Our Lady’s Intercession for the New Pope

Our Lady’s Intercession for the New Pope


March 14, 2013 A.D.

Description of Marija’s March 13, 2013 Apparition from the Community of Caritas in Medjugorje:


Today, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, the Community of Caritas brought over to Marija three posters with the 115 cardinal electors on it. Marija and those around who first looked at them, stated how beautiful they are. Marija had a couple hundred pilgrims present in the apparition tonight. She immediately took the three poster boards and placed them right in front of the altar where Marija would receive her apparition. Marija spoke to the group for about 10 minutes. She pointed out to everyone the three boards and explained that these were the cardinals gathered in the conclave to elect the new Pope. She emphasized the importance of praying for each of the cardinals, for when the conclave is finished, one of them would be our new Pope.

The group of pilgrims were then led in praying the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary, with meditation and singing between each decade. Marija then came to the front of the altar and knelt down. She started praying the seven Our Father’s, Hail Mary’s, and Glory Be’s. Our Lady appeared during these prayers. Marija’s apparition lasted about 4 ½ minutes long. She seemed to be speaking several times to Our Lady. After the apparition, Marija explained that during the apparition, Marija recommended all of us and all our intentions to Our Lady. Our Lady prayed over all of us and She blessed all of us and our religious articles.

Replacing the temporary pictures of the cardinals made the day before with the laminated boards of the cardinals, Marija, after today’s apparition, took the pictures of the cardinals that were in last night’s apparition and cut the individual cardinals out. She then placed them in envelopes and had everyone there randomly pick a cardinal to keep in prayer in a special way during this time.



From A Friend of Medjugorje

Shortly after the apparition today, white smoke was seen at the Vatican. Crowds of people poured into St. Peter’s square amidst pouring rain. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was chosen and took the name of St. Francis I. Of Cardinal Bergoglio’s election to the Seat of Peter, Fr. Lombardi, of the Vatican Press Office said, “I am absolutely convinced that we have a Pope who wants to serve. His election was the election of a rejection of power.” There is significance also in the date of the election. The number 3 is always representative of God, the Holy Trinity, perfect and complete. Also, in Medjugorje the number 3 plays an important role in Our Lady’s messages where She so often uses the phrase, “pray, pray, pray” which is the inspiration behind the devotion, of what we at Caritas initiated in the 1980’s, of the prayer of the 3 Hail Mary’s. Yesterday was March 13, 2013. March is the third month of the year, so the date was 03-13-13. What does it mean to be connected so close to Heaven that we have a direct line to Heaven through Marija, as in the two days of the conclave that we all can appeal directly to Our Lady of Medjugorje to choose Her Cardinal? Our Lady said:


May 25, 1996

“…Little children, I also wish that you all become active during this time that is through me connected to Heaven in a special way…”


Our Lady has also told us that Heaven has never been so near.


November 25, 2000

“…Today when Heaven is near to you in a special way…”


We live in a wondrous time in which we can be so united to Heaven that we can literally appeal to its Queen to influence and impact the universal Church. This is a gift of which we cannot comprehend. Our Lady said:


November 8, 1984

“…If you only knew how great are the graces God is granting you, you would be praying without ceasing…”


Yes, the world is sick and much of the Church is sick. But we have the Nurse whose motherly care has not abandoned us. Our Lady said:


January 2, 2011

“…I will not leave you alone on this path…”


We should all rejoice over our new Pope Francis. And we should rejoice all the more being able to see behind the scenes of the Queen of Peace’s intercession to heal the Church, to heal the world. Please remember the Caritas mission and community in your prayers as we press onward to fulfill the many projects we are involved in including the retooling, the New Communities Conference, April 18-20, and the hosting of the Queen of Heaven, July 1-5, 2013 A.D. for five apparitions wedded to five days of prayer.


