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August 2, 2014 A.D.


Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s August 2, 2014
Apparition and Message Given through Mirjana on the Day for Nonbelievers


This morning, August 2, 2014, the area surrounding the Blue Cross was filled with pilgrims, including many youth who have come to be in Our Lady's presence during this week's youth festival. Pilgrims started to gather yesterday, August 1, before 3:00 PM to get a spot near Our Lady. There was much singing along with a violinist playing beautiful music all throughout the night approaching the apparition. Our Lady's apparition to Mirjana at the Blue Cross this morning lasted just under five minutes. The following is Our Lady of Medjugorje’s August 2, 2014 monthly message on the day for nonbelievers through Mirjana:
 

“Dear children, the reason that I am with you, my mission, is to help you for ‘good’ to win, even though this does not seem possible to you now. I know that you do not understand many things as I also did not understand everything, everything that my Son explained to me while He was growing up alongside me – but I believed Him and followed Him. I ask this of you also, to believe me and to follow me. However, my children, to follow me means to love my Son above everything, to love Him in every person without making differences. For you to be able to do this, I call you anew to renunciation, prayer and fasting. I am calling you for the Eucharist to be the life of your soul. I am calling you to be my apostles of light who will spread love and mercy through the world. My children, your life is only a blink in contrast to eternal life. And when you come before my Son, in your hearts He will see how much love you had. In order to spread love in the right way, I am asking my Son, through love, to grant you unity through Him, unity among you, unity between you and your shepherds. Through them my Son always gives Himself to you anew and renews your soul. Do not forget this. Thank you.”
 

Observe the Witnesses of Our Lady

by A Friend of Medjugorje


Medjugorje visionary Marija once was asked in private if Our Lady had ever told her about Her life with Jesus and Joseph?* Marija answered, yes. She then was asked, “Can you tell me about that?” in which Marija said no. She was then asked, “why not?” To that Marija responded, “Our Lady told me things about Her private life so as to be a help for me in my life.” Marjia’s way, her behavior, her diligence and decisiveness, give one confidence that there are traces of the way Our Lady did things in Marija’s witness. It is human to imitate that which you admire. It can be assumed, unquestionably, that Marija imitates certain traits of Our Lady. This reflection is seen through the virtuous things Marija does. She is a sinner like every man upon the earth. But, Marija has experienced some things, has heard some things, has seen some things that are of such rarity throughout the history of mankind, that she emulates attributes of Our Lady through her spiritual being and character, what we all can emulate as well. We can capture in our own being, ways of imitating Our Lady Herself through observing Marija. Marija has learned this through what Our Lady has told her about Her life, and by watching Marija, we can thereby adapt Our Lady’s witness into our own lives so that we can then witness to others who may then be moved to emulate Our Lady in the same way. Our Lady has come to change the world through witness, our witness of who Our Lady is.

It is a very big thing that Our Lady today revealed something personal about Her life we never knew. This is unusual and done very rarely. Our Lady told us today:

“…I know that you do not understand many things as I also did not understand everything, everything that my Son explained to me while He was growing up alongside me – but I believed Him and followed Him…”


Our Lady explained that She blindly followed Jesus in the things She did not understand, even though Jesus explained them to  Her. Our Lady tells us things through Her message of August 2, 2014, that reveals during Her life on Earth, that though She did not understand everything Jesus explained, She still believed and followed Him. It is not always necessary to understand everything Our Lady tells us for now, but it is necessary to believe and follow Her. Why? Because She is “along side of us” as we grow up as Her children; though we are adults, but must understand as children. Little children believe what parents tell them. Our Lady does not want our intellectual reasoning to question what She tells us, but to believe and follow even when we do not understand. This requires trust,  the same trust Our Lady Herself put into the young Jesus Who told Her by following Him, He would lead to a winning victory by being crushingly defeated.


