I want to join…

I want to join…

I want to join the novena on bread and water…

August 31, 2015 A.D.

When something is good, you have to pursue that good.


Caritas Community - Bread

Italian bread baking in the oven at Caritas during a 9-day fast

Recently, we received a letter from Mexico:

“Dear Community, for the third year, some members of my prayer group and I want to join the novena on bread and water… Please take us into consideration. I would appreciate if you can let me know the assigned days [for the fast]*. Love from Mexico!”

Puebla, Mexico

Many are calling and writing in to join the 9-day bread and water fast. This is yet another call to sign up for the fast. If you feel in your heart the call to do this, respond to the call. We are not not necessarily asking if one has the desire to fast, but rather, does one know in their heart they are being called? One can be called to do something that one does not necessarily want to do. Sometimes one can get confused in what they are called to do, because they do not want to do something. Just because one does not want to do something, does not mean that one is not called to do something. 

Do you think it is too difficult to be a part of this important fasting novena, that it is too much to ask? Our Lady of Medjugorje said on March 25, 1992: 

When I told you, ‘Convert, pray, fast, be reconciled,’ you took these messages superficially. You started to live them and then you stopped, because it was difficult for you. No, dear children, when something is good, you have to persevere in the good, and not think, ‘God does not see me, He is not listening, He is not helping.’ And so you have gone away from God and from me because of your miserable interest

Miserable interest: the difference between a personal desire and a calling

Are you trying to conquer a fault? Do you have an intention that you have been praying about for years? In the same March 25, 1992 message Our Lady tells us:

“Therefore, pray, live my messages and then you will see the miracles of God’s love in your every day life

If one follows the call, then the call becomes the desire, because joy is found. If you are in need of God’s miracles in your life:

October 7 – 15, 2015
9-Day Bread and Water Fast


“When you fast, you are not doing something for God, He is doing something for you…”

A Friend of Medjugorje

For more information on signing up for the 9-day bread and water fast, visit here. Or call in the U.S. 205-672-2000.


In the Love of Our Lady,
Caritas of Birmingham
Operated by the Community of Caritas

* Each 9-day bread and water fast covers in prayer one day of the year 2016. Contact Caritas to have your day assigned.

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