The 12th Anniversary of death of Fr. Slavko Barbaric was commemorated in Medjugorje on November 24, 2012. Fr. Marinko Šakota, parish priest, celebrated the evening Holy Mass with 18 priests who have concelebrated with him. Fr. Marinko said in his homily: “Fr. Slavko is a model and inspiration for me personally. I can witness that as well as many people throughout the world. Why is Fr. Slavko inspiration and model in spirituality, in life in general? My impression was that Fr. Slavko did everything with the heart, with his whole being. There were no compromises with him when it came to important issues. He was a man who knew what he wanted. There was special clarity of understanding and his view in his soul, he was harmonised with the truth and goodness. He had perfect measure in everything he did, as well as in his prayer. It was not that he only worked, or that he only prayed. He did both in perfect harmony. He was able to be where he needed in exactly the right way.”
Fr. Slavko was remembered on Cross Mountain as well on that day. Fr. Miljenko Steko led the prayer of the Way of the Cross at 2 p.m. Mother’s Village, institution founded by late Fr. Slavko, remembered its founder and commemorated his death anniversary as well.