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Date: January 2, 2002
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Date: June 13, 2004
1981 - 2011
On June 16, 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!
Priests of Medjugorje
What to offer to Our Lady for the Anniversary of Her apparitions?
What could we offer to Our Lady for the anniversary of Her apparitions? This is the question many pilgrims ask, and we answer with another question: Wouldn’t the dearest gift be if we would really start to live Her messages?
The main theme of Our Lady’s messages is the call to peace and reconciliation, but She underlines very often that we can obtain them only through prayer. This is why She calls us unceasingly to pray, to renew prayer until it becomes a joy for us, to pray with the heart…
We have composed a simple novena with the deep desire to offer something special to Our Lady for this Anniversary, something that unites all Her children in the whole world, something that helps us to live Her messages.
Why a Novena?
The idea for the Novena comes from the New Testament, when Mary and the Apostles, 40 days after the Resurrection of Jesus, remained in prayer for nine consecutive days. They prayed with one heart and persevered in prayer, waiting for the coming of the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, that was promised them, and that filled them “when the time of Pentecost was fulfilled” (Ac 2,1). Since then, Novenas have become a frequent practice in the tradition of the Church. Also in Medjugorje, Our Lady calls us: “Dear children, offer novenas, making sacrifices wherein you feel the most bound.” ( July 25, 1993 )
How to pray this Novena?
One special intention is devoted to each day. We pray for this intention, meditating on the texts that are proposed, through the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary. The first text is a passage from the Gospel, the second - a message of Our Lady from one of the previous anniversaries, and the third - a passage from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. These have been chosen to give a threefold insight into the prayer intention: A Gospel, a Marian (through the messages of Medjugorje) and an Ecclesiastical insight, to help the person who is leading the prayer and introducing the Mysteries. The passages from the Catechism on prayer show us the richness, the depth and the immensity of the experience of Christian prayer, of which Our Lady reminds us here in Medjugorje. The concluding prayer unites all the intentions of prayer regarding the intention for the day.
Together towards something new
We believe that this unity in prayer will bring a new experience of the love of God, which has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. This experience is always a new beginning, a passage to a new level of existence. Real wars, wars of our doubt and our incredulity can be stopped, and even natural laws can be changed through prayer. We sincerely hope that our common prayer, united in the Heart of Mary for the victory of Her Immaculate Heart, will obtain a conversion in our hearts and in our lives and bring forth the most pleasing and dearest gift to Our Lady.
Date: April 5, 2005
From the beginning of Medjugorje apparitions in June 1981, Medjugorje (in Bosnia and Herzegovina, an Ex-Yugoslavia country in south Europe, see map) became an important place of pilgrimage and encouragement for faith and spiritual life for millions of people and thousands prayer groups. Many people experienced God's grace and presence in their hearts on this place and often receive motivation to lead a better, more valuable life. A life with love and opened heart for God and people, life of prayer and communion with God. Prayers, changed lives and humanitarian activities and projects influenced or inspired by Medjugorje without doubt help make this world a better place. Maybe more, than we would expect.
In this section we present essential information's and documents related to Medjugorje. Hundreds of additional carefully selected documents, articles, news, testimonies and videos related to Medjugorje phenomenon can be accessed in Medjugorje News & Articles, Medjugorje Videos and Medjugorje Messages sections.
Date: April 6, 2005
Importance of Medjugorje Messages
From its beginning in June 1981 up to now, Apparitions of Our Lady in Medjugorje has attracted attention of millions of people in the world. Medjugorje had become a place of important source of grace for lot of them, including, but not limited to pilgrims that visited this place.
Translations of Messages on Internet
Because Medjugorje messages are a very important part (if even not the most important one) of Medjugorje phenomenon. Medjugorje Messages are given in Croatian language to visionaries, who are Croats born in Medjugorje of Herzegovina. This is the language which is used primarily in Croatia, by Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in neighboring countries with Croat communities. The messages are then translated to other languages. There are many websites offering translations of these messages on Internet, including the official website of Medjugorje .
However, these websites use very limited possibilities for presentation of these messages. Usually, we are not able to display or print messages only of for example year 1990, we cannot display messages containing selected words or phrases, there are problems with printing the messages, the design of pages with messages could be improved, we cannot display and print separate messages, we cannot use advanced features, such as text analysis tools, etc.
Major goal of this website is to utilize advantages, which offer current computer and Internet technologies for an advanced online presentation of international versions of Medjugorje messages. This website effort to shift possibilities of publishing of Medjugorje messages on Internet considerably further and thus offer better possibilities and tools for people who likes them. Current state of the project offers many advanced features, which realize this goal.
Beside the Medjugorje messages, texts, which would further help us to open our minds and namely our hearts, in the way described in Messages are published. Included are also articles, testimonies and other content, related to Medjugorje and also content which would encourage us to lead a valuable, spiritual life in love and compassion for others, devotion to God and faith. Generally speaking, more spiritual and less religious texts are preferred and also the quality over the quantity.
Hundreds carefully selected items, such as important news, documents, testimonies, articles, and free online videos related to Medjugorje or spiritual life are included as well. Albums with over thousand pictures and photos in total are placed in Pictures & Photos galleries and a section with links to other Medjugorje related websites is also maintained.
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