March 6, 2012 A.D.
Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s
March 2, 2012 Message
Given to Mirjana on the Day for Non-Believers
Pilgrims were on Apparition Mountain well before midnight, staking out the most prized positions for getting the best view of visionary Mirjana for her March 2, 2012 apparition. Many layers of clothing and blankets were helpful for those who brought them as temperatures hovered in the low 30’s during the night and into the morning. Rosaries were prayed and songs sung to Our Lady throughout the night in preparation for Her coming. As dawn broke over the mountain, some pilgrims could be seen sleeping, others praying, and many shivering in the cold of the morning.
A rosary was begun before Mirjana arrived, with each decade being prayed in a different language. When Mirjana came to the Blue Cross her mood was very somber, and as she knelt before the statue of Our Lady, she could be seen wiping tears from her eyes with a tissue.
The apparition rosary was begun in English by an American priest on pilgrimage from Texas and continued in other languages. When Our Lady appeared, Mirjana’s entrance into ecstasy was accompanied by gasps from the crowd, and her face turned instantly to joy and a big smile. Her joy did not last long, however, as she became very serious, with a pained look upon her face often. Though it appeared that Mirjana did most of the listening, she nodded and spoke frequently as though carrying on a conversation with Our Lady.
Joy returned to Mirjana’s face as Our Lady left at the end of the long apparition, after which Mirjana became quickly sad again and, bent low with her face to the ground, cried for a short while before recomposing herself to dictate the message.
Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s March 2, 2012 Message
Given to Mirjana on the Day for Non-Believers
Mirjana also said that Our Lady blessed all those present and all the religious articles brought for blessing.
From the early Church, we have the letters sent to believers in Christian communities, extolling the Christian life, taught and witnessed by Christ, learned and lived by Peter, John, Paul and the other apostles and disciples in the writings of the New Testament. In these letters, or epistles, sent by those who lived closest to the events of Christ, tell us how they incorporated the new message into life, what they lived, what obstacles befell them, what persecutions confronted them in their walk to be apostles of the divine light in their time. They struggled against great adversities, with patience and love, and walked in a time of trial in order to birth, evangelize and convert first, the people of Judaism which at its core was hardened by centuries of mounting legalism, and then the pagan world of the gentiles.
We are, as in the time of the first Great Evangelization initiated and led by Christ, in this time of the second Great Evangelization led by Mary. Today these writings to you are among the epistles resulting from walking with Mary in this Her time, a time of confrontation in this time of darkness and hopelessness; hopeless because there is a judgment against the world today, against everything not of God because the world has renounced Jesus. As Our Lady said in Her February 2 message last month:
February 2, 2012
“… (you) do not want to see where it (world) is going without my Son. You are renouncing Him (Jesus)…”
Therefore, the world, because of choosing this direction, has condemned and doomed itself, for it cannot have but hopelessness without Christ. This letter to you, little children, is to encourage you to decide now, not to delay in doing those things Our Lady is impelling you to do to change your life and the way you live. Our Lady is imploring you to reflect upon the way you are walking through this hallway of life to lead you to the great room where you will enter upon Eternal Life. But this is not resurrection time. It is the time we are on trial, and we will each receive a verdict rendered later by the sole juror, Jesus, who will pronounce “not guilty” or “guilty” of renouncing his free gift of salvation. The way people look at you and your life, are they raised to holiness, to sanctity, to want to know the Christ by how you live? Or does your life neutralize them into accepting that to follow Jesus is to live mediocrity, requires little, and that those who profess Jesus as their Savior can do as they please in their actions. If He is the Savior of those living mediocrity or a lazy Christian life, what kind of Savior would He be? A weak one who others would not be convicted enough to want. When you do not live a convicting Christianity, you confirm to others their way of non-belief or send them off to transcendental meditation, new age, yoga, Buddhism, Hinduism or a host of other religions who do not profess that Jesus Christ is the One true God, One with the Triune God. There is a vast separation between Christians and all other religions and cults. This parallels the great separation between the sacred and the secular today. This division between sacred and secular has become so vast, so radical that on the side of the sacred, Christianity is lumped with all other faiths, all other forms of worship and devotions, while the secular world has, itself, become god. But there is a religion on the rise. There is a people who have not allowed their religion to be compromised. The Muslims are growing much faster than all other religions because they are holding to their convictions. This is a warning Our Lady has tried to get us to understand, as how important it is that we as Christians witness with our lives to lead others to desire Jesus, as Our Lady said today:
“…a desire to come to know Him (Jesus)…”
Muslims are much stronger in their faith, the secularists respect them more than they do Christians. In fact secularists spit on Christians while repeatedly apologizing to the Muslims for offending them. What will this lead to? Our Lady answers this today:
It is Our Lady who comes to the whole world to move you, to warn you, that you are to witness to Muslims the love of the Son, to overcome them when they look at your life, to desire Jesus. Not only to Muslims, but we are to witness this to all people. Mirjana said on November 14, 2006:
“Our Lady asks that we put into our daily prayer, in the first place, our prayers for unbelievers because Our Lady says that when you pray for them, you pray for yourselves and your own future… She asks us not to preach…but to talk with our own lives so that unbelievers can see God and God’s love within ourselves…We live in the time of the great decision.”
