Daily Reflections
by Cathy

The December 17, 2020, Reflection – Jesus gives Himself to each of us…

Jesus gives Himself to each of us!

December 17, 2020
Christmas Novena Day 3

Dear Family of Mary!

“…Open your hearts to Jesus who gives Himself to each of you…” (11/25/20)

Our Lady has asked us to open our hearts many times throughout her almost 40 years with us in Medjugorje.  As our Mother, she has tried to teach us to live simple lives, completely given over to God.  She has wanted us to live out of a deep faith and trust in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  That deep trust creates an openness towards God which allows the Lord to come to us and even enter into our hearts.

I always think of Jesus’ words in John’s Gospel:

Jesus answered him, “If a man loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” (John 14:23)

Doesn’t this promise of Jesus make you shiver with joy?  If we love Jesus, and we keep His word, which is do everything He has taught us the best we can, then His Father will love us!  And Jesus and the Father will MAKE THEIR HOME WITH US!!!

I think opening our hearts to Jesus has everything to do with loving Him and keeping His word.  If we do these two things, we open the door of our heart wide!  We say “Welcome” to Jesus and to the Father and of course the Holy Spirit.  And then we find we have made our heart a home!!  A home for the Trinity!

Of course, Jesus started this process first, by becoming a Man, by choosing to become one of us.  And in that human estate, doing everything He possibly could to teach us about Himself, His love for us, His desire for us to be healed, His gift of the truth to us so that we would no longer sin, His sacrifice on the Cross, so that we could be forgiven and reunited with His Father.  Jesus offers Himself to us over and over again, day in and day out.  He makes the first move.  He never lets up.  He loves us so much.  But never the less, we are the ones who have to love Him back and make some kind of move in His direction.  Only then can He enter our hearts.

This brings me back to the understanding we had yesterday of how Jesus can be born in our hearts.  “He can bring that moment of His birth into our moment in time.  And somehow, He can make each of our hearts into that stable, that poor, lowly place where He was born.  And we can welcome Him in our poverty and emptiness, just as the stable did.  We can welcome Our Lady and St. Joseph and the animals and the stars and the shepherds into our hearts, so that we can all adore the Christ Child together there.  Jesus can do that.  All we have to do is pray for it and permit Him to do it!”

This could be the best Christmas we have ever had!

Let us pray:

Dearest Baby Jesus.  I love You.  I can’t take our eyes off of You.  I long for You.  And I pray to You, please come and be born in my heart today.  And I say to You: I give you permission to be born in my heart right now, today.  I give you permission to use my poor stable of a heart as your birthplace.  I open the doors of my stable/heart, and I say to You, come!  Come with Your Father, Your Holy Spirit, Your Mother, Mary, and with Your foster father, Joseph, and find in my heart, a place to rest and be born.  I welcome You with wonder and awe.  And I love You with all of my strength.  Come and take over my stable of a heart.  It is Yours forever.  Amen.

In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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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.

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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!