On Saturday, April 25, 2009, took place in Medjugorje a pilgrimage of bikers organised by the Christian Association KUP-KARMEL, the same that is organising the Peace Marathon. Robert Rukavina, president of the Association, imagined this pilgrimage as an event during which many bikers would discover new paths and visit a place where many wanted to go, but never did so.
The bikers started to arrive in Medjugorje on Friday, and they stayed in a camp under their tents. On Saturday during the morning, they prayed the Way of the Cross on Cross Mountain. After lunch, they visited the community “Merciful Father” and listened to the testimonies of young men who came to Medjugorje to be healed from different addictions.
In the evening, they participated in the prayer programme in Saint James’ parish church in Medjugorje. Holy Mass for all departed bikers presided Fr. Bože Milić, and after Mass, there was the blessing of the motors. Fr. Petar Vlašić, parish priest, greeted the bikers, and Fr. Miljenko Šteko blessed them and their motors on the meadow behind the outside altar. After the blessing, the bikers drove the round of honor around Medjugorje.
You can find more about it on the web site www.kup-karmel.com.