July 1, 2012 A.D.
While record heat brought the day to sweltering temperatures over 100 Degrees F,Â today, July 1, 2012, was the day dedicated to repentance. The heat provided an opportunity for all to offer a sacrifice for the purification of their hearts. Earlier, A Friend of Medjugorje spoke to the pilgrims gathered and he told them:
“We’re called to sacrifice now, in the time of invitation. Our Lady said last year, ‘Do you permit me to purify your heart?’ Our Lady didn’t say She was going to purify your heart. Because if you don’t accept Her invitation now, you can forestall it, but do you want to wait? Do you think it is going to be comfortable then (in the future)?”Â
A Friend of Medjugorje told the pilgrims that now is the invitation to be purified, and that while it is not pleasant in the midst of purification, it brings clarity and joy later, when the time of invitation is over.
Last night, June 30, 2012, Our Lady told Marija that She would appear in the Bedroom tonight at 6:40 PM. The Rosary was begun in the Bedroom around 6:00 PM, while those gathered in the Field prayed as well. The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary were prayed, and part of the Sorrowful Mysteries. Shortly before 6:40 PM, Marija made her way to the foot of the bed in the Bedroom of Apparitions. Marija told those gathered that she would pray for those pilgrims gathered in the Bedroom and the Field, as well as all those who were in our hearts, the sick who were unable to be present, our families. Marija then began to pray the seven Our Father’s, Seven Hail Mary’s and Seven Glory Be’s. Our Lady appeared at 6:41 PM and the apparition lasted 3 and a half minutes. Following is Marija’s description of the apparition of July 1, 2012 in the Bedroom of Apparitions at Caritas:
“During the moment of the apparition I recommended all of us, all of our intentions. Our Lady prayed over us and She blessed us all; also those who are in the Field.”
Also, all religious articles were blessed. Marija said regarding tomorrow’s apparition, that it would be at the same time, same place. So, tomorrow, Our Lady will appear to Marija in the Bedroom of Apparitions at 6:40 PM Central Time USA. For all those unable to make it for the apparitions, you can join in from your homes and pray in a united heart for Our Lady’s intentions. Please know, that each of you are remember in prayer during these days.
In the Love of Our Lady,
Caritas of Birmingham
Operated by the Community of Caritas
P.S. Again, a reminder, to submit your petitions to be presented to Our Lady. You can send as many petitions as you like. Those petitions that were sent in today were placed before OurÂ Lady in the Bedroom of Apparitions. To submit your petitions, please click to visit here.
Here, pilgrims gathered in the Field of Apparitions can be seen turning and facing the house and Bedroom of Apparitions, during the moments that Our Lady appears. What an incredible reality, that the Field represents the conversion of the nation, and the Bedroom represents the conversion of the family. It is only by the nation, turning and facing the family, that the nation can find its healing, through individual hearts. A beautiful way in which Our Lady teaches us.
Below you will find the daily updates for July 1-5, 2012