Monday, October 26, 2009

My Own Marian Apparition by Scott O'Grady

The Medjugorje Marian Apparitions

A Visitation From the Blessed Virgin Mary in Bosnia and Herzegovina

 Steve Brady  Jul 12, 2009
Marian Apparitions Were Reported by Scott O'Grady, Wikimedia Commons.
American pilot Captain Scott O'Grady experienced his own Marian Visitation, while shot down over Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1995.

Jesus' mother Mary is venerated at major religious sites around the world where it is claimed that she has appeared. In many places the witnesses to these appearances have claimed that important messages were given by the Virgin Mary.

Some of these Marian visitations are approved by the Catholic Church while others have not garnered enough supportable evidence. Regardless, for the faithful, these appearances are a powerful example of God's continuing presence in the world.

One such visitation occurred in the town of in Medjugorje Bosnia and Herzegovina, on June 24, 1981.

Our Lady of Medjugorje is the title given to Mary by those who believe that she appeared to six Herzegovinian Croat children. While the Catholic Church has not recognized this as an official Marian visitation declaring that it cannot be affirmed that the reported apparitions are supernatural in character, this particular appearance has a unique American connection.

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