“Our Lady” of Medjugorje fails to deliver the goods

Great article from Crisis Magazine here that summarizes many of the problems with Medjugorje. Here’s a sampling of the epic FAILS of “Our Lady” to deliver miraculous signs.

“Healing” miracles have been reported, but none have been tested by experts and verified.

On June 29, 1981, the Gospa announced that a four-year-old boy would be healed, but this never happened. A sign from heaven predicted by the visionaries for August 17, 1981, never materialized.  Ivan, in a signed statement, on May 9, 1982, said that a sign would appear in six months – a “huge shrine in Medjugorje” in memory of the Gospa’s apparitions.  But this also never materialized. In 1983 the visionaries said a “visible sign” would be left at Medjugorje in perpetuity. But this has not happened.

In September, 1981, the prophecy that “Germany and the U.S. will be destroyed,…the Pope will be exiled to Turkey,” never took place.  Nor did peace for Yugoslavia predicted by the Gospa during the 80s.  Yugoslavia broke up during the Bosnian war, 1992-95, leading to the violent separation of Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina from Serbia.

The visionaries allege that they have received secrets from the Gospa.  Jakov Colo, Ivan Dragicevic and Ivanka Ivankovic have each received nine, while the others have received all ten. Only one of the secrets has been revealed by the visionaries: Namely, the Gospa’s promise of a “visible sign,” mentioned above.

On June 30, 1981, the Gospa said that her appearances would end in three days, but they went on without interruption

What did they teach us in kindergarten about crying wolf? What about a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

2 thoughts on ““Our Lady” of Medjugorje fails to deliver the goods

  1. With all due respect I have no idea where Crisis magazine picked up this very strange and misleading information about the Medjugorje messages and visionaries. I have been following the monthly messages for decades and if nothing else, they exhort sinners and unbelievers to come back to God. The apparition would never use vulgarities in her messages. The Blessed Mother is asking for prayer, fasting, conversion, & regular confession. Her messages have never strayed from Church teaching. Were there not controversies during Bernadette Soubiroux’ time regarding Lourdes as well? May God’s will be done.

  2. Have you read the evidence collected by the two bishops of Medjugorje since this circus began? Their reports are available in English right on the website of the diocese of Mostar. It’s all there.

    It was also traumatic for me when I first learned of the dark side of Medjugorje. I was a firm believer until I read the whole story. Having read the facts, it’s impossible that these apparitions are authentic.

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