Our Lady’s messages put into life often leads to destruction in some way or another in one’s life and/or mission. It is termed here, at Caritas, “construction through destruction.” There are steps we have had to take in our lives because of the messages that, by all appearances, were not good for us from a wordly viewpoint. Even while not understanding what the negative consequences would be, we knew by following Our Lady’s way of life it would lead to a successful conclusion. We knew we had to put God first, working for God’s “things,” no matter the price we would have to pay for them. Our Lady said:
 

June 16, 1983 

“…God will contribute to lead to a successful end the things of here below if one strives to work for God’s things…”

Scripture states:

“All things lead to good for those who love God.” Roman 8:28


We do not have to understand everything we are told by Our Lady. We have to believe and follow everything that She asks of us. But trusting, believing and following God will lead to all things, “everything,” having a successful conclusion. This is a principle reserved for those who love God. Then how is it, many say, that everything is falling apart in the world today? Our Lady even says so:
 

September 2, 2011

“…Everything around you is passing and everything is falling apart…”


Yet, Our Lady says today:

“…my mission, is to help you for ‘good’ to win, even though this does not seem possible to you now…”


Often, here at Caritas, we walked the path of the message even though we knew it would not be “good” for us. But by being faithful in believing and following, we met with winning later. Often we will lose a battle, knowing we could win, but let go in order to win the war. It is not easy, but our confidence in Our Lady, following Her way, always leads to a win for good. You may be set back, you may be damaged, slandered, hated and have a host of other things assail you, but victory will always be in all things, in everything that happens.
 

“…though this does not seem possible to you now…”


We have seen this. We have gained cognition after cognition from attacks trying to destroy our mission, reputation, etc., and yet we’ve survived and grown stronger because of them. The major component that results in victory is to love every person without making differences. That means we make no difference between the one who wishes us harm, from the one who wishes us well in regards to loving them. We cannot do this on our own. For us to be able to love happens only by renunciation, prayer and fasting. Only thus can we experience full life in our soul through the Eucharist and be united to others across the whole world, believing and following Christ, as Our Lady adored Her Son as He grew up alongside of Her.
 

September 25, 1995

“Dear children! Today, I invite you to fall in love with the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Adore Him, little children, in your parishes and in this way you will be united with the entire world…”


To be the apostle you are called to be, requires a heroic love, an apostle who is called to prevail over a wicked world spreading love and mercy throughout the world. The mission of Caritas, the community’s work, is to do this across the world, emulating Our Lady, believing and following even when we do not understand aspects of why Our Lady told us, through Her messages, to do something. We do not have to understand; we have to obey. Love is best displayed by obedience. When there is obedience there is love. When there is love, there is unity. When there is unity there is victory. When there is victory there is a “win” “even though this does not seem possible to you now.”


In the name of the messages not understood, we testify to you, we tell you we have toiled in our labor, bore many crosses, gone over bridges as they were being burnt down, not knowing how we’d get across—all of which seemed arduous to us, going on year after year in this way, but we persevered by understanding one thing: it will be over in but a blink and we will experience a joy for all of eternity that this test, this walk was nothing but the necessary exercise an athlete must train for to win. We must understand Our Lady is teaching us, as when She said once, “listen to me.”


January 31, 1984

“… listen to me…”


Our Lady’s teaching qualifications began before She entered eternity. They began on earth through instructions from Her Son as He grew up alongside of Her. Incredible! Amazing! An amazing private revelation to energize public revelation!

With Love for You and Our Lady,
A Friend of Medjugorje

*Private conversation between A Friend of Medjugorje and Marija.



Our Lady's message has many things contained in it, that cannot be covered in one single writing. For more in-depth insight, be sure to listen to the Radio WAVE with A Friend of Medjugorje, discussing the August 2, 2014 message of Our Lady.
To listen to the August 2, 2014 show titled, "She Let Go and He Was All By Himself", visit here...


 

 


Pictures from the August 2, 2014 Apparition

 

Pilgrims in Medjugorje August 2, 2014

Youth from around the world have come together for the 25th anniversary of the youth festival in Medjugorje.
 

