Friend of Medjugorje’s History with Our Lady

Besides the visionaries’ own homes, the homes of their family members and the various apparition sites in Medjugorje, it is doubtful that any one of them has had as many apparitions in one place as Marija (Pavlovic) Lunetti has had in the Bedroom of Apparitions at a Friend of Medjugorje’s home and in the Field of Apparitions adjacent to his home. From the beginning, it was clear to all present that Our Lady was not just “appearing to Marija because She appears to Marija wherever she goes.” From Her first apparitions in a Friend of Medjugorje’s home, She began giving messages when She had already stopped giving them daily in Medjugorje. Our Lady began a story with a Friend of Medjugorje, his wife and family in 1986 and it is still being written. She has appeared with Baby Jesus, three angels, five angels and countless angels when present with the Community. Our Lady has picked the time and the place for the apparitions.

The hundreds of entries below do not include the intimate moments with Our Lady where private questions were asked and answers were given. The timeline cannot possibly contain all the tears, suffering, persecutions, joys, smiles, laughter and happiness that a Friend of Medjugorje, his wife, family and the Community of Caritas have shared with Our Lady through Her apparitions to Marija. What it does show is the undeniable solid path the founder of Caritas and his wife, Annette, and the Community of Caritas have walked with Our Lady. To prayerfully read every entry below 

and still have doubt about Our Lady’s plan through a Friend of Medjugorje and the Mission and Community of Caritas, would be to doubt that stars in the night sky exist. From the very beginning of his experiences with Our Lady in Her apparitions, a Friend of Medjugorje promised Our Lady that in every apparition he was able to attend, he would bring thousands of souls with him. He meant by this that he would be the eyes and heart for all those who could not be in the apparition. He would not be silent. He would always convey what She allowed him to see. This is what led him to begin writing of his experiences with Our Lady. Perhaps this is one of the reasons Our Lady comes so often to Caritas, because of a Friend of Medjugorje’s desire is to bring hearts to Our Lady so that they can experience Her love as he has for so many years. Our Lady said to Jelena, the interior locutionist, on April 20, 1985:

 

“You must be humble in what you are proud of, and you should be proud of what you are humble in.”

The timeline below is presented with a humble pride in what Our Lady has done through a Friend of Medjugorje and the Community of Caritas.

Question Answered

“Pray and by your life witness. Not with words but rather through prayer will you attain what your desire is. Therefore, pray more and live in humility.” Read full story here >

Marija Arrives in Birmingham, Alabama

Marija arrived from Medjugorje along with her brother, Andrija, for a kidney transplant.To read about how Our Lady picked the place She wished to appear… Read full story here >

Our Lady Came and was Very Happy

Our Lady came and was very happy. She blessed everyone. Marija recommended everyone present to Our Lady and Our Lady prayed The Lord’s Prayer and one Glory Be. Our Lady said She would appear at 10:30 p.m., Sunday night. The apparition took place in the Bedroom of the couple with

May your life be prayer…

Our Lady came and was very happy. She blessed everyone individually in the room. Marija recommended all present to Our Lady and She prayed The Lord’s Prayer and the Glory Be. Our Lady’s message: “May your life be prayer. May your work be offered as a prayer and may everything

Live the messages that I give.

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Our Lady appeared with three angels and was very happy. She looked around at everybody, even the people outside. A Catholic school, St. Rose Academy, closed today so that children could come to the apparition and many were present. Our Lady prayed in Hebrew over the whole crowd. She gave

Live in humility all the messages…

Our Lady came and was very happy. She looked around the crowd of about 400 people, inside and outside the home where Marija was staying. Our Lady blessed everyone. Marija recommended everyone present to Our Lady and She prayed The Lord’s Prayer and the Glory Be. Our Lady’s message: “Live

I will Intercede for you in front of God.

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Our Lady said She would appear the next morning in a field near a large pine tree and Our Lady extended an invitation for all to come.  Read full story here >

I am here to help you

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The apparition took place near a large tree in a field near the home where Marija was staying. Our Lady came and was very happy. She looked at all who had gathered there. She blessed everyone. Marija recommended every person present to Our Lady and She prayed The Lord’s Prayer

First Monthy Message Given in Birmingham, Alabama

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The next three monthly messages for the world were given to Marija while she was in Birmingham, Alabama. The November 25, 1988, message: “Dear children, I call you to prayer for you to have an encounter with God in prayer. God gives Himself to you, but He wants you to

All your prayers are going to help you…

Our Lady came and was very happy. With Her hands extended, She prayed over everyone and blessed them. Marija recommended all those present, especially the sick, to Our Lady, and She prayed The Lord’s Prayer and the Glory Be. Our Lady’s message: “I ask you once again to pray. Especially

I want to protect you under my mantle

Our Lady came and was very happy. She blessed the people and all their religious objects with the Sign of the Cross. Marija recommended everyone present, especially the sick, to Our Lady, and She prayed The Lord’s Prayer and the Glory Be. Our Lady’s message: “I want you to be

Our Lady Didn’t Speak, But was Very Happy

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Our Lady came and was very happy. She prayed over everybody. Marija recommended every person present to Our Lady, and She prayed The Lord’s Prayer and the Glory Be. Our Lady blessed everyone and went to Heaven. Our Lady gave no words, but Her presence and being very happy were

Bless even those who don’t believe

Our Lady came and was very happy. She blessed and prayed over everyone. Marija recommended all those present, especially the sick, to Our Lady. Our Lady prayed The Lord’s Prayer and the Glory Be. Our Lady extended Her arms above all who gathered there and for a certain time prayed

I wish that all your life be love

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Our Lady came and was very happy. She blessed and prayed over everyone. Marija recommended all those present to Our Lady, and She prayed The Lord’s Prayer and the Glory Be. Our Lady extended Her arms and prayed in Hebrew over everyone. Her message: “I wish that all your life

Today Our Lady wanted Her presence to be Her message.

