This New Year is Something Many Will Be Afraid of. Why?

This New Year is Something Many Will Be Afraid of. Why?

January 2, 2013 A.D.

Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s January 2, 2013
Apparition and Message Given to Mirjana on the Day for Nonbelievers

The following is Our Lady’s message given today, January 2, 2013 on the day of prayer for nonbelievers:

“Dear children, with much love and patience I strive to make your hearts like unto mine. I strive, by my example, to teach you humility, wisdom and love because I need you; I cannot do without you my children. According to God’s will I am choosing you, by His strength I am strengthening you. Therefore, my children, do not be afraid to open your hearts to me. I will give them to my Son and in return, He will give you the gift of divine peace. You will carry it to all those whom you meet, you will witness God’s love with your life and you will give the gift of my Son through yourselves. Through reconciliation, fasting and prayer, I will lead you. Immeasurable is my love. Do not be afraid. My children, pray for the shepherds. May your lips be shut to every judgment, because do not forget that my Son has chosen them and only He has the right to judge. Thank you.”

This New Year is Something Many Will Be Afraid of.  Why?

by a Friend of Medjugorje

Arriving after being invited to Russia to meet with some priests and bishops about Medjugorje in the early 1990’s, a very disconcerting situation developed. After being picked up at the airport and arriving at a very drab office building, the presence of an oppressive spirit remaining from communist days could still very much be sensed and felt. Upon arrival, 20-30 people were waiting and immediately an argument broke out amongst them of where this guest was to be taken. The argument escalated, divided into two contentious groups vying in a struggle of who would win. Just as suddenly, one group prevailed and a course was set to go to the Ukraine. This battle, and it was a heated battle within a people still inculcated with the affects of a communist mentality, was unnerving in that the one being struggled over felt the power of both sides pulling one apart, and wondered if things were going to end in disaster. Knowing this country’s history and being placed in this uncomfortable situation immediately upon arriving into Russia, made one want to just go back to the airport and leave.

We are in a great struggle between two factions who strive for us. It is not a walk filled with pleasantries. In fact, Our Lady told us several times, including two additional times today, “Do not be afraid.” The Russian experience came directly after spending a week with Marija in Italy. Marija asked Our Lady to bless an icon obtained as a gift for one of the Russian bishops in which Our Lady, during the apparition, blessed the icon and the trip for Russia’s conversion. It was not surprising that because Our Lady blessed the trip; for while it was very uncomfortable and disconcerting and could have been an experience that would have been a cause to “be afraid,” having being fortified with prayer and fasting, peace prevailed.

Our Lady said last month, December 2, 2012, “I strive.” Today, January 2, 2013, Our Lady says twice, “I strive.” The word ‘strive’ clearly is in opposition to darkness and its struggle for us. Webster Dictionary 1828 Edition defines more clearly just how much we are in contention for between the light and the dark. Strive:

1. To make efforts; to use exertions; to endeavor with earnestness;
to labor hard.
2. to contend; to contest; to struggle in opposition to another; to
be in contention or dispute.
3. to oppose by contrariety of qualities.
4. To vie; to be comparable to; to emulate; to contend in

Our Lady’s words, “I strive,” defines more clearly this great battle over us, through Our Lady’s August 2, 1981 message we have, repeatedly through the years, quoted you.

August 2, 1981

“…A great struggle is about to unfold. A struggle between my Son and satan. Human souls are at stake.”

Last month’s December 2, 2012 message, Our Lady said:

“…help me in my motherly battle…”

We are being striven for, battled over, struggled for and many do not realize the magnitude of what is in our midst. We are in the throes of one of the most contentious fights for the population of the whole world, unlike anything the world has experienced in its history from the beginning. It is why Our Lady says:

April 4, 1985

“…Today is the day when I wished to stop giving the messages because some individuals did not accept me. The parish has been moved and I wish to keep on giving you messages as it has never been in history from the beginning of the world…”

Near here, at Caritas, in the 1800’s, a frontier mother had gone down to the creek to wash clothing. While there, she heard her infant screaming. She ran back to her cabin and saw a large raccoon trying to kill her child. The woman, not having anything at hand, attacked the raccoon with her bare hands. A battle ensued. Anyone who has had experience with a large raccoon could imagine how difficult it would be for a strong man to fight a raccoon with his bare hands – how much more so for a woman! The woman’s arms were slashed and bitten up and down, but a mother protecting her child cares not for herself. The woman literally choked to death the raccoon with her hands, all the while it was slashing her arms with its sharp claws. The man who recorded this story learned of it a couple of weeks later when he was passing by. He witnessed the slashes up and down her arms still “festering up” as he described the wounds the woman suffered while striving to protect her child in a motherly battle.

