Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrated in Medjugorje

date: 16.08.2018.

Several dozens of thousands of domestic and foreign pilgrims came to Medjugorje for a pilgrimage on this Feast. According to the Information Office, there were 16 Holy Masses celebrated in Croatian and in other languages on that day and the groups of pilgrims arrived from Ukraine, Malta, Ireland, Italy, India, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Lebanon, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Fr. Ante Kutlesa was the main celebrant at 11 am Holy Mass, while the solemn Holy Mass at 7 pm was celebrated by the Apostolic Visitor for Medjugorje, Mons. Henryk Hoser, along with the bishop from Gabon in Africa and bishop from Italy, as well as 108 priests concelebrating.

Many pilgrims walked in their bare feet, sometimes walking for few days and nights. The confessions and Holy Masses were celebrated from 5 am in the morning and many pilgrims stayed for few extra days in this place of prayer. (photos)