The experiences of Medjugorje pilgrims

date: 15.08.2015.

Ana Mlinarić fromVukovar, parish of St. Joseph the Worker, arrived to Medjugorje for the last Youth Festival. Ana said in her interview for that she has been coming here for the last 10 years in organised groups: „The bus of young people arrived with me, besides youth from my parish there are those from the other parts of Slavonija, around Vinkovac, Osijek, Slavonski Brod, Pozega, Pakrac. We were able to hear on several occasions how speakers or priests ask the question about that what attracts us here. We all know it is God. My first coming here was 18 years ago. After that first visit, my summer would never be complete unless I came here to Medjugorje. When after 7-8 years of immense joy, I realised that so many graces are here, I started spontaneously to invite my friends and people that I knew, and that is how we are coming here for the 10th time now in organised group. “, said Ana and added that it is prayer that attracts here the most. „All parts of the Youth Festival blend into one. The Eucharist is the foundation of everything, but in order for us to be able to enter into the depth of it, we need lectures, testimonies and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, where one meets living God. All of that is really nurturing us. However, it is the prayer that attracts me the most.“