We just returned from a week in Medjugorje. That is one very special place. Kate found a tour group from the U.S. who said that we could join them in Frankfurt. For a very reasonable price, we got a round trip flight to Split, Croatia, a three hour bus ride to Medjugorje in Bosnia & Herzegovina, a nice room and breakfast and dinner each day. The group was led by Steve Shawl of www.medjugorje.or... Read Full Entry
Our voyage through life has taken a rather pleasant and unexpected turn. After spending three years in Bavaria in the beautiful town of Ansbach and two more in Landstuhl, near the French and Luxembourg borders, Kate was accepted for a two year extension at the Landstuhl Military Hopsital. So, our journeys will continue for us here in Europe, at least for the next two years. I hope you will enjoy our adventures and stories of our trips. So, please join us. As I have shared with you before what St. Augustine said, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page”. I hope... full info
Water in the shape of tearsFor a number of years now, water in the shape of tears drips from the knee of the statute. Since half of the stute is filled with concrete and that the water has been analyzed in Germany to be of the same composition as tears makes one wonder. What is this water and why does it drip from this point on the statute. I've attempted to point out the tear drops.
Religious ShopThis shop had a complete selection of rosaries of every size, shape, and material.
Beginning of the walk It was a good 30 min. walk from the church to the pilgrim house where we were staying. Most of it was along this dirt path. See the building way in the background, that's where we are heading.
A View of Apparition HillWalking along the path to our pilgrim house we pass Apparition Hill, the site of the Blessed Virgin's first apparition on June 24, 1981. Note the path, if you can call it that, leading up the hill.
Church MartyrsWe took a side trip and stopped at this one church where, I believe in the 40s the communist took all 30 of the Francisan friars and excuted them one by one. On the left is a their blood soaked in the wood where they were executed
Bosnia CountrysideSuch a beautiful country that less than 10 years ago was a dangerous war zone.