The new statue of St. Francis acquired for Medjugorje was exposed for the first time on Monday, October 1st, during the evening prayer program at the outside altar of the parish church.
After the evening Mass, the statue was blessed by Fr. Miljenko Šteko, in the presence of the parish priest Fr. Petar Vlašić and other Franciscans serving in Medjugorje.
The statue was exposed during the prayer triduum and spiritual preparation for the feast of St. Francis, which was celebrated on October 4th.