Dr. Christian Stelzer is a general practitioner, married, and father of four children. In 1983, he went to Medjugorje for the first time and his life was changed. Since then he has been constantly associated with Medjugorje. In 1997 he married a girl from Medjugorje and is fluent in the Croatian language. He founded Oase des Friedens (Oasis of Peace), a prayer community recognized by Archbishop Cardinal Christoph Schonborn as a faithful layman, which is backed up and recommended by the Cardinal. He organizes an annual prayer event for peace in the Cathedral of St. Stjepan in Vienna. In 2009, the Viennese Cardinal organized a pilgrimage to Medjugorje and followed Dr. Stelzer during his stay there. Dr. Stelzer is also president of the Cenacolo Association in Austria and one of Mary’s Meals’ directors.