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Mary TV: May 25, 2017 Reflection – Where is your gaze and heart?


(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.

May 25, 2017
The Ascension of the Lord

Dear Family of Mary!

The Gospel for Ascension Thursday:

The eleven disciples went to Galilee
to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them.
When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.
Then Jesus approached and said to them,
“All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” (Mt 28: 16 -20)

Jesus gave the disciples on last pep talk before He ascended to the Father! He wanted them to understand the plan! He also wanted them to know that He would be with them (and us) until the end of the age. He would not abandon us in our fight for souls. Our Lady spoke to us about this fight:

December 25, 2016
“Dear children! With great joy, today I am carrying my Son Jesus to you, for Him to give you His peace. Open your hearts, little children, and be joyful that you can receive it. Heaven is with you and is fighting for peace in your hearts, in the families and in the world; and you, little children, help with your prayers for it to be so. I bless you with my Son Jesus and call you not to lose hope; and for your gaze and heart to always be directed towards Heaven and eternity. In this way, you will be open to God and to His plans. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

In this message Our Lady calls us to gaze heavenward towards eternity. She tells us that this gaze is essential for us if we are to be open to God and His plans. Jesus is now in heaven with the Father! He sits at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for us! This is where our gaze and our heart should always be focused!

We can only imagine what a huge impression it made on the Disciples when Jesus ascended into heaven before their eyes! They could not tear their eyes away from the sky into which He disappeared. We are told in Acts 1:9-11: “And when he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

But now it is our job to gaze with our hearts, with our interior gaze, upon the Throne of God where Jesus sits, making intercession. This is how we will stay open to God and His plans. This is our command central! The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are there, commanding the Church Militant in this fight for souls. It is “OK” to gaze up into the heavens!! We need to stay connected to the Lord in heaven, so that we will be effective servants here on earth!

One way to gaze upward is to receive the Holy Spirit, the Counselor, the Paraclete. Through the power of the Holy Spirit our interior gaze will be kept on eternity and the Throne of God. For the next 9 days we will offer the Novena to the Holy Spirit together, preparing ourselves to receive the Gifts of the Spirit which are so necessary if we are to grow in the plan of God! We will start tomorrow!

Happy Feast Day!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
© Mary TV 2017

PS.  I will send out Our Lady’s message as soon as I get it!

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
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LifeNews: 21 Abortion Clinics Have Closed in 2017


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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Top Stories
• President Trump and Pope Francis Stand Against Abortion: We Have a “Joint Commitment in Favor of Life”
• 21 Abortion Clinics Have Closed in 2017, Planned Parenthood Has Shut Down 20 Since 2010
• Abortion Clinic Caught Arranging Abortion on 26-Week-Old Baby to Cover Up Incest
• Shock: Abortion Clinic Did 55 Abortions in One Day With No Nurse, Improper Anesthesia

More Pro-Life News
• Swipe right for a baby? Tinder style app for egg and sperm donors launched
• School District Rejects Planned Parenthood Pushing Its Sex-Ed Agenda on Kids
• Mom With Cancer Who Refused Abortion and Chemo Gives Birth to Healthy Twins
• Activists Want You to Listen to Women Brag About Their Abortions, What About Women Who Regret Them?
• Democrat Lawmakers File Bill to Criminalize Pro-Life Free Speech They Find “Annoying”
• Abortion Clinic Worker is Embarrassed to Admit Killing is What She Does for a Living
• Ever Notice No Abortion Clinic Uses the Word “Abortion” In Its Name?
• Texas Governor Signs Bill Stopping State From Seizing Pastors’ Sermons on Moral Issues
• Why I Called the Police at the Abortion Facility Last Month
• College Won’t Punish Pro-Life Group for Display Saying “Most Dangerous Place for African-Americans is in the Womb”

• Texas Senate Approves Bill for Detailed Reports on When Botched Abortions Hurt Women

President Trump and Pope Francis Stand Against Abortion: We Have a “Joint Commitment in Favor of Life”
Pope Francis met with U.S. President Donald Trump and his family Wednesday at the Vatican where they exchanged gifts and spoke about peace and other issues.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.


