Where O Where Has Community Cenacolo Gone?
By Michael K. Jones

Community Cenacolo is an organization founded by Sister Elvira Petrozzi in 1983. A member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity in Italy, Sister Elvira felt a strong desire to reach out to young people who had taken a wrong path. It took some years before Sister's Superiors granted permission, meanwhile Sister Elvira says she felt like a volcano inside, prayed much and never gave up hope.

Though it was not fit to live in, an old ruined house in Saluzzo, Italy was leased to the Sisters and the project began. That run down old building became the Mother House of Community Cenacolo, a worldwide organization with over 33 fraternities throughout Italy, France, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina (Medjugorje), Ireland, Brazil, Austria, Dominican Republic, USA (Florida) and Mexico.

Community Cenacolo accommodated about 900 young men and women. Many are drug addicted desperate lost souls. Passing through the doors of Community Cenacolo, these young people begin to feel hope and a sense of being, and family. The aim of the Community is to renew the family; to help the families meet Jesus Christ, Savior and Redeemer, also, to bring support, love, healing and faith.

In February of 09, the Bishop of Mostar who has jurisdiction over the Medjugorje region has made yet another bold demand in his continuation to stop Our Lady's apparitions. Medjugorje USA received reports from reliable sources that the Bishop has written a letter to visionary Mirjana stating her public apparition held at the Community Cenacolo on the 2nd of each month, must stop. To ensure the public apparitions stop, the Bishop also wrote a letter to Community Cenacolo Medjugorje founder, Sister Elvira. As a result of this letter Sister Elvira received from the Bishop, Medjugorje USA has been told Sister Elvira will be obedient to the orders from the Bishop.

Since Feb. 09 Visionary Mirjana has had her monthly apparition in her own home and now at the well know site in Medjugorje called "Blue Cross." Since the Bishop has forbid the apparitions to continue at Community Cenacolo, Community Cenacolo's website which has been a great source for drug addicted teens to find help has been removed from the internet. Upon investigation Medjugorje USA has learned that the Medjugorje Cenacolo website is complete down and the domain name associated with it is for sale to anyone.

Medjugorje USA feels Medjugorje Community Cenacolo is a much needed source on the internet. We also feel Mirjana's apparition at Medjugorje Cenacolo give notice to Sister Elvira's much needed project for teens durg treatment. We now recommend that anyone interested in Sr. Elvira's program visit the main website in Italy. http://www.comunitacenacolo.it/  

Final Note:

The former and current Bishop who covers the region of Medjugorje within the diocese, have both been quite open to all media sources that they do not believe in the Medjugorje Apparitions. The Vatican became aware of the tainted Commission appointed by the former Bishop when U.S. Ambassador to Yugoslavia, David Anderson's sent the Vatican a classified document called an "AirGram." In the AirGram sent to Vatican, Rome, Anderson stated that each member of the Medjugorje Commission had publicly announced they did not believe the Virgin Mary was appearing in Medjugorje, prior to the completed investigation. Anderson also noted that one member of the Commission who did not believe, went to Medjugorje and had a change of heart. As soon as the head of the Commission (Bishop Zanic) learned this Commission member now believed, he was dismissed from the Commission. This AirGram is in my personal possession after my two years of tribulation to have this information released under the "Freedom of Information Act." Just a month after the 25th Anniversary of the Medjugorje apparitions once again the Vatican who said they would not investigate Medjugorje again till the apparitions were over, announced they would form yet a third Commission to investigate the Medjugorje apparitions.  This change of heart is believed due to my book that came out in 06, "Medjugorje Investigated," which supplied documented proof the previous Commissions were tainted. The third Medjugorje Commission formed September of 06, to date has not released findings.

The point to this final note is to inform the reader that the current Bishop of Mostar has no jurisdiction over the apparitions and the investigation as the Vatican itself has taken this matter into their own hand, due to the former and current Bishop's outspoken opinion against the apparition prior to proper investigation. Even so, the Bishop still has some authority over Medjugorje which is under his jurisdiction. This allows the Bishop to do things such as to force his will over Sister Elvira's Community Cenacolo in Medjugorje.  Sister Elvira has to be obedient to the rule of the Bishop because of her vow of obedience. Since the rule of the Bishop, it appears Community Cenacolo has been hurt by the Bishop's ruling and the Cenacolo website has been removed for some unknown reason. Suffering teens could suffer and die as a result.


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