15th International Seminar for Priests began on Monday evening with Prayer to the Holy Spirit and evening Holy Mass at 7 p.m. at White Dome outside the church of St. James in Medjugorje. Dr.Fr. Ivan Sesar, Provincial of Herzegovina Franciscan Province celebrated Holy Mass.
Dr. Fr. Miljenko Steko is coordinator of this seminar.
Theme of this international seminar is: “Take courage, I have overcome the world” (John, 16,33). Lecturers at this seminar are Franciscans from Medjugorje: dr.fr. Tomislav Pervan, dr.fr Miljenko Steko, Fr. Danko Perutina and Fr. Svetozar Kraljevic.
Along with various simultaneous translations for many priests, this seminar is broadcasted through Internet, all live in several languages: Croatian, German, English, Spanish and Italian and is available on (www.kathtube.com).
These seminars began in the summer of 1996, as the answer to the requests from priests themselves. Late Fr. Slavko Barbaric, held the first seminar after consulting the rest of brother Franciscans, and ever since that time this became tradition, usually in the first week after the Anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions. (live video)