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Day 4 - Thanks, A morning talk, Siroki Brijeg, Ivan's Apparition

A grateful T & the honest shopkeeper at Charley's.
Filling up our water bottles with spring water at St. James
The visionaries say this is the closest likeness of Mother Mary
Sisters Kelley & Katie, who came in memory of their mother.
On the way to Siroki Brijeg...
to visit Fr. Jozo's church (to the R of picture)...
past beautiful countryside.
Sunset from Apparition Hill...we pass the time in peace...
listening to the boys from Cenacolo sing...
...watching pilgrims, including Maryanne, find their rock seats
...and gazing at Krisevac (Cross Mtn) across the valley...
while awaiting Ivan's apparition time.
T reaches out for Mary's hand.
I jot notes to remember this night.
Soon the hill is covered with pilgrims. I find my rock.
We sat with native American friends we made in the morning.
Teri tells us to keep our noses pealed for the scent of roses
and takes a picture of our foursome.
A faint crescent moon in the darkness. Mary appears to Ivan.
An estimated 100,000 people are in Medjugorje during this anniversary week. Because it is the anniversary, three of the visionaries -- Ivan, Mirjana, and Marija -- have returned to Medjugorje.

We were very fortunate to be with Ivan (and Marija) on Apparition Hill. We were praying along with them when Mother Mary appeared to Ivan. Those who were close to him observed that when Mary appeared to him, he stopped.

"His eyes looked up, and his facial expression changed immediately. He looked so peaceful, no longer appeared fatigue as just a minute ago. His lips trembled as if he was talking with someone. Later on, Ivan told us that Mary was extending Her arms to bless every one of us. She was pleased with so many pilgrims from around the world. She told Ivan that all the letters were read and answered, and all the religious articles were blessed."

This was the message he received from Mother Mary. It was transcribed "on the spot" and read in Croatian, then translated and read to the international crowd gathered on that hill in Italian, French, Spanish, English, German and Korean:

"Dear Children, I call all of you in a special way. Dear children I call you all in this time of grace. This is why I am inviting all of you to pray, pray at this time to be open to the Holy Spirit.

I am especially inviting this parish which I have chosen, in a special way to respond to my call and to renew my messages.

Dear children, Your mother will pray with you and you dear children, pray also with me, your mother, for the realization of my plan, my plan for peace.â??
~ Mother Mary

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