Daniel and Majella make pilgrim's
progress in Medugorje
MAJELLA O'Donnell has
delighted friends and supporters by lighting a
candle for "anyone that needs it" during a
pilgrimage to Medugorje.
Breast cancer survivor Majella has been enjoying a
relaxing short break in the Eastern European town
since last week.
It is understood her husband, singer Daniel
O'Donnell has accompanied her on the trip ahead of
his late mother Julia's month's mind mass in
Kincasslagh this Friday.
Majella lights a candle in Medugorje.
Daniel is known for his
strong Catholic faith and has visited Medugorje on
previous occasions. He has also written a song
dedicated to the town which is located in Bosnia
"Having a lovely peaceful week in Medugorje.
Beautiful simple special place," Majella tweeted.
"I placed a candle in the garden of light in
Medugorje for anyone that needs it. If that's you,
then it's for you."
Her “thoughtful” gesture was appreciated by many of
One wrote: “That’s a lovely thought. Thank you
Majella. Needed that today.”
Medugorje shot to fame more than 30 years ago
following reports of apparitions of the virgin Mary.
The first reported apparition happened in June 1981
with millions of Catholics from all over the world
including Ireland visiting the site on prayerful
pilgrimages every year since.
Meanwhile, Daniel's home village is expecting
hundreds of people to descend for Julia's month's
mind mass in St Mary's Church, Kincasslagh, this
Friday, June 27 at 7pm.
In a heartfelt message to fans earlier this month,
Daniel extended an open invitation to the memorial
"While we don’t expect you to attend, we want you to
know that everybody is welcome," he said.
He also thanked the hundreds who sent prayers and
messages of sympathy after Julia passed away on May
"Even though my mother is out of sight, her memory
lives on in so many ways...and of course, in our
hearts she will live forever," Daniel added.