Wednesday, June 28, 2023

How Moving to consider Mary in her Different Apparitions - Zeitun Egypt

Mary is so amazing and such a gracious Mother!
It is so moving to consider her different apparitions! 
How grateful I am that she never ceases to intercede for us, her children...
Especially in these times of such great evil, sin and darkness, she tirelessly reaches out to us from heaven to help us know she [and therefore, God!] is present with us.
These videos share the fascinating account of Our Mother coming to Zeitun, Egypt from April 2, 1968-May 29, 1971. 
Interestingly, tradition in Egypt reveals that Zeitun was one of the places the Holy Family rested at during their Flight into Egypt to save the infant Jesus from Herod's wrath and jealousy.

See this Overview of the Apparitions:
In these approved apparitions, Mary appeared often over the course of 3 years! Sometimes coming a few times a week - with some of the apparitions lasting just a few minutes and others lasting up to 9 hours!
Some reports mention that up to a million people witnessed her apparitions - this included persons from all faiths and walks of life
- with crowds reaching up to 250,000 at a time!!!
Watch to see the many authentically validated photographs that were taken of her over the course of these years (and the luminous doves that would sometime appear with her at night)!
The Coptic Orthodox Church studied and approved these apparitions, and the Catholic Church has accepted their study and conclusions.
Our Lady of Zeitun, Egypt, pray for us! May the signs and wonders that you show us enliven us to ever greater faith and charity - so that we may choose ever more fervently to answer your call to pray, to repent and to believe - and so help you to save your fallen children throughout the world!

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Novena to the Holy Spirit! Join Us for 9 Days of Prayer Filled with the Messages of Medjugorje, Scripture, Prayers and the Saints

(First published on May 31, 2019 from Cathy Nolan of - All Rights belong to her and to

Novena to the Holy Spirit, Day 1

Springs of Living Water!

Dear Family of Mary!

Today we begin the Novena to the Holy Spirit which will culminate with the Feast of Pentecost! This year I want to keep the readings and prayers simple and short. We will consider a message from Our Lady of Medjugorje, read a scripture and then pray a prayer to the Holy Spirit.

Let’s ask Our Lady to guide us in this novena, preparing us as she prepared the Apostles in the upper room on that first Pentecost!

Our Lady spoke to us on April 2, 2014:

“Dear children, with a motherly love I desire to help you with your life of prayer and penance to be a sincere attempt at drawing closer to my Son and His divine light – that you may know how to separate yourselves from sin. Every prayer, every Mass and every fasting is an attempt at drawing closer to my Son, a reminder of His glory and a refuge from sin – it is a way to a renewed union of the good Father and His children. Therefore, my dear children, with hearts open and full of love, cry out the name of the Heavenly Father that He may illuminate you with the Holy Spirit. Through the Holy Spirit you will become a spring of God’s love. All those who do not know my Son, all those thirsting for the love and peace of my Son, will drink from this spring. Thank you. Pray for your shepherds. I pray for them and I desire that they may always feel the blessing of my motherly hands and the support of my motherly heart.” (April 02, 2014)

This reminds me of Jesus’ words in John, Chapter 7:

On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and proclaimed, “If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, `Out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.'” Now this he said about the Spirit, which those who believed in him were to receive; for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. (Jn 7: 37-39)

When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, our hearts become springs of living water, springs of the love of God, which flow out on those who do not know the love of Jesus. The Holy Spirit makes us capable of loving others. This is a great thing. We can change the world, if we learn to love and are empowered to love by the Spirit.



O Holy Spirit,

Uncreated Love of the Ever-blessed Trinity,

you are living Water and living Fire.

Fill my heart with the streams of your grace,

and make it clean before you.

Fill my heart with the fire of your love,

and burn up all the dross in it,

that it may be bright in your eyes.

Lord Jesus, let your Holy Spirit

dwell ever more and more in my heart.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2019 

June 1, 2019

Day Two – Novena to the Holy Spirit

The Spirit of Sonship!

Dear Family of Mary!

