Day 1 of 12
August 21, 2017 A.D.
12:00 p.m. Alabama time
The New Medjugorje.com
Mej v3.0, or the new Medjugorje.com, is two years in the making, many more years in concept. The new Medjugorje.com has an enormous number of lines of code. It has taken thousands of man hours to complete and will continue to grow in the years to come. A Friend of Medjugorje has been heavily involved, leading the members of the Community of Caritas in their work and in the site’s infrastructure. The community is overseeing the work of several external developers and firms. It is a tremendous effort, a holy work that has placed Medjugorje.com in a class of its own. How?
The amount of code that comprises the new Medjugorje.com is about six times the amount of code in the programming of the Space Shuttle. The site now has even more code than the Hubble Space Telescope.1
The state-of-the-art F-22 Raptor Stealth Fighter Jet is one of the United States Military’s highly sophisticated fighter jets. Super fast, super stealth, heavily armed, and highly maneuverable, the F-22 Raptor has the capabilities to dominate enemy targets both in the air and on the ground.
Through Medjugorje, we know many people in the military, and we asked a very experienced pilot we know about the F-22 Raptor and its capabilities. He told us what unclassified information he knew and gave us his opinion about the jet.
The pilot we spoke to believes the F-22 Raptor is the best fighter jet our nation has, and in the air, it can outmaneuver and dominate any other fighter jet, all while staying nearly undetectable in almost any airspace because it has the most advanced stealth technology. The F-22 has what is known as “Supercruise” technology that other current fighters do not have, giving it the ability to fly 1.5 times the speed of sound without engaging its afterburners. Supercruise also translates into increased fuel efficiency giving the jet a greatly extended combat range. Just the knowledge that the United States has the highly sophisticated F-22 Raptor forces enemy states to spend a lot more money on defensive measures, which prevents them from spending as much on offensive weapons. As mentioned above, the United States sells some of its military aircraft to other countries, but nobody, nobody gets to buy the F-22 Raptor.
When we looked at the future of what will be needed for Medjugorje.com, we left no stone unturned. We looked for every foreseeable and every unforeseeable pro and con we could conceive of. We look at it through what needs to be achieved and as one would look at a battlefield to win a war. We have tried to conceive all kinds of scenarios and solve them on the drawing board. We know there will be some glitches, which is typical for computers and the Internet. All said, the amount of code that makes up the new Mej v3.0 surprised us. The new Medjugorje.com has over 2½ million lines of programming code! For all the capabilities and technologies integrated in the cherished and super sophisticated F-22 Raptor Stealth Fighter Jet, it has about 1.7 million lines of code.2 That’s a third less than the new Medjugorje.com! So we are not exaggerating about the new Medjugorje.com being in a class of its own. We state this to convey we are serious about the future and being ready for the whole world when it turns to Our Lady through the events foretold in Medjugorje.
Between the pre-development that occurred over the last year and a half, and the last 75 days of intensive design, content population, implementation, and supporting functions, around 19,000 man hours have been put in to this project by members of the Community of Caritas and the external development firms. When a Friend of Medjugorje began raising the funds for this major site upgrade he stated, “Put your money where your mouth is.” Caritas of Birmingham and the community members put their efforts where your donations go to make them even more fruitful. A Friend of Medjugorje has guided Caritas of Birmingham with the principle and practice that if God does not give the money through His people for a project, then we simply don’t do it. Being debt free with no funds ever going towards interest payments, having a deep base of our own equipment from which we can create and complete a broad range of projects with few expenditures, and operating with our own free labor literally helps us deliver ten dollars of value with one dollar of input. The proof is in the numerous free downloads on Medjugorje.com and in the back of each of Caritas’ publications – with bulk orders, you pay only for paper.
The F-22 Raptor has approximately 1.7 million lines of code compared to the new Medjugorje.com’s 2½ million lines of code. Pictured above, an F-22 Raptor releases a hail of “chaff” that disrupts enemy radar and diverts enemy heat seeking missiles. More than 50 large pieces of chaff burn in the sky here to protect the aircraft. Caritas of Birmingham has many armaments to help capture souls and bring them to Our Lady. Medjugorje.com is just one of these armaments that helps tilt the war for the world towards Our Lady’s favor. Your use and spreading of the information on Medjugorje.com is just like the chaff that spreads out from the F-22, giving Our Lady a competitive edge to be victorious over the darkness of the enemy of whom Our Lady said on January 25, 1991:
We are in an epic battle that Our Lady Herself declared on August 2, 1981:
While our armament may not be planes and munitions, we are doing as Our Lady said on August 8, 1985:
And as She said on September 5, 1988:
Medjugorje.com, through God’s grace, broadens the army that is praying the rosary, sacrificing, and fasting, etc., to defeat darkness.
Thank you to those who have made the launch of Mej v3.0 possible through your prayers, sacrifices, and financial gifts. Millions of souls will be introduced to Our Lady in the future through the sacrifices you have made “today.”
The Mej v3.0 Launch Sequence
Each Day Bigger for 12 Days!
