We’re excited to present the first page of Mirjana’s 378-page auto-biography, My Heart Will Triumph.
MY HEART WILL TRIUMPH
My name is Mirjana. I’ve experienced visions of the Virgin Mary for more than 35 years. I cannot say it more directly than that.
I understand that it might be difficult to imagine such a thing happening in modern times. Even to some believers, miracles are things of the past. But I doubt that anyone was more shocked than I was when it all began. I did not even know such things could take place, especially in Međugorje, a small village in former Yugoslavia.
You should know that I’ve been tested by doctors and scientists from all over the world, and they all agree on one thing: I am perfectly normal. I even have that in writing.
So, before you question my mental health, with a smile on my face I simply ask: Do you have an official document validating your sanity?
I did not write this to persuade you to believe me. I am just a messenger, and I wish to share my story with the hope that it might bring some comfort to a world in which peace is becoming increasingly scarce.
Saying that my life changed on the afternoon of June 24, 1981 hardly conveys the gravity of what transpired.
Until that day, I lived under the heavy hand of communism and stomached the many aggravations that went along with it, but the worst suffering began after I and five other children experienced something extraordinary.
What we saw radically changed us, our families, and millions of people around the world, but it also provoked the wrath of the Yugoslav regime. Fearing that my testimony was a threat to their rule, the communists declared me an enemy of the state when I was just 16 years old.
Perhaps their fears were warranted, because I had come to know something far greater than the communist government—far greater, in fact, than anything on Earth…
I had come to know God’s love.