|CROATIAN LOURDES SHRINE VEPRIC|
VEPRIC, a Croatian sanctuary dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes was founded in 1908 by Bishop dr. Juraj Carić (1867-1921), who himself was burried on the premises of the sanctuary.
The natural cave as well as the surrounding landscape formed by hills and the creek running in the valley, greatly reminds pilgrims of the famous sanctuary of Lourdes in France, where Our Lady appeared 18 times to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858.
On the sanctuary, a chapel and a sacristy with outside altar,as well as several confessionnals, a Way of the Cross, a house for retreats and paths for processions have the purposes of the sanctuary.
Because of its natural beauty and its peaceful suroundings, this sanctuary is visited by a great number of pilgrims, througt the year. The most important dates for pilgrimages are: February 11th, March 25th, August 15th, September 7-8th.