Number of Holy Communions: 39 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 1049 (33 per day)
Encouraged by the Pope's words: "It is necessary for the mission of the Church to adapt to the times and to use the modern means that technology makes available to us", we invite to the IT conference all of the technological professionals who want to apply their skills, abilities and expertise in projects related to the permeation of the technological world and thw spirituality, as well as to the spread of evangelization.
''Peace! Peace! Peace! May peace reign between God and people! This profound message sets two clear starting points for peace: God and man, God and human being. Harmony between God and human beings is an essential act for world peace", Archbishop Cavalli said, adding that "we begin this new year blessed by God".
The 10th International Pilgrimage for Children with Developmental Disabilities and Persons with Disabilities will be held in Medjugorje from May 17-19, 2024.
Number of Holy Communions: 66 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 1523 (49 per day)
In the previous 2023 there have been 1 731 000 Holy Communions given in the church, and total of 42 647 priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses.
At the last daily apparition to Jakov Colo on September 12th, 1998, Our Lady told him that henceforth he would have one apparition a year, every December 25th, on Christmas Day. This is also how it was this year. The apparition began at 2:20 pm and lasted 6 minutes. Our Lady came with little Jesus in her arms. Through Jakov, Our Lady gave the following message:
Dear children, today with my Son in my arms, I desire to call all of you to pray to the little Jesus for the healing of your heart. Children, often in your hearts sin rules which destroys your life and you can not feel God's presence. That is why, on this day of grace, when grace is spreading throughout the whole world, surrender your life and your heart to the Lord, so that the Lord may heal them with His grace. Only with pure hearts will you be able to experience the birth of Jesus anew in you, and the light of His birth will illuminate your life. I bless you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.
Let us make our way to the manger, together with St. Francis of Assisi, with tears in our eyes, let us thank the Lord for becoming one of us, for being incarnated in order to redeem us.
Merry Christmas everyone, merry Christmas to all the people. May God, who is love, continue to deeply love and justify us.
If Jesus knew even before His coming among us what He would experience from all of us, and yet He came, shouldn't we also follow the same path whatever we experience and be with the small, the unknown, the weak, the forgotten, the unfit, the closed, the poor, the strangers…
Upon arrival in Montevideo, Br. Zvonimir was welcomed by Father Marcelo Marciano, who testified at this year's Youth Festival, and Br. Zvonimir also met with members of the Medjugorje Center foundation, and at the end Br. Zvonimir held a catechesis while celebrating the Holy Mass.
Everything he did, he did with so much zeal, dedication, fervor and responsibility according to his own conscience. With his inner attitude towards the work, he developed to the end all the talents that God gave him. In all this, he was an exceptionally a good soul, a good man. When it was necessary to protect this project and desire of Our Lady with work and deeds, you were not afraid to expose yourself and your family. You did not fear anyone, only the Lord.
We invite you to register for our conference via the following link https://mediamirmedjugorje.com/conference. The number of places is limited, so we encourage you to register early and reserve your place on this digital-spiritual pilgrimage that starts on March 7 and ends on March 10, 2024 in Medjugorje.
Number of Holy Communions: 50 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 1684 (56 per day)
After the end of the 12th national congress, a six-kilometer long procession was held with the statue of the Queen of Peace, and at the end, Br. Zvonimir said that "peace is a symbol of God's blessing" and that "those who have peace in their hearts will be able to give it to others." (FOTO)
Fr. Danko Perutina spoke about the history of the Croatian people and the persecutions they went through during the Turkish and communist times. He emphasized the importance of the role that the Franciscans played throughout the centuries in preserving the faith of Catholics in these areas. Then he spoke about the fruits of Medjugorje and said that Medjugorje feeds the whole world with its fruits. To date, more than one million Holy Masses have been celebrated in Medjugorje, and from 1985 to the present, more than 46 million Holy Communions have been distributed. He spoke about priestly and religious vocations that originated in Medjugorje. He recalled the position of the Church on Medjugorje. (PHOTO)