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.
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!”
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:
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:
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
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.