8/20/14

MASTERS MERCY


"When the first group appeared they supposed they would get more." -Matthew 20:10

In the parable of the workers in the vineyard, the Master pays the last group first (Mt 20:8). His purpose in paying them first, as it is so often, is to teach the earliest group, His long-time disciples, more about His mercy. Their responses showed that, although they worked obediently and sacrificially for the Master, they still hadn't grasped and embraced the depth and richness of the Master's mercy. They failed the mercy quiz. They were watching the Master's money rather than the Master's mercy. "Thereupon they complained" rather than rejoiced (Mt 20:11).
Here's another mercy quiz:

   * You struggle unsuccessfully for years to bring Eucharistic adoration to your parish. Then a new convert, a former criminal, succeeds. Do you rejoice in this success or inwardly complain since he gets the credit?

   * You are a faithful pastor who prayed, fasted, and preached in an effort to persuade your parishioners to attend regular Confession. A young priest succeeds you and in a few months has long Confession lines. Rejoice or complain?

   * Your husband divorces you and leaves you with four young children. You sacrifice for decades to bring them up in the faith. He comes back into their lives when they are grown. When your faithful adult children praise and thank their father, what do you do? Rejoice or complain?

What difficult circumstance is the Lord using to teach you mercy? We modern disciples can also miss the lesson and fail the mercy quiz. Fix your eyes on the mercy of Jesus.

 Father, may I be like You: "rich in mercy" (Eph 2:4).

 "Thus says the Lord God: I Myself will look after and tend My sheep." -Ez 34:11

The Medjugorje Message: All men equal before God...

The Medjugorje Message: All men equal before God...: In his interview with journalists on board Monday’s flight from Seoul to Rome, Pope Francis spoke of unjust aggression against minorities in...

Mary Prays For Francis, Mission of Peace


by Jakob Marschner
The day before Pope Francis told he is ready to go to Iraq, the Virgin Mary told Medjugorje visionary Ivan Dragicevic that she prays for his mission of peace. On August 18, the day of Francis’ announcement, she warned that Satan wants to destroy her plans and asked for perseverance in prayer.
pope francis virgin mary our lady peace visit iraq mission peace medjugorje visionary ivan dragicevic message august 17 vicenza
Pope Francis touching the statue of Our Lady of Fatima on October 12th 2013, the day before he consecrated the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Unbeknownst to Pope Francis when, on August 18, he declared himself ready to go to Iraq, the Virgin Mary had expressed her support of his mission of peace on the day before, in a message given to Medjugorje visionary Ivan Dragicevic during his public apparition in Vicenza, Italy:
“Dear children, also today I call you in a particular way: Pray for peace. Open yourselves to the Holy Spirit, dear children. May the Holy Spirit guide you. Especially, dear children, during this time pray for my beloved Holy Father. For his mission, the mission of peace. The Mother prays for all of you and intercedes before her Son for each of you. Thank you, dear children, for also today having responded to my call” the Virgin Mary said on August 17, according to Ivan.
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Medjugorje visionary Ivan Dragicevic in Vicenza, Italy, on August 17, passing on the message of support of Pope Francis’ peace endeavors that the Virgin Mary had spoken to him minutes before
During his press conference aboard the papal airplane on August 18, in Chinese airspace while returning from Korea, the Pope told reporters that he is ready to go to Iraq and – more specifically – to Kurdistan, to sustain the Christian refugees who have fled from the current aggression from the islamic group ISIS:
“If it were necessary when we return from Korea we can go there. (…) In this moment, I am ready and right now it is not the most, the best thing to do but I am disposed for this” Pope Francis said, having first stressed the Iraq initiatives already undertaken by the Vatican.
Part of the audience that gathered for Ivan's public apparition on August 18 in Salvaterra, Italy
Part of the audience that gathered for Ivan’s public apparition on August 18 in Salvaterra, Italy
Later on August 18, visionary Ivan Dragicevic passed on another message from the Virgin Mary, given during his public apparition in Salvaterra, Italy. With a gravity rarely found in the messages reported by Ivan, the Virgin Mary called to perserverance in prayer by a time when Satan wants to destroy her plans:
“My dear children, also today I rejoice with all of you. I see your joyful hearts. I also see that these fields are plowed, they are well cultivated, so dear children, just as you work on your hearts, open your hearts to the action of the Holy Spirit because I want to pray and ask for divine graces for you. Persevere in prayer especially at this time when Satan wants to destroy my plans. Be assured, dear children, that the Mother is always so close to you. I pray together with you and intercede before my Son for all of you. Thank you, dear children, because also today you have responded to my call.”
http://www.medjugorjetoday.tv/

8/19/14

The Holy Father offers to go to Iraq



From Catholic News Agency: 
Speaking to journalists aboard the Aug. 18 plane flight back to Italy from South Korea, the Pope noted the Holy See's diplomatic efforts to end the violence in Iraq, especially against Iraqi minorities.
In response to the question on Iraq posed by CNA and EWTN News Rome bureau chief Alan Holdren, Pope Francis said that a papal visit to Iraq was “one of the possibilities.”
“And in this moment, I am ready.” He added: “and right now it isn't the most, the best thing to do but I am disposed to this.” - CNA

This reminds me of Mother Teresa in war-torn Lebanon around this same time in 1982, when she arrived there amid fighting to bring St. John Paul II's message of peace.  Once there, and against all advice, she helped to evacuate retarded and handicapped children from a hospital.

