Our Lady Of Medjugorje
Additional Messages and Conversations Between Our Lady and the Visionaries From 1984-1989
Advice to the pilgrims from Our Lady:"When you are in the room of apparitions or at the church, you should not preoccupy yourselves with taking pictures. Rather, you should use the time to pray to Jesus, especially in those moments of particular grace during the apparitions."
January 8, 1984
"My children, pray! I say it again, pray! I will say it to you again. Do not think that Jesus is going to manifest Himself again in the manger; friends, He is born again in your hearts."
"Do not be afraid for yourselves, you are already saved. Pray rather for those who are in sin and who do not believe."
March 1, 1984
"Thursday (day of the Eucharist), may each one find his way to fast; he who smokes, may abstain from smoking; he who drinks alcohol, have him not drink. Have each one give up something which is dear to him. May these recommendations be conveyed to the parish."
March 14, 1984
"Pray and fast so that the kingdom of God may come among you. Let my Son set you aglow with His fire."
March 19, 1984
"Dear children, sympathize with me! Pray, pray, pray."
March 25, 1984 The Annunciation
"Rejoice with me and my angels because a part of my plan has already been realized. Many have been converted, but many do not want to be converted. Pray."
This was the 1000th apparition at Medjugorje, and after the above words, the Blessed Virgin sadly looked at the visionaries and cried.
March 28, 1984
"Many persons come here out of curiosity and not as pilgrims."
March 30, 1984
"I wish that your hearts would be united to mine, like my heart is united with that of my Son."
April 5, 1984
"If you would be strong in the faith, Satan would not be able to do anything against you. Begin to walk the path of my messages. Be converted, be converted, be converted."
April 8, 1984
"I ask you to pray for the conversion of everyone. For that, I need your prayers."
April 22, 1984 Easter Sunday
"We all rejoice in Heaven. Rejoice with us!"
April 24, 1984
Our Lady appeared very sad. With tears She said: "So many people, after they have begun to pray, to be converted, to fast, and to do penance here, quickly forget when they return to their homes and to their bad habits."
To the priests of Medjugorje: "The information suffices. people already know enough. Tell them this place is a place of prayer. Pray as much as you can, pray however you can, but pray more always. Each of you could pray even four hours a day. But I know that many do not understand because they think only of living for their work."
Father Vlasic questions Our Lady concerning telling people to pray four hours a day and having them turn away. Our Lady then said: "Even you do not understand. It is hardly a sixth of your day."
June 13, 1984
"Dear children, I invite you to pray more, you and the entire parish, until the day o the anniversary. Let your prayer become a sign of offering to God. Dear children, I know that you are all tired. You do not know how to offer yourselves to me. Offer yourselves completely to me these days."
June 24, 1984 Third Anniversary
"My children, I thank you for each sacrifice that you have made during these days. Be converted, forgive each other, fast, pray, pray, pray!"
June 25, 1984
"Thank you for all your sacrifices."
June 26, 1984
"When I say 'pray, pray, pray', I do not only want to say to increase the number of hours of prayer, but also to reinforce the desire for prayer, and to be in contact with God. Place yourself permanently in a state of spirit bathed in prayer."
July 16, 1984
"I pray for the priests and the parishioners, that no one may be troubled. I know the changes which will take place soon (in the parish clergy). At the time of the changes, I will be there. Also, do not be afraid; there will be in the future signs concerning sinners, unbelievers, alcoholics, and young people. They will accept me again."
July 20, 1984
"Open your hearts to me, come close. Say in a loud voice your intentions and your prayers."
Our Lady was very attentive to the prayers of the visionaries. While praying for Bishop Zanic of Mostar, Her eyes welled up with tears and She says: "You are my little flowers. Continue to pray; my task is lighter because of it."
She then blessed the visionaries and the people with a crucifix and ascended back to Heaven crying.
August 5, 1984 2000th Birthday of Our Lady
For three days before the celebration of the second millennium of Mary's birthday, there was fasting and continuous prayer. Confessions were heard by seventy priests without respite; great numbers of people were converted.
"Never in my life have I cried with sorrow, as I have cried this evening with joy. Thank you!"
In anticipation of this day, Our Lady said: "The priests who will hear confessions will have great joy on that day."