This is Day Two of our Novena to the Holy Spirit. Today Our Lady prays that the action of the Holy Spirit in our hearts will strengthen us, heal us, and make us children and apostles of Jesus. St. Paul tells us that “you have received the spirit of sonship” (Rom 8:14).  May we receive the Holy Spirit as children of God, and be made strong in love.

“Dear children, I love you all. All of you, all of my children, all of you are in my heart. All of you have my motherly love, and I desire to lead all of you to come to know God’s joy. This is why I am calling you. I need humble apostles who, with an open heart, will accept the Word of God and help others to comprehend the meaning of their life alongside God’s word. To be able to do this my children, through prayer and fasting, you must learn to listen with the heart and to learn to keep submitting yourselves. You must learn to keep rejecting everything that distances you from God’s word and to yearn only for that which draws you closer to it. Do not be afraid. I am here. You are not alone. I am imploring the Holy Spirit to renew and strengthen you. I am imploring the Holy Spirit that, as you help others, you too may be healed. I am imploring Him that, through Him, you may be God’s children and my apostles. (September 2, 2013)

St. Paul wrote to the Romans about the action of the Holy Spirit. The entire letter to the Romans is a school on the Holy Spirit! But especially here in Chapter 8 we hear the call to become children of God:

“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the spirit of sonship. When we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’ it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him” (Rom 8: 14-17).

One of the most wonderful actions of the Holy Spirit is that of Baptism, when we are born into the family of God and become sons and daughters of God. We are included in the family of Heaven, made participants in the light of God’s truth! But we must constantly choose to remain in God’s family. This is done through the Sacraments, especially Reconciliation and Eucharist. Through the action of the Holy Spirit we, who stray from the truth and commit sin, can be reattached to the vine, the Family of God, and be nourished even daily to stay strong on the way of love. We can live our true life as sons and daughters of God.

Let us pray:


Prayer to Live as a Child of God

Father in Heaven,

when the Spirit came down upon Jesus

at His Baptism in the Jordan,

You revealed Him as Your Own Beloved Son.

Keep me, Your child,

born of water and the Spirit,

faithful to my calling.

May I, who share in Your Life

as Your child through Baptism,

follow in Christ’s path of service to people.

Let me become one in His Sacrifice

and hear His Word with faith.

May I live as Your child,

following the example of Jesus.


In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2019


June 2, 2019

Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 3

(Feast of the Ascension of the Lord in some Dioceses)

Dear Family of Mary!

Come Holy Spirit!

Today Our Lady calls us to pray for the gifts of the Holy Spirit! She longs for us to put God in the first place and set aside our temporal, material desires. St. Paul tells us that all the gifts of the Spirit come from one Lord and God of all, but each of us will manifest the individual gifts God desires to give to each of us. Just as we see in nature the manifold variety and beauty of God’s creatures, so in the Spirit, we see in each of us the manifold variety and beauty of God’s plan for His children! Let us stand in awe at what God wants to give to us, each of us as a gift to the others and set aside our worldly concerns!

April 17, 1986 “Dear children! You are absorbed with material things, but in the material you lose everything that God wishes to give you. I call you, dear children, to pray for the gifts of the Holy Spirit which are necessary for you now in order to be able to give witness to my presence here and to all that I am giving you. Dear children, let go to me so I can lead you completely. Don’t be absorbed with material things. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

St. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 12:

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are inspired by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. (1 Cor 12:4-11)

God is so generous and His gifts are so manifold! We are indeed the most blessed of children! Let’s be generous in return, and ask the Lord to give us whatever gifts He deems best for each one of us, so that the whole Body of Christ can be built up in love!! Let us “let go” to Our Lady so that she can lead us completely. She is the Spouse of the Holy Spirit; she knows best!

Let us pray:

Prayer for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

O Lord Jesus Christ, Who, before ascending into heaven, didst promise to send the Holy Ghost to finish Thy work in the souls of Thy Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me, that He may perfect in my soul the work of Thy grace and Thy love.

Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal,

the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Thy divine truth,

the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining Heaven,

the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with Thee, and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation,

the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints,

the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable,

the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God, and may dread in any way to displease Him.

Mark me, dear Lord, with the sign of Thy true disciples and animate me in all things with Thy Spirit. Amen.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2019

June 3, 2019

Novena to the Holy Spirit – Day Four

Dear Family of Mary!

