May 31, 2023 A.D.
Updated June 23, 2023

What’s Further Down the Page



Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s
May 25, 2023, Monthly Message to the World Given Through Medjugorje Visionary Marija

“Dear children! I am calling you to go into nature and to pray for the Most High to speak to your heart and that you may feel the power of the Holy Spirit so as to witness the love which God has for every creature. I am with you and intercede for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

July 1-5, 2023 A Fourth of July in Alabama That Will Change Your Life

The following is from the Community of Caritas. We share a brief behind-the-scenes story with you
regarding Our Lady’s May 25, 2023, Monthly Message.

On May 25, 2023, the Community of Caritas was praying the Rosary in the Field of Apparitions at Caritas of Birmingham in anticipation of the moment when Our Lady would be appearing to Medjugorje visionary, Marija, in Medjugorje.

During the time Our Lady was appearing to Marija, a Friend of Medjugorje prayed a prayer to Our Lady out loud, asking Her to give words for the gathering he was planning for July 1-5, 2023, to re-consecrate our nation to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart. The above words Our Lady gave were stunning because a Friend of Medjugorje had a secret that even the Community did not know of. Stunning words because Our Lady called Her children—to go into nature.

–Caritas of Birmingham

The Five Days of Prayer, July 1-5, 2023, will
“be in nature.” “God speaks to your heart.”

by a Friend of Medjugorje

Many of you have been in the Bedroom and Field of Apparitions and have “felt the power of the Holy Spirit” on Our Lady’s sanctified grounds. Our Lady speaks by Her giving the message saying, “…witness the love which God has for every creature…”

All of Caritas is populated with creatures.

The animal life at Caritas includes chickens, pigs, milk and beef cows, horses, deer, ducks, dogs, all kinds of wildlife–even a couple of eagles, which have shown up on rare occasions when we pray The Patriotic Rosary in the Field of Apparitions, and much more.

Our Lady said in Her May 25, 2023 message, “witness.” Witness “…the love which God has for every creature…” by going back to the agrarian life, of which Adam was bound by God to the soil. The only occupation ordained by God. It does not mean different occupations are wrong; it means you should have one foot in your occupation and the other foot in the soil.

This is what we are doing here. We have one foot in a massive propagation of the messages, printing, graphics, shipping, etc., and the other foot in the agrarian life.

Our Lady gave even more words, speaking to and concerning July 1-5, in Her May 25th message, “I am with you and intercede for you.” These are the same words She said 35 years ago when Our Lady appeared in the Bedroom of Apparitions and said She would appear in the Field, by the Tree the next day.

In that first apparition in the Field, on November 24, 1988, She matched Her words then, with the words of the May 25, 2023 message:

“…I am here…I will intercede for you…” November 24, 1988!

“…I am with you and intercede for you…” May 25, 2023!

When I read Our Lady’s message, I was stunned to see how much She had responded
to the prayer asking for, “Words for the July 1-5 gathering at Caritas.” The reason this was asked was because I had a BIG SECRET.

The secret will be our July 4th Heavenly fireworks.

What is the secret?


Our Lady is coming for you!

Fireworks Our Lady

It has been 10 years since Medjugorje visionary Marija’s, last public apparitions here, July 1-5, 2013, although she has come for private visits since 2013.


This is an opportunity for conversion for thousands.

I was astonished, 28 years ago, when Our Lady said a word that I would have never thought She would say.

On June 25, 1995, Our Lady said, “…My heart waits impatiently…” Our Lady was referring to a time of peace which, “…My heart waits impatiently for…” Our Lady had already told the visionaries themselves, on two occasions, not to be impatient. And here it is, She Herself, says of Herself, that She “waits impatiently.”

In regards to July 1-5, we cannot wait patiently because we have little time to get the word out across our Nation. Tell everyone, encourage everyone to come.

Don’t hesitate.

Have you done what Our Lady asked of you? Why not? Now is the moment to carry out Her words. You will make Our Lady happy and receive graces for yourself at the same time.

Our Lady said:

June 25, 2010
“…spread my messages in this tired world…”

January 10, 1985
“…I want you to spread my messages…”

August 16, 1984
“…Live my messages and convey them to others…”

August, 1983
“…Convey the message which I have given you…”

August 29, 1983
“…Do not hesitate to speak to them (young people) about it…”

June 5, 1986
“…BE ACTIVE in living and spreading the messages…”

Be active. You have an incredible opportunity to do what you just read; not only to spread Her messages, but also to announce Our Lady’s visitation and these Five Days of Prayer.

This is for our Nation and for you and your loved ones’ conversion.

Put an announcement in your church bulletin, your work place, prayer group, etc.

The Church has made a statement allowing pilgrimages to Medjugorje. You will get some backlash from some, but do what Jesus said to His apostles when He told them, “And if anyone will not welcome you or ‘heed your words,’ shake the dust from your feet…” Matthew 10:14

Those who try to stop you promoting Our Lady’s apparitions, their resistance is “their resistance vs. Our Lady’s words,” which you just read. Our Lady said on September 16, 1983:

“…I recommend to everyone, and to the Holy Father in particular, to spread the message which I have received from my Son here at Medjugorje.”

Who do you obey?

