The reason why the growth of Medjugorje cannot be stopped is certainly the fruits of Medjugorje, which are, above all, the return of people to God, the church and the sacraments, miraculous conversions and changes in life, because of which people, despite the many desecrations of this holy place, do not give up on Medjugorje.

We are talking about pilgrims from all over the world who receive rivers of grace every day in Medjugorje, and what resonates most with the public are actually miraculous, physical healings that testify to the living God among us. This miracle happened to an Irish boy who was cured of bone cancer. His dad spoke to

The serious illness kept coming back

A seriously ill child was miraculously cured of cancer after a trip to the pilgrimage site of Medjugorje. Stephen Reilly, 11, battled an aggressive form of bone cancer for five years, but was declared healthy and cancer-free after a five-year battle with the vicious disease and after a visit to Medjugorje.

Dad Michael, from Eyrecourt, Ireland, told the Irish Mirror: “Stephen was six years old when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a very aggressive form of bone cancer, just above his right knee in April 2011. He underwent eight months of aggressive chemotherapy and limb-saving surgery to remove the tumor. In December 2012 while he was undergoing post-op at Cappagh Hospital he started bleeding and we almost lost him.

Over the following weeks, Stephen’s leg began to swell, and after the new year we ended up back at Crumlin Children’s Hospital, where we discovered the cancer had returned.

After two days of testing, the doctors told us that the cancer had spread to the lungs and lymph nodes. Stephen’s right leg was amputated in January 2013 after his condition worsened. Two weeks later, doctors discovered that a second tumor had developed on the leg.

But Michael and his wife never gave up hope and decided to take Stephan to Medjugorje.

The boy saw Our Lady

“My wife Nora booked us a trip to Medjugorje in April 2013. When we arrived, I carried him in my arms to the Apparition Hill where Our Lady appeared. It is a rather steep area, the father testifies and adds: “The next morning we joined a group of pilgrims who are climbing Križevac Hill, which is more than 500 meters high and even steeper than the Apparition Hill.” I carried him as long as I could and made a promise that if Stephan survived I would carry him to the top. During that trip, Stephan told his parents that he saw an image of the Virgin Mary, while dad Michael testified that he saw some kind of light that hovered over Stephan’s head like a giant hand.

Less than a week after they returned home, Stephen’s results showed improvement. From that moment on, his condition kept getting better until, two months after his visit to Medjugorje, he was declared completely healthy. The tumor is gone, not even a trace.

After recovery, father Michael and his now healthy son returned to Medjugorje to thank Our Lady.

The freed father said: “I fulfilled my promise and carried Stephan, who is without one leg, to Križevac as a thank you for healing!”