Our Lady’s words of December 2, 2012:

“…I strive to bring all of my stray children into my motherly embrace and to show them the way of faith. My children, help me in my motherly battle and pray with me that sinners may become aware of their sins and repent sincerely…”

The mother did battle with the evil raccoon. The Mother does the same to crush the serpent’s head under Her heel. Do not think She is not wounded in her heart, as Mirjana has said, “if you saw just one tear of Our Lady, you would never want to sin again.” It is the snake who strikes at “Her heel” that wounds Our Lady as the coon battled back against the mother to take the child.

This New Year is something many will be afraid of. Why? Because there is a lot to be afraid of in a great struggle unfolding. However, it is through prayer and fasting that you will be fortified to fear not. For those who are not spiritually fortified, fear will reign. Tyranny has come to reign and after this inauguration of January 21, 2013, in a few days, evil will be released from the starting gate. It may take some time for it to manifest after the inauguration, but the full release now of what will begin to unfold will manifest in the coming months and years.

February 2, 2012

“…evil has come to rule…”

Evil has amassed its power not only spiritually, but temporally into invalid laws without basis, imposing these invalid laws on God’s people. These laws are without authority. Laws must have the authority of God to be obeyed. Christians are commanded to obey these laws no matter how unjust they may be. But with the exception that they fall in the order of Natural Law. When laws step outside of Natural Law, Christians are obligated to defy the invalid laws. Will we have to give Our Lady our lives to follow our conscience to remain holy and in the grace of God? Our Lady said


November 25, 1997

“…Holy martyrs died witnessing: I am a Christian…”

In Jakov’s annual Christmas apparition, Our Lady said:

December 25, 2012

“…give the gift of your life to me…”
“…give the gift of your life to my Son…”

Will you give a Christmas gift of your life to Our Lady? Anyone who has devotedly followed Our Lady has realized to the degree you give Our Lady your life is to begin a rigorous life of trials, commencing accordingly. It would be easier to accept martyrdom, than to live out the calling, for to follow Our Lady’s way goes against the tide of society. For those who attempt to fully live Our Lady’s way, everything will contradict and assault you to keep you from spreading Our Lady’s messages and a way of life. Why? If we persevere and we begin to grow in numbers, into enough numbers to begin to threaten and redirect society’s evil direction, society will not only persecute, but will physically martyr you, rather than give up its evil hold.

When Our Lady says “give the gift of your life,” She means to give your life, to sacrifice your life for the salvation of the world. Don’t delude yourselves in thinking society will just roll over and die without a fight for its life. It is Our Lady who said in Jakov’s apparition on Christmas Day, and who repeats to you today in the January 2, 2013 apparition


“…‘I strive’ to make your hearts like unto mine…”
“…‘I strive’, by my example, to teach you humility, wisdom and love because I need you; I cannot do without you my children…”
“…by His strength I am strengthening you…”
“…give the gift of your life to me…” December 25, 2012
“…give the gift of your life to my Son…” December 25, 2012

“…He will give you the gift of divine peace…”
January 2, 2013
“…you will give the gift of my Son through yourselves…” January 2, 2013

It cannot be stressed strongly enough to read, or reread if you have already read, They Fired the First Shot 2012. Entering 2013, unarmed without understanding and praying for wisdom is as walking right into battle defenseless. For you who understand this statement, having read the book, 2013 is a call to action, spiritually and physically. There is no more time left for inactivity.

With Love for Our Lady’s Guidance,
A Friend of Medjugorje
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Mirjana January 2, 20

Mirjana is seen here from her apparition last year on January 2, 20”12”. Another year begins with Our Lady continuing to appear in Medjugorje. Medjugorje visionary Marija relayed after her December 25, 2012 message in which it was Baby Jesus who spoke and not Our Lady, that she momentarily wondered if the apparitions of Our Lady were ending for her. The three remaining visionaries who continue to see Our Lady everyday, which includes Ivan, Vicka and Marija, live with the knowledge that on any given day it could be their last daily apparition. This is true also for Mirjana’s second of the month apparitions. We who follow Medjugorje so often take for granted Our Lady’s daily appearances through Medjugorje and Her messages that come so regularly every month. One day the news will come that Our Lady has stopped appearing. What will console our hearts the most on that fateful day will be that we had listened to Her calls and tried to respond to them month after month and year after year.