Today we call upon the Holy Spirit as Fire. Jesus came “to cast fire on the earth” (Lk 12:40). John the Baptist understood this Fire, and told his followers about it: “John answered them all, ‘I baptize you with water; but he who is mightier than I is coming, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire'” (Lk 3: 16). This Fire which is the Holy Spirit has a purifying and empowering effect on those who receive Him. Fire burns away what is not of God and sets hearts ablaze with love for God. It is a dangerous thing to receive the Holy Spirit! Life changes.

Our Lady told us to desire this Fire:

Wednesday, March 14, 1984
“Pray and fast so that the kingdom of God may come among you. Let my Son set you aglow with His fire.”

And in the Acts of the Apostles we see the power of this Fire as it descends on the Apostles:

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Act 2: 1-4)

Everything changed for the Apostles at that moment. They became fearless witnesses of the Resurrection of Jesus! They could not be stopped until the entire world knew about Jesus!

Let us pray for this gift of Fire:


O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace,

Eternal Fount of love,

Inflame, we pray, our inmost hearts

with fire from Heav’n above.

As Thou in bond of love dost join

The Father and the Son,

So fill us all with mutual love,

and knit our hearts in one.

All glory to the Father be,

all glory to the Son,

All glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee,

while endless ages run.

And one extra prayer today. A prayer of consecration to Our Lady that was dictated to Jelena Vasilj in 1983. This prayer speaks of the “Flame of your heart, oh Mary!” This Flame can be none other than the Fire of the Holy Spirit, because her heart was really the Holy Spirit Himself!

Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

(Given by Our Lady to Jelena Vasilj, 11/28/1983)

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, overflowing

with goodness, Show us your love for us.

May the flame of your heart, Oh Mary,

Descend upon all peoples.

We love you immensely.

Impress in our hearts a true love.

May our hearts yearn for you.

Oh Mary, sweet and humble of heart,

Remember us when we sin.

You know that all mankind are sinners.

Through your most sacred and maternal heart,

Cure us from every spiritual illness.

Make us capable of looking at the beauty of your maternal heart,

and that, thus, we may be converted

to the flame of your heart. Amen

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2019

June 4, 2019

Novena to the Holy Spirit – Day 5

Dear Family of Mary!

Today we call upon the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth! Our Lady has emphasized the necessity of living in the truth in many of her messages. We will consider two of them. Jesus, Himself, used the title, “Spirit of Truth” in our scripture. We are being given a great gift in the Truth. It is something that all people desire, but is impossible to attain through our merely human powers of intellect. It is the Holy Spirit who reveals the truth to us, as gift!

“Dear children! Tomorrow night pray for the Spirit of Truth! Especially, you from the parish because you need the Spirit of Truth to be able to convey the messages just the way they are, neither adding anything to them, nor taking anything whatsoever away from them, but just the way I said them. Pray for the Holy Spirit to inspire you with the spirit of prayer, so you will pray more. I, your Mother, tell you that you are praying little. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (June 9, 1984, Vigil of Pentecost) 

“Dear children! With a full heart I am asking you, I am imploring you children: cleanse your hearts of sin and lift them up to God and to eternal life. I am imploring you: be vigilant and open for truth. Do not permit for all that is of this earth to distance you from the true cognition of the contentment in the communion with my Son. I am leading you on the way of true wisdom, because only with true wisdom can you come to know true peace and the true good. Do not waste time asking for signs of the Heavenly Father, because He has already given you the greatest sign, which is my Son. Therefore, my children, pray so that the Holy Spirit can lead you into truth, can help you to come to know it, and through that knowledge of the truth that you may be one with the Heavenly Father and with my Son. That is the cognition which gives happiness on earth and opens the door of eternal life and infinite love. Thank you.” (March 18, 2015)

Jesus told the Apostles:

“I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” (Jn 16:12-13)

Let us pray:

O HOLY SPIRIT, Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, Spirit of Truth, of Love and of Holiness, proceeding from the Father and the Son and equal to Them in all things, I adore Thee and love Thee with all my heart. Teach me to know and seek my last end; grant me the holy fear of God; grant me compunction and patience, and suffer me not to fall into sin. Grant me an increase of Faith, Hope and Charity, and bring forth in my soul all the virtues proper to my state of life. Make me a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ, and an obedient child of Holy Church. Grant me an efficacious grace to keep the Commandments and to receive the Sacraments worthily. Grant me the Four Cardinal Virtues, Thy Seven Gifts, Thy Twelve Fruits. Raise me to perfection in the state of life to which Thou hast called me; and lead me, through a happy death, to life everlasting through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2019

June 5, 2019

Novena to the Holy Spirit Day Six

Dear Family of Mary!

