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medjugorje visionary seer veggente ivan dragicevic apparition apparizione december dec dicembre 28 2012 mary reinforces christmas messageDecember 29:
Mary reinforces Christmas message

“In all these years when I am with you, my finger is directed towards the Child, because I want to lead you to Jesus” the Virgin Mary tells visionary Ivan Dragicevic, after surprise that the Child Jesus spoke on Christmas Day. A few hundred attended Ivan’s late night apparition on Podbrdo Hill.  Full story

 

St-Peters-Basilica-Vatican-City-RomeDecember 28:
Media: Rome positive but case remains open

The Vatican Commission is impressed with Medjugorje’s worldwide fruits but its final view cannot be predicted, a Croatian newspaper writes. Recognizing and dismissing the apparitions are both unlikely. Another half year of work is needed before the members vote, probably in secret.  Full story

 

December 28:
Marija: Message is a new call and moment

Remarkable, but not worrying that the message for Christmas was given by the Child Jesus, not the Virgin Mary, says visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti. She calls the surprise message “a new moment for Medjugorje and the messages”, says it is “a new call” and shows “God works in a new way.”  Full story

 

OurLady-e1356555378361-300x207December 26:
Marija: Baby Jesus spoke with authority

Hearing the Infant Jesus give Christmas message instead of Mary was a great surprise to visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti. Afterwards she cried a lot, but also felt a great gratitude. “He spoke with great authority” and “I am trying to understand what I saw” Marija tells in radio interview.  Full story

 

vladimir-borovikovsky-a-vision-of-the-mother-of-god-with-the-christ-child-amongst-the-angels-18231-e1276364627314December 26:
Commentators: Message is a major sign

The Christ Child speaking instead of Mary on Christmas Day signifies major changes around the apparitions, and may even herald the end of the Virgin Mary’s messages, commentators agree. The Christ Child’s message echoes Jesus’ farewell discourse to the disciples in John 13-14.  Full story

 

medjugorje visionary seer veggente jakov coloDecember 25:
Jakov’s message is parallel to Marija’s

Though the Virgin Mary stayed silent and let the Christ Child give Christmas message to visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti, the Virgin did speak in Medjugorje on December 25. Four and a half hour earlier she appeared to Jakov Colo, to give a message that mirrors the Christ Child’s.  Full story

 

christ child baby jesus speaks virgin mary our silent silent medjugorje december 25 christmas 2012December 25:
Mary stays silent but Baby Jesus speaks

Christmas Day 2012 saw an unprecedented event in 31 years of reported apparitions in Medjugorje: According to visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti, the Virgin Mary said nothing, but left the talking to Baby Jesus. From Mary’s arms, He appealed for man to live His commandments.  Full story

 

saint st james church medjugorje vatican commission shrine status december 2012 December 19:
Media: Shrine status is likely underway

Vatican Commission will plausibly suggest the Pope to grant Medjugorje shrine status, a Croatian newspaper writes. It could be overseen by a Vatican representative, but a separate diocese will not be, writes the paper while ascribing open attitude to the Cardinal who heads the Commission.  Full story

 

cardinal josip bozanic zagreb croatia hrvatska vatican commission medjugorje last final session december 2012December 16:
Media: Final Commission session is now

When the Vatican Commission on Medjugorje has met on December 14-17 in Rome, its work should be finished though publication of results may still take a while, a Croatian newspaper reports, further claiming widespread expectation that the question of authenticity will be left open.  Full story

 

president hugo chavez kisses medjugorje crucifixDecember 10:
President kisses Medjugorje crucifix

President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela used a crucifix from Medjugorje when he announced his scheduled operation on Cuba, and named his successor in case he would not be able to return. The image of the Virgin Mary on the crucifix back is from her statue in Tihaljina near Medjugorje.  Full story

 

vatican spokesman padre fr father federico lombardi medjugorje commission report december 2012December 5:
Rome: Still long until Medjugorje report

Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi puts an end to rumors that the Vatican Commission on Medjugorje will release its findings in 2012. “It will be a long time yet” says Fr. Lombardi who tells a discussion at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is one of more missing factors.  Full story

 

December 4:
Locals have not heard of Vatican report

Without quoting sources, a French magazine has claimed the Vatican Commission on Medjugorje will publish its findings this year. But neither Medjugorje’s parish office nor the Diocese of Mostar have been informed that a date of publication is near, and the claim seems baseless so far.  Full story

 

December 3:
Marija: Mankind’s future still more at risk

Find God by embracing the Virgin Mary’s messages. The only salvation for humanity’s future is increasingly at risk, Medjugorje visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti stated on December 2, right after her apparition in an Italian sports hall. 5,000 attendees packed the hall to last seat.  Full story

 

marija pavlovic lunetti medjugorje canazei december 1 2012December 2:
Marija: Put faith above fear and fatalism

We must learn from those in the past who trusted God, but it seems like more attention is paid to horoscopes, visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti told 900 people at a prayer meeting on December 1. We are too busy with technology and evil, and devote too little time to God, Marija added.  Full story

 

November 27:
Marija: Two types of priests have emerged

The Virgin Mary’s recent messages show her very preoccupied with the need to pray for priests. This mirrors that the Church now has two types of priests: a fully committed and a less committed one, visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti said after receiving her message on November 25.  Full story

 

pope john paul ii 2 took medjugorje messages book sent seers visionaries blessed rosariesNovember 25:
Pope took messages, sent seers rosaries

Pope John Paul II liked to live the messages of Medjugorje. At times he took a Medjugorje message book from a Vatican priest, and he also sent the seers blessed rosaries, visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti told conference attendees in Sacramento, California, on November 18th.  Full story

 

medjugorje visionary seer veggente ivan dragicevic apparition apparizione zahleh zahle lebanon november novembre 16 2012November 21:
Ivan comes to Argentina and Uruguay

Three public apparitions will take place in Buenos Aires, and two others will be in Montevideo when visionary Ivan Dragicevic visits Argentina and Uruguay in early March 2013. While the venues are yet to be chosen, organizers are looking for places that can hold at least 5,000 people.  Full story

 

virgin mary grotto shrine maghdoushe lebanon apparition medjugorje visionary seer ivan dragicevic november 17 2012November 18:
Mary brings Lebanese a new Pentecost

