BVM Caritas of Medjugorje Pilgrimages
People do not go to Medjugorje to see the priests, meet people, go to confession or to Mass. They have all these things at home, and there is no need to go to Medjugorje to experience them.
People go to Medjugorje because Our Lady is appearing there.
The founder of Caritas started BVM Caritas Medjugorje Pilgrimages in 1986 for the purpose of helping people experience Our Lady. University of Alabama professor of anthropology Michael Murphy says:
“As one of the first Medjugorje-promoting groups formed in the United States, Caritas helped link Medjugorje and the United States…Caritas was instrumental in providing the infrastructure for pilgrimages to Medjugorje from the U.S.”
The founder of Caritas, also known as a Friend of Medjugorje, has, for over 30 years, remained faithful to Our Lady’s presence in Medjugorje. Our Lady desires us to go to Medjugorje. Our Lady said on March 25, 1987:
A Friend of Medjugorje’s deep understanding of Our Lady and Her messages in Medjugorje is shared with our pilgrims, making a very spiritually focused pilgrimage. BVM Caritas Medjugorje Pilgrimages is not a tour group, but an encounter with Our Lady Queen of Peace. Her presence draws millions to this holy place, and it is Her presence that draws us to God.
Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje January 25, 1991