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Virgin Mary is 165 centimetres tall, a visionary says in a new book

Croatian Times

The Virgin Mary is a blue eyed teenage girl that appears taller than she is because she stands on a cloud.

That is according to a new book that has carried out exclusive interviews with the the visionaries of Medjugorje, who first saw her 30 years ago this year when they were schoolchildren.

On June 24, 1981, six children in the town of Medjugorje, in then Yugoslavia, began to experience phenomena which they alleged to be apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The apparition they saw had a message of peace for the world, as well as a call to conversion, prayer and fasting.

The message has gained a strong following among Catholics worldwide and Međugorje has become one of the most popular pilgrimage sites attracting over 30 million pilgrims since the apparitions began in 1981.

On June 4, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI blessed a statue of Our Lady of Međugorje in Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City.

In the new book "Medjugorje - 30 years of a phenomenon" authors Marijan Sivric and Ivo Scepanovic have spoken to the schoolchildren - now adults - who said they are surprised that people so often ask "what does she look like".

Visionary Vicka Ivanković said: "She is only 165 centimetres tall, and probably weighs about 60 kilos."

She added the Lady is dressed in a grey gown and a white veil covering her black hair, adding: "She has a crown of golden stars, blue eyes, rosy cheeks, and she floats on a silver cloud. She never stands on the ground."

The visionaries counted 12 stars above her head, and said she looked to be around 18 years old - but not more than 20.

The book is probably the most complete edition about Medjugorje in 30 years of the phenomenon, collecting all the important details at one place with numerous photo images.

It can be ordered online in English, Croatian, Italian and French language at

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  • Tracy Hummel wrote on 10. 01. 2011 from Hurst, TX

    Medjugorje has never been approved by any Church authority and has been expressly denounced by Bishop Zanic and his successor as well as the bishops of the former Yugoslavia. It will NEVER be approved because it is FALSE. Read Michael Davies "Medjugorje After 21 Years".


    • paul wrote on 24. 06. 2011 from scotland

      As it is written, "you can judge a tree by its fruits" - i am one such fruit, never went to church, then someone told me the most ridiculious story i ever heard, but i googled "medjugorje", went over and during adoration I heard Jesus tell me "I love you", twice i rejected that love as my sins were exposed and i felt awful, the third time I accepted that love, and felt something, don't know what, come over me and i felt so lightweight as if i could float. I now go to church as much times in a week as possible. So my life the last 5 years must be false,...


  • carol c wrote on 10. 01. 2011 from phoenix az

    Have you been there? I was there in 1985 I have no doubt it is holy ground. By their fruits you will know them. Our Ladys messages are the same as in Fatima. Pray, fast and repent.


  • John Cruci wrote on 10. 01. 2011 from CT

    There is a helpful book called "Understanding Medjugorie".


  • Miriam wrote on 09. 01. 2011 from United States

    Your search for On June 4, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI blessing a statue of Our Lady of Meugorje in Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City did not match with any Web results. Please give source of blessing it does not show on web search.


    • Pero wrote on 09. 01. 2011 from Bosnia

      Miriam, here it is with the photo:


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