The pilgrimage will give people a chance to fast in support of Mary’s Meals – there is a fast planned for the first day, Friday 13 November. Those fasting and praying for the work of Mary’s Meals will be showing solidarity with the 1.6 million hungry children who receive daily meals through the charity’s school feeding programmes.
Number of Holy Communions: 33 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 1043 (33 per day)
Testimony of Fr. John Boughton was recently put on YouTube channel ‘Fruits of Medjugorje’. He was studying medicine, later on he read a book on Medjugorje and decided to come here and that visit changed his life. He converted to Catholicism and became a priest.
Fr. Renato said that God gives us unconditionally his mercy, forgives us our sins and invites us to forgive ourselves, to accept ourselves and our weaknesses and sins…
''The forgiveness that God gives us for free is invitation to us to give one another the same forgiveness and to spread love among each other'', said Fr. Renato. (PHOTO)
Number of Holy Communions: 45 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 804 (26 per day)
''Aren’t all these years of Mary’s presence the revelation of that promise of Jesus. Mary is here, we need her always, that is why she has been coming, appearing, for her heart hurts for her children. She suffers when she sees that children of Her Son, who shed His Blood for them, do not listen to His words and do not care for Him”, said Fr. Damir at the end. (PHOTO)
Number of Holy Communions: 62 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 1183 (38 per day)
On Tuesday, September 1, the timetable of the evening prayer programme is changing in Medjugorje. Prayer of Rosary as of September 1 shall begin at 5 pm, while the Holy Mass shall be at 6 pm.
''Our initial plan was to start the project and to make it available for the public this spring, but due to this pandemic we decided to postpone the project and this turned to be a very good decision since we now contributed to the programme of the 31st Youth Festival”, said Marija Jerkić, leader of the project ''Fruits of Medjugorje'' when two videos were shown along with one documentary film made in Italy and Medjugorje and produced for several months.
Media broadcast of this year’s Youth Festival was available in audio and video links through our TV Web cameras, Internet radio, radio station, Internet web sites, social networks Facebook, Instagram, You Tube and live links in different languages.
''May this 31st Youth Festival encourage that faith in you so you would change the world because you decided for Risen Christ. On that way, may Mary, our Mother, guide and protect you all. Amen'', said Cardinal Puljic at the end and received huge applause of joy from all the gathered. (PHOTO)
But most important is our personal prayer: from heart to heart. If that heart is not pure, the dirtiness that Jesus is talking about should be removed from it. So much, even excessively, we care about the cleanliness of the body: baths, showers, soaps and shampoos, creams and lotions. But they do not purify the heart. There is a way: it is the sacrament of healing, it is called the sacrament of reconciliation and peace. It is the sacrament of forgiveness of sins and strengthening for a better way of life.
We also know that to us, who are His disciples in these days, he is saying: „Take courage! It is I! Do not be afraid!“ (Mt 14,27) We thank Him for that and let us pray that God would always have His hand of help extended over each one of us, through Christ our Lord.'' (PHOTO)
We are glad to inform you that we decided to response to needs of our Medugorje pilgrims and we opened the official web shop of Information Centre MIR Medjugorje available on www.medjugorje.store
We hope you would be pleased with products we offer you in this store and that these articles would make you closer to Medjugorje. Delivery is free for all countries.
The central event was Holy Mass celebrated by the Provincial of Herzegovinian Franciscan Province, Fr. Miljenko Steko who spoke in his homily about St. Francis, his conversion, Portiuncula plenary indulgence and said how Medjugorje to many was their own Portiuncula. (PHOTO)