On August 6, 1981, the word MIR (peace) was written in the sky and seen by many people.
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.
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…”