Medjugorje Blue Book
Abandon Yourselves Totally to Me
Other languages: English, Italiano
Date: November 7, 2006 , Last update March 1, 2008
Author: Dr. Fra Slavko Barbarić, OFM , Fra Tomislav Vlašić, OFM
Category: Early Medjugorje Reflections Books , Books , Priests of Medjugorje
Content of the article
This book is the second of the four volumes of sermons and discourses given by Fr. Slavko Barbaric and Fr. Tomislav Vlasic during 1984 - 1987 in Medjugorje, and contains discourses given from January to June 1985.
30 Chapters of this book are now completed
The last daily meeting between Ivanka and Our Lady (7th May 1985)
On the previous day (6th May), Marija, Ivan, Jacov and Ivanka had the usual apparition. The apparition that Ivanka had lasted eight minutes (six minutes longer than the others). During these eight minutes the Blessed Virgin revealed the tenth secret to her and finished giving her an account of the future of the world. She told her that the next day she would wait for her alone (this did not mean that the other visionaries were missing, but she appeared to Ivanka at home).
On 7th May 1985 Ivanka had the apparition at home. She said this to Fr. Slavko.
'As usual and as every day, the Mother greeted me with: "May Jesus be praised !" and I replied: 'May He be praised for ever.' I have never seen her so beautiful. She was so loving and so beautiful; her dress was magnificent and shone like gold and silver. Two angels were with her and they also wore the same dress. I have no words to describe all the beauty; those moments had to be lived. She asked me what I would most at that particular moment. I wished I could see my earthly mother. She gave me a beautiful smile and my mother appeared; I saw her.
She was smiling. Then the Madonna told me to stand up. My mother embraced me and kissed me saying: 'Dear daughter, I am so proud of you.' She again kissed me and then went away.
Our Lady continued: "My dear child, this will be our last meeting. But do not be sad as I will come every time on your birthday. Do not think that you have done something wrong and that is why I do not come any more. No, it is not that. The plans which my Son and I have, have been accepted by you with all your heart. The grace granted to you and your companions (the other visionaries) has been granted to no other persons in this world.
You should be happy as I am your Mother and I love you with all my heart. I thank you, Ivanka, because you have responded to my invitation and that of my Son; you have had much patience and have remained with us for as long as we wanted.
My child, you must tell your friends that my Son and I will always be with you whenever you are in need of us.
All that I have told you during these years, including the secrets, must not be revealed to anyone until I tell you to do so."
After these words I asked her if I could kiss Her and embrace Her. She did me this great favour. She blessed me and smiling, said: "Go in peace." She then slowly, slowly went away together with the two angels. She was nearly an hour with me.'