Four apparitions in four days made attendees want to pray more, enter prayer groups, and go to Medjugorje. Organizers feared people would only stay for two hours, but found them praying with joy for three and four. The Virgin Mary’s final Lebanon message was a call to persevere in prayer.  Full story

 

November 17:
The Virgin Mary returns to her base camp

When Jesus preached in Sidon, the Virgin Mary waited for her Son in a cave in Maghdouche, in south-western Lebanon. On November 17 she returned after almost 2,000 years, appearing to Medjugorje seer Ivan Dragicevic in front of three bishops and more than 4,000 people.  Full story

 

November 16:
Ivan brings unity to Middle East churches

Five Greek Catholic bishops present for visionary Ivan Dragicevic’s apparition on November 16 in Zahleh, Lebanon, shows the Virgin Mary now raising her voice to all Christians in the Middle East, says lay people president who expects a Middle East breakthrough for Medjugorje now.  Full story

 

medjugorje visionary marija pavlovic lunetti mary tv notre dame indiana in usa apparition apparizione november 15 2012November 16:
Marija: We are free but say yes to God

Saying yes to God gives me great joy. He made me a visionary to give hope to you, Medjugorje seer Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti said when her apparition was live-streamed from Notre Dame, IN, on November 15. Marija recommends consecration to Mary and cites good results from Sicily.  Full story

 

November 15:
12,000 welcome Ivan in Lebanon

The Patriarch of the East attended a Medjugorje apparition for the first time when visionary Ivan Dragicevic opened his tour of Lebanon on November 15. The Virgin Mary asked attendees to pray for peace. Ivan’s three next apparitions  in Lebanon can be followed live on web-tv.  Full story

 

November 13:
Football manager credits Mary for title

After a visit to Medjugorje, unusual events convinced football manager Roberto Mancini that Heaven helped his team to win the title. “Those who pray are being helped” says Mancini who confirms he had a dream about visionary Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic before he came to Medjugorje.  Full story

 

November 12:
Apparition to Vicka was not announced

Nothing was announced, and most of the 500 attendees were locals when visionary Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic had a rare public apparition in Italy on November 10. After three recent back operations, Vicka impressed with a loud, sudden kneeling before her 15 minutes apparition.  Full story

 

4November 11:
Two first secrets will warn Medjugorje

Visionary Mirjana Soldo’s two first secret future events will be warnings for Medjugorje locals, says the priest to announce the events. The secrets will draw even more people to Medjugorje and also be of paramount importance for official recognition by the Church, says Fr. Petar Ljubicic.  Full story

 

November 10:
Local-born becomes new parish priest

Large number followed parish priest Fr. Petar Vlasic to the grave on November 9. His successor will be Fr. Marinko Sakota, born only five kilometers away from Medjugorje, fluent in German, good in English, and the author of a book about the Medjugorje legend Fr. Slavko Barbaric.  Full story

 

November 9:
Ivan: Catholic schools are not enough

To grow in faith children need more than Catholic schools. They also need the faith and prayer lives of their families, Medjugorje seer Ivan Dragicevic told an audience on November 4. But a largely un-catechized generation of parents is part of the problem, attendees agreed with him.  Full story


father fr petar vlasic parish priest pastorNovember 8:
Medjugorje parish priest dies at 74

Medjugorje parish priest Fr. Petar Vlasic died in the morning of November 8, at age 74. Initially recluctant to taking on the assignment as parish priest of a major pilgrimage site at an advanced age, Fr. Vlasic issued remarkable public statements about Medjugorje by the end of his life.  Full story

 

November 7:
Mary: Media should work for dignity, peace

The Virgin Mary desires that media promote peace and human dignity, visionary Ivan Dragicevic said in Massachusetts, USA, on November 4. The Virgin asks for prayers for the media at a time when Ivan calls them harmful. The seer further warns of placing false hope in new technology.  Full story

 

November 5:
Ivan: World is tired, families are broken

Today we live in a tired and restless world, with broken families and broken morality, visionary Ivan Dragicevic told an American audience outside Boston, Massachusetts, on November 3. To counter it, the Virgin Mary calls priests to organize adoration and veneration of the Cross.  Full story

 

November 4:
Medjugorje war massacre was a fraud

In a book widely cited by Medjugorje antagonists, a professor claimed that families in Medjugorje killed each other during the civil war. Now another book reveals this as untrue, and causes Free University of Amsterdam to open case of scientific fraud against its former employee.  Full story

 

medjugorje visionary seer veggente ivan dragicevic marija pavlovic lunetti apparition apparizione lebanon november 15 16 17 18 2012October 31:
Mary to appear four times in Lebanon

In mid-November, Medjugorje visionary Ivan Dragicevic will have four apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Lebanon. A Cardinal, an Archbishop and two Bishops preside over the events. The visit comes at a time when political stability is lacking and Lebanon houses 100,000 Syrian refugees.  Full story

 

October 29:
Medjugorje Today starts up pilgrimages

Aiming at offering a deep introduction to the spirituality and message of Medjugorje at a market-leading price, Medjugorje Today now arranges pilgrimages. The premier in early December gives participants 8 nights in Medjugorje, and brings them to witness a public apparition.  Full story

 

6October 28:
Marija: Stop Satan’s plans by fasting

The Virgin Mary knows that Satan is studying the situation and is working on something – this is why she repeats her call to fasting in her recent message, visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti said upon receiving it. Marija laments lack of fasting discipline throughout the Medjugorje movement.  Full story

 

medjugorje visionary seer veggente jakov colo singer sings duet ivana kovac tv show croatian htv gods blessing citluk october 24 2012October 26:
Visionary stars in duet on Croatian tv

The three hour show was dedicated to the apparitions in Medjugorje when Croatian tv captured an episode of a popular entertainment series in nearby Citluk on Wednesday. Among nationally well-known performers, visionary Jakov Colo received standing ovations for his singing duet.  Full story

 

October 20:
Medjugorje photos awarded in France

The fourth largest radio network in France awards 25 years old Pierre Roth with its photo prize for a black and white reportage series from Medjugorje and Mostar. At a time of rapid urban development, Roth has captured remains of rural Medjugorje, and focused on people’s devotion.  Full story

 

October 18:
Medjugorje priest dies at age 98

After 73 years as a priest and almost 80 years of wearing the Franciscan habit, Fr. Zoran Ostojic died at 98 on October 17. Many pilgrims met him: Born in Medjugorje, he spent 40 years in the United States before returning home in 1990, with the main task of hearing confessions.  Full story

