Daily Reflections
by Cathy

March 9, 2023 Reflection – I am with you because the Most High permits me…

I am with you because the Most High permits me…


March 9, 2023
St. Frances of Rome

Dear Family of Mary!

February 25, 2023 …I am with you because the Most High permits me to love you and lead you towards the joy of the heart…

Our dear Mother Mary has been with us for over 40 years now in this special place, Medjugorje! She comes every day, to greet us, bless us, pray for us, pray with us, and to speak to us through her visionaries, with direction for our hearts. She brings us the peace of heaven, a peace that everyone feels in Medjugorje when they are there. But often it is so gentle that they don’t realize how peaceful they were until they leave!!

God has permitted Our Lady to come to us in Medjugorje. She would never do anything without the express permission of the Father in Heaven. So we have the Father to thank for her constant presence and love.

She tells us that the Father permits her to lead us towards the joy of the heart! What a gift! Mother teaches us how to find the joy of the heart. We have only to live her messages!!

St. Faustina had a very beautiful relationship with Our Lady. And she wrote a lovely poem to her in her Diary, entry 161. Let’s pray it with St. Faustina today, as a way to say thank you to Our Lady for her loving presence with us in Medjugorje:

O Mary, Immaculate Virgin, 
Pure crystal for my heart, 
You are my strength, O secure anchor, 
You are a shield and protection for a weak heart. 

O Mary, you are pure and unparalleled, 
Virgin and Mother at one and the same time; 
You are beautiful as the sun, by nothing defiled. 
Nothing is worthy of comparison to the image of Your soul. 

Your beauty so enthralled the Thrice-Holy One’s eye, 
That He came down from heaven, forsaking the eternal See’s throne, 
And assumed from Your Heart, Body and Blood, 
Hiding for nine months in the Virgin’s Heart. 

O Mother, Virgin, this will no one comprehend. 
That the infinite God is becoming a man;
It’s only love’s and His inscrutable mercy’s purpose. 
Through You, Mother – it is given us to live with Him for ever. 

O Mary, Virgin Mother and Heaven’s Gate, 
Through You salvation came to us; 
Every grace to us streams forth through Your hands, 
And faithful imitation of You only will sanctify me. 

O Mother, Virgin – most beautiful Lily. 
Your Heart was for Jesus the first tabernacle on earth, 
And that, because Your humility