Daily Reflections
by Cathy

July 8, 2020 Reflection – Return to prayer, Part 2!!!

More Patient Prayer during Adoration in Medjugorje
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July 8, 2020

Dear Family of Mary!

“…Return, little children, to prayer and open your hearts in this time of grace and set out on the way of conversion…” (June 25, 2020)

Return to Prayer, Part 2! Fr. Slavko continues to help us to return to prayer:

Sometimes we feel that we have gone into many intense dimensions of prayer, but still have not found the joy or patience of which Our Lady speaks. St. Augustine was looking for Jesus once and became desperate. Then in prayer Jesus told him, “You would not be able to look for me, if I was not already with you!” This can only be understood in the atmosphere of love. The logic of love is that you never feel close enough and always feel far away!

Most of the time our feelings and dispositions during prayer control what we do while in prayer. We forget the real reason for being in prayer. We look at prayer as a function or a chore. For example, when we feel that we cannot say the Rosary, we then all to quickly decide that we should leave. Instead of leaving and thus being physically absent, even if we do not say one word, we should stay. It cannot be emphasized enough how important it is to just ‘be in prayer’ with God.

Often when we are with someone we love; we do not need to say one word to that person. All we want is to just ‘be’ with him. The time spent with that person is ‘enough’ for us. So, we can say that silence is the ‘language of love’ for God. It is through our silence and ‘being’ with Him that we express total, pure and unconditional love for Him.

Prayer is a decision to just be with God the way we are right now. We pray because God has called us to be with Him. This is the only way we can come to know God. Many people know of God, but do not know God or His love. Mirjana, one of the visionaries, has the special mission of praying for the intention of all nonbelievers. We know those are people who do not believe that God exists. However, this can also include those people who know God exists, but who do not know or have never experienced His love. We should then recognize that this also includes ourselves at given times in our lives!

May times our heart and soul can be distanced from God and be far away. This can go on for an entire lifetime with some people. We can be considered nonbelievers during this time, in one sense of the word. Our Baptism does not ‘guarantee’ that we will be the Christians that God has intended us to be. It cannot be emphasized enough that the primary act in prayer is to ‘be’ with God. This to ‘be’ in His Majestic Presence, is His will for us.

Our Lady is coming to us to teach us how to pray and how to be with God. She tells us to look for God because we love Him, and not because of our desires. She also tells us that PRAYER IS JOY. We cannot live or exist without prayer. Jesus told us we should pray and everything else will be given to us. Prayer is an encounter with God. God is the One who is always giving. So many times, we ask for trivial things in our lives and we disregard what is truly important. We end up having neither the time nor the space for what is really important, which is living in the center of God’s will.

Silence and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament are two key responses to God’s wish that we pray. The most important thing is to remain in silence in order to hear God’s voice and what He has to say to us. In Adoration, many things can take place without us realizing it, such as, the healing of memories, wounds and sufferings. Sometimes we think that God and Our Lady are not answering our prayers. This is because we have occupied all the lines here on earth – constantly bothering Him and asking for things. We must learn to let go and totally give ourselves to God. In AA groups, there is a well-known expression that says, “Let go and let God.” There will always be fear from within when we do this act of total surrender to Him, but we must do it! (Fr. Slavko Barbaric, “Be Similar to my Heart”. P. 36-38)

Let go and let God!! That is real surrender! In fact, what Fr. Slavko is telling us fits very well with our Surrender Novena from Fr. Dolindo. If we want to truly enter into prayer, we must surrender ourselves completely to God, and trust that He will take care of everything. Then our petitions fall away, and we have time to be with God in an embrace of love!

Part 3 from Fr. Slavko tomorrow!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV 2020

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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!