Thursday July 2, 2009
It was a beautiful day filled with many graces for the pilgrims who attended the events today, but no greater blessing than this evening’s apparition when Our Lady appeared in the Bedroom at 6:40 p.m.
“Today, Our Lady no give message. I always say the most beautiful message is Our Lady’s presence. I recommended all of us, not only here [in the Bedroom] but also there [in the Field] who is here at Caritas, and all people who are in our hearts. And in a special way I prayed for all sick people. And Our Lady prayed over us and She blessed us all. And I think tonight Our Lady had good excuse and said apparition [will] no more in Bedroom, but [will be] outside. I think all this people who come and want to be near to Our Lady, Our Lady not have other choice, so Our Lady go outside. Apparition tomorrow night is at 10:30 p.m. So we are….we need to prepare, pray for the Vigil.”
What the Medjugorje visionary Marija was referring to above, is the fact that it was so hot in the room of the apparition with so many people present in the apparition. So Marija was joking.
A Friend of Medjugorje remarked that this change is very significant because Our Lady is acknowledging why it is that we have gathered together for these days of prayer, that it is for our nation, and by Her appearing during the Vigil at 10:30 p.m., She shows that She recognizes this special event. As A Friend of Medjugorje spoke in his talk on Monday, nations are made up of families, and the family is made up of individuals, so to heal the nations, we must first heal families, which comes through the individual being healed. The consecration of individual hearts was today. The consecration of our families will be tomorrow morning, both of which leads to the consecration of the nation on July 4th, which begins with the Vigil. He said that we were shocked last year when Our Lady announced that She would appear at 10:00 p.m. on the Vigil, and are surprised today that She chose not 10:00 this time, but 10:30 p.m. By this Our Lady is showing that She is involved in the events being hosted here, and not merely just following a visionary, disconnected from the purpose of which we have gathered. She has come for our nation, not only for our nation, but for all those around the world who wish to follow these steps in consecrating their own nation, their beloved homeland, to Our Lady’s heart.
Marija then shared, “You know in one part, one region of Italy, was one beautiful thing. The President of this region, he decide to make consecration to Our Lady for all province. It was beautiful. Schools closed. All were invited to go there for apparition. Most important center of this part—Our Lady of Sorrows shrine. All bishops and priests were invited to go there. One priest make one special prayer of consecration for all region to heart of Our Lady. And so this man invite me, who is the political head of this region. He said he like to do in this way, when he decide which day. I go ask Our Lady and Our Lady say, “Yes, I go.” And so Our Lady said yes, so I go. And this people go for confession and Holy Mass, one day, like retreat. And In evening, is conclusion with Our Lady and special Holy Mass. They pray before Holy Mass like in Medjugorje. Rosary, moment of apparition, and after Holy Mass. And so Our Lady appeared in this region, he read, he consecrated—this first person of this region—he consecrated to heart of Our Lady all people, all things. And after Our Lady appeared and She said, “You will never ever regret this consecration. Nor will your children ever regret this consecration, nor will your children’s children ever regret this consecration, this act of what you do,” Our Lady said. And so Our Lady prayed over all people and She watched [looked at] all the people, many people…”
Marija shared this story to demonstrate how strongly Our Lady desires our consecrations, and to encourage us to prepare much in prayer before tomorrow night’s special vigil apparition.