Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
A member of staff was keen that the community at Christ The King made a pilgrimage to Medjugorje. A group of sixteen staff and students set off just before Easter.
They quickly settled into the prayerful routine of the place which is in Bosnia Herzegovinia. Christine the guide who accompanied the group up Apparition Hill carefully explained the history of the place from when our lady first appeared at Medjugorje in 1981 at which the country was under the reign of Communism. Fr Leon who is the English chaplain and who has visited Woolwich talked to the group of his own religious experience Visits were also made to Mary TV, Mostar and Cross Mountain. Personal experiences included the ineffable quality of the music at international services, the smell of the roses, and the meaningful conversations end encounters that occurred.
Our Lady asks pilgrims to promote Medjugorge as the spiritual centre of the world and that we carry out the following; read the Bible, go to confession, receive the Eucharist, fast of Wednesdays and Fridays and say the rosary. To help us remember we can carry five small stones from Medjugorge. The community at Christ the King offers an annual pilgrimage as part of its Catholic life programme. This pilgrimage to was exceptional because of its uniqueness. Everyone in the group returned home a little bit changed for the better and would recommend to all. It was perfect in every way. You will not be disappointed.
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