September 8, 2017 A.D.
A Friend of Medjugorje Announces:
The Bedroom of Apparitions will be open on Wednesday September 13, 2017!
During a Radio WAVE broadcast, a Friend of Medjugorje announced that the Bedroom of Apparitions will be opened on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, and everyone is invited to climb to the Cross on Penitentiary Mountain on the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross, September 14, 2017. These days, not previously in the schedule, have been added after a Friend of Medjugorje announced it on Mejanomics, September 7, 2017, for the Anniversary Year of Fatima. Next month, October 13 and 14 will be the last opportunity to receive the Jubilee Indulgence when visiting the Bedroom of Apparitions, praying before Our Lady of Fatima statue** that has been blessed many times in the apparitions in the Bedroom. Our Lady gave a message to a Friend of Medjugorje and the Community saying on August 26, 1996:
Any effort you make to honor Our Lady comes back 100-fold to you in unimaginable ways. Make an effort to come and pray at the hallowed sites, here at Caritas. We hope many will take advantage of this special grace available only two more days this year.
The Bedroom of Apparitions and the Cross Days of Prayer
Make a pilgrimage to the Bedroom and the Cross on Penitentiary Mountain at Caritas.
(Dates and times subject to change)
|12:00 P.M. (after Rosary in the Field) to 6:00 P.M. (Central Time)|
|Friday, April 21, 2017 – Climb to the Cross
Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Bedroom Opened
|Friday, August 4, 2017 – Climb to the Cross, Mary’s Eve
Saturday, August 5, 2017 – Bedroom Opened, Our Lady’s Birthday
|Friday, May 12, 2017 – Climb to the Cross
Saturday, May 13, 2017 – Bedroom Opened *Fatima Anniversary, Plenary Indulgence*
|Wednesday, September 13, 2017 – Bedroom Opened *Fatima Anniversary, Plenary Indulgence*
Thursday, September 14, 2017 – Climb to the Cross
|Friday, June 23, 2017 – Climb to the Cross
Saturday, June 24, 2017 – Bedroom Opened, 36th Anniversary of Medjugorje Apparitions
Friday, October 13, 2017 – Bedroom Opened *Fatima Anniversary, Plenary Indulgence*
|Friday, July 14, 2017 – Climb to the Cross
Saturday, July 15, 2017 – Bedroom Opened
**NOTE: A climb to the Cross, with Stations of the Cross will take place every Friday during Lent at approximately 4:30 P.M. Be sure to call Caritas in advance to confirm the time, 205-672-2000
*The plenary indulgence can only be obtained on the 13th of every month when praying before a statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
(Dates Subject to Change)
For more information contact Caritas of Birmingham at 205-672-2000.
See also, For the Soul of America
These are all three of the ways are offered to obtain the plenary indulgence this anniversary year of Fatima:
1. Pilgrimage to the Shrine—The first way is for “the faithful to make a pilgrimage to the Fatima Shrine in Portugal and participate in a celebration or prayer dedicated to the Virgin.” In addition, the faithful must pray the Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke the Mother of God.
2. Prayer before any statue of Our Lady of Fatima—The second way applies to “the pious faithful who visit with devotion a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in any Church, oratory or proper place during the days of the anniversary of the apparitions, the 13th of each month from May to October (2017), and there devoutly participate in some celebration or prayer in honor of the Virgin Mary.” This can be done anywhere in the world. Those seeking an indulgence must also pray an Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke Our Lady of Fatima.
3. Application for the elderly and infirm— The third way to obtain a plenary indulgence applies to people who, because of age, illness or other serious cause, are unable to get around well. These individuals can pray in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima and must spiritually unite themselves to the jubilee celebrations on the days of the anniversary, the 13th of each month, between May and October 2017. They also must “offer to merciful God with confidence, through Mary, their prayers and sufferings or the sacrifices they make in their own lives.”
For more information contact Caritas of Birmingham at 205-672-2000.
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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.
|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.
** 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!