Going out to the peripheries.  It is what saints do.

25. Festival mladih, 05.08.2014


Published on Aug 6, 2014

8/18/14

Pray for Peace


   
Pray for Peace!!
 (c) Mary TV 2014  
    

J.M.J
August 19, 2014
St. John Eudes

Dear Family of Mary!

The live streaming of Marija's August 15, 2014 apparition was a beautiful event. Mary TV began streaming at Marija's house as the pilgrims were gathering. The Rosary was prayed very reverently, in several languages. And a message from Our Lady was read between the decades. It was a beautiful gift to give Our Lady, all that prayer and holy singing.

After the apparition, Marija shared a little about her encounter with Our Lady. Here is what she said;

"At the moment of the apparition Our Lady came and I recommended all of your intentions, and Our Lady prayed over us.  I recommended especially those people who had asked our prayer in a special way, all the sick people and the people who are suffering in our prayer.   And Our Lady prayed over us and she blessed us.  Our Lady came, like always on a feast because today is a big feast, in a golden dress, very rich and very beautiful."

Our Lady always prays for our intentions, according to the visionaries. She is solicitous of all our needs and sufferings. She is a mother!

I also want to share a message that the visionary Ivan received at an evening of prayer at the Church of the Holy Crown in Vicenza, Italy on August 17, 2014, just two days ago:

"Dear children, today in a special way I invite you to pray for peace. Open yourself to the Holy Spirit, dear children, so that the Holy Spirit may guide you. Particularly at this time, dear children, pray for my beloved Holy Father; pray for his mission of peace. I pray with you; interceding with my Son for each of you.  Thank you dear children, because even today you have responded to my call."  

(Message to Ivan Dragicevic, August 17, 2014 as reported at  http://crownofstars.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/our-lady-speaks-of-popes-peace-mission.html )  

It is said that after Ivan shared this message he said that Our Lady particularly wanted to emphasize the peace mission of Pope Francis.

This message speaks loudly to all of us. The entire world seems to be engulfed in violence and hatred. We all feel quite helpless in the face of it all. But Our Lady does not want us to be helpless. She is showing us the way to help! She says, "Pray for peace." And she goes further. She asks us to open ourselves to the Holy Spirit so that He can guide us. The Holy Spirit knows what we can do. He knows exactly what is possible for each one of us to do in the face of evil. If we pray and open our hearts to His guidance, He will show us exactly what to do in our own sphere of influence. We will not be helpless!!

And so, Our Queen who came in gold, wants to encourage us. She wants us to become her agents of peace, supporting our Holy Father, Pope Francis, in his mission of peace. We each have a role to play. We are not helpless, but helpers for peace! Come Holy Spirit!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2014

PS.  "Fruit of Medjugorje" Episode 127, which aired last night at Mary TV, is a talk by Fr. Petar Ljubicic.  He addresses the need to pray for peace with Our Lady.  This talk will help us to respond to Our Lady's message through Ivan on August 17.  See how the Holy Spirit is ready to lead us!!!  Wow!!  You can watch this Fruit show atwww.marytv.tv !  





