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“ ‘ The story behind this one , is unique, ’ I went on. ‘ When I first saw it, I was overwhelmed by its beauty and felt that, regardless of its origin, it would be my image of Mary at Medjugorje. In fact, I plan to use it on the cover of my book.

…, A nun from The Vatican, on pilgrimage to Medjugorje, had been invited into The Apparition room. During the time of The Visitation, she had taken a picture of The Crucifix on the wall above where the young visionaries appeared to be looking.


When the photograph was developed, a close-up of a young woman`s face appeared on the film.


Karen had received a copy of this photo just before leaving for Medjugorje herself, and after Ivan`s talk with her group she had an opportunity to ask him if it looked like The Madonna. Ivan, like the other visionaries, was normally turned off by such requests concerning pictures. He glanced at it and started to turn to turn away-- then turned back.


‘ Yes, ’ He said slowly, studying the photograph, ‘ It does look like Her. ’ Then he smiled.

‘ Only She is even more beautiful ! ’ ”                             PAGE : 300-301, FROM “ MEDJUGORJE, THE MESSAGE ” BY WAYNE WEIBLE




















At Tihaljina`s, Immaculate Conception Church a magnificent crucifix stands behind the altar.

On the right of the altar is a statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. On the left of the altar is a statue of Mary as our Lady of Grace that has become world famous. This statue of Mary was made in Italy and was brought to Tihaljina at great expense to the parishioners. The Church parishioners have come to regard this statue as the Immaculate Conception, the namesake of their church.


Fr. Jozo was the pastor of St. James Church when the apparitions first began. Fr. Jozo came to believe in the apparitions and was imprisoned for refusing to suppress the young visionaries.


He preaches a rich spiritual insight into the meaning of Medjugorje morning, noon, and night.


Fr. Jozo distributes portraits of the statue of Mary as a reminder of the spirituality of Medjugorje. In 1988, there were no photographs of the statue with English printed prayers available at Tihaljina. It was suggested that one should be produced so that it could be available to all English-speaking pilgrims who come to Tihaljina.


A fund was established to finance the publication of such a picture. During the next two years, several attempts we remade at photographing the statue to obtain a suitable picture. However, none were successful : either the picture contrast was not acceptable, or the camera malfunctioned, or the angle of the portrait wasn't correct. What seemed at the outset to be an easy task turned into a frustrating and laborious project, plagued with all sorts of difficulties.


In February 1990, during a retreat at the Immaculate Conception Church in Tihaljina, over 100 photographs were taken by a member of Send Your Spirit.

But only one photograph of the face came out so beautiful and life-like that it captures the heart of everyone who sees it.

Some claim that when they pray before this particular portrait, the expression on the face of Our Lady often appears to change.


Also during the retreat, the Prayer of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary was received in a prophetic message. It became obvious that both of these God-given gifts, the prayer and the portrait of the statue, were inseperable and belonged together. As a result, the Send Your Spirit Portrait of Mary was produced with the Prayer of Consecration given at the retreat printed on the back.


Some people in Medjugorje suggested that the picture be distributed, not only at the Immaculate Conception Church at Tihaljina, but also to people in Medjugorje and to people all over the world.


When asked about this portrait and its Prayer of Consecration, the Medjugorje visionary Jelena

( an inner locutionist who also receives prophetic messages ) said, " This is a perfect picture to spread the message of Medjugorje and devotion to the Immaculate Conception around the world. It is the work of God ! "


This portrait of Mary is used by many Marian apostolates to encourage devotion to Our Lady and dedication to her Immaculate Heart.



DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF OUR LADY OF MEDJUGORJE

THE QUEEN OF PEACE AS SHE APPEARS IN MEDJUGORJE.
FROM 24-JUNE-1981---TILL TODAY


 

Over the years people questioned the visionaries of Medjugorje about Our Lady`s appearance, but the most successful inquirer by far was the author, FR. Janko Bubalo, A Franciscan of the Hercegovinian Province.

