During this period, Our Lady appeared to the visionaries in hidden places, away from the police patrols that were trying to track them down.
Tuesday, June 30, 1981
Apparition at Cerno. Mirjana: Are you angry that we were not on the hill?
“That doesn’t matter.”
Would you be angry if we would not return any longer to the hill, but we would wait in the church? “Always at the same time. Go in the peace of God.”
On that day, Mirjana thought that she understood that the Gospa would return for three more days, until Friday. But it was only her interpretation.
Thursday, July 2, 1981
Jakov: Dear Gospa, leave us a sign. The Virgin seemed to consent with a nod: “Goodbye, my dear angels.”
Saturday, July 4, 1981
The visionaries believe the apparitions had ended, but Our Lady appeared to each one of them separately, where he or she was. No message was preserved.
Tuesday, July 21, 1981
(Vicka’s diary – 27th apparition, 6:30pm)
Just like every day, we spoke with the Gospa. She arrived at 6:30pm, and greeted us: “Praised be Jesus!”
Then we asked her if she would give us a sign. She said yes. Then we asked her how much longer she would still continue to visit us. The Blessed Virgin responded:
“My sweet angels, even if I were to leave the sign, many people will not believe. Many people will only come here and bow down. But people must be converted and do penance.”
Then we questioned her on the subject of the sick. For some, the Gospa said that they would be cured only if their faith was strong, and for others, no. Then she prepared to depart. Upon leaving, she said to us:
“Go in the peace of God.”
Wednesday, July 22, 1981
(Vicka’s diary – 28th apparition, 6:30pm)
On arriving she said: “Praise be Jesus Christ.”
All of us questioned her on the subject of some sick people who had been recommended to us. Then we prayed with the Blessed Virgin. She only said the Our Father and Glory Be, and during the time that we said the Hail Mary, she was silent. The Gospa told us that:
“A good many people have been converted and among them some had not gone to Confession in 45 years, and now, they are going to Confession. Go in the peace of God.”
As Our Lady was departing, a cross appeared in the sky.
Thursday, July 23, 1981
(Vicka’s diary – 29th apparition, 6:30pm)
Vicka only mentions the greeting from Our Lady: “Praised be Jesus Christ.”
Friday, July 24, 1981
(Vicka’s diary – 30th apparition, 6:30pm)
Today, also, we went to the place of the apparitions about 6:20pm, and while praying and singing, we waited for the Blessed Virgin. At exactly 6:30pm we saw the light which slowly approached. Then we saw the Blessed Virgin and heard her customary greeting. To our questions, relative to the majority of the sick, the Gospa answered quickly:
“Without faith, nothing is possible. All those who will believe firmly will be cured.”
Saturday, July 25, 1981
(Vicka’s diary – 31st apparition, 6:30pm)
After the usual questions on the subject of the ill, the Gospa responded:
“God, help us all!”
Monday, July 27, 1981
(Vicka’s diary – 33rd apparition, 6:30pm)
Only four of us came because they put pressure on Ivan, Ivanka and Mirjana to go to Sarajevo. At 6:30pm exactly, the Gospa appeared. Vicka asked her about certain sick people, took some objects which had been given to her by some people, and approached Our Lady so that she could bless them. The Gospa made the Sign of the Cross and said:
“In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
Then we questioned her on the subject of the sign, and the Gospa answered:
“Await, it will not be for long. If I will leave you a sign, I will still appear to you.”
Vicka asked if we would be able to see her again one more time this evening on the hill. The Gospa agreed and said:
“I will come at 11:15pm. Go in the peace of God.”
Saying this, she began to disappear and we saw in the heavens the heart and the cross. Our Lady said:
“My angels, I send you my Son, Jesus, Who was tortured for His faith, and yet He endured everything. You also, my angels, will endure everything.”
Jesus had long hair, brown eyes, and a beard. We only saw His head. She said that we prayed and sang beautifully:
“It is beautiful to listen to you. Continue in this manner.”
