Not even in the furthest imagination was it ever dreamed that the land where the pine tree stands would actually be visited and accepted by Our Lady Herself. On November 24, 1988, Mary of Nazareth, the Queen of Peace, appeared to Marija. Marija, the visionary from Medjugorje, who was in the United States at the time, was told by Our Lady the day before Thanksgiving that She (Our Lady) would appear out in the field near the pine tree, and She invited all to come. It was a day the Virgin Mary Herself chose. It was Thanksgiving Day, a day our nation is to look to Heaven with gratefulness for the “choicest of bounties” the Father has granted us. It could be no coincidence that on the only official exclusively American holiday this nation has to give thanks to God, Our Lady answers an appeal to Heaven by its people, represented by a lone pine tree in a field."
July 4 Update: Our Lady's Apparition at Caritas
"During the apparition of July 3, which took place at 10:30 in the Field of Apparitions, Our Lady said that the apparition of the 4th would take place in the Field at 6:45 P.M. Thousands gathered for the Re-consecration of the United States into the hands of Our Lady, for the feast of the birth of the United States. The Rosary was prayed followed by the Solemn Act of Consecration. Afterward, Marija began the 7 Our Father’s, 7 Hail Mary’s, and 7 Glory Be’s in preparation for Our Lady. Our Lady appeared around 6:48 PM and the apparition lasted about 5 minutes. After Marija said:
“In the moment of the apparition, I started to recommend all of us and all of our intentions. I started to recommend this nation and all the people here present tonight. I said to Our Lady, I wanted to put all the prayer intentions of the people here tonight under Her mantle. Our Lady started smiling, stretched Her hands, and started praying over us. And She prayed for a long time. Then She finished with the Sign of the Cross, giving Her blessing. I asked Our Lady to bless not only us, but also all the religious article and objects that you brought here tonight as a sign of our belonging to Her. And I asked Her to bring all our hearts to Her Immaculate Heart, and through this, to the Holy Heart of Jesus. Our Lady smiled again, gave Her blessing to the objects, and said, ‘Go in peace.’ She didn’t give us a message, but Her smile, and this is a joy for all of us. May God bless you all.”
Everyone was touched at Our Lady's smile tonight, not just one, but twice in the apparition. All felt Our Lady heard the Solemn Act of Consecration in a very special way. Marija said afterwards that Our Lady told her the apparition of July 5, 2013 will take place in the Bedroom of Apparitions at 6:40 P.M.
To Be United in Prayer for Our Nation 6:40 p.m. Caritas time."