Medjugorje – Apparition Hill, Cross Mountain

Crkva svetog Jakova, Medžugorje, Federacija Bosne in Hercegovine, Bosna in Hercegovina

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Medjugorje latest message, 25. September 2020

“Dear children! I am with you for so long because God is great in His love and in my presence. I am calling you, little children: return to God and to prayer. May the measure of your [way of] living be love and do not forget, little children, that prayer and fasting work miracles in you and around you. May everything you do be for the glory of God, and then Heaven will fill your heart with joy and you will feel that God loves you and is sending me to save you and the earth on which you live. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Medjugorje apparitions of Our Lady today

On June 24, 1981, at about 6pm, six young parishioners from Medjugorje: Ivanka Ivankovic, Mirjana Dragicevic, Vicka Ivankovic, Ivan Dragicevic, Ivan Ivankovic and Milka Pavlovic, saw on the hill Crnica (on the place called Podbrdo) an apparition, a white form with a child in her arms.

Surprised and scared, they did not approach. The next day at the same time, June 25, 1981, four of them, Ivanka Ivankovic, Mirjana Dragicevic, Vicka Ivankovic, and Ivan Dragicevic, felt strongly drawn towards the place where, the day before, they saw the One who they had recognized as Our Lady.

Marija Pavlovic and Jakov Colo joined them. The group of Medjugorje visionaries was formed.

They prayed with Our Lady and talked to Her. From that day onward, they had daily apparitions, together or separately. Milka Pavlovic and Ivan Ivankovic have never seen Our Lady any more.

Medjugorje Mass times and Programme

Weekly Prayer Programme – Summer Time
(June 1st to August 31st)

Monday and Tuesday

  • 7.30 h; Holy Mass in Croatian (+13 h from Anniversary to 31.08.)
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 18-21 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 18 h Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 19 h Holy Mass
  • 20-21 h Blessings of objects, Prayer for health of soul and body, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Tuesday

  • 22 – 23 h – Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday

  • 7.30 h Holy Mass in Croatian (+13 h from Anniversary to 31.08.)
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 18-21 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 18 h Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 19 h Holy Mass
  • 20-21 h Blessings of objects, Prayer for health of soul and body, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Thursday

  • 7.30 h Holy Mass in Croatian (+13 h from Anniversary to 31.08.)
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 18-21 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 18 h Rosary
  • Advent, Christmas time and Ordinary time: Joyful and Luminous mysteries
  • Lent: Luminous and Sorrowful mysteries
  • Easter time: Luminous and Glorious mysteries
  • 19 h Holy Mass, Blessings of objects
  • 20-21 h Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Friday

  • 7.30 h Holy Mass in Croatian (+13 h from Anniversary to 31.08.)
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 16:00 h Way of the Cross on Cross Mountain
  • 18-21 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 18 h Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 19 h Holy Mass, Blessings of objects
  • 20-21 h Veneration of the Holy Cross

Saturday

  • 7.30 h, 13 h Holy Mass in Croatian
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 18-21 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 18 h Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 19 h Holy Mass
  • 20-21 h Blessings of objects, Prayer for health of soul and body, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 22-23 h Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Sundays and Feast Days

  • 8, 11, 19 h Holy Mass in Croatian
  • Confession (Croatian) Morning during Holy Mass
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 16:00 h Rosary on Apparition Hill
  • 18-21 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 18 h Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 19 h Holy Mass
  • 20-21 h Blessings of objects, Prayer for health of soul and body, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Medjugorje Mass times and Programme

Weekly Prayer Programme – Winter Time
(September 1st to May 31st)

Monday and Tuesday

  • 7:30 h Holy Mass in Croatian
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 17-20 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 17 h Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 18 h Holy Mass
  • 19-20 h Blessings of objects, Prayer for health of soul and body, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Tuesday

  • 21 – 22 h Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday

  • 7:30 h Holy Mass in Croatian
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 17-20 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 17 h Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 18 h Holy Mass
  • 19-20 h Blessings of objects, Prayer for health of soul and body, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Thursday

  • 7:30 h Holy Mass in Croatian
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 17-20 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 17 h Rosary
  • Advent, Christmas time and Ordinary time: Joyful and Luminous mysteries
  • Lent: Luminous and Sorrowful mysteries
  • Easter time: Luminous and Glorious mysteries
  • 18 h Holy Mass, Blessings of objects
  • 19-20h Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Friday

  • 7:30 h Holy Mass in Croatian
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 14 h Way of the Cross on Cross Mountain
  • 17-20 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 17 h Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 18 h Holy Mass, Blessings of objects
  • 19-20 h Veneration of the Holy Cross

Saturday

  • 7:30 h, 13 h Holy Mass in Croatian
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 17-20 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 17 h Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 18 h Holy Mass
  • 19-20 h Blessings of objects, Prayer for health of soul and body, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 21-22 h Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Sundays and Feast Days

  • 8, 11, 18 h Holy Mass in Croatian
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 14 h Rosary on Apparition Hill
  • 17-20 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 17 h Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 18 h Holy Mass
  • 19-20 h Blessings of objects, Prayer for health of soul and body, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

See our article Where is Medjugorje when we’ve visited the place. Also our article about Top 15 recommended hotels near Medjugorje

Prayer Areas

There are three main areas where the pilgrims gather in Medjugorje:

Apparition Hill

Medjugorje

This is how the area of Podbrdo, above the village of Bijakovici, is now referred to. This is where the visionaries claim to have first seen Our Lady. This happened at the end of June back in 1981. Since then pilgrims gather there to pray the rosary.