He had followed the events associated with the apparitions from the beginning. For a number of years he heard confessions in Medjugorje and acquired an intimate knowledge of Medjugorje spirituality.

One result of his interest is a book ;

" A THOUSAND ENCOUNTERS WITH THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY IN MEDJUGORJE " ( 1985 ).

It met with worldwide success and received a reward. In this book Vicka, The visionary, in answer to FR. Bubalo`s questions, gives a detailed account of her encounters with Our Blessed Lady.

It is true that FR. Bubalo had interviews with the other visionaries, but in the end decided to publish only the conversations he had with Vicka, because it seemed to him that she answered his questions in the most comprehensive way. Besides, what the other visionaries had to say did not differ essentially from Vicka`s accounts.

Time has passed and attempts at portraying Our Lady as she appears at Medjugorje have multiplied. Many of these attempts diverged from the description given by the visionaries, so in order to prevent further confusion, FR. Bubalo, Though now advanced in years ( HE WAS BORN IN 1913, ) sent a questionnaire to all the visionaries, in which he asked them to supply answers to a number of questions relating to Our Lady`s appearance.

Five of the six visionaries responded to FR. Bubalo`s, appeal and signed their completed questionnaire forms at Humac in 1992. These five were ; Ivan Dragicevic, Vicka Ivankovic, Marija Pavlovic, Ivanka Ivankovic, and Mirjana Dragicevic. Because of circumstances, the sixth visionary, Jakov Colo was unable to return his questionnaire form, but he agreed with what the other visionaries said, and had nothing to add to their accounts.

 

WE NOW PRESENT THE QUESTIONS IN FULL AND THE RESULTS OF THE VISIONARIES BRIEF ANSWERS :

 

1-------AS THE FIRST THING, TELL ME : HOW TALL IS THE MADONNA THAT YOU REGULARLY SEE ?
( VICKA ) IS 5 FEET 5 INCHES.       165 CM---LIKE ME.

2-------DOES SHE LOOK RATHER ‘ SLENDER ’ , SLIM OR ?       SHE LOOKS RATHER SLENDER.

3-------ABOUT HOW MANY KILOGRAMS DO YOU THINK SHE WEIGHTS ? ABOUT 60 KILOGRAMS ( 132 POUNDS )

4-------ABOUT HOW OLD DO YOU THINK SHE IS ?       FROM 18 TO 20 YEARS OLD.

5-------WHEN SHE IS WITH THE CHILD JESUS DOES SHE LOOK OLDER ?
SHE LOOKS AS USUAL---SHE LOOKS THE SAME.

6-------WHEN OUR LADY IS WITH YOU IS SHE ALWAYS STANDING OR ?       ALWAYS STANDING.

7-------ON WHAT IS SHE STANDING ?       ON SOME LITTLE CLOUD.

8-------WHAT COLOUR IS THAT LITTLE CLOUD ?       THE CLOUD IS A WHITISH COLOR.

9-------HAVE YOU EVER SEEN HER KNEEL ?       NEVER ! ( VICKA, IVAN, IVANKA ).

10-------NATURALLY YOUR MADONNA ALSO HAS HER OWN FACE.
HOW DOES IT LOOK : ROUND OR RATHER LONG--OVAL ?       IT`S RATHER LONG----OVAL----NORMAL.

11-------WHAT COLOUR IS HER FACE ?       NORMAL---RATHER LIGHT---ROSY CHEEKS.

12-------WHAT COLOUR IS HER BROW ?       NORMAL---MAINLY LIGHT LIKE HER FACE.

13-------WHAT KIND OF LIPS DOES OUR LADY HAVE--RATHER THICK OR THIN ?
NORMAL---BEAUTIFUL---THEY ARE MORE THIN.

14-------WHAT COLOUR ARE THEY ?       REDDISH---NATURAL COLOUR.

