The experiences

date: 08.01.2013.

Our journalists had chance to speak to various pilgrims in the first days of the New Year, and here, we would like to bring some of their testimonies. Tacita Ludivine comes from French Guyana and this is her first time in Medjugorje. “I wanted to come to Medjugorje because I was far from Jesus and this was the way to find God again”, said Tacita who came with a group of thirty pilgrims. Revi Kutty from England came to Medjugorje for the first time with his wife and her sister. He read about Medjugorje in books. “Coming here finally was a very moving experience. I hope to receive strength in the following days to lift up my spiritual life, so I can fight all difficulties that I am facing in the better way.”
A young couple, Vincent and Giovanna Gerbase Marinelli from Italy came to Medjugorje on their honeymoon, and were here for New Year’s Eve as well. Vincenzo said how he was far from Jesus and far from the Church, all until he encountered one priest. “It was that priest who told me: If you open your heart to God you will see that goodness exists. He invited me to come to Assisi. I was among a group of young people who were all satisfied and happy. I told him that I wanted to experience that joy. And that is where my story began.” He met his wife at prayer seminar. This is his fourth time in Medjugorje and it is the third time for Giovanna. “We would like all of our friends to come and to get to know this place, because we feel safe with Mary and Jesus. We can live heaven on earth in this life and we can in that way prepare for Heave. Mary took us by our hand and invited us to prayer.”