By 5:00 p.m. this evening, March 22, 2011, the inner circle of the Field was being filled with pilgrims in anticipation of Our Lady’s apparition that would take place around 6:40 p.m. The mild temperature and the colors of nature helped to open the heart to the love of Our Lady. Soft worship music filled the air over the loud speakers which helped create a prayerful, meditative atmosphere which was reflected on the faces of many of the pilgrims. The Rosary began at 6:00 p.m., and Marija began praying the 7 Our Father’s, 7 Hail Mary’s and 7 Glory Be’s just at 6:40 p.m., in which Our Lady appeared to her shortly afterwards. The apparition lasted about 2 ½ minutes. Following is Marija’s description of the apparition of March 22, 2011 in the Field:
“When Our Lady came tonight, I began by recommending everybody present and Our Lady remained in silence. I recommended each one of us and everything that we have in our hearts. Our Lady began by looking at us, and then She extended Her hands and She prayed over us. And then She made the Sign of the Cross as She usually does. She was very serene. That’s everything.“
Marija continued by saying,
“The most beautiful message is Her presence here. Our Lady looked at each and every one of us and that’s the biggest gift. She came by Herself tonight. She came as She usually does, with Her grey dress, long white veil and with a crown of stars around Her head. She always standing on a cloud, (Marija) never sees Her feet.”
Marija spoke and gave testimony for over 20 minutes to those gathered. Marija told stories from the early days of the apparitions. Marija ended by saying that tomorrow’s apparition would be in the home at the same time.
Today, the Dedication of the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages was accomplished, or rather the re-dedication after the near-completion of the building extension. The priests in attendance of these days of prayer at Caritas were invited to come forward and lead a procession through all the various levels of the building. Fr. Martin from Louisiana blessed the Holy Water and Holy Salt that would be used to bless the building and equipment acquired through the retooling. Litanies of the Saints, of St. Joseph, Our Lady of Loreto and of the Sacred Heart were recited or sung while the procession slowly moved from the top floor to the bottom floor of where the Print Shop is located. The procession line was so long that it was spread out amongst all three floors. Arriving in the print shop, the names of all those who donated to the retooling were mounted on a wall. The priests stopped in front of the names to pray a formal blessing upon each individual who helped in the retooling. Many people came up to Community members and expressed how moving it was to them to be at Caritas, to see the names, the equipment, etc. and to know this is all for Our Lady’s use for the spreading of Her messages and plans around the world.
As a surprise to the pilgrims who attended these days of prayer, we had worked to prepare the next edition of Words from Heaven, which was the 12th Edition, which included Mirjana’s birthday apparition message given on March 18, 2011 as well as the first days of these Five Days of Prayer. The book was bound on the new book binding machine in the print shop. Community members and volunteers manned the various gathering stations needed to be covered. Many people, after purchasing a book, brought it to Our Lady’s apparition to have it blessed.