Medjugorje Complete: The Definitive Account of the Visions and Visionaries
By DONAL ANTHONY FOLEY, 526 pages

Medjugorje Complete: The Definitive Account of the Visions and Visionaries looks at the alleged visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Medjugorje, their origins, and their impact on the Catholic Church. It is an expanded, revised, and updated version of two previous works, Understanding Medjugorje and Medjugorje Revisited, published in 2006 and 2011 respectively.

Medjugorje Complete focuses on the transcripts of the original tapes of the visionaries made in June 1981. It also looks at the credibility of the visions and the visionaries, demonstrating serious problems in accepting Medjugorje as genuine. It also examines the role of theologians and the Hercegovina Franciscans in promoting Medjugorje, and its tangled historical and religious background, as well as its links with the Charismatic Renewal.

In sum, it examines all the relevant evidence about Medjugorje, and concludes that, despite some “good fruits,” it does not appear to be genuinely supernatural. If you want to know the truth about Medjugorje, then—forty years after the story began—Medjugorje Complete offers the definitive account.

“In this updated edition of Medjugorje Revisited, Donal Foley takes note of recent developments, such as the 2020 publication of a leaked copy of the 2010–2014 Ruini Commission Report; the July 2020 excommunication of ex-Franciscan priest, Tomislav Vlasic; and the decision of Pope Francis to allow pilgrimages led by bishops and priests to Medjugorje. While many have reported positive, life-changing experiences at Medjugorje, the fact remains that not one apparition has received official magisterial recognition as supernatural. Medjugorje Complete is essential reading for Catholics who wish to better understand the forty-year history of the Medjugorje phenomenon.”

— ROBERT FASTIGGI, Professor of Dogmatic Theology, Sacred Heart Major Seminary; former president of the Mariological Society of America
“While Donal Foley’s Medjugorje Complete doesn’t draw conclusions that can please both skeptic and believer in this most famous and controversial modern apparition phenomenon, his efforts to take a balanced and careful look at the early primary sources are both commendable and at times eye-opening.”

— MICHAEL O’NEILL, creator of MiracleHunter.com
“Donal Foley has collected a wealth of data on the apparitions in Medjugorje. Any final assessment of these Marian messages would be well-advised to consult this book, which strives to offer a balanced, objective perspective.”

— FR EMERY DE GAÁL, Chairman and Professor of Dogmatic Theology, University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary
“Donal Foley’s fact-based update of his classic book Medjugorje Revisited is here to set the record straight. As Foley shows with impressive detail, the completely unapprovable Medjugorje apparitions are a hodgepodge of New Age syncretism and gnosticism that never fulfill the promises they have made.”

— PATRICK COFFIN, Co-founder, www.coffinnation.com
“On the 40th anniversary of the alleged apparitions of Medjugorje, Donal Foley presents the Church with a truly useful and insightful book on the topic. He is not afraid to ask critical questions and make thought-provoking comparisons. This book is destined to challenge people—a challenge well worth having within the Church today.”

— KEVIN J. SYMONDS, author of Refractions of Light: 201 Answers on Apparitions, Visions and the Catholic Church
For years contradictory accounts of Medjugorge have swirled through the Church with people lining up for and against. Conversations quickly heat up as sides are taken. Often my Catholicism has been judged based based on my position or questions. Donal Foley has done us all a service by digging deep, giving us the real story and history of the phenomenon that has caused millions of pilgrims to flock to Bosnia-Herzegovina. This book goes beyond the emotions and confusion to present the real story in a methodical and rational manner. Recommended reading no matter what side of the debate you espouse or if you just want to understand Medjugorge.

— STEVE RAY, author of Crossing the Tiber and Footprints of God documentary series
For years contradictory accounts of Medjugorje have swirled through the Church with people lining up for and against. Conversations quickly heat up as sides are taken. Often my Catholicism has been judged based on my position or questions. Donal Foley has done us all a service by digging deep, giving us the real story and history of the phenomenon that has caused millions of pilgrims to flock to Bosnia-Herzegovina. This book goes beyond the emotions and confusion to present the real story in a methodical and rational manner. Recommended reading no matter what side of the debate you espouse or if you just want to understand Medjugorje.

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  1. M. Borgia

    “It also looks at the credibility of the visions and the visionaries, demonstrating serious problems in accepting Medjugorje as genuine. It also examines the role of theologians and the Hercegovina Franciscans in promoting Medjugorje, and its tangled historical and religious background, as well as its links with the Charismatic Renewal.“

    Thank you!!

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