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December 2, 2011 A.D.

Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s
December 2, 2011 Message
Given to Mirjana on the Day for Non-Believers

It was a cold night on Apparition Mountain in preparation for Our Lady’s apparition this morning, December 2, 2011. The first pilgrims arrived arround 3:00 AM. At 6:00 AM everybody woke to the sound of the first Rosary being prayed out loud to prepare for Our Lady’s coming. Before the apparition many more were prayed and the crowd was joyfully singing between each decade. Mirjana arrived shortly after 8:30 AM. She immediately knelt down and prayed silently while the third joyful mystery was prayed out loud by all those gathered. As always, before Mirjana has her monthly apparition, she was very emotional and tears could be seen falling from her eyes. Our Lady came at 8:42 am. The apparition lasted approximately 4 minutes. Mirjana’s face was very expressive. She was at first extremely joyful, then became more serious and joyful again towards the end of the apparition. After Our Lady left, Mirjana began crying and remained so for a long time, while the crowd started reciting the two consecration prayers Our Lady taught Jelena. Jelena is one who received interior locutions from Our Lady for many years, while a young girl, in Medjugorje.


Our Lady's message to Mirjana follows in the writing "The Coming Fire."


The Coming Fire

A Friend of Medjugorje
 

Today, December 2, 2011, Our Lady's message read all over the world,


Thus says the Handmaid of the Lord:

“Dear children, as a mother I am with you so that with my love, prayer and example I may help you to become a seed of the future, a seed that will grow into a firm tree and spread its branches throughout the world. For you to become a seed of the future, a seed of love, implore the Father to forgive you your omissions up to now. My children, only a pure heart, unburdened by sin, can open itself and only honest eyes can see the way by which I desire to lead you. When you become aware of this, you will become aware of the love of God - it will be given* (as a gift) to you. Then you will give* it (as a gift) to others, as a seed of love. Thank you.”

* Our Lady used a croatian word which means "given as a gift". Another translation could be "offered".

Today, December 2, 2011 the First Reading at Holy Mass, read all over the world,


"Thus says the Lord God:

But a little while, and Lebanon shall
be changed into and orchard, and the orchard be regarded as a forest!
On that day the deaf shall hear the words of a book;
And out of gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind shall see..."

Isaiah 29:17-18



Marija had come to Caritas, Alabama for May 1-5, 2004 for a spiritual retreat with Our Lady. The first apparition in the Bedroom on April 30, 2004, Our Lady told Marija the following:
 

Marija handwriting message April 30, 2004
Nancy translation, handwriting message April 30, 2004

 


The pine in the Field with its sprawled-out branches has become known to people across the world. For it was Our Lady who made it so, when She first appeared there November 24, 1988.


Enos Mills, founder of the Rocky Mountain National Park, in the United States, wrote of a beautiful tree that would be a sign. Enos Mills wrote this long before Our Lady's apparitions. Enos Mills was born in 1870 and died in 1922. He wrote the following:
 

Enos Mills


How could Enos Mills write, "It may be that sometime an immortal pine will be the flag of a united and peaceful world," except by inspiration?


Mary's Tree in the Field

In Italy, at Marija’s house, while a friend was helping with cleaning and dusting, the friend picked up a framed picture of the Pine in the Field where Our Lady has many times appeared at Caritas. Many more times Our Lady blessed the people who were gathered underneath its branches from the Bedroom where She was appearing. Marija observed her friend staring at the picture in her hand. When Marija sees someone take an interest in something, she will often give such a thing away as a gift. Many things that have been given to her as gifts have passed through her hands to other people. Marija got her friend’s attention by clearing her throat and said, “No, no…this is mine.”

 

It was Marija who told the above story, relaying her fondness to us of the Tree in the Field in the picture in the frame.

 

During an interview* of Marija published in 1992, Marija said:

Question: Do many people live in darkness today?

Marija: The Blessed Mother says a cloud of darkness has enveloped the whole planet.

Q: What can be done?

Marija: Heed the messages of Medjugorje: prayer, fasting, reconciliation, peace, and conversion are a call from the Mother of God to all people on earth to restore God’s kingdom of light and love and peace and joy to all people on earth.

Q: Is this happening?

Marija: Yes. Many people of all faiths and beliefs and races and nationalities are hearing the call of the Blessed Mother. They are responding.

Q: Will the whole world hear of these messages?

Marija: Yes.

