The six visionaries say the Madonna first on June 24, 1981. But what happened on June 26, 1981 in Medjugorje astonished the world.
When the apparition began on the third day June 26, 1981, Vicka sprinkled holy water on the apparition saying “If you are Our Lady, stay with us. If you are not, go away “. Vicka did not spare on the water, but emptied the entire bottle on the apparition.
According to the seers, the Virgin Mary smiled beautifully . They meant her smile as if to indicate her pleasure in this little test.
The heat was intense, and the crowds of people made it even worse. Mirjana and Ivanka even fainted and had to be isolated and revived.
The apparition was long, lasting about 30 minutes. The seers asked the Virgin a series of questions, including why she had come to their village.
Mirjana asked Our Lady “Who are you?”
The Virgin replied: “I am the Blessed Virgin Mary”
“Why are you appearing to us? We are no better than all the others?”
“I don’t necessarily choose the best,” the Virgin replied ironically.
“I came because there are many true believers here. I came to convert and reconcile the whole world”.
It must be remembered that Ivanka’s mother had died a month earlier and Our Lady, on that day , told Ivanka that her mother was in heaven and with her and that she was very happy.
Ivanka’s mom had died in the hospital and no one was with her at the time and because of this Ivanka wondered if she had left a message.
Our Lady replied: “Obey your grandmother and help her because she is old”
By now, on the third day, the news of the apparitions of Medjugorje had spread far beyond the village, and in the afternoon about 3,000 people were gathered on the hill.
The visionaries also asked for a sign for those who did not see the Virgin Mary to prove that the Madonna was indeed appearing.
“Blessed are those who have not seen and believed,” she replied.
“Will you come back?” Asked the visionaries
“Yes, in the same place as yesterday.”
Marija also reports asking “Is there life on other planets?” to which Our Lady replied:
“This does not concern you”
That day they came not only from the surrounding villages and towns, but also from great distances. They were rewarded by seeing a bright light illuminating the town and the entire area.
Among the followers was 12-year-old Jozo Ostojic, well known in the area for recently setting a new regional record for the 100m run.
Then he too became a witness to the extraordinary speed with which the seers rushed up the hill, as if they had flown or been pulled by an invisible force, just as they had the day before.
What surprised the young aspiring athlete the most was Jakov Colo:
“ Jakov was two years younger than me, and not exactly athletic, I can usually run much faster than him. But that day, I couldn’t even keep up with him. He and the others seemed to be flying up that hill. There was no path, just rocks and thorns, but all six ran at incredible speed, jumping from rock to rock, making huge leaps. I was running as fast as I could, but I was falling further and further behind, and so were the grown men who were running with me. I’m 100 percent sure that something supernatural happened at that moment.”
Marija saw the Virgin in front of an empty cross made up of all the colors of the rainbow. Then in tears she urged:
“ Peace, peace, peace! and only peace. Peace must reign between God and man and among all people. For this it is necessary to believe, pray, fast and confess “
Source: Medjugorje Today