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Beautiful Medjugorje is waiting for you to explore  Visions of our Blessed Virgin Mary

Beautiful Medjugorje is waiting for you to explore Visions of our Blessed Virgin Mary

Medjugorje is a beautiful town nestled between the mountains in Bosina and Herzegovina. Italy lies across the Adriatic Sea to the west. More than one million people visit every year. 

Saint James Church in Medjugorje
Photo by János Korom shared under Creative Commons 2.0

History of Medjugorje

The Catholic Parish of Saint James was established in Medjugorje in 1892. The crucifix on Cross Mountain completed the Stations of the Cross in 1934. During World War 2, 66 Franciscan Friars lost their lives to Yugoslavian communists.

Medjugorje’s Cross Mountatin
Photo by Sean MacEntee shared under Creative Commons 2.0

Marian Apparitions

In 1981, six children saw the Blessed Virgin Mary. On the first day they saw “an incredibly beautiful young woman with a little child in her arms.” They returned the next day and saw a flash of light. Mary was alone this time.

The next day, they saw a light flash three times and Mary again appeared. She said, “I am the Blessed Virgin Mary.” As they descended, Mary appeared again, saying, “Peace, peace, peace and only peace. Peace must reign between man and God, and between all people!”

The visions continued throughout the week. The visionaries have since dedicated their lives to following the messages they received. While staying in Medjugorje, pilgrims learn of the messages of prayer, conversion, fasting, penance, and peace.

Outside the Church of Saint James

Planning your visit to Medjugorje

Our next scheduled trip to Medjugorje departs in March, 2019. If you would like to plan a custom trip, we are happy to help. Many travelers like to visit other pilgrimage sites in Europe and the Holy Land at the same time.

Medjugorje is a fabulous place for pilgrims to visit. Syd says:

A visit to Medugorje is a holy and fulfilling experience. It will have a most positive impact on your life. The minute you step inside the church you get a feeling of serenity and calmness. It is one of the most treasured places I have visited.

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