THE VISIONARIES TODAY
According to the testimony of the Medjugorje visionaries, Our Lady has been appearing to them since June 24, 1981. Here is a short presentation of their lives during these events.
IVANKA IVANKOVIC - ELEZ was born July 21, 1966 in Bijakovici. She had the daily apparitions from June 24, 1981 till May 7, 1985. On that day Our Lady confided to her the last of ten secrets. Our Lady told her that for her entire life she will have an apparition every year on June 25, the anniversary of the apparitions. And so far it has been just that way. Ivanka is living in the parish of Medjugorje, is married and has three children.
MIRJANA DRAGICEVIC - SOLDO was born March 18, 1965 in Sarajevo. She had daily apparitions from June 24, 1981 till December 25, 1982. On the last day of her apparitions Our Lady told her that for the course of her entire life she will have an apparition every year on her birthday March 18. And since 1983 till today it has been just that way. Each 2nd day of the month Mirjana hears Our Lady's voice in her heart and then prays with Our Lady for unbelievers. Sometimes she also sees Our Lady. Our Lady has confided ten secrets also to Mirjana. Mirjana is living in the parish of Medjugorje, is married and has two children.
VICKA IVANKOVIC was born September 3, 1964 in Bijakovici. Our Lady appeared to her for the first time on June 24, 1981. For her the daily apparitions have not yet stopped. Our Lady has so far confided nine secrets to her. Vicka lives in her parents' home in the parish of Medjugorje.
MARIJA PAVLOVIC - LUNETTI was born April 1, 1965 in Bijakovici. Our Lady appeared to her for the first time on June 25, 1981. Till today she still has the apparitions every day. Through Marija Our Lady directs her message to the world every 25th day of the month. Our Lady has confided nine secrets to her so far. Marija is presently living in Italy, is married and has one child.
IVAN DRAGICEVIC was born May 25, 1965 in Bijakovici. Our Lady has appeared to him every day from June 24, 1981 till today. To him also Our Lady has confided nine secrets. Ivan is married and is living in the parish of Medjugorje.
JAKOV COLO was born March 6, 1971 in Bijakovici. He has had the apparitions daily from June 25, 1981 till today. Our Lady has confided nine secrets to him. Jakov lives in the parish of Medjugorje, is married and has one child.
MISSIONARY JOURNEY OF FR. JOZO ZOVKO
At the invitation of Medjugorje pilgrims and Centers of Peace, established through the Medjugorje events, Fr. Jozo Zovko visited the United States of America through the month of May. In about 50 Medjugorje Centers he spoke about Our Lady's message of peace directed to the world. Several thousand faithful participated in each one of the prayer meetings. During the course of his visit in New York, Fr. Jozo witnessed to horrors which have befallen the people of Croatia and Bosnia-Hercegovina before the United Nations Security Council. He also turned over written documents about it to the Security Council. They were written by Cardinals Franjo Kuhari} and Vinko Pulji}. On that occasion he also met several political officials.
From June 8- 15 Fr. Jozo visited the Italian cities of Udine, Turin and Cuneo. A large number of Medjugorje pilgrims and friends of Medjugorje took part in the prayer meetings.
MISSIONARY JOURNEY OF FR. SLAVKO BARBARIC
At the invitation of Medjugorje pilgrims and friends of Medjugorje Fr. Slavko Barbaric visited Rome May 28. A large number of faithful took part in the prayer meetings at which Fr. Slavko spoke about Our Lady's message of peace directed to the world. From July 3 - 8, 1995 Fr. Slavko will visit Prague, Czechland. SOLDIERS' PILGRIMAGE
This year also on May 27 the traditional soldiers' pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Queen of Peace in Medjugorje was held. Units from Bosnia and Hercegovina took part in the pilgrimage. Praying the rosary together, the Croatian defenders visited the Hill of Apparition and after that attended Mass in the church of Medjugorje. Most of them received the sacrament of reconciliation and Holy Communion. For the pilgrims who were in Medjugorje that day, it was an extraordinary experience.
From June 4 -10, 1995 an educational seminar was held in Medjugorje at the "Domus Pacis" house of prayer on the subject of "The Severely Traumatized - Interpretation of Serious Problems Originating from Abortion and Child Abuse." The seminar was led by Dr. Philip Ney from Canada and Dr. Marie Peters from the United States. They are continuously traveling in some part of the world giving lectures on this subject.
NEW BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
1. Maria Coll Calvo: "LA REINA DE LA PAZ" ("The Queen of Peace in Medjugorje"), Amigos de Medjugorje, Barcelona, 1994. 159 pp.
2. Jo o Jorge Albano: "RECADOS DE MARIA PARA VOC " ("Mary`s messages for You") Editora LTDA., 1995. 254 pp.
Published by: INFORMATIVNI CENTAR MIR - Svetiste Kraljice Mira (Information Center MIR - Shrine of the Queen of Peace), 88266 Medjugorje.
Last Modified 11/25/2002