On June 24, 1981, six children witnessed the Blessed Virgin Mary on what is now known as Apparition Hill in the peaceful and historical town of Medjugorje. The apparition had a message of peace for the world, as well as a call to conversion, prayer and fasting. Mike Nolan, who first traveled to Medjugorje in 1990, has been leading pilgrims there since 2005. On May 13, 2019, the Holy See officially announced that Dioceses and Parishes throughout the world are now authorized to organized Pilgrimages to Medjugorje. To date, over 40+ million people have visited this peaceful Pilgrimage site.
The most beautiful features of Medjugorje are its simplicity and peace, the presence of Our Lady. Medjugorje is a place where the veil between heaven and earth is very thin. In this sacred place, Our Lady will bring her healing, invite you under her mantle to learn prayer with the heart, and draw you close to her son. Mike Nolan will lead pilgrims to embrace their identity as beloved children of God, who, filled with the glory of God, are commissioned to carry her message of peace to the world. Mike, emphasizing the power of the Holy Spirit, activates your gifts to walk boldly as a disciple.
Fr. Svet says in his book entitled Pilgrimage, “A pilgrimage is a journey, assigned by God. It brings the pilgrim not only to a physical place, but out of himself, and into the presence of God. All else falls away. There is only the child, his Father, and eternity…” This is why we are being called to make such a journey. A “body language” that speaks loudly and clearly to God. “Father, I want to know you!”