May 5, 2014 A.D.
Tonight, May 5, 2014, Our Lady appeared to Ivan at the Blue Cross at 10:00 p.m. during his prayer group meeting. After the prayer group sang for a while, the Rosary was begun around 9:30 p.m. Our Lady appeared to Ivan around 10:00 p.m. and the apparition lasted several minutes. The following is Ivan’s description of the apparition:
“Tonight I would like to describe what is the most important from tonight’s meeting with Our Lady. Also tonight Our Lady came to us joyful and happy and at the beginning, She greeted us with Her Motherly greeting, ‘Praised be Jesus my dear children.’ Then, for awhile, with Her arms extended, She prayed over all of us here and She prayed especially over the sick present here. Then, in a special way, I recommended all of you, the sick present here, all your needs, your intentions. Then Our Lady said:
“Then Our Lady blessed all of us with Her Motherly blessing, and She also blessed everything you brought to be blessed. After that, I recommended all of you, all of your needs, your intentions, and your families. After that Our Lady continued to pray over all of us there and left in that prayer, in an illuminated Sign of the Cross, with a greeting, ‘Go in peace my dear children.’ This is what would be the most important from tonight’s meeting.”
The Church of St. James seen off in the distance tonight. Tonight, Our Lady spoke about Her plans, and Her Church:
We know who “the world” is. We know who “this parish” is. Who is “my Church”? It is those across the world who are accepting Our Lady as their Mother, and that regardless of what their denomination might be, She is calling them to be Her apostles, and She will gather them under ‘my Church.” It is those that She will use in this “upcoming time” that She spoke of on April 25, 2014 during Ivan’s prayer group. One cannot help but think of those “New Communities” who are being formed after reading They Fired the First Shot 2012, and Our Lady’s mandate to form prayer groups.* Certainly these are exciting times in which we live, times in which a Heavenly Being is coming to speak to us, giving us play by play directions on which way to walk. What time in history since Jesus walked the earth, has there ever been something of this magnitude?
Our Lady calls these prayer group meetings late in the evening, though pilgrims, like this man pictured above, begin gathering hours before the prayer group begins, anticipating the Guest who will soon be in their midst. Individuals and families of all faiths come from around the world to bring their intentions before Our Lady.
Ivan has again and again made the climb for these prayer groups, with a constantcy that must please Our Lady greatly. Medjugorje is a call for gathering the world. The plans of Medjugorje are a sign to all. The prayer group meetings at the Blue Cross, now after many years, speak to all about Our Lady’s desire, Her intentions and plans that will be realized through prayer groups.
“Marija, Ivan and others formed a prayer group at the request of Our Lady. Our Lady asked them to assemble on Monday and Friday nights on Apparition Hill or Cross Mountain. This prayer group has continued, again through Our Lady’s leadership, through Ivan. During these meetings with Our Lady in Medjugorje, tens of thousands have been drawn to attend. Attending just one prayer group meeting teaches those from around the world who attend to go back home and start the same in their families and with others.”
The sunset in Medjugorje taken today. Our Lady’s messages are for today’s man to understand God’s Word and the times in which we live. Indeed, we are seeing the sunset of life as we know it. Is this a scary thought? If you are attached to the world, then yes, there is something to fear. However, if one is striving to live Our Lady’s messages, then they will eventually come to understand that the future is one of good for man, even if that means there will be hard-times to go through. Our Lady in the past few weeks has been reminding us:
On Friday, April 25, 2014 Our Lady said during Ivan’s prayer group:
So, let us be in prayer, for whatever the future holds, that we might be changing our lives and be a light of peace to those who will not have peace in this upcoming time.