The 6th International Pilgrimage for Persons with Disabilities međunarodno hodočašće za osobe s invaliditetom

date: 11.04.2017.

„That your love may increase ever more (Phil 1, 9) „In Our Lady’s School“

The 5th International Pilgrimage for Persons with Disabilities will be held in Medjugorje from June 15 – 18, 2017. Gathering and accommodation of pilgrims in homes of the parishioners shall take place on Thursday, June 15. What makes this pilgrimage more unique, it is the fact that parishioners of Medjugorje parish offer free accommodation to the participants. The Organisation Board of the Pilgrimage, along with the representatives of the local communities Medjugorje and Bijakovici, has made some decisions last year and those shall remain in force also this year, as follows:

  • The Pilgrimage will remain entirely free for PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND FOR 1 (ONE) OF THEIR COMPANIONS (either a parent, companion or carer). Also,  bus / minivan drivers have free accommodation.
  • The other members of the families, second companions or friends and volunteers need to pay 60 euros per person (price for three half-boards).
  • Accommodation is half-board based.
  • As agreed with the host, it is possible to have dinner in the house (buffet type)
  • If they are to arrive on Friday, June 16, price per person is 50 euros. 
  • Final deadline for applications is May 30, 2017 at the email address

PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN YOUR APPLICATION: arrival time, contact phone number, total number of pilgrims, name of person / child with disability and type of disability and name of one companion who will have free accommodation, as well as role and duty of other persons who will pay for their accommodation.

 We would kindly like to ask organisers and leaders of pilgrimages to care about genuine needs of those who are registering for pilgrimages, so all unnecessary conflicts could be avoided. Thank you!






THURSDAY 15. 06. 2017.

15:00 – 17:00 – ARRIVAL

18: 00 – The evening prayer programme, Rosary, Holy Mass, prayer for the healing, Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament


FRIDAY, 16. 06. 2017.


9:00 – 11:00 – introduction of participants according to their groups

11:15 – 12:00 – 1. lecture // music workshop on White Dome

12:30 – lunch in houses

15:30 -17:00 sati – PRAYER OF THE WAY OF THE CROSS for disabled persons

17:30 – 18:00 sati – presentation of the International movement “Faith and the light”

 16:00 – participants (parents and friends) shall join the parish in a prayer of the Way of the Cross on Cross Mountain for parishioners

18: 00 – The evening prayer programme, Rosary, Holy Mass, prayer for the healing, Veneration of the Holy Cross


SATURDAY, 17. 06. 2017.


9:00 – 12:00: Prayer of Rosary for those who can climb Apparition Hill

PODBRDO -  9:30 prayer of Rosary at the Statue of Our Lady on Hill

12:30 – recess and lunch in houses

LUNCH FOR ONE-DAY VISITORS– to be individually organised


15:30 – 16:15 – 2nd lecture

16:15 – 17:00 – testimony

17:00 – 17:45 – 3rd lecture

18: 00 – The evening prayer programme, Rosary, Holy Mass, prayer for the healing




SUNDAY, 18. 06. 2017.

White Dome

10:30 – 11:00 – testimony

11:00 – Holy Mass


Coordinator: Fr. Marinko Šakota, OFM, parish priest

Lecturer: Fr. Ante Vučković, OFM


Fr. Ante Vučković, OFM, was born in Sinj in 1958, and he is a member of the Franciscan Province of the Most Holy Redeemer in Split. He attended and completed studies at the classical secondary college and seminary in Sinj, while he studied theology in Makarska and Zagreb. He was ordained as a priest in 1983. He studied philosophy in Munich and Rome where he obtained his doctorate in modern philosophy. He taught philosophy in Rome at the Pontifical University Antonianum and at the Franciscan faculty of Theology in Makarska. He is a philosophy professor at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Split.  He also lectures at the faculty of Philosophy at the same university. During the time of the war and in the post-war period, he was specially engaged in issues of reconciliation and forgiveness as a part of the Franciscan Institute for the culture of peace in Split. He guides spiritual exercises, seminars and spiritual retreats. He is a spiritual counsellor and advisor. He has published a number of books and his works are published in professional and other periodicals. Parishioners and pilgrims in Medjugorje know him as a recognised speaker and he was the main lecturer during the 25th Youth Festival in 2015. His catechesis were published later in a book, Behold, your mother (2016), by Information Centre Mir Medjugorje.