Our Lady came and was very happy. With Her hands extended, She prayed over everyone and blessed them. All present, especially the sick, were recommended to Our Lady by Marija, and Our Lady prayed The Lord’s Prayer and the Glory Be. Our Lady also blessed the religious objects which were

abandon yourself totally to God.

Our Lady came and was very happy. She prayed over everyone. She smiled and prayed one by one over each person present in the room. Marija recommended all those present to Our Lady. She prayed The Lord’s Prayer and the Glory Be. The message: “I invite you to pray and

I give you my love, so you give it to others.

Our Lady came and was very happy. Marija recommended all those present to Our Lady. Marija asked Our Lady if She would pray over each individual as She had done yesterday. Very pleased, Our Lady smiled. She looked at everyone and began to pray over each one individually with Her

live the profoundness of the messages

Our Lady came, and She was very happy. Marija recommended all those present to Our Lady, especially the sick. Our Lady prayed over everyone, and She blessed them all. She prayed The Lord’s Prayer and the Glory Be. The message: “I invite you to live the profoundness of the messages

Our Lady Came and She was Very Happy

Our Lady came, and She was very happy. Marija recommended all the people present to Her. Our Lady extended Her hands and prayed over everyone and said The Lord’s Prayer and the Glory Be. She left saying, “Go in peace.” No special message. Marija left to go back to Medjugorje

Our Lady Wants to Start a Community Here

When Our Lady appeared, She conveyed to Marija Her desire to start a Community at the site. Marija turned to the host in whose house she was living and said to him immediately after the apparition, Our Lady wants to start a Community here. The husband and wife were deeply

I would like you to pray for my intentions.

“I would like you to pray for My intentions.” She left saying, “Go in peace.”  Read full story here >

God Has a Plan for Everyone

“Dear children, I love you and I wish you to pray for my intentions with the love you have for me, so that every plan of God about each one of you may be fulfilled.” This message only intensified in the hearts of those who were present that Our Lady

Marija Undergoes Surgery

Today Marija underwent surgery after test results showed that she could donate her kidney to her brother, Andrija. During the operation, with Rosary in her hand and while under anesthesia, Our Lady appeared over Marija while she lay on the operating table. Marija later said Our Lady stayed with her

Our Lady Appears on Christmas Eve

The apparition on December 24, 1988, was near midnight and Our Lady gave Her Special Blessing along with the December 25th monthly message to the world extending into Christmas Day.

Our Lady’s Apparition on Christmas Day

This monthly message was actually given on December 24, 1988, near midnight, and extended into Christmas Day. The message: “Dear children, I call you to peace. Live it in your heart and all around you so that all will know peace—peace which does not come from you but from God.

Our Lady Appears to Marija during Communion

Our Lady appeared to Marija during Communion while Marija was in the loft attending Mass, which was being celebrated downstairs in the home where she was staying. Our Lady said to Marija: “Tomorrow, again, I will appear in the Bedroom and give messages.” Read full story here >

witness by your lives.

Today Our Lady began to give messages to Marija again. During this apparition Our Lady, with a wonderful smile on Her face, blessed a newborn baby making a Sign of the Cross in his direction. In the middle of thousands of people coming to the apparitions, the host’s wife where

Daily Message in the Bedroom

“Pray for My intentions. With this prayer, I would like to help each one of you.” Read full story here >

Daily Message in the Bedroom

“Pray for My intentions.” Read full story here >

I will intercede in front of God for you.

“I ask you to pray and demand, asking boldly for the graces from Me. I will intercede in front of God for you.” Read full story here >

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

No public message; however, Our Lady did give a special private message for someone in the room. Read full story here >

Daily Message in the Bedroom

“I am calling you to prayer; only through prayer can you come close to God. I am calling you to pray every day and to dedicate a special time in your day only for prayer.” Read full story here >

Pray, Dear Children, I am with You.

“I wish you to pray for My intentions. Only in this way can you come closer to God. I will guide you to Him. Pray, dear children, I am with you.” Read full story here >

Daily Message in the Bedroom

“I would like you to pray for My intentions.” Again, Our Lady gave a private message for the same individual She gave a message to on January 20th. Read full story here >

This is why Our Lady did not wait…

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Today Marija was late for the apparition and couldn’t get to the home at the appointed time. A local television station had made many requests to set up in the Bedroom. Today they were allowed. As soon as Marija came in the house and saw the television camera, she said,

Monthly Message to the World

“Dear children, today I am calling you to the way of holiness. Pray that you may comprehend the beauty and the greatness of this way, where God reveals Himself to you in a special way. Pray that you may be open to everything that God does through you so that

Final Apparition Before Marija Left

After nearly three months away from her home in Medjugorje, the day arrived for Marija to leave Alabama. This day ended Our Lady’s apparitions for the period of November 1988 through January 1989. The apparition with Marija and Caritas’ founder, wife and family was very intense and emotional. They had

Marija Returns for a Private Visit

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It was five years before Marija, now with her husband Paolo, came back to the Birmingham area for a private visit with the original host family for a few days in the beginning of February, 1994. There were three apparitions during their visit. The first two were in the Bedroom

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

Our Lady appeared to Marija at 10:45 a.m. in the Bedroom. She gave no special message. The whole Community was present. Read full story here >

The Last Apparition During Marija’s Visit

Marija came out to the Field to pray the Rosary in preparation for Our Lady’s apparition. She knelt in the same spot where Our Lady appeared to her five years before, on November 24, 1988. This was the second apparition out in the Field. Our Lady appeared to Marija at

Joshua is Marija’s Only Intention Today.

Marija recommends Joshua to Our Lady during her apparition . She tells our founder that Joshua is her only intention during the apparition today. After apparition time on February 5, 1994 Joshua’s condition begins to be stabilized. Read full story here >

I desire that through your lives you are witnesses

On the Feast of the Visitation, the founder of the Community and Mission of Caritas of Birmingham was with Marija in Italy at her home. There were only the two of them present for the apparition on this day. The apparition lasted longer than normal. At the end of the

I want you to be Jesus’ joy.

