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January 2, 2011 A.D.

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Mirjana arrived at the Blue Cross at 8:55 a.m. Our Lady came in the apparition at 9:02 a.m. and stayed for approximately seven minutes. It was very cold, but despite the cold, the thousands who had gathered were very joyful. Having just been to the mountain the night before, with Ivan, during a special prayer group apparition, most only had a few hours sleep before waking, dressing and heading back to Apparition Mountain for Mirjana’s second of the month apparition—a beautiful grace.

 



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



“Dear children; Today I call you to unity in Jesus, my Son. My Motherly Heart prays that you may comprehend that you are God’s family. Through the spiritual freedom of will, which the Heavenly Father has given you, you are called to become cognizant of the truth, the good or the evil. May prayer and fasting open your hearts and help you to discover the Heavenly Father through my Son. In discovering the Father, your life will be directed to carrying out of God’s will and the realization of God’s family, in the way that my Son desires. I will not leave you alone on this path. Thank you.”



Mirjana felt that she could say to Our Lady: “We have all come to you with our sufferings and crosses. Help us, we implore you.” Our Lady extended Her hands towards us and said:



“Open your hearts to me. Give your sufferings to me. The Mother will help.”



Mirjana also stated, after the apparition, that Our Lady emphasized the importance of the priest''s blessing.



The Good or the Evil

By A Friend of Medjugorje



Our Lady is coming to prepare us for eternity, an eternity which we will enter according to what and how we live upon the earth. Our life upon earth is but a speck of time in our existence. The embryonic period that births us at the moment of leaving the womb of earthly life is the passageway to the eternal life we destined for ourselves within this speck of time. We, therefore, are very little children in age, even if 70 or 80-years-old. Your soul, at the moment of time upon the earth, is at the beginning of its existence because your soul will exist throughout eternity. Our Lady is coming to make us understand and comprehend that what we ‘think’ earthly life is for—self-indulgence, to be entertained, live for self– is really a path of darkness, placing you in the family of the devil, to be born into eternity with him as your father. For so many, this is the spiritual realm they choose, in freedom, to walk throughout their embryonic life upon earth. Before your death, if you wish to follow Our Lady, in the womb of this life on earth you must realize God’s will and walk that path. That path leads to another direction. There are only two paths to eternity. One is joining the family of God. The second is joining the family of satan. This is of particular importance for non-believers whose problems stem from not knowing the love of God, the knowledge of which is gained through the ‘unity’ of family. Widespread divorce has crippled many souls in comprehending what the family of God is. Therefore, they do not discover the Father who is Truth. This is the disease destroying the world.



Our Lady comes because She understands our dilemma, in this uniquely special and particular time.



June 25, 1993

“…these times are particular…”



Materialism, consumerism and selfishness has led to the break-up of family. Because of this, Our Lady has come to help us through our resulting sufferings, to put us on the singular path that is narrow, but the only path to join the family of God. While this is a narrow path, the path to eternal life in the family of satan, of which you can also belong through the spiritual freedom to choose while upon the earth, is a very wide path and easy to walk. Scripture tells us of this path.



Matthew 7:13-14

“Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”



Our Lady comes, therefore, to put clearly before us the truth, the realization we are created for and destined for the family of God. Our Lady shows this in Her message:



1. Understand you are in the family of God.
2. You have to become aware of truth.
3. To stay part of the family of God, you must choose to live in the family of God.
4. The choice of following the narrow path to remain in God’s family vs. the wide path to perdition, joining satan’s family, is made by following the Mother’s wisdom, through Her words and maternal care. Though a narrow gate, Our Lady’s way of life makes as if the path is widened and helps us to walk the narrow path more easily than the path to perdition.



It should be understood, therefore, that Our Lady’s importance in coming is not realized by most, even in the lives of Medjugorje followers. As difficult as life is here, as Mirjana stated in the apparition today to Our Lady, referring to “our sufferings and crosses,” our life is going to undergo a radical change compared to the present culture. Life is about to be transformed to put people on the path of God’s family, a path of peace, yet it will be extremely difficult for those upon the earth. It will be a very difficult transition. Many will have woeful, bitter regrets and great remorse for what they could have done in the time of grace, but did not. Life, as we know it, will change in a blink of an eye. Nothing will be the same upon the earth. Everything will be different.



