Queen of Peace & Stella Mar

Queen of Peace & Stella Mar

are creating inspirational films, books, and media.

287

patrons

$7,203

per month

Be part of the mission behind Stella Mar Films and Queen of Peace Productions.

Get access to exclusive content and behind the scenes updates by giving this cutting-edge media team the support they need to reach the masses. Become a patron today for as little as $5 a month. See our latest posts and exclusive videos.



JOINING OUR MISSION

Our films, books, websites, and outreach would not exist without the support of people who believe in our mission—including volunteer involvement, prayers, and donations.

Our Apostles of Love community combines all those and more in a new, special way.

Pledging your support here not only helps us continue reaching "those yet to know God's love"—it also allows you to be an active participant in our mission.

Patrons become part of our members-only community which gives you direct communication with our team, access to exclusive content, behind-the-scenes updates, confidential news, and more.

Your monthly donation as a patron will go directly to our cause. And right now we're in dire need of financial support—not just to continue our mission, but also to bring our exciting new plans to fruition, including a major feature film about Medjugorje.

So, if you believe in our mission, then please join us by becoming a patron today.


ABOUT OUR WORK



Despite being small and independent, Stella Mar Films produces powerful, life-changing movies that help make the world a brighter, better place. 

Non-profit organization Queen of Peace Productions collaborates with Stella Mar Films to inspire people through media.

Our main mission is to bring God's love to those yet to know it.

One way we do that is by producing films, books, websites, and other platforms which present the beauty of faith in ways that anyone can enjoy.

You see, we believe that too many faith-based movies are, well, too religious!

Most movies made by believers are made FOR believers. They may get seen by a lot of believers, but what's the value in preaching to the converted?

We don't want to preach to the choir, nor do we want to make movies that people dismiss as religious propaganda.

We just want to open a door in peoples' hearts and let God do the rest.

That's why we try to produce content that inspires, entertains, and plants seeds of faith in those it reaches. These include:

RECENT FILMS
  • Apparition Hill 
  • Where There Is Darkness
  • The Triumph 
  • If Only We Had Listened - with Immaculee Ilibagiza

UPCOMING FILMS
  • Cross Mountain (coming soon)
  • Film about Mary's Meals with Gerard Butler (coming soon)
  • Feature film based on Mirjana's autobiography

BOOKS
  • My Heart Will Triumph - Mirjana Soldo's Autobiography
  • Dear Children (illustrated)
  • Medjugorje Pilgrim Guide

PAST FILMS
  • Miracles of Medjugorje 
  • The Fruits of Mary 
  • Medjugorje: The 25th Anniversary 
  • Miracles of Ireland: Apparition at Knock
  • And more!
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR FILMS AND BOOKS

Judging by the response to our films like Apparition Hill, and to books like My Heart Will Triumph, we know we're on the right track... which is why we're so passionate about continuing our mission and growing our reach.

But there's no other way to say this: we can only continue with your help.

Our hope is that the Apostles of Love community will provide our "media ministry" with a consistent monthly budget that enables us to persevere in our work and reach more people around the globe.

Please join us by becoming a patron today. We'll show our gratitude by sending you a handwritten thank-you note along with special gifts, plus you'll gain access to exclusive patron-only updates, free videos, and more.



IN GIVING WE RECEIVE



Our supporters have helped our mission succeed in so many ways, and we try to be just as generous with our time and resources when it comes to spreading the message and helping others, even down to the individual level.

The following are some of the many free things we offer to the world through our work: 



Queen of Peace eNewsletter - Established by Queen of Peace Productions in 2003, over 40,000 subscribers around the world now receive the Medjugorje messages as soon as they come out, along with breaking news form Medjugorje, free online videos by Stella Mar Films, and more. Maintaining an email list of this magnitude costs us nearly $5,000 per year, but we want it to always be free for everyone.




Medjugorje Pilgrimage Sponsorships - Over 30 people have traveled to Medjugorje free through our pilgrimages, operated through Stella Mar Pilgrimages, including many priests and people in need.

*Becoming a patron at most of our tiers gets you extra discounts on our pilgrimages!



MedjugorjeLive - Medjugorje Live is the interactive website dedicated to the apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the village of Medjugorje. The site features the latest news and videos about Medjugorje, plus archival articles and past news about the shrine.

Medjugorje Forum
- Established by Queen of Peace Productions in 2003, the Medjugorje Forum at MedjugorjeLive.org has been a source of information and communication for anyone interested in the events of Medjugorje for 16 years.



iMedjugorje - Every pilgrim has a story! We created iMedjugorje to help their stories come to life as a testament to what many believe is the most important spiritual event since the time of Christ. Our goal is to continue documenting these stories, photographing the pilgrims, and publishing the articles on the site.




Free Documentary Releases - We recently released our feature-length film The Triumph online for free so that anyone in the world can experience Medjugorje through the film. The high cost of film production hinders our ability to do that for other titles, but if we can reach our goal of covering our base operating costs ($10,000 per month), then we will release our film Apparition Hill online for free. We'd also love to do the same with If Only We Had Listened, Miracles of Medjugorje, The Fruits of Mary, and more of our titles.

Reports and Videos
- For many years we have been reporting on the events in Medjugorje and beyond, through articles, photos, and videos that are released online for free. We don't want to ever charge money for these as we feel they should be available free for everyone, but the truth is that it costs a substantial amount of money, and quite a lot of time, to produce these. With your help we continue making them, and more often! Some of our recent reports include:

VIDEO REPORTS

NEWS REPORTS

ONLINE OUTREACH



Social media is a powerful way to spread the message, and the Internet allows us to reach people in every part of the world. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for exclusive live updates, new messages, videos, and photos.

FACEBOOK
INSTAGRAM

WEBSITES

TWITTER
YOUTUBE

OUR GOALS

Your contribution as a patron goes directly towards spreading the message. We work full-time in our mission, but in order to continue, we need your help.

Visit our community to read more details about some of our plans and goals, which we know will have a huge impact on the world. As a patron, you will be instrumental in bringing these hopes and goals to fruition.

Here are some of the milestones in our monthly funding, our reached goals, and the goals we will be able to accomplish if we reach them!

  • $500 per month: Filming the March apparitions
  • $1,000 per month: Augustine Music Video for Where There is Darkness
  • $2,500 per month: Documenting the Vatican's Endorsement of Medjugorje
  • $5,000 per month: Cross Mountain Post-Production (to complete it sooner)
  • $5,250 per month: New website for pilgrim stories: iMedjugorje.com
  • $5,550 per month: Video of Mirjana's April 2 apparition
  • $5,600 per month: Audiobook of My Heart Will Triumph (Mirjana's book)
  • $5,700 per month: Video of Mirjana's May 2 apparition in Medjugorje
  • $6,300 per month: Spanish audiobook of My Heart Will Triumph 
  • $6,900 per month: Interactive Medjugorje Guide
  • $7,100 per month: Medjugorje music album by Miki Musa released free!
  • $7,250 per month: Medjugorje Guidebook & Journal
  • $7,400 per month: 20 more film festival submissions for Fr. Rene movie
  • $7,500 per month: Headquarters in Medjugorje, year-round live reports 
  • $10,000 per month: Apparition Hill released online free to the world!
  • $12,500 per month: Sponsor 6+ priests per year on a Medjugorje pilgrimage
  • $15,000 per month: Hire a promotional team to help us reach more people
  • $20,000 per month: Apparition Hill Sequel
  • $25,000 per month: Releasing our archives with thousands of hours of footage
  • $30,000 per month: My Heart Will Triumph - THE MOVIE

Read the details about some of our goals on our community page, Our Dreams and Goals.




ORIGIN STORY

Hello! My name is Sean Bloomfield. I founded Queen of Peace Productions nearly 20 years ago, and, more recently, partnered with filmmakers Cimela Kidonakis and Jessi Hannapel to establish Stella Mar Films.

Together we lead a team of like-minded professionals who are just as passionate about this mission as we are. Looking back, I'm amazed by how far we've come.

As a child I dreamed of being a filmmaker and author, but I never expected to produce movies that have inspired so many people, let alone help Mirjana Soldo writer her book My Heart Will Triumph.

In fact, I was raised with practically no spiritual direction. Although my writing and film projects earned me a scholarship and college awards, my creative output was often dark and cynical, and my only goal after college was to work in Hollywood.

When I first visited Medjugorje in the year 2000, the idea that six children had been experiencing apparitions of the Virgin Mary for such a long time sounded absolutely crazy to me. Who could believe such a thing?

And yet, after spending just ten days in Medjugorje, I didn't want to leave.

Something had touched me deep inside, and I had a very real sense that I was being called to help others know about it.

Returning the following year with a video camera, I made my first of many films.

Over the years, I've been pulled in other directions by amazing job offers or my own entrepreneurial ideas, but I always came to feel that I was ignoring my calling whenever I used my creativity for anything besides helping others.

When I finally committed fully to my mission, the doors opened wide, and now I am grateful to be working with a talented group of people who share the same goals.

OUR TEAM COMES TOGETHER


Since my first trip to Medjugorje, I’ve been on numerous pilgrimages and led a few myself. I had always marveled at the deep, lifelong bonds that formed among complete strangers through the Medjugorje experience. And I had always wanted to document it.

So, we held a contest offering seven free pilgrimages to Medjugorje with the goal of choosing the most diverse group of first-time pilgrims possible. Cimela was actually one of the entrants, but her video was so well-produced. I learned she was a filmmaker, too, so I asked her to help produce the film!

After its release in 2016, Apparition Hill brought the Medjugorje experience to hundreds of thousands of people in cinemas around the world, first through screenings hosted by our wonderful supporters and later through cinema chains like AMC.

Apparition Hill had an impact far greater than any of us could have imagined, and Medjugorje saw an influx of many first-time pilgrims who had never heard about the place before they saw the movie.



We also began shooting Cross Mountain, which will be the next film we release about Medjugorje. To make the movie, we brought a group of young people to Medjugorje and filmed their experiences—which was as moving for us as it was for them—and we have continued to document the effects of their experience, including the ordination of one of them in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican!

