The Feast of the Holy Cross

The Cross Mountain It has been a tradition for decades for the holy mass to be served atop of Cross Mountain the first Sunday after the assumption of Our Lady and today is no different. Living at the base of the cross mountain gives me a front row spot for a number of events through the year, standing on the balcony of our home this morning made me realize how fortunate I am to be living here. One of the speakers at one of the events here in Medjugorje once said "this place is the heart of the catholic world", at that time I did not realize what he had said but now I understand. Our Lady, the mother of God came here, she is moving people closer to him. Throughout the year people come to Medjugorje in multitudes but going up to the Cross Mountain, barefoot, on their knees, with their children, suffering but offering it up. They come closer to God and Our Lady.

Fr. Marinko Sakota, a priest that was just recently transferred to Medjugorje as the parish vicar is the one that has the honors of being the main celebrant atop of Cross Mountain. If I had to guess the number of people that went up to the hill over the past night and the morning I would say 25 - 30000. We should get a closer number when I get the information on the number of holy communions that were given out.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 09 December 2012 )