On Thursday, August 2, the first full day of the Youth Festival, Rosary took place on Apparition Hill from 6 am with all of the youth participating. The morning programme continues from 9 am at the White Dome with prayer, catechesis of Fr. Ante Vuckovic and testimonies.
The coordinator of the 29th Youth Festival, parish priest Fr. Marinko Šakota, said on this occasion: “We start with the Apparition Hill, we pray the joyful mysteries to the apparition site, where the Statue of Our Lady is, and we finish with Holy Mass on Cross Mountain on August 6. This is something special and young people stay up all the night expecting for this event. This is the connection with these three places, Apparition Hill, parish church and Cross Mountain - three prayer places that are truly special and where we can open our hearts. This is the experience of many pilgrims and the youth who say that at those places their hearts are opened in a much easier way.”