The Feast of the Triumph of the Cross. The Community and guests gathered in the Field of Apparitions at 1:30 p.m. to begin to the climb up the mountain. The Stations of the Cross were prayed on the way up to the Cross. Once they reached the top, the Rosary was begun. At the end of the Rosary, Our Lady appeared to Marija at 3:00 p.m. on the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross. The following is Marija’s description of the apparition:
“During the moment of apparition when Our Lady came, I recommended to Our Lady all of us, all of our intentions, all that we have in our hearts. Our Lady prayed over us and She blessed…Our Lady blessed us. And I think it is beautiful also to be here. Through this Cross, Our Lady and God blessed us with all our good deeds, all our sacrifices, all our life…”
After describing what happened in the apparition, and conscious of the hour, Marija extended this invitation to all gathered:
“And it being also 3 o’clock, 3 and 15, it is possibility also we pray the Chaplet (Chaplet of Divine Mercy). The Chaplet would be beautiful here.”
A week before Marija arrived at Caritas, a dear friend of the Community gave as a gift a relic of the True Cross with papers from the Vatican. This relic was present during the apparition today. After Marija heard the story about receiving this gift, she suggested that each person present come up and venerate the relic. So for the next several hours, all those present stood in line for their turn to venerate and bless themselves with the relic of the True Cross at the foot of the Cross on Cross Mountain at Caritas.