Our Lady is greatly respected by the Muslims. In their bible, the Koran, over a page is dedicated to Her. It was not by chance that the place where She chose to appear in Portugal in 1917 was named Fatima. Fatima was the name of Mohammed’s daughter! Yet the Virgin Mary is placed by Mohammed himself as the greatest woman ever to live, even above his own daughter, Fatima. Yet, Jesus is only a prophet to them. Attempts to convert them to Christianity and tell them about Christ have met with little success throughout the centuries. Yet telling them of Mary is a door to conversion for them because Mary is already part of their religion which has the highest esteem for Her as a woman.
Signs - What does Our Lady say of them
Normally Caritas says very little about the signs connected with Medjugorje. We do not wish to overemphasize them; yet, at the same time, we cannot ignore the fact that they continue to take place.
Indeed, while Marija was in America in 1988-89, preceding an apparition, a sign appeared which lasted one and one half hours. This sign was three rainbows which appeared in the sky on January 20, 1989, a rainless, winter day when rainbows do not appear. One rainbow stretched from horizon to horizon. Underneath it was an upside down rainbow, inverted with its two ends connected to the rainbow stretching to the horizons. The third rainbow was a normal rainbow with the second one touching the top of the third with its upside down top. Everyone present saw this and many captured this on film.