Missionary Fr. Boris Dabo was born on September 7, 1952 in Novalja at Croatian island Pag. He was ordained as a priest in Krk Diociese in 1979, and served for three years in Mali Losinj as the spiritual assistant. At his own request, with permission of Bishop Karmel Zazinovic, he went to Dublin to learn English and to be prepared for missionary work in Zambia, where he lives and serves since 1983. He was our guest at radio station Mir and he spoke about his experience of Medjugorje where he came for the first time more than 30 years ago.
„I was assistant parish priest at that time in Mali Losinj. It was a year before I moved to missions, when I heard about the apparitions. As I had some days to spend on holiday, I decided to come to Medjugorje with a young priest, my colleague. I felt I came to the holy ground. Each time I return here for holiday from the missions, I come to Medjugorje, as I really love coming here. The apparitions are not so important to me, even though I appreciate all testimonies and experiences of pilgrims. What matters to me are the fruits of those apparitions. In my missions in Zambia, at the very border with Angola, there was civil war held for years. There was one mission station at the border that was completely destroyed during the civil war.
When the war was over, people invited me to go there, to celebrate Holy Mass and to confess. I could feel at that place what I feel here in Medjugorje – holiness and sacred grounds. That is what I feel here and I always gladly return because of that. It is a feeling of Mary’s presence and she leads me towards what is important, the center of all, to Jesus Christ. I believe that people who are here play important role in that too. I can see that many people who are here have similar feelings about this place. That is how the spiritual atmosphere is created, the spiritual energy one can feel here“, said Fr. Boris.