On our first morning in Medjugorje, our guide will take us for an orientation walk to the church St. James and sharing with you a story of Medjugorje. Your program in Medjugorje consists of Franciscans' talks, daily Holy Mass, visit and climb to the hill of Podbrdo, the Apparition Hill, site of the apparition of Our Lady Queen of Peace. On your list of things to do in Medjugorje is a visit to the village Bijakovici. All six visionaries come from here. You will pray the Way of The Cross, on the Cross Mountain. Our Medjugorje guide will take us to the Blue Cross on the slope of the Apparition Hill, Cenacolo community, walk through the fields, and those who are interested may visit Mother's Village on the outskirts of Bijakovici. You will attend an evening program that consists of the prayer of all the three Mysteries of the Holy Rosary of the evening International Holy Mass. Afterward, you may participate in the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament or the Veneration of the Cross on Fridays.
In Our Lady's messages, it was repeated many times how important it is to come to mass where "we meet Jesus alive." Messages of Prayer of the Rosary, Holy Mass, and Confession are the center of the evening program at St. James Church. We could say a program carved by Mary. Even today, according to the words of three visionaries, apparition takes place every day to Vicka, Ivan, and Marija. Three of them, Mirjana, Jakov, and Ivanka do not have daily apparitions but once a year. We will have our group a program organized by our guide, but also there will be a time for personal devotions, confessions, time for lunch, shopping, and so on...
One of the days during our stay we will take an excursion!
Excursion to Siroki Brijeg Franciscan convent & church, then on to Tihaljina, the parish where Fr. Jozo Zovko was a pastor after coming back from the prison. Here we will have a Holy Mass and then on the way back to Medjugorje lunch break and visit "wonder of nature" waterfalls Kravica. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the history of the local people of Herzegovina, their way of life, culture to see some local tourist attractions, taste some excellent wines and local dishes.