In the Love of Our Lady,

A Friend of Medjugorje


P.S. If you are fed by this site, please consider a donation to continue and expand it. Medjugorje.com (mej.com) also is Caritas of Birmingham, the Community of Caritas, BVM Pilgrimages, the Caritas Mission House in Medjugorje, the site of the Bedroom and the Field of Apparitions, the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages with a modern printing facility, shipping, offices, communication capabilities with over 100 phone extensions, and the most extensive Medjugorje operation in the world, with much more to come. Your support will help to reach hundreds of millions as we set out into the future as Our Lady said:


June 17, 2011

“…decide for my Son, set out together with Him, follow my messages…”


In addition, a partial list of our spiritual projects and materials that Caritas has implemented over the last 26 years follows, all of which was accomplished by grace and all with your donations and your and our prayers. Thank you for this support and please pray not only for it to continue but for the present phase of expansion in spreading the message across the world into the future, even to those yet to be born. Caritas’ mission is thinking and planning to reach those who will be walking the earth until the end of the world, until the last man is upon the earth, until he draws his last breath. Yes, that last individual who will be the last person of the human race. This is how we plan, live, work and pray in order to accomplish and fulfill these spiritual initiatives. Please always remember to support the most important plan until the world’s end. Become a Caritas Field Angel (call in the USA, 205-672-2000), a Medjugorje.com core group member, and tithe 5% to the plan Our Lady called for on January 25, 1987,


“…a great plan for the salvation of mankind…”


She asks you,

February 25, 1988

“…sacrifice your lives for the salvation of the world…”


Our Lady asks you,

February 25, 1995

“…become missionaries of my messages…”


You can be a missionary of Our Lady’s messages in a strong concentrated way through all segments of Caritas by what Our Lady states,


February 25, 1997

“… see at this time who needs your spiritual or material help…”


We ask for your “spiritual help” (prayers) and your “material help” (monetary donation). Thank you. We will pray for you who help, during Marija’s apparitions in Medjugorje, and from the Bedroom and Field of Apparitions here in Alabama. The partial list follows:

Words From Heaven – How To Change Your Husband – I See Far – Look What Happened While You Were Sleeping – It Ain’t Gonna Happen – They Fired the First Shot 2012 – Whose Opinion is Right? – American History You Never Learned – Changing History – Patriotic Rosary – August 5th, What Are You Doing for Her Birthday? – Medjugorje—The Fulfillment of all Marian Apparitions – A New Ark? – As Go God’s People, So Goes the World – Medjugorje, Mirjana, A Mystery Revealed – A Time for Decision – satan Wants to Destroy Medjugorje – Fasting – Modesty – In Front of the Crucifix with Our Lady – Treasure Chest – Entering A New Time – Understanding Our Lady’s Messages – A Blessing to Help Save the World – Fallen Field Angel – Don’t Tell Me What to Do! – Spanning 2000 Years of History – When You Decide for Change – Have You Become Complacent or Fallen Asleep? – I Don’t Like My Cross – What Do We Do Now? – Thy Will Be Done? And Hand to the Plow – Our Lady’s 7 Steps to…Set the Captives Free – Who’s Driving? – “I Don’t Have to Go to Medjugorje.” Reasons Why One Must Go to Medjugorje – The Seven Novenas in Preparation for the Five Days of Prayer for the Reconciling of Ourselves, Our Families, and Our Nation Back to God – Calling on Heaven – Pieta Prayer Book – A Village Sees the Light – Our Lady’s Formula for Victory: “Pray, Pray, Pray” – A Miracle from the Field for Our Nation – Crisis-Discipline – Quietism – Wedding Booklet – Why So Many Disasters? – How the Early Church Learned… – Be Strong! Do Not Relax! – Some Remarkable things About Our Lady’s Messages – You Have Been Called – Surrender Your Problems to Me – Two Americas – Ready“ing” for the Storm – Judge with Right Judgement – Confession of a Big Sin – 54 Day Rosary Novena – So You’re Waiting for Church Approval? – Thirty Years of Apparitions – Will You Miss Out on the Second Greatest Moment in Time  – Man’s Longing – Prayer for Nonbelievers – To Be Happy – Consecration of the Two Hearts – Prayer to Purify and Protect Your Home – 911 Crisis Novena – The World is in its Death Throes – Betrayal – Scientific Studies – How Much Have You Stolen – Will you Miss out on the 2nd Greatest Moment in Time – Witnessing the Death of Civilization – So You’re Waiting for Church Approval – You Can be Touched By God – Make Your Home Think Friendly – Come Give Your Heart Away – Follower of Our Lady Where is Your Joy – Chilean Miners – For the Record and Medjugorje Status – Rain or Rainbow and The Crosses at Normandy Rejected – June 25 1993 Rwanda – Land Where Dreams Come True – July 1-5 Keepsake – The Five Days of Prayer with Our Lady and Medjugorje visionary Marija, December, 1999 – Fasting – Sustainable Development Revealed 5 Part Series – July 1-5, 2008 – The Ten Secrets 6 Part Series – Mejanomics Premier – The Great Illusion, the Great Reality and the Greatest Opportunity of Human History…Now! – Medjugorje + Economics = Mejanomics – Pope Says Family Farm Vital to Food Security – A Land With No Sundays – The Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages – Medjugorje Documentary, “The Lasting Sign” hosted by Martin Sheen – Project Refugee Medjugorje Many tons of medical supplies and medicines transported to Medjugorje during the war – The Lamb of Mary Project (TLM) – Medjugorje.com – BVM Pilgrimages – The Caritas Mission House in Medjugorje – The Resting Place – Sacred Bond – Victory – To Love – It Is – This Is My Time Billboard Program – Between Heaven and Earth – Operation Introducing Medjugorje (OIM) – The Patriotic Rosary – The Five Days of Reconciling Ourselves, Our Families and Our Nation Back to God – Christmas in the Field – Reconsecration of the United States of America in the Presence of Our Lady 2008, 2009, 2012 – Annual 9-Day Bread and Water Fasting Novena – A Gift of a Sinless Day on Our Lady’s Birthday – Remember When It Rained, August 5, 2005 – Our Lady’s Prayer Groups (OLPG) – ABC 20/20 Special “Journey to Faith” with Barbara Walters and Caritas – Life Magazine Article “Do You Believe in Miracles” and Caritas – Unsolved Mysteries and Caritas – Our Lady’s Messages on Bumper Stickers – The Five Days of Prayer with Our Lady and Medjugorje visionary Marija, May 2004 – 200 Pilgrim Charter Flight from Birmingham, Alabama to Mostar—Birth to Assumption Pilgrimage, August 2005 – The Retooling and Expansion of the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages – Public Service Announcements to raise funds for war-torn areas during Balkan war – Hurricane Katrina Relief – Field Angels – Gideon’s Army – Private Meeting with Pope John Paul II – CD production center – State of the Art Sound Studio – Marriage Retreats and Fighting Divorce – Community of Caritas – The Bedroom of Apparitions – The Field of Apparitions – Grotto La Pluie – A Way of Life through Our Lady’s Messages – Miraculous Medal Medjugorje Round – Our Lady’s Messages with an Embroidery Department – Our Lady of Victory Little Schoolhouse – I Have Come to Tell You…Billboard Program – Holy Communion 25,000 Commercials & Public Service Announcements – State of the Art In-House Printing Operation – Tents of Solitude – Consecration of Ecuador to Our Lady in Her presence – First public celebration of Our Lady’s Nativity on August 4, Mary’s Eve – Living Sundays – Re-consecration of the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages with Our Lady, March 18-23, 2011 – Thanksgiving Day 1988 – The Five Days of Prayer with Our Lady and Medjugorje visionary Marija, December 2001 – Millions of prayers prayed for our nation’s conversion – Spreading Our Lady’s messages through Caritas pottery shop – This is My Time Bumper Stickers – Marian Mysteries of the Rosary – Longest running pilgrimages to Medjugorje from America – Hundreds of thousands of keepsake message cards given away free in Medjugorje over the years – Only public publication of Medjugorje visionary Ivan’s mountain apparitions from Medjugorje to the world – Archival Department in Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages – Supporters become Apostles for Our Lady through materials made available at very low costs – State of the Art Photography department – Radio WAVE—Worldwide AVE – Debt Free Living – 25 Years of the Caritas Newsletter/Words of the Harvesters – Maria Valtorta’s the Poem of the Man-God – Extended Community – “Children of America: Save Medjugorje” Coloring Book Project for children to pray and do sacrifices to help protect Medjugorje at the time of the war – Propagation of the Special Blessing – Co-creator of the first International Youth Festival in Medjugorje – Caritas written materials reach more than 120 countries around the world – Spreading Medjugorje through answering the invitation to speak in England, France, Scotland, Ireland, Bosnia, Russia, Guam, Italy, Ukraine, Germany as well as throughout most of the 50 states in the U.S. – Prayer Cards