“All the nations have gathered together so that the peoples may be assembled…"You are My witnesses," declares the LORD…” Isaiah 43:9


A group of youth came early to spend the night in prayer before Our Lady’s apparition this morning. The youth shared stories, made rosaries and prayed throughout the night. A Friend of Medjugorje wrote in 2010:
 

“…You can help youth not to have unnecessary crosses throughout their life while they are formed in their youth. Our Lady said October 24, 1988:

“…the situation of the young is difficult. Help them! Help parents who don’t know, who give bad advice!”


“Our Lady has told us that the youth are in a difficult situation. Many adults today are in difficult situations because of their youth and decisions made during their youth. We need ‘Mother.’ We need Her advice. We need Her loving maternal care. Our Lady is waiting for you…”

 

Sunset in Medjugorje August 2, 2014

A small group of Americans began their vigil awaiting Our Lady’s second of the month apparition the evening before, at 5:00 p.m., at the Blue Cross, where they watched the sunset. The scepter of Christ stood above the rooftops of the village beneath the Hill of Apparitions. The light of the setting sun reminds them of the coming darkness for those who do not know the love of God in the right way. If we do not have love, we are in darkness. Our Lady said February 2, 2011:
 

“…Wandering in darkness, you even imagine God Himself according to yourselves, and not such as He really is in His love…”


In the Maria Valtorta’s Poem of the Man-God, Jesus, speaking to a crowd, tells them they do not see God in the right way because their hearts are full of sin and they are insincere in their conversion:
 

“From where does light come to you? Light comes from God. But if God sends Me with the task of re-uniting all men under one scepter, how can you have a light, a truly Divine light, that shows you things contrary to how God sees them? And yet you see contrary to how God sees.

Pilgrim praying August 2, 2014

A man in humble, ardent prayer kneels on hard rocky ground, in the midst of the large crowd gathered around the Blue Cross, to receive Our Lady. Our Lady said today, August 2, 2014:
 

“…to follow me means to love my Son…in every person without making differences…I am calling you to be my apostles of light who will spread love and mercy through the world…”


A Friend of Medjugorje, shares what he has learned through Our Lady’s messages, as to the spirit of how we are to be the “apostles of light” Our Lady has called us to be:
 

“It is not with force that Christianity is to spread, but rather through living the witness of Jesus Christ. Our Lady in Medjugorje has never come with a forceful or heavy hand, but always invites us towards living our Christianity with greater fidelity, commitment, boldness and love. Christians are to be salt. Christians are to be light. And by this witness, they attract and draw men to them.”

A Friend of Medjugorje
From his book, Look What Happened While You Were Sleeping


It is through prayer, deep personal prayer, that we discover this truth and learn how to live it in our daily lives.


Mirjana's apparition of Our Lady August 2, 2014

The visionaries are Apostles of Light in their mission from Heaven. What makes them light? Their love.
 

“The young people themselves say that the Virgin’s authority takes precedence over human authority…Their affection for Our Lady makes them light.”

Fr. Rene Laurentin


“The Gospa has started a great movement through these apparitions on the second of the month and through prayer – prayer for non-believers has spread throughout the world…man can enter Heaven without an arm and a leg but cannot enter with a sin in his soul. When we pray for those who have not yet experienced the love of God, we also pray for ourselves…”

Medjugorje visionary, Mirjana, from A Conversation with the Visionaries by Kresimir Sego. 2012


 

Our Lady's Apparition to Mirjana August 2, 2014

At the end of the apparition, Mirjana’s whole being seems to be lifted towards Our Lady as Our Lady begins Her ascent back up to Heaven. Medjugorje visionary Marija, after her apparition on November 16, 1990, said she had felt that Our Lady had wanted to take her soul, so intensely did Our Lady bring Marija in union with Her Heart in this apparition. Mirjana, who has been experiencing intense physical pain for months through a back injury, is temporarily suspended from that pain during the apparition. We have witnessed this incredible phenomenon here, as well, with Marija. In 1998, while Marija with her family were visiting the home of A Friend of Medjugorje, she was kicked on her leg very severely by a horse. She had to be rushed to the hospital and was crying and grimacing with immense pain. While riding in the back seat of the vehicle to the emergency room, the time of Our Lady’s apparition came. A Friend of Medjugorje and his wife saw that as soon as the apparition began, Marija’s whole face was transformed. Pain left her face, and her countenance became calm and tranquil. It was apparent that she was no longer feeling the anguish of her injury. Yet, as soon as the apparition ended, immediately her face was contorted with pain and suffering. It was an amazing experience to see this transformation, this miraculous happening, confirming dramatically the reality of Our Lady’s presence. 



