Medjugorje: what it means to me was first published by The Columba Press in 2011 . It is my first non-fiction book, however, I have always had a great interest in the events which have been happening in Medjugorje over the past 30 years. While I was on a trip there in 2011, I was commissioned to write a feature which was published in the Living section of the Sunday Independent. I also wrote a two page feature for Woman's Way and the Medjugorje Herald. During my time there, I spoke to many people who shared their testimonies with me about what the village means to them - it was then that the idea for this book was born.
Medjugorje: what it means to me
This book is a collection of testimonies from Irish people about their experiences of Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The deeply personal stories detail how they found themselves visiting the holy place, their experiences and encounters with God whilst there and the impact it has had on their lives today.
The village of Medjugorje has seen over 40 million visitors pass through since the apparitions first began in 1981. The people who have opened their hearts to share their testimonies with the reader range from a recovering heroin addict to a wealthy businessman. Daniel O'Donnell, Mary Kennedy, Shaun Doherty and Liam Lawton are also amongst the contributors.
Medjugorje: what it means to me is a book where the reader can vividly see evidence through the lives of others, that God truly does exist.