Anniversary draws throng to confession
Confessionals had to be opened one hour earlier when great crowds of people wanted to go to confession in Medjugorje on the anniversary of the apparitions. “To me, the greatest sign of the apparitions is the spiritual renewal of mankind and the world today” visionary Ivan Dragicevic says.
Priests in Medjugorje were unusually busy hearing confessions during the 31st anniversary of the Virgin Mary’s apparitions on June 25.
“There are so many people here that the priests have been asked to start hearing confessions at 5:00 pm instead of the normal 6:00 pm. The amount of people that are going to confession is incredible” visionary Ivan Dragicevic’s US tour coordinator Ana Shawl tells the members of IIPG, the online arm of the seer’s prayer group.
Ivan struck the same note himself in an interview on the anniversary day:
“To me, the greatest sign of the apparitions is the spiritual renewal of mankind and the world of today. And that is what is most important: that people come back to God” he told the Croatian news agency Dnevnik.