Mrs. Katarina Bednarczyk Sieminska is 55 years old and she walked 62 days from Kazimierz Dolny near Lublin in Poland to Medjugorje. She made this pilgrimage with empty hands, only trusting in God’s Providence. She took only a cross, the breviary and a geographic map along. Her intention of this pilgrimage was for the peace in the world. She is married to an artist, has no children.
Temperatures in Medjugorje range from 2.6 to 30.55 (Celcius).
Every year more and more tourists are visiting BiH mountains. Tourists are attracted by excellent skiing facilities, stunning nature and reliable amount of snow.
And it is well known that going on the ski trip is often regarded as a therapy for the body and soul.
Mountains like Bjelašnica, Jahorina and Vlašić are the available for skiers who like a real challenge.
The skiing season in BiH normally starts in December and it reaches to the March and the snow is practically guaranteed. However, the latter in the season you ski, the better chances for the longer days with sunshine. In general BiH ski destinations are well equipped and the slopes are well maintained.
|Una National Park is defined by the unspoiled river that runs through it. Just an hour from Zagreb, the Una offers crystal clear water and world class river rafting.The River Una’s stunning waterfalls and white water rapids highlight Bosnia and Herzegovina’s newest National Park. The most famous waterfalls are those at Martin Brod, where the popular International Una Regatta, a kayaking competition, begins.|
|Jacques Bousquet, living in France,visited Medjugorje 57 times. The first time he came to Medjugorje was when the apparations began and the name of Madjugorje couldn`t be found on any map. He remembers how close the pilgrims have been to the Franciscans and the visionaries at those time.|
The small remote village of Medjugorje (Med-jew-gor-yay) /Međugorje/, judging by the caves around it, may have been inhabited since the older Stone Age period. The village is situated in Bosnia- Herzegovina, a former Yugoslavia republic (now a parliamentary democracy). This part of Croatia is rugged and rocky with low-lying vegetation, dense evergreen underbrush, and little forestland.
Medjugorje is a small town bordering Croatia in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Claims of apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1981 have made this place a very popular religious pilgrimage destination. The Marian shrine is the world’s largest "illegal" Catholic shrine, which means it is not officially recognized by the Catholic Church. Other than the Shrine, Medjugorje also has several other tourist attractions like its holiday resorts, quiet beaches, and water sports, giving it that extra charm. Given below are some details about the amazing Medjugorje beaches.
There are many reasons why enthusiasts engage in mountain Climbing. This sport challenges an individual’s capabilities and skills; plus it is also a great way to be one with nature. Mountaineers also find Climbing as a form of relaxation and exercise.
An ironic concept, I am 6500 miles from home in a country emerging from 50 years of communism and the heaviest fighting on European soil since WWII, and I am filled with the most peace and love I have ever experienced. Why is this?
It is amazing that the ongoing events around the Marian apparitions in Medjugorje , a place of pilgrimage in Bosnia-Herzegovina, last until now. Medjugorje became well known all over the world.
On Midsummer Day of 1981 six children saw a floating woman on a hill in the small, at that time Yugoslavian village. The woman was pointing to a newborn baby, she wore in her arm. Out of fear the children ran away.
There seems to be no end in attempts to make the Medjugorje apparitions go away. Once again the Bishop of Mostar who has jurisdiction over the Medjugorje region has made yet another bold demand in his continuation to stop Our Lady's apparitions. Medjugorje USA has received reports from reliable sources that the Bishop has written a letter to visionary Mirjana stating her public apparition held at the Community Cenacolo on the 2nd of each month, must stop. To ensure the public apparitions stop, the Bishop also wrote a letter to Community Cenacolo Medjugorje founder, Sister Elvira. As a result of this letter Sister Elvira received from the Bishop, Medjugorje USA have been told Sister Elvira will be obedient of the orders from the Bishop.
Instead it is located in southern part of Bosnia Herzegovina, which used to be a former republic of Yugoslavia. Medjugorje is not located in Yugoslavia nor Croatia, such even today some people still think. Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in Southern Europe and it's capital city is Sarajevo. Bosnia and Herzegovina is surrounded by Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia. Medjugorje is located between the city (20 km) of Mostar and coastside of Adriatic sea (part across the Peljesac Peninsula). It's in relative close location to Croatian coastal cities of Dubrovnik and Split.
Medjugorje is a small town in south Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located on Bakan peninsula, in the southeastern Europe.
Bosnia and Herzegovina borders with Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. It has an area of 51,129 square kilometers, and is almost landlocked except for the 26 kilometers of the Adriatic Sea coastline, around the country’s town Neum.
Official languages in Bosnia and Herzegovina are Croatian, Bosnian and Serbian. The country’s capital is Sarajevo.
The parish was founded in late 1892 and is dedicated to St. James the Apostle, protector of pilgrims.
Medjugorje currently inhabits about 4300 residents.
I have tried with this FAQ to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about Medjugorje. The answers are made to be short, simple and to the point. I did not want to make this page too lengthy. I hope that you find it useful. Please also realize that this page is not meant to be a catechesis on the Catholic faith. There is lots of information available which explains our rich Catholic Faith. Rather, these questions focus more directly on Medjugorje. Please also refer to our page "About Medjugorje".