Medjugorje is one of the most famous Catholic shrines in the world, located near Citluk, in the southern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Has about 4300 residents, and it became famous through the apparition of the Virgin Mary, which first started in 1981. The. Since then, this Herzegovini, to Sarajevo, one of the most visited tourist centers, that annually millions of Catholics from around the world. In contrast to the Marian shrine at Lourdes in France, which has six million tourists who became believers commercial real paradise for local caterers, Shrine of Medjugorje is still retained its original charm, where pilgrims find peace in faith. Center of the Shrine of the Queen of Peace, how the Medjugorje shrine officially called, the Church of St.. James in the city center.
The Blessed Virgin Mary, in the nation also known as Our Lady of Medjugorje Queen of Peace was first pointed 24. train 1981. the area called Apparition Hill, black soil on the hill in Medjugorje. Appeared in the twilight in the form of beautiful, young woman with a child in her arms, that is over six children, they saw, world sent messages of peace, faith, Love, prayer, and fasting. Each 25. Our Lady of the month through its visionary, Marija Pavlovic, speaking world publishing their spiritual messages with the same fervor as 1981. The. The Vatican is not recognized, nor denied these apparitions, because the same are still in force. Officially Medjugorje from him accepted as a place of prayer. However pilgrimage organized by diocese or Catholic associations are not allowed, but only privately organized pilgrimages, provided that they are not considered authentication events. Religious congregations call to review the Bishops' Conference of Yugoslavia and its meeting in Zadar, 9-11. April 1991, It identified: “Based on previous research can not be affirmed that these matters concern supernatural apparitions or revelations. However, number of the faithful from different parts of the world to Medjugorje, inspired by religious or other motives, require the pastoral attention and care, first of, and with him and other bishops, to the Medjugorje, i associated with the professionals, a healthy devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, in accordance with the teachings of the Church. To this end, the bishops will issue special liturgical and pastoral directives. Likewise, through their Commission will continue to monitor and investigate the happenings in Medjugorje. ”
Other “miracle” of Medjugorje is a sculpture, which inexplicably “salary”. Scientists, who have studied this phenomenon, come to the conclusion, da je kemijski sastav suza iz ove skulpture dosta sličan ljudskom!
The pilgrims who visit the Shrine of the Queen of Peace in Medjugorje speak of deep, sincere and personal “Experiences” this phenomenon, such as, for example mental touches and cures of mental injuries and wounds, that is not without reason can explain the wide range of confessions in almost all major languages of the world.
Medjugorje attracts a large number of young Catholics from around the world, who gather in Herzegovina during the summer at a special annual youth festival.