Filmmaking, however, is an incredibly expensive and time-consuming endeavor. Despite the success of our films, the costs have been higher than the revenue—but we measure success by the impact on audiences, not money. That’s why we are so grateful to our generous supporters who have contributed to our fundraising campaigns, and why your support here as a patron is so crucial in our mission.

Writing is crucial to filmmaking, and print media is also part of our mission. During the making of Apparition Hill and the filming of Cross Mountain, Mirjana Soldo—the Medjugorje visionary who experiences apparitions of the Virgin Mary on the second day of every month—asked me to help her tell her life story in the form of a book, along with our mutual friend Miki Musa (a local pilgrim guide and translator).

After countless hours with Mirjana, and countless more editing and proofreading, we released her book My Heart Will Triumph on August 15, 2016—the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary. Mirjana’s story continues to impact people across the globe in multiple languages.
We also published Dear Children, a children's book which tells the story of Medjugorje for young readers.

In 2017, we also began working on another film titled Where There Is Darkness. It was a powerful story of mercy and forgiveness, and we felt called to tell it. It has just been released in theaters through hosted screenings and has already been selected by over 25 secular film festivals, which coincides perfectly with our mission of reaching the masses.

In 2019, we began working on a documentary for the amazing charity Mary's Meals, which is a fruit of Medjugorje. We traveled to Haiti with the charity's founder, Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow, and actor Gerard Butler to document the important work being done.

And we continue filming as much as we're able to, in Medjugorje and elsewhere, in an ongoing effort to produce short films that we release online for free.

There's so much more we want to do, but we work in this mission full-time (plus overtime!), often with little to no pay, and we truly need your help. Please consider joining the Apostles of Love Community here on Patreon to support and join our mission!




OUR PROMISE

If we can reach patron support in total of $10,000 per month, then we will be able to release our film Apparition Hill online for free so anyone in the world can watch it.


Tiers
Dear Children
$5 or more per month

Thank you! As a member of the Apostles of Love community, we're delighted to give you:

  • Community membership
  • Exclusive pics, videos, news
  • Pre-release videos
  • Communicate with us direct
  • Behind the scenes updates
  • Free Medjugorje guide 
  • Monthly Stella Mar bulletin
  • Queen of Peace newsletter
  • *Note: All perks are optional and anonymous giving is allowed. 

And, most importantly, your contribution goes directly towards our mission of spreading God's love.

Mary's Missionaries
$13 or more per month

Our Lady of Fatima appeared on the 13th of every month, making 13 a favorite Marian number and perfect for our Mary's Missionaries tier.


  • Community membership 
  • Hand-written thank-you
  • Medjugorje holy medal
  • Exclusive pics, videos, news
  • Free Medjugorje pilgrim guide
  • Pre-release videos
  • Communicate with us direct
  • Behind the scenes updates 
  • Monthly Stella Mar bulletin
  • Queen of Peace newsletter 
  • *Note: All perks are optional and anonymous giving is allowed.


Your support as an Apostle of Love will help us in every step of our mission. Thank you!

Guardian Angels
$25 or more per month

Like an angel, you're watching over us. We're grateful that you believe in our mission, and we'll show our gratitude with:

  • Community membership 
  • Hand-written thank-you
  • Medjugorje holy medal
  • Medjugorje wood rosary (new)
  • Ongoing 10% discount at StellaMarFilms.com
  • Ongoing 10% discount at CatholicShop.com
  • $100 off pilgrimages (for up to 5 people per year) 
  • Exclusive pics, videos, news
  • Free Medjugorje pilgrim guide
  • Pre-release videos
  • Communicate with us direct
  • Behind the scenes updates 
  • Monthly Stella Mar bulletin
  • Queen of Peace newsletter 
  • *Note: All perks are optional and anonymous giving is allowed.

Your angelic support is paramount to our mission of bringing the message of love to those who need it most. Your help will change lives.

Disciples of Love
$100 or more per month

Supporting us as a Disciple of Love is an amazing act of generosity that will help us reach more people. It grants you:

  • Community membership
  • Apparition Hill DVD
  • My Heart Will Triumph book
  • Apostle of Love T-Shirt
  • Medjugorje stone rosary
  • 5 Medjugorje holy medals 
  • Free Medjugorje pilgrim guide
  • Ongoing 15% discount at StellaMarFilms.com
  • Ongoing 15% discount at CatholicShop.com
  • $150 off pilgrimages (for up to 5 people per year) 
  • Hand-written thank-you card
  • Communicate with us direct
  • Behind the scenes updates 
  • Exclusive pics, videos, news
  • Pre-release videos
  • Stella Mar bulletin
  • Queen of Peace newsletter
  • *Note: All perks are optional and anonymous giving is allowed. 

It will be our privilege to keep you informed about the amazing things that your support makes possible.

Stars of the Sea
$200 or more per month only 23 left

*LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE


With Stella Maris as our guide, you can help our team accomplish amazing things for Our Lady through the Apostles of Love community.


When you donate at the Star of the Sea tier, you get all the perks from the Disciples of Love tier and those before it, plus:


A FREE GIFT EVERY MONTH!


Our team will send you a different free gift package ($10 to $30 value) every month, which may include:


  • Rosaries and gifts from Medjugorje
  • DVDs from Stella Mar Films
  • Music CDs from our favorite musicians
  • T-Shirts designed by our team
  • Books by Queen of Peace Productions
  • Marian bracelets and jewelry
  • Gifts from Rome, Fatima, and beyond
  • And more!


Shipping is included! And again, you also get the following perks:


  • Community membership
  • Medjugorje pilgrimage guide
  • Apparition Hill DVD
  • My Heart Will Triumph book
  • Apostle of Love T-Shirt
  • Medjugorje stone rosary
  • 5 Medjugorje holy medals 
  • Ongoing 15% discount at StellaMarFilms.com
  • Ongoing 15% discount at CatholicShop.com
  • $150 off pilgrimages (for up to 5 people per year) 
  • Hand-written thank-you card
  • Communicate with us direct
  • Behind the scenes updates 
  • Exclusive pics, videos, news
  • Pre-release videos
  • Stella Mar bulletin
  • Queen of Peace newsletter
  • *Note: All perks are optional and anonymous giving is allowed. 


It will be our privilege to keep you informed about the amazing things that your support makes possible.

Instruments of Peace
$500 or more per month

Just like St. Francis of Assisi, you're a light in the darkness! Your decision to support us as an Instrument of Peace opens the doors of the world to our mission, and we'll show you our love with:

  • Community membership
  • Special Thanks in credits of new films (including Cross Mountain)
  • Private viewings of new films
  • Signed movie poster
  • Ongoing 20% discount at StellaMarFilms.com
  • Ongoing 20% discount at CatholicShop.com
  • $200 off pilgrimages (for up to 5 people per year)
  • 15 Medjugorje holy medals
  • 5 Apparition Hill DVD sets
  • 5 My Heart Will Triumph
  • Apostle of Love T-Shirt
  • Medjugorje stone rosary
  • Free gift sent every month
  • Hand-written thank-you
  • Communicate with us direct 
  • Behind the scenes updates
  • Exclusive pics, videos, news
  • Pre-release videos
  • Stella Mar bulletin
  • Queen of Peace newsletter
  • *Note: All perks are optional and anonymous giving is allowed. 

Of course, the biggest "perk" is knowing that you'll be absolutely instrumental (yes, pun intended!) in bringing God's love to those who need it most.

Lights of the World
$1,500 or more per month

You're a light in the darkness and your support will help brighten the world with God's love. We can't wait to bring you on the team with: 

  • Community membership
  • Free Medjugorje pilgrimage ($2500 value) 
  • Special Mention in the credits of all new films
  • Free screening licenses (up to 2 per film)
  • VIP invites to premieres and film festivals
  • Free gift sent every month! (like new DVDs, apparel, books, rosaries, and more)
  • Personal updates from us
  • Direct contacts for team (sms, phone, email) 
  • Vote in our team decisions
  • Stella Mar Films hat
  • Stella Mar Films t-Shirt
  • Stella Mar Films sunglasses
  • The Triumph DVD
  • If Only We Had Listened
  • Dear Children (signed)
  • 10 Apparition Hill DVD sets
  • 10 My Heart Will Triumph
  • 30 Medjugorje holy medals
  • $250 off pilgrimages (for up to 10 people per year) 
  • Ongoing 25% discount at StellaMarFilms.com
  • Ongoing 25% discount at CatholicShop.com
  • Apostle of Love T-Shirt
  • Medjugorje stone rosary
  • Signed movie poster
  • Medjugorje pilgrimage guide
  • Behind the scenes updates
  • Exclusive pics, videos, news
  • Hand-written thank-you card
  • Stella Mar bulletin
  • Queen of Peace newsletter
  • *Note: All perks are optional and anonymous giving is allowed. 

We're honored! Thank you for recognizing the life-changing value of our work. We can't wait for you to see the huge impact of your support.

Executive Producer
$5,000 or more per month only 2 left

ONLY 2 AVAILABLE

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As Executive Producer, you'll be an intrinsic part of the team. We'll personally welcome you as our friend and partner and keep you informed on our work. You're basically our boss now! You get everything from the Lights of the World tier, plus:


  • Executive Producer credit in our new films (including Cross Mountain)
  • You'll be considered an award-winning producer every time our film wins at a film festival
  • A free VIP Medjugorje pilgrimage experience with the core Stella Mar Films team.
  • *Note: All perks are optional and anonymous giving is allowed.
Board Member
$10,000 or more per month only 1 left

ONLY 1 AVAILABLE

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We're looking for one special patron to join us as an honorary board member for Queen of Peace Productions, our non-profit Marian ministry aimed at spreading God's love through the media.


You'll join Sean, Cimela, Royce, and Mary on the board of directors, and you can be as involved (or not) as you want to be in decision making and projects. Your monthly contribution will provide Queen of Peace Productions the support it needs to triumph in its mission.


As a Board Member, you also get everything from the other tiers including Executive Producer credit, a VIP Medjugorje pilgrimage experience with our team, and more.


*Please contact us first so we can discuss your interest as a potential board member.

Goals
$7,203 of $7,300 per month


NEW GOAL

Filming Sept 2 apparition

Just as we've made free online videos of previous apparitions to Mirjana in Medjugorje, like the one on March 18, 2019 and April 2, our hope is to continue doing so with your support!

