When the name means between the mountains, there is no shame in assuming the place to be a blessing of God, surrounded by the magnificence of the natural highlands. Medjugorje is a place where the environment lives up to the expectation of its very revealing name. The cosy town in Bosnia and Herzegovina lies calmly by the Croatian border and has mesmerizing views to offer with rolling hills. It is also a place of miracle, a chosen place of the Virgin Mary to come and confirm to the world that God exists.
The Medjugorje Pilgrimage continues throughout 2021 for people to witness the grace of God and celebrate His blessings. It is also a fantastic opportunity to pray on the Apparition hill, go on a hike in the Cross mountain, and explore the excellence of nearby Mostar. The quaint town will also let you collect some authentic Medjugorje rosaries, handcrafted with a devotion to the faith.
Witness The Supernatural Miracles
The first time the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in the hill town of Medjugorje was back in 1981. She appeared among six visionaries aged between ten to sixteen years of age. Dubbed as Our Lady of Medjugorje, the visionaries continue to receive signs and messages directly from Her. She has been delivering the message of God’s existence, grace, and fullness. She tells us that God exists, that He represents the fullness of life and divine, that we must go back to meet Him and experience the same fullness.
People all around the world and of many faiths visit the town for pilgrimages. Some spend their time enjoying the blessings, and some others spend their time praying and counting on their Medjugorje rosary. The fruits of grace springing from such gatherings are so valuable that Pope Francis lifted the bans on official pilgrimages in 2019. With official youth festivals and city-concentrated pilgrimages, Medjugorje is now a meeting place for the faithful in the world.
The Pilgrimages Are Well Worth The Efforts
Aside from the chance to meet the blessed visionaries of Medjugorje and listening to the Virgin Mary live, Medjugorje offers a plethora of things to do for families, friends, and children. The Apparition hill, where the first apparition happened, now has a gorgeous statute to pray around. It also offers some lush green views of the surrounding mountains and hills.
For climbers, the Cross Mountain is a more adventurous opportunity. As you hike up the rocks, you will get to rest and pray by the cross at the peak. Some faithful also use the opportunity to ‘hail mary’ in their Medjugorje rosary. The children usually like the climb up the rocks, thanks to the panoramic views and their blessed energies.
Speaking of hailing Mary, you can meet the visionaries in person with the help of some local friends. It is also a great idea to join a parish to adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Organized during a holy and beautiful hour, it offers a perfect opportunity to reflect and meditate.
Anyway, it is easier than ever to join in the Medjugorje pilgrimage with direct flights and organized official events. Whether you believe in the miracles or not, you will surely enjoy the expedition in picturesque sceneries. The nearby cities have also many things to see and do! If you cannot afford to go you can always buy a beautiful Medjugorje rosary or item from Holyart where Medjugorje items are made by local artisans.