December 17, 2011 A.D.
What Happened on December 12, 2001
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 long time. Today is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I don’t know why Our Lady only stayed for a short time, maybe She had to get back to the feast in Mexico or maybe because it is raining. Anyway, Our Lady blessed us tonight. And She looked at each and every one of us and was happy. And She said:
It is humorous to hear Marija say that perhaps because it is a feast day, Our Lady did not stay long because Heaven was having a celebration that She had to return to. However, there may be some truth to this statement because Marija definitely has seen a pattern that the apparitions tend to be much shorter on feast days. To our human way of thinking, we would expect Our Lady to stay longer on these days. However, Our Lady may be showing us, by example, that all feast days are important to be celebrated—or at the very least, to take time to think about and meditate on the significance of the day in order to be brought nearer to the heart of God.
The fact that Our Lady “looked at each and every one of us” in the apparition was a great grace. How Marija describes this look is beautiful. She said Our Lady actually scans the crowd before Her, very slowly, taking the time to look at each face. If you picture a mother who has many children looking to make sure she can see that every one of them is present, that no one is missing, it would help to describe the look of Our Lady when She does this. It is a rare occurrence in Marija’s apparitions, but over the years it has happened here at Caritas on quite a few occasions.
See More Dates from the December 2001 Apparitions at Caritas: