News archive

The Summer Prayer Programme schedule

The summer Prayer Programme schedule in Medjugorje begins on May 1st.

Praying of the Rosary in the Parish Church begins at 6.00 pm. Holy Mass is at 7.00 pm, followed by the Prayer Programme according to the day of the week. Eucharistic adoration on Wednesday and Saturday is at 10.00 pm. Both the Rosary on Apparition Hill and the Way of the Cross on Krizevac begin at 4.00 pm.

Objavljeno: 27.04.2009.

The pilgrimage of bikers

On Saturday, April 25, 2009, took place in Medjugorje a pilgrimage of bikers organised by the Christian Association KUP-KARMEL, the same that is organising the Peace Marathon. Robert Rukavina, president of the Association, imagined this pilgrimage as an event during which many bikers would discover new paths and visit a place where many wanted to go, but never did so.

Objavljeno: 26.04.2009.

Motorcyclists from Split on pilgrimage to Medjugorje

On Saturday, April 25, took place in Medjugorje the pilgrimage of motorcyclists organized by the Christian association KUP-KARMEL. Among many others there were members of the club „Fjaka“ from Split. The club was founded in 2003, and counts 26 members. We asked Oliver Kolovrat about this pilgrimage:

Objavljeno: 26.04.2009.

Riding marathon Kupres-Medjugorje 2009

The Croatian riding club “Konjanik” organized also this year a riding marathon to Medjugorje. Eight riders started at Kupres on Friday, April 24, in the morning, and on Saturday, April 25, four others joined them in Sovici. The goal in Medjugorje reached eight riders about 4 PM.

Objavljeno: 25.04.2009.

Valentin Inzko, the High Representative of the European Union in Bosnia and Herzegovina visited Medjugorje

Valentin Inzko, the High Representative of the European Union in Bosnia and Herzegovina visited Medjugorje on Saturday, April 18, 2009. He already came about twenty times. On Saturday, he assisted the Evening Mass at 6 PM. We spoke with him during his visit.

Objavljeno: 21.04.2009.

From Palm Sunday to Easter

Between Palm Sunday and Easter, pilgrims from all over the world gathered together in Medjugorje: from Croatia to North America, from Lebanon and Palestine (the city of Nazareth) to Denmark, Belgium and Luxemburg, from Korea to La Martinique, Guadeloupe and La Reunion, from Austria, Germany and Switzerland to Malta, Spain, Portugal, France and Italy, from Romania and Hungary to Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, from Ireland and England to Lithuania, Latvia and Russia. (foto)

Objavljeno: 15.04.2009.

Prayer for the victims of the earthquake in Italy

The parish Medjugorje and the pilgrims empathize with the victims of the serious earthquake that stroke Italy. In all the Masses in Medjugorje, special prayers are offered these days for this intention.

Objavljeno: 08.04.2009.

Liturgical program of the Easter Tridium

Holy Thursday - April 9 - Day of the institution of the Eucharist and of Priesthood. On that day, there is only one Mass - in the evening. In the morning, there is neither Mass nor Confessions. The Eucharist is the most precious of all that Jesus left us, therefore on that day everyone should assist Holy Mass.

Objavljeno: 07.04.2009.

Palm Sunday – Passion Sunday

Palm or Passion Sunday is an introduction into the Holy Week, which ends with the solemnity of the Resurrection. The Church remembers the triumphal entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem few days before the Jewish feast of Pesah. This entry is described in all four Gospels (Mk 11,1-11, Mt 21,1-11, Lk 19,28-44, i Jn 12,12-19). The Church remembers also the Passion of Jesus, which followed. (foto)

Objavljeno: 05.04.2009.

Preparing the 20th YOUTH FESTIVAL - MLADIFEST - Medjugorje 2009

The parish Medjugorje is preparing for the 20th International Youth Prayer Meeting – Mladifest, with the theme, “Do whatever he tells you” (John 2,5) (see: Program), (MORE)

Objavljeno: 03.04.2009.

Statistics for March 2009

Holy Communions distributed: 53.000

Concelebrating priests: 1.127 (36/day)

Objavljeno: 01.04.2009.

Lenten canticles from Hvar in Medjugorje

 “Saint Cecily’s choir” from Jelsa, island Hvar, sung in Medjugorje on Friday, March 27, 2009. The evening Mass at 6 p.m. was presided by Fr. Stanko Jelčić, parish priest of Jelsa, and the choir under direction of Slavko Reljić sung during the Eucharistic celebration.

Objavljeno: 30.03.2009.

The annual apparition of our Lady to Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo on march 18, 2009

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. Several thousand pilgrims gathered in prayer of the Rosary at the 'Blue Cross'. The apparition lasted from  13:52 to 13:58.

Objavljeno: 18.03.2009.

Cardinal Ersilio Tonini: Medjugorje? A blessed place, a source of spirituality that transforms the mind

What do you think about the Medjugorje phenomenon?

“I think that it is a blessed place and a grace of God; who goes to Medjugorje returns transformed, changed, he reflects himself in that source of grace that is Christ. Christ is at the same time the tap and the source. If in Medjugorje, as it is obvious by now, many conversions happen, it surely means that there is the hand of God. I believe that we should look at Medjugorje with serenity and trust, appreciating all the good and holy things that happen in that place.”

Objavljeno: 13.03.2009.

“Medjugorje is a place of grace, and the fruits - the many conversions - are a proof for it” (Mons. Giovanni Battista Pichierri)

Bruno Volpe spoke with Mons. Giovanni Battista Pichierri, Bishop of Trani, in Puglia, who declared, “I think that the prudent position of the Church on the topic is just and legitimate. The visionaries continue to speak, therefore, it is necessary to wait. But if the faithful are coming in such a great numbers, there must be a positive reason for it”.

Objavljeno: 02.03.2009.