Launching ceremony of book “Do not Break the Crushed Reed: Life with God-given difficulties”, of authors Fr. Goran Azinovic, OFM and Fr.Zvonko Benkovic, OFM, shall take place on June 17, 2017 at 8.30 pm in the Hall of John Paul II in Medjugorje.
In the last days of month of May, devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, groups of pilgrims arrived from Spain, Italy, Belgium, Slovakia, Ukraine, Poland, the United States, Germany, Lebanon, Austria, Ireland, England, Canada, Argentina, Hungary, France, Philippines, Netherlands, Switzerland, Panama, India, Korea and Mexico. (photos)
Number of Holy Communions: 156 200
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 3503 (113 per day)
Vedran Vuksan from Croatia came for such seminar for the first time. This is what he told us about his impressions in the programme of radio Mir Medjugorje: „I was drawn to this seminar by the lecturer, Fr. Ante Vuckovic, as I had opportunity to listen to him before, as well as the fact that this is seminar for life, for us who already live our lives, but also for our relationship to the life.
The 5th Seminar for Life was finished on Saturday, May 27 in Medjugorje. This seminar was concluded by the Holy Eucharist that Fr. Ante Vuckovic celebrated at 12 pm. The theme of this year’s seminar was “That your love may increase ever more” (Phil 1, 9) – In Our Lady’s School and there were around 200 participants from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Belgium, France, England, Ireland, Netherlands, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Hunagry and Slovakia. (photos)
On Wednesday, May 24, the 5th International Seminar for Life began in Medjugorje that gathered around 200 participants from 15 countries. The theme of this seminar is “That your love may increase ever more” (Phil 1, 9) – In Our Lady’s School, which is at the same time title of all seminars that will be held this year in Medjugorje.
The following international seminar to be held in Medjugorje is the fifth International Seminar for Life, to be held from May 24-27, 2017. The theme of this seminar is “ That your love may increase ever more” (Phil 1:9). This seminar is usually attended by doctors and medical workers, pro – life activists, but it is also for couples who lost a child, who were wounded by abortions, miscarriages, it is for couples who desire to have a child, victims of domestic violence, single parents and pregnant women….
On Thursday, May 25, we will celebrate the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord. Holy Masses in the parish church in Medjugorje will be at 8, 11 and 6 pm. On Thursday, since it is the 25th in the month, we will also have the whole night Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The Eucharistic Adoration will take place from 7 to 8 pm, and then the Blessed Sacrament shall be exposed in the church until 7 am on the following day.
„That your love may increase ever more (Phil 1, 9) „In Our Lady’s School“
The 6th International Pilgrimage for Persons with Disabilities will be held in Medjugorje from June 15 – 18, 2017.
Summer timetable of the prayer programme begins on Thursday, June 1st and will be in force until August 31, 2017. Rosary will be at 6 p.m. and Holy Mass at 7 p.m. while after Holy Mass the regular prayer programme will follow, depending on the each day in the week. Adorations on Wednesdays and Saturdays will be from 10 to 11 pm, and on Thursdays at 8 pm.
Association of Women „Katarina Zrinski” from Daruvar organises pilgrimages to Medjugorje since 1996. They come from two parishes in Daruvar (town in Croatia) – parish of the Most Holy Trinity and of St. Anthony of Padua. (photos)
Easter time in Medjugorje brought many pilgrims here and our press members had chance to talk to few interesting people. (photos)
The 28th International Youth Prayer Meeting in Medjugorje – Youth Festival, is going to be held from August 1 to August 6, 2017. The programme will be made of catechesis, testimonies, Eucharistic celebrations, prayers and Adorations of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
Two retired brothers, 57-years old Leopold and 77-years old Johann Schmidthaler, and 69-years old Hermann Stoderegger and 62-years old Leopold Schörkhober came to Medjugorje on tractors. (photos)
Two Croats from Gradisce, 76-years old Richard Markovich and 62-years old Karl Leeb, both retired and living in Baumgarten in Austria, walked for 700 kilometers in 17 days and finally arrived to Medjugorje. They spoke about their experiences on this pilgrimage in the programme of Radio „Mir“ Medjugorje. They began this trip in early morning on April 21 and arrived to Medjugorje in late afternoon on May 7, 2017. (photos)