Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
Spiritual Director: Fr. Zlatko Sudac
Group Leader: Helen Zec
May 2 - 13, 2018HZ050218
Your trip includes
- Round-trip airfare from
- All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
- ~3 nights: May 03-06: Hotel Malin, Krk Island
- ~7 nights: May 06-13: Dragan & Huanita Dragicevic Pansion, Medjugorje
- Drinks with meals, extras at hotels & any items of personal nature
*Please note: Private room Is not available in Hotel Malin
Wed, May 2: Depart US
Depart your local airport for your overnight flight. Meals are served on board.
Thurs, May 3: Arrive to Zagreb and Transfer to Krk Island
Early morning arrival in Europe where you will board your flight to Zagreb. Upon arrival you will find your luggage and exit the baggage claim into the arrivals hall where you will be greeted by a tour guide and/or driver. 2-3 hour bus drive to the town of Malinska on Krk Island, in the northern Adriatic Sea of Croatia. Check-in at Hotel Malin for three nights.
We will attend a 3 day retreat with Fr. Zlatko Sudac, a Croatian stigmatist priest, whose stigmata is in the form of a cross on his forehead and the wounds of Christ on his body. Fr. Sudac received the cross on his forehead in May 1999, 11 months after his ordination, and the rest of the wounds in October 2000. As anyone who has ever encountered Fr. Sudac can attest, an encounter with him is a powerful and life-changing experience. Though he has many gifts of the Holy Spirit, one of his greatest gifts is the gift of preaching, through which it is always his intention to lead souls deeper into the heart of Christ and the Church.
Fri & Sat, May 4 & 5: Retreat
Enjoy a leisure morning and afternoon by the sea. Retreat begins late afternoon on Friday. Talks by Fr. Sudac, healing and deliverance prayers, Holy Mass. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Sun, May 6: Krk Island-Medjugorje
Breakfast, Holy Mass. Retreat concludes with lunch. After lunch, drive 6-7 hours in our private, comfortable bus to the village of Medjugorje. Once there you will be introduced to the Dragicevic Family, your hosts , in whose comfortable, yet modest inn you will be staying for the next seven nights. Enjoy a delicious dinner before retiring for the evening.
Mon-Sat, May 7-12: Medjugorje
Experience the beauty and peace of this simple village. During your stay in Medjugorje you will have the opportunity to share faith with pilgrims from all over the world. Our local guide will accompany us throughout your stay.
Some activities that will accompany you in your spiritual journey:
Attend Daily Mass: Each morning, at 10:00A.M, your group will assemble at St. James Church for Mass (English-Speaking). At the end of each Mass, regardless of language, there is a blessing of the religious articles that you have with you.
On Feast Days, and Sundays: English Mass is at Noon
Climb Apparition Hill: This mountainous hill is where the visionaries first encountered Our Lady. Also, at the base of this hill is a Blue Cross, where it is said Our Lady appeared to the children while they hid from the communist police in the early days of the alleged apparitions. When climbing, your group is invited to recite the Rosary, pausing five times for each decade of the Rosary. At the top of the hill, you will witness the exact location of the first alleged apparition of Our Lady to the visionaries, and enjoy private time in prayer.
Climb Mt. Krizevac (Cross Mountain): In 1933, the villagers built a 30' high cross atop a mountain to commemorate Jesus' passion and death on the cross. Your group will have the opportunity to climb this mountain, and venerate that very cross. When climbing, your group is invited to pray the Stations of the Cross (to meditate on Jesus' suffering Road to Calvary), pausing fifteen times for each Station.
Apparitions: Each evening at 5PM or 6PM daylight savings time, your group will join the villagers and fellow pilgrims of Medjugorje in saying the Rosary as all anxiously await the alleged arrival of Our Lady to the visionaries. Following the apparition, at 6:40P.M (5:40 P.M. during Daylight Savings Time), feel free to stay at St. James Church and attend the Croatian Mass. Following the Croatian Mass, there is a Blessing of the Sick. Adoration of the Blessed
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Our Lady has always called us to be close to her Son. For this, you will have the opportunity to adore the Blessed Sacrament at the outside altar of St. James Church. Adoration is held on Tuesdays and Saturdays; Veneration of the Cross is held on Fridays inside the church. Additionally, there is an Adoration Chapel on the grounds of St. James Church. Adoration is held here in the afternoon hours.
Prayer at the Statue of the Risen Christ: Located on the grounds of St. James Church, is the bronze statue of the Risen Christ. Many pilgrims sit and pray on the benches surrounding this peaceful statue. This statue miraculously seeps droplets of water at all times of the day, out of Christ's right knee.
Sun, May 13, Medjugorje - US
After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, we leave by motor coach for Split Airport for return flights home.