Queen of Peace - Medjugorje Pilgrimage - with a 4 night Rome pre-extension – Harvest Journeys Catholic Pilgrimages

Queen of Peace – Medjugorje Pilgrimage – with a 4 night Rome pre-extension

A Marian Pilgrimage to Rome, Dubrovnik and Medjugorje accompanied by Fr Andrew Grace

Since June 1981 Our Lady has said to be appearing on a daily basis to six village children, giving countless messages to them. Healings, miracles and conversions – these have been occurring for so long. Endless streams of pilgrims over the years have come to receive these graces and return to their homelands renewed.

Fr Andrew Grace
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Highlights

Mary Medjugorje

Dubrovnik (1 night) • Medjugorje (8 nights). Optional Pre-Tour Extension to Rome (4 nights)

  • 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • 15 - 24 October 2022
  • With Fr Andrew Grace
  • Daily Mass
  • 4 Night Pre-Tour Rome Extension

Itinerary

DAY 1SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 2022 - ARRIVE DUBROVNIK

On arrival we will be met and transferred to Dubrovnik with its magnificent stone walls, churches, palaces and plazas.

Dubrovnik overnight (D)

DAY 2SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER - DUBROVNIK & MEDJUGORJE

This morning we enjoy an exploration within the walls of the Old City. Visit the Basilica of St Blaise where we will celebrate Mass.

Enjoy some free time for lunch before we transfer to Medjugorje.

We travel across the border into Bosnia- Herzegovina and onto the village of Medjugorje. Prepare for a most extraordinary encounter of grace and peace for the next eight days. Here we will be welcomed by a local family in private lodgings (all rooms with ensuite). Home-cooked dinners and breakfasts will be served daily from your residence.

Medjugorje overnight (BD)

DAY 2-10SUN 16 - MON 24 OCT – MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE (8 Nights • BD daily)

The activities here will be evenly proportioned by our guide throughout our stay to allow time for rest and personal retreat. Each evening we will be advised of the following day’s agenda, as many events in Medjugorje are spontaneous. Here are some of the highlights we hope to include:

  • Meet the Visionaries – The visionaries regularly receive groups, give explanations, pray with and answer pilgrims’ questions (subject to spontaneous availability).
  • The Hill of Apparitions – Make the journey in prayer up to this sacred site where it is reported that first apparitions took place and Our Lady first told the children ‘I have come to tell the world that God exists…that peace is necessary for the salvation of the world’.
  • Climb Mt Krizevac – The Mountain of the Cross dominates the landscape. Pray the Stations of the Cross and ascend the grace-filled path, which rises to the breathtaking summit with its commanding 30-foot cement cross built in 1933.
  • Visit the Cenacolo Community – ‘Field of Life’ is the name of the community that Sr Elvira has founded for young men who were once drug addicts. We will be touched to hear their miraculous testimonies of faith.
  • Special visionary events – Eg. Join Ivan’s prayer group during a special outdoor apparition or be present when Vicka has a special meeting at night on Mt Krizevac (subject to availability).
  • Inspiring talks – There is an enriching Franciscan talk most afternoons in English.
  • Share occasional group gatherings – Optional and led by your Priest, for voluntary sharing, prayer or group rosary.
  • Enjoy personal free time daily – All activities listed do remain optional.

EVENING CHURCH PROGRAMME (DAILY)

  • 5.00 pm The Rosary (Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries)
  • 5.40 pm Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 6.00 pm The local’s Croatian Mass. After Mass Benediction, blessing of objects and prayers for healing.
  • 7.00 pm The Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)

DAY 10MONDAY 24 OCTOBER - DEPART MEDJUGORJE

Today we travel to the airport for our homebound flight connections. (B)

Meal Code: (B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner

Pre-Tour Extension to Rome

DAY 1TUESDAY 11 OCTOBER - ARRIVE ROME

Upon arrival at Rome airport we will be met and transferred to our accommodation for the remainder of the day at leisure.

Rome overnight (D)

DAY 2WEDNESDAY 12 OCTOBER - ROME PILGRIMAGE

Today we participate in the General Audience with Pope Francis in St Peter’s Square. In the afternoon, visit the impressive St Mary Major Basilica. Onwards to the Basilica of St John in Lateran (First Papal residence) and the adjacent Holy Stairs brought from Jerusalem to Rome in 326AD by St Helena (as a favourite of pilgrims, these steps may only be ascended on the knees).

Finally, we visit the Basilica of Santa Croce in Jerusalem with its extraordinary collection of relics from the Holy Land including a full-size replica of the Shroud of Turin. Mass will be celebrated at one of the three Basilicas.