By day and by night, groups can be seen making their way to the place of the first apparition.

Up until 1989, there was nothing to be seen there except boulders and rustic crosses which some of the many visitors had left.

Today, on the ascent, images in cast bronze, (work of the well-known Florentine artist Carmelo Puzzolo) recall the joyful sorrowful and glorious mysteries of the rosary.

Krizevac – Cross Mountain

Medjugorje

Krizevac is the hill above Medjugorje. Here, in 1934, the people of the village of Medjugorje erected an eight-meter high concrete cross in commemoration of the 1900th anniversary of Jesus’ death.

In this place, both groups and individuals of the faithful pay homage in the way of the Cross, praying as they go from station to station. In the first years, the stations were marked by wooden crosses.

Since 1988, however, bronze images depicting the various stations have been placed at each cross, again the work of the Italian sculptor Carmelo Puzzolo. Cross Mountain (Krizevac) has become the “Calvary” of the shrine where pilgrims remember the passion of Christ.

The Parish Church

Medjugorje

The Parish Church and surrounding area is the area where the Mass and sacramental life, in general, is celebrated. The old Parish Church, built at the end of the last century, was destroyed during an earth tremor.

The new Church was completed in 1969. The church, as well as the Parish, is consecrated to St. James, (the older) apostle and patron of pilgrims. In 1991, twenty new confessionals were added and an outdoor altar was erected for larger gatherings (when weather permits).

Within the Church grounds, there is also a building which houses “the adoration chapel” and seminar rooms for church purposes. There are also two large marquees (which can be joined together to make a larger one) at the disposal of the Parish for various purposes. Overall, the need for “sacral-premises” is ever on the increase.

Medjugorje apparitions – The 25th and the 2nd of the Month

It is always a grace to go to Medjugorje any time of the year, but it is a very particular grace to be in Medjugorje when Our Lady gives a message.

Click for all the Medjugorje apparitions of Our Lady from 1984 until 2012.

Click for all the Medjugorje apparitions of Our Lady from 2013.

Click for all the Medjugorje apparitions of Our Lady from 2014.

Click for all the Medjugorje apparitions of Our Lady from 2015.

Click for all the Medjugorje apparitions of Our Lady from 2016.

Click for all the Medjugorje apparitions of Our Lady from 2017.

Click for all the Medjugorje apparitions of Our Lady from 2018.

How to get to Medjugorje

Medjugorje is 25 km southwest of Mostar. You can get there by yellow public bus. It runs about every 45 minutes to an hour.

For foreign travelers, the easiest way to get into Medugorje is to fly into Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina (airport code OMO), which is only 20 km from Medjugorje.

Alternatively, fly into Split, Croatia (airport code SPU), or Dubrovnik, Croatia (airport code DBV). There’s a daily bus from Split/Dubrovnik to Medjugorje.

It’s easy to make a day trip from Split by car. Take the A1 motorway in the direction of Dubrovnik to the exit at Vrgorac (as of July 2013, the last motorway exit), and then follow the signs to Međugorje via the Crveni Grm border crossing.

From Dubrovnik, take the coastal D8 road towards Split until the sign for the border town of Metković, or alternatively through Herzegovina: Brgat-Trebinje-Ljubinje-Stolac-Čapljina-Međugorje. Any of these trips should take about 2 hours. Free parking is available next to the Konzum supermarket at the entrance into Međugorje.

Medjugorje is 25 km southwest of Mostar. You can get there by yellow public bus. It runs about every 45 minutes to an hour.

For foreign travelers, the easiest way to get into Medugorje is to fly into Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina (airport code OMO), which is only 20 km from Medjugorje.

Alternatively, fly into Split, Croatia (airport code SPU), or Dubrovnik, Croatia (airport code DBV). There’s a daily bus from Split/Dubrovnik to Medugorje.

It’s easy to make a day trip from Split by car. Take the A1 motorway in the direction of Dubrovnik to the exit at Vrgorac (as of July 2013, the last motorway exit), and then follow the signs to Međugorje via the Crveni Grm border crossing. From Dubrovnik, take the coastal D8 road towards Split until the sign for the border town of Metković, or alternatively through Herzegovina: Brgat-Trebinje-Ljubinje-Stolac-Čapljina-Međugorje. Any of these trips should take about 2 hours. Free parking is available next to the Konzum supermarket at the entrance into Međugorje.