December 25, 1989


“…little children, accept with seriousness and live the messages for your soul not to be sad when I will not be with you anymore and when I will not guide you anymore like an insecure child in his first steps. Therefore, little children, read everyday the messages I gave you and transform them into life…”

Reading Our Lady's January Message

Above is Our Lady’s message from January 2, 20”12”, written out on plain notebook paper after being dictated by Mirjana just after her apparition at the Blue Cross. From this paper it would be spread throughout the world—electronically, by fax, through word of mouth, audibly recorded, through printing presses, handwritten by some—teachings and guidance directly from Heaven for today’s man. We all have heard the maxim, live today as if it were your last. It is good advice also for Our Lady’s messages: live this message of Our Lady given today, as if it were the last message She was to give. Take a moment to thank Our Lady for Her continuing benevolence on behalf of our world that continues to be so in need of Her love and guidance. She was once asked by the young visionaries of Medjugorje how long would She continue to appear. She gave this answer:

June 29, 1981

“As long as you will want me to, my angels.”

Don’t enter this New Year with a cold heart to Our Lady. As She said today, “…my children, do not be afraid to open your hearts to me. I will give them to my Son and in return, He will give you the gift of divine peace…” Who today is not hungry for the gift of divine peace? Before the New Year gets too much underway, renew your consecration to Our Lady and ask for a reinvigorated and sensitive heart for every word She continues to give to us, Her children, in this year of 2013.

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15 thoughts on “This New Year is Something Many Will Be Afraid of. Why?”

  1. Denise M. Sibilly

    Thank You Blessed Mary Mother Of God, for opening up our senses to You and Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior through Your six children of Medjugorje. Thank you for Your persistence. Please do not stop coming to us in all the ways you do. I love You and Jesus Your Son and thank You for loving me. Please hear my words and always stay with us here and blessed Mother please ask your Son Jesus to heal us spiritually, physically, mentally and every way to make us like YOU BLESSED MOTHER.

  2. Our prayer group is following the Medjugorje messages. We are so grateful to our Blessed Mother – it is our hope that we can through prayer and fasting bring our families and friends especially those who don’t believe to our Blessed Mother, we need Her help so much. Our prayer group would ask your help for Ireland fight abortion. Please Mother Mary intercede for us. Your children need your help. We have consecrated ourselves to you. Archangel Michael prayer group. All praise and glory to you Lord Jesus Christ

  3. Chris Eastridge

    What a wonderful strengthening message and I know that my prayers for my children who walked away from church will be answered one day.Thanks and may GOD bless you.

  4. Thank you so much for sending me so much information on our Blessed Mother’s word. Thank you Mother Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, Your love is immeasurable Mother. Take our hand and continue to guide us, love us, show us the way. We are so very weak Mother. Please help us. Make us strong to be able to renounce satan, the evil spirits and all their works. I want my family, my friends, my dear ones, especially those who are far away from God, to be close to God. Jesus I love you, Mother Mary I love you.

  5. My Dearest Friends from Caritas may God continue to use all of you to help all of us, we struggle daily with all that the world brings to us our hearts hurt everytime we hear about the sadness of the world, if we feel such sadness how much more does our wonderful Lord and Blessed Mother hurt. I so sorry Dear God that we are so lost. Dear Jesus and Blessed Mother I place my entire family in your hands I consecrate them to you I love them so much and I want all of us to go to Heaven at our appointed day. Please forgive us continue to lead us, guide us and be with us. Dearest Mother please pray for my son Michael he is an unbeliever and that makes me very very sad it breaks my heart. I can’t mention anything about God please Lord forgive him. I have always claimed his salvation, I will return him back to you but I will not let the enemy have him.Please Lord help him like you help St Paul open his heart and his eyes that he may see you. I love you so I want all of us to be ready. Love You so much

  6. Thank you heavenly Mother for your love and most of all your patience with us, your earthly children. Help us all to accept and follow You and Jesus each day for rest of our lives. Help us to live the messages and to understand them. I struggle so with fasting and I don’t know why.It should be so simple just 2 days a week on bread and water-but for me I always seem to fail some time during the day. Holy Spirit come into our souls and make us stronger to accept whatever trials may come our way.Give me strength to get up early and pray a couple hours each day as You have asked us to do.Help us to reach out to others about the messages of Medugorje. Thank you Caritas for the many years of hard work and struggles that you all have endured.I love you Jesus and Mary.