 

October 15:
Exhibition hall was too small for Marija

“Without God, the world has no future and no peace” visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti said outside of Verona, Italy, on October 13. The local mayor saw the prayer meeting as “an opportunity for reflection in a world where everything goes too fast, and you always have to dominate others”.  Full story


October 8:
Italian man got his eye sight restored

After 30 years of myopia, my husband got a perfect eye sight back in Medjugorje, says Lina Martelli from Catanzaro, Italy. “When his glasses disappeared, I told him not to worry because he had left them to the Madonna” she tells. Mrs. Martelli also saw the Virgin Mary in the clouds.  Full story


October 3:
Holy Spirit gains prominence in messages

After only one mentioning in 2005-10, the Virgin Mary has talked about the Holy Spirit nine times to visionary Mirjana Soldo in 2011-12. “What is to come requires the full presence of the Holy Spirit” and “Heaven is ready to give the graces of the Holy Spirit now” Medjugorje experts explain.  Full story

 

medjugorje visionary seer veggente marija pavlovic lunetti talkSeptember 26:
Marija: Being on earth is living Purgatory

Visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti marked the Virgin Mary’s repeated calls to live for Heaven by saying that, after seeing it, life on earth feels like Purgatory. We visionaries hope to attain the Paradise we have seen, but even we are in need of conversion, she told in passing on recent message.  Full story


medjugorje visionary seer veggente voyant seher ivan dragicevic apparition apparizione laigueglia september 22 septtembre 2012September 26:
Ivan: Medjugorje is important to mankind

People from all over the planet watched online when visionary Ivan Dragicevic’s apparition was live streamed from Vienna. “These apparitions are important to mankind” Ivan said before a total audience of several hundred thousand. Messages to Ivan emphasize prayer and peace.  Full story

 

medjugorje visionary marija pavlovic lunetti seer veggente apparition apparizione cassola stadio san giuseppe september settembre 22 2012September 24:
Marija warns against materialism

More than 4,000 people heard Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti warn them against consumerism, materialism and atheism when the visionary guested Cassola in northern Italy on September 22. While priests heard confessions, police and civil defense took care of guarding Marija.  Full story

 

ivan-dragicevic-medjugorje-visionary-seer-veggente-rovigo-verona-september-settembre-19-2012-apparition-apparizione-pray-world-leaders-peaceSeptember 20:
Mary asks prayers for world leaders

Reinforcing the call to pray for world peace from September 16 in Turin, on September 19 the Virgin Mary asked for prayers for the leaders of the world. Visionary Ivan Dragicevic received the renewed call before 2,000 people in Villa D’Adige, Italy, where many came from earthquake areas.  Full story

 

medjugorje visionary ivan dragicevic apparition apparizione basilica cruxifix crucifixition crocifisso como september settembre 18 2012September 19:
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.  Full story

 

virgin mary our lady madonna gospa vergine maria vierge marie tihaljina medjugorje pray prayer peace apparition visionary seer veggente voyant seher ivan dragicevic rivoli torino italy italia september settembre 16 2012September 18:
Mary strongly calls to pray for peace

With the petition repeated five times, the Virgin Mary issued her strongest appeal to join her in prayer for peace in the world for many years in her message to visionary Ivan Dragicevic on Sunday in Turin, Italy. “Collaborate with her in constructing a new and better world” Ivan added.  Full story


September 16:
Schools closed for Ivan’s Italy premiere

3,000 attendees were less than expected for visionary Ivan Dragicevic’s first stop on his week-long tour of Italy. Some buses never arrived, but both schools and roads were closed in Monteforte where the mayor watched Ivan from his window to avoid to draw attention to himself.  Full story

 

ania goledzinowska medjugorje conversion saw vision saint padre pioSeptember 12:
Medjugorje model had vision of Saint Pio

Before her conversion in Medjugorje, the Polish model Ania Golędzinowska lived a life of celebrity, substance abuse, and hostility toward the Catholic Church. One night a mysterious stranger came to admonish her. Only in Medjugorje did she recognize him as Saint Pio.  Full story

 

daniel klimek medjugorje today us usa editor correspondent journalist reporterSeptember 10:
Medjugorje Today gets US Editor

Daniel Klimek joins Medjugorje Today as US Editor. With experience in journalism, an MA in Religion and a doctoral thesis on Medjugorje coming, he is well equipped for his main tasks: Covering visionary Ivan Dragicevic’s US apparitions, and keeping contact with the US Medjugorje centers.  Full story

 

medjugorje visionary seer veggente voyante seherin mirjana dragicevic soldo apparition apparizione secrets segretti september settembre 2 2012September 4:
Hearing of secrets exhausted Mirjana

Part of the conversation concerned events of the future when Medjugorje visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo had an apparition of the Virgin Mary on September 2, Mirjana told the crowd of 25,000 people afterwards. The apparition was long, partly tough, and left the seer exhausted.  Full story

 

fires fire medjugorje burn burning september 1 2 2012September 3:
Dying fires leave big devastation behind

The fires around Medjugorje are getting under control, but damage to vineyards, trees and bushes is considerable. No family houses took any damage, but other buildings burned to the ground. Local firefighters got assistance from the armed forces, a helicopter, and neighboring districts.  Full story

 

vicka ivankovic mijatovic medjugorje visionary seer veggente voyante seherin corridonia september settembre 1 2012September 2:
Vicka returns after third back surgery

Visionary Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic drew 5,000 people for her first public appearance outside of Medjugorje this year. Her apparition lasted almost 12 minutes before police and security guards had to struggle to keep the crowd from Vicka who just underwent her third operation in one year.  Full story

 

fire fires medjugorje apparition hill burn burning collina apparizione kreuzberg erscheinungsberg september 1 2 settembre 2012September 2:
Huge fires burn on Apparition Hill

Several major fires on Apparition Hill burn atop the part of the village where the visionaries live. While great damage to the hill has already taken place, a change of wind direction has slightly calmed the situation that at some point had locals think damage to houses was coming.  Full story

 

fir brushfir fires medjugorje canclled public apparition hill augus 31 2012 ivan dragicevic visionary veggente apparizioneSeptember 1:
Fires cancel planned public apparition

Bush fires between Apparition Hill and Cross Mountain made ashes fall all over Medjugorje on Friday, and turned visionary Ivan Dragicevic’s public apparition on the hill into a much smaller private meeting in his chapel. Medjugorje is safe though the fire once moved towards the village.  Full story