Caritas Community in the Founder's writing office

Some of the community gathers, while waiting on the others to join them. Having just returned home after Rosary in the Field in which the Community of Caritas honors the time of Our Lady’s daily apparition on our knees, a call came in from Medjugorje from one of our community members who had just learned that the white smoke was seen on the roof of the Vatican. As word spread throughout the community, members began to gravitate towards our founder’s writing office, gathering around the radio to listen who would be named the Vicar of Christ over the world.


Caritas Community in the Founder's writing office

Who do you think will be our next Pope? The excitement of the new Pope was felt not only by the adults of the community, but the children were also enthusiastic even if they did not fully understand the significance of our gathering together. The fact that we had left our offices, left our jobs, left our work stations, and the Caritas youth were let out of our “Our Lady of Victory Schoolhouse” to come together told them, more than words could have, that something big was happening. The pictures of the cardinals were pondered by the Caritas children, as we explained to them that one of these would be our next Holy Father.


Caritas Community in the Founder's writing office

The poster being held by some of the children and women of the community is a replica of what we sent to Marija’s that was present in the apparition that led up to the election of Pope Francis, yesterday, March 13, 2013 A.D. With community members in Medjugorje working with members back in Alabama, the poster boards were created for Our Lady’s apparitions and transferred to Medjugorje where they were printed and mounted on foam board, and then transported to Marija’s home. Marija was very pleased, and the worker that was with Marija simply said, “bellissima” when the posters were brought in. Little Victoria is proud to have the privilege to point out our new Holy Father out of the 115 faces that were presented to Our Lady in the apparition yesterday


Caritas Community in the Founder's writing office

Keeping with the humility that characterized his life as Cardinal Bergoglio, before he would give his first blessing as Pope Francis, he asked the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square to first pray for him asking the Father to bless him. He then asked for silence and humbly bowed during this prayer of the faithful on his behalf. “Now I would like to impart the blessing, but first, first I ask a favor of you. Before the bishop blesses the people, I ask that you pray to the Lord that He bless me: the prayer of the people asking a blessing for their bishop. Let us pray in silence, this your prayer for me.” After the moment of silence, Pope Francis said, “Now I will impart the blessing to you and all the world, to all men of good will.” Fr. Lombardi, said of this gesture, “It is a sign of great spirituality to ask the people’s blessing for him before giving his own.”

Community Plea 2023-2024 - $190,500 of $200,000

Only $9,500 left to reach the goal!

See where we stand in reaching the goal for the 2023-2024 Community Plea. If you have not yet read this update, a Friend of Medjugorje gives some strong teachings which are important for you to be informed.

For the latest update and to help us reach the goal visit here

26 thoughts on “Our Lady’s Intercession for the New Pope”


    Dear Friends of Caritas Community. Its my pleasure to hear how wonderful it is that we have God in this century who is leading and guiding us in all our works that’s through our beloved Mother and dear Mother Mary. It’s hard to believe but despite of all your messages I feel overwhelmed that I need to travel to Medjugorje and Caritas USA. Blessed be Jesus that we can hear and see wonders from Heaven. My greetings to Mirjana, Marija, Ivan, Vicka and the rest of the Visionaries that I admire them so much please pray for me to get to know how to pray with the heart and be able to receive the Sacraments as required by Jesus and Mother Mary. Praise be Jesus.


    Dear Friends of Caritas Community. Its my pleasure to hear how wonderful it is that we have God in this century who is leading and guiding us in all our works that’s through our beloved Mother and dear Mother Mary. It’s hard to believe but despite of all your messages I feel overwhelmed that I need to travel to Medjugorje and Caritas USA. Blessed be Jesus that we can hear and see wonders from Heaven. My greetings to Mirjana, Marija, Ivan, Vicka and the rest of the Visionaries that I admire them so much please pray for me to get to know how to pray with the heart and be able to receive the Sacraments as required by Jesus and Mother Mary. Praise be Jesus.

