June 15, 2012 A.D.
Tonight, Our Lady appeared at 10:00 P.M. on Apparition Mountain to Medjugorje visionary, Ivan. Today also marks the first day of the novena to Our Lady, Queen of Peace that is annually prayed beginning nine days before the Feast of St. John the Baptist, June 24th. All day long, parishioners of Medjugorje were ascending Our Lady’s mountain as part of the novena.
June 15, 2012, Apparition On Appariton Mountain with Medjugorje Visionary Ivan
After the apparition, Ivan said::
“Today, as always, I would like to describe to you tonight’s meeting with Our Lady. Also tonight, Our Lady came to us very joyful and happy and at the beginning, as always, She greeted us all with Her Motherly greeting, ‘Praised be Jesus, my dear children.’ Then Our Lady for a longer while, with Her arms extended, prayed over all of you here. She then prayed for awhile especially over the sick present and She blessed us all with Her Motherly blessing. She also blessed everything that you brought for blessing. Then Our Lady said:
‘Dear children, know that the Mother loves you. With love I desire to lead you. I have come to tell you that God exists. Therefore, also today, I call you to decide for Him. Put Him in the first place in your life and in your families and together with Him, set out into the future. Dear children, through this upcoming time of grace, I desire for you to renew my messages and to say to me: ‘yes’, ‘yes’. Thank you, dear children, for having said ‘yes’ to me.’
I then recommended all of you, your needs, your intentions, your families and especially I recommended the sick. Then a brief conversation followed between me and Our Lady. Our Lady then left in an illuminated Sign of the Cross with a greeting, ‘Go in peace, my dear children.’”
What is striking about Our Lady's message today, is that if one were to define the new book, They Fired the First Shot, about to be released, it would be defined by the words, "set out into the future." For years, A Friend of Medjugorje has spoken about this, written about this, over and over again, that Our Lady is leading us to a new future. Re-read Our Lady's message again, and let Her words penetrate into your heart. - Medjugorje.com / Caritas of Birmingham
The Cross of Jesus on top of Apparition Mountain this evening. Today, June 15, 2012, is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. A precursor to the devotion to the Divine Mercy, the Sacred Heart devotion came through St. Margaret Mary, a visionary of another time. At the English Mass in St. James Church this morning, the main celebrant spoke of how at the time of Jesus’ passion, He saw in His Heart every one of our faces. We were in His Heart. Yet, so many today refuse to acknowledge His sacrifice for us. Our Lady spoke of this:
April 5, 1984
"Dear children, this evening I pray that you especially venerate the Heart of my Son, Jesus. Make reparation for the wound inflicted on the Heart of my Son. That Heart is offended by all kinds of sin. Thank you for coming this evening.”
In the silent prayer up on top of Apparition Mountain several hours before Our Lady’s apparition, the sun shown on Our Lady’s statue. She seems to be pointing to Her own heart, the goodness of which we will celebrate tomorrow, June 16, as it is the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. These two big feast days, the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary always fall within a week or two of the anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions in Medjugorje. Medjugorje is a place that God ordained for the meeting of hearts, something that we should continuously give thanks to God for:
July 25, 1999
"… I call all of you, little children, to give thanks to God here with me for the graces which He gives to you through me. I desire for you to comprehend that I want to realize here, not only a place of prayer but also a meeting of hearts. I desire for my, Jesus’ and your heart to become one heart of love and peace…”
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