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Medjugorje June 24, 2011 A.D.

The apparition tonight took place on Apparition Mountain around 11:00 PM. Tens of thousands of people were present. Many were on the mountain up to 5 hours before, waiting in anticipation for Our Lady’s apparition during Ivan’s prayer group. While the Rosaries were being prayed, thunder could be heard in the distance, and lightning flashes were seen in the distant sky. It was a beautiful night to be with Our Lady on the mountain. After two Rosaries and singing, Our Lady came around 11:00 P.M. The apparition lasted about 13 minutes. Following is Ivan’s description of Our Lady’s apparition tonight:

Also today, as every day, after every meeting with Our Lady, I desire to describe to you what is the most important from tonight’s meeting with Our Lady. This was truly an exceptional day for me. Today is 30 years since Our Lady has been with me and since I have been in Her school, the school of peace, of love, the school of prayer. Truly this meeting has a great significance for me and for my life, and it is exceptional for me. Our Lady came tonight to us in a gold dress with three angels. She came very, very joyful and happy. At the beginning as always, She greeted us all with Her Motherly greeting, “Praised be Jesus, my dear children.” Then She said:

“Dear children, also today I rejoice together with you. Also today, in joy, I call you: accept my messages and live my messages. May my messages become life. Build them into your lives. May they be food on your life’s journey. Know, dear children, that I am with you when it is most difficult for you, that I encourage and console you, that I intercede before my Son for all of you. Therefore, dear children, persevere in prayer and do not be afraid. Follow me without fear. Thank you, dear children, also today, for having accepted me again and having accepted my messages, for living my messages.”

Our Lady then, for a longer while, with Her arms extended, prayed for all of us here. She blessed us all with Her Motherly blessing. She also blessed the religious articles brought for blessing. Then Our Lady prayed over the sick who were present with Her arms extended. I recommended all of your needs, your intentions, your families and especially the sick, and everything that you carry in your hearts. Our Lady certainly knows our hearts the best – what we want to tell Her. Then a conversation between us followed, which remains only between us. After that conversation, Our Lady continued to pray over all of us. She left in that prayer, in an illuminated Sign of the Cross with a greeting, “Go in peace, my dear children, my little children.”

Pictures from tonight’s Apparition in Medjugorje

Pilgrims June 24, 2011

Medjugorje, June 24, 2011

This is a common sight in Medjugorje: Thousands waiting in anticipation for Our Lady to come. This picture was taken 3 hours before the apparition, and already the pilgrims are praying in preparation for the great moment when the Virgin Mary will visit the earth. In what other age has man had to opportunity to know that in 3 hours time they will be before the Queen of Heaven?

Child Pilgrim June 24, 2011

Our Lady in Medjugorje calls us Her “Dear children,” “Little children,” My Dear little children.” Here a pilgrim brings their child to be before Our Lady to be blessed. A Friend of Medjugorje says that in his earlier years of coming to Medjugorje, he never missed the opportunity to bring his children up the mountain to be blessed in the apparition. Often times, they would fall asleep in the late night on the mountain, and would have to be carried down. But all is worth the great blessing of the Great Blessing of the Queen of Peace, who has told us that these Medjugorje apparitions are the last in the world. What will have passed us by once these apparitions end? What kind of blessing for the future will our children and grandchildren be, who we bring to receive Our Lady’s blessing now when She is with us?

Child Pilgrim June 24, 2011

Tonight, even in the midst of thousands of pilgrims, one can always find a quiet corner for prayer and an encounter with God.

Crippled pilgrim's chair June 24, 2011

“A visit to Medjugorje is an opportunity to participate in living Biblical history. To witness an apparition, is to feel the reassuring hand of God upon one’s shoulder.”

A Friend of Medjugorje, Between Heaven and Earth

Scenes such as this one above, taken during tonight's prayer group, remind us of the great lengths people traveled to be with Jesus. Now in this time in which Our Lady has said is “Her” time, we see that terrain, hardship, and difficulty are nothing in comparison to the great joy we receive in being blessed and being seen by Our Lady. Truly, the Mother knows everything we face in our lives, and do we not realize that She wishes us to bring Her all our difficulties and trials so She can turn everything into joy?

Lightning strike June 24, 2011

Our Lady's statue can be seen (left) where Ivan and his prayer group joined thousands on the mountain.

Tonight, a greater force, a greater power descended to earth than the lightning seen in this picture taken tonight, Friday June 24, on Apparition Mountain. For Mary, the Queen of the Angels, to Whom the Son of God lovingly bends, to Whom is sent to us now in this time to save the world, descended upon the earth and graced the world with Her benediction, and power not understood by today’s man. Perhaps only the future generations will completely grasp the significance of what Our Lady’s blessing has done for the world. A Friend of Medjugorje tells us that for those of good will, Our Lady’s blessing is strength and grace; that for those unwilling to change, it is exorcistic. Where would the world be today without Our Lady’s Medjugorje apparitions? Would the world even be?

If you are feeling called to a Medjugorje Pilgrimage call BVM Caritas Medjugorje Pilgrimages. Call in the US: 205-672-2000 extension 218, or outside of the United States call: 001-205-672-2000 extension 218.

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