Message, 25. September 2014

“Dear children! Also today I call you to also be like the stars, which by their light give light and beauty to others so they may rejoice. Little children, also you be the radiance, beauty, joy and peace – and especially prayer – for all those who are far from my love and the love of my Son Jesus. Little children, witness your faith and prayer in joy, in the joy of faith that is in your hearts; and pray for peace, which is a precious gift from God. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Carmel Kelly from Ireland: „Međugorje means everything to me”

Carmel Kelly, 79-years old pilgrim from Ireland recently brought her 100th group to Medjugorje. She came here for the first time in 1997 and she came only because of her husband. This is what she told us about her first trip to Medjugorje: “I used to go to Lourdes every second year until 1997. I did not know anything about Lourdes. My husband, who never came to Lourdes and never wanted to come to any religious destination, once read about Medjugorje and told me that he would like to come here. Since he expressed desire to go on the pilgrimage for the first time, I booked seats for two of us for May 22, 1997. In the beginning of March that same year, he began to feel chest pain and doctors were treating him for severe chest infection. It was on April 25, 1997, that they informed the whole family that my husband had progressive lung cancer on both lungs and that he had enormous affected mass on his chest. I told his doctor that we had planned to go to Medjugorje on May 22, but he told me that my husband would not go anywhere. Back then I still had hopes in treatment and recovery of my husband. I was told that we could use the pilgrimage that we had paid for in the upcoming two years. I went to the hospital and told Bill that we would go to Medjugorje after he recovered, but he told me to go on my own if he did not get better. I told him that I would go to Medjugorje just because he wanted to go there, but he insisted and I needed to promise him that I would go to Medjugorje and bring my friend Agnes instead of him. Bill died on May 12, ten days before our scheduled trip to Medjugorje. Five weeks after he died, I called Agnes and told her that I booked a trip for two us, just as I had promised Bill to do before he died. We came to Medjugorje on June 24, 1997, and back then I did not even know that it was the anniversary date. It was really, really hot and the only reason why I arrived to this place was to fulfil the promise that I gave to my husband, but I was anyhow planning to continue with my pilgrimages to Lourdes after that trip. You see, that was why I arrived to Medjugorje at the first place. Nevertheless, I felt a special grace here and began to bring groups of pilgrims here. I brought my first group of 28 people in May 1998. In October the same year, I brought two more groups. Then I continued to bring ten groups a year for the next four years. I was coming to Medjugorje for the period of two weeks, then I would return home for two weeks and then again I would return to Medjugorje. That is how things were working during the pilgrimage season. I continued to come here even though I am quite old now. I began coming here when I was already in my senior age. I wish if only I had known for this place when I was younger, but it was not God’s plan obviously. Blessed Mother had a plan with me and She used my husband in order for Her to fulfil that plan. Medjugorje means everything to me; my whole life is about Medjugorje ever since my husband died.” Carmel told us that she has two sons: “My older son Tony came with me now for the first time. He was never in Medjugorje and he was not aware that this was my hundredth trip here until we arrived here. At the moment, he does not speak a lot about Medjugorje, but he feels it is all very positive. The fact that my son came here this year is a miracle to me. I am planning to come again because I promised to Gospa that I will continue bringing pilgrims here for as long as She places them on my way.”

Marin Čilić came to his birth place - Medjugorje


Marin Čilić, the winner of this year’s US Open, came to his birth place Medjugorje on Tuesday, September 16. He was welcomed by many parishioners and pilgrims who congratulated him on his victory and the success he had achieved. Marin was also welcomed by the Franciscans from Medjugorje and the parish priest Fr. Marinko Sakota who had congratulated him as well. Marin took part in the evening prayer programme that was held at the White Dome of St. James’ church with the Rosary at 5 p.m. and Holy Mass at 6 p.m. that was celebrated by the parish priest with 67 priests that concelebrated. The celebration was even more beautiful thanks to the singing of the Franciscan Youth, choir Friends and the parish choir of the Queen of Peace. After the Holy Mass there was special programme held in honour of Marin, who thanked everyone who were his support in these days.

This famous young man from Medjugorje was born on September 28, 1988 and when he was 14 he moved from Medjugorje to Zagreb. He is among top ten tennis players on ATP list, at the moment he is ninth that confirms his best rating from 2010. His greatest success was in Parish, when he won the tournament in 2005 as junior player. His career developed from that time a lot. He played for Davis Cup team for the first time against Austria and Argentina in Zagreb when Croatian public had chance to get to know him.

