On June 24, 1981 six young adults from a small Croatian village in Bosnia and Herzegovina saw something that changed their lives forever. Our Lady of Peace appeared to them and told them not to be scared. They ran away, and came back the following day. Since then, this small village called Medjugorje visited hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world, looking for a miracle, healing and to pray.
According to six visionaries, as well as millions of believers, the Virgin Mary began appearing in the tiny Balkan village of Medjugorje (med-you-gor-yeh) on June 24th, 1981. She has appeared every day since. Her messages, intended for all humanity, ask people to place God first in their lives.
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. The next day, the 25th of June, the woman appeared again at the same place, this time alone, and this time the children ran to her and they started a conversation with her. This conversation has not ended until today. This woman is Virgin Mary and she still appeares to the six people and talks to them. She was wearing a light gray dress with a white veil and they told that she had blue eyes and was surrounded by a wreath of twelve stars.
Our Lady appears to six visionaries, which can see her and talk with her during regular apparitions. During some of these apparitions, Our Lady gives messages. One of most frequented topics of these messages are appeals for prayers and love . In most of the messages of Our Lady, the content outlines the core of spiritual life. Although, most of the people listening and reading these messages are Catholics, the messages are given in a universal language, the language of love, which may understand also people of other religions or faith.
The messages of Our Lady can be found in Medjugorje Messages section of this website.