On Wednesday June 24th, 1981, Our Lady appeared in Medjugorje for the first time. A couple of young people spent a lovely afternoon below the hill Crnica when all of a sudden, they caught sight of a bright figure enveloped in shining light, a so beautiful young woman with a child in her arms, who gave them a friendly wave. The visionaries Vicka, Marija, Ivan, Ivanka, Mirjana and Jakov, who, on the second day of the regular apparitions, on June 25th, had the apparition together, from this day forth would become the six visionaries of Medjugorje. They have been chosen by Our Lady. The apparitions of Medjugorje are a mystical phenomenon, an awakening, a place where one can sense the closeness of God, the closeness of Jesus Christ and, in particular, the love and care of our Mother Mary.
In one of her first messages Our Lady askes for “Peace, peace, peace and only peace. Peace must reign between God and man and between people”. In doing so, she reveals us why she comes and what her main message is. This message of the Virgin Mary, the Queen of Peace, now quickly begins to spread throughout the whole world.
Today Medjugorje is a spiritual place where heaven touches earth and millions of people find their deep love for God. They reconcile with God, pray, fast, and repent.