Medjugorje Mass times and Programme

Weekly Prayer Programme – Summer Time
(June 1st to August 31st)

Monday and Tuesday

  • 7.30 h; Holy Mass in Croatian (+13 h from Anniversary to 31.08.)
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 18-21 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 18 h Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 19 h Holy Mass
  • 20-21 h Blessings of objects, Prayer for health of soul and body, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Tuesday

  • 22 – 23 h – Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday

  • 7.30 h Holy Mass in Croatian (+13 h from Anniversary to 31.08.)
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 18-21 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 18 h Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 19 h Holy Mass
  • 20-21 h Blessings of objects, Prayer for health of soul and body, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Thursday

  • 7.30 h Holy Mass in Croatian (+13 h from Anniversary to 31.08.)
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 18-21 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 18 h Rosary
  • Advent, Christmas time and Ordinary time: Joyful and Luminous mysteries
  • Lent: Luminous and Sorrowful mysteries
  • Easter time: Luminous and Glorious mysteries
  • 19 h Holy Mass, Blessings of objects
  • 20-21 h Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Friday

  • 7.30 h Holy Mass in Croatian (+13 h from Anniversary to 31.08.)
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 16:00 h Way of the Cross on Cross Mountain
  • 18-21 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 18 h Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 19 h Holy Mass, Blessings of objects
  • 20-21 h Veneration of the Holy Cross

Saturday

  • 7.30 h, 13 h Holy Mass in Croatian
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 18-21 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 18 h Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 19 h Holy Mass
  • 20-21 h Blessings of objects, Prayer for health of soul and body, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 22-23 h Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Sundays and Feast Days

  • 8, 11, 19 h Holy Mass in Croatian
  • Confession (Croatian) Morning during Holy Mass
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 16:00 h Rosary on Apparition Hill
  • 18-21 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 18 h Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 19 h Holy Mass
  • 20-21 h Blessings of objects, Prayer for health of soul and body, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Medjugorje Mass times and Programme

Weekly Prayer Programme – Winter Time
(September 1st to May 31st)

Monday and Tuesday

  • 7:30 h Holy Mass in Croatian
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 17-20 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 17 h Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 18 h Holy Mass
  • 19-20 h Blessings of objects, Prayer for health of soul and body, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Tuesday

  • 21 – 22 h Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday

  • 7:30 h Holy Mass in Croatian
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 17-20 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 17 h Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 18 h Holy Mass
  • 19-20 h Blessings of objects, Prayer for health of soul and body, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Thursday

  • 7:30 h Holy Mass in Croatian
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 17-20 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 17 h Rosary
  • Advent, Christmas time and Ordinary time: Joyful and Luminous mysteries
  • Lent: Luminous and Sorrowful mysteries
  • Easter time: Luminous and Glorious mysteries
  • 18 h Holy Mass, Blessings of objects
  • 19-20h Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Friday

  • 7:30 h Holy Mass in Croatian
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 14 h Way of the Cross on Cross Mountain
  • 17-20 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 17 h Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 18 h Holy Mass, Blessings of objects
  • 19-20 h Veneration of the Holy Cross

Saturday

  • 7:30 h, 13 h Holy Mass in Croatian
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 17-20 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 17 h Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 18 h Holy Mass
  • 19-20 h Blessings of objects, Prayer for health of soul and body, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 21-22 h Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Sundays and Feast Days

  • 8, 11, 18 h Holy Mass in Croatian
  • Morning Holy Mass in various languages
  • During the day Encounters
  • Afternoon Silent Adoration in Adoration Chapel
  • 14 h Rosary on Apparition Hill
  • 17-20 h Evening Prayer Programme and Confession
  • 17 h Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
  • 18 h Holy Mass
  • 19-20 h Blessings of objects, Prayer for health of soul and body, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary
  • Daily: Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary – 18.00
  • Blessings of objects, Prayer for health of soul and body, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary  20.00 – 21.00
  • Community reciting of the rosary Sundays at 2 p.m. on Apparition Hill. (4 p.m. in summertime)

On June 24, 1981, at about 6pm, six young parishioners from Medjugorje: Ivanka Ivankovic, Mirjana Dragicevic, Vicka Ivankovic, Ivan Dragicevic, Ivan Ivankovic and Milka Pavlovic, saw on the hill Crnica (on the place called Podbrdo) an apparition, a white form with a child in her arms. Surprised and scared, they did not approach.

The next day at the same time, June 25, 1981, four of them, Ivanka Ivankovic, Mirjana Dragicevic, Vicka Ivankovic and Ivan Dragicevic, felt strongly drawn towards the place where, the day before, they saw the One who they had recognised as Our Lady. Marija Pavlovic and Jakov Colo joined them. The group of Medjugorje visionaries was formed. They prayed with Our Lady and talked to Her. From that day onward, they had daily apparitions, together or separately. Milka Pavlovic and Ivan Ivankovic have never seen Our Lady any more.

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3 Reviews

  1. Sonja

    Medjugorje and especially Apparition Hill are wonderful. You can hear the Rosary all the time around the Church of St, James.

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  2. Lorena

    My favourite destination for pilgrimage up to now. I was there for a week at the Seminar of ilence and fasting and it was great.

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