Queen of Peace - Medjugorje Pilgrimage – Harvest Journeys Catholic Pilgrimages

Queen of Peace – Medjugorje Pilgrimage

A tiny Croatian village, six children and the faith of millions from all over the world have shed new light on what it means to be a true pilgrim on life’s journey. In this hallowed place of Medjugorje, this valley of miracles, the Mother of God beckons us forward.

Mary Medjugorje

Highlights

Medjugorje (7 nights) / Dubrovnik day

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Medjugorje
  • Daily Mass
  • Optional Rome 4-night extension

Itinerary

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

DAY 1ARRIVE MEDJUGORJE

On arrival, we will be met and transferred up to the apparition village of Medjugorje in Bosnia & Herzegovina. As our pilgrimage together begins, we prepare for a most extraordinary encounter of grace and peace over the next eight days.

Medjugorje overnight (D)

DAY 2 – 7THE MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE (BD DAILY)

“I have come to tell the world that God exists … that peace is necessary for the salvation of the world. Mankind must be reconciled with God and with one another”. These words came as a soothing balm to a troubled world and were first spoken by Our Lady to six village children in June 1981. Since then, a legacy of remarkable events has turned Medjugorje into one of the world’s most acclaimed pilgrimage places. For more than 40 years up until the present day Our Lady has been appearing on a daily basis to give countless messages to the children. Some of these messages are private, some are for all people and some contain secrets that Our Lady has revealed to the children about future events of the world.

Healings, miracles, wonders 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.

The activities here will be evenly proportioned by our guide throughout the stay to allow time for rest and personal retreat. Each evening we should 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:

The Hill of Apparitions – Make the journey in prayer up to this sacred site where the 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 Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Retreat House – commonly known as “the Castle”, and hear the amazing testimony of Patrick Latta, a successful businessman and car dealer from Canada, who received a great grace of conversion through the messages of Our Lady. In 1993, he and his wife Nancy left everything behind and moved to Medjugorje during the height of the war.

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 – 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 spontaneity).

Meet the Visionaries – The visionaries regularly receive groups, give explanations, pray with and answer pilgrims’ questions (subject to spontaneous 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.

Day tour to Dubrovnik – visit the beautiful walled city known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. Within the stone walls of its Old City, we embark on a guided tour, visiting the Basilica of St Blaise, where we celebrate Mass before setting out on our exploration of grand palaces, buzzing plazas and remarkable churches.

MEDJUGORJE EVENING PRAYER PROGRAM & CONFESSION (Summer times/Winter times)*
5:00/6:00 pm – Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
6:00/7:00 pm – Holy Mass in Croatian
After Mass – Blessings of objects, Prayer for health of soul and body, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament (Tue/Thu/Sat)
Veneration of the Holy Cross (Fri)
*(Summer time: June 1st to August 31st / Winter time: September 1st to May 31st)

DAY 8DEPART MEDJUGORJE

Our pilgrimage concludes after breakfast this morning or continue on the optional post-tour Rome extension.
(B)

 All tour inclusions and order of daily arrangements remain subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances, which may arise, or at the discretion of the tour leadership.

Dates & Prices

Dates
Chaplain
Tour Cost
2 – 9 September 2024
TBA
AUD $3390*
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QP2402
2 – 9 September 2024
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Dates

2 – 9 September 2024

Chaplain

TBA

Tour Cost

AUD $3390*

Tour Code

QP2402

Single Room

AUD $890 Supplement

Start

Medjugorje

Finish

Medjugorje

Prepaid Tipping

$15 PPPD**

1 – 10 October 2024#
Fr Andrew Grace
AUD $3690*
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QP2403#
1 – 10 October 2024#
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Dates

1 – 10 October 2024#

Chaplain

Fr Andrew Grace

Tour Cost

AUD $3690*

Tour Code

QP2403#

Single Room

AUD $950 Supplement

Start

Medjugorje

Finish

Medjugorje

Prepaid Tipping

$135 per person

28 April – 5 May 2025
TBA
AUD $3390*
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QP2501
28 April – 5 May 2025
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Dates

28 April – 5 May 2025

Chaplain

TBA

Tour Cost

AUD $3390*

Tour Code

QP2501

Single Room

AUD $890 Supplement

Start

Medjugorje

Finish

Medjugorje

Prepaid Tipping

$15 PPPD**

1 – 8 September 2025
TBA
AUD $3390*
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QP2502
1 – 8 September 2025
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Dates