In conclusion she said: “Don’t be afraid for Jozo.”
(The pastor of the parish who had been threatened by the police).
Wednesday, July 29, 1981
(Vicka’s diary – 35th apparition, 6:30pm)
Today we waited for the Blessed Virgin in Vicka’s room. At exactly 6:30pm, the Gospa came and greeted us: “Praised be Jesus!”
Jakov was the first to question her on the subject of a person who was ill. The Blessed Virgin said: “She will be cured. She must believe firmly.”
Vicka asked Our Lady why she had not come the day before. The Blessed Virgin said something, and smiled, but no one heard it. Then Marija and Jakov asked her about certain sick people. We then took some religious articles, and the four of us approached Our Lady so that she would bless them. As Our Lady was blessing the articles our hands became very cold.
Jakov asked if we could embrace her. The Blessed Virgin said that we should approach, and embrace her. Then we asked her to leave us the sign. She said: “Yes. Go in the peace of God.”
As Our Lady began to disappear, on the ceiling, the Cross and the Heart were visible. The cross, the heart, and the sun are also mentioned by Vicka’s diary in later apparitions.
In church we saw the Blessed Virgin a second time toward 8:00pm in the choir loft. While we were praying, the Blessed Virgin prayed with us.
Thursday, July 30, 1981
We did not go to the hill.
(Vicka’s diary contains no more observations until Aug 25)
Sometime In July 1981
“Carry out well your responsibilities and what the Church asks you to do.”
Sunday, August 2, 1981
Marija sees the Virgin in her room:
“All of you together go to the meadow at Gumno. A great battle is about to take place. A battle between my Son and satan. Human souls are at stake.”
The visionaries, accompanied by about 40 local people, went to the prairie of Gumno, about 200 yards from Vicka’s house. Our Lady said:
“Everyone here may touch me.”
After many people had touched her, a black stain appeared on her dress. Marija cried. Marinko invited the people who were present to go to Confession.
Beginning of August 1981
What do you wish that we do later? “I would like for you to become priests and religious, but only if you yourselves, would want it. It is up to you to decide.”
Thursday, August 6, 1981
“I am the Queen of Peace.”
Friday, August 7, 1981
On Mt. Krizevac, at 2:00am in the morning:
“That one do penance for sins.”
Saturday, August 8, 1981
“Do penance! Strengthen your faith through prayer and the sacraments.”
Monday, August 17, 1981
“Do not be afraid. I wish that you would be filled with joy and that the joy could be seen on your faces. I will protect Father Jozo.”
(Fr. Jozo was the pastor in Medjugorje who was imprisoned.)
Saturday, August 22, 1981
“Father Jozo has nothing to fear. All that will pass.”
Sunday, August 23, 1981
“Praised be Jesus! I have been with Ivan until now. Pray, my angels, for this people. My children, I give you strength. I will give you some of it always. When you need me, call me.”
Monday, August 24, 1981
In Vicka’s diary, August 25th, she writes: Yesterday, Monday the 24th at 10:45am, Mirjana and I were at Ivan’s house. We heard a commotion and we went out running. Outside, everybody was looking at the cross on Krizevac. At the spot of the cross, Mirjana, Jakov, Ivan and I saw the Blessed Virgin, and the people saw something like her statue, which then began to disappear, and the cross appeared again. Over the entire sky everyone saw, written in gold letters, the word “MIR” (which means peace in Croatian).
Vicka’s diary then reports the apparition on August 25th. A little after Our Lady prayed for peace, a large inscription appeared on top of Krizevac. The word “MIR” was seen by the pastor and many persons from the village. The visionaries affirmed that the Blessed Virgin promised that there would still be many other signs as forerunners before the great sign in Medjugorje, and in other parts of the world.
Tuesday, August 25, 1981
Some persons who were present asked the visionaries to request of the Blessed Virgin permission to touch her. Our Lady said: “It is not necessary to touch me. Many are those who do not feel anything when they touch me.”