Today we consider the Holy Spirit as our Comforter and Strengthener. Our Lady encourages us to open our hearts to the Holy Spirit so He can transform us. The Holy Spirit will help us to call God our Father and make us capable of love! St. Paul in The Letter to the Ephesians says the very same thing, that through the Holy Spirit we will be strengthen in the inner man and we will be grounded in love. We need very much the strengthening and comforting love of the Holy Spirit, for we are naturally weak and lack the power to love on our own. Oh Comforter to thee we cry!

Our Lady asked us to open our hearts to the Holy Spirit: 

“Dear children, Today I call you to open your hearts to the Holy Spirit and permit Him to transform you. My children, God is the immeasurable good and therefore, as a mother, I implore you: Pray, pray, pray, fast and hope that it is possible to achieve good, because from that good love is born. The Holy Spirit will strengthen that love in you and you will be able to call God your Father. Through this exalted love, you will truly come to love all people and, through God, you will regard them as brothers and sisters. Thank you.”
(November 2, 2007)

St. Paul prays that we might be strengthen by the Spirit in the inner man:

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God
. (Eph 3: 14-20)

Let us pray through this wonderful hymn to the Holy Spirit:

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,
And in our souls take up your rest;
Come with your grace and heavenly aid
To fill the hearts which you have made

O Comforter, to you we cry,
O heavenly gift of God Most High,
O fount of life and fire of love,
And sweet anointing from above.

You in your sevenfold gifts are known;
You, finger of God’s hand we own;
You, promise of the Father, you
Who do the tongue with power imbue.

Kindle our senses from above,
And make our hearts overflow with love;
With patience firm and virtue high
The weakness of our flesh supply.

Far from us drive the foe we dread,
And grant us your peace instead;
So shall we not, with you for guide,
Turn from the path of life aside.

Oh, may your grace on us bestow
The Father and the Son to know;
And you, through endless times confessed,
Of both the eternal Spirit blest.

Now to the Father and the Son,
Who rose from death, be glory given,
With you, O holy Comforter,
Henceforth by all in earth and heaven.

In Jesus Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2019

June 6, 2019

Novena to the Holy Spirit – Day 7

Dear Family of Mary!

Today we call upon the Holy Spirit to be our Guide. Jesus called the Spirit the Paraclete, which can be translated “The one who accompanies…” I like this idea. The Holy Spirit is so gentle and loving that we might not even realize He is with us. But He comes to guide us into holiness and God’s plan for us, if we will let Him. Our Lady lived a life of complete union with the Holy Spirit and so she knows how He operates. She wants us to be led by the Spirit too.

Our Lady spoke about the guidance of the Holy Spirit:

“Dear children! Today I call you, through prayer and sacrifice, to prepare yourselves for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Little children, this is a time of grace and so, again, I call you to decide for God the Creator. Allow Him to transform and change you. May your heart be prepared to listen to, and live, everything which the Holy Spirit has in His plan for each of you. Little children, allow the Holy Spirit to lead you on the way of truth and salvation towards eternal life. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (May 25, 1998)

And St. Paul also lived by the guidance of the Holy Spirit. He wrote:

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him,” God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For what person knows a man’s thoughts except the spirit of the man which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God, that we might understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who possess the Spirit. (1 Cor 2: 9-13)

Cardinal John Henry Newman wrote a famous poem about the guidance of the Holy Spirit:

Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890)  – Lead, Kindly Light

Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home-
Lead Thou me on!

Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene-one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on.

I loved to choose and see my path; but now,
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will: remember not past years.

