NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE OF THE CECH REPUBLIC TO MEDJUGORJE
Besides the numerous of pilgrims from Croatia and all over the world, for the feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross about 2,000 pilgrims with 14 priests and 15 nuns of the Cech Repulic came to the shirine of the Queen of Peace in a National Pilgrimage, the first to Medjugorje. It is interesting to underline how Our Lady's message of Peace deeple penerated the heart of these people despite the Aethistic Regime, which for a long time tried with all means to suffocate the good seed.
SEMINARS OF PRAYER AND FASTING
For preparation for Christmas, in thehouse of prayer "Domus Pacis" in Medjugorje, five seminars of prayer and fasting will be organized. The Holy Father, John Paul II, in his Encyclical "Gospel of Life", invites us: ". . . .come back to fasting and prayer with courage and humility. . . .". Our Lady herself in her messages has been inviting us many times to fasting and prayer. Once she even said: ". . with prayer and fasting you can stop wars. . " Therefore, we invite all those who wish to come closer and deeper to the mystery of God born on earth, to participate in these seminars, a unique occassion because of their richness.
These seminars organized and leaded by Father Slavko Barbaric, will be held during the following days:
-11 03 - 11 09 1995
For reservations and a fax to - 387 88 642 339. For cancellations, please give one week notice at the same fax number. The cost of the lodging is 10DM per day.
During last month's, in the shrine of Medjugorje for two times the donation of blood was organized for the needs of the Mostar Hospital. About 100 pilgrims, most of which were from the Cech Republic, donated their blood. We thank all those who responded to the needs of the suffering people in this way.
PERPETUAL VOWS OF YOUNG FRANCISCANS
On the 17th of September 1995, six franciscans, students of Theology, of the Franciscan Province of Hercegovina, of which the parish of Medjugorje is part, gave their perpetual vows in the sanctuary of Our Lady Queen of Peace. About 3000 pilgrims from Croatia and abroad, were present at the this event during the evening solemn Holy Mass.
A N N O U N C E M E N T S
We wish to inform all pilgrims coming to Medjugojre, that the evening daily program of prayer, will be from 5pm to 8pm (5pm- Holy rosary, 6pm-Holy Mass, Blessing and third part of the rosary) because of the changing of time.
The adoration of the Holy Sacrament on Wednesdays and Saturdays will be from 9pm to 10pm and on Thursdays right after the evening Holy Mass. The adoration and the prayer before the Holy Cross of Jesus is on Fridays after the evening Mass in the church. On Sundays at 3pm we pray the holy rosary for peace on apparition hill and on Fridays the Way of the Cross on Krizevac at 3pm also. Confessions are possible one half hour before the beginning of the evening program every day.
The Holy Masses in different languages will be celebrated in the church in the morning, following the scheduled program of the day.
You will have all the information about the spiritual program of the shrine of the Queen of Peace in Medjugorje, at the information office of the shrine, tel. 387 88 650 400, from Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, and on Saturday from 9am to 1pm. We invite all the organizers of pilgrimages to inform all their pilgrims that the possibility to have all their questions answered by the information office instead of the parish office.
Published by: INFORMATIVNI CENTAR MIR - Svetiste Kraljice Mira (Information Center MIR - Shrine of the Queen of Peace), 88266 Medjugorje.
Last Modified 11/25/2002