The 12th International Seminar for Married Couples that gathered more than 250 participants from eight different languages was held in Medjugorje from 21st to 24th September 2011. The theme of seminar was „Marriage – in faith and with faith“, with prof. Ljilja Vokic as the main lecturer while Fr. Miljenko Steko was the coordinator of the seminar. The programme consisted of morning and afernoon lectures, continued with the evening prayer programme in the church of St. James and there were morning prayers on Cross Mountain and Apparition Hill as well.
The seminar finished on Saturday with Holy Mass at 11 a.m. and Fr. Marinko Sakota was the main celebrant.
Among various participants we met those who came all the way from Alaska, the United States. Ralph and Edith came to Medjugorje for the first time in 2000. Ever since that time they started following all of the events from Medjugorje through the official web site of the shrine. That is how they found out about this retreat for married couples and decided to come with another couple. This is what they said for radio station „Mir“ Medjugorje: „We are happy to be here, this is our first time to attend this retreat, we indeed feel content and welcomed from the moment we first arrived to Medjugorje. We were immediately able to feel that something special takes place here.“ (photos)