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it still
Will lead me on,
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone;
And with the morn those angel faces smile
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2019


June 7, 2019

Novena to the Holy Spirit – Day 8

Dear Family of Mary!

Prayer with the heart! Our Lady has consistently requested that we pray with the heart, that we come before the Lord with our hearts open and ready. But how often do we realize that prayer is not something we can do on our own? As St. Paul says, “we do not know how to pray as we ought!” We need help! Today we will ask the Holy Spirit to come to our aid. We will ask for the Holy Spirit to actually pray in us, for us, with sighs to deep for words!

Our Lady said:

“Dear children! Also today I call you to prayer. Renew your personal prayer, and in a special way pray to the Holy Spirit to help you pray with the heart. I intercede for all of you, little children, and call all of you to conversion. If you convert, all those around you will also be renewed and prayer will be a joy for them. Thank you for having responded to my call.”   (May 25, 2003)

St. Paul gives us good advice:

Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. And he who searches the hearts of men knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. (Rom 8: 26-27)

The Holy Spirit does not leave us on our own in prayer. God Himself comes to us to pray in us, to pray with us, to show us how to pray. The Holy Spirit wants us to succeed in prayer! The Father wants to connect with us, and Jesus wants us to know how special we are to Him. So we only have to ask the Holy Spirit to come, and He will come, and He will pray in us with a sweetness we will never want to stop. This is prayer with the heart!  And so we pray:

Come Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, come
Let thy bright beams arise,
Dispel the darkness from our minds,
And open all our eyes.

Revive our drooping faith,
Our doubts and fears remove,
And kindle in our breasts the flame
Of everlasting Love. Amen!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2019


June 8, 2019

Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 9

Dear Family of Mary!

Our Lady once told us: “Dear children! Today I wish to call you to work in the Church…” (October 31, 1985). She went on to tell us: “I love all the same and I desire from each one to work as much as is possible. I know, dear children, that you can, but you do not wish to because you feel small and humble in these things.” She encouraged us to have courage and do what we could. I think we all know what she means. We do feel small and humble. It is hard to take the risk of failing, and so we don’t step forward to help in the Church. But, we have a secret power that we don’t even know about!! It is the Holy Spirit! He is with us to help us to live out our role in service to others.

And so today we ask to understand how the Holy Spirit will work through us for others:

“Dear children! Today I invite you to open yourselves to God by means of prayer so the Holy Spirit may begin to work miracles in you and through you. I am with you and I intercede before God for each one of you because, dear children, each one of you is important in my plan of salvation. I invite you to be carriers of good and peace. God can give you peace only if you convert and pray. Therefore, my dear little children, pray, pray, pray and do that which the Holy Spirit inspires you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (May 25, 1993)

St. Paul explains how the Holy Spirit operates in us, working through each of us:

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are inspired by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. (1 Cor 12: 4-11)

And so we pray:

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.

O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

We have finished our Novena to the Holy Spirit! Tomorrow we will pray with the entire Church to receive the Holy Spirit anew, with a fresh out pouring of grace! Come Holy Spirit!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2019

June 9, 2019

The Feast of Pentecost

Dear Family of Mary!

We have arrived at Pentecost! Today we receive an outpouring of the Holy Spirit through the ministry of the Church! Our Lady wants us to be filled with the Holy Spirit. She has said:

November 8, 1984 "Dear children! You are not conscious of the messages which God is sending you through me. He is giving you great graces and you do not comprehend them. Pray to the Holy Spirit for enlightenment. If you only knew how great are the graces God is granting you, you would be praying without ceasing. Thank you for having responded to my call."

April 25, 2015 "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."

And so today we will pray the Litany to the Holy Spirit, to ask for all the graces we can possibly receive!!!

Litany to the Holy Spirit

 Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.

Father all-powerful, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Eternal Son of the Father, Redeemer of the world, save us.
Spirit of the Father and the Son, boundless life of both, sanctify us.
Holy Trinity, hear us.

Holy Spirit, Who proceedest from the Father and the Son, enter our hearts.
Holy Spirit, Who art equal to the Father and the Son, enter our hearts.

