The Re-Dedication of the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages

The Re-Dedication of the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages


In preparation of the apparition to Medjugorje visionary Marija in the Field of Apparitions


Medjugorje visionary Marija in ecstasy in the Field of Apparitions


Medjugorje visionary Marija in ecstasy in the Field of Apparitions


Medjugorje visionary Marija describes the apparition of Our Lady


Pilgrims prepare for apparition in the field of apparitions march 22, 2011

By 5:00 p.m. this evening, March 22, 2011, the inner circle of the Field was being filled with pilgrims in anticipation of Our Lady’s apparition that would take place around 6:40 p.m. The mild temperature and the colors of nature helped to open the heart to the love of Our Lady. Soft worship music filled the air over the loud speakers which helped create a prayerful, meditative atmosphere which was reflected on the faces of many of the pilgrims. The Rosary began at 6:00 p.m., and Marija began praying the 7 Our Father’s, 7 Hail Mary’s and 7 Glory Be’s just at 6:40 p.m., in which Our Lady appeared to her shortly afterwards. The apparition lasted about 2 ½ minutes. Following is Marija’s description of the apparition of March 22, 2011 in the Field:

“When Our Lady came tonight, I began by recommending everybody present and Our Lady remained in silence. I recommended each one of us and everything that we have in our hearts. Our Lady began by looking at us, and then She extended Her hands and She prayed over us. And then She made the Sign of the Cross as She usually does. She was very serene. That’s everything.“

Marija continued by saying,
“The most beautiful message is Her presence here. Our Lady looked at each and every one of us and that’s the biggest gift. She came by Herself tonight. She came as She usually does, with Her grey dress, long white veil and with a crown of stars around Her head. She always standing on a cloud, (Marija) never sees Her feet.”

Marija spoke and gave testimony for over 20 minutes to those gathered. Marija told stories from the early days of the apparitions. Marija ended by saying that tomorrow’s apparition would be in the home at the same time.

Medjugorje visionary Marija speaks to pilgrims in front of the Tabernacle of Our Lady's Messages at Caritas of Birmingham


Priest blessing holy water for Dedication of the Tabernacle of Our Lady's Messages at Caritas of Birmingham


Dedicating the Tabernacle of Our Lady's Messages to Our Lady


Dedicating the Tabernacle of Our Lady's Messages to Our Lady


Dedicating the Tabernacle of Our Lady's Messages to Our Lady

Today, the Dedication of the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages was accomplished, or rather the re-dedication after the near-completion of the building extension. The priests in attendance of these days of prayer at Caritas were invited to come forward and lead a procession through all the various levels of the building. Fr. Martin from Louisiana blessed the Holy Water and Holy Salt that would be used to bless the building and equipment acquired through the retooling. Litanies of the Saints, of St. Joseph, Our Lady of Loreto and of the Sacred Heart were recited or sung while the procession slowly moved from the top floor to the bottom floor of where the Print Shop is located. The procession line was so long that it was spread out amongst all three floors. Arriving in the print shop, the names of all those who donated to the retooling were mounted on a wall. The priests stopped in front of the names to pray a formal blessing upon each individual who helped in the retooling. Many people came up to Community members and expressed how moving it was to them to be at Caritas, to see the names, the equipment, etc. and to know this is all for Our Lady’s use for the spreading of Her messages and plans around the world.

bookbinding words from heaven at caritas of birmingham


bookbinding words from heaven at caritas of birmingham


bookbinding words from heaven at caritas of birmingham


little martha helping bind words from heaven at caritas of birmingham

As a surprise to the pilgrims who attended these days of prayer, we had worked to prepare the next edition of Words from Heaven, which was the 12th Edition, which included Mirjana’s birthday apparition message given on March 18, 2011 as well as the first days of these Five Days of Prayer. The book was bound on the new book binding machine in the print shop. Community members and volunteers manned the various gathering stations needed to be covered. Many people, after purchasing a book, brought it to Our Lady’s apparition to have it blessed.


The Five Days of Prayer at Caritas, March 23, 2011

Schedule for Wednesday, March 23, 2011

5:00-6:00 A.M. Silent prayer in the Field
6:30 A.M. Holy Mass at St. Mark’s Catholic Church
9:00 A.M. Prayers and Announcement in front of the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages
10:45 A.M. Two Mysteries of the Rosary in the Field
12:00 P.M. Lunch
1:00 P.M. Questions and Answers with A Friend of Medjugorje in front of Our Lady’s Tabernacle
2:30-4:00 P.M.

