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September 18, 2019 A.D.

Join the 2019 Worldwide Bread and Water 9-Day Fast

Monday October 7 - Tuesday October 15, 2019 A.D.

The Worldwide Fast for the Beginning of Our Lady’s Reign begins on Monday October 7, 2019. Below is from a Friend of Medjugorje:

We are putting out a strong call for as many as possible to join us in this fast that will give Our Lady added sacrifices and prayers to go before God to break satan’s hold over our Church and nation. satan wants to take advantage of the scandals that are leading to great division in the Church. The year 2020, which this fast will cover in prayer, also coincides with the United States Presidential election that is every bit as crucial as the 2016 election. We must not grow tired, or bored, or complacent when we see Our Lady acting towards confronting and defeating what threatens everything that we hold dear. Jesus revealed to Peter in the Poem of the Man-God, that “the tempter” is behind these feelings of complacency. Prayer is the only remedy to regain spiritual vitality, and prayer with fasting is turbo-power in the spiritual life—while at the same time giving Our Lady what She needs to win the battles we are facing ahead of us. Our Lady said:

December 31, 1985

“…This year I will offer my peace to the world. But afterwards, I will ask you where you were when I offered you my peace.”

We all will be asked, not by Our Lady, but by Jesus, Himself, what did we do to help Our Lady fulfill Her plans for the salvation of the world. Fasting on bread and water for nine days can hardly even be considered a sacrifice in terms of what we owe Jesus for sending Our Lady for so many years for this moment in which we are now entering.

The fasting novena includes a prayer (below) for your intentions and the intentions of the Community and mission of Caritas. It is a powerful prayer leading to deeper conversion. The fast covers each day of 2020. Please spread this information to your family and friends, so that each day of 2020 will be covered several times over. One should do everything to fast on bread and water for the nine days to make it powerful. If you absolutely, honestly, cannot fast on bread and water for the nine days for legitimate reasons, please join us in making sacrifices during this time, praying extra Rosaries, offering your Holy Communions, increasing your prayers, and uniting other penances to give to Our Lady with our fasting. For those who desire to join in the fast on bread and water, please call to sign up, 205-672-2000, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time USA, Monday through Friday. Or, leave a message on ext. 315 with your name and phone number and state that you are calling about joining the nine-day fast. We will call you back to tell you the day of 2020 that your nine-day fast will cover. You can also click here and request to join the 9-day fast. If you are unable to commit to all nine days, or if you are not able to fast only on bread and water, your sacrifices are important to us and will add to the grace we are seeking for our nation through this nine-day fast, but, as we want to be assured that every day of next year is covered by at least one nine-day bread and water fast, we can only assign days for those fully participating in the nine-day fast on bread and water.

Thank You and May God Speak
to You Through Your Fast,
A Friend of Medjugorje
Caritas of Birmingham
Operated by the Community of Caritas


O Queen of Heaven, we unite ourselves with others across the land in a holy fast, reminiscent of the so many times ancient Israel cried out in repentance to their God. By their history, we know God the Most High will hear our cry. We humble ourselves because of our sins. Seek, Mary our Queen, on our behalf, that the Lord not look upon our sins, but the love we show Him through this fast. Persuade Him to not only forgive but also forget and blot out our sins, that through Your hands we will grow close to Him and know Him intimately as a Father, as our Protector.

O Mary, these days of fasting we wish to empty our hearts of everything useless. Cleanse us. Let this fast purify us and atone for everything that has defiled us. O Mary, Queen of Peace, let our hearts be refilled through Your hands with whatever graces are necessary to reconcile us, our families, and our nation back to God. We wish also to atone for any wrongs in advance for each day of the coming year 2020, so that all be consecrated to Your Immaculate Heart, to purify the body of believers in order for the rebirth and the ushering in of a new springtime for Christianity in our beloved nation.

We seek the healing of our hearts of all spiritual disease and illness and for You to fill our hearts especially during December 8th–12th. Please, please, dear Mother, please grant us these requests, and grant the three special intentions of the Community of Caritas as well as my own personal intentions of (name your personal intentions). We pray especially for Our Lady’s triumph over all the evil agendas assailing our nation. I especially offer________, 2020 (day assigned by Caritas of Birmingham), that on that day the plans of satan against ourselves, our family, and nation will be thwarted and grace will abound for conversion across our land.

We consecrate our hearts to You, Mary, and to Jesus. We want to give You and Jesus “title” of not only our souls, but also our bodies, as well as all we possess. We know Your words of January 1, 2001, when You revealed that satan was completely unchained, were followed with what our response should be. It was to give ourselves to You and Jesus completely, as a possession into Your and His hands, through the formal daily act of consecration, thereby, owned by You and Your Son, we are afforded protection through being Your possession.

January 1, 2001

“My dear children, now that when satan is unchained, I desire you to be consecrated to My Heart and the Heart of My Son Jesus. I bless you with my Motherly Blessing.”

We, therefore, present to You the intention to empty our hearts that You may refill them, as well as Caritas’ intentions and our personal intentions through this nine-day fast, prayers and consecrations, in order that You will present this novena with your Son before the throne of God. We ask for an unleashing of grace to be poured out upon ourselves, our families, our nation, and upon the countless numbers who are in need of conversion throughout our land, and Your intentions for all of the above intentions. Please intercede for us as our Mother and as our Queen. Amen.

Consecration to the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary from Medjugorje

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