1 – 8 September 2025

Chaplain

TBA

Tour Cost

AUD $3390*

Tour Code

QP2502

Single Room

AUD $890 Supplement

Start

Medjugorje

Finish

Medjugorje

Prepaid Tipping

$15 PPPD**

13 – 20 October 2025
TBA
AUD $3390*
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QP2503
13 – 20 October 2025
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Dates

13 – 20 October 2025

Chaplain

TBA

Tour Cost

AUD $3390*

Tour Code

QP2503

Single Room

AUD $890 Supplement

Start

Medjugorje

Finish

Medjugorje

Prepaid Tipping

$15 PPPD**

*Per person, twin share 

**Per person, per day

#9 night extended Pilgrimage

Costs are indicative and must remain subject to possible change in the event of significant exchange rate variations, tax & hotel changes or minimum group size factors beyond Harvest’s control. Refer to Harvest Terms & Conditions.

Included

  • ACCOMODATION & MEALS: Based on Superior Standard / 4-Star accommodation • Meals as specified in Itinerary
  • TOURING & TRANSPORTATION: Deluxe Air Conditioned Coach • Professional Pilgrimage Escort / Local Guides • Sightseeing and Entrance Fees
  • OTHER: Fully Escorted by Pilgrimage Chaplain • Porterage at hotels (where available) • Harvest Backpack, Pilgrims Journal and Travel Wallet

Not Included

  • International Airfares
  • Other meals not listed
  • Passport and Visa Costs (if applicable)
  • Items of a personal nature including phone calls, laundry, beverages, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Prepaid Tipping
Optional 4 NIGHT POST-TOUR EXTENSION

Rome Extension

DAY 8DEPART MEDJUGORJE / ARRIVE ROME

Today we are transferred to the airport for our flight connections to Rome.

Welcome to Rome

Tonight gather with your fellow pilgrims for our first group dinner in the Eternal City.

Rome overnight (BD)

DAY 9ROME - THE VATICAN & COLOSSEUM

We start our pilgrimage today with a visit to the Vatican Museums. Wander the spectacular chambers leading to the Sistine Chapel to view Michelangelo’s masterpieces, including the magnificent fresco of the Last Judgment. Continue through to the awe-inspiring St Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world for an informative exploration. 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.

In the afternoon 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.

Rome overnight (BD)

DAY 10PAPAL EVENT, ST PAUL’S & THE CATACOMBS

Based on a Wednesday schedule, we will return to St Peter’s Square this morning for a memorable Papal Audience with Pope Francis as we join with pilgrims from around the world. (Subject to the Pope’s presence in Rome.)

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 along the ancient Appian Way, the oldest road from Roman times to the ancient Catacombs for a memorable guided tour to marvel at these underground burial tunnels for Christians and Hebrews. On the way, drive by Domine Quo Vadis – the chapel that stands at the site where, according to tradition, St Peter met Christ when he fled from Rome to escape martyrdom.

Rome overnight (BD)

DAY 11MAJOR BASILICAS & FREE AFTERNOON

Today we visit the impressive St Mary Major Basilica, the largest Catholic Marian Church in Rome, dedicated to Our Blessed Mother, which also contains a relic from the manger of the infant Jesus. 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). Visit the Basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme (Holy Cross) with its extraordinary collection of relics from the Holy Land.

Our afternoon is free to discover more sights of Rome – perhaps throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain before strolling to the Piazza Navona to soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Indulge in a gelato or enjoy a coffee while absorbing and admiring the history of this ancient city. Strolling through the streets is like walking through the pages of a history book.

This evening we will celebrate our final night in Rome at L’Eau Vive Restaurant. This fabulous French Restaurant is run by Carmelite Missionary Nuns who will actually sing the Ave Maria to us between courses!

Rome overnight (BD)

Day 12DEPART ROME

This morning, we farewell the Eternal City as our pilgrimage ends after breakfast.
(B)

TOUR EXTENSION DETAILS
Starts/Ends Rome / Rome
Departs 9 – 13 September 2024
5 – 9 May 2025
8 – 12 September 2025
20 – 24 October 2025
Cost Add-on AUD $2890 per person, twin share
Single Room AUD $720 supplement
Prepaid Tipping AUD $15 per person, per day
Costs are based on prices as at December 2023 and must remain subject to possible change in the event of significant exchange rate variations, hotel changes or minimum group size factors beyond Harvest’s control. Refer to Harvest Terms & Conditions for more details.
  • “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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