Our Lady appeared to Marija in the Community of Caritas’ Mission House in Medjugorje. The only ones present were five members from the community and one of Marija’s close friends. It was the longest apparition Our Lady had given in over a month that Marija had been in Medjugorje. The

Marija Comes with Her Family for a Private Visit

The founder and his family gathered with Marija’s family in the Bedroom at 11:00 a.m. for the apparition. The founder had asked Marija to ask Our Lady to return this evening in the Field when the Community would be coming together for a prayer group meeting. Our Lady nodded “yes.”

Our Lady Appeared in the Field on May 18th and 19th

On May 18 and 19, Our Lady appeared in the Field at approximately 11:40 a.m. Our Lady prayed over everyone and blessed them. On May 19, the community prayed the Patriotic Rosary. It was the first time Marija had heard this prayed.

Marija is Kicked by a Horse

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Marija, Paolo, the founder and his wife had been on a horseback ride in the mountains above Caritas. They were making their way through the Field towards the statue of Our Lady where the community members waited to begin praying the Rosary for the apparition. Suddenly the horse Marija was

Miraculously not Broken

Miraculously, Marija’s leg was not broken, but the injury was still serious, and for the next few days she had to stay off it, which brought the apparitions back to the house. The apparition on this day was in the living room of the house in which only the family

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

All the wives and mothers of the community were invited to attend the apparition today. They gathered in the living room where the apparition would again take place. Marija sat in the same chair, everyone faced the fireplace where the picture of Our Lady hung, and prayed the Rosary. At

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

Our Lady returned to the Bedroom today. All the husbands and fathers of the community, as well as the heads of the Single Consecrated men’s and women’s houses were present. The founder asked Marija to ask Our Lady to pray over everyone individually in the apparition. When Our Lady appeared,

The Last Apparition During Marija’s Visit

This would be the last apparition of Marija’s visit and the only public one. There were 300-400 people present. The apparition took place in the Field. When Our Lady appeared, though She gave no message, Marija said She lovingly looked at each face present in the Field that day. Marija

Beginning the annual Five Days of Prayer

December 8, 1999—Feast of the Immaculate Conception—Two Apparitions the Same Day, 11:45 a.m. and 5:40 p.m. Close to five thousand people were present during this apparition which took place in the Field. At the moment of the apparition, Marija separated herself from the crowd and knelt in front of Our

Public apparition in the Field

December 9, 1999, 5:40 p.m.The Rosary began at 4:30 p.m. out in the Field. There were close to eight thousand people present. The following is Marija’s description of the apparition:“I would like to describe how Our Lady arrived tonight. She arrived tonight on a cloud like She usually does in

Evening apparition in the Field

Our Lady appeared to Marija around 5:40 p.m. tonight out in the Field. The following is Marija’s description of the apparition. “When Our Lady appeared, I recommended everyone and their intentions to Our Lady. She responded by extending Her arms and prayed over us for a very long time. Then

Christmas in the Field Apparition

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The fourth day of the Five Days of Prayer was a special Christmas celebration. Our Lady had told Marija She would be appearing in the middle of this special celebration. Every pilgrim was asked to bring a flower to present before the crib of Jesus to show their love and

Marija Arrives for the Annual Five Days of Prayer

Marija arrived on Monday evening, December 10th. She had already had her regular apparition on the plane flying over from Italy, but she surprised the founder by saying Our Lady would appear a second time that evening for an apparition in the Bedroom. His family and the Community were delighted

Our Lady Blesses 120,000 Containers of Salt

The following is Marija’s description of what took place during the apparition on December 11, 2001, at 5:40 p.m.: “At the moment of the apparition, when Our Lady appeared, I recommended each and every one of you, and all the intentions you have carried in your heart. In a special

Apparition in the Field of Apparitions

The following is Marija’s description of the apparition of December 12, 2001, in the Field: “When Our Lady came tonight, I recommended all those present here and all of our intentions that we have in our hearts. And Our Lady began to pray over us, but She didn’t pray a

Apparition During Christmas in the Field

The following is Marija’s explanation of what took place during her apparition on December 13, 2001, during the Christmas in the Field celebration: “At the moment of apparition, when Our Lady appeared, I recommended each and every one of us and all of our intentions. And Our Lady extended Her

She left with a smile

The following is Marija’s description of the apparition of December 14, 2001 in the Field:“When Our Lady appeared today, I prayed for each of you and asked Our Lady to bless us and to hear our intentions. In a special way, I prayed for all the sick. Our Lady extended

Our Lady Appears Early for the Community

Marija left on this day to go back to Italy to her family. The founder of Caritas asked Our Lady through Marija during her apparition on December 14th, if She would appear early on Saturday so that the Community could be present for one more apparition and receive Her blessing

Marija and Her Family Return for a Personal Visit

The first apparition of Marija’s visit took place in the Bedroom at 11:44 a.m. Our founder, who was present with his family and Marija’s family, asked Marija to ask Our Lady two questions. The first, if She would come again this evening in the Field, so that the Community could

I will come whenever You Pray.