Rome overnight (BD)

DAY 3THURSDAY 13 OCTOBER - ROME PILGRIMAGE

This morning we enter into the most visited attraction in Rome – the Colosseum. In 1749, Pope Benedict XIV declared the Colosseum a sacred site, as it was a place where early Christians had been martyred. View also the Circus Maximus and the Roman Forum en route.

Journey this afternoon out to the majestic Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls. Originally consecrated in 324, the saint’s tomb is visible now under the Papal Altar. We will celebrate a wonderful Mass here as a special tribute to the Church’s greatest evangelist.

Continue then to the ancient Catacombs for a memorable guided tour to marvel at these underground burial tunnels for Christians and Hebrews.

Rome overnight (BD)

DAY 4FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER – ROME PILGRIMAGE

Commence our day with a spectacular Mass at St Peter’s Basilica. We then enjoy an informative exploration of this awe-inspiring church, the largest in the world. Our guided tour will feature among other highlights Michelangelo’s stunning Pieta, the tomb of Pope St John Paul II, the great Confessional and the Crypt containing the tombs of several Popes.

We then come to the nearby Vatican Museums. Wander the spectacular chambers leading to the Sistine Chapel to view Michelangelo’s masterpieces, including the magnificent fresco of the Last Judgment.

Some free time will be afforded this afternoon to discover the sights of Rome. Strolling through the streets is like walking through the pages of a history book. Indulge in a gelato or enjoy a coffee while absorbing and admiring the history of this ancient city. Marvel at the Pantheon or visit the Church of St Ignatius with its amazing ceiling painted to look like a dome.

This evening we will celebrate our final night in Rome at a traditional trattoria.

Rome Overnight (BD)

DAY 5SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER – ROME PILGRIMAGE

Today we depart Rome for Croatia. On arrival we will be met and transferred to Dubrovnik with its magnificent stone walls, churches, palaces and plazas.

Dubrovnik overnight (BD)

Dates & Prices

PILGRIMAGE DETAILS
STARTS Sat 15 Oct 2022 Dubrovnik
FINISHES Mon 24 Oct Sarajevo
TOUR COST AUD $3350 (twin share) *
SINGLE ROOM AUD $730 Supplement
PREPAID TIPS $14 per person / per day
ROME EXTENSION
STARTS Tuesday 11 Oct 2022
JOINS GROUP Saturday 15 Oct 2022
TOUR COST AUD 1790 (twin share)*
SINGLE ROOM AUD $260 Supplement
PREPAID TIPS $14 per person / per day
Includes flight Rome to Dubrovnik

COMBINED ROME & MEDJUGORJE COST
TOUR COST AUD $5140 (twin share) *
SINGLE ROOM AUD $990 Supplement

* Costs are for tour only and without international airfares. Prices may be subject to change in the event of significant exchange rate variations, hotel & service changes or minimum group size factors beyond Harvest’s control. Refer to Harvest Terms & Conditions for more details.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation based on Superior Standard / 3-4 Star accommodation
  • 9 Dinners / 9 Full Breakfasts
  • Deluxe Air Conditioned Coach touring
  • Professional Local Guides
  • Sightseeing and Entrance Fees
  • Fully Escorted by Priest Chaplain
  • Porterage at hotels
  • Harvest Backpack, Pilgrim Journal and Tour Wallet

Exclusions

  • Other meals not listed
  • Passport and Visa Costs (if applicable)
  • Items of a personal nature including phone calls, laundry, beverages, etc.
  • Travel insurance - ask Harvest about its preferred Travel Insurance
  • Prepaid Tips
  • “Only heard of Medjugorje but could not imagine anything like it was!”

    Rita Davids
    Queen of Peace
Medjugorje News
vaticannews.va | 12 May 2019

Pope authorizes pilgrimages to Medjugorje

The announcement was made by the Apostolic Visitator, Henryk Hoser and the Apostolic Nuncio. Ad Interim Director Gisotti: “Attention given to favouring and promoting the fruits of good”, but this does not mean “an authentication of known events”.

Pope Francis has decided to authorize pilgrimages to Medjugorje, which can now be officially organized by dioceses and parishes and will no longer take place only in a private capacity which as has so far been the case. The announcement was made today during Mass, at the parish shrine which has become a destination for millions of pilgrims, by the Apostolic Nuncio Luigi Pezzuto in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Archbishop Henryk Hoser, the Holy See’s Special Apostolic Visitator. … read more

Medjugorje, Pilgrims
cruxnow.com | 6 Aug 2019

Vatican confirms Medjugorje approval by joining youth festival

WARSAW, Poland – Senior Vatican representatives joined the first officially approved church festival at Medjugorje, three months after Catholic pilgrimages to the site in Bosnia-Herzegovina were authorized by the pope.

“We are called to share the difficulties of our contemporaries and we have a responsibility to care for them,” Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for New Evangelization, told 60,000 young people from 97 countries Aug. 5 … read more

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