Why does Our Lady call us to Medjugorje? Why is it important to pilgrimage there?
July 11, 2011 A.D.
Why does Our Lady call us to Medjugorje? Why is it important to pilgrimage there? Our Lady of Medjugorje said on January 2, 2010:
Let us set out with Her today. Make the decision today to begin your pilgrimage to Medjugorje.
With Cross Mountain in the distant background, these Caritas pilgrims are ascending up Apparition Mountain, the site of the first apparitions of Our Lady in Medjugorje.
On that day, June 24, 1981, two girls, Mirjana and Ivanka saw the figure of a Woman beckoning them to come up the mountain. But the two girls became frightened and ran away. The next day, the two girls Ivanka and Mirjana with others came back to the mountain. Again, the same Woman was beckoninng them to come. This time they obeyed, running with great speed to the place where the Woman was. It was then that they fully understood Who stood before them as She revealed Herself, “I am the Blessed Virgin Mary.”
Though hard, for pilgrims there is a certain sweetness to this climb up Apparition Mountain, as though Our Lady is walking with you, or beckoning you to come up the Mountain, just as She did to Mirjana, Ivanka, and the others in June of 1981. And She does beckon you to come to the Holy Villlage where the grace of Her daily apparitons still exists. Have you run away like Mirjana and Ivanka did? If you have run away, then come back again to the Mountain and follow Her invitation, so that She reveals Herself to you, in the fullness of Who She is, the Queen of Peace. The Queen beckons you to come, set out with Her.
Jesus beckons you to, “Come all you who are weary and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon your shoulders, for My yoke is easy and My burden light.” The King beckons you to come, set out for Him.
Medjugorje visionary Marija and her husband Paolo built a chapel near their home in Medjugorje. When in Medjugorje, this is where Marija has her daily apparitions. The chapel was completed just before the twentieth anniversary (June 25, 2001). Paolo and Marija did a novena so that Our Lady would name their new chapel. During this apparition, Marija told Our Lady, “We give this chapel to you. What name do you desire it to be given?” When asked, Our Lady smiled and lovingly held up Her first two fingers, signifying the number two, and then pointed to Her heart and traced a heart with Her finger. Marija was flooded with emotion, tears, and joy and understood in her heart that Our Lady named it The Chapel of The Two Hearts.
As seen above, the BVM Caritas Medjugorje pilgrimage group prays the Consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, a beautiful grace to be able to pray the Conescrations in the chapel that Our Lady Herself named, and through this union of the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary, will bring triumph over darkness. The Queen beckons you, the King beckons you, and the union of their Two Hearts will protect and guide you.
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