Our Lady has taught us to love all peoples of other faiths. There are moderate Muslims as well as those who hate Christians, but it is Our Lady who said:
November 25, 1991
The reality that we live today is that society is breaking apart. The sacred and the secular are in agreement with this. The truly sacred see that only God, and our return to Him, can bring healing to the world to fix it. The secularists see Christians as the culprits and the cause of society’s fall. Getting rid of Christianity, the secularists see, is the fix for society. As society tumbles apart, denying the Sovereign power of Jesus Christ to bring healing and peace, in this void another religion will rise up with strength. Secularism is a religion that is strong when religion stands aside and lets it be. Yet, in reality, secularism is so weak, it cannot compete with a strong religion lived with conviction. So what religion will rise up? Our Lady said:
…I am imploring…I am…repeatedly warning you…help others…come to know my Son…through your conviction…impressed within you…apostles of the divine light… giving light not darkness…
We are to show hope, rather than reflect the hopelessness that prevails with secularism. Secularism will be replaced, but will it be replaced by Christ through His Christian principles or by another religion? We are faced with how we are to spread our faith, how we are to spread Medjugorje to all whom we meet. Our Lady has often cautioned in Her messages not to rely on words, but to witness with our lives.
February 25, 1993
September 20, 1985
Our Lady has come to teach us that words have no power to convict on their own if our lives have not first undergone conversion and transformation. In fact, words hurt conversion because they are often filled with hypocrisy that is easily detected by those who are “looking at you and your life”, as Our Lady said today. When the actions in our lives do not measure up to the words we speak, there is hypocrisy. Our Lady is calling us to witness by our lives, to change, to convert, to choose to live differently than the world based on the principles of Jesus Christ, and when we begin to do so our words carry power and conviction to change others—because they are not “words” but they are “life”.
So, if we are not to preach and not depend upon words to witness to others, how do we gain the traction to convict with such overwhelming odds against us in our culture today? How do we answer Our Lady’s call today “that concern for those who have not come to know my Son be in the first place for you,” and that the people we meet daily be “overcome by a desire to come to know Him (Jesus)”. We must create the culture of Our Lady’s messages within us, within our families and within the world around us.
In Noah Webster’s Dictionary of 1828, the word “culture” meant to “cultivate”. “Cultivate” is defined as: to improve by labor or study; to advance the growth of; to refine and improve by correction of faults, and enlargement of powers or good qualities; to labor to improve or advance; to study; to improve or to labor to make better; to correct; to civilize; and finally, to till; to prepare for crops, to manure, plow, dress, sow and reap; to labor on. “Culture” is defined as the act of tilling and preparing the earth for crops; cultivation; the application of labor or other means to improve good qualities in, or growth; the application of labor or other means in producing; any labor or means employed for improvement, correction or growth. It is not coincidental that “culture” and “cultivate” are tied to the soil. When we look at today’s culture does it lead us to think of richness, of growth, health, fruit of our labor, correction of faults, advancement of good qualities? No. It is a culture of death, not life.
Our Lady has come to begin a new culture, a culture of life based upon Her Son and His principals to re-Christianize the world in the 2nd Great Evangelization. As Our Lady’s “apostles of divine light” we are called to begin establishing this new culture, right now “in this time of darkness and hopelessness.” How are we to do this?