Our Lady also said that among those present, there was a spy (no other clarification was given).
On the matter of the sign:
“You do not have to become impatient for the day will come.”
Wednesday, August 26, 1981
Today, for the first time, we waited for the Blessed Virgin at the home of Zdenka Ivankovic. There were five of us, because Ivanka had not yet returned. The Blessed Virgin appeared and said: “Praised be Jesus.”
She said that tomorrow the people did not have to come, and thus we would be by ourselves. Then also:
“Do not give advice to anyone. I know what you feel and that will pass, also.”
Thursday, August 27, 1981
Vicka: Marija and I came to Jakovs house today about 6:00pm. We helped Jakovs mother prepare supper. At 6:00pm the Blessed Virgin came toward us. I was outside when the Blessed Virgin Mary came. She said that they should not have to make one suffer so.
We asked her with respect to the sign, and she said:
“Very soon, I promise you.”
We recommended certain sick people to Our Lady. She stayed with us for 15 minutes. Then we left for the home of Marinko Ivankovic in order to wait for the Blessed Virgin there. She came at 6:30pm. She told Ivan:
“Be strong and courageous.”
She left, and the cross, the heart and the sun appeared.
Friday, August 28, 1981
At the hour of the apparition, the visionaries wait in the room of Fr. Jozo, who is in prison. The Virgin does not appear. It is the second time that this has happened. They go to church and pray. She then appears to them:
“I was with Father Jozo. That is why I did not come. Do not trouble yourselves if I do not come. It suffices then to pray.”
Today, Ivan entered the seminary of Visoko:
“You are very tired. Rest, so that you can find strength. Go in the peace of God. Goodbye.” (From Ivan’s journal)
Saturday, August 29, 1981
Jakov: Are you also appearing to Ivan in the seminary?
“Yes, just like to you.”
How is Ivan Ivankovic? (Son of Pero, cousin of Vicka, and one of four men in Bijakovici who bear this name. He had been arrested by the police on Aug 12th, while on the hill of the apparitions, and was imprisoned.)
“He is well. He is enduring everything. All that will pass. Father Jozo sends you greetings.”
What is the news from our village?
“My angels, you are doing your penance well.”
Will you help us in our studies? “God’s help manifests itself everywhere.”
“Go in the peace of God with the blessing of Jesus and mine. Goodbye.”
(From Ivan’s journal.)
Ivanka: Will you leave us a sign soon? “Again, a little patience.”
Sunday, August 30, 1981
Vicka: At 6:20pm, we began to pray at the home of Marinko Ivankovic. The Virgin arrived and said: “Praised be Jesus!”
Vicka: People say that since they locked up Fr. Jozo in his cell, the doors unlock by themselves. Is that true? “It is true, but no one believes it.”
Ivanka: How is Mirjana? What are her feelings?
“Mirjana is sad because she is all alone. I will show her to you.”
Suddenly, we saw Mirjana’s face. She was crying.
Dear Gospa, there are some young people who betray our faith.
“Yes, there are many.”
She mentions some names.
Vicka asks the Virgin concerning a woman who wanted to leave her husband because he was making her suffer.
“Let her remain close to him and accept her suffering. Jesus, Himself, also suffered.”
On the matter of 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 her about the sign: “Again, a little patience.”
Ivan, who had been several days without an apparition: How will I do in this seminary? “Be without fear. I am close to you everywhere and at all times.”
Ivan’s diary: Are the people pious in our village?
“Your village has become the most fervent parish in Hercegovina. A large number of people distinguish themselves through their piety and their faith.”
End of August 1981
Which is the best fasting? “A fast on bread and water.”
“I am the Queen of Peace.”
Tuesday, September 1, 1981
Will there be a Mass on Mt. Krizevac? “Yes, my angels.”
Jakov: Are the police setting up a trap around the church?
“There’s nothing at all. Have the people pray and remain in church as long as possible. Go in the peace of God.”
The cross, the heart, and the sun appeared.
