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August 6, 2012 A.D.

Yesterday, August 5, was Our Lady's birthday as revealed by Our Lady in Medjugorje in 1984. A Friend of Medjugorje has said that one day, this day of August 5 will be as like Christmas, celebrated by Christians everywhere in honor of God's great gift to the world of Our Lady's existence, because Our Lady's existence is a grace for the world. A crowd had gathered outside Marija's Chapel of the Two Hearts for the apparition. Our Lady appeared around 6:40 P.M. and the apparition lasted around 4 minutes. Following is Marija's description of the apparition:
 

"In the moment of the apparition when Our Lady came, I recommended everyone and all our intentions. Our Lady prayed a long time over us and She blessed us all."

Marija in Ecstasy August 5, 2012

Marija seen here, pressed from all around amongst the crowd during the apparition, August 5, 2012, Marija seen near the center of the picture. Marija's head is tilted back as she is looking up at Our Lady. Years ago, A Friend of Medjugorje was inspired to offer to Our Lady a 'sinless day' for Her birthday. The Community of Caritas every year, along with many across the world offer Our Lady this sinless day, every August 5, as a gift to Her, the Sinless One, Who is the Mother of the Spotless One, Jesus the Savior of the World. We can never understand Jesus, until we understand Mary. Though we have featured this before, in light of Our Lady's birthday, 2012, we again feature a special writing from A Friend of Medjugorje titled, The Gospel of Mary.


The following was written by A Friend of Medjugorje, and taken from his book, “Quietism”. This segment is titled, “The Gospel of Mary”. It was written through much deep prayer. It can only be understood through much prayer. Pause, close your eyes and enter into a deep ardent prayer to the Holy Spirit that He will show and help you to understand all that is written, and not written, that Our Lady wants you to understand.

 

 

The Gospel of Mary

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Gospel of Mary

Our Lady’s apparitions are to prepare the world for a time of peace and victory, but these same messages will be used by those in the ultimate battle in which, through the Gospel of Mary, She, the Woman, shadowed not even by the greatest angel or saint, and in the light of Her Son, will crush the serpent’s head, and Who at His glorious return, will cast the serpent into the eternal ï‚ame forever.


He who chokes at the words “Gospel of Mary” does not know Her. Jesus said you do not know Me because you do not know My Father. If you knew Him, you would know Me. Because you do not know Me, you do not know He who sent Me. If you do not accept Mary’s words, you do not accept Her Son’s Words. If you knew Her Son was the Word, you would recognize Her words and Her Son Who sent Her. “His” Mother said that She would give messages as it has never been in history from the beginning of the world. In the beginning was the Word and the Word became ï‚esh.


For you who do not accept Her words, how then do you accept the Word? Mary’s Gospel, the echo of the Word, given in a new way, a new understanding, are immense in that their effects will affect all creation until the ïnal battle in which the serpent’s head will be crushed, never to rise again. Whether the ïnal battle be ten years or one thousand years from now, we are being given a gift, a grace, incomprehensible in this moment, that will give passage to many future Christians to survive amidst the great tribulation, the suffering under the anti-church, until Jesus, in the glorious moment, comes back.


As men conïned in mortal bodies, limited in so much humanness, we are not able to see Mary as God sees Her. We can pray to comprehend, to rise above the conïnes of the ï‚esh in better knowing Mary, but we will never know and understand Mary as She is known by God. She, who is in the midst of the Trinity, comes on the second day of the newborn millennium and says:


January 2, 2000

“Never as much as today, my heart is begging for your help! I, your Mother, am begging my children that they help me to realize what the Father has sent me for…”


Shudder, O man, that She Who alone can dwell deep in the midst of the Trinity where no being can dare go, not even the angels, and now She is before you begging! How man have you responded to Her words?<!--

Friend of Medjugojre

 

