Many pilgrims from all over the world are arriving to Medjugorje in October, month devoted to Our Lady. The Information office registered groups from Italy, Poladn, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Argentina, Vietnam, Korea, Hungary, Lebanon, Germany, Austria, Ireland, the United States, Canada, England, France, China, Ukraine, Brazil, Mexico, Romania and Slovakia. (photos)
Number of Holy Communions: 222 040
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 4629 (154 per day)
The members of the prayer community “Heart of Jesus” were in Medjugorje in the last few days. They participated in the prayer programme in the parish and also visited hills of Medjugorje. The leader of the community is a musician Alan Hržica that gave interview for web portal medjugorje.hr, and said the following: (photos)
The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of three Franciscan Orders, will solemnly be celebrated in Medjugorje on Sunday, October 4. The service of ''Memoria Transitus'' will be held on Saturday, after the evening Holy Mass. Parish office invites all parishioners for this prayer meeting, especially all those who are members of the great Franciscan family – members of the Secular Franciscan Order, Franciscan School Sisters and the YouFra.
Two friends, Darko Jurković and Miro Vasilj from Kloštar Ivanić came by bicycles to Medjugorje on Monday, September 21, just before the beginning of the evening Holy Mass. They travelled for 540 kilometres in 4 days time and they did not have any detailed or specific plan for this trip. It was all work of the Providence of God. They told us how some people were surprised by their decision to take this trip because of their age.
Mr. Rateb Jacob Rabie, the President of the Christian Ecumenical Community came to Medjugorje for a pilgrimage. Our journalists had chance to talk to him on our radio Mir Medjugorje. He is a Christian from Palestine, born in Jordan, as his parents were forced to leave Jerusalem in 1948.
The Association of St. Francis is active ever since 1993, in Romanian town Deva, in the region Erdely, and it was founded by Franciscan priest Bojte Csaba. The home for orphans, children without parents is also part of this Association.
On Sunday, September 13, 2015, Medjugorje celebrated the Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross that is traditionally celebrated on the first Sunday after the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Holy Masses were celebrated in the parish church at 7,8 a.m. and at 12 and 6 p.m. (photos)
Married couple from Karlovac, Katarina and Mladen Skukan decide to spend their holiday every year in September by coming here for a pilgrimage. They were our guests at the radio Mir and they said that the first time they arrived here was 4-5 years after the apparitions began. „During the first visit to Medjugorje, I felt special peace and it remained in my heart.
This Sunday, September 13, is the day when the parish of Medjugorje celebrates the feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Holy Masses in the parish church of St. James are scheduled at 7 a.m.,8 a.m.12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Solemn Holy Mass on Cross Mountain is at 11 a.m.
Number of Holy Communions: 358 760
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 7965 (256 per day)
Danli is a small town, surrounded with the mountains in the province El Paraiso, at the very south of Honduras, where in 2006, faithful built very authentic replica of the church of St. James from Medjugorje. (photos)
Bernarda Brunović, from Switzerland, even though she is blind and cannot see the world around her, is very much grateful to God for the gift of life and she lives the fullness of life. Beranrda is a student of theology and is involved in singing. She comes frequently to Medjugorje, especially for the Youth Festival.
The timetable of the evening prayer programme is changing this year as of September 1. Rosary will be at 5 p.m., Holy Mass at 6 p.m., and all other prayer services after the evening Holy Mass. Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9-10 p.m.
The 2nd European Congress of OFS and YouFra was completed on Sunday, August 23, with the Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Milienko Steko, the Provincial of Herzegovina Franciscan Province, in the Franciscan church of Sts. Peter and Paul.