There are numerous pilgrims in Medjugorje even after the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Information Office registered groups from Italy, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Ireland, England, the United States, France, Spain, Lebanon, New Zealand, Hungary, Ukraine, Korea and Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Our journalists spoke to Fr. Richard Offong, assistant parish priest from London who takes care of people from Nigeria who live there. This is his first coming to Medjugorje. “I feel motherly emotions that Our Lady extends to us here and I am proud to be one of her children. I am really happy here. I hope to be back again, to renew myself. There are 42 of us in a group with three priests and two nuns. All of us are from Nigeria apart from two from Gana, but we are all living in London.” Fr. Richard heard about Medjugorje long ago and he said: “I heard that this is the place where Our Lady appeared and where she gives messages. Her messages are messages of conversion, change of the way of life. Here we can see so many confessionals in various languages. Families are reconciling, husbands come to peace with their wives and children with their parents. Some people told me that after the confession here they are planning to change their lives and that is so moving. Medjugorje is hope for the future of the world.”
This is just one of many testimonies that witnesses grace that has been poured from Medjugorje to the whole world.