The 23rd International Spiritual Retreat for Priests began in Medjugorje

date: 03.07.2018.

The 23rd International Spritual Retreat for Priests began in Medjugorje on July 2, with the evening prayer programme and more than 300 participants from 24 countries: Lithuania, Ukraine, Slovakia, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France, Croatia, Slovenia, India, England, Denmark, Ireland, the United States, Spain, Hungary, Serbia, Peru, Mexico, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy and Romania, gathered on the first day. Fr. Ante Vuckovic, lecturer at the seminar celebrated the solemn Holy Mass at the White Dome of the St. James’ church. The coordinator is Fr. Marinko Sakota, the parish priest, while the theme is "Living on the Word of God
“Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures” (Lk 24:45) The seminar will finish on Saturday, July 7. The first spiritual retreat was held by late Fr. Slavko Barbaric in 1996 when about 30 priests gathered, but the number kept increasing each year more and more. Parishioners of Medjugorje are providing the free accommodation to the priests from all over the world, as they do each year.(photos)