While living in the Holy Lands, American Franciscan, Father Philip Pavich, O.F.M. asked Our Lady if it would please Her if he moved to Medjugorje to assist the English-speaking pilgrims. Our Lady gave this response:
Fr. Philip arrived in May 1987 to begin helping the pilgrims of Medjugorje. He became known among English speaking pilgrims for his inspired homilies. A Friend of Medjugorje mass produced Fr. Pavich’s homilies on cassette tapes, distributing them by the thousands throughout the U.S. and other countries. Fr. Pavich would say in Medjugorje from the pulpit in St. James Church that a Friend of Medjugorje helped him get to Medjugorje, and of the mission he said that Caritas of Birmingham is the K-Mart of Medjugorje, or today one would say Wal-Mart of Medjugorje. It is the place of mass distribution of Our Lady’s messages.