Queen of Peace, Medjugorje
THE COLLECTION: QUEEN OF PEACE, MEDJUGORIE
Ghirelli was asked to create a rosary for the Shrine of the Queen of Peace in Medjugorie, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The details epitomize the originality of the place that has become a pilgrimage destination for millions of faithful people worldwide.
Each detail is inspired by the famous Marian Shrine, and becomes an expression of Faith and a source for meditation. From the tabernacle to the centerpiece, the famous cross on the Krizevac Mountain is transformed by Ghirelli artistry into an original Crucifix. The four Our Father beads — maintaining the Tabernacle design — frame four important spiritual elements present in Medjugorie: St. Jakob, Patron of the Medjugorie Parish; the unmistakable façade of the Parish Church and Marian Shrine; the cross on the Križevac Mountain; and the Podbro Hill. On the reverse side appears the word MIR, the local word for PEACE.
Since 1981 Medjugorie has been a place of prayer and conversion and is at present the subject of study by a special commission of the Holy See.