Message, 25. January 2019

“Dear children! Today, as a mother, I am calling you to conversion. This time is for you, little children, a time of silence and prayer. Therefore, in the warmth of your heart, may a grain of hope and faith grow and you, little children, will from day to day feel the need to pray more. Your life will become orderly and responsible. You will comprehend, little children, that you are passing here on earth and you will feel the need to be closer to God, and with love you will witness the experience of your encounter with God, which you will share with others. I am with you and am praying for you but I cannot without your ‘yes’. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Holy Mass in Medjugorje in the memory of the victims of the past wars to be held on the Feast of Bl. Alojzije Stepinac

Medjugorje is remembering the victims of the past wars in this period, so the memorial of the Blessed Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac, Sunday, February 10, will be the day of celebrating Holy Mass for all parishioners killed in the course of the World War I and II, as well as during the Homeland War.

During the World War II out of 66 killed Franciscans in Herzegovinian Province, 10 of them were connected to Medjugorje parish and those are: Fr. Jozo Bencun, Fr. Marko Dragićević (Sr.), Fr. Mariofil Sivrić, Fr. Grgo Vasilj, Fr. Jenko Vasilj, Fr. Križan Galić, Fr. Bono Jelavić, Fr. Paško Martinac, Fr. Anđelko Nuić and Fr. Bernardin Smoljan.

Statistics for January, 2019.

01.02.2019

Number of Holy Communions:  25 000

Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 871  (28 per day)

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Half of the century of St. James church in Medjugorje

29.01.2019

This January, it has been half of the century since the church of St. James was built and solemnly blessed. After the parish was founded in 1892, the first parish church, very spacious and beautiful for the circumstances back then, was soon completed in 1897. Due to the unstable ground on which it was built, the walls began to crack and the building began to sink, so immediately after the World War I, parishioners began to think about the construction of the new church. The works were initiated in 1934, and were completed on January 19, 1969, when this church was blessed. Take a look at the photos from the time when the old church was destroyed, to the time the new one was built. (photo)

 
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The 17th death anniversary of late Fr. Leonard Orec

22.01.2019

On Monday, January 21, we commemorated the 17th anniversary of death of former Medjugorje parish priest and the founder of religious – humanitarian organization “Medjugorje – Mir”, Fr. Leonard Orec (born in Posuski Gradac, 1928 – died in Zagreb, 2002). Fr. Leonard served in Medjugorje from 1988 to 1991, in that period he served as a parish priest for more than one year.

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Archbishop Henryk Hoser met the mayor of Čitluk municipality

22.01.2019

The Apostolic Visitor for the parish of Medjugorje, Archbishop Henryk Hoser, visited Čitluk municipality and had a meeting with the municipal Mayor, Marin Radisic.

During this meeting, the Archbishop Hoser introduced mayor with the role of the Apostolic Visitor, entrusted to him by Pope Francis, shared his impressions on Medjugorje and spoke about the fruits of Medjugorje and plans regarding the constructions in the shrine.

Mayor Radišić presented the main characteristics of Čitluk municipality.

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Information

24.12.2018 - Mons. Henryk Hoser on Međugorje: This is the time and the place of conversion. This is where we live the new evangelisation

The Apostolic Visitor with the special role for the parish of Medjugorje, the Archbishop Henryk Hoser, paid a visit to Radio Mir Medjugorje and met all those who work there. ...(photos)

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14.12.2018 - BE OBEDIENT TO MONS. HOSER

Siate obedienti al mons. Hoser» (Be obedient to Mons. Hoser), these is what the Holy Father Francis told me after I told him I was the parish priest from Medjugorje and that Mons. Hoser was sending his regards to him. (photos)

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01.11.2017 - Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican’s Secretary of State speaks of Medjugorje

After the ceremony of blessings of the Great Hall of the Croatian Catholic University in Zagreb, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, held a press conference on Monday, October 30, on which occasion he answered a question regarding Medjugorje. As the Informative Catholic Agency reports, this is what the Cardinal said:

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08.04.2017 - The Press Conference of the Special Envoy of the Holy See, Mons. Henryk Hoser

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 4 pm, an hour-long press conference of the Special Envoy of the Holy See for Medjugorje, Dr. Henryk Hoser, was held in the Hall of St. John Paul II. Even though there were about fifty journalists registered, the interest for this event was much greater. The conference was translated into the Croatian, English, Italian, German and French languages, and those were the official languages spoken during the conference, while  a translation was also given in the Polish, Spanish and Slovakian languages.