  7. Thank you my dearest mother for your love, for your giving heart, for your wish to save all of your errant children. You have given me a great gift by allowing me to be one of the ones who has been following your Medugorje messages and for giving me the grace to follow your messages and share them with others. You took my beautiful daughter to heaven to be with Jesus and I wait for the day when you will come for me. I live my life for Jesus and for you Mary. All of my love to Jesus and Mary.

  8. Dear Heavenly Mother, thank you for your messages that so convict our hearts to follow your Way, the way to Jesus. Mary, it is so difficult, but you give us strength and console us in this vale of tears with your love, prayers, and messages. Mary, our Queen and our Mother, please help us and continue to pray for us. Mary, we love you! Continue to show us your Mercy and Love, which come from Jesus. Mary, please continue to guide your dear children at Caritas, and all of us around the world. May you always be our help and protection. Mary, we believe in you in Jesus! Mary, we trust in you in Jesus. Mary, we love you in Jesus! Jesus, we believe You in Mary! Jesus, we trust You in Mary! Jesus, we love You in Mary. Jesus, please continue to show us and this world Your Infinite Love and Mercy through Mary, Our Mother. Jesus we trust in You! Amen.

  9. Dear mother, Thank-you for all your encouragement. I am so sorry that I fail so often. Please take our hand and continue to guide us, love us, show us the way. We are so very weak. Fasting is very difficult and I do not know why. Please help me and all those who struggle with fasting. Although I truly believe how powerful it is when attached with prayer, it seems to be the most trying request you have asked of me. I am sure it is most difficult for others too. Help me. Help all of us. We know you need us to help you with our fasting. Make a way for us. We really want to help you with the conversion of others. We Love you mother.

  10. Cherylgrosberg

    Thank you so much for sending me so much information on our Blessed Mother’s words of warning and comfort in this most serious time. Our world is so messed up, and most are happily going on their way to hell and missing out on all the graces available all around us.

  11. Thank You dear Mother Mary for Your great love which is beyond all human comprehension. Thank You for mothering us , all the way through. We love You and will need Your constant protection and guidance always! Help us keep a watchful eye and live Your messages in our day to day lives.

  12. My children are in the grip of heresy, both have been baptized, had First Communion, and Confirmation. My son is now heavily involved in Wicca, My daughter has had an abortion and her husband has convinced her that our Faith is not for them. I am being beset, have the feeling of being pulled apart every time I pray the Rosary, and go to Adoration. Your community and the Apparitions have saved me from the evil of witchcraft. I cannot thank you enough, and I beg for prayers for my children and grandchildren. I offer any sufferings I have for Mary’s work.

  13. Thanks and May God Bless You all dear Caritas friends! When I read this message, I could not help crying. Can’t express my feelings. This is from Heaven. I don’t know, why some people can’t understand the importance and this is the last time of God’s Mercy.My friends, please pray for me to be suitable for our mother Mary’s expectations. I will do my best with reconciliation,fasting and Prayer. I love you Mother!

  14. Dear Mother, thanks for teaching us humility, wisdom and love, and also thanks for strengthening us and for giving our hearts to your Son. We need his divine peace, help us to carry it to all those whom we meet. Thanks a lot, dear Mother.

  15. Dear Beloved Caritas Community Members… I just read aloud to my Mom, the article and teaching pertaining to the Jan 2nd 2012 message… peace filled our family as I read each line… knowing that we will have to make a decision to be martyred to stand up for the truth of the Gospel is no longer terrifying to me, because your vivid explanation of what it means that… Our Lady is striving for each and everyone of us, hit home, with the true story of the Mother who strove and won the fight to prevent the raccoon from killing her child. Thank you Friend of Medjugorje and each and every Caritas community member… thank your for your tireless efforts to bring us Our Lady’s messages… it is true, I will lament for Our Lady’s messages… but I am so very glad you all are putting all Her words on paper and teaching those of us who read them superficially to see beyond the words. This year will be difficult… but no matter what happens… I hope to see you all in Heaven when it’s all over!

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