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Every now and then, out of Medjugorje, comes a story that is truly remarkable. Caritas has a true Christmas story that is almost as beautiful as Christmas itself...

 

A True Christmas Story


Every now and then, out of Medjugorje, comes a story that is truly remarkable. Caritas has a true Christmas story that is almost as beautiful as Christmas itself. While we are printing this in a factual manner, it might be special to gather the children around the Christmas tree or Nativity set and relate this in a story form. On several occasions, Marija has told the following to pilgrims in Medjugorje...
 

“As you know, Our Lady comes every Christmas with Baby Jesus. But one particular Christmas, something special happened. Our Lady was speaking to and praying with us while Baby Jesus lay in Her arms, hidden from our view. But then Jesus raised His hand and started to play with Our Lady's veil, just as any child would do. His tiny hand just kept playing with it. After awhile, we saw little Baby Jesus slowly and shyly poke His head over the veil. First we saw His eyes, then His face. He looked straight at us. We could tell He was a new-born baby; He had rosy-red cheeks. While looking, He smiled at us! It was beautiful! Little Jesus then hid again behind Our Lady's arms and veil. But then a second time, He peeked up over the veil and looked at us before ducking back behind His little cover. We then realized little Baby Jesus was playing ‘peek-a-boo’ with us. A third time, Baby Jesus peeked around and looked at us. Of course, this was becoming a great joy for us! This time He looked at us, smiled, and winked at us. This moment so touched us that it wounded our hearts. We knew He was a new born baby and infants cannot do this. But at the moment Jesus looked at us and winked, we understood while Baby Jesus stared at us and we stared back at Him, we were really looking at God....the Savior”
 

 

During the Christmas season, it’s nice to ponder what the Star of Bethlehem looked like. How bright was it? What did people think about when they saw it? To be in Medjugorje on a cool, clear star-lit night reminds one of Bethlehem. To be close to the visionaries and many of the beautiful miracles, one's thoughts are often carried back 2,000 years to Jesus' days.


In the early years of the apparitions in Medjugorje, on the feast of the Assumption, there was one such apparition on the mountain that made many people think and feel a little touch of what it might have been like to be there with the shepherds on Christmas night or to see and feel the excitement experienced by the three kings. Marija, the visionary, was on the mountain for the apparition and the following is her description:
 

“We were praying in preparation for Our Lady to appear. Naturally, we, along with the many who joined us, looked up at the night sky. But this night, we noticed something strange. The sky was full of stars, but what made it so unusual was even though there are thousands of stars visible on any clear night, these stars were stars we had never seen before. There were thousands upon thousands of them. Each star looked different, each with its own radiance. It was not only I who saw these stars, but everyone present. We prayed and when Our Lady came, I saw the stars change into angels, thousands of them, all with Our Lady! Big ones, little ones, every angel different -it was a beautiful sight! The night sky was filled with them all and Our Lady, Queen of the Angels.”


