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Liturgical program of the Easter Tridium

Holy Thursday - April 9 - Day of the institution of the Eucharist and of Priesthood. On that day, there is only one Mass - in the evening. In the morning, there is neither Mass nor Confessions. The Eucharist is the most precious of all that Jesus left us, therefore on that day everyone should assist Holy Mass.

Objavljeno: 07.04.2009.

Palm Sunday – Passion Sunday

Palm or Passion Sunday is an introduction into the Holy Week, which ends with the solemnity of the Resurrection. The Church remembers the triumphal entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem few days before the Jewish feast of Pesah. This entry is described in all four Gospels (Mk 11,1-11, Mt 21,1-11, Lk 19,28-44, i Jn 12,12-19). The Church remembers also the Passion of Jesus, which followed. (foto)

Objavljeno: 05.04.2009.

Preparing the 20th YOUTH FESTIVAL - MLADIFEST - Medjugorje 2009

The parish Medjugorje is preparing for the 20th International Youth Prayer Meeting – Mladifest, with the theme, “Do whatever he tells you” (John 2,5) (see: Program), (MORE)

Objavljeno: 03.04.2009.

Statistics for March 2009

Holy Communions distributed: 53.000

Concelebrating priests: 1.127 (36/day)

Objavljeno: 01.04.2009.

Lenten canticles from Hvar in Medjugorje

 “Saint Cecily’s choir” from Jelsa, island Hvar, sung in Medjugorje on Friday, March 27, 2009. The evening Mass at 6 p.m. was presided by Fr. Stanko Jelčić, parish priest of Jelsa, and the choir under direction of Slavko Reljić sung during the Eucharistic celebration.

Objavljeno: 30.03.2009.

The annual apparition of our Lady to Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo on march 18, 2009

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. Several thousand pilgrims gathered in prayer of the Rosary at the 'Blue Cross'. The apparition lasted from  13:52 to 13:58.

Objavljeno: 18.03.2009.

Cardinal Ersilio Tonini: Medjugorje? A blessed place, a source of spirituality that transforms the mind

What do you think about the Medjugorje phenomenon?

“I think that it is a blessed place and a grace of God; who goes to Medjugorje returns transformed, changed, he reflects himself in that source of grace that is Christ. Christ is at the same time the tap and the source. If in Medjugorje, as it is obvious by now, many conversions happen, it surely means that there is the hand of God. I believe that we should look at Medjugorje with serenity and trust, appreciating all the good and holy things that happen in that place.”

Objavljeno: 13.03.2009.

“Medjugorje is a place of grace, and the fruits - the many conversions - are a proof for it” (Mons. Giovanni Battista Pichierri)

Bruno Volpe spoke with Mons. Giovanni Battista Pichierri, Bishop of Trani, in Puglia, who declared, “I think that the prudent position of the Church on the topic is just and legitimate. The visionaries continue to speak, therefore, it is necessary to wait. But if the faithful are coming in such a great numbers, there must be a positive reason for it”.

Objavljeno: 02.03.2009.

The sixteenth International Meeting for Leaders of Peace Centres and Medjugorje Prayer and Charity groups

The sixteenth International Meeting for Leaders of Peace Centres and Medjugorje Prayer and Charity groups is taking place in Medjugorje from the 1st to the 5th of March 2009. The theme of the gathering is: “Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening” (1 Sm 3, 9). Lecturers at the seminar are Fr. Petar Ljubičić, Fr. Miro Šego and Fr. Ljubo Kurtović. There are 166 participants from 14 countries.

Objavljeno: 01.03.2009.

Statistics for February 2009

Holy Communions distributed: 26.000

Concelebrating priests: 632 (22/day)

Objavljeno: 01.03.2009.

Medjugorje under snow

On Wednesday, February 18, 2009, after several years, Medjugorje woke up once again covered with snow.  The parishioners and rare pilgrims prefer to remain in their warm houses, and cars are also rare on the streets, because - in this climate - most of them do not have the winter equipment. Children enjoy the snow… The quiet period in Medjugorje seems to be even more peaceful under snow… (photo)

Objavljeno: 18.02.2009.

The secret is the intimacy with Jesus and Mary

During the year 2008, Fr. Juan-Carlos LISA spent ten months in Medjugorje. Shortly before going back to Argentina, he gave his testimony for Radio MIR Medjugorje and for Glasnik mira.

Objavljeno: 12.02.2009.

Feast of Blessed Cardinal Stepinac – Commemoration of the martyr’s death of the Franciscans of the parish Medjugorje

Blessed Aloysius Cardinal Stepinac (1898 - 1960) was the Archbishop of Zagreb from 1937 to 1960. In 1946, he was sentenced to 16 years in prison by a communist court. After five years of detention in Lepoglava prison, he was confined to his home parish of Krašić where he died on February 10, 1960. He was appointed a Cardinal in 1952 by Pope Pius XII. In 1998, Pope John Paul II declared him a martyr and beatified him. Cardinal Stepinac’ grave in the Cathedral of Zagreb has always been a place of pilgrimage and of prayer.

Objavljeno: 10.02.2009.

Statistics for January 2009

Holy Communions distributed: 41.600

Concelebrating priests: 847 (27/day)

Objavljeno: 01.02.2009.

Holy Mass in memory of Fr. Leonard Oreč

The seventh anniversary of the death of Dr. Fr. Leonard Oreč, former parish priest of Medjugorje and founder of the “Medjugorje-Mir” religious-humanitarian organization, was commemorated on Wednesday the 21st of January, 2009. Holy Mass was celebrated for him in the parish church. The main celebrant was Fr. Ivan Landeka, another former parish priest of Medjugorje, in concelebration with the current parish priest Fr. Petar Vlašić, and other Franciscans currently serving in Medjugorje.

Objavljeno: 23.01.2009.