They are not meant just for Catholics or Christians, but for everyone.
Our Lady says, "I have come to tell you God exists and that He loves you."
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MESSAGES
Since June 24, 1981, the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, has been appearing in apparition at Medjugorje and giving verbal messages to six Croatian teenagers. The messages, while first directed to the visionaries and then the people of the village, are meant for all of the people of the world.
In the first 33 months of the apparitions, the messages served as “teaching” lessons and laying out the general purpose of the Blessed Virgin’s appearance in the village. “I have come to tell you God exists and that He loves you.” wthe first message she gave the children on June 25, 1981. Later, she said she would appear to each of them and over a period of time and give them ten special future event messages (referred by most followers of Medjugorje as secrets) that would have to do with major happenings in the world that would occur after her last apparition at Medjugorje.
Presently, three of the six visionaries have received all 10 secrets and no longer have daily apparitions. However, the Blessed Virgin promised that she would appear to those visionaries who have received all ten secrets at least one time each succeeding year.
Visionary Mirjana was the first to receive the tenth secret. Her daily apparitions ended Christmas day, 1982. The Virgin told her that she would appear to her annually on March 18, beginning in 1983. However, on March 2, 1987, the Blessed Virgin Mary began speaking to Mirjana by way of inner locution. Later, the locutions became apparitions again that were at first private for the visionary and her family, and later became public. Mirjana continues to see the Blessed Virgin now on the second day of each month, an event that draws thousands each time it occurs.
Visionary Ivanka received the tenth secret on May 7, 1985; she now has her annual apparition on the anniversary day of the apparitions, June 25. Jakov was given the 10th secret on September 11, 1998 and has his annual apparition on Christmas Day, December 25.
2017 MESSAGES FROM OUR LADY
February 25 message to Marija
Dear children! Today I am calling you to profoundly live your faith and to implore the Most High to strengthen it, so that winds and storms cannot break it. May the roots of your faith be prayer and hope in eternal life. Already now, little children, work on yourselves in this time of grace, wherein God is giving you the grace – through renunciation and the call to conversion – to be people of clear and persevering faith and hope. Thank you for having responded to my call.
February 02 message to Mirjana
Dear children, you who are striving to offer every day of your life to my Son, you who are trying to live with Him, you who are praying and sacrificing - you are hope in this peaceless world. You are rays of the light of my Son, a living gospel, and you are my beloved apostles of love. My Son is with you. He is with those who think of Him - those who pray. But in the same way, He is patiently waiting for those who do not know Him. Therefore, you, apostles of my love, pray with the heart and with your works show the love of my Son. This is the only hope for you, and this is also the only way to eternal life. I, as a mother, I am here with you. Your prayers directed to me are the most beautiful roses of love for me. I cannot but be where I sense the scent of roses. There is hope. Thank you."
January 25 message to Marija
Dear children! Today I am calling you to pray for peace: peace in human hearts, peace in the families and peace in the world. Satan is strong and wants to turn all of you against God, and to return you to everything that is human, and to destroy in the heart all feelings towards God and the things of God. You, little children, pray and fight against materialism, modernism and egoism, which the world offers to you. Little children, you decide for holiness and I, with my Son Jesus, intercede for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.
January 02 message to Mirjana
“Dear children, My Son was the source of love and light when He spoke on earth to the people of all peoples. My apostles, follow His light. This is not easy. You must be little. You must make yourselves smaller than others; with the help of faith to be filled with His love. Not a single person on earth can experience a miraculous experience without faith. I am with you. I am making myself known to you by these comings, by these words; I desire to witness to you my love and motherly care. My children, do not waste time posing questions to which you never receive an answer. At the end of your journey on earth, the Heavenly Father will give them to you. Always know that God knows everything; God sees, God loves. My most beloved Son illuminates lives, dispels darkness; and my motherly love which carries me to you is inexpressible, mysterious but real. I am expressing my feelings to you: love, understanding and motherly benevolence. Of you, my apostles, I am asking for your roses of prayer which need to be acts of love. To my motherly heart these are the dearest prayers. I offer these to my Son Who was born for your sake. He looks at you and hears you. We are always close to you. This is the love which calls, unites, converts, encourages and fulfills. Therefore, my apostles, always love one another and above all, love my Son. This is the only way to salvation, to eternal life. This is my dearest prayer which fills my heart with the most beautiful scent of roses. Pray, always pray for your shepherds that they may have the strength to be the light of my Son. Thank you.”
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