October 8, 2020 A.D.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the special Entrustment by Pope John Paul II, giving the next 1,000 years to the Virgin Mary. What has happened since? Today’s read is a little longer, as it was the full report given by a Friend of Medjugorje who was in Rome for this historic event, and the Caritas Community that was praying in union with him in Medjugorje and in Alabama. This is one more example of how many times a Friend of Medjugorje was directly involved in certain world events, and has hidden his witness, because Our Lady told him on October 6, 1986, to live in humility.
A Friend of Medjugorje promoted the October 8, 2000, Entrustment to Our Lady in the Caritas Newsletter. Thousands of flyers and posters were printed in which a Friend of Medjugorje clearly spelled out what this Entrustment would mean. What follows, is what was written by a Friend of Medjugorje, and printed on the flyers and posters, which were mailed out all over the world, and posted in the Caritas Mission House in Medjugorje.
Many people across the world responded to a Friend of Medjugorje’s call, and helped promote this important event in their churches. What follows, is the full report of this historic Entrustment, and, what we should expect to see happen as a result. We were more than surprised to read what was written, as a Friend of Medjugorje’s words have proven to be prophetic.
In the writing below, a Friend of Medjugorje is a first-hand witness, and refers to himself as [the founder]. Many times throughout the years, he has, in telling many of the stories, refers to “we”, or “our”, or “us”, when in fact, many times it is solely him. This is another part of his history, in which he hides himself behind others, or groups himself with the Community, because Our Lady has asked him to live in humility. In the writing below, you will know when reading “we” is referring to the Community along with him.
= From the Archives, Caritas Words of the Harvesters Newsletter, Volume 63, October/November 2000 =
A New Possibility for Peace is Opened
by a Friend of Medjugorje
We wonder sometimes over the ways and the timing of God. For those who had been following the Church’s schedule of events for the Jubilee Year, we knew the Holy Father would be entrusting the New Millennium, the next one thousand years to Our Lady. We understood that this was an extraordinary event, that it was linked to Our Lady’s triumph, and yet it wasn’t until a month before the Entrustment was to take place that the full impact of this action of the Holy Father hit our hearts. It propelled us to action as we began to send out mailing after mailing to inform as many people as possible of what great event was about to happen and the implication it has for our future. We were surprised that no one was really speaking about this event or informing others. As soon as our mailings hit your mailboxes, we were swamped with phone calls and requests for hand-out materials and posters to hang in church vestibules in order to spread the news. Throughout the days leading to October 8th, it was not uncommon to find all sixteen of our phone lines completely lit up with incoming calls. There was an aura of excitement and awe and one right after another expressed their desire to fully participate in this one moment of history that would impact the world forever, as well as help spread the news to others.
One priest from Florida called, ordered several posters to be Fed-Exed to him and asked if it was possible to send him a copy of the Act of Entrustment prayer the Holy Father would be praying in that moment. We did not know if it had even been released. We have some in Rome who are working with our community and, we asked them to do a little investigating for us. [The] founder, along with two other members of the community, met them in Rome a few days later (October 6th) and Our Lady opened the door to them meeting those who were in charge of the October 8th events in the Vatican. The Entrustment prayer was not going to be released beforehand. However, after hearing how many in the United States were planning prayer events in union with the Holy Father’s prayer, they agreed to give the prayer to [our founder] as long as it was not released anywhere in Europe before the Holy Father prayed it on the 8th. On October 7th, we were able to place the prayer on our phone system, as well as fax it to those who had requested it. It was a beautiful grace to have this prayer and to pray it in union with the Holy Father as he offered it to Our Lady for the first time.
In Rome, those from our community [with a Friend of Medjugorje] who were present expressed to us that there was a strong sense of something in the air, something like what one feels awaiting Christmas. Everyone felt it. Even many of the Cardinals, Bishops and Priests expressed the same. The program in Rome on October 7th, the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, began with prayers and songs. Not only was this day to honor Our Lady of the Rosary, but to prepare for the following day of the Consecration of the Church and the world to Our Lady. There was then a procession with the actual statue brought from Fatima, Portugal, of Our Lady of Fatima. Heavily guarded with security and guards, the statue was led in procession starting from within St. Peter’s Basilica, where it rested at St. Peter’s tomb, then out to St. Peter’s Square to be placed on a platform next to where the Holy Father would be sitting. The Holy Father also followed behind the statue in procession. He said a prayer as the Rosary began. The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary were prayed. The Rosary was in eight parts with songs and prayers from different Bishops and Cardinals between each decade. The Holy Father also addressed everyone between each decade. A family from Australia, Asia, America, and Africa led the first four decades of the Rosary. The fifth decade was led by the only living visionary from the apparitions of Fatima, Sr. Lucia. She prayed the decade from her convent in Portugal, with her voice transmitted over the whole surrounding area of St. Peter’s. Before each decade, a candle was lit by the statue of Our Lady of Fatima, and at the end of each decade, all the faithful gathered sang Ave Maria while holding up their lit candles. The Holy Father ended the Rosary with a prayer, while three Portuguese children, dressed as shepherds, presented flowers at the feet of the statue. There was then a procession of the statue, followed by the Pope, throughout St. Peter’s Square leading back into the Pope’s private chambers. Those who were present from our community said the Rosary was very powerful, and the scene absolutely breathtaking with the Bishops and Cardinals in their colorful vestments, the thousands of lit candles, the simplicity of hearing the young voices of the families praying the Rosary, and being in the presence of the Holy Father–no words can truly describe the moment. There were somewhere between 1,100 and 1,400 Priests and Bishops present. A great anticipation for the next day’s consecration on October 8th was greatly felt by all.
