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16 noiembrie 2005 , Originally published 10 noiembrie 2001 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Theology reports / Author: Dr. Marianne Tigges

An Inquiry into the Calling and Mission of the Church Today

If one inquires about particularly conspicuous signs of hope in today's Church, the new spiritual communities or movements are very often being mentioned. This is certainly justified since, as a whole, they represent an authentic Christian answer to the challenge of the cultural situation of the faith (cp. Medard Kehl SJ, "Communio" - a Paling Vision? In Voices of the Times, Journal no. 7/1997,453).

The Council documents have always stressed the community of the entire People of God in the mission and calling of the Church in the midst of the world. Also the bishops' synods of the last decades have acknowledged the community of the Church as a gift of the Spirit in the multitude of charisms and forms of life: The Calling and Mission of the Laity> (1987), Priestly Formation in Relation to the Present Times (1990) and The Consecrated Life (1994).

10 noiembrie 2005 , Originally published 10 noiembrie 2001 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Visionaries, Theology reports / Author: Dr. fra Josip Marcelic

While thinking about the theme assigned, the word of John comes to mind: "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life -- the life was made manifest, and we saw it, and testify to it, and proclaim to you the eternal life which was with the Father and was made manifest to us -- that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ." (1 Jn 1:1-3)

10 noiembrie 2005 , Originally published 10 noiembrie 2001 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Theology reports / Author: Dr. fra Tomislav Pervan, OFM

Someone said that the problem of the meaning of history is precisely in this, does man know and is he at all aware and is it granted to him to discover the truth about himself while that history is still ongoing. Namely, does history, which offers so many signs of coincidences, so much irrationality, still reveal, in spite of everything, the necessity, which brings along some sort of justification for everything that has happened in the past?

8 noiembrie 2005 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Medjugorje in the Catholic Church

On June 24, 1981, six children in the town of Medjugorje, Yugoslavia (today, Bosnia-Herzegovina), began to experience phenomena which they alleged to be apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This apparition had a message of peace for the world, as well as a call to conversion, prayer and fasting. It also entrusted to the children secret messages about events to be fulfilled in the future. These "secrets," confided individually to different visionaries, have not been revealed to the public. The apparitions themselves have continued almost daily since 1981, with some of the now young adults continuing to experience them regularly (those who have not yet received all the secrets intended for them) and others not. Originally they occurred on a hilltop near the town where a large Cross commemorating the Redemption exists. They have since occurred in many other places, including the parish church, St. James, and wherever the visionaries happen to be located at the time of the apparition.

7 noiembrie 2005 , Originally published 7 ianuarie 2000 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Medjugorje in the Catholic Church

The French Bishops

During the last assembly of the Bishops of France, a question put by a member of the Conference was the subject of a written response by Msgr. H. Brincard, Bishop of Puy-en-Velay, responsible for overseeing the Association of Marian organizations. This response was made at the request of the Permanent Council. Regarding some facts having a certain repercussion, Bishop Brincard wanted solely to bring an ecclesial light, which we can hope will contribute to strengthening the unity of the People of God. Is not the Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, in a very particular way, the servant of this unity?

The text is taken from the official bulletin of the French Episcopal Conference (SNOP), No. 1064, printed in La Documentation Catholique of 7 January 2000.

4 octombrie 2005 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Testimonies, Interviews

On other places of pilgrimage where Our Lady was appearing, some miracles have happened, and this is beautiful. But here, for such a long time, Our Lady is giving messages, is continuing to speak. I would say that, here, Our Lady continues to speak to the humanity. She is not doing it from a pulpit, but as a mother. Those who want to hear and to obey – they listen. Those who do not want – they don’t listen. Our Lady is continuing to speak here. I think that this is because the time, in which we live, is powerful and important as no time before. I our time, Our Lady is observing as a mother, seeing our reality and coming to help us to think again about our way of life and about the world in which we live.

27 septembrie 2005 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Charitable projects / Author: Marek Gayer

When I was this September on a pilgrimage in Medjugorje, I visited some of the places, where pilgrims usually go and where I was already during my previous visits. I visited e.g. the St. James Church, Statue of the Risen Saviour, Apparition Hill, Oasis of Peace, Cenacolo community and other places. On this pilgrimage, I noticed another interesting place, which I will also gladly visit again on my next pilgrimages to Medjugorje.

