The 13th International Seminar for Priests in Medjugorje

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The 13th International Seminar for Priests will be held in Međugorje from June 30th to July 5th 2008. The topic of the seminar is:

«We will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the Word (Acts 6,4)

SEMINAR PROGRAMME

June 30th 2008, Monday

13. 00 – 18. 00  Registration of participants (New hall)

18.00   BEGINNING OF THE SEMINAR

(Prayer of the Rosary, Holy Mass, Prayer for health of body and soul, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary)

July 1st 2008, Tuesday

8.30      Laudes in Latin and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

9, 00     Lecture, prayer

12, 00   Break ( Silent Adoration)

15,30   Lecture, prayer

18.00    Evening programme (Rosary, Holy Mass, Prayer for  health of body and soul, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary)

July 2nd 2008,  Wednesday

8.30     Laudes in Latin and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

9, 00     Lecture, prayer

12, 00   Break ( Silent Adoration)

15,30   Lecture, prayer

18.00    Evening programme (Rosary, Holy Mass, Prayer for  health of body and soul, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary)

22.00    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

July 3rd 2008, Thursday

6.00      Rosary at the Apparition Hill

9. 30     Lecture, prayer

12, 00   Break (Silent Adoration)  

15.30  Lecture, prayer

18.00    Evening programme (Rosary, Holy Mass and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament)

July 4th 2008,  Friday

6.00    Way of the Cross on Križevac, confessions

15. 30  Lecture, prayer

18.00  Evening programme (Rosary, Holy Mass,Veneration of the Holy Cross )

July 5th 2008, Saturday

08.30   Laudes at fr. Slavko Barbarić's tomb

09.00   Sharing of experiences, suggestions and testimonies

CONCLUSION OF THE SEMINAR WITH HOLY MASS AT 12,00


The coordinator of the seminar is Fr. Miljenko Šteko.

The speaker at the seminar is  Dr. Fr. Zvjezdan Linić, ofm, born in 1941 in Svilno near the Shrine of Our Lady of Graces of Trsat (Croatia). He became a Franciscan in 1958 and was ordained a priest in 1967. He studied in Samobor, Zagreb, Paris and Innsbruck where he obtained a doctorate in liturgical theology in 1970.

His did his pastoral service among the Croatian workers in foreign countries (in Innsbruck and in Paris) as well as in Croatia (Trsat, Karlovac, Novi Sad, Osijek, then in Zagreb), between 1981 and 1997. Since 1997, he is a director of the House of the Encounters called “Tabor”, near the Franciscan monastery in Samobor, where he organizes and leads retreats and recollections.

Most of the priestly and pastoral life of Fr. Zvjezdan is dedicated to young people and the Franciscan secular Order. Through the sacraments of Christian initiation, he helped a great number of young people to know Christ the Saviour and to enter into the Church. On several occasions, he taught theology. He is giving retreats for priests, religious and laity. He is particularly known as organizer of seminars of Christian initiation and seminars for healing and liberation.

You may make reservations by e-mail: seminar.marija@medjugorje.hr, or by fax: +387-36-651-999 (for Marija Dugandzic).

The parishioners of the Međugorje parish will provide free accommodation to all priests during the seminar as they have done in all the years to date. We kindly ask all priests who are organising their own accommodation with friends in Međugorje to list the name, surname and telephone number of the family with whom they have organised accommodation in their registration form. Priests who do not themselves have acquaintances and the possibility of directly organising accommodation with families should make a note of this in their registration form and we will organise it for them.

Instead of a monetary payment, we ask you to kindly celebrate five Mass intentions.

It is necessary to bring with you: your celebret given by your superior, an alb and stole, a Bible, a small FM radio with headphones (for simultaneous translation).

Many priests who do not have access to Internet may not have been informed about the existence of this international meeting in Medjugorje. Therefore, we kindly ask all Organizers of pilgrimages, Prayer Groups and Centres for Peace to publish this information as widely as possible by all means at their disposal, so that as many priests as possible may participate. In as much as it is possible, we also kindly ask you to financially assist the priests who would like to come but do not have the necessary funds for such a journey. We thank you in advance and pray for God’s blessing and the blessing of the Queen of Peace upon you and your work.

 


For God to live in your hearts, you must love.