2 Reasons We Should Visit Medjugorje, Scholidays.com – Medjugorje is one of the famous apparitons of Mother Mary to some chosen people. Since then, this place have been visited by many people arround the globe.
However, if you are one of the Catholics devoted, at least you should know why you want to visit it. Here are two reasons you shoud know;
1. Pope Francis has authorised pilgrimages to Medjugorje
Pope Francis has authorised pilgrimages to Medjugorje, which means such trips can now be officially organised by Catholic dioceses and parishes worldwide. Since claims of apparitions there began in 1981, the Vatican has withheld official recognition of Medjugorje as a pilgrimage destination while its investigations of the apparitions continue.
It has meant that pilgrimages there to date were organised on an individual basis or in a private capacity. Medjugorje is near Mostar in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, close to the border with Croatia.
The announcement of the authorisation by the pope was made in Medjugorje itself by the papal nuncio to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Archbishop Luigi Pezzuto, and the Vatican’s archbishop, Henryk Hoser. In February 2017, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Hoser as the Vatican’s special envoy to Medjugorje. Therefore, there is no doub that this place is recognizable by the Roman Catholic Church.
2. Fruits of Grace
The second reason is that visiting the Medjugorje, we, somehow, attain graces from God. At a Vatican press conference, director of the Holy See press office Alessandro Gisotti emphasised that authorisation by Pope Francis should not be interpreted as “an authentication of known events, which still require examination by the church”.
Care should be taken “to avoid creating confusion or ambiguity from the doctrinal point of view regarding such pilgrimages. This also concerns pastors of every order and level who intend to go to Medjugorje and celebrate or concelebrate there even in a solemn way,” he said.
But, he added, “considering the considerable flow of people who go to Medjugorje and the abundant fruits of grace that have sprung from it, this authorisation is part of the particular pastoral attention that the Holy Father intended to give to that reality, aimed at encouraging and promoting the fruits of good”.
The authorisation by Pope Francis did not “enter into doctrinal questions relating to the authenticity of the account of the six visionaries of what has happened in Medjugorje since June 1981, a phenomenon that has not yet been concluded,” he said.
Of the six visionaries, “three assure us that they still have a daily apparition of the Queen of Peace, always at the same time in the afternoon and wherever they are”, while a fourth visionary “says that she receives an apparition every month, on the 2nd, while for the last two this happens once a year,” he said.
Considering those two reasons, you may join SC Holidays in order to visit Medjugorje with certain programs. We are not only guiding you on fulfilling your traveling, but also enhance your Spiritual journey.
Since our vission on this tour and travel is not not only about touring, but also to find God in all things especially through your pilgrimage. This is the best choice that you have to make with us, SC HOLIDAY.