August 26, 2016 A.D.
Tonight Our Lady appeared to Ivan during his prayer group meeting on top of Apparition Hill. The prayer group began singing around 8:45 p.m. Then at around 9:15 p.m., Ivan announced that we would now pray the Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries in preparation for Our Lady’s apparition. The mountain tonight was full of pilgrims, with many still climbing up to the very last second. Our Lady appeared to Ivan around 10:00 p.m. The apparition was a very long one, lasting around 12 minutes. The following is Ivan’s description of the apparition:
As every day, after the meeting together with Our Lady, I would like to also bring closer to you and describe what is the most important from tonight’s meeting. Also today Our Lady came to us joyful and happy, and at the beginning She greeted all of us with Her motherly greeting, ‘Praised be Jesus my dear children.’ Then She extended Her arms and She prayed especially over all of us present here, and especially She prayed over you, the sick who are present here. Then Our Lady said:
Then Our Lady blessed all of us with Her motherly blessing, and She also blessed everything you brought to be blessed. I recommended also all of you, all of your needs, your intentions, and your families, and in a special way, the sick. Then Our Lady continued to pray for awhile over all of us here and She left in that prayer, in an illuminated Sign of the Cross, with a greeting, “Go in peace my dear children.”
A Direct Line from the Center
How many ways can Our Lady explain to us how we are to “be” when we are with others; our families, friends, believers, unbelievers? She tells us today, August 26, 2016, that if we are living Her messages, that is enough to “irradiate others” with “our presence” which is filled with Her presence.
Irradiate: 1.a. to cast rays of light upon: illuminate b. to enlighten intellectually or spiritually c. to affect or treat by radiant energy (as heat); to treat by exposure to radiation 2. To emit like rays of light: radiate
Radiate: 1. To send out rays: shine brightly 2. a. to issue in rays b: to evolve by radiation 3. To proceed in a direct line from or toward a center
The last definition for “radiate” says “to proceed in a direct line from or toward a center.” Our Lady says, “…you be my living sign, a sign of my presence ‘here’…” Where is “here?” “Here” is Medjugorje, the center location for the spiritual renewal of the whole world. Medjugorje is the New Jerusalem. Medjugorje is where the Son of Our Lady is being “reborn” in the hearts of men. Medjugorje is the Sun from which the world is being “irradiated” with the love of Our Lady, through Her apostles who are filled with Her radiating love. She is irradiating us, and we in turn, are to irradiate others through the love we have received from Her.
In the Radiating Love of Our Lady,