Vicka, will you please describe what the feeling of a person is that has been meeting with the Mother of God every day now for fifteen years?
This feeling cannot possibly be put in words, for there are no words to describe it. It is something special, a special peace, satisfaction, a joy that cannot be experienced with any man, but only with Our Lady.
It was announced today in Medjugorje that Jakov, one of the six visionaries, received his 10th and last secret from Our Lady. Currently, Mirjana, Ivanka, and now Jakov have received all 10 secrets. Vicka, Marija, and Ivan have received 9. What follows is the official announcement from the Information Center in Medjugorje...
LAST REGULAR APPARITION OF THE QUEEN OF PEACE
TO JAKOV COLO SEPTEMBER 12, 1998
While on his journey in America Jakov reported the following text to us from Miami.
"On Friday September 11th during the regular apparition Our Lady told me to prepare myself specially by prayer for tomorrow's apparition because she will confide the 10th secret to me. On Saturday September 12th Our Lady came at 11:15 (local time). When she came she greeted me as always with 'Praised be Jesus'. While she was confiding the 10th secret to me she was sad.
Then with a gentle smile she said to me: Dear child! I am your mother and I love you unconditionally. From today I will not be appearing to you every day, but only on Christmas, the birthday of my Son. Do not be sad, because as a mother I will always be with you and like every true mother I will never leave you. And you continue further to follow the way of my Son, the way of peace and love and try to persevere in the mission that I have confided to you. Be an example of that man who has known God and God's love. Let people always see in you an example of how God acts on people and how God acts through them. I bless you with my motherly blessing and I thank you for having responded to my call. The apparition ended at 11:45."
P.S. In a short telephone conversation with Fr. Slavko Barbaric, Jakov said that he cried for a long time and that he is very sad.
March 31, 2000, on the front cover of the Boston Globe (the major newspaper for the State of Massachusetts) the following article appeared about Medjugorje visionary Ivan Dragicevic.
Please note: to keep the article intact it has been scanned and turned into two large jpeg images. It will take sometime for this scan to come up on your monitor because of the size of the jpeg images. I have tried to make the writing in this article as clear as I can for your viewing.
Source: Boston Globe
by: Marijan Sivric
The visionary Vicka Ivankovic, is a special attraction for the pilgrims. Every one wishes to greet her and ask something of Our Lady through her. While she was passing, we stopped her and asked her how she felt on the "Peace walk", in which she was participating.