for my intentions, because Satan wants to destroy my plan. Here I began with this parish and invited the entire world. Many have responded, but there is an enormous number of those who do not want to hear or accept my call. Therefore, you who have said ‘yes’, be strong and resolute. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

“How bitter, how bitter was the last message of Our Lady of Medjugorje on August 25: ‘Many have responded, but there is an enormous number of those who do not want to hear or accept my call,'” Fr. Gabriele Amorth first commented.

“Now look here; it is very sour, this balance. After more than thirty years! More than thirty years! Now if it is the pagans who don’t listen to Our Lady’s words, then that I can understand. But be you a Christian, it is not forgivable. Be you a Christian!”

“Even priests and bishops don’t even want to hear about it. It is not that they went there and then made their decision fairly, after seeing things for themselves. No! They don’t even want to hear it being spoken about!”

“The Gospel is so clear. It tells us how to discern! By the fruits you will know the tree! It has been thirty years that Medjugorje has given us fruits that are ultimately exquisite! Confession, conversion, vocations, graces of every kind! For more than thirty years!” the exorcist reminded on Radio Maria.

“In the Old Testament, God sent prophets to warn of the betrayals of the Jewish people. Now, here to warn of the betrayal of the Christian people, also the priests, God sends us His Mother! It has been thirty years! Is it possible that people still do not hear? And as for those people who believe themselves to be intelligent by saying they’ll wait until the Church approves? They are fools!” said Fr. Gabriel Amorth.

http://www.medjugorjemiracles.com/2011/11/the-most-famous-exorcist-in-the-world-fr-gabriele-amorth-has-harsh-words-for-those-who-ignore-medjugorje/

I share this because Fr. Amorth showed his sorrow and disbelief at those who refuse to give Medjugorje a chance, and who dismiss it without reviewing the fruits. He sees the good fruits. He knows when a fruit is good or bad. He has seen everything. And for him, to deny Medjugorje is impossible.

I hope that Fr. Amorth will continue to accompany the faithful from heaven, interceding for us and asking for God’s mercy upon us. We need his help. Maybe he will work on those people in the church who are so skeptical of Medjugorje, and help them see the fruits of Our Lady’s presence there. The world needs Our Lady of Medjugorje now more than ever.

Let’s pray for Fr. Amorth:

Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord

and let perpetual light shine upon him.

May he rest in peace. Amen.

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,

through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Amen.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2016

PS.  The pilgrimage that Mike Nolan is leading on October 3 – 14 still has room. Pray about coming!!  The air fares are quite low. If you have been waiting for the right time to go to Medjugorje, this may be it!!

Mike Nolan

574-335-9952

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Our Lady in the outdoor sanctuary at St. James
where she is honored every night with the Litany

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September 16, 2016

Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian

Dear Family of Mary!

As I opened my browser and Mary TV came up, the Mary TV channel was playing the Evening Rosary at St. James Church. The choir was singing the beautiful Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary. What a wonderful way to end the hour of prayer before Holy Mass! It is so familiar to us that we may forget how incredible the titles of Mary are!! Our Lady means so much to us all!

So here is the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary! We can pray it with all our hearts!

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. (repeat at end of each phrase.)
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins,
Mother of Christ,
Mother of divine grace,
Mother most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother undefiled,
Mother most amiable,
Mother most admirable,
Mother of good counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Savior,

Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,

Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual vessel,
Vessel of honor,
Singular vessel of devotion,
Mystical rose,
Tower of David,
Tower of ivory,
House of gold,
Ark of the covenant,
Gate of Heaven,
Morning star,
Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners,
Comforter of the afflicted,
Help of Christians,

Queen of angels,
Queen of patriarchs,
Queen of prophets,
Queen of apostles,
Queen of martyrs,
Queen of confessors,
Queen of virgins,
Queen of all saints,
Queen conceived without original sin,
Queen assumed into heaven,
Queen of the most holy Rosary,
Queen of peace.