Fr. Walter Ciszek is an American priest who went to Poland just before World War II. He ended up in Russia for 23 years, most of that time in a Siberian prison camp, in situations humanly unbearable. He suffered from incredible cold, without adequate clothing, starvation, doing more work than if he were a slave. What enabled him to survive was the knowledge that he was in the family of God. Fr. Ciszek writes how quick life changed for him.



“It is impossible to describe the feeling that comes over you at such a time. The feeling that somehow, in an instant of time, everything is changed and nothing again will ever be quite the same. That tomorrow will never again be like yesterday. That the very trees, the grass, the air, the daylight are no longer the same, for the world has changed. It is a feeling impossible to describe, and yet one that every wife who has lost a husband knows well, one that every child who has tasted evil for the first time or faced a sudden crisis has experienced. It is that feeling that leaves the heart saying, ‘Oh, if only I could turn back the clock to before it happened, if only it had never happened, if only I had it to do over again.’” 1



Fr. Ciszek’s words tell us what awaits most of the world for not heeding what Our Lady is showing us, for there will come a time of deep regret and lamentation.



August 25, 1997

“…But soon a time will come when you will lament for these messages…”



The messages are the manual for this transition where everything will change. You have a choice to make – to whose family will you belong? Changing your direction through your behavior will tell of the family you belong – the royal family or that of the tribe of demons. You, in truth, really choose the eternal life you are destined for when you are born out of this life, through the freedom of choice God gives to you as a gift. You begin that eternity in this life—living the royal family life of peace and harmony or the demonic family life of strife and discord in this life. The times are too grave to make a bad choice. Eternal damnation, the ultimate waste, is the easier choice. Our Lady tells you to join Her, that it will be easier with Her, and it will go well for you.


In this Holy Season of the Holy Family of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus,
A Friend of Medjugorje
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We Are A Female Driven Society... To Our Detriment

Visit Here to Listen to the Radio WAVE Show about the January 2, 2011 message titled: We Are A Female Driven Society... To Our Detriment



Footnotes:

1. He Leadeth Me, by Fr. Walter J. Ciszek, S.J., p. 18.



Crowd gathered for apparition january 2, 2011

Not even the winter cold keeps pilgrims from journeying from around the world to be present with Our Lady at Mirjana’s apparition on the second of the month. This morning, January 2, 2011, pilgrims surround Mirjana in their winter coats, scarves and hats amidst a grey overcast sky, yet there is no expression on their faces that the weather is a concern or inconvenience. Their single thought is of the joy and the grace of being with their Heavenly Mother.



Mirjana smiling

Mirjana looking intensely

Mirjana with her hands open

These are the last sequence of pictures before the end of Our Lady’s apparition. Though we cannot literally match the pictures with the sequence of Our Lady’s words to Mirjana, the expressions on Mirjana’s face lend us to imagine that in the first picture, Mirjana is interceding for all those who are carrying heavy sufferings and crosses with great hope and confidence in her face as one who has learned the goodness of the One before her. In the second picture, the concentrated look that Mirjana has whenever she is receiving words from Our Lady, and finally, Mirjana watching, with her head tilted up, Our Lady slowly ascend back to Heaven. The expression of her face seems to say, we will be helped in carrying our sufferings and crosses, but they are still for us to carry. Mirjana, like all the visionaries, receive all the sorrows of those who come to Medjugorje. So many broken hearts and families; so many people in situations where they can find no exit. It is a heavy burden to carry, and no doubt what spurred Mirjana to implore Our Lady’s help.



Korean pilgrim bundled

A large Korean group spent a cold night on the mountain to be near to Our Lady for Her apparition to Mirjana, January 2, 2011. They had climbed the mountain the night before with thousands of other pilgrims to be present at Ivan’s prayer group apparition, which took place just after 10:00p.m. on top of Apparition Mountain, and then came down to find a spot at the Blue Cross. It was a beautiful gift to Our Lady to spend the night in prayer in the cold, but the greater gift was to be in the presence of Our Lady at the end of one day, and to receive Her again the very next morning.



