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Testimony: Mons. Bruno Tommasi

Mons. Bruno Tommasi, retired archbishop of the archdiocese of Lucca (Italy), came for his second private pilgrimage to Medjugorje in September 2005, for the Feast of the Nativities of Mary. Mons. Tommasi was ordained a priest in 1958, and a bishop in 1983. He was in charge of the dioceses Pontremoli, Apuania, Massa Carrara-Pontremoli and Lucca. He is retired since January 2005, when he attained 75 years.

Objavljeno: 24.09.2005.

A bishop from Panama on private pilgrimage in Medjugorje

Bishop José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, O.S.A., Auxiliary Bishop of Panamá, was on a private pilgrimage in Medjugorje from September 15 to 22, 2005.

Objavljeno: 23.09.2005.

A Testimony: Mons. Domenico Pecile, vicar of St John in Lateran Basilica, Rome

Mons. Domenico Pecile, Bishop Emeritus of Latina, at present vicar of St John in Lateran Basilica in Rome, came on a private pilgrimage to Medjugorje in August 2005. He was ordained a bishop in 1984, and was retired in 1998. This is his testimony:

Objavljeno: 22.09.2005.

A Melkite Bishop from Australia and New Zealand on private pilgrimage in Medjugorje

Mons. Issam John Darwish, BSO, DD., eparch of the Melkite Catholic Church of Australia and New Zealand, was on a private pilgrimage in Medjugorje from September 12 to 19, 2005.

Objavljeno: 19.09.2005.

A Bishop from Papua New Guinea on private pilgrimage in Medjugorje

Mons. Hermann Raich, S.V.D., bishop of Wabag (Papua New Guinea) was on his third private pilgrimage in Medjugorje from September 12 to 15, 2005.

Objavljeno: 16.09.2005.

The 6th International Meeting for Married Couples

The 6th International Meeting for Married Couples will take place in Medjugorje in the New Hall from October 26 to 29, 2005. The theme of the seminar is “Dialog in the Family  – How to Educate Children?”

Objavljeno: 15.09.2005.

A Testimony: Mons. José Luís Azcona Hermoso, O.A.R.

Mons. José Luís Azcona Hermoso, O.A.R., a religious of the Augustinian Order, born in Spain in Pamplona, bishop of the diocese Marajó, which is a mission area in Brazil, was on a private pilgrimage in Medjugorje for the Feast of the Nativity of Mary.

Objavljeno: 13.09.2005.

Solemnity of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

In the Parish Medjugorje, the Solemnity of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross is traditionally celebrated on first Sunday after the Feast of the Nativity of Mary.

In honor of the Holy Year of Redemption 1933/34, inspired by their pastor Fr. Bernardin Smoljan, the parishioners built on the hill above Medjugorje a monumental cross, 8,5 m high and 3,5 m broad. Relics of the true cross of Jesus, received from Rome for the occasion, are embedded in the cross bar itself. (photos)

Objavljeno: 12.09.2005.

From Poland to Medjugorje on foot

Krzysztof Guca, 31, from Torun (Poland) arrived to Medjugorje after 57 days of walking. He believes that Our Lady is appearing here and thinks that Medjugorje is the continuation of Fatima.

Objavljeno: 09.09.2005.

An archbishop from Italy in Medjugorje

Mons. Bruno Tommasi, retired archbishop of Lucca (Italy) is on his second pilgrimage in Medjugorje. Mons Tommasi visited the Shrine and the places of prayer, and spent hours in the confessional, hearing confessions of the Italian pilgrims. He also visited the Parish Office where he remained in a prolonged conversation with the Pastor and other Franciscans.

Objavljeno: 08.09.2005.

On bicycle from Cologne to Medjugorje

At the end of the World Youth Day in Cologne, two young students from Paris - Hugues-Marie de Couesnongle and Arnaud Villemain – undertook a pilgrimage to Medjugorje on bicycle.

Objavljeno: 07.09.2005.

A bishop from Brazil in Medjugorje

Mons. José Luís Azcona Hermoso, O.A.R., member of the Order of the Augustinians, bishop of the diocese Marajó (Para) from Brazil, is on a private pilgrimage in Medjugorje.

Objavljeno: 07.09.2005.

New pastor of Medjugorje introduced into his service

On Sunday, September 4th, according to Church regulations, Fr. Luka Pavlovic, the Vicar general, delegate of Mons. Ratko Peric, the bishop of Mostar, introduced officially into the service Dr. Fr. Ivan Sesar, the new Pastor of Medjugorje.

Objavljeno: 06.09.2005.

Encounter of painters - Medjugorje 2005

From August 22 to 29, in Medjugorje took place the Fourth encounter of painters – Medjugorje 2005. The particularity of this year’s encounter is, that it is thematically determined. The subject matter for the artists is mother, motherhood, Our Lady’s apparitions… This year, about 35 renowned and young artists came together, which is giving to this encounter also a character of a school of painting for young talents.

Objavljeno: 30.08.2005.

Dr. Fr. Ivan Sesar, new pastor of the Parish Medjugorje

Within the framework of usual changes of pastoral staff in the Franciscan Herzegovinian Province, and according to the Regulations of the Church, Dr. Fr. Ivan Sesar was appointed new Pastor of Medjugorje. He already led this parish from autumn 2000 to autumn 2001.

Objavljeno: 29.08.2005.