Has the Virgin Mary, under the title of Our Lady, Queen of Peace been appearing in Medjugorje in the former Yugoslavia since 1981? Six young people have reported these visions and have been subjected to tests.

They reported how they could all together confer with Mary at the same time.  This shows how Medjugorje Visionaries do not go into ecstasy at the same moment and Vicka flinches - she claimed she thought Mary was about to drop baby Jesus!   November 2, 2013 - Apparition to Medjugorje Visionary Mirjana This is the Message:   “Dear children; Anew, in a motherly way, I am calling you to love; to continually pray for the gift of love; to love the Heavenly Father above everything. When you love Him you will love yourself and your neighbour. This cannot be separated. The Heavenly Father is in each person. He loves each person and calls each person by his name. Therefore, my children, through prayer hearken to the will of the Heavenly Father. Converse with Him. Have a personal relationship with the Father which will deepen even more your relationship as a community of my children – of my apostles. As a mother I desire that, through the love for the Heavenly Father, you may be raised above earthly vanities and may help others to gradually come to know and come closer to the Heavenly Father. My children, pray, pray, pray for the gift of love because 'love' is my Son. Pray for your shepherds that they may always have love for you as my Son had and showed by giving His life for your salvation. Thank you. ” None of that matches the emotions displayed by Mirjana. She has a look of terror a few seconds into the vision and then changes to a fake expression of happiness. Her behaviour does not fit the boring tone of the message. At 3 minutes into the video she displays a puzzled look which does not match the fact that she has heard all that before and there is nothing puzzling in the message. At 5 and a half minutes there is an expression of pain. This is not warranted by the content of the message.  


Medjugorje Without a Mask by Marco Corvaglia


Critical Reflections

1. We must first recognize the good point and the merit of the tests carried out: they are the first that have been implemented in ecstasy, during an apparition. Experts have overcome many obstacles, the last and most important being the opposition of the seers - which is understandable. The latter took refuge behind the authorisation of the Virgin, who has expressed her consent, and sometimes her denial: "It is not necessary." In that case, experts have complied.

2. Despite all efforts, as to their level, these tests remain superficial. The most important was the EEG: with 8 electrodes in contact with the scalp, to explore approximately 50 billion neurons working in the brain, we can - very roughly - compare his accuracy with that of a plane, flying over Paris at a height of 10,000 meters [more than 32,000 feet], wanting to take note of the activities of the city and of its inhabitants. One should know that the EEG provides valuable information in relation to global changes in brain activity (sleep, dreaming for ex.) or to perturbations concentrated in a "focus": brain tumor, softening, epilepsy etc. On the other hand, it does not provide any usable data on mental activity, emotional and affective states, neurotic disorders, psychoses. It is rarely used in psychiatry except in cases of suspected organic lesion.

IN SEARCH OF MIRACLES A Practical Test by Marco Corvaglia

Franciscan father Slavko Barbarić, doctor of social psychology, in 1982 testified in a scientific report: "[The visionaries] declare that during the visions they cannot see anything around them" [Zbornil Krsni Zavicaj 15,1982; republished in L. Frigerio et al., Dossier scientifico su Medjugorje, Associazione Regina della Pace, 1986, p. 67].

Vicka, interviewed in 1983 by Father Bubalo, said: “We see the Virgin, but we don’t see anything else or sense anything else.” "As soon as we begin to pray, the wall disappears. All disappears." “When the Virgin appears, I no longer see nor hear anything except her.” [J. Bubalo, A Thousand Encounters With the Blesssed Virgin Mary, Friends of Medjugorje, Chicago, 1987, pp. 47-166-167].

Dr Joyeux, chosen and called up by father Laurentin, having completed his examinations on 29 December 1984, stated that in the seers “visual perception of the exterior world disappears” [cf. H. Joyeux, R. Laurentin, Scientific and Medical Studies on the Apparitions at Medjugorje, Veritas, 1987, p. 8]. Actually, this has not been scientifically proven but relies on the simple statement of Marija and Ivanka of 7 October 1984 (“Screening test for Ivanka e Marija, which consisted in placing a sheet of opaque cardboard before their eyes during the ecstasy [...] After the ecstasy they said that their vision of Our Lady was not impaired and that they did not see the screen in front of them”, ibidem, pp. 64-65).

Having said that, let us see what happened on 14 January 1985. That day a young Frenchman, Jean Louis Martin, is present at the apparition. Having frequented the visionaries and the Friars who are close to them in those early years, he is beginning to have doubts (he has been staying in Medjugorje for some months and has already been present at five “apparitions”).

The young visionaries begin to pray standing and kneel, very quickly, only when the “Gospa” arrives. At some point, as usual, the Madonna begins telling the Our Father and the visionaries join in, starting with the words “koji jesi na nebesima” ("who art in heaven") [it is a consolidated ritual: see L. Frigerio et al., Dossier scientifico su Medjugorje, cit., p.67]

During the apparition, Jean-Louis Martin draws near Vicka and suddenly brings his index and middle fingers close to her eyes, to check whether she reacts. The scene is shot by the Canadian parapsychologist Louis Bélanger, then professor at the University of Montréal's Faculty of Theology.