If we can reach $7300 per month, then we'll film, edit, and release a new video of Mirjana's Sept 2nd apparition!

With your support, we've been able to film, edit, and release videos of Mirjana's apparitions for the past 5 months straight!

*Once we hit our monthly goal of $7500 to establish year-round headquarters, we will be able to make these videos every month, without question.
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Be part of the mission behind Stella Mar Films and Queen of Peace Productions.

Get access to exclusive content and behind the scenes updates by giving this cutting-edge media team the support they need to reach the masses. Become a patron today for as little as $5 a month. See our latest posts and exclusive videos.



JOINING OUR MISSION

Our films, books, websites, and outreach would not exist without the support of people who believe in our mission—including volunteer involvement, prayers, and donations.

Our Apostles of Love community combines all those and more in a new, special way.

Pledging your support here not only helps us continue reaching "those yet to know God's love"—it also allows you to be an active participant in our mission.

Patrons become part of our members-only community which gives you direct communication with our team, access to exclusive content, behind-the-scenes updates, confidential news, and more.

Your monthly donation as a patron will go directly to our cause. And right now we're in dire need of financial support—not just to continue our mission, but also to bring our exciting new plans to fruition, including a major feature film about Medjugorje.

So, if you believe in our mission, then please join us by becoming a patron today.


ABOUT OUR WORK



Despite being small and independent, Stella Mar Films produces powerful, life-changing movies that help make the world a brighter, better place. 

Non-profit organization Queen of Peace Productions collaborates with Stella Mar Films to inspire people through media.

Our main mission is to bring God's love to those yet to know it.

One way we do that is by producing films, books, websites, and other platforms which present the beauty of faith in ways that anyone can enjoy.

You see, we believe that too many faith-based movies are, well, too religious!

Most movies made by believers are made FOR believers. They may get seen by a lot of believers, but what's the value in preaching to the converted?

We don't want to preach to the choir, nor do we want to make movies that people dismiss as religious propaganda.

We just want to open a door in peoples' hearts and let God do the rest.

That's why we try to produce content that inspires, entertains, and plants seeds of faith in those it reaches. These include:

RECENT FILMS
  • Apparition Hill 
  • Where There Is Darkness
  • The Triumph 
  • If Only We Had Listened - with Immaculee Ilibagiza

UPCOMING FILMS
  • Cross Mountain (coming soon)
  • Film about Mary's Meals with Gerard Butler (coming soon)
  • Feature film based on Mirjana's autobiography

BOOKS
  • My Heart Will Triumph - Mirjana Soldo's Autobiography
  • Dear Children (illustrated)
  • Medjugorje Pilgrim Guide

PAST FILMS
  • Miracles of Medjugorje 
  • The Fruits of Mary 
  • Medjugorje: The 25th Anniversary 
  • Miracles of Ireland: Apparition at Knock
  • And more!
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR FILMS AND BOOKS

Judging by the response to our films like Apparition Hill, and to books like My Heart Will Triumph, we know we're on the right track... which is why we're so passionate about continuing our mission and growing our reach.

But there's no other way to say this: we can only continue with your help.

Our hope is that the Apostles of Love community will provide our "media ministry" with a consistent monthly budget that enables us to persevere in our work and reach more people around the globe.

Please join us by becoming a patron today. We'll show our gratitude by sending you a handwritten thank-you note along with special gifts, plus you'll gain access to exclusive patron-only updates, free videos, and more.



IN GIVING WE RECEIVE



Our supporters have helped our mission succeed in so many ways, and we try to be just as generous with our time and resources when it comes to spreading the message and helping others, even down to the individual level.

The following are some of the many free things we offer to the world through our work: 



Queen of Peace eNewsletter - Established by Queen of Peace Productions in 2003, over 40,000 subscribers around the world now receive the Medjugorje messages as soon as they come out, along with breaking news form Medjugorje, free online videos by Stella Mar Films, and more. Maintaining an email list of this magnitude costs us nearly $5,000 per year, but we want it to always be free for everyone.




Medjugorje Pilgrimage Sponsorships - Over 30 people have traveled to Medjugorje free through our pilgrimages, operated through Stella Mar Pilgrimages, including many priests and people in need.

*Becoming a patron at most of our tiers gets you extra discounts on our pilgrimages!



MedjugorjeLive - Medjugorje Live is the interactive website dedicated to the apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the village of Medjugorje. The site features the latest news and videos about Medjugorje, plus archival articles and past news about the shrine.

Medjugorje Forum
- Established by Queen of Peace Productions in 2003, the Medjugorje Forum at MedjugorjeLive.org has been a source of information and communication for anyone interested in the events of Medjugorje for 16 years.



iMedjugorje - Every pilgrim has a story! We created iMedjugorje to help their stories come to life as a testament to what many believe is the most important spiritual event since the time of Christ. Our goal is to continue documenting these stories, photographing the pilgrims, and publishing the articles on the site.




Free Documentary Releases - We recently released our feature-length film The Triumph online for free so that anyone in the world can experience Medjugorje through the film. The high cost of film production hinders our ability to do that for other titles, but if we can reach our goal of covering our base operating costs ($10,000 per month), then we will release our film Apparition Hill online for free. We'd also love to do the same with If Only We Had Listened, Miracles of Medjugorje, The Fruits of Mary, and more of our titles.

