Medjugorje (meaning “between mountains”) is a small settlement in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It became famous in the second half of the 20th century because the Blessed Virgin appeared there.
Medjugorje became a unique place where over a million pilgrims all over the world travel every year.
Over 20 million pilgrims have visited Medjugorje in the last 20 years.
History knows several cases when the Blessed Virgin appeared. The places where the Blessed Virgin appeared later became holy. Pilgrims from many countries come here in search for hope, inner peace and salvation. The most famous pilgrimage destinations connected with the Blessed Virgin: Lourdes (1858), Fatima (1917) and Medjugorje (1981) — Croatia.
Appearance of the Blessed Virgin in Medjugorje
At the beginning of the 1980s, the Blessed Virgin appeared to four children from the small village of Medjugorje (Bosnia and Herzegovina), settled by Croatian Catholics, as they told later. The events in Medjugorje received wide coverage and attracted a lot of interest. Amazing things, omens, miracles, cases of hopeless sick people’s recovery have been connected with Medjugorje.
The appearances of the Blessed Virgin, according to the now grown-up witnesses, still continue, to some daily, to some annually, to some monthly. The Blessed Virgin appears and converses with her visionaries. These conversations are called messages, and they are recorded and translated into all the major languages of the world.
Medical scientists confirm that those who see Virgin Mary (they are called visionaries, seers, psychics) have unexplainable things happen to them.
At any time of year, many believers and pilgrims come to Medjugorje, many walk many kilometres on foot from remote areas of nearby countries.
Medjugorje on map of Croatia
Get to Medjugorje
Distance to Medjugorje from city Dubrovnik – 143 km
Distance to Medjugorje from city Split – 134 km
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