  3. Friend of Medjugorje and all at Caritas thank you for all of the work you do to promote Our Blessed Lady’s messages from Medjugorje. I had not realised the significance of the date of Pope Francis I election, I now see Heaven’s hand in his selection as Pope. May God and Our Blessed Lady bless and sustain him in his papacy. Praised be Jesus!

  4. Thank You so much dear friends of Caritas, for working so hard to achieve the most important goals of the world. Thank You Holy Mother for your motherly intercession. I send my gratitude and Love with prayers for Pope Francis. May the good Lord Bless and guide his path.The most essential things for the moment are love Peace and ability to understand God’s love and mercy.My lord Jesus, please make the people understand and repent, in this period of Lent. May God Bless You All!

  5. My heart is bursting with gratitude to our Lady for having picked such a spiritual man to lead Her Son’s church. Please add Canada to your list of Our Lady’s followers. I have yet to see Canada among the countries you name. God Bless your work…Shirley

  6. When we entered into the year of 2013 I called the year of Mary. Prior to the white smoke it came to me that it is Marys time ,with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI announcing his retirement on The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and to add to the 3/13/13 with the election of Pope Francis, it was also 13 days since the seat was vacated. I adopted a cardinal from the Congo and prayed the Miraculous Medal novena for him and my understanding is we are to pray 3 days after the election. So there is the Trinity and Mary.I am grateful to witness this in my time. As Cardinal George mentioned the other day, when Pope Francis was to come forth it was “Dark” and now we are as a church getting ready to enter into the new springtime. Time of Joy!! Peace Cathy

  7. We send our love with prayers for Our Lady and Pope Francis to bring HIS message of peace, love and joy to us.

  8. Mary our Mother be a mother to us always guide your church until the end , protect us from the snares of the world, we love you pray to your Son Jesus Christ to protect us

  9. Shirley Russell

    Dear Members of Caritas and Medjugorje: Thank you so much for working so hard for Our Blessed Mother Mary and her son, Jesus. They love you and all of us so very much. It is uncomprehensible that she visits this earth so often to remind us of her son, Jesus and all that He has done for us and how He wants each and every one of us to come back to Him, as He is Our Good Shepherd and wants all of us to join Him and the Blessed Trinity and Our Lady in Heaven when we die. But Jesus and Mary also want us to pray for ourselves and others, so that we can get the whole world to Heaven. Thank you, dear Blessed Mother of ours and dear Jesus Our Savior of us all. We love you. Shirley

  10. Patrick Michael Gerard Gohl

    When this man emerged onto the balcony for a few minutes I was very unsure of what would be coming ? Then Pope Francis began and immediately tears of joy began streaming from my eyes. The Humility of 1st asking and leading prayers for Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI and then asking for prayer and bowing in a humble stance reinforced the reverence we all have been shown by this Vicar of Christ and St Francis of Assissi devotion and practioneer is such a Supernatural Gift from the Intervention of the Holy Spirit ! I sense this wonderful man will bring not only unity but an Outspoken Charismatic openly preaching and teaching the truths of our beloved Catholic Faith especially regarding artificial contraceptives, (abominable) marriage and adoption and the secularization many countries are imposing on Christians who oppose them and their heathen way of twisting truth

  11. Hortencia Nuñez

    A Friend of Medjugorje was right. The most Holly Trinity has given mankind through Our Lady “a fraction of time, a short, extra period of grace” to decide for holiness and conversion. Let all of us use this time well. Pray, pray, pray… as Our Lady always requests, as Benedict XVI retired to do, as Pope Francis started his pontificate, praying and asking for prayers.

  12. I thank our Lord and our heavenly Mother by giving us our new Pope Francis. My recent visit to Assisi, the home town of St Francis, gives me a much stronger feeling now for this new humble Pope. I trust that he will lead the faithful to walk with God but not the trend of the current world. We pray for God’s blessings to him for good health and wisdom to lead the Church in this different time.