Reports and Videos
- For many years we have been reporting on the events in Medjugorje and beyond, through articles, photos, and videos that are released online for free. We don't want to ever charge money for these as we feel they should be available free for everyone, but the truth is that it costs a substantial amount of money, and quite a lot of time, to produce these. With your help we continue making them, and more often! Some of our recent reports include:

VIDEO REPORTS

NEWS REPORTS

ONLINE OUTREACH



Social media is a powerful way to spread the message, and the Internet allows us to reach people in every part of the world. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for exclusive live updates, new messages, videos, and photos.

FACEBOOK
INSTAGRAM

WEBSITES

TWITTER
YOUTUBE

OUR GOALS

Your contribution as a patron goes directly towards spreading the message. We work full-time in our mission, but in order to continue, we need your help.

Visit our community to read more details about some of our plans and goals, which we know will have a huge impact on the world. As a patron, you will be instrumental in bringing these hopes and goals to fruition.

Here are some of the milestones in our monthly funding, our reached goals, and the goals we will be able to accomplish if we reach them!

  • $500 per month: Filming the March apparitions
  • $1,000 per month: Augustine Music Video for Where There is Darkness
  • $2,500 per month: Documenting the Vatican's Endorsement of Medjugorje
  • $5,000 per month: Cross Mountain Post-Production (to complete it sooner)
  • $5,250 per month: New website for pilgrim stories: iMedjugorje.com
  • $5,550 per month: Video of Mirjana's April 2 apparition
  • $5,600 per month: Audiobook of My Heart Will Triumph (Mirjana's book)
  • $5,700 per month: Video of Mirjana's May 2 apparition in Medjugorje
  • $6,300 per month: Spanish audiobook of My Heart Will Triumph 
  • $6,900 per month: Interactive Medjugorje Guide
  • $7,100 per month: Medjugorje music album by Miki Musa released free!
  • $7,250 per month: Medjugorje Guidebook & Journal
  • $7,400 per month: 20 more film festival submissions for Fr. Rene movie
  • $7,500 per month: Headquarters in Medjugorje, year-round live reports 
  • $10,000 per month: Apparition Hill released online free to the world!
  • $12,500 per month: Sponsor 6+ priests per year on a Medjugorje pilgrimage
  • $15,000 per month: Hire a promotional team to help us reach more people
  • $20,000 per month: Apparition Hill Sequel
  • $25,000 per month: Releasing our archives with thousands of hours of footage
  • $30,000 per month: My Heart Will Triumph - THE MOVIE

Read the details about some of our goals on our community page, Our Dreams and Goals.




ORIGIN STORY

Hello! My name is Sean Bloomfield. I founded Queen of Peace Productions nearly 20 years ago, and, more recently, partnered with filmmakers Cimela Kidonakis and Jessi Hannapel to establish Stella Mar Films.

Together we lead a team of like-minded professionals who are just as passionate about this mission as we are. Looking back, I'm amazed by how far we've come.

As a child I dreamed of being a filmmaker and author, but I never expected to produce movies that have inspired so many people, let alone help Mirjana Soldo writer her book My Heart Will Triumph.

In fact, I was raised with practically no spiritual direction. Although my writing and film projects earned me a scholarship and college awards, my creative output was often dark and cynical, and my only goal after college was to work in Hollywood.

When I first visited Medjugorje in the year 2000, the idea that six children had been experiencing apparitions of the Virgin Mary for such a long time sounded absolutely crazy to me. Who could believe such a thing?

And yet, after spending just ten days in Medjugorje, I didn't want to leave.

Something had touched me deep inside, and I had a very real sense that I was being called to help others know about it.

Returning the following year with a video camera, I made my first of many films.

Over the years, I've been pulled in other directions by amazing job offers or my own entrepreneurial ideas, but I always came to feel that I was ignoring my calling whenever I used my creativity for anything besides helping others.

When I finally committed fully to my mission, the doors opened wide, and now I am grateful to be working with a talented group of people who share the same goals.

OUR TEAM COMES TOGETHER


Since my first trip to Medjugorje, I’ve been on numerous pilgrimages and led a few myself. I had always marveled at the deep, lifelong bonds that formed among complete strangers through the Medjugorje experience. And I had always wanted to document it.

So, we held a contest offering seven free pilgrimages to Medjugorje with the goal of choosing the most diverse group of first-time pilgrims possible. Cimela was actually one of the entrants, but her video was so well-produced. I learned she was a filmmaker, too, so I asked her to help produce the film!

After its release in 2016, Apparition Hill brought the Medjugorje experience to hundreds of thousands of people in cinemas around the world, first through screenings hosted by our wonderful supporters and later through cinema chains like AMC.

Apparition Hill had an impact far greater than any of us could have imagined, and Medjugorje saw an influx of many first-time pilgrims who had never heard about the place before they saw the movie.



We also began shooting Cross Mountain, which will be the next film we release about Medjugorje. To make the movie, we brought a group of young people to Medjugorje and filmed their experiences—which was as moving for us as it was for them—and we have continued to document the effects of their experience, including the ordination of one of them in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican!