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8/15/14

Mirjana to Youth: The World Relies On You


by Jakob Marschner
“You are the ones who will bring good into the world. The world relies on you” Medjugorje visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo said in her August 4 lecture for the Youth Festival. Go step by step, always hold Mary’s hand, do not judge your prayers, and found your family on God, Mirjana added.
Medjugorje visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo during her lecture for the Youth Festival
Medjugorje visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo during her lecture for the Youth Festival
Thousands of young people got something to ponder on August 4 when visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo gave a lecture from the back altar of St. James Church as a part of the 25th international Youth Festival in Medjugorje.
Referring to the Virgin Mary and to the message she had received from her during her apparition two days earlier, Mirjana opened her lecture:
Part of the attendees at last week's 25th Youth Festival in Medjugorje. One local media estimated 80,000 young people were present. Photo: Michele Vasilj / Facebook
Part of the attendees at last week’s 25th Youth Festival in Medjugorje. With official numbers yet to come, one local media estimated 80,000 young people were present. Photo: Michele Vasilj / Facebook
I wish we were all her apostles. On Saturday she called us to follow her, to be her ‘apostles of light who will spread love and mercy through the world’. In particular you, young people, because the world relies on you, you are the ones who will bring good into the world.”
“To do this, you have to walk with her and hold her by the hand, because she takes us on the right path and leads us to her Son” the seer continued.
“Let me tell you once again: Thank you. Really thank you. In my heart I feel such a great love towards you that I restrain myself not to cry. You are the ones who have chosen to be here. You could be somewhere else to sleep, instead you wanted to be with your Heavenly Mother suffering under the sun. For this I thank you” Mirjana later concluded her lecture.
Still struggling with back problems, Mirjana arrives at St. James Church before her lecture supported by friends. Photo: Luciano Cerroni / Facebook
Still struggling with back problems, Mirjana arrives at St. James Church before her lecture supported by friends. Photo: Luciano Cerroni / Facebook
In between were admonishions and advice on how to best live up to the responsibility she had just imposed on her young audience:
“Please do not only hear, but live the messages of Our Lady. Put them into practice in your daily life. Why are you here? To bring them to your home. Do not talk or preach. They will ask: ‘Why are you different? What happened?’ Then you will speak of the love of the Heavenly Mother” Mirjana said.
“Please do this for you, for us and for the world. She will help us.”
For this reason, I implore you to start walking together with the Mother very slowly. The first thing she asked from us at the beginning of the apparitions was the Creed and 7 Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be. You cannot tell me that, in 24 hours, the Heavenly Father has given us no time for this” the visionary continued.
The ceremony closing the Youth Festival on August 5. Photo: Mate Zemljic
The ceremony closing this year’s Youth Festival on August 5. Photo: Mate Zemljic
“Let’s start up. Let’s start with the first part of the Rosary. Then we fast on Fridays. Then the second part of the Rosary. Then the third. Then we begin to fast on Wednesdays. Step by step. It is important to walk along with her.”
Mirjana further warned of spiritual arrogance, and of judging one’s own spiritual life in any way:
“Do not waste time judging your prayer. Let God judge that. It is important that we pray. It is important that we have contact with our Heavenly Father. There is no man on earth who can say, ‘I pray as I should. I am just like God wants.’ I am afraid of these people. We are all on the way of holiness, we all try to be pleasing to the Heavenly Father and we try to follow our Mother. She will guide us and Jesus will judge what we did” Mirjana said.
Festival participants greeting the Virgin Mary outside St. James Church on August 5
Festival participants greeting the Virgin Mary outside St. James Church on August 5
Talking about faith within a family context, the seer adviced her audience that a family should not be formed without the blessing of God:
“In particular you young people, you who are young families, you who are thinking of founding a family: Do not think that this is possible without the blessing of the Heavenly Father. Do not think that this is possible without prayer in common. No. You cannot have peace in a family in which God is not in the first place” Mirjana said.
Early during the six days festival: With all rooms booked in Medjugorje, some festival participants are putting up tents
Early during the six days festival: With all rooms booked in Medjugorje, some festival participants are putting up tents
“Just think of the responsibility you have before your children, as a parent. They look at us, look at their parents. They notice what we do. If they see that God is not in the first place for us, what can we expect from them?”
“Parents need to put the Mass in the first place. Children need to see them pray. They will only do what they have seen from their parents.”
The logo of this year's Youth Festival, with the theme "Behold your Mother"
The logo of this year’s Youth Festival in Medjugorje, with the theme “Behold your Mother”
“So I beg you: Make your children see that God is in the first place. Then, when they grow up, if they will try to live a different life from what we have taught them, by our example and our prayers they will return to the right path, because we have put down their roots. The roots are in their hearts” Mirjana concluded.
Having repeated that the visionaries are not priviliged people, but people like everyone else, Mirjana stressed this by asking the audience to pray for the six Medjugorje visionaries:
“Pray for us seers, so that we can do everything that Our Lady wants us to do. We have to do it the right way because it is easy to make mistakes.”
http://www.medjugorjetoday.tv/

8/14/14

Dear Family of Mary


cross in sky over Medjugorje 8-12   A sign of the Cross in the sky over Medjugorje on August 15, 2013   
 (c) Mary TV 2013  
    

J.M.J
August 15, 2014
Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children, I call you all and accept you as my children. I am praying that you may accept me and love me as a mother. I have united all of you in my heart, I have descended among you and I bless you. I know that you desire consolation and hope from me because I love you and intercede for you. I ask of you to unite with me in my Son and to be my apostles. For you to be able to do so, I am calling you, anew, to love. There is no love without prayer - there is no prayer without forgiveness because love is prayer - forgiveness is love. My children, God created you to love and you love so as to forgive. Every prayer that comes out of love unites you with my Son and the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit illuminates you and makes you my apostles - apostles who will do everything they do in the name of the Lord. They will pray with their works and not just with words, because they love my Son and comprehend the way of truth which leads to eternal life. Pray for your shepherds that they may always lead you with a pure heart on the way of truth and love - the way of my Son. Thank you." (June 02, 2014)