Francoise Cummins
Perth, Australia
Great words! So nice to associate Jesus and Mary in such an inseparable way! Dearest Mother, continue to lead us to your Son, Jesus, in every area of our lives, and keep us close to Him and you always. Amen!
Denise M. Sibilly
St.thomas Usvi, USA
I enjoyed the infomation .Please keep up your work in Jesus and Mary.;
Mayada
Syria, Saudi Arabia
I am yours mom ,it is a privilege to be called your child ,help me please to be always yours and to be as you want me to be.
Janet
Arizona, USA
We love and honor you, Mother Mary! Thank you for your messages! Thank You, Lord, for our Mother Mary!!!
Kathy
Waltham, Massachusetts - USA
Dear BVM Caritas, I was extremely blessed and fortunate to travel with you this past week to pilgrimage in Medugorje and was at Maria's house for her apparation on Our Lady's Birthday. It was very hot, but we didn't really feel it because we were so joyful to be there. I tried to give a sinless day to Our Lady and hope that I succeeded. I am very grateful that Maria offered to have priests listen to confessions in English and I took the opportunity to go to confession and felt very grateful for that. Kathy
Carlos m
Miami,, Idaho - USA
Beautiful words! Very deep! I also tried to live this day sinless! We love you Mary, and had the opportunity in my house with my family to sing Happy Birthday to you! On this specific day while we were gathering for my wife birthday also... God Bless this work and Caritas's work!
Amy
Merlin, Canada
Happy Belated Birthday Blessed Mother and hope to see you in 2013 in March with a group to Medjugorje.
Glenn Villanueva
Houston, Texas - USA
August 5, 2012, while driving, I see the sky it was going to rain and I knew it is the Blessed Mother's Birthday I tell my children that the Mother of GOD shes with us the clouds are so beautiful, thunder are so brilliant the entire city of Houston was raining and the skies are full of different color like a rainbow and I know she is always with us and watching us. only one thing that I know we need to be with her prayers let us unite as brothers and sisters as her children we need peace and love. Bring back the faith in our family, pray the rosary daily together with our kids. We thank you for the gift that the father is giving to us that the blessed mother for this time of grace. IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT AMEN. GOD BLESS US ALL. AMEN
Alfonso R. Ballesteros
Norwalk, California - USA
Dear Mother; as a reflection to your birthday with this enormous love we have for you and your Son Jesus, please allow me to embrace my family as a whole. I also mean my brothers, sisters, friends and neighbors coworkers , to be able to give them the warmth that you and Jesus have helped shape in me. with all their special needs that everyone of these people carry. that you don't leave any behind in your quest. please I beg off you to consider all of our harships and take our sufferings and deliver them to the benefit of all. Dear Mother you know very well of my request. and thank you for also carrying my parents throu in a very remarkable way. we Love you dearly! God bless you and Jesus....Thank you
Lorraine okie
Wilmington, Delaware - USA
Awesome, thank you
Sriyani
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Happy Birthday Mother! Queen of Heaven, Pray for us. Thank You mother for your motherly Love and concern for us. May God Bless You All!
Linda Hall
Dewitt, Arakansas - USA
Thank you for all you do
Karen Danish
Nashville, Wisconsin - USA
Amen!
Art and Babes Tiongson
Aurora, Illinois - USA
Part 2 At the end of the day or the night of Aug.5th, we really felt "joy" in our hearts, a heavenly joy, peace and tranquility. We were in agreement, that as we gifted our day to Our Lady, She in turn, gifted us much more. This particular Sunday, our business team called for optional Praise and Worship (non-denominational). As team support, we joined them, they know we are Roman Catholics, livimg our faith with conviction. As the sharing goes, I jsut keep on praying and giving to Our Blessed Mother all my feelings. I prayed to Jesus, to give all these hearts opening to Him, as they praise and worship Him, to gift to Our Lady, for Her Birthday. That they will come to know the love of Our Lady and acknowledge Her as their mother, too.. As you said, we are called more , much more than just praying the rosaries, novenas, attend mass, as important as they are, but also to be Our Lady's extended arms, when we respond to her call today. To be love.
Art and Babes Tiongson
Aurora, Illinois - USA
I beg for your forgiveness, Mama Mary, for all our misgivings and shortcomings, in the way we respond to Your Call.The Queen of heaven and Earth, the Mother of God, has to beg from us, (lowly creatures that we are), our help, our collaboration, so She can save us. All She is asking and praying to the Father, is for us Her children, our salvation, Aug 4, my husband and I went to confession, for the First Saturday Devotion, for the purification of our hearts. In the car on the way to church, black clouds, can be seen from the rear view mirror and gloriuos lightning, hot pink, on display on our left. The thunderstorms left with lots of power outage. Sunday morning, we listened to the CD Remember When it Rained. I realized, that I didn't really prepare for Mama Mary's Birthday, Aug. 5th. During Her apparition time, we greeted Her Happy Birthday, and gave her "our sinless day", and our confession. This was half of our Aug 5th day.