From an interview with Medjugorje “seer” Ivan Dragicevic
What do you feel when you “see” the Blessed Mother? What are your emotions?
“I can hardly describe my emotions when I see what is in front of me … every day something occurs that has no equal on earth. The Virgin herself is Paradise. Her presence gives you such a joy, pierces you with such a light! But also the context that surrounds it is sublime. Sometimes She shows me happy people in the background, or a place of shining angels in a beautiful place full of flowers... It ends when the apparition is over. It’s difficult to readjust, because there is nothing in the world, in art or nature, has those colors, the smells, that reaches such a perfection of harmony “.
Ivan is one of the six visionaries of Medjugorje, one of three who says he still sees Our Lady every day, 30 years since the beginning of the apparitions. These are the longest in history dating back to June 24, 1981. You can believe or not believe, but certainly we are dealing with a phenomenon that is impressive – although not yet officially recognized by the Church – and that every year attracts millions of pilgrims to the shrine in Herzegovina (former Yugoslavia).
In 1993 Ivan married the American Laureen Murphy-Miss Mass. in 1990-with whom he has four children, and divides his time between Boston and Medjugorje, where you can meet him from May to September.. He travels a lot, as far as Australia and New Zealand, to tell of his extraordinary experience. With great difficulty we managed to give him a series of questions. Here are his answers, which we offer as we have received, for what is an exclusive and exceptional interview face to face.
Ivan, you say you see Our Lady every day since 1981. Has She has changed in those 30 years?
“Our Lady (Virgin Mary in Croatian, ed) is always the same: a girl in her prime, but really looks like a woman of great maturity. She has a grey coat and white veil, and at Christmas and Easter, wears robes of gold. Her eyes are blue and her cheeks are just shades of pink. Her head has a crown of twelve stars with her feet resting on a cloud that suspends from the ground, reminding us that She is a creature of Heaven and immaculate. But I cannot really communicate Her beauty fully.
This is home video of Our Lady’s appartion to Ivan Dragicevic of Medjugorje. The apparition occured in the New Orleans area in late November of 2007. Our Lady appears to Ivan at 5:40pm every day no matter where in the world he is. Our Lady gives a message to the world every 25th of the month. Go to www.themirgroup.org to get that message and more information about the apparitions.
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