My current thinking on the secrets of Medjugorje

There are six visionaries, and each has been given (or will eventually be given) ten secrets. But from what the visionaries have told us so far, some of the secrets are the same among the different visionaries, and some are different. So there are less than 60 secrets and more than 10. Mirjana has said that all of her secrets are for the world. By comparison, some other visionaries have said that some of their secrets are personal or local. For example, Ivan has a secret that pertains to his own death. Vicka’s fourth secret is personal, about herself or her life.

Some persons are claiming that the first secret is about Medjugorje only, not about the world. But since Mirjana has explicitly said that all her secrets are about the world, this cannot be entirely true. I think it is Vicka who said that her first secret is for the town of Medjugorje only. So it may well be the case, as I have long believed, that Mirjana’s first secret is the same as the Warning of Garabandal.

My interpretation of the secrets of Medjugorje, the ones that are for the world, is based on my interpretation of what the visionaries have publicly said — but within the framework of my many years of study of Catholic eschatology and Sacred Scripture. This approach allows me to critically evaluate any claim being made about the secrets, and to put it in the proper perspective.

The more common approach that people use is to merely look at what the visionaries have said, and also what other persons have said, about the secrets, without any critical evaluation and without any knowledge of Catholic eschatology. This results in unwarranted conclusions and misunderstandings. Some of these claims about the secrets are neither fact, nor sound theology, but more or less like rumors. The visionaries are unable, or at least limited in what they can do, to correct various misunderstandings because they are constrained not to reveal too much about the secrets.

My current thinking about the ten secrets of Mirjana:

prior to the secrets:

The upheaval that I have long predicted for the Arab/Muslim nations of the Middle East and northern Africa is the same as the Arab Spring — now underway. This upheaval will NOT bring democracy to these nations. Rather, extremists will take advantage of the instability and the removal of the previous government leaders to seize power, with the help of Iran and various extremists groups. Iraq will also fall to extremists. Iran and Iraq will have much power over the other nations; they will form one group of nations, led by Iran and Iraq, just as the book of Daniel predicts (Daniel 8).

Iran obtains one or more nuclear bombs.

World War 3 (first Seal) begins with the use of a nuclear bomb against New York City (2011 or 2012). World War 3 begins to unfold prior to the secrets.

Then the secrets begin:

1. the same as the Warning of Garabandal — probable date: Good Friday of 2016 (March 25)
2. the Consolation — probable date, Easter Sunday of 2016 (March 27)
3. the same as the Miracle of Garabandal — probable date: Thursday, May 12th, 2016 (seven days after the Feast of the Ascension, three days before the Feast of Pentecost)
4. not World War 3, as I formerly said, but an event during World War 3, probably the nuclear missile strike against Rome and Vatican City in July of 2013 (as I have long said).

The rest of the secrets are, I still think, just as I have been saying:

5. severe civil violence and unrest worldwide (second Seal)
6. famine, especially in wealthy developed nations (third Seal)
7. death from a variety of causes (fourth Seal)

The first four Seals are the same as the four horsemen of the apocalypse

8. a great Martyrdom of millions of Christians, i.e. a Christian Holocaust, similar to the Jewish Holocaust.
9. World War 4, an all-out nuclear war
10. The events of the first six trumpets of the Seventh Seal (see the book of Revelation)

My book on the secrets is still available, but I have not updated it with the latest changes to my predictions (stated in this post above).

by
Ronald L. Conte Jr.
Roman Catholic theologian and Biblical scholar

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4 Responses to My current thinking on the secrets of Medjugorje

  1. Matt says:

    Ron,
    The Blessed Virgin Mary appears to the visionaries at 6:40 PM wherever they are at in the world. I believe that the 6:40 signifes six visionaries for 40 years. What do you think the 6:40 PM signifes in regards to the Secrets?

    • Ron Conte says:

      I don’t think the 40 refers to 40 years, although that interpretation is possible. That would place the end of the visions in 2021. But I think that some of the visionaries will have apparitions beyond that point. In my eschatology, 2021 is about the time that the Protestant Churches all convert and unite with the Catholic Church. So I’m not sure if that is the correct interpretation of 6:40.

  2. K-J says:

    Hi Ron,
    I wonder if you ever heard about this new visionary living in Europe and who is now revealing that the Warning will take place before the end of 2011? http://www.thewarningsecondcoming.com

    /K-J

    • Ron Conte says:

      See my article on that claimed private revelation:
      http://www.catholicplanet.com/apparitions/false199.htm

      That visionary’s messages teach heresy and doctrinal error. The messages even claim that she will write a book, and it will be equal to the Gospels and become part of the Bible (because her book will supposedly have God as the true author). Such a claim is abject heresy.

      The messages refer to “those of different creeds or sexual preferences” as if sexual acts and orientations were merely a preference, without regard to morality.

      The messages teach the heresy of millanarianism.

      And there are other substantial doctrinal errors.

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