February 2, 2012 A.D.
Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s February 2, 2012 Message
Given to Mirjana on the Day for Non-Believers
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Our Lady said:
What happens to the Christian world when it renounces Jesus in favor of materialism, other religions, etc.? Pride rules. Where pride rules, satan rules. Humility is the Cross. The world rejects the Cross. The world, therefore, rejects humility.
Medjugorje visionary, Mirjana, was not in Medjugorje for the February 2, 2012 apparition. For the past several years, she has attended a Medjugorje gathering in Italy, in which thousands come to be with Our Lady. The apparition took place in Naples, Italy in the presence of 25,000 people this morning at 8:45 a.m. Holy Mass took place before the apparition, concelebrated by 50 priests. After the apparition, Mirjana spoke to the crowd for about 10 minutes.
Pictures from Today’s Apparition
Mass being celebrated
In a standing room only stadium, the believers of Medjugorje gather to celebrate the Holy Mass and to receive the blessing of being in Our Lady’s presence through Medjugorje visionary, Mirjana’s presence for her second of the month apparition. Our Lady calls to us, implores us today, not to be deaf, not to be blind to Her entreaties. She is not speaking to the unbelievers when She says, “…You are renouncing Him…” speaking of Her Son, because She says “…You listen to me while I am speaking to you, but your hearts are closed and you are not hearing me…” The nonbelievers are not the ones listening to Her. She is speaking to Her children.
People praying in Naples with Medjugorje visionary Mirjana
Our Lady has given many remedies for pride over the years. One important way to overcome this sin is to follow Her directives for fasting twice a week on bread and water. Fasting helps to lead to a humble spirit, first, as it makes us realize how weak we really are in the face of temptations that come to us during a fast day. Secondly, through the graces bestowed upon us when we offer Our Lady our fasting. Mirjana was asked in an interview in 2006 about why Our Lady has required two days of fasting a week. She responded by saying: “I can say to you only what Our Lady says to me. And when things start being revealed and happening then you will understand why Our Lady added Wednesdays as days of fasting.” She then was asked “How do you fast, Mirjana?” She answered: “That will not save you. To know the way I pray or the way I fast will not save you. Every one of us is a different individual before God. God will not ask you how did Mirjana fast. He will ask you the way you did. I’m following Our Lady’s messages.”
Mirjana kneels before the statue of Our Lady, praying the Rosary, before the apparition today, February 2, 2012. With the decision of the Pope to have a Vatican Commission given responsibility of the apparitions, there is much conjecture about Medjugorje’s approval. And yet, the visionaries themselves are at peace with Medjugorje’s standing. Mirjana has said: “You see, that is not my problem. I always say that I’m praying to Our Lady to be able to spread your messages to the people. Concerning the official Church, Our Lady, that’s Her problem. She will do that. I’m just happy and very joyful that the Vatican is just so careful and attentive. That is my Church and that is the Church I belong to.”
Caritas Words of the Harvesters January 2007, Vol. 136
Twenty-five thousand gathered today to be in the presence of Our Lady in Naples, Italy. Those who do not follow Medjugorje, or who are against the apparitions, are often incredulous at the devotion shown by Medjugorje devotees, stating these apparitions are not necessary for the faith or for salvation. A Friend of Medjugorje has often addressed this mentality, such as what follows from the January 1997 issue of Caritas’ publication, Words of the Harvesters:
“While Church law states that you don’t have to believe in any apparition and that public revelation ended with the death of the last apostle; wisdom is needed here. First of all, “too much is given much will be expected,” and this gift of Our Lady speaking to us conveying messages from God for over fifteen years is no exception. Did the Israelites have to listen to the prophets when they came among them? No, but things would have been extremely different in their lives if they would have listened and accepted, instead they stoned them. They stoned them to silence their words which were a constant conviction, similarly as Our Lady’s words are suppressed and minimized so that change doesn’t have to occur. Our Lady is the Queen of Prophets and She appeared first on the feast of St. John the Baptist who Scripture refers to as Elijah the Prophet who prepared for the first coming of Jesus. Would it have been wise for the Pharisees to have listened to John so that they could have accepted Jesus even though they didn’t have to? Our Lady said in 1983:
“Take me seriously. When God comes among men, He does not come to joke but to say serious things.”
and on March 18, 1996:
“Do not reject from yourself the name of God, that you may not be rejected. Accept my messages that you may be accepted.”
“Mary lived her whole life without committing one sin. In everything, She was mindful of God and His will. Mirjana once said that Our Lady never once put Herself first, but always placed the needs of others before Her own. She was a servant to all, and She accomplished this without ever committing one sin. We can’t even begin to imagine the purity of the heart of Mary.”
From “What Are You Doing For Our Lady’s Birthday, August 5th?” By A Friend of Medjugorje
Tears can be seen falling from Mirjana’s eyes as She looks up at Our Lady in today’s apparition. The visionaries, in simplicity so that everyone can understand, help us to grasp who Mary is. Medjugorje visionary Marija describes Our Lady by saying: “The Blessed Mother told us [the visionaries] that she was an ordinary woman of her times. She too experienced human suffering, problems, and difficulties. She too had much to endure for the faith. She understands our lives and needs even better than our own families do. She asks us to turn to her for assistance in every little need and every big need. She wants to be our true mother…The Blessed Mother promises that she herself will bless and help any child of hers who calls on her. Just as Jesus used her strength during His crucifixion, so we too may use her strength during our times of suffering.”
Visions of the Children by Jan Connell p. 128-132
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