Fr. Tomislav Vlasic led some Medjugorje youth, including Marija, on a five-month retreat in Italy. They climbed up to a retreat house on the Apennines of Parma to stay there in total isolation and prayer for the five month period. They were considering the possibility of becoming a religious community, but after a month’s time, Marija felt clearly she was to return to Medjugorje. With Marija’s departure, some of the other members of the prayer group also left, while others stayed with Fr. Vlasic. He eventually founded a community called Kraljice Mira in Croatian, Queen of Peace in English.