Bedroom of Apparitions will be open

6:00 P.M. Meet in the Field for the Rosary in preparation for Our Lady’s Apparition.
6:40 P.M. Time of Our Lady’s Apparition, followed by prayers and singing


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29 thoughts on “The Re-Dedication of the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages”

  1. I was able to attend part of the 5 days at Caritas, March 19-21. What a beautiful experience it was. I was sorry when I had to leave. My daughter and I are now planning a trip to Medjugorie. I would like to purchase the newest book “Words of Heaven” also. God Bless the entire community of Caritas. I pray for the community & think of you all everyday. God Bless you all, Judy

  2. I am so happy that I could follow the events of last week online! I was supposed to be there but my plans disintegrated, so I was so sad. This brought me joy to be able to feel some of what the people felt that had the privilege to be there. God bless all your work to bring Our Lady’s messages to the world!

  3. We arrived home this morning at3:33am and we didn’t want to leave.As we were praying thank you to God and Blessed Mother at the field,cold wind start blowing so strong that it almost nocked us down to the ground,I turned and notice the message on the table,the precence of Mother Mary was felt so deeply,then other pilgrim therecalled us to pass us a loving hug from Marija a bluebird/redchest arrived singing ontop of the Cross.It was Mother Mary&Jesus saying bye. blue=MANTLE/red=HEARTS/cross=JESUS

  4. Spent 19th thru 22nd at Caritas. Best 4 days in years. Tuesday with the re dedication ceremony was very special, visited the bedroom and met Caritas members, all special people. Saw the miricle of the sun, Sunday and Monday. and witnessed the Apparition in the field Tuesday. Will definitely return. I feel very blessed.

  5. Thank you caritas team.I was able to follow each of the five days apparition week through your articles.I would love to get a copy of the Book”words from Heaven” for our prayer groups here in Uganda.How could we access this?May God’s blessings be upon you through our mother Mary.

  6. Thanks for being so generous and wonderful in keeping me updated on the apparitions in Caritas and presenting our petitions to our lady.I promote devotion to our lady here in E.P.T. and you encourage me to do more.I will definitely make coming to Caritas a top priority in my life. God Bless !

  7. Virginia Bisbal

    Whenever I read the messages in the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I am touched and sometimes tears fell from my eyes. I hope someday I can visit the place, caritas of Birmingham. I have been to Medjugorje in 1988 and saw many wonderful and beautiful things too, like the dancing sun at the top of Mt Krisevek, and apparition of Our Lady of Medjugorje at the apparition mountain, etc. I am always looking forward of your email to me about our Lady’s messages. Thank you.

  8. Thanks, dear friends ogf Caritas, for making these events so close that we are “there” with you, thank you for all the pictures, so bright and beatiful and finally, thank you for allowing me to send my messages to our dear Lady and her son. Thank you, thank you, and may God Bless.

  9. Words cannot easily express the feelings I have of spending the last 5 days with all of you. I met so many wonderful people again. The love and sharing of their homes and lives of the Founder, his family and the Community is so inspiring. I will never forget seeing and hearing Marija, the sun spinning with colors, the time spent with people who feel like I do about Our Lady. I was crying when I had to leave early for my flight home before the Consecration. I can’t wait to come back. THANK YOU

  10. Each day at 4:00 I have begun my Rosary here, followed by the Rosary of The Seven Sorrows, to be in fellowship with the Pilgrims in Caritas, and Marija, during The Blessed Mother’s visitations. I feel very much a part of the Caritas Pilgrimage this week, and I hope I can come to Caritas the next time Marija visits. I would like to purchase the new book, “Words of Heaven”, right away, as a memento of my Pilgrimage from afar. Thank you, and God Bless You. Karla Lowe

  11. I pray at the exactly the same time Our Lady has been appearing in Caritas and it feels like I’m actually there with Her. Thank you for sharing Our Lady’s messages and Her motherly presence with all of us. These special apparitions are sanctifying our Country!

  12. Your website is awesome, as are the pictures and articles. I am stunned and in awe at the appearance of Our Mother. I and many others pray that someday we will be able to be there. Thank you for keeping us posted. Barbara

  13. yvonamor palix

    The world needs more miracles. In a time when man reacts only to technology and money, simple moments of love and prayer can go far. Please continue this labor of love and to expand the message of such a holy place of gathering. God bless all who contribute to this amazing endeavor.

  14. When I read about Mary’s silent apparition in the field last evening (March 22), I was unexpectedly thrilled in my heart and in my whole being. Silence is not empty. When the mind is silent, the heart has a chance to flower. No judgements, no appraisals, no doubts or worries. In this Silence, once again, we become children, open, receptive…everything is fresh and new…Love flourishes….forgiveness naturally occurs. These Silent Blessings from our Lady, effect me the most. So, so much Love.

