Although the International meeting of priests, which gathered together about 300 priests in Medjugorje at the beginning of July, has ended, numerous priests remained in medjugorje, making use of their holidays for a spiritual renewal.
Mons. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios Ottathengil (54), Indian catholic bishop of Syro-Malankara rite, bishop of the diocese Bathery from Kerala (India), was on pilgrimage in Medjugorje at the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the apparitions.
On Monday, July 25, the Parish Medjugorje will celebrate St. James the Apostle, its patron saint. The celebration will begin in front of the parish church at 10.30 am, by a procession with the statue of St. James.
On Saturday, July 16, 2005, members of the Association of the Knights of “Sinjska Alka” came on pilgrimage to Medjugorje. Mate Jukic, president of the association, accompanied by Ivan Cikara and Ivan Zorica, led this delegation. (photos)
From July 4 to 9, 2005, took place in Medjugorje the 10th International seminar for priests and religious (men). For this encounter in form of a retreat, about 300 priests from 26 countries of the world gathered together. (photos)
The 10th International seminar for priests in form of a retreat has begun in Medjugorje on Monday, July 4th, 2005. This retreat is preached by Fr. Zvjezdan Linic, ofm, preacher of the Retreat House “Tabor” in Samobor, near Zagreb (Croatia). (photos)
Fr. Branko Radoš, pastor of Medjugorje, met one of his young parishioners – the tennis player Marin Cilic.
“The Master Olof Choir” from Stockholm, Sweden, under direction of M. Bo Tobiasson, began a tour in B&H and Croatia on Saturday, July 2, in the Parish Church in Medjugorje. The choir accompanied the Evening Mass, and after Mass gave a short concert for the faithful. The concert was broadcasted live on Radio “Mir” Medjugorje.
For the 24th anniversary of the apparitions, the Information Center «Mir» Medjugorje published a new CD. This CD contains meditations and songs known to all those who are coming for Adoration to Medjugorje.
Angel Maria Garcia Alvarez (from Madrid, Spain), architect designer of the new crown offered to St. James’ in Medjugorje at the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the apparitions (also designer of the magnificent Magna Monstrance offered to the Shrine in 2001) gave a testimony about how this project came about and how it was realised.
The 24th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions was celebrated in Medjugorje and all over the world. (photos: 23. - 25. 06. 2005.)
The visionary Ivanka Ivankovic-Elez had her regular annual apparition on June 25th 2005.
Moira Lister, stage, film and TV actress (born in 1923) who made her brilliant career in London (see: http://www.tonyhancock.org.uk/moira.html), came on her second pilgrimage to Medjugorje in June 2005. With tears of joy, she gave her testimony.
Numerous pilgrims are asking us questions about the construction and the media project “Mary TV” undertaken in Medjugorje by the organisations “Children of Medjugorje” and “Sveti Maximilien Kolbe”, means Denis Nolan and Sr. Emmanuel Maillard.
On Saturday, June 25, 2005, the Shrine of the Queen of Peace in Medjugorje celebrates the 24th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions.