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The Medjugorje Peace Conference in Irvine, CA

Mother Mary (aka "MoM" for Mary of Medjugorje, Gospa (the term which means "Our Lady" in the six republics of the former Yugoslavia), The Blessed Virgin Mary, and the acronym that 'came' to me, MOLIM = M-ary, O-ur L-ady i-n M-edjugorje) Original artwork by Marilyn Hamann

How time flies! The Medjugorje Peace Conference in Irvine, CA starts tomorrow:

15th Irvine Medjugorje Peace Conference
Bren Events Center
University of California
Irvine, California
Dates: October 22, 23, 24, 2004
Theme: Renew Sanctity in the Family

"The Family is in Crisis"

Speakers: From Medjugorje: Reverend Petar Ljubicic, OFM, and Sister Emmanuel;

Reverend (Father) Petar Ljubicic, OFM

A Croatian Franciscan priest, ordained in 1972, who served in Medjugorje during the early years of the apparitions. He was chosen by visionary Mirjana as the priest to whom she will reveal Our Lady's secrets when Our Lady instructs her to do so. Father will then fast and reveal the secrets to the world. He has written two books about Medjugorje, Call from Queen of Peace and Time of Grace. Father is presently assigned as Pastor to a parish in Germany.

Sister Emmanuel

In 1989, Sister Emmanuel was sent to Medjugorje by her Community of the Beatitudes (France) to help transmit the Gospa's messages to the whole world. In a private meeting in Rome in 1996, the Holy Father gave his blessing to Sister Emmanuel and her mission. Sister''s weekly TV program is aired on 23 stations in the U.S. and by Tele-Lumiereto every Arabic speaking country in the world. On the 1st and 15th of each month, she sends out from Medjugorje a news report translated in all the major languages of the world. Sister brings the spirit of Medjugorje wherever she speaks.

Other speakers: Bishop Faber MacDonald; Rev. Brian Barr; Rev. Tim Deeter; Rev. Michael Sears; Rev. John Struzzo, CSC; William Saunders (Family Research Council), with testimonies by Our Lady of Hope Community members: Darrell and Kelly Miller and Mary Poirier. In concert: Michael O'Brien, MC: Barbara Ryan Music by: Connie Salazar and Spirit Alive.

For information/registration contact: Medjugorje Peace Conference, P.O. Box 1775, Brea, CA 92822-1775 or phone: 714-572-9779. www.ourladyscall.org or E-mail: starmedi@aol.com

My personal thanks to the organizers of this event:

"The Medjugorje Conference is organized annually by a group of volunteers in the Orange County area. These include Elaine Starbuck of Brea, who comments, "what Our Lady says at Medjugorje is what the Gospel says: pray, fast, convert, reconcile with one another and have peace in your heart." Thirty-seven hundred attended the first conference held in 1989. In the years following conference attendance reached 5,000, a level at which it has remained ever since. Starbuck estimates that roughly half of this year's attendees came for the first time.

Other key volunteers include Starbuck's husband, Bob, Dennis and Mary Drozd and Joan Hosek. In preparation for the conference, volunteers pray and fast for its success. Each, according to Starbuck, is motivated solely by a desire to share the message of the Gospel as presented at Medjugorje: "Jesus is our focus, with Mary leading us to Jesus.""

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