Međugorje ( [IPA|ˈmɛdʑu.ɡɔːrjɛ] , roughly ) is a town located in western Herzegovina in Bosnia and Herzegovina, around 25 km southwest of Mostar and close to the border of Croatia. Today the town is best known due to reported apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary which appeared to six Herzegovinian Croats since 24 June 1981 [ [ Overview of Medjugorje] ] , and is now visited by pilgrims from around the entire world as a shrine.

The name "Međugorje" literally means an "area between mountains". At an altitude of 200 metres above sea level, it has a mild Mediterranean climate. The town consists of an ethnically-homogeneous Croat population of over 4000, and the Roman Catholic Parish (local administrative and religious area) consists of five neighbouring villages (Međugorje, Bijakovići, Vionica, Miletina and Šurmanci).

Our Lady of Međugorje


ee also

* Karlići
* Marian apparitions
* Čitluk

External links

* [ Official web site of Međugorje]
* [ Diocese of Mostar documents on Međugorje]
* [ Medjugorje messages]
* [ Tourist Association of Čitluk]
* [ The Medjugorje Parish]
* [ Website critical of the apparitions. By the late Michael Davies.]
* [ Website that answers criticisms of Medjugorje]
* [ Documents about Medjugorje apparitions]
* [ Fr. Finelis site about Medugorje]
* [ - English]
* [ International youth festival Medjugorje] (photos, songs, mp3, testimonies, audio, video)
* [ Mejdugorje Web Journal -daily news from Medjugorje]
* [ Alleged apparitions at Međjugorje]
* [ 1978 Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith document on apparition discernment]
* [ Maria Medjugorje] The Medjugorje messages search engine.
* [ Kronzer Foundation for Religious Research]
* [ Medjugorje-Mir - information site]
* [ 2004 statement by Bishop Ratko Perić of Mostar-Duvno]
* [ Personalized Medjugorje, categorized and searchable messages, comparisons to other apparitions sites...]
* [ Our Lady's messages] to Mirjana, Ivan, Ivanka, Vicka, Jakov, Maria /in USA/, Jelena. Some are less known.
* [ A Businessman's Prayer Diary] Selected writings from a diary of prayer that responds to Mary's Medjugorje request to 'Live my messages in humility.'
* [ Medjugorje Map] Satellite view of Medjugorje with pins on important locations.
* [ "Queen of Peace Newsletter" Interview with Vicka Ivankovic reference]

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