Renewal in the Holy Spirit of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Members of the prayer community “Bozja Pobjeda” (God’s Victory) in Medjugorje

date: 06.04.2016.
Members of the prayer community “Božja Pobjeda” from Zagreb, arrived in Medjugorje on pilgrimage at the beginning of April.  They came to participate in the second meeting of “The Charismatic Prayer Communities”, in coordination with “The Renewal in the Holy Spirit of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina”, which was held from 1st to 3rd  April 1 2016, in Medjugorje. Their members Ana and Petar Buljan, as well as the leader of the community, Marko Blagović, were our guests on a programme on Radio Mir Medjugorje. Marko spoke about the very beginning of their prayer community, which began as a community of young people: “We used to gather for prayer and praise of God. We wanted young people to experience an encounter with the living God and we began to have open prayer meetings which anyone could attend.  These meeting are full of hymns and glorification of God.  Besides that the community has many other projects, some of which have already been established and some of which are about to come into being.  Every last Saturday of the month we have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for young people.

  I was inspired to initiate it right here in Medjugorje, during the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in St. James’ church.  I thought we could start something like that.  It took us a year to begin.  We also have formation projects, so that we might all personally grow in many different areas.  Ana added that this is her sixth year as part of this community: “This is the lifestyle I have chosen. The Lord speaks to me in serving, in being active and in prayer”.  Marko said that Medjugorje has a special place in his heart:

  “Ten years ago, after my conversion, the community organised a trip to Medjugorje. It was here that we had beautiful experiences of prayer, closeness and communion.  Let’s just say that we experienced silence which we had never had before. What was interesting was that the leader of the community at that time said that we all felt good in Medjugorje, as if we were at home. This is because where our mother is, is where we are at home.”.

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