The story of the ten secrets is the biggest mystery of the Medjugorje phenomenon. It is so intriguing and unusual that many can’t believe it, especially because it can’t be compared with any officially recognized Marian apparitions. In Fatima, for example, Our Lady confided to the visionary Lucia only one secret, divided into three parts, and in Lourdes there were no secrets.
In Medjugorje, however, say the visionaries, Our Lady gave them ten secrets! To Vicka, John and Mary Our Lady entrusted nine and Mirjana, Ivanka and Jakov all ten secrets. Only the visionaries know what kind of secret those are, know content of secrets and when it will begin to realize.
The first and the second secret will actually be the last warning, specific signs around the world that will announce the events, which will dramatically impact on world history. One sign is mentioned in the second secret of Fatima, and was related to the World War II. That sign was a strange light that appeared in the night on 25 to 26 January 1938. Between the first and second secrets will be the short time and then the next secret will be realized.
So far, the most intriguing is the third mystery or secret of a Great sign. It refers to a sign that Madonna will leave to confirm the validity of her apparitions. The sign will be visible, durable and indestructible and will be suddenly appear at specific times in the same place of the first apparitions of Our Lady on Apparition Hill. Our Lady will fulfill her promise from long ago and will leave a clear evidence of her presence in Medjugorje. This is more like a gift of Our Lady to let know that she was with us, a sign that it is impossible to make a human hand, a truly sign from God. The priest Peter Ljubicic will announce the secrets three days before it happens.
The fourth, fifth and sixth secret are concerning the personal lives of the visionaries. The seventh, ninth and tenth secrets are related to the future of mankind. According to the visionaries, the ninth and tenth secrets are very serious. They are the inevitable punishment for the sins of the world. When they heard it, some visionaries were so frightened that they cried.
All the visionaries of the Medjugorje know a secret, but the visionary Mirjana has a special role. Only she has a parchment on which were written secrets. Mysterious paper is A4 size paper, no earthly origin and it is not known from what kind of substance is made. It is white color and has unusual characteristics: it can be wrinkle, bend, but can’t break it in any way. On parchment was written all ten secrets, Our Lady confided to Mirjana. However, the text of a secret now is visible only to her. No one else, even if he held the parchment in his hand, can’t read it contents.
Since no one knows the exact day or time of reveal the secrets, only we could do is to trust in message that Our Lady gives us every 25 of month, and followed her call for prayer and fasting. Only through prayer and sacrifices we can safely wait announce of the great secrets.