Never having the urge to visit Medjugorie, I did go recently when invited by a group of friends who have been several times before. The journey in the coach from Dubrovnik airport, along the Croatian coast was beautiful. Medjugorje is located in the southern part of Bosnia Herzegovina, which used to be a former republic of Yugoslavia. Bosnia and Herzegovina... 更多
Part of an organized group, we participated in the evening worship program, but importantly were familiarized with the history of the region and the visions which began 35 years ago. So many people of faith seeking reassurance and celebrating their beliefs, it is a place unlike any other I have visited.
We visited Medjugorje as part of our Pilgrimage Trip for Jubilaeum Misericordia. The place was not like Lourdes nor Fatima. The St James church where all the mass was taken place was simple, humble yet graceful and meaningful. We decided to go to the Apparition Hill early in the morning. We started our journet by car to go uphill. When... 更多
On the way to Mostar our family stopped at Medjugorje We all were amazed at the fact that therthen drove e wsas a church there long before any reports of sightings. We stayed about 1 hour and then drove on to Mostar
Most of the people around you will be religious and it is a little freaky at first. Like, really freaky. But nobody forces you do anything, pray, climb mountains. If you want, you can just sit around all day on the terraces of the (numerous) bars and drink beer or some of the local wine. A lot of the Irish... 更多
It´s hard to get to, Bosnia is an underdeloped counry with no tourist vocations whatsoever (especially compared to Croatia!), the church itself is simple. But the faithful must climb the (very rocky) mountain to get the full Medjugorge experience. Very emotional.
In spite of the official church stance about the apparition, this place is a center of attraction and you can feel the energy. It is agreed on that mass prayers has its effective weight, and most people present in this village are sending the same wave length. You have to visit to get in touch with the feeling, (maybe you... 更多
Entering this place you see too many shops with all kind of christian souvenirs. You can buy a statue of Virgin Mary or a fake handbag from many of the know brands. In a hot day we were already exhausted before entering the modern church and the park. The architecture of the place didn't speak to me at all. I've... 更多