Thursday 31 July 2014
Medjugorje in these days marked by the youth - in the course of the 25th International Youth Prayer Festival, which takes place under the motto "Behold thy Mother". On Friday morning, the young climbed Apparition Hill where Fr Marinko Šakota, pastor of Medjugorje held morning prayer. The official start of the festival was on Thursday August 31 at the Dome. Crown in 18 hours predmolio Fr Dragan Goto page Goto page and all. Mass at 19.00 was presided over by the Provincial of the Herzegovinian Franciscan Province, Dr. Miljenko Šteko and concelebrated by 335 priests. At the beginning of Mass the young people from around the world addressed the hosts - young parishioners from Medjugorje, followed by a presentation by the states. Presented by the young people from 60 countries. Fr Marinko Šakota, said he wanted to welcome the young people to Medjugorje and said: "Welcome to the Queen of Peace, Mother in her school, which he loves, and that leads to her Son Jesus, she knows the best way" Miljenko in his homily said that Medjugorje is a place of grace that draws us into the embrace of the Mother: "She loves us. It brings us back to our basic need of the returning peace, love for God and love for man. Come out of the virtual world and touch first brother man whom you rejected and despised, who can not stand and give him everything but good! Touch it purified view, touch it with your hand, again behold the beauty in it, as it is created in God's image. Is there a single person in this world you can not stand, would harm her or even hate? Maybe someone who is close to you? Allow brother and sister, that your heart of stone to not know how to forgive here dread the love of Christ who forgives! Excuse me now in my heart! And again you will shine a light reconciliation. In the sacrament of reconciliation these days again establish himself as one who is worthy to receive Christ, his body and conformed to it, and you will find your peace. You'll be able again as the one which we have come here to Medjugorje express full confidence: Let it be to me according to your word. Trust in God and know that God is always with us. He did not promise that you will not be suffering and wounds that will not have a difficult time in his life, but he promised to be with us every day until the end of the world. And we will never let you down. God does not abandon people. People who can not leave God and thus condemn themselves, but God does not leave man. If God does not give up man and always the possibility of repentance, fear. And why the fear? Let each of us, in the way of repentance, obscures and protect Mother, Queen of Peace "meeting, in which participating tens of thousands of young people from all over the world will end on Wednesday, August 6, Holy Mass on Cross Mountain at 5 am. The program directly transmits radio station "Mir" Medjugorje and many other radio stations, Internet portals and television stations. The festival is marked by prayer, song, lectures and testimonies, followed by an international choir and orchestra in which young people from 20 countries. Festival is simultaneously translated into 17 languages.