In 2019, Pope Francis recognized official pilgrimages, authorizing, for the first time that bishops could make official pilgrimages to Medjugorje. The Medjugorje apparitions are private revelation. The Church allows devotion to private revelation, unless the messages and happenings have been condemned.

Medjugorje is not condemned.

You have a right to promote July 1-5 in your parish bulletin and other material. The pastor that gives backlash is against what the Church allows. Again, if you get resistance, you are in the right to promote July 1-5 and Our Lady’s apparitions.

You are to “herald the call” to come be with the Woman of Revelation. For many, this will be the greatest moment in their lifetime, to be in the presence of the Queen of Peace, Who you will be kneeling before in the apparition. If a Queen is a Queen, only a King is over the Queen; Her Son. All the billions of angels and people in Heaven bow to Her. You will be before the greatest, purest creature God has ever made.

Drop everything, like the 70,000 people who did everything, from walking on foot to riding in carriages, etc. to get to Fatima in 1917.

These Medjugorje apparitions are more important than Fatima, and all other Marian apparitions put together, in the history of Christianity because these apparitions are the fulfillment of all Marian apparitions.

Medjugorje is the fulfillment for a Biblical event.

These are the last apparitions of the Queen of Peace, Who is the Woman of Revelation, as described in Chapter 12.

You are called to motivate people to come before Our Lady. Our Lady of Medjugorje said, in 1983, to the visionaries:

“…many who have an impassioned faith will cool off. You remain firm, and motivate people [to come] to instant prayer, penance and conversion. At the end, you will be happier.”

This may be the last time of Our Lady’s apparitions here at Caritas (although we hope not) as we know we are getting closer and closer to the Secrets. If you have plans for July 1-5, re-plan your plans for another time. Those from other countries are encouraged to come–you won’t regret it.

Greg Garrison, a reporter  with the Birmingham News/Al.com, interviewed Marija on July 2, 2013, here at our home. Greg asked her about living under Communism in former Yugoslavia. Marija beautifully said:

“I came for the Fourth of July week [2013] to celebrate freedom. When we were under Communism, we looked to America for freedom [because it is a Republic]. We pray that this Nation can go back to God. IT’S NOT GOD BLESS AMERICA. IT’S THAT AMERICA CAN BE A BLESSING TO THE WORLD!”

The world depends on America. satan knows he has to destroy America to destroy the world.

What Can You Do Immediately?

The Community of Caritas gathers in my writing office on Sunday nights to pray a Rosary for all of my decisions, meetings, writings, etc. for the upcoming week. At the end of the Rosary, a message is picked from Words From Heaven. I carry this message in my pocket the whole week, studying it, living it and using it as a guide. These weekly messages are taken very seriously.

On Sunday night, May 14, 2023, the Community picked a message for my upcoming week. The message of Our Lady stated,“I have a particular intention for which I am asking you to say each day the Lord’s Prayer seven times, seven Hail Mary’s, and the Creed.” Immediately I was struck with a sense of the importance of what Our Lady was asking for. I felt very strongly to pray these prayers multiple times a day and soon the Community joined in this prayer also. I knew Marija was coming, but it was still unknown to the Community. Yet, I felt this message had to do with Our Lady’s visit in July.

We ask that you who are reading this, join us in this prayer every day, that Our Lady calls for.



An Urgent Plea to Help Spread the Word
of Our Lady’s Apparitions

We Must Raise $200,000.00 For
Nationwide Radio Commercials
For July 1-5, 2023
And Another $70,000.00

(See chart below for amount raised)


Last year in Times Square in New York, we introduced millions of people to Our Lady. Many of you gave donations for these Times Square billboards at “The Crossroads for the World” of advertising.

This July 1-5 is far more important.

People will be in the physical presence of Our Lady.

Marija sees Our Lady as you see a person before you. Marija can touch Our Lady. Our Lady has kissed Marija on her cheek physically. For this supernatural physical visitation of Our Lady, we, and all of you, are called to go all out and reach people we have never reached before with the news of Our Lady’s presence in our Nation this July 1-5.
Years ago, when we put 500 billboards across the U.S., some said, and even ridiculed us, it was not proper to advertize Our Lady. I do not have thin skin. I did it despite their persecution.To those mentalities, I say very clearly, that is garbage!! satan is promoted, evil is promoted, and thousands of other things. In the Bible Jesus relays to us that we, who are of the Light, are not shrewd. Jesus said we should learn from the children of the dark how the world promotes their darkness with their wealth. We, the Light, are to do what they do, except we are to use our wealth for the Kingdom. This plea is about just that! Jesus was talking about how the worldly were successful in Luke 16:8-9:

“The people of this world are much more shrewd in handling their affairs than the people who belong to the Light.”

Below is Our Lady’s Billboard in Times Square, New York.

Our Lady’s face and the text first appeared on the high-end electronic billboard Friday, April 15, 2022, which was Good Friday

This is not like a billboard where you are driving by at 65 miles per hour. This is a place where people are walking by. Again, this is the crossroads of the advertising world.

The people walking by are not just local people. People from every nation and culture of the world pass by this place going to Times Square.

This one billboard below is 56 feet wide and 29 feet high!

Our Lady’s image showed every 10 minutes for a full 30 seconds, with the text changing from image 1, to image 2, to image 3 (shown on the left) every ten seconds

An estimated 1.5 million people passed by each day. The billboard was up for 71 days. That means 106 million people were exposed to Our Lady.

