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Ivo Sivric Manuscript Collection [DOC MSS 57] Edit




  • 1899-1997 (Creation)


  • 2.00 Linear Feet (Whole)
  • 928 items other_unmapped (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Mr. Patrick McCarthy, former Pius Library staff member and current director of the Medical Center Library, was much involved with refugees to St. Louis from the former Yugoslavia.  Patrick made the acquaintance of Ivo Sivric, a priest at St. Joseph's Croatian Catholic Church in the city. Sivric gave McCarthy for deposit in the University Archives his material on the alleged Marian apparitions and miracles in Medjugorge, Sivric's native village in Yugoslavia. Sivric had written a book calling the authenticity of these phenomena into question. The collection consists of clippings, correspondence, and other research materials on the Medjugorje story. This collection has only 1 series: 1. Subject Files.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Please contact the Saint Louis University Archives for details.

  • Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Ivo Sivric

  • Preferred Citation

    Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections.  Ivo Sivric Manuscript Collection (DOC MSS 57)

  • Scope and Contents

    The Ivo Sivric Manuscript Collection consists of materials collected by Sivric about the alleged Marian apparitions and miracles at Medjugorje, his native village in the former Yugoslavia.  Sivric published a book skeptical of the phenomena.  Included here are clippings about Medjugorje and similar cases, correspondence between Sivric and his supporters and detractors, and research material on the supposed visionaries of Medjugorje, their supporters among the local clergy,  and their experiences.