From July 4 to 9, 2005, took place in Medjugorje the 10th International seminar for priests and religious (men). For this encounter in form of a retreat, about 300 priests from 26 countries of the world gathered together. (photos)
The 10th International seminar for priests in form of a retreat has begun in Medjugorje on Monday, July 4th, 2005. This retreat is preached by Fr. Zvjezdan Linic, ofm, preacher of the Retreat House “Tabor” in Samobor, near Zagreb (Croatia). (photos)
Fr. Branko Radoš, pastor of Medjugorje, met one of his young parishioners – the tennis player Marin Cilic.
“The Master Olof Choir” from Stockholm, Sweden, under direction of M. Bo Tobiasson, began a tour in B&H and Croatia on Saturday, July 2, in the Parish Church in Medjugorje. The choir accompanied the Evening Mass, and after Mass gave a short concert for the faithful. The concert was broadcasted live on Radio “Mir” Medjugorje.
For the 24th anniversary of the apparitions, the Information Center «Mir» Medjugorje published a new CD. This CD contains meditations and songs known to all those who are coming for Adoration to Medjugorje.
Angel Maria Garcia Alvarez (from Madrid, Spain), architect designer of the new crown offered to St. James’ in Medjugorje at the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the apparitions (also designer of the magnificent Magna Monstrance offered to the Shrine in 2001) gave a testimony about how this project came about and how it was realised.
The 24th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions was celebrated in Medjugorje and all over the world. (photos: 23. - 25. 06. 2005.)
The visionary Ivanka Ivankovic-Elez had her regular annual apparition on June 25th 2005.
Moira Lister, stage, film and TV actress (born in 1923) who made her brilliant career in London (see: http://www.tonyhancock.org.uk/moira.html), came on her second pilgrimage to Medjugorje in June 2005. With tears of joy, she gave her testimony.
Numerous pilgrims are asking us questions about the construction and the media project “Mary TV” undertaken in Medjugorje by the organisations “Children of Medjugorje” and “Sveti Maximilien Kolbe”, means Denis Nolan and Sr. Emmanuel Maillard.
On Saturday, June 25, 2005, the Shrine of the Queen of Peace in Medjugorje celebrates the 24th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions.
In June 2005, Chris Rogers (journalist and newsreader) and Matt Writtle (photographer, winner of several photographic awards) came from the UK to make a photo-reportage about Medjugorje for “The Times Magazine”. For Chris, it was like coming back home after 15 years. Matt came to Medjugorje for the first time. Višnja Spajić spoke with them for Radio “Mir” Medjugorje.
On June 12, a day before the Feast of St. Anthony, a group of secondary school directors and professors from Zagreb (Croatia) came to Medjugorje. They participated in the Sunday Mass celebration, and in the evening, they visited Cross Mountain and Apparition Hill.
The Novena in thanksgiving for 24 years of the apparitions of the Queen of Peace is beginning in Medjugorje. We pray the rosary at the Apparition Hill every day at 4 pm, and we invite all Our Lady’s pilgrims, wherever they may be, to unite in a joyful prayer!
The Web site www.kath.net published on May 25 a text in which it is said: “Our Lady’s apparitions in Medjugorje were credible for the Pope, which can be seen from his private correspondence with a renowned Polish journalist Marek Skwarnicki and his wife Zofia”.