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The 18th International Youth Prayer Meeting – a Festival of Joy

From August 1 to 6 took place in Medjugorje the 18th International Youth Prayer Meeting under the title, “Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another” (Jn 13:34).

A day or two before the beginning, a multitude of youngsters was coming to Medjugorje. Many wanted to climb the Apparition Hill and Cross Mountain and pray there before the beginning of the Festival. (photos)

Objavljeno: 06.08.2007.

Bernd Posselt, a deputy in the European Parliament, spoke to the youth in Medjugorje

On Friday, August 3rd, Bernd Posselt from Bavaria (Germany), member of the Christian-social Union (CSU), and a deputy in the European Parliament, spoke to the youth in Medjugorje. He was explaining what Europe was and how to participate in the construction of a Europe we want it to be. He invited young people to be active in the political life, because Europe will be Christian as much as its citizens are Christians. (photos)

Objavljeno: 03.08.2007.

Mons. Domenico Sigallini, Bishop of Palestrina near Rome, participates in the Youth Festival in Medjugorje

Domenico Sigallini, Bishop of Palestrina (a diocese that belongs to the Roman Diocese) takes part in the Youth Festival in Medjugorje for the second time. On Thursday, August 2, he introduced this year’s theme: “Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another” (Jn 13:34). (photos)

Objavljeno: 02.08.2007.

The 18th International Youth Festival has began

On August 1st began in Medjugorje the 18th International Youth Festival. This prayer meeting began with the prayer of the Rosary followed by the welcoming words to young people from all the continents. (photos)

Objavljeno: 01.08.2007.

Mons. Joseph Leo Charron, Bishop Emeritus of Des Moines (USA), visited Medjugorje

Mons. Joseph Leo Charron, Bishop Emeritus of Des Moines (USA), visited Medjugorje I July 2007.

On Sunday, July 15, he presided Holy Mass for English speaking pilgrims and gave a homily.

Objavljeno: 31.07.2007.

On Bicycle from Bern (Switzerland) to Medjugorje

Ivan Čolina (age 44, father of four children), a Croatian who lives and works in Bern (Switzerland), born in the Herzegovinian parish Kongora, fulfilled his vow: to come on bicycle from Bern to Medjugorje.

Objavljeno: 29.07.2007.

The First International Mary’s Meals Conference in Medjugorje: a Proposition of a Simple Solution to World Hunger that Works

The Humanitarian Organization “Scottish International Relief” organized in Medjugorje the first international Mary’s Meals conference from June 11 to 15, 2007.

Objavljeno: 27.07.2007.

Feast of St. James the apostle, patron of the parish of Medjugorje

On June 25, the parish of Medjugorje celebrated the feast of St. James, its patron saint.

Following tradition, the morning Eucharistic celebration which took place in the park near the parish church was preceded by a procession with the statue of St. James, and the singing of the litanies of All Saints. This year, the honour to carry the statue was given to those living in the areas of Medjugorje called Ostojići. (photos)

Objavljeno: 26.07.2007.

Mons. Luigi Bommarito for the third time in Medjugorje

Mons. Luigi Bommarito, Archbishop Emeritus of Catania (Italy), was in Medjugorje in July 2007. This is his third coming to Medjugorje.

He prayed here, heard confessions and celebrated Holy Mass for the Italian pilgrims.

Objavljeno: 24.07.2007.

Holy Father Benedict XVI prayed in front of an image of Our Lady of Medjugorje

The Web portal of Radio Vatican reports in a text of July 21, 2007, that the Pope Benedict XVI, in Lorenzago di Cadore where he is staying until July 27, spent one hour in prayer in front of an image of Our Lady of Medjugorje.

Radio Vatican is saying that it was a very poignant moment.

Objavljeno: 23.07.2007.

Mass for Peace in Oregon – 26th anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions in Medjugorje

The Center for Peace-West in Portland, Oregon, a Medjugorje Information Center, opened in 1983 to spread the messages of Our Lady of Medjugorje. We do Medjugorje presentations, two pilgrimages a year and publish a monthly newsletter. For many years on June 25th, we have been celebrating the anniversary of Our Lady's apparitions in Medjugorje with a Mass for Peace.

Objavljeno: 22.07.2007.

“With Mary, waiting for the coming of the Holy Spirit”

The Twelfth International Seminar for Priests took place in Medjugorje from 2 to 7 July 2007. he theme of the seminar was, “With Mary, waiting for the coming of the Holy Spirit”. (photos)

Objavljeno: 08.07.2007.

Mons. Sebastian Thekethecheril from India participated in the International Seminar for Priests

Mons. Sebastian Thekethecheril, bishop of the diocese Vijayapuram (Kerala, India) was in Medjugorje from July 2 to 7, 2007, during the international retreat for priests. He also celebrated Holy Mass for the English-speaking pilgrims and gave a homily.

Objavljeno: 07.07.2007.

Statistics for May and June 2007

May 2007:

Holy Communions distributed: 159.600

Concelebrating priests: 3.202


June 2007:

Holy Communions distributed: 187.000

Concelebrating priests: 3.468

Objavljeno: 01.07.2007.

Fr. Rainer Herteis, Diocese Eichstätt (Germany)

Fr. Rainer Herteis, born in 1975, received his priestly ordination on May 6, 2006, in the Diocese Eichstätt (Germany). The story of his life and of his vocation are closely connected with Medjugorje. In June 2007, he was in Medjugorje. Lidija Paris spoke with him.

 

Objavljeno: 29.06.2007.