Promise of God the Father, have mercy on us.
Ray of heavenly light, have mercy on us.
Author of all good, [etc.]
Source of heavenly water Consuming fire
Ardent charity
Spiritual unction
Spirit of love and truth
Spirit of wisdom and understanding
Spirit of counsel and fortitude
Spirit of knowledge and piety
Spirit of the fear of the Lord
Spirit of grace and prayer
Spirit of peace and meekness
Spirit of modesty and innocence
Holy Spirit, the Comforter
Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier
Holy Spirit, Who governest the Church
Gift of God, the Most High
Spirit Who fillest the universe
Spirit of the adoption of the children of God

Holy Spirit, inspire us with horror of sin.
Holy Spirit, come and renew the face of the earth.
Holy Spirit, shed Thy light in our souls.
Holy Spirit, engrave Thy law in our hearts.
Holy Spirit, inflame us with the flame of Thy love.
Holy Spirit, open to us the treasures of Thy graces.
Holy Spirit, teach us to pray well.
Holy Spirit, enlighten us with Thy heavenly inspirations.
Holy Spirit, lead us in the way of salvation.
Holy Spirit, grant us the only necessary knowledge.
Holy Spirit, inspire in us the practice of good.
Holy Spirit, grant us the merits of all virtues.
Holy Spirit, make us persevere in justice.
Holy Spirit, be Thou our everlasting reward.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Send us Thy Holy Spirit.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
pour down into our souls the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
grant us the Spirit of wisdom and piety.

V. Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of Thy faithful,
R. And enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.

Let us pray. Grant, O merciful Father, that Thy Divine Spirit may enlighten, inflame and purify us, that He may penetrate us with His heavenly dew and make us fruitful in good works, through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who with Thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, liveth and reigneth, one God, forever and ever.

R. Amen.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2019

Monday, April 24, 2023

Day 3 Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary and St. Joseph!

Day 3 Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary and St. Joseph!

Feast of the Holy Family: Jesus, Mary, and Joseph 

We come together to prepare to make our consecration with our bishops, who are choosing to look to and entrust our Church in North America to Mary during this time. Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that the U.S. bishops will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on May 1 in renewing their consecrations of the two nations to the care of our Blessed Mother, saying:

 “This will give the Church the occasion to pray for Our Lady’s continued protection of the vulnerable, healing of the unwell, and wisdom for those who work to cure this terrible virus. This year, we seek the assistance of Our Lady all the more earnestly as we face together the effects of the global pandemic.”
Our current situation consisting of this man-made virus is one more example of the great evils of communism that Mary warned us would ravage the world in 1917 in Fatima. It also exemplifies the great confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church that St. John Paul II warned us of almost 50 years ago:
"We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has ever experienced. I do not think that the wide circle of the American Society, or the whole wide circle of the Christian Community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-church, between the gospel and the anti-gospel, between Christ and the Antichrist. The confrontation lies within the plans of Divine Providence. It is, therefore, in God's Plan, and it must be a trial which the Church must take up, and face courageously."-- (St. John Paul II)~ Philadelphia, USA 1976
It is for these reasons that Mary asks for our consecration every time she appears - but, perhaps, most importantly in Fatima, when on July 13th, 1917,  Mary asked for the consecration of Russia and showed the three children hell.

Reaching out her hands, she let fall rays of light on the earth.
We saw, as it were, a vast sea of fire. Plunged in this fire, we saw the demons and the souls. The latter were like transparent burning embers, all blackened or burnished bronze, having human forms. They were floating about in that conflagration, now raised into the air by the flames which issued from within themselves, together with great clouds of smoke. Now they fell back on every side like sparks in huge fires, without weight or equilibrium, amid shrieks and groans of pain and despair, which horrified us and made us tremble with fright... You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go...
God wants us to realize the reality of evil.  But, while showing us this reality, Heaven also wants us to realize the great remedy He has set in place for the great evil of our time and its eternal consequences:
“To save them, God wishes to establish in the world the devotion to my Immaculate Heart.”


On August 13, at the Cova da Iria, the Blessed Virgin insisted: “Pray, pray very much, and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to hell because there is no one to pray and make sacrifices for them.”

“Make sacrifices for sinners,” she gently insisted, and say often, but especially when you make a sacrifice, “O Jesus! It is for the love of you and for the conversion of sinners.”

