New video: Our Lady's January 2nd Message
Here's a video compilation of the January 2, 2020 apparition of Our Lady, experienced today by visionary Mirjana Soldo in Medjugorje. The video is meant to highlight Our Lady's beautiful message and it includes drone footage and photos taken today. Watch it now at
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Our Lady’s January 2, 2020 Apparition

Today, January 2nd, 2020, Our Lady appeared to Mirjana Soldo at the Blue Cross near the base of Apparition Hill and gave the following message:

Dear children,

I know that I am present in your lives and in your hearts. I feel your love, I hear your prayers and direct them to my Son.

But, my children, according to motherly love, I desire to be in the lives of all of my children. I desire to gather all of my children around me, beneath my motherly mantle. This is why I am inviting you and calling you, apostles of my love, to help me.

My children, my Son pronounced the words of the ‘Our Father’—Our Father, [you] who are everywhere and in our hearts—because He desires to teach you to pray with words and feelings. He desires for you to always be better, to live merciful love which is prayer and limitless sacrifice for others.

My children, give to my Son love for your neighbors, give words of consolation, compassion and acts of justice to your neighbors. Everything that you give to others, apostles of my love, my Son accepts as a gift.

I am also with you, because my Son desires for my love, as a ray of light, to bring your souls to life; for me to help you in the search for peace and eternal happiness. Therefore, my children, love one another, be united through my Son, be children of God who all together, with full, open and pure heart, pronounce the ‘Our Father.’ And do not be afraid!

Thank you.

January 2nd Apparition Photos
Christmas in Medjugorje - Photos

December 25, 2019 Messages from Our Lady

Christmas is a special day in Medjugorje as the parish celebrates the birth of Jesus and welcomes Our Lady twice.

On December 25th, Our Lady appears to Marija for her regular apparition and Jakov, the youngest of the six visionaries, for his once-per-year annual apparition.

Here are the two messages given on Christmas day:


Message to Marija

On Decemeber 25, 2019, Our Lady appeared to the visionary Marija and delivered the following message to the world:

Dear children!

I am carrying my Son Jesus to you, for Him to bless you and reveal to you His love, which comes from Heaven.

Your heart yearns for peace, of which there is less and less on earth. That is why people are far from God and souls are sick and heading towards spiritual death.

I am with you, little children, to lead you on this way of salvation to which God calls you.

Thank you for having responded to my call.


Message to Jakov

At the last daily apparition to Jakov Colo on September 12th, 1998, Our Lady told him that henceforth he would have one apparition a year, every December 25th, on Christmas Day.

This is also how it was this year. The apparition began at 2:25 pm and lasted 9 minutes.

Our Lady came with little Jesus in her arms. Through Jakov, Our Lady gave the following message:

Dear children,

Today, on this day of grace, in a special way I am calling you to open your hearts and to implore Jesus to strengthen your faith.

Children, through prayer with the heart, faith and works you will come to know what it means to live a sincere Christian life.

Often times, children, darkness, pain and crosses overwhelm your hearts. Do not waver in faith and ask 'why' because you think that you are alone and abandoned.

Instead, open your hearts, pray and believe firmly and then your heart will feel God's nearness and that God never abandons you - that He is beside you at every moment.

Through prayer and faith, God will answer your every 'why' and transform your every pain, darkness and cross into light.

Thank you.

Sretna Nova Godina!

From our team at Queen of Peace Productions and Stella Mar Films, we want to wish you Sretan Nova Godina (how they say Happy New Year in Medjugorje)! Thank you and God bless you!

St. Augustine Filgrimage

Pilgrimage Tour and Film Festival - Jan 16-20, 2020

Join the Stella Mar Films team in St. Augustine, Florida for a fun, spiritually-uplifting “filgrimage”… a pilgrimage tour and film festival!

Our film Where There Is Darkness is an official selection in the St. Augustine Film Festival, and St. Augustine is where much of the story takes place because that is where Fr. Rene lived and ministered.

We’ll show you the unique Catholic history of St. Augustine as well as the filming locations for Where There Is Darkness, and part of the tour will follow in the footsteps of Fr. Rene Robert.

Plus you’ll get to take part in the film festival and see our movie on the big screen, followed by a Q&A by the Stella Mar Films team and the movie’s interviewees.

Led by Sean Bloomfield, Cimela Kidonakis, Jessi Hannapel, special guests, and cast/crew/interviewees of the film.

NEW: Exclusive Clip from Where There Is Darkness
JUST RELEASED: Meet Fr. Rene's friends, the Sisters of St. Joseph in St. Augustine, FL, in this exclusive clip from our Where There Is Darkness.
Where There Is Darkness returns to where it all began...
Our team is heading back to St. Augustine! Join us at the St. Augustine film festival and help us spread the word. Many of Fr. Rene’s friends and family will be there along with our cast and crew. You can even tour St. Augustine with us as part of our pilgrimage to experience the beautiful Catholic history there!


Where There Is Darkness


January 7-10 – Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Southern States Indie FanFilmFest

Check the festival website for details.

January 9 – Dunedin, Florida

Dunedin International Film Festival

January 9th, 6:00 PM at Andrews Memorial Chapel

Check the festival website for details.

Q&A with filmmakers

January 18 – St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine Film Festival

Saturday, January 18th, 12:00 PM at Lewis Auditorium – Flagler College

Purchase tickets here

Check the festival website for details.