Early this morning the Community with Paolo and Marija’s family, left for Florida. Realizing that they would not make the beach house in time for the apparition, they pulled off on the side of the road, climbed over a rock barrier, knelt down in the sand as they took in

Florida Apparition Site Prepared

The Community worked the next day setting up an altar for Our Lady. They had brought a large statue of Our Lady with them and set it upon a table that overlooked the ocean. The apparition on this day took place at 3:35 p.m. Our Lady prayed over everyone and

The Rosary was Peaceful…

The apparition did not take place until after dinner. Even though it was late, the Rosary was peaceful, and the prayer was felt deeply. The apparition was longer than normal. Marija said afterwards that Our Lady had prayed a long time over everyone, praying the whole time, until She ended

Another Late Night Apparition

This was another late night apparition. The Rosary began around 9:35 p.m. It was, again, peaceful and prayer was deep. There has been a strong feeling of the presence of Our Lady each evening. In the apparition tonight, Our Lady prayed over everyone and blessed them. Read full story here

Our Lady Speaks to the Community

As the altar was being prepared today, the founder suggested everyone write out petitions to Our Lady. He then asked Marija if they could present their petitions to Our Lady during the apparition. Marija agreed. When Marija went into ecstasy that evening, one by one, each person carried their petition

Daily Apparition in Florida

The apparition took place later in the afternoon. The Community gathered around 4:00 p.m. to pray the Rosary. When Our Lady came, Marija particularly recommended a couple on their wedding anniversary to Our Lady. Marija said Our Lady prayed over everyone and blessed them. Read more about this little bit

The Feast of Our Lady’s Assumption

Today was the Feast of Our Lady’s Assumption into Heaven. It was also the last day of the Community’s stay in Florida. Tomorrow they would return to Caritas. Still very moved by Our Lady’s message two days ago, the founder suggested that they again write out their petitions and with

Apparition in Holy Spirit Church

The morning of August 16, 2003 had us packing to return home. With all the packing and cleaning that had to be done, our founder decided to wait until we returned home for the apparition today. We wanted to find a Saturday night Mass in one of the towns we

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

The apparitions returned to the Bedroom on this day. We had brought the flowers from the apparitions in Dune Haven. Many of them were still very beautiful and blooming. Of the flowers that were wilting, we took the petals apart and made a beautiful display on the bed with them.

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

Today’s apparition was longer than usual. The Community gathered at 6:00 p.m. in the Bedroom. Our Lady appeared around the normal time of 6:40 p.m. Marija said of the apparition: “Our Lady pray over us, and She blessed us. She pray long time over us.” Marija was then asked if

Apparition in a Friend of Medjugorje’s Writing Office

The founder of Caritas arranged to have several tractor- trailer rigs of salt delivered to the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages, with the hope that Our Lady would bless the salt as She had done in the apparitions at Caritas in December of 2001, with the first loads of salt.

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

A special gathering had been planned for the following day in which friends and benefactors of Caritas mission were invited for Marija’s last apparition at Caritas, which took place on Thursday, August 21, 2003. Marija and Paolo would be going out of town for a few days while their children

The Only Public Apparition During Marija’s Visit

This was the only public apparition during Marija’s visit. It was a very hot, humid evening, with record -breaking heat. The air was still, the heat suffocating. As the third Rosary began, a large storm cloud covered the sun. At the same time, a strong, cool wind began to blow,

The Monthly Message to the World

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Paolo, Marija and their children would be returning to Italy today. The apparition took place in Atlanta, from where they would be leaving. Today, also, Our Lady would give the monthly message to the world before their flight home. The founder and his family were present for the apparition. The

Marija Arrives for Five Days of Prayer

Marija had arrived, with her youngest son, Giovanni, for five days with Our Lady held at Caritas in which thousands of pilgrims were expected, May 1-5, 2004. This evening, the Community gathered in the Bedroom to greet and welcome Our Lady in the apparition. Marija said: “Today when Our Lady

Apparition in the Bedroom for the Community

Our Lady had said that today’s apparition would be in the Bedroom this morning, so as the pilgrims gathered in the Field, many of the Community members were gathered in the Bedroom. Our Lady appeared around 11:40 a.m. Marija told them that Our Lady prayed over everyone and blessed them.

…Do not Forget that I am Your Mother…

The apparition was in the evening in the Field just as Our Lady requested. The apparition took place around 6:40 p.m. The following is Marija’s description of the apparition: “Everybody sit down. I wanted to greet each and every one of you that are here tonight and have come to

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

Today there were several priests present for the apparition in the Bedroom, along with a few pilgrims and the Community. Marija’s description follows: “Our Lady blessed us and prayed over us. And I recommend all our intentions and Our Lady blessed one other time. I ask Our Lady to bless

Our Lady’s Choice

In yesterday’s apparition, Our Lady said the apparition would be in the Bedroom again, in the morning. Today there were other pilgrims along with several priests with the Community who were present for the apparition. Marija’s description of the apparition: “The moment of the apparition Our Lady came. I recommend

The Patriotic Rosary was Prayed in Preparation for Our Lady

Most of the Community was in the Field praying the Patriotic Rosary with the pilgrims. Concerning the apparition, Marija said:“Our Lady blessed us all. She prayed over us. She blessed all those in the Field. I ask in special way bless also those in Field and all the objects. Two

An Early Apparition in the Bedroom

Marija had asked Our Lady to come early this morning, as she had to immediately leave for the airport after the apparition. Our Lady agreed. The Community gathered at 7:00 a.m. to begin praying the Rosary to prepare for the apparition at 8:00 a.m. The founder had a special request

Our Lady Gives Her Special Blessing

Our Lady gave the Community a very special grace upon Her return to their home. When Marija and her boys arrived, the Community had just enough time to say hello, when it was time to prepare for the apparition. Our Lady came at about 6:40 p.m. Marija said: “I said

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

This evening the apparition was in the Bedroom. Our Lady continued to bless and pray over everyone gathered.

An Interrupted Apparition?