He began to play tennis when he was seven and his first tennis club was in Metkovic in Croatia. When he was 15, he was the first player of Europe in the category up to 16 years of age and three months before his 17th birthday he won Roland Garros and became the first junior tennis player in the world.


The solemn vows in Medjugorje


On Sunday, September 14, 2014, four brothers of Herzegovina Franciscan Province: Fr. Augustin Cordas, Fr. Ivan Maric, Fr. Alen Pajic and Fr. Ivan Penavic gave their solemn life vows. The solemn Holy Mass began with the procession and it was celebrated by the Provincial of Herzegovina Franciscan Province, Dr. Fr. Miljenko Steko at the White Dome of St. James’ church with 87 priests concelebrating. The singing of young seminarians conducted by Fr. Stanko Mabic made it even more beautiful. The Provincial expressed his joy because these solemn vows are being given in Medjugorje, place of Our Lady, in Her vicinity which was the choice of brothers who gave vows. He especially emphasised the Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross that was celebrated on Sunday: “What does this Feast here in Medjugorje, parish with Cross Mountain say to us?


Pilgrim from Italy, Giorgio Dal Molin: „I was in Medjugorje around 200 times”


Many pilgrims are arriving on daily basis to Medjugorje and in the beginning of September, according to the Information Office register, there were groups from Italy, Austria, Germany, Ireland, the United States, France, Poland, Netherlands, Spain, Slovakia, Latvia, Japan, Hungary, Lebanon, Argentina, Czech Republic and Malta. Among many pilgrims from Italy, we had chance to speak to Giorgio Dal Molin from Italy, who came to Medjugorje around 200 times so far. “In the beginning, I used to come as a pilgrim and now I bring groups of pilgrims here. I heard about Medjugorje in 1988, after I was moved with everything that was happening here, I decided to go through that spiritual experience. My first pilgrimage was all about the curiosity. I came from Italy so I would come and see what was happening in a place that was important for the Church and the whole world. I was very surprised by the faith that I found here and it was the faith that was reflected in pilgrims, but above all in parishioners. I was able to deepen my spiritual journey here. I used to come to Medjugorje as a pilgrim until the beginning of the war and afterwards, I became a pilgrim that mostly helped people here who were in difficulties at that time”, said Giorgio who emphasised that he was mostly moved by the inner feeling that all pilgrims experience during the time of prayer on the hills in Medjugorje.


Holy Mass on Cross Mountain


Medjugorje parish celebrates the Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross on the first Sunday after the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady. That celebration will take place on Sunday, September 14. The solemn Holy Mass will be on Cross Mountain at 11 a.m., and other Holy Masses in Croatian language will take place in the parish church at 6, 7, 8 a.m. and 12 and 7 p.m. The Cross on Cross Mountain was built in the Year of Jubilee of Christ’s Death – 1933, and until June 24, 1981 it was a place of prayer of parishioners and faithful from other parishes. The night before this celebration, the theatre performance will be held at 8 p.m. at the foot of Cross Mountain titled “How Cross Mountain came to be”. The play will be given by Croatian National Theatre from Mostar.



31.07.2014 - Media coverage of 25st Youth Festival

Links both live audio and video in various languages:



  • Radiopostaja Mir Međugorje,
  • Radio Maria Bosna i Hercegovina,
  • Radio Maria Austrija,
  • Radio Maria Južni Tirol,
  • Radio Maria Srbija (Subotica)
  • Radio Maria Romania
  • Radio Maria Erdely      - (Deutsch) (Deutsch)   (Deutsch)  (Deutsch) - USA KOREA


International (AUDIO i VIDEO) - USA KOREA     (Cantonese)


Sowie nur AUDIO auf den unten angegebenen Links:    Barix1 (Deutsch)


1. Romanian language streaming link

mms:// - hq

2. Hungarian language streaming link


20.05.2014 - The invitation

News about floods that have not been remembered so far and have affected parts of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, have travelled around the whole world. That is why many pilgrims have asked if Medjugorje was affected and if there was anything that they could do. Medjugorje is not close to those endangered areas but Medjugorje wishes to be close to all those who have felt or still feel consequences of this great natural catastrophe. Thereby we invite all pilgrims, people of good will and friends of Medjugorje to respond and help as much as they can. It is possible to do that through our humanitarian organisation Medjugorje - Mir - Mother's Village (that was founded in the time of the war and directed your help to all those in need) by giving your donations to this account:

Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank d.d.  Mostar
Kneza Branimira 2b,
BiH - 88 000 Mostar
KM: 3060130000884555;

Međugorje Mir - Majcino selo
88266 Međugorje
Bosna i Hercegovina
Tel: +387-36-651-704
Faks: +387-36-650-670


07.04.2014 - Simultaneous translation

As of May 1, 2014 all talks and testimonies held around the church of St. James are going to be simultaneously translated. Thereby, we would kindly like to ask all of you dear pilgrims, to bring radios and headphones with you, so you could listen and participate in the programme that will be organised.




We ask you to keep integrally the rules of the Church envisaged by the Code of the Canon La~ the general liturgical rules and the directives and the rules of the proper authorities of the Church in connection with the life and the service of the priest.
To take part in the liturgical life of the parish, according to the rules of the Church, it is necessary to have arecommendation letter of your bishop or your superior (celebret), not older than one year. (Cf" Code of the canon Law, Can. 903)




Coordinator: Fr. Marinko Sakota P.P. OFM

The third international pilgrimage to Medjugorje for the disabled will be held from the 23rd to the 26th of October 2014. The main organizers will be the “Susret” association in Citluk, in association with the Parish Office and the “Mothers Village”. Participants should gather in the afternoon on Thursday the 23rdOctober. The Parishioners of Medjugorje are offering free accommodation and food for the weekend. The program for the pilgrims through from Friday evening to Sunday will be involve workshops, talks and gatherings for prayer. The Saturday morning will be dedicated to the climbing of Apparition Hill.

Bookings for the disabled partaking in the pilgrimage will be from the 1st to the 30th September at the email address:
IN YOUR BOOKING we would kindly request exact information about the disabled person, who ever will be accompanying them, if parents will be travelling with them etc. and also how many days they will be attending and your contact.

House of prayer “Domus Pacis” - Prayer and Fasting Seminars Silence

Seminars are conducted by franciscans of Međugorje.  Here are the dates according to language groups, as well as contact persons: Contact.


Audio-video and photos live from the church in Medjugorje

 Beginning with the feast of St. Francis, we began broadcasting live audio-video programs and photos from the church in Medjugorje. You can follow them at the link
:  - croatia language from Church - Evening Prayer Programme - Adobe Flash media live  player    - english language from Church - Evening Prayer Programme- Adobe Flash media live  player


Live streaming Medjugorje :  smoothstreamingplayer.html  - Smooth streaming player





Links both live audio and video in various languages:      - (Deutsch) (Deutsch)   (Deutsch)  (Deutsch) - USA KOREA


Spiritual movement of the Queen of Peace in the world

The movement, born after the apparitions of the Queen of Peace in Medjugorje, includes pilgrimages to Medjugorje, the setting up of Peace Centres, prayer and charity groups all around the world, as well as pastoral, publishing, humanitarian and other kinds of activities...
This questionnaire will give us the opportunity to have a better grasp of the worldwide dimension of the movement in the service of the Universal Church. It will help us to get to know each other better, to have better communication with various groups worldwide, as well as to grow better in our prayer and service.
We kindly ask all the leaders of Peace Centres, prayer and charity groups, as well as organisers of pilgrimages to fill in the questionnaire and to send it to Medjugorje to fax no. + 387.36.651.444, or to write to  in order to receive the questionnaire by email.



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Mother of God – the best pastoral theologian 

Max Domej from Gebetsktion Wien spoke to Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, Archbishop of Vienna, during his visit to Međugorje.
Both in Lourdes and Fatima the events first ceased and than Church had its decision about that. Its final decision. Sooner or later that will take place here as well, but in this case we let Mother of God with freedom of choice...I think that Medjugorje can continue well on their journey, with full trust that Church, Mother and Teacher, in this case, is going to continue to monitor their journey.




Kardinal dr. Christoph Schonborn - Medjugorje,  31. December 2009


Video: Kardinal dr. Christoph Schönborn - Medjugorje, 31. December 2009




Respected brothers, the purpose and aim of this questionnaire is to make a list of priests who received their vocation  through Medjugorje. So, we kindly ask you to fill out this form with following information: (Questionnaire)