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Mary's Meals at the Međugorje Youth Festival


Mary's Meals at the Medjugorje Youth Festival

For many years, Mary’s Meals has been invited to be a part of the programme at Mladifest Youth Festival. On stage each year, we often hear 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. In previous years, we have also had the honour of welcoming young musicians who received our daily meals in school to share their talents at the festival.

The Medjugorje Youth Festival was established in 1989, the year believed to be Mary's 2000th birthday.

This youth prayer meeting in Medjugorje has grown over the years, recently gathering over 50,000 youths and 400 priests from around the world.  It is a time of prayer, testimonials, candlelit processions, music and dancing. Spirituality is at the heart of this international event bringing together young people from all over the world.

Upcoming youth festival date: 1 - 6 August 2024 in Medjugorje.

Volunteer at Mladifest youth festival

If you'd like to be part of the Mary’s Meals volunteering team please apply using the form below.

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We have fantastic opportunities to take photos and record short messages for social media dotted around the information centre. Want to let others know about your experience? Leave us a Google review!


Become a Mary's Meals Youth Ambassador

At Mary’s Meals, we believe that young people are innovators, culture shapers and agents of change who will find solutions to the global issues of hunger, poverty and injustice. We believe that you can be the generation which brings us closer to the realisation of ‘Zero Hunger by 2030’ and a different future to the world we are living in.

Are you aged between 16-25 and have a passion to end world hunger?

  • Join a global movement of Youth Ambassadors across 20 countries where Mary’s Meals has a presence.
  • Grow our movement in your local community by raising awareness and fundraising in your school, university, workplace or as part of a national group.
  • Be part of a global community, connect with other young people across the world and gain leadership development opportunities which will support you in your role and your future career.

Learn more about becoming a Youth Ambassador by clicking on the link below. 

Youth Ambassadors at a stall promoting Mary's Meals.

Join us online

Be a light for Mary's Meals in your own community!

Learn more about the work of Mary’s Meals in Medjugorje and what’s happening in our community via our social media channels from wherever you are in the world. Our volunteers will be out and about during the Mladifest Youth Festival, sharing lots of fun activities, pictures and videos, so make sure you follow our channels to get involved. If you’re here in Medjugorje to take part in the festival, don’t forget to stop in at our information centre and share a picture of your visit, using the hashtags #marysmealsmedjugorje #littleactsoflove

Mary's Meals has many affiliates across the world. 

Find out if there is one in your area so you can discover new ways to get involved.