My name is Louis Bélanger. I was born in Quebec City in 1941. After my studies in humanities and political science (International relations) at Université Laval in Quebec City, I pursued my research in psychology and parapsychology at Freiburg University in West Germany (1968-1974). In 1975, I began conducting the study of paranormal phenomena while teaching at the Faculty of Theology of the Université de Montréal and at the Department of religious studies of the Université du Québec à Montréal. I retired in 2005.
My visit to Medjugorje
In 1984, I watched a French TV documentary suggesting that the Virgin Mary was appearing daily to youngsters in Yugoslavia.
These encounters claiming a transcendent source caught my attention some 40 months after they began. My mother had just died. Profound grief left me unable to pray. Would Our Heavenly Mother deign to aid me in my agonizing grief?
In January, 1985, I went to Medjugorje with a “declaration of intent” that I presented to the Franciscan parish personnel and to the Bishop of Mostar, Mgr Pavao Zanic…
You can read the continuation of that story in Medjupedia, a Blog launched in May 2010 where I invite the readers to get acquainted with my itinerary which led to the publication of The Hidden Side of Medjugorje. The book wishes to be a faithful exposé of contradictions, ambiguities and misleading conduct, all established at the time of our research.
Hence the motto as an epigraph to Medjupedia of which I reproduce, here, the complete quotation:
From now on, no more lying:
that each one speak the truth to his neighbor;
aren’t we members of one another?
Ephesians, 4, 25