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It was a clear, cold morning in Medjugorje for Mirjana’s 2nd of the month apparition this November 2nd at the Blue Cross in Medjugorje. Pilgrims were gathering well before 5:00 a. m., with some sleeping there through the night, in spite of the fact that the temperature was at about 32 degrees Farenheit with frost present in the village.
 

Rosaries were prayed throughout the morning in preparation for the apparition. When Medjugorje visionary Mirjana arrived, there was a distinct change in mood, a heightened awareness of the crowds in anticipation of Our Lady’s arrival, especially in light of the seriousness of the recent second of the month messages.
 

Mirjana’s disposition and preparation for the apparition were also very serious. She prayed along with the Rosary being recited in a very reserved manner.
 

It seemed quite sudden that Mirjana knelt up more erect as Our Lady appeared to her beginning at 8:42 a.m. Mirjana began with a smile and then began to listen intensely. Mirjana spent most of the time during this apparition in that manner, listening and nodding very much with some occasional words spoken back as she knelt before Our Lady. Her look was as of one trying to understand something. She didn’t display as much change in expression as she normally does, just a couple brief smiles, but mostly just this “searching” look and responding with frequent nods. When Our Lady left, Mirjana remained within herself for a few minutes silently praying. The apparition lasted for about five minutes. Following is the message:
 

Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s November 2, 2009
Message to Mirjana Soldo Given on the day for Non-believers


“Dear children; Also today I am among you to point you to the way that will help you to come to know God’s love, the love of God Who permitted you to call Him Father and to perceive Him as Father. I ask of you to sincerely look into your hearts and to see how much you love Him. Is He the last to be loved? Surrounded by material goods, how many times have you betrayed, denied and forgotten Him? My children, do not deceive yourselves with worldly goods. Think of your soul because it is more important than the body, cleanse it. Invoke the Father, He is waiting for you. Come back to Him. I am with you because He, in His mercy, sends me. Thank you.”

 

Does Our Lady See You As A Nonbeliever?

By A Friend of Medjugorje
 

When the apparitions began in 1981, Mirjana relayed that she perceived God as Someone who was stern. He was there to punish. He was distant from us. Mirjana did not perceive Him as a “Father”, much less called Him “Father” with the comprehension of what “father” means. In this way of being a believer, Mirjana had unbelief in her. The beginning messages for nonbelievers on the Second of the Month were very defined and were clearly for nonbelievers. Mirjana said Our Lady defined nonbelievers as those who do not know the love of God. This is what Mirjana told us. She said that the people who we believe are nonbelievers, such as atheists, are really people who do not know the love of God. This pattern of the Second of the Month message went on for some time. Our Lady then began to unveil that She was speaking to us, the believers in these messages. She was speaking to us, the children close to Her, and She began to ‘point’ out that much unbelief exists in our own hearts. This was a shocker for many for we thought it was for “them” the nonbelievers as opposed to “us” the converted. Now, many are plainly seeing we have different aspects of unbelief within us. At the same time, many are denying they have unbelief in themselves. Our Lady is pointing these aspects out to purify us. Our Lady wants us to be believers in God, in God as a Father. She wants to teach us who God is, just as She had to teach Mirjana who carried unbelief in her when she did not understand God as a loving Father. Mirjana’s unbelief was transformed by coming to know God’s love through Our Lady. She became more fully a believer and began to perceive God as a Father.
 

Still, many continue to think we, the followers of Our Lady, are the believers and those who are atheist, agnostics, etc. are the nonbelievers. Yet in today’s November 2, 2009 message Our Lady says,
 

“…Also today I am among you to point you to the way that will help you to come to know God’s love, the love of God…”


The material culture of the world has permeated the believer to form in the heart many aspects of unbelief. Our Lady asks us all, the believers, do we really love God first? Do we love Him last? Are you surrounded by material things which have caused you at times to forget Him? So many ‘things’ that have caused you to betray Him as Judases, through idolatry? How many today will you see holding the Rosary? How many today will you see reading their Bibles? In contrast, how many will you see holding and fondling electronic gadgets? Little gods, gods of your lives, gods who rule over the believers and nonbelievers alike, gods that have your true devotion, that would cause you to be shocked if you sincerely looked into your heart to see how much do you really love God above these things. Will you read the paper today, listen to the news, read a magazine? How much time reading the Bible? Which of those tells you of the love of God?
 