On the 8th, Holy Mass began at 10AM in Rome in St. Peter’s Square. There were 1,156 Bishops and 80 Cardinals present from every corner of the world. Not since the time of the Second Vatican Council has there been so vast a representation of a gathering of the world’s Bishops. The Universal Church was truly present in this historic meeting.
Marija Lunetti, the visionary from Medjugorje traveled to Rome where she met with [the founder] on October 8th. A few days earlier, [our founder] was speaking with her and asked her to ask Our Lady if She would appear early on October 8th during the Consecration in St. Peter’s Square. Marija asked Our Lady during her regular apparition on October 7th. When Marija and [the founder] met on the morning of the 8th in Rome, he asked her what Our Lady said in response to the question. Marija said that Our Lady said,
October 7, 2000
He then asked Marija what she thought Our Lady meant by saying, “I will be present.” Marija responded that she did not know if Our Lady would appear to her or if Our Lady meant She would be present just as if during an apparition but not seen by her.
As it turned out, Our Lady did not appear early to Marija on October 8th, but all felt She was truly there especially when the Holy Father, evidently inspired by some sense of Our Lady’s presence during the whole event, stated during the Consecration ceremony, in almost the exact words that Our Lady said to Marija the day before, that Our Lady is present with us. At 12 o’clock noon, the Pope knelt before the statue of Our Lady of Fatima and entrusted the entire Church and the world to Our Lady. Those members of our community [a Friend of Medjugorje, his wife and son] who were present in Rome along with Marija were near the altar where the Holy Father was celebrating the Mass and Consecration ceremony. In fact, as the Bishops and Cardinals processed in, no more than five feet away from our community members and Marija, some recognized Marija, and she happily jumped in the line, greeting them as they passed her. They were obviously delighted to see her present on this day. Our community members expressed to us that they felt they were experiencing something beyond historic, as Bishops walked by two by two taking over 30 minutes to process. Everyone present felt something immensely important was taking place.
During the consecration prayer, the Holy Father called upon the Holy Spirit to come in full capacity just as the Holy Spirit came during the first Pentecost, obviously referring to what may happen sometime in the near future, a Second Pentecost. The whole universal church was present as the Pope recited and prayed for the “protection of the future of the church for what lies hidden in the future.” In the evening ceremony, the Holy Father participated in the simple but beautiful closing of this historic and significant event that is beyond our comprehension and understanding as to it’s importance. Here at Caritas, we had a simple but beautiful night of prayer, gathered in the Field of apparition. Two weeks before October 8th, a dear friend of our mission called to inform us that she was sending us a relic of St. Joachim, Our Lady’s father, as a gift to our community and mission. [Our founder] wanted it to be a surprise and said to wait for October 8th to reveal it to the community. That inspiration led him to say that we should bring out all the relics we have been given over the years and have them present in the Field the night of the Entrustment. They were beautifully arrayed on our altar in the Field and we could tangibly feel the presence of the saints that night praying in union with us as we approached the climax of the night. That night to our surprise temperatures that had been warm since summer (never dropping below the 60-70’s mark) had dropped drastically to the mid-thirties, and small rain clouds drifted above us at times, breaking up the starry night. The wind blew strongly the entire night, making it even colder, though we found that exciting because for us the wind is always a sign of Our Lady and the Holy Spirit. Our Lady said from Medjugorje,
We prayed the Joyful Mysteries at 10PM, the Sorrowful Mysteries at Midnight, and at 3AM, just as the Holy Father was beginning Mass in Rome, we began the Glorious Mysteries, ending with the prayer of Entrustment and continued on in prayer for the next several hours, learning later that the Holy Father prayed the Consecration just before 5AM our time. It was for us a glorious night. We had pilgrims who had flown in from California, others who drove from as far away as Michigan and Texas, who had less than 24 hour notice, and others who cancelled important plans and engagements to be with us in Our Lady’s Field. There were some we never met, as they came in the middle of the night and left before we had a chance to speak to them, but that in itself added beauty to our evening. We know there were many others who were with us in spirit who would have loved to be with us in the Field. Your prayers and presence were near to us and you were remembered to Our Lady from our hearts.
