Today was the last apparition, as Paolo and Marija would be leaving. Rosary was scheduled for 10:00 a.m. The Community began arriving around 9:30 a.m. and began writing petitions to Our Lady. Our founder told Marija that if, today, Our Lady gives time to ask a question in the apparition, he would like her to ask Our Lady to give some sweet words to end Her visit with the Community. The following is Marija’s description of the apparition:
“In moment of apparition, when Our Lady come, I recommend like always all us in special way, everyone present today. I ask Our Lady if She has some words to say to us. And Our Lady beginning to smile, said:
“I give my love to you, you give it to others.”
“And after She beginning to pray over us and after She make blessing and She go.”
The surprise visit ended as quickly as it had begun, but with so many joys in-between, and a beautiful message in which Our Lady gave to us Her love. What we will remember just as much, however, is that in all but one day of Her visit, Our Lady smiled in every apparition. It was reminiscent of Her apparitions in 1988?1989 in the home of our founder, before the community had started. Every day Marija said “Our Lady came and was very happy.”
Our Lady’s smiles during this February 2009 surprise visit to the community were so very touching.