A Friend of Medjugorje initiates plans to begin building a three-story 32,000 square foot building fully dedicated to the plans and messages of Our Lady of Medjugorje. Caritas of Birmingham’s new building was named the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages. It would house a fully functioning print shop, graphics department, shipping department, pilgrimage department, audio production, vault for important relics and archives, and a 400-seat capacity auditorium. The interest in Medjugorje was at an all time high in the United States. While Caritas was highly involved in bringing medical supplies and aid to the war-torn areas around Medjugorje (the front line of the war was just 30 minutes away from Medjugorje in Mostar), a Friend of Medjuogrje was also very involved in developing materials to help spread Medjugorje. Caritas’ mission was expanding and developing different ways of outreach into the world news of Medjugorje and Our Lady’s messages. As the mission expanded, so did the need to expand the various divisions of the mission, hence the need of the contruction of Our Lady’s Tabernacle.