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Medjugorje parish priest, Fr. MarinkoSakota’s Easter wishes


Medjugorje parish priest, Fr. Marinko Sakota’s Easter wishes:


Dear brothers and sisters, parishioners, pilgrims, dear friends of Medjugorje connected with Gospa all over the world through her words, all of you who opened to her and her messages of peace and prayer, I am greeting you all from the depth of my heart and I wish to extend few words to you.

The Lent is behind us and Easter is about to come. This is invitation to all of us to have Easter within us, a bit particular this year than normally. Exactly at this time of pandemic of coronavirus, when we no longer have the holy Eucharist, prayers in the church, sacrament of confession, this time is the time of silence, the time to enter within ourselves and allow our Lord to transform us.

Objavljeno: 11.04.2020.


Dear brothers Provincial Ministers and Custods,
dear brother Franciscans in Europe,
brothers and sister,

Our Union – UFME OFM has been talking about its project Europe for two decades already. There has been a lot of undertakings in a variety of aspects within our Provinces and Custodies throughout Europe.  In fact, this is true from our graceful beginnings when the Gospel became the forma vitae in our fraternal mission. Let us remind ourselves of our Franciscan past in Europe. How quickly Cis and Transmontania developed into respected Franciscan fraternities even during our Seraphic father’s lifetime, displaying great joy and mutual encouragement (Rb. 6). As early as the 13th century key Franciscans flooded Europe with their work, intellect, spirit, their tried and pure words, for the benefit and building of the people (Rb. 9). The brothers immediately recognized Francis extraordinary love for “God’s written words”, and from that love sprang numerous universities all across Europe, marked by names such as Alexander of Hales, Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, Pietro di Giovanni Olivi, Duns Scott, William Ockham, and many others.

Objavljeno: 11.04.2020.



“Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.”

(John 20,21)

To all parishioners, pilgrims, friends, benefactors, and to all men of goodwill a

Blessed and Happy Easter!

Parish priest and the Franciscans


Medjugorje parish priest, Fr. Marinko Sakota’s Easter wishes:

Objavljeno: 11.04.2020.

Easter wishes of Mons. Henryk Hoser, Apostolic Visitator

Dear priests, religious brothers and nuns, dear pilgrims and parishioners of Medjugorje parish,

Brothers and sisters,

The social life as it was interrupted in the whole world. We live painful and surreal time in which, along with changing many life habits, we had to give up regular life and meeting other people, spending time with them, as well as Eucharistic celebrations. Surely, the most painful is the “eucharistic fasting”, sacrifice required from us only in love towards the other.

More less, that is the picture of Medjugorje nowadays. Medjugorje is immersed in peace and fearful silence, paths of many pilgrims are nearly empty, accommodation homes and church is closed.

Objavljeno: 11.04.2020.

Pope Francis’ message given on March 27, 2020 at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican

Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?” Dear brothers and sisters, from this place that tells of Peter’s rock-solid faith, I would like this evening to entrust all of you to the Lord, through the intercession of Mary, Health of the People and Star of the stormy Sea. From this colonnade that embraces Rome and the whole world, may God’s blessing come down upon you as a consoling embrace. Lord, may you bless the world, give health to our bodies and comfort our hearts. You ask us not to be afraid. Yet our faith is weak and we are fearful. But you, Lord, will not leave us at the mercy of the storm.

Objavljeno: 27.03.2020.

Several millions faithful following our live streaming service of the evening prayer programme

On March 24, 2020, the evening prayer programme was followed from 2.604.448 unique IP addresses. Besides that, many were following through other frequencies, Internet and satellite programmes our radio broadcasting, and there were many watching our YouTube channel and live Facebook broadcasting.

Objavljeno: 26.03.2020.

Fr. Marinko Sakota: This is the time of faith! Faith in God that He is with us!

This time of pandemic, isolation and solitude is the time of faith! This is not the time to run from one church to the other, from one Holy Communion to the other, from one spiritual director to the other, from one seminar to the other.

This is the time of faith! Faith in God – that God is with us, that we are His beloved children that we live in Him, as St. Paul says. This is the time of entrusting ourselves, our lives, our families and other people to Jesus.

Objavljeno: 25.03.2020.


Praised be Jesus and Mary!


Dear friends of Medjugorje, dear brothers and sisters throughout the world, all of you who are connected with Medjugorje through spirituality that our Heavenly Mother Mary, the Queen of Peace brings us here, I greet you all from the depth of my heart and wish to say a few words to you. ....

Objavljeno: 19.03.2020.

The annual apparition of our Lady to Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo on march 18, 2020

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. The apparition lasted from  13:41 to 13:47.

Objavljeno: 18.03.2020.

In prayer communion through live streaming

Following the directions and regulations of Episcopal Conference of Bosnia and Herzegovina, that all Eucharistic celebrations, when and if possible are held outdoors and that large crowd gatherings are avoided, the evening prayer programme shall be held at the White Dome of St. James church as of today, March 17, 2020.

Once again, we remind you that the evening prayer programme is live streamed on, and we, again, use this opportunity to invite you all to share this information with the others, so we all, in union with Christ, would be praying for the whole world.

Let us pray and be entrusted to the intercession of the Queen of Peace, and in these challenging times for each of us, let us persevere in faith and prudence.

Objavljeno: 17.03.2020.

Statistics for February, 2020.


Number of Holy Communions:  33 000

Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 1002 (34 per day)


Objavljeno: 01.03.2020.

Archbishop Henryk Hoser: Reward ''Bishop Andrzejewski'' is honour, joy and special reward for me

Archbishop Henryk Hoser, Bishop Emeritus of Warsaw – Prague, the Apostolic Visitor with the special role for the parish of Medjugorje, when he received a reward 'Bishop Roman Andrzejewski' after he was awarded for all his merits and efforts taken for the development of the Polish villages. The presentation of the award took place on February 20, 2020 in the auditorium of the Polish Episcopal Conference in Warsaw.

Objavljeno: 28.02.2020.

Statistics for January, 2020.


Number of Holy Communions:  37 000

Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 1083 (34 per day)

Objavljeno: 01.02.2020.

Parish of Medjugorje helps missions in Congo

Parish of Medjugorje is inviting us to bring our donations to the parish of Medjugorje and Fr. Ante would pass them on to Kongo afterwards.

Objavljeno: 23.01.2020.