According to the testimony of the six young parishioners, since June 24, 1981 the Blessed Virgin Mary has been appearing every day in the parish of Medjugorje. On that day the visionaries were frightened by Our Lady’s appearance and ran away. The following day, June 25th, they responded to Our Lady’s call and went to the hill of apparitions, where for the first time they prayed and conversed with her. Therefore, that day is celebrated as the anniversary of the Queen of Peace, the way Our Lady introduced herself.
All the visionaries live in the parish of Medjugorje, except Marija Pavlovic who now lives in Italy and comes periodically to Medjugorje and Ivan who spends part of the year in Medugorje and the other part in Massachusetts.
Ivanka Ivankovic – Elez was born in 1966. She had the daily apparitions from June 24, 1981 till May 7, 1985. On that day Our Lady confided to her the last of ten secrets. Our Lady told her that for her entire life she will have an apparition every year on June 25, the anniversary of the apparitions. And so far it has been just that way.
Vicka Ivankovic was born in 1964. Our Lady appeared to her for the first time on June 24, 1981. Daily apparitions still continue for her, and Our Lady has confided nine secrets to her.
Mirjana Dragicevic – Soldo was born in 1965. She had daily apparitions from June 24, 1981 till December 25, 1982. On the last day of her apparitions Our Lady told her that for the course of her entire life she will have an apparition once every year – on her birthday, March 18. Our Lady has also confided ten secrets to Mirjana.
Ivan Dragicevic was born in 1965. Our Lady has appeared to him every day from June 24, 1981 until today. Also to him Our Lady has confided nine secrets.
Marija Pavlovic – Lunetti was born in 1965. Our Lady appeared to her for the first time on June 25, 1981. She also now has daily apparitions. Every 25th day of the month, Our Lady through her, directs her message to the parish and to the world. So far Our Lady has confided nine secrets to her.
Jakov Colo was born in 1971. He has daily apparitions since June 25, 1981 until today. Our Lady appered to Jakov for the last time on September 12, 1998 and confided the tenth secret to him. She also told him that she would appear to him each year on the feast of the birth of her Son.