Twenty-five years ago, the same question was asked of Our Lady when She indicated to Medjugorje visionary Marija in 1988 that a community was to be established during Our Lady’s apparitions that took place in Alabama on a daily basis over a three month period. The Community of Caritas materialized, through God’s grace, on its own. Its foundation was already implemented and being lived for several years before the apparitions in Sterrett, Alabama had taken place. From the beginning of the first foundation, Our Lady had given a message through Marija that gave instructions to be a witness. Later when Our Lady indicated the birth of a community, the foundation naturally followed the first witness—which was the witness Our Lady had given in the origin of Caritas. As Caritas community members began to be called, they followed the witness of the way and the life from the one who was first called, who was the first to follow. From there, with the community established, its witness is known and followed throughout the world. Our Lady said to the Community of Caritas:
May 31, 1995
As an alternative to city, this community became a small village, a tiny village that has witnessed “its way” of life to the societies of the world which are breaking up, while the Community of Caritas builds up, as Medjugorje was in the beginning. This has matured to the point that requests come in every day to help others start these village communities of Our Lady where the lines between Heaven and earth become seamless. These barriers are to disappear and Heaven is supposed to be close. Our Lady said:
November 25, 2000
When there is no radical division between what is sacred and what is secular, a place will become permeated with the sacred in every aspect of life, where everything becomes a holy vessel, even tools, tractors, plows, printing equipment, natural resources such as water, etc. All, including buildings, are treated with the same respect as the sacred vessels of the altar because they are from God. Because they are from Him and are consecrated to bring us closer to God, these tools are to be held sacred in service of holy work. These tools are not to be secularized as something separate from the sacred. The separation of Church and state is secular, the mantra of evil, designed to give the basis for evil to come to rule the societies of the world. Take special note of the dates in the following messages as well as what Our Lady is saying:
“August” “2” 1981
Exactly thirty years later to the day, August 2, 2011, a victor begins to emerge:
“August” “2” 2011
February “2” 2012
We are called, commanded to build a life, not out of the present culture and societies, but out of the messages, a new way of life in a new time. We are the future, the rest is dead. Its wickedness condemns itself. Our Lady continually calls us out of it, not to be condemned, just as Lot and Abraham were called out of Sodom:
March 18, 1996
The Community of Caritas, led by Our Lady, was formed through 25 years of living and incorporating Our Lady’s messages, looking to no other source as its guide. Without hesitating, we did what Our Lady said:
February 2, 2012
Even when we failed, we never quit listening to or believing what She told us—that She will guide us.
February 21, 1982
We have been both encouraged and chided by Our Lady, made Her happy and disappointed Her, but we have never stopped listening to Her. And Our Lady never stopped encouraging us towards a holy way of life. By wanting this guidance with our hearts, Our Lady did what She promised. A life bloomed out into what could not be seen at the beginning of “setting out” with Our Lady.
July 25, 1987
It is “a way” of life grounded in our home place, organized and guided by Our Lady. Dominic Milroy O.S.B., a Benedictine monk from Great Britain, wrote of the origin of Benedict’s role and how their life is structured…
“..in a way that works with maximum efficiency and minimum frustration.”
The Community of Caritas, already impressed in its heart “a way of life” has become without realizing it until recently, what evolved with St. Benedict from his beginning model.
And now Our Lady comes and says in her March 2, 2012 message that She wishes us to impress others with what has been impressed upon those who want Her Son within them. With the coming destruction of life as we know it, Our Lady’s call for the Community of Caritas offers a window to look through to the future of how people are to live in the future. It is why these writings are epistles of Our Lady to those alive now, as well as to a whole people not yet born, who we will never meet in this life. They will look at our life as it has repeatedly convicted hearts leading them to conversion in the present time If this happens in the present, so too in the future will hearts be “overcome” with “desire” to imitate that which was “impressed within us,” the apostles of the latter days who walked in the time of grace, in Her time of the divine light, during the time of darkness and hopelessness.
As the original call at Caritas was to go out to the wilderness*, Monk Dominic writes of Benedict seeking to go to the wilderness to find God and by accident changed history and the world. He did so through using a typical farm with its “related buildings”, its “local industry”, based in “agriculture” and “its traditional management of resources like water, livestock and plants.”
