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MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE September 12-September 18 , 2023 WITH IMMACULEE ILIBAGIZA
Your trip activities/fees includes:
Daily Reflections/prayer with Immaculee (This is not just a tour, it is a pilgrimage, a time to know the message of Medjugorje, go back to the beginning, a time to grow in faith and wisdom.)
5 Nights accommodations in a great hotel
2 Meals included daily
A free t-shirt
Wine with dinners
Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide
Transfer from Airport
Mass daily and Spiritual activities each day/evening.
Day 1 (September 12) - Depart for Medjugorje
Make your way to your local airport where you will board your overnight flight. Your meals are served on board.
Day 2 (September 13) - Arrive into Sarajevo (SJJ)
Upon arrival in Europe, you will change gates and board your short connection flight to Sarajevo. After landing at airport, you will collect your luggage in the baggage claim area, and continue to the Arrival’s Hall where you will be greeted by a tour guide and/or driver. You will be escorted to the bus which will take you on the 2 ½ hour drive to the village of Medjugorje. Pending arrival times into SJJ, the group will travel together to Medjugorje. Your group will have dinner together before retiring for the evening.
Days 3 to 6 (September 13 - September 17) – Experiencing Medjugorje
The most beautiful feature of Medjugorje is its simplicity, and its peace. While in Medjugorje, you will have the opportunity to experience your faith grow, and share in the faith journey of pilgrims from all over the world. Immaculee will be with the group throughout the pilgrimage.
Presentations/Group Talks: Different talks like, the conversion of Patrick and Nancy, the men of Cenacolo and hear powerful testimonies. Daily group prayers & talks lead by Immaculee.
Climb Apparition Hill: This mountainous hill is where the visionaries first encountered Our Lady. Also, at the base of this hill is a Blue Cross, where it is said Our Lady appeared to the children while they hid from the communist police in the early days of the alleged apparitions. When climbing, your group is invited to recite the Rosary, pausing five times for each decade of the Rosary. At the top of the hill, you will witness the exact location of the first alleged apparition of Our Lady to the visionaries, and enjoy private time in prayer.
Climb Cross Mountain: In 1933, the villagers built a 30’ high cross atop a mountain to commemorate Jesus’ passion and death on the cross. Your group will have the opportunity to climb this mountain, and venerate that very cross. When climbing, your group is invited to pray the Stations of the Cross (to meditate on Jesus’ suffering Road to Calvary), pausing fifteen times for each Station.
Apparitions: Each evening at 5PM or 6PM daylight savings time, your group will join the villagers and fellow pilgrims of Medjugorje in saying the Rosary as all anxiously await the alleged arrival of Our Lady to the Visionaries..
Daily Mass: There are opportunities throughout the day for Mass Celebrated in different languages. Our group will take advantage of this blessing.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Our Lady has always called us to be close to her Son. For this, you will have the opportunity to adore the Blessed Sacrament at the outside altar of St. James Church. Adoration is held on Tuesdays and Saturdays; Veneration of the Cross is held on Fridays inside the church. Additionally, there is an Adoration Chapel on the grounds of St. James Church. Adoration is held here in the afternoon hours.
Meetings with the Visionaries: Pending their availability, your guide will arrange meetings with the visionaries at their homes.
Visit to the Community of Cenacolo: You will have the opportunity to visit the community of Cenacolo, founded by the Sisters of Charity, for young men and women who have taken a wrong path and are on the road to recovery. You will be able to listen to their inspirational words about their journeys back to Jesus Christ.
Prayer at the Statue of the Risen Christ: Located on the grounds of St. James Church, is the bronze statue of the Risen Christ. Many pilgrims sit and pray on the benches surrounding this peaceful statue. This statue miraculously seeps droplets of water at all times of the day, out of Christ’s right knee.
Day 7 (September 18) - Medjugorje - Home
After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, pilgrims will depart to airport at their own expense via taxis/vans according to flight departure times. (Hotel will help arrange transportation).
Price (does not include airfare):
Land only - Shared Room: $975
Land only - Single Room: $1,275
Contact person: Annette at phone # (402) 750 0961 or at email firstname.lastname@example.org or Betty at email email@example.com (719) 334 4085