By Emily A.
“Go to Confession. Unburden yourselves of all sin. In return, I will give you peace in your hearts.” – Message from Our Lady of Medjugorje on the 28th February 1988.
I have just returned from my fourth pilgrimage to Medjugorje where I served for three months as a volunteer. It was during this time that I felt a very gentle and silent nudge within me that Our Lady wanted me to make a General Confession.
By Emily A.
I grew up in a good and loving Catholic family and from a very young age, I always just knew that God is love. However, when I was just ten years old, it felt as if all of my childhood joy and innocence was just harshly snatched away from me.
I lived and grew up with a sister who has cerebral palsy and autism. She would often scream and cry, lash out and make threats to hurt me. I didn’t understand her behaviour and I felt frightened, hurt, rejected and confused.
Le testimonianze di Ania Golędzinowska, ex modella convertita a Medjugorje e suor Lorella, Ancona 26 ottobre 2014
By Emma Sisk
Packing my suitcase to go on holiday last week, I had an unusual checklist for a 24-year-old: no make-up, no bikini, and no going-out gear.
My 9.3kg suitcase contained clothes for seven days, a book I would not read, and my rosary beads. After nine hours of travelling, I arrived at a little village, in Bosnia Herzegovina,that has a seemingly unpronounceable name: Medjugorje, the religious-conversion capital of the world.
By Michael H. Brown
In May of 1988, when I first went to Medjugorje, the famed apparition site, I was furious.
The first morning there, I was convinced it was a case of mass hysteria.
As a journalist I was geared to observe circumstances, and what I saw concerned me greatly.
By Steve G.
Some supporters of the Medjugorje phenomenon point to the substantial number of conversions as evidence that the “apparitions” must be authentic. Sceptics are written off because they “don’t understand” how Medjugorje has changed so many lives and how pilgrimages to Medjugorje have been so instrumental.
Well, I’ve been there and done all that. Even bought some souvenirs at the local gift shop. But I still don’t believe in Medjugorje. Here’s my story.
Maeve Carlin was seriously wounded during World Youth Day in Madrid, sat 1 1/2 years in a wheelchair and can now walk again. Due to this accident, she has come even closer to God.