The Medjugorje Web
™ is dedicated to providing information about one of
the most incredible and important supernatural events of our time.
Since 1981, in a small village named Medjugorje in
Bosnia-Herzegovina, The Blessed Virgin Mary has been appearing and
giving messages to the world. She tells us that God has sent her to
our world and, these years she is spending with us are a time of
Grace granted by God. In her own words she tells us, "I have
come to tell the world that God exists. He is the fullness of life,
and to enjoy this fullness and peace, you must return to God" .
Since the apparitions began in 1981, millions of
people of all faiths, from all over the world, have visited
Medjugorje and have left spiritually strengthened and renewed.
Countless unbelievers and physically or mentally afflicted, have
been converted and healed. You owe it to yourself and your loved
ones, to investigate with an open mind and heart the events which
are occurring in Medjugorje. I invite you to explore all the
information contained on this Web Site, and decide for yourself
whether you will answer Our Lady's call from Heaven.
Message of March 25, 2005
"Dear children! Today I call you to love. Little
children, love each other with God's love. At every moment, in joy
and in sorrow, may love prevail and, in this way, love will begin to
reign in your hearts. The risen Jesus will be with you and you will
be His witnesses. I will rejoice with you and protect you with my
motherly mantle. Especially, little children, I will watch your
daily conversion with love. Thank you for having responded to my
On the afternoon of June 24, 1981, two girls,
Ivanka Ivankovic (15) and Marjana Dragicevic (16), from the
Bijakovici section of Medugorje were returning home from a walk.
Looking towards the hill called Crnica, Ivanka saw a bright
silhouette of a woman. She said to Mirjana, "It is the Gospa!" (Our
Lady). Marijana would not look and they both ran off in fear.
That evening around 6:00 PM they returned with
four others. They all saw her on the hill above. That evening, their
families and friends laughed at them thinking it was some kind of
On June 25, the following day,there were the two
girls and four others: Vicka Ivankovic (16), and Ivan Dragicevic
(16), who were present at the second apparition of June 24, plus
Maria Pavlovic (16), and Jakov Colo who came for the first time.
The white figure on the hill beckoned them to
approach. The six seers were seen to run up the hill so fast that it
was as if they had been carried up the hill by some mysterious force.
Since that day, thirteen years ago, the Blessed
Virgin Mary has continued to appear to the children almost every day,
and sometimes more than once a day.
As part of our Lady's appearances, she has
promised to give ten secrets to each of the seers. After the
apparitions have ended, the secrets will be revealed to the world.
The third secret concerns a visible sign that will be left on the
hill as a proof of her visitations.
On Christmas of 1982, Mirjana received the tenth
secret, with the announcement that the apparitions would end for
her, and on May 6th & 7th, 1985, the same happened to Ivanka.
However, the Blessed Virgin promised each of them
that she would appear to them once yearly: for Mirjana, on her
birthday, March 18th, and also when circumstances require it; for
Ivanka, on the anniversary day of the first apparitions on the hill,
June 25th. Mirjana received special apparitions in August, 1984 to
help her prepare to reveal the secrets to a Priest.
The messages of our Lady can be summed up in a few
words: conversion, faith, prayer, fasting, peace and reconciliation.
- This is the same message as we find throughout the Gospels. It
is the message of Jesus Christ. Convert actually means to turn
around; turn our lives around and away from those things that keep
us from loving and serving God. We
are called to change our ways
and turn back to the ways of God.
- Faith -
Believe in God. It may sound simplistic, but in this world of
unbelief and pagan lifestyles - belief in God is of major
importance. In response to the children's questions, our Lady said
her favorite prayer is "The Creed", and she urged that we pray it
- Prayer -
Without prayer we can not expect to grow in our relationship with
God. Mary said that we must pray for our own conversion, the
conversion of sinners, for peace, and for protection from the
devil who seeks to destroy as many souls as possible. Our Lady
wants us to pray the entire rosary every day (15 decades). Our
prayers must not be rambling on, but we must pray with the heart.
She also requests that we pray 7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Marys, 7
Glory be's and the Creed daily for peace; reading of the
Scriptures and personal communication with God.
- The Virgin Mary asks that we fast on bread and water on
Wednesday and Friday. If we can not fast on bread and water, we
should fast from other pleasures; such as television, and things
that distract us from prayer. Fasting and prayer together are
necessary to help us convert. It shows us our dependence on God
and opens our hearts to His grace. Fasting takes power away from