1) an act or happening attributed to supernatural power,
2) a wonderful thing.
It is noteworthy that the first syllable in the word Mir-a-cles is mir. In the village of Medjugorje the word mir means peace. If this world could obtain peace it would certainly be a miracle.
Imagine the word Mir written across the sky above one of the known apparition sites in Medjugorje. It was witnessed by thousands of people at the same time.
Often, during the nightly apparitions, there would be gatherings of people outside and around the church of Medjugorje. One evening, during such a gathering, a man looked at the cross that is on the mountain top (Mt. Kreizevac) in Medjugorje. He noticed that the cross was gone and in its place was the apparition of the Queen of Peace. He told the gathering to look at the mountain top and thousands witnessed the vision with their own eyes.
There have been many other miraculous signs through the years of the apparitions. The following are a few other different signs that have also occurred and were witnessed by the visionaries and others:
Medjugorje Apparitions started on June 24th, 1981. At about 6 pm, when six young people - Ivanka Ivanković, Mirjana Dragićević, Vicka Ivanković, Ivan Dragićević, Ivan Ivanković and Milka Pavlović, saw on the hill called Crnica, several hundred meters above the place called Podbrdo, a young woman with a child in her arms, who gave them a sign with her hand to come nearer. Surprised and scared, they did not approach her.
On June 13 1917, accompanied by about 50 people, the children were reciting the rosary, when there was again the lightning, and immediately after the Lady on the holmoak appeared like in May. "What do you want from me?" asked Lucy. "I wish you to come here the 13th of next month; that you say the Rosary every day, and that you learn to read.
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…”