Our Lady of Medjugorje has appeared to six visionaries since 1981, telling us God exists, and that we need to return to a life of prayer. She has told them these will be her last apparitions on Earth.

This blog is here to help you live a the full, holy, and enriching life Our Lady says God wants us to live, by providing you with reviews of books related to the apparitions and messages.


Sunday, August 5, 2007

An Introduction

I wanted to create this blog as a virtual prayer/discussion group centered around the messages the Virgin Mary is reported to be giving the world in Medjugorje, a small village in Bosnia-Hercegovina.

I state "reported to be giving" but I actually mean "giving" because I believe these messages are authentic after several years of reading and talking to others about them. Mary is acting as an intercessor to re-teach us everything in Scripture and lead us to Jesus. Though Mary advocates Catholicism and states not all faiths are equal to God, the messages are intended for everyone and the bottom line is that faith and love of God are most important.

The best reference I have discovered, if you would like some background on the messages, is The Medjugorje Web. There you can read current and past messages (dating all the way back to 1981) and learn more about the visionaries and their mission and how they were called to that mission as children in 1981.

This blog will also feature videos, links to books and Web sites, and actually Google AdSense ads.

You should know that my account will earn rewards for any Google ads clicked on. I'm not inviting you to click on any ads, nor do I personally endorse any of the ads. Google's algorithm will attempt to match this blog's content with relevant ads, and my hope is the ads will enhance this site by providing good religious resources. In any event, 100% of the earnings will be donated to The Medjugorje Web to assist in the spreading of the messages.

The videos are also compiled on a simple search of YouTube for "Medjugorje". Many of these videos feature footage from Medjugorje pilgrimages, including miracles of the Sun. I do not personally endorse any of the videos or back their authenticity. Many people (including people I know personally) have reported seeing such miracles. I believe in the miracles but I can't back the videos displayed in this blog without more investigation. Some of the videos actually feature interviews with the visionaries, so check out everything. It's OK to be skeptical. View with an open heart and let God lead you in your decision making.

I invite you to visit this blog frequently and subscribe to it so you know when there are updates. I plan to post at least twice per month: one with Mary's monthly message (given on the 25th of every month) and another with Fr. Ljubo Kurtovic's (of Medjugore) commentary on the message. I will probably also make other sporadic posts.

Please comment as often as you feel called to. I want this to be a vibrant online community, and it will only be as good as its viewers' participation!

Erik Haan

P.S. Start your participation by taking this month's (anonymous) poll!

P.P.S. Though I will be donating all Google AdSense proceeds to The Medjugorje Web, this blog is not in any way (yet, maybe some day :) ) affiliated with The Medjugorje Web.

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