June 8, 2012 A.D.
With Mirjana’s June 2nd of the month apparition behind us, and the 31st Anniversary of the apparitions in Medjugorje before us, the crowds in Medjugorje are a bit thinner. Though very hot during the day, the nights in Medjugorje are presently cool and pleasant. With a starry night sky as backdrop for tonight’s apparition, it was beautiful to gather with thousands of others with Our Lady tonight. Typically, Ivan’s apparitions are longer than Mirjana’s second of the month, and the daily apparitions of the visionaries. Tonight was no exception, with the apparition lasting 8-10 minutes—so much time to share our hearts with our Mother while She was before us.
At the very end of the evening, while pilgrims were slowly making their way down from the Blue Cross, the peaceful night was interrupted by demonic screams that went on for several minutes from one who had attended the apparition. It was startling for those who had never been to Medjugorje before, and it caused the crowd to erupt into spontaneous prayer, with Hail Mary’s being fervently prayed in several languages. Despite this interruption, the peace of the night lingered while pilgrims made their way back to their pansions, through the fields and streets of Medjugorje, happy to have been blessed by Our Lady on Her mountain tonight.
June 8, 2012, Apparition at Blue Cross with Medjugorje Visionary Ivan
After the apparition of Our Lady at the Blue Cross in Medjugorje, on June 8, 2012 at about 10:00 p.m., Ivan said:
“Tonight, as always, after every meeting with Our Lady, I desire to describe to you what is the most important from tonight’s meeting. Tonight, Our Lady came to us very joyful and happy and at the beginning, as always, She greeted us all with Her Motherly greeting, ‘Praised be Jesus, my dear children.’ Then Our Lady said:
Our Lady then for a longer while, with Her arms extended, prayed over all of us here. She blessed everyone with Her motherly blessing and She also blessed everything you brought to be blessed. Then Our Lady prayed, for a while, over the sick present here. I recommended all of you, your needs, your intentions, your families and especially, as always, I recommended the sick. Our Lady then continued to pray over all of us. She left in that prayer, in an illuminated Sign of the Cross with a greeting, ‘Go in peace, my dear children.’”
A small crowd was gathered at the Blue Cross before 7:00 p.m., and was praying silently, while more people arrived. St. James Church could be seen in the distance framed by orange-red blossoms on trees surrounding the Blue Cross. Everything is in full bloom in Medjugorje these days, from flowering trees, to brilliant colors that dominate the landscape of wildflowers that have overtaken the fields. It brings to mind a message Our Lady gave last year:
April 25, 2011
Winding down the other side of Apparition Mountain are the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary, with the Crowing of Our Lady as Queen placed parallel to where the Blue Cross is located at the bottom. Though the station depicts the scene of God the Father and Jesus crowning the Virgin Mary, it was hard to grasp that Mary would be appearing tonight, with Her crown of 12 stars about Her head—coming as Queen to bless all Her children. We are truly living in remarkable times.