ABOUT THE TEN SECRETS
"These secrets deal with impending disasters and how to mitigate them. (1 and 2) We know the first two secrets are warnings to the people in Medjugorje, making these two first events regional. (3 [and 4?] ) We know the third secret relates to a great sign. Our Lady says the great sign will be left at the place of the first visitation site known as “Apparition Hill.” This sign will be visible and permanent. Even non-believers will not be able to deny it. However, we do not know what this sign will be, or when it will occur. Mirjana says that the sign will command attention. She adds: 'Most of the secrets are depressing, but they must not instill fear in us. Our Lord made me understand that Mary is with us. If we accept Her as Our Mother, God as our Father and Jesus as our Brother, this family will not fail us.'
"'Convert quickly,' said Our Lady (Gospa), and do not wait for the sign which has been announced. For the nonbelievers, it will be too late to be converted.' In Her messages The Holy Virgin puts particular emphasis on daily prayer (Mass as often as possible), prayer, penance, fasting, conversion (Sacrament of Reconciliation) Bible reading and Holy Eucharist. These are the ways to prepare for the coming events which the faithful call the “Warning Signs and Chastisements.”
"The secrets will be revealed to the world. Seer Mirjana is the keeper of the secrets. Our Lady "Queen of Peace" has given Mirjana the secrets written on a parchment. Mirjana says she could leave the parchment anywhere and not worry about someone reading it because the writings are an unknown language. Even so, Mirjana says she has no problem read the parchment. Rumor and speculation has caused many to claim the parchment has been tested and is made of an unknown material. Medjugorje USA personally had a Medjugorje friend ask Mirjana about this test. Mirjana said, the parchment has never been tested and is kept in a safe place.
"Our Lady told Mirjana to choose a priest. This priest will release the secrets to the world, at the proper time. Father Petar Ljubicic is the priest chosen to divulge the secrets. In a talk with Father Petar in October 2012, Father said, 'Mirjana will have the secrets when the time comes. 10 days before the warning we will know, when its coming, what is coming and how long it is going to last. For seven days Mirjana and I (Father Petar) will have to pray and fast. Three days before (the warning is to come) Fr. Petar will announce that in three days the secret will be revealed and what is going to be left up on Apparition Hill (The everlasting miraculous sign).' Fr. Petar continued, 'The sign (on Apparition Hill, 3rd secret) will be a tremendous happiness for all who will be coming to Medjugorje who believe and surrender. The sign will be the last call for those who have not converted.'
"In a letter once sent to Pope John Paul II, Mirjana says: 'Before the visible sign is shown to humanity, three warnings will be given to the world. These warnings will refer to events which will take place on earth. Mirjana will be witness to these events. The testimony of Mirjana will be a confirmation and will be an incentive to the world conversion.' After the admonitions, the visible sign will be given for humanity on the sight of the Hill of Apparitions. The sign will be given as evidence of the apparitions and as a call to faith and great conversion.
"After some 32 years of apparition, the first warning sign is long in coming. After the first admonition, the others will follow in a relatively short period of time. This extended time we are given now is a period of grace and conversion. After the visible sign, humanity will have but a brief period remaining, for conversion.
"Asked if the last secret could be avoided, Mirjana said: 'People must prepare themselves spiritually and be ready for anything; they must not panic and should reconcile themselves inwardly. They should be ready for everything, even to die tomorrow”. With deep faith and firm belief in reconciliation with God, people must not be afraid, for God is with them. This means, total conversion and complete commitment to God.' To the question 'Why is it taking so long to divulge the secrets?' Mirjana replied, 'this is a merciful delay on the part of God.'" Medjugorje USA
Our responsibility is great. In the Virgin Mary’s message given on June 2nd 2012, she said to Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo, "Dear children, I am continuously among you because, with my endless love, I desire to show you the door of Heaven. I desire to tell you how it is opened: through goodness, mercy, love and peace – through my Son. Therefore, my children, do not waste time on vanities. Only knowledge of the love of my Son can save you. Through that salvific love and the Holy Spirit He chose me and I, together with Him, am choosing you to be apostles of His love and will. My children, great is the responsibility upon you. I desire that by your example you help sinners regain their sight, enrich their poor souls and bring them back into my embrace. Therefore, pray, pray, fast and confess regularly. If receiving my Son in the Eucharist is the centre of your life than do not be afraid, you can do everything. I am with you. Every day I pray for the shepherds and I expect the same of you. Because, my children, without their guidance and strengthening through their blessing, you can not do it. Thank you." Messages and Teachings of Mary at Medjugorje . (Our Lady recommends that the faithful seek the blessings of priests whose blessing is that of Jesus himself, even of greater value than Her own blessing.)
|Mirjana Soldo during recent Apparition in Medjugorje|