The Community of Caritas, under the management and guidance of Our Lady and Her messages, evolved alongside the mission to spread Our Lady’s messages. We built a beautiful Mother House, equipped with all the tools to print, propagate and distribute materials, while many spiritual projects were conceived to inculturalize Our Lady’s words throughout every aspect of life. All who visit the community who are of good will, leave not only impacted by this witness, but also impressed. Impressed with amazement, yes, but also “impressed” with what Our Lady said today:
Traction was gained not with words, not with preaching, but through the witness, by what and how we live our lives on a daily basis. The Community of Caritas, through its establishment through living Our Lady’s messages has become a guide book for new communities. Monk Dominic writes:
“The rule of St. Benedict became over a period of some centuries, the standard guide book for the builders of new communities…all over Europe.”
Our Lady comes now to give the rule. Benedict and his rule lived in a radically different time than we do today. Our Lady came in our time, to give a rule for modern man, giving the Community of Caritas as a model, a witness that She has continuously guided. She uses us as normal people to be an example that it can be done, even though it is difficult to achieve in modern times, and despite what Our Lady said on May 25, 2010:
Now, after 25 years since Our Lady indicated the establishment of the community of Caritas She comes and says:
September 25, 2011
When the future apostle, Paul, converted, Scripture says that 8-11 years passed before he began to publicly witness for Christ. What was he doing during all those years? He was learning how to be a Christian. He was learning to establish the teachings of Christ into his life. Only until he was schooled through experience in this, did he have the power to convict with his life and with words. The fact that Our Lady has not, up until this time, encouraged the use of “words” in a public message indicates that Her children must also pass through a time of formation, a time when it is all-important to establish the “way of life” of the messages into our daily living. To the extent that one does this, the greater the impact one’s words will have in “overcoming” with desire those you share and witness your life with—the “way of life” of Our Lady.
With the demand on our Mother House, the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages, in its propagation of Our Lady’s messages, Our Lady enlightened us to the virtue of not wanting to burden the mission of Caritas with the community’s needs. How could we meet our needs and at the same time be kept free to serve in the commission of propagating Our Lady’s messages around the world? What evolved from embracing the virtuous goal of trying to save the mission money so that as much funds as possible would go to spreading Our Lady’s messages in print, etc., was agriculture. An agrarian way of life, filled with its own industries—a pottery shop and blacksmith shop, sawmill operation, logging for lumber, carpentry shop, equipment for the fields including tractors and plows with all implements, a welding shop, machine shop, trucking operation for all the needs of the mission and many other capabilities, all done with effectiveness, using minimal funds because much of the labor is free.We have the capability of producing many things out of wood and steel with little to no cost. Add to a small village a dairy for milk, chickens for eggs and meat, beef cattle, hogs for pork, growing our own oats and wheat in fields while growing vegetables in our gardens and canning them, etc., all with our labor, threaded with prayer throughout. The principle behind it all is: We grow grass. Cow eats grass. We eat cow. One can then understand how so much material and projects about Our Lady’s messages has been produced with very efficient use of expenditures relative to the volume produced. Of course as cows eat grass, they also give birth to give more cows, some of which we eat, while an adequate number are kept to replace what is eaten, all sustained from growing grass! Wealth comes from the soil. God made the soil. Whether it be cows, grain we grow, equipment, all are tools, all came from the soil. All, therefore, come from God and are held with the respect shown to the sacred vessels of the altar.
Monk Dominic writes what happened in the beginning of Benedict’s community:
“It grew organically out of the normal shape of an ordinary farm, with its varied concerns for self-sufficiency, for good management of light and shade, and of resources like water and for an efficient grouping of buildings with different purposes.”
These circumstances were crucial building blocks for the history of monasticism and the concepts of the cloister which came much later. This gradually led to what happened next. Dominic writes:
“…these rudimentary and practical features became ‘sacralised’ by the nature of the communities living in them. In a very significant phase Benedict had insisted that the ordinary tools…should be treated with the same respect as the sacred vessels of the altar. This implied a thoroughly holistic attitude to the varied aspects of monastic living with no radical division between sacred and secular. The central act—the celebration of Mass–permeated every aspect of life.”
A close living community, depending upon God through subsistence living, working together with minimum frustration and maximum efficiency is what is to result. How is this achieved? Dominic echoes of Benedict’s time what Our Lady has shown us through Her messages. He writes:
“…the management of conflict and the art of good leadership. It is at once idealistic in its inspiration and deeply realistic in its recognition of the realities of social life.”
