Ivan fills Italian church to overflowing
People sat on the floor, and some could not even find any room for standing when Medjugorje visionary Ivan Dragicevic gave a talk and had a public apparition on September 18 in The Basilica of the Crucifix in Como, Italy. “In the future, we will be considered lucky” the organizer said.
Medjugorje visionary Ivan Dragicevic’s third stop on his week-long tour of Italy filled The Basilica of the Crucifix in Como to last seat and more on September 18. But though the big church was packed, the crowd fell alltogether silent when Ivan’s apparition began after three hours of preparation in prayer.
“A silence surreal enough to spread the feeling that the Basilica of the Crucifix was deserted. In fact, part of the crowd could not find room for even standing, even among the crowded aisles. All were suddenly still, stunned, surrounded by a total dumb amazement” the local newspaper La Provincia di Como reports.
Many sick and disabled people brought into the church in wheelchairs were present, but also many young people, families, and children, the newspaper adds.
Organizer Sabino Simone noted the historical aspect to the Medjugorje apparitions, and also struck a more prophetic note:
“In the future, we will be considered lucky when we can tell our grandchildren that we were present at an apparition of the Virgin Mary” said Simone, for many years an organizer of Medjugorje pilgrimages from Como.