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Added June 28, 2015 /  Category: Medjugorje News

Contradicting Italian media reports, a Vatican press official told the Register today that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has not ruled against the validity of the alleged apparitions.

By Edward Pentin

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican said Friday that, contrary to reports in Italian media, no decision has been made regarding certain doctrinal and disciplinary aspects of alleged Marian apparitions at Medjugorje.

Added June 17, 2015 /  Category: Medjugorje News

Warning against feeding the current rumors, Father Federico Lombardi told the Register that a ruling is not likely before the Vatican’s summer break.

By Edward Pentin

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican downplayed intense speculation that Pope Francis will decide very soon on "certain doctrinal and disciplinary aspects" of alleged Marian apparitions at Medjugorje, saying it will most probably take months, rather than days or weeks.

Added November 18, 2013 /  Category: Medjugorje News
Did Pope Francis Just Tip His Hand On Medjugorje

By Jimmy Akin

Many people are wondering what will happen at the end of the current investigation of Medjugorje.

As a result, they’re trying to figure out what attitude Pope Francis takes toward the reported apparitions.

On Thursday, Pope Francis made remarks which some people think tipped his hand and revealed his attitude.

Here are 10 things to know and share . . .

Added November 10, 2013 /  Category: Medjugorje News
More Questions On Holy See Position On Promotion Of Medjugorje

By Diane M. Korzeniewski

I have a few more thoughts and questions with yesterday's news that the CDF informed the US bishops that, "clerics and the faithful are not permitted to participate in meetings, conferences or public celebrations during which the credibility of such 'apparitions' would be taken for granted."

Added November 9, 2013 /  Category: Medjugorje News
Vatican To Us Faithful Stay Away From Pro Medjugorje Events

By Stefano Pertusati

A letter from the Vatican effectively canceling the U.S. tour of a Medjugorje visionary doesn't seem to bode well for Medjugorje believers.

Added August 1, 2013 /  Category: Medjugorje News, Festival Mladifest
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International Youth Prayer Festival 24 Medjugorje

Medjugorje, August 1 – 6, 2013

 

Faith working

through

love

(Gal 5,6)

Added December 29, 2012 /  Category: Medjugorje News
Inaccurate Reporting Medjugorje Disservice All Catholics

by Kevin Symonds

On the British tabloid Daily Mail Online, there recently appeared an article by Chris Rogers and Marshall Corwin concerning the six alleged seers of Medjugorje. Rogers and Corwin write a fairly simple article that recounts some basic history of Medjugorje. It also mixes the authors’ own experience with Medjugorje and the alleged seers. I would like to take the opportunity to respond to some questionable statements made by Rogers and Corwin in their article.

Added December 23, 2012 /  Category: Medjugorje News
Teenage Hoaxers Or Living Saints
  • Six children claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary on a hillside in the village of Medjugorje, Bosnia, in 1981
  • Their nightly visions have continued to the present day
  • Thousands of pilgrims from around the world travel to the spot every year
Added July 29, 2012 /  Category: Medjugorje News, Festival Mladifest
International Youth Prayer Festival 23 Medjugorje

Medjugorje, August 1 – 6, 2012

„Lord, increase our faith”

(Luke 17,5)

Added February 19, 2012 /  Category: Medjugorje News
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Rateb Rabie Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation Visit Medjugorje

Mr. Rateb Rabie, KCHS, President of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, spoke with reporters for Radio MIR Medjugorje during his visit to Medjugorje.

Mr. Rateb is a Christian from Palestine, born in Jordan. His parents were forced to leave Jerusalem in 1948 and they had to immigrate to Jordan. He himself immigrated later to the United States where he got married and lived there for 35 years. Mr. Rabie is the citizen of the United States.

Added January 21, 2012 /  Category: Medjugorje News
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Bishop Pavao anic

by Marco Corvaglia

Even today, proponents of Medjugorje must somehow come to terms with the uncomfortable opposition of him who was Bishop of Mostar at the time when the phenomenon began, Msgr. Pavao Žanić.
And so, hundreds of thousands of people that every year go in good faith to that spot heard this version of events, solely based on rumors: the bishop was initially well disposed toward the visionaries, but at one point the communist government intervened and threatened him, inducing him to become an opponent of Medjugorje.

Actually, it can be categorically excluded that Msgr. Žanić submitted to any pressure from the police, as we shall see. To affirm the contrary is only slander.

Added January 21, 2012 /  Category: Medjugorje News
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Bishop Pavao Zanic

On the occasion of the twelfth anniversary of the death of Msgr. Pavao Žanić, the late bishop of the Diocese of Mostar-Duvno and Apostolic Administrator of Trebinje-Mrkan, his successor, Bishop Ratko Perić celebrated the evening Holy Eucharist in the Cathedral of Mary Mother of the Church in Mostar, for the repose of the soul of the deceased bishop. Some of late Bishop Pavao’s assistants concelebrated in the Mass: the pastor of the Cathedral parish Msgr. Luka Pavlović, the Chancellor of the Diocesan Chancery Fr. Ante Luburić, and the choir master of the Cathedral Fr. Dragan Filipović. Bishop Ratko spoke to the faithful on the heroic stance of Bishop Žanić towards communist ideology, thereby disproving the recent attacks against his noble Episcopal character, while also being aware that he must tell the truth about the bishop so that lies and slander not be spread against him!