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03.04.2017 - The homily of Archbishop Hoser (the Special Envoy of the Holy See) in Medjugorje, on April 1st, 2017

Dear brothers and sisters, I will speak in French, excuse me, for I have not yet learned the beautiful Croatian language!

We have gathered around the altar on the 5th Sunday of Lent. We have two more weeks from the Easter, and in a week time, it will be Palm Sunday, and in two weeks we are going to celebrate, at the end of Holy Week, the greatest Christian Feast Day - the Feast of the Resurrection.

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31.03.2017 - The words of Special Envoy of the Holy See given to the parish of Medjugorje

Mons. Henryk Hoser, Special Envoy of the Holy See for Medjugorje, on the occasion of his arrival to Medjugorje, in the church of St. James said to all gathered:

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30.03.2017 - The Special Envoy of the Holy See arrived to Medjugorje

After arriving to Sarajevo and paying visit to Mostar, the Special Envoy of the Holy See for the parish of Medjugorje, mons. Henryk Hoser, arrived to Medjugorje in the company of the Provincial of Herzegovina Neretva Province, Fr. Miljenko Steko. On the afternoon of Wednesday, March 29, he was welcomed by Fr. Marinko Sakota, the parish priest, brothers Franciscans, Franciscan School Sisters werving in Medjugorje and gathered parishioners and pilgrims. Children from the parish welcomed him with a bouquet of flowers.

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Reminder

„Follow me! “  (Mk 10, 21)

 

THE 26th INTERNATIONAL SPIRITUAL RETREAT FOR ORGANISERS OF PILGRIMAGES, LEADERS OF PEACE CENTRES AND LEADERS OF MEDJUGORJE PRAYER AND CHARITY GROUPS 

 

26th International spiritual retreat for organisers of pilgrimages, leaders of peace centres and leaders of Medjugorje prayer and charity groups shall be held in Medjugorje

from 18th  –  22th March, 2019.

 


7th International Spiritual Retreat for Life

 

to be held in Medjugorje from May 29- June 1, 2019

 

With the Mother of Life: the spiritual retreat for doctors and all medical workers, for those who are fighting for life, prayer for those who have lost a child, all who have been wounded by abortions, spontaneous miscarriages, for spouses who are longing for a child, for pro-life activists, victims of domestic violence, single parents, pregnant women…


THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL PILGRIMAGE FOR CHILDREN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES


 

THE 24th  INTERNATIONAL SPIRITUAL RETREAT FOR PRIESTS

to be held in Medjugorje from July 8-13, 2019


 

20TH INTERNATIONAL SPIRITUAL RETREAT FOR MARRIED COUPLES

to be held in Medjugorje from November 6-9, 2019

"Seek first the Kingdom of God!" (Mt 6, 33)

 


 

House of prayer “Domus Pacis” - Prayer and Fasting Seminars Silence

Seminars are conducted by franciscans of Međugorje.  Here are the dates according to language groups, as well as contact persons: Contact


29. MLADIFEST - SLIKE - VIDEO

Mladifest 2018

5. dan - (5.8.2018.)

4. dan - (4.8.2018)

2. dan - (2.8.2018.)

1. dan - (1.8.2018.)