Q: How?

Marija: Through God’s faithful children who are spreading these messages to the farthest reaches of the globe.

Q: How do you know that, Marija?

Marija: The Blessed Mother said that God planted a tiny seed in the hearts of His faithful children. Through faithfulness to God’s will, and prayer and fasting, the tiny seed has become a great shade tree in the hearts of the faithful ones, where the sick and the starving can find shade, rest, and nourishment for their journey to paradise.

Q: How beautiful, Marija. Who are the faithful ones?

Marija: Those who hear the messages and respond.

Q: Vicka told me that our Blessed Mother said Her faithful children will spread these words of God’s chosen visionaries – you six children of Medjugorje – to the entire world.

Marija: That is already happening. Much more will come. Those who hear the messages of Medjugorje and respond will rejoice even in this life.

*Visions of the Children, by Janice T. Connell, p. 131.


Marija's words from the interview above, given in the middle of the 1980's, correlate with the symbolic sign of the Pine in the Field and also today's message:


December 2, 2011

“…I am with you so that with my love, prayer and example I may help you to become a seed of the future, a seed that will grow into a firm tree and spread its branches throughout the world…”

 


Our Lady's messages apply to many different things, with different meanings to each individual. But, Our Lady's messages also, tells of the obvious of what She's done through Her Medjugorje apparitions.


Covering the lower slopes and canyons of California’s mountains is plant growth called ‘chaparral.’ In the absence of fire, for thirty years, half the plant growth will be strangled and die. When drought is long and rain is brief, debris of wood and leaves do not decay. They cover the ground with a thick mat strangling plants. The dead mat also prevents nutrients from entering the soil. Chaparral consists of solvent extractive oils that when ignited in a hot, dry period, the chaparral combusts explosively. Seeds from Basil Buds, Lodge Pole Pine, and others will not sprout and grow without having gone through an intense heat by a fire! The fire also burns and clears away the accumulation of the dead mat debris, releasing its thirty years of accumulation of nutrients into the soil for the seed. By God’s design, the seeds having lain dormant for years are opened by the adversity of fire, fed nutrients by the adversity of fire and flourish because of the adversity of fire. New growth flourishes and becomes lush out of the dead and the purifying, devastating fire.

 

We have a Christian culture which progressed into secular society. Its seeds are not growing, strangled by the thick mat of what is dead. And even in the present we can begin referring to it as civilization – past civilization. The Woman of Light, brighter in Heaven than all others aside from God, has come to set the world on fire. This fire is not pleasant, but will result in a new earth, a new cultivation of culture made up of Christian villages and communities across the earth.

 

What type? What kind? If there ever was an agrarian message in all the years Our Lady has been giving messages, today’s is a strong one, an agrarian way of life.

 

Agrarian means:

of or relating to fields or lands or their tenure; relating to, or characteristic of the farmer or this way of life; relating to, or characteristic of the farmer or his interests.

 

An agrarian culture doesn’t mean everyone has to farm. It means we will move closer to the soil. Man has “devanced” in his dependency on God and advanced in his dependency on man. Man has created seeds “created by” man, genetically modified (GMO’s), that have never existed in creation. When man makes a seed commit suicide after one year for the purpose of forcing the sale of seeds the next year just to make more money, what judgment will God place against such actions?

 

The world and its life as we live it is passing. It is under judgment. Our Lady comes in times of great crisis. Life as we lived it will not resurrect, rather after it is purified, unburdened of its sin by the trials of fire then “can (it) open itself.” As the seeds go through intense heat, it is brought to life, by fire. When one goes through conversion, when one decides for God and to serve Him, He will go through fire. It is then that he will be able to grow and be made worthy to serve the Lord.


Sirach 2:1-6

“My son, when you come to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for trials. Be sincere of heart and steadfast, undisturbed in time of adversity. Cling to him, forsake him not; thus will your future be great. Accept whatever befalls you, in crushing misfortune be patient; for in fire gold is tested, and worthy men in the crucible of humiliation. Trust God and he will help you; make straight your ways and hope in him.”



