Monday, July 13, 2015


From the outset the Virgin Mary reportedly warned, at 
Medjugorje in Hercegovina, that her apparitions 
there would come under satanic attack.
Currently, they are in  the midst of a storm 
about their legitimacy.
"Whatever be the place where I appear, 
and where my Son comes with me, Satan
 also comes," she said back in 1987 (the
 apparitions began in 1981).
Two years before, she allegedly 
intoned, at a time of  upheaval with an
 antagonistic bishop, whose authority 
was later removed by  Saint John Paul II, 
that "Satan has taken away one part
 of the plan and he  wants to possess it."
"This," she had 
said, "is the time
 of the devil (1982).
 reigns over 
the whole world."
That was more 
 three decades 

"Satan is strong  and is waiting to test 
each one of  you," she allegedly also told
 seers, for  those who subscribe to the
 messages, as we do, though we will obey
 final dictates from the Vatican.
"A great  struggle is about to unfold," she
 said in 1981 -- just weeks after the 
apparitions began.
 "A struggle between my Son and Satan."

August 11, 1984, "pray, because Satan
 wishes to complicate my plans still 
On January 14, 1985, the Virgin,
 known at Medjugorje as the "Queen
  of Peace," told a seer  named Vicka
 Ivanković (in this territory that was  
home to Catholics, Orthodox, and 
Muslims, who were soon at war with 
 each other), 
"My dear children, Satan is strong. He 
wishes with all his strength to destroys 
my plans."

He would  attempt to  disperse
 them, she warned; he was 
attempting  to lure them with 
money -- material  things.
 He would be relentless, it was
 implied; in 1987 she  allegedly
 told visionary Mirjana Soldo, 
"You permitted, without noticing,
 his influences on you and he
 drives you on." In fact this seer 
was to report  having an
 apparition of an incredibly 
handsome man who promised 
her success "in love and life" if 
she followed him; it was the devil.
"Pray, because you are in great
 temptation and danger
 because the world and material 
goods lead you into slavery," 
Blessed Mary, known in 
Croatian as "Gospa,"
said to another visionary, Ivanka  
Ivanković, in 1989.
"Satan is active in this plan."
"Dear children," she further and 
reportedly said again 
in July of 1984, "these days Satan 
wants to frustrate 
my plans."
This was the constant struggle: 
unfolding of her plan -- 
what she called God's Plan -- 
against relentless onslaughts
 of the deceiver. 
There were attempts, even in
 Rome, to shut Medjugorje 
Clearly, she indicated that her
 plans could face defeat 
and overcome  attack with the 
prayers of believers.
Again in 1984 -- thirty-one years
 ago -- at a time of great 
controversy  with the diocese and
 a commission -- she had
 been recorded in the archives as
 having said,"Satan continues
 to hinder my plans" -- a battle that
, for those many who subscribe
 to the apparitions, is  obviously 
continuing (and reaching a

That Christmas, in 1984, she 
had said that "Satan wanted in
 a special way to spoil God's plans" 
-- which she  described as 
"salvation  of the world."
 It was stiff, powerful, 
and largely unreported language. 
"Satan is working  underhandedly 
against this parish," she was 
quoted as  stating in 1985, at  
the start of the new year.
"Pray that Satan retreats from 
the parish and from every 
individual who comes into the
 parish," she added, for our 
discernment, in July of 1985.
The devil wanted to work yet 
harder, the Blessed Mother 
said, now  that they knew 
he was at  work. She advised
 them  to fast and wear blessed 
In 1985 -- soon after an attempt to 
close down the apparitions 
fell through -- she allegedly said that 
"Satan's plan has  failed." 
We report. You discern.
"Thank you for all the  sacrifices," 
she said that  September. 
"I wish  to tell you, dear children,
 to renew the messages  which 
I am giving  you. Especially 
live the fast, because by 
fasting you will achieve and 
 cause me the joy  of the whole 
plan, which God is planning 
here in Medjugorje, being 
"You know, dear children, that 
with  your help I am  able to 
accomplish  everything and 
force Satan not  to be 
seducing you to evil and 
to  remove himself from
 this place," she was recorded
 as saying in 1986 -- now five years 
after the initiation  of the 
 "Dear children, Satan is lurking 
for every individual.
 Especially in everyday affairs, he 
wants to spread confusion among
each of you."

And so it went -- warning  after 
warning   that the evil one was 
on a tear. 
The Virgin  cautioned seers 
constantly not  to fall for  his 
temptations, to not let him 
"sway" them as  if they were
 dangling in the wind.
 The warnings were implicitly 
for everyone who read the
 messages. "Little children," 
she said in 1988, "do not be
 afraid because  I am with 
you even when you think 
there is no way out and 
that Satan is in control." 
That  same year she further
reminded them that "I am your 
mother and I want to warn you 
that Satan wants to destroy
 everything we have started, 
so pray a lot."
The devil, she added, wanted
 to destroy  "everything in you." 
He lurked on the "desert" just 
outside of the "oasis," she said. 
She called  Medjugorje  an 
"oasis of peace," and said that 
God had plans there unique
 in the history of apparitions.
They were remarkable messages
 to seers who at the time were 
still in  their  teen years.
If it was a time of special -- 
unprecedented -- graces, s
he said, it was also a time when 
"Satan is very active." He would
 become more so.
In 1990 (September 25) -- now
 nearly a decade  after the 
onset -- the Blessed  Mother 
said that "Satan wishes to destroy
 my plans and hinder  the desires 
which the heavenly Father wants
 to realize here."
And so it went -- on a constant basis, 
like hand-to-hand combat -- for 
years and then decades. She was
 coming so often, she explained, 
because the world was on the 
brink of tremendous,
unprecedented  danger.

The warnings were not only for 
the apparition site  but for the 
Church and the world at large.
"Dear children," she said on 
January 25, 1991, "Today, as
 never before, I call you to pray 
for  peace. Satan is strong and
 he seeks to destroy  not only 
human life but also nature
 and the planet  on which 
you are  living.
"Therefore, dear children,
 pray to be  protected 
through prayer, with  the 
blessing of God's peace. 
God has sent me to help you. 
Persevere in praying the 
Even the Rosary itself can 
achieve miracles in the world 
and in your  life. I bless you 
and I will stay with you  as 
long as  God wills. Thank 
you for being  faithful to my 
presence here. Thank you  for
 your response to my call."

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