A bus full of Austrian pilgrims crashed in Croatia on Wed., but nobody got injured.
The bus full of Austrians was heading to Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina when it smashed into a fence along the highway close to Sestanovac in southern Croatia. There were 47 pilgrims on the bus.
Medjugorje marks the 30th anniversary since the apparition of the Virgin Mary to six school children as reported tagza.com.
Medjugorje is one of the villages of the Western Herzegovina municipality of Citluk in the previous Yugoslavia. The name Medjugorje is Slavic and means “area between 2 moutains”. This true story occurs in the Bijakovici section of Medjugorje. On the afternoon of June twenty-four, 1981, 2 girls, Ivanka Ivankovic, age fifteen, and Mirjana Dragicevic, age 16, were coming home from a walk. Looking toward the hill called Crnica, Ivanka saw a bright silhouette of a girl. She said to Mirjana, “It is the Gospa!” (Our Lady).
On June twenty-five, the 2 girls returned to the hill with 4 others. Their names are, Vicka Ivankovic, age 16, Ivan Dragivevic, age 16, Maria Pavlovic, age sixteen and Jakov Colo, age 10. A figure in white was calling them to come up the hill. The kids were somehow transported in some puzzling way to a beautiful Lady who calls herself, the Queen of Peace. The Lady gives messages to the seers for the whole world. To date, the Queen of Peace has left thousands of messages. Initially, the messages were almost everyday. Now, for the previous a few years, they come on the 25th of each month.
The idealists describe Our Lady as pretty beyond words ; glowing with holiness. Her conversations with the youngsters have taken the type of motherly tenderness and love, and she’s taken the job of both ma and catechist in advising and directing their lives. She greets them with, “Praised be Jesus, my dear children.” At the end of the apparition she says, “Go in peace, my dear children.” She appears to the 6 idealists as a three-dimensional real image and always appears among brilliant flashes of light.
Her appearances generally happen about 6:40 pm every day. In Medjugorje, thousands of people come daily at this time to participate in the event with prayer, song, the rosary and the Mass, which is sometimes concelebrated by 30 or even more priests. The entire evening service lasts about three hours. And this has been going down daily since 1981!
All the idealists declare in substance :
We see the Sanctified Virgin as we see all of the folks. We pray, we speak with her and we touch her.
She stressed : “Peace in the world is in a state of crisis. Humankind must be reconciled with Our Lord God and with one another.”
She promises us she’s going to leave a perceivable sign at the place of the apparitions in Medjugorje, for all humanity.
The Blessed Mum guaranteed to confide strategies to us.
This time, this period of grace, is vital. After the identifiable sign, those still living will have little time for conversion.
For that reason, the Blessed Virgin invites us to critical reconciliation and conversation.
The Blessed Ma continues to invite us to prayer and fasting : “You can not remember that with prayer and fasting you can stop a war from occuring. You can suspend natural laws.”
Our Lady started imparting secrets to the idealists in Medjugorje awfully early on. She has told the visionaries that every one of them would receive 10 methods. Our Lady has imparted these secrets to the 6 idealists gradually over these past eighteen years. 3 idealists have received all 10, and subsequently, they have stopped having the daily apparition with Our Lady. The other three each have 9. The systems refer to the visionaries themselves, to the Church, to the sign, to all humanity, and to everybody, and to the whole world and to Medjugorje.