The basis of this account of the first days of the claimed apparitions at Medjugorje is the transcription of the translation from Croatian of twenty-two tape-recorded interviews/on-the-spot commentaries with the alleged visionaries. All the recordings were completed within the first seven days of the alleged apparitions and provide invaluable source material.
HERE IS A DRAMATIC EXCERPT – AN EXCHANGE BETWEEN FR. JOZO AND VISIONARY IVANKA ON THE THIRD DAY OF THE APPARITIONS
Fr: Jozo; Do you now have mre joy in your heart , more love towards God?
Ivanka: I do.
Fr. Jozo: Let’s say someone now says : “We will kill you if you say you have seen Our Lady”, What would you do?
Ivanka: I’d say”So kill me”.
Fr. Joza: Really, You would be ready?
Ivanka: Yes for sure.
Fr. Jozo: Would you be sorry if they killed you?
Fr. Jozo: Why wouldn’t yoube?
Ivanka: Becasue I saw Our Lady. I would not be sorry at all.
Fr. Jozo: And would you joyfully go to her?
Ivanka: I would know where she is. I would fly to her.