Over the course of the next 12 days, except for Sunday, August 27, we will be releasing and highlighting many new site features, a different launch each day. Today is Day 1 of 12.
A Friend of Medjugorje has guided the “launch sequence” for Mej v3.0 so that each coming day’s release will be “bigger” than the previous day’s release. Our Lady just said on July 25, 2017, “…encourage each other in the good through prayer, so that your life on earth may be more pleasant…” We believe you will find each day’s release a “pleasant” surprise and that each day will be more pleasant than the day before.
We are as excited as you are to walk through these 12 days of releases together, watching as these individual parts come together to make Medjugorje.com a much, much more powerful tool for what Our Lady told us and commissioned us to “get hearts.”
Given the magnitude of all the improvements and additions to the new Medjugorje.com, we have tested everything in as many possible environments as we can. However, we know that sometimes certain things may temporarily not work for some users. Surely, the F-22 had many test flights before becoming proficient in the air. We want you to let us know if you find anything that is not working correctly. We continue to have a team of 15 Caritas Community members and the developers actively working and available to help fix any bugs. Thank you.
Medjugorje.com Has a Commission From Heaven
The following message was given through Marija on May 31, 1995, during an apparition in Italy in which only Marija and a Friend of Medjugorje were present. Marija told a Friend of Medjugorje that Our Lady gave the message for him, his family, and the Caritas Community. Our Lady said:
Mej v3.0, the new Medjugorje.com, is just one of several instruments we use to “fish” for souls with. Caritas of Birmingham has more instruments in its tool box, all of which integrate with each other into an enormous fish net to get hearts close to Our Lady and grow conversions through Our Lady’s messages.
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Day 1 Features
Some of the features released today are visible and apparent to the eye, while others will be unseen by site visitors, but are vital to maintaining and continually improving speed, reliability, security, and seamless user access capable of handling the level of traffic that will be looking for information about Medjugorje both now and especially when the Secrets of Medjugorje begin to be released.
The Features You Can See
Readability and Sizing
The new Mej.com site features an expanded screen size and a four-column view on the homepage for better readability and easier viewing. We have increased the font size for all text, which is now spaced and reads the same as what you are reading now. All images are now three times larger than before for large, crisp image quality and life-like entrance into the moment captured by the picture, especially when using full-screen view. It is like you are there.
Responsive design means that the size of every page automatically adjusts according to the device being used to access the site. Whether it be a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or other mobile device, all users will have an exceptional view of the page content. If you are on the go but looking for Our Lady’s latest message or writing from a Friend of Medjugorje, you can now read easily wherever you are.
Responsive design also means no matter how someone is led to this site by grace, be it through your recommendation, through an Internet search engine, billboard, bumper sticker, or a Mej.com card cleverly left in a doctor’s office waiting room, no site visitor will leave due to lack of readability. Our Lady can much more easily keep a heart engaged in the site content because it is readable on every device.
Faster and More Intelligent Site Search
Now search the entire Medjugorje.com site, every single writing, for key words, key phrases, or exact word-for-word phrases and quotes with a faster and more intelligent site search. The site search is a powerful tool for prayerfully studying how Our Lady’s messages apply to what’s happening in the world and in daily life through what the six visionaries do and say, through the writings on the site by a Friend of Medjugorje, and through the other content he has overseen through the years. The search can help you find the transcript of a talk or a writing if you can’t remember its title or exactly where it appeared on the site previously, but can remember a phrase contained within it. If you have never used the Site Search or are not yet proficient with it, a short “How To” follows at the end of this page that includes graphic illustrations of using the new site search. It is recommended as an Apostle of Our Lady’s messages that you study and practice the “How To” at the end of this page so you will be proficient in using the search tool when the Secrets are released (the “How To” will also be available as an independent link and article in the future). It is important to learn the Search to be ready when you, the Apostles, will be called upon to feed the “Five Thousand” who will be coming to you as a result of the release of the Secrets.
The Site Search function returns the results of your search in order of their “relevance” to the word or words you searched by. It factors in how many times the word or words appear in an article, as well as the proximity, or how “close” multiple words appear to each other in an article. For example, if you perform a single search for the words love never leave, the Site Search function will return first those articles in which those words appear most frequently and closest to each other within the text.
One Click Donation Portal – Easier Than Ever!
Donating to the work of Our Lady should not be complicated. We have made a faster and easier-to-use donation form. You can now enter all your donation information on a single screen and complete your donation with a single click.
Better Information Security
With Mej v3.0, the entire Medjugorje.com site, each and every page, is now more secure because we have placed the entire site under an “SSL/TLS 1.2” compliant certificate. TLS stands for Transport Layer Security. Placing the entire site under a secured certificate means that all your “communications” with Medjugorje.com are private, encrypted with 256-bit encryption, one of the highest levels of encryption publicly available. Look for the “Secure” padlock image next to the explorer bar as seen in the image below. The padlock image certifies the TLS is active and your connection is secure.
