Mary's Meals – a fruit of Medjugorje

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The work of Mary’s Meals grew out of the Marian shrine, Medjugorje, in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Family pilgrimage: join us in Medjugorje

You are invited on our annual pilgrimage to Medjugorje where Mary’s Meals has its origins, from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 October.

Join our founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow and the Mary’s Meals family for three days of prayer, fellowship and joyful contemplation.

If you can join us for this special event, please book your own travel and accommodation and feel free to contact us at for any further advice.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Download a poster here.

Mary’s Meals is a fruit of Medjugorje

In 1992, the MacFarlane-Barrow family launched an appeal to help the people of war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina.

They did this from their home in Argyll, Scotland: Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer. Craig Lodge is a Catholic retreat centre that the MacFarlane-Barrow family were inspired to open after a family pilgrimage to Medjugorje in 1983.

Donations of food, clothing, blankets and medicine flooded in, and the first batch of aid was delivered to refugee camps near Medjugorje.

The family was overwhelmed by the generous response of the public, and what was meant to be a one-off delivery of aid developed into a rapidly-growing international charitable organisation. From feeding just 200 children in Malawi in 2002, Mary’s Meals is today reaching more than one million children across four continents.

Those involved in the first Mary’s Meals projects were all people whose lives had been changed by pilgrimages to Medjugorje. They chose, therefore, to name the organisation in honour of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

We consist of, respect and reach out to people of all faiths and none.

You can learn more about Mary’s Meals’ origins in Medjugorje in our founder Magnus’ bestselling book, The Shed That Fed A Million Children.

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Make a donation

You can make a donation to Mary's Meals in Bosnia and Herzegovina using these details:

Predstavništvo strane nevladine organizacije „Mary's Meals International Organisation“

Address: Pape Ivana Pavla II, 29 B 88266 Međugorje, općina Čitluk

Account number: 3381207700022778 (UniCredit Bank)

  • Contact or visit our information centre in Medjugorje:

  • Mary's Meals Bosnia-Herzegovina

  • Street Pape Ivana Pavla 29B, Međugorje.

  • Email: Tel: 00387 36 655 178