Apparition Mountain, the site of the first apparition of Our Lady, looms over the village of Medjugorje. It is a picture of peace. Just behind the mountain range in the back lies the city of Mostar. It is hard to imagine that little less than twenty years ago the rumblings of a horrible war were being heard throughout this region of the world—a war that ABC News anchor, Peter Jennings, would later call, “The Land of the Demons” when doing a week long report of the atrocities that were taking place. How was it possible for war to break out in and around a village that had been claimed by Our Lady, the Queen of Peace? Our Lady explained how this could happen to Medjugorje visionary, Vicka:
The above message was shared by Vicka in Paris, France, in February, 1991. On October 30, 1991, Vicka explained that Our Lady did, indeed, say this during the Gulf War and explained the message and what Our Lady meant the following way:
When war comes, it is because there is war already in your hearts. Then this war which is in your hearts comes out (eventually manifests itself physically) and real war starts. Instead of war in your hearts, if you make peace in your hearts, then on the outside, THE WAR WILL STOP.
Vicka goes on and adds that these words from Our Lady were for every war going on, not only the Gulf War.
What an amazing statement Vicka made. “Instead of war in your hearts, if you make peace in your hearts, then on the outside, THE WAR WILL STOP.” Not “maybe”, not “possibly” but the war “will” stop. When enough people stopped wanting war, and turned to God to be saved, the Bosnian war came to an end and peace settled in the land. There is no other way to end war. It must stop, first, in the heart and then God will come and heal our homelands.
In the Peace that Our Lady is Offering to the World,