21 Abortion Clinics Have Closed in 2017, Planned Parenthood Has Shut Down 20 Since 2010
For the first five months of 2017, abortion clinic closures continue to outpace the opening of new abortion businesses.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Abortion Clinic Caught Arranging Abortion on 26-Week-Old Baby to Cover Up Incest
A new undercover investigation of a late-term abortion facility in New Mexico is raising questions about whether it is reporting cases of suspected sexual abuse of minors to authorities.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Shock: Abortion Clinic Did 55 Abortions in One Day With No Nurse, Improper Anesthesia
In the shadow of the state Capitol, a Harrisburg abortion center which has operated for decades has accumulated a myriad of health and safety violations.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Swipe right for a baby? Tinder style app for egg and sperm donors launched
A Tinder style app which matches sperm and egg donors and surrogate mothers with those wanting a baby has launched in the UK.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

School District Rejects Planned Parenthood Pushing Its Sex-Ed Agenda on Kids
A Michigan school district says it will not use a Planned Parenthood sex education program for students after its plan to work with the abortion chain sparked a strong public outcry.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Mom With Cancer Who Refused Abortion and Chemo Gives Birth to Healthy Twins
Last May, one of the best times of Becky Anderson’s life turned into one of the worst when doctors informed her that she was pregnant and had cervical cancer.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Activists Want You to Listen to Women Brag About Their Abortions, What About Women Who Regret Them?
One abortion supporter is calling for post-abortive women to be central in today’s conversation about abortion. She’s right.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

College Won’t Punish Pro-Life Group for Display Saying “Most Dangerous Place for African-Americans is in the Womb”

 
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Mary TV: May 24, 2017 Reflection – Confession!


(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.

May 24, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!
 

July 2, 2011 “Dear children; today I call you to a difficult and painful step for your unity with my Son. I call you to complete admission and confession of sins, to purification. An impure heart cannot be in my Son and with my Son. An impure heart cannot give the fruit of love and unity. An impure heart cannot do correct and just things; it is not an example of the beauty of God’s love to those who surround it and to those who have not come to know that love. You, my children, are gathering around me full of enthusiasm, desires and expectations, and I implore the Good Father to, through the Holy Spirit, put my Son faith, into your purified hearts. My children, obey me, set out with me.”


Yesterday Fr. Glen Sudona gave a wonderful homily on Confession. I realize not all of you can go to the archives to listen, so I transcribed it! Thanks to Fr. Glen for such a beautiful exhortation!
 
Fr. Glen Sudano, CFR. Homily for English Mass in Medjugorje, May 23, 2017
 
One word that is very important today is the word, “confession.” And you know that Medjugorje is really noted for healing. And while Lourdes is known for the healing of the body, here it is noted for the healing of the soul. And quite frankly if you had to choose a healing, choose the healing of your soul! Because we all have to give up the body some time. But the soul lives forever. And so it is all important that we make a good confession.
 
Outside in the confessional area you will see a statue of a priest, a Capuchin Franciscan. His name is St. Leopold of Mandic. Do notice that the statue is a life-sized statue. Fr. Leopold was 4foot 5 inches tall. A little man, but as the saying goes, great things come in small packages. And like St. John of the Cross and Mother Teresa and a number of saints, what they lacked in height they had in holiness.
 
And so for ourselves we want to grow in many areas in our life, so when we are young we want to grow up; then when you grow old, you grow out; and then you grow grey; then you grow deaf – I said, THEN YOU GROW DEAF! And we want to grow financially, and all these things are good things, and understandable things. But there is a growth in holiness. And that is often neglected. We want to grow in many areas, but not to grow holy.
 
So it’s not a matter of the height, but of the depth of a person. This is why confession is all important, because Jesus says, “I am the vine, you are the branches.” And the branches, He says, need to be pruned. Those of you who have a garden or know anything about gardening, know that you have to take away the weeds and the dead things in order to produce greater fruit or flowers. Same thing with the soul. We have to sever things from us that are sapping the life from the soul.
 
