No words beautiful enough by Chloe Gotsis Billerica, Mass. -
The first sign she is coming is a bright white light. She has bright blue eyes and long black hair covered by a white veil and often wears a gray dress and light blue cloak.
Although historians have long studied Mary – whom Christians believe was the mother of Christ – there is no evidence of her appearance.
But one man from Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina claims to not only know what she looks like, but says he has seen her every day for the past 27 years.
On Feb. 6, at approximately 6:40 p.m., Ivan Dragicevic said she appeared to him as he said the Rosary – a series of prayers that utilize a string of beads -- before an audience of 400 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church.
“I felt her closeness,” said Dragicevic, who was one of six Croatian youths who reported that Mary appeared to them beginning June 24, 1981 in Medjugorje, a city that at the time was located inYugoslavia. “I feel no time and space [when she is around]. There are no words beautiful enough that can describe her beauty.”
But Dragicevic, who still lives in Medjugorje and keeps a residence in the Boston area, said Mary – also referred to as the Madonna -- does not bring messages of fear, the end of the world or the second coming of Christ – an event many Christians believe will happen at the end of the world.
Instead, he said Mary sends a message of hope and desire to help.
The reported visions have drawn more than 30 million pilgrims to Medjugorje and have sparked interest and skepticism both within and outside the Catholic Church.
Learn more of the messages from Mary of Rome.