Friend of Medjugojre

J. du four
Montreal, Canada
Dear Caritas. I cannot stop reading the story of baby Jesus. This is a brilliant testimony of our Lords Life on earth from the nativity, what a celestial moment that must have been when all those stars turned into Angels, I am sure with one wink of those heavenly eyes. Please Baby Jesus let your Guardian Angels continue to protect and guide me and my family especially my son J. not only at Christmas but all the year through, and thanks for helping Nicky & baby to be strong and healthy.
Claire F. Fafard
Colchester, Ct., Connecticut - USA
As I read the story I tried to put myself there. When Jesus peek out three times I thought of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit looking at me. I thought of my own children doing this and how tiny they once were. The great joy I flet to just hold them near my breast and feel that specialness that God gives to a women. The joy of watching our children grow with evey second of their lives. When I read the message of Marija I thought of the early morniing I waited for our Blessed Nother to appear
Temestocles P. Cunado
Davao City, Philippines
So spiritually uplifting.Reminds me of somebody who wrote in our Carolinian school paper when I was in college fifty years ago and am using this passage when I pray to ...Our Lady, watch over my body until it shall please God that I die and when I am dead, see that I have the joys of Paradise. Amen.
Kimberley Downes
Louisville, USA
Truly amazing! To think and know Our Baby Jesus winks at us -- to encourage and move on while keeping this image in our hearts. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story!
Rose Galic
Petrcane, Croatia
I am thrilled to read the story again about the Baby Jesus and the story about the Stars. And I'm at the local library computer! Pray for my kind of Cathoic kind of pagan family 120 members.
Dana
Alvin, Tx 77511, Texas - USA
That was so beatufil. Thanks for sharing that awesome story of Jesus and seeing him and him playing hide and seek with you all. That was amazing.... very blessed to have seen this... I wish I had.
Jay Du Four
Montreal, Canada
An awesome tear-jerking story of Baby Jesus, perhaps he was telling us with the peek-a-boo - now you see me, now you dont (but I will be with you always until the end of time)this christmas was rough without my family and a sick son but I know Baby Jesus will see us through like he has so many times. Please Virgin Mary, ask your son to heal J. He Loves you, and needs your help.(show me the stairway I have to climb, one day at a time dear Jesus!
Rose-Mary
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
My sister and me, we have the grace of Good Vision. Christmas Eve, on this side of the world, though we could not make ourselves there on the apparition mount. with His very present, Baby Jesus has touched our hearts so warmingly. In addition on reading Baby Jesus with Mother Mary's presenting on the mount. we could see by our hearts the sight you have shared with us. But we would truely wish that we could be there with our very physical present with Them and our dear sister Marija. Thank you
Rose Funtanares-Rovensky
Saskatoon, Sask., Canada
The story scene foreshadows the teaching ministry of Jesus in the Gospel. May we keep these thing in our heart and place our confidence with Baby Jesus as He bring the stars as an Angels to protect us. Year 1999, as I was hurting being in shelter home. I was praying the Holy Rosary, early one morning. I ask Our Holy Mother, for stars as I look up from my window. First I see 5-star, then 7-star, I said to Mama Mary. where are all the star, daughter look up, then thousands upon thousands star...
Marie antoinette
Curepipe, Mauritius
I thank you for this marvelous gift from heaven with baby Jesus. May we reborn with the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ who comes to this world so that our heart be changed and we really become children of Our Father, in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. Hallelujah
Joanne
Arlington, Va, USA
Thank you so much for the peek-aboo story of little Jesus. He is so wonderful and precious. Thank you for the story of the stars turning to angels - that is a marvelous & true story - I loved it. The angels are always here, everywhere and they will help us when we call upon them. Thank you for giving us hope and joy in this dark world. There is so much I can be sad about but I want to be a joyful and hopeful witness of Jesus and you help me to do that :) Have a "Mary" Christmas!
Patsy mccann
