Since June 24, 1981 there have been thousands, maybe even hundreds of thousands of miracles in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Medjugorje miracles, whether smaller or bigger, changed people’s lives. Here are only some of them and they all have something in common – for people who believed and saw them, they were beautiful, divine, amazing and almost impossible to describe.
For the first time in almost 30 years of reported apparitions at Medjugorje, the Bishop of Mostar refuses to answer media questions about them. His opposition to the apparitions has been well-known throughout his time as a bishop, but now he refers to the international commission appointed by the Vatican to study Medjugorje.
On June 25, 1981, the second day of the apparitions, Mirjana asked Our Lady if She would give them a sign so that others would believe that they were seeing Our Lady. Mirjana believed she received a sign when Our Lady smiled. Mirjana also noticed that her watch had changed times during the apparition. The time went backwards. Most people would say that this is insignificant, not of any importance. But Our Lady has told us on November 25, 1991 to:
“…Pray that you might be able to comprehend what God desires to tell you through my presence and through the messages I am giving you…”
In 1933 just 12 days after the apparition at Beauraing, Belgium, rumor was about that another apparition was taking place in Banneux. Though suspicion was widespread at first, the concerns of the faithful were quickly changed by the select few who were witness to the heavenly visits to Mariette Beco.
12 year old Mariette was the oldest daughter of 11 children. She was said to be a sturdy outdoor type with strong headedness. Helpful to her mother by caring for the family needs, she was said to be robust and normal in every way.
Our Lady appears to six visionaries, which can see her and talk with her during regular apparitions. During some of these apparitions, Our Lady gives messages. One of most frequented topics of these messages are appeals for prayers and love.
On June 24, 1981 at around 6pm six little children went outside of Medjugorje on a little hill named Podbrdo, or locally known as Crnica.
Those children were Ivanka Ivanković, Mirjana Dragičević, Vicka Ivanković, Ivan
Dragičević, Ivan Ivanković and Milka Pavlović. While there, they saw a beautiful, young woman holding a baby in her arms. She never said anything that day, but tried to show them with her hands to come closer to her. The children got very scared and ran away, although they all thought they saw Virgin Mary.
Supernatural signs are a method God has used throughout history to know Him and to bring His children to conversion. It is a way God speaks to us or to incite our hearts to believe and come to Him. Yet, Jesus once said:
“An evil and unfaithful generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah the prophet.”
Yet still, Our Lady says:
March 25, 1990
“…God wants to save you and sends you messages through men, nature, and so many things which can only help you to understand that you must change the direction of your life…”