Ivanka Ivankovic-Elez was born on June 21st, 1966, in Bijakovici, in the parish of Medjugorje. She was 15 years old when the apparitions began. Her mother Jagoda died very suddenly in May 1981 just before the beginning of the apparitions. She was the first one who saw Our Lady. She had daily apparitions until May 7th, 1985. On that day, confiding to her the tenth secret, Our Lady told her that for the rest of her life, she would have one yearly apparition on June 25th, the anniversary of the apparitions. Ivanka is married with Rajko Elez. She has three children, Kristina, Josip and Ivan, and she lives with her family in Miletina near Medjugorje. As a special grace Our Lady told her from her own life story.
Ivanka’s prayer mission from Our Lady is particularly to pray for families.
“Rejoice, for I am your mother and I love you with my whole heart.”