Visionary Ivanka speaks to pilgrims gathered from all over the world…
There are hundreds of buses bringing pilgrims from all over, Italy, Poland, The Czech Republic, as well as pilgrims driving from all parts of Croatia and the surrounding region, not to mention the numerous pilgrims from the United States, Mexico, and other nations. They are coming to be with Our Lady and many of them are here for their first pilgrimage. The visionaries are speaking to them on a regular basis, and a few days ago, the Medjugorje visionary, Ivanka spoke to thousands of pilgrims. She shared her remembrances of those first days when Our Lady began to appear to the six Medjugorje visionaries. You can read about some of those stories from the beginning days by clicking here. The following are some of the messages of Our Lady that Ivanka shared with the pilgrims:
“I want to greet you by saying, ‘Praised be Jesus and Mary.’ Still, after 29 years, I ask God, ‘Why have you chosen me?’ God gave me a great gift, but at the same time, a great responsibility. I am a simple person, mortal like you. I accepted His gift, and I pray daily that He will strengthen me, so I can follow His Will.
“It is beautiful to be able to see Our Lady with our eyes, but, if we don’t know Her in our hearts, it is empty and meaningless. Our Lady invites us to open our hearts, to pray from our hearts, and then we will not be empty. With prayer, our lives will have new meaning.
“I am a living witness to the fact that God is among us and loves us. God is not far from us, we are the ones who have gone far away from Him. Our Lady shows us a way to stay close to God by praying all four Mysteries of the Rosary, and fasting on bread and water every Wednesday and Friday. Our Lady says, ‘With prayer and fasting, even wars can be stopped.’ Family prayer is especially important to Our Lady.
“Our Lady’s first message to us concerned peace. She invites us to prayer, conversion, and fasting. Today, these are still the main messages Our Lady is asking us to respond to. I believe that all those who live these messages will have answers to any and all their questions.
“Our Lady dictated Her biography to me. She showed me the future of the Church as well as the whole world. She had me write all of this down, and, She will tell me to whom and when to release this very important information.
“On May 7, 1985, Our Lady appeared to me for the last daily apparition I was to receive. It was the longest daily apparition I had experienced, and She revealed to me the Tenth Secret. I am standing here before you today as a living witness that life after death does exist. Have you ever wondered about life after death? God and Our Lady gave me a wonderful gift. Our Lady brought my mother with Her from Heaven. My mother hugged me and spoke to me. I saw her as I’m seeing you at this moment. Again, what a gift for me, but, I believe it was also a great gift for the world. Now I can speak with authority that eternal life is real!
“Our Lady invites us by saying, ‘Dear children, go on the way of conversion through prayer.’ We have the freedom to choose Our Lady’s Way or the way of the world. Our Lady has asked me to especially pray for families. Our Lady said, ‘satan is strong and desires to destroy the family.’ If families are broken, then the world is broken. Everything that is good comes from our families; good priests and religious, good doctors, and good marriages. Our Lady asks us to be respectful of the Sacrament of Marriage. We must renew family prayer and attend Mass together as a family. She invites us to monthly confession. The Holy Bible must be in the center of our families.
“I pray daily for all the families of the world. I am asking you to begin praying for your family. Thank you for coming today, I know you came not for me, but, to hear Our Lady’s message of love. God bless you.”