The 7th International Pilgrimage for Persons with Disabilities began in Medjugorje

date: 15.06.2018.

The 7th International Pilgrimage for Persons with Disabilities, began in Medjugorje on Thursday, June 14 with gathering and the evening prayer programme at the White Dome of St. James church. Rosary was led by Fr. Perica Ostojic, and Fr. Marinko Sakota, celebrated Holy Mass with 57 priests concelebrating. The pilgrimage is held with the theme - Living on the Word of God “Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures” (Lk 24:45). This year, there are around 1700 participants from 12 countries gathered. The organisator is Association Encounter from Citluk, along with the Parish Office Medjugorje and Mother's Village. Paila Tomic, a member of the Organisation Team said: «All of the messages I receive show us how people in these days receive many graces, this is a huge light and a gift for them and it means so much to persons with disabilities. What is special about this pilgrimage is that parishioners of Medjugorje provide free accommodation, food and drinks to all participants. We thank them so much, as they have shown big and opened hearts once again, as well as compassion and openess.” These pilgrimages were initiated by Sr. Rastislava Ralbovsky who has been coming to Medjugorje with persons with disabilites from Dakovo, Croatia since 1998. (photos)