Priest praying for the apparition

A young priest is among the thousands at Mirjana’s apparition today, January 2, 2011. It, no doubt, will be a memory of a lifetime to have been in Medjugorje when Our Lady specifically mentions vocations and the priesthood, as She did in Ivan’s mountain apparition on January 1, New Year’s Day, 2011. During Mirjana’s apparition, Our Lady again, speaks of priests, emphasizing the importance of a priest’s blessing. What a time of grace we are living in to have Our Lady, in Her person, returning to the earth, and calling men to the priesthood of Her Son—giving them guidance, encouragement, and strength and especially the support of Her own prayers.




prayer-for-nonbelievers


Paddy and monica
Wexford, Ireland
Thank you for your fidelity to Mary and her Devine Son Jesus
Anne Graf
Nrnberg, Germany
Such a beautiful prayer. We hope to travel to Medjugorje at the end of Aug, please God. My husband and I are on a waiting list. I have been there several times previously.
Charles Aubertin
Ephrata, Wa., Washington - USA
First time use of your news-I will be anticipating yours news every morning! Thank you service!
Maryanne Bosch-Tinnemans
Weert, Netherlands
I thank God for the nuns that taught me to pray "My Lord,my God,my All" and for Father Smith who by saying very little said so much more. With their caring love they showed us God is good and very close by.Oh Mother hold close to your heart all those childeren that were never named and comfort all those who worn down and old before their time are losing hope.Give us hands,hearts and minds that will share as one family, as childeren of one Father who loves us all dearly. Thank you Mother Mary+
Pressy kuruvilla
Mumbai, India
MY LIFES PERCEPTION OF THINKING HAS CHANGED COMPLETELY AFTER READING THESE MESSAGES EVERYDAY.I LOVE MY GOD SO MUCH THAT I FEEL LIKE READING THESE MESSAGES 24HOURS . THIS IS MY FOOD I LOVE YOU ALL FOR SENDING SUCH ARTICLES .LET GOD DWILE IN EACH ONE OF US.
Laarni g. demot
La Trinidad, Philippines
Thank YOU Caritas for this website, it makes us be closer to our LORD through the intercession of our MOTHER MARY. I always look forward to read the messages of our MOTHER MARY and I want to THANK YOU MAMA MARY for the LOVE and EVERYTHING... PLS pray for me and my family and do remember us always though we are not there with you at medjugorge. I LOVE YOU MAMA MARY! To GOD be the Glory and Honor, Amen and amen! MAY the good LORD be with us and have mercy on us always!
PRESSY KURUVILLA
Mumbai, India
I am so thrilled to read each and every messages every day plus wish to be there but reading this messages enhances me to be very close to almighty and to lead a god said life thank you god bless everyone.
Barbara
Ny, USA
I love Caritas and the great gift we receive from you especially for those of us who have never been to Medjugorje and may never get the opportunity to go. And so I rely on Caritas not only for the messages but for the pictures and writings that are displayed on the web-site. It is such a connection for me and I am most greatful! Thank you once again.
Yvonne
Sarawak, Malaysia
Thank you brother and sister Caritas Community for spreading our Lady"s messages. How lucky and how blessed we are to have this Web site. I thank to my Dear Mother Mary for guiding me and my family. Thank you Mother Mary for your Love. May God bless us always.
Blythe
West Hartford, Connecticut - USA
My children pray the prayer for vocations every night in front of an icon of the Blessed Mother and Jesus. To see the picture you included of the young priest touched my heart. There is hope for all of us. Somewhere, those prayers are finding a heart and moving it to follow Jesus. This became so real through your photo and caption. Please keep sending your reports and photos. God Bless!
Joanne Lopez
Davie, Fl, USA
Thankyou, Caritas community, for spreading Our Lady's words. I am humbled and desiring God's will in all areas of my life. I turn to Our Mother daily asking for her help. May GOD bless each and every one of you.
Gerry Brennan
Westmeath, Ireland
Excellent reporting on our Lady's messages which is relevant for us all especially in Ireland at present May the Holy Family pray for us all regards Gerry
