Message, 25. February 2015

“Dear children! In this time of grace I call all of you: pray more and speak less. In prayer seek the will of God and live it according to the commandments to which God calls you. I am with you and am praying with you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Holy Scripture made more popular through the football tournament held in Medjugorje

The Croatian Biblical Association, in cooperation with Albanian, Serbian and Macedonian Biblical Associations, organised the football tournament in Medjugorje from February 20-22, 2015, all with the purpose of making the Holy Scripture more popular. The frame of the whole programme was prayer and encounter with the Holy Bible. Prior to the football games, participants were reading the Holy Scripture, and Fr. Ivan Dugandzic, professor of Biblical studies gave lectures about the importance of regular reading and studying of the Holy Bible.

Six teams took part at this tournament and they were from Albania, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The initial goal of the encounter was socialising, spending time getting to know each other and desire to read the Holy Bible and to live according to the principles of the Word of God. The participants at the end received symbolic awards that made all of them really happy.

The President of the Croatian Biblical Association, Damir Lipovsek, said that the goal of making the Holy Scripture more popular through this encounter was achieved. The football games increased the joy of this encounter even more. “Indeed, this encounter was the encounter of joy that leads towards the true treasure as the Biblical Associations connected not just various nations, but various religions as well”, said Fr. Mario Cosic, the Executive President of the Club of Boarding School of the Catholic School Centre “St.Joseph” in Sarajevo.

The oldest parishioner


The oldest parishioner from Medjugorje parish, Ruza Vidovic Baracusa, celebrated her 100th birthday on February 21, 2015. Her birthday was truly solemn day for her family, friends, neighbours and all those who came to congratulate her. The parish priest, Fr. Marinko Sakota as well as Fr. Karlo Lovric, priest who takes care of the sick and old people in the parish, were there as well. Fr. Karlo visits granny Ruza on regular basis. She was born on February 21, 2015 in Medjugorje in the family of Ilko and Manda Barac and she married Tadija Vidovic and gave birth to seven children, and four of them are still alive. She has 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren as well as two great great-grandchildren. She is in the good form, lives in Miletina with her daughter in law Draga and daughter Ljilja, who told us that granny Ruza prays the Rosary every night along with everyone in the church of St. James through the radio. Baka Ruza said that the recipe for longevity are faith, prayer, lots of working and many vegetables from one’s own garden, including a small glass of white wine a day.


22nd INTERNATIONAL Meeting for ORGANISERS OF PILGRiMaGES, Leaders of Peace Centres and Medjugorje Prayer and Charity groups


The 22nd International Meeting for Organisers of Pilgrimages, Leaders of Peace Centres and Međugorje Prayer and Charity Groups will be held in Medjugorje from the 2nd to the 6th of March 2015. The theme of the gathering is:


"Peace be with you!" (John 20, 21)


In Our Lady's School



Lenten Spiritual Renewal of the Third Franciscan Order


The Fifth Lenten Spiritual Renewal of the Third Franciscan Order from Herzegovina was held in Medjugorje on February 21, 2015. The programme began with a talk of the regional minister Ankica Zelenika. Then local minister Jure Cilic, as well as the local spiritual assistant, Fr. Ivan Landeka Jr. welcomed everyone together with the parish priest Fr. Marinko Sakota.


Devotion of the Way of the Cross in Medjugorje


Every Lent we are in a special way meditating on the passion of Christ, especially we do that in the devotion of the Way of the Cross, that we pray in the church and in families. The Way of the Cross in the parish takes place on Fridays at 2 p.m. on Cross Mountain and in the parish church after the evening Holy Mass;  at the branch churches (Šurmanci, Vionica, Miletina) at 4 p.m. Devotion of the Way of the Cross began on Cross Mountain in the beginning of Our Lady's apparitions.



23.02.2015 - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Many pilgrims said that what impressed them most in Medjugorje is devotion of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. We have Adoration on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9-10 p.m., and on Thursdays after the evening Holy Mass. Every 25th in the month we have whole night Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 9-10 p.m., with music and meditations and from 10 p.m. it is silent Adoration until 7 a.m.


02.02.2015 - Holy Father Francis is coming to Sarajevo on June 6, 2015

Vatikan (IKA) – „I would like to announce that, God willing, I will be coming to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on June 6” – said pope Francis after the Angelus on Sunday, February 1. Holy Father invited all faithful to accompany this journey of his with prayer, as his wish is to visit faithful Catholics who live in that country, to wake up the yeast of goodness and to contribute to strengthening of brotherhood and peace.


26.01.2015 - International pilgrimage of persons with special needs

Hereby we would like to inform you that the International pilgrimage of persons with special needs will take place from June 11-14,2015, so you can start planning hosting those pilgrims into your homes on time.




We ask you to keep integrally the rules of the Church envisaged by the Code of the Canon La~ the general liturgical rules and the directives and the rules of the proper authorities of the Church in connection with the life and the service of the priest.
To take part in the liturgical life of the parish, according to the rules of the Church, it is necessary to have arecommendation letter of your bishop or your superior (celebret), not older than one year. (Cf" Code of the canon Law, Can. 903)

22nd INTERNATIONAL Meeting for ORGANISERS OF PILGRiMaGES, Leaders of Peace Centres and Medjugorje Prayer and Charity groups






House of prayer “Domus Pacis” - Prayer and Fasting Seminars Silence

Seminars are conducted by franciscans of Međugorje.  Here are the dates according to language groups, as well as contact persons: Contact.


Audio-video and photos live from the church in Medjugorje

 Beginning with the feast of St. Francis, we began broadcasting live audio-video programs and photos from the church in Medjugorje. You can follow them at the link
:  - croatia language from Church - Evening Prayer Programme - Adobe Flash media live  player    - english language from Church - Evening Prayer Programme- Adobe Flash media live  player


Live streaming Medjugorje :  smoothstreamingplayer.html  - Smooth streaming player





Links both live audio and video in various languages:      - (Deutsch) (Deutsch)   (Deutsch)  (Deutsch) - USA KOREA


Spiritual movement of the Queen of Peace in the world

The movement, born after the apparitions of the Queen of Peace in Medjugorje, includes pilgrimages to Medjugorje, the setting up of Peace Centres, prayer and charity groups all around the world, as well as pastoral, publishing, humanitarian and other kinds of activities...
This questionnaire will give us the opportunity to have a better grasp of the worldwide dimension of the movement in the service of the Universal Church. It will help us to get to know each other better, to have better communication with various groups worldwide, as well as to grow better in our prayer and service.
We kindly ask all the leaders of Peace Centres, prayer and charity groups, as well as organisers of pilgrimages to fill in the questionnaire and to send it to Medjugorje to fax no. + 387.36.651.444, or to write to  in order to receive the questionnaire by email.



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Medjugorje Film - Our Lady Queen Of Peace


Mother of God – the best pastoral theologian 

Max Domej from Gebetsktion Wien spoke to Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, Archbishop of Vienna, during his visit to Međugorje.
Both in Lourdes and Fatima the events first ceased and than Church had its decision about that. Its final decision. Sooner or later that will take place here as well, but in this case we let Mother of God with freedom of choice...I think that Medjugorje can continue well on their journey, with full trust that Church, Mother and Teacher, in this case, is going to continue to monitor their journey.



Kardinal dr. Christoph Schonborn - Medjugorje,  31. December 2009


Video: Kardinal dr. Christoph Schönborn - Medjugorje, 31. December 2009




Respected brothers, the purpose and aim of this questionnaire is to make a list of priests who received their vocation  through Medjugorje. So, we kindly ask you to fill out this form with following information: (Questionnaire)