And indeed, from His fullness we have received grace to grace, for He is our peace!
With desire that God’s peace reigns in all of the hearts, all of the families, all of the countries and in the whole world, united in prayer with all of the friends of Medjugorje throughout the world:
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
May this Christmas be for you day of joy and peace. May Jesus visit you in your families and may he be born in the hidden place of your heart! (photos)
Čestitka - fra Marinko Šakota, župnik
The first one is the 27th International Spiritual Retreat for Organisers of the Pilgrimages, Leaders of Peace Centres and Leaders of Medjugorje Prayer and Charity Groups and it is to be held from March 2-6, 2020.
Number of Holy Communions: 62 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 2140 (71 per day)
Medjugorje is not the only place, but it is among the rare ones on earth where nobody will be surprised if you pray. Here, they would be surprised if you do not pray! This is a rare place where you can go around with the rosary in your hands and nobody will ask you what you do, said Fr. Ante. (PHOTO)
'The Church has a place for all! Just like Franciscans, once they decide to follow their community, the same is for all new communities and members of the consecrated life, all under one condition, that they follow the Church and place the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the center of their lives”. (PHOTO)
''We came here from different parts of the world, in this place where one can feel Our Lady’s presence and she is the one who completely lived that logics, gave herself to God and to the others.'' (PHOTO)
Be just like the Blessed Virgin Mary was, be kind and nice, be beautiful as she was. Someone asked Mary, How come you are so beautiful? Incredible beauty of hers…She responded, I am beautiful because I love! Let us be good and beautiful and may God bless you all, said Msgr. Hoser in his homily. (PHOTO)
The jury, under the honorary chairmanship of Bishop Artur Miziński decided to grant this award to Archbishop Hoser for his persistent and continuous teaching towards all farmers and people in charge of the agricultural politics in Poland.
"This award honours all property owners, agricultural producers, gardeners and fruit producers, whose land was destroyed at the time of the communism regime”, says the report of the jury.
Number of Holy Communions: 193 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 4858 (156 per day)
Fr. Miljenko Šteko, OFM, the Provincial of Herzegovina Franciscan Province was elected as the President of the Union of Friars Minor of Europe (UFME), during their general Assembly that gathered Franciscan Provinces from all European countries.
The 20th International Spiritual Retreat for Married Couples will be held in Medjugorje from November 6 to 9, 2019. The theme of this, as well as every other retreat is “Follow me” (Mk 10, 21).
The leader of the retreat is Medjugorje parish priest, Fr. Marinko Sakota, and for more information click HERE.
Number of Holy Communions: 230 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 5570 (185 per day)
As of tomorrow, we enter into the month of Our Lady, October. Let us never forget to thank Our Lady for all goods we received. On Friday, October 4, we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of three Franciscan orders. On Thursday, after the evening Holy Mass, there will be service of Transitus, memorial of death of St. Francis.
As you surrender your lives in the vows of obedience, poverty and chastity before the Cross of the Lord, may you continue to live under His shadow. Gaze often at the Cross and share your stories of life at the foot of the Cross, say to the Cross all those burdens and pains, but also be able to place your joy there too and may you continue to walk in the newness until the rest of your lives.” (PHOTO)
As we know, one branch of the New Evangelisation has pastoral responsibility for the shrines in the world. Even though Medjugorje has still not been officially recognised as the shrine, this place is the destination for millions of pilgrims each year. Since we too have the responsibility for pilgrimages, I received this invitation with great gratitude, as it has brought me here.