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by Cathy

December 30, 2022 Reflection – The Feast of the Holy Family

Holy Family

The Feast of the Holy Family

 

December 30, 2022

The Feast of the Holy Family

Dear Family of Mary!

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family! Jesus, Mary and Joseph made up the Holy Family. They lived a very beautiful life of humility and love, together, each in their proper role, each living with pure and total love for the others. We probably don’t think to much about their many years together as a family. We have the dramatic stories in the Gospels, like the Birth of Jesus in a Stable in Bethlehem, the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, and the Finding of Jesus in the Temple. But there were hundreds of days that we have no account of. And they were spent in such a beautiful way, full of love, prayer, humility, generosity, respect, cooperation and probably some humor as well! They were the Holy Family! But they were a real family too.

Our Lady has made it clear in her messages that each of our families are important. She wants our families to pray together, to read Scripture, to go to Holy Mass prayerfully, to pray the Rosary, to open our hearts to God, and to be holy! Our families are important to her plan. Have we given this enough attention over the years? We live in a world that is designed to destroy families. Have we tried to protect our families and guide them into holiness?

Let’s pray the Joyful Mysteries today, and let Our Lady speak to us about our family life. She can help us to make the changes that will heal and bless our families, no matter how old we are. This day could be a beginning for us.

Also, today a beautiful family will begin in Medjugorje. One of our Mary TV Team members, Mario, will marry his beloved Sarah today at 2:00 pm Medjugorje time. Mario has agreed to let us live-stream the wedding in St. James Church!! And you are all invited! Join us on the Channel at 2:00 pm Medjugorje time, today, Friday, December 30! And let’s pray for this blessed couple as they begin their married life. Mother Mary, please bless them and pray for them always!

Here are the messages for the decades of the Rosary – the Joyful Mysteries:

May 1, 1986 “Dear children! I beseech you to start changing your life in the family. Let the family be a harmonious flower that I wish to give to Jesus. Dear children, let every family be active in prayer for I wish that the fruits in the family be seen one day. Only that way shall I give you all, like petals, as a gift to Jesus in fulfillment of God’s plans. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

August 25, 1995 “Dear children! Today I invite you to prayer. Let prayer be life for you. A family cannot say that it is in peace if it does not pray. Therefore, let your morning begin with morning prayer, and the evening end with thanksgiving. Little children, I am with you, and I love you and I bless you and I wish for every one of you to be in my embrace. You cannot be in my embrace if you are not ready to pray every day. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

October 25, 2004 “Dear children! This is a time of grace for the family and, therefore, I call you to renew prayer. May Jesus be in the heart of your family. In prayer, learn to love everything that is holy. Imitate the lives of saints so that they may be an incentive and teachers on the way of holiness. May every family become a witness of love in this world without prayer and peace. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

December 25, 1991 “Dear children! Today in a special way I bring the little Jesus to you, that He may bless you with His blessing of peace and love. Dear children, do not forget that this is a grace which many people neither understand nor accept. Therefore, you who have said that you are mine, and seek my help, give all of yourself. First of all, give your love and example in your families. You say that Christmas is a family feast. Therefore, dear children, put God in the first place in your families, so that He may give you peace and may protect you not only from war, but also in peace protect you from every satanic attack. When God is with you, you have everything. But when you do not want Him, then you are miserable and lost, and you do not know on whose side you are. Therefore, dear children, decide for God. Then you will get everything. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

July 24, 1986 “Dear children! I rejoice because of all of you who are on the way of holiness and I beseech you, by your own testimony help those who do not know how to live in holiness. Therefore, dear children, let your family be a place where holiness is birthed. Help everyone to live in holiness, but especially your own family. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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