Daily Reflections
by Cathy

The First Stone

The Statue of Our Lady on Apparition Hill!
I took this picture for all of you!!

June 30, 2019
Dear Family of Mary!

When I mentioned the 5 Stones of Our Lady the other day, I got many responses from our shipmates, asking me to explain what the 5 Stones are!!  I was surprised!!  So I am transcribing Fr. Leon’s talk to pilgrims, in which he explains the 5 Stones!!  We will do one stone a day!  Here is the First Stone:

Fr. Leon Periera – English Speaking Chaplain in Medjugorje  (View his talk at https://marytv.tv/fruit-of-medjugorje/   Fruit show 265)

Our Lady said years and years ago, I think back in 1987, “I give you your five stones against your Goliath.”  You remember King David, when he was still a shepherd and he went out to meet Goliath, he had to pick five pebbles from the stream, and with his slingshot, he defeated Goliath.  And Our Lady gave us five stones, she said, against our Goliath, whatever our Goliath is.  

Here is my own take on the 5 Stones:
#1 – Pray with the heart!  They always say that here in Medjugorje, “Pray with the heart.”  What does that mean?  It means praying in your own words to God like He is your best friend. Praying with the heart means praying with out what the Americans call “B.S.”  It means praying without b—s—t.  Think about how you pray.  Lot’s of people say nice things to God.  They put it in nice language and then they have distractions.  They are distracted by all these things going on in Church or by all the things they have to do when they get home.  Praying with the heart is telling God exactly what is in your heart.  Oh God, don’t let me forget to take the laundry out of the machine, or did i leave the door open and the oven on?? Or why is this gentleman making such a noise? And these things are exactly what we need to tell God because they matter to us and so they matter to Him.  And this is what praying with the heart means.  If you have distractions it means that you are not telling God what is important to you.  You are hiding it from Him.  And what’s the point, He already sees it, He knows it.  But you need to tell Him.  

And Our Lady says above all, pray the Rosary.  When we were children, our parents went out one night, and we took out the old photo albums, you know the black and white pictures.  And we were looking at it, my sister and me and my brother, and we were thinking how come we are not in some of these pictures.  You know, like my Grandparent’s wedding, my mother’s baptism…things like that.  And so, we took orange crayons and we drew ourselves in, like stick figures.  So, at my mother’s baptism there is this giant orange version of my sister peering at my mother being baptized.  And me at my parents’ wedding…And we got into a lot of trouble. 
But this idea of an orange crayon, drawing yourself into black and white pictures, that is what the Rosary is.  If you think about a Renaissance painting sponsored by the Italian gentry, you have the Birth of Our Lord – angels – shepherds – Our Lady – St. Joseph – and Don Giovanni and his wife, Isabella… Or the Crucifixion of Our Lord, and who is there, Thomas Aquinas, Mary Magdalene, St. Dominic, St. Catherine of Sienna, with her stigmata, and all sorts of things.  That is what the Rosary is. It is taking ourselves and inserting ourselves into the Mysteries of Christ.  Because the mysteries of Christ must come with power into my life, now and today.  

So, is the Rosary difficult to pray?  No, it is a big orange crayon, and you are drawing yourself in.  So, you just imagine yourself in these scenes.  You don’t have to come away with some wonderful inspiration.  Just imagine yourself there as the Archangel Gabriel greeting Our Lady.  Say the words, “Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with you.”  And what that means.  Because Gabriel knows it also means that the Lord is with you when you die on the Cross and when your heart is torn in two with the sword piercing it, when you are standing at the foot of the Cross.  He knows that.  And yes, he says that because God told him to.  

 Or imagine yourself as a shepherd, or an angel or one of the Characters.  Put yourself in the scene.  That’s praying with the heart. 

(View his talk at https://marytv.tv/fruit-of-medjugorje/    Fruit show 265)

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

P.S.  I was able to climb Apparition Hill on Saturday with our group!  It was wonderful!  I prayed for all of you and your intentions.  There is peace on that Hill.  Deep peace that comes from Our Lady!   

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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!”

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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!