The Beautiful Story of Medjugorje
As Told to Children from 7 to 97
Sister Emmanuelle Maillard
Children of Medjugorje Inc
Desiring a simple way to address the many questions of pilgrims about the first days in Medjugorje, Sr. Emmanuel wrote this little book to "get it down on paper." Drawing from her many interviews with the visionaries, in this book you will follow the experiences of the six little shepherds, and their shock when they saw "The Lady" appearing to them in 1981. You will see how Vicka and Jokov actually experienced the reality of life beyond this world, and what happened when Our Lady took them with her on the most extraordinary journey to Heaven, Purgatory and Hell. Sister Emmanuel writes about this book: "It is an adventure story, except that this story is true and is happening right now for you!"
Sister Emmanuel tells that after receiving her first calling to the Beatitudes Community in 1976, she received another calling-to serve Our Lady in Medjugorje. Sent by her community, she initiated the first branch of the community in Medjugorje in 1989. During the Balkan war in the 90s, Sister Emmanuel became known for her regular faxes about the situation in Herzegovina, always related to the mission of Our Lady. She has had an enormous impact on France, stimulating an extensive response to Medjugorje among French pilgrims, but her apostolate has broadened as her books have been translated into 22 languages and she has traveled widely to make Medjugorje known, particularly in the United States. Today, "Les Enfants de Medjugorje" and "Children of Medjugorje, Inc." allow her to be connected everyday to thousands of people around the world, who are motivated by and spreading, the messages of Our Lady in their own humble way. Sister says that her greatest joy is to be part of a family formed by Our Lady, and being Her extended heart and hands for her children, especially those who do not yet know the love of God.