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Apparition Week: Our Lady of Medjugorje

January 19, 2011

The apparition of “Mary” appeared to six Croatian children in 1981 in a town in Bosnia-Herzegovina (then Yugoslavia). The apparition has been giving the visionaries messages for almost thirty years. Each of the six were to receive ten secrets from the apparition before the visions would end.  Today, two of the visionaries still receive messages from the spirit on a monthly basis. In a nutshell, the message is usually: pray (the Rosary), fast, and do penance (in particular, confess monthly to a priest). This apparition site, despite being located in a war zone for many years, has been very popular among Catholics worldwide.  Over 30 million people have visited the site. Many have reported miraculous events, such as rosaries turning gold and the spinning of the sun. In March, 2010 the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith launched a formal investigation of the phenomenon.

A video of visionary receiving a message:

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