  13. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful — what a special time that we are living in. It is no coincidence that this most humble cardinal was chosen to be our leader. As Our Lady states, this is a special time of grace that we are living in! Our Lord God is working miracles every day! Lord, please help us to understand the gifts that you are sending us on a daily basis and help us to be servants of your Word and transmitters of your message!

  14. Here’s something else about our pope having been chosen, or hand picked by Our Lady on 3-13-2013….add all these numbers up individually and you get 13! the 13th of the month is always Our Lady of Fatima’s day.Today Pope Francis placed flowers at the altar of Mary Major Church. I also read today that he persoanlly practices the 5 First Saturdays our Lady requested at Fatima. How Blessed we are!!!

  15. I was watching the TV and saw the white smoke pouring out of the Sistine chapel….it was the first time I have ever seen it live and it was very moving. I have been very moved by this humble, prayerful man and his gesture this morning of leaving flowers for Our Lady at St Mary Major. How wonderful that Marija had a collage of all the Cardinals with her during her apparition. Heaven’s signature has been writ large over all the recent events.

  16. It is such an awakening for all that you do. It seemed like the church was not out there in full. The more we learn about the Virgin and Jesus giving us messages from Heaven, the stronger our beliefs will grow and get stronger. Big thank you. God Bless You.

  17. Rose Mokgwetsi

    We thank Our Holy Mother for her intercession in choosing the Pope. May she always be at his side to guide him, Holy Spirit and Blood of Jesus cover him. Thank you Lord for your holy son.

  18. We have been offering a decade of our rosary each nite since Lent started for our future Pope. I know of many who have been praying for a good and holy man to be brought forward to lead us all. Here where I live it was the 3 o’clock hour in which he came out to speak and it was a wonderful sign to me that our prayers have been answered. I will pray daily for our Pope Francis!!!

  19. I love the display of cardinals you made. Marija must have been so pleased to have one also. I was in adoration when the white smoke was seen. I was so surprised to hear of it on the radio as I left the church. I then realized it was the 13th of the month, the 13th having significance to Fatima, I felt very reassurred that this Pope had been Our Lady’s choosing. Arriving home it was a bit of a wait to find out who the New Pope was. When hearing that he chose the name of Francis, I again thought it a good sign….thinking that St. Francis renewed the church in his time. Certainly Our Lady will be guiding this Pope Francis in renewing the church in our times. Thank you dear Caritas Community for posing for that wonderful picture…it’s like having a little piece of all of you in our home.What a truly BLESSED time we live in.

  20. God protect and bless our new Pope Francis,it’s wonderful to have a Pope from Latin America,we pray that he will have a long life and good health during his pontificate.

  21. Gwedolynn Brown

    I really enjoyed the children’s project of making a picture of all the cardinals and praying for them. I too adopted a cardinal to pray for. I feel it is very important to pray for protection for our new Pope as I really feel he is called by God. I know that we have a segiment of the Vatican that is not walking in Truth and I pray that the Lord will cover Pope Francis with Psalm 91 and that Mother Mary will come close to him and St. Francis will guide him on his journey as our Father and guide for our Church. Thank you for your wonderful work and may Mother Mary protect us all and our Church will never have the Gates of hell destroy what God has ordained. God Bless, Gwen – This is a time as never before for us to say our Rosaries. May all your community be bless and protected and that Medjugorje be accepted by this Pope.

  22. It is with great relief, I write that I am extremely happy with the Conclave’s decision to elect Cardinal Bergoglio as our new Pope. To learn of his humility and commitment to a more normal life, such as catching buses and cooking for himself, gives me confidence the conclave’s decision was what was needed for our time.

  23. What a beautiful experience we have all had in the last 24 hrs. Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart continue to intercede for us!!!

  24. Thank You Jesus and Mother Mary for giving us a humble Pope, a father who can lead the Church on steadily, toward safe shores.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sign up for the Medjugorje Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with the most important information about Medjugorje.

First Name(Required)
Last Name (Optional)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Request Pilgrimage Information

*It is important to give your phone number so that a BVM Caritas representative can reach you.*

email list