The programme of Youth Festival on Sunday, August 2, 2015

date: 02.08.2015.

The programme of the 26th Youth Festival in Medjugorje continued on Sunday, August 2, 2015. Morning was reserved for the Holy Masses in different languages, and the programme continued at 4 p.m. with the prayer and testimonies. The visionary Marija Pavlović Lunetti spoke first and then Leticia Blanco Gordon from Peru gave a testimony on how the community „ Apostles of Mary, the Queen of Peace“ in Peru was established. It was the community that is fruit of Medjugorje. Along with Letitia, the other members of the community came to thank God and the Queen of Peace for 15 years of their work. She said they were blessed to have 7 nuns from enclosed order who asked for a special permission from their bishop to come here. Gottfried Prenner, lay theologian from Austria spoke in the second part of the programme. He experienced his conversion in 1984, during the apparition of Our Lady. For the last 13 years he works as a missionary in Eastern Europe, Germany, Kosovo, Palestine, Brazil, Ruanda and many other counties. During the time when he preaches and gives lectures he speaks about apparitions in Medjugore and is forming prayer groups. The Holy Mass at 7 p.m. was again the central part of the programme, with Fr. Filip Pavlovic as the main celebrant. He was ordained last year, comes from Bijakovici, Medjugorje parish and is serving in Zapresic, Croatia at the moment. The homily was given by Fr. Ivan Filipović, former member of Cenacolo community, while 407 priests concelebrated. At the end of Holy Mass, the procession of young representatives of each country was held outside the White Dome in the shape of a heart. After the Statue of Our Lady was brought back at the altar, the Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament followed. (foto)