The Virgin Mary’s apparitions in Medjugorje are for all of mankind. But has mankind responded to the grace as it ought to?
Visionary Ivan Dragicevic asks this and other questions, but leaves the answers open in a retrospective talk for the 30th anniversary of the apparitions.
Ivan Dragicevic during his retrospective talk about the first 30 years of apparitions – and the degree of acceptance of the Virgin Mary’s messages. Photo: MaryTV
Visionary Ivan Dragicevic made his audience look inwards when he marked the 30th anniversary of the Virgin Mary’s apparitions in a lecture on Friday – by openly asking if the Virgin’s main message had been sufficiently accepted.
“These apparitions of Our Lady are a great crossroads for humanity, a new call, a new way, a new future for mankind. But how aware are we of the messages? Do they go to our heart? Do we live them? For thirty years we have had a message, you could say, each day from Our Lady. Can we live these messages in one life time?” Ivan said.
“For a few years we had a message every Thursday and then we had a message once a month. Why? Our Lady was giving us more time to understand each message. It is important to use our time well, to live the messages”.
Stressing that the following passage does not refer to the 10 prophetic secrets to be entrusted by the Virgin Mary to each visionary, Ivan continued his talk:
“Many pilgrims, even priests, don’t understand why Our Lady has been coming every day, what she could be saying to me every day and what I have to say to her every day. I have to tell you we talk a lot! One day when things are revealed, you will understand, your eyes will be opened. When we see the physical changes that will happen in the world, we will understand why she came every day.”
“The time before us is one of great responsibility. Each one is responsible. Each family is responsible. We must lead our families spiritually and base our lives on holy things of the Gospel. We must practice what the Gospel teaches. This is the message all these 30 years. It is nothing new; we know it from the Church. But we are not living it. Our Lady invites us to be responsible.”