Ivan’s diary: I prayed with her so that Jesus might help me in my vocation. Then we recited the rosary. The Gospa smiled with kindness.
“Do not be afraid. I am close to you and I watch over you.”
Wednesday, September 2, 1981
Concerning a young man who hanged himself. Vicka: Why did he do that? “Satan took hold of him. This young man should not have done that. The Devil tries to reign over the people. He takes everything into his hands, but the force of God is more powerful, and God will conquer.”
Ivan’s diary: How will things go for Anton, Dario, Miljenko, my friends in the seminary, and for me?
“You are, and you will always be my children. You have followed the path of Jesus. No one will stop you from propagating the faith in Jesus. One must believe strongly.”
Thursday, September 3, 1981
Jakov: When will the sign which was announced come?
“Again, a little patience.”
Friday, September 4, 1981
Ivanka and Marija: Since we will be far away at school during the week, except on Saturdays and Sundays, what must we do?
“It is enough for you to pray. Come here Saturdays and Sundays. I will appear to all of you.”
To Ivan in the seminary: “The sign will be given at the end of the apparitions.”
Ivan: When will that be? “You are impatient, my angel. Go in the peace of God.”
Saturday, September 5, 1981
Ivan’s diary: I was praying in the chapel. The Gospa came when I was reciting the Our Father.
“Praise be Jesus and Mary.”
(Our Lady was using a salutation of pious people in Croatia, probably with the desire to revive it.)
“Go in the peace of God, my angel. May the blessing of God accompany you. Amen. Goodbye.”
Sunday, September 6, 1981
Ivan’s diary: I was praying in the chapel. Suddenly there was a great light.
“Pray especially on Sunday, so that the great sign, the gift of God may come. Pray with fervor and a constancy so that God may have mercy on His great children. Go in peace, my angel. May the blessing of God accompany you. Amen. Goodbye.”
Monday, September 7, 1981
Ivan’s diary: “Be converted all of you who are still there. The sign will come when you will be converted.”
Tuesday, September 8, 1981
Ivan’s diary: “I ask you only to pray with fervor. Prayer must become a part of your daily life, to permit the true faith to take roots.”
Jakov wishes the Blessed Virgin a happy birthday. She answers:
“It is for me a beautiful day. With respect to you, persevere in the faith and in prayer. Do not be afraid. Remain in joy. It is my desire. Let joy appear on your faces. I will continue to protect Father Jozo.”
Thursday, September 10, 1981
Ivan’s diary: We prayed a lot. Prayers filled with joy and love, prayers of the heart. Then she says: “Go in the peace of God, my angel. Amen. Goodbye.”
Sunday, September 13, 1981
Ivan’s diary: The students in the seminary prayed the Rosary after they had gone to Confession. The Virgin came near the image of Jesus and said: “There is your Father, my angel. Go in the peace of God, my angels.”
Christ is our Brother, but in a sense, also our Father: In an apparition to Gemma Galgani, Jesus said, “I am your Father. Your Mother, here she is.” And He pointed out to Gemma the Blessed Virgin.
Monday, September 14, 1981
“Stay here so that Jakov will not be alone. Persevere (both of you) with patience. You will be rewarded.” Our Lady also told Vicka that she had scolded Mirjana and Ivanka for a behavior which was not detailed.
Tuesday, September 15, 1981
“If this people are not converted very soon, bad things will happen to them.”
Wednesday, September 16, 1981
“The militia will not stay here a long time. I will leave the sign. Be patient still. Don’t pray for yourselves. You have been rewarded. Pray for others.”
Thursday, September 17, 1981
Concerning a sick person: “He will die very soon.”
Then the Blessed Virgin encouraged the children:
“Persevere and you will be rewarded.”
Sunday, September 20, 1981
To Vicka and Jakov:
“Do not relax in your prayers. I ask both of you to fast for a week on bread and water.”
Wednesday, September 30, 1981
“Don’t ask useless questions dictated by curiosity. The most important thing is to pray, my angels.”