We heard from many people who had planned their own event at home and in their parish churches. Many did special processions to honor Our Lady. The priest from Florida was thrilled to receive the prayer of the Holy Father before the event. Both parish priests were present for the whole event in their church. About 400 people attended and participated in a long procession through the church grounds, the parish cemetery, and the three churches that are on the grounds, as they prayed all three mysteries of the rosary. The procession ended in the middle church where the priest then prayed the Act of Entrustment and entered into Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration for the rest of the night. It was said of this event that it was beautiful, absolutely beautiful. In parishes throughout our country, Our Lady was honored in similar ways.
In Medjugorje, as the parish had not scheduled anything in union with the Holy Father, the members of our community who were currently in Medjugorje invited any pilgrim who desired to pray together in union with the Church in Rome to come to our Mission House in Medjugorje. A priest who had picked up a poster and a flyer at our Mission House was so excited about the event himself, that the following day he spoke in his homily at the English Mass in St. James Church about the Entrustment and encouraged pilgrims to go to our Mission House to get further information. For two days there were non-stop pilgrims coming through our doors. All expressed a desire to come together in prayer. On October 8th, in the pouring rain, 120 people from countries around the world gathered in and around our mission house with enthusiastic joy to be able to be in Medjugorje and in prayer as the Holy Father honored Our Lady through the Consecration. They were all very grateful to have the opportunity to be brought together in prayer for this event through our community. We are grateful to Our Lady for giving us the means and ability to be used as Her instruments in spreading the information to countless people in such a short time, and for so many faithful supporters of our work who respond so swiftly to any and all of our requests to help spread Her messages and Her plans as they unfold.
As for what happens next, it is difficult to imagine. We believe this moment of entrustment was the moment Our Lady was given the graces to crush the power of satan. This will lead to the moment of the triumph, the victory of Her Immaculate Heart. In time, we will see the physical manifestation appear of what has already taken place in the spiritual realm, a complete victory over all hearts who desire Jesus to rule as King. And now this particular century is Our Lady’s. Our Lady said on December 25, 1999,
The prayer of the Holy Father sheds some light on how we should look towards the future.
Remarkably, on Sunday, October 22, which was World Mission Day, two weeks after the Holy Father made the entrustment of the church and world to Our Lady for the next 1,000 years, the Holy Father again offered Mass in St. Peter’s Square and concluded a 15-minute homily with these exciting words:
“For one of Christ’s disciples, being first means being “the servant of all”. It is an inversion of values, which can be understood only by looking at the Son of man “despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief” (Is 53:3). These are words which the Holy Spirit will enable the Church to understand in relation to the mystery of Christ. Only at Pentecost will the Apostles receive the ability to believe in the “power of weakness” revealed in the Cross….Let us ask the Queen of Peace, Queen of the Missions and Star of Evangelization, for the gift of peace. Let us invoke her maternal protection on all who generously work to spread the name and message of Jesus. May she obtain for us such a living and ardent faith that the proclamation of the truth of Christ, the only Saviour of the world, may be heard with renewed force by the men and women of our time. Lastly, I would like to recall the words I spoke 22 years ago in this square: “Do not be afraid! Open the doors to Christ!”
The Pope said, “Those who spread the message”. This is you as Field Angels* and we thank you with all our hearts for helping to spread Our Lady’s messages in the name of Jesus. You are participating in the most important plan since the days of Christ. Our Lady’s first words to us as we began the new year were
Are we coming to the end of our waiting? Are we ready to be the light of Christ in the darkness, to be the salt of the earth? Are we ready to spread far and wide all that Our Lady has taught us over these almost twenty years of apparitions? Do not be afraid. Open your door to Christ!
Reading now, 20 years later, a Friend of Medjugorje write of seeing a physical manifestation happen, of what took place in the spiritual realm, literally gave us goosebumps, as we can clearly see that for the past 20 years, his prophetic words are proving that Our Lady has been laying the groundwork for Her Triumph to take place. Continue to pray and fast. If you have not joined in the 9-day fast, begin today, and continue for 9 days, in union with almost 600 people across the world praying these prayers for Our Lady’s plans of triumph for the United States and the whole world.
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