Testimonials of the Cergy that have been present at Medjugorje 2004

 

 

Bulletin 202 August, 26th

Mons. Francisco Viti, retired archbishop of Huambo (Angola) came to Medjugorje

Mons. Francisco Viti, retired archbishop of Huambo (Angola) spent several days in Medjugorje in September 2004.

He told us: “As a Christian and as a believer, I came to pray and to adore the Lord. I thank the Lord for the experience of faith that I made here, especially concerning the sacrament of reconciliation and the Eucharist. I had a special joy in experiencing the spirit of prayer here. The ecclesial communion that reigns here between the pilgrims is a special grace of the Lord.”

 

Bulletin 198 May, 26th

 

MSGR. GEORGE TRAY FROM PORTLAND/MAINE - USA           Msgr. George Tracy knows Medjugorje for 20 years now.  In May he came on his 25th pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Queen of Peace.          Msgr. Tracy was a chaplain in the US Navy in Asia, a professor of theology and philosophy at several catholic universities in the USA and in Cambridge/England.  Inspired by Mother Teresa and with the blessing of Pope John Paul II, he founded a priestly missionary movement "Cor Chisti", which gives a special attention to the spiritual poverty of those who have a certain influence in the western society. He said:         "I have been coming to Medjugorje for many years.  I have realized during this stay more than ever that this is a school of prayer for the world.  We are taught by our Mother Mary in this beautiful mountain reality and in the church to be in the central part of the world, in the central part of our hearts, real honest Catholics of great prayer. I was reading this week a paper written by a very well known cardinal of Europe that there is nothing to worry about Medjugorje in a critical way, except praise, how to learn how to pray."

Bulletin 197

April, 26th

 

Msgr. Bernardo Witte from argentina 

Msgr. Bernardo Witte, Oblate of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, retired bishop of Conception (Argentina), spent the Holy Week in Medjugorje.

He came on pilgrimage with a group from Germany, because he is a German himself. He was presiding the morning Mass for German speaking pilgrims, he was praying and hearing confessions. He said : 

“In 1984, after my stay in Rome, I went to Vienna to visit a friend of mine, a priest. He spoke to me about Medjugorje and I believed at once. Since then, I have the desire to come to Medjugorje. Now, as I am retired, I have more time than before, so I came to spend the Holy Week in Medjugorje. I want to see, to know, to pray.

Fr. Mathuni, who spoke to me about Medjugorje, was present during one apparition. He saw the sincerity of the children and the intensity of prayer of those who were present. Since then, I keep an eye on the events of Medjugorje, and in past 20 years, I have been convinced that they are true. They convey a message of faith and a message of hope, which the Church is conveying, while calling to prayer, to fasting and to conversion.

This intensity is rather surprising, but this is how I interpret it: morality and ethics in the world are in great danger. In an extreme danger for the world, for the Church and for souls, extreme measures are needed. I admire and I rejoice! Each apparition is a new hope and a new challenge. Also to this question, I have the same answer: in a great danger of the civilization of death, these apparitions promote a civilization of life.

I have the impression that everything is happening in a harmonious way: these apparitions, the pontificate of John-Paul II who encourages the renewal of the pastoral life in the Church, and many bishops who consciously give a Marian orientation to their episcopate… To resume, I would repeat the words of Our Lady in Fatima: “At the end, my Immaculate Heart shall triumph!” I think that both, the apparitions of Fatima and of Medjugorje, signify a call to the renewal of Europe. In Medjugorje, the communist East has begun to collapse. Medjugorje is a carrier of joy, of hope and of trust.”

 

Bulletin 195

February, 26th

 

 

CARDINAL JOSIP BOZANIĆ, ARCHBISHOP OF ZAGREB: NO JUDGMENT ABOUT MEDJUGORJE  

            On Thursday, February 12, 2004, during an encounter with students of a Secondary School in Zagreb, Cardinal Josip Bozanic, archbishop of Zagreb, answered the question about the position of the Church on Medjugorje:

“The Church says that what we are called to, is to believe the Sacred Scripture. The Church, however, also recognizes the possibility of the so-called private revelations, but the faithful are not obliged to believe in them. Medjugorje can be considered under this aspect.” The Cardinal reminded that, in the beginning of the 90’s, the Bishops concluded in Zadar that, on the basis of their investigations, they cannot speak about the supernaturality of Medjugorje, but neither have they denied it. “Still today, we do not wish to give our judgment, because we do not have sufficient argument although we do not deny people the right to pray there or to go on pilgrimage. We desire that, what is given there, be a true catholic doctrine, but for Masses not to be linked to the alleged apparitions.” (Slobodna Dalmacija, 13.02.2004.)

 
 
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