Filmmaking, however, is an incredibly expensive and time-consuming endeavor. Despite the success of our films, the costs have been higher than the revenue—but we measure success by the impact on audiences, not money. That’s why we are so grateful to our generous supporters who have contributed to our fundraising campaigns, and why your support here as a patron is so crucial in our mission.

Writing is crucial to filmmaking, and print media is also part of our mission. During the making of Apparition Hill and the filming of Cross Mountain, Mirjana Soldo—the Medjugorje visionary who experiences apparitions of the Virgin Mary on the second day of every month—asked me to help her tell her life story in the form of a book, along with our mutual friend Miki Musa (a local pilgrim guide and translator).

After countless hours with Mirjana, and countless more editing and proofreading, we released her book My Heart Will Triumph on August 15, 2016—the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary. Mirjana’s story continues to impact people across the globe in multiple languages.
We also published Dear Children, a children's book which tells the story of Medjugorje for young readers.

In 2017, we also began working on another film titled Where There Is Darkness. It was a powerful story of mercy and forgiveness, and we felt called to tell it. It has just been released in theaters through hosted screenings and has already been selected by over 25 secular film festivals, which coincides perfectly with our mission of reaching the masses.

In 2019, we began working on a documentary for the amazing charity Mary's Meals, which is a fruit of Medjugorje. We traveled to Haiti with the charity's founder, Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow, and actor Gerard Butler to document the important work being done.

And we continue filming as much as we're able to, in Medjugorje and elsewhere, in an ongoing effort to produce short films that we release online for free.

There's so much more we want to do, but we work in this mission full-time (plus overtime!), often with little to no pay, and we truly need your help. Please consider joining the Apostles of Love Community here on Patreon to support and join our mission!




OUR PROMISE

If we can reach patron support in total of $10,000 per month, then we will be able to release our film Apparition Hill online for free so anyone in the world can watch it.


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Tiers
Dear Children
$5 or more per month

Thank you! As a member of the Apostles of Love community, we're delighted to give you:

  • Community membership
  • Exclusive pics, videos, news
  • Pre-release videos
  • Communicate with us direct
  • Behind the scenes updates
  • Free Medjugorje guide 
  • Monthly Stella Mar bulletin
  • Queen of Peace newsletter
  • *Note: All perks are optional and anonymous giving is allowed. 

And, most importantly, your contribution goes directly towards our mission of spreading God's love.

Mary's Missionaries
$13 or more per month

Our Lady of Fatima appeared on the 13th of every month, making 13 a favorite Marian number and perfect for our Mary's Missionaries tier.


  • Community membership 
  • Hand-written thank-you
  • Medjugorje holy medal
  • Exclusive pics, videos, news
  • Free Medjugorje pilgrim guide
  • Pre-release videos
  • Communicate with us direct
  • Behind the scenes updates 
  • Monthly Stella Mar bulletin
  • Queen of Peace newsletter 
  • *Note: All perks are optional and anonymous giving is allowed.


Your support as an Apostle of Love will help us in every step of our mission. Thank you!

Guardian Angels
$25 or more per month

Like an angel, you're watching over us. We're grateful that you believe in our mission, and we'll show our gratitude with:

  • Community membership 
  • Hand-written thank-you
  • Medjugorje holy medal
  • Medjugorje wood rosary (new)
  • Ongoing 10% discount at StellaMarFilms.com
  • Ongoing 10% discount at CatholicShop.com
  • $100 off pilgrimages (for up to 5 people per year) 
  • Exclusive pics, videos, news
  • Free Medjugorje pilgrim guide
  • Pre-release videos
  • Communicate with us direct
  • Behind the scenes updates 
  • Monthly Stella Mar bulletin
  • Queen of Peace newsletter 
  • *Note: All perks are optional and anonymous giving is allowed.

Your angelic support is paramount to our mission of bringing the message of love to those who need it most. Your help will change lives.

Disciples of Love
$100 or more per month

Supporting us as a Disciple of Love is an amazing act of generosity that will help us reach more people. It grants you:

  • Community membership
  • Apparition Hill DVD
  • My Heart Will Triumph book
  • Apostle of Love T-Shirt
  • Medjugorje stone rosary
  • 5 Medjugorje holy medals 
  • Free Medjugorje pilgrim guide
  • Ongoing 15% discount at StellaMarFilms.com
  • Ongoing 15% discount at CatholicShop.com
  • $150 off pilgrimages (for up to 5 people per year) 
  • Hand-written thank-you card
  • Communicate with us direct
  • Behind the scenes updates 
  • Exclusive pics, videos, news
  • Pre-release videos
  • Stella Mar bulletin
  • Queen of Peace newsletter
  • *Note: All perks are optional and anonymous giving is allowed. 

It will be our privilege to keep you informed about the amazing things that your support makes possible.

Stars of the Sea
$200 or more per month only 23 left

*LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE


With Stella Maris as our guide, you can help our team accomplish amazing things for Our Lady through the Apostles of Love community.


When you donate at the Star of the Sea tier, you get all the perks from the Disciples of Love tier and those before it, plus:


A FREE GIFT EVERY MONTH!


