St. James Church in Medjugorje –Taken on July 3, 1986 during the 6:40 p.m. apparition. Pilgrims experienced the miracle of the sun during the time this picture was taken. Among the pilgrims was the first large American group to travel to Medjugorje.
The Blue Army Fatima group chartered a plane, bringing a group of 200 pilgrims to Medjugorje. Little information was known about Medjugorje due to communist suppression. Many on the group were shocked to see an abundant number of signs, such as the sun spinning, a host over the top of it, the Cross on Cross Mountain with a back drop of rainbow colors, and many more, as well as personal signs. The action of God clearly wanted this group touched, and several Medjugorje centers were birthed from this one trip. Among the pilgrims was the founder of Caritas and his family, who took the above picture, and who in the future would become known as “A Friend of Medjugorje.”