Ivan Dragicevic, one of the six Medjugorje visionaries, spoke in Seattle, Washington, on the evening of October 29, 1997. In his talk he spoke of a few heavenly revelations that were not well known.
Ivan: “Truly, it is a great joy for me to look at Our Lady every day. It is a great joy for my family, but it is also a great responsibility. I know that God has given me so much, but I also know that God expects a lot of me.
And believe me, it is very difficult to see Our Lady every day, rejoice in her presence, be happy, joyful with her, and then return to this world.
:“My Dear Children, My Son is sending me to you to help you. Dear children, peace must reign between God and you. Today the world is in great danger and risks being destroyed. “
Our Lady comes from her Son, the King of Peace. Our Lady comes to show us the way, the path that will lead us to Her Son – from God.
She wants to take our hand and lead us to peace, lead us to God. In one of her messages she says: “Dear children, if there is no peace in the human heart, there can be no peace in the world. Therefore you must pray for peace. “
She comes to heal our wounds. She wants to raise this world steeped in sin, calling this world back to peace, conversion and a strong faith
In his talk Ivan emphasized Our Lady’s wish for humanity and spoke of the importance of Our Lady’s plan for peace. But the visionary also dispelled some rumors of certain future events that are popular among some Catholics
There are many people in the world today who speak of some fear. There are many people today who speak of three days of darkness and so many punishments, and many times I hear people say that Our Lady says so in Medjugorje.
But I must tell you that Our Lady does not say this, people say it. Our Lady does not come to us to scare us. Our Lady comes as Mother of hope, Mother of light. She wants to bring this hope to this tired and needy world.
It is very difficult to describe to you the love that Our Lady has for each of us, but I want to tell you that she carries each of us in her maternal heart. Throughout this period, the messages she has given to us, she has given to the whole world. There is no special message for a single country. There is no special message for America or Croatia or any other particular country. No.
With the Madonna, no one is excluded.
It is very difficult to describe to you the love that Our Lady has for each of us, but I want to tell you that she carries each of us in her maternal heart. For this gift of peace we must open up every day and pray every day personally and in community – especially today when there are so many crises in the world. There is a crisis in the family, among young people, youth, and even in the Church.
The most important crisis today is the crisis of faith in God. People have distanced themselves from God because families have distanced themselves from God.
Q: What do you tell people who are worried about the three days of darkness?
A: As I said at the beginning, this is not something Our Lady said to us, so I don’t know where it comes from. But as I have already said, if we believe that Our Lady is with us, what should we be afraid of? Why should we be afraid?