Medjugorje

PLEASE NOTE:
-When Ivan was in St. Louis in 2013 at Our Lady of Sorrows, he requested that we all pray a Hail Mary every day for the visionaries.

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Messages are translated from the original Croatian before being received by Centre for Mercy.

Nov 25, 2022
Our Lady's Message to Marija

"Dear children!
The Most High has sent me to you to teach you prayer. Prayer opens hearts and gives hope, and faith is born and strengthened. Little children, with love I am calling you: return to God, because God is love and your hope. You do not have a future if you do not decide for God; and that is why I am with you to guide you to decide for conversion and life, and not for death. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Oct 25, 2022
Our Lady's Message to Marija

"Dear children!
The Most High permits me to be with you, and to be joy for you and the way in hope, because mankind has decided for death. That is why He sent me to keep instructing you that without God you do not have a future. Little children, be instruments of love for all those who have not come to know the God of love. Witness joyfully your faith and do not lose hope in a change of the human heart. I am with you and am blessing you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Sep 25, 2022
Our Lady's Message to Marija

"Dear children!
Pray that the Holy Spirit may enlighten you that you be joyful seekers of God and witnesses of love without bounds. I am with you, little children, and, anew, I am calling all of you: take courage and bear witness to the good works that God is doing in and through you. Be joyful in God. Do good to your neighbor so that it will be good for you on earth and pray for peace, which is threatened because Satan wants war and peacelessness. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Aug 25, 2022
Our Lady's Message to Marija

"Dear children!
God permits me to be with you and to lead you on the way of peace, so that through personal peace, you build peace in the world. I am with you and intercede for you before my Son Jesus, that He may give you a strong faith and hope in a better future, which I desire to build up with you. You be courageous and do not be afraid, because God is with you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Jul 25, 2022
Our Lady's Message to Marija

"Dear children!
I am with you to lead you on the way of conversion, because, little children, with your lives you can draw many souls closer to my Son. You be joyful witnesses of God's word and love, and with hope in the heart which conquers every evil. Forgive those who inflict evil on you, and go on the way of holiness. I am leading you to my Son, for Him to be the way, the truth and the life for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Jun 25, 2022
Our Lady's Annual Message to Ivanka

The apparition, which lasted 5 minutes (18:34h - 18:39h), took place at Ivanka’s family home. Only Ivanka’s family was present. After the apparition, Ivanka said:
Our Lady gave the following message:
'Little children, pray, pray, pray.'
Our Lady blessed us all."

Jun 25, 2022
Our Lady's Message to Marija

"Dear children!
I rejoice with you and thank you for every sacrifice and prayer which you have offered for my intentions. Little children, do not forget that you are important in my plan of salvation of mankind. Return to God and prayer that the Holy Spirit may work in you and through you. Little children, I am with you also in these days when Satan is fighting for war and hatred. Division is strong and evil is at work in man as never before. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

May 25, 2022
Our Lady's Message to Marija

"Dear children!
I am looking at you and thanking God for each of you, because He permits me to still be with you, to encourage you to holiness. Little children, peace is disturbed and Satan wants peacelessness. Therefore, may your prayer be even stronger so that every unclean spirit of division and war may be stilled. Be builders of peace and carriers of joy of the Risen One, in you and around you, for the good to win in every man. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Apr 25, 2022
Our Lady's Message to Marija

"Dear children!
I am looking at you and I see that you are lost. That is why I am calling all of you: return to God, return to prayer—and the Holy Spirit will fill you with His love which gives joy to the heart. Hope will grow in you, and into a better future, and you will become joyful witnesses of God's mercy in you and around you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Apr 2, 2022
Our Lady's Message to Ivan

"Dear children!
In this time without peace, in which man and humanity are thirsting for God, thirsting for peace, I call you to pray for peace. Pray for peace, dear children, so that every person in the world can feel the love of peace. In a particular way, little children, you are invited to live and bear witness to peace, peace in your hearts and peace in your families. And then peace will flow into the world. Thank you, dear children, because even today you have responded to my call.”

Mar 25, 2022
Our Lady's Message to Marija

"Dear children!
I am listening to your cry and prayers for peace. For years, Satan has been fighting for war. That is why God sent me among you to guide you on the way of holiness, because humanity is at a crossroad. I am calling you to return to God and to God's Commandments that it may be good for you on earth, and that you may come out of this crisis into which you have entered because you are not listening to God who loves you and desires to save you and lead you to a new life. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Mar 18, 2022
Our Lady's Annual Message to Mirjana

"Dear children!
With a motherly love I am calling you to—full of strength, faith and trust—look towards my Son. Keep opening your hearts to Him and do not be afraid, because my Son is the Light of the world and in Him is peace and hope. Therefore, again and again I am calling you to pray for those of my children who have not come to know the love of my Son. So that my Son, with His light of love and hope, may illuminate also their hearts; and you, my children, that He may strengthen and give you peace and hope. I am with you. Thank you.”