We had many people go to mej.com. They received a free packet of material.

Our Lady has repeatedly told all of us to “spread my messages” to everyone. More than 30 years ago, I began promoting Our Lady’s apparitions by personal witness, then by coupling with the way the worldly promoted their agendas. This July 1-5, is a wide open door to seize the moment to wake up the Nation through advertising and your efforts and donations, letting the whole population of the United States know that Our Lady is appearing to the world daily. Our Lady will take it from there when they are before Her.

We are planning to air nationwide radio commercials, as well as other avenues of promotion. We must raise money quickly to be airing commercials nationally on popular talk radio shows like Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Michael Berry and more. Your help to raise the donations will catch “big fish” and “little fish” because everybody is looking for answers. This will introduce Our Lady to massive numbers of people as never before. People will come to the apparitions who had no knowledge of Our Lady, Her apparitions or Who She is. And because there are so many problems today, people are seeking answers as never before. Our Lady said, June 2, 2016, “…you are seeking…You who are seeking…”


No one will question that we are in the most critical moment of our nation’s history, even more so than the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, or World War II.

We are rotting within.

The prayerful, instinctively can sense the jeopardy we face as Americans and as a Nation. We are face to face with the reality that our Nation is falling apart. This is connected to our personal moral decay. A satanic moral decay shows no signs of retreating. Hence, our “6th sense” speaks to our conscience, by grace, that we will not continue on as the Nation is today.

What will happen?

A whole lot will happen.

Will it be of such a nature that will make everyone afraid?

Answer that question with the question, why did Our Lady say, “…Do not be afraid…”? May 4, 2020

It means that we will have to fight a frightful fear of what is going to happen. Our Nation is being attacked viciously, repeatedly by satan. The devil is rabid. he is looking to kill this Nation.

Our Lady said April 2, 2012:

“…Do not be afraid, you are not alone. Give me your hands and I will lead you…”

Our Lady has told us, literally, September 2, 2012:

“…With my love I will protect you from the evil spirit…”

Not just from spiritual evils, but from every kind of evil, as well. October 25, 1993 :

“…I love you and wish to protect you from every evil…”

Our Lady said on September 4, 1986:


The following is a true story that a Friend of Medjugorje wrote to help you in the battle we face for our souls. It was a Tuesday evening, September 4, 2012. Nightfall had begun to arrive. Lillian Peterson, 83 years of age, often took a swim in a 135-acre private lake in, Fairfax County in Northern Virginia. Lillian was in good physical condition, “still swimming and working,” despite her age. She was finishing her evening swim. One of her co-workers, Mike Korin, happened by chance to be fishing on the lake at a distance in his fishing boat. Lillian had reached the shore of the lake, far from Mike’s boat and began climbing out of the water, onto land. Unknown to Lillian, she was being stalked. Our Lady said exactly 26 years before on the same date, September 4, of Lillian’s swim: September 4, 1986

“…satan is lurking for each individual…”

Mike, looking towards Lillian, saw her suddenly go down. Lillian, who had been walking out of the water was being viciously attacked and knocked off her feet. Mike heard horrible screaming and yelling coming from Lillian, “I can’t get out…”. Mike cranked up his engine and began dialing 911, as he started across the lake. Our Lady said: January 14, 1985

“… satan is strong. He wishes with all his strength to destroy…”

Meanwhile, Lillian turned around to face the attacker and began to fight back with her bare hands and a stick. Lillian had been stalked, while in the water. When Lillian turned toward the attacker, she saw very large teeth, and an attacker weighing 35 pounds, with the jaw power to fell a good sized tree as fast as a man with an axe could cut it down. A wild-eyed beaver sunk its great orange teeth into the back of her leg. It ferociously held on while Lillian screamed across the lake, “I can’t get out of its grip. It’s got me.” Thus began a savage battle that lasted 20 minutes. The beaver acted as though it was possessed. Lillian was able to reach for a walking stick and began to gouge its eyes hoping to blind the beast. It quickly became apparent Lillian was in a fight for her life, as the animal was not content to just take a chunk of flesh out of her left calf. As Mike continued toward Lillian, he had Fairfax emergency dispatch on the phone. All the while, the biting continued diabolically. February 25, 1988

“…satan is very strong…”

The animal’s rage did not abate, it bit her thumb as she fought it with her bare hands and nearly severed it from her hand. Lillian was not able to stop it and it was making deep puncture wounds all over her arms. As a chainsaw can easily slice into wood, the animal, as with a sapling tree did the same to her legs as it did up and down her arms. There was no ending to the attack. Mike, talking on his speaker phone to the medic, had to make a decision of either giving more details to the 911 call, or to help thwart the attack. But as he closed in, navigating his boat towards the struggling Lillian, the beaver let go of her and headed to the boat. Mike grabbed his oar and said he started beating the animal savagely, breaking the oar. It was stunned, as though asleep, and Mike was free to help Lillian from the water. Our Lady said May 25, 2010:

“… satan, too, does not sleep…”

As Mike then picked up Lillian to put her safely out of the water, the devil, a second time, began another attack. Mike fought it back, with what remained of the oar, severe enough that it looked to him that it was finally dead. The medics pulled up just after the second fight with the powerful animal when it was finally over. They began giving Lillian the badly needed medical treatment she was in need of after her harrowing experience. She had said, “It bit me so bad.” As the medics were working on Lillian, Mike said, “All of a sudden, the beaver flips over and comes back to life.” Our Lady said 1984-1985:

“The hour has come when the demon is authorized to act with all his force and power. The present hour, is the hour of satan.”

