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August 14, 2019
St. Maximillian Kolbe

Dear Family of Mary!

Today is the Memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe! How fitting it is that we celebrate St. Maximilian on the day before the Feast of the Assumption. St. Maximilian understood the greatness of Our Lady and her role in these days in God’s plan. Here is one of the famous things he said about the Mother:

“The Immaculate alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan. She seeks souls that will consecrate themselves entirely to her, that will become, in her hands, forceful instruments for the defeat of Satan and the spread of God’s kingdom”.

Our Lady has said the same thing to us in Medjugorje:

“Dear children!Today I rejoice with you and I invite you to open yourselves to me and become an instrument in my hands for the salvation of the world. I desire, little children, that all of you who have felt the odor of holiness through these messages which I am giving you to carry, [will] carry [them] into this world, hungry for God and God’s love. I thank you all for having responded in such a number and I bless you all with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.”(March 25, 1994)

Through our Consecration to Our Lady, we can become those instruments in Our Lady’s hands. We can live her messages in such a way that we become more and more holy and, in that state, we can share her messages with others and help tham to find salvation, thus robbing Satan of his prey. This is the struggle of our day. In our Church and in the broader societies, we can carry Our Lady’s messages to those hungering for truth and life.

So today, let’s pray the Consecration Prayer that St. Maximilian wrote, which will prepare us for Our Lady’s Feast Day tomorrow:

St. Maximilian Kolbe’s prayer of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!

O Immaculata, Queen of Heaven and earth, refuge of sinners and our most loving Mother, God has willed to entrust the entire order of mercy to thee.

I, N___, a repentant sinner, cast myself at thy feet humbly imploring thee to take me with all that I am and have, wholly to thyself as thy possession and property.

Please make of me, of all my powers of soul and body, of my whole life, death and eternity, whatever most pleases thee.

If it pleases thee, use all that I am and have without reserve, wholly to accomplish what was said of thee: “She shall crush your head,” and, “Thou alone hast destroyed all heresies in the whole world.”

Let me be a fit instrument in thine Immaculate and merciful hands for introducing and increasing thy glory to the maximum in all the many strayed and indifferent souls, and thus help extend as far as possible the blessed Kingdom of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

For wherever thou enterest, one obtains the grace of conversion and growth in holiness, since it is through thy hands that all graces come to us from the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

V. Allow me to praise thee O Sacred Virgin.
R. Give me strength against thy enemies.
Amen

These days are days of victory, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary!

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

PS. You may also want to thank Our Lady for coming to us in Medjugorje with our novena prayer prayed one more time:
 
Prayer to Our Lady of the Assumption
by Pope St. Pius X

O Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God and Mother of humanity, we believe with all the fervor of our faith in your triumphal assumption both in body and in soul into heaven where you are acclaimed as queen by all the choirs of angels and all the legions of saints; we unite with them to praise and bless the Lord who has exalted you above all other pure creatures and to offer you the tribute of our devotion and our love.

We know that your gaze, which on earth watched over the humble and suffering humanity of Jesus, in heaven is filled with the vision of that humanity glorified and with the vision of uncreated wisdom, and that the joy of your soul in the direct contemplation of the adorable Trinity causes your heart to throb with overwhelming tenderness; and we, poor sinners whose body weights down the flight of the soul, beg you to purify our hearts so that, while we remain below, we may learn to see God and God alone in the beauties of his creatures.

We trust that your merciful eyes may deign to gaze down upon our miseries and anguish, upon our struggles and our weaknesses; that your countenance may smile upon our joys and our victories; that you may hear the voice of Jesus saying to you of each one of us, as He once said to you of his beloved disciple: “Behold your son,” and we who call upon you as our mother, we, like John, take you as the guide, strength and consolation of our mortal life. 
 
We are inspired by the certainty that your eyes, which wept over the earth crimsoned by the blood of Jesus, are yet turned toward this world racked by wars and persecutions, the oppression of the just and the weak. From the shadows of this vale of tears, we seek in your heavenly assistance, tender mercy, comfort for our aching hearts, and help in the trials of Church and country.

We believe finally that in the glory where you reign, clothed with the sun and crowned with stars, you are, after Jesus, the joy and gladness of all the angels and the saints, and from this earth, over which we tread as pilgrims, comforted by our faith in the future resurrection, we look to you our life, our sweetness, our hope; draw us onward with the sweetness of your voice, so that one day, after our exile, you may show us Jesus, the blessed fruit of your womb.

O clement, O loving,
O sweet Virgin Mary.
Amen.