Photo of the Week: Apparition Hill, Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Mate T. Vasilj (Photo) Marjana Drmic (Text)
  • 17 April 2011

The Hill of Podbrdo is the place where the Medjugorje events began. It is on this hill that Our Lady first appeared to six children back in 1981.

Since then, millions of pilgrims have, in a special way, encountered Our Lady for themselves when climbing the hill. Ever since the first days of the events, Podbrdo has been known as Apparition Hill.

Photo of the Week (17 April 2011) - Apparition Hill, Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Along the steep, rocky path that leads up the hill from the houses below, there are 15 bronze reliefs which represent the joyful, sorrowful and glorious mysteries of the Rosary. Climbing the hill, you have an opportunity to meet with Our Lady in the most special way, in the place that She has chosen and through Her favourite prayer, the Rosary.

As you come to the top of the hill you will see the magnificent Statue of Our Lady, as pictured here, which was erected on the 20th anniversary of the original apparitions as a permanent reminder of the event.

In addition to its deep spiritual significance the site also offers beautiful views over the valley below.

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