The apparition was in the Bedroom at 6:40 p.m. The whole community was present. The founder of Caritas, again, in a long prayer before the Rosary began asked Our Lady for great conversions to take place during the Five Days of Prayer. He then encouraged the community, once again, that

6:40 pm Bedroom Apparition

These days, Our Lady’s apparitions took on a similar daily routine normal to Medjugorje visionary Marija’s everyday life. Our Lady came at a regularly set time that She chose, and always blessed and prayed over everyone present. The apparition of July 24, 2005 took place in the Bedroom, in the

Monthly Message to the World

Today Our Lady gave Her monthly message to the world, a big joy for the Community to receive that grace here, in the Bedroom. Also the message was a consolation as they had just finished a nine day bread and water fasting novena and Our Lady says in Her message,”

She Continues to Choose The Bedroom

The apparitions continued to be in the Bedroom, and Our Lady prayed over and blessed everyone each day. Read more about the joy of seeing Our Lady choose the time and place to appear. Read full story here >

Family Reunion

The apparition was in the Bedroom, and Our Lady prayed over and blessed everyone. To read more about the lesson you can apply to your spiritual life… Read full story here >

Hymns Sung in Preparation

The apparition was in the Bedroom, and Our Lady prayed over and blessed everyone. Read more about the special grace given in the apparition. Read full story here >

Friends Joined in The Bedroom

The apparition was in the Bedroom, and Our Lady prayed over and blessed everyone. To read more about how many were invited into the Bedroom… Read full story here >

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

The apparition was in the Bedroom, and Our Lady prayed over and blessed everyone. Read full story here >

The Final Private Apparition for the Community

The apparition this evening was in the living room of the founder’s home. This would be the last private apparition before the apparitions would be opened up to the public for Five Days of Prayer in preparation for Our Lady’s birthday, August 5th. After praying the Rosary, Marija went into

The First Day in Preparation for Our Lady’s Birthday

Today was the first day of the Five Days of Prayer with Our Lady. Pilgrims joined the Community in praying three Hail Mary’s on the top of each hour, offering a nine-hour novena each day for Our Lady’s intentions for Her birthday. The apparition was in the evening in the

Evening Apparition in the Field

The apparition was in the Field, in the evening. Our Lady appeared at 6:45 p.m. Marija said: “In the moment of the apparition, when Our Lady came, I recommended all of you, all your intentions. And Our Lady prayed over us, and She blessed us all.” When Marija asked about

Same Time, Same Place

Just as on the previous two days, the nine-hour novena continued to be prayed by the Community and pilgrims for Our Lady’s intentions for Her birthday. The apparition was in the Field, in the evening. Our Lady appeared at 6:41 p.m. Marija said: “At the moment when Our Lady came,

Mary’s Eve

This night was the eve of Our Lady’s birthday. Our Lady appeared at 6:46 p.m. The apparition was in the Field. Marija said: “In the moment of apparition, when Our Lady came, I recommend to Our Lady all our intentions. Our Lady prayed over us for a long time. After,

Our Lady’s Birthday

The on-the-hour novena had continued through the day for Our Lady’s birthday. Birthday cake and milk from the Community of Caritas’ dairy cows were in abundance for the Birthday party the Community gave Our Lady joined by thousands of pilgrims in the Field in the morning. But the party they

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

The apparition was in the Bedroom this evening. Marija said it was a short apparition today,“She come, She pray over us, and She go. Tomorrow:“Same time, same place.” To read more about what made this convert understand more about Our Lady… Read full story here >

A Surprise for the Apparition

A surprise awaited all the Community who gathered in the Bedroom for the apparition this evening. One of the young couples of the Community became engaged. A big deep joy filled the room as the Rosary began. Marija asked Our Lady to bless the couple, which Our Lady did by

An Early Apparition in the Bedroom

Caritas had chartered a plane to fly to Medjugorje with 200 pilgrims leaving today. The pilgrimage was titled “Birth to Assumption Pilgrimage” and invited people to come to Caritas to celebrate Our Lady’s birthday, and then to pilgrimage to Medjugorje to celebrate Our Lady’s Assumption. For this reason, Our Lady

Thanksgiving Day

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Marija returned to Caritas for a very short visit in November 2005. This was something that wasn’t planned and happened at the last minute. Thanksgiving Day is a feast day celebrated in the Community, not only because of what that day is for our Nation, but because it marks the

The Monthly Message to the World

Another big grace awaited the Community during Marija’s short visit. They were in the presence of Our Lady when She gave the November monthly message to the world through Marija. The apparition took place in the Bedroom. The apparition lasted 4 minutes, 28 seconds. These were the words Our Lady

Marija Returns to Caritas for Three Weeks

Our Lady appeared to Marija in the Bedroom at 11:40 a.m. The Community of Caritas was present. After the apparition, Marija told the Community that Our Lady did something special. She started on one side of the room and slowly looked at every face present before Her, scanning the entire

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

The apparition today was in the Bedroom at 11:40 a.m. There were already many pilgrims who had arrived for the July 1-5 events and were praying in the Field during the time of the apparition. Marija asked Our Lady to bless them. At this request, Our Lady turned towards the

The Five Days of Prayer for Our Nation

Today was the day of Repentance and Seeking Forgiveness. More than 35 pilgrims were randomly chosen to attend today’s apparition in the Bedroom, while the Community joined all the other pilgrims in the Field. Marija asked everyone to kneel down and pray in preparation for the apparition. She said to

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

Today was the day of Individual Consecrations. Today’s apparition was in the Bedroom at 11:40 a.m. It was on this day that all those present made an individual consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. In the midst of about 50 people, kneeling tightly in the Bedroom, Our Lady appeared

Vigil Apparition in the Field

Today was the day for Consecration of Our Families. Prayer for tonight’s vigil began around 8:00 p.m. When Our Lady appeared, Marija’s face was intense during the long apparition that lasted more than eight minutes. Afterwards, Marija surprised the thousands gathered in the Field by saying for the July 4th

The Fourth of July

Today was the day for the Consecration of Our Nation.Prayer in preparation for the apparition began around 8:00 p.m. Just moments before Our Lady’s apparition, everyone together prayed the Solemn Consecration of Our Nation to Our Lady. Marija then began to pray the seven Our Father’s, Hail Mary’s, and Glory

A Private Apparition for the Community

Today was the last day five days of prayer with Our Lady, it was a day of Thanksgiving.The apparition was in the Bedroom today with just the Community of Caritas present. There were several thousand pilgrims gathered in the Field, praying the Rosary in unison with the Community present in

Our Lady Continued to Bless all Gathered in the Field.

