The following is an excerpt from 20 Years of Apparitions, which was written by A Friend of Medjugorje for the 20th anniversary of Our Lady's Apparitions in Medjugorje. This writing continues to be requested from all over the world. At the end of this, you can click download the entire book.
Never ever in Church history has an event of
such magnitude taken place
To state that the Medjugorje Apparitions are historic is to minimize them. They are beyond an event. They are a happening of which very few comprehend their depth and scope. They stretch across the millenniums all the way back to when Adam walked the earth and will affect the world until the last man walking the Earth draws his final breath. Yet still, their impact will go beyond man’s time and will have effects that will last forever. An extraordinary moment of time in which we live now that will span into eternity. It is a time we are privileged to live in and is not unlike walking with Moses and the parting of the Red Sea, leading his people; Noah entering the Ark and man being saved; Christ walking the Earth -- great events in the history of man which, in essence, affected all the future. In Our Lady’s own words and actions She proves it to be so.
What Our Lady has said and done:
1. “I wish to keep on giving you messages as it has never been in history from the beginning of the world.” April 4, 1985
2. Our Lady has appeared every single day for 20 years! Over 10,000 apparitions with the visionaries being together or separate.
3. “I have come to call the world to conversion for the last time. Afterwards I will not appear any more on this earth.” May 2, 1982
These three things have never happened in Church history.
1. Messages as never in history since man’s beginning.
2. Apparitions every day for 20 years.
3. The last apparitions on earth.
What are we to make of this? How should we understand and try to comprehend these events? First, we must grasp that it is a gift to the world which cannot be fathomed in its greatness. Our Lady said:
July 25, 1992
However, to even begin to approach it, to even superficially penetrate the mysteries contained in Our Lady’s daily appearances, we must step back -- literally go back in time -- to see what events preceded, paralleled, and came after June 24, 1981 and the first apparitions of Our Lady in Medjugorje. This history is the light of the Shining Star which is daily among us in “our particular” time... - Want to continue reading? See Below to Download