Updated October 9, 2017
Originally Released on
September 14, 2017 A.D.
October 13, 2017
30 Days and Counting…
Till the End of the Fatima Jubilee Year
Those who cannot make it to Fatima, Portugal for the 100th Anniversary Jubilee, are making their way to Caritas of Birmingham, to pray in front of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima, in the Bedroom of Apparitions, at the home of Caritas’ founder and his wife. The Bedroom of Apparitions is the special place where Our Lady has appeared almost 150 times to Medjugorje visionary Marija Pavlovic Lunetti since 1988. Over 100,000 people have prayed in the Bedroom of Apparitions. The Bedroom will be opened for pilgrims to obtain the Fatima Jubilee Indulgence on Friday, October 13, 2017 beginning at 12:30 PM, until 6:00 PM.
An indulgence is, “a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven.”1 Indulgences can be partial or plenary, meaning a full remission. The Fatima Jubilee Indulgence, granted by Pope Francis, is a plenary indulgence, therefore a full remission. In order to obtain the Fatima Jubilee Indulgence, one must go to Holy Mass, receive the Sacrament of Confession, pray an Our Father and Glory Be for the Holy Father’s intentions and pray before a statue of Our Lady of Fatima on the 13th of the month. October 13, 2017, is the last date of this year on which the plenary indulgence can be obtained. The founder of Caritas of Birmingham stated about the October 13 indulgence:
“What can October 13th do? Those who have recognized financial opportunity, and seized the moment, became rich. Whether they started a business or made a new product, they capitalized on acting on a decision made of being in the right place at the right time. You have that opportunity now before you. An investment in salvation, the plenary indulgence to be received October 13, 2017, is to enrich the soul. No money can wipe away your sins’ atonement. We all are fortunate to receive this great grace on the anniversary of the 100th apparition of Fatima. While plenary indulgences come from the Church every now and then, the specialness of October 13th, 100 years, the end of satan’s century, makes this a spiritual investment worth more than all the gold in the world. We invite you to come and pray before Our Lady’s Fatima statue in the Bedroom of Apparitions, climb to the Cross on Penitentiary Mountain, go to Grotto La Pluie and pray the Rosary in the Field of Apparitions at apparition time. Can’t wait until the 13th!”
Caritas of Birmingham has hosted many patriotic prayer events with Medjugorje visionary Marija, and is the home of the Patriotic Rosary.
Important: The Talladega races near to Caritas in Alabama, are also taking place the same weekend, of October 13, 2017. There will be limited space, and hotels completely booked because of the Talladega race, so the time to book a hotel for your family coming to Caritas is now.
Do not miss this singular event of the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions of Our Lady, on October 13, 2017. Spread this to everyone you know, to all your family and friends, and all your social media. All people of faiths are welcome to come and pray.
For more information contact: Caritas of Birmingham, 205-672-2000, between 8:30 and 5:00 PM Central Time. After hours, dial to extension 310 to leave a message.
Hotel information and directions follow.
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Below is a listing of hotels near to Caritas of Birmingham:
When we have major events, many of the hotels listed sell out. For big events at Caritas, hotels 1-19 are listed below in proximity to Caritas. Based on location, traffic, and proximity to Caritas, hotels listed below on HWY 280 are suggested FIRST CHOICE hotels. They are arranged from those closest to those farthest from Caritas.
|1. Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham/280 East-Eagle Point, ★★★★ approx. 10 miles,standard king or 2 queens, 205-981-0024|
|2. Homewood Suites by Hilton, ★★★ approx. 13 miles, studios or double, 205-995-9823|
|3. Residence Inn, ★★★ approx. 13 miles, 205-991-8686|
|4. Bestwestern Plus, Birmingham Inn & Suites, approx. 13 miles, 205-995-8586|
|5. Quality Inn & Suites, ★★★ approx. 14 miles, 205-991-1055|
|6. Days Inn 280, ★★ approx. 14 miles, continental breakfast provided, 205-991-9977|
|7. Hyatt Place Inverness, ★★★ approx. 14 miles, 205-995-9242|
|8. Extended Stay of America, ★★ approx. 14 miles, 205-408-0107|
|9. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Birmingham, ★★ approx. 14 miles, 205-776-6370|
|10. Country Inn by Carlson, approx. 15 miles, 205-968-3700|
|11. Courtyard by Marriott Colonnade Grandview, ★★★ approx. 15 miles, 205-967-4466|
|12. Hampton Inn Colonnade, ★★★ approx. 15 miles, 205-967-0002|
|13. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Birmingham/Colonnade, ★★★ approx. 16 miles, 205-969-8099|
|14. Hampton Inn Mountain Brook, ★★★ approx. 20 miles, 205-870-7822|
|15. Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Grandview, ★★★ approx. 15 miles, 205-967-2450|
|16. La Quinta Inn & Suites-Hwy 280 Cahaba Park, ★★★ approx. 15 miles, 205-995-9990|
|17. Hilton Garden Inn Liberty Park, ★★★★ approx. 20 miles, 205-503-5220|
|18. Cobb Lane Bed & Breakfast, ★★★ approx. 23 miles, National Historic Register, 205-918-9090|
|19. Hassinger Daniels Mansion Bed & Breakfast, ★★★ approx. 23 miles, National Historic Register, 205-918-9090|
Call the hotels directly for reservations and availability and mention that you are coming to Caritas.
1. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1471