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For Immediate Release
April 13, 2016 A.D.
Updated 5:30 AM April 14, 2016

The Caritas Community will be fasting:

Wednesday, April 13
Thursday, April 14
Friday, April 15


Last month, the Caritas Community did a 3-day fast, which we do from time to time. Afterwards, a Friend of Medjugorje told the Community that in this time, especially during the time of the 54-Day Rosary novena, that he felt like we should be doing a 3-day fast every month, in particular during this Year of Mercy. Just a few days ago, a Caritas supporter wrote to us:
 

“I have joined the 54-day novena with you. On Saturday March 9, I clicked on ‘random message’ (on Mej.com) and it gave me:

“December 20, 1983 (Interior Locutions)

‘Pray!’


“For the group’s intention:
 

‘Fast on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.’


“I was inspired yesterday to pass this along to you.”

C. D.
Durango, Colorado


This was confirmation of what a Friend of Medjugorje had said he already felt we needed to do. After deciding to make these three days, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, (April 13, 14, and 15) as days of fasting, another supporter wrote to us the following, not knowing themselves that we were going to be fasting these three days:

“I am praying the 54-day Rosary Novena with all who are participating. I have prayed many 54-day Rosary Novenas before, but this Novena is especially profound. I have had such intense thoughts, heartaches, soul searching, sorrow and joy. I am a little surprised, but I think many other people are probably going through the same emotions. I think a lot about souls. I think a lot about eternal life. Today I selected a random message as I generally do each day. I feel that I am to share this message.

“March 17, 1984

‘Pray and fast, so that during this novena, God will fill you with His Power.’


“What a beautiful and wonderful message. My hope is that many souls will convert, including some of my family members. May God bless all.”

M.B.
Cincinnatti, Ohio


Our Lady is continuing to move very powerfully during the days of this 54-day Rosary Novena. We extend the privilege of fasting these three days to anyone who wants to join with the Caritas Community. The more you pray, greater is the grace.


August 18, 1982 

“…The more you believe firmly, the more you pray and fast for the same intention, the greater is the grace and the mercy of God…”


Let us continue to increase grace during the days of this Novena.

In the Love of Our Lady,
Medjugorje.com
Caritas of Birmingham
Operated by the Community of Caritas
 

Resources for the Novena - You need both books for the Novena

Download for free the 54-Day Rosary Novena Book Here (Daily Prayers)

Download for free,
Medjugorje, Prepare the World for My Final Coming Here (Daily Intentions)

Or

Order the 54-Day Rosary Novena Book Here
Or order, Medjugorje, Prepare the World for My Final Coming Here


See Also:

The Whole Group - Ed's letter about the 54-Day Rosary Novena

The Novena Continues - More about how Our Lady is moving hearts during the 54-day Novena

Reklek
Wildwood, USA
Dear Van reyn of Belgium, Please know that you are in my thoughts. I am praying for you that you may remain strong and steadfast. I know it is difficult when your family and friends will not accept you with your new found belief. They are watching you and how you respond. Jesus loves you always and so does the family of God. So often we will be persecuted. If you can surround yourself with fellow believers.
Judy
Marysville, USA
I have been busy this winter taking care of an Aunt and an Uncle on both sides of my family.Aunt on my mother's side and an uncle on my husbands side. I had not been to your site for a while.I joined the 54 day novena rosary several days late-but I am praying with you all. I also am fasting this week.God Bless the community of Caritas for all you have done and continue to do for all of us around the world who follow you and are trying to do what our Blessed Mother is asking. Thank you. I try to go to church every day on my lunch hour and give our Blessed Mother all of the rosaries and prayers I pray during this time as She needs our prayers so desperately for all of the unbelivers in the world. God Bless you all at Caritas. Love and prayers Judy,
Angelica
Los Angeles, USA
I have joined you in pasts novena fast and on Monday I downloaded the 54 day rosary and was planning on a 5 day fast to accompany it. Having only experienced a migraine once in my life I suddenly found myself late that evening, out of nowhere, getting another one! It was so intense, that it caused me to vomit, dizziness,and major headache! I have type 2 diabetes and thought my sugar level had dropped,(which has never happen before)but at that moment my vision was impaired and I couldn't think straight. I decided to break the fast and eat an apple in hopes of taking medicine for my migraine. That only made it worse. I can't explain what happened, but it concerns me that it was a distraction or that it wasn't from the heart. That confuses and saddens me because I always intent for my prayers and fast to be heartfelt. As a result, I decided to fast Wed,Thurs, Fri. However, it consoled me today to read how our Mother inspired her other children to do the same. May we always remain faithful!
Sarah
Belews Creek , USA
This is so funny. I felt the Blessed Mother calling me to fast more. So I randomly decided to fast these three days anyways then I discovered I was fasting with many people across the country and the world. May the Immaculate Heart triumph!
Van reyn
Sint-niklaas, Belgium
My Family and Friends don’t speak anymore with me, because I’m a Believer!