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Members of the Franciscan Youth Fraternity in Medjugorje made their promises

On April 20, during the evening Mass at 6 pm, members of the Franciscan Youth Fraternity from Medjugorje (FRAMA) celebrated the rite of making their promises. Holy Mass was presided by Fr. Sretan Ćurčić, the regional spiritual assistant of the Franciscan Youth, with other spiritual assistants. 32 new members were received into the Fraternity, 29 of them renewed their promises for one more year, and 33 of them made their first promises.

Objavljeno: 22.04.2008.

Josip Friščić, Vice-president of the Croatian Parliament, visited Medjugorje

On Wednesday, April 2, after an official visit to Mostar, where he assisted at the opening of the International Fair, Mr. Josip Friscic, vice-president of the Croatian Parliament, visited Medjugorje. He was accompanied by Mr. Ivo Jerkic, mayor of Citluk. Fr. Svetozar Kraljevic received him on behalf of the Parish priest who was unfortunately absent.

Objavljeno: 03.04.2008.

Solemn Mass in Šurmanci for Mercy Sunday

The Feast of the Merciful Jesus (Mercy Sunday) was solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter, in Surmanci, in one of the filial churches of Medjugorje Parish. During the preparatory Novena, the faithful prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet. On the feast itself, the central celebration was Holy Mass presided over by Fr. Miljeko Šteko. Numerous pilgrims joined the parishioners for the Mass.

Objavljeno: 30.03.2008.

„Medjugorje does not come within our competence“, says Cardinal Puljić

In the Vecernji list of March 21, 2008, Ivan Tolj published an interview with Cardinal Vinko Puljić, Archbishop of Sarajevo.

Question: the recently published interview with the Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Secretary of the Holy See, that the case Medjugorje should be re-examined, inspired various speculations. Has the Bishop’s Conference of Bosnia and Herzegovina discussed this matter, and is it true that Medjugorje shall be officially examined once again?

Objavljeno: 25.03.2008.

Sacred Triduum of Holy Week - Easter

Again this year, Easter and the Sacred Triduum of Holy Week attracted numerous pilgrims from all over the world to Medjugorje: from European countries, but also from Argentina, New Caledonia, USA, Korea and Lebanon. (photos)

Objavljeno: 24.03.2008.

The 19th International Youth Festival - Mladifest 19 – Medjugorje 2008

The 19th International Youth Festival - Mladifest 19 – will take place in Medjugorje from August 1st to August 6th, 2008. The theme of the encounter is, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8) (“In silence may the Holy Spirit speak to you and permit Him to convert and change you.” - Message of July 25, 2006) (programme: preparing)

Objavljeno: 20.03.2008.

Palm Sunday – Passion Sunday

Holy Week, the highpoint of the Lenten preparation for Easter, begins with Palm (or Passion) Sunday. We contemplate Jesus and the greatness of His almighty Love, in which He says: “I lay down my life - only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again.” (Jn 10, 17-18) (photos)

Objavljeno: 19.03.2008.


Registration of pilgrimages prior to arrival to Medjugorje is necessary, so that the Information Booth may organise the programme for the pilgrims and thus serve them better. This is why we ask all organisers of pilgrimages to announce the arrival of their groups by e-mail to: or by Tel/Fax: 00 387 36 651 988.

We recommend to all the organisers to make use of the services of local guides:

All additional information as well as contact with the guides for your group (for Croatian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech and Slovak) can be obtained at the Information Booth by e-mail: or by Tel/Fax: 00 387 36 651 988.

Objavljeno: 18.03.2008.

The annual apparition of our Lady to Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo on march 18, 2008

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.

This year several thousand pilgrims gathered to pray the Rosary at the Cenacolo Community in Medjugorje. The apparition lasted from  14:01 to 14:08.

Objavljeno: 18.03.2008.

The fifteenth International Meeting for Leaders - Trust in God's Providence

The fifteenth International Meeting for Leaders of Peace Centres and Medjugorje Prayer and Charity groups took place in Medjugorje from the 2nd to the 6th of March 2008. This year, 125 leaders came from 15 countries. The whole programme was simultaneously translated into English, French, German, Italian and Polish language. The theme was, “Trust in God’s Providence” (Mt 6,26-34).

Objavljeno: 07.03.2008.

Announcement and invitation: the Second Peace Marathon

The second “Peace Marathon” will take place on the 17th of May, 2008. It is organized by the Kup-Karmel Christian Association. The Marathon begins at 9 am and goes from Grude through Ljubuški to Medjugorje (42,195 meters). Ordinary citizens are free to participate in the Ljubuški to Medjugorje stretch of the course, which begins at the same time.

Objavljeno: 06.03.2008.

Statistics for January and February 2008

January 2008:

Holy Communions distributed: 42.500

Concelebrating priests: 891 (28/day)

February 2008:

Holy Communions distributed: 30.000

Concelebrating priests: 686 (23/day)

Objavljeno: 01.03.2008.

A former Miss World on pilgrimage to the Queen of Peace

Mariasela Álvarez Lebrón from the Dominican Republic, Miss World 1982, came on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje. According to tradition, she received all the sacraments as a child, but she began to live her faith only about six years ago.

Objavljeno: 29.02.2008.

Deputy Consular Chief of the American Embassy met the Americans in Medjugorje

Cynthia Plath, Deputy Consular Chief of the American Embassy in Sarajevo, visited Medjugorje on February 14, 2008. In front of the Parish Office, she was received by Fr. Svetozar Kraljević who also organised an encounter with the American citizens who are staying in Medjugorje, and the local guides who work with American pilgrims.

Objavljeno: 15.02.2008.

Interview with Father Livio Fanzaga - Radio Maria Italy

Christianity before being a doctrine is a personal relationship with God


Father Livio Fanzaga is a priest and a religious, member of the Congregation of the Scolopian Fathers, a Religious Order founded in the 17th century by S. Giuseppe Calasanzio (1557-1648) and customarily dedicated to the apostolate and education of poor children and young people.

Objavljeno: 14.02.2008.