Then when a doctor accused them of lying to try to destroy the communist regime, Jakov, who was only 9 years old, clenched his fist and slammed him on the table saying: ‘We do not lie! I am ready to give my life for Our Lady! Dr. Ante Bosnjak, director of the Čitluk hospital was also present, and that behavior was a strong confirmation for him that the visionaries were telling the truth. Through the testimony of little Jakov in particular, he received the grace and gift of faith “.
That day on the mountain of apparitions the crowd is more numerous than ever. When the children reach the usual place and begin to pray, the Virgin appears to them immediately. On that occasion, she invites everyone to believe: “There is only one God and one faith. Believe firmly and do not be afraid of anything! “
But during that apparition the visionaries also have a particular vision.
The visionary Marija recalls: “Over the years, Our Lady has shown us Jesus suffering several times, especially on Good Friday. But the first time was the day when the communists brought us the visionaries to the psychiatric hospital of Mostar a few days after the beginning of the apparitions.
They mistreated and frightened us by threatening that we would stay there in the asylum. It was very hard for us. In the evening, during the apparition, we protested to the Madonna: ‘We can not do it anymore! Why all these sacrifices and these sufferings? ‘.
Then Our Lady showed us the suffering Jesus, all bloody, with a crown of thorns and with a disfigured face, and told us: ‘As he did, so offer yourselves too!’ Since then we have never protested but we have always offered to God with love every sacrifice and suffering thinking about how much Jesus has suffered for us, for our salvation “.
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