Medjugorje – the town between the mountains

Stock Photography By Lars-Olof Nilsson

More than a million pilgrims visit this little town in Hercegovina in former Yugoslavia. It is best known for the apparitions when the Virgin Mary reportedly showed herself to six young people in 1981, a phenomenon not officially approved by the Catholic Church but under investigation by a church commission. Large crowds attend mass at the Church of St James the Apostle, and many walk up Krizevac, the Cross Mountain, a rocky path with the Stations of the Cross, up to a crucifix erected in 1933.

New development project in Medjugorje, Hercegovina
New development project in
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Outdoor altar at the church of St James in Medjugorje, Hercegovina
Outdoor altar at the church of
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Communion outside St James
Communion outside St James's
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Priest blessing souvenirs of pilgrims
Priest blessing souvenirs of
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The church of St James, Medjugorje, Hercegovina
The church of St James,
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Interior of St James
Interior of St James's Church,
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Statue of St James in a procession
Statue of St James in a
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Statue of St James at an outdoor mass
Statue of St James at an
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Cross at the top of Mount Krizevac, Medjugorje, Hercegovina
Cross at the top of Mount
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Cross at the top of Krizevac mountain, Medjugorje
Cross at the top of Krizevac
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Pilgrims walking up Krizevac, the Mount of the Cross, Medjugorje
Pilgrims walking up Krizevac,
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Barefoot pilgrim
Barefoot pilgrim
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Pilgrims on Krizevac, the Mount of the Cross, in Medjugorje, Hercegovina
Pilgrims on Krizevac, the Mount
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Pilgrims reaching the top of the Mount of the Cross in Medjugorje, Hercegovina
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The Madonna as a souvenir
The Madonna as a souvenir
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Madonna figures
Madonna figures
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Madonna figures
Madonna figures
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Religious souvenirs
Religious souvenirs
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Religious souvenirs
Religious souvenirs
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1. New development project in Medjugorje, Hercegovina. Property development project in Medjugorje, Hercegovina

2. Outdoor altar at the church of St James in Medjugorje, Hercegovina. People celebrating outdoor mass at the church of St James the Apostle in Medjugorje, Hercegovina

3. Communion outside St James's church in Medjugorje, Hercegovina. Churchgoers lining up for communion at evening mass outside St James's church in Medjugorje, Hercegovina

4. Priest blessing souvenirs of pilgrims. Pilgrims in Medjugorje, Hercegovina, having their Christian souvenirs blessed by a priest outside the church of St James the Apostle

5. The church of St James, Medjugorje, Hercegovina. People going to mass in the church of St James the Apostle, Medjugorje, Hercegovina

6. Interior of St James's Church, Medjugorje, Hercegovina. Interior of the church of St James the Apostle in Medjugorje, Hercegovina

7. Statue of St James in a procession. Statue of St James the apostle, patron saint of Medjugorje, being carried to an outdoor mass.

8. Statue of St James at an outdoor mass. Statue of St James the apostle, patron saint of Medjugorje, at an outdoor mass.

9. Cross at the top of Mount Krizevac, Medjugorje, Hercegovina. Sunrise behind the cross at the top of Mount Krizevac, Medjugorje, Hercegovina

10. Cross at the top of Krizevac mountain, Medjugorje. Cross erected at the top of Mount Krizevac, Medjugorje, in 1933 on the 1900th anniversary of the crucifixion of Christ.

11. Pilgrims walking up Krizevac, the Mount of the Cross, Medjugorje. People, some of them barefoot, walking up Krizevac, the Mount of the Cross, in Medjugorje, Hercegovina

12. Barefoot pilgrim. Pilgrim walking barefoot up Krizevac, the Mount of the Cross, in Medjugorje, Hercegovina

13. Pilgrims on Krizevac, the Mount of the Cross, in Medjugorje, Hercegovina. Pilgrims in front of cross no. XIII on Krizevac, the Mount of the Cross, in Medjugorje, Hercegovina

14. Pilgrims reaching the top of the Mount of the Cross in Medjugorje, Hercegovina. Pilgrims reaching the cross, erected in 1933, at the top of Krizevac, the Mount of the Cross, in Medjugorje, Hercegovina

15. The Madonna as a souvenir. Madonna souvenirs in a stall in Medjugorje, Hercegovina

16. Madonna figures. Madonna figures in a souvenir stall in Medjugorje, Hercegovina

17. Madonna figures. Madonna figures in a souvenir stall in Medjugorje, Hercegovina

18. Religious souvenirs. Musical angels in a souvenir stall in Medjugorje, Hercegovina

19. Religious souvenirs. Musical angels in a souvenir stall in Medjugorje, Hercegovina

 

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