Mirjana in ecstasy, this morning, June 2, 2012, surrounded by faith-filled pilgrims from around the world. And just what do these eyes see each month? Some may think, “Oh, it would be so nice to see Our Lady each month like Mirjana.” And yes, to see Our Lady would be a great grace, but with it comes with a great price. To have Heaven each month for just a few minutes, only to lose it and be without for 30 long days is a true penance that must be like purgatory here on earth. The suffering of a soul who knows deeply the reality of Heaven but cannot yet go there is suffocating, and the visionaries bear this cross each day.
Great crowds of pilgrims began coming into Medjugorje several days ago for Our Lady’s second of the month apparition to Mirjana. These have been “sweet” weather days in Medjugorje, with cool mornings and evenings, and a few rain showers that have helped to cool down afternoons that have already begun to display the coming heat of summer. Yesterday morning, on June 1, even before 5:00 a.m., Cross Mountain was packed with pilgrims making their way up through the Stations of the Cross. Large groups of Italians continue to outnumber all other language groups, but still the presence of German, Spanish, French, and English pilgrims as well as many other languages and cultures can be seen and heard throughout Our Lady’s village—in prayer, in song and in joy.
There were many on the mountain through the night, and by 7:00 a.m., the street below the Blue Cross was already packed with pilgrims not able to ascend higher because of every space before them already taken. Those who wanted to get closer climbed up Apparition Mountainl and came down the other side to try to at least get in view of the Blue Cross, only to find another wall of people preventing them access on that side as well. All up and down the mountain, groups of people found a spot to settle into prayer, away from the Blue Cross but more private and peaceful. Despite the sea of people on the street, pilgrims left an isle way open for Mirjana to pass through, although as soon as she came into view at around half past 8:00 a.m., all space disappeared as everyone around wanted to see her, reach out their hand to touch and greet her. It was only with difficulty that she proceeded, through the help of her husband and a group of men who kept pilgrims at bay.
After arriving at the Blue Cross and settling into silence and prayer, Mirjana’s face lifted up and a smile spread across her face just after 8:30, in greeting Our Lady. The apparition lasted approximately 7 minutes.
Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s June 2, 2012
Apparition and Message Given to Mirjana on the Day for Nonbelievers
“Dear children, I am continuously among you because, with my endless love, I desire to show you the door of Heaven. I desire to tell you how it is opened: Through goodness, mercy, love and peace – through my Son. Therefore, my children, do not waste time on vanities. Only knowledge of the love of my Son can save you. Through that salvific love and the Holy Spirit He chose me and I, together with Him, am choosing you to be apostles of His love and will. My children, great is the responsibility upon you. I desire that by your example you help sinners regain their sight, enrich their poor souls and bring them back into my embrace. Therefore, pray, pray, fast and confess regularly. If receiving my Son in the Eucharist is the center of your life, then do not be afraid, you can do everything. I am with you. Everyday I pray for the shepherds and I expect the same of you. Because, my children, without their guidance and strengthening through their blessing, you can not do it. Thank you.”
Who Will Enter the Door of Heaven?
A Friend of Medjugorje
o not waste time on vanities. If you contemplate, you realize the world is one big vanity. Look at the billboards, magazine covers, the myriad of clothes, styles, plastic surgery, from facelifts to what one desires, the self-importance of electronics you are constantly being in need of, at least in one’s thinking, all the while produces almost nothing. The cars, both of those who buy them and those who dream of them, and where does this contemplation end – the world of vanities of vanities. The world never has had vanity as now. It overflows with vanity without blush, perfumes and other products advertized for your vanity, even naming a perfume with the word “Vanity.” Hollywood, the stars, the programs, artists, and entertainment, all are vanities of vanities. What is vanity? Death. And when it is prevalent, as now, death of society. For it leads to all sins. The world's glorification of the flesh, in ways unimaginable 100 years ago, is lethal for the soul. Therefore, contemplate your flesh, your body, will host maggots one day and what will it be then? Where will it be then? Only a body where vanity is dispelled will be beautifully transfigured in Heaven, a body which cannot be contemplated. The vainless will enter through the door of Heaven.
And what is the greatest vanity of today? Knowledge, the god of education, which qualifies you in front of God for nothing. Vanity of vanities is the degrees in knowledge we are told that we must gain. Most cannot understand such a statement, yet it is stated again. The education system, the college degrees, the whole system is filled with fallenness, vanity. How are we to be schooled? Apprenticeship. Nothing cannot be taught through apprenticeship. It is the best teacher. It is how Joseph taught Jesus carpentry. It is how priests can apprenticeship others who are to be priests, instead of 8-10 years of education, following patterns of the world of their priests. If one scoffs at this, one suffers being educated beyond one’s intelligence. For common sense can reason out why apprenticeship is the way of the future. Our Lady said on December 2, 2007:
"God's word which is... the light of Common Sense..."
It will be the holy way for all trades, not just carpentry or master craftsmen, but trades from doctors to scientists can flourish through apprenticeship. The world is unable to comprehend how this can be, for vanity banishes wisdom.
There is a judgment against vanity, and it will result in bringing down the ivory towers of the vain universities across the world. Our Lady is here, “I am with you.” Do not waste time thinking these fragile institutions, filled with promotion of sin and vain knowledge, will continue to stand. There is a building of judgment against them, and they will be wasted. The only knowledge that can save you is the knowledge of the love of Jesus. It is the only knowledge that matters. When professions, trades, are taught minus Jesus, it is taught to naught. From driving a nail, to holding a scalpel, to seminaries whose patterns teach as the world’s, overemphasizing education instead of holiness and prayer, there is no future “for knowledge” without Jesus.
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