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March 13, 2013 A.D.

Description of the Apparition Tuesday, March 12, 2013 A.D.

Marija Lunetti is in Medjugorje for a few days this week. On Tuesday, March 12, a Community of Caritas member went over to see Marija. As they spoke, Marija said, “Let’s do something beautiful today.” She asked A Friend of Medjugorje, through our community member, if it would be possible to have a picture of all 115 cardinals who are gathered in the conclave to elect a new Pope. Knowing that A Friend of Medjugorje has always guided the community to immediately respond to projects placed before them, Marija knew that all she needed to do was ask and if it could be done, it would be. A Friend of Medjugorje laid out what would be needed and had the community members in Medjugorje and back in Alabama working together to implement the design that would be placed on several laminated boards of the 115 cardinals so that they could be near the altar for Marija’s apparition. The boards were not able to be completed before the apparition yesterday, so instead A Friend of Medjugorje had all the cardinals printed out individually so that Marija would be able to have them present during the apparition yesterday, on March 12, 2013 A.D., the day the conclave began.

Before the apparition, Marija was given the pictures of the cardinals. She was very excited to receive them and immediately started looking through them, pointing to the ones she really liked and making comments about this one or that one. She immediately searched out Cardinal Schoenborn, whom she knows and who is a believer in Medjugorje. She told us to keep the pictures and give them to her just before the apparition. When Marija entered into the Chapel of the Two Hearts, which had a small group of Italians present for the apparition, she immediately spoke to the pilgrims, holding up the pictures of the cardinals and speaking about the importance of praying for them in this time as they are gathered to elect our new Pope. Marija then knelt down and arranged the pictures on the floor in front of Our Lady’s statue. She looked down at the pictures and rearranged them again. She then began to pray and bent down to once more rearrange the pictures of the cardinals. Our Lady then appeared to Marija. Our Lady stayed longer than normal, between 4 to 4 ½ minutes. Marija said afterwards that Our Lady prayed and blessed us all.  However, the apparition had a special meaning knowing Our Lady looked upon all the cardinals of the conclave while Marija gave them to Our Lady during the apparition.

After the apparition, Marija immediately picked up all the pictures of the cardinals. As she passed by, one of our Caritas community members, joking, asked Marija if she was going to give back the pictures of the cardinals. Marija smiled and said, “No, I am keeping them.” A Friend of Medjugorje today still is guiding our Caritas graphic design department in designing a more appropriate laminated board of all the cardinals—their pictures and their names—to have placed before Our Lady during each of Marija’s apparitions these days leading to the selection of the new Pope. To enter into the history of the Church, to be able through prayer to ask Our Lady’s influence, while She is present in these apparitions in choosing the next Holy Father, is the grace and wonder of our time, “Mary’s time”. A Friend of Medjugorje has Caritas Community members, in Alabama and Medjugorje, praying for Our Lady’s intentions for the next Holy Father while the conclave is occurring, and invites all of you to join in these prayers. With the display present for her evening apparitions, Marija seeks the same in order to keep the focus of all Medjugorje people on the importance of continuous prayer for our cardinals who are gathered in the conclave at this time, especially at apparition time.


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