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Today, August 2, 2010, Our Lady appeared to Mirjana at the Blue Cross at the base of Podbrdo in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Hercegovina, around 8:45 a.m. At 2:30 a.m. there were already thousands of people awaiting Our Lady. A young woman from England told us she arrived at 10:00 p.m., August 1, at the Blue Cross and more people began arriving shortly thereafter into the night and early morning.

After many rosaries and songs sung between the decades, Our Lady appeared to Mirjana in the midst of prayers and song. Many people weren’t aware that Our Lady had come until there was a chorus of Shhhh’s. At the moment Our Lady appeared, 3-4 demoniacs began to scream and continued for the first half of the apparition. As the apparition began, Mirjana’s face emitted extreme happiness, then seriousness, then sadness; then going through mixed emotions. At one point Mirjana crossed her hands apart with her palms facing inward.

At times, Mirjana’s head moved up and down as if to say ‘yes’ while her eyes were fixed intensely on Our Lady. Mirjana looked happy while she seemed to agree with or comprehend what Our Lady was telling her. At times too, she nodded a ‘yes’ repeatedly, but with a very serious look on her face.

The apparition lasted around 5 minutes. A rough translation was given in English and Italian from the Croatian original as the crowds listened. Because the Youth Festival started August 1, such a large crowd was present that the people were lined up almost ¾ of the way to the statue of Our Lady that is placed near the top of Apparition Mountain.

There were so many pilgrims present that it took hours for some to get off the Mountain and that the streets at the base was jammed packed with people; even all the paths leading to the church were clogged with returning pilgrims, many praying the Rosary in thanksgiving for what they witnessed.


Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s August 2, 2010 Message
Given on the Day for Non-Believers

“Dear children! Today I call you, together with me, to begin to build the Kingdom of Heaven in your hearts; that you may forget that what is personal and – led by the example of my Son – think of what is of God. What does He desire of you? Do not permit satan to open the paths of earthly happiness, the paths without my Son. My children, they are false and last a short while. My Son exists. I offer you eternal happiness and peace and unity with my Son, with God; I offer you the Kingdom of God. Thank you.”

Our Lady blessed all those present, all the religious articles, and in a very special way, all priests.



Forget what is personal…think of what is of God


Our Lady wants us to participate with Her. Just as She said:

October 31, 1988

“…I need your collaboration…”


January 2, 1989

“…I want to collaborate with you…”


This collaboration is you with Our Lady and Our Lady with you. It is not one-sided. Our Lady comes to work with you. Our Lady then seeks this union between Her and you so that:


“…together with me, to begin to build the Kingdom of Heaven in your hearts…”

Our Lady once said:

September 25, 1997

“…your life will be more beautiful and without an interest…”

Today, Our Lady echoes this message for the world, but especially the youth. As Our Lady says: “…that you may forget that what is personal…” and instead, “…think of what is of God…” Our interest, what we would like to see happen, is not the guidance Our Lady seeks to give. Our Lady says:

September 25, 1991

“…pray for what God desires and not for what you desire…”


Your joy depends not on what is personal, but what is of God.

Mirjana has told us that Our Lady has never once put Herself first in any situation. Her example is the example of Her Son. Up to four demoniacs today screamed right before or at the moment Our Lady appeared. This is not uncommon, but has not happened in Mirjana’s apparition for awhile. The fact that youth were present from all over the world is a sign. Recently speaking to Marija, she mentioned the youth and how they dress. Marija also spoke of the importance of youth and the many who do not believe or are in question of hell’s existence. We know Marija has been shown Heaven, hell, and Purgatory. It is reality. Especially hell’s existence must be impressed upon the youth. Youth seek to be happy on earth. Our Lady seeks youth to be joyful on earth. Happiness and joyful can be two different things. Immodesty and being in fashion make the youth happy in an earthly way, but not joyful because the soul is not fed through things of this nature as they are clearly attached to satan’s designs of exposing the flesh. The visionaries have said these things repeatedly. A pilgrim came into our Mission House in Medjugorje who spotted a sign in Medjugorje for the youth festival that said, “Your clothes are a reflection of your soul.” In light of so much immodesty, even in the youth who are coming to Medjugorje, it is a profound statement about earthly happiness, but not of a joyful soul or heart. Our Lady said this past June 25 and July 25, 2010:


“…I call you all to live my messages with joy…” June 25, 2010

“…I call you to follow me with joy…without Him (Jesus) you do not have joy and peace, nor a future or eternal life…” July 25, 2010


It is Our Lady who exposes that satan actually wants to make you happy. Mirjana was offered this “path of earthly happiness” when satan appeared to her.

