“The first two secrets will last for a while. Be prepared it will be visible, it is necessary to shake the world a little. It will cause the world to stop and think. It is not enough simply to pray. It is not enough simply and quickly to say a few prayers so that we can say that one has prayed and done one’s duty.What she wants from us is to pray from the bottom of our soul, it is dialogue with God. This is her message.”
The First Two Secrets
Apart from Vicka, who said that her first secret has to do with the church of Medjugorje, Mirjana was the only seer to allude to what will happen when the secrets of the apparitions of Medjugorje begin to occur. “Certainly no one wants to see disasters, anguish, and bad luck. I do not think this kind of thing attracts people at all. Why should people go and see things like that? One thing is going to see a sign, another is going to see suffering or a disaster. Who would, for example, go to Italy to see a dam collapse? “ .
PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF MEDJUGORJE O my Mother, Mother of goodness , love and mercy, I love you infinitely and I offer you myself. By your goodness, your love and your grace, save me. I wish to be yours.
I love You infinitely , and I want You to keep me. From the bottom of my heart please, Mother of goodness, give me Your goodness. Arrange for me to acquire Paradise through it. I beg You for Your infinite love, to give me graces, so that I can love every man, as You loved Jesus Christ.
I pray that You give me the grace to be merciful towards You. I offer myself totally to you and I want you to follow my every step. Because You are full of grace. And I wish I never forget it.
And if by chance I lose my grace, please return it to me. AMEN
Mirjana and Father Petar Ljubicic
On October 26, 1985 Mirjana gave the clearest interview about the beginning of the 10 secrets. The day before the Virgin Mary had shown her the visible consequences of the first secret.
The 1985 interview is a very important document, because the vision was fresh and clear in Mirjana’s memory, and because the interviewer was Fr. Petar Ljubicic, at that time already chosen as a priest to reveal the secrets of the world. Mirjana said, the first secret “will not be a pleasant thing” . It will be “something people will hear about for a long time”.
“The first secret will make abundant talk about oneself” and therefore will not need many explanations to precede it.
The people of Medjugorje “will know immediately that it is in connection with the secrets”.
It will be something, said Mirjana to Fr. Petar Ljubicic, “that everyone, everywhere, will immediately hear of it”.
But this does not mean that people will rush to the place where the first secret has just occurred, he also predicted Mirjana:
The First Secret will get people thinking about God.
During the appearance of October 25, 1985 Mirjana saw the first secret as if they were images projected on slides:
“This shook me more than anything else. This was, of course, due to seeing the first secret. If people saw the first secret, as was shown to me yesterday, everyone would certainly be shocked enough to look at themselves and everything around them in a completely new way. It will lead to an “illumination of conscience”. Now I know things that are not particularly pleasant. I believe that if everyone knew the same things, each of these people would be shocked and look at our world in a completely different light , “ Mirjana told P. Petar Ljubicic the day after the vision.
“It will last for a while. It will be visible, it is necessary to shake the world a little. It will cause the world to stop and think. “
During a 1985 interview, Fr. Petar Ljubicic also asked Mirjana if anyone would say that the event of the first secret was simply a natural phenomenon. In replying, Mirjana also spoke of her second secret:
“Perhaps some convinced unbelievers could say something similar after the first and second,” Mirjana replied.
Despite her descriptions, the first two secrets will not be catastrophes in the literal sense, she also revealed:
“It will not be anything as huge as what will come next. These first two secrets are not so serious and hard. What I want to say is, yes, they are serious, but not as much as the rest. What follows are the secrets that are really unpleasant. I would be happy if everyone finally understood it. I can not tell them much more, but once they begin to be fulfilled, then it will be too late. “
Mirjana: Convert, Pray, Fast
In 1985 as today, Mirjana urged people to prepare for the beginning of secrets.
The permanent sign of the third secret will be left on the hill of apparitions, the Podbrdo, where there is a statue of the Madonna.
Mirjana told P. Petar Ljubicic:
“The Holy Virgin told me that it is necessary to pray a lot until the first secret is revealed. But besides this, it is necessary to make sacrifices as much as possible, to help others as far as it is within our abilities, and to fast, especially now before the first secret. She said that we are obliged to prepare ourselves “She not only asks but begs everyone to convert, to pray, to fast. For those who do not believe, they have no idea of what awaits them and this is why, like their mother, she is in deep distress for them.”
“It is not enough simply to pray. It is not enough simply and quickly to say a few prayers so that we can say that one has prayed and done one’s duty.What she wants from us is to pray from the bottom of our soul, it is dialogue with God. This is her message.”
According to all the visionaries, the first two secrets will be followed by the only one who was allowed to describe them in detail.