On September 9, 2018, the Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross was celebrated in Medjugorje and this feast in Medjugorje parish is always celebrated on the first Sunday after the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Holy Masses were celebrated in the parish church at 7, 8, 12 and 6 pm. The solemn Holy Mass, celebrated by Fr. Slavko Soldo, along with the parish priest Fr. Marinko Sakota and 27 more priests, was celebrated on Cross Mountain at 11 am.
As every year, there were many pilgrims arriving for that occasion, some of them arriving on their bare feet. The registered groups of pilgrims arrived from Croatia, Germany, England, Ireland, the United States, Italy, France, Austria, Netherlands, Korea, Slovakia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Portugal, Poland, South Africa, Lebanon, Canada and Spain. (photos)