From a Friend of Medjugorje
August 7, 2020 A.D.
Bread and Water Fast
Monday Oct. 5 – Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020
Again we invite you to join us for the annual 9-day bread and water fast. Our Lady of Medjugorje said on July 25, 2020:
“Little children, take the Cross in your hands…”
When you take the Cross in your hands, this is not just a physical action of taking a Cross or Crucifix in your hands, but rather, taking the Cross in your hands, is to act in the name of the Cross. Just like someone who takes the law into their own hands, and acts in the name of the law, Our Lady is asking us to take the Cross into our hands and act in the name of Jesus, Who through sacrificial love, saved the world. This 9-day bread and water fast is such an action of love.
A Little History
In the very first public fast we invited the public to join in 2001, asking for 2,000 people to join, to atone for 2,000 years of Christian history. It was following the September 11 World Trade Center attack, and we had well over 2,000 people join in that fast.
In the years since, we have asked for people to join the 9-day bread and water fast, and each person who joins for the full 9-days, is assigned a day of the following year, in which their 9-day fast will cover in prayer.
This Year’s Fast
This year 2020, will be much the same as previous years, except that the spiritual stakes are very high this year. With the coronavirus pandemic, and people evaluating their life’s structure, with the election year in the United States which may very well determine whether the United States continues moving back towards Christianity, or slides into anti-Christian socialism, and on top of all of this, we are moving into the 40th year of the Medjugorje apparitions, in which we have written and talked about since 1991. This coming year will be a pivotal year in the future history of the world.
You do not have to be Catholic to join in this fast. You do not have to even be a Christian to join in this fast. You simply need to be someone who wants God to have a free hand in determining our future as a nation and world, through Our Lady’s intentions which we offer this fast for.
How Does It Work?
You contact Caritas to join in the 9-day bread and water fast. (See Contact Below)
We will add your name to the list and will assign you a day in the next year, 2021, that your 9-day bread and water fast will cover in prayer. This means that every day of 2021 will be covered in prayer by one 9-day fast.
Then from October 5 – October 13, you will fast on bread and water every day, offering your prayer and fasting for the intentions of this fast, listed below. The daily prayer during the 9-day fast is listed below. For answers to common questions about fasting visit here…
Our Lady takes the combined prayer and fasting which we offer with love and obtains from God what is most necessary for the fulfillment of Her plans.
Those wanting to sign up, can click here and request to sign up, or by calling Caritas in the U.S. at 205-672-2000. Those dialing from outside the United States can dial 001-205-672-2000. After hours, you can dial to extension 315 and leave your name, phone number, state and country you are calling from.
Below is the 9-Day Bread and Water Fast Novena Prayers