Medjugorje: information, travel guide to the Marian shrine

News on Our Lady of Medjugorje, guide to go on a pilgrimage in the resort of Bosnia where they occur apparitions to the visionaries since 1981.

Trip to Medjugorje

Medjugorje, where Our Lady appears to the visionaries since 1981, is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, about 25 km south of Mostar. The name Medjugorje, of Slavic origin, means the region between two mountains and its territory is home to about 5000 inhabitants. Until June 24, 1981, Medjugorje people lived modestly by working the land as in other villages of this region.

After this date the life of the parish of St. James has changed since the Madonna chose the visionaries, the parish and the many pilgrims who come here to be his witnesses and collaborators for peace to reign among men and many turn to Christ finding Faith only source of true joy. Since then began the apparitions of Our Lady in Medjugorje and the place has become largest place of worship and Catholic faith.

A Medjugorje pilgrims have happened over the years miraculous cases of diseases considered incurable by science. Since Our Lady appeared for the first time to the then boys, now all adults, on the hill behind their homes, began years of recurring appearances, in which are released new messages from the Virgin Mary.

In over 30 years of messages, Our Lady in Medjugorje, called the Queen of Peace, is presented only as a mother as a teacher of life very special. All messages not announce anything new to the Christian message, but the words of Mary said to the visionaries are filled with immense love for his children, so much so that they often cry of joy when they receive them.

Our Lady wants to protect the world and bring comfort in times of trial, leading to hope those who rely on the Lord. With its messages has accompanied and guided over the years the believers, urging them to renew with affection personal spirituality.

The shrine of Medjugorje, a place of spirituality ampliatosi in time around the Church of St. James, is one of the most visited international level, with an exponential growth in the number of pilgrims who come to live the experience of Medjugorje. Many of them have found peace here and received great graces.