7:00am Morning Worship, Teaching and Rosary
Each morning, the group will be lead with heartfelt worship, inspired teaching, and activation of the Holy Spirit, followed by the rosary.
8:30am Breakfast - Enjoy a delicious family style breakfast.
10:00am Daily Mass - The group will assemble at St. James Church for Mass. (English-Speaking). At the end of each Mass, there is a blessing of religious articles.
11:00am Daily Youth Festival Sessions and other activities.
4:30pm Dinner - Enjoy a delicious family style dinner.
6:00pm Evening Mass & Youth Festival Sessions - Attend Evening Youth Festival Program
Evening Prayer Ministry - Receive prayer ministry (optional).
***Pilgrims will have the opportunity to attend Youth Festival Events occurring during the day and evenings. https://www.mladifest.com/medjugorje/
Specific daily activities will be determined based on weather and availability and announced at breakfast. Lunch is on our own in the village restaurants. Here are some examples of daily activities:
Praying at the Statue of the Risen Christ
The bronze statue of the Risen Christ located on the grounds of St. James Church miraculously seeps droplets of water out of the right knee of Jesus. Many miracles have been received from the water that is released from this statue. You will have the opportunity to venerate this statue and pray at this peaceful site.
Climbing 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 that Our Lady appeared to the children while they hid from the communist police in the early days of the apparitions. While climbing, Mike Nolan will lead the rosary incorporating Our Lady’s messages, sacred scripture, and inspiring testimony. Our Lady’s presence will lift off burdens, heal and transform your life. At the top of the hill is the exact location of the first apparition of Our Lady - enjoy private time for prayer in this holy place.
Mt. Krizevac (Cross Mountain)
In 1933, the villagers built a 30-foot-high cross on top of the mountain to honor 19 centuries since Jesus's passion and death on the cross. Our Lady told the children that this cross was part of God’s plan for Medjugorje and her apparitions. The presence of God and Our Lady are palpable on this mountain. Pilgrims are transformed by life changing encounters with Jesus’s suffering, death and resurrection. Climbing this mountain draws you out of yourself and into the powerfully loving presence of God. Prepare to have the eyes of your heart opened, shoulders unburdened, and wounds kissed. Mike Nolan will lead the stations of the cross and provide reflections as we silently ascend this holy mountain to venerate the cross. At the top, we will have extended time for individual prayer and reflection.
You will join the villagers and fellow pilgrims of Medjugorje in saying the rosary, and await 6:40 PM, the arrival time of Our Lady to the visionaries. Immediately following the rosary the mass is said in Croatian and healing prayer. Some evenings, you will have the opportunity to adore the Blessed Sacrament with powerful music, praise, and worship. Priests are available for the Sacrament of Confession daily in English. There is also a beautiful adoration chapel for pilgrims to adore silently.
Community of Cenacolo
You will visit the community of Cenacolo to hear testimony of Jesus’s saving power for young men and women who suffered from addiction. Their inspirational words and testimony about the redeeming and restoring power of Jesus Christ will set your heart ablaze! Pilgrims can write prayer intentions that are lifted up by the Cenacolo community at a mass, daily prayer, and an apparition.
You will have the opportunity to hear from Franjo Zubac, who was personally discipled by Our Lady in a youth prayer group that involved visionaries and Fr. Slavko. Franjo will share his beautiful spirituality and his personal and in-depth knowledge of Our Lady’s call to prayer with the heart.
Pending availability, you will have the opportunity to attend a live visionary apparition.