As it began its third fight, one of the medics grabbed another oar and began beating it, while Mike, afraid if it got away it would attack someone else, grabbed a net to throw over it. Finally netted successfully, they then tied it to the base of a light pole. They had finally subdued it; a 20-minute battle, from start to finish, with an animal seemingly possessed by hell. 1 May 25, 1995

“… satan is strong and with all his forces wants to bring the most people possible closer to himself and to sin. That is why he is on the prowl to snatch more every moment…”

As satan is rabid in this time allowed, through man’s sins, to prowl the earth, this attack is a lesson for all of what evil can do, either spiritually or physically or both in the future. The animal tested positive for rabies, so along with Lillian’s recovery from her serious injuries in the hospital, she had to undergo the painful rabies shots for treatment. The saints have told us when man turns against God, nature defends God by turning against man. Our Lady has told us, God wishes to speak to us through men, nature and various other ways. How does this true story of Lillian and Mike speak to you? God wants to speak to you through “nature” and “various ways.” Does this story resonate in you of the relentless aggression of satan against you, your family and general society? And as society grows in evil, so the power of satan expands. It is known that as Christianity flourishes, demonic possessions diminish, therefore, in the United States of America, we have seen minimal activity of full possessions for most of our nation’s existence. But now if that holds true, then the principle must be applied to the last several decades that as Christianity diminishes, possessions will increase. The beaver possessed by its devil, named rabies, speaks loud and clear of the demon named beelzebub. What are his plans? Our Lady tells us what his plans are:

August 2, 2011 “…you cannot stop the evil that wants to begin to rule in this world and to destroy it…”

Well, if that is his plan, “to destroy it” and he wants to achieve that, is there any other greater destruction that could happen after the world is destroyed? If satan destroys the world, it does not matter if the universe remains or not, as we would not know anyway. This is how gigantic Our Lady’s plans are! To stop satan’s plans, that is the ultimate most serious thing that could happen in world history since its beginning, to bring about its ending. This is why Our Lady has come. Our Lady said July 30, 1987:

“… this is the reason for my presence among you for such a long time: to lead you on the path of Jesus. I want to save you and, through you, to save the whole world…Children, here is the reason why I need your prayer: prayer is the only way to save the human race.”

With your prayers and donations, we can help Our Lady’s plans to crush the serpent. If we are in a time that the earth could be destroyed, as Our Lady revealed that satan is planning this, then at no other time in the history of the world has man had a definitive clear statement that this world is up for grabs. Either it will be: 1.—totally destroyed by savage evil that will be relentless in its attack of some sort paralleling what Lillian experienced or it will 2.—be saved. We, as flat-salted Christians, have helped set the stage for the possibility of destruction. It, however, is not satan’s plan that Heaven wants realized. The plans of Heaven are invested in Our Lady’s guidance. When one understands these things, one can then understand the words,“Do not be afraid.” Yet, there are things that are occurring in our midst that are very frightful, not so much for ourselves, but for poor souls who are rejecting God, who have no concept of their consequences. When you reject God formally, you open yourself up to be attacked savagely. When a group rejects God, they open themselves up to be attacked without mercy. Our Lady said July 4, 1988:

“…satan is trying to find emptiness in you, so he can enter and destroy you.

What and how do these events speak to us through “nature” (beaver) and “various other ways”? Simply said, we need to equip a bunch of Mikes out there, with a bunch of oars, to protect a bunch of Lillians. The output of oars relates to millions of pieces of material encompassing books, booklets, C.D.’s, programming from RadioWAVE, spiritual projects, forming more prayer groups, witnessing about Our Lady’s words, counseling with the messages, the Caritas Mission House in Medjugorje, taking people to Medjugorje, hosting events of Our Lady repeatedly here at Caritas, helping people build a way of life as shown by the Community of Caritas, the promotion of Our Lady’s messages in hundreds of ways culturalizing them into and throughout society and the Church. All to transform and save the world and souls from the destruction Our Lady has told us satan has planned. You yourself, or with others, can sponsor a commercial on your local radio station. Join together with others in your family, prayer group, parish, etc. who can donate a larger amount. The commercial spots for July 1-5, are available to download below. ↓

The Immediate Need For the National Campaign for Commercials is $200,000.00 

To Have a Profound Impact Across the Nation.

(See chart below)


Just as we were wanting to launch the announcement of Our Lady’s apparitions, July 1-5, 2023, our Heidelberg “computer to plate” system started to have multiple failures. The company, Heidelberg, has told us that our plate system has failed. It is 15 years old. Below is the statement we received from Heidelberg.

“I am a specialist at Heidelberg. The system you are currently running is 15 years old and in need of a significant upgrade. This will accomplish that and set you up for continued future success. The subscription model will prevent you from falling behind again. This is important in today’s world of necessary system/software security needs.

“It is important to keep in mind that if your current server encounters any issues, the software you are now running will not run on a new server and it will be very difficult (if not impossible) to find a server running your current operating system. It is no longer sold or available from Microsoft. Your system is really in need of an update.”