Edouard Daoud
Kobayat / Lebanon, Italy
dear Blessed "friend of Medjugorje", big Hug + Love in JESUS+MARY name to you and all your friends who assist you spreading the word and the Holy Messages of our Holy Heavenly Mother ! I Pray GOD the Eternal Father to Bless and offer his Gifts to all these brothers & sisters who are believing in HIM , respecting & living His Holy Commandments upon His Holy Will ! May they continue like this more and more on His road of Holiness , Praying-fasting , as they are very Needful for his Victory !
CANDIDA
Ootacamund, The Nilgiris, India
Thank you brother so very much for sharing this message with me, i have been lost but now i am found. I am saved by our lady for all evil. I stand here today with her grace that she has saved me for the misery of the dammed one. I really thank all the people who have prayed for me. I thank my Dear Mother Mary for guiding me. I pray for all the people who yet do not know Our Lord Jesus and through our mother may all know that he is God above all. I thank you Mother for helping me I love You
Melissa
El Paso, Texas - USA
Thank you very much for sharing with us this beautiful messages,is very important for everybody to pray and some times we dont know how to do it, and you help us a lot with the prayers you send us thru internet, may GOD bless you always.
Lucy
Delhi, India
Thank you brother caritas of birhingham on behalf of your community.thank you so much. I tell you the truth I use to wait for the message eagerly. Lucky are those who are going there and getting blessing there.how cold it is. here it is 10 -11 degree we are feeling cold and when i see picture of medjugorge it might be about 6-0 .Thank you for the message and May Mother Mary aand jesus help you till the end .thank you.
Sr. Azarias Arokia Mary Selvi
Chennai, India
Thanks to you dear friends for extending the message and blessings to all of us. The message from our Beloved Mother is strengthening me for this new year with hope and encouragement because of her message of continuous presence.
Eva Acevedo
San Angelo, Texas - USA
Words can not explain, how Blessed we are to have this web site. I Thank You , & pray for all. Makes me feel like I want to be there @ an apparition. I Thank You Mother Mary for all the Love you have for us. May God Bless Us All.
Greg Hohman
Daphne, Alabama - USA
YES, pray for those contemplating divorce...pray, pray, pray. In the Name of Jesus, we commend them to the narrow path!
Bill
Maroubra, Australia
This is the first time that Ive been up to date with whats going on,I found it extemely humbling, emotional and holy. GB billy
Mary J. White
Baileyville, Maine - USA
I enjoyed your website very much in this day and age it is beyond the word amazing.I love the prayer for nonbelievers. I come from a small parish in Maine also named St. James and I also pray for the return of many to our faith. Seeing the pictures of the crowd and the look on Mirjanas face is like seeing a bridge between heaven and earth God bless all of you
Rosemary
Ottawa, Kansas - USA
Thank you for the message and the photos. What a blessing to be here and yet experience Medjugorje and the apparitions. Thank you. Thank you.
Gisele
Poulsbo, Washington - USA
thank you so much for sending us these reports how blessed we are to Our Blessed Lady for caring so much for us, yes Mother Mary I want to go with You, please send us your Spouse the Holy Spirit with His gifts I love You!
Paulette
Abbeville, Louisiana - USA
I am so glad that you put all the information and prayers from Our Virgin Mary.I pray for her cotinued messages and that you can understand to print them for use to use Jesue,Mary & Joseph Pray for us. Amen
Byrlia
Kaplan, Louisiana - USA
thankyou for letting us receive the messAGE IF IT WAsn't for you wonderful people to shARE THIS BEautiful experience thANKYOU GOD BLESS
Fatima
Pescara, Italy
My friends are there, I saw they in these pictures. Grazie mille!
Veronique
Montreal, Canada
Thank you for this report of the 2nd of the month apparition. Thank you for the beautiful significant pictures of the apparition, bringing Medjugorje to us at home.