The International Prayer Encounter of the Youth -(Youth Festival) is an annual event held in Medjugorje each year that attracts upwards of 100,000 young people. Scheduled for August 1-6, it was cancelled and now is back on.
The theme of this year’s prayer encounter is “Come, and you will see“ (John 1, 39).
It will be much different from the Youth Festivals of the past due, of course, to the Covid-19 epidemic. ….Many programs of the international spiritual retreats have been cancelled
Most of the program from Medjugorje is being now sent to the world via electronic media so that people can tune in from wherever they might be. This year’s Youth Festival will be live streamed online. Depending on the development of virus, all gatherings would be according to the instructions of the institutions in charge.
Let us continue to be united in the same spirit in the school of Our Lady and let us rejoice that we would be connected together in Medjugorje, both in our hearts and in our spirit.
There will be challenges, especially regarding visitors from the U.S.A. Certain restrictions by the European Union are limiting…and almost forbidding…entrance to the E.U. See our blog post here.
There are some loopholes, so if you are traveling with a group check to see what arrangements have been made.