Even the people of Medjugorje don’t realize the importance of what is going on in their parish:
May 9, 1985
The graces that God gives through the Queen of Peace in Medjugorje are tremendous:
June 2, 1984
During Ivanka’s last daily apparition, the Queen of Peace told her:
May 7, 1985
The apparitions in Medjugorje are unique. They represent something that was never before done by God – daily apparitions for over twenty-eight years now. Our Lady also said that they were to be the last apparitions on earth. This statement caused some surprise, so the visionaries asked Our Lady questions about it many times and She confirmed:
May 2, 1982
However, this does not mean that there are no other apparitions going on now in the world while the apparitions in Medjugorje are happening, such as happened with Kiebho. On the contrary, this is “a time of grace” where God is actively bringing men back to Him. But after the end of the Medjugorje apparitions, there won’t be any more genuine apparitions on earth, “only some false apparitions,” says Our Lady.
We have many messages that tell us how Medjugorje is important to Our Lady. She wants Medjugorje to be an example for all parishes and all communities, both religious and lay, in the world, because this parish is special and has been chosen in a special way:
February 6, 1986
In 1987 Marija was asked this question by a French theologian: “Why do I have to come to Medjugorje as Our Lady is everywhere where we pray to Her?” Marija’s answer was simple: “In Medjugorje Our Lady gives SPECIAL GRACES.” Medjugorje is a special place, but the people of Medjugorje are a special people also:
November 15, 1984
Here Our Lady speaks to the people of Medjugorje. They are a “chosen people.” They are called to be the instrument of a great plan. An important intention of the Mother of God is to make all of us realize the importance of Her plan because we are not conscious of it or the greatness of it all.
According to Vicka, “What Our Lady does here has never been done before.” Our Lady explains on April 4, 1985 – Holy Thursday:
Our Lady accomplishes this project, which is so great and unique and the first of its kind, through a people of a parish, a people She has chosen. This is very clear after studying the messages as a whole. Here is one example:
March 21, 1985
Although men remain men, with all their sins and shortcomings, these men and women of this little village of Herzegovina were chosen in a very special way. Many temptations, many of the seductions of the world attack them, but they are still the chosen ones. Sin and satan are powerful and even though the spiritual nature of the parish is in danger and could even die, the Blessed Mother continues to watch over Her chosen and dear children:
August 1, 1985
At least a small number will be saved to be the witnesses of God’s peace in the world. After reading the following messages, it is obvious that Our Lady gave a special “privilege” to the parish of Medjugorje.
March 1, 1984
February 6, 1986
And this message given to Jelena (July 30, 1987):
This message was addressed to the parish in general and in particular to the members of Jelena’s prayer group. Our Lady wants to save the whole world through Medjugorje.
With Love for Our Lady,
From Words From Heaven, 1991