November 18, 2019 A.D.
The following was given from Medjugorje visionary Ivan, while at a conference in the United States on November 9, 2019:
At this evening’s encounter with the Blessed Mother, I would like to describe and share a few things about this encounter. After each encounter with the Blessed Mother, it is difficult to get back to this world and to the realities of this life. To be with the Blessed Mother every day means to meet Her in paradise. When She comes, She brings with Her peace of the paradise. There are no words in our world to describe the beauty of this meeting. So, I am just using the words I have to describe the most important.
She came to us this evening very happy and joyful. She greeted us with Her Motherly greeting, “Praise be Jesus my dear children.” And after this She extends Her hands and prays over each one of us, especially She prayed over those who are sick. And then She says this to all of us:
Then She gave us Her Motherly blessing. She blessed everything you brought with you to be blessed. As I always do, I did this evening, I commended to the Blessed Mother all of you, your needs, your families, your parishes that you come from, all the present priests, and especially those who are sick. After that She still prayed over each one of us, and with that prayer She departs with a sign of light and cross, with a greeting, “Go in peace my dear children.”
Looking Towards Christmas? Encounter Christmas as Never Before!
When Our Lady appeared on Christmas, in 1988, in the home of a Friend of Medjugorje and his wife, She had Baby Jesus in Her arms. Our Lady deposited a special grace of “Bethlehem” here. It is why those who come to Caritas for the Five Days of Prayer, December 8-12, leave feeling they have encountered Little Jesus in the Home and in the Field.
“…I was able to visit you on December 10th-11th and it was just awesome! I’ve been a Field Angel for approximately ten years and I send what I can so I’ve been growing and changing with you. It was hard to leave the Field and your community and I can’t wait to return, next time with my four children and husband. Thank you for the best Christmas season ever – it will stay with me and grow…”
M.B., New Jersey
“…I learned how to really pray from the heart, as I watched and listened to all of you and how you prayed. What a great gift. My prayer had not been coming from the heart, only the head. So thank you all so much! “Christmas in the Field” was the highlight of the week for me, as I’m sure it was for everyone. It was truly beautiful. I will never forget it. The rosary truly came alive for me that night, as if I was in Bethlehem gathered around the crib with Mary and Joseph.…”
Make a spur of the moment decision and come to Caritas in Alabama, December 8-12, 2019. There is no place in the country you can experience Christmas like this. All places in the Continential United States are within two days of driving time from Caritas of Birmingham. Visit here for daily schedule and directions.
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