Thursday, October 1, 1981
Are all religions the same?
“Members of all faiths are equal before God. God rules over each faith just like a sovereign over his kingdom. In the world, all religions are not the same because all people have not complied with the commandments of God. They reject and disparage them.”
Are all churches the same?
“In some, one prays to God more. In others, less. That depends on the priests who motivate others to pray. That also depends on the power which they have.”
Why are there so many apparitions, which repeat themselves so many times? Why does the Blessed Virgin appear to children who do not follow the way of God? “I appear to you often and in every place. To others, I appear from time to time and briefly. They do not follow yet, completely the way of God. They are not aware of the gift which He has made them, that no one deserves. With time, they also will come to follow the right way.”
Tuesday, October 6, 1981
“The evening Mass must definitely be kept. The Mass of the sick must be celebrated on a specific day at a time which is most convenient. Father Tomislav must begin with the prayer group. It is very necessary. Have Father Tomislav pray with fervor.”
Wednesday, October 7, 1981
The visionaries: Is there, outside of Jesus, other intermediaries between God and man, and if so, what is their role?
“There is only one mediator between God and man, and it is Jesus Christ.”
On the request from Fr. Tomislav: Should we found a community here just like that of Saint Francis of Assisi?
“God has chosen Saint Francis as His elected one. It would be good to imitate his life. In the meantime, we must realize what God orders us to do.”
Thursday, October 8, 1981
Marija humbly reports that the Gospa had scolded her for having stayed (during Mass) with her religious instruction school mates, who asked her about the apparitions:
“You would have done better to attend Mass rather than to satisfy human curiosity.”
Saturday, October 10, 1981
“It is up to you to pray and to persevere. I have made promises to you; also be without anxiety. Faith will not know how to be alive without prayer. Pray more.”
Sunday, October 11, 1981
The Virgin answers, as usual, questions on the subject of people who are sick or who have disappeared: “Tomo Lovic (an old man) is dead.”
Monday, October 12, 1981
Where are the Kingdom of God and paradise? “In Heaven.”
Are you the Mother of God? “I am the Mother of God and the Queen of Peace.”
Did you go to Heaven before or after death? “I went to Heaven before death.”
When will you leave us the sign?
“I will not yet leave the sign. I shall continue to appear. Father Jozo sends you greetings. He is experiencing difficulties, but he will resist, because he knows why he is suffering.”
Saturday, October 17, 1981
Questioned on the subject of the visible sign, Our Lady responds:
“It is mine to realize the promise. With respect to the faithful, have them pray and believe firmly.”
Monday, October 19, 1981
“Pray for Fr. Jozo and fast tomorrow on bread and water. Then you will fast for a whole week on bread and water. Pray, my angels. Now I will show you Fr. Jozo.”
The visionaries have a vision of Fr. Jozo in prison. He tells them not to be afraid for him, and that everything was well.
With respect to Marinko who protected the visionaries:
“There are a few similar faithful. He is made a sufficient number of sacrifices for Jozo. He underwent many torments and sufferings. Continue, and do not let anyone take the faith away from you.”
Tuesday, October 20, 1981
Vicka: Dear Gospa, have mercy on Fr. Jozo tomorrow during the trial. Paralyze someone; strike someone on the head. I know it is a sin to speak so, but what can we do? The Gospa smiles at my words, then she sings, Jesus Christ, in Your Name. When we finished the song with Our Lady she tells us: “Go in the peace of God.” Then she leaves.
Wednesday, October 21, 1981
With respect to Fr. Jozo who is awaiting sentence from the court. Vicka: Dear Gospa, I know that you do not have the spirit of vengeance, but try nevertheless to bring certain people to reason, so that they might judge impartially.
“Jozo looks well and he greets you warmly. Do not fear for Jozo. He is a saint, I have already told you.”
Will Jozo be condemned?
“Sentence will not be pronounced this evening. Do not be afraid, he will not be condemned to a severe punishment. Pray only, because Jozo asks from you prayer and perseverance. Do not be afraid because I am with you.”
Thursday, October 22, 1981
“Jozo has been sentenced. Let us go to church to pray.”
We were sad because of Jozo.
“You should rejoice!”
Is the whiteness of the cross a supernatural phenomenon?
“Yes, I confirm it.”
After many people saw the cross on Mt. Krizevac transform itself into a light, and then into a silhouette of Our Lady, she said:
“All of these signs are designed to strengthen your faith until I leave you the visible and permanent sign.”
Sunday, October 25, 1981
Three girls from Citluk are returning home after Mass and suddenly see a great light from which fifteen silhouettes, dressed in Franciscan frock, are seen. They go down on their knees, and begin to pray and cry. The Blessed Virgin was asked about this and said:
“It was a supernatural phenomenon. I was among the saints.”
Monday, October 26, 1981
The Blessed Virgin appeared smiling:
“Praise be Jesus. You are not to ask me any more questions on the subject of the sign. Do not be afraid, it will surely appear. I carry out my promises. As far as you are concerned, pray, persevere in prayer.”
Wednesday, October 28, 1981
Were you there at Krizevac yesterday for half an hour?
“Yes, didn’t you see me?”
Several hundred people saw, at the site of the first apparition, a fire which burned without consuming anything. In the evening, Our Lady tells the visionaries: “The fire seen by the faithful was of a supernatural character. It is one of the signs; a forerunner of the great sign.”
Thursday, October 29, 1981
“You, my angels, be on your guard. There is enough mendacious news which people are spreading. Of course, I will show you my mercy. Be a little patient. Pray!”
Friday, October 30, 1981
“Praise be Jesus!”
Jakov and Vicka: What was in the sealed envelope that they showed us at city hall? (Someone told them they would believe in the apparitions, if they could read what was in the sealed envelope.)
“Do not respond to anything. It is a bad trick which they are playing on you. They have already given so much false news. Do not believe them. Continue to pray and to suffer! I will make the power of love appear.”
Should one celebrate Christmas Mass in the evening or at Midnight?
“Have them celebrate it at midnight.”
To the visionaries: “Pray! Go in the peace of God!”
To Ivanka: “Pray more. The others are praying and suffering more than you.”
To the visionaries:
“Tell the young people not to allow themselves to be distracted from the true way. Let them remain faithful to their religion.”
Saturday, October 31, 1981
Vicka’s diary: Mirjana arrives from Sarajevo, where she is studying at a professional school, and where she has had daily apparitions. Vicka reports: The Gospa advises as an attentive mother would. She tells Mirjana twice who she must distrust, which persons to avoid, how to conduct herself with those who reproach her, and insult God. She also tells her to break a relationship with a girl who wanted to get her into drugs, and not to quarrel with anyone, and to answer a point when it is useful, or to remain silent and go on her way when that is better. She tells her also that Fr. Jozo will not spend more than four years in prison. She was happy because all five of us were together.
On the question of Danny Ljolje, the Gospa said:
“There is a lot of deception and erroneous information.”
Then Our Lady showed us a part of paradise. It was indescribably beautiful, with many people, particularly children. We were afraid. The Blessed Virgin told us not to be afraid.
“All those who are faithful to God will have that.”
Ivanka saw her mother in paradise as well as another person who was of her acquaintance.
Regarding the conflict between the Franciscans and the Bishop of Mostar in Hercegovina: “It is going to find a solution. We must have patience and pray.”
In response to a question posed by the visionaries: What will become of Poland? “There will be great conflicts but in the end, the just will take over.”
With respect to Russia:
“It is the people where God will be most glorified. The West has made civilization progress, but without God, as if they were their own creators.”
Sunday, November 1, 1981
“Be persevering! Pray! Many people are beginning to convert.”
Beginning of November 1981
The Virgin appears with a picture of John Paul II in her hand. She embraces the picture:
“He is our father, and the father of all. It is necessary to pray for him.”
Monday, November 2, 1981
Why did you show us paradise the day before yesterday?
