Medjugorje is situated at an altitude of 200 m, is located between two hills so it got its name Medjugorje has a mild Mediterranean climate. The parish of Medjugorje was founded in 1982 when he was elected to the patron of the parish of St. Jacob.
Since 1981, the Blessed Virgin Mary appears and sends messages to the world. It tells us that God has sent to our world and her own words she says: “I came to tell the world that God exists. He is the fullness of life and enjoy this fullness and peace, you must return to God”.
According to the testimony of six young parishioners of the parish of Medjugorje, Our Lady every day since 24.06.1981. year and 25th of each month sends a message of peace to the world. The narrow and steep path, which moved millions of pilgrims so far, can be seen from a distance, leading from the house to the apparition hill – the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the hill.
Place the first apparitions, a few hundred meters above the hamlet of Podbrdo, today called Apparition Hill.
At the very place of the apparitions, in honor of the 20th anniversary, was a statue of the Queen of Peace was the model of which is located in front of the parish church.