“Rosaries turn to gold, the sun spins in the sky, and sometimes you are healed.” (From: A Mother Goddess for Our Times: Mary’s Appearances at Medjugorje)
I saw so many incredible things happen. Many were external, like the rosary photo shown here. Sometimes I would see a bleeding crucifix or a weeping statue. The sun spins everyday and is safe to look at. It’s especially easy to see as the late afternoon nears. But the changing of silver to gold really occurs in our heart. That’s the most important change taking place in Medjugorje.
As I write this, a feeling of longing to go back to Medjugorje sweeps over me. I miss Medjugorje and what it did for me. I grew so much during my visits there. I was able to retreat from myself and lose myself in the magic of the place. Medjugorje creates enough space to enter another world. The picture is an untouched photo of what once was a sterling silver rosary. Elena brought this rosary with her to Medjugorje on her first visit. I met Elena by happenstance when she traveled with our group from Saudi Arabia. Medjugorje was a difficult place to travel to or find lodging in during the early days of the apparitions. Villagers opened up their spare rooms for rent and meals were served around the family table. Elena told me this was her family’s rosary and that it was given to her to bring on the trip. The rosary was old and she came from a pious family. I saw it—sterling silver one day, and the next day it was gold. I kid you not. Her rosary became exactly as you see it in this un-retouched picture I took, except for one solitary bead (medallion and crucifix) that remained silver. Our group was astonished and I was filled with utter disbelief and challenge at the time. It was quite a first journey for me and my amazement remains to this day.
And why would I put this forward? It sounds preposterous even as I write. But it’s what happened. The magnitude of this phenomenon and more remains a mystery that forever coaxes me back to Medjugorje.