“I did it so that you could see the happiness which awaits those who love God.”
Jesus appears to them crowned with thorns, and with injuries all over His body. The children are afraid.
“Do not be afraid. It is my Son. See how He has been martyred. In spite of all, He was joyful and He endured all with patience.”
Jesus tells them:
“Look at me. How I have been injured and martyred. In spite of all, I have gained the victory. You also, my angels, be persevering in your faith and pray so that you may overcome.”
Tuesday, November 3, 1981
The Virgin begins the song, Come, Come to Us Lord, and we continued it with her.
“I am often at Krizevac, at the foot of the cross, to pray there. Now I pray to my Son to forgive the world its sins. The world has begun to convert.”
She smiles, and then leaves.
Friday, November 6, 1981
After twenty minutes, the Gospa disappears, and before us, Hell appears. Later she tells us:
“Do not be afraid! I have shown you Hell so that you may know the state of those who are there.”
Sunday, November 8, 1981
The Blessed Virgin kisses an image of the Pope and says:
“It is your father, the spiritual father of all.”
The visionaries have a vision of Fr. Jozo in prison. The Blessed Virgin tells them: “Have you seen how our Fr. Jozo struggles for God?”
Monday, November 9, 1981
Jakov and I were alone in the room. We were speaking of the militia which passed by. The Virgin arrived:
“Do not be afraid of the militia. Do not provoke anybody. Be polite with everybody.”
Tuesday, November 10, 1981
“Do not give in. Keep your faith. I will accompany you at every step.”
Friday, November 13, 1981
“Praise be Jesus!”
The visionaries answer: Always Jesus and Mary.
Then the Blessed Virgin shows us beautiful landscapes. The Baby Jesus was walking there but we were not able to recognize Him. She said:
“It is Jesus. On my arrival and when I depart always sing the song, Come, Come to us O Lord.”
Then she blessed us.
Sunday, November 15, 1981
We were in Fr. Jozo’s room. The Gospa did not come. She appeared to us in the church after the prayers of 7 Our Father’s, Hail Mary’s, and Glory Be’s. We asked her why she had not appeared. She answered that she had not appeared because someone had installed something there.
“The world is on the point of receiving great favors from me and from my Son. May the world keep a strong confidence.”
Monday, November 16, 1981
“The Devil is trying to conquer us. Do not permit him. Keep the faith, fast and pray. I will be with you at every step.”
To Jakov and Vicka: “Persevere with confidence in prayer and in faith.”
Sunday, November 22, 1981
We asked the Blessed Virgin what the cross, the heart and the sun, seen during the apparition meant:
“These are the signs of salvation: The cross is a sign of mercy, just like the heart. The sun is the source of light, which enlightens us.”
A shining silhouette takes the place of the cross again on Krizevac. The visionaries ask Our Lady if it was she.
“Why do you ask me my angels? Have you not seen me? The world must find salvation while there is time. Let it pray with fervor. May it have the spirit of faith.”
Monday, November 23, 1981
The Gospa was all dressed in gold. Around her veil, and on her dress, everything shined and sparkled. It was indescribable. She was very, very beautiful.
“The people have begun to convert. Keep a solid faith. I need your prayers.”
Thursday, November 26, 1981
This evening, the Blessed Virgin was smiling. We prayed and sang with her. We asked her questions about the sick.
“Have a strong faith, pray and fast and they will be cured. Be confident and rest in joy. Go in the peace of God. Be patient and pray for the cure. Goodbye, my dear angels.”
Saturday, November 28, 1981
There were five of us. Ivan was absent. Profound harmony reigned over us. The Virgin came at the moment when we began to say the Our Father. We conversed with her. Then she blessed religious objects. She looked at us with sweetness and said:
“Ah, it is so beautiful to see all of you together! Go in the peace of God, my angels. Goodbye.”
Sunday, November 29, 1981
“It is necessary for the world to be saved while there is still time; for it to pray strongly and to have the spirit of faith.”
