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Christmas and New Year – preparation and programme

Preparation for Christmas: Novena on Apparition Hill at 2 pm, Confessions at 5 pm.

Living Manger: On Christmas Eve between the Evening Mass and the Christmas Vigil Mass, on the Feast of the Holy Innocents, and on New Year’s Eve, the Cenacolo Community presents “The Living Manger” musical drama in front of the outside Altar.

New Year’s Eve: The Vigil begins on 31/12/’07 at 10.00pm with Adoration, followed by Holy Mass.

Objavljeno: 17.12.2007.

Celebration of the 10th anniversary of Radio MIR Medjugorje

The 10th anniversary of broadcasting of Radio MIR Medjugorje was celebrated on Saturday, December 8th, with Holy Mass in Saint James’ parish church in Medjugorje. The Eucharistic celebration was presided by Dr. Fr. Ivan Sesar, Provincial of the Herzegovinian Franciscan Province of the Assumption of Mary and former Director of the Information Centre and Radio MIR Medjugorje, in concelebration with Dr. Fr. Miljenko Steko, current Director of the Information Centre and Radio MIR Medjugorje, Fr. Mario Knezovic, former Manager of the Information Centre and Chief Editor of Radio MIR Medjugorje, the Franciscans serving in Medjugorje and priests on pilgrimage in this place.

Holy Mass was attended by the employees, collaborators and supporters of Radio MIR Medjugorje. Musical group “Mystery” from Zagreb embellished this celebration with lovely music.

Objavljeno: 14.12.2007.

House of prayer „Domus Pacis“ – annual report for the year 2007

Prayer and Fasting seminars in silence

Croatian                       4 seminars         158

Polish                           4 seminars          111

French                          2 seminars          81

Italian                           2 seminars          99

Austrian                        4 seminars          85

Lithuanian                    3 seminars         150

Czech                           1 seminar            46

Ukrainian                      1 seminar            50

Slovakian                      2 seminar            92

English                         1 seminar             24

Hungarian                    1 seminar             25

German                        2 seminars           58

Canadian                     1 seminar             33

Total                      28 seminars    1012 participants

Objavljeno: 10.12.2007.

The 13th International Seminar for Priests

The 13th International Seminar for Priests will be held in Medjugorje from 30th June to 5th July 2008. The theme of the seminar is: “We will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the Word” (Acts 6,4).

The preacher at the seminar is Dr. Fr. Zvjezdan Linić, ofm. (Program and registration)

Objavljeno: 30.11.2007.

The seventh anniversary of the death of Fr. Slavko Babaric

On Saturday the 24th of November 2007, parishioners and pilgrims in Medjugorje united in prayer to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the death of Fr. Slavko Barbarić.

Objavljeno: 24.11.2007.

Feast of Saint Cecilia

Medjugorje Parish celebrated the feast of Saint Cecilia, patron saint of liturgical music, on Thursday the 22nd of November. The choir of the Queen of Peace, under the direction of Sister Slavica Kožul sung during the evening Mass.

Objavljeno: 23.11.2007.

First encounter of photographers in Medjugorje

Professional and amateur photographers from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro met in Medjugorje on Sunday the 18th of November 2007, for the first encounter of photographers entitled “Medjugorje Rocks”. Organized by Mate Vasilj, webmaster of the home page, and in collaboration with the Parish Office (Fr. Petar Vlašić and Fr. Tomislav Pervan), Medjugorje opened the door to 55 photographers from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro.

Objavljeno: 21.11.2007.

An award from the University in Koblenz (Germany) for a book about Medjugorje

Thomas Mueller, member of Totus Tuus, licensed chemist and theologian, won an award from the University of Koblenz for his thesis “25 years of Medjugorje - a theological-church-legal evaluation in the light of the sense of faith“.

Objavljeno: 20.11.2007.

Silvia Janine Rusneac: Our Lady is healing the Church in Romania

Silvia Janine Rusneac from Romania has a master’s degree in Roman Catholic and Greek Catholic Theology. Since 1994, she has been organising pilgrimages to Medjugorje. This is her testimony:

Objavljeno: 16.11.2007.

“Dialogue in the Family“ - The Eighth International Seminar for Married Couples

The Eighth International Seminar for Married Couples took place in Medjugorje from the 31st of October to the 3rd of November 2007. Numbering 260 (130 married couples), the participants came from Italy, Slovakia, Latvia, Ukraine, France, Netherlands, Slovenia and Croatia.

The lecturer was Dr. Jozefina Škarica, a medical doctor and mother of four children. She is leader of the Counseling Centre for Youth, Marriage and Family in Šibenik (Croatia). The Seminar was simultaneously translated into several languages. Like all preceding seminars, it generated great enthusiasm among the participants.

Objavljeno: 12.11.2007.

A testimony: Jorge de Jesús Loria Padilla – Centro Maria Reina de la Paz Toluca (Mexico)

In September 2007, Jorge de Jesús Loria Padilla, founder and leader of the Peace Center in Toluca in Mexico, visited Medjugorje. He not only organizes pilgrimages to Medjugorje but he is also currently translating Fr. Slavko Barbaric’s books into Spanish for Mexico.

This is his testimony:

Objavljeno: 05.11.2007.

The Order of Malta finished this year’s service in Medjugorje

On the 31st of October last, members of the First Aid Team of the Order of Malta from Germany, together with local medical staff and volunteers brought service in Medjugorje for the current year to a conclusion. Fr. Tomislav Pervan presided over the concluding Holy Mass and Blessing.

Objavljeno: 04.11.2007.

Statistics for September and October 2007

September 2007:

Holy Communions distributed: 203.000

Concelebrating priests: 4.079 (135/day)


October 2007:

Holy Communions distributed: 176.000

Concelebrating priests: 3.839 (123/day)

Objavljeno: 01.11.2007.

The 19th International Youth Festival - Mladifest 19 – Medjugorje 2008

The 19th International Youth Festival - Mladifest 19 – will take place in Medjugorje from August 1st to August 6th, 2008. The theme of the encounter is, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8) (“In silence may the Holy Spirit speak to you and permit Him to convert and change you.” - Message of July 25, 2006) (programme: preparing)

Objavljeno: 01.11.2007.

New Chaplains in Medjugorje

As a result of the redeployment of the members of the Herzegovinian Franciscan Province of the Assumption of Mary, two new priests were appointed chaplains to Medjugorje: Fr. Miljenko Šteko and Fr. Danko Perutina.

Objavljeno: 29.10.2007.