July 30, 2018
St. Peter Chrysologus
Dear Family of Mary!
Every week Rosie Zubac gives Mary TV the news from Medjugorje! She captures the daily realities of Medjugorje and helps us all feel connected to Our Lady’s village. But this week, in her “Tea with Rosie” she shared about the coming of Archbishop Hoser to Medjugorje! It is such good news, so joyful and life-giving to hear him share about his mission. So I am quoting Rosie in this reflection. You can view the video of “Tea with Rosie” on our website in the archive window on the home page. https://marytv.tv/tea-with-rosie/
Thank you, Rosie, for keeping us informed and in touch with Medjugorje:
There were many, many priests concelebrating the Evening Mass, and as well as Monsignor there was Bishop Guido Gallese, Bishop of Alessandria from Italy. It was a wonderful occasion where we actually received acknowledgement from the Vatican for this place of Medjugorje and all the pilgrims who come here. We are very happy that the Archbishop is resident here and is going to help with the running of the Parish of Medjugorje.
The 25th of July is the Feast Day of St. James. He is the Patron Saint of Medjugorje, the patron of pilgrims, and the statue that we have here depicts him as a pilgrim, with his walking staff and his small water vessel, and his seashell. Those are all signs of a pilgrim. This year the people of Medjugorje went on a procession to the garden with the ruins of the old church, where there is an outside altar. There was a procession with the statue of St. James, which was followed by local people in traditional dress, and many priests concelebrated the mass.
So that’s about it for me this week, so God bless you and God willing I will see you next week! Good bye!!
I don’t think we have yet completely understood what a big change has come to Medjugorje. Archbishop Hoser has brought the protection and pastoral care of Pope Francis to Medjugorje. Let’s pray for the Archbishop as he begins his mission in Medjugorje!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
©Mary TV 2018
PS. The Youth Festival in Medjugorje, Mladifest, begins on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Mary TV will stream the entire festival, live. We will also archive the sessions so that you can catch up on what you miss. Please pray for our team as we prepare for this great event. Here is the schedule published by the Parish: