Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Famed Mariologist visits Medjugorje -- at age 96

SEP 15 (Medjugorje Today) – These days the French priest and writer Fr. René Laurentin visits Medjugorje again, a good month before his 97th birthday.

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In the morning of October 15 Fr. Laurentinheard visionary Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic give her testimony to pilgrims. In the evening, he was present when visionary Ivan Dragicevic had his daily apparition in his private chapel, local resident Laura Marcazzan Budimir reports from Medjugorje.

Fr. Laurentin was the foremost Catholicmariologist of the 20th century. In the 1980s and the 1990s he published some of the most influential books on Medjugorje, among them the first scientific studies of the visionaries and the apparitions (co-authored with Dr. Henri Joyeux as medical expert) and a total of 17 yearbooks that chronicled the apparitions and life in Medjugorje in general.