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The ninth international seminar for married couples has begun

The ninth international seminar for married couples has begun on November 5. The theme of the seminar is, “Marital and family problems and their resolution”. The lecturer at the seminar is Prof. Dr. Vlado Jukić. Hundred married couples are taking part in this seminar, and among them are 38 Greek Catholic and Orthodox priests with their wives.

Objavljeno: 06.11.2008.

Statistics for October 2008

October 2008:

Holy Communions distributed: 135.000

Concelebrating priests: 3.119 (100/day)

Objavljeno: 01.11.2008.

Interview: Mons. Eduardo Horacio García, Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Mons. Eduardo Horacio García, Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires, was in Medjugorje with a group of pilgrims from Argentina in the beginning of October 2008. Mons. García is born in 1956, and he is a bishop for five years now. Marija Stegnar, an Argentinean Croat who is regularly bringing groups to Medjugorje for many years now, accompanied this pilgrimage.

Objavljeno: 23.10.2008.

Ninety years old, and for the tenth time in Medjugorje

Fr. Reinfried Frei (90) from Switzerland, a missionary in Tanzania for 61 years now, came in October 2008 for the tenth time to Medjugorje as a spiritual counselor of a group of Swiss pilgrims. Whenever he is on vacation in Europe, he responds gladly to the invitation of the organizers of pilgrimages who need a priest to accompany their group.

Objavljeno: 20.10.2008.

Interview: Prof. Dr. Adalbert Rebic - The 22nd International Mariological and Marian Congress in Lourdes

The 22nd International Mariological and Marian Congress ended on September 8th in Lourdes, by a solemn Eucharistic celebration in the Basilica of the Holy Rosary. Holy Mass was presided by the Cardinal Poupard, special representative of the Holy Father, who also presided the Congress.

Objavljeno: 19.10.2008.

The sixteenth International Meeting for Leaders

The sixteenth International Meeting for Leaders of Peace Centres and Medjugorje Prayer and Charity groups will be held 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). (Program)

Objavljeno: 17.10.2008.

St. Francis’ “Transitus”

With a special liturgy, which is celebrated on October 3rd, the vigil of St. Francis’ feast, the worldwide Franciscan family is celebrating the “Transitus” – the moment of saint Francis’ passing into eternity.

Objavljeno: 15.10.2008.

A visit of an Argentinian Bishop

Mons. Eduardo Eliseo Martín, Bishop of the diocese Villa de la Concepción del Río Cuarto, was in Medjugorje from August 24 to 26, 2008.

Objavljeno: 06.10.2008.

Mons. Mering and 28 priests from Poland visited Medjugorje

On September 23 and 24, 2008, Mons. Wieslaw Alojzy Mering, Bishop of the diocese Włocławek, and 28 priests from the dioceses Włocławek, Gniezno, Chełmińskiej and Toruń (Poland) visited Medjugorje. The diocese Włocławek is known by the fact that sister Faustina, Fr. Maximilian Kolbe and Kardinal Wyszynski were born there.

Objavljeno: 03.10.2008.

Statistics for September 2008

September 2008:

Holy Communions distributed: 155.000

Concelebrating priests: 3.854 (128/day)

Objavljeno: 01.10.2008.

Walking alone – a school of life

Jožef Ratković, a Croat from Austria, walked from Zürich to Medjugorje to fulfill a vow: to pray for healing of his wife who suffers from multiple sclerosis. In 42 days he walked 1,400 km. “I believe in God and I hope for his help. I also pray for peace with God and with people. For me, peace is when we reach out to another and great another. This is basic.”

Objavljeno: 30.09.2008.

Residents of the Center for rehabilitation from Vrlika on pilgrimage in Medjugorje

Every year since 1999, the residents of the Center for rehabilitation fra Ante Sekelez from Vrlika, Croatia, make a pilgrimage to Medjugorje. On September 24, 2008, 31 residents and 17 workers from the Center visited their beloved shrine once again.

Objavljeno: 24.09.2008.

Our Lady's statue on Apparition Hill repaired

Our Lady's statue on Apparition Hill, which was damaged in the night from August 28/29 by an unknown person, has been repaired thanks to a rapid intervention of the Atelier Dino and Mirko Felici from Carrara (Italy).

Objavljeno: 22.09.2008.

Ivan Dragicevic from Medjugorje in St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna


Ivan Dragicevic from Medjugorje spoke on Tuesday, September, 16th 2008, before thousands of the faithful at the Peace prayer in the Viennese St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Austria.

Objavljeno: 20.09.2008.

Our Lady's picture on Mt. Everest

In September 2008, some pilgrims brought to the Parish Office Medjugorje an interesting photo: the world famous mountain climber Nadia Tiraboschi from Bergamo (Italy), leader of the group that reached the Mount Everest on May 17, 2007, was photographed there with a picture of Our Lady of Medjugorje… a prayer for peace at the roof of the world?

Objavljeno: 19.09.2008.