Daily Reflections
by Cathy

June 11, 2022 Reflection – He found me on the ground…

He found me on the ground…

July 11, 2022

Dear Family of Mary!

Yesterday, June 10, 2022, Fr. Michael Fitzgerald gave the homily for English Mass. He spoke on the Gospel reading for that day, Luke 10:25-37. It is the parable of the Good Samaritan. Fr. Michael was inspired by the Holy Spirit, really on fire!  So I have his words here, but to really get the fullness of his homily, go to Mary TV and watch the video, in the English Homily Archive, for June 10, 2022.

Homily for English Mass in Medjugorje, June 10, 2022!

Many of you would have heard of Sr. Clare Crockett. Have you heard of her? She came from Derry in Ireland. Sr. Claire was a member of the Spanish community, The Home of the Mother. And she was tragically killed in an earthquake in Ecuador, in April 2016. She was age 23 years. The video, “All or Nothing,” of her life has inspired many. I hope you will get a chance of seeing it. It is a beautiful video.

But today I don’t want to speak about Sr. Claire’s story. I want to speak about another member of her community. Her name is Sr. Ruth O’Callaghan. Sr. Ruth came from Dublin. She also died, at age 37, following a rapid form of cancer, in December 2020.

Sr. Ruth, as a young girl, was drawn into the modern, destructive culture of partying, alcohol, and drugs. She was like the man on the road to Jericho. (See Luke 10:25-37) She was battered, bruised, and bleeding…but bleeding and bruised morally. It was destroying her beautiful life. Her beautiful, young life.

And some of her family and friends talked her into going to Medjugorje. And she gave in. On the way over, on the airplane, she found herself sitting by a priest. And she was not at all comfortable sitting by him. Her dad gave her a book so that she might not be bored in Medjugorje. (Any of you bored? It is hard to be bored here, isn’t it!)

But while here she felt a need to go to confession. It had been a very long time since she was at confession. She was now in her early 20’s. But the priest asked her, by asking a series of questions, and in the middle of the confession, she began to cry uncontrollably. When she left the confessional, she testified the following:

“I experienced two things: immense peace and at the same time, a sharp pain. The Lord had showed me my conscience. So many times, I had tried to conceal things, and pretend not to notice them. Trying to hide things that I didn’t want to see. Because I didn’t really want to change. But now the Lord was putting them all before me.”

Just then after confession, she was invited to go to Mass. Again, Sr. Ruth testifies:

“When it came time for Holy Communion, I knew I could receive because I had just been to confession. Nevertheless, I couldn’t get into the line for Communion. At that moment, the priest came in front of me, and gave me Holy Communion!”

And again she began to cry uncontrollably. And all of a sudden…now this is the important part of the story, so don’t miss it…All of a sudden, after receiving Holy Communion, she remembered when she was five years of age, visiting a church with her mother. While her mother went to light candles at various statues (in Ireland you will see people coming into church and lighting candles at statues.) five year old Ruth went into the front pew of the church. She used the kneeler – and played horse on it, gliding along till the end. When she got to the end of the pew, she saw a Holy Communion Host on the floor. She talked to herself – “I know this is God! But I can’t receive Him because I haven’t received my first Holy Communion.”  Nevertheless, she picked Him up and cleaned Him off, and consumed Him. This was five hear old Ruth. This was the memory that came to her after receiving Communion in Medjugorje.

“The memory was before me, and I experienced that the Lord was doing the very same with me here in Medjugorje. He found me on the ground, like something thrown out and dirty, and He wanted to clean me. At this moment, I found out what the Lord was like. I realized in a profound way that He is alive! The Lord is alive!!  Not in an abstract way. But rather, that He is a person, with a name, and He is calling me.”

Now we never know how a Host could end up on the floor of a church. I have experienced it a couple of times as a priest. Maybe a child took the Host. Maybe somebody took it and then couldn’t receive it, but then left it on the floor.

But Ruth felt, at that moment, after communion, like that man, battered and bruised, on the road to Jericho. The Lord picked her up. The Lord bandaged her wounds, healed her, comforted her, and consoled her.

And that is how I would like you to think of Jesus today. That is what He would like to do for each and every one of us here in the congregation. He would like to pick us up, clean us off, give us life, give us joy, give us peace.

And in that moment Ruth gave herself completely to Jesus.

Ruth returned to Ireland. And she surprised everyone. She was a changed person. She began to go to daily Mass. She changed her lifestyle. And she was introduced to the Home of the Mother Community like Sr. Claire Crockett. She joined them, aged 22, and remained with them until her death, a year and a half ago, age 37, following a year of cancer.

She was also the leader of the first Home of the Mother Community, established in Ireland. There are now four communities of the Home of the Mother Community in Ireland, two male, and two female.

Dear friends, what we learn from Sr. Ruth’s amazing testimony is that we have to first realize that God’s love is real! God’s love is personal for you and me! He knows me intimately; He knows you intimately. Back to when you were five years of age. And He hasn’t forgotten anything that you have done. All the good things that you have done. And we have to learn to love and accept ourselves in the love of God, in truth and humility before we can really love others.

Our God’s name is Jesus! And He is the visible image of the unseen God. And He is alive! Truly present in the Holy Eucharist! So, when we receive Him today, remember He knows me, He loves me, He knows my wounds, He knows my memories, He knows my struggles! As a sign of His incredible love for each and every one of us.

Our Lady, in the 41st Anniversary Message says: “Little children, do not forget that you are important in my plan of salvation of mankind. Return to God and to prayer that the Holy Spirit may work in you and through you.”

Dear friends, when Sr. Ruth entered the confessional here in Medjugorje, behind us, all those 24 years ago, she could never have realized how important she was in Our Lady’s plan! Our Lady, Queen of Peace of Medjugorje, was bringing her back to Jesus, and to her true self. Every one of us, if we follow what Our Lady has asking, is important. You are important. Everyone is important in our own way, to help Mary establish the Reign of her Son Jesus Christ! May He be praised forever! Alleluia!!

May we receive the light of the Holy Spirit at this Mass today. May the Holy Spirit show us what He wants. Give us the courage to carry it out. Come Holy Spirit, live in us, and act in every single one of us!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
(c)Mary TV 2022

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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

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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!