The 6th International Spiritual Retreat for Life to be held in Medjugorje from May 9-12, 2018

date: 05.05.2018.

With the Mother of Life: the spiritual retreat for doctors and all medical workers, for those who are fighting for life, prayer for those who have lost a child, all who have been wounded by abortions, spontaneous miscarriages, for spouses who are longing for a child, for pro-life activists, victims of domestic violence, single parents, pregnant women...

The theme of the retreat is:

Living on the Word of God

“Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures” (Lk 24:45) In Our Lady's School

Programme: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

2 pm Registration of the participants

4 pm Introduction to the Retreat
5 pm Rosary, Holy Mass, Prayer for the Healing of Body and of the Soul

Registration of the participants Introduction to the Retreat
Evening Prayer Programme in the church:

Friday, May 11, 2018

8 am Prayer on Apparition Hill
11 am Lecture, testimonies
12 pm Silent Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
3 pm Lecture, testimonies
5 pm Evening Prayer Programme in the church: Rosary, Holy Mass, Veneration of the Holy Cross

Saturday, May 12, 2018

9 am Prayer
9:30 am Lecture
10:30 am Sharing of participants’ testimonies and experiences
11:30 am Closing Holy Mass

Thursday, May 10, 2018

9 am Morning Prayer, Lecture, sharing
2 pm Prayer of the Way of the Cross on Cross Mountain
5 pm Evening Prayer Programme in the church: Rosary, Holy Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

The Retreat Coordinator is Fr. Marinko Šakota.

The Lecturer at the Retreat is Fr. Damir Pavić, OFM, born on November 9, 1971, in the parish of Vijaka, parish of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, close to Vares (Bosnia), where he completed elementary school and in Vares he completed the secondary professional school. He graduated at the Theology Franciscan College in Sarajevo, and was ordained as a priest on June 29, 2005, in Sarajevo and is a member of the Province of Bosnia Argentum. After his ordination, he served as the assistant parish priest in the monastery Fojnica, later on as a parish priest in the parishes of Okucani and Brestovsko. Since summer 2016, he was appointed as the Secretary of the Province and Head of the YouFra Sarajevo, while just recently he got appointed as the Head of the Local Missions in Bosnia Argentum. His priesthood and the journey towards his vocation are deeply connected to Our Lady’s shrine in Medjugorje and he often comes here as a pilgrim, but also participates in the parish programmes held in this parish. He is the leader of many spiritual retreats for the priests, as well as spiritual retreats in various parishes of Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad.