Day 1 – The Biggest Challenge

Day 1 – The Biggest Challenge

October 10, 2018 A.D.

“This is my biggest challenge yet. So happy.”


Being challenged and facing the challenge, requires courage. Our Lady of Medjugorje said on October 2, 2018:

“…I am calling you to be courageous…”

Today, we begin the 9-day fast on bread and water, for the Beginning of the Reign of Our Lady. A Friend of Medjugorje has often said that the hardest part of any major decision, is the decision itself. Be courageous, all those joining in this fast, and those who have not yet decided.

For basic fasting bread recipes, visit our Fasting section here. Also, if you order the newly updated Fasting book here, you will find the “big” recipe, the Italian bread recipe from a Friend of Medjugorje’s family, complete with step by step pictures. Here below are just a few words from others joining in this fast:

“Yes, please sign me up to join your 9 Day Fast… Thank you for making this so special and meaningful for Our Lady.”


“Thank you for this opportunity to join with others around the world for a nine-day fast! Please add me to your list.”


“Fasting and praying always for Our Mothers plans and for Her Triumph!!!”

New Jersey

For all those joining in the fast, you are part of something bigger than yourself. Jesus began His mission by fasting and prayer. Following in His footsteps gives one power, the power of a deep spirituality. Our Lady said on October 2, 2018:

“…to follow in His footsteps, means to have a wealth of spirituality…”

As one empties their hearts during these days of fasting, one becomes poor in spirit, and is filled with wealth – promised by the truth of Our Lady’s words. Believe them, you who are joining in this fast. Become wealthy and receive the promise of Our Lady’s words of October 2, 2018:

“…This is the wealth which gives good feelings…”

Anticipating the “good feelings” which all joining in this fast will experience, we are united with you in prayer and sacrifice during these days. It is not too late to decide to join with many across the world, October 10-18, 2018. To join in the 9-day fast for the Beginning of Our Lady’s Reign, contact Caritas in the U.S. at 205-672-2000, or visit here to sign up.

Anticipating “Good Feelings”,

Caritas of Birmingham
Operated by the Community of Caritas

For the 9-Day Fasting Novena Prayers, visit here…

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