Though the Five Days of Prayer with Our Lady, July 1-5, 2008 ended, Marija stayed for another two weeks on a private visit with the founder of Caritas and the community before returning to Medjugorje for the Youth Festival the first of August. Though the large crowds had left the

It was a Special Apparition for the Community…

The apparition took place in the Bedroom. It was a special apparition for the Community as beforehand, it was announced that one of the young couples in the Community had just become engaged to be married, just moments before the Rosary. The following is Marija’s description of the apparition: “When

Everyone Knelt and Faced the House…

It was a beautiful, star-filled night for the crowd who had gathered for Our Lady’s apparition. Light from the half-moon flooded the Field, giving enough light to see the surrounding pilgrims that circled Our Lady’s statue. When the Rosary began at 9:00 p.m., everyone knelt and faced the house where

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

The following is Marija’s description of the apparition that took place in the Bedroom at 10:00 p.m.: “When Our Lady appeared, She prayed over and blessed all of us and also everyone in the Field.” Our Lady told Marija that the apparition would be the “same time tomorrow, at 10:00

The Apparitions Continued in the Bedroom.

Upon Marija’s return, the apparitions continued in the Bedroom. The Rosary began at 9:00 p.m., and the apparition took place at 10:00 p.m. Following is Marija’s description of the apparition: “Tonight when Our Lady came, I recommended all our intentions, in a special way those present here (in the Bedroom)

The Bedroom is Filled with Roses

Tonight, the Bedroom was filled with roses, numbering 4,000, all of which represented those souls from across the nation who wanted to be represented during Our Lady’s apparitions. Marija took some of the roses and formed them into a heart on the Bed with the Community girls helping. When it

Last Public Apparition

This was the last public apparition of Marija’s visit to the United States that began with the July 1-5, 2008 consecrations. People who knew Marija stayed continued to come to be present in the Field for the apparitions. The apparition was at 10:00 p.m. in the Bedroom. It lasted over

Private Apparition for the Community

Today’s apparition was a private apparition for the Community in the Bedroom. The Rosary began at 8:00 a.m. Our Lady appeared to Marija around 9:00 a.m., and the apparition lasted over four minutes. The following is Marija’s description of the apparition: “In the moment of the apparition, when Our Lady

Marija Surprises the Community

The Community gathered in the Bedroom at 5:00 p.m. The founder, having to be out of town that day, came late for the Rosary, but he stopped the prayer and asked everyone to close their eyes and think about the joys the Community was experiencing these days until their hearts

The Night Before the Wedding

Tonight the apparition was around 10:00 p.m. The wedding couple knelt beside the Bed where they had become engaged, also in the presence of Our Lady, seven months earlier. The apparition lasted approximately five minutes. The following is Marija’s description of the apparition: “At the moment Our Lady come, I

The Wedding Day

Today was the wedding of the young couple in the Community. Our Lady’s apparition would be after Holy Communion when the couple would consecrate their marriage to Our Lady at the foot of Her statue in the church. While they knelt at the foot of Our Lady’s statue, the Ave

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

The apparition today was in the Bedroom. The Community with many friends of the mission were present. The apparition lasted two minutes. The following is Marija’s description of the apparition: “In moment of apparition, when Our Lady come, I have just time to recommend all us. Our Lady stay little

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

The apparition was in the Bedroom at 10:40 a.m. It lasted one minute and 20 seconds. The following is Marija’s description of the apparition: “In moment of apparition when Our Lady come, I recommend all our intentions, and Our Lady pray over us and She blessed us. Our Lady said

Marija Recommends all Children Present

The apparition took place in the Bedroom today. In addition to the Community and all the Community children, there were several families present for the apparition today with many children. Marija presented all the children to Our Lady in the apparition today and Our Lady immediately smiled. The apparition lasted

Our Lady Waits

Our founder and Marija’s husband, Paolo, were out of town early yesterday morning before apparition time. It was a sacrifice to be gone from his home with Our Lady here still appearing. They were scheduled to be back Tuesday morning, but it would be impossible to make it back for

Marija’s Last Day at Caritas

Today was the last apparition, as Paolo and Marija would be leaving. Rosary was scheduled for 10:00 a.m. The Community began arriving around 9:30 a.m. and began writing petitions to Our Lady. Our founder told Marija that if, today, Our Lady gives time to ask a question in the apparition,

Marija Returns to Caritas

Marija Lunetti arrived at Caritas at 9:40 p.m., directly from Medjugorje, after celebrating Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s 28th anniversary. After a brief greeting from the Community, Marija and the Community entered the Bedroom to begin a Rosary. Marija had not yet had her apparition of Our Lady

Our Lady Smiled

The Rosary began in the Bedroom at 6:00 p.m. The Community of Caritas, along with fifteen to twenty pilgrims who were randomly picked from out in the Field, were present in the Bedroom for the apparition. After the Rosary was prayed, Marija began praying the 7 Our Father’s, 7 Hail

A special engagement

The apparition took place in the Bedroom of the Apparitions at 6:40 p.m. Several thousand pilgrims were out in the Field, where the Rosary was begun at 6:00 p.m. Both the Caritas Community, along with the extended Community members, were present in the apparition in the Bedroom. Before the apparition,

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

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The apparition took place in the Bedroom of the Apparitions at 6:40 p.m. There were several thousands pilgrims in the Field, praying in union with those in the Bedroom, in preparation for Our Lady’s apparition. The following is Marija’s description of the apparition: “Today, Our Lady no give message. I

Vigil Apparition in the Field

The apparition tonight was in the Field of Apparitions at 10:30 p.m. It was a long apparition tonight lasting 7 minutes and 38 seconds. The following is Marija’s description of the apparition: “In the moment of the apparition when Our Lady come, I recommended each and every one of us.

