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And Mary said "My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior" - Luke:1:46-7

Introduction

I have come here as the Queen of Peace and I desire to enrich you with my motherly peace . . I love you and I desire to bring all of you to the peace which only God gives and which enriches every heart

25th July 1990

Introduction to the Apparitions at Medjugorje

Location and Background

Medjugorje is a rural village in Bosnia and Herzegovina, located about 26 km southwest of the city of Mostar and approximately 30 km from the Croatian border. The name Medjugorje literally means "between mountains".

Since the 24th of June 1981, Medjugorje has gained worldwide attention for the reported apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Six visionaries claim to have received messages of prayer, peace, fasting, and penance from Our Lady, drawing an estimated one million Catholic pilgrims per year.

The six visionaries - Vicka, Mirjana, Ivan, Marija, Jakov, and Ivanka - continue to report ongoing apparitions and receive regular messages from Our Lady. While the Catholic Church has not yet issued its official ruling on the authenticity of the apparitions, Medjugorje remains a place of profound spiritual significance and experience for the Catholic pilgrims who have journeyed there.

Pilgrimages

Pilgrims visit Medjugorje for various reasons, ranging from simple curiosity to seeking healing, peace, conversion, prayer intentions for themselves and others, and a deeper connection with their faith.

Countless personal testimonies exist regarding claimed physical, mental, and spiritual healings that have occurred, as well as numerous renewed commitments to living a life grounded in the Gospel and the Catholic faith.

The three principal sites of interest in Medjugorje are:

  • Apparition Hill (Podbrdo), where the initial apparitions took place in 1981, and where pilgrims can pray the mysteries of the Holy Rosary on the way to the hill's summit.
  • Saint James Church, the local parish church which now serves as the centre of the daily prayer program for thousands of pilgrims.
  • Cross Mountain (Kri┼żevac), where pilgrims ascend to the cross that was erected on the summit of the mountain in 1933, while praying the stations of the cross.

While the Catholic Church's official observation, investigation, and discernment process into the alleged apparitions continues, Medjugorje serves as a beacon of solace, hope, and a testament to the power of faith.

Medjugorje is a place where countless hearts have been remarkably transformed and renewed through the intercession of Our Lady, the sacraments of the Catholic Church, and the grace of God.

Private pilgrimages to Medjugorje have been permitted by the Church since the beginning of the apparitions, and official Church pilgrimages have been permitted since May 2019. The Church has acknowledged the abundant fruits of grace that flow from Medjugorje.

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This website aims to provide visitors with simple, clear, and accurate information regarding the messages, apparitions, and graces associated with Medjugorje.

We are eternally grateful to Our Lord Jesus Christ for the profound spiritual graces experienced in Medjugorje, and the intercession of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, while fully recognising the Church's discernment and the Church as the only rightful and ultimate authority on the events at Medjugorje.

The official current Church position of the alleged apparitions at Medjugorje is that they are neither approved nor condemned.

We humbly submit to the Church's decision regarding the authenticity and legitimacy of these events.

From the official standpoint of the Church, until any further verdict is issued, these are still alleged apparitions and alleged messages.

For the sake of brevity and ease of reading throughout this site, and to avoid repetitiveness, the word 'alleged' has been omitted from further descriptions concerning the messages and apparitions. However, it should be kept in mind by the faithful