There are some people who are daily communicants, which is wonderful. But they don’t go to confession. And this is why you can go to communion every day, and you know what is happening to your soul? Nothing! If you are in a state of mortal sin, something is happening and it is not good. However, if you put seed in sand, do you know what happens to the seed? Nothing. So it is important that we make a good confession.
 
We have this idea that the Church is sort of like a spiritual organization, and Jesus is alive, and that is sort of a spiritual thing. NO…Jesus rose from the dead. He told Thomas, “Touch me and see that I am not a ghost.” Too many people, including Catholics, want the Church to be a ghost. They want it to be this ephemeral thing that doesn’t really communicate, doesn’t really say anything, or if it says anything you can’t really trust it, so I will live my life…NO! Jesus has a body! A resurrected body, and this is the Mystical Body of Christ, and that is why we have to be united to the vine, physically. Not just simply spiritually.
 
Some people say, well I don’t like going to church on Sunday. The priest is boring, and the choir is awful, so on Sunday I go to the beach, and I run along the beach, and I listen to my iPod, and I am inspired. I know the Bible better now, and I am just a better person. Fine, you want to do that, do that on Monday! Christ requires us, He wants us united to His Body. When you go to receive Holy Communion, the priest doesn’t say “Spirit of Christ”, “Wisdom of Christ”, “Knowledge of Christ…” He says “The Body of Christ!”
 
When you go to confession you encounter the Body of Christ, through the priest. It’s the Body of Christ. Saying your sins to the wall next to your bed may make you feel good for a little bit, but in the long run nothing ever happens. So this is why we have to go to confession and we have to unite ourselves to the Body of Christ. We have to go out. It is not just simply spiritual, but it is something physical and spiritual.
 
We celebrate and profess the Incarnation. “Carnes” in Latin means “flesh”. Incarnation is God took on flesh in Christ. The Incarnation continues after the Risen Christ ascends into Heaven. It continues in a new body, the Church. Now it is true that sometimes the Body of the Church on a local level we may not like, but you know what, when Jesus appeared in the upper room, He appeared with wounds. The Church is wounded. But you know what? It still is the Mystical Body of Christ. This is why, as a Catholic Christian, we go to Confession.
 
The little sins, whatever, you say your act of contrition. As a matter of fact, at the beginning of Mass we have a little time for absolution for the venial sins. Alms giving. The reception of Holy Communion brings forgiveness of sins. But you know what, if you throw a leaf on a pond, it remains on the water. If you throw a stone on a pond, it sinks to the bottom. Heavy things sink to the bottom. So this is why it is important for us to understand the difference between that which just floats on the surface that can be skimmed off and that which goes down deep.
 
Go before the statue of St. Leopold of Mandic. And if you go to Padua, don’t only visit St. Anthony, visit this man. His arm is preserved, because of the many times in which he gave Absolution. Go to St. Leopold and say, “St. Leopold, I know what is on the surface, you reveal to me what is in the center of my soul.” And then go to Confession.   Anger, unforgiveness, ingratitude. God keeps all of us alive. And do you think he gets a thank you? Did you thank God for your eye this morning? Did you thank Him for your hearing? Did you thank Him that you are not in pain? How many thank Him, and yet He does all these things, and we are so ungrateful. Is that a leaf or is that a stone? To me it is a stone, because I like to be thanked. I like to be recognized. And I’m not God. God deserves it, I may not.
 
So brothers and sisters, do yourself a favor, do your spouse a favor, do your children a favor, do your parents a favor, do your neighbor a favor, make a very, very good confession. And when you finish, you will not only feel better, you will be better. May Christ be praised.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
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LifeNews Report: President Trump’s Budget Defunds Planned Parenthood

 


LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Top Stories
• President Donald Trump’s Proposed Budget Defunds Planned Parenthood
• Whoopi Goldberg Compares Pro-Life Vice President Mike Pence to the KKK
• Chilling Video Plays 911 Call When Mom Discovers Planned Parenthood Killed Her Daughter in an Abortion
• Facebook Will Allow Someone to Live Stream Killing a Baby in an Abortion

