The Order of Malta's Medical Service in Medjugorje
Volunteers with experience in medical service have the opportunity to participate in the medical service in the Order of Malta's Medical Service in Medjugorje.
The main task is to provide first aid to the pilgrims around the parish church, on Apparition Hill and on Cross Mountain. It may also be necessary to take care of sick pilgrims in the hotel. After first aid, further treatment is given in the first aid station by local doctors and nursing staff.
Patients who come to the first-aid station themselves should be registered and cared for until they are treated. If necessary, they are to be transported to the hospital in Citluk. Volunteer teams with two helpers qualified as paramedics/rescuers are needed who are willing to travel to Medjugorje for a fortnight. The emergency workers should be in good physical condition, in order to be able to take care of pilgrims who have had an accident on Cross Mountain.
Even though the Catholic Church has not yet decided on the authenticity of Our Lady's apparitions, Medjugorje is an ecclesiastically recognised place of pilgrimage and as such a place of prayer and great devotion. The mission in Medjugorje can therefore serve not only to care for the pilgrims but also to give them a personal experience of faith.
The worldwide Order of Malta community is represented by volunteers from many different countries such as Hungary, Albania, Croatia, Poland, Germany or Austria, who also work in the Medical station.
If you are interested, please contact the coordinators for the Medjugorje mission:
Medjugorje is a village in the municipality of Citluk and is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, about 25 kilometres south-west of Mostar.
Medjugorje is a place of prayer and an ecclesiastically recognised place of pilgrimage. For over 30 years, apparitions of Our Lady have been reported in Medjugorje, proclaiming messages of peace, faith, conversion, prayer, fasting and penance.