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Have you been to Medjugorje?

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posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 08:07 PM
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I haven't, nor have I any plans to go (not that I would mind going).
But I would like to hear from people who have been there personally.

If you were there, what were your experiences?

I am not looking for any particular type of experience.
Whatever it was (even if it was "nothing"), I'd really like to read about it, as long as it is your personal experience.




posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 04:42 PM
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Nobody?


(I am not blaming you - I am just surprised.)



posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 05:23 PM
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I have never been. However, and I don't know if what I am going to say is what you hoped to get from this thread, but... When I was a child, my mother worked with someone who had gone. They took photos and when they developed them, numerous strange things showed up in the photos, some were simple such as lights, orb type things etc, others were more complecx, like complete likenesses of the Virgin Mary or photos of things that were not there to be photographed nor had the couple ever described taking such photographs. The photos would creep me out as a 10 year old. I wish I could get a hold of those photos today for more scrutiny and to share here.



posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 06:27 PM
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Thank you, Wolf!

As I said, I was not looking for any type of experiences (even "nothing special" would've been alright with me ; )), I was just trying to get an array of first-hand accounts. Because I've heard many people - but I didn't really know them that well - talk about being there; and most of them said the "atmosphere" there was really special - that it had to be "experienced to be believed". (And I remember seeing a documentary once, where there was this young American woman who had been a drug addict and - so she said - had to be practically dragged by her mother all the way to Medjugorje. There, she says, she was cured - instantly. There were a lot of stories like that.)
But I would sincerely like to hear from people who've had a "nothing" experience, too, if there are such people.

And so, as you can imagine, I am very grateful for the experience that you reported - "strange" as it is. (But hey, most genuine things in life are "strange" if you look at them closely enough...
)






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posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 07:19 PM
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I saw a special on T.V., where the 'virgin mary' was making the sun vibrate and other stuff.
A friend of mine, who had married a catholic went to Conyers Ga, and she knelt at a statue of Jesus and asked him to make her pregnant and she had an ectopic pregnancy. She asked me what I thought. (she is a born-again Christian)
I told her to pray to statues is sin. She took pictures of mary in the clouds.
It WAS amazingly detailed! It looked like satan behind her. The last days will have A LOT of false signs and wonders!
After I talked to her, she felt it WAS sin and gave me the photo. Maybe, I'll find it, scan it and put it on here.



posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 07:56 PM
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I saw a special on T.V., where the 'virgin mary' was making the sun vibrate and other stuff.


You mean like in Fatima?

If you can find that photo, many would be grateful to see it, I am sure. :-)



posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 08:24 PM
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I've heard about it, but I have yet to travel that far from my homeland. However, I do want to thank you for spelling it out for me, as it in turn lead me to their website: www.medjugorje.org....



posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 08:38 PM
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I have never been to Medjugorjia but in '86 our town was gifted with a miracle stemming from there.

At the time I knew nothing about it but was told by my mother-in-law that after a group of pilgrims went there and came back a phone call from an interpretor of one of the visionaries said there would be a miracle of the sun at a specific time and day in our town.

Half doubting and half curious I looked out when the time came. Indeed the sun not only danced but the most beautiful rainbow colors swirled and throbbed around and around it. There was a grayish disk in front so I was able to look squarely at the sun in increments of 30 to 45 minutes at a time!!! My neighbor came out to see what I was looking at. He did not see it and warned me I would go blind but after watching me watching the sun he could not explain it. I can't either....I just am greatful to see one inkling of the power of God first hand.



posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 11:40 PM
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Originally posted by WalkOn
However, I do want to thank you for spelling it out for me, as it in turn lead me to their website: www.medjugorje.org....


I am glad.

And I hope you find that website useful.



posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 11:51 PM
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I just am greatful to see one inkling of the power of God first hand.



That's very beautifully said.

Yes, I can imagine that that alone is a gift like no other.

As for the swirling sun and such... I am intrigued.
I thought that only happened at Fatima (October 13, 1917).

I'll be totally honest here: my first thought was that perhaps somebody somehow staged (in Medjugorje, I mean) an effect that was supposed to evoke the one - very famous one - from Fatima.

But that, of course, would only apply to such phenomena IN Medjugorje itself (which still wouldn't imply that the apparitions and subsequent events there weren't genuine) - not somewhere far away, as in your case.

I am very glad you posted this.



P.S. Reading about your case, I just remembered another example from that documentary I saw. There was a woman, also American, who said that she was disabled - couldn't walk without crutches, and then only painfully - and wanted very much to visit M., but couldn't because it was too far and she couldn't afford the money for the trip. So - said she - instead of going there in person, she thought maybe praying to the "Virgen of Medjugorje" would help some. She prayed - very fervently, said she - until she fell asleep.
The next day she was cured.
And the funny thing (not really surprising, though) is that she didn't "notice" it at first. She got up - she didn't even remember the prayer the night before - and immediately reached for the crutches, like every other day. It was only later that day that she realised she wasn't in pain anymore; and then she tried walking without crutches...
Eh, you can imagine the rest.





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posted on Mar, 20 2008 @ 09:57 PM
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I found it, but, it's not exactly as I remembered it.
It's a picture of a picture.
My friend told me that she didn't have her camera and had to get it from the car and when she got back, it was gone, so she took it.
Here it is.






