December 20, 2011 A.D.
What Happened on December 15, 2001
Marija left on this day to go back to Italy to her family. The founder of Caritas asked Our Lady through Marija during her apparition on December 14th, if She would appear early on Saturday so that the community could be present for one more apparition and receive Her blessing once more. Our Lady said, "Yes." The community began to gather in the Bedroom at 6:30 a.m. They all wrote out their personal intentions and placed them on the Bed. They prayed the Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary in preparation for Our Lady’s apparition. Our Lady appeared to Marija at precisely 8:00 a.m. The following is Marija’s description of this apparition on Saturday, December 15, 2001:
When Our Lady came, I recommended each of us and all our intentions in our hearts. Our Lady prayed over us for a long time. I presented a private question to Our Lady. Immediately upon asking the question, Our Lady smiled and gave a private answer. Our Lady looked at each of us and then blessed us. She ascended back to Heaven, saying, "Go in peace." Our Lady was very happy and joyful during this apparition.
The question from our founder was related to something that Our Lady had spoken to him about fourteen years before through Marija. Through the years he had asked Our Lady on several occasions, never receiving an affirmative message. He, along with the community, was very happy in that this apparition Our Lady gave light of an affirmation to him.
In the development of the event of December 10th-15th, Our Lady had made a full circle, giving more than could be deserved. For months, the community had worked around the clock, literally, and Our Lady spoke in many more ways than just words. For She gave a sign that She too is with them around the clock. Our Lady’s first apparition here for the December 8th-14th event was private and took place at 8:00 p.m. in the Bedroom—night-time. Marija was not told beforehand what time the apparition would be. Upon arriving at the house, they immediately began praying the Rosary in preparation for Our Lady’s apparition, so the 8:00 p.m. apparition coincided precisely with the finishing of the Rosary. The December 15th apparition, the last apparition of the event, was at 8:00 a.m. in the Bedroom—morning time. Our Lady chose the time on both of these occasions, six days apart from each other. Our Lady, in these six days, made a full circle, a completion, which yet again speaks to all through men, nature, and so many things...(Her words on March 25, 1990) Her gestures are signs, their purpose to speak to all in order to lead all more deeply into conversion. Our Lady’s coming at 8:00 p.m. and finishing Her stay here, six days later at 8:00 a.m., shows how She wants to bring all from night into the day, from darkness to light, from the haze to a new morning -- for Christianity...to the springtime. What made the Founder ponder this in the first place was Marija’s insistence immediately upon her arrival at his home, "that we must pray the Rosary now" although Marija was not given a time. With more than 85 apparitions, mostly in the Bedroom, over the years, Our Lady has never come at 8:00 a.m. nor 8:00 p.m. in the evening. Generally, the times She has chosen have been 10:40 a.m., 5:40 p.m., 10:30 p.m. These two apparitions that took place on December 10th and December 15th were spontaneous apparitions, uncommon. They were not planned and were at the discretion of Our Lady Herself. She chose the time and the place both times and from Her actions, came forth the understanding of what She wished all to understand through them. The Community of Caritas is called to witness to others. Our Lady’s 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. gesture speaks of Her bringing all to a "new dawn."