Happy Feast Day to all of you!! Today we celebrate the great gift given to Our Lady that she would ascend, body and soul, into heaven! We believe that when Mary passed from this earth her body did not decay. Instead she was taken into heaven, in a way similar to the Ascension of her Son - that is body and soul. And now she is in heaven, interceding for us. But as you see in the message of June 2, 2014, Our Lady tells us that she has descended once again to be with us. She has come back to lead us, teach us, guide us, protect us, encourage us, pray with us, and strengthen us. Her Assumption is a sign to us of our future with God. And her descent among us in this decisive time is also a sign to us, a sign of God's providence and protection in this day.

We believe in Our Lady's presence in Medjugorje because we have experienced her nearness. And this experience has changed us. Our faith is deeper. Our hope is firmer. Our love is growing. The good fruit of Mary's presence with us in Medjugorje has been made evident through the many testimonies of those who have gone to Medjugorje and have been changed. (You may view the "Fruit of Medjugorje" series on our webpage!)

And so on this beautiful feast, a day we have prepared for through our novena, we give thanks and praise to God for our Mother who is in heaven with Him, and for her descending among us to help us here on earth. May we never forget her presence and her love. It is the greatest of gifts.

Please join Mary TV today for the LIVE STREAMING of Our Lady's apparition to Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti. It will be streamed starting at 5:00 pm Medjugorje time (11:00 am EDT). The pilgrims in Medjugorje will be praying the rosary in anticipation of Our Lady's coming. At about 6:40 pm Medjugorje time Our Lady is expected to come. This event is a great blessing for us as we lift our petitions offered during our novena to Our Lady! Join us!!

Here is a beautiful Litany of the Life of Mary that I thought would be nice to meditate upon on this feast day. (I altered it only slightly, adding a couple of lines!)

LITANY OF THE LIFE OF MARY
Lord, have mercy
Christ, have mercy.            

Lord, have mercy. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Ghost,
dwelling in the souls of the just,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
sprung from the race of David,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
of the root of Jesse,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
conceived without Original Sin,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
presented in childhood in the temple,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
espoused to the just Joseph,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
bound by an inviolable vow of chastity,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
gloriously saluted by the Angel,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
full of grace,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
blessed among all women,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
consenting to the plea of Heaven,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
conceiving by the operation of the Holy Ghost,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
bearing in thy womb the Man-God,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Mother of the Lord,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Mother of the true Solomon,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Mother of God,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
visiting thy cousin Elizabeth,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
blest land, whence sprung the Saviour,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin, holy gate,
through which the King of Heaven alone may pass,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
journeying to Bethlehem with thy spouse Joseph,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
bringing into the world thy Divine Son,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Mother of thine own Creator,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
laying God the Son in a manger,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
visited by the shepherds,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
saluted by the Magi,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
presenting thy Son to be circumcized,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
submitting to the law of purification,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
offering thy dear Son in the temple,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
flying into Egypt to save thy Child,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
returning into the land of Israel,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
leading an obscure life at Nazareth,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
keeping the feasts prescribed by the law,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
afflicted at the loss of thy Child,
when He was twelve years old,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
sorrowfully seeking thy Child for three days,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
honouring with thy presence the marriage feast of Cana,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
graciously representing to thy Son the want of wine,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
obtaining Christ's first public miracle by thy intercession,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
following thy Son in His ministrations,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
sharing the sorrows of thy Son,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
standing at the foot of the Cross,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
confided by thy Son to John the Beloved Disciple,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
pierced with a sword of sorrow,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Rejoicing at the resurrection of thy Son on the third day,
Pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Taught by the risen Lord for 40 days after the Resurrection,
Pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Given as an example to the Apostles by the risen Lord in the upper room,
Pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Gazing with awe and longing as thy Son ascended into heaven,
Pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Ministering to the Apostles in the upper room as they waited for the promise from above,
Pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
filled with the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Ceaselessly pondering the life of thy Son while living on earth,
Pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
assumed by thy Son into Heaven,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
reigning in Heaven, our Queen,
pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
Interceding for us at the right hand of the Father and the Son,
Pray for us.

Holy Virgin,
called Blessed by all generations,
pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray

Protect, O Lord,
Thy servants by Thy gracious and abundant help,
and grant that our confidence
in the protection of Blessed Mary ever Virgin,
and our humble imitation of her holy life,
may obtain for us security
against all enemies and all dangers,
through Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen.

