Mara Santangelo, famous Italian tennis player in Medjugorje

date: 06.11.2010.

Mara Santangelo, famous Italian tennis player came to Medjugorje, along with many pilgrims who arrived in the beginning of November. Journalists of radio station "Mir" Medjugorje had opportunity to speak to her and this is part of what she told them. She was born in a little town close to Rome and she moved to Trentino later on. She started playing tennis in the age of five, won many domestic and international tournaments, and her professional career was finished this year due to the injury on her left leg. Mara said amongst other things: "I came to Medjugorje so I could be closer to faith. I believed ever since my early childhood. My faith got even stronger in the age of 16, when my mom was killed in a car accident. I was able to find something really strong within me, I discovered a new, heart-opening faith. I will surely come to Medjugorje on many other occasions. I see my future being really bright, close to God, immersed in faith. And what might turn out to be future projects and successes, I hope it will all be happening according to God's will. On my behalf I can say that I will keep on trying and I will continue to pray", said Mara.