Apparition in the Field on the Fourth of July

The apparition tonight in the Field was a very solemn event. It began at 10:24 p.m. and lasted 3 minutes. The following is Marija’s description of the apparition: “In the moment of the apparition when Our Lady come, I recommended all you present in the Field. Our Lady prayed over

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

The apparition was in the Bedroom of the Apparitions. The following is Marija’s description of the apparition: “Our Lady prayed over us and She blessed us. She blessed also people who are in the Field. And tomorrow I asked Our Lady for the time of the apparition. She said She

Our Lady Smiled and Gave Her Blessing.

Today Marija would be traveling back home. The Caritas Community gathered in the Bedroom for the Rosary at 8:15 a.m. Just before the Rosary, the community wrote out petitions to Our Lady and placed them on the Bed. Our Lady appeared to Marija at approximately 9:00 a.m. The apparition lasted

Marija Arrives at Caritas

Medjugorje visionary, Marija Lunetti, arrived today at Caritas in the evening of March 18th. Normally, when Marija is traveling, Our Lady appears at the same time of Her apparitions in Medjugorje, around 6:40 p.m. However, today, the Caritas Com- munity was given a beautiful grace in that Our Lady waited

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

For the apparition today, Our Lady appeared in the Bedroom while the ever increasing numbers of pilgrims gathered in the Field. Marija then came to the Field to greet the pilgrims and explain what happened in the apparition. She said Our Lady had come and blessed everyone, prayed over everyone

Apparition in the Field

Our Lady appeared to Marija in the Field of Apparitions at 6:40 p.m. The following is Marija’s description of the apparition:“At the moment when Our Lady appeared, She appeared as She always does—beautiful. Our Lady remained in silence, and then She said, “Praised be Jesus” “I responded, Praised be Jesus and

All felt Our Lady’s presence…

Tonight’s apparition was in the Bedroom of Apparitions. Our Lady came at 6:40 p.m. and the apparition lasted more than four minutes. Six or seven priests were present in the apparition tonight. After the Rosary was prayed, the Consecration for the Family was recited, both in the Field and in

Our Lady Prays over Everyone in Silence

The Rosary began at 6:00 p.m., and Marija began praying the 7 Our Father’s, 7 Hail Mary’s and 7 Glory Be’s just at 6:40 p.m., in which Our Lady appeared to her shortly afterwards. The apparition lasted about 2 1/2 minutes. Following is Marija’s description of the apparition of March

Marija Encouraged Everyone to be a Light.

The apparition that ended the Five Days of Prayer was in the Bedroom of Apparitions. All the pilgrims attending the event gathered in the Field for the last time, to pray the Rosary in preparation for Our Lady coming. It was quiet in the Field, reverent with anticipation of Our

Private Apparition for the Community

In the apparition of March 23, Our Lady told Marija that the fol lowing day the apparition would be at 12:00 noon in the Bedroom for the Community only. For the Community, this was a beautiful gesture of Our Lady because they had wanted and hoped to present a school

Marija Arrives for the Five Days of Prayer

Marija, arrived at Caritas today for the Five Days of Prayer, July 1-5, 2012. Our Lady appeared to Marija in the Bedroom of Apparitions in the founder of Caritas’ home. Our Lady had delayed Her earlier apparition to Marija at 6:40 p.m. Medjugorje time, and appeared around 8:30 p.m. Alabama

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

Tonight, the Community of Caritas, with some close friends, gathered in the Bedroom of Apparitions. Our Lady appeared to Marija a few minutes before 6:40 p.m. and the apparition lasted around 3 minutes. Afterwards Marija said: “During the moment of the apparition when Our Lady came, I recommended all of

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

Last night, June 30, 2012, Our Lady told Marija that She would appear in the Bedroom tonight at 6:40 p.m. The Rosary was begun in the Bedroom around 6:00 p.m., while those gathered in the Field prayed as well. The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary were prayed, and part of

Daily Apparition in the Bedroom

Yesterday, Our Lady told Marija, that today, the apparition would take place in the Bedroom of Apparitions, at 6:40 p.m. Pilgrims had gathered in the Field and began praying the Rosary at 6 p.m., in union with those gathered in the Bedroom. The Rosary was peaceful, with singing between the

Fourth of July Vigil Apparition

The apparition of Our Lady to Marija took place in the Field at Caritas, near 10 p.m. The apparition lasted 6 minutes. Our Lady gave a very important message, a message that was simple, but amazed us who were present, in that Our Lady actually gave and told us a

Our Lady Appeared During the Consecration of Our Nation

Our Lady appeared to Medjugorje visionary Marija tonight, July 4, 2012, around 10 p.m., during the Consecration of the Nation which took place in the Field of Apparitions at Caritas. The apparition lasted 5 minutes. Afterwards Marija said: “During the moment of the apparition when Our Lady came, Our Lady

Our Lady Extended Her Hands and Prayed the Whole Time

Our Lady told Marija last night, July 4, that today, July 5, 2012, She would appear at 10:40 a.m. in the Bedroom of Apparitions. This time was not usual, as Our Lady’s normal apparition time in Medjugorje, 6:40 p.m., would correspond to 11:40 a.m. and not 10:40 a.m. Marija was

Marija Asked if Our Lady Had Something to Say…

The Community of Caritas gathered early at the founder’s house to write out their personal intentions and to quietly prepare for the last apparition with Our Lady before Marija would leave to fly back to Medjugorje. The Community gathered in the Bedroom of Apparitions, placing their petitions on the bed,

Our Lady waited until after they arrived at Caritas

Medjugorje visionary Marija, her husband Paolo and their four children arrived at Caritas on Friday, June 28, 2013, accompanied by A Friend of Medjugorje, his wife, daughter and several community members who were in Medjugorje for the 32nd Anniversary of the apparitions. On Thursday, June 27, Marija asked Our Lady,

