IN PAX ET JUSTITIA / ON 21 FEBRUARY 2018 AT 03:33 /
Father Petar, the visionary Mirjana has chosen you to reveal the secrets that Our Lady has entrusted to her. Do you feel honored or afraid?:
” When one evening about 25 years ago, in Medjugorje, I heard that Mirjana had chosen me to reveal the secrets, I initially believed in a joke. I said it was a very serious thing that is not usually joked about. But then I kept thinking about it.
I was wondering: Can it really be true? All this did not leave me indifferent. For me it was strange to imagine why Mirjana had to choose me. I considered it a great honor, but also a great responsibility. I can not explain why, but I was not afraid.When I met Mirjana, she asked me: “Do you know that when the time comes, will you reveal the secrets?”. A thought crossed my mind: “But does it seem possible?” I find it difficult to find the right words to express my feelings at that moment.I only know that I was overcome by a feeling of happiness and security.
• What can you tell us about the secrets and their contents? What message do they contain? When will they be unveiled?
“Secrets, as the word says, are secret. We know nothing of their content. One can only say that the secrets relate to events that will happen in a certain place and in a certain time. But what will happen, we do not know. So we should not even talk about this.
We should consider the existence of these secrets as an aid to us, so that we take seriously the life that God has given us and we take advantage of the time for our salvation and for the salvation of our soul.
This means for us to live in such a way that we can be accountable to God at any time. If we live like this, we are always ready to meet God and to go before Him. Therefore we must not even be afraid of revealing secrets and it is not necessary to question the “when”.
• She will reveal all ten secrets. Can you tell us how he will do it? Our Lady has promised to leave a visible and lasting sign.What secret will it be?
“When it comes time to reveal the first secret, ten days before, Mirjana will give me a kind of parchment, the size of an A4, on which all the secrets will be listed in detail. So I’ll read the first secret and find out what will happen after 10 days. Now my task will be to pray and fast for seven days. After these seven days it will be possible for me to disclose this information. I will have to announce what it is and when and where it will happen. Speaking with me, Mirjana pointed out that the first two secrets concern Medjugorje. They contain a warning and an important warning for the faithful of the parish of Medjugorje. If these two secrets come true, everyone will know that the visionaries have told the truth and we will have to qualify the apparitions as authentic. The third secret will be a visible sign on the hill of apparitions, the Podbrdo. All those who believed in the apparitions and on them have directed their lives, they will enjoy it a lot. But for all men it will be a sign of conversion.We must not forget that this time is a time of conversion and prayer. It is a time of spiritual purification and a time of joyful choice of God. Therefore I would like to stress once again that we must not wait to be converted. If, for example, we wait for the sign first, it may be too late for us.
• What will happen, according to you, after the revelation of the first three secrets? What will result for Medjugorje?
As I have already said, these apparitions help us to understand that every moment of our life is important. We must live in total dedication to God and bless him with our prayer. This means always choosing God. In this way we will bring the weight of life more easily.
I think the revelation of secrets will help us all to become more serious and more aware of our responsibilities. Surely there will be exceptional signs, extraordinary, and great conversions. All the conversions and all the bodily and spiritual healings that have occurred up to today are proof that Heaven has opened on Medjugorje and the Queen of Peace has come to us.
The revelation of secrets will be a great comfort and a great joy for all. Above all, those who believed and endeavored to live according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ will be happy. It is a fact that every year thousands and thousands of pilgrims come to Medjugorje. When the disclosure of secrets begins, surely more people will come; probably also those that so far have not shown any interest. In any case, the future of Medjugorje will be positive. It will become even more a spiritual magnet.
• Overwhelming conversions and extraordinary healing are the demonstration that authentic healthy appearances. Will the revelation of secrets be decisive for ecclesiastical recognition?
According to my deepest conviction, in Medjugorje there is sufficient and valid evidence for the authenticity of the apparitions.
You have just talked about conversions and healings. For recognition, in addition to several other circumstances, two extraordinary healings are already enough that are scientifically documented. So far in Medjugorje we can enumerate hundreds of healings. A doctor from Milan has already published three books on these healings.
I have described my personal experiences with the many pilgrims of Medjugorje in the books “The call of the Queen of Peace” and “This is the time of grace”.
Meanwhile, for over ten years, I have lived abroad and I meet people who testify to me how they could no longer imagine their life without the Queen of Peace. They speak of indescribable days of grace in Medjugorje. Some, who had incurable diseases, were healed. This is a proof that in Medjugorje God is at work with the intercession of Our Lady.
Surely you are right when it supposes that the revelation of secrets will have a determining importance for church recognition.
• Do you think there is a spatial and temporal connection between the apparitions of Our Lady in Medjugorje and the events in the former Yugoslavia and in Europe?
I am of the idea that such a relationship exists. Our Lady did not come to Medjugorje by chance. On 19.1.1982 a visionary told me that Our Lady had told her that Communist totalitarianism (the dictatorship) would collapse. There would have been a war, but Croatia would have been free.
Our Lady had invited us to pray so that this tragedy would not become so serious. But unfortunately we did not follow this invitation to prayer and conversion. So we had to cry many victims before reaching freedom. In my opinion, everything would have happened very differently if we had answered the prayers of Our Lady.
There have been and there are people who even fight against these apparitions with all the means at their disposal. I wonder: why? We should rejoice at every conversion and every divine intervention. How can we ignore such positive signs as healings and conversions?
The story of the apparitions of Our Lady shows that she always comes to us when great dangers arise. Only by observing the last 150 years can we see that His maternal love and concern for our needs are manifested in His appearance. With the apparitions, Our Lady wants to avoid the worst.