 

 

 

 

 

 



Audio-video and photos live from the church in Medjugorje
 

 Beginning with the feast of St. Francis, we began broadcasting live audio-video programs and photos from the church in Medjugorje. You can follow them at the link
: http://medjugorje.hr/en/multimedia/  - croatia language from Church - Evening Prayer Programme - Adobe Flash media live  player

Media

 

Links both live audio and video in various languages:

www.medjugorje.hr    

www.medjugorje.de (Deutsch)
www.kathtube.com (Deutsch)

www.kathtube.com/player.php?id=32333   (Deutsch)
www.kit-tv.at  (Deutsch)

www.centromedjugorje.org

www.centromedjugorje.it

 www.medjugorje.ie

www.centremedjugorje.org

 www.medjugorjearabic.com

 www.centrummedjugorje.pl

www.qpmm.org     http://62.75.216.148 - USA KOREA

 


Spiritual movement of the Queen of Peace in the world

The movement, born after the apparitions of the Queen of Peace in Medjugorje, includes pilgrimages to Medjugorje, the setting up of Peace Centres, prayer and charity groups all around the world, as well as pastoral, publishing, humanitarian and other kinds of activities...
This questionnaire will give us the opportunity to have a better grasp of the worldwide dimension of the movement in the service of the Universal Church. It will help us to get to know each other better, to have better communication with various groups worldwide, as well as to grow better in our prayer and service.
We kindly ask all the leaders of Peace Centres, prayer and charity groups, as well as organisers of pilgrimages to fill in the questionnaire and to send it to Medjugorje to fax no. + 387.36.653 360, or to write to gospaspilgrim@gmail.com  in order to receive the questionnaire by email.
 

Questionnaire:

ČESKY / DEUTSCH / ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL / FRANCAIS / HRVATSKI / ITALIANO / MAGYAR / NEDERLANDS-VLAAMS / POLSKI / PORTUGUÊS / ROMANA / RUSSIAN / SLOVENSKY

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GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PRIESTS

We ask you to keep integrally the rules of the Church envisaged by the Code of the Canon La~ the general liturgical rules and the directives and the rules of the proper authorities of the Church in connection with the life and the service of the priest.
To take part in the liturgical life of the parish, according to the rules of the Church, it is necessary to have arecommendation letter of your bishop or your superior (celebret), not older than one year. (Cf" Code of the canon Law, Can. 903)


There are many events taking place in Medjugorje parish throughout the year, along with the regular seminars of fasting and prayer and different international spiritual retreats. Here are some of the important dates for Medjugorje parish in 2019:

March 6 – Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lent

March 18 – March 22 – The 26th International Spiritual Retreat for the Group Leaders and Organisers of Pilgrimages;

April 14 – Palm Sunday (procession from the old to the new church);

April 21 - Easter;

May 29 – June 1  - International Spiritual Retreat for Life;

May 18, Saturday – Sacrament of the Confirmation;

May 19, Sunday – Sacrament of the Holy Communion;

June 6-9 – the 8th International Pilgrimage for Children and Persons with Disabilities;

June 20 – Corpus Christi (procession through the parish with the Blessed Sacrament);

June 24 – Peace Walk from Humac to Medjugorje;

June 25 – the 38th Anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions;

July 8 - 13 – The 24th International Spiritual Retreat for Priests;

July 25 – Feast of St. James, patron saint of Medjugorje parish;

August 1 -6 – the 30th Youth Festival;

August 15 – Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary;

September 19 – Holy Mass on Cross Mountain, Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross;

November 6 - 9 – the 20th International Spiritual Retreat for Married Couples;

November 24 – Anniversary of Fr. Slavko’s death;

December 24   – Christmas Vigil;

December 31 – New Year’s Eve Vigil Prayer


Mother of God – the best pastoral theologian 

Max Domej from Gebetsktion Wien spoke to Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, Archbishop of Vienna, during his visit to Međugorje.
Both in Lourdes and Fatima the events first ceased and than Church had its decision about that. Its final decision. Sooner or later that will take place here as well, but in this case we let Mother of God with freedom of choice...I think that Medjugorje can continue well on their journey, with full trust that Church, Mother and Teacher, in this case, is going to continue to monitor their journey.
 

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Q U E S T I O N N A I R E

Respected brothers, the purpose and aim of this questionnaire is to make a list of priests who received their vocation  through Medjugorje. So, we kindly ask you to fill out this form with following information: (Questionnaire)