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June 24, 1981
The first apparition takes place in the afternoon. It is a silent and distant white silhouette on the summit of Podbrdo which later would be called Hill of Apparition or Apparition Mountain. The second apparition of the day takes place around 6:00 p.m. Ivanka Ivankovic, and Mirjana Dragicevic saw Our Lady the first time She appeared. Later that day, along with Ivanka and Mirjana, Vicka Ivankovic, Ivan Dragicevic, Ivan Ivankovic, and Milka Pavlovic, the little sister of Marija, also saw Our Lady.
June 25, 1981
This is the first day the six visionaries, Ivanka Ivankovic, Mirjana Dragicevic, Vicka Ivankovic, Marija Pavlovic, Ivan Dragicevic, and Jakov Colo, saw Our Lady or the Gospa on the hill. These six have become known as and remain "the visionaries." Our Lady said:

"Praised be Jesus!"

Ivanka asked about her mother who had died two months earlier.

"She is happy. She is with me."
(Other version: "She is your angel in Heaven.")

The visionaries asked if Our Lady would return the next day. Our Lady responded with a nod of the head. Mirjana asked if Our Lady would give them a sign so that others would believe them. Mirjana believed she had received a sign when the Gospa smiled. Also, Mirjana noticed that her watch had changed time during the apparition. The time went backwards.

"Good-bye, my angels. Go in the peace of God."
June 26, 1981
A crowd of nearly three thousand people were drawn to Apparition Mountain by the luminary signs coming from the hill. Holy water is sprinkled on Our Lady by Vicka. She asks Our Lady to stay if She is indeed the Virgin Mary. Our Lady smiles in response. Ivanka then asked why Our Lady is here and what does She want from the people. Our Lady responded:

"I have come because there are many true believers here. I wish to be with you to convert and to reconcile the whole world."

Ivanka asked if her mother has any message for her.

"Obey your grandmother and help her because she is old."

Mirjana wanted to know about her grandfather who had recently died.

"He is well."

The visionaries requested a sign for those who don’t see Our Lady to prove that the apparition was really the Gospa.

"Blessed are those who have not seen and who believe."

Mirjana asked: "Who are you?"

"I am the Blessed Virgin Mary."

More questions from the visionaries: "Why are you appearing to us? We are no better than others."

"I do not necessarily choose the best."

"Will you come back?"

"Yes, to the same place as yesterday."

Mirija reports that they asked Our Lady,"Is there life on other planets?"

"That is not for you to know now."

While Marija goes down the mountain, she is mysteriously pushed to the side of the trail by an unseen force. She sees the Virgin again. Our Lady is crying and there is a bare wooden cross behind Her.

"Peace, Peace, Peace! Be reconciled! Only Peace. Make your peace with God and among yourselves. For that, it is necessary to believe, to pray, to fast, and to go to confession."
June 27, 1981
"Praised be Jesus!"

Jakov wanted to know what the Virgin expected of the Franciscans in Medjugorje.

"Have them persevere in the faith and protect the faith of the people."

Mirjana and Jakov were concerned because the people were treating them like liars. They asked Our Lady to leave a sign for the people.

"My angels, do not be afraid of injustices. They have always existed."

The visionaries asked: "How must we pray?"

"Continue to recite The Lord’s Prayer, the Hail Mary, and the Glory Be seven times, but also add the Creed. Good-bye, my angels. Go in the peace of God."

Our Lady said to Ivan:

"Be in peace and take courage."
June 30, 1981
Two social workers took the visionaries on a ride so they would miss the apparition on the hill. The apparition took place at Cerno, on the road between Ljbuski and Medjugorje. Mirjana asked Our Lady if She was angry because they were not on the hill. Our Lady responded:

"That doesn’t matter."

Mirjana then asked if Our Lady would be angry if they did not return to the hill, but waited for the apparitions at the church. Somehow Our Lady seemed undecided (according to Mirjana), but then She agreed to appear in the church and added:

"Always at the same time. Go in the peace of God."

