OUR MISSION

To help pilgrims dive deeper in faith and strengthen it.

OUR STORY

81 Tours is product of Our Lady messages about Prayer, Fasting, the Mass, the Bible and Confession. The name 81 tours comes because Our Lady appeared in Medjugorje 1981 and change our life. At 81 Tours we saw an urge to help pilgrims in every way we can, that is why we established our travel agency. Pilgrimage is one of the best ways to dive deeper in faith and strengthen it.

Founders of 81 tours

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Josip Elez

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Medjugorje and Our Lady’s messages are my life. I have been living in Medjugorje my whole life, and having a mother who is a visionary was very challenging, especially when I was a teenager… To always be at the pilgrims’ disposal was not something I had wanted for my life, but after spending a few years abroad, I felt deep within my heart what my mission is and what I’m called to do! From then on, I was living in Medjugorje working as a guide, helping pilgrims and allowing the pilgrims to help me.

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Scott Riggins

It was on a pilgrimage to Medugorje, that I Consecrated myself  to Our Lady. After going to holy confession I would not return home the same person! That year I continued to return to Medugorje, and after many pilgrimages, felt the call to religious life. I discerned with the Franciscan brothers minor, and went on my 1st visit to the  Religious order and continued to a second visit. On that 2nd visit I felt  there was something else, so I knew I needed to go on a personal pilgrimage back to Medugorje to discern. That was a journey for 2 1/2 months, and while there on discernment, I felt in my heart to bring pilgrims in a special way, to this holy place.  Sharing my experience with Josip Elez, who is like a brother, is when everything fell into place. After speaking with my spiritual director, we started to bring Pilgrims, which brings us to how the agency first got established. Through much prayer and much sacrifice, the journey begins.

״FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU 'DECLARES THE LORD', PLANS TO PROSPER YOU AND NOT TO HARM YOU, PLANS TO GIVE YOU HOPE AND A FUTURE."

JEREMIAH 29:11