We must update it, which means we have to upgrade several parts of our system to fix it. This breakdown comes at the worst time, when we must print well over 120,000 mailing fliers on our mail list to promote Our Lady’s visitation in less than one month.

The upgrading of the plate maker is critical for future generations.

The future is the printed word.

While we use and need electronics, they do not have a future when the world changes. We will come into a time where books will be rare and in great demand in the future.

We have hundreds of writings in short books and full-size books which have gone into the tens of millions of copies.

From the foundation of Caritas in 1986, to this present day, we have printed 61 billion pages!

Yes, you read that right! It’s not millions, it’s billions! They are in houses in every nation across the globe, including huts in Africa. From The Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages to the Caritas Mission House in Medjugorje, to every culture in the world, these books are on shelves and will be the means to transfer Our Lady’s messages and stories to the future generations, until the Second Coming. You are critical to give Our Lady’s visitation, messages, and teachings of Our Lady to a future, radically changed world. All you have to do, to know that, is by listening to the daily news. Words, frozen in books, are transferred to people not even born. One example of this, out of hundreds of books, is Words From Heaven, a book that contains the most messages by far of Our Lady in Medjugorje than any other message book in the world and has gone through 45 printings and 22 editions. The mission of Caritas is the only Medjugorje operation with such ability. Our Lady has guided2 this mission to build a powerful infrastructure to propagate Her messages to the world and to the future using every means available: printing, radio, billboards, events, etc. These thousands of projects we have implemented over several decades, have reached the people. Your support makes this possible. Our Lady depends on two entities: you and us, with God’s grace.

Time is of the essence to reach souls.

To upgrade our current plate system, we will need immediately to raise $70,000.

At this moment, we are printing only at half capacity. To help spread the word of Our Lady’s apparitions, we need to immediately begin this upgrade. We have already contracted with Heidelberg to begin the process for the upgrade, since we cannot continue without it.

The Immediate Need For the
Heidelberg Plate Maker is

Therefore, the Grand Total We Need to Raise Immediately Is


For the National Radio Commercials for July 1-5, 2023
and the Heidelberg Plate Maker to Keep Our Press Running

(See Chart below)

To make a donation towards the Nationwide Radio Commercials for July 1-5, 2023, or to donate towards the Heidelberg Plate Maker.

Both are Immediate Needs for more information, call Caritas of Birmingham at 205-672-2000 or write Caritas at 100 Our Lady Queen of Peace Dr. Sterrett, AL 35147. Remember: become active immediately.

The time is short to spread the message.


A great joy for you! We will be releasing something new almost every day about Medjugorje, Our Lady, and Caritas, that you have not seen before. These special releases have been in the works for decades, but have not been released, or promoted, to the Medjugorje world until now. One of the releases is a $1 million documentary which we* raised the funds to produce and was put together with Martin Sheen and Barbara Walters’ producer with ABC 20/20, Rob Wallace. We’re not talking about little things. These releases will build anticipation and excitement about Our Lady’s visitation. They will help re-invigorate Medjugorje. Check mej.com daily and spread the word to everyone to keep checking.

In Great Anticipation of Our Lady’s Visitation,

Friend of Medjugorje

* A Friend of Medjugorje raised the funds and spearheaded the project. There was no “we,” as he always writes. There was not a community when he did this project.

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Five Apparitions of the Queen of Peace

July 1–5, 2023

Schedule of Events

No matter at what point you joined us in praying for Our Nation, even if you are just now finding out, you can join thousands who have walked these 31 years of prayer for Our Nation* and be present in the apparitions to give these prayers to Our Lady.

July 1The first apparition, you will bathe in the grace of Our Lady’s presence for repentance, forgiveness and revival.
July 2The second apparition of Our Lady you will consecrate yourself for the first time, or re-consecrate yourself to Jesus and Our Lady, in Her presence, during the apparition.
July 3The third apparition of Our Lady you will consecrate your family for the first time, or re-consecrate your family to Jesus and Our Lady, in Her presence, during the apparition.
July 4The fourth apparition of Our Lady you will, as a child of Mary, consecrate Our Nation for the first time, or re-consecrate Our Nation, as was accomplished on July 4, 2008, July 4, 2009, July 4, 2012, and July 4, 2013 to Jesus and Our Lady, on the day of its birth, in Her presence, during the apparition.
July 5The fifth apparition of Our Lady you will give grateful thanksgiving, in Her presence, to God, for allowing Our Lady to come to this nation to heal it.

* “The Seven Novenas for the Reconciliation of Ourselves, Our Families and Our Nation Back to God” have been prayed every year for 31 years. Each year they begin on June 25th and continue on the 25th of each month through December. Literally millions of prayers have been prayed by tens of thousands of supporters over these years. There can be no doubt that these prayers have been instrumental, in moving the heart of God to bring Our Lady to our Country. You can join us in praying these powerful novenas by contacting Caritas and requesting a free copy of the booklet. Call 205-672-2000 Ext 315 twenty-four hours. Or download free on medjugorje.com, click on downloads.

Do not be turned away from Caritas.
Reading the following is a must:

Please be advised of the guidelines to visit Caritas.

