The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary was solemnly celebrated in Medjugorje on Tuesday, December 8, all in the atmosphere of prayer. Along with the domestic pilgrims, there were groups of pilgrims from Italy, the United States, France, Ukraine, Latvia, Hungary, Spain, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina from two towns – Livno and Tomislavgrad. Six Holy Masses were celebrated, three in Croatian language, at 6 and 11 a.m. and at 6 p.m. The seminar of fasting, silence and prayer for Croatian pilgrims had just finished a few days prior to this feast.
Pilgrims from Tomislavgrad, Nada Ćurić, Valentina Višić and Ankica Pušić came to Medjugorje for a one day spiritual renewal. „Around 50 pilgrims arrived in our group. We are always spiritually renewed here in Medjugorje. We visited Cross Mountain, Apparition Hill and we prayed to Our Lady to give us strength, consolation, understanding and to protect our families.”