More Pro-Life News
• Christian School Prohibits Student From Graduating With Her Class Because She Got Pregnant
• Eight States are Almost Abortion Free and Have Just One Abortion Clinic Left
• New Test for Down Syndrome Could Lead to the Abortion of “Undesirable” Babies
• Abortion Activists Throw Smoke Bombs at Pro-Lifers to Disrupt March for Life
• Democrats Caught Taking Extra Pay Want to Change the Subject by Bragging They’re Pro-Abortion
• Mayor of Canada’s Capital Wants to Ban Pro-Lifers From Praying Outside Abortion Clinics
• Lifetime Show “Mary Kills People” Says Pro-Lifers Support “Torture” Because They Oppose Euthanasia
• Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin Signs Bills Into Law to Save Babies From Abortion and Stop Euthanasia
• Christian Doctors Need More Protection From Being Forced to Participate in Abortion or Euthanasia
• Do Suicides Increase Where Assisted Suicide is Legal?

• Vermont Assisted Suicide Law Can’t Force Doctors to Refer Patients for Suicide

President Donald Trump’s Proposed Budget Defunds Planned Parenthood
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is not making abortion advocates happy today as it specifically excludes the Planned Parenthood abortion business from all programs run by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.


Whoopi Goldberg Compares Pro-Life Vice President Mike Pence to the KKK
Overly sensitive students at college campuses everywhere have learned that if you protest a conservative speaker on your campus, you will be lauded by the media as “brave” and “patriotic.”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Chilling Video Plays 911 Call When Mom Discovers Planned Parenthood Killed Her Daughter in an Abortion
As the Senate considers legislation that would defund Planned Parenthood, a new video produced by Operation Rescue provides a compelling reason for urgency.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Facebook Will Allow Someone to Live Stream Killing a Baby in an Abortion
Facebook is causing a stir on the internet this week after its internal rules for monitoring live-stream videos and other content were exposed publicly.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Christian School Prohibits Student From Graduating With Her Class Because She Got Pregnant
Despite seeing pushback from both sides, one pregnant high schooler is choosing life for her “little guy.”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Eight States are Almost Abortion Free and Have Just One Abortion Clinic Left
The abortion industry is losing business as more women choose life for their unborn babies.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

New Test for Down Syndrome Could Lead to the Abortion of “Undesirable” Babies
Bioethics experts warn that NIPT could be used to target baby girls, as well as babies with Down’s syndrome.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Abortion Activists Throw Smoke Bombs at Pro-Lifers to Disrupt March for Life
Neither the rain nor abortion activists stopped thousands of pro-life advocates from marching for the rights of unborn babies Saturday in England.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Do Suicides Increase Where Assisted Suicide is Legal?

 
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Mary TV: May 23, 2017 Reflection – The power of the Hail Mary!


(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.

May 23, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!

June 12, 1986 “Dear children! Today I call you to begin to pray the Rosary with a living faith. That way I will be able to help you. You, dear children, wish to obtain graces, but you are not praying. I am not able to help you because you do not want to get started. Dear children, I am calling you to pray the Rosary and that your Rosary be an obligation which you shall fulfill with joy. That way you shall understand the reason I am with you this long. I desire to teach you to pray. Thank you for having responded to my call.”


I was rereading St. Louis de Montfort’s treatise, “True Devotion to Mary” and came across this passage in which St. Louis describes the power and value of praying the Hail Mary. His words stirred me to a deeper reliance upon that little prayer. I believe that the Holy Spirit wanted me to again realize what a gift the Angelic Salutation is for us poor sinners. By praying the Hail Mary, we recall the moment that Salvation broke into our temporal reality. In recalling that moment, we honor and praise God and thank Our Lady, and we call down great blessing and protection upon ourselves. For this was the moment that Satan was vanquished.

Here is what I read:

250. …On the other hand, we know from experience that those who show positive signs of being among the elect, appreciate and love the Hail Mary and are always glad to say it. The closer they are to God, the more they love this prayer, as our Blessed Lady went on to tell Blessed Alan.

