Thursday, January 13, 2011

Two Medjugorje Visionaries Have Apparitions Of Mary Under Anesthesia


During the past 30 years, Our Lady of Medjugorje has appeared on thousands of occasions to the six seers, Ivanka, Mirjana, Vicka, Ivan, Marija and Ivan, in many places and in many situations. But perhaps the most unusual occasions were when two of the visionaries were having operations under anaesthetic!
The first time this happened was to Vicka, late in 1984 in a Zagreb hospital. The eldest of the Medjugorje seers was undergoing an operation for appendicitis at the time. According to Fr Slavko Barbaric, Vicka later told him that: “during the operation Our Lady appeared to her for 12 minutes in the operating theatre. An hour after the operation Vicka was still under the influence of the anaesthetic. A young man who had gone with her to Zagreb was in the hospital room and was present during the vision, and he told me: ‘If I had had a video-recorder and if I could have recorded this apparition, we would have had the final answer for all those who wonder if it is possible or not, for all those who are in doubt.’”

The second occasion was to Marija on December 16, 1988, and happened in the United States at Birmingham, Alabama. Just 23 years old at the time Marija was undergoing an operation to donate one of her kidneys to her brother. According to the Mariologist writer Fr René Laurentin, the operation “lasted three hours and was accompanied by a long apparition from the Blessed Virgin… Marija had a premonition of the visit of Our Lady who encouraged her plan. She warned the doctor not to be surprised if some anomaly presented itself at his side. But the prolonged apparition was discreet.”

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