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Mary TV Daily Reflection 4/27/2015


Vicka in prayer! Body and soul in communion with God!
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J.M.J.  

April 27, 2015

 

Dear Family of Mary!

 

“Dear children! I am with you also today to lead you to salvation. Your soul is restless because your spirit is weak and tired from all worldly things. You, little children, pray to the Holy Spirit that He may transform you and fill you with His strength of faith and hope, so that you may be firm in this battle against evil. I am with you and intercede for you before my Son Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (April 25, 2015)

 

Our Lady continues to be serious about the battle that we are in. She wants us to be equipped for the fight against evil. Maybe the most important preparation for us is a good understanding of who we are. We have been living in a society that seems to want to walk away from God and not recognize that we are creatures made by Him. We are being fed lots of misinformation about who we are and how we are made. Our enemy will use this misinformation to confuse us and tempt us away from God and His plan for us. And so Our Lady is giving us the truth about ourselves.

 

In this message she brings up something that can be a bit difficult to understand. She says: “Your soul is restless because your spirit is weak and tired from all worldly things.” As soon as I read this sentence I realized that it is easy to be confused about soul and spirit. What is the relationship between our soul and our spirit? Are they the same thing?

 

In the Catechism of the Catholic Church there is a discussion called “Body and Soul but Truly One” (n. 362 to 368) in which we are taught about our being, soul and body:

 

The human person, created in the image of God, is a being at once corporeal and spiritual. The biblical account expresses this reality in symbolic language when it affirms that “then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being” (Gen 2:7). Man whole and entire, is therefore willed by God.

 

In Sacred Scripture the term “soul” often refers to human life or the entire human person. But “soul ” also refers to the inner most aspect of man, that which is of greatest value in him, that by which he is most especially in God’s image: “soul” signifies the spiritual principle in man.

 

The human body shares in the dignity of “the image of God”: it is a human body precisely because it is animated by a spiritual soul, and it is the whole human person that is intended to become, in the body of Christ, a temple of the Spirit. (n. 362 – 364)

 

Our soul is our spiritual principle and makes us capable of communion with God. But the Catechism does talk about soul and spirit, though briefly:

 

Sometimes the soul is distinguished from the spirit: St. Paul for instance prays that God may sanctify his people “wholly,” with “spirit and soul and body” kept sound and blameless at the Lord’s coming (1 Thess 5:23). The Church teaches that this distinction does not introduce a duality into the soul. “Spirit” signifies that from creation man is ordered to a supernatural end and that his soul can gratuitously be raised beyond all it deserves to communion with God. (367)

 

I had to read this several times before it started making sense. I think the Church is saying that spirit and soul are both aspects of our spiritual being, but that they are not separate entities. Our soul is our spiritual principle, and because it is spiritual, or spirit, it orders us toward God who is supernatural and Spirit. It is because of our spirit that we can communicate with the Lord and receive from Him.

 

The Church works very hard to make us understand that we are not a conglomerate of different things somehow loosely pasted together. Just as our body and our soul are one being, so in our soul there is spirit but it is not distinct from our soul. It is important. Dualism can result in much abuse of our person. We can’t dissect ourselves and examine our parts. The body and soul and spirit are one unit, completely necessary to our person.

 

Well, I am babbling. But I think it is important to work at understanding this point, because the new age and other philosophies are wreaking havoc with lives by changing the understanding of who we are and how we were made.

 

That said, Our Lady does talk about our spirit and our soul, and how they interrelate. Tomorrow I want to share a very nice email I received about our tired spirit and our restless soul. Christina from New Jersey makes some very good points from Scripture for us to pray about.

 

So, for now, let’s puzzle this out as best we can, so that we can really follow Our Lady well. As she told us, “I am with you also today to lead you to salvation.”

 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

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It was a Saturday in 880 AD… – A Moment with Mary

 

 

* April 27 – Our Lady of Montserrat (Spain) – Our Lady of Vilnius (Lithuania)  * It was a Saturday in 880 AD…  —-- A Moment with Mary --
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April 27 – Our Lady of Montserrat (Spain) – Our Lady of Vilnius (Lithuania)

It was a Saturday in 880 AD…

On a Saturday in the year 880, in Montserrat, province of Catalonia, Spain, some young shepherds saw a bright light coming down from heaven, accompanied by a beautiful melody. The event happened several times, until the bishop himself decided to see the occurrence for himself. He arrived on the scene and saw the same light.

All the visions occurred in a cave on Montserrat mountain. When this cave was explored the people found a statue of the Madonna and Child. After trying to move the statue to a different location without any success, they thought it was God’s will that the statue be venerated on the mountain of Montserrat.

English: Choir of the l'Escolania de Montserra...

English: Choir of the l’Escolania de Montserrat in the basilica of the Abbey of Montserrat, Catalonia, Spain  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The first written mention and the historical origin of the Shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat dates from the year 888, when Count Velloso gave the hermitage of Saint Mary to the monastery of Ripoll. Then in 1025, the bishop in charge of the premises founded the monastery of Montserrat, which quickly became a shrine of national importance. Eventually, the current Romanesque church was built, and the statue of the Madonna and Child venerated today was carved.

