Mladifest in Medjugorje, is the annual Youth Festival. During this youth prayer meeting in Medjugorje from July 31 to August 6th every year over 50.000 youth and 620 priests and 14 Cardinals from the whole world gather together. They pray, give testimonies, play music, and take part in procession with candles, adoration; there are also concerts, dances and spiritual activities for young people. (Present are Curia Archbishops Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, and Jose Rodriguez Carballo, Secretary of the Institute for Consecrated Life, and Archbishop Luigi Pezzuto Apostolic Nuncio to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cardinals Antonio Canizares Llovera (Valencia) and Vinko Puljic (Bosnia), and Archbishop Henryk Hoser, who was commissioned by the Pope last year to serve as apostolic visitor to the parish of Medjugorje.)
This year marks the 30th International Youth Prayer Festival in Medjugorje. The daily schedule during the Medjugorje Youth Festival centres on Mass, Rosary, Confession and Adoration. The opening Mass for 2019, was presided over by Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, Vicar General of Rome, on August 1st.
He conveyed greetings and blessings from Pope Francis. Only in May, the Pope had allowed official pilgrimages to the Bosnian pilgrimage site. As it was then known, the apparitions of Our Lady Mary, have been recorded here since 1981.
The closing ceremony is to be presided over by Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation on August 6th.
Our Lady of Medjugorje brings many messages of peace and calls for prayer:
"Dear Children, Also today the Mother calls you with joy. I bring peace to you today, carry that peace to others. Be, dear children, my carriers of peace. I bring you love, dear children, carry that love to others. Also today I call you, dear children, through this time, renew my messages; live my messages. Thank you, dear children, for having responded to my call." Ivan's Prayer Group Message of June 19th, 2006. (Here is video from last year's Mass)