In the next week, as we move closer to the 29th Anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions in Medjugorje, visionaries Marija and Ivan will be returning to Medjugorje for the summer. It is always a joy to have Our Lady back in the mountain apparitions with Ivan’s prayer group on Friday nights.
“Our Lady has also said there is nothing more powerful than the prayer that can unite and bring together family. I really started with my children, with my three children. We really, when we pray feel t hat we are so much united in the family. There is nothing so beautiful than to see your own child who is praying and who before going to bed says, ‘Father, shall we say a prayer?’ And then at that moment you feel realized as a parent.”
Pilgrims packed into the room where visionary Jakov Colo spoke, despite the hot temperatures and being packed together. Every available space was taken, but the sacrifice and inconvenience is worth it to pilgrims who are anxious to see with their own eyes the ones who see Our Lady with their own eyes. Jakov challenged everyone in the room with his testimony. When asked about the secrets Our Lady entrusted to the visionaries, Jakov responded, “We should think of ourselves, we should think about the way of life we’re living here at this moment…I should ask myself, “Am I ready at this very moment to go to God?” And that is the greatest secret for each one of us. We should be ready every single minute of our lives to be ready to go to God.”