Spiritual renewal and celebration of God's mercy feast


The parish of the Ascension the Lord in Novi Travnik organized a great spiritual renewal and celebration of the feast of God's mercy from April 24th to 28th, during which were welcomed and celebrated the powers of St. Leopold Bogdan Mandić and the blessing of the image of the Merciful Jesus.

During the five-day spiritual renewal “Jesus, I look forward to you”, which was organized with the parishioners by a parish priest from Novi Travnik rev. Marko Majstorović, every day there was an opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation.

On the first day of this rich spiritual program, on April 24th, after the Rosary, Holy mass was led by rev. Dražen Radigović, after which followed a lecture and then Rosary of God's mercy.

On Thursday, April 25th, the Holy mass, after the Rosary of God's Mercy, was also led by rev. Radigović, and like the day before, followed a lecture and prayer.

The ceremonial welcoming of the power of St. Leopold Mandić, in front of the parish church where several hundred believers were gathered, was held on April 26th, when there was firstly a ritual of reception, rosary prayer of God's mercy, and the devotion of St. Leopold. Then the concelebrated Eucharistic celebration was led by Archbishop of Vrhbosna Vinko cardinal Puljić.

The next day, Saturday, April 27th, was dedicated to the family, and after the Rosary of God's mercy and devotion to St. Leopold, the holy mass with the blessing of children, was led by rev. Jakov Kajinić.

The central event and, at the same time, the end of the five-day spiritual renewal was on Sunday, April 28th, at the feast of Sunday of God's mercy. Half an hour before the evening Mass, there was a prayer of the Rosary of God's mercy, the candles were blessed, and the procession with the image of the Merciful Jesus through the Street of OFM Marijan Šunjić in Novi Travnik took place. The Holy mass was led by the Auxiliary Bishop of Vrhbosna msgr. Pero Sudar.