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.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:
Grant, O Lord God, we beseech Thee, that we Thy servants may rejoice in continual health of mind and body; and, through the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary ever Virgin, may be freed from present sorrow, and enjoy eternal gladness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

Mary TV

PS.  The pilgrimage that Mike Nolan is leading on October 3 – 14 still has room. Pray about coming!!  The air fares are quite low. If you have been waiting for the right time to go to Medjugorje, this may be it!!

Mike Nolan

574-335-9952

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September 15, 2016

Our Lady of Sorrows

Dear Family of Mary!

On this beautiful day we remember all the sorrows Our Lady endured in her life. She had so many sorrows. Most of them had to do with watching the way her Son was treated by those He came to save. He was misunderstood, rejected, ridiculed, hounded, laughed at, betrayed, wrongly condemned, tortured cruelly, and hung on a cross to die. She traveled that road with Him, not sparing herself any of the pain. She said “yes” to the Father through it all. Her heart was pierced with swords of pain and sorrow, as she followed Jesus throughout His life.

But she has other sorrows as well. These sorrows involve her children on earth. She explains her sorrows for us in this message:

February 02, 2013 “Dear children, love is bringing me to you – the love which I desire to teach you also – real love; the love which my Son showed you when He died on the Cross out of love for you; the love which is always ready to forgive and to ask for forgiveness. How great is your love? My motherly heart is sorrowful as it searches for love in your hearts. You are not ready to submit your will to God’s will out of love. You cannot help me to have those who have not come to know God’s love to come to know it, because you do not have real love. Consecrate your hearts to me and I will lead you. I will teach you to forgive, to love your enemies and to live according to my Son. Do not be afraid for yourselves. In afflictions my Son does not forget those who love. I will be beside you. I will implore the Heavenly Father for the light of eternal truth and love to illuminate you. Pray for your shepherds so that through your fasting and prayer they can lead you in love. Thank you.”

Mother Mary suffers to see us so unable to respond to the love of God. She is aware of how little we love; how little we desire God. Even now, after years of apparitions, we still have cold hearts. What will it take to wake us up to the great love of Jesus?

In this next message Our Lady helps us to wake up to the love of Jesus. And she tells us that she knows our sorrows, and wants to teach us how they will also move us forward:

February 02, 2016 “Dear children, I have called you and am calling you anew to come to know my Son, to come to know the truth. I am with you and am praying for you to succeed. My children, you must pray much in order to have all the more love and patience; to know how to endure sacrifice and to be poor in spirit. Through the Holy Spirit, my Son is always with you. His Church is born in every heart that comes to know Him. Pray that you can come to know my Son; pray that your soul may be one with Him. That is the prayer and the love which draws others and makes you my apostles. I am looking at you with love, with a motherly love. I know you; I know your pain and sorrows, because I also suffered in silence. My faith gave me love and hope. 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.”

We must pray to come to know the truth, that Jesus loves us and died for us. We need grace to see things as they are. We need eyes to see the joy of salvation, and to run to Jesus in every situation. Our Lady says that she knows our pains and sorrows because she lived them as well. She is one of us. And she has seen how those very sorrows lead to joy, in God. She will lead us on this path. We are all children of sorrow, but we are going towards joy!

Here is a prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows:

Our mother of sorrows,

with strength from above you stood by the cross,

sharing in the sufferings of Jesus,

and with tender care

you bore Him in your arms, mourning and weeping.

We praise you for your faith,

which accepted the life God planned for you.

We praise you for your hope,

which trusted that God would do great things in you.

We praise you for your love

in bearing with Jesus the sorrows of His passion.

Holy Mary,

may we follow your example,

and stand by all your children

who need comfort and love.

Mother of God,

stand by us in our trials

and care for us in our many needs.

Pray for us now and at the hour of our death.

Amen!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy

©Mary TV 2016

PS.  The pilgrimage that Mike Nolan is leading on October 3 – 14 still has room. Pray about coming!!  The air fares are quite low. If you have been waiting for the right time to go to Medjugorje, this may be it!!

Mike Nolan

574-335-9952