The visionaries say Our Lady was "very joyful" during these three days of fasting and continuous prayer and Our Lady repeated: "I am very happy! Continue, continue. Continue t o pray and to fast. Continue and make me happy each day."
Later, the priests involved related that never in their lives had they felt such joy in their hearts.
August 6, 1984
"Continue and make me happy each day."
August 11, 1984
"Dear children, pray, because Satan wishes to complicate my plans still further. Pray with the heart and surrender yourselves to Jesus in prayer."
August 25, 1984
To Marija: "Wait for me September 13th; I will speak to you about the future."
August 31, 1984
"I love the cross which you have providentially erected on Mount Krizevac very specially. Go there more often and pray."
October 8, 1984
Because Jakov was sick, Our Lady appeared to him at his home.
"Dear children, all the prayers which you recite in the evening in your homes, dedicate them to the conversion of sinners because the world is immersed in a great moral decay. Recite the rosary each evening."
October 13, 1984
Concerning the Marian Movement of Priests: "A message to you and to all those who love me: Dear children, pray unceasingly and ask the Holy Spirit to inspire you always. In everything that you ask, in everything that you do, look only for the will of God. Live according to your convictions and respect others."
October 20, 1984
"When you pray you must feel more. Prayer is a conversation with God. To pray means to listen to God. Prayer is useful for you because after prayer everything is clear. Prayer makes one know happiness. Prayer can teach you how to cry. Prayer can teach you how to blossom. Prayer is not a joke. Prayer is a dialogue with God!"
October 24, 1984
"My dear children, I am so happy to see you pray. Pray with me so that God's plan may be realized thanks to your prayers and to mine. Pray more, and more intensely."
"I would like to guide you spiritually, but I would not know how to help you if you are not open. It suffices for you to think, for example, where you were with your thoughts yesterday during Mass. When you go to Mass, your trip from home to church should be a time of preparation for Mass. You should also receive Holy Communion with an open and pure heart, with purity of heart, and with openness. Do not leave the church without an appropriate act of thanksgiving. I can only help you if you are accessible to my suggestions; I can not help you if you are not open. The most important thing in the spiritual life is to ask for the gift of the Holy Spirit. when the Holy Spirit comes, then peace will be established. When that occurs, everything changes around you. Things will change."
December 17, 1984
Concerning Monsignor Franic, Archbishop of Split: "You will have to suffer more."
December 21, 1984
"Dear children! I would like each one of you to be like a flower which is going to open at Christmas for Jesus, a flower which does not cease to blossom after Christmas. Be the good shepherds of Jesus."
December 25, 1984
Although Our Lady did not give a message, She appeared carrying the Christ Child in Her arms.
In response to a question about Oriental meditations such as Zen and Transcendental: "Why do you call them 'meditations', when it deals with human works? The true meditation is a meeting with Jesus. When you discover joy, interior peace, you must know there is only one God, and only one Mediator, Jesus Christ."
Regarding prayer: "Your days will not be the same according to whether you pray, or you do not pray."
Mirjana reports: "Tell the faithful that I need their prayers, and prayers from all the people. It is necessary to pray as much as possible and do penance because very few people have been converted up until now. There are many Christians who live like pagans. There are always so few true believers."
Jakov received a reproach from Our Lady because of his behavior towards his friends at school. "You must love them all."
He responded that he did but that they are so annoying to him. Our Lady said: "Then accept it as a sacrifice, and offer it."
Marija shares Our Lady's message with a group of seminarians from Zagreb and Djakovo who attended an apparition: "Tell them, that with prayer, one obtains everything."
Mirjana asks Our Lady why She received a young nun with open arms but kept Her hands joined before the others. "I will take with me very soon, all those to whom I extended my arms."
To a nun regarding her brother who had died in an accident: "I understand the question. He died in a state of grace. He needs Masses and prayers."
Mirjana reported this message to a close friend, a religious: "The hour has come when the demon is authorized to act with all his force and power. The present hour, is the hour of Satan."
"Many pretend to see Jesus and the Mother of God, and to understand their words, but they are, in fact, lying. It is a very grave sin, and it is necessary to pray very much for them."
"I am anxious for people to know what is happening in Medjugorje. Speak about it, so that all will be converted."
Our Lady is questioned regarding Her insistence in saying, "It presses me to..." by Mirjana: "When you will be in Heaven, you will understand why I am so pressed."
