"Also this year we will go to the church from the Apparition Hill, where it all began 41 years ago, around the statue of Our Lady at 4.30 pm and we will say the prayer that the visionaries said with Our Lady - Creed and Seven Our fathers, Hail Maries and Glory be, all walking in the procession and praying the rosary until we come to the parish church of St. James, where we will all celebrate the 41st anniversary of the apparitions of the Queen of Peace", said Fr. Marinko Šakota.
Number of Holy Communions: 125 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 3018 (97 per day)
Holy Mass on May 31, after the Rosary, will be celebrated by the Apostolic Visitor with a special role for the parish of Medjugorje, Archbishop Aldo Cavalli.
International school feeding charity, Mary’s Meals, announces the launch of its Pray in May campaign and is calling on churches and individuals to support its mission in prayer during the month of May. Supporters of the charity across the world are rallying faith communities to pray for the work of Mary’s Meals in May– which provides chronically hungry children with the simple gift of a daily meal while they learn – and the charity hopes to engage new audiences and spread the word further this year as the Pray in May campaign runs for a second year.
The motto of the Lebanese International Congress for the Arabic-speaking region is "Do not be afraid! Just believe! ”(Mk 5:36), and it will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 10 am to 8 pm (Central European Time).
"Many here find the peace, the peace that each of us needs. Many graces are happening here, many have changed their lives here, many have found their spiritual vocation here, at least 600 of them. Rosary is prayed here every day, Holy Mass is celebrated, there is adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, veneration of the Cross of the Lord ... Every day the evening prayer program here lasts at least three hours."
Number of Holy Communions: 105 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 1810 (60 per day)
Easter gives us that hope! Therefore, may these days of Christ's Passover, Christ's Easter, be the days when these seeds of faith, hope and love will come to life in us. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you a happy and blessed Easter.
Under the rays of the Easter sun, Jesus, together with His own, breaks our burdensome tombstones and introduces us to a new life. He breaks what is weak and tired in our life, what is stuck in it, what is in it without life and love. He breaks the tombstones of our loneliness and guilt and introduces us into the breadth of his Easter love.
In the spirit of this and such love of Christ and His immeasurable mercy, I wish all of us a happy and saving Easter!
“And from this place of grace we return able to maintain the view that Mary brings us back to Jesus here. Let us return to our homes with this task: here I have learned to see the sign. I saw Jesus through Mary’s eyes because my eyes were unclean. My mind was wounded. My heart was heavy, but with Mary I jumped towards God”.
''We are in the fifth week of Lent on Monday. We are approaching Easter and we know that the first gift of the Risen Jesus is peace. We need the Queen of Peace to give us peace. In communion with the whole church, we pray for the gift of faith and peace", said Msgr. Bonazzi.
Number of Holy Communions: 50 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 1357 (43 per day)
Parish of St. James the Apostle of Medjugorje and the Information Center Mir Medjugorje hereby inform the media and the interested public that audiovisual recording and photography for daily or political purposes or any other purposes incompatible with spiritual purposes is prohibited in all prayer areas of the parish.
Information Center Mir Medjugorje is the holder of the exclusive right to record audiovisual works and photographs in all prayer areas of the parish, which is why for audiovisual recording and photography for spiritual purposes it is necessary to obtain prior approval of the Information Center Mir Medjugorje, Gospin trg 1, Medjugorje, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Secretary for Relations within the Holy See’s Secretariat of the State, Archbishop Gallagher, had a cordial conversation with the Provincial, Fr. Miljenko Šteko, and then they visited Medjugorje Church of St. James and other places of prayer near the parish church.
Archbishop Gallagher stayed in Bosnia and Herzegovina for four days, celebrated Holy Masses in Sarajevo, Banja Luka and Mostar Cathedrals and met with state authorities and church dignitaries, and his visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina finally ended in Medjugorje.
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 13:34 to 13:40.
With a motherly love I am calling you to—full of strength, faith and trust—look towards my Son. Keep opening your hearts to Him and do not be afraid, because my Son is the Light of the world and in Him is peace and hope. That is why, anew, anew I am calling you to pray for those of my children who have not come to know the love of my Son. So that my Son, with His light of love and hope, may illuminate also their hearts; and you, my children, that He may strengthen and give you peace and hope. I am with you. Thank you.''