This litany may be found on this website:
http://www.catholicdoors.com/prayers/litanies/p03509.htm

Happy Feast Day!!

Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2014




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Saint John Paul II
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THE MIRACLES OF FORGIVENESS


"My heavenly Father will treat you in exactly the same way unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart." -Matthew 18:35

We must forgive:
   * everyone for every sin (see Mt 6:12),
   * 70 x 7 (Mt 18:22),
   * immediately (Mt 5:23-25),
   * enemies (see Mt 5:39ff),
   * those who apologize (Lk 17:4) and those who don't,
   * those who keep sinning against us (Lk 23:34), and
   * from our hearts (Mt 18:35).

Obviously, it is humanly impossible to forgive by God's standards. "To err is human; to forgive is divine." Yet we must forgive, or we will not be forgiven (Mt 6:14-15). We are in an impossible situation. We need the Savior. We need Jesus. He is divine, and He will immediately give us His divine power to forgive.
By Jesus' grace, decide to forgive all for every sin committed against you. Verbally state your decision. Say: "By the power of Jesus, I decide to forgive (name) for (sin)." Now, like the father of the prodigal son, show love and mercy to those whom you are forgiving (see Lk 15:20. Receive the miracle of forgiveness immediately.

 Father, make me a minister of reconciliation (2 Cor 5:18). Show me what You mean by this.

 "I canceled your entire debt when you pleaded with me. Should you not have dealt mercifully with your fellow servant, as I dealt with you?" -Mt 18:32-33

8/13/14

Invitation to Medjugorje, Is Our Lady Calling You

Fr. Paul Desmarais, Spiritual Director
A 12-day Pilgrimage Medjugorje, departing September 28 and returning October 9, 2014.
Post tour to October 13 if desired.  See on-line flyer.
$2,449 includes taxes, transfers, room with private bath, two meals a day, a Medjugorje guide and visits with visionaries when available.
*Maureen O’Brien 508-888-2740 or 508-326-8006

Or Stefanie at 206 Tours – 1-800-206-8687
For printable flyer – www.pilgrimages.com/maureen
“In Medjugorje there is nothing but two mountains and a very large church, but in that nothingness I found everything!”  (A young  woman  to her mother, as reported to Fr.  Petar)

Medjugorje Orchestra-- Come Holy Spirit


Published on May 15, 2014

Sancta Maria Choir in Youth festival - Medjugorje2014



Published on Aug 8, 2014
Sancta Maria Choir in Youth festival - Medjugorje 2014

8/11/14

Receive the Power - Medjugorje Mladifest,Youth Festival 2014



Published on Aug 8, 2014
Mladifest Međugorje 2014 - Receive the Power
Aug 01, Fri

8/9/14

Jesus, Teach me to hear your voice


Because of your little faith. (Matthew 17:20)
To a non-swimmer, it seems incredible that a human body could float on water. Bodies are heavy, and that’s that! The disciples, called to heal a man’s deranged son, were just as incredulous. But Jesus told them that they needed just the smallest amount of faith to move mountains, let alone drive out one demon! Surely the disciples wondered how they could ever develop that kind of faith. For that matter, how will we?
The beginning of the answer is in today’s first reading: “I will stand at my guard post, and station myself upon the rampart, and keep watch to see what he will say to me” (Habakkuk 2:1). Our faith will grow as we spend time in God’s presence and let him speak the truth to us, confirm that truth, and make that truth clearer to our hearts. So here is Habakkuk’s four-step plan:
  • Stand at your guard post. Find peace in the place you are supposed to be, wherever that is.
  • Stand at the rampart. A defensive wall of a castle or walled city, a rampart allows for a broad vision. Don’t get caught up in low-level controversies; rather, fix the eyes of your heart on Jesus.
  • Keep watch to see what God will say. Try your best to tune in to the Holy Spirit’s wavelength so that you can detect his promptings.
  • Write down what you hear. Use a notebook or journal to keep track of your prayer. That way, you can go back later and study it, test its truth, and hold on to whatever it is that God has said to you.
This simple plan will help you deepen your relationship with God. You will learn what his voice sounds like. You will become more familiar with his thoughts. And you will learn about his unfailing, gentle love. Does it sound incredible? No more than floating on water, really. Trust the One who made you to teach and grow faith. Let him show you that you are made to move mountains!
“Jesus, I confess, I don’t think I can move mountains. Teach me how! Teach me to hear your voice and grow more powerful in faith.     http://wau.org/meditations/current/

Mirjana Day 5 2014 Medjugorje Youth Festival



Published on Aug 8, 2014
Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo,speaking on Day 5 of the 2014 Medjugorje Youth Festival. She urged young people to be apostles and witnesses of God's love, to pray for the priests, and for the world they live in and be in God's communion with other brothers and sisters.