Added September 6, 2011 /  Category: Medjugorje News
Last August Was The Busiest Month Since The Apparitions Began

The number of more than four hundred thousand (406,300) Holy Communions that were given during last August is more than all of the previous statistics in the last thirty years of Medjugorje. In accordance with that, the number of priests who celebrated Holy Masses in Medjugore was more than seven thousand – 7,280, in average 234 daily. The river of pilgrims continues in the first days of September as well. According to the record of Information Office there are bigger groups of pilgrims from Poland, Belgium, Slovakia, Lebanon, Spain, Argentina, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Ireland, the United States and England.

We met Fr. Frank Gindro from Denmark and asked him to share his experience with us. He said that he feels special presence of Our Lady here, “It is a feeling I did not have for a long time. I pray for people in my country that have lost hope in their lives. I will come back to Medjugorje!”

Added July 15, 2011 /  Category: Medjugorje News
Reported Visions Of Virgin Mary Draw Hordes Pilgrims Bosnian Village

The warm surf of La Jolla, Calif., isn't a setting people associate with the Virgin Mary. But on many days, there is a surfer whose passion for the perfect wave is nothing compared to his head-over-heels love for the Holy Mother.

His name is Donald Calloway and he picked up surfing as a military brat bouncing around the United States and Japan.

He also picked up marijuana, heroin, LSD, shoplifting and money laundering for the Japanese mafia. By the age of 20, he had a rap sheet, a drug habit and serious thoughts of suicide.

"After having gone to two rehabs, been in jail, kicked out of a foreign country, I was at my crisis in life. ... I picked up a book that my parents had on their bookshelf about the Virgin Mary," Calloway said.

Added June 13, 2011 /  Category: Medjugorje News

Medjugorje Novena To The Queen of Peace -- 30th Anniversary of Apparitions

Medjugorje Novena Anniversary

On June 15, 2011, begins the Novena in thanksgiving for 30 years of the apparitions of the Queen of Peace. In Medjugorje, they will pray the rosary at Apparition Hill every day at 4 pm, and we unite with all our friends and with all the pilgrims all over the world through this Novena. The Novena ends on June 23, and on June 24, at 6 am, we pray for peace in the “Peace March” which leads us in a Eucharistic procession from Humac to Medjugorje. We invite all Our Lady’s pilgrims, wherever they may be, to unite in a joyful prayer!

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Added April 24, 2011 /  Category: Medjugorje News
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Lord Risen Indeed Alleluia 2011

“Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.”
(John 20,21)

To all parishioners, pilgrims, friends, benefactors, and to all men of goodwill a

Blessed and Happy Easter!

Parish priest and the Franciscans

Photos

Added January 22, 2011 /  Category: Medjugorje News, Medjugorje and Vatican
Salvatore Perrella Cdf Expert On Medjugorje

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When the bishop of Green Bay, Wis., recently recognized a series of Marian apparitions from 1859, it marked the first time apparitions in the United States received official approval.

That's quite an achievement considering that more than 1,500 visions of Mary have been reported around the world, but in the past century only nine cases have received official church approval as being "worthy of belief," said an expert in Marian apparitions.

Added December 24, 2010 /  Category: Medjugorje News

Christmas wishes - May Christmas and birth of Jesus Christ bring you all of the joy!

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And indeed, from His fullness we have received grace to grace, for He is our peace!

With desire that God’s peace reigns in all of the hearts, all of the families, all of the countries and in the whole world, united in prayer with all of the friends of Medjugorje throughout the world:

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

May this Christmas be for you day of joy and peace. May Jesus visit you in your families and may he be born in the hidden place of your heart!

Parish Office of Medjugorje

Information Centre “Mir” Medjugorje

 

Added October 2, 2010 /  Category: Medjugorje News
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The eighteenth International Meeting for Organisers of Pilgrimages, Leaders of Peace Centres and Međugorje Prayer and Charity Groups will be held in Medjugorje from the 6th to the 10th of March 2011. The theme of the gathering is:

 “…I am with you always, even unto the end of the world” (Mt 28, 20).

Added September 11, 2010 /  Category: Medjugorje News

September continues with big number of pilgrims

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Ever since the time we started to count the number of given Holy Communions, this August has been above all of the previous number with 326.500 Holy Communions given. Huge numbers of pilgrims from all over the world continued also in the first days of September with groups from Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Ireland, Lebanon, Germany, Austria, Spain and Belgium.

