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.
Bob Gardner: CONVERSION STORY
I was raised Episcopalian in a family with seven children. I married into the Roman Catholic faith in 1969 at the age of 20. My wife, Jacci, was 18. At 12, Jacci had made a promise to the Blessed Virgin that she would not kiss until she was 16 if Mother Mary would find her a good husband. Around the same time, when I was about 14, I found a medal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the woods behind my house. I think now that my finding that medal, and keeping it to this day, has played a role in the relationship Mother Mary has nurtured with me. I think Our Lady found Jacci a good cross and that Mother Mary has been trying patiently for decades to turn me into a good husband.
Dawn: CONVERSION STORY
TWO CHILDREN AND A MIRACLE
Audrey Santo is a teenager who lives in Worcester, Massachusetts and has been in a coma, since falling into the family swimming pool when she was three years old. When the doctors told Audrey’s mother to put the child in an institution she refused and brought her home. Given little hope by the medical profession, Linda Santo embarked on a journey of faith with Audrey and her nurse, to a place half way around the world, called Medjugorje.
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".