The following was taken from a Caritas newsletter in the early 1990's titled: What is Means to be Chosen by God


"Are we to be like Lot who heard God’s call and never questioned God or regretted where he was being led and never looked back? Lot can be compared to our hearing Our Lady’s call to leave the ways of the world and to live a completely new life, never thinking, “The TV was so nice,” or wishing, “We could go to the movies or enjoy excessive food or pleasures or lifestyles.” Instead, we go forward as Lot did to a new place with no regrets and follow Our Lady’s messages, building new communities where family can be family, where communities become villages, rich in their roots, with a real heritage and Christian traditions and where we can live as the early Church did. We live this life, the world would consider us to be nuts. But we must know that every mighty oak was once a nut who stood its ground. While society swirls around us, daily contradicting and suppressing every facet of Christian life, we must root ourselves deeply into Our Lady’s messages so when the floods of society’s excesses and compromises rise above the creek bank, assaulting our trunks and our roots, we will go unharmed, deeply rooted in the soil of uncompromising holiness and faith. In the future many will say, “You were a nut.” Those who pray and understand will say, “You were a hero.” The Church will say, “You are among the saints.”


All of you, and we, who follow Our Lady's, are the seeds for the future. We are the apostles raised up for the latter days, purified as the children of Levi, as St. Louis de Montfort said 300 years ago, apostles that Our Lady would raise in the time that will be Hers.

 

We, at Caritas, have the confidence of what Our Lady has done here, with our community, our mission and our way of life.

 

“…I am with you so that with my love, prayer and example I may help you to become a seed of the future, a seed that will grow into a firm tree and spread its branches throughout the world…”

 

An immortal Pine is our flag here at Caritas for all the nations throughout the world, crossing the boundaries of nations as a sign of peace, seeding a way of life of how we are to live in the future.


We have gone through fire of persecution, slander, calumny and attack of every kind yet we have remained silent. We had confidence of what Our Lady chose for us. She has given from the Bedroom of Apparitions Her love, so that it could be given to others.

 

December 3, 1988 (message given to Marija in the Bedroom of the Apparitions)

"Dear children, I give you my love, so you give it to others."

 

Our Lady said today, December 2, 2011:

“…you become aware of this, you will become aware of the love of God - it will be given* (as a gift) to you. Then you will give* it (as a gift) to others, as a seed of love…”

 

 

Our ‘silence’ in response to years of persecution and calumny is because of the confidence Our Lady has given to us in regards to our call and our walk. We have remained silent, relying on Our Lady to vindicate Her plans Herself. Today’s message is clear for those of good will of what Our Lady has birthed and nurtured here at Caritas as Our Lady says:


“…a pure heart, unburdened by sin, can open itself and only honest eyes can see the way by which I desire to lead you…”

 

Our Lady, with this message, confirms “a way of life in a new time” that She gave us at Caritas as a gift that by example we give it to others. In our silence, amidst years of the fires of adversity, our response was to live Our Lady’s messages and let Her confirm what She established.

 

Our Lady said in 1986:

 

"One must follow the authority of the Church with certainty. Yet, before She expresses an opinion, it is necessary to advance spiritually, because She will not be able to express a judgment in a vacuum, but in a confirmation which presupposes growth of the child. First comes birth, followed by Baptism, then Confirmation. The Church comes to confirm him, who is born of God. We must walk and advance in the spiritual life, affected by these messages."

 

Our Lady has many plans. Medjugorje is not to be centralized in Medjugorje or oppressed from Medjugorje. Medjugorje is free to all to decide how to spread the plans. In the past, great efforts have been expended to control Medjugorje. The call of Medjugorje comes from Our Lady to you. Our Lady, after all these years, still keeps Her apparitions on the mountains, the visionaries’ private chapels, and other places to be with you. Medjugorje is the seed Our Lady places in your heart. What is it to grow into? Our Lady gives you an example, a window to the future of what the seed can grow into, by what She's done here.

 

In the Love of Our Lady,

A Friend of Medjugorje


What immediately follows is an impromptu blessing given by a priest that was visiting in May 2004. His blessing was in anticipation of Our Lady's apparition in the Field to Marija, mentioned in the above handwritten message.


Tree of Life



Pictures from Apparition Today December 2, 2011

 

Nuns Praying

In the winter cold, not many spent the entire night on the mountain last night, but at 3:00 in the morning large groups of pilgrims began arriving for what would be a very cold 5 to 6 hours before Medjugorje visionary Mirjana would make her appearance, followed shortly by Our Lady’s arrival for the December 2, 2011 apparition by the Blue Cross in Medjugorje. A group of nuns are gathered in the inner circle by the Blue Cross, praying Rosary after Rosary in preparation to be in Our Lady’s presence.

 

Mirjana praying before the apparition today

Mirjana awaits Our Lady at the Blue Cross, this morning, December 2, 2011.

“Many pilgrims who come to Medjugorje believe that we, visionaries, are important. It is just to say of us that we are privileged. But that way of thinking is wrong, because Our Lady, as Mother, has no privileged children. For Her we are all Her children that She has chosen for different missions. Six of us visionaries were chosen in order to say the messages. But She chose you to be the apostles of those messages. That’s what She said in Her message from November 2, 2006 when I believe She was directly addressing pilgrims. She said, “Dear children, I invited you. Open your heart. Allow me to enter in order to be able to make you become my apostles.” So you see we all have the same equal importance for our Mother.”

Medjugorje Visionary Mirjana
From a Talk Given on November 13, 2006

 

Mirjana in ecstasy

Our Lady’s arrival always brings an expression of deep joy to Mirjana’s face. Who exists to Mirjana at this moment besides Our Lady? Her hands, unconsciously, open in greeting Our Lady—the unfulfilled desire to be taken in Our Lady’s embrace.

 

Mirjana in Ecstasy

Mirjana’s joy is immediately replaced by an intense look as we can only suppose the transition comes from Our Lady beginning to speak Her message to Mirjana. Do we receive Our Lady’s words in the same way as Mirjana? Have we prepared ourselves for hours knowing Our Lady was about to give a new message to the world? Do we find a quiet place in our hearts to absorb those words, or do we flippantly turn on our computers and hurriedly read the words between gulps of coffee, before getting on with the important work of our day? Do we give full attention to every word Our Lady says, or in perusing the message and seeing that Our Lady hasn’t said the world is going to end tomorrow, we put it away with the thought that Our Lady has basically said the same things before. True, if we could only see Our Lady as Mirjana does, it would be different. One day we will see Her face to face, and She will ask us, “What did you do with my messages?”

 

Mirjana smiling

“What is the thermometer for holiness? Some may say it is how many hours a day we pray. Some may say it is how many devotions we do daily with complete concentration. Others may say that they can look at a person’s outward appearance and tell by their pious actions whether or not they are holy. But what is the true answer to this questions? Our Lady, with the rest of the saints, agree that the true judge for holiness is the degree that a soul seeks and conforms itself to the Will of God, joyfully and with complete resignation in the good or bad situations in life. True holiness lies not in doing “holy things” but doing what God desires for our lives.”

A Friend of Medjugorje

From His Writing: “Thy Will Be Done?”

 

Mirjana seeing Our Lady

Mirjana smiles up into the face of Our Lady at the very end of today’s apparition. It is always a parting that is painful. Many who have gone through near death experiences and have come back to life are sometimes upset that they were brought back to life because they felt Heaven, just as Marija said recently in Mexico, “When I see Our Lady, I am in Paradise and when She leaves I am in purgatory.”

 

Mirjana seeing Our Lady still

A brief moment later, a tinge of sadness crosses over Mirjana’s face as her head tilts up and her eyes look higher—watching Our Lady’s ascension, moving away from her, to return to Heaven.

 

Mirjana after the apparition

Visionary Marija, though she continues to have daily apparitions unlike Mirjana who sees Our Lady only once a month, also always has a brief look of sorrow at the end of every apparition. Our founder watched this over a long period of time, and finally asked Marija about this—about how she feels when the apparition draws to an end each day. Marija told him that there is always a deep disappointment that Our Lady does not take her with Her to Heaven at the end of the apparition. It’s a little bit of dying every day.

 

Mirjana after the apparition again

“Reason would tell us that we are living in similar times in comparison to the days Jesus walked the earth. Even though we are radically different in our civilizations, we are paralleling similarly the same in the fact that there is a line being drawn between good and evil. We are being brought to decisions that many of the people in Jesus’ time had to make. Jesus’ proclamation of the Kingdom caused then the same situations today; a refining and purifying fire on souls who hear and act upon the call. His message when met with acceptance or rejection was a source of conflict and dissension even within families. It is the same today in this special time.”

 

A Friend of Medjugorje
From his writing: “Hand to the Plow”

 

Blue Cross after the apparition

Just after the message was read aloud and pilgrims started descending the mountain, the sun broke out over Apparition Mountain, its rays descending upon the Blue Cross as if to kiss this sacred spot where the Mother of God has sanctified so many times by Her presence.

 


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