December 11, 2011 A.D.
What Happened on December 11, 1999
The fourth day of the five days of prayer was a special Christmas celebration, and the day that everyone looked forward to with so much anticipation. The Field was surrounded by luminaries. There were three bonfires on the edge of the circle of the Field. And right by Our Lady’s statue was a beautiful lit up Nativity. Our Lady had told Marija She would be appearing right in the middle of this special event. Every pilgrim was asked to bring a flower to present before the crib of Jesus to show their love and commitment to Him. This request was based in a message Our Lady had given in Medjugorje, a message that we live in the community each year the night of December 11:
December 20, 1984
Twelve thousand people came that night carrying their flowers and their hearts in their hands to Our Lady. The following is Marija’s explanation of Our Lady’s apparition that night in the Field:
“At the moment when Our Lady arrived tonight, She looked at each and everyone of us. She remained in silence and I understood that I was being permitted to be able to recommend all of us. As I began to recommend everyone and all the intentions that we have in our hearts, Our Lady remained in silence. Then I began to recommend all of the sick that are here. And Our Lady remained in silence and watched all of us still! I kept looking at Our Lady and I smiled and said, ‘Well, I recommend all the little ones and the big ones.’ And Our Lady gave me a big smile in return. Then Our Lady began to pray over us. After She prayed over us, I felt in my heart that maybe Our Lady wanted to say something to us. And so I said, ‘Well, do you have something to tell us?’ And Our Lady said:”
“But the thing that I wanted to leave as a surprise for the end was that Our Lady wasn’t alone. She came with three angels. Our Lady gave us a surprise even though it wasn’t Christmas. She celebrated with us by bringing angels.”
See more of the apparitions of December 1999 below: