The features photo was taken today March 26, 2018 by Annie Susay
Mirjana “I had the opportunity to meet John Paul II. I was at the Vatican in
St. Peter’s church with all the other pilgrims in the company of an
Italian priest. The Pope was passing by and giving his blessing and,
among others, he blessed me and passed by. Then this priest said:
“Holy Father, this is Mirjana from Medjugorje.” He came back,
blessed me again and left. I joked and said to the priest: “Oh, we
can’t do anything. He just thinks that I need a double blessing.”
The next day when I came before him – we were alone, he and
I – I burst into tears. Probably, because I spent the night excited,
I could not hold myself back.
He looked at me with his beautiful warm eyes that I thought:
I’m with the holy man! The tears justflowed from my eyes,
as when you feel tightening in your throat
and you cannot say a word. He saw that I was very excited and he
started talking to me so nicely that I calmed down.
Then, among other things, he said to me: “If I were not Pope, I would have been in Medjugorje already. I know everything and I’ve been following everything. Take care of Medjugorje; it is the hope for the entire world.”
I can never forget what I experienced then; that love that
radiated from him, because he was a man who loved; who loved
everybody and who wanted to help everyone; who wanted to lis-
ten to everyone. Therefore, I deeply respect him and for me he
is a holy man.