July 9, 2018 A.D.
Come to Caritas for 2 Days of Prayer
Offer a 3-day fast for the grace to live a sinless day as a birthday gift to Our Lady and then come to Caritas to celebrate Her birthday with the Community of Caritas.
Schedule of Events:
Saturday, August 4th 2018
The Nativity of Our Lady’s Birth
and The Bedroom of Apparitions will be Open.
Come and give your heart to Our Lady where there have been 148 apparitions of Our Lady, a room and home filled with the presence and peace of the Mother of God. Join the Community of Caritas in the Field of Apparitions for Rosary at 11 AM. The Bedroom of Apparitions will be open from 12:30-5:00 pm CST.
A candlelight vigil in the Field of Apparitions will be at dusk on August 4th where we will pray the Marian Mysteries of the Rosary, hearing the story of Mary’s birth, set to beautiful music. Check with us when you get here for the schedule.
Sunday, August 5th 2018
Our Lady’s Birthday.
The celebration and honoring of Our Lady’s birthday continues on August 5th with Rosary in the Field of Apparitions at 11:00 AM. Come join us in singing Happy Birthday to Our Lady on Her 2034th birthday—amidst prayer, balloons and birthday cake.
The Marian Mysteries
The Community will be praying the Marian Mysteries of the Rosary on the Eve, written by a Friend of Medjugorje in 2005 for the first public celebration* of Our Lady’s birthday. The Marian Mysteries can be downloaded Free by clicking here…
The Sinless Day
An important book to read is “August 5, What Are You Doing for Her Birthday?” in which A Friend of Medjugorje tells more of a special gift you can offer to Our Lady for Her birthday – a Sinless Day. This was first done many years ago, and the Community of Caritas in union with a Friend of Medjugorje continue this gift every August 5. To download the booklet, “August 5, What Are You Doing for Her Birthday?”click to visit here…
The First Public Celebration of Our Lady’s Birthday
* Remember When It Rained, is a special production about a miracle that took place at Caritas, August 5, 2005, during the first public celebration of Our Lady’s birthday with thousands gathered in the presence of Our Lady’s apparition to Medjugorje visionary Marija. The 1 hour docu-drama is a must hear for every August 5 celebration. To listen to Remember When it Rained, or to download, visit here…
Caritas of Birmingham
Operated by The Community of Caritas
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Hotels Near Caritas
When we have major events, many of the hotels listed sell out. For big events at Caritas, hotels 1-8 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. Candlewood Suites Birmingham-Hoover, ★★★★ approx. 13 miles, 205-991-0272|
|3. Homewood Suites by Hilton, ★★★ approx. 13 miles, studios or double, 205-995-9823|
|4. Residence Inn, ★★★ approx. 13 miles, 205-991-8686|
|5. Bestwestern Plus, Birmingham Inn & Suites, approx. 13 miles, 205-995-8586|
|6. Quality Inn & Suites, ★★★ approx. 14 miles, 205-991-1055|
|7. Days Inn 280, ★★ approx. 14 miles, continental breakfast provided, 205-991-9977|
|8. Hyatt Place Inverness, ★★★ approx. 14 miles, 205-995-9242|