In May of 1995, Fr. Jozo visited the United States of America. The trip was arranged by a Croatian couple living in the States heavily involved with Medjugorje. During his visit to Birmingham, Fr. Jozo also made a visit to Caritas of Birmingham of which the construction of the Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages had just been completed. After being greeted by Caritas’ founder and the Community, he went through a tour of Our Lady’s Tabernacle and offered his blessing upon those gathered and their work for Our Lady and Medjugorje. Accompanying Fr. Jozo was Patrick and Nancy Latta, Canadians who had just moved to Medjugorje in 1993. Nancy had become Fr. Jozo’s translator shortly after they established their home in Medjugorje.