Apparition unites Israeli believers

August 21, 2013

(Source: Medjugorje Today)

About 13,000 Christians, Jews, and Muslims cried from joy together when visionary Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic had her apparition in Mealia, Israel, on August 21. Earlier, Vicka’s pilgrimage group had visited Biblical sites by the Sea of Galilee. Apparition tonight in the Garden of Gethsemane.

The initial procession in Mealia on August 21, before Vicka’s apparition, Mass, and Adoration

The initial procession in Mealia on August 21, before Vicka’s apparition, Mass, and Adoration

Medjugorje visionary Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic’s public apparition on Wednesday was attended by Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, and also brought together the three Bishops of Galilee along with Orthodox priests when Mass was celebrated. Organizers estimate 13,000 people were present.

“It was the biggest man-made event in the history of Galilee. Never before have we had this gathering with Our Lady and this huge number of people” Charbel Maroun, the President of the Marian Movement of Lay People in Galilee, tells Medjugorje Today.

Vicka’s apparition in Mealia

Vicka’s apparition in Mealia

“Lots of people were crying of joy, crying because of the grace the experienced. They listened to what they heard about Medjugorje, and loved it. Thousands of young people were there. And one of my co-workers told me about a huge number of confessions” he says.

The Lebanese tv station Tele Lumiere broadcast the event live from a forest in Mealia where differences were set aside for a day.

“There were a lot of Muslims. They liked it so much, they started crying because they were so happy to be present. There were also many members of the Israeli army. Nevermind ethnicity or religious background, everybody was present and happy” Charbel Maroun reports.

“You could feel the Holy Spirit in the entire area. The people of Galilee will never forget this meeting. The majority of people here are weak in devotion and spirituality, and so for many it was the first time they saw such a huge manifestation of prayer.”

Part of the crowd in Mealia on August 21

Part of the crowd in Mealia on August 21

During Vicka’s apparition, the Virgin Mary asked the attendees to pray for the Church in Galilee.

“Vicka was so, so happy, and so was Our Lady, to see so many people. She prayed over us, blessed us all, and told us to pray for the Church here” says Charbel Maroun.

Earlier on August 21, Vicka and the 550 other participants in the first international Maranatha pilgrimage had visited Biblical sites by the Sea of Galilee.

The Mass in Mealia on August 21 was concelebrated by all three Bishops of Galilee, and more than 40 priests

The Mass in Mealia on August 21 was concelebrated by all three Bishops of Galilee, and more than 40 priests

The group saw the setting of Jesus’ sermon on the Beautitudes (Matthew 5: 1-12), the place where Jesus called Peter, Andrew, John and James to follow Him (Matthew 4: 18-22), and the setting of Jesus’ handing over the authority of the Church to Peter (John 21: 15-19).

Vicka’s apparition on Thursday will take place in the Garden of Gethsemane, only attended by the Maranatha pilgrims. Earlier during the day, she will meet the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem

Mary was joyful in return to Nazareth

August 20, 2013

(Source: Medjugorje Today)

2,500 people were present on August 20 when the Virgin Mary appeared to visionary Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic in Nazareth’s Basilica of the Annunciation. “The time has come for people here to know” Vicka said after several Holy Land visits when her apparitions have been private.

Vicka had her apparition on August 20 in front of this statue of the Virgin Mary in the Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth. Photo: Hanan Telhami

Vicka had her apparition on August 20 in front of this statue of the Virgin Mary in the Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth. Photo: Hanan Telhami

Nazareth welcomed the Virgin Mary back with a turnout of 2,500 people in a packed Basilica of the Annunciation on Tuesday when Medjugorje visionary Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic had her daily apparition in the church named after one of Mary’s biggest Feast Days.

“It was wonderful, amazing, there were more than 2,500 people, and they were so happy. We had a big Holy Mass, more than 25 priests were present, and many people went to confession” Charbel Maroun, the President of the Marian Movement of Lay People in Galilee, tells Medjugorje Today.