To the visionaries regarding the apparitions and their purpose: "Is it, after all, that I bore you? Everything passes exactly according to God's plan. Have patience, persevere in prayer and in penance. Everything happens in its own time."
Responding to the confusion of a Catholic Priest over the cure of an Orthodox child: "Tell this priest, tell everyone, that it is you who are divided on earth. The Muslims and the Orthodox, for the same reason as Catholics, are equal before my Son and me. You are all my children. Certainly, all religions are not equal, but all men are equal before God, as St. Paul says. It does not suffice to belong to the Catholic Church to be saved, but it is necessary to respect the commandments of God in following one's conscience.
Those who are not Catholics, are no less creatures made in the image of God, and destined to rejoin someday, the House of the Father. Salvation is available to everyone, without exception. Only those who refuse God deliberately are condemned. To him who has been given very little, little will be asked for. To whomever has been given much (to Catholics), very much will be required. It is God alone, in His infinite justice, Who determines the degree of responsibility and pronounces judgment."
January 2, 1985
This apparition of Our Lady, surrounded by angels, took place at 11:30pm on Cross Mountain: "I am very happy to have been able to come here for three years, thanks to the prayers of believers. Continue to pray thusly. A part of my plan has been realized. God blesses in a special way all those who are here. You do not immediately understand the reasons. Offer your prayers of thanksgiving for next week."
January 9, 1985
"I thank the faithful for having come to church in very bad and cold weather."
January 14, 1985
"My dear children, Satan is strong. He wishes with all his strength to destroy my plans. Pray only, and do not stop doing it. I will also pray to my Son so that all the plans that I have begun will be realized. Be patient and persevere in prayer. Do not permit Satan to take away your courage. He works very hard in the world. Be on your guard."
February 3, 1985
"I wish for Father Slavko to stay here, to guide the life, and to assemble the good news so that when I leave, there will be a complete image of everything that has happened here. I am also praying now for Slavko and for all those who work in this parish."
February 17, 1985
"Pray, dear children, so that God's plan may be accomplished, and all the works of Satan be changed in favor of the glory of God."
February 25, 1985
To Marija: "For next week I invite you to say these words: 'I love God in everything'. With love, one obtains everything. You can receive many things, even the most impossible. The Lord wishes all the parishes to surrender to Him, and I too, in Him, desire it. Each evening, make your examination of conscience, but only to give thanks in acknowledgment for everything that His love offers us at Medjugorje."
Our Lady was asked what should be done about all the discussions and publications regarding Medjugorje and She responded: "See! Now I am there, in each family, in each home. I am everywhere because I love. Do the same. The world lives from love."
After singing a song three times, Our Lady said: "Excuse me for making you repeat, but I wish you to sing with the heart. You must really do everything with the heart."
Regarding the beginning of prayer: "One has to be already prepared. If there are some sins, one must pull them out, otherwise, one will not be able to enter into prayer. If one has concerns, he should submit them to God."
"You must not preoccupy yourselves during prayer. During prayer, you must not be preoccupied with your sins. Sins must remain behind."
"Dear children! You have always prayed that I not abandon you. Now I ask of you, in turn, not to abandon me. Especially during these days, Satan wants to disperse you. For that, pray very much these days. Dear children, I came again to thank you. You have not yet understood what that means, to give joy to my heart. It is a very great thing. I ask you only to persevere in prayer. As long as you pray, I will have words for you. Good-bye, I thank you dear children. My love for you is unlimited; be happy with me, because I am happy with you."
March 9, 1985
"You can receive a grace immediately, or in a month, or in ten years. I do not need The Lord's Prayer said a hundred or two hundred times. It is better to pray only one, but with a desire to encounter God. You should do everything out of love. Accept all annoyances, all difficulties, everything, with love. Dedicate yourselves to love."
March 13, 1985
This message was given to Vicka as a warning that she not make the same mistake as Ivan. Ivan had been persuaded to write down information concerning the sign and seal it in an envelope which was not to have been opened; however, it was and caused a stir. "Pray, pray, pray! It is only with prayer that you will be able to avoid Ivan's error. He should not have written; and after that, he had to clearly acknowledge it so as not to plant any doubts."
March 18, 1985
To Marija: "The Rosary is not an ornament for the home, as one often times limits himself to using it. Tell everyone to pray it."