Mirjana's apparition of Our Lady August 2, 2014

Mirjana suffers great pain in her back, which is why her recent apparitions on the second of the month have been in her home, rather than at the Blue Cross. So it was a special grace for the tens of thousands of pilgrims in Medjugorje that Mirjana came to the Blue Cross today, despite her pain, so that the pilgrims could encounter Our Lady in Her presence.
 

Mirjana’s pain is shown on her face after the apparition as she is steadied by the arm of her husband, Marco, a visible witness of Our Lady’s words today of love,
 

“…in your hearts He will see how much love you had…”


When Our Lady appeared, Mirjana’s face relaxed, brightened and showed no strain of pain at all. Afterward, her face and body were visibly in pain, just as what was described concerning Marija’s horse injury. There are so many physical signs given by Our Lady, also through the witness of the visionaries, that say these Medjugorje apparitions are worthy of belief, and that the visionaries, in the words of the scientists who have studied them for years, are without deceit.

 

Mirjana's apparition of Our Lady August 2, 2014

The length and content of today’s message speaks of the urgency of the time in which Our Lady comes; this 33rd anniversary of Her visitations. She reveals a piece of Her heart today to help us persevere even when we do not understand. These spoken words connect time, experience and history together for those present today, for those reading these words and for those who will read them in the future. These words when resurrected into life will unite those who live them to one another, to Jesus and to the shepherds.

“I am asking my Son…to grant you unity through Him, unity among you, unity between you and your shepherds…”

 

Mirjana's apparition of Our Lady August 2, 2014

There are over 500 priests in Medjugorje for the youth festival. Many priests, young and old, were on the mountain this morning praying together with youth and families, singing before Our Lady. As Mirjana rises to leave she pauses to receive the blessing from the hands of those who hold the Eucharist.

A Friend of Medjugorje wrote in 1993,

“…She (Our Lady) has called us to become Her apostles of goodness, love and mercy. It is time we realize our responsibility in bringing Her messages not only into the world, which still remains in darkness, but also into the very heart of the Church itself.”

 

A Friend of Medjugorje from his writing: “What Do We Do Now?”

Pilgrims at Mirjana's apparition of Our Lady August 2, 2014

A river of people flowed down from the mountain toward St. James Church after Mirjana’s apparition today. Instead of taxis or going through the village streets, walking through the vineyards and fields of Medjugorje gives an opportunity to reflect on life experiences and choices. It is an opportunity for penance and prayer. Walking from the mountain through the vineyards requires love, patience and perseverance. In the vineyards, climbing the mountains, Our Lady has instituted a witness through the visionaries of Medjugorje that has become an impulse for the world.

Once again, Our Lady calls us to love Her Son above everything else in our lives that divert our attention from the most important Love. How do we open ourselves to love? Today Our Lady tells us:

 

“…For you to be able to do this, I call you anew to renunciation, prayer and fasting…”


Medjugorje interior locutionist, Jelena, said on January 2, 1998:

“…Penance always accompanies this prayer journey and thus becomes the prayer of the body. This term is not present in modern terminology. We are not used to doing penance for we believe that we are suffering enough as it is. However, to do penance, especially in moments of laziness, of spiritual sleep, is what shakes us up, what allows us to catch our breath and to persevere. That is why Gospa insists so much on fasting, especially on bread and water…”

Jelena interviewed January 2, 1998, by Alberto Bonifacio published by Fr. Rene Laurentin

 

 



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