Our Lady appeared to Medjugorje visionary Marija tonight, July 4, 2012, around 10 p.m., during the Consecration of the Nation which took place in the Field of Apparitions at Caritas. The apparition lasted 5 minutes. Afterwards Marija said:
â€œDuring the moment of the apparition when Our Lady came, Our Lady watched all of us. In the beginning I recommended all of us, all our intentions, all we have in our hearts, all sick people. Our Lady smiled and She extended Her hands and began to pray over us. She prayed for a long time, all the time that She stayed with us. And afterwards, She blessed us with the Sign of the Cross, and She said,
Marija said that Our Lady’s apparition the next day would take place in the morning, July 5, at 10:40 a.m. in the Bedroom of Apparitions. This is different from the usual apparition time, which would normally be 11:40 a.m. Central Time. Our Lady chose to move the time for the July 5 apparition upwards one hour to appear at 10:40 a.m.
When Marija says that â€œOur Lady watched all of us,â€
Marija has explained that when this happens, Our Lady looks about the crowd like a Mother who is making sure all Her children are there. The visionaries have said that this gesture of Our Lady is very endearing.