Below are some common questions that arise when someone finds out about Medjugorje, or Our Lady. There are more Medjugorje questions in our Questions and Answers section here.
1. I am a believer, but Jesus is the only way to the Father. I think you are misguided in your beliefs that Mary can appear and speak to us.
Answer: We agree that Jesus is the only way to the Father. We have only one question. When the wine ran short at Cana, why did they not go directly to Jesus with their concern? Why did they go to Mary? The answer is simple and found in Jesus’ own words, “My time has not yet come…” So, what is not able to be granted because, “My time has not yet come…” is granted because She asks Him to grant it. It is the same way for all believers. When “Your time has not yet come,” She can obtain for us what we do not deserve from Him, because, “This is Her Time.” One can object, that they at Cana, did not know that Jesus was God. The point then becomes more clear. She made Him known. So, the way to the Father is Jesus, but the way to the Way is Her. When one is dropped in the jungle and cannot find the path, when one is groping in the dark, She, Mary, takes our hand to guide us to the place that we will not find easily on our own because no one knows the Heart of the Son, like the Mother who nursed Him at Her breast. We repeat what the wife of a Baptist minister relayed to us about Medjugorje: Who are we to judge who God can or cannot send to the earth to speak to us?
2. I am not sure about apparitions of Mary. How do I know that they are not lying about it since neither you nor I can see Mary?
Answer: It is okay to not be sure. But, are you sure the sun came up this morning? One would answer yes, because you saw it with your eyes. Even if one did not see it come up, there is evidence that it did. The apparitions of Medjugorje have been scientifically studied since 1983. The team of scientists concluded their study in 2005, because there was nothing left to test. Every test had been exhausted to ascertain whether the visionaries of Medjugorje were lying or not. The scientific study was conclusive: The visions of Medjugorje are absent of deceit. We have a comprehensive section on this, particularly the conclusion of the study that is available to read here.
3. I am a Catholic and the Church has not approved these apparitions. At the most, they will say that they are worthy of belief, but I am not obliged to believe in them.
Answer: You are not obliged to believe, yet. But, there are ten secrets associated with Medjugorje. These secrets concern the future of the world. When the secrets come to pass within the lifetime of the visionaries, satan’s power will be destroyed. Then the world will understand clearly these events. We are perfectly content until that time that the Church has not approved the apparitions, because, the world events will prove that what is happening is to be listened to. We have a comprehensive site that deals with Medjugorje and its status in the Church, which you can read here.
4. I just found out about all this and do not know where to begin. How do I start to pray to Mary, what do I need to do?
Answer: Understand first that Mary is your Mother. We refer to Her as “Our Lady,” because we take Her as our own. She has desires that any Mother would have for her child. She desires the same for you, that you have happiness on the earth and go to Heaven. She said on May 25, 1987:
From there, begin each day to read Her messages from Medjugorje and strive to put them into your life. Many use the Random Message feature on the site in their daily prayers, available here.
Abandon all of what has happened until now, mistakes you have made in your past. Our Lady said in Medjugorje on June 2, 2010:
Begin from there to listen to the Radio WAVE broadcasts, beginning with the latest broadcasts working your way back. They are an invaluable tool towards understanding Our Lady, and how you can begin your walk with Her in your daily life. You can get a complete listing of the Radio WAVE broadcasts here, to listen or download free.
5. I think I should go to Medjugorje. Is it difficult to get there, what do I need to do to go to Medjugorje?
Answer: Taking a pilgrimage to Medjugorje is a must. We offer pilgrimages throughout the year, and have been bringing groups there longer than anyone from the United States. This year, 2016 is our 30th year of bringing pilgrims to Medjugorje, beginning with our founder, a Friend of Medjugorje back in 1986. It is important to begin praying about a pilgrimage now. The pilgrimage does not begin the day you leave your home, it begins right now. You can get free information about going to Medjugorje by visiting our complete pilgrimage site here.
6. Are there certain books you recommend that I read about Medjugorje?
Answer: There are many books about Medjugorje. The books by a Friend of Medjugorje that we offer as free downloads and in our store on this site, are conversion tools. They are not the typical books one might find on Medjugorje. They cover every topic from marriage, to government and politics, to money and the economy, to gambling, to television, and the list goes on and on. They are rooted in the living of the message, even at the cost of losing friends or reputation. This is part of the reason why they are so powerful and sought after. You can visit this page and see a small listing of some of the free materials we offer for download. - or You can visit here to see what we have available in a hard copy from our MejMart store.
Again, these are just some common questions that arise when someone finds out about Medjugorje or Our Lady. There are more Medjugorj-related questions in our Questions and Answers section here.