"Right now many are greatly seeking money, not only in the parish, but in the whole world. Woe to those who seek to take everything from those who come, and blessed are those from whom they take everything."
"May the priests help you because I have entrusted to you a heavy burden, and I suffer from your difficulties. Ivan did not make a big mistake. I have sufficiently reprimanded him for the error. It is not necessary to scold him anymore."
March 24, 1985
"Today I wish to call you all to confession, even if you confessed a few days ago. I wish that you all experience my feast day within yourselves. But you cannot experience it unless you abandon yourselves completely to God. Therefore, I am inviting you all to reconciliation with God!"
March 25, 1985 The Annunciation
"Through my joy and the joy of this people, I say to all of you this evening, I love you and I wish you well."
April 5, 1985 Good Friday
To Ivanka: "You, the members of this parish, have a large and heavy cross to bear; but do not be afraid to carry it. My Son is here to help you."
April 11, 1985 - September, 1987 The Closing of the Chapel
In a letter dated March 25, Bishop Zanic ordered that the Church and all contiguous rooms were forbidden to be used for the apparitions. They now begin taking place in a bedroom in the rectory.
April 15, 1985
"You must begin to work in your hearts as you work in the field. Work will change your hearts so that the new spirit of God can dwell there."
May 7, 1985
For at least an hour, Our Lady and two angels appeared to Ivanka at her home. More beautiful than ever, She asked Ivanka what she wished and approved of her request to see her mother. The mother of Ivanka soon appeared. Smiling, she embraced Ivanka, told her how proud she was of her, and embraced her again before she disappeared. During this apparition Our Lady said:
"My dear child, today is our last meeting, do not be sad. I will return to see you at each anniversary of the first apparition (June 25), beginning next year. Dear child, do not think that you have done anything bad, and this would be the reason why I'm not returning near to you. No, it is not that. With all your heart you have accepted the plans which my Son and I formulated, and you have accomplished everything. No one in the world has had the grace which you, your brothers, and sisters have received. Be happy because I am your Mother and I love you from the bottom of my heart. Ivanka, thank you for the response to the call of my Son. Thank you for persevering and remaining always with Him as long as He will ask you. Dear child, tell all your friends that my Son and I are always with them when they call on us. What I have told you during these years on the secrets, do not speak to anyone about them. Go in the peace of God."
June 25, 1985 Fourth Anniversary
Marija asks what Our Lady wants from the priests: "I urge you to ask everyone to pray the Rosary. With the Rosary you will overcome all your troubles which Satan is trying to inflict on the Catholic Church. Let all priests pray the Rosary. Give time to the Rosary."
July 1, 1985
"I thank all those who have responded to my call. I bless all of you, I bless each of you. These days, I ask you to pray for my intentions. Go in the peace of God."
August 5, 1985
Our Lady appeared dressed in golden splendor and was indescribable. She said to Ivan: "Praise be Jesus Christ. My children, I'm happy to be with you this evening and to see you so numerous. I bless you with a special blessing. Make progress in holiness through the messages, I will help you. Give your utmost and we will go together, sensitive to the sweetness of life, light, and joy. Go in the peace of God, my children, my little children."
August 14, 1985
To Ivan: "Observe the complete fasts, Wednesdays and Fridays. Pray at least an entire Rosary: Joyous, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries."
August 15, 1985
To Mirjana: "My angel, pray for unbelievers. People will tear their hair, brothers will plead with brothers, they will curse their past lives lived without God. They will repent, but it will be too late. Now is the time for conversion. I have been exhorting you for the past four years. Pray for them. Invite everyone to pray the Rosary."
September 10, 1985
Regarding temptations from the devil: "With respect to sin, it suffices to give it serious consideration, and soon, move ahead and correct the sin.
Your humility must be proud (high minded). Your pride should be humble.
If you have received a gift from God, you must be proud but do not say that it is yours. Say, rather, that it is God's."
To Marija: "I have given you my love, so that you may give it to others."
October 8, 1985
"Those who say , 'I do not believe in God', how difficult it will be for them when they approach the Throne of God and hear the voice: 'Enter into Hell'."
October 25, 1985
To Mirjana concerning unbelievers: "They are my children. I suffer because of them. They do not know what awaits them. You must pray more for them."
