Daily Reflections
by Cathy

The December 20, 2020, Reflection – Discover Jesus’ birth and joy!

Discover the Birth and Joy of Jesus!

December 20, 2020
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Christmas Novena, Day 6

Dear Family of Mary!

This is Day 6 of our Christmas Novena!  Here is the sentence from the November 25, 2020 message for today:

By reading the Sacred Scripture you will discover Jesus’ birth and joy, as in the first days which Medjugorje gave to humanity.

The Gospel readings for these last days of Advent are some of most beautiful and joyful scriptures to be found in the Bible.  Starting with December 19, we read a portion of the first chapter of the Gospel of Luke each day until Christmas!  And what joy and wonder is to be found in each reading!!

Luke 1:5-25:  And angel of the Lord appears to Zechariah, proclaiming that his prayer had been heard, and his wife, Elizabeth would bear a son who will go in the spirit of Elijah to prepare the way of the Lord!

Luke 1:26-38:  The Annunciation!!  The Angel Gabriel comes to Mary saying “Hail, full of grace!”  He announces the Incarnation of the Lord, the coming of the Messiah!  And Mary says, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.”

Luke 1:39-45: Mary sets out in haste to visit Elizabeth and little John leaps for joy in the Holy Spirit at the presence of Jesus!

Luke 1:46-56: Mary proclaims her Magnificat!!  “My soul proclaims the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior!!”  What joy!!!

Luke 1:57-66: Elizabeth gives birth to a son, and he is named John!  And the news spread throughout the hill country of Judea!!

Luke 1:67-79:  Zechariah proclaims in prophecy his great Canticle: Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; for he has come to his people and set them free.  He has raised up for us a mighty Savior, born of the house of his servant David…”

Then on Christmas Day Luke 2:1-14: The Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, in a stable, because there was no room in the inn.  And all heaven erupts of jubilation!!

Indeed, this entire week we will be discovering the joyful birth of our Savior, Jesus!  I hope to take time for some prayerful reading of these scriptures, in order to let the Holy Spirit, fill my heart with joy.

Our Lady mentions that as we ponder these scriptures, we will discover the same joy that was revealed in the first days of her apparitions in Medjugorje.  This may seem odd.  But in reality, it is not.  Franjo Zubac shared on the Jesus Rosary for December 2, 2020, about the power of the joy that Our Lady gave to the people of Medjugorje when she appeared.  He said that the communists were using all their tactics to scare the people away from the apparition site.  They were threatening them with terrible consequences.  But it didn’t work.  Here is why:

“But Our Lady poured joy into the hearts of the people, and the people would walk to Medjugorje’s church through the fields, singing! Singing! Full of joy and happiness. And you couldn’t stop it. And slowly, slowly it started moving the way Our Lady wanted it. And slowly, slowly, through the messages that Our Lady is giving us, all of us even today, every month, she is trying to lead us and guide us. Prepare us.” (Frano Zubac, Jesus Rosary, 12/02/20)

The joy that the people experienced was a power much greater than any communist threat.  It was the joy from Heaven, the joy of the first days which Medjugorje gave to humanity.  That joy persists.  And it is more powerful than any worldly threat.  So, the joy of Jesus’ birth and the joy of Our Lady’s coming both tell us: “God exists!”  They tell us that Jesus is with us and that He loves us, and this is all we need!

(You can hear Frano describe the first days at this link:
(scroll down to December 2, 2020)

Or read my transcription here:

Now 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 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
©Mary TV 2020

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“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!”

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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!