251. I do not know how this should be, but it is perfectly true; and I know no surer way of discovering whether a person belongs to God than by finding out if he loves the Hail Mary and the Rosary. I say, “if he loves”, for it can happen that a person for some reason may be unable to say the Rosary, but this does not prevent him from loving it and inspiring others to say it.

252. Chosen souls, slaves of Jesus in Mary, understand that after the Our Father, the Hail Mary is the most beautiful of all prayers. It is the perfect compliment the Most High God paid to Mary through his archangel in order to win her heart. So powerful was the effect of this greeting upon her, on account of its hidden delights, that despite her great humility, she gave her consent to the incarnation of the Word. If you say the Hail Mary properly, this compliment will infallibly earn you Mary’s good will.

253. When the Hail Mary is well said, that is, with attention, devotion and humility, it is, according to the saints, the enemy of Satan, putting him to flight; it is the hammer that crushes him, a source of holiness for souls, a joy to the angels and a sweet melody for the devout. It is the Canticle of the New Testament, a delight for Mary and glory for the most Blessed Trinity. The Hail Mary is dew falling from heaven to make the soul fruitful. It is a pure kiss of love we give to Mary. It is a crimson rose, a precious pearl that we offer to her. It is a cup of ambrosia, a divine nectar that we offer her. These are comparisons made by the saints.

254. I earnestly beg of you, then, by the love I bear you in Jesus and Mary, not to be content with saying the Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin, but say the Rosary too, and if time permits, all its fifteen decades, every day. Then when death draws near, you will bless the day and hour when you took to heart what I told you, for having sown the blessings of Jesus and Mary, you will reap the eternal blessings in heaven.
(St. Louis de Montfort. “True Devotion to Mary” n. 250-254)


I do believe that the Rosary, and especially the Hail Mary are gifts for our time. I find myself just saying Hail Mary’s as I go about my work or even when I rest. I feel the need to protect my intellect and will, to put up a barrier of protection for my thought life. These days are full of spiritual activity, spiritual battle if you will. For us little ground troops the Rosary is our helmet and shield. The Rosary keeps us balanced and focused on God and what He is doing for save us.

“Hail Mary!!!! Full of Grace!!! The Lord is with thee!!! Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus!!! Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us now and at the hour of our death!!! Amen!!!!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
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LifeNews: Christian School Punishes Student Who Got Pregnant, Rejected Abortion

Maddi Runkles


LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Monday, May 22, 2017

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Top Stories
• Christian School Punishes Student Who Got Pregnant and Rejected Abortion
• Planned Parenthood Caught Refusing to Provide Abortion Alternatives: “Just Google It”
• Raped 10-Year-Old Aborted Her 20-Week-Old Baby, Now Mom Wants Rapist Father Released From Jail
• Republicans Want Trump to Fire NIH Director Who Supports Embryonic Stem Cell Research

More Pro-Life News
• Pope Francis: “The Church Must Never Tire” of Fighting Abortion
• Pro-Abortion Students at “Catholic” Notre Dame Walk Out of Pro-Life VP Mike Pence’s Commence Speech
• Woman Who Survived Abortion: “If Abortion is Merely About Women’s Rights, Then Where Were Mine?”
• Oregon Bill Allows Starving Mentally Ill Patients to Death
• Abortion Activist Complains About “Assigning Human Attributes to Not-Yet-Human Embryos”
• Planned Parenthood Staffer OK With Her Daughter Aborting Her Granddaughter
• Catholic Church Sues St. Louis to Stop It From Becoming a “Sanctuary City” for Abortion
• The Roe Generation: Every Millennial Could Have Been Killed in an Abortion
• Abortionist Kicked Out of Multiple States Opens New DC Abortion Clinic Killing Babies Up to 24 Weeks
• Study Confirms Pro-Life Law Requiring Waiting Period Before Abortion Save Babies From Abortion

• New Poll Shows UK Voters Strongly Oppose Legalizing Abortion Up to Birth
• Alaska Legislator Introduces Bill to Define Unborn Baby as a Person and Ban Abortions

• Canadian Doctors Will Leave if Forced to Participate in Assisted Suicides

Christian School Punishes Student Who Got Pregnant and Rejected Abortion
High school senior Maddi Runkles has attended Christian school for her whole life.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.


