Members of the Franciscan Youth from Medjugorje, together with their spiritual assistant Fr. Stanko Cosic, as well as with their regional spiritual assistant Fr. Slaven Brekalo, visited Switzerland from November 7-11, 2013. They visited Croatian Catholic Mission in Zurich and Croats in Switzerland. After they returned, some of them were guests at the radio programme of Radio Mir and they spoke about their journey. While in Switzerland, they played theatre spectacle “Quo vadis fili” and the audience responded well to that play. “People were moved with this performance and were generally very pleased with it. Our journey was long but with the help of Fr. Stanko and Fr. Slaven who accompanied us, we were able to endure it all. We came back home alive, healthy and happy. We would like to thank all of our host families, as well as to all who participated in the organization of this trip. We have visited many places.”
The Franciscan Youth from Medjugorje has around 100 members and it developed from the group of young people led by Fr. Slavko Barbaric. The first meeting was held on October 27, 1995. Those first meetings were held on Fridays after the evening Holy Mass and that is how it is even today. There are many different groups in the Franciscan Youth and some of those are: drama section, media, reading group, prayer group, creative group, charity group, sports group and ecological group.