Mary TV: December 13, 2019 Reflection - With complete trust give me your hearts...

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December 13, 2019 St. Lucy   Dear Family of Mary!

(This is a reflection I originally sent on December 13, 2017!  Still timely!!)

June 2, 2007 "Dear children! Also in this difficult time  God's love sends me to you. My children, do not be afraid, I am with  you. With complete trust give me your hearts, that I may help you to  recognize the signs of the time in which you live. I will help you to  come to know the love of my Son. I will triumph through you. Thank you."
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Mary TV: December 11, 2019 Reflection - To redeem us!

"I am the Immaculate Conception"    
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December 11, 2019

Dear Family of Mary!

One  more day, I want to linger over the great mystery of the Immaculate  Conception.  Here is something I wrote back in 2014 about it!

The  Immaculate Conception is one of the more difficult dogmas of the  Catholic Church, at least for many of us. Our Lady was declared by Pope  Pius IX on December 8, 1854 to be "The Immaculate Conception". I love  the way Pope Pius XI spoke about this declaration in the Apostolic  Constitution, "Ineffabilis Deus":

And  indeed it is wholly fitting that so wonderful a mother should be ever  resplendent with the glory of most sublime holiness and so completely  free from all taint of original sin that she would triumph utterly over  the ancient serpent. To her did the Father will to give His  only-begotten Son - the Son whom, equal to the Father and begotten by  Him, the Father loves from His heart - and to give this Son in such a  way that He would be the one and the same common Son of God the Father  and of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was she whom the Son Himself chose to  make His Mother and it was from her that the Holy Spirit willed and  brought it about that he should be conceived and born from whom He  himself proceeds." ("Ineffabilis Deus" - quoted from "Madonna, Mary in  the Catholic Tradition. Fr. Frederick M Jelly, O.P. p. 100-101)

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Mary TV: December 10, 2019 Reflection - My Immaculate Heart

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December 10, 2019 Dear Family of Mary!

I  want to savor the Immaculate Conception a little bit longer!!   Mary's  heart is immaculate, completely pure and clean.  Our Lady longs to draw  us close to her Immaculate Heart. She wants to protect and guide us  through her heart. She wants us to draw graces from her heart. She wants  us to find refuge in it. The Immaculate Heart of Mary is a gift to us,  to help us travel through our lives. It is a light for us. A hope for  us. A joy for us! (For Tolkien fans, I think Our Lady's Immaculate Heart  is like the Vial of Galadriel. It is a light in the darkness, to guide  us as we travel in this dark world.)
Here are five messages from Our Lady about her Immaculate Heart that we might meditate on during a Rosary:

Wednesday, December 7, 1983   The vigil of the Immaculate Conception, To Jelena:   "Tomorrow will really be a blessed day for you, if every  moment is consecrated to my Immaculate Heart. Abandon yourselves to me.  Strive to make your joy grow; to live in the faith, to change your  hearts."

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