Mirjana said that Our Lady blessed all of us and all our religious articles we brought for blessing.
Pilgrims in Medjugorje were wrapped up in raincoats and blankets as they waited for hours in the early morning of May 2, 2011 for Our Lady’s apparition by the Blue Cross. Though the Beatification of Pope John Paul II was going on in Rome this past weekend, this did not stem the flow of Italians coming to Medjugorje. Thousands began arriving several days earlier to be with Our Lady.
A mist and low clouds hung over the village of Medjugorje this morning, May 2, 2011, blocking out the view of Cross Mountain even while the sun rose and the darkness of the night faded away. It helped to set the scene and setting for a mystery that is impenetrable and untouchable except in the silence of the hearts gathered in faith to be near to Our Lady in Her apparition to Medjugorje visionary Mirjana. Our Lady’s call is always sweet, because as She says, She comes “to save you and not to condemn you.” But at the same time, She desires to see us to confess our sins and to change our lives. Grace is free, but we must renounce, get rid of, distance ourselves from everything that leads us away from Jesus. When we do, the fog lifts from our hearts, and we see things clearly—we see the Cross upon which our Savior died for us that we may have the gift of salvation.
Everyone has the hope of seeing, touching, and pleading Mirjana for her prayers for their individual needs. Mirjana’s demeanor is always so patient and consoling—giving great comfort to those who seek to have reassurance that God is near and that God hasn’t forgotten us here below, in our very troubled world. Even to the curiosity seeker, it is an impressive site, not full of emotionalism as some may expect, but rather the silence among this size crowd is amazing at the moment of the apparition. Who but God can command such silence in our technological world of cell phones and ipods, cameras and computers.
Out of six billion people in the world, Mirjana is only one of six individuals who were chosen to testify to what She hears and sees Our Lady say and do. For 30 years this testimony has been going on. Nations have risen and fallen, mankind around the world has suffered from tremendous tragedies that have steadily been increasing year after year of Our Lady’s apparitions, the world has become more dangerous, dark and full of troubles, and miracles and conversions have taken place through Medjugorje into the tens of millions—all the while these six individuals continue to give witness to Our Lady. Their story has not changed in all these years. And millions continue to follow and live the words of Our Lady that are relayed through these six visionaries.
Mirjana is seen here leaving the area surrounding the Blue Cross, this morning, May 2, 2011. You can see just the back of her blond hair, tied back in a ponytail. She slowly makes her way through the sea of people who are gathered on the base of Apparition Mountain and who flow down below into the streets, and who are also gathered on the balconies of nearby buildings.
A Friend of Medjugorje, with his wife, is in Rome for Pope John Paul II’s beatification and will be returning this week. The normal writing on Our Lady’s May 2, 2011 message will be posted later in the week. Also, A Friend of Medjugorje’s normal Radio Wave program on the Second of the Month has been postponed until Wednesday May 4, 2011. Be sure to listen in not only as he shares his insights on Our Lady’s message this month, but to hear of his experiences in Rome, as he was together with Medjugorje visionary, Marija Lunetti , her husband Paolo and, Our Lady in Her apparitions, throughout Divine Mercy weekend. mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 4, 2011 7:00 PM Central USA.