 

cardinal camillo ruini vatican commission medjugorjeAugust 31:
Rome will receive positive Medjugorje report

Any negative report from the Vatican Commission on Medjugorje is absolutely out of the question, a well-informed source tells Medjugorje Today. The report that is now being finished will reflect that the experts have been working their way through an entirely positive material.  Full story

 

medjugorje visionary seer voyante veggente seherin marija pavlovic lunettiAugust 27:
Marija: Above all the world needs prayer

Many people are so distant from God that their souls are dead. What is lacking is prayer, visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti said after passing on the Virgin Mary’s recent message. She laments the separation of pilgrims from pansion owners with whom they prayed in Medjugorje’s early days.  Full story

 

medjugorje visionary seer veggente voyant seher ivan dragicevicAugust 24:
Ivan: Government without God is anarchy

God gives power to presidents for them to work for peace, and the result is anarchy when they ignore it, says Medjugorje seer Ivan Dragicevic. He warns that Satan is stronger than ever and especially wants to destroy families and youth because they are the foundation of a new world.  Full story

 

medjugorje visionary seer veggente voyant seher ivan dragicevic radio maria interview august 14 2012August 23:
Ivan: The secrets will test the Church

When the Virgin Mary’s 10 prophetic secrets unfold, there will be a great trial for The Catholic Church, for the world and for people’s faith alike – and a little bit of it is already here, says Medjugorje seer Ivan Dragicevic who urges people to pray for Mary’s plans, even without knowing them.  Full story


August 21:
Media: Rome postpones Medjugorje report

Contrary to a previous statement, the Vatican Commission on Medjugorje will not finish its work this year, but rather in 2013, a Bosnian news portal quotes an allegedly well-informed source. More conversations are required. Commission members stayed in Medjugorje last Spring.  Full story

 

cross sky skies heaven above medjugorje august 15 2012August 21:
Photos show Cross emerged in clouds

It was not the contrails from two airplanes when a Cross was seen in the sky above Medjugorje during the outdoor Mass in the evening of August 15. A sequence of 34 photos taken within half an hour shows how the Cross formed in the clouds, in line with early reports from eyewitnesses.  Full story

 

medjugorje visionary seer voyant veggente seher ivan dragicevicAugust 20:
September brings Ivan busy week in Italy

Visionary Ivan Dragicevic will be touring Italy to talk and have seven public apparitions in eight days from September 15. Verona, Torino, Como, and Perugia will be the biggest cities on a tour with appearances in churches in Rovigo, Savona, and Porta Potenza Picena scheduled as well.  Full story

 

mostar international airport medjugorje regular scheduled flights return august 2012August 20:
Regular flights return to Mostar Airport

After years of stagnation and one whole year without any traffic, Mostar International Airport gets its first scheduled flight on August 31 when a regular route will open from Trieste. Later, Bari will be the next Italian airport with a connection to Mostar. Return tickets start at 158 Euro.  Full story

 

August 18:
Seer had a good time at Vatican Commission

“I had a wonderful meeting”, visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti says of the day when she gave her testimony to the Vatican Commission on Medjugorje. “The Church will tell if we are healthy or sick” Marija says – by a time when the seers’ perfect health has long been established.  Full story

 

cross formation clouds sky medjugorje august 15 2012 pilgrims locals feast assumptionAugust 16:
Many saw Cross form in Medjugorje clouds

For individual discernment: Shortly after 7 pm on August 15, many pilgrims and local Medjugorje citizens noticed how a Cross appeared in the sky. Though the Cross formation initially looks like chemtrails from airplanes crossing each other, eye witnesses tell it appeared in the clouds.  Full story

 

August 14:
Woman stands up from her wheelchair

For 14 years, the Belgian woman Pascale Gryson-Selmeci suffered from a rare and incurable disease that took away her speech and tied her to a wheelchair. Early this month she went to Mass in Medjugorje, felt a force come through her, spoke to her husband, and stood up from her chair.  Full story

 

August 9:
Vatican watched as seer got message

The Vatican Commission on Medjugorje has been present while visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti received the Virgin Mary’s monthly message to the world. The purpose was to verify that the message is indeed being received as Marija has described it, a well-informed observer tells.  Full story

 

return-reappearance-jesus-christ-medjugorje-pastor-fr-father-petar-vlasic-august-2012August 7:
Pastor: Mary may prepare Christ’s return

The Virgin Mary’s message has been the same for 500 years, and it seems like her apparitions are preparing the return of Jesus, says Medjugorje’s pastor. Mary’s appearance could save the world says Fr. Petar Vlasic who calls commercialization harmful to Medjugorje’s primary message.  Full story

 

leo jozic medjugorje youth festival mladifest august 2012August 6:
Festival was smaller than first thought

As the 23rd Youth Festival closes, the festival coordinator estimates between 35,000 and 40,000 young people attended. About 10,000 took part in the final Mass atop Cross Mountain on Monday. “We have received so much grace. Now we must share it with others” the coordinator says.  Full story

 

August 5:
Pastor: Rome could not ignore Medjugorje

The Vatican had to react to millions of people gathering in Medjugorje, and the current Commission works seriously because the members believe Medjugorje is already deeply integrated within the Church, says Medjugorje’s pastor who calls it “irresponsible” to claim the seers lie.  Full story

 

medjugorje youth festival mladifestAugust 1:
80,000 praise God at Youth Festival

Young people from more than 70 countries attend the 23rd annual Youth Festival this week in Medjugorje. About 80,000 people are present. With all rooms in Medjugorje booked, late comers seek out nearby towns. The entire festival is live streamed as audio and video in several languages.  Full story

 

litus vallbe spain spanish hockey player coversion converted medjugorje priest seminarian olympic olympics london july 2012July 31:
Olympic seminarian credits Medjugorje

Spanish hockey player Litus Ballbe’s big dream was to play the Olympics, until a visit to Medjugorje gave him the call to be a priest. Now he is studying, but still his first dream has come true: His seminary has allowed him time for hockey, and on Monday he played at the London Olympics.  Full story

 

virgin mary our lady statue podbrdo apparition hill medjugorje evening sunsetJuly 30:
Expert clarifies why Mary asked for pride

Many were confused when the Virgin Mary’s most recent message encouraged “that hope and pride may always reign in your heart and life”. The Croatian language has two words for “pride”, and Mary did not use the one about pride as a capital sin, says Ana Shawl, fluent in both languages.  Full story