  15. I am very moved by peoples comments regarding our Virgin Mary blessings. I am sad that I cannot be there to experience your joy, but I am with all of you in prayers. God bless all of you…Thank you our Mother Mary for making people realize how inportant God is in everyone’s life…..

  16. barbara peloza

    The pictures are awe-inspiring. I regreat health issues have prevented me from visiting. I pray that Our Lady will watch over us and guide us to her son.

  17. Though getting to know about our Heavenly MOTHER’s apparition and Caritas of Birmingham just about one-and-half-year’s time; every time when I read about the apparition and by looking at the pictures of Marija, it’s so lively true that I can feel our Heavenly MOTHER thru the internet. Everything happen just like MOTHER’s messages, seek yet first the kingdom of GOD and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS… Caritas, pray for me, I’m coming!

  18. Marija said ” Our Lady’s Presence is enough” no words necessary. Each day and evening this is anticipation and awe that Our Lady has choosen to be here in physical Presence USA Caritas. SHE is OUR QUEEN and PATRONESS. The Blessed Fruits of your Labors Families of Charitas are Witness to the whole World.

  19. I’ve been following the current apparitions of Our Lady at Caritas. It’s such a blessing to be spiritually-united with you although far both spatially and in time. How i wish to be with you… Our Lady blesses your apostolate. Please recommend me, my family and loved ones to our Lady during this evening’s apparition as well as the situation in Libya and Japan – Our Lady we need your help and heavenly intercession…as we are blind, confused, saddened at our misery. Pray for us, Our Lady! love u!

  20. Jaime Saldarriaga

    I am very please to find this input over the internet and be able to read the description of Marija about Our Lady apparition to Her. Also I like Our Lady prayer over us and I thank Our Lady for Her prayer extending Her hands to us. To that prayer I say: Amen. Finally I like the serenity shown by Our Lady to Marija and I pray to Her to intercede for transmitting the same type of serenity to us and all humanity. Ave Maria.

  21. As I’m looking at the pictures I’m wishing to be there, even though I was at Caritas the last time Marija was here. It feels the closest that I’ll ever get to Medjugorje. I love what you do for Our Blessed Mother and for the rest of us who would otherwise never have an opportunity to see and hear the messages, etc. I wish to thank Our Lady for all that she does for us and I hope that we can all do as she asks. With Much Love, Barb

  22. carlos m montero

    Thank you Blessed Mother! Thank you Caritas! We has a very blessed experience on our way back in the bus! So many conversions! So many testimonials! The youth on the bus exploded with what the felt it there! Their commiment to work for Our Lady was the most important part on our trip. It was worth it! Almost everybody had an experiencie with Our Lady. I can’t name it all…But it was beautiful! God Bless you all and your work!

  23. I am so grateful to keep in touch through these wonderful postings. I’ve had several people in the past few days ask me for prayers and I have told them they are going to be very special and placed at Mary’s feet! A small miracle happened yesterday in a situation that seemed insurmountable. I love feeling of the holy connection with all of you there and to participate in my heart with what is unfolding. Love and gratitude to you all. My love to my Mother!

  24. Dearest Caritas, Last thing at night and first thing in the morning, I check your updates. It is nourishment for the soul. I had the blessing of being at Caritas on another visit with Marija and Our Lady and your pictures and words bring it all back. How important your posts will be, when the time comes for the Church to formally recognize Our Lady’s incredible presence here, in the United States. Thank you so much! Love, Maripat

  25. Renee Reams & Gertrude M.

    Dearest Caritas, We arrived back home safely after participating Macrh 19, 20, and half of 21st..What a glorius time we had while there.it always feels like “coming home” whe we come to Caritas..and.to read thru the program booklet and see how Our Lady’s plans have unfolded as a result of your “YES” is so touching..”It is truly good for us to be here” during this time of grace, THANK EACH OF YOU, from the bottom of my heart

  26. Thank you Most Blessed and Beloved Mother! I pray you’ll return to the Caritas community, and that I can get there with my sons. But if not, I know that a good mother never forgets her children. How much more do you, our Heavenly Mother, watch over us, pray for us, and guide us. Bless all of us dearest Virgin Mary. And a tremendous Thank You to everyone at Caritas for all you do! Blessed be God forever!

  27. Many thanks to Caritas and all its angels for putting up all the updates and pictures which are blessing our days with Mother’s love even though we are thousands of miles away from Alabama. When I see the pictures of devotees standing around Marija, I feel I should be worthy enough to be there one day! Please continue to keep us in your prayers.

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