What is the miracle of the sun in Medjugorje?

On Oct. 13, the world will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the 1917 “Miracle of the Sun” in Fatima, Portugal. For those unfamiliar, the “miracle” refers to the culmination of a series of apparitions — or visions — of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in the rural European village.

Is the Virgin Mary still appearing in Medjugorje?

She claims to have had regular apparitions until May 7, 1985, and that since then the apparitions occur only once a year. She claims the tenth secret was given to her by Gospa. She is married to Rajko Elez with whom she has three children. They live in Međugorje.

What happened at the miracle of the sun?

According to many witnesses, after a period of rain, the dark clouds broke and the Sun appeared as an opaque, spinning disc in the sky. It was said to be significantly duller than normal, and to cast multicolored lights across the landscape, the people, and the surrounding clouds.

What happened at Fatima 100 years ago?

It had been raining all night and into the morning and by 10 am on Saturday, 13 October 1917 the darkened clouds which had completely obscured the sky broke and the rain became heavy. Swept by the strong wind it soaked the pilgrims “often without protection against the weather, to the marrow of their bones”.

Does the Catholic Church recognize Medjugorje?

Since claims of apparitions there began in 1981, the Vatican has withheld official recognition of Medjugorje as a pilgrimage destination while its investigations of the apparitions continue. It has meant that pilgrimages there to date were organised on an individual basis or in a private capacity.

What are the warnings of Fatima?

In the second, she warned that World War I would be followed by a far worse conflict unless people stopped “offending God.” She called for the “consecration of Russia to my immaculate heart”; otherwise, Russia would “spread her errors throughout the world.”

Is Medjugorje worth visiting?

Medjugorje – definitely worth visiting. If you are visiting Croatia or Bosnia-Herzegovina, your visit is not complete without a tour of Medjugorje – a holy place that is attracting thousands of pilgrims from all over the world.