Medjugorje trip Sept. 6-14, 2017
Your trip activities/fees includes this:
Daily reflections/prayer with Immaculee (This is not just a tour, it is a real pilgrimage, a time to know the message of Medjugorje, go back to the beginning, a time to grow in faith and wisdom)
Your fees will go towards those working on this trip and will pay the round-trip airfare or Land only if you choose that option
All airport taxes and fuel surcharges from NY, Atlanta, Chicago, or Wahington DC
7 Nights accommodation in a great hotel
3 meals (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner daily)
A free t-shirt
Wine with dinners
Assistance of a professional/best local Catholic guide
Bus transfer from airport
Mass daily & Spiritual activities (English at 10:00am & Croatian at 6:00pm)
Visit to Community Cenacolo, cross mountain, the castle, apparition hill etc…
Meeting with visionaries (Depending on availability but strongly possible)
PS: We will make a picture/memory book of our trip
Day 1(Sept. 6) - 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 (Sept. 7) - Arrive Medjugorje
Upon arrival in Europe, you will change gates and board your short connection flight to Sarajevo with group (unless those who can chose Dubrovnik, or Split). After landing at Sarajevo, 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 vehicle which will take you on the 2 ½ hour drive to the village of Medjugorje. Once in Medjugorje, you will meet your fellow pilgrims and Immaculee. Your group will have dinner together before retiring for the evening.
Days 3 to 8 (Sept. 8-Sept. 13) – 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. The local guide will accompany your group throughout your stay in the village.
Attend Daily Mass: Each morning, at 10:00A.M, your group will assemble at St. James Church for Mass (English-Speaking). At the end of each Mass, regardless of language, there is a blessing of the religious articles that you have with you.
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. Following the apparition, at 6:40P.M (5:40 P.M. during Daylight Savings Time), feel free to stay at St. James Church and attend the Croatian Mass. Following the Croatian Mass, there is a Blessing of the Sick.
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 9 (Sept. 14) - Medjugorje - Home
After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, we leave by but Sarajevo for return flights home.
Land only - Shared Room: $975
Land only - Single Room: $1,275
Land and ticket - Shared Room: $ 2,225 (Coming from New York airports, Washington DC, Chicago or Atlanta…other airport, there might be increase of cost or not)
Land and ticket - Single Room: $ 2,575 (Coming from New York airports, Washington DC, Chicago or Atlanta…other airport, there might be increase of cost or not)
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