1. No Immodest Dress
2. No Cell Phones
3. No Video Cameras
4. No Gum Chewing
5. No Cameras
6. No Smoking
7. No Lounge Chairs/Other Chairs
8. No Pets

IMP: Items to Bring With You – Needed Information

This pilgrimage to be with Our Lady on the grounds of Caritas is a pilgrimage in nature. It is highly recommended you bring bug spray for ticks, mosquitos, chiggers and more friendly creatures that make their home in the South, some of which you may have never encountered, and who are waiting to give you a Southern welcome. However, if you wish to make additional sacrifices to Our Lady for a special intention, no bug spray is necessary.

Food for July 1–5

Food vendors will not be available for July 1–5, 2023. To help you remain on the grounds in prayer and in the presence of Our Lady as much as possible during the Five Days of Prayer, we will recommend a few close local places where you can pick up quick lunches and dinners. NOTE: July 2, 2023 is a Sunday. We strongly encourage you to Keep Holy the Sabbath and buy food ahead of time on Saturday to eat on Sunday.

July 1–5, 2023

Hotel Listings

Our Lady’s return to the Bedroom and Field this coming July 1–5, 2023, will generate a great deal of excitement around the country. We encourage you to book your hotel rooms for the July 1–5, 2023, (book for June 29th to July 6th or later because five days are full days on the grounds) apparitions as soon as possible. Many hotels will fill all their rooms. We are expecting large numbers to attend, as always when Our Lady comes, which makes tighter availability for pilgrims desiring to attend the apparitions to find rooms. Even if you are not sure you can come, make reservations. You can always cancel. So, don’t delay in making your arrangements. For more information call Caritas of Birmingham at 205-672-2000.

Based on location, traffic, and proximity to Caritas, hotels 1-21 listed below on Hwy 280 are suggested FIRST CHOICE hotels. They are arranged from those closest to those farthest from Caritas. Call the hotels for pricing.

1. Hampton Inn & Suites, approx. 10 miles, 205-981-0024
2. Homewood Suites by Hilton, approx. 13 miles, 205-995-9823
3. Candlewood Suites, approx. 13 miles, 205-855-3684
4. Best Western, approx. 13 miles, 205-995-8586
5. Hyatt Place Inverness, approx. 14 miles, 205-995-9242
6. Studio Plus, approx. 14 miles, 205-408-0107
7. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Birmingham, approx. 14 miles, 205-776-6370
8. Days Inn Hoover, approx. 14 miles, 205-985-7500
9. Comfort Inn, approx. 15 miles, 205-916-0464
10. Motel 6, approx. 15 miles, 205-991-9977
11. Hampton Inn Colonnade, approx. 15 miles, 205-967-0002
12. Quality Inn & Suites, Birmingham, Hwy 280, approx. 15 miles, 844-201-4538
13. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Birmingham/Colonade, approx. 16 miles, 205-969-8099
14. Sonesta Select Birmingham Colonnade, approx. 16 miles, 855-680-3239
15. Hampton Inn Mountain Brook, approx. 20 miles, 205-201-3029
16. Courtyard by Marriott Homewood, approx. 19 miles, $205-344-0561
17. Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Grandview, approx. 15 miles, 205-503-5220
18. La Quinta Inn – Hwy 280 Cahaba Park, approx. 15 miles, 833-483-1156
19. Motel 6, approx. 15 miles, 205-991-9977
Based on location, traffic, and proximity to Caritas, hotels 20–36 should be considered SECOND CHOICE hotels:
20. Hilton Garden Inn Liberty Park, approx. 20 miles, 205-503-5220
21. DoubleTree by Hilton, Perimeter Park, approx. 20 miles, 205-967-2700
22. America’s Best Inn Homewood, approx. 20 miles, Summit Parkway 205-945-5550
23. Super 8 by Wyndham, Homewood, approx. 20 miles, 833-435-0418
24. Residence Inn, Homewood, approx. 20 miles, 844-684-9427
25. Red Roof Inn Birmingham/Vestavia, approx. 22 miles, 205-822-2224
26. Embassy Suites Homewood, approx. 22 miles, 844-201-6077
27. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Homewood, approx. 23 miles, 844-202-3246
28. Hampton Inn & Suites – Hoover, approx. 23 miles, 205-380-3300
29. Quality Inn Irondale, approx. 24 miles, 205-956-4100
30. Hilton Birmingham Downtown, approx. 25 miles, 855-605-0316
31. Hampton Inn & Suites, approx. 25 miles, 205-933-0444
32. Days Inn, approx. 25 miles, 205-823-4300
33. Rime Garden Inn & Suites, approx. 25 Miles, located off I-20 in Irondale, 205-951-1200
34. Americas Best Value Inn – Irondale, approx. 25 miles, 205-956-3650
35. Courtyard by Marriott – Birmingham, approx. 25 miles, 205-968-3775
36. Residence Inn Birmingham, approx. 26 miles, 844-631-0595

 You should arrive on or before the 30th of June and leave on July 6th to be in the presence of all five of the apparitions. Stay a few days later and spend time with the Community, and get a behind-the-scenes look at community life.

“I jumped off the couch in excitement that Our Lady is coming back. Thank you Caritas. Thank you God the Father for allowing Our Lady to come back to us and thank you Our Lady for always being there for her children. See you in 5 weeks.”

–Nicole, LA

Free Primitive Camping Again this Year

Take advantage of the offer to stay close to the apparition sites at Caritas of Birmingham.