 

medjugorje first apparition spot hill podbrdo folden figure light lightning photo pic picture pilgrim confirm confirming confirmed site spot place firstJuly 29:
Figure appeared in photo of key spot

Visionary Ivan Dragicevic often tells about the first day of the apparitions by taking pilgrims for a walk. One day when he had shown where Mary first appeared, a woman got her photo taken as she pointed to the spot. Once the photo was processed, a lightning figure stood on the hillside.  Full story

 

medjugorje mladifest youth festivalJuly 26:
Marija urges youth to be active

Make good use of everything that Medjugorje offers, come along, and do not merely watch when others pray, visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti advises participants in next week’s Youth Festival. Mary counted on us from early on, and we had a beautiful time, Marija tells of her own youth.  Full story

 

lionel messi football footballer player visit visits visited medjugorje meets meet met visionary seer ivan dragicevic july 2012July 23:
World’s best footballer in secret visit

Visionary Ivan Dragicevic confirms that FC Barcelona’s Argentine national player Lionel Messi has been his guest in Medjugorje. A coming visit has been rumored through most of July, and when the rumors came true, the world’s best football player went unseen and kept his visit private.  Full story

 

medjugorje visionary seer jakov colo sings singer music record cd album a mia madre mother ave maria july 2012 roberta faccaniJuly 19:
Seer sings Mary’s praise on record

Medjugorje visionary Jakov Colo publishes a collection of songs influenced by 17 years of daily apparitions, and sings duet with Italian professional singer Roberta Faccani for the single. Video shows Jakov as a young man in the late 1980s, and footage from Apparition Hill and St. James Church.  Full story

 

mostar international airport medjugorje expands expansion italy italian strategic partnership airports july 2012July 19:
Italians will expand Mostar Airport

Airports in Italy proceed to form strategic partnership with Mostar International Airport close to Medjugorje. Coordinated by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the plan will enlarge the airport, expand the number of passenger lines, ensure better safety, and educate the staff.  Full story

 

solar sun miracle medjugorje apparition mirjana dragicevic soldo october 2 2011July 17:
Blind woman saw after sun miracle

Raffaella Mazzocchi was blind on one eye when her family persuaded her to go to Medjugorje. When she saw a sun miracle, she first turned blind on both eyes for five minutes. But she could see when she opened up her sick eye, and when she opened both, her inexplicable healing was complete.  Full story

 

denis cathy nolan marytv mary tv fruit fruits show testimonies july 16 2012 monday thursdayJuly 16:
New web tv show on Medjugorje’s fruits

Ordinary people’s not so ordinary experiences in Medjugorje are at the forefront of MaryTV’s new bi-weekly show. “We would like to make the incredible fruits of what Our Lady is accomplishing in Medjugorje available to the public worldwide” MaryTV states before the debut.  Full story

 

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Fires keep pilgrims from Cross Mountain

Flames reached within 100 meters of a house when small fires on a hill in the outskirts of Medjugorje on Thursday spread to Cross Mountain on Friday. Pilgrims were advised not to climb the mountain until the fires are out. Citluk firefighters had to call for assistance from two larger cities.  Full story

 

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Priest warns of excessive celeb focus

Media over-covered football manager Roberto Mancini’s visit to Medjugorje, says former editor-in-chief of Radio Mir Medjugorje and head of the information centre. Medjugorje may not be subjected to a celebrity and advertising style, Fr. Mario Knezovic writes in Franciscan magazine.  Full story

 

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Footballer owes it all to Medjugorje

All good in my life happened because of Medjugorje, former Croatian football national player Mate Bilic testifies. He has come to Medjugorje all his life and now regularly visits with his children, attempting to teach them faith and moral values in a world where he feels both are threatened.  Full story

 

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Cardinal impressed by Medjugorje fruits

Medjugorje’s spiritual fruits are overwhelming good, says Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna. He calls the Church’s stand on Medjugorje “very clear”: the question of authenticity is left open, and so the Catholic clergy cannot arrange official pilgrimages. But all are free to visit on their own.  Full story

 

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Pilgrims bring record month to airport

Almost 12,000 landing passengers made June the best month ever for Mostar International Airport, and the first six months of 2012 have seen almost as many passengers as in all of 2011. Chartered planes with pilgrims to Medjugorje 20 miles away fuel the revival of the once struggling airport.  Full story

 

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Top football keeper visits Medjugorje

Italian national goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon seeks out peace in Medjugorje to recover from the European Championships and Italy’s 0-4 defeat against Spain in the final. Staying for two days, he attended visionary Ivan Dragicevic’s apparition and also spent time with two other visionaries.  Full story

 

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Marija: We were ready to be martyrs

Persecuted by Communist rulers, the Medjugorje visionaries were ready for martyrdom when the Virgin Mary first appeared to them in 1981, visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti recounts 31 years later. The Virgin encouraged us, prayed with us and said we should offer our suffering, Marija tells.  Full story

 

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Marija: Medjugorje still at early stage

Clear majority of first time pilgrims, new conversions and fresh messages from the Virgin Mary show the events of Medjugorje are still in their first phase after 31 years, says visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti. Mary’s heart is big enough to embrace the whole world, Marija adds in Radio Maria talk.  Full story

 

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Mary wants early days made known

During his public apparition on June 25, visionary Ivan Dragicevic felt the Virgin Mary wants people to be reminded of the first days of the apparitions in Medjugorje. At private apparition in his chapel earlier on June 25, the seer looked more radiant than ever, a trained observer noted.  Full story

 

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Estimated 100,000 guested anniversary

Two local media both estimate 100,000 people to have been in Medjugorje on the 31st anniversary of the Virgin Mary’s apparitions on June 25. Many came on foot from all over Hercegovina. Intense heat did not stop pilgrims from climbing both mountains. Masses were said in 15 languages.  Full story

 

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Anniversary draws throng to confession

Confessionals had to be opened one hour earlier when great crowds of people wanted to confess 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.  Full story

 

June 25:
Ivanka learns more of fifth secret

Only the seer’s family was there when Medjugorje visionary Ivanka Ivankovic-Elez had her annual apparition on June 25. The Virgin Mary told Ivanka about the fifth prophetic secret and gave a short message urging prayer for peace, the visionary said after her yearly encounter with Mary.  Full story

 