8/7/14

Marija speaks to MaryTV August 5, 2014



Published on Aug 7, 2014
Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti speaks to MaryTV live on August 5th.
Tune in to MaryTV.tv for Marija's Apparition LIVE!
August 8, 2014  
Dear Mary TV Family.....

As peace disintegrates throughout the world, you are invited to join the Queen of Peace in Medjugorje when she appears to Visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti on August 15, 2014, the Feast of the Assumption. Our Lady has said, "I have descended among you." (July 2, 2014).  She is with us. She is with us to bless us with her gift of peace.  Welcome the Queen of Peace into your hearts during this apparition.  

Join Marija Pavlovic Lunetti in Medjugorje  
for Our Lady's apparition   
August 15th, the Feast of the Assumption!  
Don't miss this moment of grace with the Queen of Peace!
6:15 pm Medjugorje time
(12:15 pm EDT) 
 
 
Please share this great news with your friends, family and email lists!!!
God bless you,
Denis Nolan
Mary TV

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Published on Aug 7, 2014

8/6/14

Dear Family of Mary - Feast of the Transfiguration


     Thank you, Jesus, for your Transfiguration.   
Change us into your likeness, and bring us home!  
 (c) Mary TV 2014
      


J.M.J
August 6, 2014
The Transfiguration

Dear Family of Mary!

The Youth Festival ends this morning with Mass on Mount Krizevac at 5:00 am!! 
How fitting that the closing Mass takes place on the Feast of the Transfiguration.  Our Lord must be so happy to be with the young people there. 

Here is the summary of Ivan's apparition on Apparition Hill on August 4:

The following is a description by Medjugorje Visionary Ivan Dragicevic of the apparition of the Blessed Mother, August 4, 2014, on Apparition Hill:

Also today after the meeting with Our Lady I would like to briefly describe and bring closer to you what is the most important from tonight's meeting with Our Lady. Also tonight Our Lady came to us truly happy and joyful. She greeted all of us with Her Motherly greeting, "Praised be Jesus my dear children." After that she extended her arms and prayed over all of us present here in her Aramaic language for a longer time. She then prayed especially for a while over the sick present here and you, the youth. Then Our Lady said:

"Dear children, also today I rejoice with you in this time of grace, especially I rejoice when I see so many of my children who are happy through these days. I call you, dear children, to pray through this time for peace. Pray for peace. May peace begin to reign in man's heart. May my Son come to dwell in your hearts to bring you peace because He is your peace. I am praying, dear children, and am interceding for all of you before my Son. That is why, you also persevere in prayer. Do not be afraid. Just continue to pray. Thank you, dear children, for your perseverance and thank you for also today having responded to my call."

Then Our Lady blessed all of us with Her Motherly blessing, and she also blessed everything you brought to be blessed. I recommended all of you, all of your needs, your intentions, and your families, and especially the sick, and in a special way all of the youth who are present here at this festival in our parish. After that Our Lady continued to pray over all of us here and left in that prayer, in an illuminated Sign of the Cross, with a greeting, "Go in peace my dear children." This is a summary of what would be the most important from tonight's meeting with Our Lady. Thank you.

Let's pray for all the young people who have attended the festival, that they will return home safely, and that they will allow the graces they have received to work in their hearts and bring them close to Jesus and Mary!  These young people are a hope for the future.  They need our prayers. 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
(c) Mary TV 2014

PS.  I encourage you to watch "Fruit of Medjugorje, Episode 125" which can be found on our home page.  It is a powerful testimony!! 

PPS.  Thanks to our crew in Medjugorje for doing such an amazing job of streaming the Youth Festival.  Well done!!!!





"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II

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8/4/14

Dear Family of Mary - The Youth Festival in Medjugorje


         
The Youth Festival in Medjugorje!!!      
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J.M.J
August 4, 2014
St. John Vianney

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear Children!  The reason that I am with you, my mission, is to help you for 'good' to win, even though this does not seem possible to you now. I know that you do not understand many things as I also did not understand everything, everything that my Son explained to me while He was growing up alongside me - but I believed Him and followed Him. I ask this of you also, to believe me and to follow me. However, my children, to follow me means to love my Son above everything, to love Him in every person without making differences. For you to be able to do this, I call you anew to renunciation, prayer and fasting. I am calling you for the Eucharist to be the life of your soul. I am calling you to be my apostles of light who will spread love and mercy through the world. My children, your life is only a blink in contrast to eternal life. And when you come before my Son, in your hearts He will see how much love you had. In order to spread love in the right way, I am asking my Son, through love, to grant you unity through Him, unity among you, unity between you and your shepherds. Through them my Son always gives Himself to you anew and renews your soul. Do not forget this. Thank you."  (August 2, 2014)

As the Youth Festival continues, the incredible energy of the young people who are thirsty for the love of Jesus and Mary seems to be growing each day. Yesterday, Mary TV was able to stream the Evening Program, and the incredible dramatization of Jesus' life that was produced by the Cenacolo Community! That program was so powerful. The love for Jesus and Mary that exuded enveloped all who watched.

