November 29, 2011 A.D.
What Happened on November 29, 1988, 10:30 p.m. (Special Blessing)
The apparition took place at 10:30 p.m. in the Bedroom. Our Lady came and was very happy. She blessed and prayed over everyone. Marija recommended all those present, especially the sick, to Our Lady. Our Lady prayed The Lord’s Prayer and the Glory Be. Our Lady extended Her arms above all who gathered there and for a certain time prayed in that manner. Tonight Our Lady gave the SPECIAL BLESSING. Our Lady’s message:
Our Lady left saying, "Go in peace."
The November 29th SPECIAL BLESSING was given on a day which was not a feast day or a special occasion, which was the same for when She gave it on November 21st also in the Bedroom. Our founder had been intrigued by the Special Blessing when it came up in Our Lady’s apparitions. But as far as he knew, no explanation from Our Lady had ever been given about it. He had noticed it was a very rare occasion when the Special Blessing was given and that Our Lady preferred to give it more on feast days such as Christmas, or special days such as Her birthday (August 5) and the anniversary of Her apparitions. So, when in his home Our Lady gave it twice in just over a week’s time and both of those days were ordinary days he was amazed. He was also amazed that Our Lady spoke specifically about what She desired with this Special Blessing. This was rare and it was interpreted as Our Lady’s desire to spread this important gift. As mentioned previously, by this time because of the amount of people attending the apparitions, the overflow gathered in the Field and prayed there during the apparition. Marija reported that Our Lady would always bless all those in the Field along with those who were in the Bedroom and house. When it was announced in the Field after the apparition that Our Lady had given the Special Blessing, everyone was surprised and elated because no one had been expecting this gift. It was because of this unexpected giving of the Special Blessing that our founder specifically brought it up to Marija and asked her to explain to him what Our Lady had told her about the Special Blessing.
Marija has said:
1. This is a blessing which has the power to convert and to help people.
2. It may be used on believers and non-believers to help them convert or to help them progress in their conversion process.
3. Once Our Lady gives it to you, it lasts your whole life.
4. You do not have to be in the presence of the one you are blessing.
5. The blessing is as powerful as the degree of faith you have in it and the prayer you offer. The more you pray from the heart, the stronger it is.
6. If you receive this blessing from Our Lady and in turn bless another with it, that person has it to the same degree you first received it from Our Lady. This second person may then give it to a third, and the third to a fourth, etc. All will receive this gift to bless others just as if Our Lady gave it directly. This blessing will last your entire lifetime.
7. You must be at the site of the apparition to receive it directly from Our Lady.
8. To bless someone, a spontaneous prayer is fine. You can say, "I extend to you the blessing of Our Lady." If you choose to say more, it is acceptable. When giving this Special Blessing to a non-believer, you may do so silently, in his presence or from a distance. You may extend this blessing everyday to help this person to convert.