Pray with the heart, Fr Slavko Barbarić (review)

He knew… every corner of Medjugorje, every prayer and every longing. Fr Slavko knew all that very well, how to put his knowledge into the words, nicely and modestly. Just like autumn rain, those words occasionally tap faster and sometimes slowly. The beauty of the rain can not always be experienced. Sometimes it happens that we pass by and passing under the drops we leave not enchanted by the beauty of the blessings. Fr Slavko’s words are a real blessing, Our Lady’s gift to us, through him. Just as we conveyed Our Lady’s messages in the last book’s review to be a vessels, which transmit the gifts, now through this book we can find a way to shape our vessel. In this book, Fr. Slavko introduces us with prayer, how to pray in Medjugorje? How to pray the rosary? How to pray at adoration? How to pray the way of the cross? How to prepare for holy confession? How to pray morning and evening prayers? This book contains beautiful meditative prayers and personal questions for each of ...
Give me your wounded heart, Fr Slavko Barbarić (review)

„This book is the fruit of experiences connected with the events of Medjugorje, and it wants to help you on your journey.“

There's only one final path to walk on. Only one Road of Peace. Although, every new day gives us the opportunity to go where we want and how we want. There's no „highway“ to speed up our journey and lead us quickly to the right destination. Moving slowly, without any shortucts and benefits, tirelessly we search for Peace. Along the way we search for signposts such as a „written words“. These are books, which someone has written through their experiences to teach and inspire others. „Let the word of Jesus dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs...“(Col 3:16-17)

Starting with our ...

To live with the heart - The life and work of Fr Slavko Barbarić, Fr Marinko Šakota (review, part two)

At the end of the book, Fr Marinko introduces about the spiritual profile of this special friar-man. He doesn't want to portray him as a perfect Christian. Nor was he. He had his weaknesses but he fought, day by day. Fr Marinko writes: „Another capacity strongly marked his personality: living in the present moment. He used to say that some people clung to the past because they regret what had happened yesterday, and worry about the future out of fear for what might happen tomorrow. They are fixed on the past or on the future, and they miss the present-day. As they feverishly hold on to the past and the future, they so not realise that they are losing grip on the present moment, which is fleeing like sand from a closed fist.“ Everything that Fr Slavko did in his life, where he participated in, founded and supported was achieved with lot of efforts invested in everyday minorities. The most beautiful activities, associations, festivals and...

To live with the heart – The life and work of Fr Slavko Barbarić, Fr Marinko Šakota (review, part one)

Who was fra Slavko Barbarić? What Medjugorje meant for him? And who was he for Medjugorje?


During next few weeks, before 21st anniversary of his death we will write to You about this great man and friar who, through his life and work is much alike to the well-known Assisi saint. The one whose habit he had proudly worn all his life. Fr Slavko was there from the very beginning of Medjugorje's apparitions, present in spirit and mind, with his body and sacrifice. With every fiber of his being. We will let him to talk through his books, those words that we need to hear and LIVE WITH THE HEART and at the end to die for. As Fr Marinko Šakota, the current parish priest of Medjugorje, writes in his book Living with the heart- The life and work of Fra Slavko Barbarić: „Isn't Fr Slavko's death as unique, as astonishing and as symbolic as his life? Isn't his death on the Cross Mountain on a Friday, after the prayer of the Way of the Cross, the very crown of his life? Doesn't Fr Slavko's passing show that ...

Calendar 2021 / 1981.-2021.
Dear pilgrims of Medjugorje,
Our Blessed Mother, the Queen of Peace, has been embracing us so gently and beautifully with her love, vicinity and warmth in her messages.
In the New 2021, we are going to celebrate 40 years of grace. On that occasion, we made jubilee calendar for...