“The Devil tries to impose his power on you. But you must remain strong and persevere in your faith. You must pray and fast. I will be always close to you.”
Vicka: This warning concerns everybody.
Wednesday, December 2, 1981
Marija, Vicka and Jakov: We asked the Blessed Virgin on the matter of a young man who had suddenly lost his memory and stopped learning. She said: “It is necessary to hospitalize him.”
We still questioned her. She did not respond to some of the questions.
“It is not necessary to ask questions on every subject.”
She then greeted us as usual.
Thursday, December 3, 1981
“Pray, and persevere through prayer.”
Sunday, December 6, 1981
“Be strong and persevering. My dear angels, go in the peace of God.”
Monday, December 7, 1981
“The people are converting. It is true, but not yet all.”
She spoke while looking at the crowd.
Apparition at Jakovs home: The blessed Virgin prayed all the time with us. She then said: “Pray and persist in prayers.”
On the walls there was written in letters of gold “MIR LJUDIMA”.
(Peace to the people).
Tuesday, December 8, 1981 (Feast of the Immaculate Conception)
Responding to a question from the visionaries with respect to their future:
“I would like for all of you to become priests and religious, but only if you desire it. You are free. It is up to you to choose. If you are experiencing difficulties or if you need something, come to me. If you do not have the strength to fast on bread and water, you can give up a number of things. It would be a good thing to give up television, because after seeing some programs, you are distracted and unable to pray. You can give up alcohol, cigarettes and other pleasures. You yourselves know what you have to do.”
On this day of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Gospa was serious; she knelt down with arms extended while praying:
“My beloved Son, I beseech you to be willing to forgive the world its great sin through which it offends you.”
Wednesday, December 9, 1981
While we were saying our prayers, the Blessed Virgin intervened:
“Oh, My Son Jesus, forgive these sins, there are so many of them!”
Then we were all silent.
“Continue to pray, because that is the salvation of this people.”
Friday, December 11, 1981
Vicka: I recommend to the Gospa my parents who are in Germany.
“I promise to protect them. Everything will go well.”
Saturday, December 12, 1981
As vacation approached, which allowed the visionaries to be back together, the Blessed Virgin was happy:
“Very soon you will all be united. You will be able to have a good time together.”
Wednesday, December 16, 1981
“Kneel down, my children, and pray. Persevere in prayer.”
Jakov and Vicka: Every word of the Blessed Virgin invited us to be joyful.
Friday, December 18, 1981
The Blessed Virgin did not respond to our questions. She sang, Jesus Christ, in Your Name. After the first verse, she said:
“Come on, sing more joyfully. Why are you so pensive?”
After the prayer, she began, Queen of the Holy Rosary, and she departed.
Monday, December 21, 1981
“Be on your guard, my children. Prepare yourselves for difficult days. All kinds of people will come here.”
Thursday, December 24, 1981
“Celebrate the days which are coming. Rejoice with my Soil. Love your neighbor. May harmony reign among you.”
Friday, December 25, 1981
“Love one another, my children. You are brothers and sisters. Don’t argue among yourselves.”
Our Lady then blesses them and leaves.
After having had a vision of Jesus:
“Give glory to God, glorify Him and sing, my angels.”
Wednesday, December 30, 1981
In response to some questions concerning the sick, Our Lady began praying with the Our Father, then the song, The Queen of the Holy Rosary, and then she departed.
Thursday, December 31, 1981
Ivan: How can one put priests, who do not believe in the apparitions, on the right track?
“It is necessary to tell them that, from the very beginning, I have been conveying the message of God to the world. It is a great pity not to believe in it. Faith is a vital element, but one cannot compel a person to believe. Faith is the foundation from which everything flows.”
Is it really you who appears at the foot of the Cross?
“Yes, it is true. Almost every day I am at the foot of the Cross. My Son carried the Cross. He has suffered on the Cross, and by it, He saved the world. Every day I pray to my Son to forgive the sins of the world.”
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