I want to quote Fr. Kevin Devine's homily for Sunday at English Mass, because he speaks very eloquently about the festival. I couldn't say it any better:

Well over twenty years ago I was here on pilgrimage and I was sitting outside by that statue of St. Leopold the Confessor, and a fellow about 30 years old came just to chat. He explained that he had been here all summer working on a video. And along with him there were massive amounts of teenagers. There were free trips, paid for by a donor, and the teenagers could come here for a whole week. And he lamented that he watched them carefully, and too many of them slept all day and partied all night. And he said they were good kids. And all they needed was a little organization.

So he said he went to Fr. Slavko and Fr. Slavko said that was a great idea. And he knew who was going to organize it. "You"! And this gentleman said that ever since he ran with the idea, his whole life around him seemed to be disintegrating. One simple illustration. He lent his automobile to a good friend. It was totaled and the insurance company refused to reimburse. He simply said that his whole life seemed to be disintegrating since he got the idea. And he had a sense that there was an evil power trying to keep him from implementing it.  

  

As we have all watched this week, I am convinced it is not an evil power that is working, it is that an alarm rang in the depths of hell, a five alarm fire, and every demon reported to battle station immediately with the orders that they had to stop this idea. Because we have all experienced the incredible grace and mercy and compassion of God as one day unfolds after another. That idea moved forward and now we have these massive thousands upon thousands of young people coming. And the demons in their attempt to interfere, they are born losers!!!

St. Paul puts it so simply in his letter read today, "For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor power, nor height nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Rom 8:37-39) So the battle between any force of evil and the power of Christ, it's no contest.

Our Great Holy Father, Saint John Paul II puts it so strongly, "The boundary that has been set for evil is ultimately Divine Mercy." And it is here more than ever that we appreciate and celebrate Divine Mercy. There is a prayer that we recite throughout the summer that kind of captures it. "Almighty God, you manifest your almighty power above all in pardoning and showing mercy." Here the Gospel we have just shared seems to be lived out so magnificently. There is a vast crowd, and Christ's heart is moved by pity. And the vast crowd is captured in the opening words of Isaiah: "If you are thirsty, come to the water to drink. Receive grain and eat. I will renew you..." Yes the renewal that takes place here!

The energy of the young people...I have tried to watch them throughout the day and by evening after the final ceremony, I grab a quick supper and drag myself to my room, trying to get some rest. However the young people, they gather all around, singing and shouting, "Alleluia, Alabare, Praise the Lord!!" They join hands and dance and sing and they are one party, celebrating without any drugs at all except the miracle of the Eucharist, the Body and the Blood of Christ, which they eat and drink every evening at the celebration of Holy Mass.  

  

Our present Holy Father, Pope Francis, puts it in very clear words, in his first true Encyclical, the New Evangelization. He tells us that the Church must be a place of mercy, freely given, where everyone can feel welcome, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live the good life of the Gospel. The fundamental reality is the encounter with Christ, with His mercy and His love. And then we respond by loving our brothers and sisters as He has loved us."

I marvel at the harmony that we have experienced this week. Forgive me, because it is my favorite city in all of Western Europe, I won't mention its name, but a few summers ago it exploded in violence, burning and looting. And that went on for a number of days until 16,000 police officers were brought in from all over the nation, and finally with 16,000 working every night, order was restored. Here I would estimate that our massive police force has been augmented from 9 to at least 16. And the main problem we experience is around midnight, the young people after all of the ceremonies gather in front of the church and they sing and they dance, and celebrate the enthusiasm they are experiencing, until about 1:00 am the leaders say that the Friars are being kept up by the drums and clapping of hands. You have to disperse and go back to your pensions. Yes, the incredible enthusiasm is hard to control, it just explodes in waves.  

  

And at the opening night, the flag ceremony introduced the countries present. And again last night there was a procession with the flags. I spent 30 years as a military chaplain. It is true that the soldier above all fears and hates war. He and his companions suffer the most horrible effects of war. And so as the flags were carried last night behind the image of the Virgin Mary, I found all sorts of images going through my mind. What a joy to see the Ukrainian flag! But I remember how just a few days ago, a jet liner carrying 300 was shot out of the air at 30,000 feet and all perished. The Syrian flag was there last night. And if I got it right, this new terrorist group, ISIS, has decreed that it has parceled off part of Syria and declared that anyone who is a Christian will either renounce their faith, or get out of there while they still can. Then from my own childhood, I thought of the past, of Pearl Harbor and then of Hiroshima, and the annihilation of millions in that nuclear explosion. I worked for years with families from the World Trade Center. I was down there. What a tragedy the introduction of terrorism to our modern world. But last night, 60 or 70 flags, all carried by representatives of that flag, marched together in the shape of a heart, circling the area and returning with the Gospa, the Queen of Peace, to kneel at the foot of the Eucharist to pay our reverence led by the Gospa to Jesus Christ Her Son, who is the Prince of Peace.  

