St. James Church in Medjugorje –Taken on July 3, 1986 during the 6:40 p.m. apparition. Pilgrims experienced the miracle of the sun during the time this picture was taken. Among the pilgrims was the first large American group to travel to Medjugorje.
Two months before the apparitions began, Vicka, while getting firewood, along with her brother and sisters, found two old Rosaries in the trailer they were using to haul the wood. Vicka said they were strange, in that they were, “such that we haven’t ever seen before.” (1) To describe them she said, “A rather large cross is on one of them, and all fourteen stations of the cross are carved into the cross. And on the cross of the other Rosary a relic was built in. Or so they say.” (2)
On June 25, 1981, the second day of the apparitions, Mirjana asked Our Lady if She would give them a sign so that others would believe that they were seeing Our Lady. Mirjana believed she received a sign when Our Lady smiled. Mirjana also noticed that her watch had changed times during the apparition. The time went backwards. Most people would say that this is insignificant, not of any importance. But Our Lady has told us on November 25, 1991 to:
“…Pray that you might be able to comprehend what God desires to tell you through my presence and through the messages I am giving you…”
There have been many other miraculous signs through the years of the apparitions. The following are a few other different signs that have also occurred and were witnessed by the visionaries and others: