The Virgin Mary is in the process of revealing 10 spiritual secrets to the six Medjugorje visionaries who communicate with Mary in miraculous apparitions there, believers say. Those secrets -- which concern future miracles that show God's love and future disasters that show God's wrath against sin -- will be revealed to the public when Mary says the time is right, say the visionaries.
10 Secrets to be Revealed
All six of the visionaries ((Ivanka Ivankovic, Mirjana Dragicevic, Ivan Dragicevic, Jakov Colo, Vicka Ivankovic, and Marija Pavlovic) have said that the secrets concern the importance of people worldwide repenting from sin and connecting to God through saving relationships with him while there’s still time – before the end of the world.
The third secret is about a miraculous sign of God’s love that will be permanent and visible to everyone who looks at the hill at Medjugorje where Mary has appeared to the visionaries through the years, reported Mirjana. She also said of that secret: “Before the visible sign is given to mankind, there will be three warnings to the world. The warnings will be in the form of events on earth. … After the admonitions, the visible sign will appear on the site of the apparitions in Medjugorje for all the people to see. The sign will be given as a testimony, confirming the apparitions and in order to call people back to faith.”
Not much is known yet about the other secrets, except the ninth and 10th secret, which Mirjana has said “concern chastisement for the sins of the world.” She added: “Punishment is inevitable, for we cannot expect the whole world to be converted.
The punishment can be diminished by prayer and penance, but it cannot be eliminated.”
Already, the prayers of faithful people in response to Mary’s messages at Medjugorje have overcome an evil plan that had threatened the world when Mary gave the seventh secret to the visionaries, according to Mirjana. Thanks to people’s prayers in response to Mary’s call, that part of the seventh secret will no longer cause destruction on Earth, she said.
The visionaries said that Mary has already given all 10 secrets to three of them, but has so far only revealed 9 secrets to the three others. When God decides the time is right, they’ve said, the secrets will be revealed to everyone in the world through Mirjana confessing them to a priest (Father Petar Ljubicic), then Father Petar announcing them to the public.
The Faithful Have Nothing to Fear
Although many of the secrets have to do with destructive events that will take place on Earth because of sin, people who turn away from sin and toward God won’t need to be afraid when that happens, the visionaries have said.
“Most of the secrets are depressing, but they must not instill fear in us,” Mirjana has said. “Our Lady’s messages here prepare us for what is to come. She calls us to conversion now which means complete surrender to God. If we do that, we are not afraid – not even of death.”
“Nothing should frighten us except disobeying God’s will,” said Ivanka.
Now is the Time to Listen and Respond
Now is the time to pay attention to Mary’s messages that have already been made public, and to respond to them by pursuing a closer relationship with God, according to the visionaries. Then, when the secret events take place, those who are close to God will be prepared.
The visionaries have quoted Mary as telling them about the sudden arrival of disasters mentioned in the secrets: “Convert quickly, and do not wait for the sign which has been announced. For the nonbelievers, it will be too late to be converted.”
“This is a time of great grace and mercy,” Marija has said. “Now is the time to listen to these messages and to change our lives. Those who do will never be able to thank God enough.”