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(c)Mary TV 2019/Anthony Zubac
 
August 21, 2019
St Pius X
“The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God…and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary.” (Pope St. Pius X)

Dear Family of Mary!

Denis and I have become more and more aware of the spiritual warfare surrounding Medjugorje in these days. The battle between light and darkness has intensified. In our Church, in our societies, in our work places and in our families, there is a battle going on. But we must be very clear about this, our enemy is Satan. Evil is a person. And that person is the Fallen Angel, Satan. Yes, many people are behaving in evil ways. But the one who is instigating it all is the Devil. And God still hopes to save each human being, no matter how seemingly lost. To do that Satan must be defeated.

And that defeat has been planned out in Heaven, by the Father. As St. Maximillian Kolbe said:

“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 received the promise of victory of Satan, and she is looking for souls who will become her instruments, who together with her will bring Satan’s plans down. I believe that in Medjugorje, Our Lady launched her most concerted effort to form her faithful instruments. It is by living Our Lady’s school in Medjugorje that we can be formed into reliable and trustworthy companions in the battle that Our Lady is waging against her adversary.

Our Lady’s school is simple but powerful. She has arranged her teaching around 5 simple components:

Prayer

Fasting

The Holy Bible

Confession

The Holy Eucharist

These are her five stones! Similar to the five smooth stones that David picked up as he approached Goliath, these stones, though seemingly small and harmless, are in fact deadly for the Devil. Why? Because, when lived with the heart, they form us into faithful children of God, who will not be overcome by the assaults of the enemy, but instead will advance the Kingdom of Heaven by their lives.

Our Lady needs us to be those faithful children. She needs us to begin (or begin again) to live her messages, which all come out of these five stones. In living those messages, we will be her instruments who will help her build the new time, the time of Peace!!

So Denis and I want to begin a concerted effort to live the five stones, and to support all of you in living them. We believe that this is the best way to do spiritual warfare against the enemy. He would get us all tangled up in worries and fears, focusing on the evil and being discouraged. But we are called to focus on Our Lady and on her messages as the way to peace and hope. And If we do this successfully, we, under Our Lady’s leadership, will help taken down the enemy of our souls and vanquished his kingdom.

During our Daily Rosary we will work on the “stones” and we will add a succinct Spiritual Warfare prayer as well. Thank you to all of you shipmates who join us in prayer. If you cannot pray with us, don’t worry, you can live the 5 stones in any circumstance. We are all join by our love of Mother Mary!! And she needs us to bring about her victory of the evil one.

Thank you for responding to Our Lady’s call:

June 25, 2019 “Dear children! I am thanking God for each of you. In a special way, little children, thank you for having responded to my call. I am preparing you for the new times that you may be firm in faith and persevering in prayer, so that the Holy Spirit may work through you and renew the face of the earth. I am praying with you for peace which is the most precious gift, even though Satan wants war and hatred. You, little children, be my extended hands and proudly go with God. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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