Mirjana, who had been reading an account of the apparitions at Lourdes, thought she understood that the Virgin would return for another three days, until Friday, as She had in Lourdes. However, this was only Mirjana’s interpretation.
August 30, 1981
Our Lady arrived and Vicka asks for confirmation about rumors that Father Jozo’s cell doors unlock themselves.

"Praised be Jesus! It is true, but no one believes it."

Ivanka asked about Mirjana.

"Mirjana is sad because she is all alone. I will show her to you."

And the visionaries saw Mirjana crying.

Regarding young people who betray the Faith:

"Yes, there are many."

Regarding a woman who wants to leave her husband because he is cruel to her:

"Let her remain close to him and accept her suffering. Jesus, Himself, also suffered."

Regarding a sick young boy:

"He is suffering from a very grave illness. Let his parents firmly believe, do penance, then the little boy will be cured."

Jakov asks about the sign.

"Again, a little patience."

Ivan wants to know how he will do in seminary.

"Be without fear. I am close to you everywhere and at all times."

Ivan asks if the people in his village are pious.

"Your village has become the most fervent parish in Hercegovina. A large number of people distinguish themselves by their piety and their faith."
October 31, 1981
From Vicka’s diary we learn that Mirjana has had daily apparitions in Sarajevo where she is a student at a professional school.

Our Lady counsels Mirjana as a wise mother would, telling her two times who to trust, who to distrust, and how to respond to those who rebuke her and attack God.

Our Lady knows and advised Mirjana to avoid a friend who wants to get her involved with drugs. Our Lady suggested that she answer questions when that would be helpful and to remain quiet when that would be more beneficial. Our Lady shared Her joy over the five visionaries being together and tells them that Father Jozo would not be in prison more than four years.

Regarding Danny Ljolje, Our Lady said:

"There is a lot of deception and erroneous information."

After showing the visionaries a part of paradise and telling them not to be afraid, Our Lady said:

"All those who are faithful to God will have that."
Beginning of April, 1982
Mirjana asked the Blessed Virgin when She would like to be honored.

"I wish a feast for the Queen of Peace on the 25th of June, the anniversary of the first apparition."
August 16, 1982
Our Lady corrected the speed and quality of the prayers of those in Church as well as the visionaries.

During the apparition, Mirjana reports that she sees Heavenly Beings, such as Jesus, Mary, and angels, in three dimensions (as another human person would be seen), and earthly people in two dimensions (as in a picture or photograph). She saw Father Jozo or Ivan Ivankovic, who have been imprisoned because of their faith, as if in a motion picture and two-dimensional.
December 25, 1982 (CHRISTMAS)
Our Lady’s apparition to Mirjana lasted 45 minutes. Mirjana states that she will always remember these words of Our Lady:

"Now you will have to turn to God in the faith like any other person. I will appear to you on the day of your birthday and when you will experience difficulties in life. Mirjana, I have chosen you; I have confided in you everything that is essential. I have also shown you many terrible things. You must now bear it all with courage. Think of Me and think of the tears I must shed for that. You must remain courageous. You have quickly grasped the messages. You must also understand now that I have to go away. Be courageous."

Mirjana has said that Our Lady prepared her for this meeting for a month. In a motherly manner, Our Lady had explained that Her task was accomplished and Mirjana had received sufficient information. While Mirjana felt that her conversations with Our Lady were so necessary for her soul, Our Lady promised that as long as she remained close to God, She would help her and be beside her always, assisting her in her most difficult times. But now she must return to the normal state of each Christian.

This was Mirjana’s saddest Christmas ever. This last meeting left her feeling as if she had lost the most beautiful thing in her life. Our Lady knew her pain and was there to cheer her up and to pray with her. Mirjana was asked to sing and praise God. Mirjana prayed the Hail Holy Queen, the prayer she always said when she was alone with Our Lady.

As Our Lady had warned, the first month after this last apparition was most difficult. Mirjana experienced depression, avoided people, and shut herself in her room where she had waited for Our Lady. She cried and called out to Our Lady and did feel Her presence. She waited for her birthday.

Many who know Mirjana claim that since the apparitions stopped, she has become much more mature in her inner life as well as in her character. Our Lady has been the best of educators.