Fr. Tomislav Pervan, pastor of St. James Church, began a 50-day tour of America, bringing news of Medjugorje throughout the country. He went to Boston, Massachusetts, where there was a gathering of believers who wanted to be involved in spreading the news about Medjugorje. Several of those who attended this conference were pilgrims from the Blue Army Pilgrimage to Medjugorje July, 1986. Several Medjugorje Peace Centers were birthed from their recent experiences in Medjugorje. A Friend of Medjugorje was also in attendance and had already set in motion the process of starting his organization, Caritas of Birmingham, before arriving in Boston. At the end of the conference, a Friend of Medjugorje had the opportunity to ask Fr. Pervan’s permission to present a question to Our Lady through Marija, one of the Medjugorje visionaries, when he would be in Medjugorje in just a few weeks. Fr. Pervan gave a handwritten note to a Friend of Medjugorje to deliver to Marija on his behalf, giving his permission.