Ivanka’s Annual Apparition

Ivanka’s Annual Apparition

Ivanka ceased seeing Our Lady on a regular basis after her May 7, 1985 apparition. Our Lady promised to appear to her every year on the anniversary of the apparitions, June 25, for the rest of her life. Just ten days before this anniversary, Ivanka gave birth to her second child, a boy, given the name Josip. Because of the newborn, no one except close family was allowed to be present during the apparition. The year before, Our Lady began speaking to Ivanka about the first part of the fifth secret. Today, She spoke to her about the second half of the fifth secret. During this time, Our Lady was not happy and it was reflected in Ivanka’s face. But then, to the great joy of Ivanka, she again was given the gift of seeing her mother, who had died a couple of months before the apparitions began in 1981. Ivanka said her mother just smiled at her. Possibly because Ivanka had just given birth, Our Lady said:

“I thank you for giving your life to allow other life.”

Our Lady has the most pure loving heart by showing Ivanka her mother again and thanking her. In the monthly message Marija recieved on this same day, Our Lady said:

“…today I desire to thank you for all your sacrifices and for all your prayers. I am blessing you with My Special Motherly blessing…”

As a Mother (the most perfect one), She thanks us for the sacrifices and She passes on Her blessing. It was a beautiful compliment to Ivanka’s apparition, both visionaries receiving Our Lady at the same time, but in different locations.

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