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17 septembrie 2006 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Visionaries, Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic, Reflections / Author: Francesco Cavagna

I remember well the first time I came to Medjugorje. It was in 1997 and I was 14 years old. That pilgrimage marked a turning point in my life. It gave my life a definite direction. The journey, of course, is gradual, but at different moments I have been asked to give my response to God, and in total freedom I renewed my “yes” each time.

I was a boy at the time, and when I first came here to this blessed land I had no particular expectations or biased opinions of any type. As I look back I think I was simply led here by Our Lady. She took me by the hand and led me towards the God of Love. Till then I knew God only by hearsay, but I was soon to be seduced by Him.

17 septembrie 2006 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Reflections / Author: Pietro Squassabia

Maybe we tend to say: I’ve been able to do this or that, or: this work is mine, revealing a note of self-satisfaction, or even pride. So I ask: how will we see our life when it nears its end? I think we’ll have a serene and luminous recollection of what God has done in our lives and in the lives of others, and for us this will certainly be reason for joy and peace. Perhaps we shall have a distant and even indifferent recollection of what we will have done on our own; and we may also regret not having the ability and possibility of doing what we were once able to do. God, however, does not so much seek our doing – for in an instant He can create the universe – but He seeks our heart, for it is there that He finds His delight.

17 septembrie 2006 , Originally published 1 septembrie 2003 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Testimonies

Colette is French, her husband, British and they have two girls born in America:

"We currently live in Pennsylvania. Our family is, or should I say, was not the religious type. Both my husband and I had had disgruntling experiences with the Catholic Church and we were happy to stay as far from it as we possibly could. And yet, in March 2003, something really weird happened.

17 septembrie 2006 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Medjugorje News, Festival Mladifest, Testimonies / Author: Francesco Cavagna

A song, warm and rhythmical, rises from their joyful hearts, as also their minds and bodies praise the King. In dozens of different languages and prayers, with hundreds of different colours and thousands of voices, there is something new and unique going on in Medjugorje. It cannot go unnoticed by anyone, but rather, the life it brings urges you to come and be part of this one body, which is the springtime of the Church, and the mystical body of Christ.

17 septembrie 2006 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Priests of Medjugorje, Interviews, Festival Mladifest / Author: Alex Borlini

How did the Festival first begin? What was its aim?

This festival began 17 years ago when Fr. Slavko began to help a group of young people understand Medjugorje, also through the help of songs personal testimonies. I wasn’t here then, so I can’t tell you more about that. It was certainly a group of young people who had been touched by Medjugorje and by Our Lady’s presence and by her messages. So, gradually, this festival, this international meeting grew.

8 septembrie 2006 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Shepherds of Church, Medjugorje in the Catholic Church
7 septembrie 2006 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Shepherds of Church, Medjugorje in the Catholic Church
6 septembrie 2006 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Shepherds of Church, Medjugorje in the Catholic Church
5 septembrie 2006 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Shepherds of Church, Medjugorje in the Catholic Church
4 septembrie 2006 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Shepherds of Church, Medjugorje in the Catholic Church

When, on the 24th-25th of June 1981, Our Lady's apparitions began in the parish of Medjugorje, in the diocese of Mostar-Duvno and Trebinje- Markanj, the bishop was Pavao Zanic (1971-1993). He was succeeded by dr. Ratko Peric.

3 septembrie 2006 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Shepherds of Church, Medjugorje in the Catholic Church
3 septembrie 2006 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Priests of Medjugorje, Medjugorje in the Catholic Church / Author: Dr. fra Tomislav Pervan, OFM

For the past twenty-five years, Medjugorje has been an actuality on the world scene. Today, it has its zealous advocates; however, it also has its fierce opponents. Opposing front lines in the battle are not likely to sue for peace any time soon. Advocates are tireless in their visits to Medjugorje all the while believing the authentic voice of Heaven is the starting point, namely, the appearance of the Gospa - Our Lady. Meanwhile, the opponents are fierce in their opposition and seek out elements of contention surrounding the entire set of events.

2 septembrie 2006 , Originally published 22 aprilie 2005 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Medjugorje and Vatican
1 septembrie 2006 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Medjugorje and Vatican
21 august 2006 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Medjugorje News, Festival Mladifest

"We have the same attitude towards God when we do not put Him in the first place and when we do not pray. We are far removed from the source of the spring and become frustrated. Grace is given to us through our relationship with God - in prayer."

The 17th International Youth Festival took place in Medjugorje from August 1 to 6, 2006. This year’s theme was, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Ps 119 [118]:105), in harmony with the theme, which the Holy Father Benedict XVI gave to the youth for this year’s World Youth Day that took place on Palm Sunday in local Churches.

 


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