Two first secrets will warn Medjugorje
By Jakob Marschner on Nov 11, 2012
Visionary Mirjana Soldo’s two first secret future events will be warnings for Medjugorje locals, says the priest to announce the events. The secrets will draw even more people to Medjugorje and also be of paramount importance for official recognition by the Church, says Fr. Petar Ljubicic.Fr. Petar Ljubicic. Photo: Daniel Miot, guardacon.me
Medjugorje’s local citizens will be the foremost recipients of the future events contained within the first two of the 10 prophetic secrets that visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo says the Virgin Mary has entrusted to her. Both events will be warnings, says Fr. Petar Ljubicic, the priest chosen by Mirjana to announce the events on her behalf.
“Talking to me, Mirjana revealed that the first two secrets pertain to Medjugorje. They contain a warning and an important warning for the faithful of the parish of Medjugorje” the Franciscan tells in an interview with the Italian group Maria a Medjugorje.
Apparition Hill in Medjugorje, the spot of the first apparition where the visionaries have maintained that a permanent sign will appear to spur conversions, and authenticate the Virgin Mary’s apparitions
“I think the revelation of the secrets will help us all to become more serious and more aware of our responsibilities” he says.
Fr. Petar repeats that the event to the third secret will be a visible sign on Apparition Hill in Medjugorje. For 30 years, all six Medjugorje visionaries have foretold the arrival of this permanent sign, aimed at bringing people to conversion. But waiting for the sign would be a mistake and a misunderstanding, says the priest who also discloses that a prophecy given to him by a Medjugorje visionary has already come true:Fr. Petar Ljubicic with visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo who chose him to reveal her secrets to the world. For 30 years, the two have maintained that the visionary will alert the priest 10 days before an event is to take place, then pray and fast together for a week, before Fr. Petar shall announce the event three days before it will happen
“For everyone, (the permanent sign) is a sign of conversion. We must not forget that this time is a time of conversion and prayer. It is a time of spiritual purification, and a time of joyful choice of God. So I would like to stress once again that we should not expect to be converted. For example, if we wait for a sign, we may be too late” says Fr. Petar Ljubicic.
” On January 19th1982 a visionary told me that Our Lady had said that communist totalitarianism would collapse. There would be a war, but Croatia would be free.”
The Franciscan further states the revelation of the secrets will affect both the number of people who come to Medjugorje, the attitude of the Catholic Church towards the apparitions, and Medjugorje’s whole status in the world:Fr. Petar Ljubicic in 2011. Photo: Daniel Miot, guardacon.me
“It is a fact that, every year, thousands and thousands of pilgrims come to Medjugorje. When the secrets will be disclosed, surely there will be even more people, probably even some who have not shown any interest so far. In any case, the future of Medjugorje will be positive. It will become more of a spiritual magnet” Fr. Petar Ljubicic says.
“You are surely right to assume that the revelation of the secrets will be of paramount importance for the ecclesiastical recognition” he adds.
“Do not ponder what will happen”Mirjana during an apparition in 2010
Even while passing on a number of new insights into the secrets, in the interview Fr. Ljubicic’s main point is an admonition of not to go to excesses in speculating about them. Wishing to place the secrets into proper perspective, he says the present now is more important than thinking of future events:
“The secret, as the word implies, are secret. We know nothing about their content. You can only say that the secrets pertain to events that will happen in a certain place at a certain time. But what will happen, we do not know. So we should not ponder on this” Fr. Petar Ljubicic says.Fr. Petar Ljubicic. Photo: Daniel Miot, guardacon.me
“We should consider the existence of these secrets a help to us, so that we take seriously the life that God has given us, and use the time for our salvation and for the salvation of our souls. This means for us to live in such a way so as to be able to render account to God at any time.”
“If we live this way, we are always ready to meet God, and to go before Him which is why we should not be afraid of the revelation of the secrets, and why it is not necessary to think about “when”.Fr. Petar Ljubicic: “With the apparitions Our Lady wants to avoid the worst.”
“These apparitions help us to understand that every moment of our life is important. You have to live in total dedication to God, and bless Him with your prayers. This means that you always choose God, and make the burden of life easier” says Fr. Petar Ljubicic.
“The history of the Virgin Mary’s apparitions shows that she is always with us when there are great dangers. Just looking at the last 150 years, we see her love and concern for our needs made manifest. With the apparitions Our Lady wants to avoid the worst.”