Laying the Cement for the back pad
With the new addition, a fourth floor for paper storage was added. Large pallets of paper will be delivered at this delivery location, and brought up to the print shop through a freight elevator that was manufactured in our own machine shop. That saved substantial funds that were able to go towards other new equipment. This will add much greater efficiency and use of space in Our Lady’s building. Everything is consecrated to Our Lady in this building. As the men pour the cement, blessed religious objects are placed within the wire to be embedded in the cement. We are perpetually collecting old rosaries and scapulars, broken statues and crucifixes, religious plaques and pictures from our supporters for the purpose of having our grounds blessed and sanctified by the presence of these holy objects within every building project. It is Our Lady who said:
December 26, 1982
Literally every place you walk around the grounds of Caritas you are in the presence of holy objects that have graced the homes and lives of multitudes of believers. Many of the objects given to us over the years are from those who have already entered eternal life. Faith tells us that these unknown saints in Heaven look down upon our mission, where their religious objects rest that helped them win heaven, and that they assist us in our work, through their prayers.
Writing the message in concrete in the dark
Our founder began a tradition years ago that whenever concrete is poured on Caritas grounds, regardless of how large of small the job, a message of Our Lady is picked at random and written in the concrete. Wherever one walks on Caritas grounds, Our Lady’s messages spring up to remind them of God’s presence, that they may have an encounter with God through Her words. This was sourced in one of the first messages Our Lady gave when She was in the home of our founder during Her time in 1988-1989.
November 25, 1988
It took all day to pour the concrete for the new pad outside the bottom layer of the Tabernacle which has been designated for the storage of paper. The cement was not firm enough to write in until after dark, and so one community member makes a sacrificial offering of the late night and the chilly weather to “cement” Our Lady’s words into these new surroundings dedicated to Her plans and Her messages.