With Medjugorje, Our Lady’s children often look for an immediate ready-made solution or answer to problems, conflicts and other needs in Our Lady’s messages. While the messages upon discovery are to be immediately applied to one’s life, results can sometimes come immediately, or in a week’s time, or after months, or even years have passed. The messages are the building blocks for a new society, and as the messages and their way of life become inculturalized into the world, we will be led to a springtime for the Church, bringing us to a renaissance of the beauty of life.
“When people live together in the same place for a long time, they tend to use the varied skills to make the place as congenial and as beautiful as possible, especially in key areas…Thus by a natural and organic process…the rudimentary farm was slowly…transformed into an echo of the city of God.
The architecture of Caritas, its layout, was done not solely for efficiency, but also beauty—that it be an aid to Our Lady’s way of life. Children in their daily playing and growing up within this life, once they reach adulthood, will hold onto the cherished memories made as children. And when they have children of their own, their children will discover and replay this same holy “way of life” of play, work and prayer.
The results of living Our Lady’s messages as a rule of life will bloom forth a beautiful way of life just as in St. Benedict’s time. Dominic writes:
“…Features of daily living were enhanced by art. Popular music, songs of celebration or praise…sacred books were treasured and adorned. The management of water for irrigation or fish-farming was exploited in ways that were pleasant and beautiful (fountains). The cultivation of plants was lifted into the art of landscaping and garden-making, and became a means of celebrating the relationship between the solid and inorganic bulk of buildings and the shifting and organic life of plants. Thus the combination of good husbandry and the art became, over the centuries, a source of beauty.”
What does all this tell us? Hope. Yes, hope, for Our Lady will triumph. But who will be with Her in this triumph? Those who join Her now, who willingly accept the trials, persecution and other difficulties. There are those who want to see the resurrection of this present way of darkness the world is living now, a resurrection that won’t take place because there is judgement upon it for its destruction.
Our Lady has given the Community of Caritas a lot. It has given us the ability to give a lot. Her words of March 2, 2012, say to “overcome” those who do not believe so that they will believe and change. Medjugorje depends on the witnesses to accept God’s grace, as its apostles, to prevail with Christianity being the dominate religion, which will bring about the destruction of the present secularism prevailing. Our Lady’s messages are opening the door for new communities to enter a fresh new time of life, a springtime for the Church. When it comes, will the springtime last for centuries? No. Man has learned a new knowledge of modernism that moves at a quicker pace, and he will not let go of it forever, but for only an interim or a period of time. He will resurrect the present that is doomed by Our Lady, a “fatal blow to the head of the serpent” who as Revelation says, will come back to life. How? Why? Our Lady says we have a possibility for peace for this century. Will the springtime last only a century? We don’t know. But what we do know is that while man will enter into a springtime for the Church, he will taste the fruit from what evolved from the farm and he will again build up the city of God. But man, then, will start self-indulging and that city will become once again a city of secularism and wickedness. If you haven’t read the writing Thirty Years of Apparitions, in reading it you will see that Our Lady has come to tear down the present Towers of Babel that are advancing us prematurely to the anti-christ time. Our Lady will usher in, through much trial, a springtime, a period of peace for the world and the Church. It will not continue for centuries as man will have the memory of the anti-christ’s time that Our Lady interrupted in Her triumph. Man will pine for the forbidden fruit that will lead once again to his destruction. Our Lady says these are the last apparitions on earth. Why? Because through the apparitions we are given the completeness of everything man needs to aid him in conversion until the end of the world. The messages Our Lady brings a completeness to help, just as now in the present, Christians through the final anti-christ period to help man know how to hold on to their salvation after modernism is brought back to life by the anti-christ. We witness to you with our life. It is up to you to pray, seek, grow in holiness and love of God. The original message Our Lady gave to be a witness was October 6, 1986.
The message of Our Lady specifically given to the Community of Caritasnine years later for its commission:
May 31, 1995
We give and labor for your conversion with our hearts.
*“St. Benedict and Beauty,” Dominic Milroy, OSB, L’Osservatore Romano, March 23, 2011, #12
Pictures from the March 2, 2012 Apparition of Our Lady to Mirjana
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