Surrey, Canada
TO READ ABOUT OUR LADY AT MEDJ,.IS SO BEAUTIFUL,MY FRIEND WAS THERE LAST YEAR AND SHE HAD SUCH A WONDREFUL EXPERIENCE ,WHEN I READ ABOUT I FEEL BLESSED, THANK YOU
Sharon Garlow
Toronto, Canada
The story about Baby Jesus captivated my heart. So divinely beautiful yet so humanly playful - the peek-a-boo! Thank you for sharing this story with us. God bless your work. May more hearts be touched by our Blessed Mother and come to encounter her Son in an intimate way.
Grace Anthonia Aboshuogwe
Montreal, Canada
What a beautiful story. I was deeply touched by it. Jesus is real. He was a baby like anyone of us. He lived among us and understands our pains and sympathises with us. He loves us deeply and wants us to trust Him with our problems. He does not judge us so let us stop judging ourselves. Say these "YESES": 'Yes" Almighty Father I am little; "Yes", I accept Your Grace; "Yes", I accept Your love and expect everything from You. Entrust all situations to Him and allow His abosolute Will to prevail.
Jane
Diamond Point ,n.y., USA
Love the Baby Jesus peek aboo story how beautiful !I also love the stars becoming Angels and I have to say I have been so much more "in Tune" with the night sky since visiting Caritas Of Birmingham the last 2 summers . I believe we are surrounded by Angels in The Field of Apparitions. I can easily pray from the heart by just recalling the Field and the Holy Presence there!Thank You!!
Elaine
Anaheim, California - USA
If more people could embrace the true meaning of Christmas then there would be peace on earth. I love reading your webpage. In these hard times we need to trust in our precious Lord and His Mother.
Connie Cummins
Houston, USA
What a beautiful and touching sight! One of my prayers has always been to be able to see the baby Jesus in heaven and to hold Him. And I loved the peek a boo and especially the wink! What a treat. I wish I could have been there!
Joyce Essery
Clinton, Canada
Thanks for sharing this beautiful, heartwarming event. What a loving and caring God!
Dumebi
Portharcourt, Niger
It's so exciting to see how natural the Holy family were 'are'. This kind of story just keeps me overwhelmed and just too joyous! it,s a wonderful Xmas story and we pray that the beauty of it all will continue to purify and beautify our hearts and minds. Oh! i love to 'see' our Baby Jesus playing hide and seek, like every other baby.............
Maryline Govinden
Montreal, Canada
Thank you Mother Mary for showing us how much you love us and bring baby Jesus to give us his blessing. This is a great gift that will touch everyone heart. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY JESUS I LOVE YOU
Janet
Vancouver, Canada
What an amazing article! I feel so blessed on this Christmas night to get to know what Jesus was like as a little baby. He was truly, truly God in every sense. I'll probably flip if a baby winks at me. Wow! It fills my heart just trying to picture the Queen of Angels with all the star-angels. How blessed are those who got to see the amazing sight! Thank you for relating the beautiful stories to us! May God continue to bless you in all your efforts! Love you Jesus & Mary!
Divina and Victor Dionela
Pensacola, Florida - USA
I thank you first of all for sharing the story. This is a wonderful story that gave us a very good Christmas spirit especially that we are away from our family and children. I wish I was there to see the beautiful sight of the stars that becomes Angels, an Awesome! sight of our faith with the Blessed Mother of God.
Janet daniel
Denham Springs La., Louisiana - USA
These stories really do touch my heart. It makes me wish I could be there to witness all of these miricals but I am far away from there and can't visit that often. Please keep my special daughter in your prayers. Love your friend, Janet Daniel
Judy
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Thankyou. Delightful reading ! I loved the stars that were really angels. Isn't God amazing !!
Sandy
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - USA
Thank you for these beautiful stories. It is a reminder of how beautiful God is and shares with us. On this Christmas Day I am thinking of all the souls who are going to heaven today. Happy Birthday Jesus. Sandy
Edward herzberg
Westbank, Canada
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL HEART TOUCHING MESSAGE.PASSED TO US FROM ABOVE.MARY AND THE CHILD JESUS LETS US KNOW JUST HOW MUCH WE ARE LOVED BY GOD.WE NEED TO ASK AND PRAY FOR THEIR HELP TO AND LOVE FROM THE HEART JUST AS WE ARE LOVED FROM ABOVE.WE ARE ALL SPECIAL TO GOD.WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMASS STORY TO CARRY IN OUR HEARTS AT THIS SPECIAL DAY...THE BIRTH OF JESUS.TERESA AND I WISH YOU ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMASS IN CARITAS..KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK IN PASSING ON THE HEAVENLY MESSAGES TO THE WORLD.THANKS
Sherry hittle
Ida Grove, Iowa - USA
Oohh...a touching story to warm anyone's heart. My heart hung on every word. I could hear my heart pounding within my chest as I read, anticipating what I was going to hear. I cannot imagine what it must have been like to see it with one's own eyes..what a grace..what a miracle. Thank you Maria for relating this story to us. Certainly our hearts melt like wax upon hearing of such precious actions given by The Baby King. It's five minutes to midnight on Christmas eve. I must go before the creche.
DIANNE
Elyria, Ohio - USA
PRAISE BE TO OUR PRECIOUS LORD JESUS! THANK YOU BLESSED MOTHER FOR ALWAYS BRINGING JESUS TO US, FOR TEACHING US HOW TO LOVE AND HONOR HIM. ON THIS HOLY NIGHT MY HEART IS REJOICING! HIS SPIRIT FILLS ME WITH JOY! MAY ALL WHO KNOW THE HOLY NAME REJOICE IN HIS LOVE AND PEACE THIS NIGHT OF NIGHTS! BLESS YOU, DEAR ONES, FOR SERVING OUR LORD.... IN HIS NAME, JESUS... DIANNE
Kim Consiglio
Naperville, Illinois - USA
How my heart want's to cry out with great Joy to know our lady came to the visionaries in times past and to show us her little son! Oh Jesus how I love you, how you come to show the world your precious self to us in the arms of your Most Holy mother Mary. My Mother Mary Thank you So much Mother for your gift to us and the world!
Rosemarie GRASSI
Horseshoe Bend,, Arakansas - USA
As usual, everything coming from and out of CARITAS, is touching, and thought provoking. The books and other things have really touched our prayers lives. If other Catholics would only tune in, they would have a lot to gain.
Patricia Andersson
Melbourne, Australia
What a lovely Christmas Story. I wish my three grandchildren hear this story. I am deaf but well educated of religiion and strong catholic. Thanks for telling us the world Mrs Patricia Andersson
Thomas
Rochester, Mn, USA
Thank you for the beautiful Christmas story. I wonder how many daily miracles I miss because I am too busy with worldly things. Thank you Dear Mary and thank you Dear Jesus for the reminder.
Judith McGuinn
Pueblo, Colorado - USA
Dear Caritas, Thank you for sharing your personal experiences with us. The Holy Spirit speaks to us thru these. Recently our priest prayed a private Mass with my husband and I to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. During his "homily" , he shared his experiences in the priesthood with us as they relate to marriage. This will remain with me always. The picture of Our Lady with Her Babe you show here is my computer screensaver. It speaks to me again-a chill runs through my soul.
Apollonia Anador
Houston, Texas - USA
This is so amazing and beautiful. I wish I was there. It is the best thing ever that could be seen in this world. Love ya all. Pray for us so we can do the will of God. Thank you so much for Mother Mary and all of you. Lonia
Steve Frost
Bergheim, Texas - USA
What an amazing story, I will surely read this to my family and send out to my friends, Thank you for sharing. may Gods blessings and grace fall on all of your families. Merry Christmas to all!!!
Manuel & Michelina Vella
Zabbar, Malta
This article, how touchy and beautiful it is. We pray that all the nations will come to accept JESUS as our Saviour & King. Our Lady is constantly presenting her SON, to us; poor sinners. How Blessed we ALL are. Thank You MOTHER MARY; & Thank You Our Lord JESUS CHRIST. Leli & Lina
Thomas Munthali
Mzuzu, Malawi
the story really is a xmas story worth telling children. even though i do not have one one, I promise that the day i will have one, i will narate it to my children too. Child Jesus, remind me this story every day of my life! its amzing how Jesus winks at us every day
Hortencia Nuez Villalon
Puebla, Mexico
Just after reading this lovely story I realize tomorrow, December 25 the world will receive the gift not only of the presence of Our Lady on earth,but also Our Lord, Our Saviour, King of Kings, Jesus Himself. Oh, Mother, Queen of Peace! Bless your little children with the capacity to understand the great significance of this event.
Veronique
Montreal, Canada
Thank you for this beautiful Christmas story. It touched my heart . May the Queen of angels bless you all at Caritas. Merry Christmas to you !