On October 13, she insisted again, “Do not offend the Lord Our God any more, He is already so much offended.”

Sister Lucia later explained that these were the words of the apparition that were the most deeply engraved upon her heart: “Do not offend the Lord Our God any more, He is already so much offended.”
And on the same day, October 13, 1917, the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God gave the reason for her apparitions:
"I have come to ask men to repent of their sins, to change their lives, to stop offending Our Lord who is already offended so much, and to recite the Holy Rosary.

Heaven's Requests

"I shall come to ask the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart .... (and the Communion of reparation on the first Saturday of the month). If my requests are heard, Russia will convert and there will be peace. If not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions against the Church."


(Strikingly. St. Joseph revealed that he saved Pope Pius XII from physical death at the hands of his enemies during the war (during WWII). 

"...As God chose me to be the special guardian of his Son, so has He chosen me as the special guardian of him who in Christ’s Name is head of the Mystical Body of that same Son on earth.

My special protection of the Holy Father and the Church should he made known to him. God wishes to make this known to him that he may receive thereby renewed consolation and encouragement.

During the war, little daughter, it was I who saved him from death at the hands of his enemies.

Continually I watch over him and the Church, and I desire this to be acknowledged for the greater glory of God and the good of souls."

 The Lion of Saint Mark in Venice: symbol of magnificence and power

Gospel of St. Mark

Today is the feast day of St. Mark, one of the 4 evangelists. It is believed that the Gospel of Mark relays the voice of St. Peter and that Mark wrote down all that St. Peter shared with him, (with whom he was very close). It is the shortest and quickest Gospel to read. It is filled with miracle after miracle and grace upon grace that Jesus preformed. The Gospel's symbol is the lion - for it's filled with Jesus' power over evil, sin and death and because it's quick pace ponces through the life of Christ. 
If you haven't done it before, it's exciting to read through the Gospel of Mark in one sitting. Maybe that's something we can do today? 
St. Mark, pray for us today and always

The Novena prayers are simple, but they are rooted in the messages Our Lady has reiterated and given to us again and again in all her apparitions to try to save us.
Let us always strive to live them ever more fully.
They are:
Pray the full Rosary,
Read Scripture together as a family each day,

Make the Eucharist the center of your life (we can still do this interiorly if not physically during this time of quarantine through our Spiritual Communions, and visits to Church to pray in front of the tabernacle if they are open, etc.),
Fast twice a week on Wednesdays and Friday on bread and water and
Go to Confession at least monthly (again, if you are unable make frequent heartfelt acts of contrition)…

And each day of this novena, pray especially during the 3 O’clock hour (if possible):
•    an act of contrition (in place of or in addition to confession)
•    an act of spiritual communion (in place of or in addition to going to Mass and receiving communion;
•    the Divine Mercy Chaplet
•    the Rosary


The bishops conference continues its explanation of the Consecration:

“Through a collective dedication or entrustment of a nation to Mary, an act of consecration is meant to be a reminder to the faithful of the Blessed Mother’s witness to the Gospel and to ask for her effective intercession before her Son on behalf of those in need. Bishop John Carroll of Baltimore, the first bishop of the United States, promoted devotion to Mary, the Mother of God, and placed the United States under her protection in a pastoral letter of 1792. 

The twenty-one bishops attending the Sixth Provincial Council of Baltimore in 1846 determined to name the Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of the Immaculate Conception, as the Patroness of the United States, and Pope Pius IX approved this decision the following year. More recently, the dedication of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. in 1959 was the opportunity for the bishops to once again consecrate the nation to the Blessed Mother. Several popes have likewise consecrated the world to Mary on various occasions.

The consecration on May 1. . . follows a similar action of the bishops’ conference of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAM) who consecrated their nations to Our Lady of Guadalupe on Easter Sunday. The renewal of consecration planned in this country for May 1 does not change the designation of Mary as the Patroness of the United States under the title of the Immaculate Conception. 

Rather, this prayer reaffirms and renews previous Marian entrustments, and unites us in solidarity with our Holy Father, who recently established the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, as a source of protection and strength.”

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