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August 5, 2013 A.D.

Our Lady appeared to Ivan tonight on Apparition Mountain a few minutes before 11:00 p.m. It was a warm, clear, star-filled night, and several thousands of pilgrims slowly trickled up the mountain, completely filling the area surrounding Our Lady’s statue and spilling down the mountainside as well. Ivan’s prayer group prayed a rosary leading up to the apparition with songs sung in between. Our Lady appeared to Ivan after the ‘Hail Holy Queen’ was prayed, and the apparition lasted a little longer than 10 minutes. The mountain top was completely silent throughout the entire apparition. When it came time for Ivan to describe the apparition over the microphone, he raised the microphone to his mouth 3 separate times and lowered it back down before he brought it back up the 4th time and began to speak. It looked as though he was trying to compose himself to speak, but was not able to begin until his 4th try. After the apparition to Ivan on August 5, 2013 just before 11:00 p.m. Ivan said:

“Tonight, as every day after my meeting together with Our Lady I would also like to share with you tonight’s meeting to describe it to you – although it is very, very difficult to describe a meeting with Her. It is difficult to find the right words – to describe the beauty of Our Lady – to describe the meeting together with Her – that feeling – that experience. In a special way what is always the most difficult for me is to describe the love of the Mother – how much the Mother loves us – how much She desires to help us – Her perseverance in leading all of us towards The Son. That is why in these words which I have, I desire to share what is the most important from tonight’s meeting.

“Also tonight Our Lady came to us very, very joyful and happy. She greeted all of us with Her motherly greeting: ‘Praised be Jesus my dear children.’ Then She extended Her arms over all of us here and She prayed for a longer time in Her Aramaic language. She especially prayed over those of you who are sick here and over you priests. Then Our Lady said:


‘Dear children, today also in this my great joy watching all of you with an open heart, a joyful heart, I call all of you to responsibly pray for peace. Pray, dear children, that peace may come to rule in the world – that peace may come to rule in the hearts of men, in the hearts of my children. That is why, be my carriers of peace in this restless world. Be my living sign – a sign of peace. Where you meet with people, in your parish, be my sign, be my light, my mirror to others. Know, dear children, that I am always with you and that I pray for all of you – and that I intercede for all of you before Jesus, before my Son. Therefore persevere in prayer. Thank you also today for having said ‘yes’ to my call.’


After that Our Lady blessed all with her Motherly blessing and also She blessed everything you brought for blessing. I also recommended all of you, your needs, your intentions, your families, and in a special way, all the sick, and all those who recommended themselves in a special way to pray for them. Our Mother intercedes for all of us before Her Son. Our Lady then continued to pray, in Her great joy She prayed over all of us here and She left in this prayer in an illuminated sign of the cross with the greeting:

‘Go in peace, my dear children!’

This would be the most important from tonight’s meeting – a meeting filled with joy. Thank you.”


Pictures from the Apparition in Medjugorje August 5, 2013


Ivan August 5, 2013 in Medjugorje

Ivan experienced two apparitions today, August 5, at 6:40 P.M. at his home, and up on Apparition Mountain at 11:00 P.M. in the midst of thousands of youth and other pilgrims. This morning in Medjugorje he gave his testimony to thousands gathered to hear him. In A Conversation with the Visionaries, Ivan speaks about how the youth are called to be “ambassadors of peace in the world.”

“Personally, for me, the biggest sign of the apparitions is the spiritual renewal of the world and humanity, everything else accompanies this. For example, when you see the youth during their prayer meetings, when you see their fervor, prayer, songs, their shiny eyes staring towards the sky, we see that they are ambassadors of peace in the world; they are the ones that carry Gospa’s message of peace to the rest of the world. They are the apostles of this message. Only those who live the message can be apostles. All of us, not only the young, are invited and sent by Gospa to become apostles. Gospa loves us and invites us to become bright lights in our tired world.”

Our Lady's apparition August 5, 2013


During Marija’s apparition tonight, August 5, 2013, at the regular 6:40 P.M. time, it was a shorter than normal apparition, and Our Lady came happy and smiling. It is a pattern seen over these many years with Our Lady, that the apparitions often are shorter on Her feast days. Marija has wondered if the reason Our Lady only stays a short while on Her feast days is because She must get back to the celebration in Heaven. Marija’s joy and simplicity in making such a statement always causes smiles among the crowds who are blessed to be present at a feast day apparition.

The thousands of youth who have been in Medjugorje over the past week will be returning to their homes soon. They will be returning to a world that is filled with complexities and confusion. In the confusion of our world, youth today are attracted to Our Lady , but are they willing to follow Her away from the glitter of the world? A Friend of Medjugorje writes:

“Our Lady asks us to live a new way, but the human voice within us will cry out that Our Lady doesn’t really mean for us to change our life’s direction, rather just pray a little more, convert perhaps a little more. No! This is not the case. Our Lady calls for a radical change in answering Her call, not toward the world but toward the spiritual life connected to God.


“…We must walk and advance in the spiritual life, affected by these messages…”


Today it is the only sure way to happiness and the protection of children and their innocence, all of which the world slays. Yes, it means sacrifice. It means not following one’s own will, not being able to accept what the world bombards us with, such as T.V., movies, materialism, pleasures, ease, and comforts. But the giving of these to God, choosing His will leads to a much purer, much simpler way to live, where we trust God will guide and take care of everything. In fact, Our Lady tells us a profound message of how to be happy, how to live, and yes, how to be free and untangled by problems which are ever present.



“If you want to be very happy, live a simple, humble life, pray a great deal, do not delve into your problems, but let yourselves be guided by God.”


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