Peace March from Humac to Medjugorje, 2021
Anniversary Novena, Day 8
Dear Family of Mary!
This is Day 8! The 41st Anniversary approaches!! Medjugorje is filling up with pilgrims and preparations are being made! I will include at the end of this email a summary of the events for the 41st Anniversary, as announced by the Parish of Medjugorje. (See below)
On this day we meditate on Our Lady’s message of April 25, 2022. Our Lady shook us up a bit at the beginning of this message. But, as always, she is right. We are “lost” because we do not pray from the heart. She told us:
April 25, 2022 Message
I am looking at you
and I see that you are lost.
That is why I am calling all of you:
return to God,
return to prayer
and the Holy Spirit will fill you with His love
which gives joy to the heart.
Hope will grow in you, also,
for a better future,
and you will become joyful witnesses of God’s mercy
in you and around you.
Thank you for having responded to my call.”
(April 25, 2022)
Dearest Mother! You are looking at us! This is great news! We need you to keep track of us, or we will get lost in the world of distractions. Thank you for looking at us!!
But you tell us that what you see is troubling…we are lost! This is not good news. When we get lost, at first we have no idea we are lost. It takes a while to realize that we are on the wrong track. Thank you, dearest Mother for calling us back.
The way back? You tell us the way back…return to God…return to prayer…let the Holy Spirit fill us with His love which will give joy to our hearts…
The result? Hope will grow in us…we will see a better future…and we will become joyful witness to God’s Mercy! Everywhere!!
The way to life is not far off or difficult. You, Mother, have come to guide us into life, true life with Jesus. And as we follow you, we will begin to attract many others to follow you as well.
This is the way of grace! To receive it and share it! May it be so!!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
(c)Mary TV 2022
P.S. Here is the parish announcement for the Anniversary:
On Wednesday, June 15, the Novena to the Queen of Peace began. Every day at 4 pm during these nine days, the Rosary will be said on Apparition Hill! (Mary TV is streaming the Novena Climb each day)
And in addition to the novena on Apparition Hill, this year the parishioners of Medjugorje will lead the Rosary before the evening Holy Mass at the White Dome of the Parish Church of St. James, announced the Parish Office of Medjugorje. (Mary TV streams that Rosary daily as well)
The parish priest of Medjugorje, Fr. Marinko Šakota, gave an interview at Radio Mir Medjugorje and announced the program of the Celebration of the 41st Anniversary of the Apparitions of the Queen of Peace:
June 24, 2022:
The Peace Walk on the Eve of the Anniversary (June 24) will take place early in the morning, starting from Humac at 6 am, praying for peace. It started exactly 30 years ago, in 1992. We pray for peace in the world, in Ukraine and in the hearts of all people that are in need so much.
The schedule of Holy Masses on June 24 is 8, 11 and 7 p.m. And after the evening Holy Mass there will be Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar and it will last the whole night until 6 o’clock in the morning.
June 25, 2022:
“The solemn Holy Mass of the 41st Anniversary of the Apparition is at 7 pm on June 25, 2022”, said Fr. Marinko. “The Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Ljubo Kurtović, parish priest of Humac. And the Mass for the Anniversary will be celebrated by the new Provincial of the Franciscan Province of Herzegovina, Fr. Jozo Grbeš.”
“Also this year we will gather on Apparition Hill, where it all began 41 years ago, around the Statue of Our Lady at 4:30 pm and then walk to St. James Church. We will say the prayer that the visionaries said with Our Lady -The Creed and Seven Our Fathers, Hail Mary’s and Glory be’s, while walking in the procession and also pray the Rosary until we come to the Parish Church of St. James, where we will all celebrate the 41st Anniversary of the Apparitions of the Queen of Peace”, said Fr. Marinko Šakota.