Have you read or been to Medjugorje?

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Have you read or been to Medjugorje?
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Wed, 02-23-2005 - 7:01pm

I'm embarissed to say, that until 6mo ago, I'd never heard of it. This has come to me by way of our Deacon and his wife as well as though our parish pilgramige director.
They are always talking about it. And the stories are just amazing! Our Deacon's wife loaned me a book "Medjugorje" by Wayne Weible. He is a "protestant journalist investigating what could be the most significan't miracle since the Day of the Pentecost."

What are your feelings? "On June 24th, 1981, six children in the mountain village of Medjugorje in central Yugoslavia reproted that the Virgin Mary has appeared to them on a hillside. Allegedly she has been returning every day since."

I'm going to read the book on my vacation. Have you read it?

Would you consider a pilgramige of this sort? Our Deacon and his family have been there 4 times and the parishoner who leads pilgramiges has been there 17 times. All of them go on and on about how wonderful Medjugorje is! Their visions sound so beautiful!!

I am a little skeptical---not my doubt that our Blessed Virgin appeared to six children, she has a history of apprearing to the weakest and down troden and the youngest. But are the lights like the Northern Lights? Is there some kind of scientific magnetic pull in our earth creating illusians? KWIM?? She appears everyday for the last 20 years and next to nobody in America has talked about this?? I've lived and traveled all over this country, I just find that odd. Our pilgramage leader said that people talk about it all over the globe but he seldom hears a word mumbled in America----I am glad he said that actually b/c I was beginning to think I wasn't listening to God's call!

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Thu, 02-24-2005 - 10:33am

Yes, a number of our parishioners have been to Medjugorje. Three of them (a mom, son and grandmother) just went last week. We've also had one of the visionaries (Ivan - who is married to an American and lives 6 months in Boston and 6 months in Medjugorje) at our church. Here's a link http://www.medjugorje.org/ and another link to Ivan's speaking schedule http://www.medjugorje.org/ivanse.htm

Ruth

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Thu, 02-24-2005 - 11:51am
Thanks Ruth for the links. How lucky you are to have one of the visionaries visit your parish. According to his speaking dates, he was just here in January. Actaully, one of the dates wasn't too far from here, not a word was mentioned. I'll keep checking back. I'm so interested now that I've heard of it and watched the special on Sister Lucia's life in Fatima on EWTN. There was a speaker on EWTN this morning on Lourds---I'm familiar with that one but Medjugorje is new to me. I'm looking forward to reading that book on my trip.
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Fri, 02-25-2005 - 1:02am

I get the children-in-the-mountains-seeing-the-Virgin-Mary stories confused sometimes ... Lourdes, Medjugorie ... They overlap sometimes in my mind.


A few years ago, I came across a little book for free at the back of the church, so I read it. It seemed very sweet, honest ... but I'm ... Well, I always figured I'd check more into it once it's accepted (or if it is) by the Church.


Several people I know, though, have had conversion experiences after visiting Medjugorie. That's always a beautiful testimony.


 

 

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Fri, 02-25-2005 - 1:06am
I love your new siggy line! That is AWEsome.
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Fri, 02-25-2005 - 1:09am

Thanks! One of the perks of being a CL, I just found out.


Say, hey, I just figured out that CYE probably means "check your email" right?



 

 

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Fri, 02-25-2005 - 12:05pm

BINGO! Re:CYE

When I was the cl of the unmedicated birth board, I had such nice siggy lines. I really miss that personal flavor.