It all began on June 24th, 1981, at about 6 p.m., when six young parishioners saw an apparition on the hill of Crnica (in the place called Podbrdo) - a woman with a child in her arms.
Surprised and scared, they did not approach her. At the same time next day, they felt strongly drawn towards the place where they saw the vision the previous day. After the second vision, they realized it was Our Lady. From that day onward, they had daily apparitions, together or separately.
The 39th Anniversary of Medjugorje Apparitions is on June 25th this year. The celebration of this sacred Mass remains the most impressive of all the events celebrated here at the Exterior Altar, St. James Church.