Planned Parenthood Caught Refusing to Provide Abortion Alternatives: “Just Google It”
Just hours after Hollywood filmmaker Joss Whedon launched a puff piece celebrating Planned Parenthood, another video surfaced telling a far different story about the nation’s leading abortion business.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Raped 10-Year-Old Aborted Her 20-Week-Old Baby, Now Mom Wants Rapist Father Released From Jail
Two more Planned Parenthood facilities announced plans Friday to close their doors, this time in Colorado.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Republicans Want Trump to Fire NIH Director Who Supports Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Republicans in Congress are urging President Donald Trump to oust the director of the National Institutes of Health because of his support for embryonic stem cell research that involves the destruction of human life.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Pope Francis: “The Church Must Never Tire” of Fighting Abortion
Pope Francis sent words of encouragement to pro-life advocates over the weekend as they participated in the March for Life in Rome, Italy.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Pro-Abortion Students at “Catholic” Notre Dame Walk Out of Pro-Life VP Mike Pence’s Commence Speech
When pro-life Vice President Mike Pence spoke to graduates at the University of Notre Dame on Sunday, a group of them walked out in protest.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Woman Who Survived Abortion: “If Abortion is Merely About Women’s Rights, Then Where Were Mine?”
Abortion survivor Gianna Jessen posed a powerful question to abortion advocates Saturday during the March for Life in Rome, Italy.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Oregon Bill Allows Starving Mentally Ill Patients to Death
We’re living through a time when there seems to be something new and alarming in the news every day.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Study Confirms Pro-Life Law Requiring Waiting Period Before Abortion Save Babies From Abortion

 
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Mary TV: May 22, 2017 Reflection – Pray for the Family

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J.M.J.

May 22, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!
 

“Dear children! Also today I desire to especially call you, through this time, to pray for families. Pray, dear children, for families, for unity in families, for peace in families. I am interceding for all of you with my Son and I am praying for all of you. You must be persevering in prayer. Thank you, dear children, for also today having responded to my call.”  (Message through Ivan on May 19, 2017)


Cardinal Caffarra was appointed the first head of the Institute for the Study of Marriage and the Family which was begun by St. John Paul II in 1981.  The Cardinal had the idea to write to Sr. Lucia of Fatima to ask for her intercession in this very important mission. He told Aleteia.org:
 
And so, I thought to write to her. So I wrote, but simply saying: “The pope wanted this Institute. We are going through a very difficult time. I ask you only to pray.” And I added: “I do not expect a reply.” Her prayers were enough for me.
As you know, in order to have any contact with Sr. Lucia, even by letter, one needed to go through her bishop. So I sent the letter to the bishop, and he passed it on to Sr. Lucia.
To my great surprise, after not more than two or three weeks, I received a reply. It was a hand-written letter and quite long. I have given sworn testimony of what the letter said. The letter ended, saying (in 1983 or 1984): “Father, a time will come when the decisive battle between the kingdom of Christ and Satan will be over marriage and the family. And those who will work for the good of the family will experience persecution and tribulation. But do not be afraid, because Our Lady has already crushed his head.”  (https://aleteia.org/2017/05/19/exclusive-cardinal-caffarra-what-sr-lucia-wrote-to-me-is-being-fulfilled-today/ )
We have all witnessed this terrible battle over marriage and the family over the past 35 years.  It is no wonder Our Lady gave Ivan the task of praying for the family.  And that task is ours as well.  We must see the terrible trials that the families of the world have undergone as part of the titanic struggle between Satan and the Woman – Mary, the Mother of Jesus.  We are to pray and fight with Mary for marriage and the family and a return to true reverence for the human person. (Please follow the link above to the article and read the full text of the Cardinals remarks.)
 
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©MaryTV 2017

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