The security certification on Mej.com is provided by McAfee, one of the most trusted internet security companies. As shown in the image below, the small McAfee icon at the bottom right corner of every page on the site indicates the security certificate is independently certified.
Full-Size Content Page and Larger Footer
In addition to these new user-friendly features, the new Mej.com includes a brand new, full-size content page. Unlike the previous site, each writing or article will now encompass a greater portion of the screen so as to enhance readability. A brand new footer on the bottom of the home page, as seen in the image below, gives the ability to click directly to the latest Medjugorje headlines, Radio WAVE broadcasts, as well as other important, popular Important Reads for your own spiritual nourishment.
Easier to Use!
The footer has also been improved for all other pages outside of the home page. Now on every page other than the home page, the menu items you are familiar with that are normally to the left-hand side of the screen (BVM Caritas Medjugorje Pilgrimages, Search the Messages, Radio WAVE, etc.) have all been moved down to the bottom of each page as part of a larger footer to minimize “mining” (mining is discussed in detail below). This allows for a larger reading area and minimizes distraction while reading and contemplating the various writings, yet keeps the main menu items you are familiar with easily accessible. An image of the new expanded footer is seen below.
Mining for Gold with Minimum Effort
A Friend of Medjugorje has always led Caritas of Birmingham to lead, not to follow, the culture. It is Our Lady’s way to correct the world. This threads out into everything Caritas does. Mej.com was copied by the whole Medjugorje world when its June 2009 version was released. It brought Medjugorje websites to a higher level – a positive good for all. The developers who are working on the new Medjugorje.com have been impressed by some of the concepts, which will evolve and filter out into the Internet industry through their future work. Many times, because Our Lady is guiding us not to follow but to lead, the witness of what we do has altered the path of society and its ways of thinking. Therefore, our home page does not trend with what everyone else is doing with the latest cutting edge craze in developing sites or with their improvements. When we began work on the new Mej v3.0, a Friend of Medjugorje explained we would not change our home page, but rather greatly enhance it.
Many sites now have too little information on their home pages, trying to create something clean with very little content on the home page, a concept mostly for those who eat, drink, sleep, and live on the internet. A Friend of Medjugorje sees this as a negative. He explained it using the example of “mining,” telling the Community members when we began Mej v3.0:
“Why Waste Time Mining?”
“If you want to find a gold vein, coal, or other valuable mineral in the earth, you have to mine for it. It takes a lot of effort to get to it. Many website home pages, even those of big corporations, require a lot of digging, mining from one place to another, to another, often many times to try and strike the vein of gold you are looking for. One often must go back up to the surface, then dig another shaft as part of another frustrating dig. The new Mej.com version 3.0 is not to follow the Internet industry’s trend of ‘mining.’”
Though the Medjugorje.com home page has a familiar look, a lot of effort was put into creating the possibility of hitting the gold vein you are looking for with the least effort. In order to find exactly what you are looking for, what is required, is to spend time studying the home page very thoroughly without first trying to go straight for the gold veins. Several new homepage items that you do not see now will be added in the coming days’ releases.
These Day 1 visible features make the site easier to read, easier to search and study, and easier to share – a powerful tool for your own daily walk of conversion with Our Lady and also for those who will come to the site in the future seeking Our Lady’s direction. The “invisible” features released as part of Mej v3.0 ensure that the site will be there – it will be available and functional through heavy demand loads that almost all other sites will buckle under. Reliable. Enduring. The day that Medjugorje.com is gone will be the day that the world has drastically changed. The feature that will be released on Day 7 will enable you to continue your work of spreading this information as an Apostle of Our Lady, evangelizing all those in your region. For now, we are readying for the Secrets and the Great Evangelization.
The button click a little farther down below will take you to the more detailed step by step “How To” for using the new Site Search, which we encourage you to use to help you “be ready” for your role as an apostle of Our Lady.
Thank you again, from the heart of the whole Caritas Community. It has been a collaborative effort and one which we could not have done without you, your love and your prayers. We hope you feel the love of our founder and the whole community as you enter into the new Medjugorje.com. It is for the love of Our Lady and love for all of you that we have offered this work of love…for the salvation of the world through Medjugorje. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
With You in This Turning Point,
The Community of Caritas
Medjugorje is Real!
1. “Million Lines of Code,” Information is Beautiful. August 2017.
2. F-22 Raptor – Avionics. F22fighter.com.
Day 2: BVM Caritas Medjugorje Pilgrimages
Day 3: Six New Sections Released on Mej.com
Day 4: New Caritas of Birmingham Section Released on Mej.com
Day 5: New Community of Caritas Section Released on Mej.com
Day 6: Introduction to Mejv3.0 Released on Mej.com
Day 7: New Friend of Medjugorje Section Released on Mej.com
Day 8: New Language Feature Released on Mej.com
Day 9: New Medjugorje Message Search Feature Released on Mej.com
Day 10: New Medjugorje Encyclopedia Released on Mej.com
Day 11: New Medjugorje Timeline Released on Mej.com
Day 12: Brand New Radio WAVE Player Released on Mej.com