Spiritual Director: Fr. Patrick Crowley, ss.cc
Group Coordinator: Helen Zec
May 6 - 15, 2019
*Optional day trip to Dubrovnik
Your trip includes
- Round-trip airfare from
- All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
- ~8 nights: Dragan & Huanita Dragicevic Pansion with private baths
- Breakfast and Dinner daily
- Wine with dinners
- Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
- Transfers as per itinerary
- Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
- Optional visit to the Old City of Dubrovnik
- Mass daily & Spiritual activities
- Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
- Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
- Lunches, Tips to Guide & Driver
Mon, May 6: Depart Phoenix
Depart Phoenix for your overnight flight. Meals are served on board.
Tue, May 7: Arrive Medjugorje
Early morning arrival in Europe where you will board your flight to Dubrovnik. 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. You will be escorted to the vehicle which will then take you on the 2 hour drive to the village of Medjugorje. Once there you will meet your fellow pilgrims. You will also be introduced to Dragan & Huanita Dragicevic, your host family, in whose comfortable, yet modest inn you will be staying for the next nine nights. Enjoy a delicious dinner before retiring for the evening.
Wed - Tue , May 8 - 14 : 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.
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 alleged encounter with Our Lady. Also, at the base of this hill is a Blue Cross, where it is said Our Lady allegedly 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.
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.
Optional Day Trip to Dubrovnik: You will have the option to make a day trip to Dubrovnik. Upon arriving in the city, fronting the Adriatic, you will be able to spend the day touring this amazing "walled" city. As you make your way through the "Old Town" - often referred to as the "Pearl of the Adriatic". From visiting the St. Blasius Church (dedicated to the Patron Saint of Dubrovnik"), the iconic Bell Tower, Dominican Monastery, and the Franciscan Monastery.
Wed, May 15: Medjugorje - Phoenix
After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, we leave by motor coach for Split Airport for return flights home to Phoenix.