A great deception is taking place with believers. That deception often makes the believer, a nonbeliever. When the contrast of the way we live and the way the world lives is nearly indistinguishable what makes us different? Our character is supposed to be in total contrast with the culture. Just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t’ make it okay. Everybody else doing it does not give legitimacy. Rather it becomes a deception of legitimacy. This is not to say material things are not to be used, but rather it’s how we use them that determine if they are hurting or helping us towards eternal life. Our Lady just recently told us, on January 25, 2009, the guiding principle in using worldly things:


January 25, 2009

“…for all worldly things to be a help for you to draw closer to God the Creator …”
 

Evaluate the use of “worldly things” in your life. Are they drawing you closer to God, or are they a hindrance to you in your relationship with Your Father? The character of the individual whose way of life contradicts the cultures’ direction, is the definition of the messages of Our Lady of Medjugorje. We will speak more of this important message tonight on Radio WAVE. Click Here to Listen to the Radio WAVE Show About today's message


In the Love of Our Lady

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See Below Pictures


The Crowds on Apparition Hill

Out of all these faces, only one will look up in a moment’s time, and be transfigured by something no one else sees. Mirjana is seen here, kneeling at the foot of the Blue Cross, head bowed in prayer. Her mother, who always attends her daughter’s apparitions, is near her, holding the notebook that Mirjana will record the words of Our Lady given today. For anyone who has never been to an apparition with Mirjana, it is difficult to describe the amount of people who continually press into this small space so to be able to get a glimpse of Mirjana in ecstasy. Mirjana is at the centerpoint of this attention, and the crowds spread out from this point beyond what a camera can record, thousands and thousands of people who come hungry to experience a little bit what only Mirjana can see.

Mirjana Smiling

This is the smile of Mirjana that tells the pilgrims near her that Our Lady has come. It is full of love and tenderness, but absent is the total transformation of joy we often expect to see in the visionaries when Our Lady appears. Instead, what we don’t expect to see, at least at the entrance of Our Lady in this apparition to Mirjana, but what is also evident on Mirjana’s face, is pain and tiredness. Our Lady said just one month earlier in her last message to Mirjana, “…As I look at you, my heart seizes with pain. Where are you going my children?”… Mirjana seems to know that Our Lady will not be speaking joyful things to her today. Mirjana’s face, reveals if only a little, perhaps, the expression on Our Lady’s face. Our Lady comes to us full of the love and tenderness of a mother reunited with her children, but She cannot hide Her sorrow and concern of seeing Her children traveling down a path that keeps them distant from the Heart of God.

Mirjana with her hands crossed

Mirjana is seen here intently listening throughout the apparition today, taking in the words of Our Lady. Our Lady’s message today focused entirely on God, the Father. Three times She spoke the name “Father” but amazingly referred to God and God’s love more than 12 times in this short message. She speaks not only of God’s love but also His pain in being “betrayed, denied and forgotten .” What a beautiful picture Our Lady paints of God, who in His greatness “permits” us to “perceive Him as Father”. Who even after being hurt by His creatures, is always waiting patiently for us to come return to Him. But we who follow Our Lady know and understand that the clock is ticking towards the appointed hour when God must bring correction to our world that blatantly ignores His existence even as it uses and often abuses the material goods that He, as a good Father, provides for His children.


Prayer for Nonbelievers
 
The Cross at Caritas on Penitentiary Mountain