by Marco Corvaglia
Based on the current situation, each year the visionaries allegedly have more than 1,100 "talks" with the Madonna. After four decades, they assert that they continue to have apparitions on a daily basis (Marija, Ivan, Vicka), on a monthly basis (Mirjana), or on an annual basis (Ivanka, Jakov).
However, the messages addressed to the faithful (which are simple and objectively uniform in their essence) amass to only a few dozen per year. The remaining apparitions consequently being presented as a purely personal "benefit" of the seer. Nobody seems to wonder what the sense of that should be.
Referring to his own daily "talks", Ivan asserts:
Our Lady talks to me of some personal matters and gives me advice on what to do. [...] The messages are for me and my family.
[Livio Fanzaga, Gianni Sgreva, I messaggi della Regina della Pace, Shalom, Camerata Picena 2010, p. 115]
Basically, a personal consultant.
Vicka writes instead:
I do not speak with Our Lady of everyday things, like people's problems or my personal issues, I prefer to avoid these discourses.
[Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic, Maria mi parla. La mia storia, Piemme, Milan 2014, p. 55]
I never ask her questions for myself. It would be too easy for me to have Our Lady saying: "Do this, do that".
[Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic, A Medjugorje con Maria. I segreti che la Madonna mi ha affidato, Piemme, Milan 2015, p. 152]
That is the opposite of what Ivan says. It is evident, then, that the seers are the ones who lead the talk and decide what to talk about and what not to talk about when they have their daily meetings which they have been allegedly having with the Madonna for decades.
Published on 28 June 2009. Modified on 30 August 2018