Medjugorje visionary, Marija Lunetti, arrived today at Caritas in the evening of March 18th…
Medjugorje visionary, Marija Lunetti, arrived today at Caritas in the evening of March 18th. Normally, when Marija is traveling, Our Lady appears at the same time of Her apparitions in Medjugorje, around 6:40 p.m. However, today, the Caritas Community was given a beautiful grace in that Our Lady waited to appear to Marija until after she arrived, about 7 hours past the normal apparition time. The whole community, after gathering and greeting Marija upon her arrival, entered the Bedroom for the Rosary. Our Lady came in the middle of the Rosary, blessed everyone and looked at everyone in the Bedroom. Marija has explained in the past that whenever Our Lady “looks” at everyone, Her eyes fall on each face, one at a time. It is something very endearing to Marija and Our Lady does not normally do this at every apparition. Marija said, Our Lady came as She normally does here, tranquil—in peace.
Tomorrow’s Apparition—March 19, 2011
The apparition tomorrow will be in the Bedroom at 6:40 p.m. Thousands who are attending the Five Days of Prayer, March 19-23, 2011, will gather in the Field at 6:00 p.m. to prepare for the 6:40 p.m. apparition. When Our Lady appears in the Bedroom, She always blesses those gathered in the Field of Apparitions, around the tree.
Another beautiful grace was given that we will all be able to experience tomorrow during the time of the apparition. It has been widely reported that a “super full moon” will be rising in the evening sky at sunset. “The last full Moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March of 1993,” reported the US Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. This “bigger” and “brighter” moon happens every 18 years or so. We learned of this information from one of our Field Angels this morning, and we were moved in our hearts when we realized that the year 1993 was the first year that we consecrated the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages in a formal consecration to Our Lady. This was a beautiful sign to us of Our Lady making Her presence known to all those who would be gathering for Her apparitions at Caritas, and in a particular way, for the re-consecration of Our Lady’s Tabernacle. But a bigger grace awaited us when we learned that Our Lady’s apparition would be at 6:40 p.m.—at the same time the “super full moon” would be rising. Our Lady said:
April 25, 1993
And Her most recent 25th message, Our Lady also refers to nature awakening:
February 25, 2011
After tomorrow night’s apparition, Marija will come to the Field and relay what happened in the apparition. We will remain in the Field for more prayers and singing as we watch the moon rise and are bathed by its light.
March 25, 1990
In regard to the moon, Our Lady just spoke about signs sent that there are those who do not respond to them.
March 2, 2011
Make a Spontaneous Decision
We thank Our Lady for providing the means to open our hearts to Her in contemplating the messages that nature brings to us. If you are reading this and have not seriously considered coming for these apparitions, make a spontaneous decision and come. Even if you have to jump in the car and drive 10 hours or more to be in Our Lady’s presence, it’s worth it. Many in the past have listened to their heart’s prompting and have done the same. If you can’t afford a hotel, bring a tent and camp at Caritas’ campground for free. For all those who are unable to come, unite your hearts with ours these five days. Send in your petitions. Live these days of grace in your own homes. Your intentions are being offered to Our Lady everyday. Click Here to send your petition.
Send the above to all you know and all across the internet.
The Five Days of Prayer at Caritas, March 18, 2011
Schedule for Saturday, March 19, 2011
|5:00-6:00 A.M.||Silent prayer in the Field|
|6:30 A.M.||Holy Mass at St. Mark’s Catholic Church|
|9:00 A.M.||Prayers and Announcement in front of the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages|
|10:45 A.M.||Two Mysteries of the Rosary in the Field|
|2:00 P.M.||Meeting and Welcome Address by A Friend of Medjugorje in front of the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages|
|6:00 P.M.||Prayer of the Rosary in Preparation for Our Lady’s Apparition|
|6:40 P.M.||Time of Our Lady’s Apparition, followed by prayers and singing|
The two sites of the Bedroom and Field of Apparitions, located at Caritas, have been graced by 156 apparitions of the Virgin Mary over the past 21 years, though She has been with the founder’s family and the community at other locations bringing the total to 176 apparitions over the years. The 156 apparitions on the sacred ground of Caritas have occurred in 1988, 1989, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, July/August 2005, November 2005, 2008, February 2009, and July 2009. This does not include the many times the community has been blessed to have Our Lady in their mission and home in Medjugorje. The primary site of the apparitions has been in the Bedroom of a consecrated “beloved home” with 123 apparitions in this room. The Field was consecrated to Our Lady for the conversion of our nation. The two sites are connected in that the Bedroom represents the family, “the home,” and the Field represents our nation. Nations cannot hope to heal without first healing the family home. In 2009 (above), over 4,000 flowers were arranged in the Bedroom, representing the hearts of people from across the United States & around the world, to show their love and devotion to Our Lady in the last days of Her apparitions to Marija at Caritas. Marija was inspired and some community members joined in to help her form the heart on top of the Bed that would receive Our Lady.
SUPER FULL MOON NASA SCIENCE NEWS
On March 19th, a full Moon of rare size and beauty will rise in the east at sunset. It’s a super “perigee moon”—the biggest in almost 20 years.
“The last full Moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March of 1993,” says Geoff Chester of the US Naval Observatory in Washington, DC. “I’d say it’s worth a look.” Full Moons vary in size because of the oval shape of the Moon’s orbit. It is an eclipse with one side (perigee) about 50,000 km closer to Earth than the other (apogee): Nearby perigee moons are about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than lesser moons that occur on the apogee side of the Moon’s orbit.
“The full Moon of March 19th occurs less than one hour away from perigee—a near-perfect coincidence that happens only 18 years or so,” adds Chester.
The Moon looks extra-big when it is beaming through foreground objects—a.k.a. “the Moon illusion.”
Indeed, contrary to some reports circulating the Interent, perigee Moons do not trigger natural disasters. The “super moon” of March 1993, for instance, passed without incident. And an almost-super Moon in December, 2008 also proved harmless.
The best time to look is when the Moon is near the horizon. That is when illusion mixes with reality to produce a truly stunning view. For reasons not fully understood by astronomers or psychologists, low-hanging Moons look unnaturally large when they beam through trees, buildings and other foreground objects. On March 19th, why not let the “Moon illusion” amplify a full Moon that’s extra-big to begin with? The swollen orb rising in the east at sunset may seem so nearby, you can almost reach out and touch it. Don’t bother. Even a super perigee Moon is still 356,577 km away. That is, it turns out, a distance of rare beauty.
Author: Dr. Tony Phillips