Fr. Desire comes from the Ivory Coast, parish of Our Lady of the Perpetual Help in Abidjan, capital of the Ivory Coast. He is a priest for eleven years and recently he came to participate at the International Seminar for Priests for the third time. Here is what this young priest said about his experience of Medjugorje:
Fr. Alexander (on the right at the photo) is a priest for three years and comes from the Parisian Archdiocese. He took part in the 22nd International Seminar for priests in Medjugorje and he was our guest at the radio programme:
On Saturday, July 8, the 22nd International Seminar for Priests was concluded in Medjugorje and 253 priests, deacons and seminarians from 25 countries gathered for this event.
The 22nd International Seminar for Priests began in Medjugorje on July 3, with the evening prayer programme and more than 250 participants from 28 countries gathered on the first day. (photos)
A project called “36 children without parents for 36 years of Our Lady’s apparitions in Medjugorje” is taking place at the moment in Medjugorje. This is something initiated by Luchian Omania from Romania with his friends, and for three years now they are providing money for the trip to Medjugorje.
Prayer for St. Francis is “soul of life and work”, and we, by following his path, as the Franciscan Fraternity, are trying to bring the spirit of the prayer into all we live and work. Prior to the summer recess, we Fraternity of the parish of Christ the King Citluk, decided to spend on Apparition Hill, praying the Rosary.
Number of Holy Communions: 198 300
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 4130 (137 per day)
Medjugorje, August 1st – August 6th, 2017
THAT YOUR LOVE MAY GROW MORE AND MORE
The 22nd International Priests Seminar will be held in Međugorje
from July 3 to 8, 2017
The theme of the Meeting is:
"That your love may increase ever more" (Phil 1:9)
"In Our Lady's School"
On Sunday, June 25th, the solemn celebration of the 36th Anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions was held in Medjugorje with many pilgrims participating. (photos)
Fr. Danijel Vidović is Salesian priest from Zepce. This is what he said about his experience of Medjugorje: „Today I came for a day to pray in person for all those that I carry in my heart, as well as for all those who were part of my formation.
The visionary Ivanka Ivankovic-Elez had her regular annual apparition on June 25th 2017.
At her last daily apparition on May 7, 1985, Our Lady confided to Ivanka the 10th secret and told her that she would have an apparition once a year on the anniversary of the apparitions. It was that way also this year.
Many pilgrims came walking to Medjugorje for the 36th Anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions and among them was a group of 30 pilgrims who walked from Rama. Their journey started on Friday, June 23, early in the morning and they came to Medjugorje on Sunday morning, on the Anniversary day.
Today, on the Feast of St. John the Baptist and on the Eve of the 36th Anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions, as every year since 1992, the International Peace Walk was held from the Franciscan monastery of St. Anthony in Humac, to Medjugorje parish church of St. James.(foto)
Fr. Goran Azinovic was the main celebrant of the Holy Mass celebrated at the White Dome at 11 am and that was solemn conclusion of the 6th International Pilgrimage for Persons with Disabilities, held from Thursday, June 15. The largest number of the participants gathered this year, around 2200 of them, and some of them shared their experiences just before this Holy Mass. (photos)