Hands Open? Hearts Open?

Hands Open? Hearts Open?

August 9, 2016 A.D.

“…[BVM Caritas Pilgrimages] encourages everyone to push themselves past what they may believe that can endure…”

C.T., Myrtle Beach, SC
May/June 2014 Medjugorje Pilgrim

Medjugorje, Our Lady’s apparitions, their purpose is to change the world. That happens by each person deciding to follow Our Lady. It may require sacrifices beyond what one thinks they can endure, but often the battle is within the mind, as a Friend of Medjugorje wrote about in, The Battle Within.* Our Lady said:

August 2, 2016

“…Among you, I feel love… For the sake of that love I am imploring my Son that none of you, my children, will return home the same as he came…”

In this time, Our Lady’s time, we can be assured that Her imploring before Her Son is heard. But, one has to take the first step.


Mirjana August 2, 2016

Mirjana, with open hands to Our Lady on August 2, 2016. Do we have our hands open to Our Lady? Even more so, do we have our hearts open to Our Lady? If our hearts and hands are not open to Our Lady, then we will always remain the same.

Fr. Jozo told a story about an aide to a Cardinal that came to Medjugorje. The aide was a great theologian, rushing to learn and increase his knowledge. The theologian told Fr. Jozo, “I was just rushing to grow and grow. My intellect and my knowledge grew and I fell.”

The theologian fell into depression because he forgot to pray while he was seeking to increase his knowledge. After coming to Medjugorje he was healed. Fr. Jozo said this about the theologian:

“…[Our Lady] is the one who made him in love with Her messages, with Her. How necessary it is today to come to Medjugorje. You must not feel that it is far away, that the ocean separates us. No, it is bridges of love and grace that connect us. Our Lady has bridged the furthest islands and you have come. Each one of you is invited and no one is here by accident. You have not wandered astray here. You are called here….”1

When we take the first step towards Our Lady in Medjugorje, and we open our hearts and our hands to Her, when we push ourselves beyond what we think we can endure, She changes us.

Depressed? Anxious? Overcome with fear? Not able to pray? Reach out your hands to Our Lady in Medjugorje and receive healing. No one goes to Medjugorje by accident. You are called there.

Caritas of Birmingham
Operated by the Community of Caritas

You are called. You are not called by accident, you are wanted. This is the desire of Our Lady. Medjugorje is not too far. If by faith one can fly to God’s throne in Heaven, then by faith, God can provide the means for one to fly to Medjugorje. It’s that simple. Call BVM Caritas Medjugorje Pilgrimages in the U.S. at 205-672-2000, extension 218 or 219. Again, remember that the only pilgrimage to Medjugorje with any space available for the year 2016, is the Oct. 26 – Nov. 4, 2016 pilgrimage. Visit here to request pilgrimage information. 


* The Battle Within, August 2, 2016 Medjugorje Headline by a Friend of Medjugorje, a must-read for understanding Our Lady’s August 2, 2016 message.

1. A Saint is Born on the Knees, Through Prayer, Not Through Education, talk by Fr. Jozo, recorded and transcribed by the Community of Caritas

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