Number of Holy Communions: 142 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 4541 (146 per day)
On Wednesday, 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. After the Holy Mass, the ordinary daily programme shall follow. The Eucharistic Adoration shall be on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7-8 pm, and Devotion of the Way of the Cross on Cross Mountain shall be on Fridays at 2 pm, and Rosary on Apparition Hill shall also be at 2 pm on Sundays.
Holy Mass was celebrated by the Apostolic Nuncio to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Archbishop Luigi Pezzuto in concelebration with bishop of Mostar Duvno Diocese, Petar Palic, Arcbishop of Vrhbosna Vinko Puljic and another two bishops and 95 priests, among whom were the Provincial of Herzegovinian Franciscan Province Fr. Miljenko Steko, Medjugorje parish priest Fr. Marinko Sakota and personal secretary of Archbishop Hoser, Fr. Perica Ostojic. (PHOTO)
Pope Francis also sent the letter with expression of condolences and Christian hope, thanking Archbishop Hoser for all he did for the Church. During the funeral ceremony condolences were expressed by many including the President of the Polish Episcopal Conference, Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, Msgr. TomoVuksic gave a farewell speech on behalf of Episcopal Conference of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This broadcasting would be available at the frequency of Radio Mir Medjugorje, our web site and livestreaming (www.medjugorje.hr), and YouTube channels Media Mir Medjugorje, and translation would be organised in 10 languages.
Funeral Holy Mass for Msgr. Henryk Hoser will be served on Friday, August 20 at 12 pm in the Cathedral of Warsaw Praga Diocese, led by Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz, Archbishop of Warsaw. The funeral service will follow after Holy Mass when his body will be laid in the crypt of the Warsaw Praga cathedral and homily will be given by Archbishop Tadeusz Wojda.
''Therefore, as a shepherd and representative of the Church in this country, where the providence desired to express such a special presence of the supernatural, I feel it is my duty to encourage you, especially the youth, to the fervour and devotion of witnessing the Christ to the world, above all in the Christian communities where you belong to”, said Archbishop Pezzuto and asked of us once more to direct the gaze to Mary. (PHOTO)
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn: ''Since Our Lady appeared to the young visionaries for the first time 40 years ago, many people, old and young, have felt this attraction. In Mary's presence they found consolation and strength, joy and hope, and many received the gift of forgiveness through Confession. In this way also you came to find Mary, and that always means to find her Son, Jesus. It is my desire that you return home from Medjugorje strengthened, with the joy of communion that you experienced here.'' (PHOTO)
“Indeed, if you think you understood who God is, if you have mastered it in the way one approaches or understands the mathematic formula or nuclear physics, this means you do not talk about God then”, said Cardinal Sarah, who at the end prayed for the youth and blessed them all. (PHOTO)
You were gathered by the safety that God loves you immensely. He makes you capable of loving yourself. He, by the power of His love makes you brothers and sisters. He gathers you in one family of God’s people so strongly that this bond remains unbreakable and firm even when you depart after this encounter to the all ends of the world. He who knows that he is loved, he cannot remain passive. He responds in the same way – by love!”, said Fr. Miljenko Šteko in his homily. (PHOTO)
Today Christ the Lord calls us to look in the heights; it is really important to remind modern consumers that we eat to live and not live to eat. Jesus, who knows the human heart, wants to respond to our deepest desires, to our most essential longings, to this hunger for Love and this thirst for the Absolute that torments us. He sees how too often we run to a dried-up spring that is incapable of quenching this hunger and this thirst: to the almighty technology we have raised to the level of divinity. (PHOTO)
Along with radio Mir Medjugorje, our livestream programme shall be broadcasted in all 15 languages at the website www.medjugorje.hr You can follow the programme on our YouTube channels Media Mir Medjugorje in nine languages (Croatian, English, Italian, Spanish, Polish, German, French, Slovakian, Russian).
Dear youth, on your journey with the Lord Jesus, inspired also by this Festival, I entrust you all to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our heavenly Mother, by invoking the light and the power of the Holy Spirit. May you daily be guided by the gaze of God who loves you so much, so that in the encounter with others, you may be the witnesses of a new life you were all given as a gift. I pray for that and I bless you, asking you to pray for me too.
Number of Holy Communions: 90 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 2608 (66 per day)
“The fact that Cardinal Sarah, and all other archbishops and bishops would come to the Youth Festival is a great event and major joy for each of us. Youth are happy when they see their shepherds with them, and shepherds are happy to see so many youth at one place gathered in prayer and worship of the Lord”, said Fr. Marinko Sakota, who does not have any expectations regarding the number of those who would come, but said that all who decide to come are more than welcome.