Mirjana spoke of an apparition in which satan appeared to her. satan asked Mirjana to renounce the Madonna and follow him. That way, Mirjana could be happy in love and in life. satan relayed that following the Virgin, on the contrary, would only lead to suffering. Mirjana felt her strength weakening in this temptation, but rejected satan and called out to Our Lady who then appeared to Mirjana (Click Here to Search the messages and type in December 26, 1982)

While the youth are being addressed especially in this letter, everyone who grows up passes through youth. Your youth, even if you are 40, 50, 60 years old or more, is a part of your very being. Many events in your youth affect who you are today. Your strength, your weakness, flaws and virtues are profoundly affected by your youth. There are always youth in transition to adulthood. However, what they attained in youth is contained and affects their soul. Changing from youth to adults does not change who you are. You may mature and, yes, Jesus can change you, but the scars and weaknesses remain. For example, if a youth develops a pattern of laziness, sleeps too much, he will have to fight this the rest of his life, even if he goes through conversion later in life. So, too, for any vices he develops in his years as youth. But, this also means that any virtue that develops in a youth – will be a support and strength all the days of his life. Marija said the all night adorations that she attended as a youth twenty years ago, has a direct affect on her today, at 45 years of age. So in speaking of youth, to address youth, one needs to impress upon them the values and virtues they need, to be joyful throughout life. They need advice, as in the example, “Earthly happiness is short and can easily lead to eternal unhappiness. True happiness will exist in a supreme way in Heaven.” Our Lady tells us:


“…I offer you eternal happiness…”


Jelena, the inner locutionist of Medjugorje, when first hearing the voice of Our Lady, felt such joy she said she wanted to just jump up and down. She was happy, not in an earthly way, but because she had a direct contact with Heaven. Her happiness was connected to the eternal. We will never be satisfied with earthly happiness, but we can be joyful no matter how many crosses we carry. It is Our Lady’s desire for you and that your decisions be for that, even in the midst of trials. 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:

"Dear children, your Mother wants to call you to pray for the young of the whole world, for the parents of the whole world so they know how to educate their children and how to lead them in life with good advice. Pray, dear children; 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. All of you are Her little children. Even if you are 80 years old, you have just begun your state of being. You are in the youth of your existence, "little children," who are heading for eternity. Where do you want to spend it? Our Lady gives you an offer. “I offer you the Kingdom of God.”

 



In Our Lady's Love,

A Friend of Medjugorje


Medjugorje-visionary-Mirjana

The hand of Our Lady of the statue Mirjana is facing, extends out towards Mirjana during her apparition today, August 2, 2010 in Medjugorje. Yet, Mirjana is seeing Our Lady “in the flesh,” so to speak, in a glorified body. Visionary Marija says that Our Lady extends Her hands over everyone present during the apparition, with her arms outstretched and her palms facing downward, as She prays over everyone. What is Our Lady’s prayer at this moment? What is it that She is praying for each individual? What affect does this blessing have in the lives of those gathered? During Our Lady’s first visit to Alabama in 1988-1989, with visionary Marija, Our Lady often said, “Pray for my intentions.” What a beautiful gift for pilgrims who have ever been in the presence of Our Lady in one of Her apparitions to be able to pray, “Mary, whatever your intentions for me were when you prayed over me in your apparition, I’m asking for the grace that those intentions will be fully realized in my life.”

 

Crowd in Medjugorje Streets

Tremendous crowds gathered today, August 2, 2010, to be in Our Lady’s presence during these days of the Youth Festival. The road at the foot of Apparition Mountain swells to full capacity after the apparition. Out of this immense crowd, very few were in a position to see Mirjana’s face, or hear the words Our Lady spoke while on the mountain after the apparition ended. These tens of thousands came, prayed and left Apparition Mountain with just their faith. Without seeing, many of them firmly believe they received something of great worth. They did….and their faith will be rewarded.

 

Medjugorje-visionary-Mirjana

A beautiful expression is captured on Mirjana’s face of love, joy and longing as She encountered Our Lady today, August 2, 2010. Contrasting her peace were the anguished cries of several demoniacs that were heard before and during the apparition. One began yelling and screaming going on and on for a long time just before Our Lady appeared. At the moment the apparition began, another person was heard shouting in Italian, carrying on for more than half of the apparition, disrupting the great silence that is always so impressive in such an immense crowd. Though most people seemed able to tune out the disturbance, this kind of manifestation of satan in Medjugorje is always very startling and even troubling to those who have never experienced the reality of satan in such a dramatic way. This may be the first time they have even pondered the possibility of satan’s existence.

 

Streets of Medjugorje

To have a spot so close to the Blue Cross where the apparition would take place can only happen if you are willing to spend the night to beat the crowds. Caritas community members said people were sprawled out on blankets, trying to sleep on the rock-hewn mountain, but as more and more people arrived, they often were stepped upon and had lights flashed in their faces. It is the price that is paid to get a spot close enough to see Mirjana’s face during ecstasy. Surprisingly, it was not so much the youth that were the ones who slept on the mountain, but most were adult, even those in their 50’s and 60’s, who came to claim the best seats. The Italians were by far the largest language group present in the village. They continue to come each month in greater and greater numbers.





Prayer for Non-Believers



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