History of Apparitions in the Bedroom and Field

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What Happened On January 17, 1989


January 17, 1989, 5:40 p.m.

“Pray for my intentions. With this prayer, I would like to help each one of you.”

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On seven different occasions while Our Lady was appearing in the home of Caritas’ founder, for a 2 ½ month period of time, She said the words, “Pray for my intentions.” This was intriguing at the time, because this was not a common phrase of Our Lady. Only on two other occasions, before the apparitions at Caritas in 1988-1989, was it ever recorded that Our Lady said these words.


July 1, 1983

This apparition took place at 11:00 p.m. on Cross Mountain.


"I thank all those who have responded to my call. I bless all of you. I bless each of you. In these days, I ask you to pray for my intentions."


July 1, 1985


Our Lady appeared on Apparition Mountain

"I thank all those who have responded to my call. I bless all of you, I bless each of you. These days, I ask you to pray for my intentions. Go in the peace of God."


Since the 1988-1989 apparitions at Caritas, Our Lady has requested this on a number of other occasions, bringing the total to 19 times she said these words in a 30 year period. Of those 19 times, seven happened in the Bedroom during the 1988-1989 apparitions. The first time She said it in the Bedroom was in the context of a startling message:


November 26, 1988


Our Lady came and was very happy. With Her hands extended, She prayed over everyone and blessed them. Marija recommended all those present, especially the sick, to Our Lady and She prayed The Lord’s Prayer and the Glory Be. Our Lady’s message:


"I ask you once again to pray. Especially pray for my intentions. If you pray for my intentions, I will be glorified through you. All your prayers are going to help you through my hands."


Our Lady made it plain through this message that She had intentions here, intentions that once fulfilled, would glorify Her. The Community of Caritas, the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages, the Caritas Mission House in Medjugorje, Medjugorje.com and Radio Wave, millions of printed newsletters, booklets, brochures and books, tens of thousands of audio CDs, more than a thousand billboards around the nation, hundreds of different projects through the years—all to bring people to awareness of the Medjugorje apparitions, speak to whether Our Lady’s intentions have been and continue to be fulfilled, where She has been and continues to be glorified through the prayer, work and sacrifices of the community.

The amazing thing of all of this is that Our Lady could take a group of very imperfect people and use them in such a way as to bring Her glory. What has the community merited on their own? Nothing, for the grace to do what they do has all come through the gracious hands of Our Lady, just as She said in the Bedroom on November 26, 1988:


“…All your prayers are going to help you through my hands."

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