An Unexpected Surprise

As pilgrims continued to arrive on Saturday, they were invited to go to the Field of Apparitions at 6:00 p.m. to pray in union with the Community in preparation for Our Lady’s apparition. Our Lady came at 6:40 p.m. Just before the apparition, the founder of Caritas felt a strong

First Apparition at the Cross

Sunday evening, June 30, the Caritas Community with Marija’s family climbed the mountain leading to the Cross, praying for the first time the Stations of the Cross on this mountain. The stations were still incomplete, in that the plaques with the name of each station had not yet been attached

Apparition in the Bedroom

Pilgrims began gathering in the Field for the apparition of Our Lady to visionary Marija throughout the afternoon leading up to the Rosary that began at 6:00 p.m. Our Lady had stated the day before that the apparition would be in the Bedroom and a short time before the prayer

Individual Consecration Day

Tonight the apparition at Caritas, Alabama took place in the Bedroom of Apparitions. The Rosary began before 6 o’clock and beautiful songs were sung in between decades in preparation for Our Lady’s arrival on the day of individual consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of

Two Apparitions in One Day

During tonight’s apparition which took place in the Bedroom of Apparitions at around 6:40 p.m., Our Lady told Marija July 3, 2013, 10:30 p.m. that She would again appear in the Field at 10:30 p.m. for a second apparition today. Everyone was moved hearing about this incredible grace. In the

The Fourth of July

During the apparition of July 3, which took place at 10:30 in the Field of Apparitions, Our Lady said that the apparition of the 4th would take place in the Field at 6:45 p.m. Thousands gathered for the Re-consecration of the United States into the hands of Our Lady, for

Last Public Apparition During Marija’s Visit

The apparition of July 5, 2013, which would be the last public apparition of Marija’s visit, took place in the Bedroom in the evening. After the Rosary, Marija began the seven Our Father’s, Hail Mary’s and Glory Be’s. Our Lady appeared around 6:42 p.m.. and the apparition lasted about three

A Private Apparition for the Community

The Community began to gather at the home around 7:30 a.m. The founder had every Community member write out their petitions to Our Lady and place them on the bed for the last apparition of the July 1-5 events. The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary were prayed beginning at 8:00

9/11 With Our Lady

Medjugorje visionary, Marija, arrived at Caritas on Thursday, September 11, 2014. On Wednesday, September 10, Marija asked Our Lady, on behalf of A Friend of Medjugorje, if She would delay the next day’s apparition so that the Community could be present and Our Lady agreed. When Marija arrived, the Community

“…this house became a chapel…”

The apparition took place in the living room of the founder’s home to accommodate the small number of people gathered together with the Community for this private visit with Our Lady. The Rosary began at 6:00 p.m. and Our Lady appeared after the Rosary was completed. The following is Marija’s

Apparition in the Living Room

Tonight’s apparition took place in the living room again. The Luminous Mysteries were started around 7:00 p.m. Our Lady appeared to Marija at the end of the Rosary. The following is Marija’s description of the apparition:“During the moment of apparition when Our Lady came, I recommended all of us, all

The Triumph of the Cross

The Feast of the Triumph of the Cross. The Community and guests gathered in the Field of Apparitions at 1:30 p.m. to begin to the climb up the mountain. The Stations of the Cross were prayed on the way up to the Cross. Once they reached the top, the Rosary

Apparition in the Living Room

The apparition took place once again in the living room of the founder’s home. The Community and pilgrims began to arrive at 6:00 p.m., with the Luminous Mysteries begun at 7:00 p.m. At the end of the Rosary, Our Lady appeared to Marija and the following is Marija’s description of

Our Lady Gives a Message to the Community

The Community arrived at the house at 7:30 a.m. and spent some time writing out their own petitions to Our Lady before the Rosary began. The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary were begun in the Bedroom at 8:30 a.m. Our Lady came unexpectedly early, during the fifth Sorrowful Mystery. Immediately

Marija’s Last Apparition Before Returning to Italy

Marija said that Our Lady told her that for today’s apparition, whenever we pray, She will come. Marija was leaving to go back to Italy this morning, so the Community gathered at 7:00 a.m. to write petitions to Our Lady and then began the Rosary. At the end of the

Marija Spends Thanksgiving at Caritas

It was an unexpected grace that Marija returned to Our Lady’s valley at Caritas November 23 – 28, 2016, for the United State’s feast day of Thanksgiving. The very first apparition of Our Lady in the Field of Apparitions was on Thanksgiving Day 1988. This was not an arbitrary or

Thanksgiving Day

Caritas’ founder chose to not have the apparition until the evening so that everyone traveling would have the opportunity to be present for the apparition. It was a beautiful evening. There were people arriving all afternoon and evening. Those who flew or drove in for the apparitions joined in the

The Monthly Message to the World

Today was the day of Our Lady’s monthly 25th message for the world. Everything was made ready for Marija to communicate the message to Medjugorje once she had written it down. After Marija receiving Our Lady’s words, the founder, his wife and several of their adult children joined Marija in

Apparition in the Field

Most all were present by 5 PM., singing and praying. The Rosary in preparation for Our Lady’s apparition in the Field of Apparitions began at 6:20 PM. But Our Lady had something else in mind. Our Lady unexpectedly and suddenly appeared at approximately 6:44 PM. while Marija was praying the

A Private Apparition for the Community

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. The apparition took place in the Bedroom in the evening. Our Lady had asked that this apparition only be for the Community. Joseph, the third son of the founder, who was born during the first apparitions of Our Lady in

The Community Presents Petitions to Our Lady

The Community gathered at the home of the founder early in the morning to write their personal intentions to Our Lady. They began praying the Rosary in the Bedroom around 8:00 AM after placing all their intentions on the Bed. Our Lady appeared around 8:41 AM. while Marija was finishing