Medjugore, is a small town located in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, around 25 km (16 mi) southwest of Mostar and close to the border of Croatia. The town is part of the municipality of Citluk.
The name Medjugorje literally means “between mountains”. At an altitude of 200 m (660 ft) above sea level it has a mild Mediterranean climate. The town consists of an ethnically homogeneous Croat population of 2,306 people.
Bosnia-Hercegovina has become a spiritual haven with more than 40 million pilgrims having traveled there since its beginning.
The History of Medjugorje
Since 1981, in a small village named Medjugorje in the country of Bosnia-Hercegovina, the Blessed Virgin Mary, human mother of Jesus Christ, has been appearing in supernatural apparition and giving messages to the world. She tells us that God has sent her to us as an act of grace.
In Her own words She tells us, “I have come to tell the world that God exists. He is the fullness of life, and to enjoy this fullness and peace, you must return to God”.
The Blessed Virgin’s mission is one of peace and love. She has come to earth to reeducate us and to help us convert and center our lives back to God. She continues to give messages to three of the original six visionaries. Once the Mother of Jesus stops appearing in Medjugorje, there will be three warnings given to the world as earth-shaking events. For that reason, the Blessed Virgin invites us to urgent conversion and reconciliation before the warnings, for once they occur, it will be too late for many.
Since the apparitions began in 1981, approximately 50 million people of all faiths, from all over the world, have visited Medjugorje and have left spiritually strengthened and renewed. Many bring back stories of miracles in the form of healings (of mind, body and spirit), supernatural visual signs, and deep conversions back to God.
Today, the apparitions continue. The Blessed Virgin Mary tells us the blunt truth about the state of the world. Here are some examples of her messages given to the world through the visionaries at Medjugorje:
“You are ready to commit sin, and to put yourselves in the hands of Satan without reflecting.” (May 25, 1987)
“Children, darkness reigns over the whole world. People are attracted by many things and they forget about the more important.”
There are many such messages given to us over these past three decades.
Resource: Wayne Weible’s book