  

Medjugorje is called the confessional of the world. And I can never forget the simple teaching of the great theologian, Thomas of Aquinas. He asks, "Which is the greater act of power, to forgive one mortal sin, or to create a whole new universe?" His response? "In most ways it is a greater act of power to forgive one mortal sin than to create a whole new world, because a child of the human family is restored to be once more a child of God." There is a prayer that we often offer during the summer time, a prayer at the opening of Mass, in which we pray, "Almighty God, you manifest your mighty power above all by pardoning and showing mercy." And here, especially, in the confessional of the world, we encounter the mercy and compassion of our Savior who gave his life for us. It's that simple.

And whether it is a confession, as one young woman put it after years of degradation, "I feel permeated to the core with evil..." or if, as one priest put it, we are just dusting the wings of angels, with a simple absolution after the simplest of confessions...there is the explosive power of absolution!! I am not a theologian, nonetheless, what I have figured out is that Thomas speaks of one mortal sin forgiven as a greater act than creating a whole world, and in my little brain I say to myself that in the confessional there is only one absolution. We don't have a special absolution for serious sins and a little one for venial sins. No, when anyone enters the confessional, there is an explosive power unleashed that is greater than creating the whole universe. And the number of priests and penitents who are elbow to elbow, lines stretching forever, simply has transformed this village into the confessional of the world, where the almighty power of Mercy and compassion in Christ is so evident.

In the words of today's scripture, "You shall delight in rich fare. I will renew with you the everlasting covenant, the benefits issued to David." And so we will continue our celebration of the mercy and compassion of the all-powerful Christ over whom evil has no power. Evil has been totally crushed.

Thank you, Fr. Kevin.  Well said!!  I encourage all of you to stay tuned to Mary TV today and tomorrow as the Youth Festival continues. Every day there is something new added to our streaming. You can just keep a window open for Mary TV as you work. It will fill your day with the power of God's love. www.marytv.tv

In jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2014

PS. Last day of our Novena for priests in honor of Our Lady's Birthday, Aug. 5.

Finally, we pray for an increase in love for our shepherds, in our hearts, in the hearts of our families, and in the whole world. We pray that, at this difficult time, the name of Jesus may be glorified under their guidance. We pray that we may extend the joy of love and support to our shepherds, just as Jesus has asked them to extend it to us! (August 2 and July 2, 2013)
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...

Let us pray: O Jesus, our great High Priest, hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priests. Give them a deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of their priestly life.
In their loneliness, comfort them. In their sorrows, strengthen them. In their frustrations, point out to them that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show them that they are needed by the Church; they are needed by souls; they are needed for the work of redemption. Amen.





"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
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Medjugorje Youth Festival Orchestra and Choir -Hosanna 2014



Published on Jul 31, 2014
25. Festival mladih u Međjugorje

FALSE CONFIDENCE

"You have raised false confidence in this people." -Jeremiah 28:15

History is filled with examples of false confidence resulting in disaster. For example, George Washington led his troops in crossing the Delaware River on Christmas to defeat the drunken Hessian troops during the Revolutionary War. Once the battle had begun, the Hessian troops surely wished they had spent their Christmas doing less drinking and celebrating and more time being vigilant and prepared (see Lk 21:34).

 "The time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine, but, following their own desires, will surround themselves with teachers who tickle their ears. They will stop listening to the truth and will wander off to fables" (2 Tm 4:3-4). "Just when people are saying, 'Peace and security,' ruin will fall on them with the suddenness of pains overtaking a woman in labor, and there will be no escape" (1 Thes 5:3). God has always sent prophets to afflict the comfortable by speaking challenging words to those who place their confidence anywhere but in Him. Is the Lord calling you to go and speak in this way? He wants you to have much more confidence in Him than your hearers have in their false beliefs (see 2 Cor 5:6).

 The Lord says: "Have no fear before them...But speak My words to them, whether they heed or resist" (Jer 1:8; Ez 2:7).

 Lord, "let those turn to me who fear You and acknowledge Your decrees" (Ps 119:79). Let me tell them Your truth. "Jesus hastened to reassure them: 'Get hold of yourselves! It is I. Do not be afraid!' " -Mt 14:27

8/3/14