Our team will send you a different free gift package ($10 to $30 value) every month, which may include:


  • Rosaries and gifts from Medjugorje
  • DVDs from Stella Mar Films
  • Music CDs from our favorite musicians
  • T-Shirts designed by our team
  • Books by Queen of Peace Productions
  • Marian bracelets and jewelry
  • Gifts from Rome, Fatima, and beyond
  • And more!


Shipping is included! And again, you also get the following perks:


  • Community membership
  • Medjugorje pilgrimage guide
  • Apparition Hill DVD
  • My Heart Will Triumph book
  • Apostle of Love T-Shirt
  • Medjugorje stone rosary
  • 5 Medjugorje holy medals 
  • Ongoing 15% discount at StellaMarFilms.com
  • Ongoing 15% discount at CatholicShop.com
  • $150 off pilgrimages (for up to 5 people per year) 
  • Hand-written thank-you card
  • Communicate with us direct
  • Behind the scenes updates 
  • Exclusive pics, videos, news
  • Pre-release videos
  • Stella Mar bulletin
  • Queen of Peace newsletter
  • *Note: All perks are optional and anonymous giving is allowed. 


It will be our privilege to keep you informed about the amazing things that your support makes possible.

Instruments of Peace
$500 or more per month

Just like St. Francis of Assisi, you're a light in the darkness! Your decision to support us as an Instrument of Peace opens the doors of the world to our mission, and we'll show you our love with:

  • Community membership
  • Special Thanks in credits of new films (including Cross Mountain)
  • Private viewings of new films
  • Signed movie poster
  • Ongoing 20% discount at StellaMarFilms.com
  • Ongoing 20% discount at CatholicShop.com
  • $200 off pilgrimages (for up to 5 people per year)
  • 15 Medjugorje holy medals
  • 5 Apparition Hill DVD sets
  • 5 My Heart Will Triumph
  • Apostle of Love T-Shirt
  • Medjugorje stone rosary
  • Free gift sent every month
  • Hand-written thank-you
  • Communicate with us direct 
  • Behind the scenes updates
  • Exclusive pics, videos, news
  • Pre-release videos
  • Stella Mar bulletin
  • Queen of Peace newsletter
  • *Note: All perks are optional and anonymous giving is allowed. 

Of course, the biggest "perk" is knowing that you'll be absolutely instrumental (yes, pun intended!) in bringing God's love to those who need it most.

Lights of the World
$1,500 or more per month

You're a light in the darkness and your support will help brighten the world with God's love. We can't wait to bring you on the team with: 

  • Community membership
  • Free Medjugorje pilgrimage ($2500 value) 
  • Special Mention in the credits of all new films
  • Free screening licenses (up to 2 per film)
  • VIP invites to premieres and film festivals
  • Free gift sent every month! (like new DVDs, apparel, books, rosaries, and more)
  • Personal updates from us
  • Direct contacts for team (sms, phone, email) 
  • Vote in our team decisions
  • Stella Mar Films hat
  • Stella Mar Films t-Shirt
  • Stella Mar Films sunglasses
  • The Triumph DVD
  • If Only We Had Listened
  • Dear Children (signed)
  • 10 Apparition Hill DVD sets
  • 10 My Heart Will Triumph
  • 30 Medjugorje holy medals
  • $250 off pilgrimages (for up to 10 people per year) 
  • Ongoing 25% discount at StellaMarFilms.com
  • Ongoing 25% discount at CatholicShop.com
  • Apostle of Love T-Shirt
  • Medjugorje stone rosary
  • Signed movie poster
  • Medjugorje pilgrimage guide
  • Behind the scenes updates
  • Exclusive pics, videos, news
  • Hand-written thank-you card
  • Stella Mar bulletin
  • Queen of Peace newsletter
  • *Note: All perks are optional and anonymous giving is allowed. 

We're honored! Thank you for recognizing the life-changing value of our work. We can't wait for you to see the huge impact of your support.

Executive Producer
$5,000 or more per month only 2 left

ONLY 2 AVAILABLE

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As Executive Producer, you'll be an intrinsic part of the team. We'll personally welcome you as our friend and partner and keep you informed on our work. You're basically our boss now! You get everything from the Lights of the World tier, plus:


  • Executive Producer credit in our new films (including Cross Mountain)
  • You'll be considered an award-winning producer every time our film wins at a film festival
  • A free VIP Medjugorje pilgrimage experience with the core Stella Mar Films team.
  • *Note: All perks are optional and anonymous giving is allowed.
Board Member
$10,000 or more per month only 1 left

ONLY 1 AVAILABLE

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We're looking for one special patron to join us as an honorary board member for Queen of Peace Productions, our non-profit Marian ministry aimed at spreading God's love through the media.


You'll join Sean, Cimela, Royce, and Mary on the board of directors, and you can be as involved (or not) as you want to be in decision making and projects. Your monthly contribution will provide Queen of Peace Productions the support it needs to triumph in its mission.


As a Board Member, you also get everything from the other tiers including Executive Producer credit, a VIP Medjugorje pilgrimage experience with our team, and more.


*Please contact us first so we can discuss your interest as a potential board member.