In June 1981, six young children in Medjugorje, (the former) Yugoslavia claimed they were having daily meetings with the Virgin Mary. These visions have continued to the present day. With the commencement of a Vatican commission investigating these events, more and more people around the globe have been interested in the messages of the Queen of Peace.
After researching Medjugorje professionally for the last six years, I have come upon some incredibly insightful, English-language websites to help Medjugorje devotees stay up-to-date.
- Medjugorje Today www.medjugorjetoday.tv The online new agency, Medjugorje Today is the daily source for all news Medjugorje. From famous pilgrims to visionaries’ visits to foreign countries, Medjugorje Today has it covered. Danish journalist Jakob Marschner “has researched and covered the apparitions in Medjugorje since 1999.” The news agency’s Facebook page has nearly ten thousand likes since Medjugorje Today’s advent in 2011.
- Mary TV http://marytv.tv Mary TV was founded and is operated by Denis and Cathy Nolan from South Bend, Indiana, in order to “put at the Gospa’s service…modern communication technologies to bring her presence in Medjugorje…to the world.” The Nolans have been bringing Medjugorje news to video for decades. Recently, they have begun filming two regular segments which bring Medjugorje news streaming to the Internet: Tea with Rosie, a weekly program hosted by Medjugorje-local Rosie Zubac who reports updates from that week in Medjugorje and Fruit of Medjugorje, which are comprised of video testimonies of those whose lives were changed by Our Lady of Medjugorje.
- Crown of Stars http://crownofstars.blogspot.co.uk Crown of Stars is a daily Medjugorje blog hosted by a photographer out of the U.K. Each post is highlighted by high-quality photograph – many provided by the blogger, himself – and includes one of the Blessed Mother’s messages for reflection.
- The Children of Medjugorje, Inc. www.childrenofmedjugorje.com The Children of Medjugorje monthly e-newsletter is written by Sr. Emmanuel Maillard, a french nun with the Community of the Beatitudes who has lived in Medjugorje since 1989. The content is designed to be “a behind-the-scenes newsletter from the heart of Medjugorje.” Sr. Emmanuel, a graduate of Paris’ Sorbonne University, and her daily wartime faxes during the Balkan war of the 1990s (compiled in Medjugorje: The War Day by Day) served as one of the only links between Medjugorje and the outside world. With a new website in the works, Children of Medjugorje is set to be one of the premiere websites for straight-from-Medjugorje insights.
- Medjugorje Star newsletter The Medjugorje Star is a free, bi-monthly newsletter published by Mule’s Religious & Office Supply, Inc. out of Metairie, Louisiana. Hubie & Kay Mule started the newsletter in 1987 after a pilgrimage to Medjugorje. It began as a way for the the Mule’s to keep those with whom they traveled abreast of Our Lady’s messages. Eventually, the little newsletter grew to 20,000 copies, spreading “information about the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Bosnia-Hercegovina, to encourage people that God does exist, that miracles do happen today, and to provide good spiritual reading to encourage the faith of [their] readers.” To begin receiving Medjugorje Star by postal mail or email, contact the Mule’s at [email protected] . You can also find archived newsletters at www.themirgroup.org .