October 13, 2017: 30 Days and Counting

October 13, 2017: 30 Days and Counting

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.


Schedule of Events, October 13 – 14, 2017

Friday – October 13, 2017:
8:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer in the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages
8:45 a.m. – Talk given by A Friend of Medjugorje
10:50 a.m. – Two Rosaries prayed out in the Field of Apparitions
12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – The Bedroom of Apparition is opened for silent prayer
7:30 p.m. – Prayer Group (Location to be announced)

Saturday – October 14, 2017:

8:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer in the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages
8:45 a.m. – Talk given by A Friend of Medjugorje
10:50 a.m. – Two Rosaries prayed out in the Field of Apparitions
1:30 p.m. – Meet in front of the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages to leave to climb the Cross.

For more about Caritas of Birmingham and the mystical apparition sites, visit here.

Hotel information and directions follow.

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Below is a listing of hotels near to Caritas of Birmingham:

The Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham/280 East-Eagle Point is Caritas’ Official Hotel.

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.

Hampton Inn and Suites 1. Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham/280 East-Eagle Point★★★★ approx. 10 miles,standard king or 2 queens, 205-981-0024 
Homewood-Suites 2. Homewood Suites by Hilton★★★ approx. 13 miles, studios or double, 205-995-9823
Marriott-Residence-Inn 3. Residence Inn★★★ approx. 13 miles, 205-991-8686
best-western-birmingham-al 4. Bestwestern Plus, Birmingham Inn & Suites, approx. 13 miles, 205-995-8586
Quality-Inn_and_Suites 5. Quality Inn & Suites★★★ approx. 14 miles, 205-991-1055
Days-In 6. Days Inn 280★★ approx. 14 miles, continental breakfast provided, 205-991-9977
Hyatt-Place 7. Hyatt Place Inverness★★★ approx. 14 miles, 205-995-9242
Extended-Stay-America 8. Extended Stay of America★★ approx. 14 miles, 205-408-0107
holiday-inn-express-and-suites-birmingham 9. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Birmingham★★ approx. 14 miles, 205-776-6370
countryinns 10. Country Inn by Carlson, approx. 15 miles, 205-968-3700
Courtyard-Marriott-Colonnade 11. Courtyard by Marriott Colonnade Grandview★★★ approx. 15 miles, 205-967-4466
Hampton-Inn-and_Suites 12. Hampton Inn Colonnade★★★ approx. 15 miles, 205-967-0002
Springhill-Suites 13. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Birmingham/Colonnade★★★ approx. 16 miles, 205-969-8099
Hampton-Inn 14. Hampton Inn Mountain Brook★★★ approx. 20 miles, 205-870-7822
Drury-inn-and-suites 15. Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Grandview★★★ approx. 15 miles, 205-967-2450
La-Quinta 16. La Quinta Inn & Suites-Hwy 280 Cahaba Park★★★ approx. 15 miles, 205-995-9990
Hilton-Garden-Inn 17. Hilton Garden Inn Liberty Park★★★★ approx. 20 miles, 205-503-5220
Cobb-Lane 18. Cobb Lane Bed & Breakfast★★★ approx. 23 miles, National Historic Register, 205-918-9090
birmingham-hassinger-daniels-mansion 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.


** To Learn about how to obtain a plenary indulgence, for the Anniversary Year of Fatima by praying before a statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Click Here!

1. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1471

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