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Thousands flock to mark anniversary

Medjugorje is packed with people celebrating the 31st anniversary of the Virgin Mary’s apparitions. Visionary Ivan Dragicevic tells Mary has prepared him by reminding him of the first days in 1981. Ivan and fellow visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti will have apparition together on June 25.  Full story

 

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Medjugorje gets more effective police

Federation minister announces “concrete steps” in Medjugorje where more pilgrims have attracted more crime, but no more policemen. Top meeting attended by prime minister and head of Medjugorje’s local community also heard police director admit the neglect of Medjugorje.  Full story

 

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Victim of shooting dies in hospital

Shop owner Miki Dedaj did not survive the three wounds he got in his abdomen during the armed robbery against a Medjugorje jewelry store on June 14. Five and a half days later the dum-dum bullets proved fatal, and Miki Dedaj died at 51 in the hospital of Mostar, leaving six children behind.  Full story

 

ivo jerkic mayor citluk medjugorje requests more police june 20 21 2012June 21:
Mayor requests more police in Medjugorje

Send more police to Medjugorje, mayor Ivo Jerkic will ask the central police authority. The station in Citluk will be encouraged not to call for assistance from Medjugorje where officers are facing illegal construction, street merchants, dubious goods, false bank notes, and improper parking.  Full story

 

dragan.vasilj medjugorje mz councilJune 18:
Video surveillance comes to Medjugorje

After 35 stolen cars last year, 14 surveillance cameras will be installed in Medjugorje and Bijakovici, the hamlets’ local councils have agreed. President of Medjugorje council cites traffic and parking as biggest current problems, and says electricity and water supply must also be addressed.  Full story

 

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Armed robbers hit Medjugorje merchant

One victim was critically wounded in the stomach when three armed men with masks robbed a jewelry store in Medjugorje about 10 pm local time on June 14. The robbers fled in a Golf later found on the road to Capljina. Car analysis and traces left on spot may help the police.  Full story

 

June 8:
100,000 expected on anniversary day

The head of Medjugorje’s tourist board foresees busy days around the anniversary of the apparitions on June 25. We cannot expect the record number of pilgrims for last year’s anniversary repeated, but ten percent less would be fine, and we are awaiting 100,000 people, he says.  Full story

 

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Monsignor opens shrine to Marija

Though Medjugorje has not been approved by the Church, the Monsignor in charge of the Virgin Mary’s main official shrine in Verona, Italy, saw no problem in hosting visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti on June 2. “The Church is in favor of so many people’s devotion and conversions” he said.  Full story

 

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Rome may give Medjugorje new bishop

While only very little has leaked from the Vatican Commission on Medjugorje, four possible outcomes are in play, a major Croatian newspaper has unofficially learned. Two of them will remove the influence of the Bishop of Mostar who does not believe in the apparitions.  Full story

 

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New confessionals change church area

The completion of 36 new confessionals gives a whole different look to the north side of St. James Church in Medjugorje. The benches facing the church have been replaced by tiles, and the confessionals themselves have been engulfed in arches and pillars, providing shelter from the sun.  Full story

 

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Local Bishop softens up to Medjugorje

Though opposed to the claims of apparitions in Medjugorje, local Bishop Ratko Peric says the town can be a Jerusalem and a site of the action of The Holy Spirit. Yet in the midst of a major building boom, the Bishop also warns against turning Medjugorje into a modern Babylon.  Full story

 

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30,000 prayed with Marija this weekend

5,000 people in central Italy on Saturday were followed by 24,000 near Milan on Sunday when visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti had public apparitions at prayer meetings on May 19-20. Three other Medjugorje main persons also helped to draw people from all over and beyond Italy.  Full story


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Ivan draws crowd in Medjugorje comeback

The first pilgrims came five hours in advance when visionary Ivan Dragicevic met with his prayer group and had his first public apparition in Medjugorje this season on Friday. Though the evening was cold before the apparition at 10 pm, people filled the area around The Blue Cross.  Full story

 

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Mary seen in the sun at apparition time

A former Italian bank manager says he saw the Virgin Mary in a sun spectacle in Medjugorje on April 27. Wearing a blue cloak, the Virgin stood forth in the sun just about the time the daily apparition begins, Luciano Giglioni testifies. Group of other Italian pilgrims also saw the sun wonder.  Full story

 

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Motorway to Croatia in place by 2014

In 20 months a motorway will tie Medjugorje to Croatia. With border crossing also in place, pilgrims coming in through Split and Dubrovnik will have an easier travel. Until then a difficult job with bridges, viaducts and a tunnel must be completed within a deadline the entrepreneur calls short.  Full story

 

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Both legs of sculpture now shed liquid

With liquid dripping from one knee, the bronze sculpture of the Risen Christ has been a mystery in Medjugorje since 2001. While the nature of the liquid is itself mysterious, the mystery as such has just increased, for these days the unknown substance flows from both legs of the sculpture.  Full story

 

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Pilgrims bring new record to airport

April was the best month for Mostar International Airport since the end of the war in Bosnia and Hercegovina in 1995. With more than 9,000 passengers, most of them pilgrims, the airport saw an increase of 318 percent compared to last April, and the positive trend continues in May.  Full story

 

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Seers unite in sweeping Italy for Mary

When Jakov Colo gives witness in Italy later this month, all the six Medjugorje visionaries will have done so within the last six months. This weekend Ivanka Ivankovic-Elez contributed by telling her story on a stadium in the north-western part of the country on Saturday and Sunday.  Full story

 

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Medjugorje is busy as never before

All hotel and pansion rooms in Medjugorje were occupied last weekend, and pilgrims who came without a booking ended up sleeping in their car. I have lived here all my life, seen most big events throughout the years, and I can honestly say I never saw Medjugorje this busy, local guide tells.  Full story

 

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Mostar Airport breaks traffic record

2,200 passengers landing in one day meant an all-time record was set in Mostar Airport on April 28. Italian pilgrims to Medjugorje took up the majority of seats in the 11 incoming airplanes that filled airport workers with joy and strengthened their belief in a bright future for the airport.  Full story

 

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Mirjana: Christianity is not about bans

Many young people are afraid to follow Jesus because they think it will keep them away from all the fun. But it is only what hurts you that is forbidden, visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo tells 5,000 people near Ancona. People came from all over central Italy to hear her.  Full story

 

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Marija: Keep kids close to have them pray

