Day 1, September 28, Monday, 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, September 29, Tuesday, 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.
Day 3 - 8, September 30 - October 5, Wednesday - Monday, 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:
Some activities that you'll be sharing with fellow pilgrims on your spiritual
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 the religious articles that you have with you.
On Feast Days and Sundays: English Mass is at 12 PM.
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
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, once
for each Station.
Apparitions: Each evening 6:00PM, 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 6:40PM,
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 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.
Meetings with the Visionaries: Pending their availability, your guide will
arrange meetings with the visionaries at their homes.
Visit to the Community of Cenacolo: You will have the opportunity to visit the
community of Cenacolo, founded by the Sisters of Charity, for young men and
women who have taken a 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
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.
Day 9, October 6, Tuesday, Return Home
Return home or Optional Post Stay in Dubrovnik.