The International Youth Festival
For many years, Mary’s Meals has been invited to be a part of the programme at Mladifest Youth Festival. Inspirational testimonies from people whose lives have been changed in Medjugorje and who have gone on to become part of the Mary’s Meals movement are often shared on the stage during this time. In previous years, we have also had the honour of bringing young musicians who received our daily meals in school to share their talents at the festival
Annual Daily Pilgrimage
Mary’s Meals is a fruit of prayer and, because of its roots and some of the amazing ways it has grown, it is often described as a fruit of Medjugorje.
In recent years, Mary’s Meals’ founder Magnus and his wife Julie have hosted an annual pilgrimage to Medjugorje as a time to reflect, pray and give thanks for this mission.
In 2020, since international travel was not possible, we hosted the Mary’s Meals Medjugorje Pilgrimage online and were joined by 11,000 pilgrims from all over the world. This year, our hope is that more people will be able to visit Medjugorje in person during our family pilgrimage, but we understand there will still be a desire from those who cannot make the trip to connect with the event online.
More details, including dates and how to sign up, will be announced soon.
Medjugorje 40th Anniversary
Lots of people marked the 40th anniversary of the reported apparitions in Medjugorje during June 2021. Many Mary's Meals supporters, who recognise our mission as a fruit of Medjugorje, chose to join in with this anniversary either by visiting or sharing photos, videos or memories of their time here. The celebrations will continue both in Medjugorje and around the world for the rest of the year.
Medjugorje Parish Seminar
The Parish Seminar is an annual international spiritual retreat for group pilgrimage organisers, leaders of peace centres, and leaders of Medjugorje prayer and charity groups.
Mary’s Meals has a presence at the seminar every year, offering us the chance to introduce our mission to around 350 attendees who organize pilgrimages to Medjugorje. Those coming to Medjugorje for this annual event are from many diverse locations, including Spain, Slovakia, Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Slovenia, Italy, Korea, the UK, Germany, the USA, Poland, Canada, Austria, Ukraine, Lithuania and Latvia.