21th INTERNATIONAL MEETING FOR ORGANISERS OF PILGRIMAGES, LEADERS OF PEACE CENTRES AND MEDJUGORJE PRAYER AND CHARITY GROUPS.
Report on the Seminar that was on from 3rd to the 7th of March 2013. The theme of the gathering was:
"Behold, your Mother"
On Monday, March 3, with registration of participants, the 21st International Meeting for organisers of pilgrimages, leaders of peace centres and Medjugorje prayer and charity groups, began in Medjugorje and there were 250 participants from 17 countries: Italy, United States, England, Ireland, Russia, Latvia, Ukraine, France, France, Spain, Korea, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The theme of this meeting was "Behold, your Mother", and the lecturer was Fr. Marinko Sakota, the parish priest of Medjugorje parish. The participants, besides having lectures and discussions with the Fr Marinko, also participating in the evening prayer programme in the church of St. James, and they also climbed Apparition Hill and Cross Mountain. Fr. Marinko, as he spoke about the theme of this seminar, said that Mother was given to us and She is with us: "She guides us and we would like to become aware of that because so very often we forget that She is here. She is our mother who guides us and loves us and that is why we need to hear and follow her. As Jesus said to Ivan "Behold, your mother" in the same way we need to hear what is that She is saying to us. That will be theme of these lectures."