There couldn’t have been a more perfect night for Our Lady’s apparition on the mountain to Ivan. At around 9:00 p.m. a full moon rose just behind Apparition Mountain, and slowly ascended into the sky as pilgrims began making their way towards the mountain, some already on it to be present with Our Lady in Her apparition. What a beautiful grace for the tens of thousands in Medjugorje to be able to live the 29th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions on the very mountain where She first appeared, and continues to appear. Our Lady appeared to Ivan around 11:00 p.m. Ivan relayed that in all his 29 years of apparitions, he has never seen Our Lady look so happy. Of course, Our Lady gave visionary Marija the monthly message today, as well, which focused on joy. The translation of the message given to Ivan will be available on Medjugorje.com tomorrow.
Marija and Ivan came to the Adoration Chapel by St. James Church for their 6:40 p.m. apparition. On the grounds of the church thousands were gathered to attend the evening Rosary and Croatian Mass, very, very few knew of the apparition of Our Lady taking place in the midst of everyone gathered at the church. The few who knew that, knelt down facing the wall of the chapel knowing that Our Lady was just beyond the wall. At the moment of the apparition, many laid their heads and open hands on the outside wall of the chapel to try and pierce through the wall to Our Lady. Seeing the intense emotion and tears on their faces, it could be seen that Our Lady can easily penetrate hearts even through concrete walls.
Today was visionary Ivanka’s annual apparition as well. Tomorrow information will be shared as to what happened in her apparition today.