The Apparitions of February 1 - 3, 1994
February 1, 1994
It was five years before Marija, now with her husband Paolo, came back to the Birmingham area for a private visit with the original host family for a few days in the beginning of February, 1994. There were three apparitions during their visit. The first two were in the bedroom where She appeared most of the time when Marija was here from November, 1988 to January, 1989. The third apparition took place in the Field. On February 1, 1994, Our Lady appeared at 10:45 a.m. Marija, Paolo, and the host family were the only ones present during this apparition. When Our Lady appeared She was very joyful and immediately smiled. She said:
Those words were of great consolation to the host family. They had undergone serious persecution for the last five years, and Our Lady giving those six words, was a message that made everything worth the trials they suffered for Her plans.
February 2, 1994
Our Lady appeared to Marija at 10:45 a.m. in the Bedroom. She gave no special message. The whole Community was present.
February 3, 1994
Marija came out to the Field to pray the Rosary in preparation for Our Lady’s apparition. She knelt in the same spot where Our Lady appeared to her five years before, on November 24, 1988. This was the second apparition out in the Field. Our Lady appeared to Marija at 10:45 a.m. Marija said that Our Lady prayed over everyone and blessed them in a special way. Marija then said Our Lady extended Her arms outward and prayed for a long time. She then extended a second blessing while looking out from over the people. Marija was asked what this second blessing meant. She said that she did not know. She was asked if this is something Our Lady does, and Marija answered, “Two blessings in one apparition? No! – Rarely!” Those present felt peace fill the whole valley. Our Lady gave the following message:
The apparition lasted 10 minutes and it was felt Our Lady did something there in the Field and valley, though not completely understood and somewhat of a mystery. It would manifest later in Our Lady using the Bedroom and Field as Her special places for tens of thousands of conversions. It is presently believed Our Lady has placed some kind of seal over the valley and the mission.