Our Lady had said on July 5, 2009, to the Medjugorje visionary Marija, that She would appear on July 6 whenever we prayed. At 8:15 a.m., the Caritas community gathered in the Bedroom for the Rosary. Just before the Rosary, the community wrote out petitions to Our Lady and placed them on the Bed. Our Lady appeared to Marija at approximately 9:00 a.m. The apparition lasted for 3 minutes. The following is Marija’s description of the apparition of July 6, 2009:
“In the moment of the apparition when Our Lady came, I recommended all of us and our intentions, and all the people who are in the Field. I make many recommendations. Our Lady began to pray. She prayed over us and She blessed us all. And after, She stayed in silence, and I recommended in a special way (Marija named several community members including a community child, a community member who is in the hospital, and one of the community mothers who is in her ninth month of pregnancy). And Our Lady smiled and She gave Her blessing and said “Go in peace.”
At the end of every event the Caritas community hosts with Our Lady, it has become a tradition that before the last apparition, every community member writes their own petition to Our Lady and then places it on the Bed where Our Lady will appear. Everyone finds their own little corner or even a piece of floor, to write their petitions. This is in the living room of the founder’s home, just outside the Bedroom.
Even the little children join in imitating what they see the adults doing, writing a love letter to Our Lady.
The Medjugorje visionary Marija in ecstasy the morning of July 6, 2009 in the last apparition with the Community of Caritas before she returned to Italy.
Our Lady leaves with a smile on Her face after blessing three members of the Caritas community who were recommended by Marija in a special way. Thousands of pilgrims experienced conversion of their hearts in these five days of prayer. May the words of Our Lady that She spoke on August 25, 2000 find fulfillment in these hearts gathered here for our nation’s conversion.
August 25, 2000