I'm trying to fix the BIGNESS of this photo.......
Maybe this will work.

O.K., maybe a direct link...
Conyers




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posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 08:00 AM
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I haven't been to Medugorje but I have been to Lourdes,which enjoys a similar reputation.

I accompanied a pilgrimage there even though I am not a Catholic.

The atmosphere there is terrific. It will more or less blow you off your feet.
especially in the Grotto where the atmosphere is very special indeed.

I did not witness any amazing physical healings while I was there ,but that is not all that Lourdes is about. Spiritual change and improvement is probably even more important.

I would most certainly recommend a visit there to anyone even if you are not a Catholic,even if you not a Christian, and even if you have no belief in God at all



posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 08:36 AM
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YES I"VE BEEN. I went in May of 1991

It was AMAZING! I had my one and only 'slaying in the spirit' there.
I was kneeling outside St. James Church during the time of the apparition
when it happened. About 10 minutes later (when I could function again)
I looked up at the sun and saw it dancing with a red Host in front of it.

Good thing I was kneeling at the time or I would have fallen over!
I wasn't expecting any of it and it was during a very quiet time of
prayer so I didn't 'bring it on myself' or anything. I have never
experienced such peace. Every cell in my body 'bloomed' and was
worshipping God and was full of life. I also felt to be in two places
at once - on earth on my knees AND way way way up in the sky
(heaven?). I opened my eyes but all I could see was the earth
things in front of my - but they were all a mess like I was drunk or
something.

We saw supernatural things happen. Many things. Amazing things.
We also have a picture I took of my husband on Apparition Hill - and
Mary showed up in it. You can see her crown of stars. She's standing
between my husband (who is kneeling) and the cross on Apparition Hill.

One evening we climbed Apparition Hill during the time of the prayer group
that meets there and Mary's apparition to the prayer group. You aren't
supposed to take pictures during the prayer group - it's distraction from praying and the holiness of the happenings. However, I clicked off a few without a flash. What came out on the pictures was interesting. The cross is thin metal ... but on the pictures it showed up looking like a thick brown wooden cross.

Also at this time - the sky was dark with stars poking through. There were scattered clouds around the sky. About 5 minutes before the apparition, the clouds all came together - each from different parts of the sky and in different directions - to form a circle over Apparition Hill. Like donut. Later, we found out from the visionary (I think it was Ivan) that
Mary arrived on a beam of light from the sky. The beam came down from
the hole in the clouds. Immediately when she left, the clouds went back to
the opposite ends of the sky where they came from.

The cloud thing was very strange. Right out of hollywood. They moved
against the wind and all came together at just the right time.

Also - we saw the statue of Mary in St. James Church cry. Actually, we
didn't see the tears come down, we saw it right after the tears came out.



Originally posted by Clearskies
Conyers Ga,

That's a false apparition. I went there once - out of curiosity. The 'messages' and 'prophecies' have all been wrong AND there is
a history of occult happenings with the people involved.



posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 02:03 PM
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Thank you so much for your testimony, Flyers Fan.
(And you, too, Clearskies.
)

It seemed somewhat odd that practically nobody among this huge readership were ever there...

I hope you don't mind if I come back with questions, if any.



posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 02:18 PM
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I've never been there (and don't care to), but I met some people who had gone. They showed me a rosary which they said had been turned to gold at Medjugorje but... ummm, it just looked like a regular wooden-beaded rosary to me. What are they doing, hypnotizing people?



posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 04:58 PM
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Well, I would like to go, to experience that atmosphere that people say is amazing (and which was actually the original reason for this thread).

I've been to Assisi - lovely town - and experienced a totally unexpected, startling atmosphere of noble mildness and all-pervading kindness in the air, as it were. (I don't find it surprising, of course: 800 years of people leaving there the imprint of their best intentions and spiritual yearning are bound to be perceptible.)

So I can easily imagine that something like that happens at Medjugorje, too.
(All the more so because - unlike Assisi, which is a tourist attraction for its "monuments" alone - the town attracts religious/spiritual visitors ONLY.)

Which is why I am very interested in personal experiences there - especially reports of said "atmosphere" if any. ; )



posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 05:45 PM
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Originally posted by Kruel
a rosary which they said had been turned to gold at Medjugorje

Yep. Mine turned gold. So did my husband's.


What are they doing, hypnotizing people?

No.



posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 10:58 PM
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Yep. Mine turned gold. So did my husband's.



What do you mean?
That an object - a rosary - which was not made of gold turned into actual gold ?

Or that its colour somehow turned to a golden hue?



posted on Mar, 28 2008 @ 06:41 AM
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It was silver in color. Now it's gold in color. I have no idea if it turned to the metal gold or not. Everyone says 'my rosary turned gold'. I don't know if anyone has ever given their rosaries to be tested or not. All i know is that both of us had ours turn gold.

This is reported a lot from people who go to Medjugorje. I don't know why.



posted on May, 18 2008 @ 08:10 AM
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My Grandma went to Medjugorje, and the links between her rosary beads turned a gold colour. She had them tested and they are pure gold. She also witnessed the dancing of the sun, and whilst there heard about a healing that took place. It is amazing!




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