Let us watch two versions of the film, both commented by Bélanger (who has personally authorized me to publish the videos and the texts that follow). The first has been broadcasted by the Canadian Television and the second by a British television.

The reaction of Vicka, as everyone can see, has been very evident. And now let us consider the subsequent events, that have been documented by the two films. In the video 1, we can see that at the end of the apparition, as usual, the visionaries get up and go away. The atmosphere is tense. The priest who, looking very serious, gets near Jean-Louis Martin is father Slavko Barbarić.

A few minutes go by and then there is a dramatic moment: the door opens and Vicka and Ivica Vego come in [cf. Monique de Gramont, La Dame de Medjugorje, in "Châtelaine", June 1985, and Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité, Medjugorje en toute vérité, CRC, 1991, pp. 389-390].

Ivica Vego is one of the two Franciscans who had been expelled and suspended a divinis, and who have been encouraged, according to Vicka herself, by the "apparition" to resist and disobey their bishop (documentation in the page The Gospa Demonizes the Bishop). The scene appears in both video 1 and video 2.

At this point Vicka, to justify herself, says that during a previous apparition she had had the impression that the Child Jesus was falling from the arms of the Madonna and that this time there had been a similar situation.

First of all, let us read what father René Laurentin, the "official" historian and the biggest apologist for Medjugorje, has reported: "Ivica, a young Franciscan, was charged to ask Vicka about the fact. He had to provide an explanation (in German), requested by Bellanger (sic), a Canadian parapsychologist who has studied the apparitions. Harassed with questions, Vicka explained that during this apparition she had a moment of emotion, because the Virgin held the Infant Jesus in her arms and she was afraid that he was falling." [R. Laurentin, Dernières Nouvelles de Medjugorje, n.3, OEIL, 1985, p.32]

And now let us watch the video recording of the moment when Vicka provides the above mentioned "justification", with the original audio (and the Italian subtitles).

One can clearly hear also the voice of Ivica Vego, who translates in German the words of Vicka. The video is taken from the TV show Domenica In, broadcasted on the Rai Uno channel on March 28, 2010. I personally appeared on the show and brought the video, courtesy of Louis Bélanger. Here is the transcription of Vicka's words: "I ja ljepo, ja znan, evo Ivica. Ja ovde klečala, ja njega samo vidila kad san ja tek došla, ona cura onde bila, a on bio onde. Stani. On bio tu, ona cura tu bila, on bio tu. Ja ovde klečila. I kad je bi… I bila ja molila, sve normalno, ništa nisam, niti sam ja njega kasnije uopće vidila, ma niti njega, ni Pervana, nikoga. Nisan ništa vidila. Jednom kad je bilo iz životopisa, kad je Gospa pokazivala, i pokazala Isusa maloga, ali ovako je se bilo nakrivilo, znaš, ono kad joj držala Isusa, znaš. Ja sam mislila da će ispast. Ali ja nikog ovdje nisam vidila. Samo sam onda ja sebi, ono. Ali nisam uopće, ovi, maloga je pokazala. Ali nisam uopće ovi, jà. Ali vako se… ne. Ali nisam ja uopće da se ono. Samo maloga je bilo ža da ne ispane, ovako je bilo, ovako je ruku držala, i on je tu, ko da ću ga ja ufatit."

And here is an accurate translation of the words of Vicka: "So, Ivica, I was on my knees here. I saw him (Jean-Louis) only when I entered. The girl (being with Jean-Louis) was there and he was there. Wait! He was there. The girl here. I was on my knees here. And I was praying. Afterwards I saw nothing, neither him nor Pervan, nobody. I have not seen anything. Once, when the Madonna was narrating her life to me, when the Virgin showed me the Child Jesus in her arms, he bended so, while she was holding Jesus, I thought he would slip. But I did not see anyone here. Only, she has showed me the little baby. Yes, it is so, I was only afraid that the child was slipping. It was so, she kept her hand so. He was there, as if I was going to take him."

Vicka, besides, later will send this answer to father Laurentin, the official historian: "I do not have anything to say and, for my part, I would not have said anything, because I have not seen what Jean-Louis did during the ecstasy. I did not see his fist and then I had nothing to say. But I have been questioned so much about this apparition that I have recounted this particular: The Infant Jesus seemed not to be safely hold on the arms of his mother. I know that nothing can happen to Jesus in his glory. But I had the feeling that he was falling." [R. Laurentin, Dernières Nouvelles de Medjugorje, n.3, cit., p.32]. Marco Corvaglia

MY NOTE: The claim that the Virgin silences the voices of the witnesses when they speak to her is false.  The data is consistent with people lying that they speak while they are merely moving their lips.


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