“Apart from the amazing view I get from the top, it also is a place where I off-load my troubles. It is a place where my spirit gets strength.”
(Brave Majawa, Way of the Cross Project Foreman and Chilomoni resident)
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain can not be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a basket; it is set on a lamp stand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds.”
(Matthew Chapter 5, Verses 14-16)
Krizevac (translating to ‘cross mountain’ in Croatian), is a charity formed in the UK in 2008, and was began when founder Tony Smith visited the Catholic pilgrimage centre of Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Inspired by the stories of miracles and visions which had taken place there, Tony set about creating his own place of ‘miracles’ in one of the poorest countries in the world. His first mission in Malawi was to re-create Medjugorje’s ‘Way of the Cross’ on Mount Michiru, which overlooks the impoverished township of Chilomoni. It was envisaged that through the symbol of the cross and the message of hope that it represented, the lives of the people below could be transformed.
The Way of the Cross is a Pilgrimage Trail available all-year round to Tourists, Pilgrims and anybody who wants to experience an extraordinary vista of natural scenery as well as taking part in a spiritually refreshing journey.
As well as reflecting the origins of the Krizevac Project, the “Way of The Cross” ascending each mountain, symbolises the values of public service and personal sacrifice, which characterise our work.