Vicka praying before her apparition in the Basilica of the Annunciation, with Charbel Maroun on her right

Vicka praying before her apparition in the Basilica of the Annunciation, with Charbel Maroun on her right

And if people were delighted, the Virgin Mary also was, Vicka told after her apparition, a part of the first week-long, international Maranatha pilgrimage:

“Vicka told us that Our Lady was so happy tonight, and that she blessed us all” Charbel Maroun tells.

 

“Vicka told us that Our Lady was cheerful and happy with Maranatha, and that she prayed for all people present and blessed everyone” Medjugorje Brasil editor Gabriel Paulino reports.

More than 25 priests concelebrated Mass in the Basilica after Vicka’s apparition on August 20. Among them was the local Bishop. Photo: Hanan Telhami

More than 25 priests concelebrated Mass in the Basilica after Vicka’s apparition on August 20. Among them was the local Bishop. Photo: Hanan Telhami

After several visits to The Holy Land, this one is different to Vicka who will have her daily apparition inside basilicas and churches during the pilgrimage:

“Vicka told me that she has been in The Holy Land more than 8 times, but that this is the first time she can give people Our Lady’s message. Because, she said, this is the time. The time has come for people here to know” Charbel Maroun tells Medjugorje Today.

Mass was presided over by the local bishop Marcuzzo. Among the concelebrants was Archbishop André Leonard of Brussels, Belgium, the founder of the Maranatha movement.

“Bishop Marcuzzo was so happy. He told me he can feel the new Pentecost in the Church” says Charbel Maroun.

Earlier on Tuesday, Vicka climbed Mount Tabor where Jesus was transfigured and became radiant before the eyes of St. Peter, John and James, as described in Matthew 17: 1-9, Mark 9: 2-8, and Luke 9: 28-36.

Vicka greeting a little girl in the Basilica of the Annunciation

Vicka greeting a little girl in the Basilica of the Annunciation

“Hundreds of people were up there, about 700″ Charbel Maroun tells.

“And Vicka greeted all of them.”

About 550 pilgrims from 13 countries have joined the week-long pilgrimage that takes place for the intention of healing mankind. They will travel through The Holy Land until August 27.

Seer had a good time at Vatican Commission

(Source: medjugorjetoday.tv)

By Jacob Marschner

Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti“I had a wonderful meeting” visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti says of the day when she gave her testimony to the Vatican Commission on Medjugorje. “The Church will tell if we are healthy or sick” Marija says – by a time when the seers’ perfect health has long been established.

Some members of the Vatican Commission provoked me a bit, but it is their job to do, visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti says about her meeting with the Vatican Commission. Photo: Daniel Miot, guardacon.me

Medjugorje visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti has fond memories of her meeting with the Vatican Commission investigating the events of Medjugorje.

medjugorje-youth-festival-mladifest“My experience was very positive. I had a wonderful meeting. There were people who provoked me a bit. It is their job to do that. What I witnessed in my life, I stand behind that. I say when I see her. This is the truth, and to this I have testified for 31 years” Marija tells the Croatian daily Vecernji List about the meeting in late October 2011.

“And my life changed. Those who do not believe – it is their problem. God will give us strength, and tomorrow the Church will say ‘they are sick’ or ‘they are healthy, and they have opted for sanctity in their life and answered Our Lady’s call” the visionary adds.

Marija places a high hope in the participants in the Youth Festival in Medjugorje.

Marija further describes this time as special for the youth of the world, a topic coming up in the light of the Youth Festival that gathered about 40,000 young people in Medjugorje on August 1-6:

Cardinal Camillo Ruini heads the Medjugorje Commission

Cardinal Camillo Ruini heads the Medjugorje Commission

“The Holy Spirit works on the young in a special way. These are the days of the youth, to give them strength. It is a life experience. I urge young people to come to Medjugorje in the first days of August” she says.

“It is a great thing when you have personal experience.. This is an incentive for young people to live better and deeper with God.”

Asked by Vecernji List, the visionary declines to talk about the prophetic secrets all the six Medjugorje visionaries say the Virgin Mary has entrusted to them.

“We visionaries like to say the secrets are secret. When the time comes, we will talk about them” Marija says.