Two important feast days coming up for our nation, and an action plan for you and your family.
October 4, 2013 A.D.
On October 6, 1986, a question was presented to Our Lady by the founder of Caritas, through Medjugorje visionary Marija in Medjugorje. The question asked whether the same conversions taking place in Medjugorje could take place here* and be Divinely spread throughout the whole region. Our Lady gave a response in the affirmative saying:
Two years later, Our Lady would begin to physically answer the question, when through a series of Heavenly orchestrated events, led visionary Marija to the home of the founder of Caritas and his wife. Our Lady appeared to Marija, always very happy, and giving messages almost every day from the Bedroom of Apparitions in the home. Appearing in the Bedroom was Our Lady’s choice. Thousands would gather in a nearby field to pray while Our Lady appeared to Marija in the home. Our Lady chose to appear in the Field only one time, November 24, 1988, Thanksgiving Day, an American day of thanksgiving for God’s blessings. The field became known as the Field of Apparitions. Preceding the apparitions in his home, the founder had always prayed fervently for the healing of this nation, and during the time that Our Lady was with them, Our Lady’s actions of choosing to appear in the home gave him an understanding that Our Lady was stating that conversion of the nation would take place through the conversion of the family. The Bedroom of Apparitions became a place representing the family, and the Field represented the nation.
These apparitions that took place to Marija was a catalyst to what Our Lady would inspire later for the conversion of this nation.
We have stated the above many times, but in light of this week’s feasts coming up, it is important to gain a clearer understanding of Our Lady’s plan and how we can participate in it. What feasts are we referring to and how are they connected?
The following was taken from “20 Years of Apparitions,” written by a Friend of Medjugorje:
“…On October 7, 1571, Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, the mighty Turkish fleet towered over by comparison the much smaller Christian fleet. Defeat was imminent, and with the fleet destroyed, nothing stood between the Turks and the conquest of all of Europe. Pope Pius V desperately launched a crusade to unite all of Christendom in praying Rosaries. Meanwhile, with no chance of defeating the Turks, the Christian fleet attacked the Turks. With the battle cry “Long Live Mary!,” twenty-four year old Admiral Andrea Dorin went head long into battle. When he realized he had lost and with it, all of Europe, he suddenly ran into his cabin flung himself on the floor in front of an Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, pleading and begging Her help. At that very moment, the wind 1 suddenly changed and the Turks were thrown into chaos. As the desperate battle raged on, the Pope in Rome saw a vision of Mary spreading Her mantle over the Catholic soldiers and sailors. With all odds against the Christians, they instead inflicted total defeat upon the Turks and saved Europe from the Turks’ conquest…”
So what feast days coming up are we referring to?
October 6: Our Lady responds in the affirmative, that the same conversions taking place in Medjugorje could happen here and be ‘divinely spread throughout the whole region.’
October 7: The Feast of the Holy Rosary, where Our Lady answered the call for the protection of an entire continent, bringing victory when there was no prospect of it.
It is appropriate at this time in history, that we honor these days dedicated to Our Lady, these two feasts wedded together for the conversion and protection of our land. Your action plan for these days:
Sunday October 6: Gather your family in your family bedroom, to pray the Consecration of the Family (see prayers below)
Our Lady in Medjugorje said on February 2, 1990:
Monday October 7: Gather your family and pray the Patriotic Rosary, asking Our Lady’s intercession on behalf of this nation
Our Lady in Medjugorje said on January 25, 1991:
We are, today in a fight for our survival as a nation, as a culture and as a people. The rest of the world is in need of our survival. As the young admiral did in the story above, let us fling ourselves before Our Lady and beg Her help. We need more than ever the intercession of Our Lady and the blessings that She imparted from here during Her apparitions to Medjugorje visionary Marija at Caritas, the millions of prayers that have been offered for this nation.
This Sunday, take your Rosary and get your children, your families with you, pray for Our Lady’s protection on your family through the Consecration of the Family. Then on Monday, October 7, take your Rosary and get your children, your families with you, and pray the Patriotic Rosary together, asking Her intercession for yourself, your family and for this nation.
Sunday, October 6, the Community of Caritas will be praying the Family Consecration in the Bedroom of Apparitions on your behalf, and on Monday, October 7, the Community will be praying the Patriotic Rosary in the Field of Apparitions. As we walk these consequential days together, let us say, not with our mouths but with our lives, Long Live Mary in our families and nation!
Participating in prayer with you,
Caritas of Birmingham
Operated by the Community of Caritas
The Patriotic RosaryTM
by A Friend of Medjugorje
Prayed from within cloistered convents to inside the Pentagon; from dangerous military fields around the globe to the quietness of the Bedroom and Field here at Caritas.
*For more clearer information see “History of the Apparitions in the Bedroom and Field,” available here…
1. Our Lady said on February 15, 1984 in Medjugorje:
“The wind is my sign. I will come in the wind. When the wind blows, know that I am with you. You have learned that the cross represents Christ; it is a sign of Him. It is the same for the Crucifix you have in your home. For me, it is not the same. When it is cold, you come to church; you want to offer everything to God. I am, then, with you. I am with you in the wind. Do not be afraid.”