Marija, Medjugorje Still At Early Stage

by Jakob Marschner

Clear majority of first time pilgrims, new conversions and fresh messages from the Virgin Mary show the events of Medjugorje are still in their first phase after 31 years, says visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti. Mary’s heart is big enough to embrace the whole world, Marija adds in Radio Maria talk.

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Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti during an apparition in 2011

31 years after the first apparitions, the events of Medjugorje are yet to develop beyond their initial stage, visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti told Radio Maria on June 25.

“Despite the 31 years, would you say Medjugorje is still in the first phase?” Radio Maria director Fr. Livio Fanzaga asked.

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Fr. Livio Fanzaga, director of Radio Maria

“True. We can tell from her “fresh” messages, and that 80 percent of the visitors are here for the first time. People are still coming from afar and converting, being healed, some beginning to walk the path of saints” Marija answered.

- Many priests regain enthusiasm.

“True, and I still find them saying “I would have been finished if not for Medjugorje.” They live the joy of God and transmit it.”

Mary’s heart can embrace the world

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Marija on May 20 in Rho, Italy. Photo: Daniel Miot, guardacon.me

Marija was on the phone from Medjugorje and told of a very joyful atmosphere at the 31st anniversary:

“We have just gotten back from the Mass. At the end, after we sang Hail Queen of Peace, there was a grand applause as a big thank you to Our Lady. With the joy in our hearts of 31years of her presence and the gift that God gave us” the visionary said.

- Was she happy this evening?

“Joyful and with a heart big enough to embrace the whole world, not just us.“

“We are praying and living the joy of 31 years of apparitions. Last night we stayed up as a thanks for all Jesus gives us” Marija said.

Hill has lost rocks

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Though some are missing, there are still many stones on Apparition Hill in Medjugorje

Always fond of anecdotes, the visionary also found time for one on June 25:

“A Spanish priest asked for a personal gift. I said fine and gave him a rock from Apparition Hill, something from Our Lady. Seems like I gave a thousand away. Now the hill has less. They have gone to all parts of the world!” Marija told.

- Yes, the hill seems to have lost some.

“Our Lady was generous to choose a hill with so many rocks.”

Antonio Miraldi transcribed and translated from Italian


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