Each one of those pilgrims carries his own personal experience of Medjugorje. Here , we are bringing the experience of 54 years old priest Francisco Verrara from Panama. He has been coming to Medjugorje for the last 24 years. He is the founder of Radio Maria for Panama, and back in 1994. he built the church that looks like church of St. James from Medjugorje. He said: „We in Panama have prayer groups that are living the spirituality of Medjugorje. For the last seven years we have Adoration oft he Blessed Sacrament for 24 hours. Ever since 1997. we have special community that tries to live messages of Our Lady, Queen of Peace. I see immense fruits of Medjugorje in my country. We have two parishes that are called Maria, Queen of Peace and celebrate their day on June 25th. Medjugorje has become my life. Peace, love and joy that I found here, I was no table to find anywhere else, although I have been to many other shrines. It was in Medjugorje where I lived the happiest days of my life“, says Fr. Francisco.

 

Added August 8, 2010 /  Category: Medjugorje News, Festival Mladifest
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Youth Festival Medjugorje 2010

The 21st International Youth Festival with the main theme: “Good Master, what shall I do to inherit the eternal life” began in Medjugorje on August 1st with the evening Holy Mass and finished on August 6th, Feast of Transfiguration with the Holy Mass at 5 a.m. on the top of the Cross Mountain.

Added August 1, 2010 /  Category: Medjugorje News, Festival Mladifest
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Media Transmission 21 Youth Festival

You can follow 21st Youth Festival, both just audio transmittance or video through our TV or Web cameras, through Internet radio and directly through following radio stations:

Radiopostaja Mir Međugorje,
Radio  Maria Austrija,
Radio Maria Južni Tirol,
Radio Maria Srbija (Subotica),

or through Internet pages and links both live audio and video in various languages:

Added April 10, 2010 , Last update July 7, 2010 /  Category: Medjugorje News, Festival Mladifest
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International Youth Prayer Festival 21 Medjugorje

Medjugorje, 1. - 6. 8. 2010.

„Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?“ (Mk 10:17)

Added July 5, 2010 /  Category: Medjugorje News
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29th Anniversary Our Lady Apparitions

Starting with Tuesday, June 15th when Novena to the Queen of Peace began, parishioners and pilgrims would meet every day at 4 p.m. at the Hill of Apparitions to pray the Rosary, as an act of special devotion to our God for all of the graces given through our Heavenly Mother. Evening prayer programme would start at 6 p.m. with prayer of the Rosary and with Holy Mass at 7 p.m. that was celebrated for first seven days by Medjugorje Franciscans. Professor and doctor, Fr. Tomislav Ivancic celebrated Holy Mass on last two days of Novena, as well as final Holy Mass on Anniversary day.

Added May 3, 2010 /  Category: Medjugorje News
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International Priests Seminar 15

The 15th International Priests Seminar will be held in Međugorje
from June 28 to July 3, 2010
on the theme of:


«Take courage, I have overcome the world" (John 16,33)

Added April 4, 2010 /  Category: Medjugorje News
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Lord Risen Indeed Alleluia

“Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.”
(John 20,21)

To all parishioners, pilgrims, friends, benefactors, and to all men of goodwill a

Blessed and Happy Easter!

Parish priest and the Franciscans

Photos

Added October 18, 2009 , Last update March 27, 2010 /  Category: Medjugorje News
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Questionnaire Priests Vocation

Respected brothers, the purpose and aim of this questionnaire is to make a list of priests who received their vocation through Medjugorje.

So, we kindly ask you to fill out this form with following information:

Added March 22, 2010 , Last update March 25, 2010 /  Category: Medjugorje News, Medjugorje and Vatican
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Interview Alessandro D Errico

Archbishop Allessandro D’Errico, Apostolic Nuncio to Bosnia and Herzegovina, gave statement about Medjugorje on March 18th at the end of 48th Bishop’s Conference of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the statement broadcasted by Radio Mir Medjugorje, he amongst other things said: “Whenever I would meet Holy Father, he was always very much interested in Medjugorje. He was involved in everything, starting with the time when he was Head of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. He is aware that this is the issue of special importance, and he, as supreme authority of the Church, needs to give his precise statement about that matter. Holy Father is very much familiar with Medjugorje phenomenon; he even mentioned that to me personally. He knows about great deeds which are done in this territory by the priests, religious, franciscans, lay people. On the other side he asks himself how come there are such opposed information about that phenomenon.

Added March 17, 2010 , 8:12 PM , Last update March 20, 2010 /  Category: Medjugorje News, Medjugorje and Vatican
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Medjugorje

Vatican City, Mar 17, 2010 / 09:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A statement was released by the Holy See on Wednesday confirming the formation of a commission to investigate the “phenomenon” of Medjugorje.

Added January 10, 2010 /  Category: Medjugorje News
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Cardinal Schonborn Medjugorje

Vienna Cardinal dr. Christoph Schonborn arrived to Medjugorje on his private visit on Monday, December 28, and he will stay here for couple of days. Cardinal, amongst other things, wants to visit Cenacolo, the community of former drug addicts and their house in Medjugorje, since one of their houses exists in Austria as well. He emphasised that he, above other things wants to be person who prays in this famous place of prayer.

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