Signs and Wonders in Medjugorje, Bosnia

A close friend of mine, Tony who lives in the Santa Barbara area, went to Medjugorje for a pilgrimage by himself. While he was there in March 1995, he took a spectacular photograph from the backyard of the Visionary Vicka Ivankovic. The photograph was a view looking up at the cross on top of Mt. Krizevac. The time was approximately 9:00 in the morning. My friend had on a telephoto lens and the distance to the cross was about a mile or more. This is what he saw through his lens; the Blessed Virgin Mary praying to the left side of the cross!

After returning home my friend showed me the photograph of our Blessed Virgin Mother. I was very moved by what I saw, so much so that I decided to go back to church after 30 years of abstaining from religion. The following year, March 1996, my friend Tony and I went to Medjugorje and were fortunate enough to stay with Vicka. During my stay in Medjugorje, many wonderful signs and wonders were shown to me. After I returned home from this pilgrimage and developed my film I realized that one photo was particularly interesting. It had the image of Christ in the clouds above the cross at Mt. Krizevac.

Being an artist, I combined most of what I saw and felt in a painting that I completed after my journey to Bosnia. The following year I returned to Medjugorje and stayed again as Vicka's guest. I presented her with a framed print of "Forgiveness" I did the previous year. This framed print remains in Vicka's sitting room today.

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Vicka with the framed print
of "Forgiveness" in her home


Running with the Pack

Actual Photo


Trails End

Rain Storm






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I've built these masks of the crown of thorns out of potato burlap bags.
These take a lot of time to build and each mask is unique.
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Painting of St. Max Kolbe
This is me painting a picture of St. Maximilian Kolbe.
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Painting of St. Max Kolbe

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