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Franz Gollowitsch (Fragollo Reisen, Austria) organised his first pilgrimage to Medjugorje on July 8, 1985. During the past 20 years, he accompanied personally 365 pilgrimages, which means that he spent two years in the bus, and more than three years of his life in Medjugorje… He was not giving up during the war either, when – together with the pilgrims – he was tirelessly bringing humanitarian help and helping the orphans.
Because of serious health conditions of the Holy Father, in Medjugorje we are praying today for his intentions in all the Masses.
While Holy Father, according to the words of his nearest collaborators “is already contemplating God”, perpetual prayers are held also in Medjugorje. On Saturday, April 2, the usual hour of Adoration at 9 pm is prolonged until midnight, for the intentions of the Pope and for the Church.
Josip Coha began his pilgrimage to Medjugorje on Sunday, March 6, in Bistra Gornja near Zagreb covered with snow. He reached his goal on Friday, March 18, in short sleeves, on a temperature of 22°C. Mons. Vlado Kosic, auxiliary bishop of Zagreb, and from Tomica Novosel, his parish priest gave him a blessing for this pilgrimage.
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The Mexican television movie star Eduardo Verastegui came to the Shrine of the Queen of Peace in Medjugorje for the first time in March 2005. He heard about Medjugorje for the first time from his English teacher three years ago, when he moved from Mexico to Los Angeles. He had to learn English, because he has signed a contract for a movie to be made in the USA. His teacher is very devoted to Our Lady and to Medjugorje, and she spoke to him about apparitions, visionaries, messages, confessions and prayers in Medjugorje. “This is how my conversion began. I started to go to the church daily, and among the Catholics, wherever I came, I heard only “Medjugorje, Medjugorje”…, says Eduardo.
The visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo had daily apparitions from June 24th 1981 to December 25th 1982. During the last daily apparition, Our Lady gave her the 10th secret, and told her that she would appear to her once a year, on the 18th of March. It has been this way through the years.
During the 12th International Meeting for Leaders of Medjugorje Peace Centers and Prayer, Pilgrim and Charity groups (March 6 to 10, 2005) we have presented to the participants the first rough copy of the Address Book, which is giving witness of the universality of the spiritual movement inspired by Our Lady’s apparitions in Medjugorje.
The 12th International Meeting for Leaders of Medjugorje Peace Centers and Prayer, Pilgrim and Charity groups took place in Medjugorje from March 6 to 10, 2005. About 120 participants came from about 15 countries. The theme of this encounter was: “The guide and the pilgrim”.
The Counsel of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina has decided on February 22, 2005, that citizens of Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary do not need the visa for Bosnia and Herzegovina during the period of April 1st to October 31st, 2005.
These days, Gregory Nam, president of the Association «Queen of Peace Missionary» (see: www.qpmm.org), is on pilgrimage in Medjugorje with a group of American Koreans. The association was founded with the goal of spreading Our Lady’s message to the Koreans all over the world. The group is accompanied by Fr. Timothy Yun, member of the administration board, at present studying Liturgy in Rome.
Rafo Drupulic, the first winner of the “Music Talents Story Super Nova TV Show”, took part in the Prayer and Fasting seminar in silence in the house of prayer “Domus Pacis” in Medjugorje, from February 20 to 26.
Radio “Mir” Medjugorje has started a humanitarian action called “Za život” (In Favour of Life). Cardinal Vinko Puljic, archbishop of Vrhbosna (Sarajevo), President of the Counsel for the Family of the Bishops’ Conference of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has encouraged this project saying that, however, people should not live from donations, but from their own work. “The responsibility of the society is to make it possible that people live from their work.”
In the Year of the Eucharist declared by the Holy Father, there will be a whole-night adorations in the Parish Medjugorje on each 25th of the month, when Our Lady is giving her message.