The declarations of the visionaries leave no doubt, in those who believe in the apparitions of Medjugorje, that at least the last four secrets will have to do with very serious events. While today the visionaries usually refuse to answer detailed questions about secrets, they were more explicit in the early 1980s.
Most of the details can be found in a book-interview written by the late Franciscan priest P. Janko Bubalo.
During the early ’80s he served as a confessor to Vicka and while Fr. Janko does most of the conversation in the following sequence, two points are noteworthy:
P. Janko was present and saw the spontaneous reactions of the visionaries during the apparitions when they received a series of secrets
Later, at a certain point, Vicka interrupts and corrects her confessor.
“Last year, 1982, Our Lady revealed to Ivanka and Jakov that horrible ninth secret. That was the first day of the novena in honor of the Immaculate Conception. And just on the day of the party (December 8), she revealed to you that sad eighth secret. And this year, 1983, again on the day of the party itself, she revealed to Marija the ninth we have mentioned. “
P. Janko: “It is interesting that I, both last year and this year, was on the verge and I took note of how you were sad and strange on both occasions at the revelation of secrets, last year to you and Ivanka, and this year to Marija “.
P. Janko: “We have already said somewhere what Ivanka had told me last year, and Marija told me the same thing this year.So, as a joke, I told her she looked scared and she, very seriously, told me that even I would be scared if I heard. “
Vicka: “And she told you well!”
Pain and Tears on the Faces of the Seers
Having received this confirmation from Vicka, Fr. Janko Bubalo continued:
P. Janko: “It was November 29, 1982. (…) During the time of the meeting, I noticed two different states of mind in you seers.You were smiling and with bright eyes as usual, even if you were seriously ill at the time. Marija also had eyes that shone, as she usually is. But on the faces of Ivanka and Jakov it seemed as if they were experiencing something painful. I noticed a kind of spasm on Ivanka, as if she were about to cry “.
Vicka Ivankovic: Especially in the early years of the apparitions it was possible to understand more about the secrets during the interviews with Fr. Janko Vicka: “At that time, the Virgin gave them the ninth secret and did not give it to Marija and me.”
P. Janko: “Well, I heard it even then. I then asked Ivanka if Our Lady let her glimpse something of the secret. And, almost in tears, she said: ‘I would have died if she had shown it to me!’ “
P. Janko: “I experienced something on the day of the Immaculate Conception. I was with you even then, at your meeting with the Virgin. Once again something interesting happened, that is on that occasion you are normally happy during the meetings, you seemed in some way serious “.
Vicka: “Maybe. At that time, I also received the eighth secret. “
The impressions of Fr. Janko were confirmed by a group of pilgrims who were present when the visionary Marija Pavlovic received her penultimate secret:
“Marija received the ninth secret before our eyes in the Apparition Chapel. She cried gravely, “one of the pilgrims told BBC journalist Mary Craig.
During the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, in the midst of terrible genocide and war crimes, Vicka’s cousin, Karlo, remembered the reactions of Marija and Vicka in receiving the following secrets.
On September 22, 1992 she declared:
“Vicka, remember how you cried when you received your seventh, eighth and ninth secrets, and even Marija? If we say that the Virgin did not mention this war right in the secrets, then, what are we waiting for? “
“You just gave the answer to your question,” Vicka replied.
The Tenth Secret is the most serious
BBC reporter Mary Craig also reports an event that took place in the mid-1980s, while a team of French and Italian scientists examined the seers and their apparitions.
During an appearance, he noticed how the visionary Jakov Colo suddenly stopped breathing for 10 seconds.
Jakov Colo received all ten secrets
Later Jakov explained that the Virgin Mary had shown him the visible results of one of the secrets.
It was 13 years after Jakov received his tenth and last secret, September 12, 1998. An event that also meant the end of his daily appearances.
The same day he reported how the Virgin Mary had looked at him while showing him the secret: “While he was entrusting me with the tenth secret, She was very sad.”
Among the visionaries, Mirjana was the first to receive the tenth secret.
Mirjana DragicevicMirjana in 1982 when she received the tenth secret that ended her daily appearances
Selected by the Virgin since 1982 to reveal the secrets of the world one day, Mirjana has also released rather informative interviews about them:
“The eighth secret is worse than the other seven. I prayed for a long time that it could be less serious. Every day when the Madonna was tormented, asking that it be mitigated. Then she said that everyone should pray to be reduced, “Mirjana told the Franciscan priest Fr Tomislav Vlasic on January 10, 1983, sixteen days after receiving the tenth secret that ended his daily appearances.
“So, in Sarajevo, I had many people who joined me in this prayer. Later, Our Lady told me that you had been able to have the attenuated secret. But then she explained the ninth secret to me and it was even worse. The tenth secret is the most serious and can not be reduced under any circumstances. I can not say anything because even a word would reveal the secret before it’s time to do it. “
Prayer and Fasting Can Decrease Secrets
Mirjana has only said that her tenth secret can not be reduced. Others can be reduced, through prayer and fasting first of all.Even through more people that the journey of conversion begins.
In one of the first messages the Virgin Mary also said:
You have forgotten that with prayer and fasting wars can also be removed and even the natural laws suspended (July 21, 1982)