Our Lady showed Mirjana the first secret - the earth was desolate: "It is the upheaval of a region of the world. In the world there are so many sins. What can I do, if you do not help me. Remember that I love you. God does not have a hard heart. Look around you and see what men do, then you will no longer say that God has a hard heart. How many people come to church, to the house of God, with respect, a strong faith, and love God? Very few! Here you have a time of grace and conversion. It is necessary to use it well."
Three days before the event takes place, Mirjana chose Father Pero Ljubicic to reveal the first three warnings to the world. Mirjana received a parchment from Our Lady which contains the ten secrets. Father Pero will be asked to read it from it at the proper time. However, he will only see the first secret. Then, at the proper time he will see and be able to read the second, then the third, etc., according to the schedule of Heaven.
"Pray very much for Father Pero, to whom I send a special blessing. I am a mother, that is why I come. You must not fear for I am here."
November 16, 1985
After an hour of prayers of petition, Our Lady says: "Have you forgotten that you are in my hands?"
December 4, 1985
Marija questions Our Lady regarding discernment sought by Gianni Sgreva, an Italian Passionist who was inspired to found a 'Community of Consecrated', on the message of Medjugorje: "I prefer to answer him personally." This community opened on May 18, 1987.
"Let the faithful meditate each day on the life of Jesus, while praying the rosary."
"Every prayer, which comes from the heart, is agreeable to God."
"You do not celebrate the Eucharist, as you should. If you would know what grace, and what gifts you receive, you would prepare yourselves for it each day, for an hour at least. You should go to confession once a month. You should consecrate three days to reconciliation, each month: the first Friday of the month, followed by Saturday, and Sunday."
In Medjugorje, the following has been established: an hour of adoration before the Most Blessed Sacrament on each Thursday; an hour of devotion before the crucifix with prayers for sinners on each Friday; and two late evening (10:30pm) Adoration Services on Wednesday and Saturday nights.
A sculptor was asked to do a statue of the Blessed Mother and he said, 'Only if Our Lady wants it'. When the visionaries asked Our Lady about this, She said: "Do one of Jesus instead, but be inspired by the words, 'COME TO ME ALL WHO ARE WEARY'."
January 6, 1986
To Vicka: "If you agree to it, I will not appear to you anymore for 50 days." Vicka agreed to this.
March 24, 1986
To the Prayer Group: "Dear children, receive all that the Lord offers you. Do not have your hands paralyzed and do not repeat, 'Jesus, give me'. But open your hands, and take everything that the Lord offers you."
March 25, 1986 The Annunciation
"Today, before God, I say my 'Fiat' for all of you. I repeat it: I say my 'Fiat' for all of you."
"Dear children, pray, so that in the whole world may come the Kingdom of Love. How mankind would be happy if love reigned!"
April 17, 1986
To the prayer group which questioned Our Lady's advice regarding watching television programs and reading newspapers as too difficult: "If you look at the programs, if you look at the newspapers, your heads are filled with news, then there is no longer any place for me in your hearts.
Pray. Fast. Let God act!
Pray for the gift of love, for the gift of faith, for the gift of prayer, for the gift of fasting."
April 28, 1986 (approximate)
To the prayer group: "I give you the best that I can give anyone. I give myself and my Son."
May 3, 1986
For Maria's prayer group: "Dear children, seek to make your hearts happy through means of prayer. Dear children, be the joy for all mankind, be the hope of mankind. You will only be able to obtain it through the means of prayer. Pray, pray!"
May 12, 1986
To the prayer group: "You will be happy if you do not judge yourselves according to your faults, but if you understand that in your faults even graces are offered to you."
June 6, 1986
"Love. If you do not love, you are not ale to transmit the testimony. You are not able to witness, either to me, or for Jesus."
June 7, 1986
Through Marija concerning Father Pere Gianni Sgreva, who wanted to organize a new community based on the messages of Medjugorje: "Yes, one must pray. What you are doing pleases me. For the time being, keep a very active prayer life, and God will then light up the other plans."
June 20, 1986
"Pray before the Cross. Special graces come from the Cross. Consecrate yourselves to the Cross. Do not blaspheme either Jesus or the Cross."
