Twenty-eighth anniversary of Our Lady's apparitions was celebrated in Međugorje on June 25th, 2009. Numerous pilgrims from all five continents, of different colours and customs, were united in prayer and language that everybody understands – the language of love through the Queen of Peace. Ever since the Wednesday evening many groups of pilgrims who came walking from Herzegovina, Bosnia, Republic of Croatia, as well as some individuals from Europe, started coming to Međugorje. Many joined in the whole – night Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church of St. James'. Confessing started at 5 a.m., and Holy Masses in Croatian language were celebrated at 5, 6, 7, 8, 8, 11 and 4 p.m. Evening prayer programme began at 6 p.m. in the White Dome at the back of the Church, with prayer of Rosary and central Holy Mass that Fr. Svetozar Kraljevic celebrated began at 7 p.m.
Although it rained nearly throughout the whole time of the evening prayer programme, all pilgrims were prayerful, and participated in peaceful and dignified manner.
Prayer programme was simultaneously translated in all major world languages.
Regular monthly whole – night Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament started at 10 p.m. and continued until 7 a.m. (foto)