On the 2nd of each month, Our Lady appears to the Medjugorje visionary Mirjana, to give us her message to the world, and especially for non-believers. Below is the latest official English translation as provided by the Information Center in Medjugorje.
Message of January 2, 2011:
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.
“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.
Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s Prayer Group Apparition
through the visonary, Ivan:
Message of January 1, 2011
Our Lady appeared to Ivan on top of Apparition Mountain at a little after 10:00 p.m. on January 1, 2011. The apparition lasted about 10 minutes. There were thousands of pilgrims present for this apparition.
The following is Ivan’s description of the apparition:
Tonight, as after every day after every encounter with Our Lady, I want to describe also to you what was the most important from this meeting tonight. Tonight Our Lady came to us very joyful and happy and greeted all of us at the beginning with Her usual Motherly greeting: “Praised be Jesus, my dear children.” Afterwards Our Lady said:
“Dear children also today the Mother calls you with joy – pray, pray, pray. Pray, dear children, and help me realize my plans which I desire to realize with the world and with this parish. Dear children, in a special way today I call you to pray for vocations in the Church, for a firm faith of my priests. Know, dear children, that I always pray with you when it is the most difficult for you, therefore, persevere in prayer. Pray together with me. Also today I want to say thank you to you for having responded, for having accepted my messages and for living my messages.”
Afterwards, Our Lady prayed for a longer time over all of us here with Her arms extended. She blessed us all with Her Motherly blessing and blessed everything you brought to be blessed. After that, She prayed especially over you the sick who are present here. I recommended all of you, all your needs, your intentions, your families and in a special way, as always, I recommended the sick. Afterwards a conversation followed, I spoke to Our Lady and She spoke to me. After that conversation, Our Lady continued to pray over all of us and in that prayer She left in an illuminated Sign of the Cross with the greeting: “Go in peace, my dear children”.
On the 25th of each month, Our Lady appears to the Medjugorje visionary Marija to give us her message to the world. Below is the latest official English translation as provided by the Information Center in Medjugorje.
“Dear children! Today, I and my Son desire to give you an abundance of joy and peace so that each of you may be a joyful carrier and witness of peace and joy in the places where you live. Little children, be a blessing and be peace. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
At first glance, perhaps this message seems too simple, even childish. But I invite you, I invite myself, to live this message in each moment of each day, and lo, suddenly it gains a complexity of difficulties, excuses, and repeated failures. When we fall short of being carriers of joy and witnesses of peace where we live, let us not forget this message, that Jesus and Mary desire to GIVE US AN ABUNDANCE OF JOY AND PEACE. Let us say Thank You, even if we feel like carriers of turmoil and woe, and let us embrace Their gift with the full force of our will. Join me in saying, Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Mary. Let us enter into this glorious Christmas season, with hearts open to the peace and joy God and Mary wish to give us, as we collapse like a child, embracing the one he/she loves most.