Dear friends of «Maranatha-Conversion»

The adventure of «Maranatha» is already 12 years old. It’s not yet fully mature, but we’re approaching it! In the early years, the main focus was on prayer meetings, retreats and pilgrimages, which often brought together a large number of participants.

Over time, things have evolved and progressed. As my last editorial was in 2017, it is time to give you an update on recent events.

The year 2018 was a particularly rich one. On January 18 in Mexico City, Sabrina Covic Radojicic and François Eliat received, on behalf of «Maranatha», two official reproductions of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, protector of Life and protector of our movement «Maranatha». One of the two copies is in Ghent (Ghent), at the home of François, in the house «Maranatha-Belgium» and the other has been received in the Peace Centre «Sakramento» which is, in a way, the «Mother House» of the movement in Medjugorje. This means that, for the people who pray before them, it is as if they were recollecting in front of the original image. Splendid!

In 2018 we also organized important meetings such as, for example, the «Witness Nights» week from 21 to 24 September in partnership with «Aid to the Church in Need» (ACN). These meetings brought together hundreds of faithful around Cardinal Puljic in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Bishop Janjic in Kotor (Montenegro), Bishop Uzinic (Dubrovnik) and Bishop Hoser in Medjugorje (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Also present were Marc Fromager, Director of AED-France, Father Kyril Gorbunov, Vicar General of Moscow, and Sister Houda Fadoul, a Syrian nun, superior of a monastery located in the desert 80 km from Damascus.

Now, we are setting up these exciting and important meetings named «Maranathons». What a find it is that this name invites us to «run» to the One who «comes»! They will begin on the 4th of each month with an exchange with people from all spiritual traditions who will come to