Our Lady told Marija last night, July 4, that today, July 5, 2012, She would appear at 10:40 a.m. in the Bedroom of Apparitions. This time was not usual, as Our Lady’s normal apparition time in Medjugorje, 6:40 p.m., would correspond to 11:40 a.m. and not 10:40 a.m. Marija was asked several times to clarify that in fact the apparition was 10:40 and not 11:40. Marija relayed that the apparition would in fact be 10:40 a.m. Pilgrims began gathering in the Field of Apparitions around 9:00 a.m., and the Rosary began around 10:00, while Caritas Community and Extended Community members gathered in the Bedroom. Our Lady appeared shortly before 10:40 a.m., and the apparition lasted 3 minutes. Following is Marija’s description of the apparition:
“Our Lady came and She began to pray. She gave us no time for anything. She prayed all the time.
The founder asked,“The whole time? We must need it.” Marija responded,
“I don’t know, I think I have all these recommendations but Our Lady gave no time. So She came, extended Her hands and prayed the whole time. And after She gave a blessing and She left. She said,
“Go in peace.”
Marija was particularly joyful after this apparition. Marija said, Our Lady also blessed those in the Field.
With these beautiful Five Days of Prayer, Our Lady has gathered our prayers, fasting, novenas, and sacrifices to use them where they are most necessary to heal us, our families, and our nation. Having entrusted all to Her care, we can confidently place all our hopes in Her, that She will take care of us. For whatever we may face as a nation, Our Lady has shown these days, that She will not abandon us, but rather, extend Her arms over us, protecting us from every evil. While we as a nation rightly deserve God’s divine judgement, it is She, our Hope, that we may be protected by Her prayers.