Something About Mary

Something About Mary is a lovely site brought to us by Totus Tuus-Totus2us which gives us short (usually only a couple of minutes long) daily audio reflections from people all over the world about their relationship with Mary, what she means to them and sometimes little anecdotes.  I’ve been listening to the reflections at Something About Mary for quite a while now, and the variety of personal experiences and the love that is vocalized is often very moving and always uplifting and inspirational.

Yesterday, the first three I listened to each happened to have had an experience at Medjugorje as a turning point in the speakers’ lives, and in each case they said that Mary brought them to Jesus.  The fourth was from a priest of four years who reveals how his consecration to Mary has been of the greatest importance in his life.  I hope you enjoy them.  Something About Mary is a free podcast that you can listen to directly from their site or can be subscribed to through iTunes.

Number 489 – Deirdre

Number 491, Michael

Number 492, Chantal

Number 480, Fr. Nathan, CSJ

Called by Whispers

My post of today at Contemplative Haven concerns Neven Pesa, a young man who wishes to share his personal story/background, his music and his call to the priesthood.  As I was reading his personal history on his website, A Priestly Vocation, I was very moved by his discernment of the role of Our Blessed Mother in his life.  Neven writes:

Since my early childhood and at every major signpost of my life, the warm covering maternal presence of the Most Holy Virgin Mary has been constantly felt.

Because this calling, this incessant whisper of God, has accompanied me and pulled at my heart strings over the years with an increasing intensity, I, on my part, have been trying to reciprocate God’s call with a greater and greater “yes.”

This ‘yes’ owes its strength and grace to the loving intercession of Our Lady of Medjugorje, Queen of Peace, where, whilst still in my early teens, the first small seed was planted in my soul and has been silently nurtured by her ever since I made a pilgrimage to Medjugorje a number of years ago – which is not too far from where my parents grew up and where I had spent a number of my early childhood years.

Through Our Lady’s guidance and protection, Neven’s life has become an imitation of her own, and of her Fiat.  May Neven be blessed in his musical endeavours and on his journey to the priesthood.

Here is one of Neven’s beautiful songs, “The Exchange“, which he has set to scenes from the movie, “Mother Teresa”:

Nevan Pesa’s CD, Shekinah Hosanna, is available at CD Baby and you may visit his YouTube Channel here.