"Pope Authorizes Official Pilgrimages to Medjugorje"
May 12, 2019
Medjugorje & Dubrovnik Pilgrimage
Spiritual Director: Fr. Patrick Keane
October 26 – November 5, 2023
"Pope Authorizes Pilgrimages to Medjugorje" May 12, 2019
Medjugorje & Dubrovnik Pilgrimage
Fr. Patrick Keane
October 26 – November 5, 2023
Medjugorje · Dubrovnik
Join Fr. Patrick Keane on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje & Dubrovnik. Spend a week in the peaceful Medjugorje which is site of the 1981 Marian Apparitions. The Holy sites of Medjugorje including Apparition Hill, Cross Mountain, St. James Parish, and the Risen Christ statue have been visited by 40 million people. You may do Medjugorje only, or continue with two (2) days in the stunning "Pearl of the Adriatic", Dubrovnik.
Your trip includes
- Round-trip airfare
from your desired Airport
- All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
- Hotel accommodations (or similar) in double occupancy
- 7 Nights: Modern
- 2 Nights: GH Park Hotel, Dubrovnik
- Breakfast and Dinner daily
- Wine with dinners
- Assistance of local guide throughout
- Transfers as per itinerary
- Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
- Visit to Community Cenacolo
- Mass daily (English at 10:00am & Croatian at 6:00pm)
- Meeting with visionaries (Pending availability)
- Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
- Lunches, Tips to your guide & driver.
Providing you coverage for situations that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.
Cancel For Any Reason Waiver
A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 48 hours prior to departure.
Day 1 | Thursday, October 26: Depart for Medjugorje
Make your way to your local airport, where you will board your overnight flight. Your meals will be served on board.
Day 2 | Friday, October 27: Arrive Medjugorje
Upon arrival in Europe, change gates to board your short connection flight to either: Dubrovnik, Split, or Sarajevo airport. Upon arrival, collect your luggage in the baggage claim area, and continue to the arrival's hall, where you will be greeted by a tour guide and/or driver, who will take you on the 2.5-hour drive to the village of Medjugorje. Enjoy dinner before retiring for the evening.
Days 3 - 8 | Saturday, October 28 - Thursday, November 2: Experiencing Medjugorje
The most beautiful features of Medjugorje are its simplicity and peace. While in Medjugorje, you
may experience your faith grow, and share in the faith journey of pilgrims from all over the
world. A local guide will accompany your group throughout your stay in the village.
Some activities that will accompany you in your spiritual journey:
Attend Daily Mass:Each morning at 10:00 AM, 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 religious articles pilgrims can attend.
On Feast Days and Sundays: English Mass is at noon.
Climb Apparition Hill: This mountainous hill is where the visionaries first
encountered Our Lady. At the base of this hill is a Blue Cross, where Our Lady appeared to the
children while they hid from the communist police in the early days of the alleged apparitions.
While climbing, pilgrims are invited to recite the Rosary, pausing five times for each decade of
the Rosary. At the top of the hill is the exact location of the first alleged apparition of Our
Lady - enjoy private time for prayer in this Holy place.
Climb Mt. Krizevac (Cross Mountain): In 1933, the villagers built a 30-foot
high cross atop the mountain to commemorate Jesus' passion and death on the cross. You will have
the opportunity to climb this mountain and venerate that very cross. While climbing, pilgrims
pray the Stations of the Cross to meditate on Jesus' suffering Road to Calvary, pausing fifteen
times for each Station.
Apparitions: Each evening at 5:00 PM (or 6:00 PM depending on Daylight Savings Time), your group can join the villagers and fellow pilgrims of Medjugorje at either St James Church or Apparition Hill to commemorate the time Our Lady appears to the Visionaries. There you can pray the Rosary, as you all await that time (5:40 PM or 6:40 PM during Daylight Savings Time).
*Afterward, Croatian Mass is held at St. James Church and is free to all to attend. It is broadcasted by the radio, simultaneously in order to translate the services from Croatian into many languages. Following the Croatian Mass, there is a Blessing of the Sick.
**For details about the Visionaries, please visit: www.206tours.com/visionaries
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Our Lady has always called us to be close to her Son. In response to her call, pilgrims will have the opportunity to adore the Blessed Sacrament at the altar outside of St. James Church. Adoration is on Tuesdays and Saturdays; Veneration of the Cross is on Fridays inside the church. Additionally, there is an Adoration Chapel on the grounds of St. James Church, where Adoration is held in the afternoon hours. Visit the Community of Cenacolo: Pilgrims will have the opportunity to visit the community of Cenacolo, founded by the Sisters of Charity, for young men and women who have taken the wrong path and are on the road to recovery. You will be able to listen to their inspirational words about their journeys back to Jesus Christ. Prayer at the Statue of the Risen Christ: The bronze statue of the Risen Christ, located on the grounds of St. James Church. 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.
Day 9 | Friday, November 3: Medjugorje - Dubrovnik
After breakfast, you will transfer to Dubrovnik also known as the Pearl of the Adriatic Meet our local guide who will take us on a walking tour of the Old City. It will begin at St. Blaise Church, the Patron Saint of Dubrovnik. Continue to the Gothic and Renaissance styled Rector's Palace. Next, you will stroll by the iconic Bell Tower Clock and Orlando's Column. To the left of this column, you will see the Sponza Palace. In the sixteenth century, members of the Academia dei Concordi met to discuss literature and to this day, the palace is the most important cultural institution of Dubrovnik. Lastly, you will visit the Dominican and Franciscan Monasteries. The location of the Dominican Monastery is strategically placed at the most sensitive point of Dubrovnik's defense barriers. While at the Franciscan Monastery, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the first Pharmacies still in existence. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 10 | Saturday, November 4: Dubrovnik Day at Leisure
After Mass enjoy exploring timeless streets in Dubrovnik. No cars are allowed inside the wall
city (deliveries are made during the night), stop at the market, or at one of many small
family-owned shops and restaurants. You can buy a ticket to walk on top of the wall, from there
you can watch one of the best preserved 600 year old cities in the world, still occupied by
Farewell dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 11 | Sunday, November 5: Return Home
Transfer to the Dubrovnik airport for your return flights home.
The last two nights in Dubrovnik requires a minimum of 10 pilgrims to operate. If less than 10 pilgrims, these last two days will be based on an individual basis for personal prayer and reflection. There may not be a Spiritual Director and tour escort with you.
Occasionally local religious and national holidays, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of events or the missing of certain events/places. Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of events and places to be visited.
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About your trip
Medjugorje, located in Bosnia & Herzegovina, is the site of the 1981 Marian Apparitions. On June
24th 1981 six children witnessed the Blessed Virgin Mary on what is now known as Apparition
Hill. The apparition of Our Lady had a message of peace for the world, as well as a call to
conversion, prayer and fasting. She appeared to them with an infant in their arms and confided
several secrets to the children. Some of the children, now adults, continue to witness Our
Medjugorje is a place of peace and prayer where over 40 million people have visited the now popular Pilgrimage site. In 2018 Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Henryk Hoser the “Apostolic Visitor” to Medjugorje in steps to officially recognize Medjugorje as a sacred Catholic site. On May 13, 2019 the Holy See officially announced that Dioceses and Parishes throughout the world are officially authorized to organize Pilgrimages to Medjugorje.