Tomorrow, April 2, 2020, will be the first time in many years that Mirjana Soldo of Medjugorje will not experience an apparition of Our Lady on the second of the month.
These “extraordinary apparitions” on the second of each month took place in addition to Mirjana’s annual apparitions which occur every year on March 18th.
Although Mirjana will continue to have the annual apparitions on March 18 for the rest of her life, the end of the second of the month apparitions means that she will only see Our Lady once each year instead of 13 times as in previous years.
Our Lady’s stated intention for the second of the month apparitions was to pray for all those who do not yet know God’s love.
Each morning, and even the night before, thousands of people would crowd around the Blue Cross in anticipation of the miraculous event. The crowds consisted of almost every nationality, but the majority of the pilgrims who came to these apparitions were from Italy, which, now, is one of the countries suffering the most in the Coronavirus pandemic.
Each morning on the second of each month, Mirjana would leave her home in Medjugorje and walk to the Blue Cross, stopping along the way to warmly greet some of the waiting pilgrims. She would then kneel and pray until the moment Our Lady appeared. The expression on Mirjana’s face whenever the apparition began was alone enough to convince some of the hardest skeptics that she was experiencing something profound.
These apparitions continued all the way up until March 2, 2020.
As you may know, however, on March 18, 2020—during this year’s annual apparition—Our Lady told Mirjana that she would no longer be appearing to her on the second of each month. Although Mirjana knew that this day would eventually come, she cried for days and has been praying intensely ever since then.
The second of the month apparitions may be over, but that doesn’t mean that Our Lady’s work is done, nor is Mirjana’s mission for unbelievers. On the contrary, the world needs our prayers now more than ever.
Although Mirjana remains sad that she will not be having these monthly apparitions any longer, she will pray the rosary at 9 AM tomorrow, April 2, 2020.
Mirjana’s longtime translator and local pilgrimage guide Miki Musa—who was responsible for writing down and translating Our Lady’s messages when Mirjana recounted them after each apparition—proposed the idea of joining in prayer on the second of every month in honor of Our Lady’s mission for unbelievers.
We invite you and your loved ones to pray at 9 AM on April 2, whether that is 9 AM in your time zone, or when it’s 9 AM in Medjugorje (or both), and continue to do so on the 2nd of each month.
Also consider reading some of Our Lady’s last messages that she has given during these apparitions.e
*If you decide to take part in these prayers, please post your comments and reflections below or at the Medjugorje Live page on Facebook.