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October 12, 2020 A.D.

October 10, 2020

“Fast is going well and beautifully renewing. Thank you.”

D & K H.
Redding, CA

Harvesting wheat at Caritas

(Caritas photo, June 4, 2008) - During this 9-day fast, we share with you a picture of wheat, shortly before we harvested it. Wheat, from which bread comes, has many different symbols associated with it. Notice also the weeds as well in the wheat? Another meaning about separation, which a Friend of Medjugorje tells us that this 9-day fast helps to accomplish.

We continue to hear from people all over the world who are joining in the 9-day fast. We also continue to sign new people up every day, who found out about it late, and are beginning their 9-day fasts, in the past few days. The graces of these days are something in which all those who are participating will look back on as a source of strength, and peace, knowing that they helped Our Lady in Her plans. A recent letter is just one example of what people are experiencing:

October 10, 2020

“Hello Friend of Medjugorje and the community of Caritas! Day 6, it’s truly amazing spiritually, physically and mentally! It’s an honour and a privilege to do this fast with you, the community and hundreds of others! Although we are far apart, we are so connected with this fast and in prayer! The friends of Jesus must suffer intensely because the lack of faith shown by those who have no love for Him.

“I believe this fast will get us ready for the 7 day fast which will come when the secrets are revealed! This is my very first 9 day fast although I do the Wednesday, Friday fast I was a little apprehensive, I don’t know how many times I picked up the phone to call to say I am in. When I finally called , I talked to Austin, he was so informative and reassuring that any apprehension I had left immediately and a huge weight lifted off my shoulders . In the Poem of the Man - God Jesus says overeating dulls the spirit and makes us dead weights(not sure what page, I think the first book).  Wow, that has stuck with me!

“I have the booklet, Seize the Moment, page 17, realize that you are not giving something to God by fasting; you are getting something by fasting! profound! Thank you! God bless you all! It’s our Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. We had ours last weekend so I could do the fast!! Love from Canada, Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us!!!”

Christopher Lake, Saskatchewan - Canada

This is just one letter of many. Another example which came in a few days ago told us:

October 7, 2020

“Dear Caritas Community, Praise be to Jesus. Thank you for the good work well done. I came to know about Medjugorje from your web site in 2009 September. I have been following up with your programs, prayers and fasting. I have done the 9-day bread and water fast like 4 times with you, but had never requested to be assigned a day. I started fasting on the 5th with you. Please assign me a day. Thank you.”

Kampala, Uganda - Africa

We know there are many across the world joining from their own country and home. This time of fasting and prayer unites us together as Our Lady’s children. Be sure to share your experience in the comments below. One word of encouragement can be a major help to someone who needs it.
Caritas of Birmingham
Operated by the Community of Caritas

More For Your Spiritual Nourishment…

Released about a year ago, this writing about Christopher Columbus, is a good example of what we are praying and fasting for.

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