Skip to comments.Virgin Mary is 165 centimetres tall, a visionary says in a new book
Posted on 01/09/2011 9:07:21 AM PST by Alex Murphy
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 www.webknjizara.hr.
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....
....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"....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.
Tall woman for her time. That was the average height for males.
I would have thought she’d have brown eyes and olive skin, being a Jewish girl from the Middle East.
Maybe. Who knows.
We have posters on FR who claim to speak for God.
Other posters who have created their own pantheon of demon-aliens based on two words in Apocalypse.
Others post their dreams as visions despite Proverbs warning on dreams.
As I said, who knows for sure.
BTW, private revelation is just that, private revelation. No one is bound to it or has to believe it.
Blue eyed...just like all the Jewish girls.
Question..Question.. ( hand waving to the teacher..)
If Mary was “assumed “ into heaven, wouldn’t her body look like it did when she was assumed??? Not a teen age girl???
silly... going thru the tunnel stretched her, turned her brown eyes blue too
That's Madonna, not *the* Madonna.
A case of mistaken identity.
Hmmm, Pope Benedict blessed a statue?
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Heck, we have posters on FR who act like they are God.
Ping to post #16
With all he vitriol and tragedy of the past 24 hours, that is a most welcome funny!
I would have thought so too. Where do they the blue eyes from?
The pope posts here ????
We have posters on FR who claim to speak for God."
The pope posts here ????
Nope, just run of the mill neo-Montanists. The claim is the same, though: continuing, binding and authoritative, extra-biblical revelation in the post-apostolic era.
We can’t go expecting
The Vatican Alice In Wonderland’s School of Theology and Reality Mangling’s
off the wall superstitions and fantasies to be logical, rational!
That was my though also..Not too many blue eyed people at that time in the Jewish community...such little things can cause one to think its a false thing that the people saw..Don’t believe in their visions anyway..
Since according to Roman Catholic dogma the Virgin Mary died as an aged mature woman, and was later resurrected and assumed into Heaven, why would she now appear as an 18 year old?
Is there no end to the fantasies surrounding her?
2 Corinthians 11:13-15
13For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.
Please don’t attribute this to “Vatican Alice in Wonderland School of Theology and Reality Mangling.” That is unjust. The Roman Catholic Church does not accept the Mejugorje visions as authentic at all, and discourages believers from paying attention to them.
Thanks for letting me know.
I know y’all have a fairly rigorous and lengthy process for such things.
And, in the natural scheme of things, it IS quite impressive.
I just think that 12-112 flawed theological elites and group-think taking a long time to vet something can still make some horrendous errors.
Witness, Fatima, imho.
Some inebriated Renaissance artist remembering the last girl he slept with.
lol. She may be made of crystal but she's no Gayle.
Looks like the Vatican website will have to change all its references from BEV Mary to BETV (Blessed Ever Teener Virgin) Mary.
Simone Martini's Annunciation Altar Piece...
...and D.G. Rossetti's Ecce Ancilla Domini:
I suppose she was incorruptible from the point she bore Jesus.