Daily Reflections
by Cathy

September 23, 2023 Reflection – You MUST pray with the heart!

You MUST pray with the heart!


September 23, 2023
Feast of Padre Pio

Dear Family of Mary!

In Chapter 5, Father Shamon tells us “Prayer is a dialogue with God!”

Fr. Shamon wrote:
Chapter 5:

Prayer is a dialogue with God.

Perhaps the most constant urging of Our Lady at Medjugorje is for prayer. “Pray, pray, pray,” She repeatedly says to the visionaries.

On September 10, 1984, Our Lady said to Jelena: “Dear children, You must understand that you have to pray. Prayer is not a trifle. Prayer is a dialogue with God. You must hear the voice of God in every prayer. It is not possible to live without prayer. Prayer is life.”

Mary said: You have to pray– no choice. If you want to be saved, you have to pray — period! That is why to pray or not to pray is not trifling matter. Eternal salvation hinges on it.

Mary defined prayer as “a dialogue with God.” How simple, how beautiful! We all know what dialogue is. How human it is.

To have a dialogue demands two persons.

A dialogue is not a monologue, but a two-way street: one party does not do all the talking. There is give and take. you talk, the other listens. The other talks and you listen. The “other” in prayer is God. He talks to us in our hearts and through Scripture. St. Augustine said: “When you pray, you talk to God; when you read Scripture, God talks to you.”

One of the great helps to prayer is the reading of Scripture. Such reading helps one especially in meditating on the mysteries of the rosary. Thus Our Lady asks us to read the Bible at home every day. And she said for us to put the Bible in a prominent place in our homes so that it will remind us to read it (10/18/84).

Sometimes you can have a dialogue without saying a word. In The Merchant of Venice, Bassanio went to the merchant, Antonio, to borrow 3000 ducats so that he could woo and wed Portia. Antonio asked: “How do you know Portia loves you?” Bassanio answered: “…sometimes from her eyes I did receive fair speechless messages.” Just as the heavens speak in silence of the glory of God, so in prayer heart can speak to heart. When a simple workman made long visits to the Blessed Sacrament, a priest asked what he said to the Lord. The man replied; “I say nothing. I just look at Him and He looks at me.” Isn’t that the way two people deeply in love relate?

Again, on October 20, 1984, Our Lady said to Jelena and her prayer group: “…you must pray more. Prayer is a dialogue with God. Prayer means understanding God. Prayer is necessary, because after it everything will become clear…Prayer is not a trifle. Prayer really is a dialogue with God.”

Fr. Albert Shamon. “Our Lady teaches about Prayer at Medjugorje.”

Our Lady told us:

April 2, 2011 “Dear children; With motherly love I desire to open the heart of each of you and to teach you personal unity with the Father. To accept this, you must comprehend that you are important to God and that He is calling you individually. You must comprehend that your prayer is a conversation of a child with the Father; that love is the way by which you must set out love for God and for your neighbor. That is, my children, the love that has no boundaries. That is the love that emanates from truth and goes to the end. Follow me, my children, so that also others, in recognizing the truth and love in you, may follow you. Thank you.”

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
(c) Mary TV 2023


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 & 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!

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!