Svetozar was born on September 14, 1951 in Kocerin, Herzegovina.
He finished elementary school in his birthplace and high school
in Split. He entered the Franciscan Order on November 28,
1972. He studied philosophy and theology in Sarajevo, Zagreb
and Washington DC. Fr. Svetozar arrived in America on June
16, 1975. He was ordained a priest on September 3, 1977 in
Chicago. He did pastoral work in West Allis, Wisconsin, Chicago
and New York. He has written numerous books about Medjugorje.
He returned to his homeland where he continues his priestly
ministry in Medjugorje.