Campground will fill up fast, so call 205-672-2000 to check availability and reserve your space.

There will be primitive camping for tents or self-contained campers. Primitive camping means no electricity or water at each site. We will have hot shower units. Water is available at a single zone. Port-o-lets will be available as well as free firewood. Bring your own grill. All campfires must be contained. There is no dump station on Caritas grounds.

You are welcome to stay here but you are guests and must follow some rules. Do not bring your TV because all Caritas camping and parking areas are TV free, cell phone free, radio free, alcohol free, and tobacco free. No pets allowed. Any violation of these rules will result in your immediately being asked to leave. This is a spiritual camping trip. The fireworks for the 4th of July are your prayers and Our Lady’s apparitions. We are not celebrating the 4th, we are humbling ourselves before God. No fireworks allowed. Please keep the grounds clean.

There is one dump station available approximately 30 minutes away.

Oak Mountain State Park: 205-620-2527 Located off of Hwy 119 South. Call for directions.

Again, Caritas camping is free and we look forward to seeing you here. May Our Lady be with you in a special way during July 1–5, 2023. If you would care to make a freewill offering, this will help us defray the cost of renting port-o-lets. Thank you.

To reserve your space, or to make a freewill offering, call 205-672 -2000, Ext. 382 twenty-four hours.

“I was so excited to hear about Marija and Our Lady coming to Caritas this July to celebrate our Country which God has so graciously given us and which is dedicated to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart. I pray that Our Mother will open our eyes, minds and souls to God’s mercy and goodness and help return us back to Him. We sadly cannot be there but our hearts and many prayers will be with Caritas and the many pilgrims who will come.

We will tell everyone about this great news and hopefully Mary will call them to come!

We will continue to pray for you. God bless you for all you do for Our Lady and Her most precious Son, Jesus!

–Lisa, Beavercreek, OH

1. A Friend of Medjugorje took the facts from: “Rabid Beaver Attacks Virginia Swimmer,” Justin Jouvenal, The Washington Post, September 6, 2012

2. Our Lady guided and inspired one man to do this and to guide a Community. A Friend of Medjugorje never takes credit for what Our Lady has shown him.

Candles and Roses

Have a candle lit in the Field of Apparitions, or a rose placed in the Bedroom of Apparitions for your intentions.

July 1-5 Commercials

Seven Commercials Written by a Friend of Medjugorje

The following Pubic Service Announcements, (PSA’s) can be downloaded and put on your local radio station. Some radio stations will not charge to promote free events. Be sure to check. Click to play the PSA, or hit the download button. If the audio play opens up in the browser when you hit the download button, simply choose File and then choose  “Save Page As” to download the .mp3.

July 1-5, PSA, 2 Minutes

July 1-5, PSA, 1 Minute – Option 1

July 1-5, PSA, 1 Minute – Option 2

July 1-5, PSA, 30 Seconds

July 1-5, PSA, 75 Seconds

July 1-5, PSA, 60 Seconds Alternate 1

July 1-5, PSA, 60 Seconds Alternate 2

13 thoughts on “July 1-5, 2023: A Fourth of July in Alabama That Will Change Your Life”

  1. Babes Tiongson

    City: Aurora
    State: Illinois
    Glory be to God. Praised be Jesus and Mama Mary for this very important event. Thank you FOM and the community , working hard and harder to bring more souls to conversion, through Our Lady of Medjugorje. Thank you Marija for saying yes to Our Lady.
    The last time we were there in Caritas, was in September 2014, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. Now it’s a big anticipation and preparation to be back again, to be bathed in the fresh graces of apparitions . Reading the Third Update , SAVING THE CROSS, The Friend of Medjugorje pointed out the 8 times Consecration July 3 & 4 of the year 2008, 2009,2012 and 2013…a big happening in the spiritual realm. My husband and I were present in those 8 times, and now we are given the grace to be present in the re-consecration of America to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. My husband and our son were part of the cleaning crew after the construction of the Cross in July 2013. I’ts so humbling to think that we are so spiritually close to Heaven when we are in Caritas.
    I remember early on we climbed the Penitentiary Mountain, and pray the Rosary on top of the mountain the site overlooking
    The Field, when there were only bushes and thorns. It is exhilarating to be part of the Mejabama. To Friend of Medjugorje and the Community and all the creatures , we give thanks to God for your great fortitude to be in the frontline of Our Lady’s Mission.

    1. Lenore R. O'Jibway

      City: Lansing
      State: MI
      Country: United States
      Dear Blessed Virgin Mary thank you for all you do for God and to help save souls and to intercede for various needs and intentions. We are not there physically this time but are with you in spirit. Please lift up all intentions associated with the candles and roses there and for all Oratorians, Rosary and Scapular and sacramental makers and our extended families, friends, housemates, roommates and souls in Purgatory. We especially seek conversions. mercy, forgiveness and healing. IHM please spread adoration of the Eucharistic Lord in a monstrance of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In 2008 I was shown one such monstrance and told “when women adore Jesus in the womb of Mary, the ravaged of abortion will be overcome, tell me priests”. Also IHM thank God for Project Rachel and Masses and Memorials and burial sites for the unborn and for all special graces granted. IHM please pray for conversions of sexual sinners, scientists and those in the medical field and all in authority. Please thank the Holy Spirit for praying for us all because we do not know how best to do that. Thank Jesus for His Precious Blood and Love and thank God the Father for Creation and St. Joseph for all he did and is doing. Please ask all the saints, good angel, and Holy souls to join in praying at this event and along with all Masses and obtain relief for all the Holy souls in Purgatory. Thank God for Love. Thank you for your fiat. Please also ask for healings and miracles and the defeat of evil and for more to adore God and pray the Flame of Love Rosary. Thank you so much Mother Mary and God for giving us Virgin Mary as our Mother too. Amen.