Passing on the Virgin Mary’s message to Radio Maria on April 25 led visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti to reflect on teaching prayer to children. She recounted how she had done with her own, and gave other practical advice on how to make the most of May, the Virgin Mary’s month.  Full story

 

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Ivan: Media push youth into blindness

Media influence a downfall and push the young into a valley of blindness, visionary Ivan Dragicevic told a packed church in Ohio, USA, on April 21. Forgiveness is needed for even physical well-being, he further told a crowd that came from far away for his talk and a 10 minutes long apparition.  Full story

 

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Sicilians flocked for Marija’s visit

90 buses were set in from all over Sicily, and other attendees came from all parts of Italy when Medjugorje visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti had a public apparition on Palermo’s football stadium on Saturday, April 21. More than 30,000 heard Marija tell them to rally around the Church.  Full story

 

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Vatican envoy watches Marija on Sicily

35,000 people are expected when Medjugorje visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti will talk and have a public apparition on Sicily’s largest stadium on Saturday, April 21. Among the crowd will be a leading Mariologist and member of the Vatican Commission to investigate the Medjugorje events.  Full story

 

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Marija: Do not confess to psychologists

When the Virgin Mary invites everyone to go to confession, she means to priests, not to psychologists, visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti told a packed church in Italy on Sunday. She also took the opportunity to speak against abortion and divorce which she ascribed to lack of prayer.  Full story

 

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Worn medal shines after Medjugorje visit

Once or twice a month Andrew Dobo from Florida used to polish his 23 years old Miraculous Medal. Now no more: After his visit to Medjugorje last Autumn the medal has been shiny as new without any cleaning. I keep expecting to see a tarnished medal but it never happens, he says.  Full story

 

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Medjugorje gave new track to top runner

Medjugorje set my proportions straight by a time when I was full of myself and had no time for God, says former marathon champion Alberto Salazar. His visit to Medjugorje illuminated why he was suffering, and reawakened his commitment to Christ, the top athlete tells.  Full story

 

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Focused Mirjana got a message of peace

VIDEO:  Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo received her apparition on April 2 with accepting nods, but also with a few reactions of surprise. Emphasizing peace and hope in her message, the Virgin Mary stressed that true peace is heavenly, and will be recognized by those who seek peace in wrong places.  Full story

 

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Blogger raises doubt of online blessing

Online transmitted blessings from apparitions live streamed by MaryTV is a pure invention, an Italian blogger says, referring to a talk with visionary Ivan Dragicevic. MaryTV upholds its statement, saying that Ivan could have misunderstood, have been mistranslated or taken out of context.  Full story

 

March 29:
Football boss speaks up for Medjugorje

I feel peace here. I feel great here. I believe more and more that Medjugorje will change the world for the better, says Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini after two days in Medjugorje. Mancini visited Apparition Hill and Cross Mountain, met three of the visionaries and spent half an hour in prayer and conversation with Vicka.  Full story

 

10March 27:
Marija: Fight worldliness with fasting

We have many possibilities but little willpower. The world puts us in a cage of a thousand things to do and to pray and fast just a little, visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti said when she delivered the Virgin Mary’s message of March 25. She views the message as a call to truly live Lent, and fight worldliness by prayer and fasting.  Full story

 

March 25:
Italy may open Medjugorje consulate

As still more Italians go to Medjugorje, a member of the Italian Senate suggests State Department to build a new consulate in Mostar or in Citluk. The many Italians have been followed by more pickpockets operating out of Medjugorje, and their victims should not be forced to go to Sarajevo when the passport is gone, the Senator says.  Full story

 

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Marija prayed with thousands for peace

Visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti had public apparitions on both days when one of Italy’s biggest Christian festivals took place in Desio on Saturday and Sunday. From Medjugorje, the seer was joined by Sister Lidija, a local nun who invoked the Virgin Mary to put an end to all wars and senseless bloodshed in the world.  Full story

 

March 18:
The Virgin Mary asks for mediatrix role

“I desire to be the bond between you and the Heavenly Father – your mediatrix” the Virgin Mary tells visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo. Playing into the petitions for the Pope to declare Mary “Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate” in a fifth and final Marian dogma, it is only the second time for 30 years of apparitions the word appears in a Medjugorje message.  Full story

 

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Traffic plan makes a town of Medjugorje

80 more parking spaces from the rotunda halfway to Cross Mountain shall help solve Medjugorje’s traffic problems. So shall one-way traffic from St. James’ Church to both of the mountains and back. As Medjugorje takes further steps from village into town, local community representative says nothing will be as it was.  Full story

 

March 11:
100,000 attended apparitions in Beirut

Multi hall in Lebanon was full when visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti had public apparitions in the Middle East on March 10 and 11. Attendees report of an immensely joyful crowd of just about 50,000 people each day. Live transmissions showed a crowd with obvious belief in Christ’s Real Presence in The Blessed Sacrament.  Full story

 

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New routes open for Italian pilgrims

As the Medjugorje boom in Italy continues, still more airports open up for flights to nearby Mostar. In 2012 the Italian pilgrims will have quick access to Medjugorje from five airports, making for alternatives to the otherwise popular buses, and further strengthening Mostar International Airport after years of recession.  Full story

 

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Serious Mirjana mirrored a serious message

VIDEO:  The Virgin Mary was  “imploring”, “warning” and announcing “a time of your trial” during her apparition to visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo on March 2. The message and the rest of the apparition alike left their mark on Mirjana who only smiled a few times during the little more than five minutes long apparition.  Full story

 

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Cardinal updates the Pope on Medjugorje

Pope Benedict XVI has met with Cardinal Camillo Ruini to discuss the investigation of Medjugorje, a veteran Vatican reporter informs. Cardinal Ruini’s commission still has 6-7 months of work left, and while the seers have made a good impression, most Vatican observers do not expect the Commission to be openly for or against.  Full story

 

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Vatican Commission hears Ivan and Jakov

Medjugorje guide says the Vatican Commission has called visionaries Ivan Dragicevic and Jakov Colo to be questioned on Monday. Bosnian mediaconfirms this, adding Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti and Mirjana Dragicvevic-Soldo joined them, but Mirjana’s interpreter Miki Musa denies that Mirjana or Marija were also in Rome.  Full story

 

