Siroki Brijeg has approximately 27.000 citizens. It is located 30 km far from Medjugorje and it was founded with monastery which latter initiated almost all future projects: people school, pharmacy, shops, restaurants, paddle-wheels, workshops and even the first bank.
Friars in monastery established libraries, orchestras, and they are helping with other projects in community.
In monastery there is art gallery with 1500 peaces, and ,since 1996, here is Art Academy of Mostar University. In Siroki Brijeg you can visit fra Jozo Zovko, pastor of Medjugorje in 1981. He was a witness of first Lady apparitions. Today he is doing his pastoral work at Siroki Brijeg.