  2. Addie Villavasso

    City: New Orleans
    State: LOUISIANA
    Country: United States
    Thanks Be To God for allowing Our Lady to come Pray and Bless us with Her Motherly Blessing July 1st thru July 5th with the Visionary Marija . WE ALL ARE SO GRATEFUL,,,GRATEFUL,,,GRATEFUL!!
    Addie Villavasso and Alllllll Of New Orleans, Louisiana ⭐️✨🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽⭐️✨💙💙💙⭐️✨

  3. City: Biel
    State: Switzerland
    Country: Switzerland
    I should be here right now.,
    In this city where the war…
    The reserve of strength has almost completely dried up,
    The one that the Lord gave me.

    I need to save the children,
    From Nazi mines and rockets,
    So that they can continue to grow,
    Where there is no evil.

    It’s scary for me to be in the enemy’s sights,
    I remember my family…
    And I scold myself for being weak,
    And it gets harder for me.

    But clutching the cross to his chest,
    I felt a wave behind my back,
    After all, there is always hope,
    And the Lord will give you more strength.

    That’s really close to my goal,
    Well, let me be weak now,
    I pray, saying to myself: believe!
    And the victorious hour will come

    [url=https://svos.pro] We will protect the country – we will protect our children – our future [/url]

  4. City: Buffalo
    State: NY
    Country: USA
    Words cannot express what we are feeling about Our Lady coming to Caritas again! Thank you Friend of Medjugorje and Marija for this incredible opportunity to be in the presence of The Queen of Peace as we implore her intercession for ourselves, our families and our beloved nation. We have to make sacrifices to get there but there is nothing that will keep us away! I pray so many others will understand the importance and significance of this moment and be with us! I’m doing what I can to spread the word and praying the novena. God Bless Caritas.

  5. City: MIAMI
    State: Florida
    Country: United States
    I was so excited earlier this year when you restarted pilgrimages to Medjugorje — but then realized I couldn’t afford the trip. Joy turned to sadness as I knew this wouldn’t be the year for my visit. The only possible way to be in the presence of Our Lady would be if Marija came HERE. I started praying, if there were any way she could come, please Dear God, bring her.
    Thank you Lord, for this great gift! We will honor you and pray for others too. During this most urgent time, when our nation is in decline, needs to repent and return to The Commandments, let’s pray in The Field together 7/1 -7/5, for the salvation of our country… and the world.

  6. Susan Philipp

    City: Lake City
    State: FL
    Country: USA
    Dear FOM, Thank you for shining the light in all this darkness (including the dark skies blanketing the US from the Canadian forest fires). I have made plans and I am all in! Five visits in person at Caritas of our Blessed Mother in addition to listening to her daily Medjugorje visits is food for my soul. The Consecration of the US to our Blessed Mother on the 4th of July is perfect. I have missed Caritas and can’t wait to be back on sacred ground. God bless Marija and the Caritas community. I will be spreading the word to friends and family. Love Susan

  7. Adrian Carlin

    City: Abbeville
    State: LA
    Country: United States
    We are so happy, and overjoyed that our lady will appearing again for the United States consecration to our Blessed Mother again!

  8. State: WI
    We were there in 2013 and the minute I read Our Lady was coming, I couldn’t wait until we booked our flight. Now have the hotel, car and can begin to relax and pray even more. We were with you on the May 1998 and amazing August 6, 2005 pilgrimages to Medjugorje, as well as there for Christmas in the Field several times. Thank you for doing what you are to save us and the world. It will be good to see everyone again.

  9. Geneva Garcia

    City: Austin
    State: TX
    Country: USA
    We are soo excited to be apart of God beautiful gift July1-5 at Caritas

    We love our Blessed Mither. We go in thanksgiving to celebrate God’s great gift of Jesus love given to
    us in our world and our country USA

    What a beautiful gift to celebrate with the apparition Thank you !

    My husband, 10 yrs old son and myself will be there to accept mother Mary’s invitation to consecration

  10. Åse Ottersen

    City: Assisi
    State: Perugia
    Country: Italia
    Wonderful News! An excellent opportunity to unite all Our Ladies Children and Apostles in USA. You should focus on inviting those who already have been pilgrims and participate in prayer-groups, all who are friends of Medjugorje, in the same spirit and able to pray the Rosary. I hope you invite and will get many of the priests faithful to The Queen of Peace to celebrate Holy Mass in open air on the field and hear Confession.

  11. City: Des Moines
    State: IA
    My wife and I had already made plans to be down here during these days for our own personal retreat before an announcement was even first made about the 1st-5th, let alone Our Lady being here. As Our Lady said, “Nothing is by chance.” My wife, our baby in the womb, and mother-in-law are all looking forward to being in Our Lady’s presence in a few weeks!

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