Daily Reflections
by Cathy

December 6, 2021 Reflection -Lowering the Paralytic…


They went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the tiles…
(Generous men from Cenacolo Community carrying a pilgrim up Apparition Hill!)


December 6, 2021

Dear Family of Mary!

The Gospel reading for today is the powerful story of Jesus healing the paralyzed man who was let down through the roof by his friends. Here is that amazing event:

On one of those days, as he was teaching, there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was with him to heal. And behold, men were bringing on a bed a man who was paralyzed, and they sought to bring him in and lay him before Jesus; but finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the tiles into the midst before Jesus. And when he saw their faith he said, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.”

And the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, saying, “Who is this that speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God only?” When Jesus perceived their questionings, he answered them, “Why do you question in your hearts? Which is easier, to say, `Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, `Rise and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins” — he said to the man who was paralyzed — “I say to you, rise, take up your bed and go home.” And immediately he rose before them, and took up that on which he lay, and went home, glorifying God. And amazement seized them all, and they glorified God and were filled with awe, saying, “We have seen strange things today.” (Luke 5: 17-29)

We marvel at the power and wisdom of Jesus! He was able to do so much through one situation, healing a paralyzed man, showing his ability not only to heal but to forgive sins, speaking to the hearts of the Pharisees and teachers boldly and with surgical precision, and building up the faith of the people.

But what I want to talk about is the love and perseverance of the men bringing the paralytic to Jesus. They must have carried him a long way to get to the house where Jesus was staying. They must have had great love for that poor man, to do such a thing. And when they reached the house, and they could not get in by the door, they had the courage and the ingenuity to climb up on the roof. They had to hoist that man up with them, and then find the exact spot to start tearing the tiles away, so they could lower their friend down at Jesus’ feet. Wow!

I am sure Jesus did not overlook their charity. And their hard work paid off with a stunning healing of their friend. They had great mercy to do that.

While in prayer, on my last trip to Medjugorje, I was given the thought that Mary TV is a lot like those men who carried the paralytic to Jesus. There are millions of people who cannot get to Medjugorje, and never will get there probably. But the little team of Mary TV has found a way to get them to Medjugorje, by lowering those people from all over the world down through the digital roof to where Our Lady is waiting for them in Medjugorje! It is a huge task, but the Mary TV team will not flag in zeal.

And though our team on the ground is doing the physical and technical work, it is the whole Mary TV family that is supplying what is needed to do the job. You are helping us with prayer, and you are helping us with your precious donations to pay for the equipment and manpower to get the job done. You are making a way to lower down millions of people though the digital roof, into Medjugorje!!

On Friday, November 3, at English Mass, Fr. Michael Fitzgerald closed his homily with these words:

“Today I invite you to spare a thought for the young man on the TV camera, and all of Mary TV. Are they not also missionaries? Without ever leaving their village, standing behind the camera, bringing the whole Mass, the music, prayers, reading, the Gospel to many countries throughout the world. I know one home in Cork, in Ireland, will be listening to this Mass. And what an example those young men in Mary TV give to all of us, by their devotion and reverence. We thank God for all working in Mary TV. And support them with our love and prayers. Let us conclude with the words of Our Lady in her last message; ‘Dear children, I am with you in this time of Mercy. And I am calling all of you to be carriers of peace and love in this world.'”

Thank you Fr. Michael for your wonderful words of encouragement to Mary TV! I think that those cameramen are like the men who carried the paralytic to Jesus. Those cameras are heavy and they carry them all over Medjugorje, bringing us all closer to Jesus and Mary through the prayer in Our Lady’s village. And the technology that Mary TV has mastered in order to send out all that prayer throughout the world is like the ingenuity of those men on the roof. This task of bringing the world to Medjugorje is very much like the task that the friends of the paralytic had. In both cases it takes love, courage, dedication and ingenuity!

Thank you to all of you who are part of this work! Thank you to all our prayer warriors, our donors, our contributors, our team members on the ground in Medjugorje and around the world, and especially thank you to Our Lady who has called us to help her to find her children all over the world and bring them to Medjugorje.

May 8, 1986 “Dear children! You are the ones responsible for the messages. The source of grace is here, but you, dear children, are the vessels which transport the gifts. Therefore, dear children, I am calling you to do your job with responsibility. Each one shall be responsible according to his own ability. Dear children, I am calling you to give the gifts to others with love, and not to keep them for yourselves. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

May we all give the gifts to others with love!

In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV 2021

PS. Here is the link to our matching grant campaign. It is a wonderful way to help us lower down the people of the world into Medjugorje through the digital roof!!! Incidentally, just today we found out that one of our main switchers in the Mary TV Studio has failed and we need to purchase a new one, for $18,000! We need your help!!!


Mission Statement

Mary TV is a lay apostolate founded to put at the Gospa’s service (Our Lady’s service) modern communication technologies to bring her presence in Medjugorje – and her school in Medjugorje – to the world.

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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

Mary TV’s AppleTV, Roku and FireTV APPs are now LIVE and available to download FOR FREE!

Now Medjugorje can come into your home on your TV!

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!