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She helped the Church find peace… – A Moment with Mary

* April 26 – Our Lady of Perpetual Help given to the Church of the Redemptorists (Rome, Italy, 1886)  * She helped the Church find peace…   —-- A Moment with Mary --
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April 26 – Our Lady of Perpetual Help given to the Church of the Redemptorists (Rome, Italy, 1886)

She helped the Church find peace…

 

During one of her apparitions, on September 15, 1876, the Blessed Virgin said to Estelle, the visionary of Pellevoisin in central France: “I will acknowledge the efforts you have made to find peace—I am not only seeking this for you, but also for the Church.” How can we obtain this peace then?

Regarding the Church, Estelle understood how later. During her private audience with Pope Leo XIII on January 30, 1900, the Pope, who was well acquainted with the apparitions of Pellevoisin, asked if the Virgin Mary was satisfied with his pontificate.

Estelle replied: “Oh yes! Holy Father, she’s happy, very happy. You responded to her call, and your teachings for the past 22 years have fulfilled the wishes of the Holy Virgin. You ordered the recitation of the Salve Regina, a prayer to the Mother most merciful. Then, Holy Father, you ordered the recitation of the Rosary. Finally, Holy Father, in your last encyclical, you consecrated the human race to the Sacred Heart.”

It was through his teachings on the Virgin Mary and the consecration to the Sacred Heart that Leo XIII has helped the Church find peace in these troubled times.

A Meditation by Father Jean-Emmanuel de Gabory
February 27, 2015

From Mark Mallett: The Temptation to be Normal

The Temptation to be Normal

Alone in a Crowd

I have been flooded with emails the past two weeks, and will do my best to respond to them. Of note is that many of you are experiencing an increase in spiritual attacks and trials the likes of never before. This does not surprise me; it is why I felt the Lord urging me to share my trials with you, to confirm and strengthen you and remind you that you are not alone. Furthermore, these intense trials are a very good sign. Remember, towards the end of World War II, that’s when the most fierce fighting took place, when Hitler became the most desperate (and despicable) in his warfare.

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April 25, 2015 Message from Our Lady of Medjugorje

 


 




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J.M.J.  

April 25, 2015

 

Dear Family of Mary!

 

Here is the message for April 25, 2015 from Our Lady of Medjugorje:

 

“Dear children! I am with you also today to lead you to salvation. Your soul is restless because your spirit is weak and tired from all worldly things. You, little children, pray to the Holy Spirit that He may transform you and fill you with His strength of faith and hope, so that you may be firm in this battle against evil. I am with you and intercede for you before my Son Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

Mary TV




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Viral Photos of Little Girl and Her Dad Capture Why China is a Ticking Time Bomb

 

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Viral Photos of Little Girl and Her Dad Capture Why China is a Ticking Time Bomb

By Marisa Lengor Kwaning

Reprinted with permission from Bound4Life.

On the eve of Chinese New Year, photos of a father and daughter traveling to see her grandparents have gone viral – picked up by dozens of blogs and media outlets worldwide.
Seen waiting together in Beijing Capital International Airport, Chen Yen has handcuffed himself to his little girl to ensure she is not kidnapped for use as a future bride.

“I saw a warning by police on the TV to take care as traffickers and pickpockets would be out stealing in the holiday rush,” said Mr. Chen according to reporting by The Daily Mail. “I don’t care about pickpockets, but I do care very much about losing my daughter.”

Such a stark image begs the question: how did China reach this point? Read More…

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The message of Marienfried – A Moment with Mary

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April 25 – Apparitions of the Great Mediatrix of Graces to Bärbel Ruess (Marienfried, Germany, 1946)

The message of Marienfried 

In 1946, the Virgin Mary appeared at Marienfried, Germany (diocese of Pfaffenhofen, near Neu-Ulm) to Bärbel Ruess, then 22 years old. There were three apparitions in all—on April 25th, May 25th and June 25th of that year.

Msgr Pereira Venancio, the bishop of Fatima in Portugal, wrote: “The Marienfried shrine for me is a synthesis of the Marian devotion in our time. It is one of the most important Marian shrines of the Catholic Church, where the Mother of God is venerated in countless ways.”

Bishop Rudolf Graber, bishop of Regensburg, wrote on July 25, 1976: “Whoever carefully examines the message of Marienfried discovers the meaning of Revelation chapter 12, which says that the ‘great red Dragon’ that is trying to destroy her Son continues to pursue the Lady clothed with the sun.”

On March 20, 2000, the bishop of Augsburg, Germany, authorized the pilgrimage to the shrine located in his diocese, even though the Church still has not issued a declaration on the authenticity of these apparitions. Today an ever increasing number of pilgrims visit the shrine of Marienfried.

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