Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
Included in the municipality of Čitluk, in the canton of Herzegovina-Narenta in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Medjugorje is a small fraction known for 30 years, worldwide for the regular Marian apparitions.
Its name literally means “in the middle of the mountains” and is due, not to altitude, but to the position between the two rocky hills, the Crnica and the Križevac.
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: how to organize the visit and what to see in Medjugorje
The spiritual journey to Medjugorje follows the message of peace transmitted by the Madonna to the visionaries through the so-called “five stones”:
• Fasting (Wednesday and Friday)
• Bible reading
• Confession (at least once a month)
• Eucharist (preferably daily)
The Sanctuary of Međugorje is one of the main places to visit, in addition to the “hill of the apparitions”, the so-called Podbrdo, where there is a Queen of Peace statue, similar to that placed on the parish church square on the twentieth anniversary of first vision and Mount Krizevac, with the grandiose reinforced concrete cross over 8 meters high erected by the local population.
During the stay it is advisable to go also to the Church of San Giacomo, the town’s patron saint.