"Pope Authorizes Official Pilgrimages to Medjugorje"
May 13, 2019
Marian Travel Service
Spiritual Director: Fr. Patrick Crowley SS. CC.
Group Coordinator: Helen Zec
October 15 - 23, 2020
Your trip includes
- Round-trip airfare from
- All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
- ~7 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
- Tips to Guide & Driver
- Mass daily & Spiritual activities
- Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
- Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Day 1, Thursday, October 15: Departure from the US
Depart from your local airport for your overnight flight to Dubrovnik, meals will be served on board.
Day 2, Friday, October 16, 2020: Arrive Dubrovnik-Medjugorje
Upon arrival into Dubrovnik airport, the group will be greeted by our local guide and driver and proceed to Old Town in Dubrovnik, often called the Pearl of the Adriatic. The Old Town is known as one of the world's finest and most perfectly preserved medieval cities in the world, built between the 11th and 17th centuries. We will celebrate Mass in St. Blasius Church, dedicated to the patron saint of Dubrovnik, after which you will have time to stroll through this amazing walled city and have lunch (on your own) at one of the many quaint res-taurants. After lunch, drive 2.5 hours in our private, comfortable bus to the village of Medjugorje. Once there we will be introduced to the Dragicevic Family, our hosts , in whose comfortable, yet modest inn we will be staying for the duration of our pilgrimage . En-joy a delicious dinner before retiring for the evening.
Days 3 - 8, Saturday - Thursday, October 17 - 22: 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 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. 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. While 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 for 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. While 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 altar outside 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, where Adoration is held in the afternoon hours.
Prayer at the Statue of the Risen Christ: The bronze statue of the Risen Christ is 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.
You will be invited to attend inspirational talks by the priests of St. James parish in Medjugorje.
Meetings will be arranged with the visionaries providing availability.
Day 9, Friday, October 23: Medjugorje - Return to US
After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, we leave by motor coach for Dubrovnik Airport for re-turn flights home to Phoenix.
The benefit of buying airfare with 206 Tours?
- Your transfers are always secured, even if your flights are delayed - round trip transfers to/from the hotel and airport are included no matter what!
- If you purchase your airline ticket on your own, you have to pay in full at the time of booking, and most of the time it is non-refundable. If you book with 206 Tours, full payment is due 60 days prior.
- In the very rare event that a tour is cancelled, you would get all your money back, which would most likely not be the case if you purchased it directly from the airline.
- Your flight arrangement will be followed up on and reconfirmed by 206 Tours.
- 206 Tours can arrange for you to travel before the tour, make a stop-over, or stay later!
About your trip
On June 25, 1981, in the mountain village of Medjugorje in Herzegovina, Our Lady allegedly appeared to six children. She identified herself as the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace, and continues to allegedly appear to several of the visionaries. Her mission is to promote peace with God and mankind, through her Son, Jesus. Mary's own words to the children explained, "I have come to tell the world that God exists." 206 Tours has been arranging pilgrimages to Medjugorje since 1985. About the Six Medjugorje Visionaries