Crowds of pilgrims from all over the world began gathering outside the building around 3:30 a.m., where Mirjana would have her apparition for the 2nd of the month for the day of non-believers. The gate opened about 5:20 a.m. and pilgrims rushed in to find the best spot possible to get a glimpse of Heaven on Mirjana’s face. The Rosary began about 7:45 a.m. The Joyful and Luminous Mysteries were prayed in many languages in preparation of receiving Our Lady. There was great anticipation among the pilgrims awaiting Our Lady’s message. Our Lady had given such a beautiful message in August with Motherly words of encouragement. Pilgrims prayed, hoping Our Lady would continue to help us on our walk towards holiness.
Mirjana arrived at about 8:45 a.m. and as she came in, greeting the priests nearby, including a bishop from Italy. The two decades of the Glorious Mysteries were prayed before Our Lady appeared. Our Lady appeared to Mirjana a few minutes before 9:00 a.m. and the apparition lasted about 6 minutes. Mirjana spoke to Our Lady throughout the apparition. She nodded her head many times and a few times was seen shaking her head no. Tears could be seen on Mirjana’s face. At least three times, Mirjana leaned forward towards Our Lady, as if to get closer to hear what She was telling her. When Our Lady left, Mirjana leaned very far back, watching Our Lady ascend back into Heaven. She then bowed her head in prayer, with tears falling down her face.
The following is the September 2, 2008 message of Our Lady to Mirjana for Non-believers:
Our Lady blessed all those who were present and all of the religious articles. Once again She called us to pray for our shepherds.
The Second of the Month messages are anticipated more and more by an increasingly growing number of people. Our Lady often starts with the word “today” following the words, “Dear Children.” This is to let us know that everything, no matter the circumstances, can change beginning at this moment, “today,” when we apply the words of Our Lady immediately into our lives and actions.
Last week, the Community of Caritas began a 54-day Rosary Novena for love of each other in the community, for tenderness to ever be present with each other, for the children to love each other, growing in love, kindness and charity for each other. We know we cannot hope to live Our Lady’s life without love, that victory over everything only comes through love. Caritas’ name is Latin for “love and charity.” We cannot fulfill our mission without love and it is for love that we have committed ourselves to serve Our Lady, Her way of life and to transmit Her way, by witness, to others. Without love, we cannot have the victory of this being achieved. We cannot have the achievement, without our loving each other first. Our 54-day Rosary Novena is maintenance for us to uphold the principles of love that has made the Community of Caritas a powerful witness and voice to others around the world. But without love, what can we achieve? Nothing, absolutely nothing.
Seeing Our Lady’s message today shows what following Our Lady will do for you. What is on Her heart, She will inspire in our hearts, even before we can see the physical words of what She inspires through the Holy Spirit. It is a joy to feel an impulse, act upon it, and then see Our Lady confirm in a message that She was inciting the action all along. It means to live seamlessly where Heaven and earth have a porthole between each other, direct from Heaven to earth. Our Lady wants you to structure your beliefs, your way, your daily life so that it is seamless, that between Heaven and earth there is an open line of communication, grace, and action on our part, and Heaven responding to our responding. Love in your family, love among those you deal with, gives you victory among those who do not love, who are in pain as non-believers. This includes Christians who have non-belief in them. That could be members of your own family, your neighbor, your brother. Our Lady once gave a message in the Bedroom of Apparitions at Caritas in which She said,
December 3, 1988
And another one in the Bedroom:
November 30, 1988
Our Lady was giving principles of love She wanted incorporated more fully into the family home, and then into the future community not yet in existence. It is what has made Caritas what it is and it is what will make you what Our Lady wants of you, so you will manifest to all you meet in your life these principles of love by your witness. When Our Lady wanted to teach this principle to the parish of Medjugorje to prepare them for the time She would make them a witness to the whole world She said,
December 13, 1984
In the Love of Our Lady,
P. S. Look on the site tomorrow for Part II concerning Mirjana’s message today.
A Friend of Medjugorje spoke on Our Lady’s Message to Mirjana today. Our Lady spoke strongly of love. A Friend of Medjugorje shares with us the things that Our Lady has revealed about love over the past 27 years. He shared especially of what Our Lady has revealed about non-believers and of love in the family.
Prayer for Nonbelievers
Come tomorrow again and again.
We will pray with You.
Bring back our loved ones
Who have left the Church,
Those who have left God.
We will join You on the second of each month.
We will pray for greater graces
To be attached to Your intention.
We will pray that the dam of love,
Of God’s mercy, will break forth,
That Your new prayer be released soon.
We will pray that it will flow out
As a river to all the nations,
That as the rivers fill the oceans,
Your love of God will fill the earth.
We anticipate that great day,
And we call You as You have called us,
To add our prayers, fasting, and sacrifices
To Mirjana’s in order that You may
Obtain all Your wishes for the world.
O loving Mother,
Thank You for the gift
That the world is on the brink of receiving!
- A Friend of Medjugorje