The next spiritual renewal is the one for the priests and it will be held for the 26th time from July 3 to 7, 2023. (PHOTO)
The visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo had daily apparitions from June 24th 1981 to December 25th 1982. During the last daily apparition, Our Lady gave her the 10th secret, and told her that she would appear to her once a year, on the 18th of March. It has been this way through the years. The apparition lasted from 13:33 to 13:39.
Fr. Alard Krzysztof Maliszewski, provincial from Poland, is the new president of the UFME (Unio Fratrum Minorum Europae - Union of the Minor Brothers of Europe). He will succeed Fr. Miljenko Šteka in this position, and the new vice-president of the UFME is the provincial Fr. Mario Chiarello from Italy.
The XV General Assembly of the Union of Fraternities of Europe - UFME (Unio Fratrum Minorum Europae) is taking place in Medjugorje. This assembly will last until March 3, 2023, and on Tuesday evening, at the end of the second day of this Assembly, The Holy Mass was held in the church of St. James and celebrated by the bishop of the Diocese of Castellaneta, Msgr. Sabino Iannuzzi, a Franciscan who was the president of UFME in 2015.
''Francis of Assisi crossed the frontier between him and the world of the "infidels" of his time. He brought the proclamation of the Gospel and welcomed the presence of God's Spirit in the encounter with the sultan, a man and a world so far from him.''
Number of Holy Communions: 44 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 1026 ( 36 per day)
The XV General Assembly of the Union of Fraternities of Europe - UFME (Unio Fratrum Minorum Europae began with the Holy Mass in the Church of St. James in Medjugorje on Monday, February 27, 2023. This assembly will last until March 3, 2023. The Holy Mass was celebrated by the current president of the UFME, Fr. Miljenko Šteko, OFM, PhD.
The XV General Assembly of the Union of Fraternities of Europe - UFME (Unio Fratrum Minorum Europae) will be held in Medjugorje from February 27 to March 3, 2023. In addition to about fifty provincials and curators from Europe, the General of the Order of Friars Minor, Fr. Massimo Fusarelli, and the entire Administration of the Franciscan Order will also participate in this session.
The prayer meeting in Fatima came at the right moment. On one other occasion Our Lady mentioned in her messages the connection between Fatima and Medjugorje: What she started in Fatima continues in Medjugorje. The first time she said that was on August 25, 1991 ("I invite you to renunciation for nine days, so that with your help everything that I wanted to realize through the secrets in Fatima may be fulfilled"), and the second time immediately before the prayer meeting in Fatima, January 25, 2023 ("Pray with me so that what I began in Fatima and here may be realised") Can we, based on this, talk about a special connection between Fatima and Medjugorje?
Dear friends, in Medjugorje we are all in Mary's school. Here, Mary teaches us in a special way how to become Jesus' true relatives, how to become close to Him, but also to everyone else. Here we have the Eucharist, there are Adorations of the Blessed Sacrament, Veneration of the Cross, prayer of the Rosary, confession, fasting, the Holy Bible... There are also many international spiritual retreats and seminars of fasting, prayer and silence. All of these are spiritual efforts that purify our reason, emotions and our perspective and gaze so that we can clearly recognize God's will and live according to His word. Therefore, you should persevere in it just as we persist here each day in this calling – in prayer. Join us and let's walk together on the path of salvation.
Number of Holy Communions: 35 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 1066 ( 34 per day)
Spiritual retreat for priests in Medjugorje will take place for the 26th time from July 3 to 7, 2023. The theme of this spiritual retreat, like all other spiritual retreats this year in Medjugorje, is "Here are my mother and my brothers!" (Mt 12, 49) "In Our Lady's School".
''Jesus met him and said to him: 'Follow me.' Pope Benedict understood well the mission that the Lord gave him in the role of pastor and theologian, until his election as Pope. Pope Benedict accomplished the mission entrusted to him, faithfully using the talents he received. Pope Benedict personally experienced an encounter with Jesus, and he went from Him to understand and reach God.''
Number of Holy Communions: 100 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 1885 ( 60 per day)
If we want, really if we want, really if we want this night in Medjugorje - this night can truly become the first day of the rest of our lives. Everything can be different after this night. We will take this most important step of our life only if we take Christ's commandment of love seriously. Tonight and every day of our lives, if tonight is his first day for us, the rest of our lives will be a great joy. May it be so for us, for me and for you, and for you wherever you are tonight and wherever you will be tomorrow. (PHOTO)