My name is Susan,
I'm currently a student at Franciscan University. I first went to Medjugorje in August 1996 (with Tom!) because my mother was going and I didn't want to be left behind. I experienced a profound conversion there. I began to discern a religious vocation while in Medjugorje. Exactly one year later, on the Feast of the Assumption, I entered the Oasis of Peace in Medjugorje. For those of you who don't know, the Oasis of Peace is one of the new religious communities in Medjugorje. I quickly realized that I was not called to this community, and I left after only six weeks. I returned to Medjugorje on my own in April 1998 and stayed for two months. This was a wonderful pilgrimage for me. I cannot tell you what a beautiful experience it was to be able to live in the village.
After I returned from my third trip
to Medjugorje, I spent some time looking into various lay missionary groups.
I realized, however, that I could do much more if I had a college degree, so I
am now a freshman at Franciscan University. I am working on an education
degree, and hope to be a missionary after graduation.