Friday, 27 May 2011

Medjugorje

Medjugorje is located in the southwestern region of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Six people have claimed to see visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary beginning on 24th June, 1981.  The Virgin Mary appeared and told the visionaries that God sent her to our world to help us convert our hearts and lives back to him.  There are over 100 documents of information, interviews and testimonies of her visitations.

On 24th of June, six children were up on a hill called “Podbrdo” and saw a “beautiful young lady with a child in her arms”  She did not say anything to the children but indicated with gestures that they should come closer.  On the next day, the children decided to go back to the same place in hopes to see her again.  There was a “flash of light and the children looked up and saw the Virgin Mary” They prayed to her and she said, “God be with you my angels”.

For seven days, the children went back to the same place and she gave them messages to share with the people.  They were messages of peach, faith, conversion, prayer and fasting.

Each year pilgrims from all over the world flock to Medjugorie to hear the Virgin Mary’s messages to the people. Only the original six and see her and they tell the pilgrims what she is saying.

The Crossing Borders Project will be accompanying the pilgrims from Italy, to document this event.  The project will also be handing out disposable cameras to some of the pilgrims so they can share their stories.

Related articles and links:
 A Glimpse into Medjugorje
Medjugorje:  Short film

Voices: The Crossing Borders Project: Medjugorje; short film(Matteo)
Voices: The Crossing Borders Project: Medjugorje: short film (Olimpia)
Voices: The Crossing Borders Project: Medjugorje; short film (Susan)
Voices: The Crossing Borders Project: Medjugorje: short film (Franca)
Medjugorje:  Five Main Messages
Medjugorje short article

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