The messages given by Our Lady in Medjugorje began on June 25, 1981, and continue to this day. The earliest messages from 1981-1983, recorded by the parish in Medjugorje (Information Center MIR Medjugorje, www.medjugorje.hr), were unfortunately confiscated and destroyed by the communists.
The 1981-1983 messages found here were obtained from the works of Fr. René Laurentin, and Professor René LeJeune. They were originally recorded in French, and translated into English by Juan Gonzales Jr., Ph.D. Although these messages have not been validated by the parish in Medjugorje, great care was taken in their recording, translation, and compilation.
We have also included messages compiled by Fr. Laurentin, and Prof. LeJeune from 1984-1986, which are in addition to the weekly messages recorded by the parish in Medjugorje during that same period.
Wednesday, June 24, 1981
The visionaries see a distant apparition of a young woman in a long grey dress holding a baby in her arms on the hill of Crnica (now known as Apparition Hill). The first time was in the afternoon, the second time towards 6:00pm.
Thursday, June 25, 1981
The date of the first apparition for the group of six visionaries, who see Our Lady nearby on the hill: Our Lady says: “Praised be Jesus!”
Ivanka: Where is my mother? (Her mother had died two months previously.) “She is happy. She is with me.”
The visionaries: Will you return tomorrow? The apparition answers with a nod of her head.
Mirjana: No one will believe us. They will say that we are crazy. Give us a sign! The apparition responds only with a smile. Mirjana believed she had received a sign. Her watch had changed time during the apparition.
“Goodbye, my angels. Go in the peace of God.”
Friday, June 26, 1981
In the presence of a crowd of 2,000 to 3,000 people, drawn there by the luminary signs coming from the hill of the apparitions, Vicka sprinkles the apparition with Holy Water and says: If you are the Gospa, stay with us, if not, go away. The apparition only smiles.
Ivanka: Why have you come here? What do you desire?
“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: Did my mother say anything?
“Obey your grandmother and help her because she is old.”
Mirjana: How is my grandfather? (He had recently died.) “He is well.”
The visionaries, on a request from the crowd: Give us a sign which will prove your presence. “Blessed are those who have not seen and who believe.”
Mirjana: Who are you? “I am the Most Blessed Virgin Mary.”
Why are you appearing to us? We are not better than others.
“I do not necessarily choose the best.”
Will you come back? “Yes, to the same place as yesterday.”
On returning to the village after the apparition, Marija sees the Virgin again, in tears, near a cross with rainbow colors:
“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.”
Saturday, June 27, 1981
“Praised be Jesus!”
Jakov: What do you expect of our Franciscans?
“Have them persevere in the faith and protect the faith of others.”
Jakov and Mirjana: Leave us a sign because the people treat us as liars.
“My angels, do not be afraid of injustice. It has always existed.”
The visionaries: How must we pray?
“Continue to recite 7 Our Father’s and 7 Hail Mary’s and Glory Be’s, but also add the Creed. Goodbye, my angels. Go in the peace of God.”
To Ivan, aside from the others: “Be in peace and take courage.”
(Ivan said: What a beautiful smile when she left me.)
Sunday, June 28, 1981
The visionaries: What do you wish?
“That people believe and persevere in the faith.”
Vicka: What do you expect from the priests?
“That they remain strong in the faith and that they help you.”
Why don’t you appear to everyone in church?
“Blessed are they who believe without having seen.”
Will you come back? “Yes, to the same place.”
Do you prefer prayer or singing? “Both, praying and singing.”
Vicka: What do you wish from the crowd which has gathered here? The visionaries said this question received no response except for a glance filled with love, and Our Lady’s smile. Then Our Lady disappeared. The visionaries prayed so that she might return because she had not said: Goodbye, my angels. During their song, You Are All Beautiful, she reappears.
Vicka: Dear Gospa, what do you expect of this people? She repeated the question three times and finally was given this answer:
“That those who do not see believe as those who see.”
Vicka: Will you leave us a sign so that people believe that we are not liars or comedians? No other response, only a smile. “Go in the peace of God”, She said, as she disappeared.
Monday, June 29, 1981
The visionaries: Dear Gospa, are you happy to see so many people here today? “More than happy.” (She smiles, writes Vicka).
How long will you stay with us? “As long as you will want me to, my angels.”
What do you expect of the people who have come in spite of the brambles and the heat? “There is only one God, one faith. Let the people believe firmly and do not fear anything.”
What do you expect of us?
“That you have a solid faith and that you maintain confidence.”
Will we know how to endure persecutions, which will come to us because of you?
“You will be able to, my angels. Do not fear. You will be able to endure everything. You must believe and have confidence in me.”
Here Vicka writes a question from Dr. Darinka Glamuzina: May I touch Our Lady? She gives this response:
“There have always been Doubting Thomas’s, but she can approach.”
Vicka shows her where to stretch out her hand. Darinka tries to touch her. Our Lady disappears, and then reappears in her light.
The parents of a three-year-old child, Daniel Setka, who had suffered from septicemia since the fourth day of his birth, asked the visionaries to intercede for the handicapped child. Dear Gospa, is little Daniel going to speak some day? Cure him so that they all will believe us. These people love you very much, dear Gospa. Perform a miracle. Dear Gospa, say something. They repeated this petition and conveyed the response:
“Have them believe strongly in his cure. Go in the peace of God.”
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