In 1986, author Claire A. Patterson watched a program about events occurring in Medjugorje. According to the reporter, the Blessed Mother had been appearing to six children in this small village in Yugoslavia since 1981. The idea of going to that special little village was planted in her heart and soul, and it persisted for years. Finally, in July 2001, Patterson’s dream came to fruition.
In Finding Grace through Mary’s Eyes, she tells the conversion story of her and her husband, Duke. It relates the events of their lives before, during, and after their first pilgrimage to Medjugorje. Duke experienced inner locutions and apparitions from the Blessed Mother, Jesus, and other heavenly visitors. These happenings brought them both blessings and challenges.
A companion book to Through Mary’s Eyes, this memoir chronicles the story about how Duke’s and Claire’s lives were changed through heavenly intervention.