February 19:
Marija comes to Lebanon in March

Visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti has public apparitions in Beirut on March 10 and 11. Marija was first announced the following weekend in both Lebanon and Italy but the problem was solved by moving the arrangement in Lebanon one week ahead. In Assisi on Saturday, the seer spoke of the need for conversion, sacrifice and prayer.  Full story

 

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Medjugorje Commission will finish in 2012

Later this year the Vatican Commission that investigates the events of Medjugorje will end its work and report to the Pope, says Cardinal Vinko Puljic of Sarajevo who is a member of the Commission himself. Work is still going on but we must be finished this year, the highest ranking Bosnian prelate tells during press conference.  Full story

 

ivan dragicevic medjugorje visionaryFebruary 5:
Ivan says root of the crisis is spiritual

The world is not in an economic, but in a spiritual recession for this is the cause of every other recession, visionary Ivan Dragicevic said on February 1 in Ann Arbor, USA. The world is spiritually sick, and can only be cured through spiritual healing in the family, the seer further said. Ivan received messages in both Chicago and Kalamazoo.  Full story

 

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Sun miracle followed Mirjana to Naples

When the audience left the sports hall in Naples after visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo’s apparition on February 2, a number of people saw the sun pulsate in the sky. While a video indicates the incident in Naples to have been less obvious than certain sun miracles from Medjugorje, witnesses maintain they saw a miracle.  Full story

 

February 2:
Headstrong mankind makes Mary sad

In message to visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo, the Virgin Mary says humanity is “deaf and blind”, that pride is ruling and prayer to The Holy Spirit lacking. The message is sad because mankind is headstrong and does not want to understand what is important in this world, Mirjana told more than 20,000 people in Naples, Italy.   Full story

 

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Ivan says the world is at a turning point

The apparitions in Medjugorje challenge mankind to choose between the way of God and the ways of a world at dead end, visionary Ivan Dragicevic told a full church in Kalamazoo, USA, on January 31. The Virgin Mary is with us every day, and so the decisive question is how much we are with her in prayer, the visionary added.  Full story

 

February 2:
Live apparition took web servers down

MaryTV’s servers collapsed when the online tv station live streamed Medjugorje visionary Ivan Dragicevic’s apparition on January 31. Transmission came and went, and message board reactions indicate the majority of viewers to have missed the apparition. MaryTV apologizes and works to strengthen their servers.  Full story

 

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Tight security around Mirjana in Naples

Visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo has arrived in Naples for her apparition on Thursday. Police is present in the sports hall from midnight, and security checks have tried to foresee everything. As dozens of buses arrive from all over Italy, the seer spends the night in a hotel whose name is kept secret to prevent a siege.  Full story

 

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January 31:
15,000 wait for Mirjana in Naples

The largest sports hall in Naples has been booked for visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo who has her apparition on February 2 in southern Italy. Two years ago Mirjana filled the hall to last seat, and arrangers do not feel sure the space suffices this time. Newspaper will broadcast the apparition live on its website.  Full story

 

ivan dragicevic medjugorje visionaryJanuary 29:
American parishes stand in line for Ivan

As visionary Ivan Dragicevic starts his 2012 tour of 17 public appearances in 7 states before May, many more parishes have asked for a visit. New York and Minnesota both seem to make it into Ivan’s schedule for 2012, New Jersey and Connecticut could also be this year while California will be no earlier than 2013.  Full story

 

confessionals medjugorjeJanuary 23:
New confessionals are finished in March

Work is moving ahead on Medjugorje’s 36 new outdoor confessionals. New photos from the construction site show the raw walls in red bricks to have emerged north of St. James’ Church. Taking the total number to 61, the confessionals are expected to be fully built in March, ready for the new pilgrim season.  Full story

 

January 20:
Ivan points to Adoration for strength

Adoration of Jesus in The Blessed Sacrament is a paramount source to keep going at a difficult time, visionary Ivan Dragicevic says in a new interview. Ivan also confirms the seers to share a number of secrets, tells his book is half finished, and calls New Orleans’s relationship to Medjugorje “important and significant”.  Full story

 

mothers village orphanage medjugorjeJanuary 18:
Government turns down Medjugorje orphans

Mother’s Village and other orphanages close to Medjugorje are being left to themselves as federation government refuses to fund the homes and kindergartens. Medjugorje priest Fr. Svetozar Kraljevic calls the government insensitive to the needs of children, and ignorant of investing in next generation.  Full story

 

ivan-dragicevic-medjugorje-visionaryJanuary 17:
Apparition to Ivan will be live streamed

Everyone can follow Medjugorje visionary Ivan Dragicevic’s apparition on January 31 when MaryTV streams live from Michigan, USA. All online viewers will be blessed as if they were physically present. Two days later, visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo’s monthly apparition will not take place in Medjugorje as usual, but in Italy.  Full story

 

saint james church medjugorjeJanuary 17:
2011 became Medjugorje’s busiest year

In 2011, the total number of Holy Communions distributed during Mass in Medjugorje went above 2 million for the first time. The number of concelebrations by priests was likewise record-high in passing 40,000, also for the first time. The current Medjugorje boom in Italy accounts for some, though not all of the growth.  Full story

 

12January 12:
Marija takes the apparitions to Assisi

Medjugorje’s close historical ties to the Franciscans are being made manifest on February 18 when visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti will have her daily apparition in Assisi where the Order was founded. Eight days later, Marija will have another public apparition closer to her north Italian home.  Full story

 

January 5:
Bishop defends forerunner on Medjugorje

Bishop Ratko Peric of Mostar breaks a self-imposed silence on Medjugorje for the third time saying that his predecessor did not collaborate with the ruling Communists in repressing Medjugorje. Bishop Peric does not addresses all points raised, and cites a lost case as the onset of Zanic’s disbelief in the apparitions.  Full story

 

mirjana dragicevic soldo medjugorje visionary apparitionJanuary 3:
Mirjana had another joyful apparition

VIDEO: Like during her apparition in December, visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo had many joyful moments during her apparition on January 2 in Medjugorje. In a rare production, the video of Mirjana’s apparition closely follows the visionary before, during and after the encounter with the Virgin Mary.  Full story

 

January 1:
Thin Vicka asks pilgrims for prayers

While visionary Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic enjoys excellent spiritual health, her physical shape could be better, and on the last day of 2011 she asked pilgrims to remember her in their prayers. The evening before, a few thousand gathered for an outdoor apparition to Ivan Dragicevic, despite heavy rain and mudslides.  Full story