In a special liturgy, which is celebrated on the 3rd of October, the vigil of St. Francis’ feast, the worldwide Franciscan family celebrates the “Transitus” – the moment of Saint Francis’ passing into eternity.
In St. James’ parish in Medjugorje, this rite was celebrated at the outside altar immediately after the evening Mass. The Medjugorje Friars, the Franciscan Sisters, Frama (the Franciscan Youth Fraternity) together with members of the Franciscan Third Order took part in the celebration.
In the presence of many parishioners and pilgrims, this year’s liturgy of the Transitus was presided over by Fr. Danko Perutina, and included the participation of the choir of the Franciscan Youth Fraternity and the “Little Doves of Peace” children’s choir.