Feb 26, 2022
Our Lady's Message to Ivan

"Dear children!
Pray for all my children who are suffering! Decide for the good and fight against evil and sin! Take your weapon, your prayer, and let us pray together that we can defeat evil, Satan, and for an era of PEACE to reign. This is why I have been with you for a long time: because I want to encourage and console you on this journey. Thank you, dear children, because even today you have responded to my call.”

Feb 25, 2022
Our Lady's Message to Marija

"Dear children!
I am with you and we pray together. Help me with prayer, little children, that Satan may not prevail. His power of death, hatred and fear has visited the earth. Therefore, little children, return to God and to prayer, to fasting and renunciation, for all those who are downtrodden, poor and have no voice in this world without God. Little children, if you do not return to God and His Commandments, you do not have a future. That is why He sent me to you to guide you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Jan 25, 2022
Our Lady's Message to Marija

"Dear children!
Today I am calling you to return to personal prayer. Little children, do not forget that Satan is strong and that he wants to attract all the more souls to himself. Therefore, you be vigilant in prayer and resolute in the good. I am with you and am blessing all of you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Jan 22, 2022
Our Lady's Message to Ivan

"Dear children!
Today too, Mother invites you in a special way to pray for peace, for peace in the world. In this time of crisis, pray especially for peace, for peace in hearts, because peace comes from the heart of man if God has taken up residence in the heart of man. Therefore, do not close yourselves, children, but take advantage of this time and ask for the gifts of peace and love so that with your life you can be witnesses for others. Also today I bless you with my maternal blessing. Thank you, dear children, because even today you have responded to my call.”

Jan 8, 2022
Our Lady's Message to Ivan

"Dear children!
Especially today I call you to be a reflection of my presence in the world. Be interested in my messages and be bearers of my messages. Encourage others to pray, especially families to family prayer. I urge you to encourage your family in family prayer. May God be at the center of your family, so that you can witness the beauty that God gives to your families and your lives. Thank you for having responded to my call.”


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Encounter with St. Padre Pio
by Patty M. Oregon

I was in a pretty rough time in my life in the 1990’s…my husband had left me and money was scarce. I heard that a woman from Portland, Oregon was organizing a pilgrimage to Medjugorje. The cost was $1200 per person. That is the exact amount I had in my checking account. Well, I thought to myself I have nothing to lose, so I wrote out my check and sent it to her.

A few days later I regretted what I had done for now I had no money left to live on. I called the woman in Portland to see if I could get my money back. She truly felt I was called to go on the pilgrimage, and said to me, “No, you have to go. Don’t worry about the money. You need to go.” So after talking with her I decided to go. I still had very little money to live on and realized that I did not even have extra cash to bring with me on the trip to pay for meals. By the grace of God, a friend gave me $20 so that is what I took with me. As it turned out I did not need to use the money for food, so I bought a statue from Medjugorje with it.

I had arrived to Medjugorje and that evening between 4 – 5 p.m. I headed to the church of St. James. I could see all of the confessionals and there were hundreds of people waiting in line – about 20 – 25 people waiting in each line. I thought to myself, I should to go to confession, but the lines were very long and I could not decide if I wanted to wait that long.

 I was standing by the church entrance. Suddenly a man in a brown Franciscan robe with his hood up walked up to me took me by the elbow and started to walk me to the confessional. He asked me, “Would you like me to hear your confession?” He led me to an empty confessional. I could not believe my luck. I was surprised that the crowd of pilgrims from the long lines waiting for confession did not follow us so that their wait time would be shortened.

The confession was simply beautiful. There was a screen between us and I could see the priest as his hood was now down. My confession took about 45 minutes. I told him about how wounded I felt and about the divorce. I told him about my life and my family. I was doubting myself as a good human being. I unloaded my heart to him. Each time he would answer with a beautiful comment like, “You are doing good. Keep it up”. He was very encouraging to me. He was very kind and so compassionate. He kept assuring me that I was a good person and very loved by God.

After I received absolution, I stood up and exited the confessional. There was no one in our line at this confessional. I saw that there was still a very long line of pilgrims waiting in line for the other confessionals. I thought to myself that this was very odd. I waited, but the priest who heard my confession never came out.

I walked back to the church. By this time it was getting dark. A young man handed me a prayer card. As I looked at the prayer card, I realized that it was a picture of the priest who had just heard my confession and given me absolution. It was Padre Pio’s picture on this prayer card.

I have truly been adopted by St. Padre Pio as his spiritual daughter and I will stand outside the gates of Heaven with him until every single spiritual child of St. Padre Pio’s has entered the gates of Heaven. And I'm going to the last place in purgatory and St. Padre Pio and I will work together to get all the suffering souls to heaven and in the end we will shut the door and turn out the lights.