July 5, 2009
In the apparition of the Queen of the Peace to Marija, Marija said:
“Our Lady prayed over us and She blessed us. She blessed also people who are in the Field. And tomorrow I asked Our Lady for the time of the apparition. She said She will come when we pray.”
Thus ended the five days of prayer with Our Lady at Caritas. Today was a day of thanksgiving for all the graces bestowed upon ourselves, our families and our nation through Our Lady’s visit. Marija delighted the pilgrims this afternoon by inviting them to ask questions. She covered a large array of topics when speaking more than two hours and then was joined by A Friend of Medjugorje who spoke encouraging words to everyone who would be going home after the apparition to be strong in living Our Lady of Medjugorje's messages.
The Medjugorje visionary Marija demonstrates how Our Lady prayed over the crowd gathered in the Field the night of July 3, 2009. Our Lady raised Her arms above all the pilgrims, and then turned around to Her right and then to Her left looking at each person present, those behind Her, to the side of Her, and in front of Her. Everyone was deeply touched by such a loving gesture from Our Lady.
The apparition of Our Lady on July 5, 2009 in the Bedroom. Our Lady had requested only the Caritas community to be present for the apparition today. Marija said that Our Lady prayed over us and blessed us, as well as all those in the Field in the apparition today. And then She said that for tomorrow’s apparition, July 6, 2009, that She would come whenever we pray. Marija would be leaving in the morning, so this special grace would allow the community to gather together in peace and without hurry to say our farewells and give our thanks to Our Lady for these beautiful days of grace.
The Community of Caritas gathered in the Bedroom at 5:45 p.m. to prepare for Our Lady’s apparition the evening of July 5, 2009. The days of prayer with Our Lady would come to an end with this apparition for most of the pilgrims praying and waiting in the Field. Our hearts were filled with gratitude that night for all the many blessings pilgrims received this week. Many of them were overwhelmed by the grace of conversion that came into their hearts, and told us that they will never forget this sweet encounter with Our Lady.