June 24, 1986 Special Blessing
There were 30,000 to 50,000 people present. This is the first time Our Lady gives the SPECIAL BLESSING in which those receiving it may bless others in Our Lady's name. Our Lady starts giving this blessing for the first time now, and again, several times later, generally on Feast Days. However, this blessing was not completely understood until August 15, 1988 when Marija spoke of it to a Caritas group in Medjugorje. (For an explanation of "The Special Blessing", see November 29, 1988 a few pages ahead)
To Marija and Ivan: "You are on a Thabor. You receive blessings, strength, and love. Carry them into your families and into your homes. To each one of you, I grant a special blessing. Continue in joy, prayer, and reconciliation."
To the Prayer Group: "I beseech you, withdraw in silence. Your obligation is not so much to do, but to adore God, to stay with Him."
June 26, 1986
"You will have as many graces as you want. That depends on you. You will have love when you want it, as long as you want it. That depends on you."
July 10, 1986
To the Prayer Group after an evaluation: "I thank you for that. You have done well, but do not forget...; basically, God's will is decisive."
August 4, 1986
"I wish only that the Rosary become your life."
August 5, 1986
"Read each Thursday the Gospel of Matthew, where it is said: 'No one can serve two masters.... You cannot serve God and money."
September 12, 1986
"Many have begun to pray for healing here at Medjugorje, but, when they have returned to their homes, they abandon prayer, forget, and also lose many graces."
October 6, 1986
Permission was given by Father Pervan for an individual from Birmingham, Alabama, to ask Marija to present a question to Our Lady. He explained why he would like this asked of Our Lady as well as other information concerning the Birmingham area so that Marija would have a clear understanding of why this was desired. After discussing several things about the region, Marija requested to keep the question and stated that if Our Lady gave an answer, (many times She gives no answer), she would write it down and return it following the apparition that night.
The question: "Dear Blessed Mother, if it is God's will, we humbly ask that the conversion taking place in Medjugorje be allowed to take place in the Parish of Blessed Sacrament in Alabama and that it 'divinely' be spread throughout the whole region. We surrender this Parish to you and ask if there is anything you request." Marija and Jakov went to the kitchen and Marija wrote down Our Lady's answer which starts off with, "Gospa says:" (Gospa means Blessed Mother)
"Pray and by your life witness. Not with words but rather through prayer will you attain what your desire is. Therefore, pray more and live in humility."
Our Lady's answer was prophetic and not completely understood until November 18, 1988 when Marija came to Birmingham, Alabama, and Our Lady prayed, blessed, and converted tens of thousands of people who traveled there from as far away as South America, the Caribbean, and even Russia.
December 29, 1986
An answer for Father Tomislav Vlasic about his writing to address lies and injustices: "Do not waste your time. Pray and love. You cannot even imagine how powerful God is."
To Vicka: "Do you want to offer yourself, also, for the salvation of the world? I need your sacrifices."
January 28, 1987
To Mirjana, at Sarajevo: "My dear children! I come to you in order to lead you to purity of soul and then to God. How have you listened to me? At the beginning without believing and with fear and defiance toward these young people whom I have chosen, then afterwards, most of you listened to me in your heart and began to carry out my maternal requests. But that did not last for long. Whenever I come to you my Son comes with me, but so does Satan. You permitted, without noticing, his influences on you and he drives you on. Sometimes you understand that something you have done is not agreeable to God, but quickly you no longer pay attention to it.
Do not let this happen, my children. Wipe from my face the tears that I cry in seeing what you do. Wake up to yourselves. Take time to meet with God in the church. Come to visit in your Father's house. Take the time to meet among yourselves for family prayer and implore the grace of God. Remember your deceased. Give them joy with the celebration of the Holy Mass. Do not look with scorn on those who beg you for a piece of bread. Do not turn them away from your full tables. Help them and God will also help you. Perhaps it is in this way that God will hear you, and the blessing that He wants to give you in thanks will be realized.
You have forgotten all this my children. Satan has influenced you also in this. Do not let that happen! Pray with me! Do not deceive yourselves into thinking, "I am good, but my brother next door is no good". You would be wrong. I, your Mother, love you and it is for that reason that I am warning you about this. Concerning the secrets, my children, these are not known by the people. But when they will learn of them, it will be too late. Return to prayer! There is nothing more important! I would dearly wish that the Lord would permit me to enlighten you a little more on these secrets, but the grace which is offered to you is already great enough.
