Morning arrival in Mostar. Meeting with an English speaking tour manager and with motorcoach. Transfer to Medjugorje for dinner and overnight. The balance of the day is at leisure.
Breakfast at the hotel. we will climb apparition mountain on this day. The place of Our Lady’s first apparitions on the hill of Crnica is usually called Apparition Hill. It is situated several hundred meters above the Bijakovo hamlet of Podbrdo. A steep footpath leads from the houses to the very place of the apparitions. Free time for pray. Return at our hotel for dinner and overnight .
MEDJUGORJE – CROSS MOUNTAIN
Today we will be climbing Cross Mountain, also known as Mount Krizevac. The Cross Mountain does not so much attract pilgrims for its natural beauty or because of the importance of the cross erected on it, but only because, after the Medjugorje apparitions began, a great number of people claim that they saw various luminous and other “signs” on that cross. Along the path on Cross Mountain, fifteen bronze reliefs are placed and the image of Our Lady is in each one of them. Our Lady accompanies both Jesus and us on the way of the cross in our life. Time for pray. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4 – 8
VARIOUS SITES IN MEDJUGORJE
During the next five days you will have the opportunity to experience the grace of Medjugorje through meeting the people of Medjugorje, visiting the sites of the apparitions and praying in union with thousands of pilgrims from around the world. Members of the Community of Caritas have been specially trained to spiritually guide you through the week towards a very meaningful and spiritually rewarding pilgrimage. We strive to acquaint you with the geography of the village early in the week (Apparition Mountain, Cross Mountain, St. James Church, the Blue Cross, Caritas Mission House, etc.) to encourage you to revisit many of the sites shown to you as the week goes on.
In the middle of your pilgrimage in Medjugorje, you will be treated to what we call “A Walk through the Village.” To have a deeper appreciation and understanding of the events of Medjugorje, we revisit those early years and experiences of the visionaries and village. On this walk-through, many long forgotten apparition sites are visited and stories shared of the history and progression of Our Lady’s plan through these many years.
Arrangements will be made for you to see and hear the visionaries of Medjugorje if they are in the village and available to pilgrims. This cannot always be guaranteed.
We will leave very early in the morning to begin our travel home. Transfer to Mostar airport. End of the tour