15-------DOES OUR LADY HAVE ANY DIMPLES, AS WE PEOPLE USUALLY HAVE ?
ORDINARILY SHE DOESN`T---PERHAPS A LITTLE, IF SHE SMILES. ( MIRJANA ).

16-------IS THERE SOME PLEASANT SMILE ORDINARILY NOTICEABLE ON HER COUNTENANCE ?
MAYBE---MORE LIKE SOME INDESCRIBABLE GENTLENESS---
THERE`S A SMILE VISIBLE AS IF SOMEHOW UNDER HER SKIN ( VICKA ).

17-------WHAT IS THE COLOUR OF OUR LADY`S EYES ?       HER EYES ARE WONDERFUL ! CLEARLY BLUE ( ALL ).

18-------ARE THEY RATHER BIG OR ?       MORE NORMAL---MAYBE A LITTLE BIT BIGGER ( MARIJA ).

19-------HOW ARE HER EYELASHES ?       DELICATE---NORMAL.

20-------WHAT COLOUR ARE HER EYELASHES ?       NORMAL---NO SPECIAL COLOUR.

21-------ARE THEY THINNER OR ?       ORDINARY---NORMAL.

22-------OF COURSE, OUR LADY ALSO HAS A NOSE. WHAT IS IT LIKE : SHARP OR ?
A NICE, LITTLE NOSE ( MIRJANA )---NORMAL,
HARMONIZING WITH HER FACE
( MARIJA ).

23-------AND OUR LADY`S EYEBROWS ?       HER EYEBROWS ARE THIN---NORMAL---MORE OF A BLACK COLOUR.

24-------HOW IS YOUR MADONNA DRESSED ?       SHE IS CLOTHED IN A SIMPLE WOMAN`S DRESS.

25-------WHAT COLOUR IS HER DRESS ?       HER DRESS IS GREY---MAYBE A LITTLE BLUISH---GREY ( MIRJANA ).

26-------IS THE DRESS TIGHT--FITTING OR DOES IT FALL FREELY ?       IT FALLS FREELY.

27-------HOW FAR DOWN DOES HER DRESS REACH ?
ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE LITTLE CLOUD ON WHICH SHE`S STANDING
IT---BLENDS INTO THE CLOUD.

28------HOW FAR UP AROUND THE NECK ?       NORMALLY---UP TO THE BEGINNING OF HER NECK.

29-------IS A PART OF OUR LADY`S NECK VISIBLE ?
HER NECK IS VISIBLE, BUT NOTHING OF HER BOSOM IS VISIBLE.

30-------HOW FAR DO HER SLEEVES REACH ?       UP TO HER PALMS.

31-------IS OUR LADY`S DRESS HEMMED WITH ANYTHING ?       NO, NOT WITH ANYTHING.

32-------IS THERE ANYTHING PULLED IN OR TIED AROUND OUR LADY`S WAIST ?       NO, THERE`S NOTHING.

33-------ON THE BODY OF THE MADONNA THAT YOU SEE, IS HER FEMININITY NOTICEABLE ?
OF, COURSE IT`S NOTICEABLE ! BUT NOTHING SPECIALLY ( VICKA ).

34-------IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE ON OUR LADY BESIDES THIS DRESS DESCRIBED ?
SHE HAS A VEIL ON HER HEAD.

35-------WHAT COLOUR IS THAT VEIL ?       THE VEIL IS A WHITE COLOUR.

36-------PURE WHITE OR ?       PURE WHITE.

37-------HOW MUCH OF HER DRESS DOES THE VEIL COVER ?
IT COVERS HER HEAD
SHOULDERS AND COMPLETE BODY FROM THE BACK AND FROM THE SIDES.

38-------HOW FAR DOWN DOES IT REACH ?       IT REACHES DOWN TO THE LITTLE CLOUD, ALSO LIKE HER DRESS.

39-------HOW FAR DOES IT COVER IN FRONT ?       IT COVERS FROM THE BACK AND FROM THE SIDES.

