Why Do Penance?

September 18, 2018 A.D.

Our Lady of Medjugorje said on August 25, 2018:

“…permit God to lead you on the way of conversion…”

One cannot permit God to lead, unless one walks on the path of prayer and penance.

Pilgrims walking barefoot in Medjugorje, September 9, 2018

These pilgrims in Medjugorje, just two weeks ago, walk up Cross Mountain barefoot. It seems that no matter how many years go by, this is still seen every day in Medjugorje. Indeed, until the world ends, these kinds of things will be seen in Medjugorje. Why?

Over 20 years ago, a Friend of Medjugorje wrote about the process of conversion, a “process” that many overlook:

Our Lady of Medjugorje said on January 23, 1986:

“…Conversion will be easy for all who desire to accept it…”

“Yet complete conversion is difficult because it means changing your life and daily choosing God.

January 25, 1988

“…I am calling you to complete conversion, which is difficult for those who have not chosen God…”

“Is it not strange that Our Lady says conversion is easy yet is difficult? It almost seems contradictory, except unless it means initial conversion is easy, complete conversion, to change one’s life is difficult — to completely choose God. Many give their hearts to God, but not completely. Our Lady wants us to choose God completely, to give our hearts completely, to have no other desire except His. Daily Our Lady appears and blesses the world. In this apparition, graces from God are dispersed to the whole world. Our Lady said:

May 25, 1990

“…Dear children, God blesses you day after day and desires a change of your life. Therefore, pray that you may have the strength to change your life…”

“Conversion is given freely as a gift from God through Our Lady, but we must participate with grace and this requires changing our lives. Changing our lives requires strength.”1

Daily strength is needed to continue conversion. Daily strength comes through prayer and penance. So long as mankind exists, there will be a need for penance to perfect those walking daily in conversion. Without this, conversion will not be able to be maintained. The upcoming 9-day bread and water fast is quickly approaching. The 9-day fast begins on Wednesday October 10, 2018. For 18 years we have offered this public fast for the end of the reign of satan. This year, 2018, we fast for the beginning of the reign of Our Lady! Take part in this worldwide fast which many have been looking forward to:

September 15, 2018

“I have been looking forward to this fast. I have been in anticipation of this announcement. Thank you for all you do…”

North Carolina

Contact Caritas in the U.S. and let us know you will be joining in this worldwide fast for the beginning of the reign of Our Lady. Visit here, or call in the U.S. 205-672-2000. Outside the United States call, 001-205-672-2000.

Caritas of Birmingham
Operated by the Community of Caritas

1. Treasure Chest, by a Friend of Medjugorje

For more information about the 9-day bread and water fast, which begins on Wednesday October 10, 2018, visit here…

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