The International Spiritual Retreat for Life was held in Medjugorje from May 29 to June 1, and there were more than 150 participants from 13 countries.
The theme of this year was In Our Lady's School - “Follow me” (Mk 10:21).
On the first day, Fr. Marinko Sakota, the parish priest, greeted all present and welcomed them home. The leader of the retreat was Fr. Stanko Mabic, educator of the young Franciscans in the Novice.
All participants climbed the Cross Mountain on the second, and Apparition Hill on the third day of the retreat. Participants had opportunity to adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, to hear the lectures and to take part in the evening prayer programme. The spiritual retreat was concluded on Saturday with the Holy Mass, after the final lecture and some sharing of the experiences.
The 8th International Pilgrimage for Persons and Children with Disabilities shall be held in Medjugorje from June 6-9, 2019. (photo)