Giosepina Russo: „Pilgrimage to Medjugorje is the greatest gift I had ever received”

date: 18.03.2014.

Giosepina Russo from Sicily works in the agency for pilgrimages in Marian shrines throughout the world. She visited all Marian shrines in Europe on few occasions, but somehow never had chance to come to Medjugorje. Even though she was told that Medjugorje is not recognised shrine yet and should not be mentioned to pilgrims, she felt great desire to come here. Mrs. Russo said that she did not even know where Medjugorje was in Europe. She came to Medjugorje last year and remained here for 15 days. That was the greatest gift she had ever received in her life. When she came outside the White Dome and saw the statue of Our Lady with extended hand towards the altar, she felt as if she was in Heaven. She was mostly impressed by the faith of our people and by Christian standards that were part of everyday life here. She also shared with us one event that took place as she was going from the church back to the hotel. She was walking in the street and it was at the time when the church bells were ringing. A group of construction workers was working on the building before her and in those moments they stopped with all works to say the Angelus. “I was so deeply moved by that, I have not seen that for years anywhere in the world, and I am deeply convinced that God’s love is evidently present here, at this place in the world”, said Mrs. Russo.