May 1st – Solemnity of the Ascension

date: 02.05.2008.

The Solemnity of the Ascension, the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker and the beginning of the month of May brought this year to Medjugorje an exceptional number of pilgrims. In many countries, the 1st of May is national feast and holyday, so many made use of this long week end for a pilgrimage. The prayer program was held at the outside altar.

To Medjugorje came many Croatians, Italians, pilgrims from the English, French and German speaking countries, pilgrims from the countries of the former URSS, Hungarians, Spanish, Lebanese, Koreans, Slovaks, Czechs, Polish and others…