26 septembrie 2005 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Medjugorje.ws news / Author: Marek Gayer
We added Slovak and Slovenian languages, and we support most of the features in Messages section for these languages.
15 septembrie 2005 , 12:11 , Originally published 10 noiembrie 2001 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Priests of Medjugorje, Theology reports / Author: Dr. Fra Slavko Barbarić, OFM

The fact is, without doubt, clear that many prayer groups that have started in the world have been founded by Medjugorje pilgrims. This has happened and is happening at the explicit desire of Our Lady to establish groups. It is difficult to find out the exact number, but there are already thousands of prayer groups.

2 septembrie 2005 , 10:33 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Medjugorje.ws news / Author: Marek Gayer

Dear friends of Medjugorje,

Today I open a multilingual website « Our Lady of Medjugorje », which contain pages about Medjugorje including Apparitions, Visionaries, News & Articles about Medjugorje and spiritual life, the Medjugorje Novena, Photo Gallery, Links to top Medjugorje websites.

The website also features the most advanced archive of Medjugorje Messages and Reflections on the Internet, allowing topics and words highlights, concordance, powerful fulltext search, easy comparison between different language versions, easy viewing and printing the messages upon various criteria's. The archive currently supports 7 languages, but I plan to add more languages. The website is accessible in various browsers, and also supports PDA's and other browsers with limited resources and connectivity.

I hope that this web can have contribution by offering both pleasant and feature rich environment allowing comfortable reading, studying and enjoying the Medjugorje messages on the Internet for all the people who like them, regardless of language preferences.

You can find more information about the website here.

Best regards,

Marek Gayer,
webmaster of website Our Lady of Medjugorje, https://www.ourlady.eu

27 august 2005 , 11:24 , Originally published 30 octombrie 2004 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Charitable projects, Interviews

It is very helpful to be members of a praying community. The family life is under a lot of pressure. Children are bombarded all the time by messages from the media that are contrary to what our faith is teaching us. I see more and more the importance of living in a community with likeminded people. Perhaps especially at the time when children don’t want to listen to their parents, they are able to get the same message form the people that they respect within the community. Prayer is the key.

20 august 2005 , Originally published mai, 2004 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Visionaries, Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti / Author: Marija Pavlovic Lunetti

Marija: Many young people decide to spend their nights in discotheques, on their Saturday nights for example, but we decided to spend this time with Jesus. And we think we received much more joy than they do. And if I could go back in time and again have to decide which of the two, in going to the discotheque or going to be with Jesus for the whole night, I would choose again to be with Jesus.

10 august 2005 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Medjugorje in the Catholic Church

The latest declaration on Medjugorje from the Catholic Bishops of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is a classic example of the centuries old practice of authentic ecclesiastical prudence. It demonstrates that the Church respects facts above all, that it carefully measures its competence and that in all matters it is mostly concerned for the spiritual welfare of the faithful.

10 august 2005 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Medjugorje in the Catholic Church

(1991-2001)

Ten years have passed since the Bishops’ Conference of former Yugoslavia published its Declaration on the events of Medjugorje.

The Declaration was preceded and prepared by long and painstaking work of several Commissions: two diocesan Commissions and a Commission of the Bishops’ Conference of former Yugoslavia had worked for seven years. Based on these studies, the Bishops’ Conference, published the following Declaration at its meeting in Zadar on April 11, 1991:

2 august 2005 , 20:55 , Originally published 10 noiembrie 2001 /  Section: Medjugorje News & Articles - Category: Theology reports, Medjugorje in the Catholic Church / Author: Dr. fra Ivan Dugandzic, OFM

Medjugorje, in other words, that which is understood when the name of that small parish in Herzegovina is mentioned today, has already for seventeen-years a long and stormy, but above all, an unpredictable history. Because who seventeen years ago could have anticipated that the claim of the children to have seen Our Lady would reach to the furthermost parts of the world, and that the parish of Medjugorje would grow into one of the most distinctive shrines and develop such a dynamic spiritual movement before which no one can any longer remain indifferent.

 


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