Q&A with filmmakers Sean Bloomfield, Jessi Hannapel, Cimela Kidonakis and cast member Eric Newcombe.

SPECIAL ADVENTURE: Check for details about St. Augustine Pilgrimage

January 23 – Washington, D.C.

The Catholic University of America

Maloney Hall 203 Della Ratta Auditorium


Free for students. Donations accepted at the door for adults.  

Co-hosted by Catholic University Campus Ministry, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Capitol Hill,  Catholic Mobilizing Network and Relevant Radio.

Q&A with filmmakers Sean Bloomfield, Jessi Hannapel, and Cimela Kidonakis

My Heart Will Triumph by Mirjana Soldo

“In the beginning, among the six of us, I was the outsider. Unlike the others, I had grown up in Sarajevo. With its busy streets, tall buildings and modern conveniences, everything about my city was a stark contrast to the fields, dirt roads, and stone houses of Međugorje.”

-Mirjana in My Heart Will Triumph

Reader praise for My Heart Will Triumph
"I received this book as a gift, and it ended up being a real gift for my soul."

- Pam P.
"A tour de force of love, highly recommended to all! Exactly what I expected from someone who says she has met the Blessed Virgin Mary! Every page drips love into our hearts." Greg C.

"This is by far the absolute best book I have ever had the grace to Mirjana takes us through her life growing up in a war-torn communist regime. She takes us to the top of Apparition Hill and into her innermost experiences with Our Blessed Mother...Get more than one!" M. Caron, PhD
"I bought 8 copies of Mirjana's book My Heart Will Triumph to give them to my family and our Church library...I am only on the 11 Chapter and I wish I had 100 books to give away." —Mary L.

"Simply a beautiful book...I felt such a feeling of peace, knowing the Blessed Mother is watching each and every one of us. But there is a big lesson here, and that is called Love."  —Anon.

"Absolutely the best book ever written on the Apparitions of Medjugorje. I never wanted it to end." —S. Peter

"A beautiful, suspenseful, witty, and unbelievably-believable story. Once you read this, there's no going back. Your mind and heart are deeply and forever impacted. Read this book before you die." —C.K.
"Probably the best thing I've ever seen on film."

- R. Schiwal
Viewer praise for Apparition Hill
I’ve seen Apparition Hill three times now, and each time I gain a more profound insight. The theological virtues of FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE are displayed beautifully...We need more films like this! —Pam

I didn’t expect the movie to be so interesting and so moving! Even though I knew about Medjugorje, I didn’t really understand what the experience of being there was like. After seeing this movie I feel as if I can understand why so many people are changed when they go there...My 11 year old was profoundly impacted as well. GO SEE THIS MOVIE, it is a movie of hope.  —Kathy

"This movie is fantastic!! I’ve seen it 3 times and I would watch it again! It shows how much God loves us, how He walks right next to us every step of the way, brings a message of hope, and teaches the power of prayer. " —Cecilia

"I am beyond happy that I was able to see this Amazing movie!! This movie WILL change the way you see things. It WILL draw you even closer to our Blessed Mother. It WILL make your heart full!!" —Alice

BRAVO! It's deeply authentic, unforgettable; and as soul stirring as it is heartbreaking. Incredibly moving but never sentimental. Whether you're an atheist or true believer, you'll be riveted. Do not miss! —IMDB user

Probably the best thing I've ever seen on film...I was most impressed with the sincerity, love and complete normalcy of everyone in the film. They talk about doubts, they talk about fears. They face severe troubles, they all grow in some way...Best. Documentary. Ever. —R. Schiwal
The Triumph - Free online!
We released The Triumph online for free and you can view it at our website. This also presents a wonderful opportunity for you to share one of our Medjugorje film, simply by email and social media! Please visit and share.
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Join us in Medjugorje!

Feb 26 to March 5, 2020

For Mirjana’s March 2 apparition


March 12 to March 20, 2020

For Mirjana’s March 18 apparition


March 30 to April 7, 2020

For Mirjana’s April 2 apparition


June 18 to 26, 2020

Co-led by Jill and Mark, who starred in Apparition Hill

For 39th Medjugorje anniversary. Optional pre-trip add-on to Scotland and Craig Lodge Retreat House (Scotland's Medjugorje).

July 30 to August 7, 2020

Co-led by Fr. Robert, who starred in Cross Mountain



August 27 to Sept 4, 2020

For Mirjana’s Sept 2 apparition


September 29 to October 7, 2020

For Mirjana’s Sept 2 apparition

Optional pre-trip add-on to Rome & Assisi


October 6 to 14, 2020

For Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima


Nov 27 to Dec 5, 2020

For Mirjana’s Dec 2 apparition


Other 2020 Pilgrimages


St. Augustine, Florida

January 16 to 19, 2020

Join our special pilgrimage tour and film festival for Where There Is Darkness

Click here for more information



Scotland and Craig Lodge Retreat House

June 14 to 20, 2020

More Information

Optional: Combine with June 18 to 26, 2020 pilgrimage to Medjugorje



Italy: Rome & Assisi

Sept. 25 – Sept. 30, 2020 – More Information

Co-led by singer-songwriter Denison Witmer

OPTIONAL: Sept 29 to Oct 7, 2020 pilgrimage to Medjugorje


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