Ivan’s July 8, 2011 Prayer Group Apparition at the Blue Cross
There were already several hundred pilgrims gathered at the Blue Cross 2-3 hours before Our Lady appeared to Ivan tonight. By the time the prayer group began at about 8:45 p.m., the crowd had grown into the thousands and they continued to come and squeeze into any available space they could find up to the last moment. It was a beautiful evening, and those who arrived early were able to witness a beautiful sunset. As the singing of the prayer group began, the evening slowly faded into night. By the time the Sorrowful Mysteries were begun by Ivan, the moon and the stars filled the night sky. Our Lady appeared to Ivan around 10:00 p.m. tonight and the apparition lasted several minutes. The following is Ivan’s description of Our Lady’s apparition tonight:
“Tonight, the most important from the meeting with Our Lady is that tonight Our Lady came very joyful and happy and at the beginning, as always, She greeted us all with Her Motherly greeting, “Praised be Jesus, my dear children.” Our Lady then extended her hands and prayed over all of us here for a longer while. She especially prayed over the priests present here for a longer time and over the sick present. She blessed us all with Her Motherly blessing. She also blessed the religious articles brought for blessing. Then Our Lady prayed today especially for priests, bishops, the Holy Father and for vocations in the Church. Then Our Lady prayed a longer time here together with us. I recommended all of you, your needs, your intentions, your families and especially the sick. Then a brief conversation followed between us. After that conversation, Our Lady left in prayer, in an illuminated Sign of the Cross with a greeting,“Go in peace, my dear children.”
“What I would especially like to emphasize tonight is that Our Lady especially prayed for a longer time for the intentions of the priests, bishops, the Holy Father and especially for vocations in the Church.”
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