40-------DOES THE VEIL LOOK FIRMER, THICKER THAN OUR LADY`S DRESS ?
NO IT DOESN`T---IT`S SIMILAR TO THE DRESS.

41-------IS THERE ANY KIND OF JEWELLERY ON HER ?       THERE IS NO KIND OF JEWELLERY.

42-------IS THE VEIL TRIMMED WITH ANYTHING AT THE ENDS ?       NOT WITH ANYTHING.

43-------DOES OUR LADY HAVE ANY KIND OF ORNAMENT AT ALL ?       SHE HAS NO KIND.

44-------FOR EXAMPLE, ON HER HEAD OR AROUND ?       YES---SHE HAS A CROWN OF STARS ON HER HEAD.

45-------ARE THERE ALWAYS STARS AROUND HER HEAD ?
ORDINARILY THERE ARE---THERE ALWAYS ARE ( VICKA ).

46-------FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN SHE APPEARS WITH JESUS ?       SHE`S THE SAME WAY.

47-------HOW MANY STARS ARE THERE ?       THERE ARE TWELVE OF THEM.

48-------WHAT COLOUR ARE THEY ?       GOLDEN---GOLD COLOUR.

49-------ARE THEY IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH EACH OTHER ?
THEY ARE CONNECTED WITH SOMETHING---SO THAT THEY CAN STAY UP ( VICKA ).

50-------IS A LITTLE BIT OF OUR LADY`S HAIR VISIBLE ?       A LITTLE BIT OF HER HAIR IS VISIBLE.

51-------WHERE DO YOU SEE IT ?
A LITTLE ABOVE HER FOREHEAD---FROM UNDER THE VEIL---FROM THE LEFT SIDE.

52-------WHAT COLOUR IS IT ?       IT`S BLACK.

53-------IS EITHER OF OUR LADY`S EARS EVER VISIBLE ?       NO, THEY ARE NEVER VISIBLE.

54-------HOW IS THAT ?       WELL, THE VEIL COVERS HER EARS.

55-------WHAT IS OUR LADY USUALLY LOOKING AT DURING THE APPARITION ?
USUALLY SHE IS LOOKING AT US---SOMETIMES AT SOMETHING ELSE, AT WHAT SHE`S SHOWING.

56-------HOW DOES OUR LADY HOLD HER HANDS ?       HER HANDS ARE FREE, RELAXED, EXTENDED.

57-------WHEN DOES SHE HOLD HER HANDS FOLDED ?
ALMOST NEVER---MAYBE SOMETIMES AT THE “ GLORY BE ”.

58-------DOES SHE EVER MOVE, GESTURE WITH HER HANDS DURING THE APPARITIONS ?
SHE DOES NOT GESTURE, EXCEPT WHEN SHE SHOWS SOMETHING.

59-------WHICH WAY ARE HER PALMS TURNED WHEN HER HANDS ARE EXTENDED ?
HER PALMS ARE USUALLY RELAXED UPWARDS---HER FINGERS ARE RELAXED IN THE SAME WAY.

60-------ARE HER FINGERNAILS THEN ALSO VISIBLE ?       THEY ARE PARTIALLY VISIBLE.

61-------HOW ARE THEY--WHICH COLOUR ARE THEY ?       NATURAL COLOUR---CLEAN---CUT FINGERNAILS.

62-------HAVE YOU EVER SEEN OUR LADY`S LEGS ?       NO---NEVER---HER DRESS ALWAYS COVERS THEM.

63-------FINALLY, IS OUR LADY REALLY BEAUTIFUL, AS YOU HAVE SAID ?
WELL, REALLY WE HAVEN`T TOLD YOU ANYTHING ABOUT THAT
---HER BEAUTY CANNOT BE DESCRIBED
---IT IS NOT OUR KIND OF BEAUTY
---THAT IS SOMETHING ETHEREAL
---SOMETHING HEAVENLY
---SOMETHING THAT WE`LL ONLY SEE IN PARADISE
---AND THEN ONLY TO A CERTAIN DEGREE.


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