Međugorje is the famous place, situated in the south part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is inhabited place in Čitluk′ s municipality. It spreads between two big geographical areas: mountain on the north and sea on the south. Mountain massif on the north of 2000 metres height above sea level provides great climate conditions. Because of the closeness of the Adriatic Sea, relief and height above sea level there is Mediterranean climate here.
There are 4300 inhabitants in town. And every one is aware that this is one of the most famous and the most visited catholic sanctum in the world. In 1981 when Virgin Mary started to appear as a phenomenon, this place became famous through the world. It started to attract believers, pilgrims who find peace and faith in Međjugorje sanctum. The centre of gathering in this sanctum is St. Jacob′ s church, in the centre of Međugorje. After June 24 in 1981 when Our Lady appeared on the hill Crnica in the area of Podbrdo many ill, as well as healthy people gather in pray. The shape of Our Lady saw more than six children through who she sent massages of peace to the world.
The thing that most pilgrims want to see is the Hill of Apparition (Brdo Ukazanja). That is a place of first apparitions, a few hundred metres above Bijakovići village called Podbrdo. Sheer path leads to this place and bronze relieves of sacraments were put beside it. On the road to the place of Apparition there is a wooden cross where Our Lady called for the first time on conversion and peace, through a little girl. In the honour of twentieth anniversary, the statue of Queen of Peace was put at the exact point of Apparition. The statue is made by model which stands in front of the church.
Encounter with the Hill of Apparition for pilgrims means the encounter with Our Lady through personal pray and rosary.
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