Medjugorje is a beautiful place. Ever since I first learned about the shrine from my vocations director some 15 years ago, it has been appealing to me as a place of encounter with the Lord and with our Lady. I also don’t think it is a coincidence that our diocese has been the location of the Medjugorje Conference for about twenty-five years here at our Lady’s university.
For the past couple years I have tried to go on a pilgrimage to this shrine with pilgrims from the area. I was delighted when the hopes became reality with this trip. I am happy to spend some days in prayer and reflection.
Summer means also an opportunity for some extra time with family, and as I part from this shrine in the middle of next week, I will meet up with my family who will be on vacation together for a week. Actually getting all my immediate family together (eight children) is always a small miracle, so I thank our Lady for that in advance!
I pray that through her intercession, the Lord will send our parish more abundant blessings day by day.