Think how much you have offended Him. What are you offering to Him of yourself? When was the last time you renounced something for the Lord? I no longer wish to reprimand you in this way, but I want to invite you once more to prayer, fasting, and penance. If you wish to obtain a grace from God by fasting, then let no one know that you are fasting. If you wish to receive a grace from God by a gift to the poor, let no one know except you and the Lord that you have given this gift. Listen to me, my children! Meditate on my message in prayer."
March 21, 1987
To Vicka in Zagreb: "I bless you with the benediction of a Mother. Pray every day and confide yourselves to my son, Jesus. In this way you will understand what God asks of each of you."
March 22, 1987
Vicka related the apparition of March 22: 'Right away She held Her hands over us and said an interior prayer that I did not understand. She came surrounded by five little angels. Then She confided a few things to me and left.'
June 24, 1987 Special Blessing
On June 24, 1987, at 11:30pm, Our Lady asked everyone to come to the mountain (of the Cross) for a special apparition. Close to 50,000 people where there while a military helicopter hovered overhead. It flew away three or four minutes prior to the apparition at 11:25pm. It came back, presumably to refuel near Mostar, five to ten minutes after the apparition ended. Several times the lights from the helicopter flooded the crowd. The apparition lasted about ten minutes. A recount from Marija of the apparition follows....
Anniversary Apparition: Tonight when Our Lady came She was happy and She immediately prayed over all of us for a certain amount of time. We asked Her for a blessing. Then She spoke to us and gave a message which sounded like this:
"Dear children, I want to lead you to the path of conversion and I wish that you convert the world, that your life be conversion for others."
Then Our Lady said She does not want us to be unfaithful and She desires each of us to surrender ourselves fully to Her will and the will of God. Our Lady said from today She is granting us special graces, and She's giving us, especially, a gift of conversion so that all of us can take the blessing with us to our homes and truly encourage others to conversion. God gave us the gift tonight through Our Lady. Then Our Lady prayed over us for some time. We prayed with her for the needs of each one of us who were here tonight. Our Lady said, "Go in God's Peace", and then She left.
In response to being questioned whether She wanted to create a new order or a new structure or a particular "Medjugorje Community", Our Lady said: "Children of mine, you don't know what you ask. You don't know what is waiting for you. You cannot comprehend the plans of God! I ask of you that you accomplish what I show you."
"Love your Serbian, Orthodox and Muslim brothers, and the atheists who persecute you."
"All your prayers touch me very much, especially your daily rosary."
March 18, 1988
Mirjana's birthday apparition: "Pray for unbelievers."
June 25, 1988
During Ivanka's anniversary apparition, she said to the crowd who had gathered at her home, 'Our Lady wishes for all present to kneel down'. After Our Lady ascended back to Heaven, Ivanka went outside and announced to the crowd that when Our Lady asked everyone to kneel down, She gave them a SPECIAL BLESSING and said:
"The people here will be witnesses of the love of God."
She then told the group that Our Lady spoke of the third and fourth secrets.
First Quarter of 1989
"Dear children, I again ask you to pray for all the young people of the world because they find themselves in a difficult situation. You can help them with your love and prayers of the heart."
January 26, 1989
Jakov says, "Our Lady is very sad because of the sinners in this world. She is also very sad because we don't live Her messages. Our Lady asks for prayer especially in the families for these two intentions."
March 18, 1989
Marija's birthday apparition. Our Lady appeared sad, very sad. This is rare. Our Lady then said: "One more time I beseech all of you to pray, to help by your prayers the unbelievers, those who do not have the grace to experience God in their hearts with a living faith. I do not want to threaten again! My wish is just to warn you all as a Mother. I beg you for people who do not know about the secrets.... I want to tell you how I suffer for all because I am the Mother of all."
Mirjana made this statement: "I'd like to relay to the young people a petition from Our Lady". The petition is: "If they can't believe in God, they should spend at least five minutes per day in silent meditation. During that time, they should think about the God they say doesn't exist."
June 25, 1989
Ivanka's Annual Apparition lasted approximately eight minutes in all. In 1988, Our Lady spoke to her about the third and fourth secrets and in 1989, as if continuing that discussion, She spoke about the fifth secret. After the apparition Ivanka immediately wrote down an important message which Our Lady had given her. The message is: "Pray because you are in great temptation and danger because the world and material goods lead you into slavery. Satan is active in this plan. I want to help each of you in prayer. I am interceding to my Son for you."