Daily Reflections
by Cathy

October 30, 2019 – And your sacrifices will have meaning…

(c)Mary TV 
Your sacrifices will have meaning.

October 30, 2019

Dear Family of Mary!   
“…. Little children, in complete surrender to God, He will take care of everything and will bless you; and your sacrifices will have meaning…” (October 25, 2019)

I am so drawn to these words from Our Lady. She assures us that God can and will take care of every detail in our lives, under one condition. We must surrender to Him in everything. Completely. We have all tried at some point to trust someone in our lives, a mother or father, a teacher or a friend, even a spouse. We long to have someone who is totally trustworthy, and in whom we can entrust ourselves. But this kind of trust is not possible with our fellow humans. Why? Because not one of us is all knowing, all loving and all powerful. Not one of us is capable of covering all the bases. Such surrender and trust are not justified or even healthy.

And so, we have learned not to surrender to anyone. And this makes it hard for us to even imagine surrendering to God. And on top of that, all the saints who have surrendered completely to God still suffered. And that seems to contradict God’s ability to manage everything!

But, of course, we know that God has such an infinitely higher perspective than we do, and that He sees suffering and self-denial in a vastly different way. He saw the sacrifice of Jesus and Mary in a way we could not imagine. It was salvation for the whole world that was being won by their sacrifices. And he sees our suffering as part of that work of salvation as well. If we give it over to Him, it becomes so valuable!!! He entrusts us with that suffering because He loves us and trusts us to carry it for Him.  And He also sustains us and heals us with His powerful love, time and time again!

Well, St. Faustina wrote about this mystery of love in a beautiful way. On New Year’s Day 1938, she prayed:

Welcome to you, New Year, in the course of which my perfection will be accomplished. Thank You in advance, O Lord, for everything Your goodness will send me. Thank You for the cup of suffering from which I shall daily drink. Do not diminish its bitterness, O Lord, but strengthen my lips that, while drinking of this bitterness, they may know how to smile for love of You, my Master. I thank You for Your countless comforts and graces that flow down upon me each day like the morning dew, silently, imperceptibly, which no curious eye may notice, and which are known only to You and me, O Lord. For all this, I thank You as of today because, at the moment when You hand me the cup, my heart may not be capable of giving thanks.

So today I submit myself completely and with loving consent to Your holy will, O Lord, and to Your most wise decrees, which are always full of clemency and mercy for me, though at times I can (62) neither understand nor fathom them. O my Master, I surrender myself completely to You, who are the rudder of my soul; steer it Yourself according to Your divine wishes. I enclose myself in Your most compassionate Heart, which is a sea of unfathomable mercy. (Diary 1499-50)

Our Lady wants us to imitate St. Faustina, and in our surrender begin to see the meaning of our sacrifices. She wants us to have the lofty and eternal perspective that St. Faustina developed, the perspective that the Father has for all of us, seeing us as co-workers in the fight for souls. She also wants us to trust that the Father will not leave us alone, but instead sustain us and care for us always.

Oh, Jesus, be the rudder of our souls!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2019

Medjugorje Weather


Daily Rosary (Live Daily)
4:00 PM Medj / 5:00 PM Summer Sunday*

Hour of Mercy (Live Daily)
3:00 PM Medj

A Moment with Mary
New Episode each week day

Fruit of Medjugorje:
New Episode every Monday

Tea with Rosie (News)
New Episode each week

Parish Evening Rosary (Live Daily)
5:00 PM Medj Winter / 6:00 PM Summer*

International Mass (Live Daily)
6:00 PM Medj Time / 7:00 PM Summer*

Parish Apparition Hill Rosary  (Live Sunday)
2:00 PM Medj / 4:00 PM Summer*

Check Website for Special Events
Streamed live

*Summer Schedule from June 1 to August 3


Thousands are viewing our LIVE Medjugorje cameras everyday. Each viewer increases streaming costs to MARY TV. We need donations (tax deductible).

Become part of Mary TV’s mission for Our Lady!

Credit Card / ACH Bank Donation:
Best for INSIDE USA and Canada.

PayPal: Recurring


PayPal – One Time:
Best for OUTSIDE USA and Canada.


You can also make out a check or money order to MARY TV and mail to:

Mary TV
P.O. Box 899
Notre Dame, IN 46556
or call Mary TV at

We can now accept donations in stocks and bonds. Contact us!

Daily Reflections
Denis’s Updates

Contact Us:

PO Box 899
Notre Dame, Indiana


[email protected]tv.tv

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.

View Mission Statement Video

Pray the Rosary with Denis and Cathy.
Daily 10:00 EDT / 2:00 GMT

“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!

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world!”
Pope St. John Paul II

Why He Is A Saint, the Life and Faith of Pope John Paul ll and the Case for Canonization, p. 168, by Msgr. Slawomir Oder, Postulator for his Cause of Sainthood

“In Medjugorje Our Lady is coming in a very powerful way… It is impossible not to see here the Lord our God. Impossible!…
In all our churches throughout the world, it should be as it is here in Medjugorje!”

Bishop Domenico Pecile, Vicar of St John Lateran Basilica, the Pope’s Cathedral in Rome.

(Cardinal Camillo Ruini, Chairman of the Vatican Commission on Medjugorje, is the Archpriest of St. John Lateran Basilica.)