Ivan’s Prayer Group Apparition at the Blue Cross-June 20, 2008



Grapes along the trail this evening. One can see little grapes beginning their growth towards October harvest. For the reflective, everything speaks to you in Medjugorje. “Little children” Our Lady called us tonight and by doing so and seeing the little grapes growing towards harvest, we realize Our Lady wants us to grow in holiness for the eternal harvest of our soul.

Tonight, as pilgrims began to go up to the Blue Cross in preparation for Ivan’s prayer group apparition of Our Lady, there remained a spirit of silent prayer until around 8:00 p.m. The Rosary was then begun and was prayed in mostly Croatian and Italian. At 8:30 p.m., the pilgrims began to sing. Ivan began the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary at 9:30 p.m. Our Lady appeared to Ivan at 10:00 p.m. The apparition lasted several minutes. There were several thousand pilgrims present tonight for the apparition. The following is Ivan’s description of the apparition:

Tonight Our Lady came very happy. She greeted us with Her Motherly greeting, “Praised be Jesus, my little children.” Our Lady prayed along time for all of us for our intentions. She blessed all of us with Her Motherly Blessing. She blessed all the religious articles brought for blessing. Our Lady prayed a long time with Her hands extended. Our Lady prayed especially for all the sick present. Then Ivan recommended all of us, our intentions, our families, and especially the sick to Our Lady. After that, Our Lady continued to pray for all of us with Her hands extended. After that She left saying, “Go in peace, my dear children.”


Walking back from the Blue Cross, the trail back to the Caritas Mission House was illuminated with a few stars in the sky. The silhouette of the mountain was clearly visible. The night was a comfortable temperature, while people from various parts of the world headed back to the places they were staying. There was much animation and talk by some, while others were subdued or reflective about Our Lady’s apparition. One pilgrim was overheard, after being asked what did she think, “Well it was interesting.” These stages of conversion, from indifference to being profoundly converted, millions have walked before. By the end of a pilgrimage, all are usually touched in some way. Sometimes it happens when they get home. One thing is certain, you cannot be prayed over by Our Lady for a long time, twice with Her hands extended without an effect of grace. Whether one is open to it is up to them. These prayer group apparitions are always a joy and wonder. By the time we walked back down to the Caritas Mission House, the full moon was beginning to peak just over Apparition Mountain and one’s thoughts immediately recognizes that God laid out these mountains, the valley, the whole geography as a stage to host the second greatest event in Christendom – the coming of the Woman of Revelations. The first was the coming of the Messiah. Convert while you have the grace and the time.

With Love from Medjugorje,

Friend of Medjugojre

 Vineyards in Medjugorje

Cutting through the fields two hours before today’s apparition of Our Lady at the Blue Cross creates memories for the first timers and sweet remembrances of those who have experienced the walks before.

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  1. Happy birthday dearest Mother Mary.Please protect all my family, my husband and myself and all the grandchildren from the virus, and from all bad diseases. IN JESUS NAME I ASK FOR MY REQUESTS. thank you dear Mother Mary. I love you.

  2. Thank you community of Caritas ! I left a very high paying job at a major automobile manufacturer back in 2013. Indeed, it was God calling and behold, I was able to cash in both my 401 K and Pension. Let me place this in a more proper context. I had been at Caritas over 15 times during the past 5 years. Each time I was able to experience a touching response to the reality to how life is to be lived. On December 11, 2011, in the field of apparitions, in celebration of Christmas in the field rosary, I experienced a physical miracle of the restoring of my vision that was dependent upon reading glasses. That afternoon, I ascended to the grotto, and “A Words From Heaven” Book was in the grotto. I randomly picked a message dated April 25, 2001 and the words that pierced my heart were “Little Children, prayer works miracles”. The reading from Joan was a stamp version of my life and the pursuit of a “New way of Life”. Visit Caritas and support the community, they are a miracle.God Bless

  3. michael richard

    I have to smile at the Joan’s reading today. It’s been three years of clearing, digging, demolition, burning, major surgery, framing,electrical, plumbing, concrete, tractor work, well repair, unending rains and 80 mile an hour winds, forced retirement and lay offs and I love every minute of it because I and Ellen know that God is leading us on this path of graces. Tomorrow up again 4:30 am eighty miles trek to do it again until we get the homestead finished ready to move. pray for us… love you all…

  4. Oh my goodness, we loved Joan’s read. We moved to a rural area two years ago and understand this writing. It is true things happen and we have learned from our mistakes. There is a lot to learn but it is worth it!

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