2023 Spring Break

Medjugorje March 2023

On June 24th, 1981, 2 girls (15 & 16 years old) claimed to have seen Our Lady on a hillside. The next day, they returned with other villagers and 6 children began having daily apparitions (read more here). Apparitions of Mary in Medjugorje are alleged to continue even today! Medjugorje has become a miraculous site where people from all over the world come together, find the "love of God," and leave filled with peace.

In the Spring of 2023, a very economical, yet full-featured pilgrimage will be visiting Medjugorje from the PNW. This pilgrimage will be blessed with the spiritual guidance of Fr. John Marshal of St. John the Baptist, Milwaukie, OR. He will be our spiritual director as we will learn about the history of Medjugorje; explore the parish and surrounding area; and best of all, spend time experiencing God's love and mercy. If you are interested in joining us, we'd love to have you on this life-changing trip!

Pilgrimage Dates

We will visit early Spring before Medjugorje is packed with pilgrims. This quiet time can be particularly prayerful and we'll feel like we have this piece of heaven all to ourselves. For many families, including most in Oregon, the trip dates coincide with the schools' "spring break", making this trip convenient for families. The exact dates are being determined, however, it will be around the last week in March (the week before Holy Week).

Pilgrimage Plan


We will be staying with Dragan (Ivan's brother) and Haunita at their Pansion. This beautiful home is in a great location near the blue cross, visionaries, and apparition hill. It is an easy walk to St. James, Cross Mountain and other popular locations in Medjugorje, too. Each room is very clean, and has its own bathroom & shower. It also has a large dining room where we'll share 2 meals per day. Dragan and Huanita are amazing and will make you feel at home!


A professional local guide will provide us access to a wealth of information about all Medjugorje has to offer. Our guide also enables access to talks with the visionaries (when available), access to the orphanages, "The Castle," and to other sites that are not be easily accessible without a guide. While our guide will be available most days, you are also encouraged to spend time on your own too, this is an important part of a Medjugorje pilgrimage.


You pay the actual cost, no markup -- we are volunteer run, not a business. The estimate includes airfare + lodging + food (2 meals per day in Medjugorje) + ground transportation + licensed local guide. It does NOT include trip insurance (recommended: Safe Travels Voyager trip insurance).

Total Estimated Cost Per Person: $TBD (double occupancy)

  • Airfare: $TBD Roundtrip (subject to change, you pay actual cost at time of booking)
  • Lodging: $TBD
  • Ground: $150
  • Guide + Misc: $50

Questions? Call Ken @ 360-852-1088 (or email: kenapaulsen@gmail.com)

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