21st Peace Walk

date: 24.06.2012.

Thousands of pilgrims participated in this year’s Peace Walk that took place on the feast of St. John the Baptist, June 24th, just one day prior to the 31st Anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions. The Peace Walk started at 6 a.m. from the Monastery of St. Anthony in Humac and ended in front of the church of St. James in Medjugorje. The Guardian Priest of Humac Monastery, Fr. Velimir Mandić, blessed and greeted all pilgrims at the beginning of the Peace Walk.  Prayers were said and hymns in the honour of the Queen of Peace were sung all the time during the Peace Walk, that arrived in front of the church around 9.30 a.m. Fr. Miljenko Steko met all of the pilgrims outside the church of St. James and conducted Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament as well as Benediction. The original initiator of this famous Peace Walk Hubert Liebherr started this walk. He was terrified with horrors of the war and he wanted to respond to Our Lady’s message when she said that with prayer of rosary even the wars could be stopped.