Carlow Cathedral and Newbridge Parishes invite you to join them in ‘A Night of Hope and Prayer’ with guest speaker Medjugorje visionary Ivanka.

Sunday 17th October – Carlow Cathedral Parish

with Guest speaker Ivanka, Medjugorje Visionary

Music by Michael English


  • 6pm – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary
  • 7pm – Sunday Evening Mass

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Wednesday 20th October – Newbridge Parish

with Guest speaker Ivanka, Medjugorje Visionary


Chill Mhuire Church, Ballymany, Newbridge.


7pm – Rosary

followed by Mass

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Ivanka Ivankovic-Elez

Ivanka was the first to see Our Lady on June 24, 1981, and is the youngest of the 4 girls and was born on July 21, 1966, in Bijakovici. Ivanka’s prayer mission from Our Lady is to pray for families. Ivanka has one brother and one sister. Her Mother Jagoda, died in May 1981. When the apparitions first began, Ivanka asked the Blessed Mother about her mother. Our Lady told her that her mother was with her in heaven. God has allowed Ivanka to see and speak to her mother, who is in heaven, five times over the years.

She had daily apparitions from June 24, 1981, until May 7, 1985. On that day Our Lady confided to her the last of her ten secrets. Our Lady told her that for her entire life she will have an apparition every year on June 25, the anniversary of the apparitions. And so far it has been just that way. Ivanka is living in the parish of Medjugorje, is married and has three children.

“When the apparitions began, I was only a child. I prayed and went to church when my parents asked me to. Now when I pray, I feel united with God and Our Lady. Before, when I went to Mass, I didn’t feel anything special. Now, I know God is alive at the Holy Mass and gives Himself completely to us in the Host. Concerning my own future, I leave it completely to God – my path will go in the direction God leads me. I have some advice for young people: I want to tell them to turn to God as soon as possible because He’s the only one who can lead them to happiness and truth. We simply must pray more and live the messages of Medjugorje.”