Queen of Peace
Medjugorje Silver Jubilee Anniversary Pilgrimage
18 June -
Visit to Shrine of the Queen of Peace, Medjugorje
Wednesday 21 June
Visionary Jacov Colo
The parish of Medjugorje is situated in the region called Herzegovina, 25 km southwest of Mostar.
The name MEDJUGORJE is of Slavic origin and it means “area between two mountains”. The territory of the parish spreads out at an altitude of 200 metres above sea level and has a mild Mediterranean climate. The population at this time is about 4300 inhabitants.
Our accommodation in Medjugorje was just a few minutes walking distance from Saint James Church and the main shopping area.
Shops are in abundance, selling both cheap souvenirs and the more expensive and beautifully crafted items in gold and silver. Italian-
Even though commercialism abounds, it takes nothing away from the spiritual character of Medjugorje. The voices of people in prayer, the packed church services, the awesome feeling of being in a place of peace, the sharing of the wonderful experience of Our Lady’s presence, make any visit here very, very satisfying.
Imagine a town where Mass in many languages is the central event of the day, where dozens of confessionals have long queues outside their doors, where exhortations to say the Rosary are ongoing, where people go out at night to silent adoration of the Blessed Sacrament -
Jacov Colo -
Jacov is married to Annalisa, an Italian, and they live in Medjugorje with their three children.
Jacov was only 10 years old when he experienced his first apparition. His daily apparitions ended 12 September 1998.
His prayer mission is to pray for the sick.
Medjugorje Mass -
Guided tour of church grounds by our wonderful local guide Ainja Simovic -
Saint James Church in Medjugorje
The Risen Christ Statue
It was around the 20th anniversary of the ongoing apparitions that people began to notice that the Risen Christ Statue was oozing an oil or water-
Michael K Jones states on his website, ‘Medjugorje USA’, that he has a local Medjugorje friend who informed him that a man took a paper napkin and reached to take a drop of oil from the Risen Christ Statue. When the man looked at the napkin, it is reported that the napkin was full of blood. A minimum of 50 people witnessed this.
Because no scientific study has been done on the Risen Christ Statue, we can only ponder on what it all means. To some, however, no scientific study is needed and people in Medjugorje just accept the bleeding as a sign from God.
Visit to grave of Father Slavko -
Rosary, Daily Apparition, Mass, Adoration -
One of a series of beautiful mosaics in the grounds of Saint James
The Exterior Altar at Saint James